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Firelight Audiobook

Firelight: Darkest London, Book 1

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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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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 12-23-13
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 12-23-13 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything

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    "Second time around"

    Oh yeah, I really enjoyed this story. For the longest time (since middle school) I avoided paranormal anything. However, I got this one a while back - probably on sale -and I enjoyed it. I was too lazy at the time to write a review. No wait, I was busy reading the second in the series. I just listened to it again, and have the second ready to go. One of the things I liked about this was that the characters didn't annoy me. Also, the plot was believable in a paranormal kind of way, and the mystery/suspense was good. I also liked the narrator. There are some books I'd like to listen to, but the narrator irritates me half to death. Oh, I also like the Victorian setting (please someone message me the titles of other romances set in this era, but not narrated by someone irritating).

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    Kathie 12-20-13
    Kathie 12-20-13
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    "Really really great story!"

    I loved this story! The performance was wonderful! This is a great love story... not the typical romance.

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    Sabrina Smith 10-31-13
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    "Awesome Romance Story with a Hint of Magic..."

    This is an awesome romance story with a bit of magic thrown in. I love historical romance novels but sometimes it gets boring. This book, however, is not boring and throwing the magic into the story keeps the listener hooked and then becomes a fantasy/historical/romance story! The love story is not typical or boring and it keeps you entralled to finish it all at once. I hated to pause this story in because it was so good. The narrator is good as well. Overall a must add to your library. Can't wait to hear the next book.

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    Amazon Customer 10-05-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Not my usual genre...but"

    I am probably one of the few romance lovers that avoid all the vampire, werewolve, etc. books. I like the steamy love scenes in those books, but I find there often seems to be a hint (or more!) of violence and some out and out S&M. I am not a fan of S&M, so I avoid them.

    The first love scene between the two protagonists made me think this was going to be another S&M, but it wasn't. It was a great love story!

    If you like kind of hoaky "beauty and the beast" books with strong female protagonists (which I do) you will enjoy this book. I will read more books by this author!

    The narrator was absolutely wonderful. I have listened to other books narrated by Ms.Quirk, and she always manages to make me forget she is doing all the voices, each character has his/her own voice and personality. Spot on!

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    Holly 08-30-13
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    "Great narration, engaging story"
    What made the experience of listening to Firelight the most enjoyable?

    The story itself is pretty engaging. I really liked Miranda and Archer. The mystery around Archer lasted until the very end, and normally I'd love that in a series, but it turns out that the other books in this series follow Miranda's sisters, not Miranda and Archer, so I feel like this book built up a huge story that will never be told.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Firelight?

    When Miranda finally sees Archer unmasked.


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

    Moira Quirk is one of my very favorite narrators. I bought this title just because she was narrating it, and she didn't disappoint. I love the sound of her voice.


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    Catherine USA 06-13-13
    Catherine USA 06-13-13
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    "What a fantastic tale!!!"

    I was glued to this book from the word go and eventually I could not stop listening until the end. A wonderful tale of intrigue, love, lust, and the darker side. Moira Quirk is one of my all time favourite narrators who was at her usual best. The anticpation of these two getting together was excruciating and a long time coming but wonderful when they finally did. Definitely worth a credit if you are a romance junkie like me.

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    julie 03-22-13
    julie 03-22-13
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    "Not My Usual - But Glad I Tried"

    Wonderful story. It took a while to get into but once there I was addicted. The author did her homework with Victorian England. The story was different from the norm and displayed very proper etiquette and manners of the day. This means control and quiet to the point of being staid. Perfect Victorian behaviour where loudness and excitability were definitely frowned upon by the upper classes. The street slang was perfect and the fight with soul demon was wicked. I loved Miranda's strength and fearlessness and Archer's fight with himself. Moira Quirk was the PERFECT narrator, with culture and fitness. I got the next two even before finishing this one. I had to find out what happened to the sisters.

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    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 03-19-13
    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "speechless... in a very good way!"
    Where does Firelight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In my very top favorites. All the happily bestowed 5 star ratings leave me without a way to express this ones value... a 10!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the story is told... it's hypnotic... The almost end had tears silently flowing softly for a long time while I listened... heart in throat as the many threads of this tale wove together towards the multi dimensional end...


    Have you listened to any of Moira Quirk’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I can't recall. I think so.... but this was so enchanting and hypnotic that it is absolutely a stand alone performance. .. total perfection...In the beginning I was aware that the male voices were not as adistinct as some. .. but I quickly forgot and now realize that I would have to listen again to be truly certain as I know each character and their personas so well that I don't remember the narrative but just the individuals.


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

    A bit of fantasy fiction woven into a london lord and lady romance with the perfect touch of erotica and the magnetic pull of a mystery slash thriller...


    Any additional comments?

    I was in the midst of a regency London romance obsession when I stumbled on this book... it was such a pleasant surprise. Even for the romance only listener the twist of the fantasy fiction and mystery make it well worth it. Worth the credit... yeah... or the money... yes!

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    SARA Jacksonville, Ar, United States 02-10-13
    SARA Jacksonville, Ar, United States 02-10-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm a fantasy book hoarder!! :-) I am a mother of two small beautful childeren and my books are my way of getting away for a little break!!!

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    "VERY GOOD!!!"

    THIS IS A VERY SWEET STORY. THE AUTHER AND THE NARRATER MADE THIS BOOK INTERESTING AND A GREAT LOVE STORY. IT WAS STEAMY AT POINTS AND MYSTERIOUS AT OTHERS. THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATS!!! CANT WAIT FOR THE REST OF THE SERIES!!! KRISTEN CALLIHAN'S IS ONE OF THE GREATS!!! THIS BOOK IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 12-31-12
    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 12-31-12 Member Since 2013
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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.

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