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From Book 1: Before the Rose, the Gypsy’s Curse. (Prequel to The Wooden Rose) They say the sins of the fathers fall on the sons, but what of the sins of the mothers… Mary always manages to get her own way. As a child, she is stubborn, determined, acts without thinking, and never considers the consequences of her actions. The old Mother tries to explain to her that what she says and does will come back to her three times over, good or bad. When she angers her common sense and control disappear, and then she worries about the old Mothers words. When Mary helps her older sister Coralina to run away with the miller’s son, she is blamed for not telling her father. Johnny her childhood sweetheart has a calming influence on her, and later they marry and have a child, a beloved daughter Rosa. When Rosa is fourteen, her sweetheart Eddie, carves a piece of wood into the shape of a rose and gives it to Rosa as a token of his love. Later they marry at the Tinkers Heart, near Cairndow on the shores of Loch Fyne, and it’s a time of celebration for all. Mary, a natural witch, practices healing, and casts simple, personal spells, but she often forgets the power of her words, her deeds, and her actions. She utters a vile curse, which haunts a family to this day, but it haunted Mary too, and her thoughtlessness repays her when she least expects it, in tragic and heartbreaking ways. This fascinating romantic suspense, set in and around Glasgow and Ayrshire will keep you hooked to the very end and leave you wanting more. This is a charming mysterious love story.
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BIOGRAPHY Soraya began her professional writing career as the resident astrologer for The Sunday Post newspaper. In 2001 Soraya was invited to write her first reference book 'Book of Spells' which continues to be a bestseller and since then she has gone on to write other titles in this genre.
As a Reiki Master Teacher Soraya devoted much of her time to developing Reiki Teaching manuals that maintain traditional methods yet provide best practice for expected educational standards and her courses were approved to graduate level by SQA. Soraya has since published The Reiki Training Manual to share her experience. Although now retired from teaching Reiki, Soraya's methods are still being taught by Master Teachers that were trained by her.
Her psychic skills have been put to good use in one of her latest books 'Psychic Guidance'. This was inspired because readers of her Book of Runes commented that when they had a problem all they had to do was open her Rune book and they would find their answer.
With this in mind Soraya put Psychic Guidance together to help others in times of need. All they have to do is think of their question and open the book at a random page to find their guidance.
Soraya's secret ambition had been to write novels but she always felt too busy to devote any time to doing what she wanted to do most. Her first novel The Wooden Rose,(A symbol of love, a mystery unravelled) finally achieved that dream and it has been followed by the prequel, Before the Rose, (the Gypsy's Curse) and she is busy writing the third book in the trilogy After The Rose,(Breaking the Curse). Soraya is a best-selling author, a White Witch, an international Psychic Consultant, Numerologist, and a Reiki Master Teacher SQA Endorsed.
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Former Astrologer for My Weekly Magazine
Former Creative Writing Course Tutor Argyll College UHI
Author for Geddess and Grosset
Former Astrologer for the Sunday Post
Former Editorial Secretary for Pagan Dawn
Contributor to Silver Wheel Annual Magazines
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