Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Review- Cursed by Fire by Jacquelyn Frank 4*

Title: Cursed by Fire
Series: Immortal Brothers #1
Author: Jacquelyn Frank
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: * * * *
Publishers: Ballantine Books
(Feb 24, 2015)
Paperback: 384 pages
ISBN: 978-0345534934
FTC Disclosure: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley 

For centuries, Dethan has been trapped in a fiery inferno for defying the gods and snatching the power of immortality. Condemned to have his battle-hardened body licked by flames only to regenerate and be consumed all over again, Dethan has lost all hope—until the Goddess of Conflict appears. She will release him from torment—if he’ll use his power and strength as a warrior to raise an army and defeat a fierce enemy faction of gods.

Free to live as a man once again, Dethan meets Selinda—heir to the throne of Hexis—and his thoughts quickly turn from the conquest of cities to the conquest of this headstrong beauty. Betrothed to a cruel, calculating powermonger, Selinda needs a champion, and so Dethan enters into another bargain: If she will share her bed—and her body—with him, Dethan will save her city from destructive forces within and without. As the lovers ignite a searing passion, Dethan will risk all—even the wrath of the Goddess of Conflict—for a chance to make Selinda his forever.

I have several of Frank's other series on my shelves unread (just haven't had the time to read them yet) but as this was the first in a new series, I thought I'd give it a shot even though I'm more of a vampire/shifter book reader. I've never been particularly drawn to the Gods/Goddesses books. Mainly because they don't seem to have a set of rules you can depend on. In a vampire/shifter book if you're dead, you generally stay dead or at least a vampire or shifter. When Gods and Goddesses are thrown into the mix, everything can change at their whim, so just not as fond of these worlds.
That said, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I did enjoy the story-line and the world building. I enjoyed the banter between Dethan and Selinda and loved that the story was told from Dethan's POV. There's not a lot of paranormal romance told from the guy's POV and I loved it. Probably the only thing I didn't like was Selinda's lack of backbone. I like a feisty heroine  and fortunately Selinda found hers before it was too late.
I loved the flow and pace of the book. I started it in the afternoon and read straight through to the end. I'll definitely be reading the rest of the books in this series and will dig out her Nightwalker series as I know I'll love it based on how well I enjoyed the world of mythology that I normally avoid.

1 comment:

Renee B said...

I love it when there is a good world building story. I haven't tried this author, but she is on my list, and there are plenty of her books at my library, so I may need to check her out soon. Great review. Happy Reading.