Wednesday, December 3, 2014

EDEN'S FIRE by Samantha Holt

Series:  N/A
Author:  Samantha Holt
Publish Date:   04.07.14
Publisher:  Lyrical Press
Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Samantha Holt via NetGalley (in exchange for an honest review)
Date completed: 11.30.14
Goodreads link: EDEN’S FIRE
Description from the publisher:
A god. A mortal. A treacherous journey that will bind their hearts forever. Lonely and cast out of society, Eden gets a visit from Tyondric, God of Fire, in answer to a prayer. Gods can only appear once in a person's lifetime, so when he returns a second and third time, she knows her life will never be the same. When the beautiful god reveals Eden is The Pure Soul--the only one who can close the gate to the heavens and prevent the evil in Ananthuria from spreading--their relationship gets complicated.

Ty is willing to break every rule to save the world. And to save Eden.

As they set out on their dangerous journey to the gate Eden is kissed by the god. It's then she realizes Ty holds the power to break through every wall she's erected around herself and force his way into her heart. But what will happen when they close the gate and the world returns to normal? Can a mortal and a god ever be together? And with an evil lord on their trail, will they even succeed?

CONTENT WARNING: Contains sensually erotic scenes, a snarky heroine, and a gorgeous god.
This is a stand-alone book.

Eden has been widowed and ostracized by her society.  Alone and cold, she says a prayer for her flint to work and the god of fire, Tyondric, visits and grants her request.  She
knows that a mortal is only ever allowed one visit from a god.  She has had hers, though brief, so is confused when he returns and again.  Ty reveals that she is The Pure Soul.  Only she is able to cross through the gate to the heavens and close it to prevent evil from entering to rule the world.  Ty and Eden will face danger to reach the gate.  They will also discover something unexpected in each other.

I am not a fan of “epic adventures.”  I’m that person who says, “meh,” to the suggestion of reading/watching The Lord of the Rings.   So, why would I read this?  Well, it’s from Samantha Holt and I have loved everything I have ever read from her before, so of course I took a chance.  Think of this story as Epic- Lite.  Yes, there is an archaic time and a quest that will determine the fate of the world, but mostly there is romance.  Ty is thousands of years old, has seen all that humanity can and has done to one another, but still can’t figure out why women do what they do.  Then he meets Eden.  Something is different, and it all suddenly matters to him.  Sigh!!!  God or man, that’s what true romance, true love, is all about!  Eden has had marriage, though arranged.  She is now alone, lonely, and unwanted by her community.  She is sure she is just counting the days until she will join her family on the other side.  Then she meets Ty and life is changed.  The possibilities exist again.  Again, Sigh!!!!

I hope Tyondric’s brothers start talking and Samantha Holt is forced to expand this into a series.  To which god do I need to pray in order to make that happen?

Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors

Other Books from Samantha Holt:
·         Alrek (Viking Romance)
·         Too Much to Lose
·         Not Another Soldier
·         Tempting His Mistress
Highland Fae Chronicles
1.      To Steal a Highlander’s Heart
2.      To Dream of a Highlander
3.      To Avenge Her Highland Warrior

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