Title: Demon's Curse
Author: Alexa Egan
Series: Imnada Brotherhood
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 26, 2012
I received this book from Simon & Schuster, in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: A rising star on the Covent Garden stage, Bianca Parrino believes she has everything she wants. Independence. Wealth. And a life finally free of her violent, abusive husband. But when her close friend, Adam, is murdered, and Bianca is suspected in his death, she is unwittingly drawn into the search for his killer, and soon must question everything she believes—about her friend, about herself, and about a world she never knew existed.
A member of the mysterious race of shape-shifting Imnada and part of an elite military unit, Captain Mac Flannery gathered intelligence during the Napoleonic wars. As a result of a savage massacre, Mac and the men he served with are cursed. Now one of them has been found murdered, and Mac suspects the existence of the Imnada has been discovered at last. His only link to unearthing the truth is the beautiful actress who turns up unexpectedly at Adam’s funeral.
Before long, Mac has more to contend with than Bianca’s overt mistrust, his ill-fated attraction to the haughty and beautiful actress, and his ongoing search for an end to the curse. Because Adam’s killer is back, and Mac is next on his list.
Thoughts: Mac Flannery is an Imnada shape-shifter and part of an elite military unit. Both he and his fellow men are cursed to spend the night time hours in their animal forms. One of them has been murdered. Mac fears their secret has been discovered, which could put them in grave danger.
Good read! Set in 1816 with a wonderful meshing of fantasy and paranormal elements. It wasn't my favorite of shapeshifter reads - but it was definitely enjoyable. Demon's Curse is a fun read with interesting mythology. A sweet romance between Mac and Bianca, both scarred.. they deserve to have a happy ever after. Shapeshifter fans will want to check this one out.
Score: 3 Stars
Author Website: http://www.alexaegan.com/
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