Published by LazyDay Publishing (eBook) on June 18, 2013
Genres: Historical, Paranormal, Romance
Cassandra, a smart siren in human form, can have any man she wants. So long as she wants him dead. Told in part by the ghost of the main character, the story follows Cassandra's headlong pursuit of passion in the hinterlands of the Old West, where she comes into conflict with a powerful curse, which passes down the generations. Cassandra has phenomenal success in the silent film industry in California, but troubles remain. Her demon grandson is headed to Wyoming to wreak revenge for his father, the bastard son she abandoned. And the family is threatened by extinction, unless the youngest carries her illegitimate pregnancy to term.
We received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I am both a lover of historical fiction and Greek mythology, so I got to feed both of those beasts with this lovely novel by Anne Carlisle. I had never read a novel about sirens before The Siren’s Tale, and this intriguing introduction did not disappoint. Although the second in a series, TST is great as a stand alone, and it fueled my desire to go back and read the first book. TST is a story about a family of sirens dealing with a curse across familial generations. I loved Carlisle’s interesting take on sirens in the modern world, and their journey there from the past.
There are parts of the story that are heavy in history that are a little tougher for the reader to navigate. Please continue your journey. All these facts come beautifully into play, and Carlisle has a few tricks up her sleeve that you won’t see coming. Although classified as erotica, it isn’t permeated with intense love scenes as is commonly found in the genre, so I would chalk it up to paranormal romance. And one you will enjoy!
3 out of 5 stars.