Friday, December 2, 2016

(Mini Review) Rising Phoenix by Alice Floyd

“And when did you first know?”
His eyes glittered darkly, darker than the deepest pit of the hell I was currently in. “When did you know that your life would begin and end with her?”

How far would you go for a second chance at love? If the choices you made would cost you your soul, would you still make them?

Lucian Caine spends everyday at his best friend's side and every night in her arms. HIs life is pure bliss, until tragedy strikes, flipping his world upside down.
Late one night, an encounter with the darkest of strangers leads him to an impossible decision. He can have his happy life once again, but he must agree to the stranger's conditions.

Now Lucian must decide just how far he's will go to have his life back.

This new indie release immediately caught my attention with the synopsis. After lots of junk food reads (don't judge me!), I was in the mood with something a little more intense and suspenseful. Rising Phoenix more than delivered!

The story has a fast, minimally descriptive writing style that worked quite well for the plot. Instead of getting sucked into details, the more barebones take let me really fall into the story and the protagonist's emotions.

With a fresh take on the paranormal and several scenes that were delightfully twisted, it kept me on the edge of my seat and eager for each new page.

The romance is the driving force behind everything, and I truly believed in it.

It's a fairly quick read, but packed such a punch. I highly recommend!


  1. Ohhhh what is this? Did Lucian sell his soul to the devil? Curiouser and curiouser.

  2. Glad it was a good read! I kind of like when books aren't too bogged down with details and descriptions. It's not always needed.

  3. Gads...ok you have me super curious!