Born of Embers by Quinn Arthurs – A Book Review

Posted September 27, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Born of Embers

(Phoenix Rising – Book 1)

by Quinn Arthurs & Harper Wylde
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Slow Burn PNR, RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

A Slow Burn RH delight – and with the series complete, there is no reason not to jump in! Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

I always knew I was different. I’d thought it had to be hidden – to stay a secret. I didn’t know my secret would become the key to my survival.

Turning eighteen and getting accepted into college brings me everything I need to escape from the nightmares of my past but I never could have imagined my nightmares – and dreams – were just beginning. Finding myself thrown into a world of fantasy, politics, friendships, and rules that are nearly impossible to understand, I feel like I’m drowning in a world of shifters I never knew existed.

As I struggle to find my place and prevent my nightmares from tearing me apart, I find myself surrounded by an unusual group of sexy men. With Hiro, Killian, Theo, Damien, and Ryder I’m trying to become the woman I’ve always wanted to be, if my past, and my future, will let me.


*This book contains scenes and references of abuse that some readers may find triggering. This book also contains some m/m themes.*

My Thoughts on Born of Embers

This is my second reread…. and somehow I have not reviewed this gem before?! I am honestly shocked. I think I read it the first time in 2018, and now, in the crazy year of 2020, I find myself falling into the lives and adventures of this amazing group once more.

Nix, full name Annika, is a beautiful, though damaged girl running from a past few would believe. Landing in Alaska after being accepted into College, she quickly finds herself wrapped up the world she has always been a part of – even if she didn’t know it.

Deeply emotional and sometimes scarring, this Reverse Harem introduces mythological shifters and a magical world hidden from human eyes. It’s a slow burn, both emotionally and physically, offering the characters a chance to grow and learn about each other. Tinged with danger and a mystery that harkens from years before, this is a good start to a captivating series.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



NA (Upper YA for now, will be NA soonish though)

Romantic Dynamic

MMMMMF (M/M present)

Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Born of Embers

Second read through, yet somehow my first review…. great series, fantastic start and emotionally enveloping. There is heat, though tempered in this first book, along with action and mystery. I would recommend. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Born of Embers

Published January 31st, 2018
320 Pages

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Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? What other books by Quinn Arthurs or Harper Wylde have you enjoyed? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!




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