Friday, December 20, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK RELEASE BLITZ "Dragon Awakened" by Jaime Rush

by Jaime Rush
December 17, 2013
Forever Mass Market

Welcome to the Blog Tour celebrating the release of Dragon Awakened by Jaime Rush.  Enjoy the review and please make sure enter the fabulous giveaway!


Ruby Salazaar wants answers . . . and revenge. Her uncle has just been murdered before her eyes and the name he utters with his final breath -  Cyntag - leads Ruby into a world beyond her wildest imaginings. She soon learns that the dark, sexy Cyntag Valeron knows more about her than she does herself.

Ruby changed Cyn's life before she even knew who he was. Now she charges into his life, a beautiful woman full of fire and questions. Cyn knew this day would come, yet he couldn't foresee the danger -  and desires - Ruby would bring with her. He can teach her how to harness her newly awakened powers. But there is one force neither of them can control . . .

I read a lot of paranormal books with shifters, but this is my first one featuring dragons.  Dragons remind me of fairytales and this book has a fairytale quality.  The story is well constructed with complicated elements of science and nature.  It is laid out logically and flows well. If this were a movie, you can tell the shift from each section of a storyboard.  I particularly like the way the author interjects stories of the Hidden into the narrative.  It gives the story an ethereal feel, not everything is grounded in reality.  

My small critique is my inability to connect deeply with the characters.  I like both Ruby and Cyn.  I enjoy their interaction.  Ruby is smart, assertive, and stubborn.  I like her street smarts.  Cyn is dark and dangerous with a vulnerable heart. So why aren't they more unforgettable? I think the characters are slightly underdeveloped.  It's like being plopped down in the middle of a story that has already started.  I especially get this feeling when we are introduced to secondary characters like Kade and Grayson.  We know who they are, but little on what they are about.  

I'm glad to have had the opportunity to read this book.  If you are a fan of dragon shifters, you may enjoy this book.  The story is interesting, if not perfect.  

Thank you to author and publisher, Forever (Grand Central), for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.  

Things that go bump in the night have always fascinated Jaime Rush. Sometimes those things are human; other times, not so much. Now she has twisted them all together in the Hidden, a trilogy about humans with the essence of gods who walk the knife's edge between the glamour of Miami and a place filled with dark magick and dangerous beauty.

Jaime is the author of the Offspring series and also writes under the name Tina Wainscott. She is the bestselling author of eighteen romance novels. She lives in Southwest Florida with her husband, daughter, and cat.  





DRAGON AWAKENED – 15 winners will receive our Hidden prize pack, featuring a bound flip book of the first two novellas DRAGON MINE and DRAGON AWAKENED, a print copy of DRAGON AWAKENED, advanced copies of the next two books in the series, MAGIC POSSESSED and ANGEL SEDUCED, plus a series bookmark and a special Jaime Rush dog tag!

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