Fire's Kiss
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.

Fire's Kiss Details

TitleFire's Kiss
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 21st, 2017
PublisherFiery Seas Publishing
ISBN-139781946143372
Rating
GenreRomance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic

Fire's Kiss Review

  • Richelle Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    Embyr has been living a very low key life hiding her secret power from humans. One day all of that changes and she is thrust into a supernatural war she wants no part of. Enter Ryder who is reason behind Embyr’s unwanted involvement. I love the enemies to lovers trope and that’s exactly what we get with Ryder and Embyr. I loved how Embyr sassy and headstrong was when it came to Ryder. Ryder was your typical alpha vampire male and Embyr had no problem putting him in his place. As the story progre Embyr has been living a very low key life hiding her secret power from humans. One day all of that changes and she is thrust into a supernatural war she wants no part of. Enter Ryder who is reason behind Embyr’s unwanted involvement. I love the enemies to lovers trope and that’s exactly what we get with Ryder and Embyr. I loved how Embyr sassy and headstrong was when it came to Ryder. Ryder was your typical alpha vampire male and Embyr had no problem putting him in his place. As the story progresses both of the characters evolve for the better. Embyr finally embraces her powers and no longer feels ashamed for being half demon. Ryder finally learns to let his walls down and let love in. The paranormal junkie in me was satisfied and I loved the vampire and demon storyline. The story flowed, the plot held my attention. It was the perfect balance of romance and paranormal. I will be checking out more from this author. “Received an ARC for which I voluntarily provided an honest review."For more reviews check me out at: http://www.shellysbookcorner.com
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  • Kris
    January 1, 1970
    As with all fantasy novels there was a lot of description, but more so of the characters than the world building. I found it a quick and easy read because the story flowed so wonderfully. I really enjoyed the whole plot, and found the end a bit predictive. It didn’t bother me though, because it really fit well.Embyr is a very stubborn, and extremely sarcastic. I enjoyed that there were two point of views within the chapters, Ryder’s and Embyrs. I found myself getting very frustrated with many of As with all fantasy novels there was a lot of description, but more so of the characters than the world building. I found it a quick and easy read because the story flowed so wonderfully. I really enjoyed the whole plot, and found the end a bit predictive. It didn’t bother me though, because it really fit well.Embyr is a very stubborn, and extremely sarcastic. I enjoyed that there were two point of views within the chapters, Ryder’s and Embyrs. I found myself getting very frustrated with many of the character’s decisions, but they ended up making for a more interesting story line.There was a lot of action, adventure, and some very steamy scenes thrown in. This story had vampires, half-demons, knights, assassins, and shape shifters. What more could you look for in a fantasy novel. It really makes you question good versus evil. I feel like this would be a great book for fans of the Sookie Stackhouse.
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  • Kim (_booksarelove)
    January 1, 1970
    I received an electronic copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my opinions in any way.This was the first book that I have read by Brittany Pate, and I must say that I am not disappointed.In Fire's Kiss we follow Embyr, who is half fire-demon, half human. She has worked so hard to keep her powers locked away to protect herself from others. One night the leader of Death's Horseman comes into her tavern and her world changes forever.This book I received an electronic copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my opinions in any way.This was the first book that I have read by Brittany Pate, and I must say that I am not disappointed.In Fire's Kiss we follow Embyr, who is half fire-demon, half human. She has worked so hard to keep her powers locked away to protect herself from others. One night the leader of Death's Horseman comes into her tavern and her world changes forever.This book had love, lust, blood, sword-fighting, vampires and loads more. It was all packed into this relatively short book (271 pages). One thing that I will say is that there is quite a lot of sex in this book, it is not for the light-hearted. The scenes are vivid and don't leave anything to the imagination. This is probably the only aspect of the book that I wasn't totally in love with. Having said that, the characters of Embyr and Ryder were very well written, you couldn't help but swoon over Ryder - a strong, handsome, protective warrior - and want to be Embyr - the object of his affection. They were two amazing characters, and I was hooked on their story and needed to find out how things went for them.The plot itself was enjoyable, it didn't drag along too much and it ended in a way that I was expecting - but this is a good thing!All-in-all I really enjoyed this book, it has been a while since I have read a fantasy-type novel, and this was a good choice to get me back into the genre. Overall I gave this book a 4 out of possible 5 stars.Thank you to Fiery Seas Publishing and Brittany Pate for sending me a copy of this book and allowing me to review it for you! I do recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance, and enjoys the fantasy/paranormal genre.Originally posted on my blog:www.booksarelove22.wordpress.com
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this so much more that anticipated! Review to come 9th December on my blog.
  • Notes From 'Round the Bend
    January 1, 1970
    Since I’m always in the mood for a good fantasy romance, I was excited when Fire’s Kiss landed in my inbox (thanks, Jen!). The cover art was gorgeous and since I’m one of those reviewers who does, in fact, judge a book by its cover, I had high hopes that I’d find a story just as beautifully riveting.And I did…sorta.Embyr and Ryder were an interesting couple, and for them, the whole adversaries-to-lovers thing worked well. Even when she finally ‘gave in’, the sparks continued to fly. I found myse Since I’m always in the mood for a good fantasy romance, I was excited when Fire’s Kiss landed in my inbox (thanks, Jen!). The cover art was gorgeous and since I’m one of those reviewers who does, in fact, judge a book by its cover, I had high hopes that I’d find a story just as beautifully riveting.And I did…sorta.Embyr and Ryder were an interesting couple, and for them, the whole adversaries-to-lovers thing worked well. Even when she finally ‘gave in’, the sparks continued to fly. I found myself wanting more of their past than Ms. Pate provided, though, and I have so many questions! What role do demons play in the world? What exactly is a hellhound shifter? Why does Ryder have or even need an entire army when his life’s mission is one vampire (albeit an incredibly old, incredibly powerful one)? I wanted to know more about Kat’s past exploits, too, and I’m hoping we’ll get her story next. She, Lorin, and Nelda were great secondary characters, with just enough development to make them interesting but not so much that it took away from this being Embyr and Ryder’s story.The writing style was smooth, descriptive without being tedious, and an overall pleasure to read. So why is this rated a B- rather than an A if the style, characters, and romance were great? Weeeell…I honestly found myself missing the rush and suspense that I normally get from a really, really good fantasy novel. Sure, the romantic action in Fire’s Kiss was fabulous, but the rest was a bit lacking. Threats—other than Atrarius, of course—were dealt with far too quickly and easily and it was even possible to forget about the supposedly terrifying, evil, world-threatening creep at times. Things that would have been excellent tension-builders either fell by the wayside for long stretches of time or were just dispatched in short order. I never really felt like anyone was in actual peril and it was…strangely disappointing.I stumbled across a few typos but nothing major or immersion-breaking, which is always nice. Most of the typos were punctuation-related (comma following an ellipsis at location 866, for example, and the dialogue of two speakers being run together at 776). One thing that did bother me, though, was formatting. There were huge blank spaces after section breaks and anything in italics appeared to be a smaller font size, making it much harder to read (not to mention jarring and kinda ugly). That DID break the immersion a bit for me. Fire’s Kiss could probably have used one more run-through by the editor, but since I’ve quit expecting books to be completely error-free, I’m not docking stars for it.Bottom line: Fire’s Kiss was a little lacking in non-romantic action, but it was still a good read. I’d recommend it for those who, like me, are ever on the hunt for fantasy romance.Review first appeared on Red Hot Books
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  • The Vagaries of Us
    January 1, 1970
    Please view the original review and More at https://thevagariesofus.com/2017/12/1...Fire’s Kiss is a standalone, paranormal romance novel written by author Brittany Pate. The story follows Embyr, a half-demon tavern owner, who hides on the fringes of society afraid to reveal her ominous parentage. Embyr lives a quiet life on the edge of the town Al’Din, her parents have perished, and she is close to only one person- a former female assassin with a fondness for ale. However, this all changes when Please view the original review and More at https://thevagariesofus.com/2017/12/1...Fire’s Kiss is a standalone, paranormal romance novel written by author Brittany Pate. The story follows Embyr, a half-demon tavern owner, who hides on the fringes of society afraid to reveal her ominous parentage. Embyr lives a quiet life on the edge of the town Al’Din, her parents have perished, and she is close to only one person- a former female assassin with a fondness for ale. However, this all changes when the leader of the formidable Horsemen shows up in her tavern one evening wearing a grotesque mask made of animal’s skins. This leader, Ryder McLennon, rumored to be a heartless savage, convinces Embyr to assist him in his war with the vampire named Atrarius.The intensity and chemistry between Ryder and Embyr remains consistent throughout the novel. It never dims, not from the moment Ryder first corners Embyr in the tavern, from when he spirits her way to his castle and helps her unlock the power lying dormant within her, or when he leaves for an incredible length of time and returns to win her heart again. The story was rapidly moving and constantly kept my rapt attention with the interesting barrage of characters- half-demons, Horsemen, vampires, knights, dark mages, assassins, and even a Hellhound shifter. Embyr constantly grew as a character- she started off as a fearful, reclusive young woman merely experiencing life in small doses on the edge of town, only to blossom into a formidable half-demon that did a fair share of turning foes into dust and morbidly roasting the flesh off her enemies. While Embyr grew tougher, Ryder learned to soften up a bit-though it took six years for him to do so (probably the only time in the book where I was slightly disappointed in him- though I understood his reasoning…well, a little).Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect when I first started reading Fire’s Kiss. The author was a new one for me, and the story sounded a little like the romantic version of Dungeons and Dragons…boy was I surprised! I finished the novel in ONE day- I clutched onto my kindle like I was afraid someone would rip it from my hands and read till my eyes burned. I haven’t been this engrossed in a novel in a LONG time. FIVE stars for Fire’s Kiss!Do yourselves a favor and pick up this thrilling and fast-paced novel today!
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  • Jenn Bradshaw
    January 1, 1970
    Until I signed up for the blog tour for this book, I'd never heard of Brittany Pate. Having read Fire's Kiss, I'll be eagerly awaiting her next novel. I'm a sucker for fantasy and paranormal romance to begin with, but Ms. Pate's novel took that to a whole new level. This book was just released by Fiery Seas Publishing, and I loved it.Her world-building is excellent, she is consistent in her descriptions and her characters' abilities and limitations. Ms. Pate's characters are very real. It's diff Until I signed up for the blog tour for this book, I'd never heard of Brittany Pate. Having read Fire's Kiss, I'll be eagerly awaiting her next novel. I'm a sucker for fantasy and paranormal romance to begin with, but Ms. Pate's novel took that to a whole new level. This book was just released by Fiery Seas Publishing, and I loved it.Her world-building is excellent, she is consistent in her descriptions and her characters' abilities and limitations. Ms. Pate's characters are very real. It's difficult not to get pulled into the emotions and motivations behind each. Some books lend themselves well to a slow, rambling read, but this novel doesn't fall into that category. I read this book in two nights (it's approximately 270 pages in Kindle format) as it's shorter than most of the romance novels I read, and when I hit the end of the book, I kept trying to turn to the next page, disappointed that I'd hit the end.Fire's Kiss is fast-paced paranormal/fantasy romance. Ms. Pate has nailed the genre beautifully with a driven plot, strong (in more than just the physical sense) characters, a long-standing feud and an accidental romance. Her love scenes are HOT HOT HOT! (Okay, so maybe part of that is because the heroine is half fire demon.) And I found myself in tears during a couple scenes, because dang it(!) they just have to end up together.The story has an underlying mystery that must be solved. Admittedly, I'm not fantastic at guessing whodunit, but this one utterly blindsided me. Twice.The novel features vampires, demons and crooked, dark mages along with a few other classic fantasy and paranormal type creatures. Be advised that the battles are bloody and intense (as are the sex scenes - well, minus the blood). If you can step past that, then this novel needs to be on your winter reading list.
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    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 do 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—”See my complete review at The Eclectic Review
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  • Ikram
    January 1, 1970
    I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I’ve read a lot of paranormal romance over the past couple years and after a while it all gets as little repetitive, but every once in a while you’ll find a unicorn that just manages to surprise you. From the first page to the last I was completely engrossed, and finished the entire book in one sitting, reading into the wee hours of the night. The world building was fantastic, with lots of different magical creatures yet it never got to con I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I’ve read a lot of paranormal romance over the past couple years and after a while it all gets as little repetitive, but every once in a while you’ll find a unicorn that just manages to surprise you. From the first page to the last I was completely engrossed, and finished the entire book in one sitting, reading into the wee hours of the night. The world building was fantastic, with lots of different magical creatures yet it never got to confusing.The writing was great, the pacing perfect. With the amount of stuff that happened the book managed that fine line of slowing down the pacing and speeding it up to fast. I loved the relationships between all the characters (especially Embyr and Ryder).
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  • Joefel Bolo
    January 1, 1970
    Fire’s Kiss is an amazing and a very intriguing book that will put you into the real realization of the genre of paranormal romance. I really enjoyed its content. And here’s the thing I like about the book 😊: The cover of the book is so unique. Obviously, its all about FIRE!The character were so amazing especially Embyr because I like her name.The plot is very good. (To continue reading my review you can visit my blog; https://novelthief.wordpress.com/2017...)
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  • Allison Mullinax
    January 1, 1970
    I was quickly pulled in by the intrigue the characters brought to the table. By Chapter Five, I had to know how Embyr and Ryder's story would end. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone looking for an enjoyable romance novel that sucks you in from the start.
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  • Anthony Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    I thought Fire's Kiss was great. To read my review, head over to https://www.anthonythomasbooks.com/fi...
  • Ashley Crow
    January 1, 1970
    Great readRacy supernatural read! Started and finished the book on my day off today and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Also, the author is pretty bitchin'.
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