Breathing into Stone by Joel Kirkpatrick
Approx. 160,680 words.
Published on September 18, 2010.
Eighteenth century priest, Furio Novia, hates
sculptor, Antonio Lisi. But, he secretly desires Lisi's daughter, Anoria.
She may be the last great Italian Renaissance master sculptor - she can feel figures in untouched marble, but has never carved.
When she learns what she can do, she also learns of Novia's desires; he will do anything to possess her - she will nearly kill him to remain free.