Monday, September 23, 2013

Fire In The Darkness (Darkness, #2) by Stacie Marie Brown Book Review

Fire in the Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown
New Adult Paranormal Romance
Published August 31, 2013 by Twisted Fairy Publishing
It's been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.
And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.
Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.
Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?
No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.</ div>


About Stacey

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Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored.
When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.

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*ARC copy provided by author in an exchange for a honest review*
*Note this is book Two of the Darkness series but can be read w/o having read the first* 

Fire in The Darkness is a tale of power, intrigue and romance. Ember is hiding out. She is hiding from the "dark" forces that want nothing more but to control or kill her. She has destroyed Seattle in a bout of uncontrolled power and she is hiding. But, she has been discovered and can no longer run. She is captured by "The Dark Dwellers" she has grown to fear. She soon finds out she has no reason to fear them because not only is she unknowingly in love with one; she later learns they only have her best interests at heart. That is until the secrets that were once buried have no come to surface and threaten everything she's ever believed. Not to mention the powers she has once struggled to stifle will become an aide in a war she never expected to fight. Add that to a cast of otherworldly characters, discoveries, and romance; and you have a book that is easily to become one of your favorites.

I found this book quite entertaining. It was fast paced and had just the right amount of twists and turns to keep me intrigued. I was pleased with the writing and the edginess in the main character. I love a strong female character and I found that in Ember. The supporting characters were just as entertaining and gave the book substance. I also liked the romance in the book is well thought out and properly timed. I can't stand reading books that force or speed characters into relationships. It kind of ruins the romance aspect of the book when that happens. I'm really excited to read book three especially after that ending. Talk about cliffhanger!

Here's some info about book one:

Darkness of Light (Darkness #1)

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.


  1. Oh this series sounds made me look up what New Adult is as a genre, had no idea that was a thing, but it sure sounds like my cup of tea :)