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Monday, May 28, 2012

Sheep Book Review: Obsidian Flame by Caris Roane

From paranormal romance author Caris Roane comes the fifth book in the "Guardians of Ascension" series, Obsidian Flame. Thorne's book starts out with a bang and keeps the party going to the very last page!

For a hundred years, Marguerite has been imprisoned and used for her powerful psychic abilities. Her only relief comes from her regular visits with Thorne, her vampire lover. His every touch leaves her hungry for more..and aching for their next encounter. When Marguerite is finally set free, she returns to Mortal Earth to begin a new life for herself. She dyes her hair white-blonde, paints her nails blood-red, and seduces a sexy-hot stranger. Why can’t she stop thinking about Thorne?
Now that Marguerite is gone, Thorne craves her more than ever..and follows her to Mortal Earth. Unfortunately, he is not the only vampire who wants her. As one of three powerful women with obsidian flame abilities, Marguerite is a valuable treasure—and a dangerous weapon. For Thorne, she is a soulmate he must protect at any cost…even his own life.

Thorne is the leader of the mighty Warrior brothers tasked with defending Second Earth from the evil forces that want to conquer it for their own nefarious purposes. When Thorne takes a sudden hiatus to chase after the woman he loves, the boys back home are left scrambling to take up the slack. Thorne's character is the complete package: powerful and strong but at the same time patient and protective, and yes he does cut out for a bit to chase after his woman but after 2000 years of service I think the man was due for a little vacation! Thorne also happens to be smokin' hot and able to kick some serious butt when the kickin needs to get done. This warrior is everything a leader should be on the front lines and behind doors he knows how to crank up the heat!

Marguerite’s been locked away in a convent for the last century by her religious parents who want to beat submission into this free spirit. Down but not out for the count this powerful seer finally gets free from her chains and heads out on the open road. But chasing hot on her heels is Thorne, the man who wants to bind her to him for all eternity. I felt for this spunky gal and totally understood her need for freedom but at the same time you fall for Throne and want the big guy to be happily in love with his soul mate.

The drama of the building enemy armies side-plotline take some twists and turns that keep the overall story moving along at a steady pace. A few twists I didn't see coming should complicate just how we all have come to understand the draw to your chosen one. Endelle, the ruler of Second Earth, tops it off with yet more outrageous outfits and an in-your-face take-no-prisoners attitude. But no matter which way this story world goes, every detail is written and delivered with gusto. Caris leaves no man behind in her writing!

My only downside was a few missing words in the paperback copy I had. I'm not sure if the editing department missed some things or there was a printing error. But that aside Obsidian Flame is another hit from Caris, the writer everyone should be checking out.

Getting 4 and 1/2 bar hoping sheep
Find Caris Roan online

World of Ascension
1. Ascension (2010)
2. Burning Skies (2011)
3. Wings of Fire (2011)
4. Born of Ashes (2012)
5. Obsidian Flame (2012)
6. Gates of Rapture (2012)
Brink of Eternity (2011) 

feast your eyes on this cover buffet of Smexy!


  1. I just finished this book not too long ago, another great read by Roane. There were certain parts of the backround story that kept being repeated and for me it was becoming redundant. I still enjoyed the book.
    Thanks for the review.

    1. Yeah, I think she has to do some repeats for the people just coming into the scene with this series. Otherwise they would feel lost with all the different guys and there lovely ladies. :) It's another hit that's keeping me hooked in the series! :)

  2. Nice review, this series is on my wishlist. I do like the covers a lot.

  3. Thanks to this review, I picked up a copy of Book One --- so far, it's totally pulled me in!

  4. Great review. I have not read this series and I love how you listed them in order at the end, sometimes it is so frustrating to know which is book one ;) Is this series one that should be read in order or are they stand alone within the world? Thanks for sharing today.