Curse Marked by Rinna Ford – A Book Review

Posted April 17, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Curse Marked

(The Marked Series – Book 1)

by Rinna Ford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Medium Burn Paranormal RH Romance

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Interesting Book 1, free on KU and worth picking up.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

She doesn’t know anything about herself before the age of thirteen. Even the name she now answers to is not her own, but that isn’t the strangest thing about her.

Anne Smith was found on the steps of a homeless shelter with no memory of her life before that moment and a small tattoo-like mark in the center of her back that has grown and changed with each new moon. It’s been almost fifteen years, and the now the mark covers almost every inch of skin on her back.

With good reason, it’s impossible for her to let anyone in, to let anyone get close. Who would believe that her mark burns itself into her skin every twenty-eight days, leaving it larger than before? But, what if there was not only someone who believes her but has the answers to the questions that she desperately wants to ask? Would she finally be able to let people in?

The mark is almost complete. What will happen when there’s no more room left to grow?

Curse Marked is the first story in a medium-burn reverse harem series. Due to strong language and sexual situations, it is recommended for 18+.


This sets up the series nicely and alludes to the lush scenery that is sure to play out in Book 2 and throughout the Meta-plot.

While I was a bit disappointed in how some of this progressed, and the reactions of the characters, I still found quite a bit of sympathy with the FMC and her confusing predicament. I wonder how she is going to cope, not just with the mate thing, but the mother issue….

That’s a whole ‘nother level of WTF?


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type

Episodic with Cliffhanger

Steam Level

Medium Burn with X content.


  • Good first few pages, opened the story right up.
  • The mark growth is unique.
  • Leaves us with more questions.


  • Some info dump syndrome due to first book curse.
  • Reactions not always, or even remotely, understandable.
  • World building is a bit muddled.


4 out of 5 Stars

Good basis for the rest of the series, Free on Kindle Unlimited. Worth checking out.

Published March 26th, 2019

196 Pages

Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Series that will feature sexual scenes and themes more suited to adult audiences. 18+

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