A Kiss and a Dare

A Contemporary Fantasy Romance

A castle of dreams. A love that defies reason. And magic that will change the course of Fate…

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A Kiss and a Dare

A castle of dreams. A love that defies reason. And magic that will change the course of Fate…

For years, Garen McTaggert has longed to own a crumbling old castle. Now his wish is granted – if he can complete renovations in time and marry the demure Leeza Cantrell, heir to the estate.

Just as his future begins to look bright, Garen stumbles into an enchanted garden and falls into a deep slumber. When he awakens, he is no longer the man he was. An enchantress has cast a spell, entwining his fate with creatures of magic: a frog, a newt, a dragonfly, and the witch who holds his heart captive.

Garen is torn between the life he always wanted and the love he never knew was possible. To claim Leeza and his castle, he must break the spell – but to break the spell means losing the bewitching woman who has captured his soul.

In a place where magic whispers in every stone, Garen must follow his heart through a maze of mysteries that will force him to question whether love’s power can transcend reason. But with time running out, the cost of truth may be losing the only home – and the only woman – that were ever meant to be his.

A fantasy of longing and laughter, sorrow and delight, this re-imagined tale reminds us that in love and magic, nothing is ever quite as it seems…and happily-ever-after may just be the beginning of the story.

What readers say about the book🧐

This book is chalk full of very thought out history, welsh words and names. It's meticulously done in which I absolutely appreciate how the author truly cared about this sweet romance tale. Garen is as stubborn as a man comes and Gwen is so endearing and sweet. A job well done and nicely executed.For those who love faster paced novels, you may find this a touch lengthy, however, for those who appreciate a well thought out and historical read, it's well done.


(Amazon Review)
About the Author

Charlene Raddon

Hello and welcome to my author page. Let me tell you a little about myself, as that seems to be the main purpose of this profile. Believe it or not, I began my fiction career in the third grade when I told my class that a little sister I never had died of a black widow bite. I also wrote books through my teen years, always about a girl whose mother mistreated her by making her wash dishes, sweep the floor… you get the idea. Never finished any of those stories. But the idea of writing a real book and publishing it never occurred to me. It was a particularly vivid dream that drove me to drag out a portable typewriter and go to work on my first novel. In 1990 my second completed book, Tender Touch, brought me a first place win in a writing contest and the following year became a Golden Heart Finalist. That won me an agent and a contract from Kensington who published five of my western historical romance novels. My books have placed or won in other contests as well. Forever Mine received a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award nomination. I’ve always loved the Old West and I believe my novels reflect that emotion through their depth and vibrancy. I am always working on a new story. I hope you try my books and enjoy them. Follow me here on my author page and on my website at https://charleneraddon.com & get a free book.

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A castle of dreams. A love that defies reason. And magic that will change the course of Fate…

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