The Call of Fire
Natura Elementals 1
by Sloane Calder
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 10 Dec 2020 | Archive Date 18 Oct 2021
Pretty Dynamite Press, LLC, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
A powerless supernatural mafia princess. A bodyguard hellbent on revenge. And a love that might cost them both everything…
Elspeth Lennox knows dreams are foolish—including the dream to marry for love. Born without elemental power, she’s considered worthless except in the promise that she could produce a rare and superiorly gifted child free from the disease that is slowly killing her brother and so many other Natura.
In exchange for a cure, she agrees to marry and join her bloodline with that of the Natura’s most powerful Russian family--a king very few have ever seen in person.
The last thing the Lennox family needs is another powerful alliance. Fearing retaliation from other Natura families, Elspeth’s grandfather assigns her his most powerful bodyguard to make sure she survives to see her wedding day.
Fire elemental Aleron Foussé has long dreamed of revenge for his father’s murder. Protecting Elspeth will give him the cover he needs to finally achieve that goal. Elspeth’s just a pawn. A distraction he doesn’t need. A dangerous distraction who makes him dream of things he’ll never have. Things he never thought he wanted.
Now he wants it all. He wants her.
But Elspeth holds a secret powerful enough to start a war, and if they’re not careful, their hearts may be the first casualties.
A Note From the Publisher
"Powerful writing and a delicious story set this tale apart from everything else out there. Ms. Calder's skills are undeniable. She wields a pen like a gladiator wields a sword, her thrusts razor-sharp, unapologetic, her aim true, for she pierces the heart every time. Count me among her eternal fans."
—Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author of the Charley Davidson series
"A superb touch of unbridled desires, witty banter, raging vendettas, and heartbreaking consequences are the tools Ms. Calder uses to deliver a unique paranormal romance that is sure to leave readers calling for more!"