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Publisher's Summary

I knew hot flashes were supposed to be hot, but I didn't expect flames.

One day I'm in anger management, normalizing the cordial hate between me and my husband.

The next, we're divorced, and he has taken both our house and the business we built together. I'm 40 years old and living above our empty restaurant, plotting my next move.

And then the world around starts lighting up - literally catching on fire. I'm starting to think my defining characteristic may not be my snark or my cupcake-baking prowess, but spontaneous combustion.

I'm done suppressing my anger. I'm done playing by other people's rules. Ready to take the reins on my destiny, I'm making the choices I used to be too afraid to make. Like my favorite cast iron skillet, women get better with age. And at 40, I know exactly who I am and what I want.

I'll embrace the fire and the fury. This is my life, and I'm in control.

©2020 Keira Blackwood (P)2021 Tantor

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  • Dawn
  • 20-10-21

Loved it

Keira Blackwood has crafted an original new paranormal series. The characters are well developed and likable. Traci Odom gave an excellent performance as she brought it all together and gave to life to it. If you’re a fan of paranormal mysteries, then this one’s right up your alley.

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  • Lori-anne
  • 30-10-21


This book did not hold my interest Once again the ex husband was abusive and demeaning The hero was over forty and worried about her body and looks. This took away from the book. I would not recommend wasting your money or credits.

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  • sonia
  • 29-01-22

I wanted to like it

Premise is interesting but…
It never pulled me in. The longer I listened, the more my mind wandered to other things. Reader’s ok, not great, for this story. Traci Odom is wonderful, with better material. I got bored, at around chapter 4, I went back to chapter 2.
Then around chapter 15, I went back to chapter 12.
I’m at chapter 24 and I just don’t care any longer.

Sorry Ms. Blackwood, being middle aged, did not help me enjoy this more, at all.

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