Title: Igniting The Spark
Author: Michelle Irwin
Release Date: June 30th
Blog Tour: July 10th – July 17th
Release Boost: July 30th
Death beckons, calling Evie Myers to the darkness. She isn’t ready to leave, and Clay isn’t ready to let her go.
After fighting back from the brink, Evie’s life is forever altered. Together with Clay, she finds a home and sanctuary within the fae community. Everything has changed, and life is perfect. Or so they believe.
They soon learn their trip into the heart of the Rain kicked off a revolution, and Clay is called back into the fold. But when Evie needs Clay the most, one mission will risk it all.
When her happy ending hangs in the balance, and everything looks lost, how will Evie find the strength to fight for what she wants the most?
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THE SICKLY YELLOW lights reflected off the metal tables in the sterile room. Where
there should have been noise, there was only silence for me.
Silence and the sight of my own bloodied, dead body.
My red-gold hair shimmered in the light of the fire surrounding me. Clay, the man I
loved, clasped my body as his tears overtook him. He refused to let go even as his
brother, Ethan, tried to pull him away from the flames. Blood from the wounds in my
chest and back was smeared over his face and arms, and smudged into his nearly black
The sight confirmed I’d committed the ultimate betrayal: I’d left him.
I wanted to comfort him, but without my voice it was impossible. There was so
much I needed to tell him before I left. That I loved him. That despite everything we’d
been through, he’d brought happiness to my life I’d never expected. I wanted to explain
there was something more important than him and me—my daughter.
The child who would rise from the ashes after the flames consumed my body.
The image fell away as the fire raged hotter.
Darkness took hold, gripping me and squeezing tight. The sunbird pleaded with me
to let go. To be free. To join with my mother, with my ancestors, and pass the baton on to
the next generation. My child would be safe with Clay, and I was ready move on.
Peace filled me.
A pinprick of light broke through the inky dark that I’d sunk into. The sunbird urged
me to ignore it. To focus on the certainty that my time had come. Only, the light wouldn’t
be refused. When I shifted my attention to it, a flash filled the darkness around me,
flooding my vision with a bright apple-green.
With the darkness gone, a new sensation overtook me. Pain. Panic. Confusion.
Flashes of the moments leading up to my death rushed through me. My drive to
keep Louise safe from the harm the Unseelie fae, Caelan, intended to cause. Clay and
his father fighting over the gun. The crack of a gunshot.
I burned again at the memory of the fire in my chest as the bullet tore through my
heart. The ache of death ran through me again, and the green light grew in intensity once
Through the pain, there was something new. A soft voice whispered to me, calling
me back. Not the sunbird, someone new but familiar all at once. She spoke words I didn’t
understand, but they compelled my attention. They overrode the sunbird’s
instructions—tried to push her away. They beckoned me backward instead.
To a wall of red.
Of fire and pain.
The sight of the barrier terrified me, but I could do nothing to react. I was separate
from everything. Floating. As I moved closer to the wall, agony coursed through me. My
chest tightened. I felt cold.
Danger lay that way.
Come with me, the sunbird whispered. You will be free of the pain; it is your
She called for me to abandon the wall, to head into the darkness. I’d been so ready
to until the apple-green light. Until the other voice.
Now . . .
I reached out with my mind, trying to figure out what was beyond the barrier.
Something told me it was important.
“I . . . I can’t lose her.” My focus snapped to the wall when I heard another voice.
He was on the other side of the barrier. Even though I’d been calm, ready to move
on, hearing the heartbreak in his tone made me want to fight my way back to him. If only
to reassure him he’d survive this.
Evelyn, the sunbird called, urging me away from the wall. Away from Clay.
Once more I had to choose between moving onward into the darkness or turning
and fighting through the fire to get to him. Only the fire was too strong, too fierce. The
pain too intense.
The sunbird, who’d convinced me to stay last time, now wanted me to move on.
It’s time, she called.
Other Books In the Series
Book #1: Through The Fire
Life could have been different for Evie Meyers. If only she wasn’t a freak.
She wouldn’t be hiding from the Rain, a secret organization intent on destroying all supernatural creatures. Neither would she have run from Clay, the object of her desire.
Her hope for love and a normal life shattered when Clay stumbled onto her biggest secret and revealed one of his own in the process—he’s a soldier for the Rain. Learning that Clay was a threat to her survival, Evie had no choice but to flee.
Now Clay’s back—battle-scarred and mysterious—and the attraction between them is undeniable. Stuck on opposite sides in the war between humans and the supernatural, there seems little hope for a happily ever after. Caught between what her heart wants and what her head knows, something has to give. What will she choose? And what price will she have to pay?
Book #2: Rise From Ash
Love has cost Evie Meyers everything. Wounded and alone, she has no choice but to learn how to survive without becoming the monster she is thought to be by the man she loves.
When she discovers a cryptic message from that very man, Clay Jacobs, her mind is thrown into turmoil. It’s second nature for Evie to run, but there is no escaping the memories of their time together. While she is certain it’s a trap, she longs to discover the true meaning of his words. With heart battling mind, her choices send her on a collision course with what was once lost, leaving her life hanging in the balance.
Can Evie rise from the ashes of her charred dreams, or will she burn in the attempt?
Book #3: Into The Rain
Evie Meyers and Clay Jacobs have found paradise in the remote wilderness. Hidden away at the ends of the Earth, they are certain no one can find them. The illusion is shattered when Evie’s former lover Aiden crashes into their sanctuary.
The tension caused by the fae’s arrival escalates when they discover the reason for his presence. An ever-present foe has kidnapped someone precious to his court, and he needs Clay’s help for the rescue. The mission will take them straight into the Rain. The path is a dangerous one, filled with dark secrets and old lies.
With echoes of the past surrounding them and a shadowed threat lurking nearby, both Evie and Clay must put their trust in the hands of an enemy. How will they find a way to reconcile their prejudices and make it out alive?
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Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.
Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.