there be dragons
November 18, 2009 Leave a comment
Two weeks ago I was introduced to a new world of repentant demons and was in awe at the world building, pacing and how utterly human these immortals are as they prowl the streets of Chicago.
This week – another first book of a series Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke introduced me to dragons. Oh wow! A 700 year old dragon (Pyr) with his own booth at a craft fair in Ann Arbor, and he’s wearing a Hawaiian shirt and straw hat for camouflage. Seriously, this book is awesome, and the heroine is an Accountant! 🙂
Again, I am in awe at the magic and power of mythical creatures who are walking the streets these days, drinking lattes in lawn chairs one minute, and sprouting wings to do battle in the skies spewing dragon fire, the next. It’s crafted so well it’s a compelling and believable story. The imagery is clean and vibrant, the conversations sparkle, and the prophesy is mysterious and ambivalent.
I never got into reading Paranormal Romances with vampires and werewolves, but totally recommend Jessa’s repentant demons and Deborah’s dragons. I already have book 2 – Kiss of Fury on my to-be-read pile and look forward to reading it. But not yet, I have some contemporaries and historicals to read next because as this article states, romance readers are promiscuous.