Title: Burning Desire
Series: Eternal Flame #1
Author: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: Novella (176 Pages)
Publisher: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh (May 25, 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Centuries ago the Phoenix and Dragons were a force no one could penetrate. They fought together, mated together, and worked side by side, and then all that changed. The children of the leaders were dead and war had practically destroyed them all. The fighting stopped and they both went their separate ways.
Daytona was the Captain of the Crystal fire department. He loved his small town and he loved his job. However, what none of the small town knew was that he was also a dragon. Crystal was a small location just outside Denver, and it was also the home to the Phoenix. He had lived amongst them for years, hiding his scent, until the day came that he could no longer keep his secret.
When a fire claims his mother’s life, Ethan rushes home. Having your mother being a victim of an arson is not something he was prepared to face, but discovering he wouldn’t have to do it alone, should have been a relief. The thing is…that relief came in the form of a dragon, and the town believes that his mate is the cause of all the fires around town.
When the arsonist strikes close to home, Day knows he must clear his name and find the culprit that is now trying to kill his mate.
Review: I have read a few stories by each of these authors and have loved their stories, however combined they are amazing. I loved this even more because you very rarely find these two different paranormal creatures mixed into a story. It is either dragon shifters or you will find the phoenix shifter, but never together. So it was a unique story for me. It was fully developed and the details made it feel like I was right there with them.
At one time dragons and phoenix shifters worked together, mated and loved one another. That is until a big betrayal destroyed it all. A war started and many died, but soon each shifter moved on. They went their separate ways, well until a certain dragon wanted to get away from his clutch and start his own life. His father was the leader of his clutch in Denver, but Daytona just wanted to make his own way. So he lived among the phoenix shifters without anyone knowing. That is until a fire that he had to make a choice.
Ethan was a beautiful phoenix shifter however he had been away from home for some time. When he comes back to find his mother gone, he realizes that he has also found the one for him. To his shock it would seem that a dragon and a phoenix might just find love once more together. Too bad someone is either trying to kill Daytona or frame him for the fires.
I loved how this story was so full of excitement, suspense, emotion and twists. Usually when I come across a new series, I am a bit let down because the first book doesn’t hit the high note with me. However this was the exact opposite and I had so much fun reading it. I could not put this book down and can’t wait to start on book two. This has hit my favorite list right off the bat.