Review: All Fired Up by Jenn Burke

Quick Info
All Fired Up

  • title: All Fired Up
  • author: Jenn Burke
  • publisher: Carina Press
  • release date: 18.5.2021
  • series: Ashes & Dust book 1
  • genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
  • diversity: POC, mental health
  • content warnings: suicide mention
  • rating: 5/5 stars


Once bitten. Twice burned. Forever bonded.

Don’t miss this riveting and romantic spin-off series from Jenn Burke, author of Not Dead Yet.

Paranormals are dying. All over the city, with no explanation and only one thing in common: their magic is missing.

Vampire and private investigator Evan Fournier isn’t supposed to be taking on paranormal cases, but when the murderer hits close to home, he agrees to look into it. The last thing he expects is to become a target himself—and then to become irrevocably bonded to the man who just tried to kill him.

With his memory gone and his soul bonded to a stranger, former firefighter Colin Zhang wants to be anywhere else. He doesn’t have a damn clue why he just tried to kill Evan, and he didn’t even know about magic until just now. The sooner he can get back to his real life, the better.

But every time either of them tries to leave, pure agony stops them short. Forced to work with Evan or suffer the consequences, Colin must excavate the secrets buried in his missing memories while battling two rising threats: the conspiracy behind the murder, and his mutual attraction to the bond mate he never wanted.

The Queer’s Review

One page in and I’m fighting tears.

Not happy tears. Jenn just managed to make me really emotional about Iksander again. No big deal. I really want to reread the Not Dead Series as well but because of that I didn’t yet dare to. It’s a happy kind of suffering though.

But I really, really love how I immediately was back into that universe – even if that meant dealing with the hurt again. And I really, really love how that hurt is still present in Evan, not that I want him to suffer.

I wasn’t sure if I would be able to root for this new relationship, but I don’t know why I was worried. I got sucked right into Evan and Colin and I especially enjoyed Colin’s backstory and how he he was forced to deal with it.

The magic is still strong in this universe, in more ways than one, and delving back into it felt a little bit like coming home.

Bookish Thoughts

This paranormal found family is one of the most beautiful things because the characters are just so different from each other and they’re so authentic and loveable, even if they are stupid stubborn idiots from time to time. Maybe because of that. And I can’t even tell you who is the worst idiot – strangely enough it’s not Wes though and that is surprising.

I’m just so excited for the new developments and how everything will work out in the next books. Maybe I’ll even dare to reread that crushing thing in the Not Dead Yet series soon, to tide me over until I can read more about Ashes & Dust.


I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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