Throne of Oak [NOOK Book]

Overview


Book two of Maggie's Grove

Vampire Dragos Ibanescu, Mayor of Maggie's Grove, is about to lose his mind. His mate, the dryad queen Mina Chainey, refuses to have anything to do with him after her ordeal at the hands of an evil witch. If he doesn't mate with her soon, he may lose control of the beast within him—a force far more dangerous than anyone in town knows…

Mina's nightmares of her time with the witch haunt her. The Queen of the Forest ...

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Throne of Oak

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Overview


Book two of Maggie's Grove

Vampire Dragos Ibanescu, Mayor of Maggie's Grove, is about to lose his mind. His mate, the dryad queen Mina Chainey, refuses to have anything to do with him after her ordeal at the hands of an evil witch. If he doesn't mate with her soon, he may lose control of the beast within him—a force far more dangerous than anyone in town knows…

Mina's nightmares of her time with the witch haunt her. The Queen of the Forest can't muster the strength needed to fight her terror. Unable to leave the Throne, she vows she will not accept Dragos until she can stand at his side as an equal. But the nightmares are only growing in strength, and soon she realizes that there's more to her pain than simple fear.

Dark forces are converging on Maggie's Grove, and a horde of hunters stalk supernaturals from the shadows. Only by uniting in body and mind will Mina and Dragos find the strength to defend their home.

Delve into the Grove with Blood of the Maple.

82,000 words

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426895616
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 6/10/2013
  • Series: Maggie's Grove
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 125,301
  • File size: 358 KB

Meet the Author


Dana Marie Bell is a USA Today best-selling author with Carina Press and Samhain Publishing. She lives with her husband Dusty, their two children, an evil cat and a bull terrier that thinks it’s a Pekinese. She's described herself as vertically challenged. Dana also suffers from AS (an arthritis that affects the spine) and can be seen tooling around in her mobility scooter.

You can learn about Dana at danamariebell.com

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Read an Excerpt


"Are we there yet?"

Dragomir "Dragos" Ibanescu, the mayor of Maggie's Grove and the oldest vampire in the town, damn near bit his tongue in order to keep silent. Parker had been driving him insane with his commentary all through their flight, and he was ready to strangle the younger vampire.

Why had Parker come with him? Dragos had been more than willing to fly solo—but no. Parker had insisted on accompanying Dragos as he soared above Maggie's Grove checking for trouble. The man had been a pain in his ass ever since his sotiei, Amara, had joined with her tree, communing with it in the way of all dryads. She'd needed it after the fight to save the town from Terri—the deranged witch who'd been hunting Parker. Amara was a hamadryad, a rare creature only heard about in myths and legends. She was literally one with her tree in ways other dryads were not. When her life or the life of something Amara cared about was in danger, she became part tree, using the strength and stamina of the forest to protect and defend. She was a guardian in the truest sense of the word, and she served Maggie's Grove despite their rough treatment of her when she first stepped out into the world. Her adoptive mother, Glinda, had chosen to hide Amara's uniqueness, and because she had been underage the Queen of the Forest had been forced to bow to Glinda's edict, avoiding Amara completely.

This had led to Amara having a very lonely childhood, something Dragos had tried to rectify to no avail as the girl grew into a beautiful woman. It wasn't until Parker arrived that she truly came into her own, becoming what Dragos had always known she could be—a loving partner and a fierce warrior.

But every dryad needed to commune with their tree, becoming one with it after stressful events. What the witch Terri had attempted to do to both Parker and the town had been beyond stressful. It cost them one of their own. Amara had been blamed for the death of young Ken, and she'd been inconsolable. Things in the town had been tense until Parker, Dragos, Bryan, Greg and Selena had proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the blame could only be placed on the witch who had attacked them all.

It had been four weeks since Terri had been killed, four weeks where all of them hurt. The town was still deep in recovery as they made plans to rebuild both the town hall, The Greenhouse and repair the damage Terri had wrought. It was an all-consuming job that left Dragos with very little time to deal with anything else, even a hamadryad in mourning. Hell, he barely had time to stalk...er, visit his own sotiei.

So Amara was communing.

And her vampire lover was bored out of his ever-loving mind.

She'd waited until after the huge party Dragos gave annually to become one with her tree. Soon after Parker started wandering around town, getting himself into trouble with just a casual smile and a few choice words. Even his Renfield, Brian, had called Dragos up, desperate to find a way to distract Parker before any more feuds broke out.

The man had a talent, Dragos had to give him that.

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  • Posted July 8, 2013

    While Throne of Oak can be read as a stand-alone without too muc

    While Throne of Oak can be read as a stand-alone without too much confusion, I highly recommend reading the first book, Blood of the Maple first. I didn’t and really wish I would’ve have. I wasn’t lost, but just felt like I missed out on a lot of back story.

    Ms. Bell is one of my favorite paranormal authors and I was very excited for the chance to read this book. Throne of Oak exceeded my expectations. I love when a book makes you laugh so hard you’re crying. Eddy did that for me over and over again. The intense attraction between Dragos and Mina was steaming up my fingers as I flipped through the pages of this book.

    I loved the fact that even though I figured out who the “bad guy” was, there were still so many surprises about them along the way that I wanted to hurt them several times over. I can’t wait for Ash and Selena, Greer and Morgan, and Noah and Iva’s stories. They all deserve to be happy.

    This is an amazing story for what I can tell is going to be an amazing series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Throne of Oak

    this book s awesome I highly recommend it. I love Dana. I can not wait until her next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Not bad

    The first book on this series, Blood of the Maple, wasn't my favorite from this author. I felt this one was on the same level. Its a nice story, well written, but the characters don't grab me. I'll stick with her other series in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Good book

    A lot goes on in this book. This author never disappoints. 647 pages

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Cloudshade bio

    Name- cloudshade <p>
    Looks- black with ice blue eyes with orange flecks. White paws and patches. <p>
    Rank- medicine cat <p>

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Rainwhiskers and squirrels bio

    Name-rainwhisker
    Gender-tom
    Age-20 moons
    Rank-warrior
    History-parents abandoned him when he was a kit. Lived with squirrel.
    Mate-squirrel
    Kits-squirrel is expecting
    Other-just ask

    Name-squirrel
    Gender-she cat
    Age-17 moons
    Rank-queen/warrior
    History-lived in woods by self until rainwhisker came
    Mate-rainwhisker
    Kits-is expecting
    Other-just ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Darkpaws bio

    Looks:white belly,rest of body is black fluffy like thunderclans med cat in the first book rank:apprentice med cat likes:visits from kits ,no mates or kits

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    $$

    &heart

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Lockheart ~bio~

    Name is Lockheart. Just join. No crushes mates or kit. Ive always been on my one. Wanted a change

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    ~Feathermists~ bio

    Name~ Feathermist
    Nickname~ Mist
    Looks~ grey with black fleckecks on legs tail and white ear tips
    Personality~ kind loyal protective and quiet
    Rank~ warrior and co deputy
    Crush~ Oakstar
    Mate~ none
    Kits~ none

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    excellent

    Fast read, full of action and a hot hero and strong female protagonist

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Bloodfang

    Uh, no? I don't adopt. Went back to renmus.

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