Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Blog Tour: Dante's Fire by Jennifer Probst

It’s Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero...

Dante Stark has a dark secret--a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he's accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love.

Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She's tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She's also built a world she believes is safe, until she's attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he's been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her.

But will his dark legacy destroy them...or save them both...

If you say "Jennifer Probst" I'll drop what I'm doing and come running.  That's how much I love her books. Unfortunately, Dante's Fire didn't quite connect for me.  I liked the idea behind a modern day hero with special "powers" that connect him with the victims he saves and marks the villains who harm. I even really enjoyed our Hero and heroine, Dante and Selina.  But I wanted more...yes I fully am aware this was a novella but aside from the back story of when Dante's power developed, I wanted more of the family history, the legacy.

There is a dual story for Dante as he is a masked avenger at night and an average joe during the day.  When the woman he's been in love with for the last few years becomes one of his charges he finally lets him self believe that maybe there really is someone out there for him, someone who will love him regardless of his secrets and dual life.  Dante and Selina are really believable together and I loved watching Selina with the Dante she knew at night versus the one during the day - of course by another name.  That whole dynamic between them really worked for me.

The end ties things up but only half of it drew me in. The open ending leaves me hoping there will be another book.  I think that this story could definitely take off with what's uncovered in the end plus I would really love some more of Dante's BFF.  I feel like there is a whole lot more to him than the little we get to see.  Dante's Fire was a good start to what I hope is going to be an interesting series.

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at


1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a romantic hot read plus it has a unique storyline.