HANNA MARTINE: I've loved stories—particularly the romantic kind—since I was very young. I think most writers will say, when asked why they write, that they can't not write. I've known this about myself since grade school, when I wrote my first "book" on my mom's Smith-Corona typewriter. It was a Fantasy Island/Toddler & Tiaras mash-up featuring mermaids and a beauty pageant character named Stevie Nicks.
After college I spent a decade working in an office, always knowing that the only thing that would truly make me happy was writing professionally. So that's what I do now ... and I'm happy.
I have a serious weakness when it comes to fine wine and hoppy beer. I prefer cooking over baking. I love to travel, and have been very lucky to have visited many wonderful places around the world. I even got married in a haunted castle in Scotland. Though I've always considered Chicago home, if I had the chance to move to Australia I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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Drowning in Fire
THE ELEMENTALS Book #3
In his last audience with the Senatus, Griffin hoped to establish a connection between his water-wielding race and the other elementals. Instead, he found himself drawn into a forbidden affair with the Chimeran general Keko. When it ended in a storm of fire and ice, Griffin was banned from the Senatus and Keko was stripped of her status.
Just as Griffin is given a second chance to prove himself worthy of a Senatus seat, he gets a call from Keko. Despite how it ended between them, she wants to hear his voice one last time before embarking on a suicide mission to save her people and redeem her name.
Despite her good intentions, members of the Senatus want her stopped—and Griffin volunteers to go after her. As he tracks his former lover through the untamed Hawaiian wilderness, she leads him straight to the source of all fire magic. But will the intense power they discover draw them back together or destroy them both?
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review
Drowning In fire is the 3rd book in Hanna Martine’s The Elementals series. Set in the lush islands of Hawaii, Drowning In Fire is the story of two elementals, Griffin, of the water welders and Keko, of the fire welders. When these two embark on a taboo affair, both are stripped of everything. Griffin is denied a seat with the Senatus, the elemental council. And Keko loses her rank of general of her people. In order to get back her honor, Keko sets out on a dangerous mission. A mission that others want stopped. Griffin is offered another chance for a place within the Senatus if he can stop her.
Drowning In Fire moves along slowly at times and I wanted to kick Keko in the butt sometimes. The girl has issues. Griffin was was the glue for this book. Overall, this was a good read and I really enjoyed the world building and banter.
Drowning in Fire