Released: January 1, 2012
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 384 pages
Author Site: Kendra Leigh Castle
Two separate worlds . . .
One passion that binds them
Wild and passionate by nature, Lyra Black is not just any werewolf. She's the future leader of the powerful pack of the Thorn-if she can stay alive long enough to inherit the title.
One of the Cait Sith bloodline of vampire cat-shifters, Jaden Harrison has no interest in the wars plaguing the world of night. But when he rescues Lyra from a violent attack, they're both captured by an insatiable desire that threatens to overwhelm them and bind them together for eternity . . . just as ancient enemies prepare to strike. And when they do, the Thorn and the Cait Sith-and Lyra and Jaden's love-may never recover from the deadly blow . . .
OKay so I missed book one and missed the actual "meeting" between Lyra and Jaden our two star crossed lovers in Midnight Reckoning where apparently they didn't get off on a good foot and in fact really pissed each other off good fashioned! So as the story opens Jaden is out for a nightly stroll and comes across a heated argument between a man and woman. The man is making advances on the woman who turns out to be Lyra and she is not welcoming them so to make a long story short Jaden steps in and comes to her rescue. During the struggle Lyra loses a precious family heirloom and in her haste to get away she forgets it and Jaden makes his way to her home and this is where things get going!
I didn't like Lyra to begin with. I felt she was a spoiled rotten brat who was totally full of herself but I warm up to her as I learn more about her world and being an only child,,,a female child at that always having to prove herself to earn the respect she deserved because her father was Alpha of the Thorn. Jaden I immediately fell in love with I mean come on part vamp part puddy cat? purrrrrrrrrr lol I mean I loved that weird combination (weird because it was a first time for me) I just wonder about the cat part. I think I missed something like how that was sposed to come into play or the purpose of him being part cat.
I enjoyed learning about The Proving and and the ways of The Thorn and their laws although I found most of them harsh but when you think about it real packs of wolves react similar to things mentioned in the story I think so it went hand in hand I guess. Still there comes a point in time when my heart actually breaks for Lyra. I even had to get a tissue!
Incredible love story! I was completely immersed in it and look forward to reading the next book!
Released: January 31st 2012
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 384 pages
Author Site: Kristen Callihann
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.I have got to say I had low expectations when I began reading this book because I usually don't like historicals very much but this one grabbed me and would not turn me loose! It kind of has a feel of Beauty and the Beast but with extras like Miranda's power and it's even hard to say it's only purely historical because of the paranormal and mystery bits and such added in.
Firelight flowed off the pages leaving me devouring it and eager to find out what would happen next and the love story between Miranda and Archer was simply breathtaking for lack of a better word. Their's was an arranged marriage but once they actually began falling/feeling for each other the chemistry was just explosive and I could not wait until they realized what they had together.
Even if you have not really enjoyed historicals, like me, in the past you should totally give Firlight a try because it is much more!