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Monday, December 8, 2014

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway! Beautiful Curse by @Jen_McConnel @swoonromance @NereydaG1003

Beautiful Curse
Release Date: December 2014
Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Mya Jones is cursed.

She is, hands down, the most beautiful creature on earth. But beauty can wound, and Mya finds herself reviled and shunned by her peers. If there is even a chance that she could start over, Mya longs to take it, no matter the risks.

So when the strange Mr. Merk offers her a new life away from home, Mya is hesitant but hopeful. Only she didn't count on the mysterious Ross, or her feelings for him.

BEAUTIFUL CURSE is a contemporary retelling of the myth of Psyche and Cupid.

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Review- 4 Stars

This book started off slow but once it picked up, it was a really interesting read. I liked the world that she created. Being retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche was a fun idea and well executed. It was definitely something that had your imagination flowing the entire time. And with paranormals that is critical. It can so easily cross over into the cliché and cheesy. But, the author wrapped you up in the world she was creating. At the time, I could totally believe what I was reading was true and completely real. Unfortunately, like with all books, when the last page is done, I have to face reality and if I’m a little disappointed by that, then you know it was a good read.
The characters were sweet and relatable. They made the story fun to follow, and kept me looking forward to seeing their reactions and what choices they make.  The love story is sweet, although, I think the story between Ross and Mya could have been developed a little stronger. In the end, it was so interesting to see how everything tied together. If you're looking for an easy and light read this is your book. 

About the Author

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”).

She is also a former reviewer for Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and proud member of SCBWINCWN, and SCWW.

A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she also holds a MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches college writing composition and yoga.

Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review BEAUTIFUL CURSE! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)