Luciana Cavallaro

Biography

Luciana Cavallaro was born in Pinjarra, Western Australia and moved to Perth to study at university. She taught in government and private schools and during this time studied Ancient History, attended writer’s workshops and concluded a course in proof reading and editing. She has travelled extensively and has revisited her favourite destinations—Greece and Italy— the inspiration for her stories. After working in high schools for a while she resigned to concentrate on writing.

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Books

Accursed Women
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,020. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Five stories, five women, five legends. A Minoan Princess, a Spartan Queen, the Queen of the Gods, the first woman on earth and a Gorgone share their lives and stories in one volume.
Boxed in a Curse
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Classics
She was created by the gods as a gift to humanity. Then there was the urn. Pandora, the first woman on Earth, was endowed with many gifts: beauty, intelligence, domesticity, and curiosity. She was at once lover, sympathiser and nurturer.
A Goddess' Curse: Hera's Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Hera, Queen of the Gods, is the most powerful goddess on Mount Olympos. Beautiful, sensual, and merciless, she is a goddess renowned for her jealous rages and for inflicting horrors on hapless victims. She’s the protector of women, virtue, family and marriage yet her husband, Zeus, has had countless affairs. She puts up with it. Why? Is she really malicious or a product of circumstance?
The Curse of Troy: Helen's Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Helen of Troy! The most beautiful woman in the world. Her face launched a thousand ships. Betrayal, greed and power unfold in this compelling Greek tragedy.
Aphrodite's Curse: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Aphrodite’s Curse is about a dynasty’s fall from grace, unrequited love and retribution.

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Smashwords book reviews by Luciana Cavallaro

  • Olivia's Gamble on April 14, 2013

    Olivia’ Gamble is a provocative story exploring the depths of humanity. Olivia a young beautiful woman, along with her mother, is one of the servants working for Lord James Barrister. The lord of the manor has lusted after her since she and her mother appeared on his doorstep following the death of her father. The her mother dies. Lord Barrister, sickly and crazy, believes if he sleeps with a virgin (Olivia) and bathes in her blood, he will get better. On the eve of her mother’s funeral, Olivia escapes but it is wet and stormy then she bumps into the handsome, but very drunk Gabriel. The two are attracted to each other and Gabriel vows to protect her. They escape with Lord Barrister’s man hot on their trail and hunted by wolves. The story is quick paced. One almost has to catch a breath especially when the wolves attack. The theme of human behaviour, the depravity and lengths the character Lord Barrister goes, is well written with vivid description. The characters in the story are well developed and at times sympathetic. Dean Peake has written a short story that could easily be turned into series.
  • The Gaslight on April 15, 2013

    Written in first person point of view, the narrator reveals a little about himself and what he does. He arrives home from a business trip to find a note left for him by his mysterious benefactor. It’s not the first time instructions have been given in such a manner. In fact, it’s the only way the benefactor communicates with him. I quite enjoyed this story. The mystery behind the character, what he has done and the intriguing plot as it unfolds with a nice twist at the end. Any reader who enjoys the darkness of Edgar Allen Poe and the mystery of Alfred Hitchcock should read this quirky short story by Dean Peake.