Flameout by Keri Arthur

Posted July 14, 2016 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 5 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Flameout by Keri ArthurFlameout by Keri Arthur
Series: Souls of Fire #3
Published by Signet on July 5, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Emberly and her red hot partner, Jackson, have hit an impasse in their battle against the crazed humans infected by a plague-like virus derived from vampire blood. Their quest to unearth the leader of the group leads them into an ambush—and leaves Emberly at odds with her former lover, Sam, who’s pressuring her to join his Paranormal Investigations Team.

To make matters worse, three local witches have been kidnapped—and if their spells fall into the wrong hands, Emberly’s powers could end up smothered. With time ticking until the virus consumes the world, Emberly and Jackson must race to save the witches, find a cure, and smoke out their nemesis—or go down in a blaze of glory...


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With the books of Souls of Fire series being a year apart, I confess I am having some trouble remembering all the details of the situation. I do recall all the characters and the feelings and the overall plot, but the finer points get a bit lost to me. Luckily, there is just enough review of the facts in the investigation for me to hang in there.  This is urban fantasy, where you definitely want to read all the books, in order. I look forward to a complete back-to-back reading, perhaps before the fourth one.

This supernatural cast is varied rather than typical, and fascinating. I love the characters with their integrity, goals, feelings and humor (or lack of all of these!). Emberly and Rory are so close and supportive of each other. Jackson is a bit of enigma but I am so happy Emberly has him in her life. Sam has a hell of a mess and I wonder how he will prevail. There are some new players as well as a couple of old friends. As with any heroine, Emberly is collecting allies over time.

She needs allies, because every time they turn around there’s another evil guy. The relentless action, danger and suspense kept me reading Flameout until I finished. There was information found and problems resolved but this mystery is far from solved. Everyone wants their way so it’s a constant battle.


Souls of Fire series:

 1-  Fireborn

 2- Wicked Embers   

 3- Flameout

4- Ashes Reborn (July 2017??)


Giggle Worthy Quote:

“I’m gathering you and he had something of a disagreement over you continuing as his assistant?”

“No. I did the sensible thing and ran.”



About Keri Arthur

Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series, has now written more than thirty-three novels. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards and has won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives with her daughter in Melbourne, Australia.

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Posted July 14, 2016 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 5 Comments

5 responses to “Flameout by Keri Arthur

    • I’ve only read her Riley Jenson series and really enjoyed it. I have the first two books in the Dark Angels series that I bought a few years ago from a used book store.

      • Jennifer – As I mentioned to Carmel, I didn’t like the Dark Angels series. This one is better. But the best of all is the new Outcast series. I’ve always loved Riley Jensen series. It was one of the very first series I read. And it’s one series where the heroine ended up with the guy I shipped! lol

    • Carmel – I really liked Riley Jensen and it is more that style While Dark Angels is connected to Riley I didn’t like it at all. I like this better. And the other new series Outcast which started with City of Light is AWESOME!

  1. I really enjoy Keri Arthur’s books usually, so I plan to read these (pretty sure I own a couple even). I do think I’ll wait until I can read a few back to back – 4 maybe? So the wait won’t throw me off so much. Good to know the review in the books works though! I really enjoy a variety of characters so that will be fun. Great review 🙂