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The Tempting Touch Of Fire (Elemental Awakening, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nicola Claire
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'Oh, this was sweet torture. To be this close to nirvana and walk away because I am coy. I closed my eyes tightly and swallowed down my fears. Theo wanted me. Like this. He craved me, in any way he could get me. Even if I wasn't his, even if this all was torn asunder tomorrow, how could I not take the chance to feel this, to share this, with him? Even if just for a moment.'

For the past year Casey Eden has nurtured a crush on handsome, confident and slightly arrogant Theo Peters. For the first time in her life she's actually been able to flirt with a man. She even believed he was about to take their delicious flirtations to the next step.

But then things changed.

A pit full of dirt.
A preternatural world she never new existed.
And a fire of passion ignited deep inside her heart.

Now, they are sworn enemies, their attraction to each other a bitter-sweet temptation that will only lead to heartache in the end. But there is more for Casey to be worried about than forbidden love. Her world has been turned upside down and inside out, and now she has to find out who and what she has become. To do that, she must walk a dangerous tightrope between desire and reality. But reality for Casey includes a calling to the Earth and a longing for Fire, not to mention those who become aware of her will do anything to get what they want. And she soon begins to realise nothing will ever be the same again.

About the Author

Nicola Claire lives in beautiful Taupo, New Zealand with her husband and two young boys. She's tried her hand at being a paramedic, bank teller and medical sales representative, (not all necessarily in that order), but her love of writing keeps calling her back. She has a passion for all things supernatural, spiced up with a good dollop of romance - as long as they include strong characters, alpha males and capable females, and worlds which although make-believe are really quite believable in the end. There's nothing better than getting caught up in a compelling, intriguing and romantic book. When she's not writing or reading, she's out on her family boat at Lake Taupo, teaching her young boys to fish, showing them the beauty that surrounds them in nature and catching some delicious trout for dinner. Kindred has been a joy to write, creating a rich world with dynamic characters and paranormal twists that shock and awe has been pure bliss for this author. And just as well, because there's a lot more story yet to tell... A staunch supporter of the eBook phenomenon and Indie Authors worldwide, you can find her books at Amazon stores on-line.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 706 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Nicola Claire; 2 edition (3 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FMFG1W4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,086 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Nicola Claire lives in beautiful Taupo, New Zealand with her husband and two young boys.

She's tried her hand at being a paramedic, bank teller and medical sales representative, (not all necessarily in that order), but her love of writing keeps calling her back.

She has a passion for all things supernatural, spiced up with a good dollop of romance - as long as they include strong characters, alpha males and capable females, and worlds which although make-believe are really quite believable in the end.

There's nothing better than getting caught up in a compelling, intriguing and romantic book.

When she's not writing or reading, she's out on her family boat at Lake Taupo, teaching her young boys to fish, showing them the beauty that surrounds them in nature and catching some delicious trout for dinner.

Kindred has been a joy to write, creating a rich world with dynamic characters and paranormal twists that shock and awe has been pure bliss for this author. And just as well, because there's a lot more story yet to tell...

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You 12 May 2014
By Kim
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This book is amazing I couldn't put down I love the story of love the imagination the charitors it is a must read the story is believable and wonderful has most of Nicola Claire's stories I highly recommend anything she writes her imagination is beyond anything

Kim
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5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely amazing 13 Jan 2014
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This book was original and had me captivated from the first chapter. Can't wait to buy the next book and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys paranormal fiction with a twist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Nicola Claire..... 14 July 2014
By lonegunwoman TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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As with all Nicola Claire novels the wonderful wit and pace of the narrative keep the reader held captive. The authors home town of New Zealand plays its part in the story line which adds to the richness and feel of the crafted plot, making me want to catch the next flight to the north island. After reading this novel the next in the series is a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant free read!!!! 28 Aug 2014
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This is a fantastic read and cannot believe it was free. Such a unique storyline with strong characters. Loved both Casey and Theo and can't wait for the story to continue
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing start to a new series! 14 Oct 2013
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Tempting Touch of Fire (Book One of the Elemental Awakening Series) Review

I was given this book in exchange for an honest early arc review for the author. I was not compensated in any way.

Let me first start off with I am a huge Nicola Claire Fan. I discovered her books by accident, beginning with her Kindred Series and I have yet to be disappointed. From the beginning, I completely devoured this book. I mean DEVOURED it. Nicola has a way with words and storytelling that truly captivates the reader and drags you into the beautiful worlds that she creates. Many writers have very lengthy narratives between small areas of dialogue that can slow down the story, but not Nicola Claire. Her stories grip you from the first page and pull you directly into her elaborate and enthralling paranormal worlds. You feel as though you are directly in the story, experiencing everything as the characters do.

The Tempting Touch of Fire is a Fantastic start to a new series, filled with the right balance of action, mystery and romance. As an avid romance reader who has many book boyfriends, I didn't think it was possible to find another leading man to add to my collection. However, Theo Peters has absolutely made the list of my top male leads. He's sexy, smart and has an overwhelming presence that melts you.

What I loved most about this book (Besides Theo!) was the originality of the story. It has become more and more difficult to find paranormal romance novels with a unique storyline or angle. It truly shows the authors depth of writing ability to take a new concept and make it so realistic and relatable.

I also loved Casey (Cassandra), our female lead. She is strong and has a courageous heart that makes her so endearing. Unlike many other female leads, she doesn't sit around waiting to get rescued. Instead she takes her life by the horns and makes the tough choices. Without revealing any spoilers, I can only say that I am truly looking forward to finding out where the end of book one will lead us and how that may complicate/change things for Casey.

Did I forget to mention this book is hot? Like capital H.O.T. There is enough tension, romance and sex to please even the greediest romance reader. This book wasn't filled with smut or random sex without purpose, I hate books like that. Instead we are slowly tortured with the build up and I found myself enjoying every tantalizing minute of anticipation.

The hardest part of reading this book was reaching the last page! The cliffhanger ending was absolute torture as I will now have to wait even longer for the next book in the series. I have a feeling book two is going to be heart wrenching, but well worth the wait! Publication is expected in early 2014, but I can hope for an early release!

I strongly recommend you give the Tempting Touch of Fire by Nicola Claire a try. You will not be disappointed you did! Also, If you haven't already picked up her other books, I strongly encourage you to try try her Kindred Series and Mixed Blessings Series. Both of these series are among my favorites for paranormal romance books.The Tempting Touch Of Fire (Elemental Awakening, Book 1)
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked from Start to Finish 16 Aug 2014
By Etaoin Shrdlu - Published on Amazon.com
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This novel was so immersive and gripping that upon finishing it, I immediately bought/downloaded the rest of the series (so far) and proceeded to read all three--The Tempting Touch of Fire, The Soothing Scent of Earth, and The Chilling Change of Air--within two days. When I have the spare cash, they will be going on my shelf at home.

It was absolutely stunning to discover storytelling of this caliber as a Kindle freebie. Nicola Claire brings to the table tidbits of Greek mythology, modern fantasy, and heartrending romance in an epic cross-genre escapade. And while yes, some elements of this series read as very familiar and progressively formulaic, this author does a solid job of putting her personal spin on them. Each character is unique and multidimensional, from the split-personality Cassandra to the 25,000-year-old butler and the rotting, psychotic, but determined Basilissa. Over-the-top supernatural (but reasonably limited and at times unreliable) powers make this a series to appeal to any fantasy reader. Both plot-driven and character-driven, the story throws out one major twist after another, changing scenery, changing people, and always shaking your conviction that everything actually will come out right in the end.

I don't feel that the series deserves to be marketed as a romance, first and foremost, but it does contain colorful, humorous nudity and graphic sex scenes. While these can appear somewhat excessive, each instance is balanced by the level of character development that they portray. The romance between Theo and Casey offers much more than cookie-cutter gratification and as a couple, you feel the sense of immortal completion and heartbreak with which they navigate their relationship, fighting against all odds to stay together. Similarly, these scenes show Casey's growth from a shy, naive girl to a confident and powerful player in events and offer counterpoint to the weight of the politics and adrenaline that constantly fuel the rest of the story throughout the series.

If I were to nitpick, I would have say that the suspense falls a little flat where the history is concerned and the foil romances are more distracting than complementary. The amount of build-up leading to what I assume are major revelations about ancient events (lost to the annals of time) makes me worry that the wrap-up is going to come hastily as an intended fix-all in the end for whatever unanswered questions and holes are left, just as certain character pairings seem more convenient for the plot than can be attributed to actual chemistry. I sincerely hope that doesn't happen here, and because the ending isn't yet written, will give it the benefit of a doubt.

All in all, very well done, Ms. Nicola Claire!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but unfinished 26 July 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed this book, but it ends abruptly on a cliffhanger, which I loathe. However, I cannot complain as it was a free download.
4.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't so sure, than BAM! It turned out to be awesome 23 July 2014
By Kathy - Published on Amazon.com
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At first, I didn't think I would continue reading the book. It was slow and whiny and a little bit high school puppy dog love. However, the more I read, the more I read! I didin't get a lick of work done today just so I could read this book. It was so beautiful! You don't often read NA books of elementals, but this takes the cake! Buy it, it's free!! And enjoy the ride!
4.0 out of 5 stars This was amazing! One of my favorite lines of "paranormal" 23 Aug 2014
By Fifi - Published on Amazon.com
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This was amazing! One of my favorite lines of "paranormal". I do think Casey could have used a bit more backbone but seeing her situation as it was, her character was well-played. I HATE cliff-hangers, one of my pet peeves, but still forgivable enough to give 4 stars. Of course I purchased the next one immediately. We'll see how bad the next cliff-hanger is lol
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