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Author: Kristen Callihan Narrator: Moira Quirk Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Series:The Darkest London Series Release Date: February 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781619694194

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Once blissfully in love . . .

Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy's secrets are revealed, leaving Winston's trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections . . .

Their relationship is now put to the ultimate test.

Winston Lane soon regains his physical strength but his face and heart still bear the scars of the vicious attack. Drawn into the darkest depths of London, Winston must fight an evil demon that wants to take away the last hope of reconciliation with his wife. As a former police inspector, Winston has intelligence and logic on his side. But it will take the strength of Poppy's love for him to defeat the forces that threaten to tear them apart.

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  • A compelling and emotional pageturner that will have readers burning the midnight oil.

    - Anna Campbell, award-winning author of Midnight's Wild Passion on Firelight
  • A fantastic debut that has everything I'm looking for in a story: compelling conflict, beautiful writing, gripping sexual tension, and strong, intelligent characters.

    - Sherry Thomas, RITA Award-winning author of His At Night on Firelight
  • Combines romance, wit, and suspense in a fabulous retelling of Beauty and the Beast...with a supernatural twist.

    - Colleen Gleason, international bestselling author of The Gardella Vampire Chronicles on Firelight
  • Passionate and romantic, beautifully written and dark.

    - Elizabeth Amber, author of Bastian: The Lords of Satyr
  • A sexy, resplendent debut with a deliciously tortured hero, an inventive supernatural mystery, and slow-building heat that simmers on each page. I can't wait to see what Kristen Callihan comes up with next!

    - Meljean Brook, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Duke on Firelight
  • A dazzling debut, sexy and thrilling. Callihan now has a place on my to-buy list."—Anya Bast, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Enchantment on Firelight

  • Utterly phenomenal! Sword fights, magic, a heroine with secret strengths, a hero with hidden vulnerability, and best of all, a true love that's hot enough to burn the pages.

    - Courtney Milan, New York Times bestselling author of Unraveled on Firelight
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  • Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Like moths to a flame, readers will be drawn to the flickering Firelight and get entangled in the first of the Dark London series. Combining Stephen King's Carrie and Beauty and the Beast, Callihan crafts a taut tale filled with sexual tension. This is one of the finest debuts of the season.

    - RT Book Reviews on Firelight
  • Compulsively readable...a compelling Victorian paranormal with heart and soul.

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Firelight
  • Callihan has a great talent for sexual tension and jaw-dropping plots that weave together brilliantly in the end.

    - Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author
  • A dark, delicious tale of secrets, murder, and love, beautifully shrouded in the shadows of Victorian London.

    - Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author of If He's Dangerous on Firelight
  • Evocative and deeply romantic, Firelight was fascinating from the very first page.

    - Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author
  • A sizzling paranormal with dark history and explosive magic! Callihan is an impressive new talent.

    - Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author of Immortal Rider on Firelight
  • Callihan will make you believe in the power of destiny and true love.

    - Shana Abé, New York Times bestselling author of The Time Weaver
  • Lush and imaginative, Firelight will sweep you away.

    - Zoë Archer, award-winning author of Devil's Kiss on Firelight
  • “Pulse-pounding…Callihan masterfully toggles between Winston and Poppy’s meeting in Victoria Station in 1873 and their present day in 1883, building an intricate world and solid romantic tension. An epilogue will whet reader appetites for future installments.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Like all good things, Callihan just keeps getting better and better. The third installment in the Darkest London series is not only a gripping novel but also one that elevates the genre with its depth of emotion, passion, and mesmerizing storytelling. Callihan doesn’t just create worlds, she moves readers into them with unforgettable characters and stunning revelations. Once begun, it’s impossible to put down Winterblaze.”

    - RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars, Top Pick)
  • “An action-filled romance…Kristen Callihan is a master storyteller. She displays her unique talent for plotting and pacing with absolute ease, yet I cannot fathom the amount of planning it takes to pull off what she has accomplished in Winterblaze. The resolution is perfectly executed and will be sure to cause some jaws to drop with its cleverness.”

    - Fresh Fiction

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Still basking in the glow. Review to come soon. Freaking adored it and can't wait for the next one. Wonderful. Nom. "

    - Lindsay, 2/13/2014
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I'm officially abandoning Winterblaze. What an awful, awful book. I'm so disappointed that this 3rd installment in the series was such a bore. The main characters couldn't be more uninteresting if they tried. The plot seemed contrived too. "

    - Mika, 2/3/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I was really looking forward to reading the third installment of Darkest London, but was overall disappointed in Winterblaze. The story was not as well developed as the previous books, and somewhat overshadowed by misplaced sex scenes. The previous books were more about plot with sexual tension in appropriate places, while the plot seemed to be the obstacle between sexual encounters in this book. Don't get me wrong, I am not a prude and read romance for romance, but it needs to flow well with the story. In general, scene changes were awkward and secondary character development was non-existent (the only purpose Mary and Jack seemed to serve was to set up the next book). I give it a 2.5 star meh. "

    - Courtenay, 1/8/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Definitely loving this series! Review to follow "

    - Elisa, 12/14/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love Poppy and Winston, just didn't love their story as much as I did Miranda and Archer's story. Still a great read though. This one had a steampunk feel to it to me. Looking forward to the next book. "

    - Keri, 12/13/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " So good! This is about sister #3 and her hidden life being discovered with all the repercussions. I really love this series. A little bit of a steampunk flavor. "

    - Carolyn, 10/26/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This series just keeps getting worse for me. Book 3 was unbelievably boring. On top of that, I couldn't stand the heroine. Poppy was too self-righteous and annoying. The hero was too good for her. He deserved someone better. "

    - Milla, 9/30/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Poppy is now one of my favorite fantasy/historical heroines for all time. "

    - melody, 6/24/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite in the series. Love Poppy and hope to see more of her and Win. "

    - Kathy, 5/30/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I cannot wait for SHADOWDANCE. This series is one of the most intoxicating blends of romance, paranormal and historical aspects. Its a excellent mixture and very enjoyable. "

    - Sandy, 5/16/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved this book. Winteblaze is by far my favorite in the series and I loved the other two. "

    - Buffy, 4/11/2013

About the Author

Kristen Callihan, a USA Today bestselling author, is a writer because there is nothing else she would rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewers’ Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book, Firelight, received RT Book Reviews' Seal of Excellence and was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

About the Narrator

Moira Quirk, a British actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, co-narrated Ben Bova’s Mercury and has narrated other popular audiobooks for which she received Audie Award nominations. She is a successful comedian and can be heard on Nickelodeon’s cartoon My Life as a Teenage Robot as well as in The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, The Wild Thornberrys Feature, and Serendipity, among others. She has also lent her voice to several video games, including Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Haunting Ground.