Thursday, September 4, 2014
SUNNY - BLOG TOUR, REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Dante's Fire by Jennifer Probst
Welcome to the Dante's Fire Blog Tour. Thank you for join us in celebrating the release of Jennifer Probst's latest with a review and a Giveaway.
by Jennifer Probst
It’s Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero...
Dante Stark has a dark secret--a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he's accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love.
Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She's tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She's also built a world she believes is safe, until she's attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he's been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her.
But will his dark legacy destroy them...or save them both...
This book feels like a labor of love. How do I know? There is a genuine care in the writing. The characters are infused with warmth and love that emanates from the them to the reader.
The story itself is a bit unusual with a Bruce Wayne type character possessing a unique superhero skill. It is a gift not only of strength and paranormal ability, but also of empathy. Truly, creating this character must have been an inspiration from the heart.
Within this crime-fighting context is a love story with a familiar trope. At points in the narrative, neither Dante or Selina want to take risks necessary for the relationship to develop. It is much easier to hide under the guise of “protecting” the other’s heart, than to actually take a risk:
“I thought you had guts. Instead, you’d rather hang on to a perfect memory than reach from something real. Something messy and unsure, but possibly the best thing that could have ever happened to either of us.”
The cynic in me wonders if Selina could really accept Dante’s “job”. I have no doubt that his heart is with Selina, but his mission leaves a lot of room for misunderstandings. The level of trust between them has to be through the roof and beyond. Perhaps that ability is Selina’s own superhuman power.
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.
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