Forged in Flames by Quinn Arthurs and Harper Wylde

Overall: 4.5/5 β­β­β­β­πŸ’«
Steam: 3/5 πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Feels: πŸ€”πŸ˜²πŸ€­πŸ˜πŸ₯°β˜€οΈ

Tear jerker: No
Paranormal/Fantasy: Yes
Location: Alaska
Character age range: mid-20s
Lead: Nix (Phoenix shifter)
Love interest(s): 5 — Killian (Puca aka Bunny shifter), Theo (Kraken shifter), Ryder (Ceraptor aka Unicorn shifter), Hiro (Kitsune aka fox w/ 9 tails shifter), Damien (Gargoyle shifter)
HEA: No – Cliffhanger

Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Audible: No
Series: Yes – Phoenix Rising Series — book 3
1. Born of Embers — released 01/31/18
2. Hidden in Smoke — released 03/31/18
3. Spark of Intent — released 08/28/18
4. Forged in Flames — released 05/30/19

~QD πŸ”₯~
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative, m/m
Possible triggers: Violence, death

The Quick and Dirty: Nix and her guys are still trying to figure out what exactly happened to her and Ryder on the island. Killian’s brother brings them to meet the rebellion leaders; the ones that plan to take down the council who they suspect is behind the activities on the island. They want in, but they’ll have to prove themselves, completing dangerous tasks all the while keeping up the pretense of following council orders.Β 

The part that really struck me in the book was the back and forth between Nix and her guys about choice. In most books the alpha guy(s) are always the first to want to be protective when their mate is in danger, nearly forbidding her to go do whatever dangerous thing it is she wants to do. Then the heroine doesn’t tell her guy(s) and goes to do it anyway. I absolutely loved that there was a discussion about it in this book. “Why does your choice matter more than my own?” <– YES!!! I also loved learning about the faction leaders. Excited to see where it all goes in the next book! Oh, and did I mention the scene between Ryder, Hiro and Nix? And the one with Theo? HOOOOOTTTT!!πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

No one asked me if this was what I wanted.

To be a harbinger of change.
To motivate those around me to join a rebellion.
To become a symbol of hope and rebirth in a war that’s not my own.

Yet, the duty has been thrust upon me, and it’s not one I can refuse. Challenged from all sides, I’m forced to make increasingly harder choices as I learn to trust my gut and the powers that burn within me.

As my past and my future collide, Damien, Ryder, Theo, Killian, Hiro, and I are all pushed to step up and take on responsibilities that none of us have prepared for. When life and death hang in the balance, decisions must be made that will change the lives of everyone around us. Can we find the strength to choose the right path as our family is Forged in Flames? Or will we falter when it matters the most?

*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse that some readers may find triggering. This book also contains some m/m themes.


Harper Wylde is an emerging author who lives in the countryside of Pennsylvania. As a wife and a mother of two young children, she spends her days chasing after little people and making crazy notes about story ideas all over her home. As a serial entrepreneur, Harper also dabbles in photography and graphic design…but has found that her favorite occupation is the one she’s doing now–writing fantasy and paranormal romance. She loves coffee, cooking, chocolate covered pretzels, and characters with hidden strength and endearing flaws!


Quinn lives in temperamental Ohio. She is a book devotee, a caffeine addict, an absolute klutz, and a worn out mom. She tries desperately to squeeze out the crazy stories that are always playing in her head between constant emergencies at work and home. At least her kids are always a willing audience for her insane ramblings while they’re still little! Stalk her on Facebook at Quinn Arthurs; Arthurs’ Assembly; and Phoenix Rising: Nix’s Harem.