Title: Fire: A Heart & Soul Novel
Author: T A Douglas
Tormented by the disappearance of her only childhood friend, Natalia ran away from the home her family hid her in and made the life she always dreamed about. As all the hard work starts to pay off and success is at her fingertips, fate has other plans.
In a supernatural world where Hearts are more than your inner feelings, Natalia’s biggest problems were piecing together visions that haunted her and staying alive from the mysterious assassins sent to kill her; she finds out that the life of normalcy and solitude she craved for was never in the cards for her.
Natalia quickly finds herself wrapped up in the handsome whirlwind that is Gabriel and a community she knew nothing about relying on her for answers that she didn’t have.
First of all, I have to say that I loved the idea of the Heart and body being different entities. It made me think of the fact that people who are in love or angry do not often think clearly as if they are controlled by something other than themselves. To create that concept in a novel like this was a very brilliant idea that drew me in immediately. Natalia’s Heart is a phoenix named Andromeda. Unlike other people, she is not very close to her heart and more often than not, Andrea remains silent. That is until Natalia meets Gabriel and his Heart, a panther named Pryse, and swept up into a whirlwind of action.
Not only was the concept of this book unique and fascinating, but the characters involved were all written in a way that left them feeling both realistic and caused me to want to learn more about them. This is probably one of the best indie reads I’ve picked up in a while. If you’re a fan of paranormal, romance, or fantasy, this is a must read!