Monday, January 6, 2014

Review Tour: Tamed by the Fire by Maxine Mansfield

Maxine will be awarding a $25 Amazon or BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Tamed by the Fire
by Maxine Mansfield


Kitrina Dragonheart is a hunted woman, but the last thing the savvy rogue wants is to partner in a quest with the arrogant but oh-so-sexy prince who deflowered her. But when the threat extends to her legacy and her loved ones, she has no choice but to accept his skills as an extraordinary warrior. Now if she can just get past the distraction of his touch.

Barbarian Zander Hammerstrike vowed to protect Kit with his life. But who's going to protect Zander from the sensually sassy human? She's playing havoc on his sanity—as well as his libido—and she's on the verge of stealing his heart...again. He can't let that happen. As future ruler of Alaria, Zander must take a barbarian wife to keep the bloodline pure, and Kit being human...

Destined from birth to follow different paths, their love seems impossible, but does the Dragon Heart Opal have other plans in store for the pair?

My Review: 

This is definitely an adults only book! Wow is there a lot of descriptive, hot, steamy sex! Sex is a huge part of this world. Sex and nudity is everywhere. The images in my head will be with me forever I'm afraid. Some of them are hilarious. I'll just say this, and you will know what I mean when you read the book, "Surprise!". 

I really enjoyed reading this book. It has a little more sex in it than I usually read, but it is a main part of the story. There are some strange and hysterically funny sex scenes in this book that had me laughing out loud. It was actually a treat to read a book where not all of the sex scenes are written to be steamy, romantic, or erotic. The author apparently had some fun with these characters.

The story is actually really good. There are well developed characters in a nice fantasy quest style story. The book includes magic wielders, dragons, shapeshifters, trolls, gnomes, barbarians, elves, and so much more. There is never a dull moment in this book. The story is fun to read and never drags along at any point. 

This book is a part of a series, but there was never a point where I was lost or confused even though I have not read the other books in the series. This book works well as a stand alone. I will most likely be seeking out the other books in this series because it was so fun to read. It made me laugh while keeping me interested in the story itself. 

I recommend this book to adult readers that like a huge dose of sex with their fantasy stories. There is enough action to keep you hooked while there is enough romance to keep you hoping for the characters to be able to live happily ever after. 


A girl’s deflowering is a once-in-a-lifetime event…

He didn’t say a word as they walked from the great room or even as they made their way down the long hall. Not a “hi, how are you?” Not a “how have you been?” Not even an “I’ve always been attracted to you, and I’m looking forward to doing this.” Nothing but silence.

When the door of her chamber clicked closed behind them, shutting them all alone from the rest of the world, Kitrina jumped at the sound of the bolt tumbling into place. She searched for something clever to say. Where was the speech she’d prepared just yesterday? The witty words meant to assure Zander that she was a woman full grown, sophisticated even? Words meant to put them both at ease?

They were gone, completely gone, and her mind totally blank.

Well, perhaps not totally blank. Even though she no longer faced him, she could still hear the depth of his breathing and in her mind still see the ripple of his muscles, the intensity of his gaze, the nearness of his lips. She gulped.

When his hands lifted her hair away and his fingers grazed the skin at the back of her neck, heat infused her from head to toe, and though certainly not cold, she shivered.

Easy, my lady. Relax, all will be well. You shall see.”

The closure of her gown suddenly gave way, and with a whoosh, the gossamer green material pooled about her feet. Kit stepped out of it, took a deep breath to steady herself, then turned to face him. The appreciation for what he saw reflected back to her from his heated gaze and bolstered her shaky nerves as nothing else on Albrath could have. Though his breathing appeared steady, his lips parted and his nostrils slightly flared.

Kitrina reached out and undid the clasp holding his kilt together. There was no mistaking his attraction to her as the plaid fell to the floor.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Hi, my name is Maxine Mansfield, and I write fantasy, erotic romances. I live in the far northern state of Alaska where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer. I have one very special man, his three equally special children, and our six delightful grandchildren in my life. Not to mention a very bossy African Grey parrot named Gabriel. Oh, and Gnomes! Many, many Gnomes!

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  1. Amanda, thank you so much for reviewing Tamed by the Fire. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I have a question for your readers. If you were going to jump out and 'Surprise' someone, how would you do it? :)

  2. Hey Maxine! Congratulations on the new book, the new tour and another wonderful-and-hilarious story. I love your crazy characters (and, they ARE crazy) but I love your love stories even more. Hope everyone finds your fabu books and my favorite fantasy writer! Hugs!

  3. sounds like a very good book,happy new year :)

  4. I *love* dragon books! And add a bit of romance? Sounds like the perfect book for me. Thank you so much for sharing! Best of luck on the success of this book. ^_^

    cloud.weaver.girl AT gmail DOT com

  5. Thank you for the honest review. The book sounds steamy.


  6. What a really awesome review. Makes me want to run out and get the entire series.

  7. Oh my gosh, Maxine has done it again.
    Congratulations on another steamy release.

  8. What a wonderful book, always kept me on my toes the whole time, you captured my attention from cover to cover. Cannot wait until the next one is released. :D

  9. Nice review

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  10. An hilarious, hot sexy book?! Sounds like very fun reading!
    capefearlibn at gmail dot com

  11. Ooo I can't wait to read this new steamy fun read from Maxine!

  12. Awesome series, Maxine. Congratulations on the new book - can't wait to read it!

  13. Great review, can't wait to read the book! Maxine, I can't recall a time I ever jumped out and "surprised" anyone. But if I did, I'd have something in my hand the person enjoyed, like chocolate or champagne. :-)

  14. No jumping out & surprising anyone. No doubt I'd be sending someone off to the hospital.


  15. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com


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