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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you purchase the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Title: Touch of Evil
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #10, Touch #1
Published by Cecy Robson LLC on October 13, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Caffeinated PR
Format: arc, ebook
Purchase: Amazon|Barnes & Noble|Kobo|ITunes
The award-winning Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series continues to blow away modern fantasy and adventure fans with heart-stopping action and romance. Centered around four unique and powerful sisters, it’s time for Emme Wird, the youngest sister, to step into the supernatural spotlight.
Emme Wird, the healer and powerful telekinetic in the Wird family, hasn’t had the best of luck with males. While her sisters have found their mates and forever loves, Emme has found males that are better left as lost. Is a decent meal with polite conversation too much to ask for? Yes, it is.
When a pack member that Emme has dinner with is discovered dead and dismembered, it is up to Emme and her werewolf friend, Bren, to solve the murder. But spine-tingling danger and touches with evil have ways of bringing close friends closer.
Could the male that Emme searches for be right in front of her? Or will evil snatch him away from her, just as it did once before?
I have been looking forward to Emme and Bren’s story after obvious sexual tension between them in Flame and Fury. Having experienced the impressive writing of Cecy Robson on several occasions, I went into Touch of Evil with high expectations and she did not disappoint.
Emme has always been the shy and quiet one among her sisters. Her compassionate nature complemented her gift of healing. However, she struggled with low self-esteem, which intensified as she watched her sisters find their mates and she remained single. She would do anything to have someone to call her own, but with her poor dating record, that may prove difficult.
Touch of Evil revealed a side of Emme I never expected, bold, mighty and fierce. It goes to show one should never underestimate the quiet ones.
I enjoyed reading Brenn’s POV. The statements spewing from his lips had me laughing for most of the story. I also had fun with the interactions between him and Emme. I thought they complemented each other. Despite seeing this funny side to him, there was a lot I still did not know about him. Mysterious and hot, that is Brenn for you. I can’t wait to unravel that mystery.
Earlier, I mentioned the sexual tension between the main characters highlighted in Flame and Fury, well the reason for it came to light in this story.
I had a wonderful time with this book. The action, mystery and suspense had me flipping the pages. My only complaint, I needed more of this couple.
In Touch of Evil, Robson delivered a story which mixed action with humour, mystery and romance culminating into an addictive read.
Read an Excerpt
There’s a naked werewolf standing in front of me.
Let me kindly explain.
There’s a naked werewolf—a man who can change into a werewolf—standing naked, in human form, in front of me.
They do that a lot, change from beast to full naked glory. Typically, it’s pre and post bloody battle for the sake of the world and to protect its unsuspecting human populace. However awkward, I’m used to it.
“Like what you see?” he asks.
Make that sort of used to it.
He flexes and gives a little thrust to show off what he thinks are some delectable goods and oh, my…he has three testicles.
I slap my hands over my eyes. I take it back. I take it all back. I’m not used to all this.
“Emme,” Ted asks. “Did you just gag?”
I’m not a rude person.
I’m not a liar.
“Yes?” is my response.
Ted is a lot bigger than me. He’s also stronger and can snap my spine without changing to his beast counterpart. I keep my hands over my eyes. As a nurse by trade, and a supernatural fighter by sheer terrible luck, I have seen things, ugly, frightening, and unexceptionally evil things, and I’ve encountered creatures so menacing mere thoughts reduce me to trembles.
I draw the line at extra testicles.
The sound of slapping and bouncing skin causes me to shrink inward. Ted seems to be putting on quite the show. Honestly, it sounds like a one-man juggling show involving best-left-covered body parts.
I’m tired of dating Teds.
And humans, they wouldn’t survive me or the world my sisters and I were thrown into.
No, in order to be with me you must have something special.
And I’m not referring to what Ted is currently playing with.
My hands slip away from my face when I sense his approach.
“In my world, I’m revered for my virility,” he says to my back.
“Mm-hmm,” I reply. I pity the packmate forced to run behind him.
Ted is either referring to his obscenely large member weres are known for (“They’re built for attracting females,” my perky sister once explained) or the extra semen sack dangling halfway down his thigh. Neither impress me and neither does Ted.
I carefully step over the second of two discarded pizza boxes and make my way toward the exit.
My steps slow as I reach the door.
I turn to me left, then to my right. Something else is here.
Dread and resentment drag their long spindly fingers across my skin and hate coats my tongue.
I’m scared and on guard, and it’s not because of Ted.
Touch of Evil by Cecy Robson delivered an imaginative action-packed read filled with humour, mystery and romance, making it the perfect read for fans of urban fantasy. #urbanfantasy #weirdgirls #witches #werewolves #shifters Click To Tweet
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