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Secrets are a dragon’s best friend. Deception is a close second. Both provide a sturdy armor, allowing half-dragon shape-shifter Dahlia Nite to live undetected among the humans. Walking in two worlds, belonging in neither, she wraps herself in a shroud of lies to hide in plain sight. But nothing stays hidden forever.

When dismembered bodies of multiple species are dumped on the riverbank, the case falls to Dahlia and Detective Alex Creed. Backed by Sentinel City’s new task force, the pair finds themselves urged along by clues that seem too good to be true. Bouncing from one crime scene to the next, they hunt for a clear motive in a murky sea of conflicting evidence. Already on edge from the recent string of unexplained crimes, the city begins to unravel.

Drowning in missing creatures, slaughtered remains, masked men - and the search for her sidekick’s missing sister - Dahlia burns the candle at both ends. Seeking answers, she employs her empathic abilities and uncovers something deeper and more sinister than a simple serial killer’s web. As the dots connect and worlds collide, she struggles to shields her friends from the truth. But secrets can be deadly. And Dahlia’s not the only one who keeps them.

Smoke & Mirrors is the third book in the Nite Fire series.

©2019 C. L. Schneider (P)2020 C. L. Schneider

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Well written fantasy novel!

This audiobook is a little on the long side (15 hours!) but don't let that scare you away from the incredible world that C.L. Schneider has created. The action is well written and easily visualized and the interpersonal relationships are wonderfully realistic and thoughtfully cultivated. I look forward to seeing where the characters end up in the next book and how it affects the professional, platonic, and romantic relationships of everyone involved.

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Great Story

Nite Fire: Smoke and Mirrors by C.L. Schneider is the third book in the Nite Fire series. I read the synopsis and loved the concept so much that I didn't even see that this was the third book in the series! However, I was so hooked by the beginning of this book that I continued to listen (audio-version) even though I did not have prior knowledge of the characters and their previous stories. While I was slightly confused by the dynamics between some of the characters at the beginning of the book, I was able to quickly fill in the dots. Overall, the book was action-packed, mysterious, and gave just enough spooky vibes for the Halloween season! I enjoyed the characters and all of the supernatural elements this book had to offer!

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Very good continuation to the story!

This series continues to be enjoyable to listen to. The narrator is fantastic. I love Dahlia’s character in this series and now a new mystery comes to light. Dismembered bodies everywhere along a riverbank turning up and it’s up to help Dahlia solve the mystery while trying to keep safe. This story keeps you on your toes with mystery and twists. Looking forward to see what happens next!

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Action packed fun

I had a lot of fun listening to this book. This is the first book by this author and wowza does she know how to make this book entertaining. There were so many fight scenes that the detail in them just add you feel like you were in it. My favorite part of the whole book was the steamy sex scene made me want to jump in there and be a part of it all.

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another great story in the series

Well, this chapter in the series was excellent and intense. The action was strong and gripping. I took my phone everywhere because I couldn't stop listening. The characters seem to be well-developed. I love the fact that audio gives them an extra layer of personality. Don't we all wear msdks while trying to solve problems? That seems so hard to hide who you are while going about daily life. I am a huge fan of this series. I definitely recommend this one to the sci-fi and fantasy lovers.

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Page turner

Even though I am books behind. I was still able to keep up with the story. At times I would even go back a couple of minutes because there was so much action going on. I love it.

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This Series keeps getting hotter and hotter!

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors Audio Book by C.L. Schneider
Narrated by Cassandra L. King
Five Stars

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors is the third book in the Nite Fire Series by C.L. Schneider. This book can be read as a standalone but I would recommend you read this series in order because C.L. Schneider is such a great storyteller and world builder that you definitely won’t want to miss all the great backstory. This story is full of action and adventures. The characters are fantastic and so detailed it feels like you are investigating right alongside them. This book is a real roller coaster of a ride, so buckle up and jump on this wonderful ride.
This book is also narrated by Cassandra L. King, like the first two books. I love the tone of her voice and she really brings the characters to life. I can’t wait to listen to the next installment.

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Paranormal Fantasy

Nite Fire:
Smoke & Mirrors
Book 3
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By C. L. Schneider
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This is a full length novel and a continuation of the Nite Fire Series. Here you will once again come face to face with dragons and shapeshifters. Oh wait, that would describe Dahlia Nite. Our main character she is a powerful detective and with her partner Alex Creed, they must stop whoever is leaving dismembered bodies all over the City. So combining two worlds and working among humans, Dahlia has her hands full. She also has secrets that could destroy who she is. The goal is to find the killer and stop the mayhem scattered about the City and to protect other species.

C.L. Schneider has continued to keep readers and listeners entertained with her Paranormal Fantasies. Her book is well written and flows smoothly. OK not so smoothly, as you are riding this fast paced rollercoaster. That changes with every corner. Shout Out to Cassandra King who Narrates Nite Fire. Between the author and narrator this book will continue to entertain its audience. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Well Done C.L. Schneider! Well Done! ! !

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Intriguing Story Line

Nite Fire: Smoke and Mirrors is a fantasy book about Dahlia Nite, a half-dragon shapeshifter. Dahlia is now living amongst the humans, not really fitting in, however, she didn’t fit into her original world either. However, what she doesn’t realize is that these two worlds are about to collide. She works with the police department trying to engage in “normal” life, but to live this normal life also means she lives in lies and deception. One night, by the river, dismembered body parts were discovered and now Dahlia had to try and figure out this oddity. Luckily, the secrets that she holds helps her on this endeavor, however, she will have to explain and deceive her partner to get to the bottom (a partner who only knows enough about the world she came from, but not to the extent needed to keep everyone safe). This is my first book by this author and I thought CL Schneider provided a new outlook on the fantasy world. The story line was intriguing, however, there were a lot of characters I had to keep up with and what relation or world did they originate from. With that said, the characters she portrayed were different then in other fantasy books I have read, plus they were developed, complex, but also relatable.

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Amazing

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors
By C. L. Schneider
This book is amazing ... Murder mysteries are my kind of book and this one has you wondering what's going on the whole time... I listened to the audible book as well and it was really good. I enjoyed the voices, the narrator really did capture the book.
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  • trufriends
  • 11-23-21

better

this book starts out with Dahlia and partner looking into body parts washing up. From that point the story doesn't slow down as Dahlia's life becomes an even bigger mess. This series is worth checking out.

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  • katie_83
  • 10-21-21

Amazing audio book - loved every second of it!

Having read the first two books in the series I was excited to listen to the audio book of book 3 and I wasn’t disappointed! The narration was great and the story was amazing! The authors writing never fails to pull me in straight away. There were some great twists and turns in the story that constantly had me guessing about what was going to happen. I love Dahlia and Alex, they have such a great relationship, they really do work well together and I enjoy the banter that they have between them. They are very entertaining characters to listen/read about. There is just something about Dahlia that I can’t help but like, she is strong and independent and she really is just a likeable character. Although it was a long listen the tie just flew by because I was so engrossed in the story I was listening to.
Another wonderful audio book by C L Schneider and one that I highly recommend!

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  • kerry baker
  • 10-20-21

Incredible!!!

Nite Fire: Smoke and Mirrors Audio book by C.L. Schneider is the next fantastic instalmeny to this amazing series. I love everything about this series and this book immediately pulled me straight back into it. The story is exciting and fast paced just like the previous ones. And yet it has such a distinguishable story that it stands out as its own. I was pulled back into the life of Dahlia with such ease. She is genuinely one of the best characters I have ever read.
Tha author had created such a strong castbid characters - my favourite changes on a chapter by chapter basis! This is such an incredible series and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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  • caralee loonat
  • 10-19-21

A must listen!!!!

Nite Fire Smoke and Mirrors (Nite Fire #3) Audio Book by C.L. Schneider
4 Stars!!!!

How do you make a book better? You make an audio versio. This brings the book to more places and makes it easy for the reader to enjoy as they travel in their cars or are walking. The author has really got such a refreshing style. The characters are brought to life via the narrators voice. I felt as though I was right in the action as the drama unfolds.

I really find that I am drawn to Dahlia's character. The way that the journey unfolds just draws you deeper and deeper into the story. I really like that it is a supernatural mystery. The mix of human and supernatural beings just adds to the story. The partnership of Dahlia and Creed really adds to the drama. Evens being a human and coping in the Supernatural world is just another added bonus. I really like how the author draws out the drama and the mystery . I will definitely be reading more from this author and I hope this series in the future.

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  • Leigh Haddington
  • 06-14-21

Damn it Nite!

Just when I actually thought this series couldn't get any better, Cindy, upped the level and wrote another creature infested mayhem joyride. Dragon shifting, world traveling, blood shedding, sexually dripping beast of a book. Hats off again to the narration of Cassandra King, she brings Dahlia and her worlds to life with the familiarity and warm voices of each character.

Just sat waiting now for book 4, come on Cindy release book 4...

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  • Julie
  • 02-14-21

Explosive listen

Oh wow, I didn't think the series could get any better but the author has just sent that up in smoke. I loved it. This is book three in the series (and one I hope keeps coming) it does continue from where the last left of so you should really start at the beginning and work your way though this smoking series, you won't be disappointed. I love the whole world (series) that this very talented author has created and the characters are just out of this world, I especially love the sidekicks humour and fan boy crushes (please don't kill him off). Yes not everybody makes it but somehow this cry baby hasn't cried once, I think it is because you don't get time to mourn before the story is off and running and the next punch or flame is thrown. The plot are so unique but with this series it really works and anything can happen. The story is not just action and fighting but is backed up by a good mystery plot and a long running plot over the course of the three books. I can't wait for the next book.
When a storm washes up body parts and not all of them are identifiable Dragon shape shifter Dahlia Nite and Detective Alex Creed are assigned the case. Alex to solve the case and Dahlia ....well to solve the case and cover up the fact that monster's exists. The more they investigate the more they uncover but with something that has been hidden for centuries, can it really be this easy to uncover or is someone leading them? And to what end? As the two world's that Dahlia lives in, is becoming more and more intertwined can she keep the humans from discovering the truth? As well as protecting her streets from figures dressed in black she also has to keep her promise to Casey, her sidekick and friend, and find his missing sister in the Dragon world or at least keep him safe while he looks. Things are certainly hot but add in a vengeful Dragon queen, a human task force, a detective partner in the dark, old lovers with there own a gender and not quiet human ninjas and things are going to burn.
I like the narrator and am glad she has been the consistent narrator throughout the series because she does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.