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Friday, March 24, 2017

Book Review: Singing Fire by T.L. Martin




Singing Fire by T.L. Martin 
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: November 28, 2016
Publisher: Self

Constant chills, panic attacks, and now paranoia – there’s a reason seventeen-year-old Charlie keeps to herself.

Life is looking up when she gets a job at a whimsical tea shop and gains a few new friends, but little does Charlie know there are secrets lurking beyond its door.

It only takes one night for her perspective on her small town to change forever. As if witches, vampires, and demons weren’t enough, she soon realizes she’s being hunted for a power she didn’t know she possessed.

Singing Fire takes Charlie through an unexpected journey of self-discovery, betrayal, and forbidden love all while the clock is ticking for her to defeat the dark souls pursuing her – before anyone else dear to her has to die.

This novel is the first of a two part series, and its sequel, Raining Fire, is due for release in 2017. *BONUS: The end of Singing Fire includes a sneak peek of Raining Fire.


Singing Fire is the debut novel in by T.L. Martin. I'm so excited about this series. I'm downright giddy. There are witches, and vampires, and demons, and this new Opal kind of magic. These are all creatures we've read about in other stories, but this time they're brought to us with a few new spins. The supporting characters all have their own voice and purpose. The world is very well built around them. It's easy to envision and lose yourself within their lives. The main character, Charlotte, thinks she's just a normal girl who has panic attacks and a few other inconvenient 'quirks'. Little does she know, her world is about to become so much bigger. She was a fantastic and believable character. She's easy to relate to. I'm really enjoying her love interest as well. Even though you know Singing Fire is entirely fictional, it feels realistic while you read, because it gathers you inside its world and sweeps you right into the lives of the characters. I'm so excited for more books in this series!

Singing Fire by T.L. Martin  was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.



It was like clockwork: the rise and fall of her chest, the splash when she’d disappear beneath the water, and that frustrated sigh, which rang clear across the sand, straight into his attentive ears when she’d come up for air. Over and over again.

For months he had watched the human — so much so, he could flawlessly recite her daily routine, exact jogging routes, and favorite foods. He could describe with impeccable detail the three, smallest specks of birthmarks behind her neck, which were only revealed when she’d tie her brown waves back before a run. Yet it wasn’t until recently that he’d finally figured it out.

Centuries of unbacked rumors, of individuals anxiously awaiting even just the prospect of its return. None of the brutal rampages and bloody fatalities he and his kind had witnessed — or caused — in the past could come close to the chaos that would inevitably ensue should she be discovered.

Perhaps the wildest facet of all: she didn’t even know. The girl was entirely oblivious to just how much her life was about to change.

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One, two, three, four… Cool, salted water dripped past my eyes as I silently counted down the seconds. Five, six, seven, eight. I inhaled sharply, preparing myself. Nine, ten. Now.

Water enveloped my face as I dipped myself beneath the waves, flipping my body and diving head first toward the bottom. I was already losing it, bubbles escaping through my nostrils, when my fingers flicked over the sand, and I raced desperately back to the top. The wind hit me sharply as I let out a loud gasp, clicking my stopwatch instantaneously. Still over a minute. I rolled my eyes up at the sky for the nineteenth time that morning. Enough. I was beat.

Heavy as a ton of weights, I forced myself to leave the comfort of the current and proceeded toward the shore. My fingers were stiff, making it difficult to wrap the burgundy towel around my body.

I knew I was slipping and not just physically.


author
Mother of 3 who enjoys making up supernatural and paranormal fantasy worlds—with romance, of course :)

My debut novel, YA urban fantasy Singing Fire, was just released, and its sequel Raining Fire is due for release in 2017. Also in the works is a new adult paranormal romance, Touched by Death.

Though I need to get my butt in gear on regularly updating my website, you're welcome to visit me at www.officialtlmartin.com. I'm most active on Goodreads and can be reached best here.

I love connecting with readers, supporting fellow authors, and encouraging others to reach for the stars.

To learn more about T.L. Martin and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.


2 comments :

  1. I love the sounds of this one - many thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! Let me know what you think if you read it. Thank you for stopping by :)

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