Incandescent

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Overview

Some gifts are unwanted, and Laurie Hudson's affinity for fire is one she hates. It has destroyed her relationship with her family and she has few friends. She's fought hard to keep the fire inside suppressed, living a low key life as a bartender, until a brutal and charming man blows into her life.

Around Mikhail Petrov, her careful control disintegrates. She is at once drawn to his urbane, cool demeanor and irritated by his overbearing manner. Her options are taken away when ...

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Overview

Some gifts are unwanted, and Laurie Hudson's affinity for fire is one she hates. It has destroyed her relationship with her family and she has few friends. She's fought hard to keep the fire inside suppressed, living a low key life as a bartender, until a brutal and charming man blows into her life.

Around Mikhail Petrov, her careful control disintegrates. She is at once drawn to his urbane, cool demeanor and irritated by his overbearing manner. Her options are taken away when he kidnaps her, forcing her into a fight she wants nothing to do with. As she learns to survive, Laurie faces the hardest choice of all, her freedom or the destruction of the frustrating man she's come to care for.

A formidable Tri-elemental, Mikhail Petrov commands earth, air, and water. He will use anyone or anything to free himself from the oppressive rule of the Mages, including the untrained fire element he discovers, Laurie. Most of his family has been wiped out in an effort to manipulate him. He thinks he has nothing left to lose. To him, Laurie is a tool, a rare and powerful elemental that is his to use. He fights his feelings for the fire elemental because with caring comes weakness, another opening for destruction. Rarely are emotions as easy to control as his elements.

As he trains Laurie to work with him, he doesn't expect his growing attachment to her. With the Mages closing in, Mikhail faces a choice: destroy the fledgling relationship with Laurie to gain his coveted freedom, or sacrifice himself for hers.

Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440554704
  • Publisher: F & W Media Inc
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Posted September 17, 2012

    First let me say, I am a friend of M.V. Freeman. She has not as

    First let me say, I am a friend of M.V. Freeman. She has not asked me to read this book or influenced my review in any way.

    INCANDESCENT is one of the BEST books I've read in a long time! M.V. Freeman takes you deep into this wild, untamed, vivid Urban Fantasy/Parnamoral world where everything is turned up on its head. Living among the humans are Elementals, Mages, and Darks, whose sole purpose is to protect the boundaries set in place by their superiors. Certain characters within these realms vie for power and they will use anyone and anything to get it, including the heroine, an untried Elemental and Cogent, Laurie, to Tri-Elemental hero, Mikhail. When Mikhail's old 'flame' triggers Laurie's fire element, Laurie finds herself in a literal hotbed, forced to rely on Mikhail to teach her how to control her power and harness it. But when betrayal and murder infilitrate the Chairman's ranks, nothing can stop the flames of war that seek to destroy Elementals, Mages and Darks alike.

    This is the first book in a trilogy and I cannot wait to read more! Well done, M.V. Freeman! Don't keep us waiting long for book two.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    This urban fantasy provides a fresh world and premise without pu

    This urban fantasy provides a fresh world and premise without pushing the reader to make too many leaps from the "rules" of the genre. I can't wait for the next in the series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    Amazingly Addictive New Series!

    *I was lucky enough to have received an advanced reader’s copy of Incandescent in exchange for an honest review.

    First let me say that is this the hardest book to write a review for. Not because I didn’t enjoy it but because the depth of M.v. Freeman’s world is so complex that it is hard to find the right words to do it justice.

    Incandescent has it all from a totally kickass heroine to sexy Russian alpha males. From page one; M.v. Freeman draws you in to a world full of Elementals, Mages and a vampire like species called the Darks, all living secretly among humans and desperately at war with one another.

    Mikhail Petrov, a powerful Tri-elemental, has known death and suffering at the hands of the corrupted Mage for years. He has watched them brutally drain his younger sister of her power without a second thought until there was nothing left of her. Their greed of power so profound that they would do anything to become more powerful even enslaving young elementals if that would aid in total dominance over all the fractions. And it has been that way for years because no one dare challenge the tyranny of the Mage.

    But the rules of the game changed when Mikhail stumbled across a rare and very powerful fire Elemental called an Incandescent.
    Now Mikhail has all the tools he needs to start a war against the Mage and stop the injustice done to his people once and for all.

    Laurie Hudson keeps everyone at a distance; only allowing her two best friends to get close enough to her to know that she is special. Not in the wonderfully unique sense of the word, but the kind of special as in the ‘make me angry enough and shit starts to burn’kind of way. Literally catch the world on fire. Laurie is an Incandescent and one of the most powerful fire elemental in years. But all of this is unknown to her. Instead of thinking her unique ability to spontaneously combusted a gift, she shies away from using it at all. She only wants to be normal and not have to worry about burning her loved ones to death. Little did she know that her whole world was about to be ripped out from under her when Mikhail throws her into the thick of a war she wants no part of.

    Lines are crossed and feelings deepen as Mikhail trains her to be his secret weapon. Neither one of them are prepared for the undeniable attraction they have for one another.

    Will Mikhail be able to let go of his need for vengeance against the Mages in order to keep Laurie as his? Will Laurie be able forgive him for the horrible act he commits against her in his quest of vengeance?

    I really can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed this book. Hands down, it’s my favorite read so far this year. Incandescent is beautifully written and terribly addictive. M.v. Freeman is one debut author you can’t overlook.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    M.V. Freeman's Incandescent blew me away!

    Elemental magic, Russian mafia, and a lot of stuff bursts into flames. Obviously the setting impressed me, but days after I've finished reading, the characters are still on my mind. Laurie, the independent all-American heroine, has no idea she's a powerhouse of elemental magic, but thinks she's a freak and tries not to blow stuff up when she gets mad. Laurie holds her own with the deliciously surly Mikhail, who by all appearances is a ruthless, ambitious warlord of sorts. He's not only mysterious and sexy, but genuinely Slavic in his phrasing and mannerisms. The characters felt real, and the chemistry was off the charts. Freeman's snarky humor struck me as perfect, and I especially appreciated the understated, meaningful way the hero and heroine fall in love and redeem themselves. Freeman's prose is thoroughly sophisticated, impactful and unself-conscious - she's on par with the "big" names in paranormal fiction. Fans of J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, and Sherrilyn Kenyon will love M.V. Freeman. Straddling the line between urban fantasy and paranormal romance, Incandescent doesn't apologize for being in its own category, and it shouldn't. Both the plot and characters are so strongly written, I expect both UF and PNR readers will find it thrilling. I was hooked from the first page and mesmerized to the end. One of my top 5 favorite reads this year, Incandescent has a home on my "keeper" shelf.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Excellent Story

    A wonderful story rich in detail and characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 13, 2012

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