The Pit and the Passion

She held her gaze steady, mainly so she could delve deep, deep into those chocolate eyes. Together with his sharp, angular nose and intense, almost predatory, expression, he reminded her of a peregrine falcon on the hunt.

The Pit & the Passion

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Fire Trilogy--Fire Witches and Romance from Devika Fernando

Welcome Devika! Tell us about your fascinating Fire Trilogy.

How I got the idea for the FIRE TRILOGY is actually quite interesting.

I react very powerfully to pictures, they set my mind whirring with all their possibilities. One Sunday, I was browsing the deviantART website where I have a photography account and love staring at fantasy art for hours. I saw an amazing picture of a woman controlling fire magic, and suddenly I just knew I HAD to write her story. I’d been wanting to venture into paranormal romance for a long time, and this seemed the perfect image to start with.
While developing the idea further and writing “Playing with Fire”, the whole elemental theme really found its way into my heart and I decided to write a whole series titled “4 Elements of Love”, starting with fire, then water with a mermaid-like story, then earth with a shapeshifter and then wind with a sort of fallen angel twist.

Alas, things worked out differently. Once I had written and published “Playing with Fire” about a year ago, I focused on the water novel and on another contemporary romance novel (Kaleidoscope of Hopes). But Felicia, the fire witch and main character, wouldn’t give me any peace. Must be her fiery temperament… She kept pestering me that I had just let her come into her powers and there was so much more she wanted to explore, that I had provided the perfect opening with the sort of happy but also sort of open ending of Book 1. Finally, I gave in and decided to create the FIRE TRILOGY. I wrote “Dancing with Fire” and “Living with Fire”, and I’m very happy with the way Felicia and Joshua (with his ice magic) developed. Now the nagging voice is gone and I can concentrate on the upcoming WATER TRILOGY.

You can find the pictures that started it all here on my Pinterest board for the books:

Playing with Fire (FIRE Trilogy, Book 1)
Dancing with Fire (FIRE Trilogy, Book 2)
Living with Fire (FIRE Trilogy, Book 3)
The Complete FIRE Trilogy (Books 1, 2 & 3)

Blurb :

When a fire witch and an ice wizard flee to Iceland to build a new life, they never expect the one thing that could tear them apart – Kyle, adding his own magic into the mix. Felicia starts questioning everything they have. She is torn between the man who loves her but is her polar opposite, and the man who attracts her but means nothing but trouble.
As if her confusing emotions weren’t enough, Felicia finds her life turned upside down when a terrifying natural disaster threatens the end of the country and the entire world.
Will she be able to control her gift and play the part that is expected of her? Will she give in to temptation or will she save the world?


Book 1 can be read as a stand-alone (and downloaded for free from most platforms). Book 2 ends on a cliffhanger and is part of the same story as Book 3.


Playing with Fire
Also available on B&N, Kobo, GooglePlay, Apple iTunes and Smashwords (for all buy links, go to

Dancing with Fire
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Living with Fire
Also available on B&N, Kobo, GooglePlay, Apple iTunes and Smashwords (for all buy links, go to

The lovely Devika Fernando
About the Author:

Almost as soon as Devika Fernando could write, she imagined stories and poems. After finishing her education in Germany and returning to her roots in Sri Lanka, she got a chance to turn her passion into her profession. Having lived in Germany and in Sri Lanka with her husband has made her experience the best (and the worst) of two totally different worlds - something that influences her writing. Her trademark is writing sweet and sensual, deeply emotional romance stories where the characters actually fall in love instead of merely falling in lust.

What she loves most about being an author is the chance to create new worlds and send her protagonists on a journey full of ups and downs that will leave them changed. She draws inspiration from everyone and everything in life. Besides being a romance novel author, Devika is a faithful servant to all the cats and dogs she has adopted. When she's not writing, she's reading or thinking about writing.



Devika Fernando said...

Thank you for having me over. Felicia's fire dragon is turning cartwheels.

M. S. Spencer said...

Any time! If you want to send me a quick excerpt, I'll add that. M. S.