Ashes (Entangled Covet) [NOOK Book]

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Ashes by Sarah Gilman

Accidents happen for a reason...

Journalist Ambrosia Pellerin accepts an assignment involving the legendary phoenix, expecting, if nothing else, a little entertainment. Instead, she winds up pregnant—by a surprisingly human-looking firebird, Reece Bennu.

As the Phoenix prince, Reece is next in line to the throne and expected to marry a purebred royal. A...

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Overview


Ashes by Sarah Gilman

Accidents happen for a reason...

Journalist Ambrosia Pellerin accepts an assignment involving the legendary phoenix, expecting, if nothing else, a little entertainment. Instead, she winds up pregnant—by a surprisingly human-looking firebird, Reece Bennu.

As the Phoenix prince, Reece is next in line to the throne and expected to marry a purebred royal. A common human such as Ambrosia is not in the cards. He swears, though, he’ll never be an absentee father.

As Ambrosia’s due date grows closer, so do the soon-to-be parents. But will their tentative love survive the prejudice of Reece’s grandmother, who will stop at nothing to tear the two apart?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622661862
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/30/2013
  • Series: Entangled Covet
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 168,284
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


Sarah Gilman writes paranormal romance. Her fascination with all things winged extends back to childhood, when images of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis captured her imagination and never let go. She lives in Vermont with her supportive husband and two spoiled cats.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

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    DA<_>MMIT CAT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    The real midnightkit.... to cinder what ever

    Is aculally me not that faker. And its a newborn two days old eyes opened yesterday. She is blac with blue eyes. She cant eat mice. And ignore the faker. The real midnightkit mews wanting somehing else.

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    Posted June 15, 2014

    Midnightkit

    Hears the commotion and smells adders and Venomkit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Venomkit

    Races in like liquid the five adders' faces poking out of his fur " Burningcinder!" He yowls, outraged " you have tooken too many kits and broken the code too many times!" He yowls

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    Posted June 14, 2014

    Wrenkit

    She watched the kits and padded to the hole, sticking her nose into it and looking at midnightkit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Great book!

    Wow! One of those books that make you feel the story. : )

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  • Posted February 6, 2014

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    Review: Four stars for Sarah Gilman¿s Ashes, a flaming HOT, fasc

    Review: Four stars for Sarah Gilman’s Ashes, a flaming HOT, fascinating read!




    ASHES by Sarah Gilman is the first book by this author that I’ve read, but certainly not the last.




    The story of the Phoenix, the bird that is reborn time and again from fire, is one that is both fascinating and also the premise of Sarah Gilman’s book. A journalist unknowingly steps into the home of a phoenix who is about to expire. As she leaves, the home explodes and there are some very interesting consequences to her inhaling the ashes.




    The phoenix isn’t just any phoenix, but Reece is the king of his species - even if he hasn’t assumed the official role. When he tracks down the journalist, Ambrosia, he discovers that indeed his ashes took root and soon he will be a father.




    As the two of them flee a phoenix hunter to the warm Hawaiian Island refuge, they discover that there might be a bit of real passion between the two of them. However humans are considered less than phoenixes in this society and Reece, the king to be, is a pure blood. Certainly there could be no future to find in their mutual passion. Or could there be?




    Along the way there’s some inter-phoenix quarrels, some very hot love scenes, and a fascinating look at phoenix culture. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope that there will be subsequent books in a series.




    Four solid stars to Sarah Gilman’s ASHES , a passionate love affair that flames true!







    I received an eARC from the publisher through NetGalley for use in this review.

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  • Posted January 9, 2014

    Finally, the woman in the story doesn't take the news lying down

    Finally, the woman in the story doesn't take the news lying down that the man she is attracted to is different! Ambrosia doesn't get
     all goofy and say ok, you're a Phoenix, great. No, she stops and questions and holds back until she truly believes Reece,
    her phoenix lover is real and not crazy.

    I would have loved to see more of this story fleshed out. It starts like a good mystery novel, with Ambrosia, a journalist,
    sent to interview the man who believes he has found proof of the existence of the Phoenix. Instead, Ambrosia is beaten and
    left in the desert. I would have loved to see more on this, but overall was insignificant in the story. It was just used to set the
    meeting between Reece and Ambrosia.

    I loved reading about a Phoenix, as this mythical creature is not over used like a vampire or werewolf.

    *I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    Ashes was very a pleasing surprise for me. I found it to be a sw

    Ashes was very a pleasing surprise for me. I found it to be a sweet and exciting PNR with a new kind of shifter for me - a phoenix. With PNRs being my preferred genre, it’s not often I come across new and unique shifter so when the opportunity is offered, I jump. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the plot twists were fairly unique. The ending was more than satisfying. Over-all I fantastic read.




    Reece is a phoenix. Not any old phoenix, he’s royalty. Ambrosia is a journalist and a human. Now normally it wouldn’t be a big deal a shifter mixing it up with a human. There’s a little hip action and BAM! a half-breed baby. Reading through the blurb that is was I pretty much expected. However, that wasn‘t the case. I won’t spoil it on the how, but needless to say I was surprised. Actually, it was the whole phoenix phenomenon that had me half captivated. The other have were the characters. Ambrosia and Reese are really sweet together. The slow build up to their relationship and sexual heat between then very nicely done. The secondary characters were an added bonus (LOVED the tree!). Of course, there are the antagonist who manage to keep this story rolling. Happily, there is an epilogue at the end that completes Reese and Ambrosia’s story off very sweetly so I don’t have to wait around for a next book.




    From its beautiful cover to its beautiful story, Ashes by Sarah Gilman is a shifter story anyone will enjoy. I know I did.




    I received this book from JeepDiva for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.




    Stars – 4, Flames - 2

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  • Posted January 6, 2014

    Ambrosia is a journalist who is trying to interview a man who cl

    Ambrosia is a journalist who is trying to interview a man who claims he knows where there a true and live phoenix. At the interview with the insider, he leaves her stranded in the woods. As she walks a couple miles to the nearest house she meets a good looking guy who seems to want to do nothing but rush her out of the house. As she is leaving the house suddenly explodes. She goes home thinking that the handsome guy she met just perished.

    Reese the guy in the house is a true and live phoenix who is going through his rebirth. He thinks he gets Ambrosia out and away from the house in time, but he needs to contact her to make sure. Least they find out she is pregnant.

    They meet again and fall in love, but his family who is a long line of pure blooded royals might not approve of them having a child together, being the child is half blood.

    This is a great book to read. The author does a great job setting the scene, and making the story suspenseful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2014

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    I was given an ARC ebook by Entangled Publishing for an honest r

    I was given an ARC ebook by Entangled Publishing for an honest review.

    At first I thought it funny how this story started and how the 2 main characters came together (I'm not going to say how because I don't want to give any spoilers away). But the more I read I was pulled in. Ambrosia and Reece have to try and figure out so many things dealing with their little problem, deal with things that happened in their past, and stay alive when a pissed off Grandmother tries to keep the Royal Phoenix line pure.

    I am still trying to get better at writing my reviews but I can say that this is a good read and if you want a different kind of supernatural then this is for you. I know that I will be reading more from Sarah Gilman.

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  • Posted January 5, 2014

    Ambrosia is a journalist and her job is to find the truth. On as

    Ambrosia is a journalist and her job is to find the truth. On assignment after the legendary phoenix she is sure she will just find a story that isn't true. When she is attacked, she gets saved by a strange man and sees him die. Later on she finds out she is pregnant. If that wasn't a shock enough she finds the man she thought had died is alive and the father of her child. He is also a phoenix and wants to help her with the baby. Reece never wanted to be father to a half phoenix child. He has always been careful and his people don't like to see him with a common human. As he tells his self he is only with her for the baby he soon finds he feels more for her. They begin to fall for each other but his grandmother will not let go of the past of their people to give them a chance at love. They have to be strong if they are going to work things out.




    Ambrosia is a very truthful person. She doesn't like to lie or hide anything. Finding out there are real phoenix she has a hard time with the fact she has to be quiet about it. She is also faced with prejudice people that do not like her one bit. Being pregnant is knew to her and she wants the baby safe no matter what. Reece at time while a phoenix can seem cold hearted, He tries to hold back his feeling from Ambrosia to keep her safe. He is a very caring person and wants what is best for his people and those he cares about. He doesn't like to be faced with leading his people and has put that to the side for a long time. 




    If you read a lot of paranormal books you are always looking for something new. I have to say this book is one for me. While I have read a few books with phoenix in them, nothing like this. The phoenix in this book have a human side and not just a bird like I am used to. I loved every bit of this book as it brought a refreshing new take I couldn't put down. I liked both Reece and Ambrosia. They both had a few things you didn't like about them and it made them more real. They have lots of heat between them and not just because he is a phoenix. Her getting pregnant is another thing that will stand out to you as it is unusual. You get to know them both as you read this fascinating book. I also have to say I liked how you really had not one but two bad guys to read about. They have to deal with a lot. Be prepared to hate Reece's grandmother as I know I did. She is a horrible woman. If you want a different take on phoenix pick this up and give it a try. You won't regret it. 

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  • Posted January 4, 2014

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    I really enjoyed this book. I love shifter stories and haven¿t r

    I really enjoyed this book. I love shifter stories and haven’t read any about a phoenix before. It was a refreshing change from the types of shifter stories I usually read. My one complaint is that I wish it had been longer. There are some parts that felt a bit rushed, especially the ending. I would have liked to see a few things developed a bit more. But all in all, it was entertaining and had me reading into the wee hours to finish it. Would love to see a sequel.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    ***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review*** R

    ***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review***

    Reece and Ambrosia are as different as night and day--he's a phoenix, she's a human--yet they share one commonality throughout their story: the need to rise above their circumstances to accept a destiny they are meant to have.

    This story, admittedly, was slow at the beginning and it often felt like most of the narrative was unnecessary. Reading through it again and again though, I've come to appreciate the slow pace. There was a lot of groundwork that needed to be laid before the story could pick up pace and move even a little bit faster. The explanations and character insights at the beginning proved to be incredibly helpful as I watched Reece and Ambrosia grow as individuals and as a couple.

    They were together for the sake of their unborn child, and it seemed plainly obvious that was the only reason they were together. But the changes they made, reluctant or not, throughout the story paved the way for mutual respect and feelings that went deeper than like.

    Ms. Gilman wrote an intriguing romance of a creature I rarely hear about outside of comic books and pure fantasy. Pairing the phoenix with a human woman who didn't fall over her feet for him was brilliant. The end result was a well-thought out love story that has earned its place of honor on my &quot;Keep&quot; bookshelf.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    A romantic paranormal romance with phoenix shapeshifter Ashes i

    A romantic paranormal romance with phoenix shapeshifter

    Ashes is my second try to Sarah Gilman's book. I'd read her novella, Ghost in the Fall and liked it. So, when Entangled offer me this, I read the blurb and request it. The story is about phoenix shapeshifter, a breed that rarely told in paranormal romance world (usually it's about wolf, lion, etc).

    Ambrosia Pellerin is a journalist, and when she dragged out by crazy man in the middle of nowhere, hurt and battered, she meet Reece Bennu. Reece tend her wound but then something happen to him and he order Ambrosia to get the hell out. After that, an explosion consume Reece and Reece's home. Ambrosia believed Reece was dead back to her home. Surprisely, weeks later she found herself pregnant, and Reece is the father!

    Turn that Reece is a phoenix shapeshifter and the explosion that Ambrosia witness is part of his reborn stage. Because Ambrosia inhaled the ashes from Reece's, she become pregnant with his child. This is a &quot;huh&quot; and &quot;say what??&quot; moment , since I never read about women to be pregnant after inhaled something. But this is fiction, and also paranormal romance, so anything can happen. Another complication for Ambrosia, because Reece is actually a pureblood phoenix, and he expected to take a phoenese (it's phoenix women) for mate. Reece try to coax Ambrosia to go to Hawaii, his domain, and so Ambrosia must leave her life behind. Worse, Reece's grandmother, Marian, and his kin didn't approve Ambrosia and Reece's relationship.

    Ashes is like a traditional Harlequin novel with sprinkle of paranormal . You just switch a billionaire with baby theme, with a powerfull and well respected phoenix shapeshifter. The story is short, and enjoyable to read. Didn't take a long time to read , so this one is perfect for a short and quick read.

    Reece and Ambrosia also likable characters and Ms Gilman write their conflict and relationship well. Reece is kinda mix of alpha and beta hero, make me gratefull for he's not fall into &quot;jerk&quot;kind of alpha. Ambrosia had guts and doesn't back away from threat, even the last part kinda change that. What make me a little disappointed and reduce the rating, it's because the confict between Reece and his grandma is too easy. Not any further development and no epic scene. It's also weak.

    Anyway, if you love a traditional paranormal romance with some cliche and need a short read, you can try Ashes.

    Thanks for Entangled for providing the e-ARC copy

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    This book was a great read. If you like paranormal romance and a

    This book was a great read. If you like paranormal romance and a shape shifting Phoenix that's really hot. Some mystery and a big surprise, this is the book for you.

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  • Posted January 1, 2014

    We have so many great books that came out in December of this ye

    We have so many great books that came out in December of this year and ASHES is right there at the top with many others. I wanted to read ASHES because it sounded unique and it was that and more.

    Ambrosia stumbles upon the house that Reece is in as she is searching for help after she was attacked. She's surprised by Reece's sudden need for her to leave after he was so tender and caring taking care of her injuries and when the house Reece is in blows up as she is getting in his borrowed car she's horrified he didn't make it out. She has no clue how that event is going to change her life forever.

    I really enjoyed Ambrosia's character. She's suitably skeptical when Reece explains who he is and how she got pregnant. She doesn't blindly jump on board but makes him prove himself. There is nothing worse in a story as having someone blindly and immediately believe anything that comes out of a strangers mouth so this made me like Ambrosia right away. I also liked Reece. He is honest from the beginning and although I thought he was a bit of an ass at times I understood where he was coming from and he redeemed himself in the end. The romance was well written and the couples struggles felt genuine.

    The story was fast paced, smooth and kept me interested. I loved the world that ASHES takes place in. I loved the Phoenix storyline and everything that Sarah put into their history and way of life. I don't see anything that makes me think this will be part of a series and the ending completed the story nicely but I can't help wish there was more to read about Ambrosia and Reese.

    I gave it 4/5 stars

    * This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted January 1, 2014

    Lovers of paranormal romances will find this a definitely treat.

    Lovers of paranormal romances will find this a definitely treat. Phoenixes, people … that’s a new one for me, but I’m digging it. You do need to be ok with the paranormal part to be able to truly enjoy it but the nice thing is that at its heart there is a more basic story too. It’s not all about the woo-woo world they live in, it also about two people falling in love and facing a choice of whether what they could have is worth fighting for. Full review available at Romantic Reads and Such on wordpress.

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  • Posted January 1, 2014

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    I'm a complete sucker for the odd shifter types, and I've never

    I'm a complete sucker for the odd shifter types, and I've never run across a phoenix shifter before.  This book took the lore of the Phoenix and owned it, integrating it perfectly into a new shifter species.  The majority of this story covers the first couple months of Ambrosia's pregnancy and her coming to terms with the fact that she'll be having a phoenix baby.  There are a few good freak outs before being forced (in a good way) into believing.




    Reece is a great guy - willing to step up and take responsibility for his new family, while protecting them from the prejudices of his old family.  The blurb really doesn't do the book justice at all.  There is plenty of action at the beginning, but it settles down into a very beautiful and emotional romance.  Perhaps Sarah Gilman could write another beautiful Phoenix story about Reece's sister.  She sounded like she needed a little love in her life.

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  • Posted December 31, 2013

    When Ambrosia Pellerin is attacked and left for dead, she seeks

    When Ambrosia Pellerin is attacked and left for dead, she seeks help at an isolated farm house in the desert of New Mexico. She didn't know this would change the course of her life. The man who helped her was Reece Bennu. He is a Phoenix and royalty to his community of shapeshifters. Now she is pregnant with his child. She has to leave her family and everything she loves. Can she find happiness with Reece? Will his family accept her and her child? I love this book. The sexy and caring Phoenix is such a wonderful hero. He has his faults and his weaknesses but love changes him and makes him stronger. Ambrosia is a strong woman who will do everything that is necessary to protect her child and her lover. She has the courage to face the truth and work to make things better. I love Reece's tree. It added such a light touch to the story. I couldn't put this book down. It had everything I enjoy. This book is a keeper.

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