Friday, July 29, 2011


Karsten Knight


Every flame begins with a spark.

Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

What the critics are saying:

Karsten Knight’s Wildefire is a perfectly paced, action-packed thrill-ride that I couldn’t put down. Let me point out that while the teens in the book all have powers because they are reincarnated gods and goddesses, I couldn’t help but be reminded a little of the X-Men (which is in no way a bad thing). I love me some super heroes, especially a group of super heroes banding together in all kinds of kick assedness.  (Book Twirps)

The relationship between Eve and Ash is a defining one for Wildefire, and the love/hate depiction is handled beautifully by Mr. Knight. They are gods, after all, and like any good family of deities, they are completely dysfunctional.  (The Book Smugglers)

I can wholeheartedly say that Wildefire was refreshing, fun and completely addicting. Author Karsten Knight has written one heck of a debut with a full-force plot that grips you from the start and refuses to let go even in the final pages of the book.  (I Swim For Oceans)

Fantastic new debut author to keep your eye on. If you love mythology and feisty lead female character this is just the book for you.  (My World of Books)

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