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Kindling Flames (The Ancient Fire Series Book 1) by Julie Wetzel:

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    Kindling Flames Gathering Tinder

    Title: Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder

    Series: The Ancient Fire Series Book One

    Author: Julie Wetzel

    Published: September 19th, 2014

    Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing

    Page Count: 260

    Genre: Paranormal Romance

    Content Warning: Minor Violence

    Age Recommendation: 13+

     

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    Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area.

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    Kindling Flames Flying Sparks

    Title: Kindling Flames: Flying Sparks

    Series: The Ancient Flame Series Book One

    Author: Julie Wetzel

    Published: October 3rd, 2014

    Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing

    Page Count: 260

    Genre: Paranormal Romance

    Content Warning: Minor Violence

    Age Recommendation: 13+

     

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    When Vicky becomes the target of a serial arsonist plaguing the city, Darien calls on the supernatural community to help. Pulling the creatures of the night together to cooperate on any project is troublesome at the best of times. The fact that the one responsible for the city’s woes is a being of fire and magic leads the reluctant groups to a truce that makes Vicky start to think that her job might be a bit more than one normal human can handle.

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    ~ About the Author ~

     

    Julie Wetzel

    Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.

    Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.

    Julie Wetzel is the author of Kindling Flames, Book 1 in The Ancient Fire Series. Kindling Flames is scheduled to release through Crimson Tree Publishing in the Fall of 2014.

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    ~ Excerpt from Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder ~

     

    Looking back at the woman following him, he pushed the button to call the elevator. Once they were both inside, he watched the reflection of his assistant in the shiny surface of the door. Vicky had plucked one of the shoulders of her shirt up and was sniffing at the collar. A thoughtful look crossed her face, and she smoothed her shirt back into place. “What are you doing?’ Darien asked as he turned to look at the odd behavior.

    Embarrassed, Vicky took a slight step back as she realized she had been caught in her investigation. “Um…” She couldn’t think of a good explanation, so she went with the truth. “Sue said I was starting to smell like you.”

    Darien looked at her for a moment before closing the distance between them.

    Vicky tried to retreat from him but found she was already against the back wall of the small, enclosed space. He placed his hand on the wall next to her and bent his head to the crook of her neck. Her pulse raced as Darien swung his face across her shoulder and up the side of her head. She could hear the deep intake of air as he pulled in her scent. Her breath hitched as he pushed away from her, and she met his eyes. His pupils were significantly dilated from where they were when he had first trapped her.

    “So you do,” Darien confirmed.

    Vicky’s heart skipped again. Before she knew what happened or had the chance to act on the strange impulses being sent from that tight pull in her gut, he was back over by the door where he had started.

    “I hadn’t noticed.”

     

    ~ Excerpt from Kindling Flames: Flying Sparks ~

     

    Nodding, the nurse punched some buttons on the blue box and unhooked the IV line from the port in Vicky’s arm. “Let me know if you feel any pain,” she warned as she packed up the equipment. “The doctor thinks you should be fine without the medication.”

    Vicky smiled at her. “I don’t think it’ll be a problem.”

    “It’s probably all the tender loving care your boyfriend has been giving you,” she said with a giggle.

    Vicky blushed. The woman had hit the nail on the head. “He’s not my boyfriend,” Vicky protested weakly, looking at her food.

    “Don’t give me that,” the woman huffed. “That kiss he gave you when you first came in was far too passionate to come from anyone other than a lover. It made even my toes curl.”

    Vicky looked up at the woman as she tried to think about a kiss Darien had given her. The only one that might have been misconstrued as passionate was the kiss he placed on her temple, but no one had seen that one.

    “Then again, you might not remember it,” the woman went on. “You hadn’t woken up yet.”

    Vicky raised her fingers to her mouth and felt her lips.

    “The doctor will be in after a bit to check on you,” the nurse said as she rolled the IV stand out of the room.

    Vicky was too deep in thought to hear the nurse’s words or see her leave. Her insides flopped around like a fish out of water, and she was suddenly not hungry anymore. Had Darien stolen a kiss while she was asleep? What did it mean? Was it to heal her, or was it something else? She thought over Darien’s actions since she had discovered he was a vampire. He had spent a lot of time invading her personal space, but she also found it didn’t bother her as much as it should have. Her mind wobbled on her growing feelings and what they meant for her job. Would she be able to handle working so closely with someone who had such a profound effect on her heart?

    Vicky recalled Vanessa’s teasing about what could be done in a closed office with a large desk and slammed the thought down before it could even get off the ground. Picking up her fork, she started working food into her mouth. She needed to eat, no matter how her insides were squirming. Dealing with Darien would have to come later.

     

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