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Firelight: Darkest London, Book 1 | [Kristen Callihan]

Firelight: Darkest London, Book 1

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman. Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime.
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Publisher's Summary

London, 1881

Once the flames are ignited...

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity...

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

©2012 Kristen Callihan (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    "A really good start to the series"

    I really liked this book. I thought the author's creation of immortals was pretty unique. You don't read about too many people who can set fire to things. The narration was really good as well.
    I got the second book right away and listened to it as well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "not so much paranormal, but very much romance"
    What made the experience of listening to Firelight the most enjoyable?

    aah... British English... sooo aristocratic!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It was enjoyable enough


    What does Moira Quirk bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    definitely, the wonderful accent! I could listen to Ms. Quirk reading a recipe book and still enjoy it!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Victorian romance with a twist


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 09-26-12
    Lia Sutton, Australia 09-26-12 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    ""A fun, mysterious adventure!""

    This book is very well written and read! The story was well paced and revealed just enough detail to keep the mind wondering about the rest of the mystery. The narrator was fantastic and actually enhanced the story with different accents and speech patterns that were very well done. Her interpretation of male voices was seamless and believable.


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    "GREAT STORY"

    Enjoyed this audio. First audio i have listened too by KC, wont be the last. Loved the characters and plots, had me guessing till near the end who the villain really was. Story was well written keeping you interested, didn't feel once the "Oh come on, get on with it". It was refreshing just to listen to another author who created a great story with great characters.

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    "PNR + Historical Romance = a new favorite series!"

    My two favorite genres in one delightful read! I really enjoyed this book and am writing this review while devouring the third installment! This series is fantastic and romantic and all the wonderful things I love in a story.

    For years Miranda has been paying for a past misdeed that has left her family destitute. Her bravery and wit in addition to her striking beauty catches the eye of Lord Archer and she is forced by her father and her circumstances to marry the mysterious, masked man.

    This story was so much fun to read. The dialogue between the main characters and the tension throughout the tale ensnared me and had me plugged in until the very end. Miranda is brave and fierce in her loyalty to Archer and I loved the evolution of their romance. Archer was gentle and kind and I adored how he immediately embraced Miranda into his life, treating her like a partner and not like a wife with wifely duties. The paranormal aspect in this tale is superb and the way Callihan writes it, you can't help but eat up the pages quickly so you can find out what happens next. There is also a great supporting cast that are in subsequent stories and are/will be strong characters in unwrapping the world Callihan created.

    This story is a must read for any paranormal romance fan and historical romance fan and if you are like me and happen to be a fan of both genres, well then the combination provides a synergistic effect.

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    Narrator: Moira Quirk
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    Quirk does a fantastic job with the accents. The characters in the tale having a proper British and a cockney accent. I listened to this read in a 1.25x the normal setting and the pace was perfect and her tone and inflections right on.

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