Where There’s Fire (Panopolis #2) by Cari Z. (4 Stars)

Our super villains continue their adventures in this second and equally enjoyable story set in Panopolis.

Ed and Raul, the Mad Bombardier, are happy and in love, but their lives aren’t easy. Ed escaped prison with a new power – the ability to make somebody experience Ed’s emotions. This allows him to bring somebody to tears or experience extreme fear. Unfortunately, using the powers gives him horrible migraines. Raul is trying to teach Ed as much as possible about being a villain, but before he finishes his training, Raul is kidnapped. Now Ed has to do a special project for the evil Maggot in order to keep Raul from being killed.

I really like these characters and adore Ed. He’s a likable guy with a great voice for telling this story. The romance and relationship were lighter than I would have liked, but the action and Edward’s voice kept it interesting. The ending was solid, but it also left the door open for additional adventures which I will definitely read.

As in the last story, SuperTruther, the blogger, introduces the chapters with an interesting view on the world. I love the way this plot device was used to give us more background on current events in this world.

I really enjoyed this fun, action-packed adventure with my favorite villains from Panopolis.


Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.


Making a name for myself as a Villain in Panopolis is hard work. Six months ago, my boyfriend broke me out of jail. Now he’s spending most of his time defending our turf against other Villains he accidentally freed along with me. And my new psychic powers are not only impossible to control, but they’re also giving me migraines.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. My skills are improving every day, and Raul—aka the Mad Bombardier—and I have never been happier. That is, until my first solo job is interrupted by a mysterious woman who tells me that Raul has been kidnapped by a ruthless new Villain. The only way to free him is to do a job for Maggot, a man with scary ideas and an even scarier superpower.

I can’t go to the cops or a Hero for help. Odds are they wouldn’t listen to me anyway. If I fail, Raul will be killed. If I succeed, we’ll both be bound to a man who’ll stop at nothing to put Panopolis on the path to civil war.

It looks like the only way to win is to take out the competition.

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