Visions of death haunt her . . .
Ava Keller sees the future. When she suffers a horrifying vision of a man’s violent death, she knows from experience nothing she does will stop it from becoming a reality. But when she meets a strong, broken man, he makes her want to believe in second chances.
Vengeance consumes him . . .
Tortured by his past, Karson has worked tirelessly to wreak vengeance on the demons who murdered his family. But when Ava inadvertently disrupts his intricate plan for revenge, his focus shifts to an all-consuming need to keep her alive and in his arms.
Love could save their souls . . .
Thrown together by fate, Ava and Karson explore their new feelings and discover hope for the future. But they must battle the demons threatening humanity to find a destiny worthy of their love.
CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings.
She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (Entangled Publishing).
Tiffany has an MBA in accounting and nearly a decade of experience in corporate finance. All super useful stuff for a writer who spends far too much time trying to figure out fun ways to keep her characters apart, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books—of course!).
I loved this book, it was kind of a Greek tragedy style paranormal romance. The main character of Ava was a pleasant change from the seemingly endless epidemic of useless ‘oh, woe is me’ female leads. It’s also great to see a well-built world for the characters to live in that doesn’t emulate every other book in its genre – imagination really does go a long way in creating a decent read.
Karson is a perfect alpha male lead and perfectly compliments Ava. There’s tension in their budding relationship and it certainly doesn’t fall into the ‘they’re instantly in love’ troupe, which is getting a bit old now. I did really enjoy the fact that Ava, although strong, doesn’t have a gift that adds to an ‘ass kicking’ persona. Her gift could be considered a curse.
From a writer’s perspective, it flows well and I read it in one sitting (which is always a good sign) The plot was interesting and it was very well written with some lovely turns of phrase. It also opens it up to other characters who were certainly strong enough to break away from this book and have their own turn in the spotlight.
The front cover, although nice, kind of blends into so many other half naked men fronted paranormal romance novels out there today. And in a highly competitive genre as this, its the cover that is the only thing that lets it down for me. I’d love to see Ava on there, as she’s just as much part of the story as Karson. Also, ab encrusted covers only lends itself to the romance element of the book and really, its so much more.
Overall I’d give Temptation by Fire 4 out of 5 stars. Definitely worth picking up, you won’t be able to put it down.