Review: Tempted By Fire (Dragons of Bloodfire #1) by Erin Kellison

July 18, 2015 Review 1

Review: Tempted By Fire (Dragons of Bloodfire #1) by Erin Kellison

Dragon shifter Thane Ealdian has waited six hundred years to avenge the loss of his family, and finally a clue has surfaced that implicates an old adversary. Thane will stop at nothing to seek his revenge, but to prevent violence between the clans, the Bloodkin Triad has forced a mediator on him. Some upstart named Emerson Clark…

Emerson is fed up with all Bloodkin and how they’ve managed to control every aspect of her life. While she doesn’t believe that Bloodkin can shift into dragons—because, really?—she has to admit, they are exceptionally nice to look at. But once the mediation is over, she wants nothing to do with them ever again.

When Thane discovers that the clever and beautiful Emerson is the key to uncovering the truth, he has no intention of letting her go. Although she wants to run, she can’t turn her back on Thane or her intense feelings for him. His quest pulls at her heart, just as his nearness sparks something dangerous inside her. With evil in hot pursuit, sooner or later everything will ignite—the mediation, the shifter within her… and their passions.

Title: Tempted by Fire
Author: Erin Kellison
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Darksider, Darkness Falls, Lay Me Down, Darksider
Series: Dragons of Bloodfire
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Awakened by Fire, Until Dawn
Published by Fire Flower Publishing
Source: Author
Published: July 14, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 144
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

I love visiting new and different worlds in books. I love amazing ones even more. Tempted by Fire deserves five stars for the fascinating world all on its own. There are several different species of paranormal beings to be found in the pages of this book. Dragons referred to as Bloodkin are the main ones. The world is complex and full of secrets and politics that they guard as if it were their own personal hoard.

Emerson is learning the politics of her own people as she mediates an argument of who shall get the remains of a woman and child. Two different families are arguing that the remains are in fact that of their own loved ones. Emerson just wants to complete this last task for her employer so that she may move on to other employment options, preferably employment options far away from the Bloodkin.

Having to deal with both the Heolstor family and a mediator is more than Thane feels he has time for at this point in his long life. He just wants to finally put his missing loved ones to rest. He can then move on to answering the seductive call of the Night Song. Everything he thought was in his near future is pushed aside as more and more secrets are uncovered with this long ago deeply buried secret.

The only concern I had while reading the first book in Erin’s new Dragons of Bloodfire series is that it was not a romance. Rest assured lovers of paranormal romance that this is a romance. The romance comes later in the book. The world building takes precedence here. I’m looking forward to where Kellison will go with this series. I’m also wildly curious about future books due to I have no clue who or what will be the focal point of the next (or future) books.

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One Response to “Review: Tempted By Fire (Dragons of Bloodfire #1) by Erin Kellison”

  1. Kristin (

    I’m not going to lie, my first thought was “Oooo dragon romance!” So I’m a little bummed that the romance part comes later in the story instead of integrating the world building in with the story and romance all at the same time. However, given that you have great taste in books and still gave this a 5 star, I’m willing to overlook that lil tid-bit and add this to my GR list. 😉