Hearts of Fire (Deadglass 0.5)
She's the heiress to Seattle's most powerful shifter clan. Her destiny is as controlled and certain as moonrise. However, from the moment Alice Corbette encounters the man known as Brand, she will defy...more
Quick & Dirty: A refreshing dose of mythology with a strong heroine.
Opening Sentence: She didn’t want to like him.
Hearts of Fire is a prequel short story in the Deadglass series set many years before the novel Hearts of Darkness. Set in Seattle during the late 1800’s, Alice is a young woman of supernatural descent. Her chance at love is limited to only those of her kind but when she sets her heart on Brand she knows he is the one for her. Alice ...more
I have a love/hate relationship with prequel novellas. Some are fantastic because they feel like they’re all about their story, truly belong to the series and aren’t there to sell you something else. But then there are those whose only purpose is to sell you the next book. Unfortunately, Hearts of Fire falls under the latter category.
The story takes place in 1889. Alice, our heroine, is the daughter of the Kivati’s leader – a shifters clan residing i ...more
Anyway, I didn't like this much, but novellas can be so hit and miss. It was instalove and, not just that, but I didn't get to know either of these characters well in their own right. I also didn't get a good enough idea of the world.
So I finished it unsure if I would check o ...more
Well, this novella has me hooked.
This book begins in 1889 Seattle, but it’s a Seattle of shifters. Native shifters called the Kivati are fierce, but few. They have been living amongst humans, and for the most part, happily intermingling.
The chief is very welcoming to the new peoples, recognizing that if they are to survive, they can’t hide, they’ll have to learn to adapt. However, not all of his people feel the same. This is brought to the forefront as the Dreka ...more
In a few months, Kensington Books is launching The Deadglass Trilogy, a brand new “apocalyptic paranormal romance [series] set in a grisly and gothic modern day Seattle” beginning with HEARTS OF DARKNESS on August 7th. On June 26th, the prequel novella, HEARTS OF FIRE hits shelves with a story set more than a century earlier and providing the history for the feud between the Kivati (bird shifters) and Drekar (dragon shifters) races. In Romeo and Juliet ...more
Boy, do I love me some dragon shifters.
It's 1889. Brand has left his home in Sweden with others of his kind to start his life over again in the growing town of Seatttle. He knows that some of his companions have nefarious intentions, but he needs to get away from the woman who broke his heart... the woman who rejected him when she learned he could turn into a dragon.
The moment Alice lays eyes on Brand, she knows their destinies are entertwined. She is an Owl shifter, daughter to Seattle's leader ...more
Readers are introduced to a Seattle in the year 1889. The Kavati (animal shifters) are still living a peaceful existence among the humans. Seattle is growing rapidly with industry and new comers who are seeking a claim o ...more
Hearts of Fire is a prequel novella for Kira Brady's new Deadglass series, the first full length book Hearts of Darkness will be published in August. As a prequel this story definitely did the job of creating excitement for the series, I'm intrigued by the world building and definitely want to learn more about both the Kivati and the Drekar.
The Kivati are a race of shapeshifters who have made their home in Seattle and worked hard to build a life where they can live in secret amongst the ...more
Review also posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
This is my first read of Kira Brady’s work and I have to say that she has captured my interest in this world of Dragons and other Shifters.
Set in the late 1800s in Seattle, a world of Shifters/Other beings living among humans but not necessarily in peace. A Bomb waiting to explode, the tension between the Drekar Dragons and Kivati (other) Shifters has worsen.
Brand Haldor, a Drekar dragon has recently migrated from Scandinavia hoping for ...more
This is a prequel to the first bookHearts of Darknessin theDeadglassseries. BecauseHearts of Darkness is only 55 pages thelimited word count allows little time for romance, story line or world building, but just enough to interest you that you want to read the first book of the Deadglass series, Hearts of Darkness . The first book Hearts of Darkness will be released August 7th 2012.
I liked Brand more than Alice, as we learn he has a troubled history, while her background is limited to being the daughter of the town’s leader. Norgard was the o ...more
I liked this "prequel" and I loved how it sets up the novel (which I know is set in "present" day from the blurb) by introduc ...more
This teaser novella worked its magic to get me totally invested in the release of Hearts of Darkness, the kickoff to Kira Brady's Deadglass series. The world building is fascinating, and the chemistry between Alice and Brand zinged from the pages. The ending was like hitting a brick wall, though, and left me more than a little frustrated, because I wanted more. NOW! The first novel hits stores in August, and it's at the top of my wishlist.
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A native Seattleitte, Kira spent her childhood hiking the rainy forests of the Pacific Northwest and drying out by the fire with a good book and a mug of something hot. She graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, where she met her real ...more