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Bloodfire Academy

(Cursed Magic #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  45 reviews
When things go sideways, what a girl really needs by her side is a sexy wolf shifter, a steamy incubus, and a smoldering mage. Prove me wrong.

Everyone has heard of Bloodfire Academy. It’s an elite school that takes the best of the best in the supernatural world. The students at Bloodfire are the children of members of a secret order. Think Illuminati but for the magical wo
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Published August 24th 2020 by Alexis Calder
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Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Alexis Calder promised me, after my last review, that her new series would be more for me. So, I was very excited when I saw that her new book was coming out soon, since that meant I was gonna get the ARC for the book quite soon too! Originally I was not in so much of a hurry to read it, after all, I'm a fast reader and this book would only take me a couple of hours, but I was just too curious and couldn't wait any longer.

Calder surely didn't make any false promises! This book was exactly how I
*Source* Blog Tour
*Genre* New Adult / Paranormal / Romance
*Rating* 4


Bloodfire Academy, by author Alexis Calder, is the first installment in the authors Cursed Magic series. Bloodfire Academy is a full length, new adult paranormal academy romance where the heroine doesn't have to choose who she falls in love with. Protagonist Tansy Lennox just received a shocking invitation to attend Bloodfire Academy which is a school for legacy family members of mages, shifters, demons, and fae. As th
Christina Luberts
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
We have mystery. I will say the book does not describe the characters or settings much, but you are still intrigued on what will happen next. Tansy was raised in the human world, even though her brother and parent’s were magical. She always thought it was because of her not having much. When they died her uncle toke over her guardianship, but was still going to boarding school. Now she is graduating and she is being shipped off to an academy. What will she do? Here are four hot guys, one mean gi ...more
Cheryl Sedman
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Omg this book was amazing we got to meet Tansy while she was at at human school and finds out that her uncle is trying to keep her trust fund.
When she is told the only way to secure he doesn't get his hands on everything she has to attend bloodfire academy.
Here she meets Cadence who becomes her friend. Then she meets Nikolai, Hayden, Ethan and Chase. From here we see each of them work through things and also some magic happen with one of the guys. With monsters attacking the academy Tansy is th
Debbie Eyre
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“ When things go sideways, what a girl really needs by her side is a sexy wolf shifter, a steamy incubus, and a smoldering mage”

And Off to Bloodfire Academy we go in this intriguing tale! Our female mc is strong and smart and our males smoking hot, there’s action and mystery, secrets and magic, this is a fantastic slow burn, new adult paranormal academy romance and I look forward to reading the next book!
Lindsey (Lindsey Reads)
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recently, I’ve been on a quest to read more new adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance and step out of my comfort zone. So that is what encouraged me to try Bloodfire Academy. I wanted to try something new, by an author I hadn’t heard of before and this book spoke to me. And honestly, I’m happy I took a chance, because I really did enjoy this book! Here are some reasons why:

Supernatural academy setting

The book takes place at Bloodfire Academy, an elite college for supernaturals. They only ac
Heather Miller
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read the next book!!

I thought this book was really great!! The story line was very intriguing and different than most with Tansy's powers being tied to the stones. Tansy is from a super powerful family, but she didn't have much to speak of herself - her twin brother was the one with the magic. As a child, she was sent off to a human boarding school. Her parents and twin were in an accident and killed, and she was left in the care of her uncle. Tansy continued her education and the
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Humdinger! Alexis laid this baby out in such stunning delight with one mind-blowing rollercoaster chocked-full of a multitude of trips and triumphs calling you forth, keeping you riveted on a razors edge and frozen to your seat, blasting this baby to life spectacularly. Countenance and perception in layer upon layer that you peel back with each page your drawn into this web so profoundly until everything else ceases to exist. Disadvantages are heightened and exploited,
Short and Sweet Reviews by Sam
Before I begin my review for Bloodfire Academy by Alexis Calder I would personally like to thank the author, the publishers and Booksprout for the opportunity to read this ARC and I have reviewed it honestly.

A secret, high society academy for supernatural beings, Bloodfire Academy by Alexis Calder promises an intense, fast paced story with magic, family secrets, four sexy supernatural boy toys and steamy scenes. An epic introduction to Calder’s latest supernatural academy series, Cursed Magic
Aimee Bower
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tansey is in a human boarding school, since she has basically no magic. She has been there since she was a child. She is called to the office, where two men in robes are waiting for her. Since she is the last surviving member of her family, she has invitation to go to Bloodfire. They explain her uncle is trying to take everything away from her.
Tansey goes to the school, she meets some interesting men. She also has few run in with some girls. She makes some fast friends with a couple of girls. Th
Emily Pennington
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Tansy had been raised in the human world because she seemed to have no magical skills. She always thought that magic was not something she could do, despite her brother and parents being able to wield it. At their deaths, her uncle became her guardian and may not have her best interests in mind. She is taken to the magical Bloodfire Academy. Acceptance to the supernatural school is only through inheritance, which surprises Tansy when she learns her mother was one of them.

She makes some friends,
sherri jones-teachout
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Secrets, Lies, uncovering the truth. Tansy never had much magic. Her twin brother, older by a few minutes had the magic along with her parents. But when her parents and brother were killed ten years ago, Tansy went to a boarding school for humans. Now on her graduation from high school, Guardians of the Order show up wanting her to go to Bloodfire Academy. She would refuse but she finds out her uncle is trying to steal her money and birthright and if she enrolls in the Academy and learns to use ...more
Sep 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Good, but could be better

I liked the book, but it was a little hard to follow. I feel like the author was trying to jam a lot of info in and it came off as rushed. The characters weren’t introduced very well and I started to get confused about which characters were which type of magical being. I’m also little confused about who the love interests are, like I feel like I know who’s who then it changes again. The distinctions for some of the characters just aren’t there for me. I liked the main ch
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a fast thrill ride! I blew through Bloodfire Academy so quick and not because it’s a shorter story. There was constantly action, angst and sexy times. It was so exciting to discover things as our protagonist, Tansy, did!

I will say with this book we have a huge cast of males… which doesn’t hurt at all. All equally sexy and all equally important for different reasons:

Ethan: werewolf, boy next door, I work out, complete package
Nikolai: werewolf, smart, down to earth, bookish hottie
Chase: mage,
Sep 19, 2020 added it
"Bloodfire Academy is book one in the Cursed Magic series and it was everything! I'm so in love with paranormal academy stories and Tansy's story was so good. The moment she came into the academy... let's just say that darkness, magic, secrets and lie awaits. The plot itself was completely dragging, once you start you cant stop! The RH sealed the deal for me though being completely honest it was super slow paced! All of Tansy's men were so different and protective toward her. Did I mention the t ...more
Ronel Janse van Vuuren
Why are all the guys sexy – and hot for the MC? Unrealistic, even in fantasy – but oh-so-fanciful! The swearing does get a little old, real fast. The scenes from the guys’ POV could’ve been from Tansy’s (and probably more powerful if it were from her POV).

Fast-paced and easy to read, though. Well-plotted, excellent worldbuilding and exciting twists and turns (which eventually explains the attraction the guys have towards Tansy and how she feels about them). The magic, the hidden history and the
Denise Wengert
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read other series by this author and was excited to hear about this new series and it did not disappoint! The story line is very different and interesting, especially as more secrets come out. Tansy's family was killed when she was 8 and she grew up mostly with humans since she had so little magic. All that changes after she graduates high school and is invited to the prestigious Bloodfire Academy in her decreased brother's place. While there, she starts to discover all these family secre ...more
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tansey is in her last week of Boarding School then its of too college but then they showed up mages in robes nothing good is going to come from this and im right. Now its of to Bloodfire Academy in my brothers place and awful family secrets to find out. But on the upside after years at and all girls boarding school things are really starting to look up. If one of them wasn't such a jerk and monsters didn't keep showing up everything would be fine. And now I'm stuck with one major secret.

I was al
Jessica Robbins
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Interesting Start

A very interesting start to a new academy series. We meet Tansy who has been raised with humans I stead of the magical world. At her high school graduation she learns she is the official heir now for her family as the lone surviving member. On top of that she learns her guardian uncle is trying to take her I inheritance for himself so when they say she must go to the academy she reluctantly agrees. She enters a fascinating magical world after that that keeps you hooked as the st
Lindsay K
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was an amazing start to a new series. In this book we meet Tansy who has lost the ones she loves most and is stuck with an uncle who is absent and conniving. In order to keep her family legacy and inheritance she goes to school at Bloodfire Academy which is for the elite of the elite in the fantasy community. There she meets many hot men, some new friends, and of course discovers not one, but many people out to get her. If you love action, romance, and mystery than this book is for you ...more
Caroline Doig
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG Alexis Calder never ceases to amaze me with her stories and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. Tansey has no magic it went all to her twin she comes from a powerful magical family and she goes to a human boarding school until her parents and twin die in a horrible accident so she is sent to live with her uncle. When Tansey graduates she is sent to the Bloodfire Academy and from there you need to find out the rest for yourself. Fantastic story I loved it and I highly recommend ...more
Jennifer Layne
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked this book! I am so glad I took a chance on this well written book with great characters; though there could have been ,ore character development & more world building. Bloodfire Academy is an elite school where membership is inherited and her Mother is an alumnus. Tansy gets there thinking she doesn’t have magic as a mystery unfolds and the danger amps up! Cue the sexy men; the Wolf Shifter, an Incubus and a Mage. What more could a girl want? Read it to find out!

I received a free copy of
Stacey Rankin
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great start to a slowburn paranormal academy romance series filled with mystery, intrigue, deception, action, enemies, friendship, romance, twists and a fantastic ending making you want to pick up the next book. Very well written, feisty hot sexy diverse characters with amazingly strong chemistry and a gripping storyline, Alexis Calder has done a wonderful job and I cannot wait to find out what comes next in this series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leav
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tansy has grown up in the human world because she has little powers. Her whole family is gone. When the magic comes for her after she graduates to attend a prestigious magical college things aren't what they seem. There she meets two sexy wolf shifters, an infuriating incubus and a cocky mage who make life both easier and more complicated. It's a great read that's a slow burn. I volunteered to read this book via Booksprout. ...more
Rachel Benham
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was crazy good from the start. After losing her family at a young age, Tansy has been found and offered acceptance in to Bloodfire. This is where the elite first norms go to learn to hone their magic. Now she has been thrown basically to the wolves, she needs to find her way in this new magical environment as well as learning of her family's sorid past.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Scarolet Ellis
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bloodfire Academy 1: Cursed Magic by Alexis Calder is a fantastic story that I have had the privilege to read. This is book number one in this fantastic start to a brand new series that I can not get enough of. I am so hooked on this fantastic story that I can not wait to read the rest of this fantastic series. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about magic and paranormal romances.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jessie Shepps
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Paranormal romance

I was unsure what to expect with this book but I really enjoyed it. Twists and turns in the plot that kept me on my toes. Loved Ethan and Tansy together. Hayden is unexpected in many ways. Nicolai is smart and hot and I love how he reacts to Tandy and Ethan I believe will surprise us all in the next few books.This book ends on a cliffhanger but the next in the series is out.
Catherine Leigh
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great first book for this series

I really enjoyed this book, it’s well written with lots of twists and suspense. This book had really well set up the storyline for the series, with great first intros for the main characters.
Loved the inner monologue of the central character, she is so humble and genuine. Great to see the start to some potential relationships happening - lots of hot AF guys.
I’m looking forward to the next book to see what happens next.
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I previously read her Elite Academy series which I enjoyed very much. This one is no exception. Definitely intrigued enough to read the next book. Not sure if this is going to be a RH or not though it does seem that way.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I’m hooked. This story is powerful. It ensnares you and you cant stop. Every Chapter cements you further into falling in love with the FMC and has you shouting from the rooftops to embrace her desires like you’re her conscience pushing her forward. Only downside is now I have to wait for book two to release.
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Alexis Calder writes sassy heroines and sexy heroes with a sprinkle of sarcasm. She lives in the Rockies and drinks far too much coffee and just the right amount of wine.

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