Saturday, August 25, 2012

Review: Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan

Schedule of Events:
Mon: Classic Mystery
Tues: Romantic Suspense
Wed: Urban Fantasy
Thurs: Thriller
Fri: Cozy Mystery
Sat: Paranormal Elements

Forged in Fire (Forged #1) by Trish McCallan
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions until she dreams a sexy stranger is gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner. When events in her dream start coming true, she heads to the flight’s departure gate. To her shock, she recognizes the man she’d watched die the night before.

Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters comes from a bloodline of elite warriors with psychic abilities. When Zane and two of his platoon buddies arrive at Sea-Tac Airport, he has a vision of his teammates’ corpses. Then she arrives—a leggy blonde who sets off a different kind of alarm.

As Beth teams up with Zane, they discover the hijacking is the first step in a secret cartel’s deadly global agenda and that key personnel within the FBI are compromised. To survive the forces mobilizing against them, Beth will need to open herself to a psychic connection with the sexy SEAL who claims to be her soul mate.
My Thoughts: Holy hotness, Batman! Where did that beginning come from? Wow! From the first moment that Zane sets eyes on Beth things felt steamy. *fans self* And then they talk to one another and the steam turned into flat-out flames. If those two had been any more intense, I don't think the airport would have been left standing.

Zane and his team are awesomely Alpha and they move to contain the threat that arises quickly. Although this is Zane and Beth's story, the team is unquestionably a team and they face all the hurdles thrown at them together. I loved that they accepted Beth's dream with very little argument. I loved the little flashes of normalcy that each man brought to the table as well as the focused training that made them elite soldiers. It made them feel human and real.

This book tackles some dark subject matter but I liked that the victims were able to hold it together and be strong in the face of the terror that's inflicted on them. I'm excited to see how they fare in later books.

Seriously, I was DYING to read the next book in the series as soon as I finished this one. It's fun, hot, sexy, bloody, full of action and the final revelations left me wide-eyed and wondering how the team was going to finagle their way out of the rather sticky situation that looks to be brewing on the horizon. I'm ready. Bring it.

Books in this series
1. Forged in Fire - Paperback | Kindle
2. Forged in Ice
3. Forged in Fury
4. Forged in Betrayal

Author Links
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Reading challenges: Ebook Challenge, Why Buy the Cow? Challenge
Forged in Fire was a free Kindle download I picked up on 02/23/12.


  1. Huh. I feel like I should have gotten this book when it was a freebie, too.

  2. This sounds great! I love your enthusiasm. :) This is another reason I need a Kindle ... awesome book freebies!

    1. Kindle freebies are both the delight and the bane of my existence. Too many freebies, too little time!

    2. It's being re-released by Amazon's imprint Montlake next month, on the 4th, and will be available in paperback and kindle.

  3. Agreed. I need a kindle & stalk Kelly for all the good stuff. I'm liking all the hot military men everyone had been recommending lately.

  4. I have this one! I have this one! I have this one! YEAH YEAH YEAH! :) :) :)

    I wanted to check and make sure :)

    1. Lololol! I hope you like it when you get around to it. I thought it was ridiculously hot. RIDICULOUSLY!

  5. I liked this book, a lot! I am so ready for the next one.

    1. Agreed! I was looking for the next one before I got to the end of this one because I wanted MOAR!