Winter Fire (Book I of the Winter Fire Series)

Winter Fire (Book I of the Winter Fire Series)

by Laurie Dubay

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Overview

"I should have seen Bren for what he was right away." A rebel god, hiding out in the snowswept mountains of Pennsylvania.

"Loki stood before the flames in a black leather jacket and tattered jeans…the son of the Grim Reaper." A captivating hellion who threatens their secret.

When Jenna becomes the center of a clash between Asgard's most powerful gods, she is forced to give in to the darkness that stalks her, or lose what she loves most.

After her parents' divorce, Jenna and her mother find shelter in the frozen world of Yew Dales Resort, where Jenna meets Bren Bergan, a mysterious snowboarder who, while proving elusive, seems to show up at all the wrong times. Intrigued, and anxious to escape the gloom of her own life, Jenna begins to notice the strangeness that surrounds Bren. Hills rise and fall beneath his board, trees sway as he passes, and time seems to shrink and stretch at his silent command. As she searches for answers, Jenna learns that Bren is an expatriate Norse god who has escaped his home in Asgard in order to break a cycle of destruction that threatens both of their worlds. When Loki, hypnotic master of chaos, arrives from Asgard seeking to bring Bren home, he discovers Jenna as well, and intrigue turns to danger as she becomes the object of a fateful struggle.

What people are saying about the Winter Fire Series:

"Dubay's ability to create striking and evocative descriptions of characters and scenes raises the impact of her novels a whole level. Five stars out of five." -Gordon A. Long, Airborn Press

"Bren is hot, hot, hot, despite being the god of snow…what's not to love? The story is so beautiful…if you're a fan of Riordan's books, then you are likely to love this series too! I couldn't recommend it highly enough!" -Farzy Mae, BooksKeepMeSane

"I am loving this series…the next book cannot get here fast enough!" -Laura Bronick, Facebook

"Dubay's writing style flows like wind at high altitude. Likeable characters and a great climax, it delivered in areas that most paranormal romances don't." -Mara A., The Reading Hedgehog

"I love these books!" -Mel Toon-poynton, Facebook

"Vivid, realistic characters, a sweet love story with a great plot and no false notes!" -Busy Reader, Amazon

"Bren is my newest book boyfriend…you'll end up falling in love with the characters just like I did!" -Alexandra Harris, HeaventoEarthReviews

"A word of warning, it'll be hard to put down! How long do we have to wait for the next one?" -Heather Langston, Goodreads

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044543966
Publisher: Laurie Dubay
Publication date: 05/19/2013
Series: Winter Fire
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 49,131
File size: 408 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Laurie Dubay, author of The Winter Fire Series, was born and raised in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and currently lives in western New Jersey. When she is not writing, she can be caught snowboarding, eating too much carrot cake, and binge-watching brain candy.

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Winter Fire 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
bOok_WoRm_Gal More than 1 year ago
Okay, Winter Fire is something else! I really enjoyed it, I love the way the author allows you to be a part of her characters process in growing! I have been so blessed with my read for reviews lately because the majority of them are amazing, and Winter Fire among the top! The scenery was just amazing in this book, allowing it to pull you deep into the story as if it were a true vacation from real life. I love when a book can quite literally be an escape from your own world. And Winter Fire has proven to allow just that, with its fast pace story line and the diversity in the characters! Truly amazing!  The story setting is in the winter on a mountain full of lush and beautiful scenery, and if that wasn’t the icing on the cake it’s the sports that the author embeds into Winter Fire so well. I love snowboarding and have tried it a few times (I’ve been skiing since I was 3) but after finishing this story I was praying for snow in June and a wonderful mountain to start some lessons with the perfect man of the hour Bren… dreamy.. sexy... funny... sweet… ohhh Bren. *clears throat* I guess more about the story and not my newest book boyfriend Bren huh? Ok, well he isn’t the only wonderfully written character, in fact he was among many. You have the versatile Jenna who makes a great Main Character, then her mother who you seen slightly peppered in throughout the story. Oh, and Frey and his twin sister Frieda; LOVE THEM! Drag is quite and also Frieda’s lover boy, but you slowly fall for their relationship and secretly crave some of your own. With all the cuties out of the way you have bad ass Sky, who when you start to watch throughout the book remains on indecision row, it hard to know how to think of her until you finish the story, and that’s when you can’t help but love her! ‘Uncle’ Val, who is something else altogether brings the family together in a way that brings a true realism to the plot! And Loki… hmmm, I let you form your own opinion there. I know I know it seems like a lot of characters but they each add their own spice to this marvelous story and plot, which I think you’ll end up falling in love with just like I did!  I haven’t read many books on of about Norse Mythology, so it’s easy to say this is my favorite right now, but that’s what this story is about, if you hadn’t figured that out by the blurb yet, then, SURPRISE! I’m not entirely sure about the accuracy to the story and real historical mythology, but if it matched I do believe Athena and Zeus have a popularity war on the horizon!  If you are looking for a witty, sweet, romantic and semi action pact book then here you go! You definitely don’t want to miss out guys, and I recommend this to anyone who can read, not just young adults but everyone everywhere. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story!  The story follows a girl who moves to a ski resort where her mother works after a divorce, and gets involved with a bunch of snowboarders who are really Norse gods who have escaped Asgard.  Great snowboarding scenes.  Well-written and  easy to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Reading-is-My-Treasure More than 1 year ago
Interesting. This book didn't go the typical mythology route, but instead featured Norse gods. I know next to nothing about Norse mythology, so most of the information was fresh and new to me. I liked why the gods were at the resort and I liked the conflict between the two separate groups that were featured (Bren vs. Loki). I especially liked the whole focus with snowboarding. Some of the most interesting scenes were when the gods or Jenna was going up and down the hills. Oh, and the wolf too--he was one of my favorite characters (if you count animals as characters).  There were, however, a few things I didn't like about this book. Although I did like Jenna and Bren together, I kind of wish it wasn't as insta-love as it was. I also which there could have been a bit more development of the side and minor characters that had important roles in the story. The biggest reason why I didn't give this a higher rating, though, was that I didn't connect as much as I could have to the book. One of the key components required to make me really like something is that connection. Overall, Winter Fire was a nicely written book that many people would probably enjoy. It was a good book, and I did enjoy it--it just didn't leave a huge impression on me. *I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
JessicaTX More than 1 year ago
I was given a review copy from the author for an honest review.  I was excited to read about Norse gods and snowboarding. I mean how cool is that?!  The story starts off with our main character, Jenna, and her mother when they move into a hotel where her mother is takes on the job as a manager. There she sees the mysterious Bren and his family, whom everyone tells her is weird. Little do they know... I guess I will start with what I did like about the book. I like the characters, they were all fun and easy to relate to. Especially Jenna. She seemed so calm and wise for her age. Bren was awesome as well! Not to mention I thought he was good looking:) The snowboarding was interesting to read about since I know nothing of the sport. It seems hard but I still would love to try it out.  Now is the part where i talk about what i disliked. I found the story slow paced and repetitive. There were times when I wanted to skip parts but I kept on reading. The action at the end of the book made up for what I felt lacked in the middle.  All in all I thought it was a cute read and it was definitely different from what I am used to reading.  The second book Hail Storm comes out soon.