White Curse (Spectrum, #1) by D. N. Leo


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The author sent me a copy of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  4  of  5  stars

Plot

To live, they have to be apart. To live happily-ever-after, they have to murder people on order. To be together, one of them will die.

They are childhood sweethearts. She believes in karma. He believes in science and logic. If given the choice between killing and stealing, she’d choose to steal. Forced to choose between money and freedom, he’d choose freedom.

Their love is cursed. Their choice to love each other was taken away from them.

Computer hacker Lorcan can steal data from the most impossible of sources. High profile thief Orla specializes in acquiring valuable antiques. Their combined skill set twists their fate and leads them to incredible places across the multiverse.

This is the first installment in a romantic fantasy thriller series, filled with psychic romance suspense, paranormal, and science fiction twists and turns!

OUTLANDERS OF THE MULTIVERSE – Urban Fantasy Thriller with Science Fiction and Paranormal Elements

 

Genre(s):  Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal Romance

Series:  Spectrum Series, #1

Length:  249 pages

Release date:  2014-11-25

Teaser


A wave of strong jasmine suddenly engulfed Orla. A faint gray mist swirled through the air, forming a funnel and thickening around Orla and Lorcan. She pushed at Lorcan’s chest to stop the kiss, puzzled. She didn’t like what she saw and smelt. It had been a long time since she’d experienced these sensations, and she didn’t care for them at all.


My Opinion

White Curse introduces you to Orla and Lorcan, antiques’ thief and hacker. Orla’s latest job lets the childhood sweethearts come across Madeline Roux and Ciaran LeBlanc who are trying to save Madeline’s friend Jo. This crossover between the Spectrum and the A Shade of Mind series is well handled. Their adventure is a fun mix of urban fantasy, thriller and paranormal romance; the book has a pleasant flow. The genres are well balanced.

With White Curse, D. N. Leo has created an entertaining first instalment of a series (Spectrum), the characters aren’t described in too much detail, despite that you can easily imagine them; they have virtues and flaws, are quite believable. D. N. Leo takes us on a journey, pretty close to Orla, Lorcan, Riley and Noah. I was drawn into the story, an invisible observer, cheering them on, shaking my head, holding my breath, etc.

White Curse is a good read for urban fantasy suspense fans, appreciating a touch of paranormal romance.

This is a very pleasant read, the promising start of a series.

In brief:

Writing Good
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content No sexual content (some hints)
POV Third person

 

About the author

D.N. Leo is an Australian author. She writes science fiction, suspense, mystery, crime and romance, often with a psychic and paranormal twist. She tells stories about love and relationship. She lives to love, and she would like to give her readers opportunities to do the same.

She started writing at a very young age, and has won multiple awards for creative writing and film critique. She is a film writer and director and recently crossed to the novel medium to reach new audiences. She is in the process of converting some of her original screenplays into novels.

Connect with the Author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about White Curse?  Or – as you presumably did not yet read White Curse  – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If White Curse was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 

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