Today is review day here on Chicks of Characterization. Here is what reviewers are saying about Cat's Curse.
This is true dark ages stuff—the aftermath of Rome's occupation of Britain, and the growing influence of Christianity vs. the old pagan ways and gods. I love epic historical/high fantasy. Fae, Celt, vampire, curses—all rolled into one book. You truly are transported to a magical time and place…it's a wonderful escape book for anyone wanting to get away from it all and I would definitely recommend it.
Reviewed by Heather from The Long and the Short of It
Score: 4.50 / 5 - Reviewer Top Pick!
This amazing story is very refreshing in the current romance genre.The storyline had a bunch of twists and turns that kept my attention and intrigued me with anticipation. I so wanted to know the outcome of this unlikely romance. Many interesting characters and love triangles make for a refreshing story that is not as neatly tied up as most romance novels of today, but has managed to make me a fan of the author's style. I am eagerly looking forward to reading the next book (Beltaine's Song), Book Two in the Dark Goddess Trilogy, as I have become addicted to the strength, courage and real human facets of the characters in this saga. Reviewed by: Lydia Ferrari at Night Owl Romance Reviews
Online Link: http://www.nightowlreviews.com/nightowlromance/reviews/Review.aspx?daoid=51
I found myself engrossed with how everything evolved. Cardea is an exceedingly winsome heroine. The reader can see her strength and development. I am excited to read the next book. Rated 3 ½ Tombstones by CeCe at Bitten By Books
She's a vampire, he's a cursed warrior; can true love keep them together?
3.5 stars! This was a remarkable book to read. It has all the earmarks of an enduring romance: suspense, danger, misunderstandings, true love and great sex. At the same time, it also has the elements of a wonderful fantasy story. The author’s detailed descriptions in the book brings you into the land she’s created, a fascinating escape from the day to day drudgery of our lives. I’m looking forward to the next book of this wonderful trilogy.
Reviewed by Kris Plausky at ecataromance
Link to complete review: http://sensual.ecataromance.com/index.php?p=3590
Cat’s Curse is a wonderful story full of spells, trust, betrayal, and for the two, unconditional love. I love how the subplots built up the main story. Every character is developed. The dialogue and action keeps the book fast paced… The action blends into the story and love scenes are sensuous instead of graphic, along with being very compelling. This well thought out story is a very easy to recommend historical. I look forward to more of this trilogy.
Anya Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
Cat's Curse is the first of the Dark Goddess Trilogy; a historical not to be missed. The love scenes are soft and sensual, not graphic. Kelley Heckart is a multi-talented author who has us believing that anything is possible. She brings her book to life and lets our imaginations soar!
Rated 4 Delightful Divas by Deb!
Ms. Heckart has written an entertaining tale that combines both history and fantasy in a way that will enchant the reader. Definitely put this one in your “I’m gonna read it next” pile! Reviewed by Rie McGaha of Book Reviews by Rie McGaha
Link to full review: http://thepaganandthepen.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/book-review-cats-curse-by-kelly-heckart/
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