Where There’s Fire (Panopolis #2)

Title: Where There’s Fire (Panopolis #2)
Author: Cari Z. and Nick J. Russo
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: April 18th 2017
Genre(s): Fantasy
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Making a name for myself as a Villain in Panopolis is hard work. Six months ago, my boyfriend broke me out of jail. Now he’s spending most of his time defending our turf against other Villains he accidentally freed along with me. And my new psychic powers are not only impossible to control, but they’re also giving me migraines.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. My skills are improving every day, and Raul – aka the Mad Bombardier – and I have never been happier. That is, until my first solo job is interrupted by a mysterious woman who tells me that Raul has been kidnapped by a ruthless new Villain. The only way to free him is to do a job for Maggot, a man with scary ideas and an even scarier superpower.

I can’t go to the cops or a Hero for help. Odds are they wouldn’t listen to me anyway. If I fail, Raul will be killed. If I succeed, we’ll both be bound to a man who’ll stop at nothing to put Panopolis on the path to civil war.

It looks like the only way to win is to take out the competition.

Even with the (somewhat) cliffhanger ending…I loved this!

I loved Nick J. Russo’s narration, especially his character voices, which are so good in this series (his voice for Raul makes me swoon).

In this installment of the Panapolis series Edward has a tentative grip on his new powers, and he and Raul are getting Edward ready to be a true villain. Told entirely through Edward’s POV, the story is fast paced, humorous at times, and totally entertaining.

Edward has a lot to get through this time, dealing with problematic heroes, and terrible villains, including the grossest, most vile villain yet.

Totally entertaining, and totally worth the price of admission, I’m so happy I picked this up as a Whispersync deal for only $4.98.

There were a couple of small audio issues, mainly the sound fading in and out, but it doesn’t happen enough to really mar overall listening enjoyment.

Now I have to wait impatiently for book 3, Where There’s A Will, to come out on audio, because I honestly cannot imagine this series without Nick J. Russo ‘s voice in my ears.


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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future


  • I don’t consider myself an audiobook person, but Nick J. Russo works hard to prove I’m wrong. I’d listen to a few books narrated by him and I loved every single one of them.


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