by Christa Tomlinson

Blaze - Christa Tomlinson - Arch City Guardians
Part of the Arch City Guardians series:
Editions:Kindle: $ 3.99
Pages: 274

A Dark Hero is Irresistibly Drawn to the Man He Saves from Danger.

In the dark of night, Blaze wages war against St. Louis’s criminal masterminds. Once the sun rises, he’s Jordan Wells, quiet custom body shop owner. Jordan has accepted that it’s his destiny to walk alone in the shadows… until he meets Daniel, a sweet, untrained submissive. Jordan dreams of dominating the young man, of finding respite from his harsh life as a lone vigilante by losing himself in Danny’s loving submission.

Danny Griffin is thrilled to attend an exclusive D/s club, where he meets Jordan, an experienced Dom. Jordan appears to be the perfect man to help him explore his submissive fantasies. But Danny is also attracted to Blaze, the elusive hero who is always there when he needs him. When Danny discovers Blaze’s secret, he hopes that he can have the best of both worlds.

The passion between the hero and his lover is electric but Jordan knows that in order to keep Danny safe, he should let him go. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to tear himself away from his lover’s gentle smiles and soft kisses. Can Jordan risk a relationship with Danny when his life as Blaze is rife with danger?

BLAZE is Book One in a steamy superhero romance series. It has dramatic rescues, evil villains, and an emotionally satisfying Happily Ever After. Fans of comics and superhero movies who want to see their favorite heroes kiss will love this series!

Tags: Urban Fantasy, Superheroes, Tortured Hero, Size Difference, Multicultural, Hurt/Comfort, Sunny & Emo, BDSM
Heat Level: High/Explicit

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Blaze braced his palms against the brick wall on either side of Danny’s head, caging him in. The lightning grew closer, flashing in the sky behind him.

“Is that all you want from me? Comfort?”

Danny ran his tongue over lips gone dry from his rushed breaths. “What do you mean?”

“I see the way you react to me. Your pupils are blown. Your pulse speeds up. And you lick your lips.”

A gloved finger touched the center of his bottom lip, gently tugging it down. Danny trembled as he fought not to lick his tongue out again and taste the leather of Blaze’s glove.

“What else do you want from me, Danny?”

Danny was too overwhelmed, his head too filled with Blaze to answer. The warm scent of leather and his skin. The power radiating from him. The commanding presence that urged him to drop to his knees and submit. Blaze slowly pulled his finger away but he didn’t move out of Danny’s space. He leaned in, his intent clear.


Although he had plenty of warning, Danny gasped as their lips met. Blaze kissed him with fierce passion, dominating his mouth, demanding Danny submit and let him take control. And for several moments of blissful surrender, Danny gave in to the demand, returning the kiss with equal passion, while letting Blaze lead. But he was a one-man kind of guy. He couldn’t kiss Blaze hours after he’d kissed Jordan. Besides, he didn’t know this man. Had never even seen his face. He shouldn’t be making out with him in dark alleys. As much as he hated to do so he tore his lips away and turned his face to the side.

“I shouldn’t... We should stop.”

Reviews:Erin on Two Chicks Obsessed wrote:

SO FUN!!!!!

I am a total Marvel girl. But I grew up watching Superman (the Christopher Reeves years) with my father. They are just so fun to watch. And now- fun to read.

There’s D/s’ing and superheroing and falling for each other. But also danger in two forms. Beyond all of that are two guys who are kind of normal with each other. Even though they met with the D/s dynamic, Danny is no simpering princess waiting to be rescued or looking for Jordan to take care of him. And as alpha as Jordan is in both of his personas, he never tries to control Danny.

Overall, a really fun, exciting and sexy read. Can’t wait for the next book.

4 Pieces of Eye Candy

Linda on Queer SciFi wrote:

If superheroes, romance, BDSM and suspense is your cup of tea than drink up because this is the book that will give it all to you.

The romance between Blaze and Danny was beautifully done, the BDSM was not hardcore and actually interesting since it was done as a learning experience. Danny is totally obsessed with both Blaze and Jordan but what happens when he discovers that he is dating both men and that Blaze has a history that could bring an end to any chance of a long lasting relationship.

I really enjoyed this book, loved the characters both the main ones and the secondary ones and the only reason I did not give this book five stars was because I felt it was just a little too long and drawn out. Saying that I still can’t wait for more heroes.

Four stars.

About the Author

Christa Tomlinson is a pop culture loving, anime watching, nerdy fangirl who lives to read and write romance. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters' romantic arc. A St. Louis native, Christine currently resides in Houston, Texas with her two dogs, and is a retired roller derby player.

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