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Fire Me Up (Novel)

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Fire Me Up
Fire Me Up Book Cover, written by Katie MacAlister
Fire Me Up Book Cover, written by Katie MacAlister
Author(s) Katie MacAlister
Publisher Signet
Publication date May 3, 2005
Media type eBook
Mass Market Paperback
Length 368 Pages
ISBN 978-0451214942

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Fire Me Up is a novel written by Katie MacAlister. It is the second work in the Guardian series by this author. In this work an Incubus threatens the main character at various points in the novel.


  • Title: Fire Me Up
  • Author: Katie MacAlister
  • Published By: Signet
  • Length: 368 Pages
  • Format: eBook, Hardcover and Mass Market Paperback
  • ASIN: B002DYMB08
  • ISBN-10: 0451214943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451214942
  • Publishing Date: May 3, 2005

Plot Summary

The last person Aisling Grey wants to see when she arrives in Budapest is Drake Vireo. A part-time courier and new Guardian (as in to the portals of Hell), all she wants to do is deliver an amulet to a hermit and, hopefully, find herself a mentor at the GODTAM (Guardians, Oracles, Diviners, Theurgists, and Mages) conference, but now she must also deal with Drake, her former lover and current wyvern of the green-dragon sept. While he innocently insists he is only in Budapest for a peace summit, Aisling finds it suspiciously coincidental that this gathering of dragons is taking place at the same hotel as her conference.

Book Review

The following review is from the Amazon.com listing in the External Links below:

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trouble Becomes Her . . . but You Gotta Love Her
  • Reviewed On: May 15, 2005
  • Reviewed By: rcarey22

Aisling Grey: "Courier", "Demon Lord", "Dragon's Mate" and "Guardian", what an interesting combination of career choices but that's who Aisling is and believe me Aisling's experiencing a few difficulties being all four.

In this second outing, Aisling is once again delivering an item to a client in Budapest and while there will also be attending a conference for the "GODTAM", i.e., "Guardians, Oracles, Diviners, Theurgist and Mages" for the Otherworld or as they say "L'au-delà", so that she can horn her skills as a Guardian by hopefully becoming an apprentice to a full-fledged Guardian as she was meant to be.

Upon Aisling's arrival to Budapest she runs into the one person she would most rather not see, the man she left behind once before as she could not handle being a Demon's Mate, the "dragon" who sets her heart, mind and body on fire, Drake Vireo. Little does Aisling know but Drake's presence in Budapest is not a coincidence, he's there to claim his mate, by any means necessary and not necessarily to Aisling's liking.

During Aisling's visit at the conference, other "Guardians" start turning up dead and once again the fingers of justice point to Aisling as the culprit and she must once again prove her innocence or be banded from what she is most determined to become and what she is meant to be, a true "Guardian" which she had denied herself by hiding what she is after the accidental death of her friend mentioned in "You Slay Me". With almost no training Aisling makes a few wrong turns but she always finds her way back and with her underlying talents, which she has yet to realize, she is unquestionably going to be one hell of a "Guardian" (actually her skills are already beyond some) one day.

Although Drake understands what being a Guardian means to Aisling, he deems it as "foolish". Drake feels he and his "Sept" should be uppermost in her mind and in her life and therein lies the conflict. Compromise can be a difficult dish to serve but the way I see it, if he doesn't compromise just a little, he will lose Aisling and that I cannot foresee happening as the big picture is Drake loves Aisling no matter what she does or where she goes, he's gonna be a part of her life, so he will have to find a way around this. Can't wait to see how he resolves this.

Katie MacAlister has once again weaved an intriguing story of magic, lust, love and betrayal and I loved "Fire Me Up" as much as, if not more than, "You Slay Me" and I am impatiently waiting for the release of "Blow Me Down" as I can't wait to see what happens next to my favorite couple, Aisling and Drake and of course, my favorite demon, Jim.

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