The Weird Girls: A Novella (A Penguin Special from Signet Eclipse)

The Weird Girls: A Novella (A Penguin Special from Signet Eclipse)

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by Cecy Robson
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101606919
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Series:
A Weird Girls Novel
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
56,960
File size:
928 KB

Meet the Author

Cecy 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 where she was raised. 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. The Weird Girls is her debut series.

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The Weird Girls: A Novella (An eSpecial from New American Library) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Mark my words, Ms. Robson will make her name known in no time with this great UF series ~Under the Covers The Weird Girls is an amazing prequel to a new series. This new and upcoming author knows how to deliver suspense, humor, action and it’s a surprise that she is just coming out with a novella/novel now. Mark my words, Ms. Robson will make her name known in no time with this great UF series. Celia, Taran, Shayna and Emme Wird’s parents were cursed and the end results are four children with very special powers. Not necessarily fitting into a specific faction; not just humans, not quiet witches, nor vamps or wolves, the Wird sisters did not have it easy growing up. They were never the in crowd and even now as adults, the mean girls still treated them as outcasts. But the sisters are tired of it all and had found a life in a serene town of Lake Tahoe. And they will do anything and everything to protect the lives they had come to enjoy even if it means battling a coven of witches. I’m afraid to give too much but bottom line is these girls are down to earth, funny as hell, protect each other and totally kick ass heroines. Ms. Robson is a new author to watch out for! Her writing is superb and she kept the book flowing with intrigue from the heartfelt Dear Reader until the end of this short story. I can’t tell you enough how excited I am with this series. These sisters are one to keep an eye out for in the Urban Fantasy genre. If you like Amanda Carlson’s Full Blooded, Kendra Leigh Castle’s Dark Dynasty series and Cassie Alexander’s Edie Spence Series, you will love this The Weird Girls.
Mair216 More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic. I read a lot, and this was right up my alley. Great story, lots of humor. An easy read. Can't wait for Sealed with a Curse!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! The women are entertaining & strong. Can't wait for the 1st book. This author shows me her series will be fun & eventful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love love love this book just sad that i have to wait for book#2 so happy that i found a new series keep up the good work .did i say how much i loved this book
Nightwalker1 More than 1 year ago
Loved this!!! This is a great little book with a lot of heart! It reads like a full length novel and is an awesome story that has several great twists and turns. Cecy Robson hooked me early and I just couldn't put it down! I was surprised at how much emotion she squeezed out of her characters and me in a relatively short amount of time. The sisters are unusual; each with very distinct supernatural powers, but the story is told through the oldest sister, Celia's, thoughts and actions. Celia is the strongest of the sisters and extremely protective. She is the big sister we all might wish we had, although I wouldn’t want to be on her bad side. The relationship between the sisters is interesting and touching. The story unfolds quickly as the sisters get into a confrontation (to say the least) with a witch and eventually are squaring off against the entire witch coven. It is just one wild emotion-filled ride from there. THE WEIRD GIRLS is action packed, funny and gut wrenching and kept me turning page after page. I am so excited about this series and believe Cecy Robson is a new author with incredible fresh voice. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once i got past the author describing one of the sisters as a Salma Hayek look a like i really enjoyed the book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had read the first two books before I read this book and I can tell you that this book just pulls you in until the end. I wish I had read this short story first, because this does explains why they hate witches.
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MadHatterReads More than 1 year ago
The Wird sisters, Celia, Taran, Shayna, and Emme are nurses who have been cursed with a little something extra. After being sent to Lake Tahoe as visiting nurses, the girls decide to settle down and purchase a house. During a night out, the girls get embroiled in a confrontation with the local coven. Determined to protect her sisters, Celia invokes the Ninth Law and must fight the leader of the coven on her own. If she wins, the girls will be able stay in Lake Tahoe but this fight might not stop until they're dead. Each sister has unique paranormal abilities that range from shifting, control of lightening, telekinesis and healing, and metal manipulation. The girls want to live a quite life but if threatened become a united front to protect each other. Celia is the oldest sister and the voice of the series (so far anyway). The Weird Girls is a quick read but it’s chock full of action and humor. The story sucks you right in and before you know it, it's over leaving you wondering what's going to happen next to this extraordinary family. The Weird Girls is a terrific introductory novella to Cecy Robson's Weird Girls. I can't wait to find out more Celia and the rest of the girls. Fortunately, Sealed With A Curse, Book #1 was released on December 31, 2012.
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Melhay More than 1 year ago
The four sisters are celebrating finally finding a place to call home since leaving New Jersey two years ago. Such a place found in Lake Tahoe. Somehow trouble and men find the girls, yet Celia is feared at a glance as human's realize instinctively there's a predator inside, with fighting and upsetting one witch by breaking her power talisman. After a phone call Celia makes to her paranormal expert friend, she learns with one witch comes a whole coven, now with their eyes out waiting for them to show in the new home area they thought would be safe. When the witches come, Celia makes a claim and fights for her sisters against the leader of the coven. Celia will have three challenges to face for her and her sisters to stay safe in their home. As long as Celia can win, but at what costs? We learn what each girl's abilities are, as a result of a backfired curse on their mother. Boy do we learn about these four ladies! The history details here with each and their parents, and their abilities. I wonder how much of this will come to surface again in the first novel. That the world, knowing or unknowingly senses it, doesn't accept weird and Celia, Taran, Shayna, and Emme are just that. Weird. Something that doesn't exist even in the supernatural world of vampires, werewolves, and witches. Great setting of the characters here. Right off the bat we start with a fight with a witch. We see weaknesses in each girl, but they can work together to win. As the story goes we see the strengths as well, and that they avoid the supernatural world as much as they can. These four sister stick together and stand up for each other, protect and fight for each other. They are all they have. We learn how they suffered and fought through school and how people, magical or not, sense they are different and fight or torment them, or at least try too. This novella sets the stage for these ladies as a whole and individually. They come out kicking and swinging. This novella is from Celia's point of view. Celia is the eldest and is the one that goes through an ordeal with the three challenges to try and save her sisters. There are quick sarcastic snarky remarks through the read. It gives a feel of Celia's personality, strong and has a sense of humor that's dry and could be negative but I like this humor. Celia's not all roses, she does have a tigeress inside after all, and I like that about her. Being that they stay out of the supernatural world as much as possible, they don't know what to expect or do with the three challenges. These ladies might be a product of the magical world, but they avoid it or at least try to. There are hints of things here that I do hope and look forward to learning more about. Like Celia and her dream man. Sounds like there is more there than she or I know. I would like to learn more! There are things hinted at with each lady that I'd like to see more about. Veeeery good novella to give you a feel of these weird ladies, where they came from and what they are capable of. I do look forward to seeing more of this in the novels to come.