New Concepts Publishing
Rating: 4 Cups
Damara is about to begin a new phase in her life by retiring at 41 due to a friend’s
relentlessness. She goes to a Beltane celebration that evening. Even though she is sad
that no one remembers her birthday is today. During the celebration, the host warns
everyone that on Beltane you must look forward to the future. Never back to the past.
Unfortunately, this is just what Damara does and is transferred into Damia, Goddess of
Shoner is a man cruising through life and looking for something to do when his plans for
the weekend are cancelled. Remembering an invitation for a friend’s Beltane party. He
decides to attend, mainly to go anywhere on his birthday. While talking to a beautiful
and interesting woman he becomes Shonet, a sea deity, and in conflict with the newly
The couple who began the night quietly celebrating Beltane just to avoid being alone are
now a newly transformed couple. They balk at the “Old Ones” who are forcing them to
unite. They soon question if being together for Beltane is not exactly what they need.
Beltane Fire is a very good interpretation of the Beltane and May Day celebrations in
Europe. Damara and Shoner are truly an interesting couple and I became attracted to
them immediately. Considering how short Beltane Fire is, this is an excellent reflection
of Ms Toombs’ writing skills. The physical descriptions of both people and locations are
established quickly, and the overall plot and subplots are excellent and intriguing.
Beltane Fire combines interesting modern and paranormal love stories with empathetic
characters resulting in a definite keeper, and I am looking forward to reading more from
the wonderful writer.
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Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance