Friday, December 1, 2017

Waking the Dragon by Juliette Cross (Vale of Stars, #1)

Waking the Dragon
by Juliette Cross

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Vale of Stars - Book 1
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: June 9, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: 220
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
The Gladium Province is on the verge of civil unrest as humans and Morgons, the dragon-hybrid race, clash once more. But amid disorder can also arise passion.

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 by Juliette Cross (Vale of Stars, #1)

Waking the Dragon (Vale of Stars, #1)Once again, two species can’t seem to play well together all of the time and the fires of civil unrest are being fueled by the murders of three human women, found in Morgon territory, covered with Morgon DNA. Enter Juliette Cross’ world where dragon hybrids and humans balance precariously on the precipice of battle in WAKING THE DRAGON and watch one feisty, headstrong reporter risk life and limb to uncover the truth story behind these gruesome murders all while fighting off her attraction to the most aggravating Morgon she has ever met.

In a tale of the Bigger-they are-the harder–they-fall, one must dodge the barbs shared between Moria Cade and Kol Moonring, her assigned bodyguard who may have met his match, if not physically, surely in matters of the heart. These two will battle their emotions, even as Moira does all she can to get her story and Kol will be tested to the limit in keeping her safe. Two souls, each loners by design may discover there is strength in numbers and truth in two hearts beating like one when that perfect mate is found!

Apparently “evil” did not get the play nice memo, because someone is out to destroy the world of Gladium, the Morgons and humanity and Moira’s quest for truth and a great story will put both her and Kol in mortal danger, then again. Have you ever seen a Morgon whose heart’s desire has been threatened by evil? Hang on tight, there is a mystery to be solved, evil to be vanquished, even as the flames of desire begin to blaze!

Why yes, Juliette Cross does know how hot-blooded Morgons like their romance, heated, passionate and intense, kind of like that first bite of fresh, cheesy, sizzling hot pizza, you know you are going to blister but, it is soooo worth the mouth-watering joy of it! Great conflict, great action, great romance, and yes, great reading!

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