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June 5, 2016

Review + Giveaway – Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder by Julie Wetzel

Hello Kind Friends! Today I’m happy to be sharing with you a book review in collaboration with the LovingDemBooks BookTube Tours for Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder by Julie Wetzel.

I received this book in exchange for a review, but this post has not been sponsored and my options are my own.

This story is set in New York City where Vicky gets a job as the personal assistant to the CEO of Ritter Industries. Before she knows it she is thrown into the world vampires and her boss is one of the most admired of them all. There is a light romance in the book, but it looks like the actual vampire romance elements will come more into the picture in book two.


Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder Book Thoughts

Overall, I enjoyed turning off my brain as I entered into Vicky’s life. The writing style of the author is usually not what I’d chose in a novel, as I prefer more descriptions and comparative language while this story was more straightforward, but as a whole this book entertained me and kept me stress-free on hard days. That’s exactly what I hope to find when I’m reading!

Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder by Julie Wetzel Book Review

I was pretty much binging this book during my work lunch breaks. I wonder what books baby Jack will enjoy reading?

As for things I think could be improved upon; the main character didn’t seem to have any flaws in the story, which made her come off at times as slightly Mary Sue. As I move through the series I hope to see a little more development of this character. I also had trouble moving past some of the typos in the story, as I felt there were a little more than I’d typically see in a published novel.

On another note, if you actually read the acknowledgements of the first two books, you find out that they were initially combined in one manuscript. The story was written by Julie to help keep her sister entertained while she was deployed and I just love that idea. It made me happy to have that little sneak peek into the origins of this novel.

Enter the International Book Giveaway for Julie Wetzel’s Debut Novel

On Goodreads I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars. I’m about 20% into the sequel, so make sure to add me on Goodreads to see my review once I finish part two of Kindling Flames.

Don’t forget to also enter the international giveaway to win a swag pack of Kindling Flames. You can also get five additional entries if you purchase the eBook or physical book of Kindling Flames. To get those entries, make sure to email a copy of your receipt to 

You can purchase Kindling Flames on Amazon, Book Depository, and Barnes and Noble. Add it to your Want to Read list on Goodreads and check out reviews here.

What have you been reading lately? Send me your thoughts in the comments!

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  • Lisa

    This sounds like a great book! Once my little one is a few years older, I hope to have more time for reading!

    June 7, 2016 at 11:45 am Reply
    • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

      I basically don’t watch TV anymore so I can read, haha! I’m loving it more than shows lately.

      June 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm Reply
  • Kait

    Whoa, this book sounds so interesting! I don’t have as much time as I would like these days to read, but this one is getting added to my list!

    June 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm Reply
  • Ana De- Jesus

    Like you I much prefer characters with flaws because I feel it is more relatable as we are not perfect. But the synopsis sounds intriguing so I might check Kindling out.

    June 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm Reply
  • Rachel Langer

    That’s awesome that the author wrote this for her deployed sister. Love hearing that little bit of back story.

    June 7, 2016 at 8:13 pm Reply
  • Amber Nelson

    I am looking for a new book to read for the summer. This one sounds really entertaining.

    June 7, 2016 at 8:35 pm Reply
  • Paula

    It sounds like an interesting book, and I’m glad to hear that you found yourself binge reading it, and reading the sequel :) that speaks “volumes” (bad literary pun) for how much you are enjoying it.

    June 8, 2016 at 2:23 am Reply
  • Kori

    I have to admit, I’m really not a big fiction reader anymore. I do enjoy historical fiction and supernatural fiction so this might be something I’ll have to look up.

    June 8, 2016 at 10:46 am Reply
  • Heather

    I love the story behind the book! Very cool that it was written for her sister. Typos bother me too – mainly when I get ARC’s I see that :-)

    June 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm Reply
  • Rose Sahetapy

    I don’t really have much time to read lately. The story sound interesting, and the reason why this book written is lovely. I like the honest review you share about the main character.

    June 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm Reply
  • Kiwi

    I havent read a good book I can get lost in for a very long time. Thanks for the review as u seemed entertained by it.

    June 8, 2016 at 11:01 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    This sounds like a great book. I’ve really been making an effort to take time each day to read, and I really enjoy that time.

    June 9, 2016 at 11:22 am Reply
  • Robin Ruehrwein

    This sounds like an awesome book! I have been making my way down my TBR list and hardly making a dent.

    June 9, 2016 at 6:04 pm Reply
  • Toughcookiemommy

    Sometimes, books that are entertaining are just what you need at the end of the day. I think this book would appeal to me after a long day at work.

    June 9, 2016 at 10:08 pm Reply
  • CourtneyLynne

    Ooooo this book sounds like a total goodie!!! I need a new book for when I’m out by the pool. Might just have to check this out!

    July 4, 2016 at 8:18 pm Reply
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