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Jun 30 2013 12:00pm

First Look: Cecy Robson’s A Cursed Embrace (July 2, 2013)

A Cursed Embrace by Cecy RobsonCecy Robson
A Cursed Embrace
Signet / July 2, 2013 / $7.99 print & digital

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.

In Cecy Robson’s second book of the Weird Girl series, A Cursed Embrace, there is one thing Celia Wird knows for sure, it might sound great to be the focus of a gorgeous alpha werewolf and a sexy Master vampire, but these powerful males want more than just friendship from Celia—and both want to be the one to protect her from harm. Celia is a girl with claws of her own and she knows how to use them. She is used to being the one in charge of everyone else’s safety, so she’s not a girl who likes to hide behind a man, even ones as strong as Aric and Misha.

“Celia, you don’t have to be here. I can take you back home.” He groaned. “In fact, I’d rather.”

I placed my hand on his shoulder as he attempted to turn the SUV around. “Home’s not safe anymore, Aric. If it was, I wouldn’t have carcasses falling through my front door. I meant what I said about protecting my family. And about helping you.”

When they find that something evil is once again lurking around Tahoe, Celia wants to help the werewolves figure out what is happening, but she finds herself fighting her overprotective guardian angels more often than she fights the other supernatural creatures. And if that isn’t enough to make a girl insane, Misha and Aric can’t stand to be anywhere each other and both are so focused on being the one to “save” her from danger.

“Misha was just trying to help.“

”By trying to seduce you?” Aric’s muscles tensed and shook violently beneath my hands.

My breath sputtered as I released it. “I was bleeding from a deep wound in my thigh. All he did was seal it.” I glanced back at Misha, hoping he’d back up what I was saying. He didn’t. Bastard.

I tried to reason with him. My hand gently touched his face. “Aric, this is not the time. Something terrible is happening. We were attacked by vampires several months back. Yesterday it was a horde of demon children, and today some strange weres. What’s going to happen tomorrow? Misha isn’t the enemy. We have to figure out who is.”

Misha whipped his head away from Aric to glare at me. “You were attacked by a horde of demon children yesterday? And you did not inform me?”

I threw my hands in the air. Great, now they’re both pissed at me.

A treaty is finally struck between the local weres, vampires and witches to work together to destroy their common enemy, one who is strong enough to quickly decimate the local preternatural community. Although Aric and Misha both have the same desire to keep Celia safe, their other goal continues to keep these two males at each other’s throats.

Aric parked along the curb. Right behind Misha’s Hummer limo with the BYTE ME plates. “Please don’t do anything, Aric.” I leapt out of the SUV, and even though my side was technically closer to the sidewalk, and my speed was generally faster, Aric reached Misha first.

“What the hell are you doing here?”

A glint of annoyance flickered in Misha’s cold gray eyes when he caught my hands clasped over Aric’s. Aside from that, Misha ignored him to face me. I glanced between Aric and Misha. “I don’t think I need to remind either of you about the treaty forbidding you to tear out each other’s throats.” Both ignored me. The tension between them bitch-slapped the air, so yeah, a gentle reminder appeared worth mentioning. I cleared my throat, adding as much force as I could muster considering that I stood between two of the world’s deadliest preternaturals. “No bloodshed allowed—especially on neutral territory.”

I said it. I meant it. Too bad I was dealing with a pair of hothead Alpha males who hated each other.

Again, it is up to Celia to keep the peace between Aric and his weres and Misha and his vampires so they can all work together to fight the real danger that is stalking them all.

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Lucy Dosch writes book reviews for her blog http://ebookobsessed.com. Her e-reader has turned her love of reading into an obsession. When she is not reading, she likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters.

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