Title: Redeemed By Fire
Author: C J Bahr
Genre: Paranormal Romance
New Orleans, hot sultry nights, and an ancient evil who makes the French Quarter home.
Cassanne Thomas returns to New Orleans to start her life over and becomes the target of a supernatural serial killer. Escaping her close call with death, Casi is the only witness to the crime and finds herself placed in protected custody by a handsome Cajun detective. But with her dark, troubled past, trusting the police is the last thing she wants to do.
Detective Lucas Avery, the top homicide detective in NOLA, is unaware of the supernatural world surrounding him. With the killer stalking the streets, he vows to shield the beautiful, enigmatic, Casi with his life while fighting his growing attraction to her. He's been burned before.
Danger chases Lucas and Casi from the streets of the French Quarter to the wilds of the bayou. Will they be able to stop a monster, straight out of a nightmare or become victims themselves?
A supernatural serial killer closes in on Casi and Lucas, but can they outrun it, or will they be its next victims? Casi returns to New Orleans in the hopes of a fresh start but soon becomes the target of a monster. Fleeing for her life as a witness, she’s placed in the care of a sexy Cajun detective named Lucas. Harboring an abusive past, she’s wary of the police and of Lucas. Is she truly safe? The attraction grows between them and while she tries to fight it, his touch and tenderness light her soul on fire. As they dash through the streets of New Orleans, can their special abilities combat a supernatural killer on the loose or will they, in fact, be the next victims?
Redeemed by Fire is a volatile paranormal romance I couldn’t stop reading. From the gorgeous setting of New Orleans and its surrounding bayou to the danger of a supernatural killer to the romance, this book has everything you could possibly want in a paranormal romance. The setting is beautifully described with intricate detail so that it truly plunged the reader into the story. The characters are well-developed with plenty of conflicts to overcome. CJ Bahr’s writing style is very deep POV so that the reader can really get a feel for what is going on. The way she tackles Casi’s abusive past is so well done, my heart went out to her and other victims. Hunky Lucas is a hero after my own heart. The plot moved at a great pace with plenty of twists and turns to keep me whipping through the pages. I stayed up late at night just to read a little more. The romance between Casi and Lucas was explosive, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The killer subplot is one of the most original ones I’ve read. The ending caused an emotional response from me. Nope, no spoilers here, you’ve got to read it for yourself. If you’re like me and love traveling via books, you’ve got to read Redeemed by Fire. Paranormal romance readers will love Redeemed by Fire. A brilliant story from start to finish, Redeemed by Fire is one of the best books of 2021. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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First published in Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Sword & Sorceress" anthology, C J was bitten by the writer's bug and hasn't stopped since. The Wild Rose Press published her award-winning first novel, "Walking Through Fire"— a Scottish ghost romance. She is currently working on the fourth book in the interconnected standalone series, The Fire Chronicles, as well as a new Urban Fantasy starring a kick-ass Time Enforcer.
When her pen isn't scribing, you can find her busily cutting and tracking music for film and television. With over thirty years of music editing experience, her credits range from "Northern Exposure" and "The Muppets Christmas Carol", to "The Kill Point", "The Following", and ABC’s hit comedy, "The Middle".
In her downtime, you’ll find her curled up with a cup of tea, her cats and a great book in Tarzana, California.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N