Monday, March 5, 2012

Review: Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan

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.

One word for this book - Wow! Another word - intense! From the very first moment with Zane up until the ending of the book it is a crazy roller coaster ride, completely packed with action. Trish McCallan has a vivid imagination that she brings to life in the pages of this book. Beth Brown finds herself following an unnerving dream she had that lays out a terrorist act in detail. This leads her to the airport, where she meets Zane Winters, who had a bad omen himself. The action doesn't stop, leaving you anxiously turning each page to see what unfolds, your heart stopping numerous times.

The soulmate proclamation out of Zane was a little annoying at times, him falling so hard and fast and I struggled to accept it for what it was. I sided with Beth - uncertain but intrigued. The abrupt ending of this book threw me off. I felt for sure I had missed something and didn't have a complete book, but realized it picks up in a part two. Very clever, leaves you hanging and anxiousy awaiting the next chapter in this series.

Trish McCallan has been writing for as long as she can remember.

In grade school she wrote children’s stories, illustrating them with crayons and binding the sheets together with pencil-punched holes and red yarn. She used to sell these masterpieces at her lemonade stand for a nickel a book. Surprisingly, people actually bought them. Like, all of them. Every night she would have to write a new batch for her basket.

As she got older her interest changed to boys and horses. The focus of her literary masterpieces followed this shift. Her first full length novel was written in seventh grade and featured a girl, a horse and a boy. At the end of the book the teenage heroine rode off into the sunset . . . with the horse.

These days she sticks to romantic suspense with hot alpha heroes and roller-coaster plots. Since she is a fan of all things bizarre, paranormal elements always seem to find a way into her fiction. Her current release, Forged in Fire, was the result of a Black Dagger Brotherhood reading binge, a cold, a bottle of NyQuil and a vivid dream.


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  1. Thanks for the great review, Michelle!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed it!