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Chain Reaction

(Nite Fire #2)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  88 reviews
If anyone can tell the difference between monsters and humans, it’s Dahlia Nite. For nearly a century, she’s hunted one to protect the other; safeguarding humanity from the creatures that slip through the torn veil between the worlds—creatures like her. But the lines are blurring. As people begin mutating and combusting on the streets, Dahlia realizes a strange affliction ...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published March 9th 2018 by CreateSpace
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K.S. Marsden
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The half-dragon shapeshifter/police advisor Dahlia Nite is back, protecting the humans of Sentinel City. This time, a drug is wreaking havoc, and she has to stop it before they're all exposed.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This was awesome, easily one of my top reads this year.
After introducing Dahlia and the dragon backstory in the first book; this sequel wastes no time in driving head on with a new story.
It mixes detective thriller, with a buddy cop movie, and gives it
Alicia Huxtable
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everytime I read something by this author, I am reminded why I enjoy her books so much. I love the way she writes, the characters, the story...everything. I have a soft spot for Dragon shifters and C.L. Schneider writes them in such a unique light. Dahlia Nite is by far my favourite character, Evans is a close second, but then again he is human and there's only so many unique ways to write a human character. ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
able to pick up this one and feel excited

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 5 out of 5 stars

Dahlia Nite had returned. I was not disappointed. You wont be either. In a simple nut shell she's strong and determined. This time around maybe we can add a little confused. She's not sure if she's hunting the right parties because lately humans have been turning out to be monsters like any she has hunted before. She had to find out what was causing this transformation in the huma
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Dahlia Nite and Detective Creed are back for more in Chain Reaction book #2 in the Nite Fire series with more people turning up dead. All the bodies have been burned. Did they spontaneously combust or is someone running all over town burning people? Dahlia, Creed and Evans are chasing down leads hoping to find the answers or the one responsible for the deaths.

Not only do they have to worry about dead bodies there is something else affecting the people, a new drug Chrysalis has turned up in the
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastic continuation to the story. I was thoroughly into the story and couldn't stop listening! ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by CL Schneider is the second book in her Nite Fire series. This book can be read as a standalone but I highly suggest reading the first book to enrich your enjoyment of this series. This is a thriller-suspense-shifter book that is written with creative characters and an easy flowing story line. This author will take you on a journey of twists and turns that will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat. The characters are connectable and enjoyable. In the first book ...more
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by C.L. Schneider. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

You can read my review of Flash Point, the first book. My opinion of the badassery of the heroine has not changed. So there's no need to go into detail about her past and her character. I like that she's more open with her partner and is actually making friends. Though, losing some too in t
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Nite Fire series, and it is still going way strong. The author has created a very rich world, one in which the characters are multi-faceted, neither good nor bad. Even when it seems the characters can’t get more interesting, something happens and things change. Admittedly, I am not overly fond of the very wordy book, of which this series tends to be, but I am so vested in everything that goes on, I can’t help but revel in every one. I love this world, and I love th ...more
Tracy Wilkin
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nite Fire:Chain Reaction is book two in the Nite Fire series by C. L. Schneider. Another brilliant forage into the paranormal. This author puts a clever and unique spin on the genre, as do all authors, but C. L. Schneider stories are just more memorable.

Dahlia is fierce, flawed and protective. She has a job to do, and will stop at nothing to get the job done. Something strange is happening to the the people of Sentinal City, and it is up to her to investigate.  It is a mystery that needs to be s
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this book was better than the first, the story sucks you in and wanting more.
Roxsanne Lesieur
Mar 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Dahlia Nite is back in the next installment of this series and yet again, she has another crime to solve, but this time she has to overcome her own personal barriers as well as professional ones, although having Casey Evans around to talk to us helpful and her partner Detective Creed is as much of a thorn in her side as ever, but they all make a good team. This time, Dahlia is on one of her nighttime forays into the darkness and the seedier part of town, she is interrupted by a familiar scent, w ...more
Note: This is Book 2 in the series and can work as a stand alone but is much better if read after Book 1.

What a fun urban fantasy! I quite enjoyed Book 1 and continued to enjoy the series with Book 2. Dahlia Nite is a wonderfully layered character, sometimes serious, sometimes snarky, sometimes tender, sometimes murderous. I’d enjoy hanging out with her in real life.

For this story, Dahlia is hunting elusive prey. At first, it’s really not clear what is going on but spontaneously combusting human
Laura Furuta
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nite Fire: Chain Reaction
By: C.L. Schneider
5 out of 5 stars

The story Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider is a thrilling journey that takes you into the world of the paranormal. It is a book that had me hooked from the very beginning. It is the second book in the Nite Fire series. I would highly recommend reading this series in order. I found that way the story had a smoother flow as events that happened in the first book were revisited and many of the characters are in both stories. This
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chain Reaction is the second book in the Nite Fire series of novels by C. L. Schneider. It continues the story of Dahlia Nite, a half-dragon shapeshifter from another world who, together with Detective Creed and Officer Casey Evans (her trusty sidekick), sets out to uncover the source of a drug that’s turning the human residents of Sentinel City into monsters. The investigation takes a series of dramatic twists and turns, and plunges Dahlia face-to-face with perhaps her greatest adversary yet.

Julie Howard
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
Oh wow, I loved this book. It continues from where book one left off, so I would highly recommend that if you haven't read or listened that you start with book one, you won't be disappointed as it is just as good. Where to start is hard to put this book in a category other an excellent roller coaster ride. It starts are a police procedural as remain character is called in as police consultant to help on some unexplained deaths but it quickly jumps in the super natural as the deaths are a ...more
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it

4 Stars

Chain Reaction is the second book in the Nite Fire Series by C. L Schneider. The story is a paranormal, action/adventure. It has so much going for it- there’s supernatural elements, danger, shifters, mystery, suspense, drama… and so much more. I really recommend reading the first book in order to have all the important backstory details, before starting this one.
We meet up with Dahlia Nite again, and as we discove
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a great read about magic affecting humanity. Dahlia Nite continues her life from the first novel, continuing to save humanity from monsters from other worlds. but when a series of people start growing mutations and spontaneously combusting in broad daylight, she realises there is more to it than it seems. on the hunt for who is behind it all, she will need help from friends old and new to unravel the mystery and stop the mutation spreading. as events unravel and secrets are revealed, will Dahlia ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nite Fire: Chain Reaction is the second book of CL Schneider’s Nite Fire series. I would highly recommend that you go and read the first one, Nite Fire:Flashpoint, before you jump right into this one. That one really sets up the world that you are going to step in to. And it is a vivid one at that. I really enjoy the way that CL Schneider can bring to life the scene of the story so much so that I feel as if I am right there with the characters experiencing things firsthand. This is what brings m ...more
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider, 5 stars.
*This review may contain spoilers from book one.*

I love this series and this book, the second in the series, blew me away. From the beginning of book one, I have loved Dahlia. She not only kicks butt, she knows she's not perfect. She is very in touch with her human side. Unlike most of her kind, she respects and quite likes the humans. She has been on the run for so long, this book finally has her getting more comfortable with what she
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chain Reaction (Nite Fire, Book 2) by C.L. Schneider topped it's predecessor, enhancing everything I love form the first book, while keeping the same elements that made this first for great.

Holy hell, this series is giving me heart problems. Right back into the think of things, there are more bodies, more bloody action and more sinister mysteries. It's like if CSI, Grimm and Criminal Minds had a baby, this would be the love child that broke all love childs. I can't get enough of this original,
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by CL Schneider is the second book in her Nite Fire series and this one just keeps getting better and better. This series is one that needs to be read in order, so I highly recommend getting book one, Flash Point, first and reading that so the storyline makes the most sense. Continuing the story of Dahlia, who we met in book one, we get to see more of her abilities as a shapeshifting assassin. This story opens with her and her partner being assigned a case full of nothi ...more
Chantelle Smith
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
C.L Schneider has once again created an unique read that is captivating, vivid, magical and utterly brilliant. The mentally visual read is stunningly descriptive with brilliant world building and great characters. This author has created a flowing read that keeps you invested in the story, so much so you think you are living the life of our main character Daliha Nite. This book should be read after book one as it flows effortlessly from book 1 to book 2.

This read is filled with suspense, myster
Starri Howard
Mar 31, 2021 rated it liked it
Chain Reaction is book 2 in a four book series. I won't lie there were moments that it dragged on and I couldn't hold my attention; but I am so happy I stuck it out. We pick up where we left in book one, strange things are happening at an alarming rate. The only person (human) that knows Dahlia secret is her best friend and cop Casey Evans, it wasn't part of her plan for him to know but now that he does, he is more than happy to be Dahlia sidekick. But has things get worse and Oren isn't always ...more
Timothy Bateson
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Schneider is on point once more!

The story that started in Flash Point continues into this one seemlessly.
Time has passed in The Sentinel since Dahlia Nite and Detective Creed became partners. And despite their differences in background and methods, they've become an interesting team to follow. In fact, it's because of those differences that the dynamic works so well.
But it's really the newly forged partnership with Evans and developing complication of Cohen that really make this book shine.
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chain Reaction is the second book in C. L. Schneider’s Nite Fire series. I am so happy to continue my acquaintance with the half-dragon shapeshifter/police advisor Dahlia Nite who is protecting humans in Sentinel City! I hope the writer will not keep us waiting that long again for the next instalment in the series!
SO, we got Dahlia’s backstory in the first book so this one is full-blown come-on-a-ride-of-your-life-story that leaves us with a cliffhanger! WHY!? Well, Dahlia and Detective Creed ar
Melissa Agena
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just as good second time around! Nite Fire: Chain Reaction is Book 2 in the series by C.L. Schneider. A continuation of the first book, which means that you really need to read the first one, Dahlia goes on a mission that could save an entire city. She has a new human partner named Creed and is a consultant now for the police department helping out with the “non-human” profiling. This time a mutating drug named Chrysalis has shown up into the city and its Dahlia’s job to find the source and stop ...more
Katherine Jordan
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! The first book hooked me in and this one kept me firmly in Sentinel City with Dahilia. She has such a huge job and sometimes gets no help from those who should be helping. She does get help from some humans she has befriended, but sometimes she gets suspicions too. She is trying to protect the ones she loves and that can sometimes be at cross purpose of keeping her worlds secrets. The penalty for others learning of her world is death, and she does not like that. In this story a drug hi ...more
Kerry Baker
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider is the second book in the Nite Fire series.

We head back to Dahlia, who is still determined to protect the humans from the supernatural world they are unaware exists. Something that is easier said than done when people keep spontaneously combusting with no apparent reason.
Working the case only seems to lead to more questions - questions about who is behind it all and questions over the victims themselves. The more Dahlia investigates the further she see
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
NITE FIRE: CHAIN REACTION is the 2nd book in this stunning series and it is my opinion that NITE FIRE: FLASH POINT is read first. CHAIN REACTION starts with a lot of important details that you will understand better/faster if you read this series in order.

When I first “cracked open” this story, I had every intention of reading it for just a bit and then going to sleep. Well, that did not happen. I was engrossed in this story and the many details from the very beginning. Dahlia Nite is a strong,
Candida Hopper
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by C. L. Schneider

I absolutely loved reading this book!!! The action and adventure is awesome. I didn't know if I would like this one as much as the first one, but there is no worries there because it is just as good. I highly recommend reading the first book in this series because it will make the reading of this one more enjoyable and easier to follow. The author did an amazing job keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire story. There is an interesti
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