"The Fire Within" is a book that allows a reader enter the diverse world of author's experience and imagination. The book is divided into three parts, "Of Love and Lust", "A Dive Into the Darkness" and "Out of the Darkness". The reader will meet the author's personal darkness and demons or can drown into the blood stirring stories and poems that play with the border of romantic and erotic. The sharpness and rawness of the texts give them power that makes the reader gobble up the book.As a queer feminist writer Kaarin Keski-Korhonen deals in her literature with different themes that are often taboos in the society, like depression, not fitting in to the social groups, but also BDSM and queer love. The direct and honest way of the author's writing makes it easy to relate to the themes. This occasionally dark but still a beautiful collection of short stories and poems is a felicitous reading for everyone that seeks immediate emotions and smooth lines.