Review: I’ll Be Damned by Casey Keen

Posted June 28, 2013 by Ginny in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review:  I’ll Be Damned by Casey Keen
I'll Be Damned by Casey Keen
Series: Anna Wolfe #1
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Published by Self Published on March 27, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 436
Source: Author

Also in this series: I'll Be Damned
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Book Description:

Book Description:

A sister kidnapped.

An impending war between Heaven and Hell looming around the corner.

A Grand Witch who has no idea what she is.

The Prince of Darkness’s obsession in claiming her.

Two sinfully gorgeous men pulling her in two different directions.

As the owner of the coffee shop Déjà Brew in Savannah, Georgia, Anna thought her life was ordinary. That is until her sister is kidnapped by a demon, prompting two handsome men to march into her life unexpectedly. Valen, the sinfully gorgeous, overprotective werewolf who is Anna’s sworn guardian and Roman, the most handsome and powerful Warlock in the entire Netherworld.

Suddenly, her world is stripped of everything she knows and replaced with frightening news about who she really is - a powerful Grand Witch. Now, it’s up to her to draw out her dormant magic, rescue her sister and stop an impending heavenly war threatening to eradicate the human race all while staying alive.


Well… damn it. Yet again, I’m given a fantastic book to read, only to have it end without the second one being readily available for my consumption.

Seriously, I loved this book! For those of you who love the Sookie Stackhouse series, you’ll love this! It’s not similar enough to think that she’s copying off of Charlaine Harris, though it is told from a first person POV, takes place in the South, it’s quick-witted, funny and fun… And there’s a gay, black man as a best friend who screams “Lafayette”. I also was struck again and again at how relatable this book is.  You feel as if you are Anna, along for the ride in her head.

Anna is living in Georgia, not knowing she’s a witch.  She owns a coffee shop and quite loves it though it’s definitely a lot of hard work.  She’s a little creeped out by one guy who she’s gone on a date with, every instinct she has screaming “WRONG” though sometimes those instincts completely disappear when she’s around him.  She also has this gorgeous stranger who is new in town, and keeps popping up wherever she is, though not in a full-on stalkerish type way.

After her sister is kidnapped, the gorgeous stranger comes into her life and informs her of her heritage. Needless to say, she’s a little disbelieving. Sure she’s known all her life that she was different. Sure she has really freaky dreams and debilitating cramps that no doctor can diagnose. But that doesn’t make her a witch! She gains the help of friends and yet another gorgeous man to help her train and learn her powers, as she begins a quest to realize her destiny and find her sister.

This book is fantastic on so many levels. As soon as I began it, I was hooked. I couldn’t put the book down, though the need for sleep did cause me to stop reading for a few hours. But I devoured this book.  I would monitor where I was in the book, constantly looking at the page numbers, hoping that more would magically appear. Alas, they didn’t.

The only issue I had with this book is the surplus of skinny jeans in so many wardrobes — men and women. I dislike skinny jeans with a passion. But hey, I don’t have to wear them, so life is good.  Come fall of 2013, I’d better get the next book immediately or I’ll scream.

This is Casey Keen’s first book, and I can already tell that she has a hit series.  I immediately wrote to my friend and told her to check it out asap. I continuously thought that this would make a fantastic movie or show (so long as Alan Ball didn’t get his hands on it and completely veer off the story line into “WTF-ville”. But I digress…). I want more and I want it now. It leaves you at a cliff hanger, making you salivate for more.

I want to continue to gush about this story, but I fear that I’ll give something away. But here are some other great quotes for you! There are so many of them that I highlighted, but here are just a few.  This is a self-published novel, so give the woman some credit, buy this book and love it as much as I did! C381721D06A307D627637922DEC2606D

 

Great Quotes:
“People say you learn something new every day. I must be lucky, seeing I learned two new things today. First, the widely misused comment, ‘all men are dogs’, is complete bullshit. It insults dogs.”

“Self-pity is the most hazardous emotion, if ignored. Anger? That’s nothing. Anger goes away with a good trip to the gym. Sadness vanishes as soon as you talk to a friend; but self-pity is like a virus, destroying one’s happiness without the person realizing it.”

“I hate hardware stores and their lack of décor. Their unwelcoming colors and dingy floors remind me of a gynecologist office — boring but necessary. There are too many options, for one thing, like screws for example. Finding the perfect screw is impossible…. A woman’s mission to the hardware store can get rather personal! I laugh inwardly at the thought of finding the perfect screw.”

One response to “Review: I’ll Be Damned by Casey Keen

  1. Casey Keen

    Ginny!!!!

    I love, love, love your review!! Your excitement is magnetic!!!! It makes me so happy that you enjoyed this book… seriously!!! You will be notified the minute the second one is out. Thank you so much for your support 🙂

    Casey Keen