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Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn’t know it yet. The even bigger problem is, she’s dating one.
When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends shivers down her spine. Kira knows they’re keeping secrets, but when she discovers Tristan’s lust for blood and her own dormant mystical powers, Kira is forced to fight for her life and make the heartbreaking decision between the familiar comfort of friendship and the fiery passion of love.
From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Books included in this bundle:
Ignite – Book One
Simmer – Book Two
Blaze – Book Three
Scorch – Book Four
Burn – An Anniversary Novella
Simmer (Midnight Fire Book Two)
Twisting in her seat, Kira looked out the back window of the truck just in time to see the faint outline of a body rapidly approaching.
“Luke!” she yelled, grabbing his shoulder. He flicked his eyes to the rearview mirror, and his brows tightened into a frown.
“They’re here,” he said, like a sigh, as if a faint hope had been denied. “Okay, Kira, listen. I want you to kick out the back window—”
“What!” She jerked her head to the side and knew her eyes were just about popping out of her skull.
“Okay…that might have been a bit drastic, but it would have been really awesome.” He smiled. She rolled her eyes.
“Luke, be serious!” She wanted to shake him, but she looked out the window instead. The vampire was gaining speed and fast.
Luke reached back with his arm, unlatched the window, and slid it open. “Kira, you’re going to have to fight them. Remember to keep moving quickly and, whatever you do, don’t lose control. You need to make speedy movements. Do not concentrate on just one vampire because we’re probably already surrounded.”
Kira nodded and stuck her head out the opened window. The wind whipped her hair around and the trees swooshed by quicker than her eyes could follow. Of all the ideas they had had, this was probably high on the list of the worst, she mused and started pulling herself through the tight space. The vampire disappeared from the road, but Kira wasn’t stupid enough to think they had lost him.
Finally, Kira made it through the window. She tried to stand but got knocked over by the wind and slammed against the metal bed of the truck. There was no way she would be able to stay up when every bump in the road sent her flying. She noticed a rope in the back and crawled over on her stomach, grabbing the string. She looped it around her waist and tied it to a hoop in the bed of the truck. At least she couldn’t be sent flying over the edge.
The wind still whistled in her ears, making it hard for her to hear anything else, and she was so concentrated on not toppling over that she didn’t see the vampire jump through the trees until Luke shouted her name.
Blindly flinging her hand to the side, Kira shot flames into the night.
“Control!” Luke screamed from inside the car. Kira could only just hear him over the crackling of her fire. But she stopped, realizing the vampire was long gone and she had been wasting energy on open space. Think, she chided and leaned against the back of the truck for stabilization. Finally adjusting to the rhythm of the road, Kira scanned the trees, waiting for something to jump out.
She saw a blur of blonde hair before registering the female vampire that jumped out from the right side, and she shot a short, controlled flame right at her face, sending the vamp in somersaults back into the trees. To her left, another blur, and Kira fired again. She watched as the vamp circled in the air only to land on stable feet. He kept charging from the road, and Kira concentrated again, putting a killing force behind the blow. He retreated to the woods.
A tingle in the back of her neck made Kira turn around seconds before Luke bellowed, “In front!”
The blonde female stood in the middle of the road with her hands outstretched, ready to stop their car. Kira sent a stream of light arching over to encase the female from above. She put all of her concentration into the kill, and by the time Luke and Kira had reached the spot, all that remained was a pile of dust that scattered in the wind.
Kira was amazed at her own power. She had never been this accurate or this fast before. It might have been the extra adrenaline, but she took a moment to look at her own hands. The scars glowed in the darkness like coals still cooling on the grill.
The sound of boots slamming against metal jerked Kira awake. She stuck her hand toward the sound, letting her power go, and only saw the glowing blue eyes of the vamp as it flew off of the car.
Another jumped from the left and she shot it. One more from the right, and Kira knocked it down. Next, two vampires planned an attack together, and she threw her arms wide to the sides, shooting both at once. But hands grabbed her neck from behind, and the tightly knotted rope slipped free from her waist. Kira swung her hands back and latched onto the vampire’s head, burning it. A high-pitched scream pierced her ears, but she refused to let go. Soon, the squeal came to a halt, and Kira’s own hands slammed together. A cloud of dust swooshed in front of her, and she knew the vampire had imploded.
Something howled from the forest and before she could process, Kira had been lifted up and thrown down against the bed of the truck. A brown-haired vampire with blood dripping from his lips stared down at her, growling. He was crouching, ready to pounce, when the truck came screeching to a halt.
Before Luke had time to turn around in his seat and fire, a new blurred figure slammed into the huge vampire, sending him over the side and into the thick trunk of a tree with a slap.
“Go, Luke! Drive!” Tristan shouted and smacked his hand down on the roof of the car. Kira looked him over, noting the rips in his shirt and the blood seeping out of fresh wounds. He met her eyes and winked. Then a smile rose on his lips causing his dimples to appear.
“Love you,” Tristan shouted over his shoulder as he jumped from the speeding truck and slammed into yet another vampire that had come flying from the trees.
He’s enjoying this, Kira thought, flabbergasted.
But Kira still felt her heart sink when she scrambled to her knees and watched Tristan disappear from her sight, locked in a death grip. She couldn’t shoot the other vamp without risking Tristan, and before long, the two vampires had disappeared altogether.
The faint sound of beeps and rumbling engines caused Kira to turn around, and she saw the highway ahead. She and Luke were finally free from the country roads. They had made it.
“Get inside,” Luke said and slowed the car to make it easier for Kira to crawl through the window and slip back in.
“Are you all right?” Luke asked when Kira was safely seated and buckled in. She took a moment to survey the damage, and besides a bump on the head and a few scrapes, she was fine, just tired. She raised her hand, and let her palm glow, sending the light inward to heal herself. Almost instantly, Kira felt revived. She sighed and rested her head against the back of her seat.
“So, let’s agree to never do that again,” Kira said.
“I don’t know. You were pretty awesome up there. That move where you twisted your arms and burned that vampire chick’s head apart. I mean, that was like comic book amazing.”
Kira smiled. “That was pretty badass.”
“Kira, the Vampire Slayer…no…Kira, the Avenger…nah, still not right…Kira, the Human Flame Thrower…eh, maybe—”
Kira looked over and saw that his lips were still moving. “Luke, you are not giving me some fancy nickname. Stop.”
“Oh, come on. I just thought of something amazing.”
“No.” She laughed at his persistence.
“No.” She stood strong.
“Pretty please with a cherry on top…?” Kira finally looked him in the eyes, meeting his puppy-dog pout, and couldn’t resist.
“Okay, fine, but keep your eyes on the road.”
“All right, here goes,” Luke said, adding a dramatic pause for effect. “Kira…the Flaming Tomato.” He grinned widely, super proud of himself. Kira snorted almost against her will.
“Luke, that stinks. That is actually the worst superhero name I have ever heard. I prefer the Human Flame Thrower.”
“Too late,” he cheered. “Kira Dawson, the Flaming Tomato. I think it has a nice ring to it. You have red hair like Shaun White, but you flame while he flies. It’s perfect.”
“It’s terrible. If you ever call me that again, I may have to hurt you.”
“You, hurt me? Never.” Luke was doubtful, clearly.
Kira turned to look at Luke, grinning, and finally gave in. “Hey, I’m the Flaming Tomato, mister. I could kill you with the simplest flick of my finger.”
About Kaitlyn Davis:
Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie.
Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com
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Title: Midnight Fire Series
Series: Midnight Fire #1-5
Author: Kaitlyn Davis
Genre: Paranormal | Romance | Young Adult
Publication Date: 31 October 2013
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook
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