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Fire Maidens: Paris

Billionaires & Bodyguards, Book 1
Written by: Anna Lowe
Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
Series: Billionaires & Bodyguards, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Romance, Military
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Paris! City of dreams - or shifter nightmares? 

Natalie Brewer has come to Paris to live out a dream, not a nightmare. Then a vampire attack exposes her to a whole new side to the City of Lights - and to her own heritage. Before she knows it, she’s swept into a world she never imagined, with gargoyles, werewolves, and dragons who claim she’s descended from a legendary shifter queen. Now her life is in danger, and it’s impossible to know who to trust, other than the mysterious stranger who risks his life for her again and again. 

After a decade in the Foreign Legion, all dragon shifter Tristan Chevalier wants is to settle into a civilian life and a new job. His mission: to prove himself to the Guardians of Paris and to protect the city. But all that is threatened when an innocent woman stumbles into his life - and into his heart. Being appointed her bodyguard is a blessing and a curse, because Natalie is absolutely, positively off-limits despite the smoldering desire they both feel. Worse, every shifter in Paris has set their sights on her, from bloodthirsty vampires to power-hungry dragons and jealous rivals. For Tristan, it’s the test of a lifetime, and the outcome will affect the fortunes of an entire city. 

Anna Lowe’s Fire Maidens: Billionaires & Bodyguards series: A series of sizzling paranormal romances with adult content. Each story is a pause-resister packed with action, emotion, and romance! No cliffhangers. If you like smoldering hot shapeshifters, military heroes, and royal intrigue, you'll love these books. Join these strong heroines and their alpha heroes in atmospheric locales filled with danger and suspense!

©2019 Anna Lowe (P)2019 Anna Lowe
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good listen

This book was good. The narrator was good, making listening to the story interesting. The book doesn't actually start until chapter 3, the others were descriptions of what the book was about.

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  • Pam Louis
  • 2019-08-21

Great story

Natlie Brewer had dreams of going to Paris so she did. Everything changed when a vampire attacked . Who knew those things were real well she didn't. She didn't even know she had a heritage in her bloodline that was attracting them to her.
Gargoyles, vampires, and dragons oh my!
Tristan Chevalier's mission is to prove himself to the Guardians of Paris. Protect the city by watching the vampires and reporting on them but when he see natalie in trouble he can't just sit watch and report. Plus his Dragon has other plans for the little human that he is on board with.
Love the action, drama, mystery, betrayal, spice, and so much more this story has going on in it. The characters are fantastic! The story really pulls you in fast and keeps you interested. I really enjoyed reading this one and can't wait for the next story to come out about London and the next fire maiden.

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  • Gigi's Reads
  • 2019-08-20

I absolutely love this new mythology

This fated mate story in steroids swept me away to Paris and a new “world” that is so intriguing that I felt an immediate emotional connection with these characters. Natalie is just a normal American girl taking charge of her life and fulfilling a dream of living in Paris. Tristan is a war veteran coming back to civilian life as a protector for the mysterious Guardians. When they meet it is destiny and it is magic. But the overarching plot of the Fire Maidens also draws you in and it is hopeful even if they have to fight to protect humanity. Loved this action packed suspenseful romance.

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  • Shayay19
  • 2019-08-07

Fun and Entertaining!

I listen to the audio version and the narrator did a good job. I do wish she had a bit more depth to her voice at times, but overall, this is a solid performance.


Exciting new series! Loved the premise with the whole fire maiden scenario and that the books in the series will take place in different European cities. Here's hoping for cities in Ireland and Scotland! This one is in Paris, and it was fun to touch on some of Paris' attractions. Natalie is surprised to learn that supernatural entities exist; vampires, shifters, etc., but she's even more surprised to learn that she may have more to do with that world than she anticipated. She ends up meeting Tristan; a dragon shifter, who helps protect and support Natalie. Unfortunately, old fashioned ideals get in the way of their connection. Also, an unfortunate, stuck-up supernatural gets in the way as well. The vampires aren't exactly making things easy for Natalie as well, so she's dealing with a whole lot. I love the whole mate connection, and Tristan and Natalie are really sweet together. I do wish Natalie felt a bit more for Tristan or that what she feeling came across better, but overall, they have good chemistry and definitely some heat between them. Entertaining adventure for Natalie and Tristan! I'm really excited to read the next book!

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  • Vicki
  • 2019-08-04

Great new series

I can already tell that this series is going to be good. Natalie met Tristan at the soup kitchen where she volunteered. While there, vampires tried to attack and kidnap her because of her royal blood (of which she was unaware). Tristan holds them off, kills one and gets hurt in the process. All this so she could safely get away. Then she returns to the scene and finds Tristan hurt and barely able to move. She helps him back to his apartment and stays with him because the vampires that escaped will be looking for her.

While at his apartment, Tristan and Natalie become very close. His dragon recognized her as his mate. He cannot protect her alone so he takes her to his superiors. We meet Liam, Marcel and Jakleen. Liam is so funny. Marcel is a privileged, power-hungry b@stard who feels he is entitled to mate with Natalie but Tristan was not having it. Jakleen was a real snobby b!tch who dated Tristan in the past (and would want him back). She is trouble with a capital T but not in the way I expected. Ms. Lowe excels at writing b!tches and b@stards.

There were quite a few moments where I was literally on the edge of my seat, dying to know what happens next, especially the scene in the tunnel when Natalie was being chased. You’d be surprised by who was behind all of it.

A lot happens in this book and Ms. Lowe has done a great job, as usual. Her books are easy to lose yourself in. With Kelsey Osborne’s narration and Ms. Lowe’s descriptions, you could “see” everything.

I highly recommend this new series and cannot wait for book 2 to come to Audible. I was given this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Roxanna
  • 2020-06-03

Good premise but...

I struggled with this book. I don't know if it was the author or the narrator. The narrator made the heroine sound like a 16 yr old teenager. I know she's not supposed to be more than about 26 but still, 10 years can make a difference. At the beginning it was worse because the narrator didn't seem to have a good flow to her reading. It did improve some as she got farther into the book, but her voice made me halfway dislike the character. I just couldn't see this brave young woman with that voice.
Anyway, the story itself is a good story. I like the premise and mostly enjoyed where the story was coming from. There were places it seemed the author made the heroine a little immature with her descriptions and details. Basically, those points made me feel like I was stuck in a bad Hallmark movie. It was too cheerful or there was too much wide-eyed innocence, or it could have been the narrator. I think I'm going to try to read the next book and see if I prefer the print to the narration. That will tell me if it's the author or narrator I have a problem with.

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  • April L. Pawless
  • 2020-05-28

Loved it

Fire Maidens: Paris (Billionaires & Bodyguards Book 1)
By: Anna Lowe
I can already tell I am going to love ready this series. I am a sucker for destined mates and this book as all the feels. The main characters Natalie and Tristan are perfect for each other. This book is hot and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 2019-11-14

Fire Maidens:Paris

This is going to be a great series if it continues on like this book is. I loved everything about this story. From vampires and dragon shifters to fights and finding your mate this book has everything you can hope for and more!

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  • The Reluctant Retiree
  • 2019-11-05

Wow

While reading this book was really great, listening to the book was fabulous! Just what I needed while I took my morning walk. This series is really going to be great!

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  • RetiredHsMom
  • 2019-11-03

A Delightful Listen

I am loving this new series by Ms. Lowe. It's fun with lots of humor and suspense. Can't forget to mention it takes place in Paris, beautiful Paris. What more can we want with a sweet romance story.

Ms. Osborne did a lovely job with the narration.

I enjoyed the story. While it mostly follows the pattern of the previous series, there were a couple of twists that surprised and please me. It kept the story fresh and engaging.

Natalie is a sweet yet feisty heroine with a heart for the downtrodden and no room for snobbery. Tristan is practically perfect in every way. He's strong, handsome, fearless, and noble. He's also determined to protect Natalie and make sure she has the final say in her life.

I loved the secondary characters in the guardians group, especially Clara and Hugo. They are so sweet and adorable.
I also enjoyed Liam, the lion shifter. In many ways he reminded me of Del from the "Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire" series. There is obviously a backstory with him which I can't wait to learn about in the next story.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the audiobook. I also purchased the Kindle version.

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  • Danielle Carpenter
  • 2019-10-27

Love This Pair

I really liked this story. Both the heroine and the hero are wonderful characters. Some of the shifter world has a lot to be desired, it seems the older you get the worst your personality becomes. I enjoyed the action that happens right from the beginning of the book. The narrator was good distinguishing voices, making the story more enjoyable. I seem to understand the dragon, wolves, and even the gargoyles behavior, but the vampires seem mysterious. They're behavior doesn't match up with anything they say, and what do they really gain, but some power from some blood they drink which will probably burn out after their body consumes her blood in their veins. It seems like a waste to me. The only drawback on the book is the pity party that Tristan keeps having. Here is where Tristan fails as a self respecting dragon, as he lets his Fire Maiden talk the King of Dragons into letting her have a mate of her choosing.