Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Tour: The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank

The Curse Keepers
by Denise Grover Swank
The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It’s about to come crashing down.
Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginia settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the material realm know what really happened to the colony. Ellie is one of those descendants—a Curse Keeper. Her father took pains to teach her what he knew of the curse and the responsibilities of its guardians. He taught her that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet, the curse will be lifted, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.

Despite her father’s seriousness, Ellie has always taken the legend for a harmless fairy tale. Until she meets the darkly handsome, but downright infuriating, Collin Dailey and realizes everything she was told is true. For when they meet, it’s like the air is sucked from the room. Collin’s presence is electrifying… and it’s not just attraction Ellie feels, but the inexorable pull toward her destiny. The prophecy is real, and now Ellie and Collin must battle supernatural forces and their loathing—and passion—for each other to set things right.

The Curse Keepers are all that stand between the world and its destruction.

ABOUT Denise Grover Swank:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period.  Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.)  Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks.  She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

Kat's Review

I signed up for this book tour specifically because I really like this author. I think she has a great voice, and she writes characters that intrigue me, including really strong female characters. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it sounded interesting.

Ellie is a woman in her early twenties trying to help keep her father's Inn afloat with the help of her stepmom, after her father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She works two jobs to keep her apartment as well as donate money to the struggling business. Growing up, her father always spoke of a curse, and that Ellie was a curse keeper. After her mom's death, which she attributed to the curse, she refused to learn anything more.

So when Collin walks into her workplace and breaks the curse with the touch of a hand, Ellie finds herself at a disadvantage. Collin knows everything, and Ellie must rely on his knowledge to fulfill her end of the deal.

But can Collin be trusted?

Kat's Rating: A Good Read

This book hit all the right notes. It had a great balance between myth and legend, mystery, action, and romance. I didn't want to put it down, and I can't wait for the sequel.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this title from NetGalley and the publisher in return for an honest review.

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