An Elemental Fire by Carol R Ward
Approx. 47,900 words.
Published on May 29, 2012.
Only the desperate would seek the aid of the reclusive Fire Elemental up on the mountain, but Rayne would do anything to help her sister. However, once she persuades him to return to the village with her, it's to find her sister, and the rest of the children, gone.
Who has taken the children, and why? Together Rayne and Pyre must discover the truth before time runs out . . . for everyone.