This week I am excited to introduce to you, authorand her fun YA time travel/romance series, Alice: Angel of Time.
Graziani is a teacher, author, speaker, and life-long learner. She enjoys incorporating strong female characters into her writing to help inspire her readers to overcome obstacles and attain their goals. She has worked with the Alzheimer Society of Canada to raise awareness and educate people regarding this disease. Graziani regularly speaks to young people about her books, inspiration for writing, and the publishing process.
Graziani is the author of Alice of the Rocks, Part One for young adults and Jess Under Pressure, a women’s fiction novella (Morning Rain Publishing). She has also written War in My Town (Second Story Press), which was selected by The Canadian Children’s Book Centre as one of their “Best Books for Kids and Teens”—Fall 2015. She resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband and four daughters.
Book One in the series is Alice On The Rocks:
“You must make a promise to me, now. Promise me that you will come back. I will be here, but you must come back to me.”
Desperate to flee 1512 Renaissance Florence and all the pain and suffering it has brought her, Elisa, a lowly scullery maid in the house of Medici, approaches the renowned Leonardo Da Vinci – her lover’s friend and mentor. Her only comfort in that world was Count Claudio, but he is a prisoner, accused of treason and awaiting trial for murder. With her own life at stake, she will do anything to escape.
Alice Ferro is a typical 17-year-old living in modern day Toronto with her adoptive parents. She has a best friend, a boyfriend, and every other indulgence a teenager could hope for, including a summer trip to Florence.
Unfortunately, Florence isn’t the dream vacation she had hoped for. Upon arrival, Alice meets a compelling, modern day Claudio, whose guided tour triggers strange dreams, bouts of dizziness, and blackouts. As Alice’s anxiety grows, so does her fascination for Claudio. She feels as though her love for him has transcended time – but that couldn’t be possible – even with the help of Leonardo Da Vinci…
Book two, Alice: Angel of Time will be released tomorrow, September 15.
The dramatic conclusion to Alice of the Rocks!
Their love transcends time, space, and conflict.
Alice Ferro did not travel 500 years into the past to save her soulmate from persecution only to discover her journey had been in vain! Forced to return from 1512 Italy to 2029 Canada without him, she cannot focus on family, school, or friends as thoughts of Claudio constantly flood her mind. When she discovers her love’s future is dire, Alice decides she must return to the past to save him once and for all.
With some help, a bit of deceit, and a lot of determination, Alice sets off to rescue Claudio. Unfortunately, she hadn’t planned on things going so terribly wrong, and she soon finds her own life in peril. Written with charm and intelligence, the sequel to Alice of the Rocks encompasses everything you could want in a young adult, time-travel romance. Adventure, true love, intrigue, and dynamic characters fill the pages alongside the elegant landscape of Renaissance Italy.
The charming author of these fun Renaissance YA romance books will be my special guest this Sunday (September 18), Edy will share snippets of her amazing vacation in Florence, Italy.