Dragon in the Blood by Juliette Cross
Release date: 26th July 2016
Series: Vale of Stars #2
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
About the Book
When desire bites, there’s no patience for a slow burn.
While all seems quiet in Gladium Province, the Morgon Guard—the global justice
force for the dragon hybrid race—knows their enemy is rebuilding its forces in the
Valla Moonring, an assassin for the Order of the Morgon Guard, is ordered on a
mission into the Wastelands of Aria—a formidable, icy wilderness fraught with all
manner of dangers, including outlaws, deadly weather, and big-game predators.
To her great distaste, she’s partnered with a Nightwing Security operative, Conn
Rowanflame, a Morgon with the aggravating ability to get under her skin. While
she takes her mission seriously, Conn’s confident charm throws her off balance, a
dangerous place to be in conditions like these. Especially when cold nights require
Sensual attraction binds them ever closer, igniting a passion of unexpected
force—the soulfire. But when the hunters become the hunted, their bond could
prove perilous. Even fatal…
The Review ★★★★☆
I read book one in this series and loved it so I just had to get my hands on this book 2. If you haven’t read book 1 then please don’t read further as there will be a few spoilers from book 1. You can check out the review here.
The book picks up mostly from where book 1 left off, Moira has been rescued but the so-called blood king seems to still be alive and hiding out in the wastelands of Aria. It up to Valla, Kol’s baby sister and the rest of the morgon guard to venture out there to gather information on how to track him down before more deaths occur.
Valla is more than ready to get the mission started but when she is partnered with Conn Rowanflame she can’t help but be irritated and almost annoyed as he always seems to wind her up. But with the passing days and events that occur there is no denying the attraction between them.
What did I like? I am secretly loving this author with every book. This series has to be my guilty pleasure. I knew exactly where the story was leading but I guess the author threw in a curve ball or two which makes me so anxious to read book 3 in the series.
I really liked this book more than the first one, the banter between Conn, Valla and Bowen was awesome, it made the story soo much more fun.
I really liked Conn in this book, please tell me he is in the 3rd book? Bowen seemed a bit too restrained to me I would like to know more of his story and I believe book 3 will be about him…. I hope.
I liked Valla as one of the key characters in this book, there were moments I felt she just needed to dial back her attitude, especially towards Conn but in all, she was a really strong character. I hope she is in book 3 too. The introduction of the supporting characters just helps expand this story even further and I can’t wait to see what the author plans to do with this story in the coming books.
Overall a great entertaining read, I can’t wait for book 3 and what exactly will happen to the blood king.
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About the Author
Juliette lives in lush, moss-laden Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, and black lab, Kona. Multi-published author of paranormal and urban fantasy romance, she loves reading and writing brooding characters, mysterious settings,persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes. From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.