Amaretto Flame by Sammie Spencer

Amaretto Flame

When Olivia Landry screams, people die. No wonder she's been shunned by humans her whole life. When Olivia makes a huge mistake, she's banished for a summer to a human town; forced to live as one of them. She's out for revenge when she discovers the humans are different than she imagined, especially the rugged, sexy guitarist, Jackson Vance. Pretending to be human isn't as hard as she thought it would be...until the witch hunters attack. Now Oliv...

Details Amaretto Flame

TitleAmaretto Flame
Release DateMar 24th, 2011
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Witches, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Paranormal Romance, Novels, Magic

Reviews Amaretto Flame

  • Kayleigh {K-Books}
    Oh. My. GodThose are the words that come to mind when i think of this book. I cannot praise it enough it was just amazing. If i could give this book more than 5 stars i would. I would give it 100 stars because it was just incredible and i loved every moment of it.The story follows Olivia, a good witch whose coven is in the middle of a war with the bad witches, Venator. Olivia finds herself outcast from the rest of her coven as she is forced to li...
  • Kristen
    GENRE: YA Paranormal RomanceTHEME: Witches/ Magic RECEIVED: Copy from AuthorBLOG: POSTED ON BLOG: April 13thREVIEW:You know when you finish a book and your smiling and just feel that sensation of awe; well that’s what happened to me when I finished reading Amaretto Flame by Sammie Spencer. Olivia Landry is a 19-year-old girl who lives a certain life that is hidden from humans. She is apart of a coven that pr...
  • Faye
    Amaretto Flame is WICKED!! “a read-in-one-sitting-I-can’t-look-away-oh-crap-it’s-1am-I-need- to-sleep-but-can’t-yet-it’s-too-good novel." Seriously it was awesome.I haven’t read a good witchy book in a while (since Harry Potter).I loved the characters for one, Olivia Landry (the protag) a hero with a heart of gold. She is so selfless, she would do anything for her coven and new friends; if their lives were at stake she wouldn’t thin...
  • Dennis Sharpe
    Where do I even begin? Have you ever finished a book and been really pleased with the story, but wanting to immediately read more of those characters and that world? Yeah. It’s like that.Olivia, the main character of this book, is part of a coven that defends against the evil Venators. Sounds a little cheesy, right? I honestly laughed at this when I read the book description. I’m not ashamed to admit when I’m wrong. I was very, very wrong.O...
  • Trisha Wolfe
    I honestly don’t know if I’m going to do this story any justice. It’s rare when I read something that touches me on such a deep level, but I’m going to try. Olivia is my kinda girl. She’s tough, stubborn, strong, guarded, yet at the same time, extremely vulnerable. I connected to her right away. There’s no spoilers in my reviews, so I’ll only tell you that’s she’s not had the easiest life, and she's crazy powerful. And now, fina...
  • Amy
    Olivia Landry always knew she was different. And she most certainly is... Rescued from her heartbreaking childhood, Olivia is taken in and raised by the Eagleton Coven; A coven that houses and protects others that possess magical powers/abilities from the evil witch hunters that want to eliminate her kind; The Venators. Being the strong, independent yet rebellious 19 year old that she is, makes a mistake and finds herself banished from the safety...
  • Brandi
    The title of this book should be changed. I was so incredibly tired of the amaretto references, and the fact that it makes it sounds like this will be a book about some trashy romance, instead of witches fighting evil to save humans. In fact, the amaretto is introduced via Olivia having the drink at a bar, and then the references switch over to Jackson's eyes. It was really annoying to me. The story has a good premise, but I don't think it was do...
  • Jessica Bierschied
    AMARETTO FLAME, by Sammie Spencer, is full of wonderful magic, heart-pounding romance and an intense battle between good and evil. This book is definitely a top pick if you are looking for an up and coming YA Paranormal Romance! I have to say, right off the bat I loved Sammie Spencer's writing style. It really had it's own flavor and I felt like it spoke directly to me which gave me a connection with the book right away and made me not want to pu...
  • Debbie I Heart YA Books
    I started reading Amaretto Flame at 8:00 p.m. last night, and the next thing I knew it was 2:00 A.M., You know a book is good when you lose track of time. I really loved the charters in Sammie Spencer’s book. Let’s start with Olivia. She’s strong-willed and a little rebellious, and she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her family. That's probably why I love her so much—that and she can kick some major butt. Then there’s Jackson, the ...
  • H.M. Ward
    BEST INDIE BOOK I'VE READ ALL YEAR! Dude, it's one of the best books I've read all year period, Indie or otherwise. Just had to say that too. I got sucked in during the 1st chapter. A chick witch that can kill with her scream was too interesting to put down. The beginning of the story was a slower pace, but once I hit the middle, I couldn't put it down. It had the perfect combo of action and romance. Jackson was awesome. Little twists here and th...
  • Erin Danzer
    Sammie Spencer makes me want to work in a bar... though only if I can have my own Jackson Vance. Wow. The imagery, the words, the action; it all flows seamlessly until you lose hours of time but gain so much more by reading this book. The characters are instant friends, so believable they might as well walk off the page. Jenny made me laugh, Erika reminded me of myself, Jackson was knock-your-socks-off charming and delicious. Mmm, I'll never thin...
  • Juliann Whicker
    This was a fun read, quick, fun characters, fast action, and a hunky hero who has good manners. The protagonist Olivia was strong without being annoying, and overall, the plot was clear and satisfying. The ending was a tear jerker, their relationship was definitely the highlight of this book.
  • Melissa
    I absolutely loved this! I really fell in love with Olivia and Jackson, Everett and the rest of the cast of characters and I thought the ending was beautiful!!Great stuff! I even shed a tear ;)
  • chococat42
    loved it. Jackson melts my heart...can't wait for the next part!!
  • CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
    Great premise buy didn't enjoy the writing or the insta-love/attraction with the main.
  • Morgan
    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING, EATING AND DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORFI read Amaretto Flame, the first book in the Eagleton Coven series, by Sammie Spencer because one of my goodreads friends has this book highly rated, and we tend to have a lot of the same taste in books (Thanks, Dana!). Available for only $0.99 on Amazon Kindle, I decided to give this book a go. I mean, why not? As it turns out, I am very happy with my decision to ...
  • CorLostForWords
    Source: Received from author courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for Amaretto Flame. Many thanks goes to Sammie Spencer and Teen Book Scene for sending me a copy of this book for review. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. My rating: 4.5/5Olivia has a rare power unlike the powers those in her family or coven have been gifted with. Her scream kills, literally. She makes a mistake and, as punishment, she is s...
  • Rhiannon Ryder
    It's been ages since I've read a good witch book. Sounds weird right? But what's the last witch book you can think of, other than Harry Potter or Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches series? (Don't get me wrong, Anne Rice's Mayfair witch books are not up there in my league of good witch books, only one of the few books I can think of about witches.)Sammie Spencer has corrected the situation, she's gifted YA readers with her Eagleton Coven, Amaretto Flame ...
  • Cyna
    This book surprised me. By the end of my first reading session, I was prepped for a brain-at-gunpoint read-through. As seems to be the case with most of the indie books we've read so far, the first impressions Amaretto Flame made were bad ones: grammatical errors, awkward phrasing, melodrama, weird pacing, and that goddamned telling reared their ugly heads before I made it to the end of chapter one. But as the story progressed, little by little, ...
  • Lisa Kilgariff
    This is an excellent example of how to build your characters in a YA novel. While I loved the concept and the setting, the characters really made this novel shine for me. We have a wonderful protagonist who really comes off of the page and is so amazingly bad ass, all while exploring the ‘normal’ teenage world that she is normally excluded and protected from. I loved Jackson, him of the amaretto eyes. It was nice to have an older protagonist ...
  • Rachel Harris
    The name grabbed me first. Then the blazing cover. But when I actually started reading AMARETTO FLAME, it was the three-dimensional, superbly-written characters like Olivia, Everett, and Jenny that kept me turning the pages. And when Jackson Vance walked onto the page, it was all over.AMARETTO FLAME is Sammie Spencer’s debut novel and thank goodness it is part of the Eagleton Coven series. I honestly did not want this story to end. The fast-pac...
  • Marie
    CLICK TO READ MORE AWESOME REVIEWS IN YA, PARANORMAL, & CHILDREN'S LIT.AMARETTO FLAME was a pleasant surprise. One of my favorite author’s loved it, so I thought I’d give it a try and I am so glad I did!This novel doesn’t fit squarely into the YA genre, because the heroine is older–nearly 20 years old. But she still has some of the lingering situations of childhood, such as, she is in ‘school.’ Olivia gets tossed out of school (her co...
  • BookHookup
    Olivia Landry always knew she was different. And she most certainly is… Rescued from her heartbreaking childhood, Olivia is taken in and raised by the Eagleton Coven; A coven that houses and protects others that possess magical powers/abilities from the evil witch hunters that want to eliminate her kind; The Venators. Being the strong, independent yet rebellious 19 year old that she is, makes a mistake and finds herself banished from the safety...
  • A Book Vacation
    What I like the most about this novel is that it sits apart from traditional witch stories. All the witches have special powers—they don’t chant and read out of books to cast spells, but rather have different individual powers, a high priestess, and are in constant battle with the evil group of Venators, who are set on destroying all covens. I really enjoyed the different special powers the witches possess. For instance, Olivia can terminate ...
  • Melissa
    This was an awesome read. From the beginning it draws you in with the “Omg what is going on!” Need to find out feeling. It draws you completely into this story. I love her writing style. You can really tell that Sammie did an astounding job when writing this book. There was nothing I did not like. The Characters, world/setting, The originality, the storyline, everything is well formed and vivid. The emotional dimension that Sammie built was b...
  • Mia
    When I first saw the summary of this book I was intrigued. Sigh, I really wanted to like this book. I kept reading to the end but reading this book has left me feeling like an empty shell. The writing technique was lacking and the plot development was not done well. The writing style was all over the place. I just feel like that author could have done a better job developing the story. Too many times I was like "What?!", "Really though?!", & "Thi...
  • Tiffany
    This was a great book with an interesting plot and twist on the paranormal genre. The main character Olivia has the ability to kill people with her scream. So she is very powerful in her coven and is always used for protection. Until, she gets in trouble and her punishment is to live among the humans. Olivia goes through tons of adventures with the humans and realizes she has been missing out on some important things in life. Also she has to figu...
  • Allie Burke
    This debut was really good. Jackson Vance, our Amaretto Flame book boyfriend, is extremely fallinlovable. There really weren't any characters in this book that were unlikable unless they were meant to be, and very well developed. The protagonist, Olivia, is absolutely wonderful; she has some depths that made me wish I knew her in real life. Strong, independent, and protected those she loved. She made mistakes, but learned from them quickly so she...