Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Spotlight and Review of 'Playing With Fire' by Devika Fernando

Playing With Fire
Devika Fernando
The Blurb
 If you’re playing with fire, prepare to get burned – or to fall in love.

Sparks fly when Felicia and Joshua meet. Discovering her inner fire and unleashing unimaginable powers makes her realize that all her life, she has been hiding her true self. When buildings burn and people are in danger, the tempting game of playing with fire becomes serious. Will their love and desperate struggle for control save her life, or will the fire magic turn itself against its mistress?

My Review

The book opens with a bang. This bang symbolizes sparks flying, window panes bursting, and loud noises of structures falling. Felicia was slowly approaching this ball of fire to test her guts, when suddenly she gets a push, and her plan gets busted when another main character of the novel, Joshua enters the scene.

Story after that is an attraction between these two while battling the fury within themselves. This energy within them is opposite to each other, and maybe that is making the appeal even more intense. Felicia has a ferocity for fire; there is a furnace within her that is burning and could blame it on her childhood. While Joshua is calm and poise like the water.

These two elements (water/fire) make thy novel. 

Although, I would have loved to know the past of Felicia that made her so fiery. That would have helped me as a reader to understand and position her better. 

The Author has woven their interactions, chemistry, supernatural powers that they fight within to surface their emotions and sensitiveness that allows them to portray the kind of personalities  they are assigned is played well.  The words are crisp while giving visions to the reader as she goes page by page as if she is right there experiencing it first hand.

I would recommend this book to any reader who believes in paranormal forces; this is one of a kind!
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Meet the Author

Almost as soon as Devika Fernando could write, she imagined stories and poems. After finishing her education in Germany and returning to her roots in Sri Lanka, she got a chance to turn her passion into her profession. Having lived in Germany and in Sri Lanka with her husband has made her experience the best (and the worst) of two totally different worlds – something that influences her writing. Her trademark are sweet, yet deeply emotional romance stories where the characters actually fall in love instead of merely falling in lust. She draws inspiration from everyone and everything in life. Besides being a romance novel author, she works as a self-employed German web content writer, as a translator, and as a faithful servant to all the cats, dogs, fish and birds in her home. What she loves most about being an author is the chance to create new worlds and send her protagonists on a journey full of ups and downs that will leave them changed. When she’s not writing, she’s reading or thinking about writing.
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