Ignite the Flame

Susan Griscom
Ignite the Flame
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Susan Griscom
Release Date
October 2011
Book 1 of The Sectorium
Fantasy Romance, Literary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal with Romantic Elements, Romantic Suspense/Mystery, Urban Fantasy

He can take her anywhere her heart desires, but she can bring him to his knees with the gentle flick of her finger.

When the tragic death of her father brings Addison MacKenna back to the town where she was born, she can't understand the strange sensations that have begun to consume her. Plagued with nightmares of her father's sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe that his demise was accidental.

But that's not the only thing Addie struggles with.

Caught up in the horrors of her latest nightmare while driving to work one day, she's startled beyond comprehension when she almost runs down a man standing in the middle of the road. A gorgeous, stunning man she can't seem to take her mind or her eyes off of. All of a sudden, the impossible seems possible, and it's not clear whether that's a blessing or a curse.

Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious, but he's also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. He's faced with the tough decision of whether to let her in or sabotage their new relationship in order to keep her safe as well as his own heart.

Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them in the end?

A supernatural, urban fantasy sure to get your blood running hot, "Ignite the Flame" is the first book in the Sectorium series set in a sleepy coastal town along the Oregon Coast. (Note: Previously published as Whisper Cape and has been re-titled an enhanced for a more enjoyable read).

Book Review by Nadene R (reviewer)
Jul 03, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
218 people found the following review helpful
I opted to read this book because of the author. I have read a few of her books before, which I enjoyed so I figured I would give this one a try. Susan Griscom has proven to be a versatile author. She has written a variety of genres, which she has managed to pull off quite well.

Anyone who follows my reviews knows I am a huge fan of the paranormal, mystery and suspense genre, so on discovering that WHISPER CAPE was a combination of these three had me doing the happy dance.

WHISPER CAPE, which is the first book in the series is an exciting read which I could not get enough of. I loved the concept, which I thought was unique. I found the characters refreshing and relatable. The plot was exciting and suspenseful and the romance steamy.

The story began with the heroine, Addison MacKenna, having nightmares. These nightmares have been plaguing her since the death of her father. It's evident that she does not believe the stories that are being fed to her about his death. She is determined to find out the truth, as she believed that he was murdered. Cael Sheridan, a private investigator, returned to Whisper Cape to find his mentor's killer and to provide protection for his daughter. These two together were quite the treat. I enjoyed the characters and their interaction. Their actions were typical of two people who were afraid to admit how they felt about each other. A note of warning, their feelings for each other developed rather quickly.

The story started out slow and was that way for some time. I believe that this helped the story somewhat. I say this because for me the slow build up allowed me to get to know the characters quite well. Gradually the pace picked up to the point where I was on the edge of my seat. The danger intensified and secrets were revealed.

The storyline was riveting, mysterious and suspenseful. One of the things I love about mysteries is not being able to figure out who the villain is until I am near the end of the story. Well, this is exactly what occurred in WHISPER CAPE. I could not for the life of me figure who Eidolon was. There were a few likely suspects, which had me guessing at every page turn. Just when I thought I had it figured, the author throws in a twist that has me re-thinking my pool of suspects. Discovering who the villain was was a complete shocker. Then there was that shocking twist at the end that made my jaw dropped.

The descriptions were vivid which allowed me to picture every detail. The fictional town of Whisper Cape came alive. The author made everything appear believable. If you never believed in magic after reading this book you just may change your mind.
In this installment, we see how the quest for power can lead to destruction. The villain's motive was to gain control of the world by using his supernatural abilities along with those he had stolen.

Verdict: I enjoyed this story. Everything was neatly wrapped up. There were no unanswered questions and no cliffhangers. If you are looking for a unique read and need something new to sink your teeth in, then WHISPER CAPE would be a good place to begin.
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