Born Into Fire by KyAnn Waters and Tarah Scott
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (138 Pages)
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly
Ryalda, the Element heroes of old, leak from the void and bring with them beauty, desire...and destruction.
Change is hard, but the unexpected metamorphosis into fire goes beyond any change Kenna Lang could ever have imagined. When she discovers her ancestors are actually ancient beings who exist in a void beyond our universe and the dragons of her childhood dreams are real, life as she knows it is over.
Erion, an Air Element, answers the call of Kenna’s emerging fire to discover a woman on the cusp of transformation. He’s drawn to her, the need to mate overwhelming. However, Erion killed once before by having sex in element form, and has sworn not to merge with another Element. But the discovery that a male Fire Element is intent upon enslaving Kenna’s soul forces Erion to get involved. He will save her. But he aches to do more than protect her. He wants to touch her -- to pleasure her, but he can't risk bonding his Element to hers.
Erion is unprepared for the emotions Kenna awakens in him -- or the lengths to which she will go to save him.
This story of the Elements is a wonderful tale of passion and romance. There is good and evil, a story of learning to accept what you are in Kenna’s case.
Kenna Lang is an artist, one with a unique talent. She works in glass, hot from the belly of the furnace, and shapes it into pieces of exquisite beauty and fragile design. Her first major show is coming, and her best piece is the image she has had in her mind and heart since childhood: a dragon she calls Drakaura. What she doesn’t know is that she is more than human, and dormant inside her is the element of fire, waiting to awaken in her.
Every night, she has the most erotic dreams, dreams that bring her to arousal and completion. What she doesn’t know is that she is being watched by two Elementals, one fire and one air. Erion is an air elemental, and he is trying to keep his distance, but it is he who visits every night in Kenna’s dreams. Erion knows Kenna is his destined one, but he once killed a woman, another air elemental, and he vows not to do it ever again. But he also has to protect Kenna from the evil of Haydn Stiles, the fire element that wants to steal her spark and drain her power. Can Erion protect Kenna without giving in to the attraction? When Kenna comes into her power, her element, can she learn to handle and control it without Erion’s help and his love?
I loved the story, and the many different levels of passion and at one point, betrayal, that the characters had to face, both alone and together.
Kenna doesn’t know she isn’t human. When she first meets Erion (or Eric Grey) he seems as human as she is. I loved watching her come to terms with the changes in her life, as well as her surprise when she finds that the dragons, her Drakaura, are real beings, not just dream characters.
Erion, or Eric, is determined to do the right thing with Kenna, but cannot fight the desire that flows between them every time they are together. I loved his strength of character, even though in the end, it seems he was wrong about so many things. He is strong and sexy, and yet gentle and sensitive to Kenna’s needs.
There are several very interesting secrets, revealed only near the end of this book, that were very surprising to me. I really didn’t see these coming. And the heat generated when Kenna and Erion are together is way beyond scorching; I’m surprised my fingers didn’t blister from holding my reader.
I hope the authors, KyAnn Waters and Tarah Scott, will revisit this world with more tales of the Drakaura and the elements, as I would love to read more of them.