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Fire Play

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  88 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Fire demiurge Lau had it made until the Mother Goddess banished him for his cruel treatment of humans. Now he’s stuck in a mortal life, trying to cope without his powers—mainly by partying hard and seducing anything with a heartbeat.

Then he meets Jesse Warner.

College student Jesse is new to Montreal. Out from under his parents’ thumbs for the first time, he can’t wait to b
ebook, 1st Edition, 190 pages
Published January 4th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published January 3rd 2012)
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3.5 stars. Interesting and emotional story of Lau, a fire demiurge who is banished and condemned to live life as a mortal for his bad treatment of humans. He is stripped of his powers and his life in the human realm is terrible and sad. He becomes extremely bitter and closed off emotionally until he meets the innocent and beautiful Jesse and he experiences love for the first time.

What I really liked was the relationship between the two MC's. Lau's slow realisation of his feelings and his adorati
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I really wasn't sure how this story was going to work, Lau is reprehensible in the start of this story and has some terrible things happen to him and in turn does some horrendous things to others, leaving me thinking how in the hell can he be redeemed. But the story does work and I found myself liking Lau by halfway through the book. I think what makes this story work is that Lau is not looking to be redeemed he is not looking for forgiveness or love he is just looking to survive anyway he can, ...more
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Lau is a demiurge, cast into the human world as punishment for his casual disregard for human life. Jesse is a college student who has come out of his shell since leaving his oppressive home. He's supposed to be a plaything for Lau, something to break and watch squirm, but things don't quite go according to plan. Will love be enough to overcome all the hurdles that stand before them, or will it be too little, too late?

Lau is a conflicted character, arrogant and uncaring. Aware of his history as
Ugly and beautiful at the same time.
A bit on the harsh side though.

Made myself finish this book. From my point of view it was not a lesson in humility and pain, it was pure torture with collateral damage. The ending was too quick and not satisfying enough after all the torture.

I felt the fantasy part was more for exotic setting and easier ending (with 'magic' it's always easier to make a happy ending, than to make it believable with only human abilities) than for background, character developmen
Not such a fan of this. It started out promising, but it really fell short in my books. The relationship between the two main characters was just not believable for me - Lau hated him and then suddenly loves him? And did Jesse just conveniently forget that Lau was a whore? It was never brought up between them apart from that first time. The plot jumps around too - at one point, it suddenly jumped a few months forward and I was completely lost. Everything seems to be just glossed over superficial ...more
Finished it in one sitting. All I can say is... boy, can Ms. Sirene do angst! The main character, fallen god Lau, can be hard to like at times, but then again that's his charm. His love interest Jesse has the cute naive puppy-dog-eyes thing going on. I loved how the author handled the two of them falling in love, and Lau gradually learning to feel human emotions.

And then of course, bad stuff happens. Once the two get together and you think that things are looking up, it gets worse, and worse. A
I'm a little disappointed in this book. The prologue was very intense, and I was all "Wooo, good book promise!" and bought it immediately. But the first chapter starts with the very young and innocent boy Jesse, out clubbing (I feel so old. He's only 18! And the club scene just makes me tired). It's in said goth club that he meets our seductive sociopathic hero Lau, and of course falls head over heels in lust. I'm still not sure why, other than the fact that Lau's pretty. Lau is not a nice guy, ...more
I don't know whether I liked it or disliked it. It was one of the weirdest books I've ever read. Good weird, I must say though. But.. I really don't know. I really loved the plot.
Couldn't finish. The concept was intriguing and the beginning sample got me to purchase the book. However, once the two heroes finally met the head-hopping made me want to poke my eyes out. I hate head-hopping with a passion. I won't purchase another novel from this author.
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