Title: The Grey Curse
Author: Krista Kelly
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Page Count: 109
**I received a copy of this book, from the author, in exchange for a honest review.**
One inexperienced witch. One rogue vampire. Thrown together by fate, they must break her family's curse before time runs out for them both.
For nearly two centuries, every female descendant of the witch Rebecca Grey has died mysteriously at the age of twenty-one. The last of her line, Selena Grey has done everything to live a normal life. That is until she learns of the curse placed on her family. Selena's 21st birthday is coming soon and she has to find a way to break the curse and live.
Decan Colt wants more than anything to be normal again. For 160 years, he has walked the earth a blood-thirsty monster, a vampire. He was traded and trained at a young age to be his mother's revenge on Rebecca Grey and her family. But when he sees his latest target, he falters. Something about Selena Grey reminds him of the humanity he thought he had lost so long ago.
When Decan refuses to kill Selena, his maker decides to take matters into his own hands. Together, they must break the curse or face the wrath of an older vampire bent on vengeance. Will they be the latest victims of the Grey Curse?
The Grey Curse is the debut novella from Krista Kelly. It is a great start to future books. The book is slightly shorter that most but it really packs a punch. The book follows Selena Grey, the last female descendent to Rebecca Grey. Selena is blindsided when her mother informs her that she is a witch. Selena doesn't believe it. I wouldn't either if I was told, out of the blue, that I was a witch. What makes it even better is that everyone around states that she is but Selena refuses to accept it. Ultimately Selena accepts the truth and moves on from it. Decan Colt enters the picture. Mysterious guy with a mysterious past. He has his sights set on Selena. At first his interest was anything but good. As he gets to know her, his feelings change. We discover his true intentions with Selena and the skeletons that lay in his past. Decan is a character you want to hate but realize he's a victim of circumstances.
The book goes at a fast pace but is easy to follow. It tells a story of how the past and present are connected. The sins of the past fall upon its descendents, who are left to pick up the pieces. The author does an excellent job at telling Selena and Decan's story. I wished that the book was longer. I wanted more of a background story for Decan and Nikolai. Overall it was a great book and highly recommended.
4 out of 5 Stars!!