Welcome to the tour for Fires of the Forsaken, a sassy, adult, romantic fantasy by Stephanie E. Donohue! Preorder a copy today!
Fires of the Forsaken (Across #1)
Expected Publication Date: May 17th, 2023
Genre: Adult Fantasy/ Romantic Fantasy
Addie wanted a gosh-darn pizza.
Lass wanted to avoid being cooked over a spit.
Neither figured they’d end up with a one-way ticket to the end of days.
Addie did not have “getting plucked from the 21st century and thrown into a rudimentary fantasy world” on her “fun things to do at 30” checklist. Yet here she is, struggling to survive in the hellscape known as Sakar, a place where Wraiths flame-broil humans and Celestial armies wage war with each other over a centuries-old spat. Thankfully, Cheriour, the hunky commander of the human army, takes her under his wing—although he’s allergic to giving straight answers. And talking.
As Addie reluctantly starts to care for him, and the rest of the Sakarians, she also learns why she was sent to this world. And it’s a doozy…
The violent society of Sakar is the only home Lass has ever known, and it’s been a wretched one. She has spent her life being tormented and twisted into an inhuman hybrid by the Celestials and hunted by the humans who fear her. But she finds solace with a cocky, blue-eyed boy who comforts her, even after she accidentally slaughters innocents.
As Lass struggles to control her volatile powers, she slowly transforms into the monster the humans believe her to be. And even the boy she loves is in peril…
At the end of time, there is only fire. And neither Addie nor Lass will escape unscathed.
About the Author
As a child, Stephanie E. Donohue roamed Narnia with the Pevensie siblings and rode the Hogwarts Express with Harry and his friends. She never tired of discovering new and magical worlds through the pages of a book. And, when the yearning to explore still wasn’t satiated, Stephanie turned to writing. With a pen and a few sheets of paper, she learned to craft new worlds, and vibrant characters to explore with.
That passion has never died. Stephanie still enjoys writing stories that take readers on exciting, and sometimes dangerous, adventures.
When she’s not writing, Stephanie can usually be found cuddling with her two cats, obsessively re-watching The Office, or rocking out to a Pound Fitness class.
My thoughts: when Addie is kidnapped from the parking lot of her favourite pizza place and finds herself in what she thinks is an extreme LARP-ing nightmare. Except it isn’t, it’s another world where humans are engaged in a desperate fight for their lives against flesh eating creatures called Wraiths and their creators – Celestials.
Wise cracking and a fan of pop culture references, Addie does not fit in at all. She hasn’t got any skills that might be of use, she’s a hairdresser, and that’s not a priority right now.
There’s also venomous horses, Púcas, to contend with, and people who just don’t trust her. Luckily there’s a hunky “Viking” around to help her out.
Running parallel is the story of Lass, an orphan living in this awful world, struggling to survive. She has a terrifying power – she can produce fire from her fingers, in a world with a lot of wooden buildings, that’s a problem.
A clever, funny and entertaining read set in a world a bit like ours, but mostly not, thankfully.
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