Blood Curse Book Cover Blood Curse
Branded Trilogy Book 2
Kat Flannery
Paranormal Historical Romance
Imajin Books
October 1, 2014

Reviewed by:  Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

This story takes place in 1723 in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Kade Walker’s foster father, Sam, has been taken prisoner by Silas Monroe and his brothers. If Kade wants to see him again and keep him alive, he has to find and deliver a child, no ordinary child, but one with unmatched magical gifts.

Pril of the Peddler Clan, a Gypsy clan, has been raising her sister Vadoma’s little girl since she was born. Vadoma was the clan’s Chuvani which meant she had exceptional powers. She used those powers for evil instead of good. When she was killed by the Monroes she cursed them with a blood curse that every girl born to them would die at birth. What made her place the curse? Who was the father of her little girl, Tsura?

Since the curse, Tsura has been hunted, and Pril has done everything in her power to protect the girl she loves as her own. The Monroes have sent one assassin after another to kill Tsura so the blood curse will finally end. Silas Monroe, the eldest brother, has just buried his fourth daughter. His hatred and desire for revenge and to see Tsura dead knows no bounds.

Kade manages to visit the Peddler Clan. He sees Pril and Tsura, but is unaware he has found the girl he is searching for. He is ready to take Tsura and free his father, but an attack by a rival clan stops his plans. Tsura is taken; the only thing he can do is follow Pril until the girl is found. Pril knows she can’t stay any longer with the Peddlers. Her brother, Milosh, wants Pril and her daughter gone. When Pril put a spell on her daughter ensuring her safety, but did not do the same for the other girls, including her niece ,she set off a chain of events that would pit her brother against her.

Milosh has taken Tsura. Pril and Kade are sure he intends to turn her over to Silas Monroe. As badly as he wants to see Tsura dead, he can’t bring himself to do it. Kade and Pril search for Milosh and Tsura only to find Milosh dead and Tsura missing. This time she has been taken by someone who wants Tsura’s power; he is more than willing to make a deal with the devil. When Pril and Kade run into trouble, her brother, Galius, saves them. He has always been on Pril’s side and has protected her and Tsura to the best of his ability.

This is the second book in the series, and I loved it just as much as the first. It is a story filled with love, betrayal, secrets, magic, and surprises. The end actually was something I never saw coming and was both surprised and excited by what happened. Pril and Kade are both people devoted to those they love and are willing to do anything to protect them. When Pril finds out about Kade’s desire to find Tsura and turn her over to the Monroes, what will she do? They have feelings for each other, but can his betrayal be forgiven? Can Tsura be saved? Can the curse be ended? All questions are answered and I can’t wait for book three.

I read Blood Curse in one day because it held my interest from page one and I couldn’t wait to find out what happens next.

1st Place Winner:

Best Historical Paranormal Novel

2014 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards