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Review: Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Jan 18, 2012

Book 1
Darkest London Series
London, 1881
Once the flames are ignited . . .
Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity . . .
Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.
I gave this book a 4
   Sensational! Firelight by Kristen Callihan is masked in a consuming world of  fantasy, paranormal and romance!The search for cures will lead to the curse of eternal life. Readers will be swept back in time to the heart of London in the 1800’s, when an encounter under moonlight will change one man forever. As you read the story the fact that it is set during the 1800’s in London seems to become just a thought as the story unfolds and tears you away. Archer will charm you and his yearning for Miranda will enchant you. Firelight will carry you until the very end in a wave of intrigue. You will join Miranda as she walks an unlit path, daring to love the unknown. Phenomenal story seeped in mystery to the very end and then some. Firelight will surprise you with its provocative and tantalizing displays of secrets shrouded behind one man. I thought I’d never learn what Archer looked like under the mask, readers will have to wait right up to the very end for answers.
   Archer drove me mad every time he turned away from Miranda’s embrace. I found myself constantly arguing with him. Miranda on the other hand was a delight! She is all that is brave and self assured, a woman with very special talents, I just couldn’t get enough of her. I was left with a melee of questions after reading the story. Lovers of historical romances will enjoy this book, yet lovers of the paranormal will be delighted to with this mysterious tale. More than likely Kristen will unearth more answers in book 2 of the Darkest London series, Moonglow . Although I have just found a prequel to Firelight, called Ember, that I plan to read right away, it may clear up a few of my questions. By the way, there just may be a werewolf in London, so make sure to keep Moonglow on your radar.

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Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Forever
Pub Date: February 01, 2012

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