PLAYING WITH FIRE
With Playing with Fire, Eden gives her loyal fans a fantastic, perfect finale for the Phoenix Fire series. Saving the most dynamic couple for last, Eden centers the story on the issue of trust (and lack thereof). When it looks like everything is not what it appears to be, the charismatic hero and heroine will need to learn to trust their instincts. Eden truly possesses an exceptional talent, and this reviewer can’t wait for what’s next!
Cassie Armstrong is the daughter of a doctor who wanted to create super immortal soldiers by mixing human DNA with that of vampires and other paranormal beings. His first test subjects were his own children. Now an adult, Cassie is determined to wipe out the madness that he created — by curing all of the experiments. The first order of business is to find the phoenix that they call “the Immortal.” Having just risen from another death, Dante hasn’t got all of his memories back, but he feels there’s something familiar about Cassie when they run into one another. Cassie believes one of Dante’s “quirks” may be that his tears contain healing properties; she just needs to convince him. With a group of government soldiers hunting them, Cassie and Dante need to run for their lives. But the most dangerous threat is the one they do not know about: There’s someone from Dante’s past who’s bent on revenge. (BRAVA, Sep., 352 pp., $14.00)