Review: Born in fire – K.F.Breene


Born in Fire (Demon Days, Vampire Nights World Book 1) by [K.F. Breene]

The cover description of this book is:

Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn’t the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn. But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don’t have many options.

So dangerous or not, the job is mine. And it was going fine, until an old as sin vampire stole my mark, and with it, my pay day.

Knowing I’m poor and desperate, he has offered me a job. I’ll have to work by his side to help solve a top secret case.

Everyone knows not to trust vampires. Especially a hot elder vampire. But without any other jobs coming up, I’m stuck. As I uncover a web of lies and treachery, revealing an enemy I didn’t know existed, the truth of my identity is threatened. I might make it out alive, only to end up in a gilded cage.

The first thing to say is that the heroin is somebody who can and will stand up for herself, but she has an amazing sense of humour. This carries the narration and makes you want to read even more of all her opinions as they come. In this story there are two different versions of reality. There is the mundane actual world and the realm of magic and magical creatures. Sometimes they can converge and coexist, which is where the heroine is stationed. She is a Bounty Hunter, and the story begins with a search for the next target. Realising that the vampires are interested in the same person, she creates a plan to avoid them and claim the target. This doesn’t quite work out, and it leaves her without pay.
She takes on another job in the meantime, but that also goes wrong as she ends up killing the target. This is when she gets a job offer from the vampires who stole the target, who are probably aware that she is desperate enough to take on the job even though she doesn’t want to.
This is when she realises she is about to uncover some big secrets that leave her questioning everything she knows. There is also the trouble of her identity, which she is desperately trying to keep secret, which means trying to hide any of her magical abilities. She does extremely well with this and manages not to show them until nearly the end of the book when she is forced to explain everything to the vampire they have partnered her with.
When everything is solved she starts to think that the vampires have doublecrossed her so she will not receive any pay. Just when she is about to seek revenge everything turns out to be okay and she finds that sometimes you can trust a vampire. He even offers to help her keep her secret about doing she is and what she can do from everyone else.
This is book 1 of a series and I am likely to read the other parts mainly because of the sense of humour of the heroine. Her secret involves the ability she has to control fire which makes her unique in the magical realm. It is very well written and thought out. It is also hilarious and well worth taking the time to read. I would recommend this to anybody who enjoys reading about the paranormal that lead you in ways you would not have thought possible. Also recommended for anybody who likes a kick arse hero with a good sense of humour. (Like Deadpool, only female!) I would give this 4/5.

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