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"A wicked tale of ancient evil, frightening suspense and unexpected romance...a captivating read by a master storyteller." - NUSA SUN

"First, let me say, I loved the characters that Jaye Frances created. The story is definitely unusual and unique. The details and descriptions were spot on ... "The Kure" was a wonderful read that kept me up late at night. I would definitely read more books from this very talented author." - Lore Lush Reviews

"Suspenseful and mysterious, "The Kure" has one of my favorite qualities in a book - anticipation. It isn't dumbed down...I will definitely be picking it up again, to revisit the prose and a well-written reminded me of old school gothic horror stories... This book is intense, darkly engaging..." - Reading Lark After Dark

"I'm usually able to calculate how much I like a book by how long it takes me to read it, and in this case it only took me a day because I couldn't put it down. Jaye Frances wrote a very compelling story that kept me glued to the pages. She laid a great foundation for the series..." - The LL Book Review

"The KURE is a creepy story with a great plot and characters which has you gripped from the first few pages. An unusual and original story, The KURE stands out from the rest. Chock full of suspense, mystery, romance, and horror, I am greatly anticipating the sequel to this captivating story." - The Bibliophilic Book Blog
Though not a typical fantasy, this story will have appeal for those who enjoy the old gothic-style reads that gave one those delicious shivers up and down the spine. - The Delighted Reader
The Kure was a great read 4.5 stars!! - LovLivLife Reviews

From the Author

"The Kure" began life as a novella, originally written to be included in a collection of similar genre short stories. However, the characters - John and Sarah - wouldn't leave me alone. They kept insisting they had more to say, and certainly more to do.  And so after listening to one of their particularly lengthy, pleading-filled arguments (at 2:30 a.m.), I finally relented.

For another six months, they shared the keyboard with me, often getting what they wanted and occasionally being told to leave the room when they refused to behave themselves. Looking back, it was the right decision (made only after extracting a solemn promise from both of them to let me sleep at night.)

I hope you enjoy their story . . .

Product Details

  • File Size: 963 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Redstone Press (September 16, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 16, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005P20C5Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,437 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Jaye Frances is the author of the erotica suspense series, "World Without Love" including "Betrayed," "Reunion," and "Redemption." Her other works include "The Beach," a sci-fi supernatural tale about the possibilities--and horror--of wishful thinking, "The Kure", a paranormal-occult romance novel, "The Possibilities of Amy," a coming-of-age story of first love, and "Love Travels Forever," a collection of poignant short stories. Jaye lives on the gulf coast of Florida, sharing her home with one husband, six computers, four cameras, and several hundred pairs of shoes. For more information, visit Jaye's website at and her Facebook page at

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Derek Donaldson on September 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
For those anticipating the traditional romance novel (boy meets girl, conflict ensues, and finally love overcomes all) you are going to be (pleasantly) surprised. The first fifty pages make no reference to a love interest, or in fact, any woman as a main character. But when Sarah arrives on the scene, you know it. I was immediately drawn to her wit, charm and physical beauty. What I found especially intriguing was the honest emotion from both John and Sarah as they realized and expressed their attraction for each other - their desire was always bubbling just under the surface, but due to the plot line of the story (not telling!), it couldn't happen. The author did such an excellent job of creating their relationship and revealing their innermost thoughts, you knew beyond any doubt, they were both anticipating the future, when they could enjoy each other physically.
The descriptions (especially of John's gruesome malady) are vivid and strong, and stayed with me long after I put the book down. The narrative is first rate, and I was often struck by the quality of the prose, occasionally re-reading a particular paragraph for the sheer joy of experiencing some really great writing.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Chinmay Hota on September 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
Kentucky in the 1860's offered very little by way of medical treatment. The surgical equipment were bloodcurdling as were some of the methods. How about treatment of some ugly condition by the bizarre system of bloodletting by deadly leeches? Creepy indeed to imagine.

With such prospects in hand, it was but natural that many patients leaned on witchcraft, that must have been the dominant treatment system a century ago. Our hero John Tyler is faced with such a dilemma, when he undergoes a very degenerating affliction. His physical struggle adds to his moral dilemma when he learns about the less torturous alternative in the form of an evil ritual.

What follows is his desperate moral struggle as he oscillates between his love for the charming Sarah Sheridan and the temptation to perform the ritual with the help of a very special someone. Again the evil possibility this ritual holds for the performers is more debilitating than the physical malady itself. As the good doctor says "I'll admit the rituals prescribed on those loathsome pages have real power, but it's a power that corrupts good men and respectable women. The spells work because those who use them pay an enormous price. That wicked book doesn't save lives, it destroys them".

The story with its sudden and striking turns of events is riveting, and what helps grip the readers' attention is the polished treatment of the plot and an elegant writing style of the author. She has been very successful in evoking the spirit of romance, sustaining the suspense and ushering in elements of horror. The heroine Sarah dazzles, in the all pervading darkness because of her charm, physical beauty, commitment and sense of purpose.

John and Sarah, have been conferred long-duration citizenship by the author in her imaginative world. They are preparing to make their next escapades in the sequels, which we shall eagerly look forward to.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tom C on September 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
Forget the vampires and wizards. Jaye Frances brings us back to reality--almost--with characters that live, love, breathe and bleed. The story is full of twists, turns and surprises, and the writing is polished to perfection. It's seldom that I become absolutely lost in a story, but this book is a perfect mix of suspense, romance, and a touch of horror. The romantic thread was surprising and unexpected, and so seamlessly written into the storyline as to elevate this book to the top of the genre.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Hedges on September 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
I was looking for a good scary book like a thriller. This was a book that fitted the requirement down to a tee. It's a supernatural thriller that was both haunting and chilling and I would not recommend reading close to bedtime if you are of a nervous disposition at night.
The plot and the story line in the book were the key points to the book that made it interesting. There were more twists and turns and nail-biting moments throughout this book to leave the reader with no nails left on your digits. A great writing style and an ability to capture the reader with suspense and cliffhanging fear.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denise Z on August 31, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
The Kure
by Jaye Frances (Goodreads Author)
Synopsis from Goodreads

"In vain thou shall use many medicines, but thou shalt not be kured. And even though you search for a virgin to lay upon her balm, there is no healing for you. You multiply your remedies in vain as your cries fill the earth, and you will stumble, one over the other, and both will fall down together." - The Book of Eternal Regret
John Tyler, a young man in his early twenties, awakens to find a ghastly affliction taking over his body. When the village doctor offers the conventional, and potentially disfiguring, treatment as the only cure, John tenaciously convinces the doctor to reveal an alternative remedy--a forbidden ritual contained within an ancient manuscript called the Kure.
Although initially rejecting the vile and sinister rite, John realizes, too late, that the ritual is more than a faded promise scrawled on a page of crumbling paper. And as cure quickly becomes curse, the demonic text unleashes a dark power that drives him to consider the unthinkable--a depraved and wicked act requiring the corruption of an innocent soul.
Ultimately, John must choose between his desperate need to arrest the plague that is destroying his body, and the virtue of the woman he loves, knowing the wrong decision could cost him his life. "
This book is best suited for a Mature YA/New-Adult or Adult reader.

I was very intrigued by the synopsis of this book, which is a very good description of the storyline, and when it was offered for read to review, I jumped at the opportunity to read it. Now this is not a read for the squeamish or someone looking for the lighter side of magic lore.
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