From the blurb: "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…"
Book 1, Sealed With a Curse, is out December 31 (and Cecy will be back to talk about it on December 14). Today, we're looking at the prequel novella The Weird Girls (out December 4).
My reaction: The action junkie is happy! It starts with a fight in the girls room of a bar and keeps going until the end. I like the shapeshifting Celia a lot. She is strong, but her strength sets her apart from everyone else, making her lonely too. She is fiercely protective of her sisters and I love that aspect. A lot of books have relationships between men and women, but not as many positive relationships between women. While they may not always agree, these girls love each other and have each others backs. Taran the hot head, Shayna the bubbly one, and Emme the sweet, they all also have powers that make these sisters a force to be reckoned with.
I also was very happy to see the action take place in Lake Tahoe. I've visited this area many times and have always enjoyed it, so that's an extra plus for me.
I'm not going to go into a lot of detail on the story - I don't want to spoil anything. You do get a taste of the other supernaturals in the Wird's new home, and you get to see the girls' powers in action. There isn't any romance, but there is a hint at something that might appear in the future. I can't wait to read book 1!
Now it's time to bring in Cecy for a little Q&A and there's a giveaway at the end, too!
KA: What drew you to Lake Tahoe as a setting?
CR: When searching for a place to set my series, I fell in love with the area. I picked Tahoe for two reasons: I thought it would be hilarious to have vampires living in sunny California and I liked the idea of the lake possessing mystical powers that would draw supernatural creatures to the region.
KA: The Weird Girls novella & the upcoming Sealed With a Curse feature Celia, the eldest. Will subsequent books feature the other sisters?
CR: The first four books feature Celia. There have been talks about giving the other girls their own books, but nothing has been finalized.
KA: What one word best describes how it feels to launch a new series?
CR: Terrifying. J
KA: Lots of different powers, and a very unique way that the sisters acquired their gifts. How did you come up with the idea?
Being of Latin descent, I’m extremely superstitious. When I was about sixteen, my family and I went to visit my aunt in California. Before we stepped into her house my father grabbed my arm and whispered in my ear, “She’s a witch. Try not to piss her off. I don’t want her putting a curse on you.” He walked in. It took me a few minutes to join him. When I was trying to decide how the girls obtained their powers, I thought a curse placed upon them by their Latina aunt was the perfect idea. Fortunately for the girls the curse backfired. I don’t know if I would have been as lucky. J
KA: Favorite heroine (book, movie or TV)?
CR: That would be Buffy.
KA: What books inspire you?
CR: Harry Potter, the Mercy Thompson novels, and the Dresden files.
KA: What is the next book on your shelf to read?
CR: The Better to See You by Kate SeRine. I already read the prequel, Red, and I loved it.
KA: You've had a rough day - what show do you turn to: Buffy, Firefly, or Sherlock?
CR: Thank you, Kathy. It’s been a pleasure!
And now, the giveaway! Cecy has Weird Girls Swag to give away to one lucky person who LIKES her facebook page and leaves a comment here on the Book Pile. Comment by Friday, October 26.
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[I received an ARC to review.]