Review: Flame Kissed by Alexis Radcliff

Posted September 14, 2017 by Stephanie in 3 Stars, Alexis Radcliff, Fantasy, Flame Kissed, New Adult, Review, Romance, Seeking the Dragon / 4 Comments

Title: Flame Kisses
Author: Alexis Radcliff
Series: Seeking the Dragon #1

Publication: August 18th 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, New Adult
Purchase Link: Amazon
Rating: 3/5

On a romantic night at a ski lodge, 17 year-old Ella Denton has the perfect opportunity to finally confess her feelings to her long-time crush, Nick Gauss, before she goes off to college. But before she has the chance, everything goes horribly wrong: Ella is kidnapped by a mysterious grinning monster-man to the heart of the Ether-Realm, a magical land with a strange red sky at the nexus of all possible worlds. She is placed in chains and taken to a golden city ruled by the dark and brooding dragon prince, Kaden Kolrath, and told that she is now his slave.

It seems her fate is now to be lost forever in a strange land far from home, never to return to Nick or her family back home in Havery Falls. That is, until Ella discovers she carries a mysterious spark of power… a spark that could change everything, forever.

Flame Kissed is the first book in Alexis Radcliff’s exciting new fantasy romance serial, Seeking the Dragon. It’s a short, 15,000-word novella perfect to knock out in a single, quiet evening, and one of five total episodes.

Flame Kissed by Alexis Radcliff is the first in a 5-book series of shorter novellas. I can’t say it was my most favorite story I have ever read but I did think it was a nice starter book and I really liked the whole concept of it.

To keep it short, the story is about 17 year-old Ella Denton who’s on a trip with family and friends at a ski lodge when she gets kidnapped by a sinister man and taken to the Ether-Realm, which is (like the synopsis says) a magical land with a strange red sky at the nexus of all possible worlds. Sounds intriguing, right?

I easily read the story in one sitting (on a pretty short train ride even), which was really great. I also feel like I should say that you shouldn’t let the 47 pages of the book fool you. I thought it had some good character and world developement for such a short book. A lot of short stories I’ve read don’t have that type of developement so that was really great obviously. 

The story and especially the end definitely made me crave more. I’m curious to see where the story takes Ella next. I can’t wait to meet the dragon prince! 

About Alexis

Alexis Radcliff is an author, gamer, and history junkie who lives in the Portland area with her husband and a very fluffy, very surly cat.
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