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Carnival, canals, and cunning enemies...Do you dare enter Venice’s shifter side? 

Ten years ago, lion shifter Tony Pelligrini was forced to flee Venice after being framed for a murder he didn’t commit. But now, a mysterious force is drawing him back. Is it the feeling of a ticking time bomb only he can defuse? Or, is it the call of destiny, promising true love?

Wetlands ecologist Cara Alari would rather stand knee-deep in mud than dress up for a fancy ball. But in the course of one crazy carnival night, a family she loves is imperiled, and she is unwittingly drawn into a dangerous world of power, politics, and royal intrigues.

Before Cara knows it, she’s putting her black belt to use as a bodyguard - and teaming up with a hunky lion shifter straight out of her dreams. The chemistry between them is off the charts, but there’s no time for amore. Somewhere in Venice, an enemy lurks, targeting the royal shifter elite. Because carnival masks can disguise faces - and evil intentions - nothing is as it seems. All Cara can be sure of is that her heart - and a young woman’s life - are at risk.

Anna Lowe’s Fire Maidens: Book seven in Billionaires & Bodyguards series

Danger lurks over Europe, where a ruthless dragon clan plots to seize power in the grandest, most glamorous cities. The guardians of old have summoned a new generation of shifter heroes to protect the castles, cathedrals, and cobblestoned streets of their ancestral homes - and to seek out the last of the Fire Maidens, women coveted by the dark lords for their royal blood. Those women are absolutely off-limits to the young warriors tasked with protecting them. But destiny, of course, has other ideas.

A series of sizzling paranormal romances with adult content. Dragons, wolves, lions, and more! Each story is a pause-resister packed with action, emotion, and romance! No cliff-hangers. If you like smoldering hot shape-shifters, military heroes, royal intrigue, and a hint of magic, you'll love these books. 

Join these strong heroines and their alpha heroes in atmospheric locales filled with danger and suspense!

©2021 Anna Lowe (P)2021 Anna Lowe

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  • Vicki
  • 14-03-2021

Venice is on my bucket list!

Ms. Lowe has done it again! I loved this book. Each book in the series is about a Fire Maiden but each book is different. Tony is back in Venice after a 10-year absence after being framed for murder. During that time, he was in the French Foreign Legion. Cara, an ecologist, and Tony meet at a masked event. They feel a connection. Is this fate that brought him back to Venice? He also sees Fiorina, a young Fire Maiden, again. He saved her and her family 10 years earlier when her father was murdered. Trouble is on the horizon. During the event, Fiorina is the target of kidnappers. Tony and Cara work together to save her. Cara was awesome! They were both great in foiling the kidnappers' plan. Don Ercole, who is a Guardian, wanted to lock Tony up once he saw him but Fiorina, who recognized him as the man who saved her long ago, and her mother saved him by telling the truth of what happened that night. Ercole was a real b@stard but he comes through in the end.

Tony and Cara thought the attempted kidnapping attempt might be an inside job. I liked how they worked together to solve the mystery all the while falling in love. Tony, Rocco, who was at the event with Tony, and Cara were to guard Fiorina. It was funny when Cara was teaching Fiorina some self-defense moves. Tony calls for back up from one of his French Foreign Legion buddies and he got help from Theo. They end up sneaking Fiorina out from under the Guardians and took her to Tony’s grandfather Arturo's house. That old man was great! He was not intimidated by the Guardians. Ismeralda, Fiorina’s aunt, was a sneaky b!tch and I love what happened to her. I also love what happened to Cara when faced with extreme danger. This book had a very nice Fire Maiden surprise. We cannot forget about Jacqueline, a villain from previous books. She made a brief appearance in this book and will probably turn up again in her quest for power. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. There was plenty of suspense as well as romance.

I love how Ms. Lowe sets us up for the next book. I highly recommend the Fire Maiden series. The book cover is awesome. I could just picture him as Tony. As always, Kelsey Osbourne did a great job with the narration.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 10-03-2021

Fire Maidens: Venice

I was so excited when I found out that a new Fire Maidens audiobook was released and dove right in! Who are we to question destiny and what plans it may have for us? In this book these two do exactly that, but destiny cannot be denied. The action and love in this book was great and now I am begging for more!

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  • Faythe
  • 06-03-2021

Is fighting Fate futile?

I must admit I absolutely love this series. I like how Anna pulls in the next hero into her story giving us a slight preview into what may be coming.

Cara Alari has always loved Venice, and as a Wetlands Ecologist she is trying to keep- the city from sinking beneath the waves. Her landlord convinces her to attend a ball during the famous Carnival within the city. When she got home from the wetlands all she wanted to do is just curl up and relax, but she get ready for this ball.

Tony Pelligrini is an ex-soldier from the French Foreign Legion, after running from false murder charges. He has felt pulled to the city, is it time for him to give in or can he clear his name.

The pair meet at the Carnival Ball, and manage to save someone who is important to the guardians. They get roped into playing bodyguard together, but can they solve the mystery before time is up, while keeping their charge safe?

I did receive a free copy of this audio, but Anna Lowe and her narrators have knocked this one out of the park. I doubt you will regret listening to this book.

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  • jennine.
  • 02-03-2021

WONDERFUL SERIES

Love, adventure, trials and tribulations lie in wait for these special people trying to do the right thing by Venice. I just love being taken to the wonderful cities and enjoy the budding romance while good battles evil. The strong confident women and the swoon worthy hero's will keep you glued to the pages just like I was when l read the ebook. This audible version really breathes life into those scenes, the narrator does a great job of this feel good paranormal adventure romance. I also recommend the whole series.

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  • jamoz23
  • 21-04-2021

Lovely memories remembered.

Lovely memories remembered. Once again a totally enjoyable time listening to this book. I was transported to the islands, waterways and small streets of Venice which bought back wonderful memories. I have read and reviewed this book and have included that review below but this audible book was kindly gifted to me by the author. BOOK REVIEW Another captivating and descriptive read in this series. I could envisage myself back in Venice and seeing all the wonderful sights Ms Lowe took us too. Great characters and a wonderfully emotional plot, full of manipulation, false accusation, heroism and with family dynamics that I loved. A capable, take no crap, kick ass heroine who is a real sweetheart and then destiny fulfils itself and she becomes something special. Loved Tony all the way through. Though wronged many years ago he remained calm and purposeful, until claws were needed. Loved his lion chipping in. And the interaction between Fiorina and Rocco throughout is so cute. Cannot wait to read about Theo, what an enigmatic character. This is my honest review of this book which I read through Kindle Unlimited.

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  • Smacnutt
  • 05-04-2021

A Fire Maiden that isn't a Fire Maiden

You can't go wrong with any of Anna Lowe's books and Kelsey Osborne has a wonderful voice for narrating. Fire Maidens: Venice has the romantic feel you would expect from Venice. It also has more than mystery to keep you intrigued. Grab it now and lose yourself in story.

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  • Shayay19
  • 26-03-2021

Entertaining and romantic!

Narrator does a good job! She’s the one that has done all the previous books in this series, and she always give a clear, crisp, and good quality performance. Enjoyable listen.

Loving this series!! Lion shifter Cara is one of my favorite heroines from this series! She kicks butt! I’m not a fan of damsels, and Cara is definitely not one. Plus, I love that she wants to save ecosystems. Lion shifter Tony is awesome too! He’s so honorable. Sweet and passionate connection between them. Tony has been falsely accused of a crime in Venice, so he’s been incognito for about 10 years and hasn’t returned to Venice. Despite the danger of returning, there’s something calling to Tony in Venice; he doesn’t know what it is, but he just knows that’s where he needs to be. Some very shady things are happening in Venice, but luckily, Tony and Cara end up on the same path. Cara and Tony end up being bodyguards for a damsel type of girl that is in danger. Love the Venice setting, love the action! Entertaining, fun read! Excited for the next book!!

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  • CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER
  • 22-03-2021

Didn't really like this book

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The names of the characters were rather stupid. The characters were shallow and uninteresting. This book was my least favorite of all the books in the series. It was only just okay

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The narrator was awful. The characters sounded squeaky and pathetic. I don't know what was worse the female voices or the males. But the narrator was bad at both. The book was only just and okay story but this narrator turned it into an almost painful story to listen to.

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  • deb1210
  • 21-03-2021

Fire Maidens: Venice

Fire Maidens: Venice is book 7 of Anna Lowe’s popular Billionaire & Bodyguards series! This is Tony and Cara’s story and it features fated mates, a fantastic plot, vivid scenery, and lots of drama and suspense! I loved it!

Tony was falsely accused of a crime and forced to flee Venice, the place he loves the most in the world. When he finds himself back there, it’s surreal. Things get real interesting when me meets Cara, a wetland ecologist. He is intrigued with her. That interest ramps up a notch when a mutual friend needs protection and Cara and Tony are tasked with the job. They are up for the challenge.

I love how this story developed. It flowed so smoothly and I was captivated throughout. Filled with special times as well as drama and suspense, this book has it all! Tony and Cara wear their hearts on their sleeves-not only for their causes, but for each other too. I especially enjoyed the vivid description of the scenery of where they visit! I felt like I was there!

Anna Lowe has given us another great book to her series and I highly recommend you read them all! With Kelsey Osborne doing the narration, you won’t be disappointed!!

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  • VaWineLover
  • 15-03-2021

It will make you want to go to Venice

In this book we get Tony, who you may remember from Scotland, returning home to Venice (so that's where he's from!). He is wanted for a murder that he didn't commit and ten long years after leaving the beautiful city, he has donned a disguise and snuck into a Carnival ball. For some reason, he felt called to be here in this exact place on this exact night. When he runs into a woman whose eyes immediately captivate him, his lion tells him she is another lion shifter and it is all he can do not to follow her around like a puppy. While his lion encourages him to find her again and talk to her, he knows that she is not the danger that called him here.

Cara is much more comfortable when she is wearing rubber boots and working in the lagoons to improve Venice's ecosystem. While her gown is beautiful and the party is full of glittering rich people, she is not interested, at least not until she runs into the man wearing the full face carnival mask. But he obviously wishes to keep his identity a secret and she has no time for secrets. When she spies a woman whose family she once worked for as an au pair, she is delighted. Fiorina is a lovely girl, sweet and kind, but a little naive. When a group of men tries to kidnap her, Fiorina is not going to get away from them without help. Cara has a little self-defense training, but she is way outnumbered. Fortunately for her, the mysterious man she met earlier is willing to help.

So begins a story of danger, intrigue, treachery, and love. Tony and Cara will learn about about themselves and each other as they work to keep Fiorina safe and to discover who is behind her attempted abduction. Ah, amore. Enjoy.

I was given an advanced copy of this book by the author. My review is voluntary.

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  • Sarah
  • 12-03-2021

Great twist in this book

Book 7 of Fire Maiden Venice by Anna Lowe
Audiobook narrated by Kelsey Osborne
Tony is a solider that is falsely accused of murder and has been on the run and as a young man joined the foreign legion where he meet the other characters in the previous fire maiden series.
He comes home one more time and attends a party where he rescues a woman but this gets him arrested.
Cara is in Venice because she’s a wetland ecologist and attends the same party as Tony but it spiced up in a way she was not expecting.
Both main characters are shifters and find out there mates and thing become very complicated quickly.
As always this fits in perfectly to the other book in series but there a fantastic surprise that I won’t spoil but is a great twist.
Absolutely love this series and finding out each ex foreign legion members getting their happy ever after but also having one or two of the original characters in the book to support the main characters.
Kelsey Osborne as always does a fantastic job, I love that she doesn’t try and do a fake Venetian accent or other accents in previous books but keeps her own and changes tone to the characters but pronounces odd word in the language the character has perfectly.
The dream would be to do duel narration and have a guy do the male narration but as I said Kelsey Osborne does an amazing job.

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  • LeMiliere
  • 04-03-2021

Cara and Tony


This time it's the turn of the Lions to be the centre of attention. Cara and Tony's story is one I really enjoyed, not that I don't always enjoy Anna Lowe's work but this one was different - why you might ask? Well, it's different because Tony was forced to flee his home in Venice when he was accused and found guilty, without a trial I might add, of murder. But after ten years away his instincts have compelled him to return to Venice despite knowing that if he is recognised it could mean his death.

Whilst attending a masked event he meets Cara Alari, a beautiful ecologist who is passionate about saving Venice from further decay and destruction. But before they can act on the attraction they both feel, there's an attempt to kidnap someone close to Cara. Tony knows that he can't stand by and do nothing to stop the kidnapping but if he gets involved his identity is sure to be revealed which could mean he's sentenced to death or worse. But his honour means he must help and so both he and Cara fight together, oh I forgot to mention Cara is no dainty flower, she's tall, well built and strong. She's also good at self-defence, and together they foil the plot but as he knew he would be, Tony's recognised, arrested and taken before the Guardians.

Fortunately, Tony is recognised by someone who was there ten years ago, someone who can clear his name and restore his family's honour. After which he and Cara are asked to guard Fiorina the new Fire Maiden of Venice who turns out to be the girl they just saved from being kidnapped, she's also the daughter of the man he was accused of killing ten years ago and the girl he carried to the safety of her mother's waiting arms.

Tony and Cara are appointed as bodyguards to Fiorina but in order to keep her safe they will have to find out who ordered her father's murder and her kidnapping, are they dealing with one person or two? Are those events connected? Why is the new Firemaiden so unlike all the other Fire Maidens?

What follows is an exciting story full of drama, intrigue, chemistry and love, this is a wonderful addition to this series as destiny works it's magic again. But this time there's an even bigger surprise in store for us, but that's enough from me, no more spoilers you will just have to download this wonderful tale and find out the answers first hand.

The book Is wonderfully narrated by the super talented Kelsey Osborne who does an incredible job of bringing all of the characters to life.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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