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"Curses, ancient vampires, and steamy romance"

The first of the Dark Goddess series is set in the time in Scottish history after the fall of the Roman Empire, but before Christianity had swept the region. Cat Anna, a follower of the old religion, curses the Prince Aedan by that if he touches a woman, he will turn into a cat. In his exile, he meets the mysterious Cordea. Interestingly, Cordea is also cursed, having lived as a vampire for centuries. The two are inexplicably drawn to each other.

Aedan must kill Cat Anna to reverse the curse and regain his rightful place as the heir to the throne. Cordea has her own history with Cat Anna, and with those who try to come between she and Aedan. The story starts as a tale of two people fighting their own demons, but becomes an epic history of the changing landscape in this ancient culture.

At first, I was bored. The pacing was slow, the plot not apparent. Honestly, I thought about giving up.

I'm so glad I didn't!

Around page one hundred fifty, the story shifts and the author hit her groove. The tale of these two lovers starts bridging not only their relationship but also the differing religious sects and cultures, adding much needed intrigue. After this point, the pacing greatly improves. Also, the characters become more delineated, fitting better into the story as a whole.

Although starting off slow, I ended up loving this book. I cannot wait for more.

Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted July 25, 2009

SUMMARY

Enter Dark Age Scotland, a mysterious, dangerous & exciting place...

Cardea, follower of the Great Goddess is cursed to live an eternity as a blood drinker. For centuries she has lived with hate hunting and feeding off humans. Now she finds herself at the end of a sword blade held by the most handsome and arrogant man she has ever met.

Aedan mac Gabrain, prince of Dal Riata and a Christian, trusts no one after suffering a curse that keeps him from touching any females or he will turn into a black cat like his brother. He especially distrusts this strange female who could be the one who cursed his clan since no one knows Cat Anna's true face.

Can two tortured souls find love while battling a dark goddess determined to destroy them?

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Dark Ages

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Cat's Curse
(Dark Goddess Trilogy: Book 1)
by Kelley Heckart

Awe-struck
June 1, 2009
Available: June 21, 2009
ISBN #1587491753
EAN #9781587491757
310 pages
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