Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Review: A Cursed Moon (A Weird Girls Novella) by Cecy Robson


A Cursed Moon
Author:  Cecy Robson
Series:  Wird Girls
Publisher:  Signet, December 3, 2013
List Price:  $2.99
ISBN:  9780698144293
Review Copy:  Provided by the Publisher

Meet the furry big brother that the Wird sisters never had…

Bren is a cocky, brash hound of a werewolf who loathes the idea of belonging to Aric’s pack—much less finding a mate. But Bren’s hotheaded behavior lands him in the doghouse when he defies Aric’s authority in front of his pack, bringing up a sore subject that’s bound to make the Alpha wolf’s blood boil…

Luckily for him, no one can stay mad at Bren and his wild charm for long. And when some frightening ghosts launch a hostile paranormal takeover, Bren will team up with Celia Wird to take down the evil ghouls before they hurt someone they both love…

Includes a preview of the upcoming Weird Girls novel Cursed by Destiny!


Qwill's Thoughts:

A Cursed Moon is the latest novella in Cecy Robson's Urban Fantasy Romance series Weird Girls. The novella focuses on Bren, a lone wolf who is trying out pack life again. This is the kind of novella I love to read. It is filled with familiar characters, there is plenty of action, some humor, and it moves the series along. Bren can be amusingly abrasive in his human form. As a werewolf, this lone wolf, is extremely dangerous. He's been on his own without a pack for a long time. Now he has a chance to be part of a pack again, which is not easy going. Bren is extremely loyal to Celia Wird, so being around Aric (her ex) just brings out his natural wiseassery.

Bren's interactions with Celia and others that he is close to show his true nature. The more I learned about Bren in A Cursed Moon the more I liked him. The novella is not all about emotion, though emotion plays a very important roll in Bren's story. There is plenty of action as Bren and Celia take on some really creepy ghosts. Bren is definitely a great werewolf to have at your side in a battle and as a friend.

A Cursed Moon can be read alone without having read the prior books (though you should!).  Ms. Robson gives enough of the backstory of the series so that the novella is understandable without overwhelming Bren's story. As with all of the Weird Sisters novels there is a strong ensemble of characters, the writing is enjoyable and the pacing terrific.

I'm looking forward to seeing both more of Bren in future novels in the series and where the events in A Cursed Moon lead the Wird sisters and Aric's pack.





Upcoming

Cursed by Destiny
Weird Girls 3
Signet, January 7, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

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…



Previously in the Weird Girls

The Weird Girls
Signet Eclipse, December 4, 2012
eNovella

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…

The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth—human and supernatural. When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region. Could this be the true home they’ve longed for? Um, not quite. After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them. Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven. And losing the battle isn’t an option.

Includes a preview of the first full-length novel in the Weird Girls series, Sealed with a Curse—as well as introductions to the Weird World, and a letter from the author.



Sealed with a Curse
Weird Girls 1
Signet Eclipse, December 31, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

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…

The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region—until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren't aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague?

Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha's family to keep the region safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and oh yeah, not lose her heart to the wrong guy—or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, it’s coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough.



A Cursed Embrace
Weird Girls 2
Signet, July 2, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

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.






About Cecy

Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is a full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest. A member of Romance Writers of America, she attributes her passion for storytelling 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 in May 2009. Her Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series is published with Penguin Random House’s Signet Eclipse and released to stellar praise from multiple reviewers including: Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and Romantic Times. THE WEIRD GIRLS: A Novella, SEALED WITH A CURSE, and A CURSED EMBRACE are now available. A CURSED MOON: A Novella, releases December 3, 2013, followed by CURSED BY DESTINY, January 7, 2014.

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6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful feature and review. Thank you so much. I hope you continue to enjoy my Weird Girls series. :)

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    1. You're welcome. I can't wait to dive into Cursed by Destiny.

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  2. OOoh nice review! Thinking I will have to read this one now! Sounds fun!

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    1. I didn't give away the best part! Let me know what you think after you read it.

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    1. I just couldn't think of another apt word! LOL

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