Alaskan Fire

Guardians of the First Realm

Alaskan Fire written by Sara King is a new author for me in the paranormal romance genre.

Ms. King has a unique sense of humor that manifested throughout the book providing a light-hearted vibe to the narrative. Her writing style is unique in that the characters constantly have long repetitious conversations with themselves as they try to resolve personal issues. I found this funny in the first third of the book, but as the story unfolds these conversations with themselves become a bit monotonous. I found the constantly fussing, slamming doors, breaking windows, etc. quite childish and distracting.

The Alaskan settings are beautifully displayed thanks to Ms. King's creative writing. She has plenty of action involving Jack and Blaze as they became more acquainted with one another. Jack and Blaze collide with each from the very beginning but their relationship smooth’s out as the book progresses. Ms. King builds a unique set of circumstances that brings painful memories for Jack and creates shocking experiences for Blaze.

Sara King incorporates many cultural elements in both human and paranormal lifestyles. At times the dialogue and flow of the story takes on an immature vein which I felt slowed down the action. There is plenty of action and adventure.

Blaze is a fourth lander but was unaware of her heritage until after her father's death. Blaze is energetic, hardworking, and determined to succeed on her own. She uses these characteristics to take on a venture of huge portions, running a fishing lodge. Blaze is 6' 4" and a large woman with a captivating quiet beauty.

Jack is a rude, strong, and protective shape-shifter who wants to help Blaze develop her dream of creating the fishing lodge. He really is a gentle soul but prefers to be rude, cruel, and impolite. This is somewhat endearing. Jack teaches Blaze how to operate heavy equipment in an effect to bring her dream to fruition.

Blaze an environmentalist at heart wants to have a place where people can come and enjoy a respite from the hustle and bustle of the real world. The development of a fishing / hunting lodge in the Alaskan wilderness fulfills the dream. The lodge is along the lake known as the Lake Ebony on the Yenta River called the Sleeping Lady. Blaze's dream also includes a farm where she can protect endangered species of mules, yaks, pigs, goats, chickens and a variety of plants.

In the Alaskan Fire you will find love and adventure as well as battle action with shift-shapers of various packs. The eroticism is sprinkled about and the carnal activity is vividly shared through the words of Ms. King.

If you enjoy a busy read with various paranormal activities and beings you will enjoy Alaskan Fire.

Book Blurb for Alaskan Fire

Blaze MacKenzie is a freakishly-tall heiress who just discovered that her ‘parents’ actually found her abandoned as an infant in some bizarre human sacrifice in the woods. Along with that nasty little bit of information came a six hundred thousand dollar check, a strange golden feather, and the ability to move to the Alaska Bush and begin her dream-life living off the Grid.

Unfortunately for Blaze, life in rural Alaska isn’t as peaceful as she expected. Among her many startling discoveries is that her sexy new handyman, Jack Thornton, has already ‘claimed’ the territory that her new lodge is sitting on …

Further complicating matters, Jack makes it clear to Blaze that there are a good many things that go bump in the Alaskan night, and when a pack of werewolves goes rogue and starts killing or turning everyone along the Yentna River, Blaze and Jack find themselves in a fight for survival in this magic-soaked Land of the Midnight Sun.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2012 3.00