CINQUE TERRE, ITALY, December 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- New Novel Inspired by the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera - The Cornuta Curse.---
One in four men cheat. But what if their betrayal is inevitable? What if, the women are cursed? Cursed by a 500-year-old love lock. If you were the one in four, would you try to break the curse?
Inspired by the nature, people and history of the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera in Italy, A. Scott's debut novel, The Cornuta Curse, explores the old and new world of infidelity and one woman's determination to break a curse, which may be responsible for generations of adultery in her family.
But Mara doesn't believe in curses. She believes in facts: the women in her family are the one in four, just like 800 million other women in the world.
Until one night of tragedy changes everything and Mara must confront the Cornuta Curse, whether she believes in it or not.
Armed with an heirloom key and a fireside tale of a botched up love lock pact, Mara arrives in the medieval fishing villages that are set among the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera in Italy. Colourful tower houses nestled into cliffs that plunge down into the glistening sea: at first glance it is a tourism mecca of spectacular beauty.
However, within moments Mara is lost in the folds of an old world village, where a dark history of pirates, murder and betrayal still reigns - the Cornuta Curse at the root of it all.
On meeting Saro, part time barman, part time pirate, Mara starts to believe in the verity of the Cornuta Curse and the possibility of true love. But as the curse promises wealth, love and even life to all involved, will Saro help her break the curse, or will he kill to keep it alive?
This romantic suspense novel is Book One of the Love Locks series. Indie Author, A. Scott, who has spent time living in the Cinque Terre explains the motivation behind the Cornuta Curse,
"The Cinque Terre are the world's most well preserved medieval fishing villages, which results in a spectacular fusion of the old world with the new, not just in the landscape but also in the people and their traditions. I am constantly in awe of the way history dictates what is done in everyday life here - there are behaviours, work practices, traditions and celebrations that are carried out today just as they were over 500 years ago.
"While The Cornuta Curse is a fictional piece, it does draw on real superstitions and traditions from the past and present as I have understood them. The term cornuto or cornuta, meaning cuckold or cuckquean, dates back to medieval times and is still used here. There is a hand gesture for it and even a party. The party is held on the eleventh day of the eleventh month - those who follow Mara's journey and practise her gestures will understand why it is held on this date."
The Cornuta Curse is book one in the Love Locks series by A. Scott. It is available on Amazon and Smashwords in ebook format and more information can be found at http://www.thecornutacurse.com.
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