Book Review/Trailer-The Curse Giver-Dora Machado | Miki's Hope

Book Review/Trailer-The Curse Giver-Dora Machado

Monday, August 19, 2013


This is one stop in the Pump Up Your Book Tour. Be sure to look for the other reviews, interviews for this really great Fantasy Novel!


This is a fantasy unlike any other I have read in a very long time. To give you an idea I read this entire book (all 414 pages) in ONE sitting. You may have noticed that I went missing one entire day--well this is what had me so occupied. I just could not put it down--my cat even tried to butt it out of my hands and at one point tried to bite the pages--it did not work! The story just keeps getting better every page you turn.

It is essentially the story of a baseborn healer and a cursed highborn who though adversaries throughout the book end up helping each other. Their adventures will have you gasping and in some cases praying for them. The ending kind of leaves you hanging which makes me HOPE that there will be a sequel to this one-I will be sure to get it!

I don't think you can actually purchase the book until October 2013 but the e-book is out! If you want to see if you would want to read this book I have put a link to twightlight times books so you can read the 1st 10 chapters. There is also a trailer which you really want to view down below as well.


About the Book: (From the back cover)


Lusielle's bleak but orderly life as a remedy mixer is shattered when her husband betrays her and the king's magistrate sentences her to die for a crime she didn't commit. She's on the pyre, about to be burned alive, when a stranger breaks through the crowd and rescues her from the flames.

Brennus, the embittered Lord of Laonia, is no white knight. He's trapped in a curse that has killed his kin and doomed his people. His only chance to defeat the curse is to find a woman bearing the Goddess's birthmark--and then kill her in the foulest of ways. Lusielle bears such a mark.

Stalked by intrigue and confounded by the forbidden passion floaring between them, predator and prey must come together to defeat not only the vile curse, but also the curse giver who has already conjured their demise.


This Book can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance

Check out the first ten chapters of The Curse Giver at: Twilight Times Books!


View the Trailer Here



About the Author
: ( from her Website )


Dora Machado is the award winning author of the epic fantasy Stonewiser series. She holds a master's degree in business administration and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in history from Georgetown University. She was born in Michigan and grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she developed a bilingual fascination for writing, a preference for history, and a taste for Merengue. After a lifetime of straddling such compelling but different worlds, fantasy is a natural fit to her stories. She enjoys long and winding walks, traveling, and connecting with the amazingly clever readers who share in her mind's adventures. She lives in Florida with her indulging husband and three very opinionated cats.

To learn more about Dora Machado and her award winning novels, you can email her at Dora@doramachado.com, find her on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.



I received a paperback copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.

23 comments :

Lexie Lane said...

I usually only like watching fantasies, not reading them. This does sound intriguing though! Love the cover!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I bet this is a good read, seeing how you finished this book in one sitting, :)

Kristyn said...

this book sounds like a good read i need to pick up and read!

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

If you couldn't put it down I definitively want to read this book
I love how they get together to help one and other

Will wait for October

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

When your engrossed for a whole day YOU KNOW IT"S A GOOD BOOK!!!!

Alaina Bullock said...

Very rarely will I find a book that I have to read in a day! It has to be a really good book! After reading that, I am very intrigued, and want to read this one soon!

Jennifer said...

Sounds fascinating! And it really says a lot that you read it all in one sitting! I'll have to put this on my list for October (call me old fashioned, but I still can't get into ebooks...I'd much prefer the paper version)!

Cyndie said...

Sounds like a great fantasy read!

Jennifer Williams said...

Maybe you're kidding with it trying to get out of your hand maybe your kitty was just trying to read it. Just kidding that sounds like a great book I will love when opposites in the coming together and working together. I assess sometimes do not mind books that leave you hanging in the answer you can come up with your own outcome this sequals are definitely nice

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

That book cover is beautiful and very intriguing. I don't really read fantasy books so it probably isn't something that I would typically pick up.

Eva Millien said...

Thanks for sharing Be Careful What You Wish For and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

Patricia Woolverton said...

You sound like me. When I find a good book I cannot put it down. I can see why this book would interest you it sounds intriguing.

Dora Machado said...

Thank you so much for that wonderful review and for featuring The Curse Giver on Miki's Hope. I'm delighted that you liked The Curse Giver. Sorry about keeping you up. :) D.

Taylor Rios said...

I'm not a fantasy reader, but it sounds like you really enjoyed it!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Sounds like a kind of book that would make my husband tell me "Aren't you going to sleep?" lol.

Passport To Frugal said...

Ah this soulds like a great read for this winter. I lvoe reading a book straight through with the weather is raging outdoors with a hot cupa tea.

nova hedges said...

Very fascinating, even the cover shows how good the book will be. I've gone ahead to the link you provided, thanks.

Corinne Schmitt said...

This sounds like a great read! I personally enjoy a good fantasy novel. Definitely adding this to my reading list.

Laura Grace Andry said...

Sounds like a great read, especially if you finished it in one sitting!

Loreina said...

I can get confused in fantasy. This one seems to have captivated you so much, I'd be willing to give it a try! Thanks!

Healy Harpster said...

That's a lot of pages there but, it only took you to read the whole story for one sitting that means, it was really, really good! I am intrigue and like the preview of the story.

April M. said...

I've never read a fantasy book, except hunger games if that's a fantasy book. LOL but This one really sound interesting. I like the cover too. catchy!

amiableamy said...

What an amazing author she is. A business Administration graduate with history major and a great writer. I would love to read her books for sure.

 
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