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Angel Fire (The Angel Fire Book 1) by Marie Johnston


Odessa’s a nerdy angel who just wants to keep to herself. Her unpopular father works in the government of their realm. She doesn’t get along with her sister, and no one talks about what happened to her mother. So Odessa has no one to turn to for help with the staggering fear she lives under each day, a terror born from childhood trauma. Until she spots the announcement of a gala for a warrior in need of a mate.

Bryant would rather chew his wings off than get mated, but orders are orders. He’s been erratic in the field, taking unnecessary risks, and is cranky with his team. His boss hopes a mate will stabilize him. But Bryant understands what the rest of the realm won’t admit. His face full of scars makes him nightmare material, not mate material, for a realm full of vain angels.

When an ethereally gorgeous female accepts his request, Bryant is leery. Then he learns who Odessa really is—the daughter of the man responsible for his injuries. But when Odessa’s attacked, Bryant has to get over his resentment. Because he’s the only thing between her and death, and together they might be able to save their realm.

Angel Fire (The Angel Fire Book 1) by Marie Johnston

Publication date 8/3/2019

My Review

I love paranormal stories.

I’ve read and loved the author’s Oil King’s Series. So I was looking forward to seeing how the author would work in this genre.

Reading this was an amazing journey. The author brought her usual descriptive brilliance, bringing a whole new world for me to obsess over 😉 Bringing these angels and their lives to life…

Bryant doesn’t need a mate! It might center him, it could even help heal the hideous scars he has on his face. But the angels can’t see past his scars, and Bryant doesn’t want to settle for being second best! He’s going to concentrate on his job, and love can just go and do one!!

Odessa needs protection, and picking the biggest, baddest angel as a mate makes perfect sense. She might give off a brave vibe, but she’s scared…..

I loved this couple and loved the connection they had.But I did find it a little annoying that Bryant kept trying to push Odessa away (I think he was trying to convince himself more than anyone else!) Luckily Odessa saw through him and brought him up on his behaviour.
And when she gets kidnapped? Will it be too late for Bryant to tell her how he really feels?

First book in a four book series (although there is another book due out soon) And I loved it. Lots of world and character building (it was also fun to see if I’m right about future couples) Secrets, intrigue and a little angst. A mating that could go either way! And don’t forget the backstabbing and bad guys 😉

Next book please……


About the Author


Marie Johnston is a RITA® Finalist, and a best-selling and award-winning writer of paranormal and contemporary romance – and an avid reader of them both. ​

Several years ago, when kids started outnumbering adults in the house, Marie Johnston left her job as a public health microbiologist to stay at home. Settling into working part-time and shuttling kids around gave Marie the opportunity to think about what she wanted to be when she grew up. A die-hard science geek, she explored her previously thought to be non-existent creative side after much time spent making snowman crafts and coloring princesses. Having entertained thoughts of writing a book one day then subsequently deciding it would be too hard, she finally put the figurative pen to paper and began to type – and fell in love with storytelling.

The Sigma Menace is the first series by Marie with Fever Claim being her first book EVER.  She is humbled by the fact that people are willing to read to her books and looks forward to keeping readers entertained for many years.

Marie lives with her husband and four kids in the Upper Midwest where the summers are gorgeous, the winters are brutal, and spring and fall are luxuries.










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