The Fire of Beltane

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mona on 11-04-14

This is an Outstanding Listen

I can't remember enjoying a book as much as I did this one in a long time! It's a love story, and true love story with a mystical over tone. The erotic is gentle, not profane. It's a verbage of love between two people who truly love one another.
I would recommend this book since the story and the narration is perfectly done.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Candateshia Pafford on 12-08-14

There no book 2!!!

Well Darn! This was so good, I wish there was a book 2, like right now! The whole Scottish Clan thing mix with magic and future hook ups was awesome! I totally loved the second half of the book when everything gets reversed. I was on pins and needles over if the H memories would come back... So good!!

Narration was ok too.. I actually like Hollie Jackson's narration, especially with romances.

Credit well spent... worth a buy or sale. Very enjoyable book!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Bill S. Peare on 10-24-14

Had me hooked from the start!

This book was really good. I was hooked from the first chapter. I cried, laughed and sighed and couldn't stop listening to it. The sexual tension was amazing and the build had me on the edge of my seat until finally....I must say- I was well rewarded. The love scenes were hot and incredible! I love how believable Angela made the story. I am going to listen to it again.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By L. E. on 10-24-14

Breathtaking Fantasy Romance

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it is a breathtaking fantasy romance. Heartfelt, sexy, full of action and magic. A feisty heroine you can relate too. A rugged, caring, yet dominate, tortured hero. Fabulous world and description. Everything you could possibly want in a story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fire of Beltane?

I loved the entire story and there are a lot of moments that jumped out, but I would have to pick the opening scene - the prologue. The way Angela Aaron sets up the beginning of the story, you're just pulled into the characters world. The scenery is so vivid.

Which character – as performed by Hollie Jackson – was your favorite?

Aedan. I think Hollie did an amazing job with his accent, especially when you changed from modern Scottish to the older tongue.

Hollie Jackson has such a lovely voice and is such a versatile narrator. I really enjoyed listening to her.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I did.

Any additional comments?

I have read/listened to every story Angela Aaron has written, but I have to say that The Fire of Beltane is by far her best yet. A breathtaking fantasy that will have your heart pounding, sighing, and breaking all at once.

Angela Aaron's stories are always interesting, heartfelt, and sexy, but she has such a lovely voice and a beautiful way of setting the scene. She always describes characters and their surroundings in such a way that the picture becomes so vivid in your mind that you actually feel like you are there in that world and looking at these characters, and that is definitely the case with The Fire of Beltane.

Such wonderful world building from past to present, you are pulled right into the heart of the story during the prologue in a time long ago where magic, war, chivalry and honour were very much alive.

I never like going in to too much detail as I don't want to spoil anything, but as stated in the blurb for this book Aedan is an immortal warrior - a Scottish one to be exact - and sweet Jesus, what a man; sweet and caring, yet dominant and possessive, respectful yet gets his point across, passionate - my god he will burn you up - oh, you just feel for him, you really do. He has been alive for so long waiting for his soul mate, Aislinn, that lucky girl, but she is so fabulous; independent, feisty, brave, and her reactions and the way she handles the massive U-turn her life takes when Adrian finds her and tells her who he is and how long he has been alive, and let's face it, a load of madness, well it's realistic. I love the fact that Angela Aaron hasn't rushed this story; the characters didn't rush to accept one another or what was going on it took time and a lot of time together for them to reach a point where they recognized one another and trusted one another, and damn, did they have fun doing that.

There is action, tons of humour that will have you giggling, moments that will make you blush, and the intimate/sex scenes are just heart racing, drool worthy, and god, will have you melting.

I have added the paperback to my wish list because I definitely have to have The Fire of Beltane on my bookshelf, but it was the audible book I actually purchased and was so glad that I did, because the narrator Hollie Jackson has such a lovely voice. She pulls you right into the story and switches from narrating to the characters dialogue so smoothly without breaking the flow. Her accents are fabulous and she is capable and wonderful from changing the lilt of those accents to the depth of her voice in an instant. It's a long story, but I couldn't stop listening.

With Hollie's pleasant voice and Angela's ability to weave a truly magical fantasy romance, the audible version of The Fire of Beltane is definitely a treat for your ears.

Whether you choose to listen to this story or read it this is one book you don't want to miss especially if you love timeless romances, tortured heroes, feisty heroines, laughs, actions, passion, magic, and everything else that spells a truly breathtaking fantasy romance. I for one loved it and I cannot wait to see what Angela Aaron cooks up next.

(Review is for the audible version of The Fire of Beltane, but still applies to the story itself.)

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Autsmama98 on 07-29-15

My 1st audio book.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really loved the story. The characters were well written.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters. The love they shared throughout time. It was beautifully written. I love stories about druids,and Beltane.

What does Hollie Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is my 1st audio book. I really enjoyed the narration by Hollie Jackson. She did the brogue very well for the characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me extremely sad at times, and happy for the characters as well.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this book. It was well written & kept me guessing where it would go.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Wanda on 04-21-15

Can't put it down

This has got to be one of the best story that I have had the pleasure of listening to in a long time. The fact that it goes back and forth between eras (1100) years and makes you feel like you are right there with them. I was disappointed that when the rolls were reversed she couldn't accept him for who he was until he regained his memory. But it all worked out in the end. I received this free for an honest review.

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