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Breaking the Storm

(Credence Curse #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  497 ratings  ·  166 reviews
A fae witch, a rock star, and a passionate paranormal affair…

Stormy is cursed. If the fae witch ever finds true love, the man is sure to die a terrible death. Five years ago, she left her sexy rock star of a boyfriend Knox to save his life.

When her escort service for paranormals puts her face to face with Knox again, her passion grows like never before. Can she possibly ke
ebook, 254 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by One Wish Publishing
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Maya  ~the Pessimistic Happy Cat~
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May contain spoilers ;-)

What I liked:

The world-building:
It was pretty much like any other urban fantasy world with witches, shape shifter, vampires etc.
What I thought was interesting was the Other council

The Mothers:
I actually really liked their mothers. They seem pretty irresponsible but somehow I still like them :D

I found her more interesting than Stormy because of her ability to feel other peoples emotions. Also she was not just Storms cousin
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Breaking the Storm is fast paced, crazy ride full of wonderful surprises and sexy times that’ll make your insides wrench, melt and jump in extasy. This novel is fantastic breath of fresh air that every fan of paranormal romance and urban fantasy will appriciate. This book has everything a girl like me needs in 5 star read, it’s sexy, thrilling and has kick ass heroine as well as swoon worthy alpha male to crush on. Pure perfection! And well, as everybody knows great cover is just another plus

Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I scream, you scream, we all scream for... KNOX!!!

I need book 2 NOW!!! There is no relationship cliffhanger but this story is far from over.

Rock stars, Werewolves and Doms all in 1 book, how could I not love it.

The prologue to this book had me hooked straight away, this book was interesting, fun & had me intrigued the whole way through.

The story is about Storm Credence and Knox Gunner who meet and instantly have an attraction to each other but Storm's family's curse is whenever a Credence
Trigger Happy
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
*ARC provided in exchange of honest opinion*

Give me wolves any day! I just love them !!!

This one was a big surprise! I really liked it and wasn`t satisfied until I reached the last page...

I find very little well written shifter books YES I say shifter not specifically wolves because I felt the need to widen my shifter range because there are just so many really bad ones that can make you hate the genre. And this little book here I enjoyed quite much.

So I am recommending to wolves lovers. This i
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Breaking the Storm (Credence Curse #1) by Sedona Venez Author:Sedona Venez Title: Breaking the Storm Series: Credence Curse Cover Rating: Book Rating: Buy This Book:

A fae witch, a rock star, and a passionate paranormal affair… Stormy is cursed. If the fae witch ever finds true love, the man is sure to die a terrible death. Five years ago, she left her sexy rock star of a boyfriend Knox to save his life. When her escort service for paranormals puts her face to face with Knox again, her passion
I received Breaking the Storm for review via NetGalley.
Stormy comes from a long line of witches that are cursed. Upon falling in love with a human the one they love always ends up dead. So after centuries, the women the women in her family have avoided falling in love which is what she intended. That is till she met Knox but unwilling to let anything happen to him she ends it before it is too late. Spending the next 5 years locking her heart.

However, when Knox comes back into her life she has t
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
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I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 Rockin’ Stars!

The Review:
I wanted so much to love this book. And thought I didn’t dislike it in any way, I felt it could have been exceptional instead of just good.

The beginning of the book started out with a fantastic prologue. We are decades into the past where one woman is trying to proclaim her innocence. There are wolf-shifters, a scorned Fae-witch and a council of Oth
The BookChick
My Rating: ★★★
GOOD: The characteristics of a 3 star book include: interesting characters, a decent storyline, and unique story elements; there was something about the story that I didn’t completely connect with; the book is a solid read. I would recommend it to a friend.
My Thoughts:
I am torn in my feelings about Breaking the Storm. There are parts that I enjoyed and parts that I didn't.

What I Liked...
I enjoyed the character dynamics in the story. The easy flow between Stormy and her cousin, Li
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
I finished this book yesterday...My feeling?
It started good...I thought It would be interesting!The whole supernatural thing , with the witches and the shape-shifters,it had something! And I am sad because with this background you can build a beautiful story !
But No...
You can't put in a 197 pages (only!!)
1)Supernatural elements
2)Introduce readers to the new supernatural reality
2)A love story
4)Get to know the main characters

YOU JUST CAN'T!As a result ,I didn't get t
Sarez Tomoan
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review. I didn't really enjoy this book. I felt it fell short in all aspects. The characters had no depth in their personalities, the dialogue at times was drawn out, monotonous and hard to follow - especially mixed in with all the teenager type vernacular and the plot was lost in the sex talk.I normally enjoy anything paranormal and I thought this book would be a winner, i was very disappointed. There was no real intrigue, it felt like b g ...more
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
The ending was fantastic! The beginning and middle could have awesome, but something was missing. It was just on the edge of greatness but.... I'm just not sure. Definetly looking forward to book 2.
Donna Hokanson
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enthralling, emotionally, very entertaining

Wow, just wow what an awesome story. Lots of action and adventure throughout this well written self-contained story. Curses that keep the Credence women away from the men they fall in love with or those men fall pray to death.
A hot rocker guy who loves one such woman named Storm.
Five years later the two meet up, but not by chance. The emotions are high and lots of stuff happens.
Well worth reading. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Lori Palle
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Holy smokes. Stormy Credence should be renamed Steamy, because there is a lot of sex in this novel. A LOT. And when there’s not a sex scene, it’s probably a sexual situation, and–if not that–then a discussion of sex. So, I would definitely rate this as super high on the heat level meter!

Anyway, that aside, Stormy and her cousin Light have the unfortunate curse that any human they fall in love with will kick the bucket. So, easy solution: don’t fall in love! Well… it should be that easy, but Knox
3.5 Stormy Stars

Copy provided from Netgalley for an honest review.

Storm Credence is a hybrid Fae-Wolf Witch. She and her cousin, Lightning, are the last of the Credence bloodline. They are afraid to let themselves fall in love for fear of the Credence Curse. Every time a Credence woman falls in love with a man, mainly human, he dies. But is it really a curse? Or something else at play.... Storm also has major trust issues thanks to her jerkwad of a father.

Knox is a werewolf, rock star singer of
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Oct 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Holy smokes I want that gorgeous georgeous yet semi arrogant Knox. When you first meet him you know he is bad boy personified. You also know he is broken and that there is more to him than that bad boy image. He you can tell is sweet in his own way. He is also a touch bit on the darkside but his capacity to love is beautiful. And when he loves he loves wholeheartedly. Curses or not! when Stormy walks away because she thinks she's "protecting him" just puts my knickers in a twist but he never for ...more
Beth Ann
Sep 20, 2013 rated it liked it
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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Over all I believe that it was a good book and a quick read (because it was and to put down), but, for me the end raised more questions than answers.

Some examples of unresolved questions:
-who ever broke into the business
-when she finally found out Knox's true identity, why wasn't she fazed? I mean for God's sake anyone would be!

Yeah, I get that there is a second book, but this one seemed pretty rushed more towards the end. I d
Susan (susayq ~)
*thanks to Netgalley for the copy of this*

4.5 stars

Wow! I practically devoured this book in one sitting. It had all the things I love in a romance...a hot, tattooed, alpha male who is on the kinky side and into D/s. Not to mention a paranormal aspect to it - Knox was a shifter and Stormy was a Fae-witch.

There was a lot going on in here with the world building and kink, but it worked for me. I loved how Stormy felt like she had to protect Knox by first, leaving him, and then later by facing a psy
CD Keith
I received an ARC of this book from the author for an honest review and I can honestly tell you it is awesome! Sedona Venez writes amazingly hot paranormal books. I love both the story and the characters. Knox is a sexy/dominant male. No matter how much Stormy tries to deny her feelings and desire for Knox there is an unstoppable force drawing them together. It isn't going to be smooth though. Knox wants Stormy and he intends to have her in every sense, all of her. I love how he pushers and cons ...more
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I would first like the to thank the author for this free wonderful book for an exchange for a review

I enjoyed the research field the back ground stories which in my opinion help the plot alot.

I hated not finishing the prologue. I don't like knox attitude about the curse. The women did wat they needed to survive.

I love how much he loved her and her dominant behavior rock.

I hope in the next book they explain the mystery of the murder n document

I glad Luke help with the situation and yes he was a s
Salwa Aj
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Fun, quick read

Stormy is a Fae-witch hybrid with a curse. We have shifters, vampires, an escort service, a whole lot of history, and an attractive rock star.

This book is a 3.25-3.5. I liked a lot of the elements int he book. I mean, you got amazingly hot shifters - always brooding and on the verge of pouncing, so yeah. Stormy and Lighting were good together, great cousin relationship and each knew their strengths and weaknesses. I like the Others Council and the hatred towards the Credence women
Lenna  Wright-Berry
It was only told from Storm’s p.o.v. It would have been nice to have a snippet from Knox somewhere. There were some light BDSM scenes but very tamed. Starts with the beginning of how the story will focus around and with Solice Credence, Stormy’s great grandma, how her family was hated, falsely accused of murder of humans, how Solice did love a wolf shifter Tiber but she was broken when he chose another to mate claim and not her. Stormy is Independant only daughter of her mother and unwelcomed be ...more
Valerie Roberts
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fantastic read

Absolutely loved the characters; Stormy was funny and playful, romantic and serious all rolled up into one sexy far and her hero was all Alpha with that wounded vulnerable side we love to read about. The plot was highly engaging . There was nothing I could criticise. I hold my hands up to you, Ms. Venez, you are one exciting writer. It is a good thing I have retired from reaching otherwise I would have a serious problem getting up for school, as I was reading your book all night.

May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Before I purchased this particular shifter book-I read all the reviews. The negative reviews captured my attention with regard to certain viewpoints about the main characters and concepts of the story line, so I decided to change the concept of the review -I am reviewing the negative reviews as well as the book.

Before I get into the logistics of my breakdown on the reviews I read; I have to say that this was an exceptional story-with all the elements of a shifter
Jane Elizabeth

What an amazing story! The excitement is never ending! I am not sure why there were negative reviews. I wish I was talented enough to write as well. To me, the story and characters progressed just as they should have. Lack of instant recognition of who was and wasn't a shifter was explained several times throughout the storyn and was a nice variation from the standard meet and mate immediately scenarios we usually get in paranormal romances. A bit of suspense is a positive, not a negative
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great start, thanks to this book, for the new paranormal romance series by Sedona Venez: Credence Curse. I enjoyed the story of Breaking the Storm a lot, thanks to the characters and their very colorful verbal clashes and for the situations that the protagonists are facing.
The plot is smooth, the style of the author rich in irony, addictive and I literally devoured the book because I had to find out what happened between Knox and Stormy.

"I wanted Knox. There was no need to deny that fact.
Knox wa
Becky Carr
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it
“Any man who wants me is going to have to work real hard to get me, jumping through hoops for me to be remotely interested.” This quote seems to really personify Breaking the Storm. The main character is Stormy or Storm, to her family, and she makes the alpha male, Knox, jump through many hoops. In many ways it seems like a growing up story, throw in family issues, and some submission. The story flows well from start to finish and ends positively but with loose ends for the next book.

Breaking th
Mia LeNae
Just no

I was really wondering what happened to Solista glad that was cleared up. I didn't like how all of a sudden Storm was just a wealth of information, when by her own accounts, her family's accounts and most of the Other population KNOWS Storm doesn't practice her magic. Has no desire to practice or learn it. But now her and the cousin just know Luke can't possibly be Other and Knox can't possibly be Other... just because. There's just no way. Because she can spot an Other now right? Even wi
Candy Borjas
Very glad I clicked on the ad when I saw this. This turned out to be a quick and very interested read. A cursed fae witch and her determination to never fall for anyone or they'd die. Nicely done. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Some problems with this book. Knox is set on humiliating Storm and I wasn't really feeling that. The ending was good, granted, but Knox is not a Dom. I love Stormy and her character. Knox was something else. Once we get to see the real him in the end he was a b
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I downloaded Breaking the Storm as a free book from Amazon. Plot holes abound in this book-- not only was it frustrating to have the Dom/sub element thrown in out of nowhere (not emphasized in the blurb), but the author doesn't appear familiar with the lifestyle, as there were small things (like using dom, instead of Dom) that illustrated the author's lack of knowledge regarding D/s etiquette. Overall, I simply didn't care for the characters, primary and secondary, although the plot--excepting t ...more
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Tempting Reads: October Book Club: Breaking the Storm by Sedona Venez 1 2 Oct 01, 2013 04:47PM  
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  • Kept
  • Broken Beasts (Xoe Meyers, #3)
  • Wardbreaker (The Lillim Callina Chronicles, #0.5)
  • Court of Vampires (The Shifter Prophecy, #1)
  • Crowned: Their Vampire Princess
  • Love (The Allure Chronicles #4)
  • Playing Hooky (Paranormal Investigations, #1)
  • Wynonna Earp Volume 1: Homecoming (Wynonna Earp #1-6)
  • Miss Claus and the Secret Santa (A Shifter Christmas Romance, #1)
  • What Endures
  • Thrall
  • Wordless (Age of Blood, #1)
  • Dance in the Vampire Bund, Vol. 3 (Dance in the Vampire Bund, #3)
  • Her Purr-Fect Surprise (Silver Streak Pack #1)
  • Secret Unleashed (Secret McQueen, #6)
  • Hard to Handle (Love in the Balance #2)
  • The Blaze (Succubus Studies, #2)(Succubus Harem, #7)
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sedona Venez lives in New York City with her hot ex-military hubby--hooah--and their fur babies. She loves writing sizzling, sexy intricate stories about strong but broken characters who push limits, overcome their fears and risk it all for love.

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Credence Curse (4 books)
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  • Reason to Love (Credence Curse, #4)