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Friday, October 21, 2016

Cecy Robson's "Of Flame and Light" and My Review

The fire she once mastered so easily has become her greatest adversary 
and is now slowly burning her alive . . .

Weird Girls #7
Cecy Robson
Releasing Oct 18th, 2016

Taran Wird holds the unique ability to conjure fire and lightning. She is mated to Gemini, Second in Command to the Squaw Valley Pack of the Lake Tahoe Region, and the sole werewolf to possess the ability to split into two wolves. And although they are mates, Taran's insecurities have driven them apart. 

Devastated by an injury that left her with a zombie-like limb, Taran struggles to regain command over her magic. But when her arm and her power turn against her, lashing out on those she most loves, she knows she can no longer carry this burden alone. Not that she likes the alternative.

The only way to regain control of her magic is to align and learn from the local coven of witches―the very ones who sought to banish her when she and her three unique sisters first moved to the mystical region. But although Taran is trying, the teachings don't come easy, and the tasks leave her weak and emotionally shattered.

Yet Taran must learn and learn fast. Time is running out. The fire she once mastered so easily has become her greatest adversary and is now slowly burning her alive . . .

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Cecy Robson is an award-winning author of magical realms, to-die-for Alpha heroes, and young adult adventure. A double RITA® 2016 finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, and published author of more than fifteen titles, you can typically find her on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine. 

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This was the first book of the series I'd read, so I was a little lost on everyone's history. My bad. But as a grandma with a granddaughter born with her right arm ending about an inch below her elbow, I know of her emotional struggles to fit in. Is it any wonder my grandmotherly love and concern identified with Taran right away? I was on her side the whole way through the book and damn anyone who messed with her. Oh, I could have bitch-slapped Vieve and her smiling conniving ways--aren't they always the ones? And Gemini? He needed his shorts starched with fire ants. Okay, so grandma can be a little over-protective. But we're talking about a heroine who has lost her arm, had it replaced with an appendage that seems bent on destroying her, and her mate is acting all "ewww, you're not perfect anymore." She's tough, but her heart and spirit are damn near broken.

As a writer of shifters, it's always good to read how other authors write them. We each have our own style, which is grand. Ms. Robson kept me engrossed with her story of human feelings and behaviors and paranormal activities. What a delightful blend. She wove a strong story that zipped me from anger to fear to laugh out loud humor to protectiveness for Taran. If an author can make me laugh until tears run down my face or make me grab for tissues as I cry, she has a new fan. Well done. Well worth the read. And well worth my going back and ordering the prior books of this remarkable series.



Crystal Cuffley said...

Thank you for hosting and reviewing OF FLAME AND LIGHT today!

Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

Cecy said...

I can't get over this review and how much it tugged at your heart while reading. THANK YOU for this wonderful feature of OF FLAME AND LIGHT and for taking the time to read and review!