Dragon Awakened (Hidden Series #1)

Dragon Awakened (Hidden Series #1)

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by Jaime Rush
     
 

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They are the Hidden.
Not quite human. Far from normal.
And never, ever safe . . .

PLAYING WITH FIRE
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

Overview

They are the Hidden.
Not quite human. Far from normal.
And never, ever safe . . .

PLAYING WITH FIRE
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.

BURNED BY LOVE
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 . . .

Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews
"4 Stars! Rush is back with an exhilarating new paranormal romance series that features supernatural creatures hidden amongst the population. A hallmark of a Rush novel is her excellent blending of character motivation and plot dynamics-this series is off to a terrific start!"
Larissa Ione
"A sexy and intense series. Jaime Rush has my undivided attention."
RT Book Reviews on Out of the Darkness
"The race to find other Offspring kicks into high gear in the second installment of Rush's gritty and spooky series. Chillingly good!"
New York Times bestselling author Pamela Palmer
"A passionate, fascinating, action-packed series!"
RT Book Reviews on Touching Darkness
"Rush ratchets up the fear factor as Offspring with frightening powers are pitted against each other. This one will take your breath away!"
RT Book Reviews on Dragon Awakened
"4 Stars! Rush is back with an exhilarating new paranormal romance series that features supernatural creatures hidden amongst the population. A hallmark of a Rush novel is her excellent blending of character motivation and plot dynamics-this series is off to a terrific start!"
From the Publisher
"4 Stars! Rush is back with an exhilarating new paranormal romance series that features supernatural creatures hidden amongst the population. A hallmark of a Rush novel is her excellent blending of character motivation and plot dynamics-this series is off to a terrific start!"—RT Book Reviews on Dragon Awakened"

A sexy and intense series. Jaime Rush has my undivided attention."—Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author"

A passionate, fascinating, action-packed series!"—New York Times bestselling author Pamela Palmer"

The race to find other Offspring kicks into high gear in the second installment of Rush's gritty and spooky series. Chillingly good!"—RT Book Reviews on Out of the Darkness"

Rush ratchets up the fear factor as Offspring with frightening powers are pitted against each other. This one will take your breath away!"—RT Book Reviews on Touching Darkness

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455523221
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Series:
Hidden Series, #1
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
746,625
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Learn more at:
JaimeRush.com
Twitter, @JamieRush
Facebook.com/JaimeRushBooks

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Dragon Awakened (Hidden Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
MThomas1975 More than 1 year ago
Great Character Development In A Truly Unique World I have to admit, I am a sucker for all things dragon. *swoons* When I found out that one of my favorite authors, Jaime Rush, was writing a paranormal romance series featuring dragons I squeed like the fangirl I am. Really it's a win-win for me. I am a HUGE fan of Ms. Rush's Offspring series. It ranks up there in the top ten best series ever for me and that's saying something because I read a lot. You never know what you're going to get when a beloved author starts writing in a new world but the prequel novellas (Dragon Mine and Dragon Rising) for The Hidden trilogy were awesome so I was beyond stoked for Dragon Awakened. Sadly I didn't like it as much as I'd hoped I would and honestly I'm not sure why. Dragon Awakened had everything that usually works in paranormal romance for me; super hot dragon hero, kick ass heroine, fast-paced action, unique world building, and a little smexy time thrown in. So what didn't work? The difference in a 3 and 4 star rating really fell on the ending of the book. I felt it was a bit rushed and predictable and I wanted more. I really felt like Ruby and Cyntag's story wasn't finished. That being said, the ending would have been perfection if this were an urban fantasy series and book two, Magic Possessed, picked up where Dragon Awakened left off. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. Dragon Awakened had great character development and the world is truly unique. I look forward to learning more about this world and seeing what direction The Hidden is going as there is loads-and-loads of potential. I'm just sad that Cyntag and Ruby's story is over. I really, really liked them and wanted more about Ruby's destiny than what I got. *eARC PROVIDED BY GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING (FOREVER) VIA NETGALLEY*
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
REVIEW  New to me author - This book had a very slow start to it.  We have Ruby whose parents were murdered and she is living with  her uncle who is a dragon shifter. She never believed her uncle in regards to magic and dragons as she herself had nothing. Well that all changes when she witnesses her Uncle being killed in a horrible way. His last words to her were she was to find Cyntag. Well Ruby eventually comes into her powers and is able to shift. She also learns it was Cyntag who murdered her family but left her alive and found her a place to live.   Cyntag takes Ruby under his wing so to speak. His dragon has also recognized Ruby’s dragon as its mate.  But this relationship is not quick in growing.  Ruby is a firecracker that’s for sure.   The romance is slow to go also which is nice but when these 2 finally give in to their feelings the Passions is  BLAZING HOT.  I found following along in the beginning was very hard to do and I think that’s one of the reasons I can’t give the book 5 stars.  Once it gets going though you have a ton of action and Cyntag and Rubys  fierceness in tracking down her uncle’s murderer as well as Cyntag helping her with her new found powers.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Dragon Awakened (Hidden Novel Book 1) Author: Jaime Rush Published: 12-17-2013 Publisher: Forever Yours/Hatchette Book Group Pages: 368 Genre: Fantasy Romance Sub-Genre: Shifter, Drama, Angels, Demons, Paranormal, Sorcery ISBN: 13-978-14555-2322-1 ISBN: 10-13555-2322-4 ASIN: BooCO7FNIQ Sensual Level: 3 Dragon Awakened is a book that grabs you from the very first and keeps you glued to it until the final words. I was not expecting it to be so enticing. Listed as an erotic book on most book sites is a bit of a misnomer. There are a couple of detailed sexual scenes, but the book is easily carried by its detailed story line. Ms. Rush uses her writing talents to good measure to entertain her readers with a story of intrigue, murder and paranormal elements. Since I read Dragon Awakened I have learned there are two novellas proceeding it, Dragon Mine ( 100 pages) and Dragon Rising ((99 pages). There are two full length stories that follow it Magic Possessed and Angel Seduced. All of which I am looking forward to reading and posting reviews for. If like myself you have not read any of Jaime Rush's work before you are in for a treat. Join me in exploring the world of The Hidden. Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Awakened-Hidden-Series-Book-ebook/product-reviews/B00CO7FNIQ/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R13QIIMA0PNURO The Reading Room link: https://www.facebook.com/The-Reading-Room-Cozy-Romance-Mysteries-And-More-With-Reviews-165170576957775/?fref=nf
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ilivetoread52 More than 1 year ago
Story kind of lost me a few times. Jumping from the future to the past in the middle of the story too many times. Will have to read another of Ms. Rush's books to see how it rates with this one. First time for me on this Author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dragons, Deuces, and Angels make for a nice change from the usual shifters and vamps. Well-written romantic story with some intimate scenes that enhance the story without being overly crude.
DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
I love all things shifter and dragon shifters are my favorite, so when I saw this book I knew I had to read it.  Upon the death of her uncle, Ruby begins to discover that most of her life was a lie and that the stories she was read as a child may actually be her future in disguise.  Ruby is strong, compassionate and a force to be reckoned with.  Cyn, is a very old dragon shifter with a past he is not proud of.  Thrown together to save the world, they find true love along the way. It becomes clear very early on that the only way that Ruby is going to find her HEA is by giving forgiveness.  Forgiveness that seems almost impossible to give.  I admit it.  I thought it was going to be an insta love conquers all book.  I was so wrong.  The message Jaime conveys about forgiveness is so powerful I am still thinking about it a week later.  That is not to say this book is preachy or teachy.  It is far from both of those things.  It is hot, adventure filled and suspenseful.  The world is different enough to keep my interest, yet familiar enough to feel comfortable.  While this is labeled as book one in a series, I feel like I read a complete book.  While I would like for the next book to be released so that I can read it, it is not necessary.  There are no evil cliffhangers to keep you stalking Jaime's website.
griz1girl More than 1 year ago
BRILLIANT! It's nearly impossible to find a NEW paranormal romance series--if you've read one vampire/werewolf/fallen angel series, you've read them all! Jaime Rush does it though--Dragons, Deuces (Sorcerers), Angels, oh my! Her world is amazing & so smoothly written I just jumped right in & never wanted to leave. Super-sexy alpha male hero who was clever, and compassionate, and not at all brutish. Strong, intelligent female heroine who makes me cheer throughout! A super-clever start to a fantastic series. The best part? Having all 3 books in the trilogy published one right after the other--Dec, Jan, Feb...so I don't have to WAIT! Snap these up--they're awesome reads!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a fantastic blend of epic fantasy and paranormal romance.  I LOVED it and can hardly wait for the next installment.  Where to start… Hunky hero? Spunky heroine? Incredible world building? Check. Check. And check.  Plenty of interesting secondary characters to build the next book on? Check. Dragons, Demons, Elementals, Magick users and angels, and more? Yep.  Go forth and read this fantastic first book in a new series.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
Hot, romantic, and thrilling, Dragon Awakened was a fantastic paranormal romance. I really enjoyed reading this book and I totally loved it. After all, who can say no to a hot dragon? Ruby was a great heroine. She was tough and held her own, though she knew when to (reluctantly) admit that she needed help. She was strong and a worthy heroine. I really liked her. Cyn was wonderful. He was unapologetic about his past and who he was. He might not be proud of how many people he killed as a guard on the paranormal police force, but neither would he deny it. Despite that, he was a truly good man at heart who did what he believed was right. He was sweet and devoted to what and who he cared about. I thought he was amazing. The romance was great. Ruby and Cyn were really sweet together. I thought it was sweet how they fell in love despite a VERY big reason not to. And, the chemistry between them was hot. Even though they were reluctant to act on it, there were always sparks flying between them. They were lovely together. The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were tons of thrills that kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the story and the ending has me curious to see what comes up next in the dragon world. Dragon Awakened was a fantastic paranormal romance. It was thrilling, romantic, and thoroughly enjoyable. Lovers of romance, if you want a lovely paranormal read, then this is a book you'll want to check out. *I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Welcome to a fantastic new magical world co-existing with our reality in Dragon Awakenend. Jamie Rush creates a marvelously imaginative paranormal back drop for the beings known as the “Hidden”. The Hidden are the descendants of “gods” and are called the Dragons, Deuces (human like sorcerers) and the Angels. Twenty years ago Cyn saves a young girl named Ruby and now she needs his help. Someone is trying to kill her and it all goes back to the fateful day when her parents were killed. Cyn and Ruby must find the people behind her parents murders and figure out why they were targets in the first place to now save Ruby from the same fate. Uncovering a much more sinister plan, Cyn and Ruby will be fighting for their lives and the lives of the Hidden. Rush provides and action packed plot with exciting but complicated romantic chemistry between Cyn and Ruby. Dragon Awakened is a vivid and fascinating introduction into the world of the Hidden...a world you won't want to miss. I received this ARC copy of Dragon Awakened from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication December 17, 2013.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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