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A Promise of Fire

The Kingmaker Chronicles #1

Now available

Kingdoms will rise and fall for her...

"Cat" Catalia Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods—and her homicidal mother—have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.

But not if she can help it

Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm—until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin's fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone.

This is a re-release with extensive bonus materials and artwork.

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"The characters are wonderfully likeable, the world is unique and full of intrigue, and there's this deep sense of warmth to the book that I loved and that kept me inhaling the story...I cannot wait to read the next book."
   —Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author

Awards & Recognition
An NPR Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
A Washington Post Best Romance of the Month
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
A Bustle Best Romance of 2016
A Barnes & Noble Bookseller Pick
ALA's 2017 Reading List—Best in Genre Fiction Shortlist
Goodreads Choice Awards Top 10 Finalist for Best Debut

"Bouchet skillfully melds the genres while crafting a sexy, emotional romance. Griffin and Cat are beautifully matched—together, her magic and his might make for a sparkling read."
   —Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post

"A Promise of Fire made me laugh out loud more than once."
   —Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of the Elder Races series

"I just read Amanda Bouchet's A Promise of Fire and loved it!"
   —Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

"Top-notch. A fantasy romance that will blow your chest plate off."
   —Adrian Lang, Amazon.com's Omnivoracious

"Exquisite world building incorporating Greek mythology puts this high-fantasy romance in a class of its own. Give this to your Game of Thrones fans. They will love the political plays, the dragons, and the adventure. Bouchet is a debut author to watch."
   —Booklist, STARRED review

"High fantasy is a rare find in romance—complex world-building and political machinations can get in the way of a central, essential love story—but Bouchet skillfully melds the genres while crafting a sexy, emotional romance. Griffin and Cat are beautifully matched—together, her magic and his might make for a sparkling read."
   —The Washington Post (Read the full review)

"[A] swashbuckling tale through Cat's irreverent, diffident, yet still somehow buoyant first-person point of view; this is an exquisite high-fantasy romance with masterful worldbuilding based on Greek mythology. An exciting fantasy/romance debut: action-packed, emotionally charged, and skillfully plotted."
   —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review (Read the full review)

"Fantasy romance at its finest! This book has it all: A heroine full of spunk and spark, a hero full of mystery and masculinity, and an epic story full of intrigue and action. You will fall in love with these delicious characters. This book is utterly breathtaking!"
   —Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series

"I can say, without a doubt, that A Promise of Fire is going on my keeper shelf...I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book."
   —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (Read the full review)

"OH MY GOSH. I haven't been so blown away in a while... Hell, after reading her book, I wanted to BE the heroine... Take a chance on A Promise of Fire. I swear, you'll thank me later, gushing and singing your own praises about this amazing new series. Well done, Ms. Bouchet. Well done."
   —Romance Junkies (Read the full review)

Sourcebooks Casablanca, paperback, April 2022, ISBN: 978-1728251134
Sourcebooks Casablanca, mass market paperback, August 2016, ISBN: 978-1492626015

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