Friday, February 27, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Cursed by Fire by Jacquelyn Frank

Cursed by Fire: The Immortal Brothers by Jacquelyn Frank

From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes the scorching hot first book in a thrilling new series featuring four warrior brothers who have the power—and the curse—of immortality.

For centuries, Dethan has been trapped in a fiery inferno for defying the gods and snatching the power of immortality. Condemned to have his battle-hardened body licked by flames only to regenerate and be consumed all over again, Dethan has lost all hope—until the Goddess of Conflict appears. She will release him from torment—if he’ll use his power and strength as a warrior to raise an army and defeat a fierce enemy faction of gods.

Free to live as a man once again, Dethan meets Selinda—heir to the throne of Hexis—and his thoughts quickly turn from the conquest of cities to the conquest of this headstrong beauty. Betrothed to a cruel, calculating powermonger, Selinda needs a champion, and so Dethan enters into another bargain: If she will share her bed—and her body—with him, Dethan will save her city from destructive forces within and without. As the lovers ignite a searing passion, Dethan will risk all—even the wrath of the Goddess of Conflict—for a chance to make Selinda his forever.

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆
Do you believe in Gods?  Are the Gods all knowing, caring and forgiving?  Can they be jealous of each other? Wage war against each other and use humans as their pawns?  This is the first book in The Immortal Brothers series by Jacquelyn Frank and it answers many of these questions.  It is the unforgettable story of one of one of the immortal brothers that is given the chance to redeem himself from eternal punishment.

When he and his brothers had stolen the gift of immortality their punishment was eternal punishment. Condemned by the Gods and Goddesses to endless imprisonment in a fiery prison, Dethan has almost forgotten what life was like.  Each day his body is consumed by fire and then allowed time to heal, only to burn again in a vicious circle of agony and pain. Once he was a proud warrior, a fierce leader of many nations, a war lord without equal, now he has almost forgotten who he once was. When given the chance to redeem himself and his brothers, Dethan accepts the offer to serve the Goddess of Conflict.  The Goddess offers this only if he will serve her by building armies to help defeat another group of Gods.

She is beauty and grace but because of an accident that scared her as a child she is considered ugly.  Selinda has been ridiculed all her life for the burn scar she wears on her body.  Even though she is the heir to her father’s throne, she is still reviled as less.  She has been promised to a man that will abuse his position as her husband to rule her country.  Selinda has no way to escape the future that has been planned for her, until Dethan arrives.  Is he the answer to her prayers?  Can he save her and her people?

Dethan had one goal, to save his brothers at all cost.  When he meets Selinda that goal is no longer enough.  There must be a way to accomplish his goal and keep her.  He only has to find the way!  Dealing with his curse, an evil that wants Selinda and the Gods will not be an easy task.  Will Dethan find the way to have Selinda and save his brothers?

Hero:  4.5 stars
Heroine:  4.5 stars
Plot:  4.5 stars
Steam Level:  4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:  No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is an amazing read in so many ways. It has an immortal warrior that falls in love with a cursed princess and petty Gods battling for superiority.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Ms. Frank is on my favorite author list.  When you want to reread books by an author, you know that they are exceptional! This is the case with Ms. Frank’s books.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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