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Book Review-Bound By Fire by Tracey Jane Jackson

Title: Bound By Fire 
Author: Tracey Jane Jackson 
Series: Cauld Anne 
Format: E book 
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: January 1 2013 
Pages: 244
Acquired: Barnes & Noble 
Paranormal Romance 
Authors Website


Pepper Brooks has always dreamed of escaping her small town life and her alcoholic mother. Working double shifts at her dead-end waitressing job, she saves every penny in order to join her best friend in Scotland. Her plans are threatened, however, when she finds herself alone and in danger with no apparent way out. Connall Gunnach is traveling to the United States to attend the wedding of his brother when he is bombarded with panic. However, the panic is not his own. He realizes his destined mate is in peril and he must find her before it’s too late. But when he does, he discovers she already has a champion and a massive chip on her shoulder…and he is a man of many secrets. Will Connall be able to convince her to trust him and him alone? Will Pepper be able to put aside her past hurts in order to fully embrace her destiny?

My Review

I recently have fallen in love with Tracey Jane Jackson, and so far I have loved this series. This is the second book, and I decided it would be good to read this series in order…so I am. Bound By Fire, revolves around Pepper and Connall. Both of these characters we see from the first book. Connall is the brother of Kade (The King of the Caulde Ane). His mate, is Pepper’s best friend. Pepper has been keeping secrets from everyone that she knows and loves, but only to protect them. When she gets herslelf in a situation she has no way out of, she meets Connall who senses the panic of his mate. Connall has gone hundreds of years, without the hope of a mate until he meets Pepper, and then he knows that she is his destiny.

This was such a intense yet romantic story that just has totally won me over. From the first book, I could tell I would adore this series and so far my instinct is right. I love the voice of this storyteller, that has created a world that is full of mystery and magic. I really enjoyed the take on this installment, and how different it was from the first book. We see such a deep development of characters in this story, and I enjoyed Pepper–she has pizazz and spunk. She is a fighter and boy does she argue with Connall in every moment—quite enjoyable seeing their interactions with each other. Connall…is well very swoon worthy, he was such a great hero, and I loved him from the beginning. He definitely deserves someone that can handle him, and Pepper keeps him on his toes.

Overall a fun and intense plot that kept me on edge and without being descriptive, a fully romantic and sensual romance that will have you craving for more. A sweet and poignant story to keep a tissue on hand. SIMPLY WONDERFUL!!

My Rating

5 Blossoms

Heat Rating


Series Order
Bound By Blood (1)
Bound By Fire (2)
Bound By Secrets (3)
Bound By Song (4)
Bound By Dreams (5)
Bound By Tears (6)

Book Review-Bound By Blood By Tracey Jane Jackson

Bound By Blood
Cauld Ane (1)
Tracey Jane Jackson
E Book
Published October 2012
Paranormal Romance
ISBN:  9781301768868
Authors Website 

Dr. Samantha Moore is one of the youngest and most acclaimed researchers in the world. Her specialty is blood and she has been recruited by the largest pharmaceutical company in Scotland. For what purpose she cannot begin to imagine, but in an attempt to break out of her painfully shy shell, she throws caution to the wind and leaves her family and best friend behind in Savannah.
Dr. Kade Gunnach is taking a chance hiring an outsider, but he’s desperate to find out how to help his sister. He believes the key lies in her blood, but so far, no one has found the answers. When the new researcher walks into his office, he’s unprepared for his reaction to her and the life-changing ramifications her arrival brings.
They’re drawn together by a force neither is prepared for, but Kade is holding something back. Something that could scare her away.
When Samantha learns his secret, will she run?
Will Kade be able to live with the answers he’s been desperately searching for?

My Review

Samantha Moore, is a researcher, and has been asked to come to Scotland by a company in need of her expertice. When she arrives, she meets her boss, Kade Gunnach, and she feels a pull towards him that she doesn’t understand, but Kade is her mate and destiny. Kade is the king of his people, the Caulde Ane, Kade has been alive for hundreds of years. and has been searching for his mate, but the moment he sees Sam, he knows that he has finally found her. But he knows that he must go slowly with Samantha, and not scare her away. Samantha has never felt a connection to anyone like that which she feels for Kade. She is drawn to him in a way that frightens her but also excites her. She knows that Kade is keeping something from her, something big, but will Samantha be able to accept Kade and the future he offers?

Bound By Blood is the first in the Caulde Ane Series, and upon a recommendation from a blogger friend, I decided to try this author out. Now I recently discovered her, and this book is free on Amazon and B&N…so I would highly you recommend you jump on over there and get your copy…you won’t regret it. This story was phenomenal in every way, and I had the hardest time putting this one down. It was so unique in its own way, and wasn’t what I expected to find, and I just adored the author’s writing style and she just had a creative way of pulling me into it from the first page. I was hooked instantly and it didn’t take me very long to get into it.

The story starts off with Samantha Moore, leaving her only home, and facing her fear of flying. She lands in Scotland, with the help of a stranger. Samantha has never been comfortable or at ease with anyone apart from her best friend and her family. She isn’t known to flirt or to make great conversation with strangers. But when she arrives in Edinburgh, and meets Kade, she feels more at ease with him than anyone she has ever known, but she doesn’t understand her feelings for him. Kade has been alone for many years, and has devoted his time to leading his people and being the kind of leader his father never was. When his sister falls ill, he knows its a problem in the blood, and he knows of one woman that can help. But he never expected that woman would be his mate. Kade slowly begins to court her, but strange things happen to Sam that she doesn’t fully comprehend, due to her connection to Kade. Kade wonders if she will run when she learns the truth about him.

From the first moment I started reading this story, I was fascinated with the way this author was telling this story. I felt captivated by the characters, and the emotions that were constantly being poured from the story were enticing and just made me yearn for more. I just couldn’t get enough of this one, and I had a ride with these two. I loved Kade and Sam together…they were so different from other couples I have seen, and definitely one of my favorite couples I have read in a while. There was such a pizazz about their chemistry and it just reels you into the story even more. You just crave more, there was a feeling of such decadent sensuality to the story, yet it wasn’t heated at all. It isn’t vivid in detail as far as the bedroom scenes go. The focus of the story is on the relatioship and the romance, yet the author had such a talented way of creating a love tale that won me over completely. Even though there isn’t much in the sex scenes at all, it was nice reading a story that I could just relax into, and enjoy, and not feel like I needed to be in the mood for certain scenes. I could just enjoy the romance and sensuality of the story and feel every vivid detail. ASTOUNDING IN EVERY WAY!!

My Grade 
5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 

Other Books In Series 
Bound By Blood
Bound By Secrets
Bound By Song
Bound By Dreams
Bound By Tears