As winter closes in on Kirsten Swenson's hometown of Sedona, Arizona, and the world moves toward the solstice, strange forces begin to converge on the quiet desert city, seeking to bring about the destruction of everything she knows and loves.
Desperate to save her friends and family, Kirsten accepts the assistance of Martin Jones, a mysterious Man in Black who turns out to be far more than he seems. He helps to awaken the powers that have lain dormant within her...and also compels her to expose the shocking secrets buried in her past.But Kirsten soon learns that giving her heart might not be enough, and that the confrontation with the alien forces may demand her to make the ultimate sacrifice. Book 3 of the Sedona Trilogy.
|Publisher:||Dark Valentine Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)|
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This series has taken me on a roller-coaster of emotional ups and downs as relationships begin and end, close friends die in battle and leaves me breathless. The characters are well developed and you can't help hoping things will turn out okay but the realism of the plots in this series means that not everyone will get their happily ever after.
Kristen (Kiki) Swenson is part of the UFO hunting group with her sister and various friends. They thought they had dealt with the alien invasion plot and were set for a bit of a breather but not this time. Kara has given birth to a half alien daughter, the result of her relationship with Greyson, an alien hybrid who sacrificed himself to save Kara and the gang in book 2. Kara is now happily settled with Lance. Kirsten feels an ominous presence and a sense of hatred and she knows that THEY are back! She's not a psychic like her friend Persephone but something hinky is definitely going on. Martin Jones, “Man in Black” is a hottie and has been getting under her skin. Why is she attracted to the very guy who is making her life complicated. But when he gives her a hint to track down her mother, she realises there is more to thie MIB than meets the eye. She is left reeling that she is also part alien, but a more benign kind than those they are battling and Martin is also from the same species and begins to train her, but there is only so much he can do - he cannot interfere any further. I dare you not to feel choked up when Kirsten meets her mother. But there is also some joy when she finally gets to meet her father! Another great character driven story with plenty of action and self discovery!!!
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Angel Fire is the final book in the Sedona Trilogy. Kristen Swenson and her sister Kara live in the sleepy town of Sedona, Arizona. Kara has given birth to her half alien daughter, and although no one knows the truth of her origin (except their UFO group), there’s concern that the aliens will return for her. Kirsten, babysitting one night feels a chill down her spine, and a strange sensation of hatred. She knows where it’s coming from, but wonders why she’s feeling it; she isn’t psychic, is she? Martin Jones, Kirsten calls him a “Man in Black” hottie. She has an immediate connection to him, and he to her. He tells her that she needs to visit her mother to find out the truth. This becomes a rude awakening as she is not who she thought she was. Thankfully, Martin is there to guide and train her in preparation for a massive alien invasion. I enjoyed this novel a lot, it was so action packed that you get a rush from just reading it. The characters are easy to love, with Kirsten, your heart breaks for her after meeting her mother. I’m sad to see this trilogy end, these characters became close friends you’d love to revisit. If you love Sci-Fi or Paranormal Romance, you’ll love this series.
Okay. This one… this one was more intense. Not only does Kirsten have some tough-ass things to get through, but this is the one story in this trilogy that doesn’t end all that happily. Kirsten isn’t all what she thinks she is. There are secrets her mother has kept from her… secrets that will change her life. And then she meets Martin Jones, a real, live MIB who isn’t who everyone thinks he is. They’ve met before, but during this book they actually start talking and learning about each other. Though this book mostly focuses on Kirsten and the things she learns about herself, Martin is a big part of that. He helps her with what she’s learning and—unfortunately for him, he gets too involved. Like in all of the other books, this one has insta-love too. Kirsten supposedly has a hard time letting men past the wall she’s built to protect herself, but Martin makes it past there just fine. Though, there’s an interesting new element that explains this particular insta-love—and it was one that I really liked! And Otto makes an appearance in this book. He was in Bad Vibrations, and I actually liked him there; thought of him as a type of guardian angel. But here, in this book? I hated him. So much. So, so much. He didn’t actually show up until more of the end, but the things he did made me want to call him a hypocrite. Otto crossed some lines in the first book, specifically one line that was much worse than what Martin did, in my opinion. How on earth (probably a bad choice of words there ;) ) can he just do what he did?! Arggg. I honestly felt like shaking him until he came to his senses. Something that surprised me here in this one was that it didn’t end completely happily. Though in the second book someone close to the main characters dies, it didn’t hit me as much as what happened in this book. Here, not just one bad thing, but two bad things happen. I was shocked that things weren’t so easily resolved like they were in the previous novels. You would think I would be happier about that, but I was actually a little pissed. The repercussions of this one didn’t seem fair at all, especially because there were no repercussions on Otto in the first book. Sigh. This book actually got me more invested in the characters, so bravo for that. Though with the previous books I had enjoyed the stories, I had not really invested in the characters too much. But with this one, I felt angry at the end because though there was a happy ending, it wasn’t completely happy. It was stained by the two things that happened. (It is so hard being vague here, guys! Trust me.) I want another book! This book left me wondering what was going to happen to Martin and what is going to happen to Grace. I need more!! All in all, I really liked this book. The second book didn’t have as much action as the first one did, but this one does. I felt like this one was more like the first one and I was able to glimpse the similarities between them. However, all three books have the sort-of instantaneous love thing going on. This book was a nice conclusion to the trilogy, but it did leave me wondering if perhaps we will get a spin-off series. I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to these characters just yet!