Playing with Smokeless Fire – Legacy in Legend IIII
Age range: 12 and up
Paperback, 240 pages
Book IIII of the Legacy in Legend series
What’s left after trying everything humanly possible?
Things that are inhumanly possible.
This is Jeni’s mindset when she arrives in Memphis, Tennessee. In the soulful backdrop filled with the ever-present echo of blues guitars, desperation leads Jeni to the crossroads, where she summons a demon to mend her defunct spiritual ability. Although her side of the bargain doesn’t require her soul, the price is steep, pushing her ethical limits. But it’s more than her own life Jeni is hoping to save; her family is in the crosshairs of her foe, so she makes the deal. When the bargain goes sideways, revealing the indomitable nature of the force she is up against, Jeni finds herself in a predicament where strength is useless. Only wisdom and sheer cleverness will allow her to live to fight another day.
Barbara Pietron is the author of the urban fantasy novels Veiled Existence, Soulshifter, Thunderstone, Heart of Ice, Lost in Nowhere and Playing With Smokeless Fire. Having a love for witches and vampires before they were trendy, she gravitates toward stories with supernatural elements both when she reads and when she writes. Although classified as young adult, her books are enjoyed by a wide audience—pre-teen through adult.
Barbara’s novel Thunderstone was awarded 2013 Book of the Year Finalist status by Forward Reviews and before it was published, Thunderstone was a quarter-finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakout Novel Award contest, winning a review by Publisher’s Weekly.
When she’s not writing, Barbara works in two libraries where she’s tortured by all the books she has yet to read. She’s a cult fan of the movies Labyrinth and Nightmare Before Christmas and a fan of all things Tim Burton. Barbara lives in Royal Oak, Michigan with her husband, daughter and sassy cat.