Only available as an enovella, the prequel to the second novel in the dark and sexy Imnada Brotherhood trilogy about shapeshifters in Regency-era England.
Neither actress Sarah Hayes nor London’s most eligible bachelor Sebastian Commin, Earl of Deane, has ever forgotten their one and only scandalous night of white hot passion or the differences in their social positions that make a future together impossible. So when they discover that they’ll be fellow guests at a house party, they vow to keep each other at arm’s length. A vow broken when they find themselves caught up in a mystery involving a brutal attack on an Imnada shape-shifter and an unexplained entity known as the Naxos.
Each clue they uncover reveals more about the ancient Imnada enemy—monstrous soul-feeders with the power to devour worlds. Each fiery encounter between the aristocrat and the entertainer underscores the raw desire that crackles the very air between them until Sebastian is convinced to make Sarah his wife, no matter the cost to his reputation. He just needs to convince Sarah, who cares for him too much to allow his future to be ruined by marrying a low-born actress. It’s only when the sinister Naxos strike again and Sebastian’s life is threatened that Sarah realizes she’s willing to risk a little scandal in order to save the world…and the man she loves.
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a fractured fairy tale and a play on character. this is a great story, using the myths of the Robin hood legend while Richard the Lion Heart has been delayed in his return his brother John has made a claim to his throne. This affects all of the people with in his country, including will Shackley. Will Shackley is a rogue of a noble son, who is forced by the knifing plots of the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Sir Guy who in attempt of gaining the support of John by Will's uncle have taken his lands, killed his uncle and enslaved his people. At first taken by bandits of Sherwood, he tries his stake at revenge only to learn his people his serfs needed his help through the difficult and trying time. It is Will who changes history and begins robbing the rich paying the poor.
Not knowing that there was another book before this one, the story had me a little lost because I felt like I was missing something. Other then that it was a good read.
Unleash the Curse (Imnada Brotherhood #1.5) by Alexa Egan 3 1/2 of 5 stars Unleash the Curse (Imnada Brotherhood #1.5) by Alexa Egan Set in Yorkshire, February 1816. Actress Sarah Hayes and Sebastian Commin, Earl of Deane, have been avoiding each other for the past six months following a one-night stand. Now they are placed in an awkward situation after both being invited to a multiple day house party. Truth be told, Sarah and Sebastian are both attracted to each other but allow their station to dictate their lives. Now they are involved in the mystery of the Imnada shape-shifter and the Naxos. They set out to discover its secrets as well as their feelings for each other. Alexa Egan does an ideal job of making you feel like you are in the 1800s. She successfully packs a lot of information and details in this short 100 page novella. Egan created an interesting story with this prequel to Shadow’s Curse, which I am looking forward to reading. ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.
As a species the Imnada seem like a potentially interesting shape-shifter. At the moment I am at a loss to say what exactly they are. Hairy, big and beastlike is the best I can come up with. At the moment the series is a combination of romance meets paranormal with the romance side getting more of a legs up. If the author wants to stay more grounded in the para genre then the shifter/creature/fey storyline needs to be developed a wee bit more. Give those monstrous soul-feeders a chance to shine. This is short prequel to the second novel, which will hopefully be a better indicator of where the author is headed with this idea. I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.