Ariah Callahan was raised on tales of dragons and magic and a wonderful hidden realm. The fairytales ended when her father became estranged from her beloved uncle, and cold, hard reality set in. Surviving day to day as her father spirals into addiction and depression is all she can do. When the unthinkable happens, her uncle becomes her only hope.
Alazar Brandvold has made easygoing an art. He's worked hard to ensure no one in the enchanted town of Nocturne Falls sees the tortured, serious soul inside the shameless gambler who is as quick with a laugh as he is to place a bet-- which he invariably loses. The Firestorm dragon gets the wakeup call of his life when his Keeper comes out of hiding and shows him a treasure worth more than all the gold in his hoard.
And his race's ancient enemy is hunting her.
He will have to risk everything in the ultimate gamble not only to claim Ariah as his lifemate, but to convince her that fairytales are real and that the damsel can save the dragon.
|Publisher:||Sugar Skull Books|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||1 MB|
About the Author
Kristen Painter's writing resume boasts multiple Golden Heart nominations and advance praise from a handful of bestselling authors, including Gena Showalter and Roxanne St. Claire. A former New Yorker now living in Florida, Kristen has a wealth of fascinating experiences from which to flavor her stories, including time spent working in fashion for Christian Dior and as a maitre'd for Wolfgang Puck. Her website is at kristenpainter.com and on twitter on @Kristen_Painter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You will enjoy this story if you like strong, fierce, humorous, loving, lifemate, family devoted characters. You will not regret reading this novel. Totally enjoyed the story.
I love reading paranormal books. I enjoyed Alazar's story
This was a nice addition to the series. It’s the second book but can be read as a stand alone. I love anything to do with dragons. There’s a lot in the story that holds your attention, also some danger. The fact that the heroine is use to living paycheck to paycheck, makes it all the more real as you’re reading.
Sorry I could only gives this a 5 star rating. Would have gladly given it a 7. It has to be one of the best in the series. Not that all of the Nocturne Falls books aren't well written and enjoyable, because they are. But this story was special. The danger started on the first page and balanced with the romance well. Old friends from previous books checked in regularly. Looking forward to more stories from this author either in Nocturne Falls or maybe elsewhere.