During the terrifying days of the Spanish Inquisition in 15th century Majorca, a young orphaned girl who lives with Nuns commits to undergo secret training in the Brilliant Arts. Knowing she will die an agonizing death at the stake if discovered, she chooses to trust her Teacher in the Wizardly skills of Shapeshifting, Time Travel, and Flight.
Melchior, Prince of all Faeries, is her teacher in cool, hidden caves beneath the ancient city of Palma. As the Inquisition suddenly picks up her trail, she flees to the safety of the secret caves, only to find that Melchior has abandoned her. It is time for her to exercise some hard-won skills successfully and show the world what the soul is capable of...or else face the Fire.
Meanwhile, far ahead in the 21st century, a dark haired American beauty goes about her normal life, while secretly struggling with dreams of flying, of changing into animal form at will; dreams she dare not share with anyone. Unaware that she is the reincarnated form of an ancient Majorcan girl, Teresa has no idea her life has turned a corner. As her long-ago Teacher emerges from Times' shadows to reclaim his student and guide her journey into full Wizardhood, she must finally realize that forces far beyond her understanding are uniquely at work in her life.
For her Teacher, it's all much more complicated even than that...for his heart and body have designs upon the fair Teresa which even his fiercely protected code of honor can no longer push away.
Posted by Ana Maria on 7th Jan 2016
This book was absolutely delightful. From the start, I was pulled into a world of supernatural beings and thanks to the author's engaging writing, I felt like I was actively taking part in Theresa's fast-paced adventures. I have also enjoyed learning about customs relating to paganism. Very much recommended.
Posted by Syble Ferguson on 7th Jan 2016
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. Vanayssa Somers made the story and the characters come to life in a way that few authors are able to do. She did her research well on the pagan practices and the horrible time of burning 'witches' and any one that dared to be 'different' This book has everything from shape shifters to wizards to fairies & more. Truly mesmerizing to the reader with believable characters and places.
Posted by Vicki-Ann Bush on 7th Jan 2016
Pagan Flames is one of the best supernatural romance books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Following Theresa, through the span of many years was both interesting and intriguing, never once slowing down. The transition from past to present was seamless. It flowed with the grace of a well trained ballerina gliding across the stage and air with one toe keeping it all in balance. The story is the most interesting of concepts and the romance filled my heart and drew me in. I would recommend this story for anyone who loves the mix of supernatural and love, or to anyone who just loves love. Well done Miss Somers, this story and your writing is a true treasure.
Posted by Mel on 7th Jan 2016
i loved this fast page turner about history in the almost dark ages . Very well written with provocative history nuggets in the days of magic potions and witchery!
Posted by Darlene on 7th Jan 2016
This book took me back into the era of legalized witch hunts and into the magical world of wizardry and love. It covered it all...fear, wonder and romance. A good read...