Narcisse Navarre The Olive Grove

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GIA BRUNO impulsively books a vacation to Italy to escape her unfulfilling New York City routine. As she wanders Hadrian's ruined estate near Tivoli, Gia becomes inexplicably lost. She takes a break beneath an ancient olive tree, hoping to regain her bearings, but is soon lulled into a deep sleep by a satyr. OVIELLO THE KEEPER weaves powerful dreams to ensnare the woman who has trespassed into his grove. He carries his captive to a secluded grotto deep in mythical lands long forgotten in the hopes that she can reverse his people's ill-fated demise. Gia is spellbound by Oviello, a lover beyond her wildest fantasies. Caught in a world between myth and reality, Gia’s fears and inhibitions are challenged. Is her enigmatic captor the man of her dreams or her worst nightmare?

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Growing up I was influenced by the fantastic stories my father used to tell me about the Greek gods. A lover of mythology himself, my dad took time every night to point out constellations and weave the wondrous tales of the gods. I was spellbound by the struggles and the hubris of these beings who I believed to inhabit the sky. It was in this climate that I developed a fascination with magic and fantasy that continues to this day.

I didn't set out to write The Olive Grove, the story sort of wrote itself. As I toured the dilapidated ruins of Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli, inspiration struck. I was captivated by the olive groves along the periphery of the villa. Ancient, gnarled olive trees stretched in all directions. It was nearly ninety degrees that day and I had sweat pouring down my back. Perhaps the heat played a trick on me.

I could have sworn that I saw them-Satyrs of old darting between trees. I imagined them frolicking, feasting, dancing in some other parallel world kept alive by the ancient magic of the grounds. Certain places have mystical energy that, I believe, transcends time. Hadrian's Villa with it's sprawling galleries and baths and hundreds of acres worth of Roman greed certainly did. It was almost as if the blood and sacrifice of the slaves and workers that toiled on it had seeped into the earth. The feeling was uncanny.

As I touched the rough bark of one of these silent sentinels with olives the size of peas, the gears in my mind began churning. What if the lands of Dionysus bordered our world? What if these magical creatures did exist and walked amongst us in human guise? What if they could only emerge and cross the veil between worlds during festival times? 

Like my main character Gia, I wondered in a daze through the pastoral fields dotted with red poppies, feeling as if I were being spied upon. The feeling was so real that as soon as I made it back to the hotel I began work on The Olive Grove. I worked on it every night, slowly falling in love with the world beyond the veil.

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Narcisse Navarre was born in Habana, Cuba in 1975. She grew up surrounded by nature in a world nearly devoid of media. Prompted by her father's nightly tales of the Greek Gods, folklore and magic, Narcisse's imagination blossomed into an extraordinary force in her life.

In 1984 she emigrated to the United States where she was able to realize her dream of becoming an artist, poet and author. Narcisse is an avid world traveler and adventure seeker. Whether she is wreck diving, zipping through jungles or strolling through Roman ruins, Narcisse is always looking for way to incorporate her experiences into her writing.

Narcisse has just finished co-authoring a fantasy novel called Tendrils of Fate which will be available soon. For more information visit: inksorcery.com

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