Awakening the Fire

Guardian Witch, #1

First off I really enjoy the magical world that Ms. Shields has created. You have a vivid world, and at the center is the witch Arianna who is a very likable character. I was rooting for her from the start. Her actions and reactions are real feeling. Arianna is a witch who works alongside the human police. Add a very sexy human cop and a vampire prince who is just as yummy and I was drawn in. I am a sucker for triangles. With strong likable characters and a non-stop interesting plot (with a quick pace) Awakening the Fire will leave you wanting more!


Arianna Calin is a cop. She takes her job very seriously. As a Fire Witch her powers can come in pretty handy. With a human as a partner she swore to keep the peace in Riverdale against any and all human and otherworlders alike. When people start to die in the streets due to a reality drug, Ari and her partner Ryan must figure out a way to get the otherworlders to work together to help the city. But with murder and evil in the air, Ari will have to figure out a way to prevent a supernatural war.

Guardian Witch Series:

1. Fire Within

2. Awakening the Fire

3. Burning Both Ends

4. Blood and Fire

Book Blurb for Awakening the Fire

Arianna Calin has sworn to keep the peace in Riverdale. Most of the Otherworlders prefer to haunt the Olde Town district--partying at vampire strip clubs, dining in elegant supper clubs, and inhabiting the cliffside caverns along the Mississippi. Being a cop is a tough job, but someone's gotta do it, and Ari's got her derringer, a sharp stiletto, and a few handy charms against things that hunt in the night. She's also a fire witch--a pedigree that comes in handy, since her partner's only human.

When a virtual reality drug hits the streets, people start to die, and an elusive pack of werewolves threatens the status quo. Ari and Ryan are drawn into a web of murder and evil that will lead sworn enemies to a confrontation. While the city simmers around them, Ari struggles to prevent an all-out supernatural war...

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2013 4.00