It captivated Brazil when it was first published in 2000. It rapidly became a best-seller, due both to the riveting saga of the supernaturally cursed Werck Family, and the remarkable manner of how the book came about.

Author Valéria Lopes received the epic story as a gift from her spirit guide Andorra so that she might pass along the lessons and importance of patience, understanding, acceptance, and forgiveness to her readers – to all in fact, who endure the trials and tragedies of life.

Set in 1510 during the French inquisition, Elizabeth, the controlling matriarch of a prestigious family accuses the beautiful, humbly-born Helen of witchcraft. Helen’s sin: adoring and being adored by Elizabeth’s favorite son, Nestor. Helen is sentenced to publicly burn at the stake.

Helen’s spirit lives on. But her reincarnation unleashes extreme, supernatural reactions at times loving, at other times violently hateful.

“Our lives are as if we were in school, and if we don’t pass the tests, we’ll repeat them many times, in many lives, until we learn our lesson. The only way to learn and rebalance hateful energy is with love. Of course, in most situations, the experience is not so easy because we are stubborn, proud beings. Thus, first, we have to suffer, and only after that do, we sometimes open our hearts to love, finally moving on to the next level of learning.”

The Curse of the Werck Family Volume 1 is a universal story of love, hate, magic, and fate, weaving the personal and spiritual into a novel that presents life lessons in a most unique manner.

Valéria Lopes (www.valerialopeswriter.com) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the help of her friends in the spiritual world, she developed her mediumship, learning how to use this gift to aid others.

With novels, inspirational tales, and autobiographical stories dedicated to bringing spiritual messages, the value of opening one’s heart to love along with other valuable life lessons to North and South American audiences in English, Spanish and Portuguese, The PiuBook Publishing Company (www.piubook.com) is creating a new niche in the book business.

For copies of The Curse of the Werck Family, information on author Valéria Lopes, please contact Amy Krakow, A.G. Krakow & Associates at 212.587-0540 or amyk@me.com.