Fire & Brimstone Scroll 1
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 in
Riley thought he knew what to expect from college, but he never planned for angels, demons, or a team of attractive, overprotective Guardians.
When one fateful night opens his eyes to a world he never knew existed, Riley must navigate the lurking dangers, all while struggling with new and confusing feelings for his guardian angels. With the promise of friends, family, and freedom finally within his grasp, he fears not only for his heart but for his life as well.
Lucky for him, some things are worth dying for.
***Revelations is the first book in the slow burn harem/poly romance series, Fire & Brimstone, featuring hurt/comfort, forbidden love, drool-worthy guardian angels, and an unlikely, too-innocent hero. Book 1 ends open-ended (no cliffhangers!), but the series will end HEA, I promise. For trigger warnings, see the author's note.***
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Pairings: M-M, M-M-M, 4+ or Other
Heat Level: 1
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Ace, Bisexual, Demisexual, Gay, Questioning, Pansexual, Polyamorous
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Protagonist 3 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Tropes: Bodyguard/Guardian Angel, Coming of Age, Coming Out / Closeted, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Find Love and Come Out, First Time, Forbidden Love, Friends to Lovers, Gay for You / Straight to Gay, Hurt / Comfort, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Menage, Out for You, Slow Burning Love, True Love, Wide-Eyed Innocence
Word Count: 80000
Setting: California, USA/Heavenly Realm/The Underworld
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Christian Burg on Goodreads wrote:
This Is the first in a series and it is seriously one of the most interesting books that I’ve read dealing with demons and angels. The characters are full, well developed, and fascinating. Riley has dealt with so much in his young life and what he calls family is not family or even nice but he is scared to lose that one link. Jai and Noel are confusing for him at first then he simply accepts that they are his friends while Gideon is a little more standoffish. As Riley learns more about himself and his past, so many questions and emotions start pouring from him that there are a few surprises. I cannot wait to see what happens with this small unit that is forming with the apparent battles that are waiting for them.
Xanthe on Goodreads wrote:
5 out of 5 stars hands down
It has been a while since I read a book so captivating. It is a slow burner, but there is not one part of the story where I was bored. There are parts you almost burst with tension and parts you just can't believe how cute the characters are. You always want to know what happens next. I strongly recommend reading it if you like a mystery self-discovery romance story.
Although there isn't much romance in this first book of the series, the tension is there and I promise there will be an epic love story as the series progresses.
This book being a slow burner gives you time to get to know the characters before the story gets wild. You get sucked in so deep into the world of Riley's that at least I didn't mind the slower progression because when the story hits you with a fast-paced action scene it feels right. This way of organic story development is one part of why I fell in love with this series.
The other part is the characters. From shy and anxious Riley over harsh Jai and sweet Noel to the teddy bear that is Gideon.
All of them feel so real and at this stage in the series like little mysteries you want to explore. Needless to say, I adore each one of them.
But I especially like the way Riley is depicted with his twisted view of the world from years of manipulation and conditioning. You get sucked in his way of thinking and even if you try you don't find a way to break free. It also causes a great deal of comedy.
The atmosphere in this book is phenomenal. The detailed writing lets you paint a picture in your head immediately. It feels like you are standing at the sidelines watching and feeling each punch.
There are also a lot of other characters that get introduced but don't play a huge role yet, but they will. So pay attention to those.
I read this book in a day and even though the storyline is kind of dark and frustrating at times, I loved every second of it. I think I am going to read it a couple of times more before the second book comes out.
Steven on Amazon wrote:
Oh wow! This was completely unexpected and such a fantastic read. I'd say that the first book in this series is very much character driven as we meet and get to know Riley as he then becomes aware of those around him not of the human realm. His Guardians come into his life, really at the right time as he struggles at college and is someone so much in need of friendship and care.
Riley's character breaks my heart. He's so loving and giving but has learned behaviours from his foster mother and finds it easier to submit to others rather than make a scene or stand up for himself. He has social anxiety, shyness and a really negative self view. It takes weeks for him to become comfortable around the two men that he keeps seeing and talking to around campus. Jai and Noel start to be important to him without him really noticing and then they come to his rescue, also introducing Gideon to his life. Those three men are an enigma, have a really interesting dynamic between them. We get a little bit of history about their roles and relationship but I'm hoping for a lot more in book two.
Most of the book is focused on Riley and his relationships but towards the end we get more interaction with the demonic side and it leaves for a really interesting end to the book with so much left to explore and expand upon in the next book.
I really enjoyed reading this and would definitely recommend! It's a complete slow burn with hugs happening at most and the acknowledgement of feeling more than friendship. Looking forward to a HEA for Riley in this series.
You know when you start cooking dinner and your mouth starts watering? You’re chopping up vegetables, warming up the oven, putting things on the stove, and you can just taste it. You’re just excited for everything to be done so you can put it all together to enjoy your meal. That’s what Revelations is. It’s the build up to a delicious satisfying series.
This book gives us the bare minimum in terms of world building in the most tantalizing way. Instead it focuses on attaching us to our main character. Riley Shepard has it hard. This boy has been through things that make me want to shield him from the world or teach him how to punch somebody (SCREW YOU BRIAN). Nikole Knight makes Riley the sole focus of this first novel. We get to watch the start of his development and growth. (Which I don’t know about you but when an author makes me love a character like that, to me it’s a sign of disaster.) We learn with him as he figures out what he’s always known is maybe not what’s right. Beyond that, we get placed in the small bubble that Riley calls home. Then we get to watch Jai, Noel, and a reluctant Gideon destroy that.
But like I said even though we get the conflict we need to make a story, even though we get vital information, we’re only getting enough to just get started. Nikole Knight has given us all the ingredients of the perfect dinner but this is going to be a full course meal.