Where There's Fire

  • by Cari Z.
  • Narrated by Nick J. Russo
  • 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Making a name for myself as a Villain in Panopolis is hard work. Six months ago, my boyfriend broke me out of jail. Now he's spending most of his time defending our turf against other Villains he accidentally freed along with me. And my new psychic powers are not only impossible to control, but they're also giving me migraines.
But it's not all doom and gloom. My skills are improving every day, and Raul - aka the Mad Bombardier - and I have never been happier. That is, until my first solo job is interrupted by a mysterious woman who tells me that Raul has been kidnapped by a ruthless new Villain. The only way to free him is to do a job for Maggot, a man with scary ideas and an even scarier superpower.
I can't go to the cops or a Hero for help. Odds are they wouldn't listen to me anyway. If I fail, Raul will be killed. If I succeed, we'll both be bound to a man who'll stop at nothing to put Panopolis on the path to civil war. It looks like the only way to win is to take out the competition.


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Customer Reviews

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first of all the narration was awesome
second the world build up is awezome
third: the story is unlike any other,
so to summed it all up :AWESOMESAUSE!
will listen to #1 now , I'm going backwards. ..
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- VHB "Love listening to great stories matched well to the right narrators."

Series Continues to be Super!

I had a good time with the first book in this series that introduced the unheard of thing of an ordinary joe falling for a villain and not a hero in a world where superheroes and supervillains are as common as grass. It wasn't a big leap that I was going to keep going with the series.

This really should be read/listened to in order as the series follows the same characters and is a continuation story. Edward is still has the only point of view narrated and this one picks up six months after the previous book.

Again, I found the story riveting. Book two jumps right in without the need of the set up and I was easily right back into things with Edward and Raul. The story got gritty and dark, but there is a touch of wry humor underlying it all. Edward's outlook and his thoughts are engaging so I loved having him as the narrator. He may have this new power and he is resentful of all that happened to him, but he isn't bitter and doesn't get whiny. The relationship with Raul is there and it is cozy for them both, but it is still new and growing as they adjust to a domestic partnership as well as working partnership.

Edward's villainy is a veneer at best and he ends up in situations that are not his doing when he must play the part of hero. I love the topsy-turvy way things come about through his misadventures. I like the mystery of the series arc as each book reveals a bit more of what is behind all the larger than life Supers, the experiments, and the shadowy figures controlling it all. I look forward to continuing with this unique series.

I experienced this book in the audio version. Nick J Russo captured Edward's wry 'if I didn't have bad luck; I wouldn't have any at all' humor, but he did great with the omniscient narrator blogger that began each chapter and the larger cast of characters. He captured the comic character superhero/villain story perfectly.

If you like comic superheroes and villains, then this series might be right up your alley.

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- Sophia Rose "Reviewer for Delighted Reader Blog"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-18-2017
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing