Type: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: Sent
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twenty-something 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.
This is a new author and series for me and I really enjoyed the world that Ms. Robson has created, there are interesting characters and it is a thrilling read from beginning to end.
Celia and her sisters are recovering from recent scary events that have changed their lives. They are looking forward to getting back to what they consider normal when a dead shifter explodes on their doorstep. The werewolves from around the area along with Misha, a master vampire come by to check on the sisters and to see what they can do to help, not realizing things are going to get worse in a short amount of time.
Celia is a tigress and along with her sisters, Taran, Emme and Shayna have unique powers that until recently were unknown to the supernatural community. Celia’s three sisters have found love among the wolves and are enjoying getting to know Gemini, Liam and Koda, and while Celia envies their relationships, she knows that her connection with Aric is different as he is a leader within his pack. To make matters worse; the Elders are asking Aric to populate the clan with purebloods, something he feels he must do, even though it devastates Celia.
As Aric and Celia try to work through their issues, something is killing the residents of Tahoe and leaving bodies around the area, nothing any of them has seen before. They believe that a Demon like creature is able to live in our realm because of a change in the supernatural power structure. As both rogue vampires and wolves wreak havoc over the area and the wolf population is decimated, the sisters, their wolves and vampires try to find out what has happened before they all die.
This series feels like an urban fantasy as the story arc is developed over several books yet has a definite romance trope associated with it. Aric and Celia relationship began in the first book, Sealed With A Curse, and although they are involved, it does not fully develop until this book, and I am happy to see that they share some sizzling scenes. I liked Aric, he is a strong leader with a lot of responsibility yet he is overly disrespectful and overbearing toward Celia at times, I realize he is an alpha wolf but Gemini and Koda both treat Taran and Shayna with more respect and love. And I have some real issues with his choices in the end; I have hope that he will redeem himself in the next book.
I like Celia and her sisters, the interaction between them is amazing and the relationship they share is pure sister love, with snark and teasing included; they are quirky and fun, even with Taran’s anger issues. Celia is a kick ass woman who knows who she is and is ready to help with the fight against the Demon Lord, no matter what a certain wolf tells her to do.
The story is non-stop action from start to finish with so much going on, hard finding a stopping spot when there are demon children, rogue vampires and weres trying to get to the group by attacking and kidnapping them. The plot is aggressive and moves the continuing story line along well; we are not left with a true cliffhanger however there are unresolved issues and relationships that I will be anxious to find answers to. I did not read the first book yet I was not overwhelmed and it was easy to know what was going on without feeling lost.
I give A Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson 4 stars!