Rising Fire

A Novel of the Stone Circles, #1

Brienne is a young woman with more than one secret. William is a man on a dangerous mission and Lord Hugh just wants power. Add in an ancient goddess and you have an instant disaster waiting to happen.

The pace of Rising Fire was a bit slow but the plot and characters made up for that. The attraction between William and Brienne was instantaneous. But not unexpected. Even though he is one messed up man, I found Lord Hugh interesting. I also enjoyed learning more about Celtic mythology.

Book Blurb for Rising Fire

What if the standing stones and stone circles across the old Celtic world had a secret origin and use?

What if some opened into another world?

What if the goddess of fire was trapped beneath one?

Lovely and innocent Brienne of Yester has always been able to manipulate fire, but when her powers suddenly surge, the simple life she once knew explodes.

Handsome, fearless, and commanding William de Brus has been summoned by the king to investigate a nobleman rumored to have powers linked to the fabled fire goddess. When he chances upon Brienne, his desire for her is immediate. But as his mystical quest unfolds, William realizes that she is at the center of it—for Brienne possesses the very power he has been sent to vanquish....

As their attraction deepens, William attempts to free Brienne from the dark force beginning to control her—even when his duty demands that he treat her as an enemy. With emotions flaring, fire rising, and evil threatening at every turn, can the two lovers survive the coming battle and save all of humanity?

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2015 3.00