A Curse Awakened: A Weird Girls Novella

A Curse Awakened: A Weird Girls Novella

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by Cecy Robson
     
 
Discover Cecy Robson’s sensational Weird Girls series—or return to where the magic first began—with this eBook original prequel novella about four sisters coming to grips with their unique supernatural powers.
 
Celia Wird shouldn’t possess the ability to transform into a tigress. Her three sisters should never be able to

Overview

Discover Cecy Robson’s sensational Weird Girls series—or return to where the magic first began—with this eBook original prequel novella about four sisters coming to grips with their unique supernatural powers.
 
Celia Wird shouldn’t possess the ability to transform into a tigress. Her three sisters should never be able to burst into flames, heal wounds, or transform common objects into deadly weapons. And yet they do.
 
Before they were born, the Wird Sisters were cursed by a spell that was intended to destroy them, not endow them with extraordinary powers. The sisters’ magic is untamed and explosive at best, and time is running out for them to take command.
 
Vampires have targeted Celia’s sweet, tragically human ex-boyfriend Danny. The sisters rush to his aid, but in order to take down the vamps, first they must face their dark past and break a spell that’s screwing up their powers. Except this curse wasn’t meant to be broken . . . and the witch who cast it isn’t done toying with them yet.

Praise for A Curse Awakened
 
A Curse Awakened is everything that a prequel novella should be. . . . Five stars.”—The Reading Cave
 
“Robson proves once again that she is a master storyteller. . . . Fans of the series will gobble this up and be eager to dive back in.”—Caffeinated Book Reviewer
 
“Packs a punch . . . the perfect appetizer to keep us satisfied while we wait for the release of next book in the series, A Cursed Bloodline.”—The Bookaholic Cat
 
A Curse Awakened has the wit, fun, and dash of scary evil we have come to love and expect in the Weird Girls series.”—That’s What I’m Talking About
 
“I enjoyed this book immensely.”—Books of Love
 
“Packed with all things cool about this series—sisterly interaction time, danger, new world building stuff, secrets laid open and just a hint of the romance that is to come for Celia.”—Delighted Reader
 
“This was a fabulous addition to the series and one that I am so happy Robson gave us. There was a lot packed into this tiny little story and it makes me even more excited for A Cursed Boodline.”—My Guilty Obsession

Praise for the Weird Girls series
 
“One of my favorite books series . . . so much action, so much violence and, oh, the lust radiating off of our heroes . . . I definitely recommend this series for lovers of all things paranormal and awesome.”USA Today
 
“[With Robson’s] edgy, witty and modern style of storytelling, the reader will be drawn deep into this quirky paranormal world. . . . Strong pacing, constant action and distinctive, appealing characters—including a gutsy heroine—will no doubt keep you invested.”RT Book Reviews
 
“A healthy dose of humor, a heaping dash of the supernatural, and a pinch of mystery all laced with a heavy dollop of action . . . Robson knows how to combine all the best ingredients to keep her readers hooked and begging for another hit.”Fresh Fiction
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553394573
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/19/2014
Series:
Weird Girls , #4
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
95
Sales rank:
80,928
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Cecy Robson is the author of the Shattered Past series, the O’Brien Family novels, the upcoming Carolina Beach novels, and the award-winning Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A double-nominated RITA Award finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, Cecy is a recovering Jersey girl living in the South who enjoys carbs way too much and exercise way too little. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she can typically be found on her laptop silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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A Curse Awakened: A Weird Girls Novella 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
pepperjwooten More than 1 year ago
A Curse Awakened: A Wierd Girls Novella by Cecy Robson 5 out of 5 Stars Four sisters each with thier own slightly hindered ability can't think of anything better than moving away from Jersey and on with their new lives as nurses.  Where no one knows them as the "wierd girls", no one taunts and bullies them, they just call them each Nurse Wird.  However, when the oldest Wird's ex comes back looking for help, Celia, Taron, Shayna, and Emme are taken into the world of dark magic that cursed them, opened up to supernatural Vamps that scare the mess out of them, and doubts that their future will ever be normal. Great story opener!  Robson has created such vivid, individual, relatable sisters/characters in such a quick fast paced read.  I can't wait to continue with the series and see if they ever let Shayna drive again!! lol *A complimentary copy was given in exchange for an honest review* Pippa, My  Secret Book Spot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many of the other supernatural books by Sparks and Sands. Robson storyline didn't match up with my expectations but was still a good read. I found it a bit difficult to get my interest and was almost finished with the book. A little confusing at first keeping the characters straight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An nice exciting prequel to the weird sisters series but if ur someone who likes to read Things in order best to read this before the rest of the series.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
Danny's desperate call for Celia's help gets Celia and the girls into action, days before leaving for their new home. Vampires are after him and his dad. A female vampire master has fixated on Danny's dad, feeding on him and now taken him. The sisters and Danny come across another vampire with the same target, looking to advance himself as a Master. The sisters are determined and looking forward to the new move. They are growing and trying to control the touch of powers they have. The sisters don't want to get involved, but Celia wants to help the one person that has been good to them all. They try to avoid the paranormal world, but that isn't always possible. We see Celia struggle with her growing strength and control of her tigeress, especially with no prey to hunt. The stress of the moving have brought on the nightmares of her last hunt, and kill. We see a bit of Celia's past with Danny, talk of their past relationship. Through Danny the girls learn a touch of curses and magic. He's been reading up on magic to help his friends, the sisters. And now, he believes the sisters are bound, holding their powers back along with their control of what touch they have. This story touches on the girls previous experience with vampires and magic curses. The vampire experience is of both views, kind and horrid. Then the magic curse that was done to their parents, and them in turn. There is a nasty curse that is held over them. There is even a glimpse of what can happen to those that mess with the bad people of magic and powers. Not the romance setting. But kicking on the action setting. The girls are a bit new on the fighting side of things, and it shows in the battles they get in. But I love that they are not perfect and are learning, even learning of their powers. Cecy delivers with these sisters once again. They struggle, but fight strong and stick together. They are new to the fighting, but they fight hard. We learn more of the family curse set upon them, bringing a glimpse of the past with it.
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
I’ve yet to start this series, though I do have book one on my shelf. I had the opportunity to read this prequel thanks to Net Galley and at less than 100 pages (a very quick read) I thought it would be a good chance to get a feel for the characters and their story. Normally I'm not overly fond of novellas as they just piss me off as just as I get invested in a story, it’s over. The exception of this is taking a new author (for me) on a quick test drive or as a filler story between series books. I’m pleased to say this series looks like one I’d thoroughly enjoy. I loved the feel of the Wird sisterhood and finding out a bit about the girls different paranormal talents. They are the type of kick-ass characters that I consistently enjoy and though the story was short, it does appear that there are several different types of paranormals in these stories, something I also find as a plus. There was a lot of action in a very few pages so you get a lot of bang for your buck. If you’ve already read the books in this series, I really think you would enjoy this early history of the girls and if you are new to the series, it will definitely push you to start it.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Get to know The Weird Sisters from the very beginning before they ever honed their powers and had a full understanding of what they really are and what kind or paranormal creatures are out there. They will find out they are not so “weird” after all. Cursed from birth, Celia and her sisters were cursed and ended up with powers they will eventually use fight evil supes and landing them a solid spot in the paranormal world…on the good side of course. This book is release after the series has already been established up to the third installment, Cursed by Destiny.  But no worries, this is a great introduction to the series.  As Celia and her sisters get to know more of their powers and this new world they are living in, you will learn it with them.  I promise that each book in the series gets better and better.  The characters get stronger, action becomes more intense and the romance becomes more complicated. If you have already read this series, this is a fun read to get to know the sisters “pre-kick ass” years and definitely pre-Misha and pre-Aric years.  This is actually post-Danny story where everyone is just getting to know what this world is about; making this novella a perfect read to new readers of the series. I did have to step out of what I already know about this world as some of it yet to exist.  It was hard to get used to a less confident Weird Sisters.  It was hardest to get used to the girls not having their powers in full control.  Not only that their powers have matured, they have also matured emotionally. They really have come a long way from this stage of their lives. I also kept looking for my Aric and Misha whom I desperately need to get more of. Cecy Robson is one of my favorite authors and I have yet to read a book by her that I didn’t like. All the books in this series are written well with good world building.  It’s full of snarky humor, action packed scenes, strong and sexy heroes and kick ass heroines.  You can also expect a heart break or two.  If you like these things that I mentioned, this series is for you. *ARC provided by publisher
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
A Curse Awakened: A Weird Girls Novella, Cecy Robson Review from jeannie zelos book reviews Having just requested the latest book in this series while not having read the earlier ones, this was a really useful book. At 49p for 94 pages its excellent value too. It introduces us to the four sisters and how they gained their unique abilities, while still giving us an exciting and engrossing story. We also get to know the girls personality types too,not just their special abilities, and see how close they are to each other. They’ve learned to rely on themselves, having been scorned and ridiculed by peers at school, and cast out by their parent’s family so have become very close knit as a result. Danny, their long time friend who is still close to Celia, needs their help and they discover in order to rescue his father from the vampires they need to know more about their origins. Luckily Danny is a scholarly type and used to research, so with his help they end up back at their roots – and straight into some real dangers. Throw in Danny’s fathers capture and its a short but fully packed read. Its a great introduction to this world and I certainly want to read more from this author. Stars: five, great escape from reality. ARC supplied via Netgalley and publishers.
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damlindabks More than 1 year ago
LOVED this novella.  The author did a great job setting up the series and giving us this look at the Wird sisters.  As always, the dialogue was really good and the story moved along briskly so there were no boring lags to irritate the reader.
DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: I love the Wird sisters and seeing their story from before I "knew" them was so super fun.  Filled with all the humor, action, and sisterly awesomeness I love from this series, this short novella does not disappoint.  It is amazing how many little tidbits I picked up as they help Danny with his vampire dilemma.  If you are a fan of this series, this novella is a wonderful gift from the author.  If you have been wanting to try the series, this is a fun place to start without committing to a full novel.