Mortal Fire (The Secret of the Journal) by C. F. Dunn
First book in a new series from an author to watch
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. Here's what this blogger had to say about Mortal Fire
: "I found the book interesting and perplexing... I do think I would like to read the followup book/s. The cliff hanging ending has just simply whetted my appetite"
Reviews from September 17, 2012
"Mortal Fire by C.F. Dunn was suspenseful and an outstanding read. I highly recommend this first book by a very talented writer, her way of expressing each character within the book is terrific and keeps you turning those pages."
"Fabulous work! You will not be disappointed if you pick up this book (series)."
"Mortal Fire - Secret of the Journal by C.F Dunn is probably one of the best romantic thriller's that I've had the pleasure to read"
"There is a current of fear and suspense throughout the book which perhaps raises more questions than it gives answers."
"The story was realistic and I enjoyed the characters. I enjoyed seeing Emma, the main character, make friends and fall in love."
"If you like P. D. James or Elizabeth George, as I do, you'll like this book."
Christian Fiction Addiction
"Mortal Fire is a book of suspense, of secrets, of unexpected developments, and I was held captive by the tale that Dunn has woven."
"Scenery worked and was descriptive, dialogue flowed smoothly and I was able to connect with the characters fairly well."
Leah's Good Reads
"It is one of the perils of reviewing brand new books: that horrible realization that you loved, loved, loved the book, only to discover that it is book one of a multi-book series."
"Obviously the paranormal genre is extremely popular right now so for those readers looking for a clean alternative with Christian overtones, C. F. Dunn's Mortal Fire may be a good choice."
"Once I began reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I only stopped because my dogs wouldn't stop pestering me to take them outside. I had to know what was going to happen next."
"Her byline really does say it al--Romantic thrillers--with a twist. I enjoyed all the twists involved and look forward to delving into the next installment. This was a great first novel."
Reviews from September 18, 2012
"Overall, I really liked Mortal Fire and recommend it to readers who enjoy a suspenseful mystery with a romantic and supernatural twist."
"The author crafts a mean story- her characters will lure you in and spellbound you. If you get caught up in series, this one will hook you by the second chapter! Every time you think you know where the story is going, the author put's it on its head and spins you off in another direction."
Reviews from September 19
"Stellar writing and a plot that hooked me from page one."
"Once you start digging into the book, you won't want to put it down!"
"Let me say up front, the writing is stellar. As I read, even as some things brought about a few raised eyebrows, I had to keep turning the pages."
"I love the mix of academia, mystery, faith and dare I say, possibly a little of the supernatural? I was hooked from the start and couldn't put it down."
"C.F. Dunn has a seductively elegant way with words. In Mortal Fire, she slowly engages your senses like a cat lazily toying with it's prey. You can almost feel a chill in the air and taste the tension as you turn the pages faster and faster. I detected a bit of Twilight (yes, I'm a fan of the books) but this series is geared to a more intellectual crowd."
Reviews from September 20, 2012
" This is a wonderful series and I am glad I discovered C. F. Dunn. I look forward to a long and pleasant relationship. I recommend this book highly."
"Not only was this book edgy, but it was smart. I felt challenged, in a good way. I liked the intellectual writing and the feeling that I am reading a book written by a very intelligent and thoughtful author."
Indoor Garden Musings
"I have read this book twice and it gave me more to think about the second time. I noticed more of the mystery and intrigue, especially that which surrounded Matthew."
"All the characters are interesting and complex. The author's descriptions of her scenes are very well-written and visually captivating."
Reviews from September 21, 2012
"This book was amazing, and when I finished, I had the desire to go back and read it over again."
"Full of mystery, romance, and a taste of the supernatural, Mortal Fire is a book to be savored."
"This romantic thriller is just that. Often times more thriller than romance. I found myself trying to guess the ending, wanting to look ahead, but afraid that I'd ruin the fun."
" What a great start to a series!! I am looking forward to reading the next book already. This is my type of book, edge of your seat suspense and edgy."
"I was drawn into this story almost immediately. The author created a setting and atmosphere that breathed tension and suspense."
"I found myself on the edge of my seat many times while reading. It is equal parts mysterious, scary, exciting and unexpected."
"This author should be on your personal radar. I am confident C.F. Dunn has many more worth reading books in her future."
"I highly recommend this novel."
"I really want to find out what happens next! That means I'll be waiting very impatiently for the next book in the series, Death Be Not Proud."
"The author has done a good job of getting me hooked!"
"If you love suspense you will love this book!"
"It's not a book I would choose to pick up if it hadn't been available for review, but now that I've read book one I want to know how the rest of the series comes out!"
"Personally, I love the mix of academia, mystery, faith, and even a touch of the supernatural! I was hooked from the start, truly, and couldn't put it down, I had to read it in one sitting! It was that good!"