ARC REVIEW

Hellfire & Pride (From Hell Book 1) by Nadine Nightingale

Hellfire & Pride (From Hell Book 1) by Nadine Nightingale

Description

These days it’s hard enough to be a witch, but being born a hellfire witch? That’s something else entirely and no one knows that better than Melissani. Half witch, half demon she’s one of the most powerful creatures in existence. The fire in her soul could kill Lucifer himself. Shame that thanks to her mother said soul now belongs to Leviathan, Crown Prince of Hell.

Once upon a time the two had a thing. Yes, she fell for the demon prince who bought her soul, and despite her better judgment she trusted the bastard. But, of course, he had to mess it up. A broken heart, shattered dreams and, to cap it all off, a missing sister dragged to hell.

Well, what is it they say? Hell has no fury like a hellfire witch betrayed. So buckle up little prince. Hellfire is coming for you.

Publication Date 27/7/2022

My Review

With a blurb that grabbed my attention, I couldnโ€™t wait to startโ€ฆ..

Melissani is not your usual witch, sheโ€™s a pretty powerful one (a combination of demon and witch) and when I first started reading about her, I wasnโ€™t too keen, she gave off bad guy vibes. But the further you go into the book, the more Mel changes (and youโ€™ll see why she changes.)

Leviathan is a snarky and sarcastic character, and his comments in this book had me chuckling. His internal dialogue had me rolling my eyes more than once. Charismatic and a way with him thatโ€™s different from other authors depictions. He comes across as

These two just brought the story to life. The banter/chemistry the characters had just made me read the book in almost one sitting. Both Mel and Lev had previously known (dated) one another, and it didnโ€™t end well, so can they make a go of it this time round? I didnโ€™t think so, as she wanted Lev dead! And again without giving too much away itโ€™s to do with her meddling mother.

I really liked Leviathanโ€™s siblings (especially Berith and Verin) I chuckled at the Prince of Hell conducting his business via zoom calls ๐Ÿ˜

Another new author that Iโ€™d not read before and Iโ€™m adding her to my reading list. Really well written, the story comes to life with descriptions and witty one liners. Characters are added that complement not detract from the storyline. Plenty of action and drama, and donโ€™t forget the cliffhanger.

Cliffhanger? Yes there is, and itโ€™s one I sort of saw coming, but not who or why.

So if you like a witch who starts off with vengeance in her and ends up being a pretty nice person at the end. Then this book (and hopefully the next book) is one Iโ€™d recommend.

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*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

Meet the Authorโ€ฆโ€ฆ

Nadine aka Dini is a traveler at heart. She considers the world her home and practically lives out of her suitcases. When sheโ€™s not glaring at a blank page or abusing her poor keyboard, she spends her time reading, watching movies (preferably horror), pretends to work out, and hangs out with friends and family. Poor girl also suffers from a serious Marvel superhero addiction. So, if you run into her at night, wearing black, know sheโ€™s secretly dreaming of being the infamous Black Widow.

Her love for writing started in the sixth grade where she annoyed her classmates with a short story featuring Sailor Moon characters, a cemetery, and creepy ghosts. Yes, sheโ€™s always been addicted to the dark side. Nadine writes paranormal romance. Her debut novel โ€œKarmaโ€ the first book in her paranormal romance series Drag.Me.To.Hell. is published by the Wild Rose Press.

Published by jab1969

Hi Iโ€™m an avid reader. I also write reviews for the books I read. Come in and say hi. You can find me on GoodReads, Bookbub, and NetGalley ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป I also review on an awesome site The Reading Cafe (run by Barb and Sandy) So ........ More about me ๐Ÿคจ Iโ€™m almost 50 ๐Ÿคซ Iโ€™ve been married (for 27 years) I have a 30 year old son. I had a daughter, I lost her a week before her 21st birthday ๐Ÿ˜ฅ and itโ€™s been 5 years since sheโ€™s been gone (and not a day goes by that I donโ€™t miss her) I work as a salad ๐Ÿฅ— chef ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ in a restaurant, havenโ€™t been there long (before that I worked in Tesco) a large supermarket in the UK. I also like to make craft items (and if your really lucky) and Iโ€™ll try to post my efforts on here ๐Ÿ˜‰ My daughter loved butterflies (so part of my blog name is dedicated to her) Iโ€™ve taken on her love of butterflies (I have several tattoos) so Iโ€™m probably going to throw quiet a few butterflies on here ๐Ÿ˜‰ I LOVE PENGUINS ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’•so Iโ€™m also going to be putting a few on here (my library holds a few) ๐Ÿ˜‰ <img src="https://d1vbo0kv48thhl.cloudfront.net/images/featured_book_reviewer_big.png"

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