Dragon Awakened (Hidden Series #1)

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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. ...

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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 . . .

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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!"
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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455523221
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Series: Hidden Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 134,230
  • 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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted December 23, 2013

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    Great Character Development In A Truly Unique World I have to a

    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*

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2014

    REVIEW  New to me author - This book had a very slow start to it

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    SADLES


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Becoming one of my favorite authors

    Love this series!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Refreshingly different paranormal

    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.

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  • Posted February 18, 2014

    I love all things shifter and dragon shifters are my favorite, s

    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.

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  • Posted February 11, 2014

    BRILLIANT! It's nearly impossible to find a NEW paranormal roma

    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!

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  • Posted January 5, 2014

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    I thought this was a fantastic blend of epic fantasy and paranor

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Firestar

    This is the den fir sleeping

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

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    Hot, romantic, and thrilling, Dragon Awakened was a fantastic pa

    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

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

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    Welcome to a fantastic new magical world co-existing with our re

    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.

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