Release Day Review: A Cursed Moon by Cecy Robson

Posted December 3, 2013 in Review / 3 Comments

A cursed moonA Cursed Moon (Weird Girls #2.5)
By Cecy Robson
Published December 3rd, 2013
Signet Eclipse / Penguin
Urban Fantasy
Source: Received from Signet/Penguin in exchange for an unbiased review (HUGE thanks!)



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About the Book:

Meet the furry big brother that the Wird sisters never had…


Bren is a cocky, brash hound of a werewolf who loathes the idea of belonging to Aric’s pack—much less finding a mate. But Bren’s hotheaded behavior lands him in the doghouse when he defies Aric’s authority in front of his pack, bringing up a sore subject that’s bound to make the Alpha wolf’s blood boil…


Luckily for him, no one can stay mad at Bren and his wild charm for long. And when some frightening ghosts launch a hostile paranormal takeover, Bren will team up with Celia to take down the evil ghouls before they hurt someone they both love…

Bren is the big brother the Wird sisters always needed and will never be without.   All throughout the series, we only get snippets of an obnoxious, womanizing, and definitely “cocky” Bren.  Today, Cecy Robson has given us the gift of knowing the real Bren and why he acts the way he does in her novella, A Cursed Moon.

I’ve got to tell you, in my opinion, fans of this series MUST read this novella before the next book in the series, Cursed by Destiny.  This isn’t your ordinary “filler” novella.  There are major happenings going on in only 98 pages.

We start out with a glimpse into the world of our favorite “Odd Couple”, Bren and Dan.  Oscar has nothing on Bren’s dating, laundry, and eating habits – he’s all lone wolf.  Bren is making crazy bets with Dan involving french maid costumes while running out the door late to the Pack Den where he’s been reluctantly recruited to help train the students. One thing leads to another and by the end of the chapter Bren ends up unconscious at the Pack’s Den with a note from Aric stapled to his forehead.  Want to know how that happened and what the note said?  READ THE STORY!!!

Actually, the story is about hostile spirits rising and attacking humans around the Tahoe area.  The Wolves are fighting these spirits the best they can but when Celia and Bren run into a really nasty spirit, they end up working together to save someone they mutually care about.

I would say almost all (if not exactly all) of the regular characters, including mean, crotchety old Mrs. Mancuso (bless her nasty soul) are in this novella.  What I enjoyed the most was seeing the characters through Bren’s eyes (the story is written from his POV).  You learn so much about Bren from his interactions with other characters, not just from a huge dialogue he has Celia, but from his little chat with Emme and the thoughtful conversation he has with Aric.

There was just so much to soak up from these measly 98 pages!  I would be remiss if I forgot to mention that there might be a teeny, tiny lead-in to Cursed by Destiny at the end of the story, as well as a sneak peek.

But this novella was all Bren.  I could read and re-read this story over and over and over again and still smile over the silliness (and love) that is Bren.  I see so many possibilities for Bren’s future that my secret wish (or not so secret now) is that we get another novella written from Bren’s POV. 

A girl can dream…

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Cecy RobsonAbout the Author:

Cecy (pronounced Sessy) 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 she was raised in. 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. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she began writing in May 2009.

Her Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series is published with Penguin Random House’s Signet Eclipse and released to stellar praise from multiple reviewers including: Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and Romantic Times. THE WEIRD GIRLS: A Novella, SEALED WITH A CURSE, and A CURSED EMBRACE are now available. A CURSED MOON: A Novella, releases December 3, 2013, followed by CURSED BY DESTINY, January 7, 2014

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 Other books in the series:

The Weird Girls Sealed with a Curse Cursed Embrace cursed by destiny












About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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3 responses to “Release Day Review: A Cursed Moon by Cecy Robson

  1. Hi, Kristin! I originally wrote A CURSED MOON in 2010, along with yes, Bren’s second novella, and Taran’s first. The first draft was only 10k words so I had to add another 15k when Penguin offered me a contract for it. So now you know Bren has another novella coming in the future. That one has a bit of a surprise as well. 🙂 I’m thrilled you’ve fallen for Bren. He’s always held a special place in my writing heart. Thank you for the feature. I hope you continue to enjoy my series. BTW, the note stapled to the forehead scene was in the original story and still remains among my favorite scenes!