Book Review

by Erin Kellison

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

This is one series that readers should keep an eye on. The characters are compelling, the story builds up very well and the sexual tension is palpable. The joining of angels and mages makes for an unusual relationship in the paranormal romance genre, making Fire Kissed a standout page-turner.

Kaye Brand has been wielding fae fire since she was young. Now, exiled from others of her kind, she sells her power to the highest bidder as a means to survive. Jack Bastian, an Angel of the Order, finds women like Kaye reprehensible — until he actually meets her and her passion consumes him. Jack is sworn to prevent the war Mage-kind is waging to engulf the world in shadow. Even though Kaye is born of Mage-kind, Jack can’t stay away from her. As darkness threatens to destroy them, their desire builds and everything they know is about to change. (ZEBRA, Jul., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Terri Dukes

Publisher: ZEBRA

Published: July 2012

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Fire Kissed

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 12:37pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

This is still one of my very favorite Urban Fantasy series, even if this is a spin-off - Book #4 in the Shadow world, book #1 of the Shadowkissed series.

While I liked the books of the 'original' series a bit better, this was still dark, beautifully written, and intriguing from beginning to end. I stand by my initial comments after completing Shadow Bound (book #1 of the Shadow series) - Erin writes with poetic prose that is utterly captivating...

Our characters: Kaye Brand is a mage with some trauma in her background. Jack Bastian is an angel with a bit of an attitude. While angels and shadows don't generally mix, Jack's current assignment pairs him up with Kaye in an attempt to gather some information for the Order and rid the world of the growing Wraith problem. In doing so, they are forced to work together - the smoldering attraction is an interesting side effect. :)

While I didn't jump up and down with love for Jack and Kaye like I did for the other pairs in the series, I still absolutely adore this world that Erin has built and I eagerly immerse myself in it every chance I get. I did love the twists that the story took (you're just going to have to read it to find out what I'm talking about!) and I thoroughly enjoyed the way that Erin ended the book as a segue to the coming installments and a HEA for Jack and Kaye.

I was also pleased to have a reappearance of Kahn and the other members of Segue. I had missed them so much and was so glad to be able to 'say hi' again. :)

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Fire Kissed 4 Skulls. I can't wait for the next novel from Erin!