Book Review, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Vampires

Fire’s Kiss by Brittany Pate


FiresKissPromoPicGenre: Paranormal, Romance, Fiction
Release Date: November 21, 2017
Publisher:   Fiery Seas Publishing
Pages: 271


Embyr tends her tavern while keeping her dangerous parentage a secret, until she’s attacked by a hellhound and saved by one of the most feared men in history.

For the last eight hundred years, Ryder McLennon, the infamous leader of Death’s Horsemen, has used his army to hunt the vampire who killed his wife. He’s earned a reputation as a murderous madman. But in Embyr, he discovers something that could turn the tide of battle in his favor. Her control over fire can reduce an enemy to ash and her flippant disregard of him heats his blood in ways no one else ever has. She’s beautiful, powerful and completely different from her violence-loving brethren.

Embyr finds herself thrust into a war she wants no part of, targeted by a vicious vampire because of her cooperation with Ryder. As she learns to wield her demonic powers without letting the madness of her race overcome her, she also has to fight her attraction to a killer bent on her seduction.


I chose this book because of the enemy to lovers theme which is my favorite romance scenario.  The animosity with an undercurrent of attraction between Embyr and Ryder is well written and the reader waits with anticipation for their relationship to evolve.  The supporting characters, Katrina the assassin and Lorin the knight, added interest and depth not only to Embyr and Ryder’s past, but to the story as a whole.  It has lots of action and adventure and the balance between good and evil is well done.   There is also well-placed bits of humor throughout the book that keeps the reader engaged.

“And you best not look at my backside on the way home, either.” “I would never—”

This was an “all-nighter read” for me.  In my opinion, Ms. Pate’s inspiration and determination to finish this book was the correct decision and I believe many paranormal romance readers will agree.  If you like half-demons, vampires, knights, Hellhound shifters, mages and 800-year old immortals, this is the story for you.


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Brittany Pate lives in Texas with her husband and son. She is a longtime lover of all things fantasy and romance. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys narrating audio books and drinking entirely too much coffee.


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