Review: Blaze of Secrets (Asylums for Magical Threats #1) by Jessie Donovan

November 22, 2013 Review 0

Review: Blaze of Secrets (Asylums for Magical Threats #1) by Jessie Donovan

To avoid persecution, the Feiru will do anything to keep their elemental magic a secret from humans—even lock away their children for life. Few know what goes on inside the prison system for magic users, but that is about to change…

Kiarra Melini overhears the dangerous secrets of her blood and decides that if Feiru elemental magic is to survive, she needs to die. But before she can finish the deed, a handsome black-clad man kidnaps her from prison and introduces her to an anti-prison activist group. As the prison retrieval squad hunts for her, Kiarra must overcome the demons of her past or risk losing not only her newfound freedom, but also the man who reawakens her desires and captures her heart.

Jaxton Ward finally rescues his older brother from prison, but instead of helping with his brother’s recovery, he’s ordered to train Kiarra—a stubborn elemental fire user who claims her magic is gone. But just as Kiarra starts trusting him with her secrets, the prison enforcers catch up with them. Now Jaxton must find a way to keep his family safe while also protecting the only woman able to ignite both his temper and his passion.

Title: Blaze of Secrets
Author: Jessie Donovan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Frozen Desires
Series: Asylums for Magical Threats
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Frozen Desires
Published by LHK
Source: Publisher
Published: September 3, 2013
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 356
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

The first book in the Asylums for Magical Threats is an intriguing and fascinating new paranormal world with a fresh and interesting spin.

Jaxton Ward finally gets the opportunity to rescue his brother from the prison for magic users but he has also been ordered to free another prisoner as well.  After rescuing them, instead of focusing on his brother, he is ordered to train the other prisoner.  Kiarra decides she needs to die when she overhears the warden and learns the dark secrets of her blood, but she is interrupted by a man dressed all in black.   While fighting for their lives and the lives of their families, Kiarra discovers that Jaxton has captured her heart and Jaxton finds that Kiarra is the only woman to ignite his temper as well as his passion.

The chemistry between Kiarra and Jaxton radiates heat from the moment they meet and the romance progresses at a steady believable pace throughout the story.  The sex scenes are well written and steamy sparking the readers’ imagination.  The author engages the reader’s empathy by conveying the two emotional angst with intense detail.

The plot flows smoothly at a fast pace that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat with lots of action and suspense.  The author brings her fresh and intriguing world to life with vivid details and great compelling characters that leave the reader wanting to know more.

The world created by the author is a unique and bewitching look at an alternate reality earth with elemental magic wielding inhabitants that capture the imagination and keeps the reader absorbed to the very end.  This is a tantalizing and enjoyable read with a promising future.  I am looking forward to reading the next one and I will definitely be keeping an eye for other books by this author.

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