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**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.

Five years ago, twenty-three-year-old panther shifter Sera Czedar left her home and her newly mated groom in a humiliating position after a mating ceremony gone wrong. She built a new life for herself in Varselles, the City of Outcasts where shifters exiled from their clans in the Seven Kingdoms can go for sanc
ebook, 121 pages
Published October 25th 2013 by Cecilia Robert (first published October 1st 2013)
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Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-na, 2013, pnr
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What I liked:

The secret

Yeah.. I didn't guess that this was here reason to leave. It was great that it wasn't obvious.

The Past

After coming face to face with her secret we get to know a lit bit more about what happened back then.
I loved that we get to know how things were for S. I was sad about how things played out for her but I don't think this was enough of a reason for her to leave her life behind. Still I get why she left.

The world

Great! It
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Five years ago Sera Czedar ran from her wedding bed and has been in hiding in the City of Outcasts, Varselles. Levian Grayson, her mate, has been searching for her ever since. This is a novella of Levian catching up to Sera and bringing her home. A lot can change in five years and the Grayson and Czedar family are in for a few shocks.

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Cecilia Robert
Jun 13, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Eep!! The cover is finally here!! I can't wait to share with you Levian and Sera's story. :)



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Early release on 21st October!!

Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Ceci is my girl and she has done it again! Man a steam punk paranormal read is just what the reading doctor ordered for me because I have been in this crazy frenzy of reading for school and my mind needed a rest a sort of safe haven and my girl Ceci did that! Lord I need to go to Varselles! Whoop whoop I loved this novella and I am in need of more. The world building in this story had me wanting and needing more because Ceci writes a story like no ones business that you get so caught up you don' ...more
Tiffany Michele (BookAndCoffeeAddict)
Homecoming is a steampunk/shifter fantasy short story following panther shifter Levian Grayson as he tracks down his errant mate to bring her home and Sera Czedar, the errant mate with a secret to hide.

I've never read a book by Cecilia Robert before and now I feel like I've been missing out. This short story is so well written and packed with emotion and rich descriptions that I couldn't put it down. I was so engrossed in the unfolding story I spent an entire afternoon and read it from beginning
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Homecoming follows the story of Sera and Levian. Sera is in love with Tengue and is best friends with Levian. On the day of the mating ceremony, Sera finds out that Levian is in love with her and is suddenly finding herself torn between two men. When the mating ceremony takes an unexpected turn, Sera feels that she has no choice, but to flee.........

Levian is devastated that his mate has disappeared and has done nothing but search for her for five years. Finally after all that time, he gets a le
Raina {The LUV'NV}
Homecoming book blitz happening October 21st–26th, 2013.
Rachel (aka Ms4Tune)
My first official review on mine and Kerr's new blog... eek, please feel free to snoop!

Firstly thank you to the YA/NA Fanatics group for their read and review scheme, which gave me the opportunity to get a copy of this and to Cecilia Roberts for providing the copy.

Homecoming isn’t a full length novel, only a novella, and is a prequel to a new paranormal romance series Cloaked Devices. It came with a mature content warning so with this in mind I expec
Laura Greenwood
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...

I received a copy of Homecoming from Netgalley in exchange for my review.

Five years ago, Sera ran away from Levian on the night of their mating, leaving him confused and alone. Now Levian has a lead on Sera's location and sets off to find her and bring her home. What he finds isn't the same vulnerable girl that left, rather a strong independent woman who is willing to fight her corner. Levian wants to fight for her, but will he still
Sharon L
Sep 23, 2013 rated it liked it
3 we are off to a good start stars!

First let me say, how gorgeous is that cover, right?

I am not a fan of novellas and short stories, especially when the mark the start of a new series. After all, writing a first book in a series is hard enough. A first book explains the world building and introduces the characters.
What about a novella? That from start is limited in space?

The answer lies before you- Cecilia Robert does a fairly good job in Homecoming but what we are left with I could summarize in
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, arc
I received a ARC copy from NetGalley.

Homecoming is an interesting blend of paranormal romance and steampunk. I will admit, the first thing that attracted me to this book was the stunning cover. I knew I had to find out more about it. I was not disappointed. This is my first time reading a book written by Cecilia Robert, but it will not be my last.

Sera Czedar, a twenty-three year old panther shifter, has been living an obscure life in a dangerous city full of outcasts. She left her home and her m
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Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

We start off from Levian POV whom is a bit moody and a smidge annoying with his caveman act Sera she's my mate don’t look, think, mention or anything that has to do with my mate or else. However he did grow on me as the story progress. I was hoping he would beat the crap out of his twin brother Tegue because he needed it IMO. So my favorite scene I would have to say is when Tegue and Sera finally come face to face after 5 years. Great scene that made me chuckle. Sera was a very big plus
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
*Copy kindly given by the author in exchange of a review, thank you!*

So, let me start by saying that I love a good romance with shifters so I wasn't surprised when I found myself liking this book! It was a little too short at the end because I wanted to know more about Sera and Levian's story (view spoiler).

About Sera and Levian, they're bestfriends since they're kids (I think?) and also true mates. But the thing is, Sera ran away five years ago

OH MY What a wonderous read!! This world is so intricate and all of the characters personalities jump off the pages Levian is brooding and dreamy. He will do what it takes to find his mate and once he does he will make sure she will never leave him again. This was a great entertaining read! Shifters, Humans, Viruses, New World oh MY!

The growth and the journey Sera had to take wasn’t easy but the best things usually aren’t. This was a quick glimpse into a new fab world. I am so curious about thes
Priya Kanaparti
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy cow guys! This book was amazing. I had read many and all books of Cecilia and let me tell you, this book STOMPS all of them. This book is by far my fav of the series.

For a short story, ~40k words, this book captures the emotions of Sera & Levian beautifully, the occasional flutter in your tummy when Levian gets alpha-male is swoony, and of course some action (to satisfy my action needs).

I highly recommend everyone to read! Especially since you don't see this genre and this combination: NA+P
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
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Homecoming is a short story/novella in the Cloaked Devices series and is a Steampunk, Paranormal Romance written by Cecilia Robert. I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review through AToMR Tours .

3.5 Fantastical, Sexy Stars!
A Good Setup For Things To Come!

The Review:
This short story of about 130 pages is a fantastic lead in to what I'm sure will be a thrilling, provocative and successful series. I loved Homecom
this...was...fucking...amazing. seriously. holy shit. I am ....speechless.

"Melt My Heart To Stone" by Adele, "My Life" by Abney Park (this is actually a steampunk band - its really cool <3),

First thoughts: This was so cool, it introduced the world that took a different turn after the end of World War II so now we are living on a new planet, humans aren't ...human...anymore ;) shifters rule, and ...STEAMPUNK now if you don't know what steampunk is it is just plain awesome-ness. I loved this boo
I saw the gorgeous cover and the intriguing blurb and just had to give it a try. It was an interesting blend of several genres- paranormal, sci-fi, steampunk and romance. The age level was New Adult which I haven't read many just yet.

The story opens with Levian Grayson finally getting a solid lead from the detectives he hired to discover the whereabouts of his missing mate, Sera Czedar. Sera accepted him in a mating ceremony and then she disappeared with no explanation five years ago. It left h
Kevis Hendrickson
Cecilia Robert is one of my favorite young authors. Reading her books is a treat and she can paint vivid images with her beautiful prose like nobody's business. I went into reading this book with much anticipation and although I struggled with parts of it, I think this is going to be a wonderful series.

Off the bat, I can honestly say that I was blown away by the world building. I don't think any aspect of this world had been overlooked. It's vibrant, gritty, imaginative, and most importantly, co
Jodie Louise  WitchinnReadin &#x1f525;
ARC was kindly provided by the author for a honest review.

You had me at shifters and steampunk.

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Home coming is a novella introducing Cecilia Robert's new series Cloaked Devices. It is a thrilling and sexy start to a new series of shape shifters combined with steam punk. Which if you ask me is a brilliant combination.

In Homecoming we meet Levian and Sera, they are true mates. After Sera leaves Levian on the day of the mating ceremony for reasons unknown to everyone but Sera, Levian is left i
Vicki Trask
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I like big cats and I cannot lie . . .yep, I went there. Now down to business . . . .

Homecoming is a short and sweet introduction to the Cloaked Devices series by Cecilia Robert and I have to say, I quite enjoyed this steampunk read. Levian has lost his mate and for the last five years has spent a considerable amount of time and effort searching for her. Sera is the missing half of his soul and with no explanation she simply vanished before they could complete the mating ceremony. This makes for
5 out of 5 Stars

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Five years ago, twenty-three-year-old panther shifter Sera Czedar left her home and her newly mated groom in a humiliating position after a mating ceremony gone wrong. She built a new life for herself in Varselles, the City of Outcasts where shifters exiled from their clans in the Seven Kingdoms can go for sanctuary.

Five years ago, panther shifter Levian Grayson was abandoned on the bonding bed by his bride, Sera. After years of tracking her, he arrives in Varselle
Jeannie Zelos
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Homecoming. Cloaked Devices #0.5 Cecilia Robert.
Arc supplied via Netgalley.
I hadn't realised when I requested this that it was Steampunk, and that's a genre I rarely read. I'd thought this was a shifter romance, but it has steampunk elements though barely noticeable and I enjoyed this novel very much.
Levian and his twin are searching for Levian's mate Sera, who left him at the bonding ceremony. They were in love so he doesn't know, and neither does her family, why she left or where she went. T
Erika Zini
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
ITA - Il 21 ottobre è uscito, solo in e-book, Homecoming, la novella che anticipa la serie Cloaked Devices dell’autrice Cecilia Robert, un mix di azione, paranormal e romance rivolto ad un pubblico adulto, ambientato in un mondo post guerra.

Fino a 75 anni prima la terra era popolata da umani. I mutaforma vivevano tra loro seppur nascondendo la loro natura, fino al giorno in cui scoppiò la Seconda Guerra Mondiale durante la quale un gruppo di scienziati inventò un batterio che, nelle loro intenzi
S Parent
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary fiction lately, so it was a wonderful change to read the imaginative, intricate world building of Cecilia Robert’s steampunk/paranormal work Homecoming. The author calls Homecoming “a Cloaked Devices short story,” but I think that’s selling this book a little short. Granted I am a slow reader, but I think this is definitely more of a longish novella/short novel, with a satisfying plot arc, character growth, and as I mentioned above, world building.

Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
The first thing I noticed and loved was the cover. This is the first time I’ve read any of Cecilia Robert’s work and I’m really glad I gave it a try. I love finding new authors and unique stories and this one is definitely unique. It’s a cross between steampunk and paranormal. There are shifters, humans with talent and a mixture of the two. Good writing and Great world building brought the story to life.

Sera is a woman with secrets and hurts. She is living with outcast to hide both of these, bu
Katarina Silva
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It's a really short story but it's a really good one. Homecoming is awesome and in a little more than 121 pages gave us a story about love and determination that will blow your mind. Seriously, after I finished this I was going crazy because I need more of my Levian!!!

This is all about Panthers, Lions, Wolf's, Bulls and all the other animals that dominate the food chain... How cool is that? They were written so well and were downright amazing... The Growl's, the
Nanette Bradford
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So I've read this book forwards and backwards and up and down and it keeps getting hotter, more exciting and seriously not long enough. I can honestly say that levian is one hot kitty. Omg! Tall, green eyes, beautiful strong body and a grin so sexy it makes you melt. I love the story line but I also love how intense everything is. I've never read steam punk before but it's kind of utopian with a sci-fi twist and I really loved the newness this book brought to me.

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