Tempted by Fire - Erin Kellison

Tempted by Fire

By Erin Kellison

  • Release Date: 2015-07-15
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 79 Ratings


Tempted By Fire is the first in the enthralling new Dragons of Bloodfire series by New York Times bestselling author Erin Kellison.
Dragon shifter Thane Ealdian has waited six hundred years to avenge the loss of his family, and finally a clue has surfaced that implicates an old adversary. Thane will stop at nothing to seek his revenge, but to prevent violence between the clans, the Bloodkin Triad has forced a mediator on him. Some upstart named Emerson Clark…
Emerson is fed up with all Bloodkin and how they’ve managed to control every aspect of her life. While she doesn’t believe that Bloodkin can shift into dragons—because, really?—she has to admit, they are exceptionally nice to look at. But once the mediation is over, she wants nothing to do with them ever again.
When Thane discovers that the clever and beautiful Emerson is the key to uncovering the truth, he has no intention of letting her go. Although she wants to run, she can’t turn her back on Thane or her intense feelings for him. His quest pulls at her heart, just as his nearness sparks something dangerous inside her. With evil in hot pursuit, sooner or later everything will ignite—the mediation, the shifter within her… and their passions.

42,000 words / no cliffhanger / 18+

* Tempted by Fire was previously published in the Dark and Damaged boxed set


  • Great new series

    By Snuffythekitten
    This book is super great. That really covers it for sure. I did not get free anything to write this and I as a rule don't do reviews but sometimes an author new or old hits a home run on something and they deserve the praise and also I want people to see this and give it a try. Ik they're are tons of shifter type books but this one is very original and wonderful world building. I believe this is a new author and I know I want the writing to continue I couldn't wait for book 3 to arrive and am now reading it I have no doubts it will again be worth the money and honestly I'd pay more. Some of these well knowns make a killing and are getting tired and sort of same thing different title this isn't the case here at all. Can't rave enough about this series gets better and better. Intrigued within just a chapter, hooked within 3!!!
  • Tempted by Fire

    By TWhit42
    I rec'd this book free for an honest review. I absolutely loved it! It was actually "cute" and I found myself smiling. I didn't want it to end! I can't wait to read the second book- Awakened by Fire
  • Good story!

    By ledoss
    Provided by publisher for honest review. This was a good read. All I have read by this author has been worth the time spent!
  • Love Dragons

    By Grandma PNR
    A great Dragon love story. Intrigue, drama,action,mystery,angst,romance. Love thane and Ember. A good read.
  • Strong Characters and Great Writing!

    By Booked & Loaded
    4.5/5 Tempted by Fire is Erin Kellison's first book in her Dragons of Bloodfire series. Kellison brilliantly lined the pages with deep character and world building, creating a page turner until the end. My least favorite thing about this book was the length. I wanted more! Even with the lean number of pages, Kellison manages to pack a surprising amount of back story for several of the characters onto the pages. Their backstories really made the characters into people you wanted to know more about. Kellison pulls away from the typical romance cliche of the two love interests having a falling out and one of them having to come around or make up for some huge mistake. Thane and Emerson's dance was more of a gentle glide of two people simply connecting, regardless of their differences. Both of these individuals were likeable in their own right and all in all the story was brilliantly written. The world Kellison created was a unique view of dragons. Although, we only got a taste of the entire world It truly left me wanting more! I think any lover of paranormal romance will enjoy Tempted by Fire. I was provided a courtesy copy of this title for the purpose of providing an honest review.
  • Awesome

    By ARC Reader
    Tempted By Fire is book one it the Dragons of Bloodfire series by Erin Kellison. It gives us the story of Dragon shifter Thane Ealdian and Emerson Clark. Thane has just awoken from a self imposed sleep brought on by the grief of murder of his wife and son. After waiting six hundred years to avenge the loss of his family, finally a clue has surfaced that implicates an old adversary. Emerson Clark is given the task by the Bloodkin of being a mediator for the two dragon families. Upon discovering that Emerson maybe the key to uncovering the truth he vows to do anything necessary to keep her at his side. I thoroughly enjoyed the Dragon world Ms. Kellison has built. It was unique, intriguing and well magical. The characters are strong, spunky, stubborn, hot and very well written. The book had mystery, humor, sexy male dragons, murder, revenge and so much more. It moved at a fast pace and really grabs your attention. I didn't want to put it down. I highly recommend this book. I loved it. I think you will also. “Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review” L.
  • Here There Be Dragons

    By Pinitallnow
    I received an ARC copy of Tempted By Fire for an honest review and, honestly, I have mixed feelings. The story itself was very engaging. I am new to this author's work, but I really got caught up in the characters quickly. I read this book the day I received it and it was a quick read. The characters were well developed and the story drew me in, though I felt like there were things that I was missing. The book is a stand alone, but I felt like maybe, even though this was the first book in the series, I had missed some background or history that would have helped me understand the characters better. Overall, I would have given the book a 3.5 if I were able, but that wasn't an option, so I rounded up. I liked the story but felt like the ending was very abrupt and the story wasn't complete. Furthermore, there are obviously going to be more books in the series, but the reader really isn't given a clear indication if future books will be about the same characters or if they will focus on other characters. It wasn't a cliffhanger ending, but it just left me with questions. I will definitely read future books in this series because I can certainly see the potential and I may even look up other books that were released previously to see if this sort of ending is the norm. I love dragons and dragon shifters aren't featured often, so I am hopeful that this will develop into a really great series.
  • Tempted by Fire from Dark and Damnerous 8

    By moorebr
    I love the stories Erin writes. This story of Thane and Ember has so much action as well as love. I loved the dragons. Such a twist in the ending I did not see coming. Wolves are special and I enjoy them. This was a book that kept you guessing all thru the book. You will become involved and not be able to put it down. Love the characters and the action of the story. Really loved Matthew who was Thanes special guard, houseman. More like family than anything. Its just filled with wonder and I loved it. Thanks Erin.
  • Loved it.

    By Lasvegasnan
    Gifted copy for honest review. I loved reading Tempted by Fire. The characters Thane and Emerson were great. The story was outstanding, you have dragon shifters, wolf and even a vampire. I highly recommend this to anyone into paranormal romance.
  • Tempted By Fire

    By Ced1958
    I just finished Tempted by Fire by Erin Kellison. OMG, I loved this book. I haven't read many dragon shifter books but I have read many shifter books. I wasn't too sure what to expect. It started off a little confusing but I think that happens a lot with the first book in a series. You have so many people to meet to get the ball rolling. Then this book takes off! There is romance, suspense and a who-done-it all wrapped together. It had sooo much more than I've gotten used to with shifter books. I can't wait to see what happens next. Get this book and enjoy! I was given this ARC for an honest review. Thank you soooo much for the opportunity to read this wonderful book.