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Clyde Barrington is a werewolf with a curse on his head. Every night, he shifts from human to wolf and lives the life of a lonely predator, never fully accepted by his pack. When he saves a handsome stranger from a fire, everything changes. In a world divided by the ancient feud between werewolves and warlocks, Clyde and Terry must learn to trust each other. When wolves s Clyde Barrington is a werewolf with a curse on his head. Every night, he shifts from human to wolf and lives the life of a lonely predator, never fully accepted by his pack. When he saves a handsome stranger from a fire, everything changes. In a world divided by the ancient feud between werewolves and warlocks, Clyde and Terry must learn to trust each other. When wolves start to disappear, their bond is tested by the fear of a pack now balanced on the edge of destruction. Amidst a web of lies, deceits and betrayals, Clyde must decide where his loyalties lie, and choose between a forbidden love and the ties that bind him to his brothers. Is Terry an enemy to the pack, or the saviour that will lead them out of the darkness?


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Clyde Barrington is a werewolf with a curse on his head. Every night, he shifts from human to wolf and lives the life of a lonely predator, never fully accepted by his pack. When he saves a handsome stranger from a fire, everything changes. In a world divided by the ancient feud between werewolves and warlocks, Clyde and Terry must learn to trust each other. When wolves s Clyde Barrington is a werewolf with a curse on his head. Every night, he shifts from human to wolf and lives the life of a lonely predator, never fully accepted by his pack. When he saves a handsome stranger from a fire, everything changes. In a world divided by the ancient feud between werewolves and warlocks, Clyde and Terry must learn to trust each other. When wolves start to disappear, their bond is tested by the fear of a pack now balanced on the edge of destruction. Amidst a web of lies, deceits and betrayals, Clyde must decide where his loyalties lie, and choose between a forbidden love and the ties that bind him to his brothers. Is Terry an enemy to the pack, or the saviour that will lead them out of the darkness?

30 review for Cursed

  1. 5 out of 5

    True Loveislovereview

    4 leaning to 4.5 stars Amazing fascinating read. When I tell you I'm inexperienced with warlocks and fantasy books....I've read TJ Klune's Wolfsong with shifters....What I mean is I don't know what I can expect or anticipate to.... I was in from page one...really....Terry and Clyde a warlock and a cursed werewolf. Terry is saved by Clyde and Clyde will be saved by Terry. Something beautiful grows between both men. Clyde's pack is not amused there is a deep aversion against warlocks and they want to 4 leaning to 4.5 stars Amazing fascinating read. When I tell you I'm inexperienced with warlocks and fantasy books....I've read TJ Klune's Wolfsong with shifters....What I mean is I don't know what I can expect or anticipate to.... I was in from page one...really....Terry and Clyde a warlock and a cursed werewolf. Terry is saved by Clyde and Clyde will be saved by Terry. Something beautiful grows between both men. Clyde's pack is not amused there is a deep aversion against warlocks and they want to kill and attack... Only the danger is coming from a whole unexpected side. Members of the pack are missing.....it's absolute not what it seems to be.... It's written in a captivating way. We get to know where they come from. We get to know who their long time enemies are. Because more danger is coming from others than from the pack. I choked up at the end which was heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. It's part one of a series and I'm looking forward to part #2 to see their personalities more developed so we get to know more of them....and their enemies... Absolute stunning about fantasy stories is that everything is possible so my expectations are on a whole other level. A new process for me. Kindly received an ARC from the author. Thank you !

  2. 5 out of 5

    Joyfully Jay

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars This book is just a part one and ends on a cliff. But oh what a beginning it is. I felt the MCs connection right from the start and that helped pull me into the story. It’s a quick read, and part of that is due to the short amount of pages. But even more, there was a draw and an urgency to find out what happens next that kept me reading. Terry was a truly enjoyable character. He’s earnest and giving, and just so real. I was invested in him and loved his determination A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars This book is just a part one and ends on a cliff. But oh what a beginning it is. I felt the MCs connection right from the start and that helped pull me into the story. It’s a quick read, and part of that is due to the short amount of pages. But even more, there was a draw and an urgency to find out what happens next that kept me reading. Terry was a truly enjoyable character. He’s earnest and giving, and just so real. I was invested in him and loved his determination. Clyde was similarly engaging, and I loved them together. That’s where the characters really shined for me. Their interactions with each other, their back and forth as they worked things out between them, really worked for me. Because underneath it was this layer of rightness to them. What was really refreshing was this book went to some unexpected places. It could have been just another by rote storyline, but Sawyer puts a unique spin on things. At one point, I was wide eyed while reading, completely surprised by the turn of events and wondering how the author would come back from that. Sawyer manages it well, though, and it definitely took things to another level for me. Read Kris’ review in its entirety here.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Steph ☀️

    Hmmmmm 🤔 Well, it could have been good, but with so much missing from the storyline it was a flop for me. After reading this, I have so many questions. And no, I don’t think they will be eventually answered as the series progresses.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    I am always interested in new-to-me authors particularly of paranormal stories. I thought the blurb sounded interesting and needless to say, I was looking forward to the worldbuilding. In this world, magic and werewolves abound, although the wolves are constrained to only shift during a full moon. The war between witches, warlocks, and the creatures of the night, i.e. werewolves, vampires, and shapeshifters, is long over, with the magic users having won and a truce created, although the enmity b I am always interested in new-to-me authors particularly of paranormal stories. I thought the blurb sounded interesting and needless to say, I was looking forward to the worldbuilding. In this world, magic and werewolves abound, although the wolves are constrained to only shift during a full moon. The war between witches, warlocks, and the creatures of the night, i.e. werewolves, vampires, and shapeshifters, is long over, with the magic users having won and a truce created, although the enmity between the two factions remains. Clyde rescues Terry when Terry’s home is engulfed in flames, not knowing at the time that Terry is a warlock. When Terry finds out that a witch cursed Clyde, he is determined to reverse the curse, and allow Clyde to revert back to his normal werewolf behavior of changing only with the full moon. Terry is successful at curing Clyde but then comes the monumental step of introducing Terry to Clyde’s pack. The pack is divided about whether to accept Terry and then members begin to disappear with no trace. This was a good story although I struggled with some inconsistencies and I had hoped for a stronger worldbuilding. The mystery portion was rather unsurprising which was somewhat disappointing. And in my opinion, the characters could have been fleshed out a little more adding to my understanding of them. However, this is a fairly short read and definitely provides an introduction to a unique world within the genre. NOTE: This book was provided by the author for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews

  5. 5 out of 5

    Beth doesn't write enough reviews

    Clunky and unimaginative writing ruined a promising premise. At times I was reminded of See Spot Run. I bought this because Resurrected Book 2 was free. I’m assuming that means Book 3 will be published soon. I’ll read book 2 because I already have it downloaded and have nothing better to do right now.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    This was a good little book to start a series. I really like it. It had action and suspense and even sweet passionate moments. And of course it had werewolves! Squee! It starts out with Terry being asleep and caught in a fire when shifter Clyde comes to his rescue. The minute he does and Terry realizes who he is outside of his wolf, things begin to change. Terry and Clyde were taught to hate each other, but Terry has had enough. Being a warlock makes it hard but he wants to get to know Clyde bett This was a good little book to start a series. I really like it. It had action and suspense and even sweet passionate moments. And of course it had werewolves! Squee! It starts out with Terry being asleep and caught in a fire when shifter Clyde comes to his rescue. The minute he does and Terry realizes who he is outside of his wolf, things begin to change. Terry and Clyde were taught to hate each other, but Terry has had enough. Being a warlock makes it hard but he wants to get to know Clyde better. The war between shifters and warlocks had made everyone nervous and hateful and living in fear. Terry just wants peace. We discover some surprises in this book about Terry but I think he is the one I really like. All he wants is a man to love and to live in peace with him. He is a sweet man who wants to fish or hunt or just enjoy life. I love that about him. Even with people hating him because he is a warlock he still stays calm for the most part and does his best to prove he is not the enemy. He wants friends. He is a special man. Clyde is a werewolf who wants love and the minute he sees Terry he is instantly attracted. But because of the wars he is very untrusting. And through everything Terry does to prove himself he still has a hard time letting those walls down to trust that Terry won't hurt him or his pack. As they get closer, Clyde has to make a decision. Will he stand up for Terry and realize that he wouldn't harm them, or stand with his pack and keeping fighting a war that has been long over? Clyde is in turmoil and it takes a strength to go against all you have been taught and believe in. I admire Clyde's quiet strength. What a way to start this series. It was very well written and kept me in suspense and  I'm very anxious to see where the next books take us. Happy reading!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cee Brown

    ¸.•*´¨) (¸.•´ ★The Warlock and the Were "I'm cursed,” Clyde groaned, "I shift every night." The night a fire almost took his life, Terry was rescued by a wolf. In what could only be a coincidence, he met Clyde and learned his secret. And in turn shared his. The fact that the two beings should never be together played an important part in their relation, but like we are hearing daily, love wins. Shorts are good because so much can be packed into few pages and when done right, makes the reader crave m ¸.•*´¨) (¸.•´ ★The Warlock and the Were "I'm cursed,” Clyde groaned, "I shift every night." The night a fire almost took his life, Terry was rescued by a wolf. In what could only be a coincidence, he met Clyde and learned his secret. And in turn shared his. The fact that the two beings should never be together played an important part in their relation, but like we are hearing daily, love wins. Shorts are good because so much can be packed into few pages and when done right, makes the reader crave more. And packed this one did. Over the course of months, Terry and Clyde became one until evil showed its face and placed a wedge between them. The fact that there is no one screen love did not even register until I was already invested in the book. Way to go Kris! I sat on edge as I read, especially the last few chapters and have to say, they revived the story. I cannot wait for book two. Pins and needles. I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this book without bias or persuasion from the author.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ali

    A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review: Rating: 3 stars out of 5 This was a different story. Terry seems to be content following the crowd at the beginning of the story but quickly makes his real self known to Clyde and will push for what he wants. Clyde and Terry quickly begin to build a relationship despite Clyde’s pack’s dislike of Terry’s warlock nature. Terry and Clyde seem to build their relationship for the most part in the back ground and the conflict with Clyde’s pack A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review: Rating: 3 stars out of 5 This was a different story. Terry seems to be content following the crowd at the beginning of the story but quickly makes his real self known to Clyde and will push for what he wants. Clyde and Terry quickly begin to build a relationship despite Clyde’s pack’s dislike of Terry’s warlock nature. Terry and Clyde seem to build their relationship for the most part in the back ground and the conflict with Clyde’s pack is more to the forefront. Clyde is heart broken when the truth about Terry is revealed and everything they thought was wrong. I am interested to what happens in the next story after Terry comes back,, I’m still a little confused as to how it happened. The cover art by Sidney Lowell is great picture and is eye-catching.

  9. 5 out of 5

    NeRdyWYRM

    Not My Cuppa I was hoping for a hot little short and instead got a lot of whining and posturing crammed into a small package. The author used antiquated language like 'forage for breakfast' in a modern setting. Our boy Terry was just headed out to eat at the local diner for crying out loud, not hunting mushrooms and roots or trapping rabbits! Clyde was vitriolic about magic users (Terry), but seemed to get over that in the space of time it took to drink a beer and for no other reason than the war Not My Cuppa I was hoping for a hot little short and instead got a lot of whining and posturing crammed into a small package. The author used antiquated language like 'forage for breakfast' in a modern setting. Our boy Terry was just headed out to eat at the local diner for crying out loud, not hunting mushrooms and roots or trapping rabbits! Clyde was vitriolic about magic users (Terry), but seemed to get over that in the space of time it took to drink a beer and for no other reason than the warlock pouted a little. Apparently, a greedy dick is a powerful thing. Get enough of those lined up and we could have world peace if you follow the logic in this book. So after the hate slate was instantly wiped clean, Clyde's curse was insta-removed, and some good old-fashioned randiness took over, these guys, who were mortal enemies five minutes before, began shacking up on the sly within hours of meeting and kept it up for weeks. Of course, Clyde's pack held to the same stereotypes he had conquered and things get a little hairy for Terry the warlock. I'd continue but I could probably spoil the whole story if I wrote another paragraph. I'll just say this one is oddly written, over the top, the steam is negligible, the angst is contrived, and the melodrama-rama ... holy moly. All of that aside, the world itself was pretty unique for a shifter story. I will probably give book #2 a chance just to see what happens. Hopefully, it's more polished, a lot hotter, and a little less forced. This title might appeal to someone who just wants something to pass the time on a lunch break, and as long as expectations are low, they'll be good to go. *Groan*. Now I'm rhyming?! Yep. Time to call it quits. Galley copy of Cursed (The Alpha's Warlock #1) provided by Kris Sawyer and Creative Minds in exchange of an honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Gwenn Mary (Morgwenn)

    This book was a good surprise. I'm usually not a fan of werewolves stories. I don't like stories with “inescapable fate because we are werewolves” or mpreg, so I usually stay away from werewolves because this is sadly where I usually encounter those stories. If you're like me, you're on the safe side with this book. This novella introduces us to a world where a war between night creatures (like shape shifters) and witches/warlocks just ended. One night, Terry, a warlock, is saved from a fire by Cl This book was a good surprise. I'm usually not a fan of werewolves stories. I don't like stories with “inescapable fate because we are werewolves” or mpreg, so I usually stay away from werewolves because this is sadly where I usually encounter those stories. If you're like me, you're on the safe side with this book. This novella introduces us to a world where a war between night creatures (like shape shifters) and witches/warlocks just ended. One night, Terry, a warlock, is saved from a fire by Clyde, a cursed werewolf who shifts every night since the war. The night after, Terry succeeds in lifting the curse and starts courting Clyde. But for Clyde, who has suffered a lot during the war and who still lives with its consequences, it is not easy to let a warlock come so close. And then, some members of his pack start missing and everybody looks in Terry’s direction... This book looks like the beginning of an ambitious story; it sets a well built world and presents the main characters. It has enough materials to become a long and interesting fantasy novel, so there is a real story and potential for more. Furthermore, the writing is good and the characters are interesting and not stereotypes. I know I will read the next book(view spoiler)[ because there is a kind of cliffhanger at the end (hide spoiler)] which is fortunately planned for November. My issues come with the length and the format. Novellas are not the best format for fantasy stories as they are too short to develop universe and characters, and at the same time, tell a story. Because Kris Sawyer took the time to develop the two first aspects (which is great), the story sounds like a first part of a book instead of a full book, which leaves a feeling of unfinished work. From my point of view, as a fantasy reader, I would have preferred a longer book which would have been less frustrating. I don't know how many books are planned. It could be one or two more, or it could be a longer story… So far, two books are announced (and they seem available on Kindle Unlimited). So I recommend this book to fantasy/supernatural and MM romance readers or curious readers who want different werewolves stories. I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    HEChapter -Tina J

    ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ > > Judging a Book by it's Cover < < Subdued colors, dark background. Male baring his torso from beneath a hooded jacket. Semi-transparent font does not stand out. Only the author name is strong. The synopsis sounds interesting enough that, while I normally steer clear of PNR, I opted to give this shorty a try. > > Looking Deeper < < POV ~> Third person. Kris Sawyer presents a paranormal world that has a more unique backstory than most. Warring factions of magic ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ > > Judging a Book by it's Cover < < Subdued colors, dark background. Male baring his torso from beneath a hooded jacket. Semi-transparent font does not stand out. Only the author name is strong. The synopsis sounds interesting enough that, while I normally steer clear of PNR, I opted to give this shorty a try. > > Looking Deeper < < POV ~> Third person. Kris Sawyer presents a paranormal world that has a more unique backstory than most. Warring factions of magical beings vs night creatures lay the history behind this star-crossed story between warlock, Terry, and cursed werewolf, Clyde. Only fifty or so pages long, the story manages to provide the unique history, a decently developed relationship, some strong conflict between the elders and younger generations of the pack and their outlooks on this relationship, added intrigue of nefarious means, and a very loosely implied HEA that feels more suited to a serial than a series. Regardless, this micro-novella did contain enough of the content and elements that I look for to classify it as a relatively complete story. . Rating: [PG-13] ~ Score: 4.1 ~ Stars: 4 Other than wolf related violence and implied sex, the story is fairly free of graphic violence and/or descriptive sex. ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nephylim Nephylim

    Overall, this was a great little book. The premise wasn’t new, with a werewolf falling for a warlock who was not welcome among the pack due to a cruel war that was over but not forgotten. There was, however, quite a bit that was new – like the wicked witch with a penchant for torturing werewolves, and the warlock himself, who isn’t what he seems. The writing is fluid and the characters have depth and colour, but I found that the story stuttered a little and suffered from the shortness of the book Overall, this was a great little book. The premise wasn’t new, with a werewolf falling for a warlock who was not welcome among the pack due to a cruel war that was over but not forgotten. There was, however, quite a bit that was new – like the wicked witch with a penchant for torturing werewolves, and the warlock himself, who isn’t what he seems. The writing is fluid and the characters have depth and colour, but I found that the story stuttered a little and suffered from the shortness of the book. There were some leaps that left me shocked and unconvinced. If the story were extended and more time taken over unfolding the paranormal elements, especially in the last battle, it would be nudging an extra .5*. Apart from that my only complaint is that the dialogue had a tendency to slip into preachiness at times of high tension, such as Terry’s speech to the pack and Beatrice’s speech at the end. It wasn’t a huge deal, but I think it distracts from the impact. On the other hand, there were some absolutely beautiful descriptions, like this one which describes what it feels like to go through the change. Coming back to human form sucks the joy right out of your soul like your best friend just died or your lover walked out on you and you know he isn’t coming back. I don’t intend the criticisms to be seen as huge flaws. A novella is what it is and the story is never going to be as full and fluid as a full novel, but there is a lot going on here for the amount of words. One thing I can guarantee, is that you won’t be bored. The book is full of action, with plenty of surprises. If you like shifter/paranormal stories you’ll love this little gem

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    This was an enjoyable, quick read and a great start to what will hopefully be a fab series. I really enjoy Werewolf and shifter stories, except I haven't read many lately, so this was a nice change for me! I liked the Warlock aspect of it, and all the backstory about the war between Warlocks and Werewolves was really interesting. I liked that Cursed was a little different to most of the shifter stories I've read, it definitely didn't feel like "just another shifter story" but like something a bi This was an enjoyable, quick read and a great start to what will hopefully be a fab series. I really enjoy Werewolf and shifter stories, except I haven't read many lately, so this was a nice change for me! I liked the Warlock aspect of it, and all the backstory about the war between Warlocks and Werewolves was really interesting. I liked that Cursed was a little different to most of the shifter stories I've read, it definitely didn't feel like "just another shifter story" but like something a bit more unique. Clyde and Terry were both really interesting main characters. I would have liked to learn a bit more about them both, a bit more about their pasts and their lives, but since this is only a short story I guess it would have been hard to cram too much information in, and perhaps we will learn more in future instalments. This is the first book and so it set up the series really well, with lots of things that pulled me in and kept me reading, and it left me wanting to read more. I did feel that the ending was a little abrupt, and I keep scrolling expecting to see more, but then maybe that's a good sign because it means I enjoyed it and at least I know we will have plenty more to come! There was a sneak peek at the next book, which was nice. I certainly enjoyed it enough to continue with the series, and to see what's next for Clyde and Terry. I would recommend this if you enjoy paranormal romance and if you're looking for a quick read :) ***I was provided with an ARC of Cursed by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sarah McDerment

    Super short read, with only 80 pages, managed to read in an hour. Unfortunately this book is only 2.5 stars for me. Although I was looking forward to reading this book as Kris Sawyer is a new author to me yet I just couldn't get into this book. The writing style right from the beginning put me off, it jumps from first to third all over the place with for no reason. I think if the author had stuck to one writing style I wouldn't have had such a difficult time reading this book so this was definite Super short read, with only 80 pages, managed to read in an hour. Unfortunately this book is only 2.5 stars for me. Although I was looking forward to reading this book as Kris Sawyer is a new author to me yet I just couldn't get into this book. The writing style right from the beginning put me off, it jumps from first to third all over the place with for no reason. I think if the author had stuck to one writing style I wouldn't have had such a difficult time reading this book so this was definitely the biggest downfall for me. The language style was sometimes also something that I found annoying because although the book was set in the modern era, the author used phrases such as "forage for breakfast" which to me seems odd. However, saying that the story kept my interest fine enough and I managed to finish the book. The plot wasn't anything amazing, or original but I did enjoy the idea of the book even though it seemed a little unbelievable that a curse was simply removed, and the hate the characters feel for each other and their kinds is wiped clean in the matter of a couple of pages mainly because they find each other attractive. The characters were pretty good though, and I thought that the author done a good in explaining both the werewolf and the warlocks pasts and experiences. I do love a werewolf/stifter story so that helped in reading this book. I do think though, that this book will appeal to a lot of people that love a paranormal short romance that don't like an over complicated read.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Becky Condit

    Cursed is the first book in the Alpha’s Warlock series. Kris Sawyer (aka Sid Love) does a masterful job of world building without locking the characters of plotline into a configuration that can’t grow and develop as the series moves on. The backstory for everyone is an ongoing war between those who are part of the world of the unseen (witches and warlocks) and those who are creatures of the night (shifters and vampires). Clyde is a werewolf who has been cursed by a powerful witch. The curse caus Cursed is the first book in the Alpha’s Warlock series. Kris Sawyer (aka Sid Love) does a masterful job of world building without locking the characters of plotline into a configuration that can’t grow and develop as the series moves on. The backstory for everyone is an ongoing war between those who are part of the world of the unseen (witches and warlocks) and those who are creatures of the night (shifters and vampires). Clyde is a werewolf who has been cursed by a powerful witch. The curse causes him to involuntarily shift into his werewolf persona every night, not just at the full moon. It is painful and leads to distrust and loneliness. Terry at first seems like a normal human until he observes Clyde shift and at that point we realize he is a warlock. Terry and Clyde can’t be lovers. They’re from opposing sides in the ongoing war. Or can they? It’s going to take a lot of love to overcome the mistrust they have in each other, to say nothing of Clyde’s pack and all of the witches and warlocks who know Terry. When Terry disappears from Clyde’s life is it because he’s found someone from his past that he loves more? Will Clyde let him back in? And what about Clyde’s pack? A warlock among them can spell nothing but traitor to many. There is a good HFN at the end and no cliff hanger, but you will be left wanting the next book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    The first half was a bit slow and the voice was a bit distanced so it didn't draw me in very well. After that the drama increased and the connection between Clyde and Terry deepened so I felt more engaged in their world. The villain was expected but their appearance was completely surprising. There was also another villain who turned out to be just a vindictive, violent person adhering to an old grudge. Which is which? You'll have to read the story to find out =]. It was well written but could ha The first half was a bit slow and the voice was a bit distanced so it didn't draw me in very well. After that the drama increased and the connection between Clyde and Terry deepened so I felt more engaged in their world. The villain was expected but their appearance was completely surprising. There was also another villain who turned out to be just a vindictive, violent person adhering to an old grudge. Which is which? You'll have to read the story to find out =]. It was well written but could have been more engaging. Ending the story at the point it did made me believe in the love of the MC's and excited for the continuation in Resurrection. The two men need a lot more detail as individuals because we get a little background about their fathers but we don't have much to go on in terms of knowing them as men. There's much to improve on in that aspect. There is also no steam, almost every passionate moment begins with heat and then cuts to a vague mention of their satisfaction. Fine, I suppose, not every story needs hot sex, but it would be much appreciated. Overall, this is a good start to a series and a generally enjoyable and very quick read. Read and willingly reviewed this ARC for the author.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Josh Dale

    The story is intriguing from the start. With Clyde a werewolf that is cursed by a witch, to change every night and not just on the night of a full moon. It is not until Clyde saves Terry from a house fire whilst in wolf form, that they meet though at the time Terry is not aware that it was a werewolf that saved him. But when they do meet, and Terry finds out that Clyde is cursed. Terry manages to break the curse. And they soon become a couple. There is a peace between Warlocks and creatures of th The story is intriguing from the start. With Clyde a werewolf that is cursed by a witch, to change every night and not just on the night of a full moon. It is not until Clyde saves Terry from a house fire whilst in wolf form, that they meet though at the time Terry is not aware that it was a werewolf that saved him. But when they do meet, and Terry finds out that Clyde is cursed. Terry manages to break the curse. And they soon become a couple. There is a peace between Warlocks and creatures of the night, which is very fragile. So, when Clyde (werewolf) becomes involved with Terry (warlock), This causes tension in Clyde’s pack and a lot of mistrust. I kind of felt sorry for Clyde, being caught between the man he loves and the pack he is bound too. As we know you do not always get to choose who you fall in love with. And obviously the bond between pack members is so strong, and wolfs do not fare well without being part of a pack. The story is a paranormal romantic mystery. There are hidden forces playing behind the scenes and not everyone is who they say they are. So, when two pack members go missing all fingers point at Terry. I really enjoyed the descriptions of the pack meetings. And the tension between the two main characters and Clyde’s pack.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Natosha Wilson

    This was a good read. I have to admit it was a little out there for a shifter read but different is good. For a very long time there has been a war between Warlocks and Wolves. So much so that one werewolf in particular has been cursed since he was seventeen to have no choice but to have to shift each night. Clyde never expected the curse to be broken but it is when he meets Terry. Terry is a warlock and has power. So when he finds out that Clyde is the one that saved his life from a fire and that This was a good read. I have to admit it was a little out there for a shifter read but different is good. For a very long time there has been a war between Warlocks and Wolves. So much so that one werewolf in particular has been cursed since he was seventeen to have no choice but to have to shift each night. Clyde never expected the curse to be broken but it is when he meets Terry. Terry is a warlock and has power. So when he finds out that Clyde is the one that saved his life from a fire and that he is cursed Terry did what he had to do to reverse the curse. What neither man expected was to fall for the other. But they do. This causes a whole new set of problems. Clydes pack is not happy about the two togther and then pack members start coming up missing. Can Clyde and Terry work together to prove that Terry is not behind the disappearance or will they be able to prove it only when it is too late? I enjoyed this book. It was different from most shifter books that I read. It is definitely worth the read. I look forward to the next book in the series to see what will happen next. Was given this galley copy for free for an open and honest review

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    Cursed by author Kris Sawyer is the first book in the Alpha’s Warlock series. This story is heavy on the story not on the romance. There is a ton going on so you must pay attention. I liked all the world building. I feel the politics and emotions of the characters. What I felt was lacking was a romantic connection. This is a great paranormal read but disappointing from a truly romantic stand point. Terry is a confusing character. We find out why in middle of the book so I will not give that away Cursed by author Kris Sawyer is the first book in the Alpha’s Warlock series. This story is heavy on the story not on the romance. There is a ton going on so you must pay attention. I liked all the world building. I feel the politics and emotions of the characters. What I felt was lacking was a romantic connection. This is a great paranormal read but disappointing from a truly romantic stand point. Terry is a confusing character. We find out why in middle of the book so I will not give that away. I liked his progressive ideas and charm. I also like his approach on life. Very interesting character with a lot more than meets the eye going on with him. Clyde is a werewolf. He is a good person but he is cursed. He does not trust easily. Over all I felt overwhelmed with information. Sometimes that happens with world building like this, I am sure by the time we read book two it will iron itself out. I think it very much worth the read, just don’t expect a romantic connection. For me that was what really was lacking. Over all a very good read and I cannot wait to see what else happens in this world in the next book. Four Twinkling Stars

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jayne

    I was gifted an ARC of this book for an honest and fair review. This is an interesting one, a shifter/fantasy MM story with no pounding sex or rock hard abs, despite the misleading cover. In fact, most of the usual shifter tropes are missing, which makes a refreshing change, and yet it is still undeniably a shifter story. It reads a little unevenly at times, with large leaps to move the story along where more detail and background would have improved the pace. This is a longer story fighting to fr I was gifted an ARC of this book for an honest and fair review. This is an interesting one, a shifter/fantasy MM story with no pounding sex or rock hard abs, despite the misleading cover. In fact, most of the usual shifter tropes are missing, which makes a refreshing change, and yet it is still undeniably a shifter story. It reads a little unevenly at times, with large leaps to move the story along where more detail and background would have improved the pace. This is a longer story fighting to free itself out of the constraints of a short (15,000 words) tale, and it deserves more embellishment. The author has created some well-rounded, likeable characters, and some genuinely scary ones. The tender moments feel real without being sickly sweet, and Clyde and Terry's relationship, although super-fast, is one to root for. The ending felt a little tacked on, probably to satisfied those clamouring for a satisfying ending. This is one area where restraint would have served the book better. Overall, I enjoyed the book. I loved the setting and really cared about Clyde and Terry. This series shows real promise.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Morningstar

    Book & Author: Cursed by Kris Sawyer Rating: 3.75 stars This was a truly unique story of werewolves and warlocks and witches. One that was a surprise to me especially with the little twist at the end. The writing was good although there were some small inconsistencies which most probably wouldn’t see and didn’t take me out of the story so much as just take a quick pause. Kris has a voice all their own that comes through in the story. Their writing is more”flowery” than I typically like but it was Book & Author: Cursed by Kris Sawyer Rating: 3.75 stars This was a truly unique story of werewolves and warlocks and witches. One that was a surprise to me especially with the little twist at the end. The writing was good although there were some small inconsistencies which most probably wouldn’t see and didn’t take me out of the story so much as just take a quick pause. Kris has a voice all their own that comes through in the story. Their writing is more”flowery” than I typically like but it wasn’t over the top or annoying just something that was harder to get to used to for someone who likes a much simpler writing style. For a novella, it was developed and the characters came through as much as one can expect from the length of it. I wish there was more shown of the two main characters, Terry and Clyde, than there was. There was a bit told and I get for shorter stories that is a must but I didn’t quite feel the love they professed for each other. The story ended on a cliffhanger which doesn’t bother me but I’m not sure if I was invested enough in the story to continue to read what comes next. *I received a copy of this book through http://diversereader.blogspot.com/*

  22. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    An interesting short story set in the aftermath of the great war between witches and warlocks and the creatures of the night, vampires and werewolves. Mistrust still exist between the factions, making for an uneasy truce. Terry is a warlock who has moved into the area where Clyde and his pack live. Clyde is a werewolf who has been cursed to shift every night by a witch. When Terry’s house blows up, Clyde is there to save him. When Terry follows Clyde one night, he sees him shifting on a none ful An interesting short story set in the aftermath of the great war between witches and warlocks and the creatures of the night, vampires and werewolves. Mistrust still exist between the factions, making for an uneasy truce. Terry is a warlock who has moved into the area where Clyde and his pack live. Clyde is a werewolf who has been cursed to shift every night by a witch. When Terry’s house blows up, Clyde is there to save him. When Terry follows Clyde one night, he sees him shifting on a none full moon night and knows this is wrong. He then removes the curse. This sets off a chain of events that happen between him and Terry and Clyde’s pack. There are missing wolves and even more infighting among the pack. And there is a re-emergence of witch that set the curse. There is a lot happening in this story. And it does flow along, keeping you turning the pages. However, it has more of a HFN ending than a HEA. Overall, I enjoyed the story. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jovan

    3.5 A promising opener to a series, “Cursed” introduces us to Clyde, a werewolf cursed by a witch to shift into his wolf form every night and Terry, the warlock who lifts the curse. Clyde and Terry fall in love among the background of an uneasy truce after a bloody and brutal war between witches and warlock and “night creatures”—vampire, werewolves and shapeshifters. Clyde and Terry’s relationship creates tension within the pack and a rift forms between the newer generation/those looking to move 3.5 A promising opener to a series, “Cursed” introduces us to Clyde, a werewolf cursed by a witch to shift into his wolf form every night and Terry, the warlock who lifts the curse. Clyde and Terry fall in love among the background of an uneasy truce after a bloody and brutal war between witches and warlock and “night creatures”—vampire, werewolves and shapeshifters. Clyde and Terry’s relationship creates tension within the pack and a rift forms between the newer generation/those looking to move forward in peace and those still convinced that warlocks and witches are an evil blight on their communities. Kris Sawyer does a great job creating a well paced, and fully told story in this novella, while laying down the foundation for an extremely complex next step in the evolution of Clyde and Terry’s relationship and their relationship to the pack. The ending was unexpected, but a bit hurried, and created a host of questions that I look forward to having answered in the next book. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ghita Frederiksen

    A captivating short story about werewolves, witches and warlocks. Terry is a warlock with a hidden past and he has just moved into the area where Clyde and his pack live. An accident happens to Terry and Clyde saves his life, but because of a misunderstanding they get off the wrong foot (paw) of each other. Clyde has been cursed by a witch, but Terry has the power and love to hopefully remove the curse. But because of an old battle between werewolves, witches and warlocks there’s mistrust and hat A captivating short story about werewolves, witches and warlocks. Terry is a warlock with a hidden past and he has just moved into the area where Clyde and his pack live. An accident happens to Terry and Clyde saves his life, but because of a misunderstanding they get off the wrong foot (paw) of each other. Clyde has been cursed by a witch, but Terry has the power and love to hopefully remove the curse. But because of an old battle between werewolves, witches and warlocks there’s mistrust and hate among the people in the area, so werewolves and warlocks do not mix – so Terry and Clyde have to keep their love hidden, although Terry feels love is love no matter the past. After a series of mysterious events in Clyde’s pack, Terry steps up and tries to help despite the hate against him. You can’t help cheering for Terry and Clyde and their HEA despite whatever curveballs of witches, curses and werewolves life throws at them.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tanja

    This is the first time I have read a story about a werewolf and a warlock and I was happily surprised. Clyde, a cursed werewolf, saves warlock Terry from a certain death by fire. However, times are tense and uncertain. Werewolves and warlocks have never been the best of friends, to put it mildly. It is a well-written story which captivated me from the start. The falling in love is quite sudden but that is expected from a short story. Having said that I didn’t feel it was forced but came naturall This is the first time I have read a story about a werewolf and a warlock and I was happily surprised. Clyde, a cursed werewolf, saves warlock Terry from a certain death by fire. However, times are tense and uncertain. Werewolves and warlocks have never been the best of friends, to put it mildly. It is a well-written story which captivated me from the start. The falling in love is quite sudden but that is expected from a short story. Having said that I didn’t feel it was forced but came naturally. Terry and Clyde are great characters that have that tangible connection I love to read in romance stories. The author tells a fascinating and intriguing tale with surprising twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. This story ends in a definite HFN. This is the first book in a series and I am looking forward to reading more of Terry and Clyde.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Heather Rawlins

    Cursed was short but didn’t miss on action. It was very fast-paced, a perfect read on the bus to work. A lot occurred in a short story. Terry and Clyde were more than they appear. I loved the conflict that comes from two different factions of the unseen world. It’s definitely a story about love triumphing over evil. Kris started building an interesting world and I look forward to what might happen to the town and it’s members, especially Terry & Clyde. I have many questions about this warlock an Cursed was short but didn’t miss on action. It was very fast-paced, a perfect read on the bus to work. A lot occurred in a short story. Terry and Clyde were more than they appear. I loved the conflict that comes from two different factions of the unseen world. It’s definitely a story about love triumphing over evil. Kris started building an interesting world and I look forward to what might happen to the town and it’s members, especially Terry & Clyde. I have many questions about this warlock and his wolf that I hope get revealed in the next story. I admit, I am a sucker for a series and look forward to what happens to Terry & Clyde and hope that more characters get their story too. I would definitely recommend, but if you like HEA, you may want to binge read but if you are like me, I like waiting and wondering.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    An intriguing start to a new series, this novella is a quick read but full of punches. Different from most shifter books, this story is set in a world where a long feud between magic users and the night dwellers has resulted in hatred between the werewolves and witches and warlocks. Clyde, a werewolf who saves Terry, a warlock from certain death, opening a chance of a truce between the races. Mix shifter politics, an evil witch and two lovers who just want a chance at love and you get a cauldron An intriguing start to a new series, this novella is a quick read but full of punches. Different from most shifter books, this story is set in a world where a long feud between magic users and the night dwellers has resulted in hatred between the werewolves and witches and warlocks. Clyde, a werewolf who saves Terry, a warlock from certain death, opening a chance of a truce between the races. Mix shifter politics, an evil witch and two lovers who just want a chance at love and you get a cauldron of trouble. The writing was well done for such a short tale; even though I prefer full length novels Kris did an amazing job with world building and character development. I can't wait to see what book 2 brings for Terry especially, but for Clyde as well (hopefully a little penance for not believing in Terry).

  28. 4 out of 5

    Violet Marshall

    Cursed is the first book in the Alpha's Warlock Series. It is a paranormal story with Clyde a werewolf and Terry a warlock as the MC’s of the book. There was fire, wolves, magic, a past war, a witch, a warlock, a divide pack and more in this book. I really wanted to like this book because it had some good content in the storyline and characters. And the structural writing is good. But it is a bit confusing especially at the beginning because the flow is disconnected and not smooth. It jumps from Cursed is the first book in the Alpha's Warlock Series. It is a paranormal story with Clyde a werewolf and Terry a warlock as the MC’s of the book. There was fire, wolves, magic, a past war, a witch, a warlock, a divide pack and more in this book. I really wanted to like this book because it had some good content in the storyline and characters. And the structural writing is good. But it is a bit confusing especially at the beginning because the flow is disconnected and not smooth. It jumps from one thing to another without knowing why or without detail to smooth the transition. The last half is better but still not smooth. And although I liked the characters I didn’t really feel a connection between Clyde and Terry. So sadly, this book just didn’t work for me. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Light

    3.5 / 5 Stars The road of life is full of twists and turns and this is the reason Clyde, a cursed werewolf, and Terry, a warlock, meet. Sworn enemies, they save each other in more ways than one. The story is fast-paced with a lot of action and some questions I hope we get the answers to in the upcoming books. I liked the characters, the intensity of their chemistry and all the enemy-lover relationship going on. Terry seems to control complex magic and I can't wait to see more of his power while at 3.5 / 5 Stars The road of life is full of twists and turns and this is the reason Clyde, a cursed werewolf, and Terry, a warlock, meet. Sworn enemies, they save each other in more ways than one. The story is fast-paced with a lot of action and some questions I hope we get the answers to in the upcoming books. I liked the characters, the intensity of their chemistry and all the enemy-lover relationship going on. Terry seems to control complex magic and I can't wait to see more of his power while at the same time he and Clyde fight to maintain the balance of power between the two races and form a true alliance. Nonetheless, I couldn't get a clear image of the characters in my mind. Plus, at first I was confused about the appearance of the wolf that saved Terry: was the wolf in animal form (the size of a pony?) or the the scary werewolf from movies? The description was a little confusing. We don't get a good explanation about the setting either as it's not claearly explained if the humans are completely unaware of the paranormal world of if some of them know about it. All in all, I will read book 2 because I want to see how things develop from here on.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dixiecowgirl

    Clyde and Terry challenge the myths and norms by loving each other! Coming from opposite sides of the old war, these men that were to have been natural enemies became lovers. Learning to trust each other and dealing with the pressures of the pack and others, they bond and love. The story is not over, forces beyond the seen are in effect and all is not what it seems. Reality is challenged and hearts are torn but the promise of love keep Clyde and Terry searching for a deeper connection and their Clyde and Terry challenge the myths and norms by loving each other! Coming from opposite sides of the old war, these men that were to have been natural enemies became lovers. Learning to trust each other and dealing with the pressures of the pack and others, they bond and love. The story is not over, forces beyond the seen are in effect and all is not what it seems. Reality is challenged and hearts are torn but the promise of love keep Clyde and Terry searching for a deeper connection and their forever love. The writing is engaging, the created world is coming into view and the story line is complex. i waited to read book 1 until book 2 was available and i am excited to dive into Resurrection and dive deeper into this adventure and love story! Looking forward to more Clyde and Terry!

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