At the same time as mysterious fires commence to rage through Clelia d’Ambois’ home village in Brittany, France, she starts sleepwalking. Daughter of a Japanese orphan, Clelia’s heritage is riddled with dark secrets that threaten anyone she loves. In a recurring nightmare she sees Josselin, the haunted man who abandoned their village ...more
Another great book of a series I'm quickly becoming addicted to.
I believe the true star of this book to be Josselin. His character is complex, endearing and impulsive. He's a tortured soul who doesn't think he's worthy of Clelia's love. Clelia herself is a nice character, but in the end I got a little tired of her. I was expecting a bit more growth on her part, for her to show her claws so to speak. Anyway, those two have real chem ...more
Gah, I am LOVING this series.....this is Clelia and Josselin's book. They grew up in the same town, Josselin being 4 years older had his eye's (and other anatomy parts) on other females in the area, but Clelia always crushed on him.
Fast forward 9 years and some weird stuff is happening in the town they live. Josselin has many years prior left and joined a specialist task force charged with investigating and managing paranormal events....we good so far ?.
I want to blame a bad translation . . . ? Pyromancist by Charmaine Pauls is one of those odd-birds that I find it very difficult to review. While there are many 5-star reviews out there for the book, I find it difficult to agree. Ms. Pauls is an interesting woman, without a doubt, who has enjoyed wide-ranging travels and homes, from her birthplace in Bloemfontein, South Africa to university in Potchestroom, then life in France. Today, sh ...more
ARC kindly provided by the author
4,5 "hot as fire" stars from me
What a great story, i really enjoyed this book! That's the second book i read from the
author and i must say The seven forbidden arts series are a very interesting and unique
paranormal-romance world. Pyromancist is the first one of the series (Loving the enemy is the prequel)
Clelia d’Ambois is an orphan with Japanese heritage she lives in a village in Brittany, France,
she starts sleepwalking when the same time fires commer
OH MY WORD! A slow burn, in every sense of the word!!
Clelia was bought up by her grandfather in a little village in France. Someone, or something, is burning that village, house by house. Clelia has dreams, nightmares and one of those dreams steps off a helicopter and drugs her. Josselin returns to his home village to chase his own ghosts, and those of Clelia's.
Together they must stop a monster.
Taking a while to get going, this b ...more
This is a paranormal romance book with an original idea. Clelia is from a village in France and already knows there is something mysterious surrounding her and her family. She finds herself sleepwalking and with the mystery fires starting around the area she begins to think is it her starting them or not. She is haunted by Josselin who has returned t ...more
Clelia lived all her life in a small village and was raised by her grandfather. When fires star to burn the village, she starts seeing dreams with flames and...Josselin. Joss left the village nine years ago but she never forgot the crash she had on him. Now, he came back and he is hunting her. There is a my ...more
This is the first book in the Seven Forbidden Arts series which can be read as a stand-alone.
In this unique world the author has created there are people who can control the elements living among normal humans, their origins going back to a time when there was magic in the world. They practice arts that are forbidden and those that use them for evil purposes must be eliminated. A paranormal task force was created to seek out such individuals.
Having fled ...more
Clelia d’Ambois is a fascinating character. I really liked her. She is kind and loving, but hides a dark secret. Her mother was a firestarter. Fires begin breaking out in the village and Clelia is terrified that she's the one causing them.
Josselin de Arradon is also a fascinating character. I liked him a lot too, but found his jealousy and possessiveness to be a little off putting. He is the leader of a team of a paranormal cr ...more
Seven Forbidden Arts. Seven stories, fourteen people all of them manipulated by one man. He does it to save the world but make no mistake Cain Jones will do what he has to so that these special people will join his organization and save the world!
Charmain Pauls is a masterful storyteller, she draws you into each of these stories.
Each of these stories covers one of the forbidden arts, at least the first five anyway.
Pyromancist is the st ...more
Josselin was just a boy when Clelia first met him. A few years her senior, she developed quit ...more
It all begins when a series of fires threats the village and Clelia is afraid of being the one behind them. Add the return of the sexy, mysterious Josselin de Arradon. With his long hair, killer body and a macho alpha personality, he comes to rock her world and present her a new reality.
Clelia is not the typical heroin, not only for her personality but also physically. A Japanese desce ...more
Pyromancist is the first book in the Seven Forbidden Arts series by Charmaine Pauls.
The beginning of the story leaves you intrigued as to how this book will turn out. By the end of the first chapter, I was excited to finish the book. The author did a good job of bringing the reader in to the world she created. The world she created was very realistic, however I had a hard time telling when this story takes place. The pace of the story was a bit slow at some points and fast i ...more
Pyromancist is a book part of Forbidden art series. We can see that author is from South Africa and part France by her stay writing is so much different than American writing. And I don’t mean this in a bad way. I had really mixed feelings about the book. It starts light with Cleice and her life story and when her teenage crush comes back in her home town. But because of the fires and her past she must run away. But Joseliness team abducts her. And I thought here comes adventure but no. ...more
“You saved me. In more ways than one. My life is yours, forever. My heart belongs to you.Only you. You make my body and soul whole. You have bewitched me and now I can’t live without you. Will you marry me, little witch?”
That was the mother of all proposals!!!!!!
This is the second book I read by this author and I am not disappointed. I like her writing style and the book is a perfect mix of romance, sex and adventure. I fell in ...more
I am late to the party on this series. I saw the newest releases teasers and had to have it. But I realized I needed to catch up first, so here I am.
So let's see:
We have a childhood crush
An untouched woman with desires that cause... trouble
fires everywhere with no reason
and secrets that could change it all
Pyromancist is a sexy novel about a specia ...more
As for this book it is a suspenseful, sexy, paranormal and exciting read. It centres around two characters who have grown up in the same small village in France and it is a village that is literally going up in flames.
Clelia has a secret and worries about who is actually starting all these fires. Josselin is part of a crime force that has broug ...more
Pyromancist is book 1 of the Seven Forbidden Arts by Charmaine Pauls. A paranormal romance that starts slow with the pace building to an action packed conclusion. It is a well edited and smooth read. The story is set mainly in France with Clelia and Josselin characters working to overcome personal insecurities to develop a passionate relationship between them. The paranormal and romance aspects of the story are wel ...more
I really loved the storyline, the way the characters are played out against each other and the introduction of the paranormal aspect.
While we get the idea of the fire-part, we get to know also a bit of the other ones, that will be coming in the rest of the series.
The star went away, because I hated the way how Josselin acted with Clelia. If you love someone, you don't keep on teasing them with a certain name they hate. And you don't have to put it in so ...more
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. I personally couldn't put the book down.
I loved the whole book but my favorite character in the book was Clelia. She had a dark heritage and that effected everyone that she ever loved. It did contain suspense, in which I like in a book.
You seriously need to get this book and read for yourself. There is no way you will be disappointed. If you love hot steamy romance, hot sex and su ...more
Not everything about this book is perfect but it is a pretty good read.
A seamlessly written and gripping story, well worth the read. I really like to see a strong female lead character and it was a treat to watch Clelia grow from the shy, passive character she started as into the much stronger and more confident woman she became as she embraced her own unique power.
Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.
After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she ful ...more