Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book Review: A Cursed Embrace & GIVEAWAY!

A Cursed Embrace

By:  Cecy Robson

Publisher:  Signet Eclipse

Publish Date:  July 2, 2013

Format:  ARC

Genre:  Urban Fantasy Romance

Series:  2nd book in The Weird Girls series; 0.5 Novella ~ The Weird Girls 1st Book ~ Sealed with a Curse

Recommendation:  Oooooh yes.  Pick it up!  Full of romance and action with vampires, werewolves, and demons.

Synopsis:
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twenty-something girls -- with one tiny exception: They are the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that made them, well, a little weird...

After Celia and her sisters help master vampire Misha save his family, their powers are exposed to the supernatural community of the Lake Tahoe region.  But fame comes at a price, and being "weird" isn't always welcome.

To make matters worse, Celia desires the love of Alpha werewolf Aric, but his pack is bent on destroying their relationship to preserve his pureblood status.  And once weres start turning up dead -- with evidence pointing to vampires -- she must face the prospect of losing Aric forever.  But the chaos only masks a new threat.  An evil known as the Tribe has risen -- and their sights are set on Celia and her sisters.

First Sentence:
A dead wereraccoon on your doorstep is no way to start the morning.

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**I read this book for an honest review from the publisher.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Celia is trying to keep her sisters calm when a pussy wereraccoon dies on their doorstep and Taran has been having nightmares of demons.  Both werewolves and vampires want to help Celia and her sisters.  Celia and her sisters are "protected" by two supernatural enemies - a strong werewolf pack and a powerful vampire clan.  A week ago things started to heat with the kiss between Celia and Aric, then he bolted and hasn't called.  When Aric returns he brings news of a case he's now on, where human men are being killed around town.  What they find with the men...could connect all things together.  There is a new group forming and the leader has it's eyes on the magically cursed sisters.  However, Celia tries to fight her feelings for Aric while their relationship blooms into something she never suspected she would have.  But, Aric being a Pureblood and leader could cause new bumps for them.  Celia and her sisters work with Aric to solve the case, hoping to prove she's not a distraction from his duties to the Elders.  But, the case could be more than the girls can handle with what the creatures are known to do.

Cecy starts off hitting strong with current happenings and complications for the Wird sisters.  And never lets up!  The first three pages had me snagged in it's net, and I DID NOT want to get out.  By the end of first chapter - Hook, Line, Sinker.  I was a goner.  A book I didn't want to stop.  One heck of a kicking second book to a series!  Wowza!

I love Aric, love all the Weres.  Love the Sisters!  My heart beat for Celia and Aric.  I so love them and want them to be together.  And Taran!  Oh Taran.  She has her own issues with her pick of the litter.  And eventually we find out why.  *giggle*  Perfect.  And Taran with her nightmares.  They are terrible, and scare her for her families safety.  In this romance, we learn of the sisters possible destinies with them men they have chosen.

Now, in the end.  The story of the deaths was completed.  But there was something in Celia's relationship ending that left me... unsettled.  I know why we end this way.  I accept it.  But, I wanted more.  I wanted the next book to try and ease my heart a tad.  I can't wait for Cursed By Destiny to come!  January 2014 can't come fast enough.

The story!  Wow.  I was flipping pages to keep up with the demon case, the men murdered around town, and wondering on the tie to the dead wereraccoon on their doorstep.  Action packed!  I know the boys want to girls to stay safe and not in the midst of terrible actions, but dang... Those girls are kick butt!  The girls are amazing as a group.  These girls have their limits, but as a team, they can be dangerous.  Cecy is not afraid to get down and dirty with her girls in some brutal action with her romance.  Balances the scales of love and action beautifully.

When I read romance, this is what I want with it.  Everything in one neat package, and Cecy has the perfect recipe!



Author Bio:
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. 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 and SEALED WITH A CURSE are now available. A CURSED EMBRACE, releases July 2, 2013 followed by A CURSED MOON: An eSpecial Novella December 2013, and CURSED BY DESTINY, January 2014.

Find Cecy Robson:
Website:  Cecy Robson
Twitter:  @cecyrobson
Facebook:  Cecy Robson page
Goodreads:  Cecy Robson


Cecy is gracious enough to offer up an amazing Giveaway!

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47 comments:

  1. What a lovely post. I'm so happy you loved the novel and are looking forward to the next Weird Girls adventure! Thank you so much for your words of support!

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    1. Oh Cecy, thank you! I really am looking forward to more of these ladies. (and men) Great stories! Thank you!

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  2. I love romance action and drama

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    1. Jamie M, I do too. :) It keeps me going with the story. Thank you!

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  3. Definitely love some action with my romance! Otherwise, I think I'd be bored

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    1. I'm the same way Krysten Michelsen. Love a great blend of the two. :) Thank you

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  4. Now you have me worried about my favorite shifter and werewolf.

    A perfect balance is hard to find. But when I do, it is almost always in a 5 star book!

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    1. Angela, just read it. Really. You'll feel for them in all emotions. ;) This is a great 5 star for you, I think. :)

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  5. yes action is always good it is what keeps me reading

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    1. Wendy, it seems like a great combo to all. :) Thank you!

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  6. Truly good balance can be hard to find, but I do prefer a bit more action.. ;)

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    1. Valerie R, I seem to be being tugged into the romance direction these days, so action really keeps my appetite sated. :) Thank you!

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  7. ME WANT! I can't wait to start the first book and you have me clamoring for the second. What are you doing to me Mel?

    Oh and yes, I love a good action book balanced with a good romance!

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  8. I totally agree with you, this book was so awesome! loved it and can"t wait for the next one now!

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  9. I would love to take part, sadly I can't :/

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  10. YES, I love the perfect balance of action/romance when reading a story. Thanks for the givea

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  11. The romance should be an added attraction to an action book that contains supernatural elements. The romance comes from the interaction of characters who might not ever have met and interacted in the first place.

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    1. NoraA. I think romance is an added to a great story as well. Thank you!

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  12. I love action in a romance. It makes the book so much better. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Victoria Zumbrum, hope you get to try this one as well. :)

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  13. This one sounds really good! Loved that first line of the book. Definitely love a balance of romance and action. Thank you so much for sharing! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. Oh Jaclyn Canada, I really enjoyed both the books in this series thus far. I hope you get a chance to try them. :) Thank you!

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  14. I really like the sound of this one. Love me some UF Romance. The cover is so pretty too.

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  15. I much prefer action to romance. In fact, leave the romance out altogether and I'll be a very happy camper... :-)

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    1. Katy S. I'm starting to get more romance reads these days. But I'm glad the story and characters and action are still heavy in them. Thank you!

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  16. Yes! I will read Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Mystery romance, western romance. Some-one has to be killed or that has to be some sort of background plot and some ass- kicking going on with my romance. But... at the same time.. I will not easily read a suspense book if it does not have romance. My books must have both. (:

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    1. Ryan Snyder, Oh I am a plot person. I have to have a great storyline to go with the romance too. Glad to hear it, and hope you get to give the books a try. :) Thank you!

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  17. Love this series and can't wait for this one!

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  18. Absolutely, I love action with my romance, otherwise they would be in bed the whole book.

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    1. lol. Magic5905, great point! LOL! That's so true. :) I'm with you on that one.

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  19. I love the perfect balance of action and romance.

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  20. I love romance, but I love it when a book has more action than romance.

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    1. Shattered Rainbows, I like the romance as a secondary story kinda thing too. Thank you!

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  21. I'm a sucker for romance novels, but if it's a book that isn't focused solely on the romance, I definitely prefer a good balance of action!

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    1. Thank you Sarah (The Book Life) Glad to hear! :) Hope you get to give this one a try.

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  22. Yes, but leaning to more romance than action.

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