Author : Kenya Wright
Published January 28th 2012 by Dragonfairy Press
From Goodreads : Since the 1970s humans have forced supernaturals to live in caged cities. Silver brands embedded in their foreheads identify them by species: a full moon for Vampires, a crescent moon for Shifters, a pair of wings for Fairies, and the list goes on, for each supernatural species has been tagged and categorized by humans.Lanore Vesta is marked with a silver X, the brand of Mixbreeds, second-class citizens shunned by society. She stays to herself, revealing her ability to create fire only during emergencies. All she wants to do is graduate college and stop having to steal to survive. But when she stumbles upon a murder in progress, she catches the attention of a supernatural killer. Now all she wants is to stop finding dead bodies in her apartment.Enlisting help from her Were-cheetah ex-boyfriend MeShack and a new mysterious friend named Zulu, she is steered through the habitat’s raunchy nightlife. But their presence sometimes proves to be more burden than help, as they fight for her attention. While the corpses pile up, and the scent of blood fills the air, Lanore is left wondering: will she find the psycho or die trying?
*e-book courtesy of the author.*
Lanore is a mixed breed with the power to control fire. She's trying to keep a low profile since society doesn't like her kind. She's going to college and living with her were-cheetah ex-boyfriend. When she witnesses a murder she decides to solve the case and find the supernatural serial killer before he/she finds her.
One of the things I absolutely loved about this book is the characters. They're your usual paranormal characters but the setting they're in is interesting. I love the idea of creating the Habitat (a caged city with all the supernaturals having a mark on their foreheads to identify them). It's also nice to have an African-American heroine. Lanore is a strong woman not afraid to kick some butt. I also love the idea that every supernatural is not equal. It's the purebreds vs the "mixies". It reminded me of Harry Potter with the purebloods and mudbloods.
To add a little romance the author threw in a steamy love triangle. I still can't decide which hot alpha-male I like best, MeShack or Zulu. Both are very protective...and sexy. Maybe book #2 will help me make up my mind. Lanore does make a choice between them at the end but I predict even more sexual tension in the next book.
The plot is amazing with lots of suspense. The murderer is unpredictable. The writing is brilliant. I can go on and on but what I'm trying to say is Fire Baptized is a paranormal page-turner filled with romance, action, suspense, danger, mystery... Fans of paranormal fiction will without a doubt enjoy this book. I'm having a hard time finding something I didn't like about it. I even enjoyed reading about the graphic and gruesome murders!
5 out of 5 stars!