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(The Cimmerian Cage – Book 1)
by Cate Corvin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Med/Fast Burn, Dark PNR RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
While not as dark as some, there is something diabolically evil about this narrative, a shadow that lingers over the pages and hints at things to come. Worth the read. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
In the Cage, nothing is what it seems. It’s inescapable. And I’m dead in the sights of four insatiable and sexy men.
My name is Lu Darke.
I’m a witch by birth and an arsonist by accident, but I never thought I’d find myself in a place like this. Cimmerian Reform Academy, called ‘the Cage’ by its students, was once an asylum, but now I’m forced to call it home.
My roommate hates me, the Headmistress has a sinister agenda, and worst of all, students have a habit of dying young and fast in the Cage. If I don’t watch my step, I might be the next to go, but help could come from dangerous places… for a price.
Roman and Shane were imprisoned for illegal shifting, and they look at me like they want to rip off my clothes with their fangs.
Professor Steele is a hard taskmaster whose special brand of punishment leaves me craving more.
And in the darkness beneath the Cage lurks the most deadly of predators- Locke, a vampire who walks through my dreams with a thirst for more than my blood.
Secrets lie in wait behind the black doors, students vanish overnight, and everyone hides what they really want. But in the case of these four, what they want is crystal clear: me.
Kissed by Wildfire is the first full-length novel in a steamy, medium-burn college-age academy reverse harem series. No choosing, no cheating- only unbridled passion and emotional angst in a haunted gothic mansion! Mature readers only.
Thoughts on Kissed by Wildfire
This is an intense and epic ride through a paranormal academy that once served as an asylum. Coated in the sins of the past and the wickedness of the present, it holds mystery upon mystery – and a secures those “students” unfortunate enough to be deemed dangerous to society.
Lu is lost to the mistakes she was forced to make, but determined to forge a future amidst these walls, she just has to survive long enough to do it.
I enjoyed the ebb and flow of this narrative and the slow building mystery that lurks in the background. Part of it has to do with Lu, but the greater mystic lies in the Manor itself, what it once was and what it has become. There are secrets in its walls, sometimes quite literally.
- Fast paced.
- World building is refreshing.
- A bit of the phantom or the opera feel, in places.
- Fate is a fickle beast.
- Little too fast burn even though it is called a Medium burn, at least for me. Steamy though.
- Can I smack Roman? Please?
First Person, Mulitiple POV
Character Age Range
This is a good start to a dark(ish) Academy RH. Fortunately, the entire trilogy is out now, and available free on KU. Get to reading!
Published May 13th, 2019
Please note, this is part of a Reverse Harem trilogy which features intense sexual themes and dynamics more suited to an adult audience. #WhyChoose
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