Bill the Skinner is only one bounty away from his freedom. He just has to catch Kindle -a fiery phoenix- to escape the slaver's whip. But Kindle's blazing confidence and sensual air ignites an inferno inside him, leaving Bill not only chasing her but desiring her as well. Now, the troll wants to claim her as his own. If only it wasn't at the cost of his life.
For thirty years, Kindle has run from the werewolf who put a price on her head. Now, the best bounty hunter in the Wyrd has come for her and it will take more than a seductive smile and flirty wiggle to elude him. Bill's tenacity is unrelenting and his heated kisses are even more powerful. But if she gives in to him, an eternity of pain from the hands of her worst nightmare awaits her.
About the Author
Since she was a child, Cynthia craved anything that featured heroines with strong personalities. Now she writes books for sassy nerds with a sharp sense of humor. Starting her adult life in theater, she earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Costume Design, but her first love was telling stories. After some encouragement, she dove down the rabbit hole and created the Wyrd Love series.
When not telling tales about hot dragons and werewolves with tight behinds, Cynthia is an SCA geek and an amateur artist. She resides in sunny San Diego, California with her husband Max, two cats of varying intelligence, and a ton of goldfish.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What I love about Diamond's Wyrd Love series is the way she writes Urban Fantasy + Paranormal Romance with a twist.The main characters in this book (her 5th in the Wyrd Love series) are a Phoenix who used to be a 40s pin-up girl and a troll who is also a bounty hunter. Who else comes up with combinations like that? Diamond's writing is quirky and humerous and I always find myself smiling or laughing at the characters, their situations, or the pop culture references Diamond utilizes. Many of the characters we met in the previous 4 books appear in this one as secondary characters, which I always appreciate as it means I can continue to follow characters I got to know previously, but this can be read as a standalone novel as well.
When book one of this series came out, a friend of mine suggested that I read it. At first I was seriously skeptical about reading romance novels. Now five books in, I am really glad that I started! Cynthia has done a wonderful job of creating an alternative world full of Wyrd creatures, while keeping a wonderful balance of compelling and diverse characters, interesting plot lines, and steamy scenes. The stories are more than "just enough plot" to get you to the next sexy scene. I have found myself growing invested in the world and wanting to know more about everything! My favorite is still Dryad's Vine (book three), but only because of how fun it is, but Starting Fires is a good contender for the top spot! The relationships between Bill and Kindle, and Bill and Beast, are well developed and entertaining. The Big Bad is truly big and bad (downright evil). There is drama, there is comedy, there is action and there is a lot of fiery goodness. I didn't want to put it down.
It only took me a day of solid reading to finish this book as I was hooked once I got started. Bill and Kindle’s story was a refreshing change of pace. It was nice to see some old faces pop up, and some backstory to characters who have been lingering in the background for the last few books. However, nothing tops Bill’s stalwart companion, who knew a Mercury could be so charming? Again, Cynthia puts more lore into a species I did not think I would care for, but hearing how Troll society works is intriguing and I look forward to learning more. I can’t wait for the next book!