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If anyone can tell the difference between monsters and humans, it's Dahlia Nite. For nearly a century, she's hunted one to protect the other. Safeguarding humanity from the creatures that slip through the torn veil between the worlds. Creatures like her.

But the lines are blurring. As people begin mutating and combusting on the streets, Dahlia realizes a strange affliction has descended upon Sentinel City. The mysterious ailment strikes all walks of life, from the posh high-end nightclub district to the homeless community. Its victims, driven to random acts of savagery, are drawing attention too fast to cover up.

Assigned to the case, Dahlia and her human partner Detective Alex Creed investigate the deaths. But all they have are questions, bodies, and a public on the verge of panic. Working behind the scenes with her self-appointed sidekick Casey Evans, Dahlia struggles to discover what, or who, is behind the alarming transformations.

As the violence spreads and the mystery unfolds, she wonders: Are the victims still human? Were they ever?

Chain Reaction is the second book in the Nite Fire series.

©2018 C.L. Schneider (P)2020 C.L. Schneider

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Great sequel!

Note: This is Book 2 in the series and can work as a stand alone but is much better if read after Book 1.

What a fun urban fantasy! I quite enjoyed Book 1 and continued to enjoy the series with Book 2. Dahlia Nite is a wonderfully layered character, sometimes serious, sometimes snarky, sometimes tender, sometimes murderous. I’d enjoy hanging out with her in real life.

For this story, Dahlia is hunting elusive prey. At first, it’s really not clear what is going on but spontaneously combusting humans is just not normal. Plus it’s messy and attacks the wrong kind of attention. Dahlia, being a cleaner of sorts, needs to figure this out quick before some human authorities catch wind of the supernatural elements to these deaths.

I really like her sidekick Casey Evans. He’s supportive and funny and kind of like her little brother. Plus he’s a cop and isn’t a newbie to weapons and violence. Though this particular case will test his limits and loyalty. How much are you willing to cover up even if it means keeping many humans safe?

Then there’s Alex Creed. I really like this character because he’s a little broken yet doesn’t wallow in it. In fact, he just accepts it, shrugs, and carries on. I can see how the events of this story will put him and Dahlia at odds later. I really want things to work out well for both of them, but I fear the series might not allow that (and then just intrigues me to read on).

Having a perfect mix of action, reflection, flirtation, weapons, boot stomping, arson, and catching bad guys, this is a worthy addition to the urban fantasy genre. 5/5 stars.

The Narration: Cassandra King is a delight to listen to. I feel she channels Dahlia while narrating this book. I also love her voice for Alex Creed, being a bit gravelly and suspicious of the goodness in those around him. Sometimes, I felt the male character voices could use a bit more masculinity. Like sidekick Evans sometimes sounds more like his sister Marnie. Then there’s this rich bloke Bastian Rand with the educated snotty accent and sometimes he sounds like a man and sometimes he sounds like an older woman. However, over all the performance was really good. All the characters had distinct voices and the ladies were all well performed. The pacing was perfect and there were no technical issues with the recording. 4.5/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by C.L. Schneider. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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A fantastic book

Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider is the second book in the series and a brilliant follow up to book 1. It took no time at all to fall completely back in with these characters. The relationships that had been built in book one have easily continued on into this book.
I was so glad to find it is the same person narration the story too. The enthusiasm and excitement that she evokes with her narration is just amazing. I definitely think I enjoyed it even more thanks to that. I love the mix of supernatural and natural in this series, it has been done in such a believable way. This is a brilliant series and I cannot wait for the next book.

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A must listen!!!!

Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider
4 Stars!!!!

How do you make a book even better? Simple you create the audio version. I love being able to be able to listen to my favorite books and keep up with my tasks. This is a action packed story and kept my attention. The characters seem to jump right out of the phone and right into my vivid imagination.


I have also read this author so this is a good way to continue my enjoyment of her books. I love this series as it is a nice balance of supernatural and intrigue. I really like how the author brings her book to a new life with a great narrator. I will definitely be getting more.

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Dragons and Drugs

Human-Dragons, a horrifying enhancement drug, a smooth talking enemy, a new supernatural power and fire, plenty of fire. What more could you ask for?

I am loving this series; the story, the worlds, the characters are all amazing. Not to mention the narrator is perfect for the story and if this is ever brought to screen (and it should be), I won't accept anyone else's voice as Dahlia Nite.

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You have got to love the sidekicks

Oh wow, I loved this book. It continues from where book one left off, so I would highly recommend that if you haven't read or listened that you start with book one, you won't be disappointed as it is just as good. Where to start .....it is hard to put this book in a category other an excellent roller coaster ride. It starts are a police procedural as remain character is called in as police consultant to help on some unexplained deaths but it quickly jumps in the super natural as the deaths are anything but natural. I think is why I am hooked on the series and so glad that I discovered this author because the two genres are combined so seamlessly into one action packed explosion adventure full of dragons and myths. The other reason I love it is because of the characters I have quickly become attached to them over the course of two books, especially with her sidekick who adds humour and snark to both characters but I do wish that the author didn't write them into such dire situations that I want to skip to the end or check out the blurb on the next book to see if they make it. Off to see what is in store for them next.
Dahlia Nite a Dragon shifter that has assigned herself the job of protecting humans from creatures that come from other worlds is once again teamed up with Detective Alex Creed when people in a nightclub and on the streets start mutating before they combust leaving no trace of what happened. The only clue is the word crystalist half whispered before another victim is burn beyond a crisp. Is it a new drug? But where did it come from? Who made it and more importantly how can they stop it? Because when a friend of Dahlia's starts to show signs of going through the transformation it gets very person and time is running out for everyone.
I really like the narrator. She has to do a wide range of voices for this book and even some accents but with her narrating the hours just flew by.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • S. Bittles
  • 30-07-21

Recommended series!

This is Book 2 in the Nite Fire Series, and picks up right after the first book. I would consider this series as urban fantasy; it is action packed and has some tense drama.

I listened to the audio book and there were moments in the beginning where I had to play some chapters again as my mind kept wondering. I stuck it out and glad that I did, King did an excellent job with her narration.

Schneider does a great job of maintaining the flow and characters throughout the novels. Schneider writes with a balance of characters emotion and action, as well as great world building and developing plot.

Recommended series!

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  • SaviLeeLind
  • 29-07-21

Loved It`

This was my first audio book and It was amazing. I was able to truly imagine everything and the narrators voice was amazing. Dahlia and Alex were great! The journey they were on was so clearly defined. Dahlia is a half dragon and a heroine at her finest. She is strong, intelligent, and determine. She is a fighter who has no intention of backing down. Together her and Alex are finding their common ground and working together to solve these unthinkable crimes. Bodies are mutating and dead bodies are dropping everywhere. Unheard of and unknown we watch these 2 navigate the dark magical realm and get the unexpected answers.

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  • shellya
  • 26-07-21

Love dragon tales

This was my first dragon shifter tale. Dahlia Nite is pretty kickass. I love how she "lies" to Her sidekick, Evans, to get out of him following her. She is supposed to protect humanity from the monsters but those lines are blurring. She wonders if its a virus or if somethings is triggering people. The narrator has a really fantastic voice for this story. She sets the tone with just the right attitude and cockiness that I think fits Dahlia. The adventures in the story are non-stop. Highly recommend in audio form as the narration makes the book even better. I will be going back to start with the first and finishing the series.

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  • Sunday Barnaby
  • 24-07-21

Wonderful

Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider
Narrated by Cassandra King
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Nite Fire: Chain Reaction is the second book in the Nite Fire series by C.L. Schneider. This series should be listened in order because there was so much background information that the story will be better understood. Plus the first book was wonderful and you wouldn’t want to miss out. The story continues with Dahlia Nite and Alex Creed investigating a mysterious illness plaguing the city. This story is full of action and suspense and will leave you on the edge of your seat as they try to solve the mystery. The characters are very well developed and the story flows well. I highly recommend this book series and author, especially if you love paranormal.
This like the first book, is narrated by Cassandra King. She really brings the characters to life. Her voice is easy on the ears, and I enjoyed this book from beginning to end.

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  • Amanda G
  • 22-07-21

Exciting

Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider is the second installment of Nite Fire series. Although I didn't enjoy it as much as the first it was still a riveting story. There was a lot going on in this book that made it hard to follow at times but once all the dots connected it was an "ahhh" moment. I enjoyed that Dalia can now settle down and has people that she connects to. It made her more personable and cheering for her to solve the mystery. the end of the book left the series open and I am excited to listen to the next installment.

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  • ~~Lorralei~~
  • 17-07-21

Very good 2nd book to the series!

This audio was a very good .. and I continue to love Dahlia’s strong character. This time around Dahlia and her detective partner are investigating a mystery of deaths. Mystery and twists along the way… will Dahlia be able to find out what is causing these deaths? Definitely check this book out. I enjoy the paranormal style of this series and looking forward to book 3! Great Narrator!

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  • Anastasia D.
  • 16-07-21

Such a good audio!

I read this book when it first came out and I loved it. So when I saw it was on audio I jumped at the chance to listen to it because I liked it alot and the audio is a different experience all together. I loved this world the author and narrator created for us because I didn't wanna leave. The character brought me in and I couldn't get enough. Action and Suspense kept me on the edge of my seat and it was awesome!
I cannot wait to listen to more by this author and this narrator & I would definitely recommend this to a friend!

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  • Amanda
  • 15-07-21

Finally, A Sequel As Good As The First Book!

In Chain Reaction, we’re taken even deeper into the world of the supernatural, and the singular mystery from before blooms into something even more intriguing. Tensions are high after the events of the Flash Point, loyalties are tested, plots are uncovered, the question of romance is in the air, and, best of all, Dahlia Nite is on the case with her trusty and hilarious sidekick. I’ve read many sequels that are never as good as the first book, either the characters begin to fall flat or the plot does - this one was not one of them. This was one of those books you just can’t put down. Well-written, full of winding twists and turns you’ll never see coming, and lots and lots of wit, if you liked Flash Point you’ll love Chain Reaction!

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  • Bobbi Jo Wagner
  • 14-07-21

awesome story

This is the second audible I have listened to in this series. This series can be listened to as a standalone but I highly suggest the first audible as well, just as awesome. This is a story that has creative characters and an easy flowing story line. I enjoyed how the narrator brought the story to life with the tones of voice. They made me want to keep listening and wanting more. They took me on a journey of twists and turns. This is an easy flowing story that keeps the story engaging. I highly recommend this audible. It is definitely worth listening to. Find out what will happen to Dahlia next.

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  • Laura
  • 11-06-21

Dragon Magic

This series just gets better and better. I liked the first book, but I think the second book is even better. Dahlia Nite is spending her time trying to figure out what is causing the strange affliction that is attacking the people of her city, while still trying to provide reasonable and human answers to the cop that she has as a partner. As things heat up in her city, Dahlia's job becomes harder. I was very entertained by the convoluted path and growth that is happening in Dahlia's life in this second book of the series. I recommend this book to others who like this genre. Cassandra King's narration continues to be great. Her expressive voice and various character voices provide an extra layer of entertainment to this exciting tale. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.