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Heartblaze 1: Vampire Soul (Emma's Saga)

Heartblaze 1: Vampire Soul (Emma's Saga)

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by Shay Roberts

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In your past life you were an extraordinary figure in a passionate relationship with a vampire. Now your enemies from that past have found you, determined to make you pay a terrible price for a life you lived more than 200 years ago!

EMMA RUE is an eager college freshman. For reasons she cannot understand, she attacks her professor in front of her stunned


In your past life you were an extraordinary figure in a passionate relationship with a vampire. Now your enemies from that past have found you, determined to make you pay a terrible price for a life you lived more than 200 years ago!

EMMA RUE is an eager college freshman. For reasons she cannot understand, she attacks her professor in front of her stunned classmates. Desperate for answers, Emma goes to a psychiatrist who uses hypnotic regression to explore her troubled childhood. But when the regression goes too far, back into her past life, a remarkable revelation emerges that shatters Emma’s world. Suddenly on the run from powerful forces, Emma seeks out a shadowy figure from her past life…

JULIAN ST. FLEUR, the 18th-century vampire who transformed Emma’s soul. The beautiful and enigmatic Julian holds the key to Emma’s past, but will he help her? Two hundred years of loneliness have twisted him into a wicked creature and his reunion with Emma is unlike anything she had ever imagined. As Julian draws Emma into his heinous world, her only salvation may be…

STEFAN HILDEBRAND, a werewolf with legendary combat skills who is posing as a fellow student. Stefan’s feelings for Emma are real, but his powerful masters have ordered him to kill her! As the mystery of Emma’s past unravels, Stefan must make a choice, sacrifice Emma or listen to his heart.

Who do you trust, Julian or Stefan? Or do you go your own way?

How will you survive in a paranormal world unlike anything you have ever imagined?

Hop onto this emotional roller coaster and brace yourself for a stunning climax!

Are you a fan of paranormal romances such as Twilight and A Shade of Vampire? Did you enjoy The Vampire Chronicles, The Wolves of Mercy Falls, The Mortal Instruments, House of Night, Vampire Academy, or Daughter of Smoke & Bone? If so, grab your copy of Heartblaze right now!


Is this book appropriate for all ages?

No. The story is not appropriate for children. It is written for adults, young adults, and mature teens.

How is the novel structured? What is the point of view? What kind of ending does it have?

The book has over 60,000 words. Each chapter is told from the perspective of a main character. The point of view is first person (as if inside the character’s head) and in present tense (as it is happening). The chapters are relatively short and the book moves quickly. There is no big cliffhanger at the end, but there are some remaining plot threads that lead into the second book. This novel does NOT have a sad, disappointing, or frustrating ending.

What genre is this?

It is often described as a paranormal suspense thriller, though some prefer to call it supernatural suspense, paranormal romance, paranormal urban fantasy, or even young adult. The Thornborn Saga as a whole is a paranormal series that can be seen as a vampire romance series. It has much of what you would find in vampire suspense or a vampire thriller, but there are also elements of werewolf romance. It is important to note that the novel is full of action and scares, and the romance is handled in a way that will appeal to both male and female readers.

What types of creatures are in the novel?

Quite a number: vampires, werewolves, wearbears, ghosts, witches, and fae (fairies, fey, fay, faeries). All of them are portrayed in new and unique ways. For example, these are contemporary werewolves or shifters who channel animal spirits. The fae are depicted as elusive creatures of the past and do not play as prominent a role as seen in some faery books. The witch in this novel does not play as big of a role as in many witch books, but she will become more important as the series progresses.

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Snowfire Press Inc
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Heartblaze , #1
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Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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Meet the Author

Author Shay Roberts writes in the paranormal fiction and fantasy genres. He believes that every proper book should have both stirring love scenes and epic fights. Shay, a medieval combat expert, is the founder of the Academy of Arms, a non-profit medieval martial arts school in Los Angeles. He is an instrument-rated pilot with an MA in Screenwriting, a BS in Biology, and a BA in English. Shay has been writing stories since he was old enough to hold a crayon. Unfortunately, he wrote those stories on the walls.

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Heartblaze 1: Vampire Soul (Emma's Saga) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Ygerna 3 months ago
Excellent read. Can't wait to read the rest of the story.
Anonymous 5 months ago
While a little confusing with the time switches, this was an entertaining story that kept you turning pages. Eagerly waiting for next book.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Awesome story line, love the twist and turns. Exceptional characters and a journey I felt I was on with Emma. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK
GuestReader2 7 months ago
I really enjoyed reading this story. Loved the twist at the end! I'm looking forward to continuing with the series. Thanks to Snowfire Press for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I am a vampire fanatic but I couldn't get into this book. I tried.
CelticDruid 8 months ago
Now to say I like vampire stories would be an understatement. I have loved anything to do with vampires and the supernatural since I was young. This book was a wonderful mix of love and intrigue. It was a wonderful read, that once it starts doesn't let you go easily. There are times when I could tell something big was coming up, or that something was wrong. Well, when the book ends it gives you those answers. To read the rest of my review please go here https://journeyingwithceltic.wordpress.com/heartblaze-1-vampire-soul-by-shay-roberts/
Anonymous 8 months ago
A wonderful book. Full of many unexpected twists and turns. Full of action and adventure. I highly recommend it!
Anonymous 8 months ago
GoodReads, Amazon and Barnes and Noble posted [Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”] "What’s happening to my life? A week ago I was living in a normal world, surrounded by my books.Now I’ve fallen down some rabbit hole filled with dangerous supernatural creatures." Emma Rue, student. She's worked hard to put her horrendous childhood in the rear view mirror. She wants to teach history because it is the one thing she loves. And, in her first class she reacts before thinking and attacks the teacher.... That ends school real fast and court order psychiatry sends her to a mad scientest wanna be who makes her take a pill to open her mind to her past lives? This rabbit hole sends her on a search that takes her deep into the history of Newport Rhode Island, and her own past lives and those surrounding her. Will she actually find the life she'd regressed to? And when she does, what might happen next? As a born and bred Rhode Islander, I was more than curious about this series. As much as I wanted to like it: history, romance, Newport, revenge,what wasn't there to like. However, it felt like it didn't quite fit. . Information overload makes it hard to follow, with a few characters that really weren't needed. The story doesn't flow well until almost the end and its open ended conclusion leaves you wondering if it was even worth the journey. 21/2 stars
Anonymous 10 months ago
And yet I did for this book. Excellent read! I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I am new to this author, and I am so glad that I gave her a try. This book was fabulous, full of passion, excitement, twists and turns. A great surprise ending. Can't wait to dive into second one in series of three books. I highly recommend this book. Eileen Rubart
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.I want the next book please!