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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A "Cursed" Interview & Giveaway!

I really dig the covers for this series.
The wonderful Cecy Robson is back for a little summertime interview and GIVEAWAY to celebrate the upcoming release of A CURSED EMBRACE (book 2 of the Weird Girls series), out July 2!

The blurbage: Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twentysomething 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 Wird 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 the 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.

My take: After I read this book, and was preparing for this post, I sent Cecy an e-mail that started, "Holy shit!" So much happens in this book that I can't talk to you about. But I will be here for you after if you need to share.

The story starts with a dead wereraccoon, Taran's prophetic nightmares, lots of killings, demons, and of course action. The fight scenes were intense and very well done. There were a couple of scenes that gave me trippy-assed dreams/nightmares. Two words: demon babies. And they ain't cute and cuddly. The danger level has gotten higher since book 1. There is a lot that comes together in the beginning, but then the story smoothed out for me. 

This series also has a lot of romance, not just with Celia, but her 3 sisters as well. I would caution that although it is a UF with romance, it is not a Romance. I liked how the usual mate tropes were mucked around with and twisted. 

You get a better feel for the sisters, especially Taran (I really loved her in this book). The males in the book, let's just say I wanted to drop-kick a few. I feel for Celia, but she is still so very insecure when it comes to relationships. I did like her decision in the end. I wish we could talk about it. Maybe after the book is out.

I will be reading book 3.

 Read on for the interview and GIVEAWAY.
Let's find out a bit about Cecy's favorite summery things.

KA: Book or movie you are most looking forward to this summer?
CR: I'm so looking forward to The Wolverine. Marvel Comics were one of my favorite reads growing up.  I wanted to live in a fantastical world like the X-Men.  Often, I’d dreamed that Xavier’s school did exist, and that I was among his “gifted” students.   

The book I can’t wait to get my hands on is Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews. I love the Kate Daniels series.  I met Gordon and Ilona Andrews at the RT book convention.  They were so kind to me.  I tried to be professional, but I was totally Kermit the Frog arm-flailing on the inside.

KA: Must have clothing item for summer?
CR: Sun dresses! No need to anger the muffin top!

KA: Favorite cool drink?
CR: Ice tea with mint leaves.

KA: Seashore or lakeshore?
CR: Seashore, of course!. I grew up on the Jersey shore—Sandy Hook, Long Branch, and Wildwood. Before you ask, no, I don’t know Snookie.

KA: Favorite ice cream?
CR: Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey.

KA: Favorite summer sport?
CR: Napping. I’m deadly serious. I can’t run, catch, hit, or throw.

KA: Favorite Summer past time?
CR: Reading. It’s also my favorite Spring, Fall, and Winter past time in case you were wondering.

And now on to the GIVEAWAY! 

Cecy is giving away a signed copy of A CURSED EMBRACE to one winner Also included in the winner's package:  a bookmark, a rack card, A CURSED EMBRACE magnet and lip balm, and a signed postcard. Just comment below about the book or movie you are most looking forward to this summer. If you LIKE Cecy's Author Facebook Page or Follow her on Twitter, add a +1 for each to the comment for an extra chance to win. US only (sorry folks). If you win the A CURSED EMBRACE prize package on another blog (Cecy's busily visiting lots of blogs this month), a different winner will be chosen to be fair to the other contestants. A winner will be announced June 21, 2013.

Thanks, Cecy!

Pre-order A CURSED EMBRACE: B&N | Amazon iTunes IndieBound


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.




  1. Thank you, Kathy for the feature! I'm glad you enjoyed A CURSED EMBRACE!

  2. First of all thank you for the opportunity, I loved the first book in this series. I can't wait to see City of Bones and Red 2. As for the book geeez really hard to say one so i say 5: cursed embrace (that's kind of a given lol), magic rises, siege and storm, crown of midnight and the kiss of blood (and much much more) +1 +1

  3. I can't wait for this book in the series! I can't wait for Michelle Sagara's Cast in Sorrow! +1+1

  4. I can't wait for this book and Darynda Jones Fifth Grave book! Also the movie Wolverine!

  5. There's so many books I want to read this summer (this one included). So movies, definitely want to see The Lone Ranger and The Heat.. :D

  6. Such an awesome thing your doing with this blog tour. I'm not a big movie person but I am a huge book lover and this will be a busy summer. I'm looking forward to A Cursed Embrace of course :), MacRieve, Magic Rises and A Kiss of Blood.

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  7. I'm looking forward to Man of Steel and City of Bones.

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  8. In the movies, I am looking forward to seeing the Elysium, The Wolverine and City of Bones. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Really looking forward to reading A Cursed Embrace.
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  9. What a great series. I am dying to read this one! I am looking forward to reading Macreive by Kresley Cole and too many others to list. Thanks for the chance

  10. Can't wait to read ACE!
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  11. I am looking forward to the new Copperhead movie

  12. I'm really looking forward to seeing The Bling Ring...I know it's kind of cheesy, but I'm so darn curious :0)

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    Thanks for the awesome giveaway, can't wait to read A Cursed Embrace!

  13. Very nice review

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  14. Great review and interview!
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  15. I am looking forward to reading A Cursed Embrace as well as Ilona Andrews Magic Rises. In the movies I'm looking forward to The Lone Ranger, Star Trek Into Darkness, & Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

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  16. These are all on my TBR list :)

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  17. Ooooo, I so want a signed copy! :D Really looking forward to reading this one. So enjoyed the sisters (and men) in the first book. ;)

    Thank you!!

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  18. I can't wait for this book! I want to know what happens next!

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    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  19. I loved the firse book with a passion! cannot wait to read a cures embrace. also.. the covers for all 3 of these books are BADASS!! <3 \

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  20. I'm looking forward to A Cursed Embrace of course and movies, City of Bones maybe. And Divergent but that comes out later.

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