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Playing With Fire

3.08  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  5 reviews
What happens when an uppity fire mage takes the son of a neighboring kingdom prisoner to teach him a lesson? Sparks, of course. Only in this case, where there’s smoke, there’s more than just fire. The Prince and the Mage both have their secrets to hide, leading the reader through an intricate dance of war, deception, and smoldering sexuality.

Kindle Edition, 127 pages
Published May 6th 2015 by Resplendence Publishing, LLC (first published January 1st 2005)
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A couple of weeks ago while reading another book, I had an inkling to read this book. All I could remember of it was that a lord/king/warlock/wizard took another lords/kings son as a slave and then once he escaped he returned later and tried to save the other slaves. I couldn’t for the life of me remember the title or even who wrote it, just wanted to read it again. After 2 hours of searching my kindle and goodreads books I finally found it, and seeing my original
May 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantasy which start with sorcerer/ruler Zujan can control fire and has many fire fairies that do his bidding. He also has a lovely harem of young men. At a party, he is insulted by uppity prince Wintras, and basically says he has to stay for a year or he'll kill his parents. Wintras is pissed, and decides he'd rather starve than comply, and nearly does. However eventually he agrees that he'll submit. Everyone seems to like Zujan and Wintras doesn't get it. How could they not want to be ...more
Bronwyn Heeley
this book is about power trips, which aren't really my thing, I don't get anything from one person loading it over another, for no other reason then wanting to feel superior (it also made all the erotic content leave my mind as soon as it entered, being that 90% of them were rape). I also didn't really get the whole idea of the second part of the book. I think it needed more content, more scenes where the main "twist" was introduced so that when it came time to reveal Sartis it wasn't confusing ...more
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Decent erotica, but disappointing on the “romance” front

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 4/10

- Fascinating and beautiful fantasy world described in intricate detail.
- Intriguing, mysterious storyline.
- The sex is described well. I didn’t find it particularly titillating because of the lack of emotional involvement, but it’s plentiful and erotic.

- One of the characters is hideous emotionally.
- Didn’t enjoy the sex and power games, particul
The idea was interesting, but the story turned out to be quite emotionally confusing (view spoiler). Also, I doubt that a person would just shrug off a prolonged gang rape claiming that the boredom between the instances of it was actually more distressing... ...more
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