Blog Tour with Review: Blaze of Misery by Brynn Ford

November 4, 2022

Blaze of Misery, Bk. 2 in the Ember Glen series by Brynn Ford, is LIVE!

Title: Blaze of Misery
Author: Brynn Ford
Series Name: Ember Glen 
Genre: Dark Dystopian Romance   


Mercy endures brutal punishment for her so-called sins, and Arlo’s warped worldview begins to fracture. While his affection for her grows, she comes to accept her fate. Knowing her death is inevitable, their passion ignites, setting a blaze across the boundary line between purity and pleasure.

She’s destined to die, yet she consumes my every waking thought.

I’m struggling against everything I’ve been taught to believe.
I’m falling for a sinner, and my passion for her is destroying my world.

As Mercy endures untold torment at the hands of my brothers, my soul splinters, breaking in ways I didn’t know was possible. I want her so much it consumes me. I need her so much that I’d burn for eternity in exchange for a single moment with her…if only I could sell my soul to spare her life.

The fear of her looming death begs my mind to open, and all I want is a world where she lives.

Absolution. They could etch the word into my skin, and still, it would never find me.

The trials for my soul begin, but they aren’t truly meant to save me.
Nothing can save me from the way I’ve been broken by the men of Ember Glen.

The man who hurt me the most is also the man whose touch sets me on fire. Arlo Rainn hasn’t earned my thoughts, my attention, or my desire, yet he possesses me entirely. My feelings for him strengthen as we explore our forbidden passion, and as he comes to know me better, he begins to see the world through my eyes.

My warden’s perspective is shifting, and I fall deeper into the madness of my need for him.

AUTHOR NOTE: This is a dark romance series that involves many triggering elements which may be upsetting for some readers. A complete list of tropes and triggers can be found on the author’s website.

Blaze of Misery is book 2 of 3 in the Ember Glen series and it ends on a cliffhanger. The trilogy follows Mercy and Arlo and must be read in order.

My poor baby, Mercy! She really goes through it in this one, y'all! The atrocities she suffers are literally painful to read about. I can't imagine anyone going through that and coming out as sane, strong, and selfless as Mercy Madness does. She's a truly remarkable heroine that always thinks about the other women in her community before herself to the point that she's willing to die for them. It makes her suffering all the more gut-wrenching to witness.


I don't know how Arlo stood by and watched as his brothers destroyed her time and time again. I just wanted him to throw her over his shoulder and run away. Mercy's wishes are for him to stay in their good graces and make real change in the community after she's gone, but I wanted him to just say, fuck it! I can't let you do this! I love you too much!


Mercy has slowly opened Arlo's eyes to the hypocrisy in Ember Glen and the lies being fed to it's people. He still doesn't have everything figured out 100 percent, but he's trying his best to understand and be a better man. You can see how much watching Mercy endure the torture being inflicted upon her is affecting him more and more each time, and he's trying to carry out her wishes despite what he thinks/wants. For all of those reasons, I feel like Arlo's becoming more worthy of Mercy as time goes on.


Blaze of Misery is a dark, depraved, dystopian tale of forbidden love blossoming and enduring under impossible circumstances. It's definitely not for the faint of heart, so please check the trigger warnings if you have any. You may want to get a protective case for your Kindle while you're at it, because you're definitely going to want to throw it by the end of this book!

Dark romance fans, this one's for you!

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About the Author:

Brynn Ford is an author of dark and dirty romance for daring readers. She is a lover of the dark, twisted, and playful and strives to bring the unmentionable aspects of passionate romance into her stories.

Brynn lives in the Midwestern United States with her husband and sons, whom she expects will someday be embarrassed by their mom's books. When she isn't obsessively writing, you may find her binge watching favorite shows while eating far too much junk food or fanatically reading, always seeking to lose herself in the emotional roller coaster of a damn good story.

She is quite the idealist despite her fascination with the wicked and warped aspects of humanity. She’s a firm believer that her characters continue to live on outside the pages in the minds of her readers. Stories don’t just end because there aren’t any more pages to turn.

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