New York Times bestselling author, Denise Grover Swank, has released the second book of her Curse Keepers series, The Curse Breakers, published by 47North.
For more than four hundred years, the Curse Keepers guarded the barrier between the human and spirit realms. All that changed the day Ellie Lancaster met Collin Dailey. Prophecy demanded they defend the world from evil…even as it ignited a passion that threatened to consume them both.
Now Ellie faces a frightening new life, abandoned by the man she loves and tormented by malevolent spirits unleashing their vengeance upon the earth. Her only shot at protecting humanity—and herself—from the demon scourge is to claim the mark of the god Ahone as her own. Finding it means trusting Dr. David Preston, a handsome professor of Native American studies whose skepticism is surpassed only by his attraction to Ellie. Together they must finish what the Curse Keepers began, defying the forces of darkness to face hell on earth—and unlock the truth of Ellie’s destiny.
The Curse Breakers was released on April 29, 2014, and is 407 pages long.
Lady Scribe’s Notes: The cover, featuring a pretty girl and two hunks, caught my attention–and not because of their gorgeous appearances. Unlike a lot of covers I’ve seen lately, these characters look a little more than the common sex fare found on many paranormal covers.
It caught my attention enough to get me to click through to read the description–and the reviews. Unsurprisingly, the reviews report the addition of sex. I’m okay with that, it does seem like a standard paranormal romance novel.
So I read the sample. It was well-written, and I found Ellie to be very engaging. She’s sympathetic from the start of this book two. I haven’t read book one, but the tidbits thrown at me were enough to make me want to go find book one and give it a look.
It looks like an interesting read, judging from the sample, and there are a few interesting characters presented at the start. While there is a bit of exposition in the opener of this book two, it was just enough to keep new readers to the series in the loop enough to follow along–and draw interest to the events in book one.