Visions of Fire and Ice by Teresa D’Amario

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Visions of Fire and Ice by Teresa D’Amario
Publisher: Freya’s Bower
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full (356 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rated: 3.5 Stars
Review by Poppy

Trapped on a planet not their own, the Petiri spend their lives hiding the natural gifts that set them apart from the world. They live long and unfulfilled lives, unable to find their soul mates on this backward planet known as Earth. That is until the night Ramose comes face to face with Tamara, a woman whose gifts rival his own. Determined to find why this human is in possession of an ancient magical Petiri relic, he arranges a meeting.

But Tamara, embittered from past events, is wary despite lifelong dreams of Ramose and a sure knowledge he is her soul mate. Before long the couple find themselves ensnared in a battle that has raged for millennia in Egypt’s desert. Set, Egyptian God of Chaos, is determined to take his just due: the throne of Osiris.

The only way to stop him is for Ramose to put his trust in Tamara, but first must gain the same from her. The ensuing sensual relationship is filled with romance, lust and love. Their relationship is tested by an unnatural evil. Will her powers over fire, combined with his ice be enough to win the day? Or will the ancient gods and goddesses of Egypt destroy more than just their love?

With a clever plot and loads of tension, Visions of Fire and Ice hits the right notes for a worthwhile paranormal romance.

I was intrigued by the premise of ancient aliens crashing here, mixed with Egyptian mythology and gods. It was a unique story and kept me turning the pages. The heat between our main characters, Ramose and Tamara, was palpable. The strongest part of this story was the sexual tension between those two. There was a nearly unbearable pull, but various things kept interrupting their attempts to consummate their relationship, so that pull just grew stronger until I thought I’d about explode (and they did, too). It never felt contrived or put on, and well-written sexual tension is one of the things I love most about romantic fiction.

As noted, the plot was both unique and interesting, but I struggled in places when things slowed down. There were times when it almost had a “day in the life” feel. I think the prose could have been tightened a bit, and some scenes omitted, and this would have been a nail-biter.

Still, I was very much invested in the story and in the characters (I do wish I’d seen “the Js” meet and fall for each other … I didn’t see that there was a book prior to this one, but it had that kind of feel, like I’d missed their story). The author does a great job with the villain who seems to be irredeemable, but … is he? There’s plenty of mystery and action as well, enough that I can easily recommend this book to those who enjoy a good mash up of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and romance. Just make sure you’re patient through the slow parts, because it’s worth it to read to the end.

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  4. Sounds like a great read!!
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