Book two of Alliance of the Amazons
Megan Feurer is strong and impetuous, like the Fire element she represents. She is an Amazon, sworn to protect humanity from demons, demigods and all manner of supernatural beings who wish ill upon the world. But her fire burns hot and fast, and her unpredictable control of the element brings into question her fitness as an Amazon.
Johann Herrmann chose the life of a Sentinela trainer of the four Amazonsto save his sister's life. Now bound to the patron goddess Rhiannon, he knows his duty demands a solitary existence. But when he's assigned to evaluate the Fire Amazon, his sacrifice becomes much more difficult.
Megan's passions ignite a flame that neither she nor Johann can control, and the goddess Freya has reason to fan those flames. A mysterious force is gaining power, and Megan and Johann must join together to fight. And once a passionate fire has started, it's nearly impossible to stop
Find out how it all began in The Reluctant Amazon.
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This was one meeting with goddesses Johann Herrmann would have been glad to skip.
Not that he wasn't grateful for all the four patron goddesses had done for him. Quite the opposite. He lived in paradisein Avalon, the protected home of the Amazons and Sentinels, where it was always spring and the warriors could rest without fear of attack. He loved his job. He could live a long, long lifeperhaps centuries. No, he appreciated all his patronesses had given him. He simply didn't want to be forced into a decision of this importance.
This problem had been building for quite some timeever since the Amazons were allowed to leave their sanctuary and live in the "real" world. The women had presented a strong case to get the goddesses to agree. Because of modern technology, they no longer had to stay together. They could keep in touch in so many different ways, and by leaving, they could cover much more territory. More demons to destroy. More cults to squelch. More good they could do. The Sentinels would always be in contact with the Amazons and could send them anyplace that needed magical assistance.
"Her powers should be stripped," Rhiannon demanded. Dressed in her typical medieval gownone of pale pinkshe brushed her long, blond hair over her shoulder. "Now. No more delays."
"Nay!" Flames shot from Freya's fingertips until she fisted her hands to snuff them. Her white-blond hair spilled down her back, the curls swaying as she emphatically shook her head. Her gown was the same style as Rhiannon's, although the fabric was a dark blue. "She only made one small mistake."
Ix Chel set her lips into a hard line and put her hands on her hips, drumming her slender fingers against her kaleidoscope skirt. Her long, straight, black hair was as dark as an eight ball. "It was not a small mistake."
"She exposed the Amazons to the world," Ganga added, smoothing her hands down her teal sari. "We must protect our warriors."
"Take away her powers," Rhiannon insisted. "We have tarried too long as it is."
Freya pointed an accusing finger at her. "You want to do this not to punish her but to take away my influence with the Amazons. You have resented my role in creating them almost from the beginning because you fear I am just as powerful as you. Ever selfish, are you not?"
Rhiannon narrowed her blue eyes. "You are mistaken, Freya. I hold more power than you could even imagine. If your Amazons were not so rash and if you chose women of quality as I do, we would not have to make this decision."
"You are simply jealous of me," Freya said.
"Of you? Of you?" Rhiannon let out a rueful chuckle. "Nay, Freya. 'Tis not possible since I am the stronger Ancient. My Earths will always eclipse your Fires, no matter which generation. I have stood over far too many graves of dead Fires. I will not allow yet another to travel down the path of destruction because she cannot curb her impetuous nature."
While Johann usually waited until the goddesses had let the argument die down before offering a compromise, he needed to keep them focused on the main issue.
Should Megan Feurer remain the Fire Amazon?
"M'ladies, we need to talk about Megan," he said. "I think I can help her. Yes, she made a mistake, but I was able to cover that up, to minimize the impact. Let me give her some more training."
Freya again nodded her head enthusiastically. "Her induction was not as it should have been."
"I tire of your litany of excuses," Rhiannon said.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the second book in the Alliance of the Amazons by Sandy James. This is the story of Fire. Having recently finished The Reluctant Amazon, Earth's story, I was completely ready to jump right back into the lives of these 4 kick ass chicks. The story picks up about a year after the end of Rebecca's story and begins with an argument between the 4 patron goddesses of the Amazons. See, Megan or the Fire Amazon, has been having some problems with keeping a low profile. The title Impetuous really works well as a description of Megan. It's not that Megan is trying to be discovered. But the demons she is going after seem to give her little choice in how and where she takes them out. And to Megan's mind, as long as it ends well, no problem. Freya, Megan's patron, finally gets the agreement that Johann, one of the Sentinels, will have the final say in whether Megan gets wiped and sent back to her old mundane life. Johann tells Megan that he is there for some additional training for her and to give her some assistance on a new case, not wanting to tell Megan the real reason he is in town. Funny thing is, Megan knows she is having more and more problems with controlling her element, she just doesn't know how to admit to needing more training. Plus Megan has had a crush on Johann since they met and with him around, she is having even more trouble containing her powers and due to the crush, doesn't want to see weak in front of Johann. What I found completely delicious was the way that they each had the serious hots for the other and were trying so hard to hide that fact from the other. The tension and anticipation was amazing. Just watching the two of them dance around the other was - (pardon the pun) Hot! There were also some serious curve balls thrown in this book. Things I never thought of, never dreamed would happen. It is strange, but there was one point in the book that I actually thought they wouldn't get their HEA. Craziness, right? This is a paranormal ROMANCE. HEA is like, guaranteed. And yet, for just a moment, the turn of a few pages, I was unsure, uncertain, flat out worried that things wouldn't work out. That my dear friends is the mark of an excellent writer. Yes, yes, there was plenty of action and some really hot smexy scenes too. I will even admit that I shed a few tears at the very, very end. Happy tears, okay, but tears none the less. Awesome book, 5 stars. Gina's story is next. I can't wait to see what Air is up to, and get to know her a little better.
Megan Feurer is a Fire Amazon. She is a little hot headed and bold and pretty impulsive. Some of the goddess, in their bickering ways, want to strip Megan of her fire powers. To keep her from loosing her powers, Megan is given Johann Herrmann as her Sentinel and guide. He has the decision on whether Megan will keep her power or loose it. Megan knows just how to get to Johann and when she isn’t harassing him she’s driving him crazy with desire. Both Megan and Johann know they are forbidden to get involved but it is not long before the sexual tension becomes to much and they cave. This romance comes to an abrupt end when the secrets they’ve been keeping are revealed. Johann must try to win back Megan’s trust and love but an enemy wants them dead before they have a chance at reconciliation. The Impetuous Amazon is a smoking hot addition to the Alliance of the Amazons. It is an exhilarating romance with lots of action and adventure. I really loved Megan, even though she is “Impetuous”, she has a heart of gold. Johann lights Megan on fire, in more ways than one. He is a strong hero and makes a great match to ignite Megan’s flames. (Sorry, I can’t help myself). I was definitely rooting for Megan and Johann, even though it was a rocky road it was a fabulous journey to share with these wonderful characters. The Impetuous Amazon was an enchanting, fiery romance that kept me invested till the end. This copy of The Impetuous Amazon was given to me by Carina Press in exchange for a honest review.
A great follow-up to what is fast becoming my favorite urban fantasy series!!
The Impetuous Amazon is book two in the Alliance of the Amazons series. Each book in the series focuses on one of the four Amazons and their love interest. This installment features Megan Feurer, the Fire Amazon as the main character. Just as you would think of fire, Megan is outgoing, not afraid to speak her mind and a little bit of a prankster. Do not let that fool you though, there is a softer side to her just like everyone else. Not having an easy childhood, Megan is tough and very independent. With the exception of Megan's connection with the other three Amazons and her Sentinels, she doesn't trust others easily. In book one, Megan liked to trick/prank Johann Herrmann (Joemann), one of her Sentinels. I could tell he was a crush and I really hoped he would be the one she wound up with. Johann is pretty much the direct opposite of Megan. He likes being on time, everything in perfect order, and so forth. I knew the two would butt heads as they were thrown together and the relationship grew. I wasn't disappointed, to say the least. The character building is amazing in SJames books, you get to know a bit of each character in each book, but learn a lot on whoever the main is. I love the fact that the Amazons, while powerful, have their flaws. They aren't picture perfect, and each has their own strengths. As in book one, the events throughout the book lead up to a battle. This one was pretty large, and had me wondering how the heck the Amazons would manage to succeed. SJames books are unique and just the right mix of Urban Fantasy and romance. If you haven't read this series yet, I highly suggest it.
3.5 stars: THE IMPETUOUS AMAZON is the second storyline in Sandy James’ Alliance of the Amazons series focusing on four female Elemental Amazon warriors and the men they love. The storyline continues to build on the introductory premise as Megan Feurer, the fire Amazon must learn to control her anger and her fire, or find herself powerless in a world haunted by demons, demigods, mythological goddesses and the walking dead. And to ensure Megan follows orders, Sentinel Johann Herrmann, the man who stirred the embers of Megan’s soul in book one, will shadow her every move as she endeavors to reign in her temper when things get out of hand. And to complicate matters, the truth about Megan’s heritage will reveal a deeper connection to the fire goddess than anyone could have imagined and place an invisible wall between Johann and Megan that may be impossible to overcome. The storyline progresses as Megan and Johann must investigate the mysterious disappearance and deaths of a number of young women all seemingly connected to a popular singer. But it will be Megan that becomes his ultimate target when power and greed are his to command with the help of a number of other supernatural deities. As the title of the storyline implies, Megan is impetuous; a fiery redhead who is the epitome of fire, Megan’s temper and acidic personality fuels the fire that burns within the Amazon warrior. And our heroine hides a painful past –one of betrayal and rejection at the hands of a woman she once called aunt and mother. But as Megan learns to control her fire, she is unable to control her burning need for the man who is trying to keep the flames under control. Johann will learn first hand what it is to love and be loved by a fire Amazon, and without a shield, Megan’s burning love for her Sentinel may put an end to their relationship before it has a chance to begin. Sandy James combines mythological goddesses and demons with a contemporary storyline that gifts another Amazon warrior with her mate. The world building is limited in this particular story, as most of the premise is character driven-and saying that many of the previous storyline characters play a pivotal role in the fight against evil. There is romance and love, sorrow and pain, action and suspense as well as the continuous animosity and rivalry amongst the goddesses that risks the lives of the men and women under their command. But the heroine was difficult to like at times-her attitude and personality left much to be desired and saying that-she was who she was because of her past. I am definitely not excusing Megan’s acerbic characteristics because in the real world she would be told in no uncertain terms-where to go and how fast. The Impetuous Amazon is an interesting and fascinating addition to The Alliance of the Amazon series by Sandy James. see all of my reviews at : thereadingcafe(dot)com
Great 2nd book. It was over 675 pages too! Really enjoyed it. On to book 3.