Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Book Tour: Games of Fire ~ A Book Review

Book Name: Games of Fire Author: Airicka Phoenix Publisher: Airicka Phoenix Release date: Feb 14, 2013 Genre: Young Adult Thriller and mystery with a strong dose of romance. Warnings: Strong language and mild sexual content Formats: ebook & paperback

Sophie has enough problems in her life without Spencer turning her blood to fire, without
his eyes freezing and burning her, without his hatred of her. Since his migration into the house
next to hers, Sophia Valdez isn’t sure whether she wants to toss him under a bus or kiss that
smirking mouth of his. But even as the temperature rises around them, leaping flames of passion,
want and desire,everything either has ever known will be shattered by the lurking shadow
hounding their every step, wanting revenge.

Spencer Rowth moves to the sleepy town of River Port with his mother and twelve year old
sister, Suzy, to escape a deceitful father, an unfaithful girlfriend and a life crumbling much too
fast for him to grapple onto only to be smacked upside the head by the last thing he wanted
again. Sophie was everything he refused to want. Her temper, her wit, her laugh, her smile, the
way her entire body goes up in flames under his hands are things he would rather slam a lid on
and forget. Instead, he finds himself falling for the smart-mouth next door. But how long will he
have before the evil chasing them catches up? How long before the very thing he never wanted
becomes his only thread to sanity? And who is after them? What do they want and why do they
want Spencer and Sophie dead?


“I won’t bite,” he said, probably meaning it as a joke.

“Oh if only that were my only problem,” she sighed under her breath.


She shook her head. “Nothing.”

She took his hand, slipping her icy fingers through his. The electric sparks tore a fiery path down
the length of her arms, nearly melting the ice beneath their feet. She shivered involuntarily and
felt his fingers flex.

“All right?” Had his voice always been so husky?

She dampened her lips. “Yeah…” The single word died in her throat as she was pulled towards
him. Her heart tripped. Her lungs stilled. The heat of his body rushed over her with the subtle
scent peppermint, leather, spices and smoke.

A soft mist blew around them. Raindrops glistened in his hair, shimmering under the pale glow
of the light post. His eyes were shadowed beneath wispy fringes, but the silver in them glinted
like pools of liquid mercury. Her breath caught. It must have made a sound because his fingers
tightened. His shaky exhale caressed her flushed face.

“This,” he whispered so quietly she almost didn't hear him. “Is why you are so bad for me.”

My Review: 
 Strong language and mild sexual content
Games of Fire isn't quite what I expected. But even so it still blew me away and made me fall in love with another great book! Airicka has a special way with words that just pulls you in!

My only complaint towards this book is perhaps a bit too much kissing. I would have loved to see a little more action for the story but overall still a great read!

Games of Fire will keep you guessing until the very end and once you get there, you won't want it to over!

Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of the Touch Series with short stories in
Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. When
she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling
through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading.
She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka
describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old
movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one
wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind.

If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her
overwhelming collection of books.

For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit
her website HERE!


  1. Thank you so much for this amazing review of Games of Fire! I am so delighted you enjoyed it! <3