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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

22 Book Lovin Bitches Ebook Tours review: cursed mates by Cara Marsi

We should never try to deny the beast – the animal within us. 
- Dr. George Waggner, The Howling (1981)


Cursed Mates
Kyla Yaeger is an elite were-hunter. orphaned at an early age, she vows to slay the werewolf responsible for murdering her parents.  together with her business partner and friend Todd Bailey, she is sent to Heavensent, Maine to investigate suspected werewolf activity. there, she meets the mysterious and very attractive Nick Radford. as she closes in on her target, Kyla is suddenly torn between love and duty when she finally learns who and what Nick really is.
the first thing that struck me was author Cara Marsi's play with words. the village is named Heavensent but there is nothing heavenly about it. Kyla's last name is Yaeger which is an anglicization of der Jager - the German word for hunter. the law firm she works for is called Hunter-Wolf, Ltd. i found the latter very obvious and how the company managed to keep its profile safe and covert from  its supernatural enemies eludes me. well, sometimes that which is right before one's very eyes can easily be overlooked or ignored.
this is exactly how i feel about Kyla as well. for all her skills and abilities, she realized too late the real identities of her enemies. she felt something was wrong. Heavensent felt so oppressive and menacing to her but she could not get her hands on on what it was. the locals are behaving unusually as well. there are also other paranormal entities that plague the quaint town of Maine.
Black Fox, Kyla's Navajo spirit guide was not much help at all. she would only reply in riddles and smile cryptically. aside from her troubled emotional psyche, Kyla was also seeing visions of the past which complicated her feelings for Nick and deepened the mystery surrounding her quest. 
an ancient curse, magic, suspense, horror, redemption and true love are woven into the story. though i prefer vampires, this book raised my interest in shapeshifters and i look forward to learning more about them.
overall, it is a good read for lupine and romance devotees.

*Cursed Mates is available at Noble Romance Publishing and Amazon. for more information about Cara Marsi and her work, please visit http://www.caramarsi.com/ 

my personal rating is:
Cursed Mates contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under.






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Disclosure of Material Connection: i am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches E-book Tours and a copy was provided by the author. although  payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches E-book Tours,  i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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