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Cursed (The Devil's Roses Book 1) Kindle Edition

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The Devil's Roses
"You will not be disappointed with this series! I just could not stop reading. Can't wait to read the next book."
"Tara definitely made The Devil's Roses a "must-read-over-and-over-again" type series. I can never get tired of reading this series."
"Loved the series. Highly recommended to those who like fantasy stories."
"Could not put down, great read....look forward to more by Tara Brown!
(Although my husband may hide my kindle if it is another good series!...That's why I bought a second Kindle! I have hidden that one!)"
"I cried. I laughed. I cried. I laughed. Action. Action. More action! Twists. Turns. Like a never ending maze. Anxiety. Roller coaster. Switchbacks. Loops. I was totally captivated. Couldn't put it down. Literally on the edge of my seat! Amazing, intelligent, witty, chaotic, loving, hating, secrets, romance, doom, destruction...this book has it all! Highly recommended!"
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I have changed my pen name on this series to TL Brown because I am separating my genres. Sorry if this is an inconvenience to anyone but I have too many genres for one name.
The Devil's Roses has expanded. It has two side story novels called Blackwater and Midnight Coven. 
The best reading order is as follows:
Cursed
Bane
Hyde
Witch
Death
Blackwater
Midnight Coven
Redeemers 
Betrayers - TBA
There will be 9 books altogether. The first 8 are completed and available now.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3542 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0991841107
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ATVXSM2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,720 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've been lucky enough to find some pretty good gems while scrolling through the freebies on Amazon, and unfortunately this was not one of them. The description of the story was intriguing, and as it turns out, much better than the actual novel.

My top issue with this story is the author's choice in perspective. Please, please don't write in first person if you're incapable of constructing sentences that don't start with either "I" or "my." Here's a little sample...please judge for yourself.

"I ran as fast as I could, which apparently was pretty fast. I saw the ocean through the trees and ran down to the beach. I looked both ways to ensure no one saw me carrying a dead girl out into the open waters. I felt the cold ocean water hit me like a refreshing wave. The cold didn't hurt like it should have. I swam out into the chuck holding her hand. I swam as hard as I could until I reached a good distance from the beach. I was amazed at how quickly I could swim. I let all of my breath out and grabbed the dead girl's hand. I sank like a stone down into the cool ocean water."

See what I mean? Nine of the ten sentences in this paragraph start with "I." This happens so frequently throughout the novel it made my eyes physically ache. This paragraph also gives a perfect example of the author's narrative abilities. "I felt the cold ocean water hit me like a refreshing wave." Really? The ocean hit you...like a wave. Mmmm-kay.

Cursed wasn't what I had expected or hoped for (thanks to the high reviews that led me astray). I get that the author wants the reader to fully grasp the level of suffering Aimee has gone through, but it felt that every other detail in the novel was completely overlooked because of it.
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I really enjoyed reading Cursed and am excited to be continuing with the next book in the series.

Aimee's family has been struck by tragedy. Her mother died unexpectedly eight months ago. Since then Aimee has becomea shell of the person that she used to be. Her wardrobe consists of blacks and greys. Her best friend is a fellow nerd named Blake and she feels like she's living in her vibrant twin sister Alyce's shadow.

In an attempt to try and rejoin the real world Aimee makes a decision that will change her life. She attends a party at her sister's insistance. One horrible decision caused by an embarassing moment leads to events that change the direction of Aimee's life forver.

This book was amazing. I normaly write longer reviews, but there is so much that I do not want to give away. I insist that you read this series!
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I really enjoyed this read, it's different from other books I usually read. Paranormal meets suspense and lost love. The storyline was so intriguing I couldn't put it down until the mystery was solved.
The main character I liked, she started from her grieving to slowly returning to life though it seemed to be to late for her. Her romances were interesting the reader can't help but pick sides of who your favorite is she should love. She gradually becomes a different person after her transformation and I must confess I admired this side much better her confidence showed more compared to when first meeting her in the beginning.
The male leads were so lovable in that they each had a quality about them that makes the reader fall for them. On the one hand you have a popular sweet open love and the other a mysterious damaged love. Very hard to choose which but was great non the less getting to know their personalities and their interactions with the main female lead.
The supporting characters were ugh frustrating! I found myself seriously disliking some of them and wanting to smack them for being so cruel. Some were more likable, not having nearly as much talk time but when they did it was supportive as a friend should be.
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I've just finished reading this book and i loved it. This book had me in by the time i had finished reading the first page!!!The story is Hot,Sexy&Intensely Haunting.Filled me with despair one moment, then made me laugh the next.Loved each and every one of the characters,even the rotten ones,as they were portrayed in such a way, that you felt you knew each and every one personally.It did jump around a little bit,but for me, that just kept it more interesting.Well done Tara Brown,on a book that held me spellbound to the very end.Would recommend this book to everyone."5STARS ALL THE WAY".Glad there's a book 2-"(BANE)", which i'm sure will be just as good.Cheers.
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It was a really good book! I was hooked from page 1! I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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First I got this when it was free, so no gripes on the price. Second, the author has great plot talents, but I've had this issue in other books by her. I do love most of her stories, however, this was sadly one that got me and then lost me. I'll explain. Here were a few distractions to reading that put me off. Again this is just MY opinion. I'm sure others will feel different.

The 'steam' was good, m'kay. but there was too much steam with too many people. It was distasteful to me by the end.

The main plot starts off great. One thing that started to bother me first was how the main character was told time and time again how she wasn't as pretty as her sister, but cleans up nice. She is a twin by the way who cannot seem to cope with the loss of her mom. That is after make up and dresses are added and people take notice. Like the main, I thought i was a slap int he face. At least Shane mentions he likes her without all of that. Nerds are just to plain. While I get this, it was stated so many times...so not too too bad but tiring.

She was like her mom one minute then totally like her dad. This could have been good, but it was more confusing the way it was presented. Obvious right? she is their kid...BUT she started to turn out more like her fickle sister than herself. I was disappointment with her and her changes and how she handles them. While I get it was inexperience, it was not believable to me.I'm sorry, just wasn't.

I cried. The wind an her mom was great. Then I was sad it turned out to be something else. Giselle and Jamie parts were so moving I cried more. There is real power in these parts of the book. This is where Tara shines.

Blake, not best friend quality. Did such a major turn, I started to hate him.
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