Waking the Dragon
Written by: Juliette Cross
Series: Vale of Stars
Sequence in Series: #1
Publication date: 6/9/2015
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Paranormal | Romance
When the bodies of three human women are discovered in Morgon territory—with the DNA of several Morgon men on the victims—it’s just a matter of time before civil unrest hits the Province. But for ambitious reporter Moira Cade, it’s more than just a story, and it may mean risking her own life.
Descending into the dark underworld of Morgon society, Moira is paired with Kol Moonring, Captain of the Morgon Guard, for her protection. Fiercely independent, Moira bristles at his dominance, and defies his will at every turn. Yet resistance proves futile when passion flares between them, awakening powerful emotions within both, body and soul. But as the killings continue, can their fiery newfound bond survive an even greater evil—one that threatens all of humanity, Morgonkind, and Moira’s very soul?...
Waking the Dragon should really come with a warning, INTENSE SCENES MIGHT CAUSE EXCESSIVE NAIL BITTING. Let’s just say the first installment in Juliette Cross’s Vale of Stars series was intense! Action Intense, sexually intense, vividly intense.
Moira is a reporter fighting to make it on her own, when she comes across ritual murders on human women, with proof they were killed by Morgon men, dragon shifters.
Asking her brother-in-law, a Morgon male, for assistance, lands Moira with a Kol, the captain of the Morgon Guard, as her body guard. Passions fly but Moira resists Kol's controlling ways at every turn. The deeper they delve into the mystery, the more evil is revealed. Thrusting Moira and Kol running for their lives.
You could say its an episode of Criminal Minds with a huge paranormal twist. There is a dark and dangerous murder mystery to uncover, with winged warriors battling for power and control.
Magically creative with awe inspiring world building, Juliette Cross once again captivates and entertains with a human/dragon-hybrid love story.
This was my first time touching on this world, but it definitely won’t be my last. It also had me adding the Nightwing Series to my wish list.
I received this ARC copy of Waking the Dragon from Kensington Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication June 9, 2015.