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

August 18, 2016 Review 3

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

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?...

Title: Waking the Dragon
Author: Juliette Cross
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Deepest Well by Juliette Cross (Age of Gray #1), Sealed in Sin, Bound in Black, Dragon in the Blood
Series: Vale of Stars
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Dragon in the Blood, Dragon Heartstring
Published by Lyrical Press
Source: Publisher
Published: June 9th 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 288
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

I FINALLY had a little extra time to pick up a book from an author I’ve grown to love. Ever since this was released last year, it’s been calling my name, begging to be read. I’m soooooo happy I was able to finally indulge, but dang it, now I’ve got to come up with more free time because I’m hooked on yet another series by this amazing author!!!

Let me just start this review off by mentioning that this is probably one of the hottest anticipation, pure animalistic hunger, sexual PNR’s I’ve read in a long time. A mighty description, huh? I can’t describe it any other way. The way this author describes the lust building between Kol and Moira is amazingly intense, and worth every word read. I think the tagline is perfect, “the greatest danger lies in the passion he stirs…”. Putting the hotness aside, the detail in discovering this world where humans and Morgons live together, intermingling races and even the history of the Morgons, is told in such a way that it’s hard to NOT picture yourself experiencing the world first hand.

Moira is a student at the University and the lead editor of the school’s paper. Her ultimate dream is the become part of the cities newspaper staff. She feels that in order to accomplish that, she needs to cover some of the most dangerous stories. Thus following her on a journey to break the case in the Devlin Butcher murders. But the only way to ensure her safety means that she is paired with the captain of the Morgon Guard, Kol, who is without doubt, dominant, to say the least. Kol IS dominant in every way. As the captain of the guard, it’s his duty to make sure things are taken care of and safe. But taking care of Moira has become something different for him. When we learn about the Morgon history, mixed with the fact that Moira’s family having history of their own, it’s no wonder he’s drawn to protect her.

I can go on and on about this story and setting it up for you to read, but that would take away from the surprise elements as well as the pure joy in reading it for yourself. I’ve read many PNR’s from gargoyles to fairies, bears to wolves, but there is truly something special in dragons and this Morgon race. It’s really hard for me to pin point it….it’s just magical.


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