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Burning Skies (The World of Ascension #2) by Caris Roane

Title: Burning Skies (The World of Ascension #2)
Author: Caris Roane
Source: Requested review
Genre: Paranormal romance with a touch of Sci-fi
Format: mass paperback
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A vampire warrior in exile, Marcus Amargi resists the call to return to the ranks of the Guardians who fight the death vamp armies. Here on Mortal Earth, Marcus has another battle on his hands—the seductive lure of Havily Morgan. The woman meant for him. Whose blood he craves. The one who comes to him in dreams—and demands his surrender…
A beautiful immortal with extraordinary powers, Havily lives in the realm of Second Earth but, in her fantasies, yearns for her winged lover Marcus. Soon, their bond will be put to the ultimate test. When their bloodthirsty enemies set the night on fire with sky-blazing weapons, Marcus and Havily must unite body and soul, to unleash the full power of their passion—and fight fire with fire…


Burning Stakes is one blazing hot read. I believe this is going to become one of my favorite series very quickly. Why, you ask? Well, I love the way this author is keeping the romance in the main focus of the story. It’s easy for some authors to get carried anyway with huge storylines and a lot of added characters and miss the romance, when this happens I lose interest very quickly because I am a romance reader first and far most. Caris keeps the romance fresh and different between books and I love the way she weaves the other characters in and she still gives you a small peek to who is going to be next, so you get to have a good feel for them before their book is introduced. 

This book is about Marcus and Havily. I really enjoyed reading both characters. Marcus is strong and he can be demanding, when the time is called for. Havily is very powerful and confident, when the time calls for it. The romance between these two starts right off the bat, oh yeah; this is one hot book from beginning to the end, very different from the first. The sexual tension and romance build is still there, but these don’t fight it as much, oh no, they go at it like some love sick bunnies LOL. 

I am enjoying reading the crazy mad lady, her supreme highness Endelle. She may think she runs the show, but as each woman comes aboard they end up kicking her butt. It’s fun to read how miss high and mighty can be brought down a few notches in each book. 

There’s still some cussing, but very mild compared to the first book, so for those of you who doesn’t like a lot of cussing this one is a lot calmer. My reasoning for not giving this book a 5 is I have always had issues with the hero being able to do things and the heroine can not. As in hero looking at other women’s boobs, (twice while the heroine catches him and she doesn’t really mind) but the heroine can’t even have a connection with another man (as a friend) without the hero going ape and using sex to make her see things his way. Nope, not for me, it’s just too much of a double standard for me to enjoy. This only happens once, so its not an huge issue.

I recommend this series to anyone who loves romance and danger. Warrior Antony Medichi is next and I can’t wait to read it


  1. I am going to have to pick up the first one and check it out. I love when romance is the center (probably why I am hit and miss on UF--I miss the romance)!

  2. I haven't picked up this series but it sounds good. I too have issues when it comes to men being able to do what they want in books :-) Great review Laurie!

  3. Felicia- I think you'll like this series. I agree I am a romance person so UF is no my cup of tea lol

    Paranormal Heaven- I found a lot of us ladies are like that. This book is very mild compared to Lora Leigh and a few others, I just quit reading their's because it seemed to be in each book ugh..

  4. Nice review, and as always I do like your how hot scale :D

  5. These books are fantastic! I can't get enough of Caris! Wing OF Fire comes in Sept. Woot! Great review :)

  6. Great Review! I have read Ascension and just loved it, and was curious to see if this is going to be just as good, and I will have to get this soon!!!


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