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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C.L. Schneider – Review by Sarah Oakes

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about shadows. Dahlia Nite is a lyrriken dragon shifter working for the police force. One day, a series of body parts turns up at a local riverbank and not all of them are human. With only mysteries to go on, Dahlia and her friends chase shadows that lead to one grim scene after another and a group of dangerous men in masks. Can they solve the crimes before more creatures get hurt?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Dahlia bold and brave but caring underneath or Evans as a fun loving friend but grieving underneath. Great cats of supporting characters like the suspicious Ronnie or the stubborn Creed.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel with the sense of macabre with the body parts and gurney and furnaces horrifying but still realistic. Or with the Gant mansion on a high cliff with its long path and old spires and windows with the sense of the gothic and unsettling perfectly written. Or the use of sounds and smells so vivid it’s as if you’re actually there.
A great example of world bulling with fantasy creatures coexisting alongside humanity with their own rules and laws and societies. I loved the inclusion of different fantasy cretaues into the novel such as the banshee or aswang or selkie given the respect they deserve and true to their origins and wonderfully written.
I also loved the use of suspense in the novel with slow builds to the scenes in the slaughter house or the factory with a sense of foreboding that something isn’t right. Or the draw of suspense around the crimes, making you want to read on to find out who is behind it all and why they are doing it. Fast paced action and high stakes make for a caotivsting read. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Candida Hopper

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors
by C. L. Schneider

This book starts with action and keeps it up throughout the entire story. There is plenty of danger and suspense and I was on the edge of my seat for a lot of it. I love the character of Dahlia and reading about all the things that she has been through. There are many great characters in this story. The author created wonderful worlds with wonderful and interesting creatures with great attention to detail. The first two books were fantastic and this one I thought was even better. I highly recommend this book.

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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider
5 stars

Wow! This book just takes off running and never really lets up! I highly suggest reading books 1 and 2 as this builds on from those.
As if Dahlia hasn’t been through enough already, the world has more to give and she faces it head on.
I really enjoyed this book and this author has a way of building a world in your head. I love that when I read, like im right there with the characters going through everything they are.

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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Heather Bahm

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider is a well written paranormal suspense. This story is loaded with numerous elements that give it a edge with the suspense, action and the unknown keeping the reader anxiously awaiting to see what could possibly happen next. Dahlia is an amazing character in this book/series and I cannot seem to read enough! C.L. Schneider is masterfully with the story sequencing and dialogue while providing the essence of imaginative characters and locales which are realistic, that the reader can truly envision. Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors is excellent and a truly great and thrilling read from start to end.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Naomi McDonald

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Smoke & Mirrors is the third book in the Nite Fire series.

I am absolutely in love with this series. All of the books are wonderful, this one is no exception. The characters come alive and the story has twists and turns that keep you fascinated. I don’t think there is ever a slow moment as you go through the story with Dahlia trying to piece together the clues. In each story it is getting harder and harder for Dahlia and the dragons to cover up what is happening behind the scenes that the humans have been so blissfully unaware of. I think chapter 35 broke me a little bit. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend this series. Looking forward to the next book!

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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Smoke & Mirrors is the third book in C.L. Schneider’s Nite Fire series. I really enjoy this series with its combination of fantasy and detective elements.
Dahlia Nite is now part of a special task force devoted to investigating paranormal crimes. Her powers as a half-dragon give her an edge when it comes to solving these crimes, as well as covering up any evidence that would expose the existence of supernatural creatures.
As the series progresses, the magical world Schneider has created becomes increasingly vast and detailed with a varied cast of supernatural and human characters. It’s been a while since I read the earlier books in the series, but Schneider does plenty to fill the reader in on important background details and remind them of what has happened.
It’s an action-packed book with mysteries to be solved and plenty of interesting, complex characters. Dahlia stands out as a strong, driven heroine. I also like Casey Evans with his compassion and humanness, and I enjoy the scenes with the two of them working together.
For me, this is a five-star book. It’s exciting and gripping and fantastic! I’d recommend it to fans of fantasy and mystery. If you want to see forensic science being applied to non-human victims, this is the book for you!

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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Erica Fish

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Smoke & Mirrors is the third book in the Nite Fire series by C. L. Schneider. This is a three book series and you will be missing some of the story that is referenced from books one and two. I was not sure what I was thinking with the title of Smoke & Mirrors but I can tell you that it was much more than I thought. Schneider is an author that does not disappoint. Her writing details are awesome and I personally fall in love with her characters. Dahlia and Creed are back to investigate the cities crime that just happens to leave body parts on the riverbank. There are two worlds that are going to be on a colliding and there is no way for Dahlia to stop it. There is a serial killer on the loose and someone has to find them. Will there still be a lot of Smoke and Mirrors happening? Will the truth come out? Will secrets come out? Sit down with your favorite ebook, something to drink and hold on because this is going to be a fast ride!!!

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Debi Kircher

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider

4 Stars

I have read both books in this series that came before this one and I definitely enjoyed this one and as they go each one becomes my favorite of the series. I guess it’s getting deeper into Dahlia’s character and the teaming up of her and Alex is awesome.

I did like the both worlds aspect of this story and Evans is one of my favorite characters. This whole book had me on the edge of my seat as you never knew what was going to happen next, and there are so many characters in this story, I enjoyed each one.

I highly recommend reading these in order, although the author does an amazing job with helping along the way there’s just so much that ties this book to the other two and you really would be missing out if you started with this one.

I absolutely will read more by this author and although this is not a chosen genre of mine, she has found a way to keep me coming back for more and actually looking forward to reading her words.

Awesome!

Review by @debikircher

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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Sheri Schrader

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider is the third book in the Nite Fire series. I recommend reading the other books in the series but this can be enjoyed as a standalone. This is a good story and brings us back to Dahlia Nite, who is a half-dragon shapeshifter. She has been brought into a case with Detective Alex Creed when dismembered bodies start appearing.
I really enjoy the characters and how they have developed over the series. I also like how there is a crossover between the two worlds. Both are well developed and are important parts of the story. The paranormal is well utilized and helps to add to the suspense in the story. I will be looking for more from this author in the future.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Chantelle Smith

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 3 in The Nite Fire Series has once again captivated me from start to finish. Smoke & Mirrors is captivating, vivid, magical and utterly brilliant. The mentally visual read is stunningly descriptive with brilliant world building and great characters. This author has created a flowing read that keeps you invested in the story, and keeps you turning the pages!

This read is filled with suspense, mystery, fantasy and danger. To make it even more enjoyable is that it’s a Shifter read, one that is unique and different from other Shifter reads I have read. This book is also filled with twists and turns throughout, that leave you guessing up till the very end. I love that the characters stories carry on and bring this read to life even more than it already is!.
This is a fast-paced, action-packed read and I highly recommend this read and this series!

Reviewed By @tillytillzz

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