Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Title: Cursed by Fire
Author: Danielle Annett
Release Date: 01/28/2015

It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.

Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.

When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life.


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The light began to fade from his eyes as I crawled across the floor in an effort 
to reach my father. My nails were raw and bloody as I struggled to carry myself 
closer to him, digging into the rough wooden floors with each drag of my body. 

“I’m coming,” I panted in between breaths. “Just hang on, Papa, I’m 

I woke gasping for breath, drenched in a cold sweat, clutching the hilt of my 
dagger as if my life depended on it. I frantically looked around the room in search 
of our attacker while also taking stock of any injuries. I was perfectly whole. 

“It was just a nightmare,” I told myself, though that did little to ease the 
ache in my chest over the remembered pain. I miss you so much. 

Rubbing my hands over my face, I pushed back the wet, loose tendrils of hair 
that had escaped my braid during my fitful rest and returned my dagger to its 
resting place beneath my pillow. Taking another deep breath I registered a hint of 


My eyes roamed over the room, frantically looking for the source of fire. 

“You have got to be kidding me!” 

I untangled my body from the sheets, tripping and falling into a heap on the 
floor before I was able to crawl out of my covers and retrieve an old shirt. I 
frenziedly swatted at the bedroom curtains with the old t-shirt but the flames 
continued to rise. Deciding there was no other choice, I ripped the curtains from 
the window and rushed to the kitchen. 

Throwing the curtains into the sink and turning the faucet on all the way, I 
watched as the flames were snuffed and steam began to rise. The curtains ruined.

Turning the water off, I allowed my body to slide down the smooth wooden 
cabinets until my bottom met the cool tile floor. I folded my arms across my 
knees and rested my forehead against them. Closing my eyes I took several deep 
breaths, my heart still racing from the effects of the recurring nightmare. This was 
getting out of hand. I had thought the nightmares were fading, but something 
was bringing the memories back with a screaming vengeance and this was the 
third time this week they’d plagued me. I missed my parents but it’d been over six 
years now. They weren’t coming back and I needed to let it go. My subconscious 
needed to let it go and I needed to let Daniel’s death go. Not the case, no, I 
wouldn’t let that go. But his death was affecting me in ways I couldn’t allow to 

I breathed deeply in an effort to calm my nerves. Small tremors racked my 
body, the nightmare had shaken me more that I’d like to admit. My skin was 
covered in a fine sheen of sweat. A physical reminder that I needed to relax before I accidentally caught something else on fire.

Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood & Magic series.

Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention.

You can learn more about Danielle on her website at or 
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Cursed by Fire begins when Ari finds a little boy murdered. All evidence points to Vampires, but nothing is exactly what it seems. When a stranger comes to town and starts following her, things begin to get a little crazy for Ari. She must find out who is hurting the shifters before a war starts, or it all may be too late for everyone. 

The book starts out pretty good. It does remind me a whole lot of the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. But in a way, that was kind of cool. I really liked the book. I thought it was pretty good! I loved Ari's personality, and the fact that she wasn't afraid to fight for what she believed in. I also thought her powers were pretty kickass too! 

The only downside to the book was towards the end it felt a bit rushed. And I really kind of hated the fact that I have no idea who her love interest will be. I really wanted it to be the Alpha of all the shifters, but the end sort of made me think that may not happen. BUT now I can not wait for the next book. I really hope it comes out soon, because it will suck to have to wait for it. :) 

This was an awesome start to this series. It opened up an whole new Urban Fantasy world, with awesome characters, and kick butt story! Looking forward to more! 

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