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Keri Arthur's (Damask Circle #1) Circle of Fire

Blurb:

(Off Goodreads):

 

VISIONS OF TERROR
 
Sixteen teenagers taken from their homes. Eleven bodies recovered, each completely drained of blood. Some believe vampires are responsible. Jon Barnett knows that what’s happening is far worse. Sent by a group of paranormal investigators known as the Damask Circle, Jon quickly becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic and realizes he needs help. But fate gives him only one choice.
 
Madeline Smith has retreated to an isolated farmhouse, afraid of the abilities she cannot control—abilities that have killed. But when a “ghost” brings a warning of danger and her nephew goes missing, Maddie not only has to leave her haven, she has to place her trust in a man who is neither ghost nor human. As the noose of sorcery tightens, the search for the teenagers becomes a race against time. But the greatest danger to Maddie and Jon could be the intense feelings they refuse to acknowledge but cannot ignore.

My Review:

The first book in the Damask Circle is a thrilling suspense featuring an evil sorceress.

Sent by the Damask Circle to investigate the missing teens and the deaths, Jon Barnett becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic and realizes he needs help, but fate gives him only one choice.  Afraid of the abilities that she cannot control, Madeline rarely leaves her isolated farm, but when her nephew goes missing she has no choice, she has to leave her haven and put her trust in a man who is neither ghost nor human.  The search for the missing teenagers becomes a race against time, but the greatest danger to Maddie and Jon is the intense feeling they refuse to acknowledge.

This intriguing plot is steady to fast-paced with lots of suspense, action, magic, romance and shapeshifters.  The author keeps the reader guessing as the tension builds to an action packed and magical battle. The vivid descriptions make the reader they are part of the story and the compelling characters are easily understood, easily related to and leave the reader wanting to know more.

The attraction between Jon and Maddie radiates heat from every page and the sex scenes are hot and steamy, but the relationship has a lot of emotional turmoil and dangerous enemies to get through before this couple can ever reach their happily ever after and just to spice things up, Jon is gave his heart to his work a long time ago.

The author has created a fascinating world with great characters that captures the imagination and keeps the reader turning the pages until the very end.  The concept is engaging and entertaining and ensures the reader will come back for more. I love all the books that I have read by Keri Arthur and this one is certainly no exception, I can’t wait to read the next book in this riveting series.

5 STARS 3 FLAMES

Purchase Links:

http://www.amazon.com/Circle-Fire-Damask-Book-ebook/dp/B00EBRU00I/r...

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/circle-of-fire-keri-arthur/11152516...

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-circleoffire-1394475-139.html

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/circle-of-fire-8

http://www.bookdepository.com/Circle-Fire-Keri-Arthur/9780440246558

Damask Circle Series

#2 Coming February 25, 2014

#3 Coming April 1, 2014

About Keri Arthur:

(Off author’s site)

The Unofficial Bio
I’m a born and bred Melbourne (Australia) gal, and grew up sharing my life with dragons, elves, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters and the occasional talking horse. Which worried my family to no end. Of course, now that I’m actually make a living sharing my life with the above mentioned creatures, they no longer contemplate calling the men with the little white coat. When not at my keyboard, I can be found at the gym, sitting front of the TV, or taking my two dogs for a walk.

The Official Bio
Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series, has now written more than twenty-eight novels. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards and has won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives with her daughter in Melbourne, Australia.

Past day jobs
Clerk at the Bureau of Meteorology, Cook at the MCG, Function and Desert cook at the Essendon Football Club

Current Job
Full time writer and mum.

Where to find the author:

http://www.keriarthur.com/

http://www.keriarthur.com/blog/

http://www.facebook.com/AuthorKeriArthur

https://twitter.com/kezarthur

https://plus.google.com/100713468266409527298/posts

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7742.Keri_Arthur

For more books by Keri Arthur:

http://www.keriarthur.com/books/

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