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Fire and Ash

(Midnight Matings #3)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,322 ratings  ·  42 reviews
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal/Fantasy Romance, M/M, light BDSM, sex toys] The paranormal world is in chaos. The elders are tired of their younger people playing the field, causing trouble, and fighting with each other. Everyone who attends the UPAC Conference now has twenty-four hours to claim a mate of a different species. If they don't, they will ...more
Kindle Edition, 123 pages
Published (first published May 24th 2011)
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
These guys were complete idiots. Also I am not sure why they would buy warming lube??? The guy has been complaining the whole book the other guys core body temperature is too hot but they buy warming lube? I think the point of lube is too reduce the burn sensation but whatever, these guys were idiots.

when they weren't being idiots they were beyond boring, the shopping and the cooking jokes were repetitively boring.

My biggest issue was the one MC is continuously driving while he is falling down
Aղցela W.
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was book 3 in The Midnight Matings Series . After drinking the spiked champagne Asher who is a Phoenix Shifter tries to leave when the chaos breaks out when spots Zaiden who is a witch and part fae fighting off someone else. When they try to get out of the castle they are stopped by the guards because they haven't found mates. When the mating heat becomes to unbearable they have sex in the hall and Zaiden Kisses Ash and accidently claims him. After getting the mating seal they leave goin ...more
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Jun 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mandy*reads obsessively* by: Dare I say...Tailtiu ? LOL
Cute story, I liked the second one better, but this one was nice, if you sort of don't think too hard! :)
But what is up with all the spanking? Third book in the series and it is in every one!

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Serena Yates
May 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay
The concept of the 'forced matings', including all the consequences if people don't obey these totally arbitrary (as far as I can see) rules will remain ridiculous. I am only repeating it for the sake of those who may stumble upon this review without having looked at the other books.

The two characters being forced together in this volume were just as fascinating in their own way as the others. I mean a phoenix shifter? Never heard of one before. Add a sprite who knows what he wants, a jealous ri
Not my favorite of all of these books that I've read. This was the first Midnight Matings book by this author that I had read, though.

I couldn't connect with the story, the writing or the characters. Something just felt off to me. Asher was cute and so was Zaiden but their relationship seemed rather bland. Maybe it was just me.

Update 3/24/17 - after rereading this book I decided my original 2 star wasn't fair and I settled on a 3 star. I actually liked this book, the characters, and the story a
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect mates. Asher and Zaiden were so hot together, literally and figuratively. Another great book in the series. I also have to say I love Gabrielle Evans writing style. Even though there were some serious things going on in the book it also had some have fun parts in the book that had me laughing out loud.
Lila Hunter
Rating: 3.75 stars

Another great addition to the series. Quick and easy read set at the UPAC Conference. Nice twists & turns with a crazy ex and a jealous rival. More sex scenes and toys than others, and no mpreg even when possible.
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shape-shifters
Good third part. I liked this mated pair the best, both were so great together. Really enjoyable series!
Taintedskyee (Books Books&More Books)
Good one:) at least better than the previous one.
 ☔️ Stormy Day Reader
I was tempted to give this one a 4 star rating but decided on 3 because it didn't leave me with any warm fuzzies. While I liked the ending it felt a bit abrupt. The whole secret admirer mystery was quite good. There were a few times when I stopped to think I must be wrong in who I thought it was but couldn't figure out how it could be otherwise. I WAS wrong and right. I'd thought of the alternative option after one incident but it didn't make any sense so I discarded it. It all comes together in ...more
Books 3-5 were on sale through the publishers website so I figured I’d dive into some simple smut this weekend.

I didn’t enjoy this one as much as book 2 but it was still enjoyable in a simple and easy going kind of way.

I liked Ash and Zaiden for a majority of the book. It seemed like it would just be a nice fluffy read with no relationship drama but toward the middle of the book, and out of no where, all of a sudden our couples relationship was in turmoil. I was like WTF.. and then BOOM... eve
G.M Cantave
2.5 stars
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Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elder Bruke has called a meeting for the 25th Anniversary of ending of the Great War between paranormals. The Elders want the paranormals to form alliances, since they won’t do it on their own; the Elders have spiked their drinks. Adding a little something to make everyone go into a mating heat, if you try to escape you get a cursed which prevents you from using your paranormal abilities again. They must mate and it must be someone outside their own race. If they don’t mate within 24 hours, they ...more
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun series! There are currently 20 books in the series, each book is written by either Joyee Flynn, Gabrielle Evans or Stormy Glenn. They could keep writing more as long as they continue creating interesting characters who shift into all kinds of wonderful and different animals/mythical beings and coming up with unique stories full of romance, crazy drama, angst and let's not forget the very hot sex!

You don't have to read them in order, very rarely are other characters mentioned, but each
Jun 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review: Another enjoyable read from the Midnight Matings Series. Zaiden the Sprite and the Asher the Phoenix are a great match. Asher is cute and spunky which fits well with Zaiden’s more laid back personality. I really liked that the developing relationship between Zaiden and Asher was the biggest part of the story. The mystery with the villain was in the background until near the end. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the reveal of the villain. My only complaint is that there were some di ...more
For this book to be really captivating the couple had to actually separate for awhile. The Fire part of the couple actually said he started to look for an apt at one point when the relationship was disintegrating but it was never brought up again. The couple did deal with a psycho stalker but it didn't bring enough angst to the relationship to make this a great book.
The MCs were likeable but not overly loveable. With a few tweaks this book could be a 5 star. It just lacked a little oomph.
Debbie Benson
The elders of UPAC engineer a night where shifters and other paranormals must mate with a different species. A magic less sprite and a phoenix fight their way out of the meeting room but when they try to leave they find that they can't without being mated. Zaiden and Asher decide to mate. Their plans of living separately is short lived but they find they don't mind living with each other. While dealing with a stalker who stole Zaiden's magic, they declare their love for each other.
Book 3 and it's burning up. Bad pun there :) Love Asher, the badass phoenix and Zaiden is a real sweetie. Can't wait to get the next books in the series.

1st read - Aug 3, 2011
2nd read - Jun 20, 2012
3rd read - Oct 19, 2016
Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
I don't know if I was in a particular mood or something but I actually really enjoyed it.

The characters' stupidity aside.

This whole series is a ridiculously addictive comfort read. Wtf am I even doing.
BookPixie's Bookshelf
I wanted to like this book. In some places it was okay. Others not so much. I felt like the MCs kept changing or they had a stop-start feel to them. Though I did like that Asher was a Phoenix. I love all things Phoenix related.
it was a nice read, mystery was a plus but it somehow lacked the magic from the 2nd book.
May 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
So far this series has been fun to read and I have enjoyed:)
Rachel Emily
These two were perfect for each other. I liked their relationship and enjoyed the story from start to finish. I can't wait for the next set in this series to be released!
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-own-ebook
like this more than the others so far, still could have done without the beginning of ch1 but i understand why its there. didn't saw Denise coming thou nice
Toni (U.A.C.)
Story was okay but there were quite a few spelling errors in this, way too many to be excused. Where was the editor?
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: homoerotica
I couldn't enjoy this as much as the others. The characters didn't seem as interesting a Gavin and Ant from Squeak and a Roar or beauregard from scales and a tail.
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite book of the series so far. I loved Zaiden and Asher. They were adorable and completely perfect for each other.
Eh. For some reason I felt distanced from Ash and Zaiden. But, I liked them, just didn't feel a connection with them.
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