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"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."-Dr. Seuss

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Embers by Laura Bickle

This book was sent to me from Romance Junkies for review

Anya Kalinczyk is an arson investigator by day in Detroit. At night, she is part of the Detroit Area Ghost Researchers and eliminates demons and evil spirits. She has special powers as a Lantern. She can ingest demons and ghosts and therefore eliminate them. 
Anya has a medium, Sparky. Sparky is a salamander and is very protective and ever-present. Anya feels a sense of isolation because of that and finds it hard to form relationships with men. 
Anya is investigating some very strange and hard to pinpoint arsons leading up to the historically bad Devil's Night in Detroit. She meets Drake Ferrer, who is the only other Lantern she has ever encountered. His means with his powers are vicious and nothing like the way that Anya uses her powers to rid the city of evil.
This was a well-written novel of Urban Fantasy and this is my first try at the genre. This was an excellent way to be introduced to the genre. Laura Bickle made Anya's character compelling and her story was very strong. Am looking forward to reading the next installment in the series, Sparks, and will write the review for that one also.


Joanna St. James said...

I am beginning to get tempted by urban fantasy, maybe Embers will be the perfect introduction to this genre

Laura Bickle said...

Joanne, I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed EMBERS. Thanks so much for taking the time to read it! :-)

JoanneR said...

I really did like the book. Absolutely loved Anya and am really looking forward to her next story. Thank you for commenting.

Laura Bickle said...

Thank YOU so much for picking it up! :-)

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I won this book from a blog and I'm waiting for it to come in the mail. I've wanted to read it for a while. Great review =)