Title: Burning Violet: Urban Elemental Series 1
Author: Kate Kelley
Burning Violet is the first in a captivating urban elemental series by author, Kate Kelley. An impressive entry into the fantasy genre, Kelley weaves adept writing with sexy storytelling to create an electrifying tale that leaves you eager for the next installment.
“…a fantastic paranormal romance that I couldn’t put down!” ~ Genevieve Raas
“…my kind of heroine, flawed but strong.” ~ Lucretia Stanhope
“This story was a departure from the usual good versus evil and was delivered in a very unique and satisfying way.” ~ Amy Proebstel
Rai Peterson is hanging on by a thread.
Having fled her abusive father and equally abusive fiance, she finds herself in rural Indiana working the front desk of an antiquated inn. After a bizarre hallucinatory seizure forces her on unpaid medical leave, Rai struggles to make ends meet. She has no one to turn to but herself; no friends, no family. Utterly alone.
That’s when the fires start.
Along with the flames, comes a dangerous stranger that begins to permeate every aspect of Rai’s life, kidnapping her and forcing her on a journey of self-discovery that she never knew possible. Rai can feel her power vibrating within her, but will she be able to harness it before time runs out? These answers are written in ember, invisible as air.
Author’s Note: This novel is intended for mature readers only.
Yes! Seems as if I’ve found a new urban fantasy series to keep my eye on. The story travels fast with a seemingly normal heroine named Rai struggling to keep her job after a medical leave. Then the fires begin and she realizes that her boss, August, is not who he says he is. Thrown into another realm filled with royalty and magic, Rai soon learns the truth: she’s something more than just a receptionist at a hotel, she’s powerful. Caught between the feud of the fire and air kingdoms, Rai struggles to find strength in herself and shut down the evil group Wildfire before they can cause her or anyone else, more harm.
I think the best part about this book was how it shifted from such normal scenes at the beginning and slowly became more and more magical until the reader could forget that Earth was ever in it to begin with. We see the same kind of transition in Rai’s personality as she struggles to learn the truth of her birth and herself.
Definitely recommended for fans of romance, paranormal, and fantasy.