Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review: Dante's Fire by Jennifer Probst

Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: August 26th, 2014
Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing
Synopsis: It’s Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero... 

Dante Stark has a dark secret--a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he's accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love. 

Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She's tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She's also built a world she believes is safe, until she's attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he's been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her. 

But will his dark legacy destroy them...or save them both...

What I Thought:

I never read a paranormal story written by Jennifer Probst.  I don't think she's written one before this, but I might be wrong.  I read paranormal novels written by a handful of authors and I'm glad to say I enjoyed this one too.  I mean I really shouldn't have been worried.  It's Jennifer Pobst.  The woman can write.

I like how the story progressed.  When Selina was attacked my heart was in my throat and I found it hard to breathe.  It's always personal when a women is attacked and in that moment I felt her pain, panic, and fear.  I was totally caught up in the story.  I was so glad Dante was there to not only save Selina but help her overcome her trauma.  

I do wish one thing had happened differently in the story.  I can't mention it because it could be considered a spoiler and I don't want to ruin the story for anyone else.  That being said, I read this story quickly.  I'm so glad the Dante in my head and the hot guy on the cover match.  It's one of my pet peeves when it doesn't.  The story ended in sort of open ended and I'm sincerely hoping Jennifer continues with the characters introduced in this book.  I see so much potential in this story and would like to know more about Dante, his father, and the source of their powers.

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About the Author
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. At twelve, I took a pen in hand and wrote my first love story. I haven’t stopped since. Those heroines taught me valuable lessons that served me well. I learned to keep my head up high and surge forward when I was afraid; I learned to demand respect in a relationship; I learned about compromise and dreams and independence. Those are the stories I want to write, and I can only hope I give back some of the joy I received over the years.
I live in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. I’ve traveled to many places but always seem to be drawn back to the mountains. I graduated with a business degree, worked for Mercy College, and now spend most days dedicated to my family and my characters. I’ve pursued many career paths such as travel agent, yoga teacher and insurance salesperson. I’ve wanted to be an airline pilot, a dancer, an archaeologist, and a vineyard owner. I have been all of the above through romance novels, and intend to explore many more.
One of my turning points in my career was when I joined Romance Writers of America and met the wonderful people in my local chapter, The Hudson Valley RWA. Through supportive critique sessions, I learned how to develop my raw skills to get a publishable manuscript. I discovered my tendency for wordy prologues and passive phrases that all new writers work through, and now try to help others on their journey.
*A copy of the book was provided by the author in return for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any manner.*

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