Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Waking the Dragon by Juliette Cross

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Juliette Cross's Waking the Dragon today. Happy reading!



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
Series:  Vale of Stars
Book #: 1
Author:  Juliette Cross
Approximate Book Length:  288 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


This book was a pleasant surprise. It sounds interesting from the blurb and all, but upon reading it, I was completely entranced. I loved both lead characters as individuals and as a couple. I loved the supporting characters too. The romance was heart pounding with hot love scenes. The plot was compelling with great world building.

This appears to be a spinoff series from the author’s Night Wing series. There are two stories prior to this one, but they are part of that other series. I noticed that those stories must have happened, but didn’t necessarily feel like I was missing anything vital. I do however, want to go read them, but I would feel that way anyway because I enjoyed this book so much and want to read anything set in this world now!

Bottom Line:

Waking the Dragon is a riveting tale that I couldn’t put down. Grab this one for an awesome paranormal read!




About the Author
Juliette calls lush, moss-laden Louisiana home where the landscape curls into her imagination, creating mystical settings for her stories. She has a B.A. in creative writing from Louisiana State University, a M.Ed. in gifted education, and was privileged to study under the award-winning author Ernest J. Gaines in grad school. Her love of mythology, legends, and art serve as constant inspiration for her works. From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance--brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.

Juliette is a multi-published author, including her Nightwing series with Kensington Publishing and The Vessel Trilogy with Samhain Publishing.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today and for the lovely review. :)

  2. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the introduction to a new to me author!