Monday, April 01, 2024

#BookReview: Consort of Fire (Bound to Fire and Steel #1) by Kit Rocha

Synopsis: From cult-favorite writing duo Kit Rocha comes a fiery novel set in a lush fantasy world brimming with ancient magic, dangerous secrets, and erotic connections. 

For three thousand years, an ancient dragon god has protected the borders of the Sheltered Lands. In return, he makes only one demand: every one hundred years, the mortal ruler must send their heir to serve as his consort…for as long as they can survive.

Sachielle of House Roquebarre is the thirty-first consort to be sacrificed to the monster who guards the mountain passes. She is young, beautiful―and she has three secrets. 

First: she’s a disposable orphan trained in seduction. 

Second: her handmaid, Zanya, is an assassin and the only person she has ever loved. 

Third―and most deadly: she’s cursed. Sachi and Zanya have five weeks to murder the Dragon in his bed. If they fail, the mortal king’s curse will steal not just Sachi’s life, but her very soul. 

The Dragon has only one secret: he is nothing like what they have been told. And he will do whatever it takes to possess them both.


Rating: 1 Star
My Review: 
I like the concept of this book. A marriage of convenience with a magical dragon god? Sign me up. Also the summary hinted at a throuple, which intrigued me. I didn’t get far enough in the book to see either of these come to pass. The writing was overly descriptive to where my mind was wandering while things were described. One of these scenarios that comes to mind was a character’s room being described as well as what was on the floors below. I zoned out. BUT I could see myself picking up the book again in the future. It just isn’t working for me right now. 


“The fiery breath of a dragon pales in comparison to the incendiary heat of this epic erotic fantasy.” Kirkus Reviews

“By combining life-or-death stakes with off-the-charts eroticism, Rocha keeps the pages flying. The scalding sex scenes drive both plot and character development and incorporate the fantastical worldbuilding in fascinating ways. This is an exciting start to what promises to be a thrilling new series.” 
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The story layers are peeled back slowly enough to immerse readers…Rocha’s new offering is set in a rich, erotic fantasy world, filled with lush characters and a magical landscape of secrets, power, and betrayal.” 
Library Journal

“Interwoven with the history, the curse, and the intended murder is an overarching plot that will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next book in the Bound to Fire and Steel series.” 

“A glorious, epic, and erotic firestorm of a book! I could not put it down!” 
―Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

Kit Rocha is the pseudonym for cowriting team Donna Herren and Bree Bridges. After penning dozens of paranormal novels, novellas, and stories as Moira Rogers, they reinvented themselves by writing the nine-book multiple-award-winning―and extremely steamy―Beyond series, which became an instant cult favorite. They followed it up with two spin-off series, including the popular Mercenary Librarians trilogy published by Tor. Now they’re leaping into sexy epic fantasy with happily ever afters.

Their favorite stories are about messy worlds, strong women, and falling in love with the people who love you just the way you are. When they’re not writing, they can be found crafting handmade jewelry, caring too much about video games, or freaking out about their favorite books or TV shows, all of which are chronicled on their various social media accounts. Learn more at

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