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In this contemporary re-telling of Grimm’s classic fairy tale The Griffin, two people must risk everything to free themselves from the invisible prisons that keep them from love…

Jackson Grant had it all—the girl he loved, his Harley, and his guitar. Until a tragic accident stole it all away. Now, more than scars and a tattoo remain. Jackson has a secret. Cursed by his dead
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ebook, 93 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by Lyrical Press
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Laura
| ARC kindly provided by Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you a lot! |

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Jackson Grant had it all—the girl he loved, his Harley, and his guitar. Until a tragic accident stole it all away. Now, more than scars and a tattoo remain. Jackson has a secret. Cursed by his dead girlfriend’s mother, he can never fall in love again or his beloved will die. With his heart on lockdown, he keeps to himself—until a roadie gig with Malcontent, the worl
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Pamela(AllHoney)
Jackson Grant is cursed. Haunted by the tragic death of his girl-friend and cursed by her mother, he hits the road. After meeting a man named Grundy, he gets a tattoo and is off to California to be a roadie for a rock band, Malcontent. He meets Layla who is off-limits. Layla is bound to the band or rather the leader of the band, Mal.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but I was pleasantly surprised. I quite enjoyed it. It wasn't without flaws but the story itself held me bound. It was a
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Arlena
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Griffin's Secret
Author Cate Master
Publisher: Lyritical Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"The Griffin's Secret" by Cate Master....

What I liked about this novel...

I will say I am not particularly a lover of fantasy/paranormal reads but I will say I loved this one! I liked how this author was able to present this well written story to the reader that was a 're-telling of Grimm's classic fairy tale.' You will be hooked into this read from the very start...as Jackson has a m
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Jasmyn
When two cursed souls cross - you never know what might happen. Jackson is running from anything and everything he just might fall in love with. It all gets taken from him - his curse to lose that which he loves most. So when he meets Layla, he will do anything to keep her distant.

Layla has a different curse - one that is slowly sucking her energy away piece by piece. She would do anything to be free, but has given up hope of being rescued. Her curse is a particularly nasty one - mostly because
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K3
Mar 29, 2015 rated it liked it
After losing everything he loved, Jackson was left cursed by his dead girldfriends mother. He can never fall in love again or the one he loves will die. To keep his heart and the potential of another, he keeps to himself. Fate has other plans for Jackson. When he meets a mysterious old man, he ends up with a tattoo he didn't choose, words that don't make sense and a gig as a roadie with the world's most popular band, Malcontect.. The last thing Jackson was expecting was Layla.

Music is Layla's li
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Margaret Sholders
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Now this is a different kind of book! Cate sure came up with a wild and crazy story line plus a crazy bunch of musicians. Jackson was driving a motorcycle with his girl and they were hit by a semi. She died and her mother cursed him to never love again. Fast forward and Jackson gets a tattoo from a stranger and sends him off. He plays guitar and joins Malcontent, a rock band. He meets Mal, gets a roadie job and then he sees Layla. She is part of the band but wants to get away. Big Spoiler. Then ...more
Mignon Mykel
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this little paranormal-esque story. We have two key players, but of course -- Jackson and Layla.

Jackson is looking to eventually play music on his own but realizes he'll need to learn the ropes before going on that venture. Looking for a job, he ends up as a roadie for Malcontent, one of the biggest bands around.

How did he find this job, though? After an accident, he was picked up by some shor
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Deborah
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jd-read, amazon-done, pnr
Jackson Grant is cursed. After the tragic death of his girl-friend he is cursed by her mother. One night he meets an unusual man named Grundy, he gets a tattoo, offers words of wisdom, and is off to the West Coast to be a roadie for a rock band, Malcontent. When he meets the band, he also meets Layla. Layla is bound to the band leader, Mal, who lets Jackson know she is off-limits.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The story itself was interesting. There was a lot of suspense and intrigue.
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Jackie
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jackson is cursed. His curse won’t let him love again without the girl dying from his curse. Layla has her own problems. She is bound by magic to the lead singer in a mega band, Malcontent. All she wants to do is break free. When she meets Jackson she realizes with him she wants to break free even more. Can the two of them break their curses or will they pay the ultimate price?

I really liked this story. Its a bit shorter than a normal novel but you still get the full impact of the characters and
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Angela Street
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
In this contemporary fairytale two people must risk everything to free themselves from the invisible prisons that keep them from love…

Jackson Grant has been cursed by his dead girlfriend's mother and he can never fall in love again or his beloved will die. He gets involved with Layla who has been bound by magic to serve a band into stardom against her will.

The premise was interesting and unique. The character development was a little weak so I never fully invested into the characters which resul
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Mae Clair
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
An intriguing mix of rock music, life in the spotlight, and folklore. Layla is a muse whose abilities have propelled the rock bank Malcontent to superstardom. Layla is bound to the lead singer, Mal, through a special guitar.

Jackson Grant is cursed after a tragic accident claims the life of his girlfriend. He ends up working as a roadie for Malcontent, where he and Layla come in contact. The author does a great job of developing their relationship, especially with Jackson’s desire to protect Lay
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Kiltsandswords
May 06, 2015 rated it liked it
This story was a good blend of paranormal and contemporary romance. I liked learning about the powers the characters had and how they impacted their lives. It felt like there were fairy tale aspects of this story - like a Brother's Grimm tale. The story fell apart for me because things moved so quickly. It made it hard to make emotional attachments to the characters because I didn't know enough about them or their emotions.
Bambi Unbridled
This is a short story re-telling of Grimm's Fairytale, The Griffin. Let me start off by saying that story is well-written and the pacing was fine. I have never heard The Griffin fairytale, so I have nothing to compare this to. However, I was feeling a little lost as I was reading. I did not know why things were happening or what Jackson's curse was. So after I got about halfway through the story, I found myself going back to read the synopsis. I did not read it prior to reading the story... some ...more
Laurie
May 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I like paranormal books almost as much as I like biker books so I was pretty happy when I got an ARC for The Griffin’s Secret. Unfortunately this was just a so-so book for me. A longer book would have made a much better book since so much of this book was tied in to things that we were told of and not shown. I think if we had been there for Jackson’s tragic motorcycle wreck that his Sarah died in, we would have felt his despair more. I would have also liked more of the history between Mal and La ...more
Killian
May 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish
Not sure what was ever happening in this book. It jumped into this world that I never understood enough to like, and then proceeded to describe things with a thorough lack of consistency or detail .

Apparently this is modern day but with magic? But not everyone knows about it? But most people do? Hell if I know.

The weird inconsistencies with the setting were just compounded by how vague and confusing the plot was. Jackson has shadowy issues, randomly sees a friend and meets a guy who he lets ta
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Douglas Meeks
Jun 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Well let me see, I really loved the premise for this book but the execution of this story was lacking a bit.

There were great leaps in logic that left the reader in the dust since none of the really crazy things that happened to Jackson seemed to come as any surprise even though it was supposed to in the story. It does move the story along at points because it follows almost no logic and jumps from one point to another at random times.

If I allow myself to ignore that the story does proceed along
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Paula
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
From the very beginning with the motorcycle wreck, voices and the strange Gundy in the old truck I was hooked in reading The Griffin's Secret by Cate Masters. I would never have thought of it myself but the dark moody retelling of the Grimm tale fits perfectly within the rock music world. Creatively, uniquely written.

The flawed cursed characters, Jackson and Layla had me rooting for them to break their individual curses. The villain is one that you can’t help but love to hate. I couldn’t find a
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Samantha
The Griffin's secret is the brother grimms retelling. Two people must give up everything in order to survive. Thanks to a motorcycle accident Jackson lost his girlfriend and her mother didn't take it well. She cursed him for living and her daughter not.

Layla has been Mal's prisoner for a while. Does he love her? care for her? treat her right? yes and no. But her life has been far from easy. She does what she has to thanks to the curse.

Now two are on tour with Malcontent. Will they both survive
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Award-winning author Cate Masters loves stories of any genre. Multi-published in contemporary to historical, fantasy/dark fantasy to paranormal, she sometimes mashes genres.

Look for her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.

Writing mainstream and speculative as C.A. Masterson, visit her at http://paintingfirewithwords.blogspot....

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