Circle of Fire (Damask Circle Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

VISIONS OF TERROR
 
Sixteen teenagers taken from their homes. Eleven bodies recovered, each completely drained of blood. Some believe vampires are responsible. Jon Barnett knows that what’s happening is far worse. Sent by a group of paranormal investigators known as the Damask Circle, Jon quickly becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic and realizes he needs help. But ...
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Circle of Fire (Damask Circle Series #1)

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Overview

VISIONS OF TERROR
 
Sixteen teenagers taken from their homes. Eleven bodies recovered, each completely drained of blood. Some believe vampires are responsible. Jon Barnett knows that what’s happening is far worse. Sent by a group of paranormal investigators known as the Damask Circle, Jon quickly becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic and realizes he needs help. But fate gives him only one choice.
 
Madeline Smith has retreated to an isolated farmhouse, afraid of the abilities she cannot control—abilities that have killed. But when a “ghost” brings a warning of danger and her nephew goes missing, Maddie not only has to leave her haven, she has to place her trust in a man who is neither ghost nor human. As the noose of sorcery tightens, the search for the teenagers becomes a race against time. But the greatest danger to Maddie and Jon could be the intense feelings they refuse to acknowledge but cannot ignore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345539700
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Damask Circle Series , #1
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 12,923
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series, has now written more than twenty-five books. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards and recently won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives with her daughter in Melbourne, Australia.
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"What do you see?" he repeated softly.

"Evan." She licked her lips. For the first time in her life she forced herself to concentrate on her vision. Despite the fire, the cabin was cold. The breath of the two figures condensed as they spoke, hanging in the air like smoke. Beyond the cabin confines, the wind howled, rattling windows she couldn't see.

"Tell me what else you see."

"It feels like snow." Chill fingers of air crept around her, and she shivered.

"Do you see any people?"

"Two. Male, female." The woman had long hair that she brushed away with a cat's paw. "She has claws. Cat's claws."

"Are they talking? Can you hear what they're saying?"

"Only the woman speaks." And though her voice was soft, its mellow sound stung Maddie's ears, as grating as fingernails across a blackboard.

"What is she saying?"

"I don't know."

"Listen harder. Concentrate on the sound of her voice."

Jon squeezed her hand, running warmth through her body. She licked her lips, trying to do as he asked. Like a radio suddenly tuned, the woman's voice leapt into focus, and she told Jon, "She plans an attack. Tonight."

"Who does she plan to attack?"

"I don't know--" She hesitated.

The woman turned. There was malice on her face, malice in the air, so thick Maddie suddenly struggled to breathe. Jon called her name urgently, but he sounded so very far away. She stared at the woman with the vibrant green eyes until they all but filled her vision, became a turbulent ocean awash with venom.

"You are mine," the woman spat. "Mine."

Maddie screamed, and the dream disintegrated into darkness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Thunderstorm

    Sniffs renewed then moved to res. 45

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    A read that overwhelms, not necessarily the right way

    This book features two people thrust together by magic and mayhem, as they embark on a mission to find kidnapped youths before it is too late.

    This book is what some would call a paranormal romance story in the style of Kelly Armstrong, Patricia Briggs and others.

    However, the world-building of the novel leaves something to be desired as does the writing style of the author. Too much internal dialogue and characters trying to constantly critique every glance and spoken word from others as something significant and profound. The dynamic between the main characters seems forced as well as we are led on a veritable rollercoaster throughout the book. Finally, the magic aspect of the book seems to take second fiddle to the forming bond between the main characters.

    Be that as it may, this book does have some strong points. If you are a fan of paranormal romances, then you might find some strong plot lines to follow. While the magic/paranormal scenes are rushed, there are some interesting moments.

    In conclusion, this book offers a romance adventure in a sleepy town. It could happen to you! The scenario comes straight from real-world and thus is grounded. The magic, while glossed-over, at times shows flashes of brilliance.

    On the other hand, a lack of world-building, a strong stable of characters, and a magic that often is lost, alongside a flawed writing style, is too much of a negative to overcome.

    2 of 5 stars (readable with reservations)

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    Very good

    Holds up to other Keri Arthur books. She has an amazing talent for writing a good suspenceful story. I only wish we didn't always have to wait so long for the next one.

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    Posted March 3, 2014

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