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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Blog Tour Review: Games of Fire- Airicka Phoenix


Book Name: Games of Fire

Author: Airicka Phoenix

Publisher: Airicka Phoenix

Release date: Feb 14, 2013

Genre: Young Adult Thriller and mystery with a strong dose of romance.

Warnings: Strong language and mild sexual content

Formats: ebook & paperback

Other Novels: :

~ Touching Smoke (Touch Series, book 1) ebook

~ Touching Eternity (Touch Series Beginning) ebook

~ Touching Smoke (Touch Series, Book 1) Paperback

~ Touching Eternity (Touch Series Beginning) Paperback

~ Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (ebook)

~ Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (Paperback)

~ Midnight Surrender Anthology (ebook)

~ Midnight Surrender Anthology (Paperback)

Social Networks:

~ Twitter (@AirickaPhoenix)

~ Facebook

~ Design Page

~ GoodRead

~ Pinterest

~ Author Site


Synopsis
Sophie has enough problems in her life without Spencer turning her blood to fire, without his eyes freezing and burning her, without his hatred of her. Since his migration into the house next to hers, Sophia Valdez isn’t sure whether she wants to toss him under a bus or kiss that smirking mouth of his. But even as the temperature rises around them, leaping flames of passion, want and desire,everything either has ever known will be shattered by the lurking shadow hounding their every step, wanting revenge.


Spencer Rowth moves to the sleepy town of River Port with his mother and twelve year old sister, Suzy, to escape a deceitful father, an unfaithful girlfriend and a life crumbling much too fast for him to grapple onto only to be smacked upside the head by the last thing he wanted again. Sophie was everything he refused to want. Her temper, her wit, her laugh, her smile, the way her entire body goes up in flames under his hands are things he would rather slam a lid on and forget. Instead, he finds himself falling for the smart-mouth next door. But how long will he have before the evil chasing them catches up? How long before the very thing he never wanted becomes his only thread to sanity? And who is after them? What do they want and why do they want Spencer and Sophie dead?




Excerpt
“I won’t bite,” he said, probably meaning it as a joke. 



“Oh if only that were my only problem,” she sighed under her breath.


“What?”

She shook her head. “Nothing.” 

She took his hand, slipping her icy fingers through his. The electric sparks tore a fiery path down the length of her arms, nearly melting the ice beneath their feet. She shivered involuntarily and felt his fingers flex. 

“All right?” Had his voice always been so husky?

She dampened her lips. “Yeah…” The single word died in her throat as she was pulled towards him. Her heart tripped. Her lungs stilled. The heat of his body rushed over her with the subtle scent peppermint, leather, spices and smoke. 

A soft mist blew around them. Raindrops glistened in his hair, shimmering under the pale glow of the light post. His eyes were shadowed beneath wispy fringes, but the silver in them glinted like pools of liquid mercury. Her breath caught. It must have made a sound because his fingers tightened. His shaky exhale caressed her flushed face.

“This,” he whispered so quietly she almost didn’t hear him. “Is why you are so bad for me.”


Title: Games of Fire
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Pages: 475
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book by Airicka Phoenix that I have read at this time, although I do own a few of her other books but haven't had time to delve into them quite yet. I really loved reading Games of Fire. It kept me engaged and it was filled with surprises. My only issue was I had already guessed the biggest secret after the first few chapters, so when I actually got to it I was a little disappointed just because it was a bit predictable. Otherwise this was a great read.
I really liked reading about Sophie and what she was dealing with. I found her to be very likable but she was easily made to second guess herself and her feelings. Spencer stole the show for me with his hotness and his love for Sophie, but sometimes he came off a little strong. And if I didn't know any better he could have became a villian quite easily. Suzy was the character that I couldn't quite grasp. She was absent, then appear for just enough time to put ideas in Sophie's head, then disappear again. I found that rather strange. The only other thing that I wished would have been included would be more information on the missing girls. It felt like it had been popped in and not explored to it full potential.
This was a great book to read and I would recommend it to all YA lovers and to those readers who love suspense. I will definitely be keeping my eye on Airicka Phoenix to read more of her great work. 




Author Bio
Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of the Touch Series with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading. She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind. If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her overwhelming collection of books. 



For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit her website at: http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/?cat=10

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