I’ve had the pleasure this week of reading Baptism of Fire by Jesssie Thomas. What a beautifully written book.
I’m thirteen chapters in and loving it, it’s a real page-turner. When a fire-fighter discovers she has the abilities of a powerful pyromancer, her entire world flips on its head. In Hellmouth, a city in New York which is renowned for being ridiculously hot and where fire-starting is a recreational activity.
I don’t want to spoil anything because next week I’ll be putting up my review of this book but oh, boy is this a good read.
With Baptism of Fire, I took a chance by asking for indies to show me their books on Twitter so I could buy the paperbacks. That turned out to be a really good plan because I got three new books, all of which looks amazing, but just the on in paperback. (My book budget wasn’t quite as big as I hoped!)
I’ve already asked Jessie Thomas about a sequel and apparently book two is on the way! Woohoo!
In other news, my own book is hitting the shelves in just two days! A Druid’s Secret is coming on Saturday!
That means that there’s only a few more days to get A Druid’s Secret at its 99c pre-order price. After release day, the price goes up to $3.99 so now is the time to get your copy!
Check out the blurb:
“When myths emerge from the shadows, a druid’s dark powers are the key to unravelling a centuries-old secret.
Tabatha Blackwood can’t wield magic to save her life. Her spells backfire and her potions are only good for burning holes in the floor. Olkaster Academy, an elite magical school, is her only hope.
Her unique power to detect magical energy is the only thing that doesn’t get her into trouble, until she stumbles through a bewitched door in the castle dungeons. After witnessing untold horrors, Tabatha becomes embroiled in an ancient war between Olkaster’s two secret societies: the Skyseers and the Nightcasters.
The mysterious and dashing Leo Calhoun is determined to help keep Tabatha out of trouble. Yet, the further they are sucked into the societies’ ever-growing tensions, the more Tabatha realises there is more to his past than he is willing to admit.
When Tabatha discovers that her abilities could tip the balance of power between the two societies, she must decide where her loyalties lie. But if this druid’s secret falls into the wrong hands, her powers, her future and even Olkaster itself might not survive to see next semester.“
Thanks for reading!