Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Book Review: Of Flame and Promise

Of Flame of Promise

By:  Cecy Robson

Publish Date:  January 12, 2016

Publisher:  Loveswept

Format:  eBook

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Series:  6th in Weird Girls series; 0.4 Novella ~ A Curse Awakened, 0.5 Novella ~ The Weird Girls, 1st Book ~ Sealed with a Curse, 2nd Book ~ A Cursed Embrace, 2.5 Novella ~ A Cursed Moon, 3rd Book ~ Cursed By Destiny, 4th Book ~ A Cursed Bloodline, 5th Book ~ A Curse Unbroken

Impression:  Love's not easy, and Taran is working on learning how to coop.

Cursed by a spell meant to destroy them, Taran Wird and her sisters instead developed unique magical talents. With the power of fire and lightning literally at her fingertips, Taran doesn’t fear much. Demons, vamps, whatever—bring ’em on! Only one thing terrifies her: commitment.

Taran is crazy about her boyfriend, Gemini, a sexy were with the incredible ability to split into two separate wolves. But after watching her sister go through heartbreak with the pack’s Alpha, Taran knows not to count on happily ever after—despite Gemini’s desire to claim her as his mate. Reluctantly, she agrees to meet his very traditional and conservative parents. Taran’s a badass with a mouth to match, and Gemini loves her for it. She’s just not positive these attributes will please Mom and Dad.

Unsurprisingly, every attempt by Taran to bond with Gemini’s folks proves disastrous. But in the end, Taran finds that winning them over means unleashing her powers . . . and proving that this foul-mouthed fire-starter is a force to be reckoned with.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I requested this book for review from NetGalley.

The war is still going and Taran is scared each time Gemini leaves to fight. He may not return to her as they lose more men in each outing. Taran doesn't like the emotional side of things, but she'd fight to the death for Gemini. Gemini loves Taran and wants to close any gaps they have. He's ready to take the next step, for Taran to meet his parents. Taran tries to prepare for meeting Gemini's strict parents with the demon children attacks happening around them.

Taran and her awesome humor. I got a kick out of her creative wording and thoughts. She's not shy in saying what she thinks, and that makes Taran special and amazing. She's also very sensual. So starts off with smexy. Taran knows she's not the type to meet mom and dad. That she's the fun time type girl. She uses this to cover for so much that's happened in Taran's life and protect her heart. Taran's had a rough upbringing through the foster care.

Taran's magic! We get a sense of how Taran's magic works. Cool! It was pretty awesome to see Taran in a magic showdown with another witch. I didn't get the feel of complete angst that we usually get with Celia's stories, but she had me in the end. I was determined I would not cry in reading this book. I worked very hard, yet in the end I failed. I did tear up at Taran and Gemini. It was magnificent. How torn yet how much love there is. Taran comes to grips with it all.

I had to giggle and shake my head for Taran a few times. She tries ever so hard to be the girl Gemini's parents would want for him, and yet everything seems to constantly go wrong. It wouldn't be funny from their view, but I did enjoy it.

This novel takes place before the end of Celia's book, A Curse Unbroken. The story has events that reference to Celia that were resolved in her last book. This was something I was a bit disappointed with. Somehow I missed this little detail. But Taran's book is all about Taran and she's amazing.

I look forward to reading stories with the rest of the Wird sisters as they find love.


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Author Info:
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 | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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(A Super Fan Prize Pack including: Autographed paperbacks of Sealed with a Curse, A Cursed Embrace, and Cursed by Destiny, the first three Weird Girls novels, a limited edition A Cursed Bloodline T-shirt, two limited edition Weird Girls water bottles, Team Aric & Team Misha pins, two Shattered Past ladies T-shirts, Cursed by Destiny bookmarks, and magnets from Cecy Robson’s Weird Girls Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance series and her Shattered Past Contemporary / New Adult series.)


I’d woken only about an hour ago, Gemini’s warm, naked body curled against mine firing a need that required some serious quenching. So I buried my face in his lap to stir him from sleep.

Most women would have just said good morning, or nudged their partners ever so lovingly.

But I wasn’t most women.

Yeah, and you’re welcome, baby.

Gemini slowed his deep thrusts, grunting hard as he finished, his face scrunched in what appeared to be pain. But that wasn’t pain, was it? Nope, not at all. He was simply reacting to how good it felt to join his body with mine. I nibbled my way along his neck, leaving marks that faded from one bite to the next until I reached his earlobe and tugged. “Mornin’, sexy,” I whispered.

He growled something I didn’t quite understand. I didn’t speak a word of wolf, yet that deep snarl was as good as the dirty talk we’d exchanged during sex.

I laughed. Okay, maybe it wasn’t as good as those naughty words. Yet a growl from a werewolf in his human form was a rare kind of hot few women would know.

I continued to straddle Gemini as he effortlessly carried us from the center of the room, where we’d made love standing up, and back to our bed. The gentle way in which he kissed me was in direct contrast to our wicked sex, and to the male most saw.

My lover was the second in command of the Tahoe region’s Squaw Valley Den Pack—intelligent, fierce, capable of crushing skulls, quietly confident, and with fighting skills few weres possessed.
Not to mention he was hotter than the power I generated with my magic.

All large anatomical parts and good looks aside, Gemini was . . . kind. When you trash-talked, and entered a room like you owned it like I did, it attracted a certain caliber of men. The kind that made me grateful I could protect myself with fire and lightning.

Men could be cruel, and dangerous. I knew that better than most. But unlike those men I’ve known in my past, I trusted Gemini.


  1. :D Count me in! I love this series

  2. Melissa! Love this review and how in tune you were with the characters. Thank you for joining the book blast for OF FLAME AND PROMISE, and for your wonderful support and feature. Wishing you the best now, and always.

  3. I'm seeing this book all around, glad you enjoyed! I need to start the other series asap :D

    1. Thank you LilyElement. It's such a fun and loving series. Angst is present but it's addicting here too.

  4. Sounds like a series I'd enjoy! Thanks for the chance to win the first three.

  5. Another brilly review of this book. I so need to start this series!

    1. Melissa (B&T) I think you'll fall in love with all the guys, and the sisters. :) Hope you enjoy it!

  6. I also loved Taran, she was so much fun!

  7. People raving about this series. Happy you like it.

  8. Happy this book worked well for you! It sounds like one I'd enjoy, so I'll definitely keep it in mind :)


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