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Demon's Curse (Imnada Brotherhood #1)

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  144 ratings  ·  60 reviews
A fast-paced and captivating debut—the first in the dark and sexy Imnada Brotherhood series about shape shifters in Regency-era England.

A rising star on the Covent Garden stage, Bianca Parrino believes she has everything she wants. Independence. Wealth. And a life finally free of her violent, abusive husband. But when her close friend, Adam, is murdered, and Bianca is susp
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 26th 2012 by Pocket Books
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Aly is so frigging bored
*ARC courtesy of Pocket Books via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*
The review is for the 40% that I have read

This one was one of the most promising books I've seen this past months. Unfortunately it didn't live to my expectations of it. What attracted me to it first was the title and the pretty cover(shirtless guy with a sword? SOLD!) then I read the blurb and I was even more eager to get the ARC.

What I expected:
-a cool new series with an intriguing world and action
-a strong, honorabl
Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
A very big thank you to Edelweiss and Pocket Books for providing me with an ARC of this book.

Demon's Curse by Alexa Egan was brought to my attention when my fellow book buddy Maria did her weekly meme, Stacking the Shelves. I saw the sexy and gorgeous cover and was attracted to it. I further went to investigate by browsing Goodreads. I was further pulled in by the blurb and premise of the story. I was really exhilarated when my request for a copy of it was approved by Edelweiss. It was like Ch
A dark and intriguing start to a series based in an interesting historical London.

1815 – Three men walk through a house that has destruction all around, dead and dying bodies lay both outside and inside the house. The men are Imnada, a group of shape-changers and telepaths and they are trying to find out what happened and who is responsible before they go back to the war. The three find Adam, their comrade inside and find he is the one responsible for the deaths, however they do not blame him as
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: D

Mac is one of a group of four shifters, or Imnada, who have been cast out of their clan after one of the men, Adam, killed a group of people who knew about their existence. But one of those people cast a spell on them right before he died, cursing them to live their lives in their shifter form every night. Their shift is forced on them and it’s because of the curse that they were cast out and have been on their own ever since. Adam has found
Unfortunately this is one of those books that really didn't work for me. I know plenty of people love paranormal romance by Jennifer Ashley, Jacquelin Frank or Kresley Cole. I'm not one of them, but if you are, don't discount this book because of my very short review.

What went wrong? What you have here is a great promise to deliver, fabulous cover, mysterious synopsis... I was expecting something akin to Firelight by Kristen Callihan, beautiful, Gothic, fairytalish, - what I've got is a jerky, s
Demon's Curse was a great beginning to a series that has a lot of potential and tons of story to build on. If you're not a fan of historicals don't be shy. The time period is almost a moot point. Yes, you get carriages and some mention of the ton and aristocracy, but for the most part the story could very easily take place in modern times.

Bianca and Mac's unlikely pairing was great to read. With both suffering past hurts,prejudices, and uncertain futures their ultimate coming together was wonder
Buddy reading with Aly & Maru (will update with links to their reviews later).

I'd probably give this 2.5 stars if I could but I didn't like it enough to upgrade to 3.

Mac is part of an elite military unit who are gathering intelligence during the war, they are also part of a secretive race of shapeshifters called the Imnada. The Imnada were supposedly wiped out by the Fae related Others centuries ago but in reality they have just worked hard to remain in hiding. When threatened with discovery
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: A good concept for a historical paranormal, but didn’t deliver in the way that would keep my interest.

Opening Sentence: One of the mythical race of shape-shifting Imnada and a member of an elite military unit, Captain Mac Flannery suffers under a ruthless curse.

The Review:

Demon’s Curse by Alexa Egan is the first book in the Imnada Brotherhood series. Set in a historical setting, Egan tells the tale of a secret race of shape-shifters who dem
Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres*

Demon's Curse is a good start to a new historical paranormal romance series by Alexa Egan. This is one I would recommend to readers in the mood for a mix of Regency-era London romance and animal shapeshifters. The Imnada are part Fae-blood who can shapeshift into various animal aspects and also possess a variety of other abilities. They have a long-term rivalry with Fae-bloods who possess even more abilities and who hate the shifter clans but think them long extinct.

Demon's Curse is at its heart
Again, I have the dilemma of discussing a superior debut novel, this time by author Alexa Egan, and there's only so many adjectives to use before it sounds like I'm gushing like a total fangirl (not altogether a bad thing) instead of objectively reviewing? Straight off, I'd say Demon's Curse is riveting with a one-of-kind mythology that is unlike any shapeshifter book I've read, with a delicious romance that defies the odds and tugged at my heart strings.

Max Flannery is Imnada, a powerful race o
Mary (BookHounds)

Bianca, an actress, has many admirers but few actual friends, so when her good friend, Adam, is murdered, she attends his funeral and this makes her a suspect as well as bringing the unwanted attention of his enemies. Mac, his brother in arms and closest friend, seeks her out since he knows she was the last one seen with him. He also catches her whispering to Adam's casket that she will keep his secrets which to Mac, is a worry since he and Adam are part of the shape-shifting
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A lovely paranormal/historical romance! Though there were a few minor issues. However, despite those few problems, this book was amazing.

Can we just take a moment to admire that gorgeous cover? Seriously, the cover for this book is phenomenal, one of the best romance covers I've ever seen. Kudos to whoever designed it, because it is fantastic.

Now, to the actual book.
I really liked the idea of a combination of historic
****Recieved from Goodreads giveaways*****

I was really enjoying this book (thinking a 4 star rating) until I got about half way through the book and it kinda started dragging. It was a good story and had interesting characters, but their inner struggles deciding what they really wanted could have been resolved a lot sooner than it was and it would have added to the story more, I think, as it would have allowed more time to introduce some of the characters that show up at the end. As it was the e
Jenni Ebba
The Imnada are an ancient race of shape-changers that have nearly been decimated by the Others (a type of fairy descendants). The Others have worked centuries to be rid of a species they find inferior and after thousands of years, they think they have succeeded... at least most of them do. A small group of Imnada during Waterloo were at a sight of a massacred Others family- the remaining Other cursed them all for his families death and almost a decade later they're still paying the price of thei ...more
Barbara ★
The Imnada are required by Clan law to remove (by any means) anyone who discovers who they are and what they can do. Adam is forced to slaughter an entire family when the man of the house learns of their existence. Cursed by the man Adam killed and exiled by their own kind as worthless abominations Mac, Gray, David and Adam are forced to spend the hours of darkness in their animal forms. When Adam turns up dead, Bianca Parrino enters Cormac "Mac" Flannery's life. Unfortunately Mac thinks she's A ...more
Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
Captain Mac Flannery is part of a shape shifting race called Imnada and suffers under a horrible curse do to something that happen during the war. Normally the Imnada can change shapes as will but Mac and his friends have been cursed so that at sun down they are forced to shift. This puts a bit of a damper on ever having a relationship with anyone.

Mac sees Bianca at Adam's funeral and over hears her saying something about keeping his secret, so he thinks she knows what Adam really was and pursue
I grabbed this book from the library on a whim. It sounded good and I was in the mood for something that sounded supernatural-romancey. I decided to read this today because, in spite of its 400 pages, it seemed like an easy read. I was right, it was, but not in a bad way. It grabs you with good writing and an old-timey feel to it. Most authors when they write something in the supernatural romance genre, they have the prologue that is set way back when and then when it picks up, it’s current cent ...more
This was an interesting mix of genres in a book. To me, it was mostly a historical romance and a PNR with a dash of fantasy for flavor. It held all three of these genres and it blended it nicely. I would however, disagree with part of the book's blurb. It isn't a fast paced book, but rather slow paced as some historical romances tend to be with some fast paced action on occasion.

In this story 4 shapeshifters of the clans of Imnada all go to help the war effort and defeat Napoleon. As they are ga
Paranormal Haven
Actress Bianca Parrino had no idea going to her friend Adam's funeral would plunge her into a paranormal world. Captain Mac Flannery is Imnada, a secret race of shape shifters. Even though his kind turned their backs on him after he was cursed by a Fae, Mac thinks it's vital to his people's survival that they remain hidden. Fearing his comrade revealed himself to Bianca, Mac inserts himself into her life to see if she knows anything as he looks for Adam's murderer. Not one to sit idly by, Bianca ...more
Review posted on Dark Faerie Tales.

Demon’s Curse by Alexa Egan is the first book in the Imnada Brotherhood series. Set in a historical setting, Egan tells the tale of a secret race of shape-shifters who demand secrecy in order to survive. With a life long rival with the Fae Blood, the Imnada Brotherhood must do what they can to protect their race from the Other and from human knowledge.

Captain Mac Flannery and his Imnada brothers have gathered in the funeral of their late brother, Adam. In a br
I don't think I've read that many paranormal historical romance books, so I was really excited to try this one out. I like paranormal and I love historical romance, so I figured this book had to be a great read.

Mac Flannery isn't your ordinary Captain, he's part of the shape-shifting Imnada, meaning he can shape shift any time he wants. But when one of Mac's friends and fellow Imnada kills an entire family in order to protect their secret, Mac and three of his friends are cursed so now they are
Amy Jacobs
Demon's Curse is the first book in the Imnada Brotherhood series by author Alexa Egan.

I was a little hesitant in reading this book. I haven't read many paranormal romance books written in the Regency era. If I am going to read a historical book, I usually want it to be pretty straight forward. I have to say though that this book was pretty good. While it was different in ways with shape-shifting in the historical world, it still had the basic structure of one without the shape-shifting. There wa
DEMON'S CURSE Three Friends Fight a Curse


Imnada Brotherhood #1
By Alexa Egan
Pocket/Simon & Schuster
on sale 12/26/2012 official release date January 2013
Mass Market Paperback (400 pages) and E-Book Formats

ARC sent by Publisher with expectation that any review would be fair. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions herein are my own unless I note otherwise.

A rising star on the Covent Garden stage, Bi
The Window Seat
When I started working with this blog I was the novice to the whole Paranormal side of romance. Since that time I’ve had my eyes opened and gained more of an appreciation for stories involving the darker side of life and embracing all the things that go bump in the night. I won’t go so far as to say that I’m a connoisseur, but I can speak from the heart. Demon’s Curse was a book that I liked, but it took some time to get there.

I will admit that the story got off to a rough start by introducing t
Adria (Romance Reviews)
Originally posted on I Smell Sheep (Guest Reviewer)

Mac Flannery is in trouble. A lot of it. As a member of an elite military unit, he's used to having to fight for survival and is good at what he does. However, when night falls he is forced to shift into his animal form. He is an Imnada, a member of a shape shifting race who's survival depends on secrecy. Cast out of their clans after he and his friends are cursed by a Fae, Mac becomes a loner. When one of his cursed friends is murdered, Mac beg
I love a good Regency romance every once in a while and so I couldn't wait to give Alexa Egan's series a try. On the whole, I enjoyed it, though it did have some flaws.

To start with the good stuff, though, I have to say how much I loved the setting and world building. Alexa Egan has created a very cool world and the mythology is nicely explored without overloading the reader. In this world, there are the Imnada, a race of shapechangers decended from aliens, and there are the Others, who are fey
Mandy's Review:

This is a classical romance in that it has the main basic elements:

- Girl in trouble who is independent and determined to stay that way due to past hurts
- Sexy man alone and determined not to become entangled in love affair due to hidden secret
- A potentially dangerous situation forces the two to come together, work together, and, eventually, fall in love

Now, take those basic elements and throw in shape-shifters, faes, magic, murder, and the anger of a clan and you've got yourself
Demon’s Curse is Alexa Egan’s debut where paranormal meets historical romance, with fey and shifters at odds with each other. Well, actually, where the fey think the shifters are all dead, and humans are none the wiser.

From a long-ago war, four shifter soldiers suffer under a fey curse. Banished from their clans, they’re alone by choice and necessity. Until one of them dies, leaving a grieving human behind.

Demon’s Curse is an interesting read. The hero (and his fellow cursed-Imnada) are a sorry
I just finished reading Demon’s Curse by Alexis Egan and it a pretty good read. I love the theme and characters. You get to know what is taking place at the beginning and then it slows down at bit Captain Mac Flannery and his fellow men were cursed at a massacre at the end of Waterloo. Each one of them would turn into beasts at the darkness begin and ended at dawn. Mac’s beast was that of a sleek and dangerous panther. All of the men have lived in fear and anguish of never being able to have fam ...more

***I would like to thank Alexa Egan and her publicist Stephanie for providing a review copy in exchange for a honest review! :D***

I don’t know what it is about shifter books but they always manage to pull me in - and Demon’s Curse was no exception. Ms. Egan crafted a fascinating, historical world full of shifters, fey, ancient enemies and passion inducing romance. I enjoyed immersing myself in the intriguing, suspense-filled plot and getting to know the captivating characters. I cannot wait to g
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Imnada Brotherhood (5 books)
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