- File Size: 340 KB
- Print Length: 98 pages
- Publisher: Carina Press (December 3, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 3, 2012
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009FX22YK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #513,934 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Anne Calhoun is one of the best writers of contemporary erotic fiction, and her books are among my favorites, particularly Liberating Lacey (Ellora's Cave) and What She Needs (Harlequin)." -- Sarah Wendell, Kirkus Reviews
After doing time at Fortune 500 companies on both coasts, Anne Calhoun traded business casual for yoga pants and started writing the stories that got her through a decade of tedious meetings. Her first release, Liberating Lacey, won the 2010 EPIC Award for best Contemporary Erotic Romance. Sarah Wendell of Kirkus Reviews and NBC Washington listed Liberating Lacey as a great choice to follow 50 Shades of Gray for readers new to erotica and erotic romance.
Anne has been a poker-faced HR specialist, a cube-locked IT geek, and a run-off-her-heels administrative assistant. She holds a B.A. in English and History and an M.A. in American Studies. Visit annecalhoun.com for information on upcoming releases, and follow her on Twitter as @annecalhoun. Anne lives in the Midwest with her husband, son, and a rescue dog named Kate, where she is at work on her next novel.
Top Customer Reviews
Erotic as all get out. Utterly sensual. Hot. Thoughtful. Sublime.
That's soulful erotica how I love it, how I want it and masterfully written by Anne Calhoun.
Breath On Embers is mighty fine erotica and set in a very inspiring atmosphere. In fact, this is Anne at her very, very best! *fans self* On the one hand, I devoured this long novella and on the other hand, I savored every word of this exquisite read; I did not want it to end. Kudos, Anne, this excellent and carnal story just blew me away. It doesn't get any better.
"How do you move on after life-shattering loss? You live into the light. Step by step, kiss by kiss, you live into the light."
After losing her husband and once-in-a-lifetime love, Jesse, due to a traffic accident two years ago, Thea moved from Columbus, Ohio, to New York in February to work for Cooper Bensonhurst, the investment house, as a systems architect.
It's Thea's first Christmas in Manhattan. Thea hooked up with Ronan nine months ago when she'd met him on St. Patrick's Day on her way back from an appointment with her therapist. Thea had grieving, shadowed eyes and Ronan was incredibly attracted to her. Ronan, the sexilicious FDNY Lieutenant, radiates a calm demeanor. He is self-possessed and controlled, very intense. And Ronan is the man for Thea.
"You keep trying to drown this out. I'll keep doing my thing, but I'm not going to help you go under."
Thea doesn't let herself feel anything, neither pain nor grief and she is utterly numb.Read more ›
Thea Moretti is in a world of self-inflicted psychological pain two years after the death of her husband. An incredibly smart, loving woman, she is unable to reenter life. "Half the time people say I`ve gotten this great second chance to find love all over again, like Jesse was a starter house with a cracked foundation and a badly designed kitchen."
Ronan O`Rourke is the handsome fireman who, having dealt with loss himself, sees something in Thea that makes her worth fighting for. The two characters meet on St. Patrick`s Day, when Ronan`s friend unsuccessfully hits on Thea. "There`s only one explanation for lines that bad. You`re his wingman," she said with a nod at Ronan, "trying to make HIM look good." Ronan rightfully replies that he doesn`t need a wingman and so it begins. Without having the usual kidnappings or near-death experiences, Ms. Calhoun moves the characters forward in a natural way.
The use of language is simply beautiful. Thea denies that she feels anything. Ronan disagrees because he sees the amount of energy she puts into NOT feeling. "You don`t pour thirty thousand gallons of water into a stone cold building. You pour it into an inferno."
Imagine an author who can use shortbread as a metaphor for love and starting again. "The heat from the oven triggered a chemical reaction between butter, flour and sugar. Heat and time worked on dormant ingredients to make something new. Different. Delicious." Thea can have a new chemistry with Ronan that doesn`t take away from how she felt about Jesse.Read more ›
This is the story of Ronan and Thea. Thea is a widow, having lost her husband in a road accident two years ago. She's a woman completely besieged by grief. She's built herself a fortress whereby she never allows herself to actually feel or allow any emotion to penetrate her outer shell. She's blasting her ears with acid rock constantly with her ipod, throwing herself into work and, now, attempting a totally no strings, purely physical sexual hookup
Ronan, a ripped and gorgeous firefighter, is at first delighted that this beautiful woman is having casual sex with him but he begins to develop deeper feelings for Thea and wants to break down her defences, to find that light deep inside her that she attempts to keep extinguished and to bring her to life again.
While this is a deeply emotional story, a novella was never going to be long enough to tell it. While I felt we got to know and understand Ronan reasonably well, Thea still really remained something of a mystery, She's closed up and locked off and is merely functioning through life, a bit like the Walking Dead. Something inside her has died and it's going to require all of Ronan's skills and determination to reignite the flame in the embers of her soul.
Ronan is a great character and not a stranger to loss either but he has learnt to overcome it and something about Thea's pain and distance calls to him and he knows he wants a deeper connection with her than just the physical and pulls out all the stops to win her over with his deeply sensual arsenal.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! Thea lost her husband and has been seeing firefighter Ronan for quite some time. She is unable to let go of her deceased husband and thinks she is just using Ronan,... Read morePublished 5 days ago by LML
A story filled with good writing and palpable emotion that ran a bit off the rails for me with the menage scene near the end.Published 5 months ago by Sugar & Spice
This book is fairly short but the author still managed to cram a full story with deep characters and a lot of hurt and pain into it. Read morePublished on January 5, 2014 by Willread
This was an enjoyable short story from an author who writes beautifully. Ronan was the guy women dream of and a firefighter too! Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by Michelle
I really enjoyed this erotic story, not only because it is scorchingly sexy (it is) but also because the way that Ms. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Simone Beaudelaire
3.5 stars. A nice holiday read. Fairly erotic scenes. Chemistry wasn't huge for me but it's a well written novella. Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by AllisonPalk
I just loved Breath of Embers.
First of all it's set in my fav city in the world- NYC. The city was a big part of the story and it was fun reading about places I know... Read more
BREATH ON EMBERS by Anne Calhoun.
I've really enjoyed some of this author's other writing, but this book felt flat - like cooking without spices. Read more
Breath on Embers is an emotional story. Calhoun's characters feel human and vulnerable. Perhaps Ronan is a little too good to be true. Read more