Dreams of Fire by Christian Cura


Meet Kara Hartman, a young painter living and working in D.C. She would love to let you believe she is just an ordinary young woman with a dream of sharing her art with the world. But she is hiding an astonishing secret: Kara can wield magic, the most powerful force in the universe. Traumatized by the loss of her brother, she wants nothing more to do with magic. But when an old foe resurfaces, hellbent on destroying all that she loves, Kara has no choice but to embrace the only power that can stop her.


In a different world of ours, Kara is a younger painter living in D.C, hiding a part of herself.

Right from the beginning, we see the main character fighting with her trauma and living insecurely. Throughout the story, the reader sees Kara’s progress bit by bit, from the moment her life begins to change to the moment she overcomes her fear.

The concept of this world is very interesting, of a community using magic. Feels like a harry potter universe, some can use magic and some can’t but, differently from Harry Potter, everyone knows about magic. As always, everything can have a good side and a bad side, magic is not so different, it can help many people yet be used for evil.

In terms of characters, I think they were good characters and well developed. It gives not only attention to the main character but also the others, giving the reader different parts of the story.

There were some detailed scenes, making a sensation of being inside the story. Still, I felt it could be more captivating, felt some parts were less interesting to read.

Even so, I’m motivated to read the second book and see how Kara’s life is going.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  ( 4 of 5)


Christian Cura

Blog Tour | Girl on the Ferris Wheel

Hey book lovers! Welcome to this post, a Blog Tour with the book “Girl on the Ferris Wheel” hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Today is the last day of the tour and here you can see a interview with Julie Halpern, one of the authors. Meet Julie and get to know her and all the journey made while writing this book.

Here’s all the schedule of the tour if you are curious (you can also see it here).

January 11th
Brianna’s Books and Randomness  >> Review
Twirling Book Princess >> Excerpt
Rajiv’s Reviews  >> Review
Books Tea Healthy Me >> Review

January 12th
The Avid Reader >> Excerpt
What Irin Reads >> Review
The Phantom Paragrapher  >> Review
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews  >> Review
The Book View >> Interview
Rockin’ Book Reviews >> Guest post

January 13th
Sadie’s Spotlight >> Excerpt
It Starts at Midnight >> Review
Movies, Shows, & Books  >> Excerpt
What Emma Did Next >> Review

January 14th
Adventures in Writing >>  Excerpt
Kait Plus Books >> Interview
Reading tonic >> Review
dinipandareads >> Review

January 15th
DEEKAY | Daily Dose of Reading >> Review
Books A-Brewin’ >> Guest post
What Is That Book >> Excerpt
Booky Cat >> Interview
Sushirainbow >> Review


Book details


Girl on the Ferris Wheel

by Julie Halpern, Len Vlahos
Published by: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: January 12th 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

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Blog Tour | Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury

Hey book lovers! 
Today is the last day of the Blog Tour of Hold back the Tide. See the others post and the tour schedule here

Here’s my review of this book and a playlist I think it matches. Enjoy and tell me your opinion!


From internationally bestselling, acclaimed author Melinda Salisbury comes a darkly seductive story of murder, betrayal, love, and family secrets in a small town in the Scottish Highlands.

Here are the rules of living with a murderer.

One: Do not draw attention to yourself.

Of course, when you live with a murderer, this is impossible. Even the subtlest of spectres is bound to be noticed. Which leads to the next rule.

Two: If you can’t be invisible, be useful.

Everyone in this quiet lakeside community knows that Alva’s father killed her mother, all those years ago. There wasn’t enough proof to arrest him, though, and with no other family, Alva’s been forced to live with her mother’s murderer, doing her best to survive until she can earn enough money to run away.Read More »

The Billionaire Romances a Star by Kyra Radcliff


Olivia Barrington lives a life most women dream of. The beautiful movie star has fame, fortune, and looks to die for. But when she takes on a role in a new television drama, she finds herself surrounded by jealous divas, network execs, and petty writers… and they’re all expecting her to fail. Then she meets handsome but mysterious media mogul Leonard Webb. A billionaire investor with a reputation for breaking hearts, Leonard demands Olivia accompany him to dinner, where he reveals he’s bet his entire career on her giving the performance of a lifetime. Read More »

Identity by Alexandra Bayer


Naya hasn’t had the best first year of university – her boyfriend broke up with her, leaving her friendless and pining after him. That is, until she meets Brynn one day at the gym. Brynn is cool and beautiful, and new to the city. Naya is her first friend here. But when Brynn actually turns out to be the famous actress Aviva Jersey in disguise, Naya must decide how much of their friendship is real and how much was just an act. And the longer Naya spends around Aviva, the more of the spotlight she begins to see. But haven’t you heard? Fame doesn’t always equal happiness, and the spotlight comes at a price. 

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Good Antifreeze by Vadius Wilburn


He can never sleep. He spends each night, wide awake, wandering his neighborhood—reliving a traumatizing moment from years prior. And why does he always carry a gun on him?

In this first story of the GOOD ANTIFREEZE collection, our narrator details his current psychological state—and his complete lack of faith in not only the world, but the universe generally. His despair echoes all the way to his very core. In the midnight Arizona desert, he recounts a haunting experience, and one to which he attributes his own ‘psychological obliteration’. Therein arises his conviction that the entire universe has been created for his suffering.Read More »

The Chosen Ones by Lisa Luciano

The Chosen Ones Book Cover (1)



If you thought the Tonya Harding / Nancy Kerrigan story was the biggest scandal in figure skating history, you are in for a surprise. It is just one of the many shocking and tragic scandals to rock the world of figure skating. Behind the glitz and glamour in the rink is a world filled with dark and disturbing secrets, corruption, greed, addiction, abuse, racism, homophobia, athletes at the breaking point, and countless suspects capable of murder in their quest for the gold medal.Read More »

The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard by Ravina Hilliard

The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard


Alexandra “Lex” Granger is a private security consultant who has to go undercover to protect billionaire businessman Michael Thornton, pretending to be an escort. Michael does not think he needs a bodyguard, despite the death threats he has received from protesters against his takeover of a Danish company, but he does need protection against the predatory wife of the Danish ambassador. Lex knows that this assignment is dangerous, made more so because her client does not even know that he is being protected.
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