Review: CALLUM (The Cursed Clan Series #1) by Melissa Schroeder

Review: CALLUM (The Cursed Clan Series #1) by Melissa SchroederCALLUM by Melissa Schroeder
Series: The Cursed Clan #2
on December 31, 2014
Genres: Erotic, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Suspense
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His duty was all that mattered.

Callum Lennon has one goal in life: protect his cousins. His failure in the past to do just that is what drives every action. When they discover a chance for redemption, Callum is willing to try. But trusting an outsider isn’t acceptable.

A woman in need of a new beginning.

An expert in archeology, Phoebe has always felt dwarfed by her parents’ shadow. In college by thirteen, she’s never measured up to her parents’ high standards. When the Lennons contact her, she decides to take a chance…and finds herself intrigued by the most insufferable man.

A passion impossible to ignore.

One argument leads to a kiss and to an unbearable desire they cannot seem to fight.  When an old enemy threatens their fragile new love, Callum will have to choose between believing his mind or trusting his heart.


 Callum by Melissa Schroeder is Book One in what’s to be a fantastic Paranormal Romance Series, The Cursed Clan Series. In this book, we are introduced to the Lennon family. There is more to this Scottish family than meets the eye. Callum has taken on the responsibility for his family, and that has taken one hell of a toll on him. With all of the weight on his shoulders, he has become a brute of a man. Building and building on his walls to make it almost impossible for anyone to penetrate them. Enter Phoebe Chilton, an archeologist with one hell of an IQ, and one hell of a chip on her shoulder. Ever since she could remember, she has been following her family’s footsteps, only doing what is expected of her, what her parents tell her she should do. All she wants out of life, is to do something that is ONLY for her, something that she has always wanted to do. The Lennon family might be the ones to give her that chance. It’s hard to do your job when you want to strangle AND screw the man in charge.

Callum has a little bit of a trust issue, rightly so, considering his past and his enemies. When he sets his eyes on Phoebe, he immediately lusts after her, but he knows he can’t act on this, because he has to do what’s right for his family. The pull between these two are so intense, will he be able to stay away and keep it professional? Or will he give in to his sexual urges, and take what’s his, consequences be damned?

❝He strode toward her, his body humming with the need to take, to conquer, to touch.❞

 Callum was such a great, exciting, sexy read. It flowed easily and quickly, and I finished it in one night. This was chalk full of mystery and suspense with a little dose of beautiful erotic mixed in, in all the right places. I loved all of the characters. Not only Callum and Phoebe, but the rest of the family as well. We get little sneak peeks at how each of Callum’s family members operate, and it definitely got me excited for each one to have their own story. Not only do you read of a beautiful love unfolding, but there is a puzzle that you try to follow along with characters, which makes it not only sexy, but exciting as well. By the time Callum has ended, you have some answers, but not all, and Melissa Schroeder did a fantastic job of sucking you in to the story and having you feel something for this family and their laird. I’m intrigued and you will be to. If you LOVE paranormal romance with a bit of mystery, than this book is for you! You better hurry, because Callum’s cousin ANGUS is up next, and I can’t wait to see what is up his sleeve.

❝You’re a treasure.❞




OUT APRIL 15th!!!

angus_450ANGUS, Book 2 in The Cursed Clan Series!

The quiet bookworm of the bunch, Angus has always thought everything out before acting. So, it’s understandable that the clan asks him to approach Irishwoman Maggie O’Conner to help them retrieve the next jewel. His well-organized life is completely turned upside down when he contacts the streetwise woman, who is even more cynical than his cousin Fletcher. But he senses a soft center in the hard woman, and is helpless to resist seducing her.

Maggie didn’t ever want to go back to her former life. Not many people know she was The Cat, a jewel thief known for her rooftop escapes. She worked to turn her life around, but her past has come back to haunt her and she needs money–fast. When Angus Lennon appears, it seems like a miracle of fate. An easy heist, in and out, no big deal. But things go wrong from the start. The thugs from her past are hot on her tail, almost ruining her job. Still, even gun-toting goons don’t scare her as much as Angus Lennon.  Her attraction to him threatens to consume her and ruin the plans she has for the future.

But danger comes not only from the authorities and her dangerous past, but from the present McWalton laird who will do anything to stop the Lennons from succeeding


About Melissa Schroeder

From an early age, USA Today Bestselling Author Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.

Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, three nominations for AAD Bookies and regularly tops the best seller lists on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. She is married to now retired AF major and is raising her own brats, both human and canine. She spends her days giving in to her addiction to Twitter and spends her days thankful for their new home and the short trip to Wegmans.

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