Sam is working undercover for the Paranormal Investigations Team, and those who are trying to murder ...more
Werewolves, vampires, shifters, fae, mermaids, witches—you name it, I’ve read about ‘em—in fact, I didn’t think that there was a paranormal out there that I hadn’t met, until Keri Arthur’s phoenixes. Now, I’m sure she’s probably not the first writer ever to feature them, but throw in some fascinatingly unique mythology, a different spin on vamps, and three strong fictional crush candidates, and you have one fiery series debut. This seasoned author never disappoints with h ...more
Welp, I guess I'm not a fan of Kerri Arthur's anymore. I've been in a seriously bad slump so far this year, and I decided to pick this up because I'd liked her Riley Jensen series and knew this should just be easy entertainment... the only good thing about this was that I was at least able to finish it.
The story is about a phoenix (AWESOME!) that becomes embroiled in an investigation involving the murder of her boss. Her ex, of course, is the lead guy on one side of this investigation and ther ...more
Heartbreak might be our destiny, but it would be a whole lot easier to deal with if only fate would clear out our memory banks at each rebirth. At least it would allowed hope to burn bright. But after all this time, there was little enough of that left.
After each death, the phoenix is reborn and rises from the ashes with the gift to live one-hundred years and fated to find one love of a lifetime, but cursed to always end in ...more
The first thing to know about this book is that it is a set-up for the series so the rating reflects that. It doesn't have a distinct 'this is the problem, here is the solution' in it. More like, you certainly get the problem, but the solution is nowhere near when you reach the end. So, yes, there is a cliffhanger. And I hate cliffhangers. The characters are not fully developed either. Still, Keri Arthur still hasn't messed up any of her heroines as far as I am concerned so she gets a pass. F ...more
I stopped this a while ago, and kept it on my shelf, but I'm not going to finish it. Ugh, 60% and 6 sex scenes and other sexual stuff with 3 different guys... no!
The character irritates me, she thinks how hot guys are all the time! Everything has sexual undertones, even when we're discovering plot points our main character is busy doing the deed while discussing the info.
And no I am not a prude. I love J.R. Ward! Somehow she does it all in a classy way, this just felt cheap to me.
I re ...more
Read 8 July 2014
A very enjoyable opening to a new series. A likeable heroine and secondary characters. Interesting world building. I liked the Phoenix mythology. I'm looking forward to seeding how this series develops ~ ★★★★
Review posted here...
Fireborn is the first book in the Souls of Fire series and broaches the subject of the Phoenix.
Emberly Pearson is a Phoenix in human form. She has lived many lives, always resurrected with her phoenix spirit time and time again. Each phoenix has a soul mate, another phoenix who sustains them with their energy and without them, they would die but they can never love each other. Each lifetime brings them one true love, one person who ...more
I have read and enjoyed Keri Arthur's Dark Angels series so I figured I'd give this one a try. The fact that it also features a Phoenix as its main character was also a draw since anything new is going to be a huge draw for me in a genre where the same material gets rehashed over and over again. So meet Emberly, a centuries old Phoenix currently making her home in Melbourne, Australia. She leads an otherwise normal life, working at a normal (if boring) job, and going home to her normal ...more
Fireborn is not my first book by Keri Arthur, but it’s the first one I truly liked. It’s neither paranormal romance nor urban fantasy in their purest form, but a successful blend of the two, with strong UF elements and plenty of romantic interests.
Emberly Pearson, our heroine, is a phoenix, which is certainly new and interesting in both these genres. She is basically immortal. She burns once every century and is reborn from the ashes, free to continue her existence any way she pleases. ...more
Emberly is happily enjoying her boring life as a transcriber for a researcher. Nothing like her previous lives where she was a cop or another kind of do-gooder.
What I'm trying to figure out is the phoenix mythos here. The ...more
I really loved the UF aspect of this book. So much has been done with vampires, fae, werewolves, shifters of any types, etc. But phoenixes? Haven't come across that before.
A fire being that can become spirit and not flesh. It's a pretty awesome concept. The concept of how the fire, ash and rebirth fits in to the phoenix aspect is awesome as well.
The romance part was just ... sad. And awkward. Not something I like, but I have a feeling it may change.. like along the lines of her other s ...more
Meh. The male lead(s) were either annoying, very stupid or very annoying.
Didn't like the cliffhanger either, although it is pretty easy to see where things will go, who is the mysterious baddie, etc.
The fact that the main character is a phoenix is mildly interesting, but that's about it.
“Fireborn” é mais uma nova série dentro do género da fantasia urbana/romance paranormal. De facto, é mais romance paranormal do que fa ...more
My English review
I love Keri Arthur and I gradually discover each of the books she has written throughout the years. But when the author returned with a new series and after seeing lot of positive reviews about this first volume, I was really curious to find out more about it. So I took the book as soon as I got the opportunity and I have to say I’m very glad about it.
Emberly is a phoenix … Yes a phoenix! This is not a creature we have an opportunity to meet a lot in novels ...more
I feel bad for how the phoenix's love life rules. They have a mate, but they can't love each other, instead in each life they find one true love, but things don't go well. It would really take a special person to be comfortable knowing that the person you love needs another in their lives.
Emberly's love this life was an ass. From the start ...more
I would have rated a solid 4.5 stars but I realized towards the end that there weren't really going to be any significant resolutions to the book. There were immediate crisis resolutions but the book otherwise ended up being world building, character introduction, and the long arc conflict set-up.
That said, I otherwise enjoyed the entire book. Plenty of smexy, plenty of room for the personal stories to reveal backstory and histories, plenty of questions about the new bad-guys, intrigue ...more
Emberly is very cool, very kick ass and I'm looking forward to see where Keri Arthur takes this series. I have a thing for Sam...I'm intrigued by Rory and a wee bit under Jackson's spell.
Suffice to say I am looking forward to bk2.
Although the idea of using Phoenix was interesting, it was badly explored.
Before you even know the characters the action explodes and everything is dumped on you, without even introducing to this world in particular. You realize there all these types of paranormal creatures but the author hardly explains how t ...more
With Fireborn, Keri Arthur brings yet again another exciting and unique heroine to Urban Fantasy - Emberly Pearson ... A spirit born from ashes and flame, she is a Phoenix straight out of legends.
Fireborn is Emberly story, and through her point of view the reader is introduced the fascinating new world of the Souls of Fire series and the legendary Phoenixes. Emberly, as a Phoenix, can shift not only from her natural state of elemental flame, often taking the shape of a Phoenix, but
Fireborn is the first book in the new Souls of Fire series by Keri Arthur. I loved her Riley Jensen series; it was one of the first urban fantasy series I ever read. The spinoff series about Risa Jones didn’t work as well for me and I gave up after a few books. Fireborn is a great start to this newest series. The world building is good; it is intermixed into the rela ...more
But when Sam, the lover who broke her life this incarnation, is imperiled she can’t help but act despite all the bitter memories.
Now she finds herself facing something new even after all her lifetimes – humans infected with a whole new condition due to unwise human tinkering int ...more