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Welcome to Otherworld! (A Review of Stacey Marie Brown’s “Fire In the Darkness”) Description:

“Fire In The Darkness, Book #2 in the Darkness Series
Paranormal Romance

***This is NOT a YA Series but a New Adult(17+). Sexual Content and Language.***

It’s been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.

And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.

Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.

Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?

No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.”

My Thoughts:

A riveting continuation of The Darkness of Light!

In Fire In The Darkness Brown gives readers a concise history of Otherworld and its inhabitants. We even get a couple of surprisingly helpful Pixies.

The characters in this book are more developed. The main character, Ember, is not just a Dae anymore. Thanks to a blood transfusion she also develops Dark Dweller traits. We also learn that Elighen Dragen may actually have a not so broody side when it comes to Ember. But, his kind is fiercely loyal and Ember takes on that trait as well.

Eli’s contribution of blood doesn’t just bring out new traits. It makes Ember’s blood like a GPS signal. No matter where she goes on Earth he can find her. Furthermore, her bond to Eli is even stronger. WARNING: The sexual innuendo culminates in activity. This book is definitely for mature audiences.

Brown’s story of this young Dae/Dark Dweller just gets stronger with this installment. She introduces us to a Demon named Lars, the Unseelie King, and his cast of helpers. These younger demons are charged with training Ember to control her skills so that she can take on the Seelie Queen. But, teaching Ember is like trying to tame a wilder beast. She is headstrong, determined and easily provoked. Qualities that make you love reading about her.

Although Brown’s book is listed as a paranormal romance, it certainly isn’t a traditional romance novel. The character of Torin is as close as you’ll get to it. The action is captivating. The characters intriguing. And, the details will have you on the edge of your seat rushing to read the next chapter.

I highly recommend adding this book to your must read list. You won’t be disappointed!

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