Friday, December 5, 2014

Blog Tour: PLAYING WITH FIRE by Devika Fernando

Playing With Fire
Devika Fernando

My Review

This latest novel by Devika Fernando is Book 1 of the series, “4 Elements of Love” and is all about Felicia who represents Fire. But there’s one more person in the love story – Joshua, who represents Ice. 

Felicia is unable to deal with herself as she has been fighting the strangeness – a fascination with fire to the point that she is able to create her own from thin air – within her since she was a child. Her parents never understood her and soon she is estranged from them. She shares an apartment with Cindy and works at the local library.

Into her life steps Joshua, a handsome stranger. He insists that he is a private investigator. But is he what he says he is? Then there is this oddity that makes him different from the people she meets at the library. Why would he try to teach her to control the fire element? What does it matter to him? What about the sparks the two strike off each other? You will need to read Playing With Fire by Devika Fernando to find out. 

The story begins with a bang, making the reader sit up and take notice. That’s a great way to catch one’s attention for sure. I have to congratulate the author on that. 

Nature has been described in a number of places in the novel. It has been done with great taste and has turned out in an excellent fashion. I especially loved reading those sections. 

The scene when the baby dragon breathing fire unleashed by Felicia has been very well written. It’s cute as well as dangerous which is exactly how it should be.

Devika Fernando has the ability to spin a good story. I must say a stronger editor would have made it a great one.  

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?

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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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  1. Thank you for the honest and detailed review! :-)

  2. Joshua is quite good looking isn't he ? Agree with your comment on her nature descriptions.. it was well done..