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Fire Baptized Paperback – January 28, 2012
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“Here we have characters who are strong and vulnerable, smart and emotional . . . This is the next best thing.” —Pavarti K. Tyler, author, Two Moons of Sera
“Genre-bending awesomeness for paranormal and mystery lovers.” —Susan Gottfried, author, Trevor's Song --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Kenya Wright is the author of Burning Bush and Incubus Hunter. She lives in Cutler Bay, Florida. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
(Sigh) Love triangles are always so intriguing. I never have a problem reading about them. But I usually don't know who to root for or feel sorry for when both males have such interesting, strong qualities (and *cough cough* - major sex appeal). In this case, ex-boyfriend MeShack is a strong male with all the sex appeal you can muster up visually, and he knows it. Though I found him to be arrogant in that department, I recognized that there were some deep rooted feelings for Lanore, and they had a long history together. And then you have Zulu, who is equally appealing, but with an intensity that is so hard to resist. And both bad asses want Lanore.
Though in some novels I am not sure why the female character gets so much damn attention, Lanore is all deserving. She is a strong female, for which I am glad. I generally enjoy strong females much more than the whinny, come-rescue-me types.
This is a great thriller in any setting, but I thoroughly enjoyed Wright's original and imaginative world, where humans have forced supernatural beings into this caged city. Though the supernatural range is vast, it was easy to follow, and the focus was maintained to the main characters of this plot so there was no suffering from information overload for me. My thanks. I have a short attention span.
Really excellent character development, and action packed from beginning to end. There was never a dull moment. Excellent debut!
Lanore is a very complex character as we get to see life from her eyes, a mix breed in a world of pure bloods that control everything. A minority in a world that is fiercely unaccepting of who and what she is. She gives a new meaning to the word 'strong', which is something I highly appreciate. I just love books with strong heroines!
I have already purchased the second book in the series and can't wait to get started on it. Hope you check it out!
I give Fire Baptized Four Stars!
Well crafted story, flows nicely without the huge information dumps that usually occur when there is a complex society introduced. While other writers can spend pages setting up a history and background, Ms. Wright has bound it into the story as part of the narrative. This creates a nice pull and has a more natural feel than many other writers in this genre.
If you have to have every detail of the scenery, every feeling of a character spelled out for you in a story, this one isn't it. The action doesn't stop every paragraph to examine the character's feelings. There is no endless diatribe from chapter one about her loneliness, her attraction to THE guy, her pain, more attraction to THE guy. In this story things actually move quickly when there is action, and you feel like you're running to keep up.
This isn't the traditional fantasy character with no idea that she is ravishingly beautiful, though she is very smart - How the heck does THAT work? Small children scream and run - not a good sign. Men tend to look at you, probably a good sign. Your girlfriends are jealous, yup - you know why, if you have a brain. NOT rocket science.
Lanore is strong but she also freaks out when confronted with overwhelming circumstances.
This character has flaws, and so do the people she's around. Her world is a seedy, rough place with challenges that you can't just cut down with a sword. I liked her because she sets boundaries - she says no to sex with the enormously sexy guy when he's been a jerk, even though she's tempted.
The nicest part is how Wright weaves beauty and strength into this same world so that it doesn't get too gritty. Pixies instead of cats for house pets? Gotta love that.
Looking forward to seeing more from this author.