Saturday, January 18, 2014

Homecoming by Cecilia Robert ~ review & giveaway

Book Description:

Five years ago, twenty-three-year-old panther shifter Sera Czedar left her home and her newly mated groom in a humiliating position after a mating ceremony gone wrong. She built a new life for herself in Varselles, the City of Outcasts where shifters exiled from their clans in the Seven Kingdoms can go for sanctuary.

Five years ago, panther shifter Levian Grayson was abandoned on the bonding bed by his bride, Sera. After years of tracking her, he arrives in Varselles, intent on staking his claim on her once and for all, even if it means hauling her over his shoulder just to make sure that happens.

Sera has always known her homecoming would eventually catch up with her one day. The one thing she can’t bear to do is hurt Levian, which will happen as soon as he finds out the reason she left him. Is she ready to take that path? Most of all, will Levian still want her when the truth comes out?

Title: Homecoming (Cloaked Devices #0.5) – novella

Author: Cecilia Robert

Release date: October 25th, 2013

Age Group: New Adult/Adult

Genre: Paranormal romance with steam punk and fantasy elements

Tour organized by:  AToMR Tours and Events

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About the Author

Cecilia Robert writes YA, NA and Adult. My motto: Passion rules. I enjoy writing stories about people finding love in the most unexpected of places,and also about people finding their true purpose in life coupled with adventurous journeys, whether it's urban, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary or paranormal romance. There's always a happy ever after, no matter how long it takes for the characters to get there.

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My Thoughts:

This book was a quick read. I could not pass up the opportunity to try this series as I have been eyeing it for awhile now but was unsure whether I would like a steam punk type book or not.

I now know not to be so afraid to try steam punk. I liked it quite alot.

Sera was the daughter of the Alpha and was looked up to by the other clan members. She loved twin brothers and thought she was "in love" with one of them. When it came time for the males to pick their mates, the brother she though she loved the most didn't claim her. Shocked, embarrassed and with a secret or two under her belt, she ran leaving the other brother, Levian, heart broken and missing the mate that he claimed as his.

Five years later, she has been found and he refuses to let her escape him again regardless of why she ran.

This novella was full of action, some suspense, romance, animosity, secrets, and shifters.

I have no fear of reading more books in this series now. :-)

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this novella to anyone, especially those of you who, like me, crave shifter stories.

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I honestly thought it was pretty good for a short story.    

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  1. ^^ steampunk can be an interesting element but i haven't read a lot of steampunk yet ( though i loved those i 've read) now adding shapeshifters in it just make it so much more tempting^^

    thank you a lot for the discovery and i hope you will tell us more when you follow up teh series

    1. You're right, steampunk can be interesting. I really enjoyed exploring this world, as well as integrating shifters in the story. :)

    2. I'll let you know as I read the other books Miki. :-)

  2. I read this novella awhile back and really loved it. I loved the shifter aspect mixed with steampunk and that Sera was such a strong and intelligent heroine. I have been eagerly awaiting the first book in the series to see what happens now that they are together.

    1. Thanks, Steph! gosh, so great to hear you enjoyed Sera and Levian's story. I can't wait to share with you the first book, RISE.

    2. I am so glad that I have a title to look for now! :-)

  3. Hi Brenda, Thank you so much for taking time to read and review Homecoming, and for being part of the tour. ah, so. so glad you enjoyed this introduction to the Cloaked Devices series!

    1. :-) I am glad for the opportunity to try this series. You've made me a fan! Thank you.

  4. It sounds like a wonderful book. I love the really cute cover. Thanks for having the giveaway

  5. I have not read any steam punk yet. The combination of paranormal romance with steam punk sounds intriguing. Interesting cover. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  6. Love the sound of this series, shifters get me every time, I have read a few steam punk and liked them but admit shifters are my favourite so mixing the two way to go.

  7. I've had my eye on this one too. :) The cover is absolutely beautiful. I'm still getting into the steampunk stuff. It's different and Im definitely intrigued with adding the shifter aspect to it. I will have to grab a copy now. :)