Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Review Tour: Realm of the Dragon (+$10 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Realm of the Dragon
Author: Cici Cordelia
Series: NA
Pages: 214
Date Published: 2017
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Format: Kindle
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:
An ancient legend spanning eras, continents, and worlds. To some, it’s nothing more than a dream. To others, a pretty fairy tale handed down through the generations.

For those in critical need of their own happy ending, a gift. For sheltered Lily Kiers, it’s all too real. Her escape from danger, straight into the arms of her destiny.

Thrust into a realm made of fantasy and unbridled passion, Lily faces violent resentment and jealousy from extremely powerful enemies. Amidst fierce creatures whose very existence defy all common sense, Lily pieces together a past she could never have imagined. Claimed by Kord, Prince of Battle Draconian, their love will not be denied, even as malevolent forces plot to rip them apart.

~My Thoughts~
I haven't been keeping up to date with all the dragon fantasy that's been flying around, but I really felt like this one set a standard for others to follow. 

I felt that the world building was good, though it could have used some more polishing and fleshing out. I had a lot of unanswered questions about the dragon society and how Kord was viewed by the rest of the populace. I really liked the fantastic elements of the world though, such as the tree that unites and protects soul mates. 

Overall the romance was a good portion of the book. Lily is sweet and a bit naive, Kord is dangerous and passionate, providing all the ingredients for a romantic interlude. Their dialogue was definitely a fun and favorite part of the story for me. It bounced around lightning-quick and I found myself engrossed in their romance. 
~Try an Excerpt!~
Free to ponder, as his mother had urged, Kord shook off the troublesome feeling of being torn in several directions. He knew his parents worried, and he couldn’t avoid the inevitability of choice much longer. 

Royals had strict duty to family and kingdom. Kord’s mate had been near her time of majority when he’d traveled to Anglican to meet her. The kingdom in an uproar, her tearful parents had met him with the devastating news of her death. Instead of a joyous announcement of impending joining, he’d returned to Draconian alone. 

His dragon had been uncharacteristically silent since that fateful day, and Kord missed his beast’s conversation.

Enough, he thought bitterly, saddened and angered by the loss of a mate he never knew.

Refusing to dwell on things he couldn’t control, he cleared his mind of the memories and dove lower, seeking what enjoyment he could muster from the day.

Suddenly, something dropped onto his back, between his wingspan. 

Something cold and soft. 

Something that had limbs . . . and smelled unfamiliar. Not of this realm.

“What the demon?” He banked quickly as he felt the lightweight, chilled lump slide precariously to the left. Worried it might fall—whatever it was—Kord maneuvered gingerly, until he could descend safely into an open pasture.

He touched down lightly over the bumpy ground-scrub, careful to avoid jostling his unknown burden, turned his head to glance behind him . . .

And stared disbelieving at a vision from a dream. 
~Meet Cici!~
CiCi Cordelia is the pen name for the writing team of BFFs Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko.

Published authors in their own right and Acquiring Editors, they share a love for well-written stories infused with their favorite romantic genres: paranormal, suspense, and erotica. Both are fans of Alpha Men and the women they’d lay down their lives for.

As a writing team they bring a solid know-how for accomplishing the foundation of what makes a great romance read: a strong story, a passionate romance, fascinating characters, and a happy-ever-after ending.
Cici will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. Thank you for hosting CiCi today (Me and Char). We're glad you enjoyed our story. We have at least two more books planned for this dragon world, where you'll learn more about the characters and their world. :)

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  4. Andra:

    Thanks so much for hosting CiCi! Char here (Half a CiCi). We're thrilled to be working with Goddess Fish, and hope everyone will give REALM OF THE DRAGON a try. If you've never read a dragon romance, I think ours is a great place to start. And if you love the idea of an ancient, mystical tree bringing soul mates together, then please do stick around for the rest of the project.

    Thanks again!
    Char

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  5. I love the cover and enjoyed your review. Thanks for sharing :)

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