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Incandescent

When fire meets a force of nature an Incandescent is born Laurie Hudson gave up normal a long time ago Isolated from friends and family she becomes a bartender for an upscale restaurant while she fights to suppress her strange affinity for fire Around new owner Mikhail Petrov her careful control disintegrates She is at once drawn to his urbane cool demeanor and irritated by his overbearing manner Now she finds a Laurie is a cogent fire elemental an Incandescent who can not control her ability She has dealt with her fire power by ignoring it until Mikhail Petrov a tri elemental comes into the restaurant where she works and decides to wreak havoc on her life by forcing her to work for him Mikhail teaches her how to control her ability while using it himself to gain power in the tenuous political world of mages darks and elementals I m not very familiar with these kind of paranormal stories but MV Freeman s writing and strong characters easily led me through the power politics of the magic realm I loved the bad boy character of Mikhail and his troubled personality I m one for shades of gray within characters and enjoyed how he and Laurie struggle with their faults but make the right choices in the end I also love a sexy Russian lead and MV delivers this very well Can t wait for the seuel

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What the untrained Fire Elemental Laurie wants Her rare power is the key to his freedom and he doesn’t hesitate to seize her for his use an act that propels him into a war he isn’t ready to fight The cost could mean his life and the destruction of his people With the Mages closing in Mikhail faces a choice destroy the fledgling relationship with Laurie to gain his coveted freedom or sacrifice himself for he MV Freeman s Incandescent blew me away Elemental magic Russian mafia and a lot of stuff bursts into flames Obviously the setting impressed me but days after I ve finished reading the characters are still on my mind Laurie the independent all American heroine has no idea she s a powerhouse of elemental magic but thinks she s a freak and tries not to blow stuff up when she gets mad Laurie holds her own with the deliciously surly Mikhail who by all appearances is a ruthless ambitious warlord of sorts He s not only mysterious and sexy but genuinely Slavic in his phrasing and mannerisms The characters felt real and the chemistry was off the charts Freeman s snarky humor struck me as perfect and I especially appreciated the understated meaningful way the hero and heroine fall in love and redeem themselves Freeman s prose is thoroughly sophisticated impactful and unself conscious she s on par with the big names in paranormal fiction Fans of JR Ward Kresley Cole and Sherrilyn Kenyon will love MV Freeman Straddling the line between urban fantasy and paranormal romance Incandescent doesn t apologize for being in its own category and it shouldn t Both the plot and characters are so strongly written I expect both UF and PNR readers will find it thrilling I was hooked from the first page and mesmerized to the end One of my top 5 favorite reads this year Incandescent has a home on my keeper shelf

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Ll of her hard won choices being taken away as she is catapulted into a world of Mages Darks and mysterious Elementals all working just below the surface of humanity As she learns to survive Laurie realizes her freedom could mean the destruction of the frustrating man she's come to care forA formidable figure in this strange world Tri Elemental Mikhail Petrov commands earth air and water He doesn’t give a damn Full Disclosure I received an advanced reading copy from the author She is a friend and RWA chapter mateI really enjoyed INCANDESCENT I thought the world building was just incredible It s unlike any other paranormal I ve read I don t read many of them but I do read them I was a little worried how I would feel about this book because MV is a friend and I wanted to like it I needn t have worried I opened it up to read during my trip to the RWA conference in Anaheim It kept me occupied during flight delays and when it came time to land in Anaheim I didn t want to stop reading I was that absorbedOthers have given much better plot synopses than I have so I won t repeat the information here Basically Laurie Hudson is a very powerful elemental though she doesn t realize it Her reluctance to admit what she was did annoy me somewhat I have to admit but she eventually realizes she has to embrace her heritage and learn to wield her powerMikhail is a far mysterious character I would have liked to get into his head a bit often to see what he was thinking He is a true alpha male and he is even a bit bastardy at times But he s very compelling He s tortured and tough and sexy Everything you want a dark alpha to beAs an Urban Fantasy this book hits all the targets As a romance perhaps not uite as much If you really want a lot of heart pounding sexual tension and a romance that takes center stage this book might not be for you If you want a very cool world a thrilling atmosphere and a romantic plot to go along with it then you should enjoy this bookThe writing is very good the story moves along at a good pace and surprises wait around every corner MV Freeman has set up a great opening to an Urban Fantasy world that I hope she will explore in future books


About the Author: M.V. Freeman

MV Freeman lives in North Alabama Fueled by coffee workouts fresh food she gravitates toward stories of determined heroines and anti heroes who push the boundaries as they both fight to find their light in the dark MV is represented by Victoria Lea from The Aponte Literary Agency



10 thoughts on “Incandescent

  1. says:

    Source ARC copyA darkly charming debut carving out it's own fresh and distinct path into the wilds of Urban FantasyIn this

  2. says:

    Laurie is a cogent fire elemental an Incandescent who can not control her ability She has dealt with her fire power by ignoring it until Mikhail Petrov a tri elemental comes into the restaurant where she works a

  3. says:

    In Incandescent M V Freeman introduces us to a new world where a distinctive people live amongst humans Mages Elementals

  4. says:

    Full Disclosure I received an advanced reading copy from the author She is a friend and RWA chapter mateI really enjoyed INCANDESCENT I thought the world building was just incredible It's unlike any other paranormal I've read I don't read many of them but I do read them I was a little worried how I would feel about this

  5. says:

    Time to uit the day job and become a full time writer A very very good first book Looking forward to the next one Will mark my calendar when I get the date When will that be by the wayIt's been several days since finishing t

  6. says:

    ALL RIGHT let's get this review going let me just list a couple of things I ABSOLUTELY loved about this book SUPERNATURAL Hot Broody Russian Man A vulnerable heroine who is anything but that as it turns out Kick Ass Female Heroine no seriously she was so kick ass Amazing secondary character development that can only mean a continuation tha

  7. says:

    Okay so i think this is a solid four for me It took me a while to get through it because i have been busy but my first an

  8. says:

    I was lucky enough to have received an advanced reader’s copy of Incandescent in exchange for an honest reviewFirst let me say that is this the hardest book to write a review for Not because I didn’t enjoy i

  9. says:

    MV Freeman's Incandescent blew me away Elemental magic Russian mafia and a lot of stuff bursts into flames Obviously the setting impressed me but days after I've finished reading the characters are still on my mind Laurie

  10. says:

    First let me say I am a friend of MV Freeman She has not asked me to read this book or influenced my review in any wayINCANDESCENT is one of th

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