Friday, 28 September 2018

Island on Fire by Sophie Schiller + #Giveaway + #Playlist

Island on Fire by Sophie Schiller
Self published in March 2018.

Where to buy this book:

The Book Depository
Waterstones (unavailable)
Amazon US / Amazon UK

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In the lush, tropical world of Martinique where slavery is a distant memory and voodoo holds sway, Emilie Dujon discovers that her fiancé, a rich sugar planter, has been unfaithful. Desperate to leave him, she elicits the aid of a voodoo witch doctor and is lured into a shadowy world of black magic and extortion. When the volcano known as Mount Pelée begins to rumble and spew ash, she joins a scientific committee sent to investigate the crater. During the journey she meets Lt. Denis Rémy, an army officer with a mysterious past.

At the summit, the explorers discover that a second crater has formed and the volcano appears to be on the verge of eruption. But when they try to warn the governor, he orders them to bury the evidence for fear of upsetting the upcoming election. As the pressure builds, a deadly mudslide inundates Emilie’s plantation and she disappears. With ash and cinders raining down, chaos ensues. Left with no choice, Lt. Rémy deserts his post and sets off on a desperate quest to rescue Emilie. But with all roads blocked, can they escape the doomed city of St. Pierre before it’s too late?


Enya - Caribbean Blue
Bob Marley - Three little birds
Paul Simon - Under African Skies
Toto – Africa
Paul Simon - Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
Bob Marley – Could you be loved
Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes
Paul McCartney - Live and Let Die
Kenny Chesney – Island Boy
Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now
Big Mountain - Baby I Love Your Way
Titanic soundtrack – Hymn to the Sea

Meet the Author 

Sophie Schiller was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in the West Indies. She loves stories that carry the reader back in time to exotic and far-flung locations. Kirkus Reviews called her “an accomplished thriller and historical adventure writer”. Her latest novel is Island on Fire, a thriller about the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century. She was educated at American University, Washington, DC and lives in Brooklyn, NY

Author links:
Website ~ Facebook ~ TwitterGoodreads

And now it's time for the Giveaway!

One Winner will win a paperback copy of Island On Fire.
Open to USA/Canada until the 4th October.

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Books by Sophie Schiller / Historical fiction / Books from America


  1. Thanks for hosting today, Stephanie! :)

  2. Thanks for hosting. Good luck to the winner of the Giveaway! :)

  3. Volcanoes are absolutely fascinating to me. In 2010 I took my grandma to Hawaii and one of our day trips was to the Big Island, where we got to look right out to Kilauea. Then when Kilauea erupted a couple months ago, causing all kinds of destruction, it was so strange to look at this beautiful place I loved, and it looked so different. Mother Nature is not to be trifled with!

    1. That sounds like an amazing place to have visited :-)
      I saw geysers up close in Iceland, but not yet a real live volcano