A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book One

A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book One

A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book One

Semi-finalist–Best Indie Books of 2012, KINDLE BOOK REVIEW~ “A tantalyzing paranormal romance, full of mystery and intrigue. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Sign me up for book 2!”

–Nichole Chase, NYT Bestselling author of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy
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“No secret stays hidden forever.”

A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery he’d abandoned years before.  He never expected

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  1. Douglas C. Meeks "Book Reviews @ Large"
    325 of 340 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the Best Books in Years, February 11, 2012
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    This review is from: A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book One (Kindle Edition)
    A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries) was a total shock, I bought this unassuming book for 99 cents and since it sounded like a decent mystery I grabbed it. This was NOT a hastily thrown together bit of fluff. As it turned out is was a mystery at its core wrapped around a deep story of love, desire and noble intentions. The growth of the relationships here are perfect and the actions and paranormal nuances are just enough to add to the story and not the “vampire love fest” I have seen in many recent novels. This is a slow evolving romance that can’t really come to fruition because of the circumstances surrounding them (the crux of the mystery they are working on). I have read nothing like it since possibly Master of Crows which shared its slow developing romance and a hero you could not be sure if you like or hated for much of the beginning chapters. This is a top shelf reading experience and if you like good writing and multifaceted characters (who will most likely get fleshed even more in subsequent books) this is a steal of a book at any price.

    UPDATE: I bought and read the other 3 books in the series and can say without any hesitation that this was possibly THE best series of 2011/12. Amazing story.

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  2. lou
    176 of 187 people found the following review helpful
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    4.5 stars…Great example of a changing industry, May 23, 2012
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    This review is from: A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book One (Kindle Edition)
    This book was a revelation to me. For decades, writers have been warned against the perils of self-publishing; told that no one would take a self-published book seriously, that it would destroy a career before it began. There’s also been a long-standing prejudice based on the belief that a book not picked up by a traditional publisher is simply not good enough to bother with. But Hunter’s A Hidden Fire is a shining example of how online publishing has changed the industry. It is well edited, clearly written, and is missing absolutely nothing for having been self-published. More importantly, it’s a great story.

    Hunter has created memorable, compelling characters and a rich, well-conceived world in A Hidden Fire. Unlike so many series popular at the moment, this book does not rely on placing the main characters in some life-threatening situation in the first chapter to gain the reader’s attention. Instead, Hunter takes time to introduce us to Gio and B, showing us what these characters are like, discovering personality traits and weaknesses. It’s such a refreshing change to simply watch the characters demonstrate their more interesting qualities instead of simply being told ‘she’s really independent and clever’ or ‘he’s dark and brooding.’ Hunter gives the reader the rare opportunity to find these details on his/her own, creating a bond between characters and reader that has been sorely lacking in recent literature.

    Be forewarned, the story does not move from action scene to action scene, doesn’t contain melodramatic, overwrought love scenes, or mustache twirling villains. Hunter is a strong writer who has created a series that speaks for itself and doesn’t depend on stale genre stereotypes to grab the reader’s attention. This book kept me up all night simply because I just had to see what Gio and B were going to say next, what new discoveries they would make. The plot is well thought out and the author does a great job of laying clues for the reader to follow.

    My only complaints are just a few typos, (which I probably only noticed because of having English teachers for parents) and the cliffhanger ending. I understand why the author used it, and at least she has given the reader a clear end in sight, but I do prefer to have things wrapped up a bit more cohesively. But that’s just me.

    All in all, this is one of the best books I’ve read this year and has really changed the way I view self-published works. Bravo Ms. Hunter!

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  3. TooOldForThis
    66 of 72 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Must read!!!, May 19, 2012
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    This review is from: A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book One (Kindle Edition)
    I am currently reading the third book in this series, and it does not disappoint. Elizabeth Hunter has written a stunning series that is well researched, paced, and executed. I especially appreciate the way these books have more substance than most in this genre. I have read around 50 books that come up as “recommended” alongside this one, and this series is by far the best I have read. Please do not hesitate to buy this one. You won’t be sorry!

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