Holden told Olivia it was only a matter of time before Hell came for them. After all, one doesn’t just walk away from the life he lived unscathed, but the longer Hell waited, the more Olivia let down her guard. She believed maybe happily ever after was possible—he knew it wasn’t.
But when Baker shows up beaten and bloody on their doorstep with a message, all hope evaporates. The jinn make Holden an offer he can’t refuse: convince Olivia to free them all and the jinn will fight Hell alongside them. However, if their past has proved anything, it’s that the jinn cannot be trusted. When Olivia starts hearing a voice that no one can identify and Baker isn’t acting like himself, he is forced to make a decision.
With Heaven staying hands off, Holden considers accepting the jinn’s offer behind Olivia’s back. One thing is clear, with their lives and the lives all those they hold dear at stake, something has to be done. If it were as easy as Holden going back to the jinn, he would do it in a heartbeat, but Hell wants more than his soul this time—they want Olivia’s too.
My thoughts on Ember
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.
My friend used to say that her favorite singer had a voice like butter. I never really understood that, I guess it means smooth. Going off that logic, I’d have to say that Liz Schulte makes butter flow from her pen (keyboard?). I’ve read tons of books on just about every supernatural character before, but only one on a jinn I think. I really enjoyed the change of pace! Fans of Schulte will love that, although this is a new series, it’s based on characters from her popular Guardians series. I didn’t have a chance to read that series, although I did read Schulte’s Easy Bake Coven and enjoyed. One thing all these books have in common is the Abyss, Schulte’s rich world inhabited by the supernatural.
Ember is a beautiful start to the Jinn Trilogy. Holden and Olivia are a wonderful couple that just want to enjoy their lives away from their past. Unfortunately, that never quite works out well when you’re on the run from Hell. So they have a huge fight on their hands. You want them to win, not just because they’re the good guys, but because it feels like they earned their happily ever after! I really enjoyed this book and now plan to go back and make sure I catch up on the others before the next one comes out. While it’s not an absolute necessity, I feel like I’m missing part of the back story. Plus I’m a bit neurotic about reading everything by a writer in order once I discover that I’m a fan!
About Author Liz Schulte
Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, however, didn’t always want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be a lawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler. In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she realized this is what she was meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more.
When Liz isn’t writing or on social networks she is inflicting movie quotes and trivia on people, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Liz is a Midwest girl through and through, though she would be perfectly happy never having to shovel her driveway again. She has a love for all things spooky, supernatural, and snarky. Her favorite authors range from Edgar Allen Poe to Joseph Heller to Jane Austen to Jim Butcher and everything in between.