The Complete Collection
by Shannon Eckrich
This is a compilation of the five short stories (Burn, Smolder, Ignite, Inferno, & Fire and Ice). It tells the story of Kenina, Goddess of Fire, forced to do her father’s bidding. The final straw comes when he nearly forces her to marry the abusive God of Water, Neveresis (Fire and Water will never mix). She slips away to the mortal world. There, Kenina meets Jack (along with her servant turned friend, Sarah). Jack teaches her what it means to be human, to fall in love, to discover when something is more valuable than your own life.
“I absolutely adored the overarching plot of this collection, an epicly adorable romance and a hefty dose of paranormal sure to entertain even the pickiest readers.”
“Ms. Eckrich weaves a tale that grabs you tight and won’t let go.”
“One exciting turn after another.”
CIR: What inspired this collection of stories?
ECKRICH: It’s kind of funny because I started writing the first short story for an anthology collection. Once I realized there was more to Kenina’s story, I decided to opt out of the anthology and continue with her story on my own.
CIR: What did you enjoy most about writing this series?
ECKRICH: I enjoyed telling Kenina’s story. She’s a goddess who grew up in the immortal world, and she had to learn a lot to survive in the mortal realm, especially since she was used to getting her way in her world.
CIR: Did you learn anything more about your characters while writing this book?
ECKRICH: As the story progressed, I learned so much about my characters. Kenina may be hard on the outside, but inside she’s just looking for someone to love her. She lost her mother before she was born, and with her father being the leader of the gods, he rarely showed Kenina any affection. His main goal was to get her to control her powers. Sarah is Kenina’s servant in the immortal world, but she is also her friend. When she goes into the mortal realm with Kenina, she is not only her protector, but she also becomes her teacher. Sarah is highly committed to Kenina, and will do anything in her power to keep her safe. Jack is used to being alone, so when he discovers Kenina and Sarah in the middle of his field, his world gets turned upside down. But Jack can’t help but to fall in love with the fiery goddess staying inside his house, and as the story progresses, he will do anything to keep her, even if it costs him his life.
Learn more about Shannon Eckrich and her writing at www.shannoneckrich.com