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Cursed (Alpha's Warlock 1) by Kris Sawyer at Creative Minds

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Shifters / Magic / Wizards & Witches / Curses / Interspecies / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 05-September-2017

Book Blurb

Clyde Barrington is a werewolf with a curse on his head. Every night, he shifts from human to wolf and lives the life of a lonely predator, never fully accepted by his pack. When he saves a handsome stranger from a fire, everything changes.

In a world divided by the ancient feud between werewolves and warlocks, Clyde and Terry must learn to trust each other. When wolves start to disappear, their bond is tested by the fear of a pack now balanced on the edge of destruction.

Amidst a web of lies, deceits and betrayals, Clyde must decide where his loyalties lie, and choose between a forbidden love and the ties that bind him to his brothers. Is Terry an enemy to the pack, or the saviour that will lead them out of the darkness?

Book Review

I am always interested in new-to-me authors particularly of paranormal stories. I thought the blurb sounded interesting and needless to say, I was looking forward to the worldbuilding. In this world, magic and werewolves abound, although the wolves are constrained to only shift during a full moon. The war between witches, warlocks, and the creatures of the night, i.e. werewolves, vampires, and shapeshifters, is long over, with the magic users having won and a truce created, although the enmity between the two factions remains.

Clyde rescues Terry when Terry’s home is engulfed in flames, not knowing at the time that Terry is a warlock. When Terry finds out that a witch cursed Clyde, he is determined to reverse the curse, and allow Clyde to revert back to his normal werewolf behavior of changing only with the full moon. Terry is successful at curing Clyde but then comes the monumental step of introducing Terry to Clyde’s pack. The pack is divided about whether to accept Terry and then members begin to disappear with no trace.

This was a good story although I struggled with some inconsistencies and I had hoped for a stronger worldbuilding. The mystery portion was rather unsurprising which was somewhat disappointing. And in my opinion, the characters could have been fleshed out a little more adding to my understanding of them. However, this is a fairly short read and definitely provides an introduction to a unique world within the genre.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 80 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-September-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
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