Monday, October 29, 2012

Tour with Giveaway and Book Review: The Weird Girls

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Today is the tour stop for the lovely Cecy Robson with her Novella, The Weird Girls, coming out December 4, 2012 and Novel, Sealed with a Curse (Love this title, reminds me of 'sealed with a kiss' great play with words here), coming out December 31, 2012.  A New Years Baby!

I'm thrilled to be able to share these with you today, and introduce you to a new magical series.

Who is Cecy Robson you ask.  I'm pleased to introduce you to Cecy.
~~ Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is an author with Penguin's SIGNET ECLIPSE. She attributes her passion for story-telling back to the rough New Jersey neighborhood she was raised in. As a child, she was rarely allowed to leave the safety of her house and passed her time fantasizing about flying, fairies, and things that go bump in the night. Her dad unwittingly encouraged Cecy's creativity by kissing her goodnight wearing vampire fangs. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she began writing her Urban Fantasy Romance Series, Weird Girls, in May 2009. THE WEIRD GIRLS: A Novella, debuts December 4, 2012 followed by SEALED WITH A CURSE, December 31, 2012, and A CURSED EMBRACE, July 2, 2013. ~~

You can find Cecy, and chat with her to get to know her and about her books better in the following places:
Website:  http://www.cecyrobson.com/
Twitter:  CecyRobson
Facebook:  Cecy.Robson.Author
Goodreads:  Cecy Robson, Author

We'll start with a little bit about each book:

The Weird Girls
Novella introducing the magically cursed sisters.
Description:
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird… 

The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth—human and supernatural. When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region. Could this be the true home they’ve longed for? Um, not quite. After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them. Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven. And losing the battle isn’t an option.

Includes a preview of the first full-length novel in the Weird Girls series, Sealed with a Curse—as well as introductions to the Weird World, and a letter from the author.



Sealed with a Curse
First full length Novel with the sisters.
Description:
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird…

The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region—until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren't aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague?

Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha's family to keep the region safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and oh yeah, not lose her heart to the wrong guy—or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, it’s coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough.



They sound good, don't they.  Well, they are full of paranormal and much more.  On to my thoughts of The Weird Girls...



The Weird Girls

By:  Cecy Robson

Published By:  Penguin Group

Publish Date:  December 4, 2012

Format:  ARC, 132pgs

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  0.5 in Weird Girls series

Recommendation:  Oh yes, wonderful start to bring you into a new magic filled world with four sisters stuck in it.

Synopsis:
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls - with one tiny exception  they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird...

The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth - human and supernatural.  When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region.  Could this be the true home they've longed for?  um, not quite.  After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them.  Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven.  And losing the battle isn't an option.

First Sentence:
Emme placed a gentle hand on my shoulder.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
The four sisters are celebrating finally finding a place to call home since leaving New Jersey two years ago.  Such a place found in Lake Tahoe.  Somehow trouble and men find the girls, yet Celia is feared at a glance as human's realize instinctively there's a predator inside, with fighting and upsetting one witch by breaking her power talisman.  After a phone call Celia makes to her paranormal expert friend, she learns with one witch comes a whole coven, now with their eyes out waiting for them to show in the new home area they thought would be safe.  When the witches come, Celia makes a claim and fights for her sisters against the leader of the coven.  Celia will have three challenges to face for her and her sisters to stay safe in their home.  As long as Celia can win, but at what costs?

We learn what each girl's abilities are, as a result of a backfired curse on their mother.  Boy do we learn about these four ladies!  The history details here with each and their parents, and their abilities.  I wonder how much of this will come to surface again in the first novel.  That the world, knowing or unknowingly senses it, doesn't accept weird and Celia, Taran, Shayna, and Emme are just that.  Weird.  Something that doesn't exist even in the supernatural world of vampires, werewolves, and witches.  Great setting of the characters here.

Right off the bat we start with a fight with a witch.  We see weaknesses in each girl, but they can work together to win.  As the story goes we see the strengths as well, and that they avoid the supernatural world as much as they can.  These four sister stick together and stand up for each other, protect and fight for each other.  They are all they have.  We learn how they suffered and fought through school and how people, magical or not, sense they are different and fight or torment them, or at least try too.

This novella sets the stage for these ladies as a whole and individually.  They come out kicking and swinging.

This novella is from Celia's point of view.  Celia is the eldest and is the one that goes through an ordeal with the three challenges to try and save her sisters.  There are quick sarcastic snarky remarks through the read.  It gives a feel of Celia's personality, strong and has a sense of humor that's dry and could be negative but I like this humor.  Celia's not all roses, she does have a tigeress inside after all, and I like that about her.  Being that they stay out of the supernatural world as much as possible, they don't know what to expect or do with the three challenges.  These ladies might be a product of the magical world, but they avoid it or at least try to.

There are hints of things here that I do hope and look forward to learning more about.  Like Celia and her dream man.  Sounds like there is more there than she or I know.  I would like to learn more!  There are things hinted at with each lady that I'd like to see more about.

Veeeery good novella to give you a feel of these weird ladies, where they came from and what they are capable of.  I do look forward to seeing more of this in the novels to come.

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This giveaway is open Internationally.
Ends 11/7/12, 12:00 midnight.





**I received a copy of this novella for an honest review from the publisher.
**This review is a collection of my personal thoughts as reading it.

35 comments:

  1. The Weird sisters sounds fun, and I do wonder what makes them so weird

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    1. Thank you. I had a lot of fun writing the series. I hope you'll enjoy the novels. Thank you for stopping by.

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    2. Oh Blodeuedd, I really like the take on the weird with these girls. All because of a backfired curse. ;D It's really well done. Thank you for stopping.

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  2. Oh I think this is a start of a series I'd probably enjoy. Love the name too. I think I like Shayna's name but all of them have good names. Although I'd probably like Celia the best. Love snark. :)

    Can't wait to hear what you think about Sealed!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. I look forward to seeing what Melissa thinks of Sealed with a Curse, too. I hope you enjoy my books. Thank you for stopping by.

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    2. Melissa (B&T) I think you would enjoy this one as well. And I think Shayna is my favorite name as well, but yes Celia is totally great! Love her! Thank you!

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  3. I've always considered myself to be "a bit weird" - this series sounds like a LOT of fun! Thanks for introducing me to it!

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    1. Thank you, Katy. I think anyone who has ever felt like the odd person out can relate to these girls. I hope you have fun reading about my Weird Girls and I thank you for stopping by.

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    2. Sure Katy S! Thank you for stopping to check it out. :D And I'll have to agree with you and consider myself a Weird Girl as well. :D Thank you!

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  4. I live down the mountain from Lake Tahoe. Would love to read these books. The covers are great and who doesn't like vampires, werebeasts and witches.

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    1. Who doesn't indeed? Thank you, Ann. And hopefully I'll do Tahoe justice!

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    2. Hi Ann S! Thank you for stopping. And great to hear you live right where this takes place! That is awesome. :D Do hope you get a chance to give the books a try.

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  5. I can't wait to read this series! I like that these sisters have each their own unique powers and live in an area with other supernatural beings :)

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    1. I tried to make the sisters as different as possible, and I thought adding mysticism to the lake to draw supernaturals to the area would create a new twist. I hope you enjoy what I've written. Thank you for stopping by.

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    2. States of Decay, Thank you for stopping. And yes, it was really neat to see each with their own powers. And the reason they have them is of it's own uniqueness too. :D Thank you!

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  6. I like all of those names, but Celia is the one I really love. :) It's such a sweet name. ;)

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    1. Thank you, Nina. I believe it means "heaven." I hope you enjoy the girls and their adventures. Thank you for stopping by!

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    2. Nina, thank you dear! Celia is a great strong, kick but character too. :D

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  7. what a great review, I really enjoyed the novella and well I just loved the first book! I really can't wait to have more now.

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    1. Thank you, Melliane! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed both. It's official, you're my very first French fan!!! Thank you for stopping by.

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    2. Oh Melliane! I've not read Sealed yet. Dang, I reallly need to get to it. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping.

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    3. I'm so glad to be the first French fan! Yes melissa you'll love it, I'm sure of it!

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  8. This series sounds so cool, I am adding them to my list!! Thanks Melliane :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I've had so much fun writing the series and I hope you enjoy my Weird Girls.

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    2. Wonderful Kimba! Hope you get to enjoy them one day. :)

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  9. Very nice review. I like the name Celia.

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    1. Thank you. I tried to pick a name that would fit her character and her Latin culture. I hope you enjoy the series.

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    2. Thank you bn100. And Cecy, that is interesting to learn the meaning of the name Celia. :D

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  10. Cecy Robson has been blessed by the Cover Art Goddess with Sealed with a Curse. That book is stunning!

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    1. Thanks, Cherry! And thanks for the follow on Twitter. Pssst. Between you and me, I just got a sneak peak at WG 2, A CURSED EMBRACE, the cover is even more stunning because it shows Celia's face!

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    2. Cherry, I have to agree with you on this cover! :) Love it. And I'm looking forward to the rest now too! Thanks Cecy!

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    3. Thank you, Melissa. You've been super sweet and incredibly professional!

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  11. I think the names sound like they fit the characters well. Got to love a back-fired curse.

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    1. Thank you Mary Preston. And yes. that back-fired curse is an awesome twist to things. :)

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  12. Thank heavens for back-fired curses, Mary. It wouldn't have gone well for the girls, otherwise. ; D. I hope you get the opportunity to experience my "weird" world. Best of luck to you.

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