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Friday, December 6, 2013

Review: Cursed by Destiny & a GIVEAWAY

 The Wird sisters are back in the third Weird Girls book, CURSED BY DESTINY by Cecy Robson.

The Blurbage: "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, weird…

Celia’s a girl in trouble. Her heart is bound to Aric, but he is a pureblood were who must deny her or risk condemning his species to extinction. And that’s just her love life. She’s also been called to take down a group of demon terrorists looking to overthrow the paranormal world. (No pressure.)

In order to bring them down, Celia must ally herself to Misha, the master vampire who has made no secret of his desire for her.

And if that weren’t enough misfortune for one girl, a clairvoyant’s prediction could destroy Celia and Aric’s love for good. The only way to protect the world from unbridled supernatural terrorism is for Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric…"

CURSED BY DESTINY is out January 7, 2014  Amazon | B&N

Signed copies of SEALED WITH A CURSE and A CURSED EMBRACE from University Bookstore:

My take: I am trying to be as spoiler free as possible, but damn, Celia's life is in the crapper. I really, really hate the whole werewolf pack and the Elders. I'm thinking Bren had the right idea of going lone. Yada, yada, save the earth, blah, blah, they still overall are such sanctimonious jerks.

OK, now that I've gotten that off my chest, we can go back to the rest of the review. The action was awesome, as always. That has been a hallmark of this series from the prequel novella and I was not disappointed. Nasty adversaries and there are prices to be paid. You can't fight a war without casualties. I'm still reeling from everything that happened.

I love Celia and her sisters - that has consistently been my other favorite part about this series. Their relationship has changed a bit, but is still strong as ever. Now that we've gotten a Bren novella, I'm hoping we'll get a story or two featuring one of the other sisters.

Misha is much the same, but would you want him any other way? I liked how Celia had to train. Her powers are growing but she has to work for it. 

Now, the other "destined" mate? Not on my happy list, but that's OK. I like how things were handled with him.

I'm really, REALLY wondering where this is going to go next. It's not necessarily a total cliffhanger, but there is a solid punch of a reveal at the end. Some of it I expected, true, but to end on it, just WHEW!

I will most definitely be reading book 4.

[received a review copy]

Now to the GIVEAWAY! Cecy is giving away a signed copy of CURSED BY DESTINY, a magnet, lip balm, and bookmark. US only for US bloggers (sorry, but postage is through the roof!). What animal would you want to shift into? Just leave a comment to enter. If you follow Cecy on Twitter or like her facebook you get another entry. If you tweet about the giveaway, you get another entry too (just be sure you @kindleaholic). If you win on another blog, another winner will be chosen (it's just fair, ya know). Winner will be announced December 14.


  1. Ahh, I'm so eager to read this one. I love the series and am so nervous yet excited to see what's going to happen. Great interview, btw, I can't imagine how hard it would be to not add spoilers, lol, I would have.
    If I could shift into anything I'd want it to be either a tiger, which are beautiful and strong or a dragon, which are just plain awesome and can fly. :)
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


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    And on Facebook- Stephanie Fredrick
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  2. Ever since I read Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniel series, I've wanted to shift into a white tiger like Dali. Just without the vegetarianism.
    I follow her on twitter-@Jessi_squeakers.
    I also tweeted:

  3. Oh I donno... as long as it isn't a spider or skunk... I think I'd be cool with shifting into either the cat family. :)

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  4. A wolf or black jaguar. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I follow Cecy on Twitter @vanpham88 and Facebook: Van Pham


  5. I would love to shift into an tiger.

    I follow Cecy on Twitter @H0CkEyGrrL and Facebook: Kristen Heyl

  6. I would love to shift into a dragon or white tiger. Nice review!

    I follow Cecy on Twitter @TigerlillyLiz and Facebook Angela Brungardt Caldwell.


  7. I'd want to be able to shift into a black panther.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  8. I would be either a wolf or snow leopard.

  9. Thank you, Kathy, for hosting to me and to everyone who stopped by. I don't know what I would like to be, but I'd love to sprout me some wings!

  10. I love cats, so a tiger or lion would be fun, or maybe a cheetah for speed!

    I follow Cecy on Twitter @fbpsmum and like on FB: Jennifer Presley

  11. Oh yea. The Elders really peeved me off as well. And as much as I don't want that "destined" mate around, yea, I did like how that worked out. Cool how Cecy did that. :)

    And thank you for the giveaway.
    I do follow Cecy on Twitter
    I do follow Cecy's Facebook page
    And I tweeted...