The Fire of Beltane Where the past is real, when the impossible becomes possible and dreams come true...literally. When Aedan is denied his soul mate that fateful Beltane night, he is given the gift of immortality, permitting him to wait for her prophesized return. Reunited after eleven-hundred years, he is disheartened to learn his true love holds no memory of him. Wishing for a distraction from the winter doldrums, Aislinn never expects to be caught up in a whirlwind of magic and danger with a man she has spent her whole life dreaming about. What he asks of her tests the very reality she holds dear. Now, as Beltane approaches, and with time running out, Aedan and Aislinn must reach Ireland to pledge their love to one another. But in order to live out their destinies, they must overcome an ancient foe determined to see an end to their fated love. Eleven hundred years he waited for her. He could lose her in a single moment.
©2013 Angela Aaron (P)2014 Angela Aaron
I can't remember enjoying a book as much as I did this one in a long time! It's a love story, and true love story with a mystical over tone. The erotic is gentle, not profane. It's a verbage of love between two people who truly love one another.
I would recommend this book since the story and the narration is perfectly done.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Well Darn! This was so good, I wish there was a book 2, like right now! The whole Scottish Clan thing mix with magic and future hook ups was awesome! I totally loved the second half of the book when everything gets reversed. I was on pins and needles over if the H memories would come back... So good!!
Narration was ok too.. I actually like Hollie Jackson's narration, especially with romances.
Credit well spent... worth a buy or sale. Very enjoyable book!
This book was really good. I was hooked from the first chapter. I cried, laughed and sighed and couldn't stop listening to it. The sexual tension was amazing and the build had me on the edge of my seat until finally....I must say- I was well rewarded. The love scenes were hot and incredible! I love how believable Angela made the story. I am going to listen to it again.
Mad about Paranormal and Fantasy Fiction
Yes, because it is a breathtaking fantasy romance. Heartfelt, sexy, full of action and magic. A feisty heroine you can relate too. A rugged, caring, yet dominate, tortured hero. Fabulous world and description. Everything you could possibly want in a story.
I loved the entire story and there are a lot of moments that jumped out, but I would have to pick the opening scene - the prologue. The way Angela Aaron sets up the beginning of the story, you're just pulled into the characters world. The scenery is so vivid.
Aedan. I think Hollie did an amazing job with his accent, especially when you changed from modern Scottish to the older tongue.
Hollie Jackson has such a lovely voice and is such a versatile narrator. I really enjoyed listening to her.
Yes, and I did.
I have read/listened to every story Angela Aaron has written, but I have to say that The Fire of Beltane is by far her best yet. A breathtaking fantasy that will have your heart pounding, sighing, and breaking all at once.
Angela Aaron's stories are always interesting, heartfelt, and sexy, but she has such a lovely voice and a beautiful way of setting the scene. She always describes characters and their surroundings in such a way that the picture becomes so vivid in your mind that you actually feel like you are there in that world and looking at these characters, and that is definitely the case with The Fire of Beltane.
Such wonderful world building from past to present, you are pulled right into the heart of the story during the prologue in a time long ago where magic, war, chivalry and honour were very much alive.
I never like going in to too much detail as I don't want to spoil anything, but as stated in the blurb for this book Aedan is an immortal warrior - a Scottish one to be exact - and sweet Jesus, what a man; sweet and caring, yet dominant and possessive, respectful yet gets his point across, passionate - my god he will burn you up - oh, you just feel for him, you really do. He has been alive for so long waiting for his soul mate, Aislinn, that lucky girl, but she is so fabulous; independent, feisty, brave, and her reactions and the way she handles the massive U-turn her life takes when Adrian finds her and tells her who he is and how long he has been alive, and let's face it, a load of madness, well it's realistic. I love the fact that Angela Aaron hasn't rushed this story; the characters didn't rush to accept one another or what was going on it took time and a lot of time together for them to reach a point where they recognized one another and trusted one another, and damn, did they have fun doing that.
There is action, tons of humour that will have you giggling, moments that will make you blush, and the intimate/sex scenes are just heart racing, drool worthy, and god, will have you melting.
I have added the paperback to my wish list because I definitely have to have The Fire of Beltane on my bookshelf, but it was the audible book I actually purchased and was so glad that I did, because the narrator Hollie Jackson has such a lovely voice. She pulls you right into the story and switches from narrating to the characters dialogue so smoothly without breaking the flow. Her accents are fabulous and she is capable and wonderful from changing the lilt of those accents to the depth of her voice in an instant. It's a long story, but I couldn't stop listening.
With Hollie's pleasant voice and Angela's ability to weave a truly magical fantasy romance, the audible version of The Fire of Beltane is definitely a treat for your ears.
Whether you choose to listen to this story or read it this is one book you don't want to miss especially if you love timeless romances, tortured heroes, feisty heroines, laughs, actions, passion, magic, and everything else that spells a truly breathtaking fantasy romance. I for one loved it and I cannot wait to see what Angela Aaron cooks up next.
(Review is for the audible version of The Fire of Beltane, but still applies to the story itself.)
I really loved the story. The characters were well written.
The characters. The love they shared throughout time. It was beautifully written. I love stories about druids,and Beltane.
This is my 1st audio book. I really enjoyed the narration by Hollie Jackson. She did the brogue very well for the characters.
It made me extremely sad at times, and happy for the characters as well.
I would highly recommend this book. It was well written & kept me guessing where it would go.
This has got to be one of the best story that I have had the pleasure of listening to in a long time. The fact that it goes back and forth between eras (1100) years and makes you feel like you are right there with them. I was disappointed that when the rolls were reversed she couldn't accept him for who he was until he regained his memory. But it all worked out in the end. I received this free for an honest review.
This was an excellent story. This is the first time I listened to an Audible book and I loved it. While listening to the story I could actually imagine the different time zones throughout the book. The story had amazing romance and the love making was off the charts. Everyone should buy this story. This was my second story with Angela Aaron and I will buy more of her books and recommend I it to everyone.
My Thoughts: This was a very emotional, sensual and powerfully moving story. I love it when the past touches the present. This had the feel of time travel (I LOVE time travel), but Aedan hadn’t traveled time he lived it—all 1100 years of it. What a patient man! He had loved his Aislinn of the 9th century with the love of a druid and passion that knew no bounds. He was told by the Lady Goddess that he would reconnect with her in the future and he did – the 21st century. This spritely, independent woman struggles to understand why she is so drawn to Aedan and why Aedan is pursuing her so adamantly.As readers we so often dream of those days long past and live them when the author’s words create believable events in a believable world. So much of this story conjures up the old magic which our present lives don’t touch. But isn’t it wonderful when an author can make you feel the old ways still exist and the Lady Goddess still has her place?Angela Aaron did just that for me! Her narrator, Hollie Jackson, was a great selection for this book. Aislinn is very American in her dialog while Aedan moves from a light Irish brogue to one heavier as we move deeper into the tale. I always knew who was speaking. There were exquisite scenes of passion which Hollie carried off very well and were again quite believable.The story moved along at a good clip, no slow spots. Where the story demanded the pace change, Ms. Jackson made the shift effortlessly. She is very much a story-teller. I was moved several times so much so that tears pooled in my eyes. This audio satisfied my every desire to listen to a romantic suspenseful story. It tugged my heartstrings producing a myriad of emotion.In my idea of a happy ever after story, this satisfied me completely after taking me through the emotional wringer. I kept thinking what Aedan and Aislinn once had—their love, far beyond the norm—had been lost because of the evil machinations of Aedan’s brother going far beyond the pale.This is an excellent, exciting, romantic and passionate story of a love that spans forever, of greed and jealousy in full pursuit.
I love losing myself in books of any kind
Had trouble understanding this book. The storyline was not hard to follow but just seems to be a lot going. Steamed to be a story within a story but sure I understood the purpose of the good vs evil theme.
The story read like true love souls connect despite time along with finding soulmate while fighting to save the universe from evil magik?, Gods?, witches? fairies? Or jealous siblings.... just not sure which. Background story just was a little weak
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