Blog Tour: Cold Fire

Book Blurb:
Set in the magical boarding school of St Francis', Cold Fire centres around a group of teenagers who become involved in the tale of Romeo and Juliet in this contemporary re-telling of the classic story. Meanwhile, four hundred years earlier, a young teacher from Stratford Upon Avon arrives at the school. His name is Will... From the author of The Invisible Hand comes the second book in the spellbinding Shakespeare´s Moon series.

Book Review:
What was one of your favorite reads in high school? One the most memorable for me is Romeo and Juilet. I had read this story many times. It is definitely is a favorite.
I really enjoyed Cold Fire. It had all the elements of a fun YA read. There was suspense, action, typical teenage problems, and, of course, love.
The author spins a fabulous modern day tale of Romeo and Juliet. The magic of William Shakespeare is expertly woven into the story about these seeming normal teenagers. This story had me on the edge of my seat and cheering for the characters. It was a fun read.

Author Bio – 
James was born on the Wirral, England, in 1973 on a rainy Thursday. He shares his birthday with Bono, Sid Vicious and two even nastier pieces of work, John Wilkes Booth and Mark David Chapman.

His mother was a hairdresser with her own business and his father worked in a local refinery which pours filth into the sky over the Mersey to this day. They married young and James was their first child. He has two younger brothers and a still-expanding family in the area. As an Everton fan he suffered years of Liverpool success throughout the seventies and was thrilled when his father took a job in Singapore and the family moved lock, stock and two smoking barrels to Asia.

He spent five fine years growing up in the city state before returning to the rain, storms, comprehensive schools and desolate beauty of the Scottish east coast. Later years took he and his family to baking hot Muscat, in Oman, and a Syria that has since been bombed off the surface of the planet.

James lives in Madrid, Spain, with his wife and two children.

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  1. I love Romeo and Juliet (my all time favourite Shakespeare play). Might have to give Cold Fire a try.

  2. Sounds good! Entered the giveaway too Thanks!

  3. That cover is kind of creepy and kind of beautiful!

  4. Lovely review. I'm currently reading this book.


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