Curse Me Not by Elizabeth Fisher
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Format: eBook, Print
Number of Pages: 267
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
Source: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
SummaryAppalachian unsophisticate Elzetta Swan has gained a rare ability considered very lucrative in her reality: she can see people’s auras and clean revenge curses off those auras. Embracing the gift faster than grass through a goose, she’s about to finish her first year as a licensed "bodywasher" in Knoxville, Tennessee, with a countrified inner child that’s skipping all the way to the bank.
Suddenly a routine aura cleansing turns ugly. Elzetta suspects a professional invoker has come to town—one who’s hooked on the rush of setting particularly nasty curses. If that wasn’t bad enough, the invoker may be visiting at the invitation of a mysterious local with a malicious hard-on for revenge.
Well-intentioned but often out of her depth, Elzetta attempts to track down the culprits. In doing so, she ends up facing threats to both her trendy new life and the hallelujah hankering she’s formed for a reluctant—and way too sexy—urban white knight who’s crossed her path. Will the confrontations create in Elzetta a vengeful rage all her own?
~ Summary from Goodreads.com ~
ReviewI enjoy reading paranormal and supernatural fiction, so I have to admit that I was a bit worried when I discovered that this book was categorized as a "romance." I do not mind reading romances, but I was concerned that what seemed like a romantic subplot would end up consuming the whole story.
Boy, was I wrong!
Fisher not only created a realistic world in which the paranormal is accepted to a certain extent, she also made this gift that the protagonist has about as un-mystical as breathing. I figured that the protagonist would be Wiccan, or some kind of supernatural creature with powers that are beyond our understanding. I was both surprised and delighted when I discovered that Elzetta is down-to-earth and practical; she is the type of gal who you can have a beer, coffee, or iced tea with while talking about ways to cope with hot flashes.
The other characters are just as realistic; all of them have personality traits and quirks that breathe life into a unique and spellbinding story that is a break from action-packed paranormal novels filled with supernatural characters. There is romance in the book, but the plot of the book can stand on its own without the romance; which is what I prefer when I read novels categorized as "romance."
If you are looking for a romance novel like the Harlequin romances from the 80's, then you will probably be disappointed; however, if you are looking for a unique, realistic, and entertaining story that has some personality to it, then I highly recommend that you grab a copy of Curse Me Not by Elizabeth Fisher. I am hoping she has plans to make this book the beginning of a series, because I definitely want to read more!
About the Author
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Elizabeth Fisher lives in east Tennessee and has deep Appalachian roots that involve all the usual elements—moonshine stills, horse thieving ancestors and rumors of illicit banjo pickin’. Fortunately, due to her father’s less felonious North Carolina heritage, Fisher makes an honest living as a freelance writer, editor and graphic designer. In her spare time, she reads, hikes and attempts to oil paint. She believes she’s making great strides in creatively incorporating the errant hairs of her cats—Buck and Bozo—into her still lifes. Her loving husband, Tim, is not so sure.
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