"Fabulous lead characters, action sequences, riveting plot"

A Touch of Fire by Barbara Clark, the third in a series, itself stands alone as a great novel.  Having not read the two previous works by Ms. Clark, I can honestly say I have definitely been drawn into her world, very effectively I might add.  This was a wonderful addition to the emerging paranormal ebook genre. Even though her characters have a previous history, she brings enough past information to this third work that we can easily see the character histories and previous character interactions.  The story line continues as if uninterrupted and weaves well with her world's history.

She makes this woman's terrific paranormal gifts seem realistic and possible.  I could actually envision Summer  Starr standing on the cove and calling out to the earth with her special gifts, I could picture the magnetic fields of the earth responding to some unseen, directed force.  I was drawn into her meditations and felt the spell she was weaving.  It was equally easy to envision the tortured past of Michael Forest and his passion to make things right.  The descriptions of his past, the things he suffered, drew me into his lonely existence, his need for love, compassion and strength that only a lover could bring him.  I could sense his torment and feel his pain.

These fabulous lead characters, coupled with some wonderful, intense action sequences, and some riveting plot twists made this book one I was truly unable to put down.  The emotionally charged love scenes were touching and stimulating.  By keeping the rating PG-13, Ms. Clark gave a wider audience the availability of this wonderful novel, though in my personal opinion, I would have liked to see it edge slightly towards the "R" level in the sensuality of the sexual encounters between Michael and Summer.  Barring this small desire, wholly on my part alone, this book definitely rates a 4.5 out of 5.  I only wish it were longer, 160 pages just wasn't enough in my opinion, I could have easily read another 169. Highly recommended for a wide reading audience.

Katherine L. Schlem / November, 2000
Copyright © 2000 for ParaNormal Romance Reviews 

Review refers to a previous release: RFI West / October 1, 2000 - ISBN #1586971026

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 27, 2002


Security agent, Michael Forest, has given up his dreams of a wife and family. When he's assigned to protect Summer Morgana Starr, he's stunned by his attraction to her, an attraction he fights. Summer, born with the ability to restore fiery lines of power deep in the earth's crust, risks her life each time she heals those lines. For her own safety, she should bond with a man of paranormal powers, but her heart has chosen Michael, a man without any psychic talents.

When a ruthless enemy from Michael's past puts Summer in jeopardy, Michael sacrifices himself to save her life and her sweet touch of fire.


A Touch Of Fire
(The Sons of Earth and Wind Series)
by Barbara Clark

Amber Quill Press
December 1, 2002
Available: December 3, 2002
ISBN #1592799698
EAN #9781592799695
249 pages
e-Book (reprint)
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Other Books by
Barbara Clark

Tears Of The Hawk
Tears Of The Desert Rose
Rainbow Valley
Emerald Heat
A Breath of Heather

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