About this Book

“But we have no enemies!”… Why would a young mother, happily married and safely nestled amongst the cornfields of small town Illinois suddenly start finding murder attempts around every corner? A fireman, Jim thrives on danger, that is until, coming in a different form, it creeps closer than he ever expected – not for him, but for the one he loves more than life itself – his wife. Who and why? How can the “protector” keep his most cherished possession from this unseen killer? Totally innocent – untouched by evil, Jess cannot explain nor understand the incidents threatening her very existence. Holding on to her husband and clinging to her knowledge of a powerful God, she can only strive to keep trust in her soul and a smile in her heart, as the icy fingers of death lurk, coiled behind every corner. Safe in innocence, secure in love – marked for murder! God bless our home – if it doesn’t blow up!


FCB: When you reach heaven, other than Jesus, what Biblical character are you most looking forward to meeting and why?

Mackenzie: The Apostle Paul. I admire his strength, courage, endurance, and great faith and closeness to the Lord.

FCB: What would be the first question you would like to ask him/her?

Mackenzie: Hmmm… How ‘bout, “Would you tell me your most exciting story?”

FCB: When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you grew up?

Mackenzie: …a teacher…or a vet…a nurse… or a fireman… a restaurant owner… or a mom with 12 kids….

FCB: What author dead or alive has been most influential in your life?

Mackenzie: My Heavenly Father, author of His letter of instruction, encouragement, history, love, and understanding that He generously and freely gives to all of us. Life would be utter hopelessness without a Bible.

FCB: We see a lot of advice out there for writers, but what advice would you give someone like me, who enjoys reading and writing reviews on a book? What makes a good review?

Mackenzie: As an author, I enjoy reading detailed (even long) reviews that clearly have been given a lot of thought. I like to hear how the book affected the specific individual, what parts the individual found special (or annoying), lessons learned, or spots that were found reminiscent. More than just an overview of the plot, I would rather know how the story evoked emotion or raised personal questions or encouraged change. (And of course, I always love suggestions whether through email or review.)

FCB: Thank Mackenzie. I appreciate you taking the time for the interview and giving us a glimpse into your heart.

My Review

I enjoyed this story a great deal. The characters were enjoyable to follow and the story moved at a fast pace. Jess and Jim were a fun loving couple who cared deeply for one another as well as having a strong faith. There was also a realness in their characters. The secondary characters added to the story both in intensity and laughs. Loved the running theme with Wade.

One of the best things about the story is the author kept me guessing on who the antagonist was until she opted to reveal it. This story is action packed from the opening pages. The author also uses multiple points of view that added to my enjoyment of the story. The author also gives us a character who finishes the story a better person than he or she was at the beginning.

There were a couple of scenes in the book that I felt were a little “far-fetched” for me. But overall, it was an enjoyable read and would recommend this book for those who enjoy action, mystery, and a line of redemption.

Disclaimer: I did receive this book from the author, but was under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.

Give Away

Mackenzie is graciously offering to give away an e-copy of this wonderful book. To enter please leave a comment including what state you are from. I’ll pick a winner on June 30th. I will email the winner and you will have 5 days to respond or I will pick a new winner.


7 Replies to “Firestorm by Mackenzie Dare Interview, Review & Give Away”

  1. It sounds like a great book. Thanks for the contest.

    I’m from Kentucky, too. How weird is that? The first two people to comment are from Ky.

    Thanks again.

  2. This plot sounds intriguing, and I’d love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.

    J. Hopkins
    North Carolina

  3. Have this book on my never ending to-read list. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to register for the give-away.
    Dawn from Tennessee

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