Audiobook Review: Blaze (Underground Encounters, #6). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Blaze by Lisa Carlisle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A gargoyle shifter rockstar romance

A computer geek turned rock star

Mike is good at playing with two things–numbers and his guitar. People, not so much. So when he stumbles upon two women having fun in the shadows at an underground club, and a bouncer urges him to get one to safety, he’s not sure how to respond. But, when he discovers she’s been bitten and her neck is bleeding, something wakes inside of him. He’s compelled to protect her.

One night with a crush she’d never forget

When Allana runs into Mike, the humiliation burns. It might have only been a fling last summer, but she didn’t expect him not to recognize her.

Well, she had enough going on in with her yoga studio to deal with guy drama. But, he insists she leaves Vamps with him. 
She wants to refuse, but he warns she’s in danger…
Blaze is a novel in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Each book features a different couple–and perhaps different species!–and can be read on its own.

Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.


From normal to paranormal!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙🤎🖤❤️💜
Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😌🙂😍🤩
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The Hero: Mike (a.k.a. Chee Keydood) – he is the lead guitarist of the Velvet Cocks (a.k.a. VC) and he loves women. He is a software engineer by day and a guitarist at night, when he isn’t playing, he hangs out in the goth club called Vamps where his band plays sometimes. One night while in the club, he goes backstage to use the facilities and comes across two women locked together. When the bouncer (Danton) breaks the women apart, he tells Mike to get the small blonde one out of there for her own good. He sees that she has what looks like a vampire bite on her neck and thinks they are into vampire play or something.

The heroine: Allana – after coming out of her stupor, she recognizes Mike as someone she once hooked up with and is disturbed by the fact that he didn’t recognize her. She thinks he is a jerk and isn’t afraid to tell him so. Allana’s best friend Lily is dating one of Mike’s band-mates Nico and she says Mike is a better guy than he acts, which is like bad boy to play up the rockstar image and that he is really nice with his friends. Ally is moving from teaching yoga at a Gym to working at opening a new Yoga studio of her own and needs to focus on that.

The Story: Danton from Heat is in this book as well. He now has enough power to be able to shift at will between his gargoyle and human forms. Though he still works at Vamps to watch over his girl Tracy who works there as well. He is also able to use his magic to help transform his brothers who also watch over the club, but they still can’t shift at will without help from Danton or without needing to help a human in danger.

Danton tells his brother about the events of the night. He tells them the man who witnessed the encounter and took the human woman away, resisted his magic when he tried to compel him to forget what he saw. He said he tried to ascertain what kind of supernatural Mike is, but couldn’t. They said he seemed human, but more.

Like the last book Heat, this one was told in multiple points of view via dual narration. It was narrated by Amber Lee Connors and Kieran Flitton. the narrators do a great job. Both have great voices and show a lot of expression in their narration, so this was good. Though Kieran seemed to be overacting a bit in this one, not sure if it is the content or the narrator.

I also liked the story in this one. It is much better than Heat which was the first book in this series that I read. It was ok but not great, it started out too quickly and didn’t get into the story and world building till much later in the book. This one was better and gave a lot better background information up front, which I liked. This one was also a full sized book while the last one was a novella so that helped as well. This book also had some peeks into the next book, Combust


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