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Erin The Fire Goddess: The Beginning [Kindle Edition]

Lavinia Urban
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Book Description

Erin Tait is a 15 year old girl, born with a birthmark covering the left side of her face.
She moves to her parent’s home town of Galladale, where all is not what it seems.
From day one, Erin is bullied by Jessica Watson, for looking at Sean Jackson.
Why is she trying to keep Erin away? It’s hard when Sean goes out of his way to talk to Erin, causing the bullying to get worse.
Erin is lonely and scared; she doesn’t know what to do. Can she control the fire inside?

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From the Author

This book is the re-edited version and I also decided to make the size smaller to align with the other books in the series

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  • File Size: 882 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085L3SDC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great start to a series October 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Erin has always been a loner with no friends. She bars a mark on her face and people shun her. Her family is moving to Galladale and she hopes maybe it will be different. But one run in with Jessica has her withdraw in fear until Sean sees her for herself and gives her the chance no one else ever has. This book has a sequel that will be coming out soon to explain more of the purpose of Erin's life. I believe Ms. Urban has started us on a story that we will want to keep reading to discover more about the characters fate they will hold.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start, want more August 29, 2013
By Bonnie
Format:Kindle Edition
Okay, yes. As others have already stated, there ARE significant editing errors in this book, enough for it to have made me stumble several times. I'm pretty easy-going about typos/editing oopsies...they happen and I've seen at least two in every ebook I've ever read. But yeah, there are several of the same sorts of errors over and over in Erin, The Fire Goddess, and I will honestly say it DID trip me up. Normally it doesn't, sometimes it does. It did.

So...that's why the four star.

On the upside, the story is clever and catchy and if the author cleans up 90% of those errors, I'd give it a five star. Erin is easy to feel compassion for. While most people have never been cursed with a birthmark that covers half their face, many have been "the weird new kid at school" - so we can relate. Erin is not supermodel gorgeous (yup, I relate) not athletic (yeah, I relate there too), she is not popular (unlike her seemingly perfect sister), and she is inexplicably loathed and maliciously attacked by one of her classmates. Poor Erin. Seriously, I felt bad for her. Her parents are kindly and her perfect sister is when Erin is home, the world is good. She eats pizza, watches movies, and hangs out. It's just the outside world she's not suited to, and it's all because of that birthmark. It really can be a cruel world when you look different, and this story reminds us of that.

But Erin is tough and keeps on keeping on (yay! Erin!). She discovers secrets about herself - some of them good, and some dangerous. She owns up to each of them. She also discovers love - ha! talk about danger. Sean is a good guy and he balances her well. Much like how good relationships work in the real world.

The characters are likable, the plot believable, the dialogue realistic, and the action well-conceived. This is a good book and I'll gladly read the next in the series.

I recommend it to YA-up, especially for those who like romance and paranormal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story! July 14, 2013
By Cana
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were funny and developed well by Lavinia. The story itself was unique and interesting.
My only beef with this book was the writing style. There were a few editing issues which in itself didn't detract from the book at all ( missing words, wrong words) could be worked out quite easily. However, the writing style itself seemed a little bit too basic for me, I guess it is a young adult novel but it read like it was written by a young adult ( and I have issues with how young people talk these days lol)but this is my gripe and not everyone's.. But again, it didn't spoil the read and I did love reading the books. The characters were fab and well developed, and despite my gripes I couldn't put the book down, in fact I read all 3 in just under 2 days. It is a shame the books are short, I prefer mine to be longer but they were definitely a good read and I would recommend reading them,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Freshly told, Erin the Fire Goddess is an engaging story, aimed for young adults. The author, Lavinia Urban, presents it in first-person narrative, which indicates a deep bond with the character. So it is no wonder that she chose to name the main character and her sister after her own two daughters. I think that the story comes from the deep--both memories from the past, and observation of how children behave and what they feel at present, both of which makes Erin's voice ring true and compelling. At times it is sad, at times playful.

The story brings back the agony of growing up, being afraid of falling short of expectations in the eyes of schoolmates, fending off bullies and school, and finding a way to overcome this agony. Perhaps the most difficult thing is the challenge to control the fire inside.

Four stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, great story line and great characters. January 3, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Bought all of these books after Christmas after receiving an amazon gift card for my kindle. I have to say i was not let down at all. I have added a new favorite author to my list with the amazing stories of Lavinia Urban. I honestly could not put this book down and read all of the books in less then a week because i found that i wanted to know more and more. Great read, great story line and great characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good September 7, 2014
By acastil
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good but felt a bit rushed. the book could of had a lot more substance. but I cannot wait to read the next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME BOOK!!!!! September 4, 2014
By gracie
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I loved this book. It was amazing! Just the right amount of romance and adventure, and violence
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars February 25, 2015
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Brilliant author. Recommend her to anyone. Look forward to other books of hers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down (figuratively, of course!)
Couldn't put it down (figuratively, of course!)
Published 6 months ago by Tabitha Conyers
3.0 out of 5 stars decent
A decent clean read for a younger audience I liked it. Depends on your reading preference when looking for a book. Keeps you in the dark them starts tossing a lot out
Published 6 months ago by Amanda Wingrove
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
Erin and her sister Kasey-Ray move to Galladale with their parents. Erin, the eldest, has a birthmark on her face that alienates her from her new class mates and makes her a target... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Tribalchick
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and engaging
First-person narratives tend to give me trouble, especially when I don't identify with the main character. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jeffrey Daniels
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprised
I am surprised, because I am a 25 year old who just read a teen book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I first I thought it would be cheesy. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Erin The Fire Goddess by: Lavinia Urban
Great read! Decent read for young adults , Great story line but I'm sure it gets better if you read the next three books .
Published 7 months ago by Fagan
4.0 out of 5 stars Erin The Fire Goddess: The The Beginning by Lavinia Urban
This was a good book. I wanted to read more. The characters were like real friends.They were like they were like family.
Published 9 months ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely read
As the marred heroine is pushed to her breaking point, it leads to a tale of love and acceptance of herself and others. Read more
Published 9 months ago by B.Kelley
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More About the Author

Lavinia originally grew up in Cheshire and now lives in a small village just outside of Edinburgh with her husband and two daughters.
Writing has always been something that Lavinia have loved since an early age but it wasn't until 2010 when the idea came to her to write Erin the Fire Goddess.
Lavinia chose to name the main character and her sister after her two daughters, who inspire Lavinia to write every day.

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