Monday 25 September 2017


It’s time to meet your destiny in OF FLAME AND FATE, the next installment of the Weird Girls Flame series by Cecy Robson. Fans of Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series and the Cassandra Palmer series by Karen Chance, will devour this urban fantasy where the fate of the world lies in the hands of four unique sisters.

Of Flame and Fate
Weird Girls Flame #2
By Cecy Robson
Releasing September 26th, 2017

In Of Flame and Fate (Weird Girls Flame #2) by Cecy Robson, Taran Wird is determined to protect Destiny; a bizarre  and elite supernatural entity that could die if Taran doesn't keep her safe. However, being able to command fire and lightning might not be enough to get the job done. Yet, with wolves and other supernaturals on her side it's race to see if they can stop Johnny Fate, a man that has similar powers to Destiny. Will Taran be able to keep Destiny and her pregnant sister safe, or will all her efforts be for nothing?

Having not read the first book of this series, I wasn't sure what to expect in whether it could be read as a stand-alone or not, and I've got to say that I could read it as a solo book, even though I would have liked to have had more knowledge about Taran, her sisters and how they're so intertwined with the secondary characters in Destiny and Misha, the vampire. Yet, in saying that, I really enjoyed this book due to the battles the heroine faces in keeping Destiny safe. Really, the battles were exciting, especially with the way this book started with Taran in trouble and whether those that are trying to save her would be able to.

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to everything Taran, her mate Gemini and her sisters face in the battle of good versus evil. Will Taran be able to adhere to her mate's wishes? Furthermore, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked how determined she was to protect Destiny and her pregnant sister, even at a great risk to herself. I also liked how stubborn she could be and that she wouldn't give up, even though things get very dangerous for her at times, especially when it comes to what happens to Destiny and whether they'll be able to save her. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is the tight bond she shares with her sisters and that she would do anything to protect them.

Overall, Ms. Robson has delivered a thrilling and attention-grabbing read in this story where the chemistry between Taran and Gemini was intense and the ending had me concerned for Taran and Destiny, as Taran fights to keep Destiny alive and faces a tough battle to eliminate the bad guy. Will she be able to eliminate the person that is hurting Destiny? I would recommend Of Flame and Fate by Cecy Robson, if you enjoy paranormal romance or books by authors Chloe Neill, Jeaniene Frost, Patricia Briggs and Devon Monk.

Taran Wird, who commands the power to wield fire and lightning, is an oddity in the supernatural world. But neither Taran nor her unique sisters compare to the bizarre entity known as Destiny. And Taran is assigned to protect her.

Born of two witches, Destiny is revered among the supernatural elite for her acute ability to predict the future. Her biggest prophecy involves Taran’s sister, Celia, whom Destiny decreed will bear children strong enough to take on the evil that’s rising. Yet Destiny is not alone in her predictions, or individuality.

When Johnny Fate, a rock star among humans and a male version of Destiny is discovered, his powers and Destiny’s clash, triggering the start of Destiny’s demise and altering the fate of Celia’s unborn children.

Taran, her werewolf lover Gemini, and their allies must determine if it’s Fate who will decide what will become of Celia’s children, or if their lives and the world will perish with Destiny.

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The doors crash open as a pack of weres in human form stomp in, the exception being an immense, midnight-black wolf with a white left paw who leads them. His lips peel back, exposing a row of pointy fangs as he growls at the vampires surrounding me. But it’s the man storming forward with dark almond eyes and a six-inch dagger in his hand that gives me pause.

“Hi, honey,” I say, giving him a little wave.

Funny thing, he doesn’t wave back. His gaze swoops over my naked body. “Hold her,” he snarls, ramming the knife into my thigh.

Reality shoves aside the shock of having the man I love stab me in the leg. Like a heated blade through butter, he slices through the skin and muscle, creating a diagonal line and spraying blood across the glass shower walls. I expect pain, scorching white-hot pain, and to lose my blood supply in large volumes. But like the creepy crawly beneath my skin, I just feel that wretched pulling and grabbing.

My bleeding trickles to a stop just as Gemini’s hand plunges deep into the incision. The image is so graphic and brutal my stomach lurches. I’m seconds from passing out. The vamps on either side of me are the only thing keeping me vertical. But when my focus latches onto the hilt of the dagger, and I realize it’s a femur—a freaking femur!— my body immediately slumps.

Of course, that’s not the worst part.

The tangle of bodies, limbs, and faces, carved around the hilt twitch, as if seizing, breaking free of what’s holding them to slither. Oh, and it gets better. The mouths open, singing one messed up version of O Fortuna.

“Jesus Christ,” I gasp, my body trembling violently as their slowly amplifying voices echo across the room.

Agnes grips my jaw, yanking my face toward her. “Taran, get it together before you set this whole place on fire.”

I wrench my head free. “Don’t you think I’m trying?!”

I bite back a curse, and a few more, when something scampers toward my right butt cheek.

It doesn’t get far. Gemini thrusts his hand deep, wrenching a large, screeching lump from my leg, exciting the minute faces continuing to sing and slide along the hilt. Their voices crescendo and their bodies writhe with glee. I don’t get a good look at the demon impaled by the dagger, and I don’t want to. I only see enough to realize I was right about the spindly legs and pinchers.

Gemini carries the shrieking demon to the sink, ignoring the way the long cluster of centipede legs kick out and clutch blindly at the air. I wish I could ignore it. But those things you can’t unsee? I’ve seen plenty in my twisted, messed up life and this is one more to add to my list.

Gemini holds out his free hand. Without asking, a vamp drops an opened bottle of vodka into his palm. Gemini pours the vodka over the demon, stunning it and causing the legs to fall open like petals—nasty petals covered with blood, pointy grippy ends, and little bits of me.

With a turn of his wrist, he drops the demon into the sink. It falls with a sick plop.

Agnes’s weight abruptly pulls off me when she stands and hurries to the sink. She flicks a lighter another vamp tosses her and drops it on top of the demon. “Ad infernum,” she tells it, sending it back to hell.

The vamps step away from me as the flames spray up to lick the ceiling. The exception is Edith who remains on her knees, clutching my leg between her breasts and sealing my wound with several fast and enthusiastic strokes of her tongue.

Get away from her,” Gemini demands. His voice is more beast than human, setting off an orchestra of snarls from the rest of the pack.

Like a very hungry dog with a bone, Edith doesn’t want to let go. Gemini doesn’t give her a choice. From one breath to the next, he rips me from her, wrapping me in a blanket someone hands him and carrying me away.

CECY ROBSON is an author of contemporary romance, young adult adventure, and award-winning urban fantasy. A double RITA® 2016 finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, and a published author of more than eighteen titles, you can typically find her on her laptop writing her stories or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your lovely review and feature of Of Flame and Fate.