I found Isolde's Fire to be an amazing book. The story was well-written, and not a cookie cutter assembly line story. I was caught up in the fascinating storyline drama; magic, danger, action, romance, and suspense. The chemistry between Isolde "Izzy" Connors (magic user, firestarter) and Conlin McKenna (magic user, temporary in command of Houston Collective of Magic Users) is blazing hot. The steamy scenes are great. The characters are engaging and have depth in their personalities, the dialogues were good.
While reading the book, I was eagerly hanging on trying to find out what would happen next. Wow, I am truly amazed by how Kailynn Jones wrapped up, and presented her story. I liked the twists and turns in the story. There was enough conflict to keep things interesting. She has a great way of weaving her tale of paranormal elements, magic users (MUs), vampires, and werewolves in this modern story. The setting is realistic. I could imagine myself at the Pig and Whistle (shifter hang out) or battling a common enemy. I finished the book 1:17 A.M. I got pulled into to the long novel, and was happy to finish it. I now can't wait for the rest of the series to arrive.
I highly recommend this author. I give 5 stars to Isolde's Fire, The Draoi Chronicles Series, Book 1 by Kailynn Jones. The urban fantasy and paranormal romance is for readers 18+ age group due to sexual content.
Setting things on fire with an errant thought can really crimp a girl’s social life. Now Izzy’s destructive ability is exposed and she has to rely on Conlin, leader of Houston’s supernaturals, to train her. But danger is stalking their world. Can Conlin teach her to control her abilities in time, or will evil strike first? So begins the The Draoi Chronicles, the hot new romance series brought to you by Kailynn Jones. Isolde’s Fire introduces you to a passion-filled world of magic, danger, and suspense. You won’t be able to put this one down!
Isolde "Izzy" Connors has melted one car door, fried five iPods, and singed her ponytail at least ninety-nine times over the last ten years. She doesn't know much about her power as a firestarter, just that it's one hell of an inconvenience. When her uncontrolled gift makes her a target, the Houston Collective of Magic Users swoops in to save the day, plunging Izzy into a shadow world she'd never dreamed of. She'll have to learn to trust the ragtag team of quirky supernaturals if she wants to survive. If only their smokin' hot leader weren't so arrogant, irritating, and overbearing.
Thrust into command of the Houston Collective, Conlin is blindsided by Izzy, a fire affinity who could easily burn up the whole city if she doesn't learn to rein in her power. And she's come at the worst time. A rogue magic user is killing preternaturals, threatening the tenuous peace between the rival factions in the Bayou City. To solidify the alliance, Conlin will have to enlist the help of the local werewolf alpha, which rankles. But if he doesn’t learn to balance his responsibilities and put old grievances behind him, his people might die…and so might Izzy.
Content Notes: Spicy, Non-Sexual Graphic Violence, Paranormal, Magic, Wolves, Shifters, Witches, Wizardry, Suspense, Urban Fantasy