Friday, December 5, 2014

Book Review: A Cursed Bloodline

A Cursed Bloodline

By:  Cecy Robson

Publish Date:  November 18, 2014

Publisher:  Loveswept

Format:  eARC (NetGalley)

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  4th in Weird Girls series; 0.5 Novella ~ The Weird Girls, Book 1 ~ Sealed with a Curse, Book 2 ~ A Cursed Embrace, 2.5 Novella ~ A Cursed Moon, Book 3 ~ Cursed By Destiny

Recommendation:  Oh my goodness. If you are hooked. OH MY GOODNESS!! YES!

Synopsis:
The Weird Girls return in another edge-of-your-seat novel from Cecy Robson! Just when Celia thinks the supernatural world can’t turn deadlier, a new rival emerges, proving just how dangerous a power-hungry were can be.

Since being cursed with unique abilities, Celia Wird and her three sisters have fought the most bloodthirsty preternaturals in the Lake Tahoe region. But Celia’s greatest threat is someone she would have never suspected: Anara, a werewolf Elder who has allowed his hatred for Celia to spiral out of control. In a play for dominance, Anara tortures Celia and gives her an ultimatum: sever her mate bond with pureblood were Aric—or Anara will kill everyone she loves.

From the instant they met, Celia and Aric have shared an attraction that cannot be tamed. So keeping Aric away is impossible, and Aric would sooner die than allow anyone to hurt the woman he loves. Misha, master vampire and Celia’s sworn protector, also finds his way into the chaos, seeking blood from those who have harmed her.

Now Celia and her sisters are caught in the middle of a war driven by lust, fueled by hatred, and destined to end in tragedy. For Anara is a force to be reckoned with, and he will not succumb without robbing Celia of those who hold her heart.

First Sentence:
I continued to stare at the tiny heartbeat on the screen.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
Celia's family and loved ones are threatened by a close foe, but they can't know why she's doing what she is doing - for her to save them.

Wow! If I hadn't been in Celia's head, I would have thought the girl was going stark raving mad. Amazingly well written for me, the reader, to see that what Celia is doing has reason but that if I was in her sisters and the wolves shoes, I'd think her crazy!

Celia is always the big sister and trying to keep everyone safe. She's the protector, as her tigeress is strong and set the bar with Celia protective nature of being the oldest sister as well. But she needs to be protected too! I feel for this woman. Doing what is right and still put through the wringer. All that Celia suffers for those she loves - her sisters, the wolves, Aric... good grief! Celia's parents were cursed for their love, and Celia seems doomed to follow the family love events.

This book pushes every last character to their limits and beyond. Some may not return...

Heart pounding and heart twisting actions here. Things that people have to do for each other is just heart gripping. You won't be able to put the book down. I couldn't put the book down! I HAD to know what would happen next. How bad would it be? When would it get better? To get a taste of the light then have it pushed a little further away to work harder for it. Every event made me think this had to be the low point and it couldn't get worse... It does. But there are glimpses and drops of hope that kept me wanting more.

Life doesn't get easier for the Wird sisters, but they keep on kicking back with the little glimmers of hope they have and the love they feel.

Cecy has delivered with another outstanding novel. I was a bit worried about the anguish going into this book as the last was starting to feel strong with it. But this book pulled out and ahead of the game with where we go here.

Once again, I can't wait for the next novel to come out!!

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And now I have a special treat for you! Excerpts!!! Woot woot!

This Excerpt is from Chapter 2 of A Cursed Bloodline:
Liam surveyed the damaged wall and the splintered glass and wood. I couldn’t tell him what happened. Aric and my sisters would be hurt—or worse. But I couldn’t lie to Liam. Like most preternaturals, he could smell a lie. So I worked to calm my racing heart and tried to gather my words carefully.

He helped me to stand once he failed to sense any immediate danger. His eyes widened as he took in my state. “Good Lord, Celia. What happened?”

“I was attacked,” I gasped, still unable to speak clearly.

Liam swept me into his arms, moving me away from the shards of glass. “Tell me who did this to you!

“Our . . . enemy.”

Liam sniffed the air. I panicked, thinking he’d detect Anara’s scent. “Wolves. Wolves have been here,” he said.

Wolves?“I don’t recognize their scent.” Liam threw a blanket on the couch and gently lay me over it. “Hang on, Celia. I’ll call Aric—”

“No! Liam, you can’t call Aric.”

“Celia, I have to, you’re hurt.”

My throat ached and it burned to talk. “I don’t want him to see me like this. He’s already
dealing with a lot. Please, Liam, just get me to Misha’s house. Emme can heal me there.”

Liam’s face split with guilt and uncertainty. As one of Aric’s Warriors, he was blood-
bound to protect me as Aric’s mate, but he was also obliged to obey him. “Celia, I know he’s in his own personal hell, but you’re his priority. He’ll want to be here.”

Emme is who I need right now. There’s still blood running down my back.”

In an instant, Liam was behind me, examining my wounds. I wasn’t a were. I couldn’t heal. “Oh, shit. I’ll get you to Emme right away.”

Liam lifted me and raced toward the door, kicking the empty boxes he’d dropped on the porch out of his way. He must have arrived to remove his belongings from the bedroom he and Emme had shared.

The bright sunlight burned my eyes. I shut them tight until we reached Liam’s SUV. The moment he strapped me in, he stomped on the accelerator and roared out of our cul-de-sac. “What exactly happened, Celia? And why did I only smell your blood?”

“I was caught off guard.”

Liam frowned. “What the hell? You’re always on guard.”

“I’ve been distracted because of . . . everything. Look, I can’t keep talking. It hurts too
much.” It was true, but mostly I was running out of ways to be creative with my answers.

“Sorry, Celia—I wasn’t thinking. I’m just trying to figure things out. Don’t worry. You’ll be with Emme soon.”

The relief I felt was short-lived. Almost immediately, he called the one person I dreaded
most.

Aric’s voice pulsed with strain from the moment he answered. “Liam, I told you now’s not a good time—”

“Celia’s hurt.”

What? Is she all right?”

“She’s not dying.” Liam gave me the once-over. “At least, I don’t think she is. But she’s
pretty fucked up. Near as I can figure she was attacked by a bunch of Tribe wolves.”

The Tribe were the evil band of bastards who had awoken the even more evil and bigger bastard demon. In stopping them, we’d decimated their numbers, but they were still out there—thankfully providing the perfect scapegoat.

Aric’s breaths came out fast. “When did this happen?”

Liam sniffed the air around me. “By the way the dry blood on her smells, about an hour
ago.”

Aric let out a string of swearwords. “By the way the dry blood smells on her!”

“Well, yeah, she’s still bleeding.”

“How bad is it?”

“Pretty bad, but I think she’ll live.” He shook his head when he took another look at me.
“Damn, you should see her. She looks like hell . . .”

I groaned. Way to keep Aric calm, Liam.

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About Cecy Robson:
Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

Author Links: 
Website:  http://www.cecyrobson.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Cecy.Robson.Author
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/cecyrobson
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6177334.Cecy_Robson


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19 comments:

  1. Too bad I already bought it. ;) (I got impatient and wanted to read it now lol). I'm about 60% of the way through and OH MY GOODNESS PIE! Poor Celia.

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    1. I know, right? Celia has my heart.

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    2. LOL! Carole Rae, so glad to hear you are enjoying it. Yes!!! I felt so bad for Celia! :D

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  2. Love this series and want to buy it in paperback once available as I have books 1-3 in paperback I like to continue the series the same way :D

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    1. April Hollingworth, I'm hoping to get it in print as well. I want to have the set on my shelves. :) Thank you!

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  3. Thank you so much for the wonderful feature and the amazing review. I'm so excited that you loved A Cursed Bloodline. :)

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    1. Sure thing Cecy! I really enjoyed it and look forward to carrying on with Celia, the sisters and the guys. :) Thank you!!

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  4. Thank you for hosting today! Cool blog!!

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    1. Thank you Tasty Book Tours. Was my pleasure to feature Cecy today. :)

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  5. I love the sound of this one. This is a UF series I really need to start. You have me sold Mel! :)

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    1. Melissa (B&T) This is sooo a UF Romance series you will enjoy. And the men.... of you will fall for them all. ;D

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  6. This one was sooo intense, I really loved it and like you I can't wait for more.

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    1. Oh heavens Melliane! It really was. Can't wait for more books too. :)

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  7. I love this series so much! It is my all time fav! You are so right about the men in this series. There is something special about each and every one of them. I don't think I could pick between them. I love them all!! (Except that one....you know who I mean..bad bad man lol) I can NOT wait until book 5!!

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    1. Sabrina Quarantillo, I am loving it as well. :D Oh these men!!! LOL! They are all divine. I look forward to picking it up in print to have to set when it comes out. :) Thank you!

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  8. When will you announce the winner? I am dying to find out who won!!

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