Monday, March 27, 2017

Where Is Your Bookmark? (03/28/2017)

I am doing a bit of binge reading as of late, devouring Juliette Cross's books featuring the Morgon. I currently am reading Waking the Dragon, a fantasy romantic suspense novel.
Goodreads Summary: 
The Gladium Province is on the verge of civil unrest as humans and Morgons, the dragon-hybrid race, clash once more. But amid disorder can also arise passion.

When the bodies of three human women are discovered in Morgon territory—with the DNA of several Morgon men on the victims—it’s just a matter of time before civil unrest hits the Province. But for ambitious reporter Moira Cade, it’s more than just a story, and it may mean risking her own life.

Descending into the dark underworld of Morgon society, Moira is paired with Kol Moonring, Captain of the Morgon Guard, for her protection. Fiercely independent, Moira bristles at his dominance, and defies his will at every turn. Yet resistance proves futile when passion flares between them, awakening powerful emotions within both, body and soul. But as the killings continue, can their fiery newfound bond survive an even greater evil—one that threatens all of humanity, Morgonkind, and Moira’s very soul?


Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a book they are reading or thinking about reading soon. It is also where I share my first impressions about the book I am sharing.
Tick. 
Tick. 
Tick. 
The beautiful blonde froze. Silence.  
She peered down the darkened corridor of the cellar beneath the Vaengar Stadium. No one.

Every Tuesday, Ambrosia from The Purple Booker hosts Teaser Teaser at which participants grab their current read, open to a random page, and share two or more sentences from that page while avoiding any spoilers.


Teaser from 19% of Waking the Dragon:
Fire lanced up my body, filling my cheeks. "Look, Kol." I refused to even give him the respect of authority. "You don't know me. you don't know what I write or why I write, so stay out of my world and out of my damn business."
and from 22%:
Lorian clasped both hands together on the table, leaning forward. "You do realize that in order to lead us to the others, we'd have to let him abduct you." 
"Yes."

What do you think? Would you keep reading?  

I am enjoying this series so far. It's quite intense and, in this latest novel, the stakes are even higher. 


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40 comments:

  1. Although this isn't my normal genre I really like the opening, makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. So glad you're enjoying an entire series - I rarely read books by the same author back to back, I'm not really sure why.

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    1. Cleo - I don't often read series books back to back either. So this is rare for me. I'm just in a mood, I guess. As long as I don't feel burn out setting in, I'm good. :-)

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  2. Not what I'd usually read, but the teasers and description are intriguing! Hope you continue to enjoy it!

    Here's my Teaser for this week: http://bit.ly/2o6vzwx

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    1. Kym - So far so good! It's kind of funny because when I read the first in the initial trilogy, I told myself I was hoping the author would write a book featuring Moira--and here she is!

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  3. Sounds suspenseful!

    Mine this week is from a murder mystery set in the Canadian wilds: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-1g2

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    1. PD - It is! I imagine it will get even more so the further I get in the book.

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  4. This sounds interesting. I'm always up for a new fantasy series. Come see my teaser from Gauntlet by Holly Jennings. Happy reading!

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    1. Kathy - Me too! I haven't yet read Arena, the first book in Jennings' series, but I do want to. I hope you enjoy Gauntlet!

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  5. I like fantasy ... looks good. I've never read this author.

    Sometimes binge reading is just what's needed.

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    1. Beth - I'm fairly new to this author, but I am really enjoying her books. This one is a full length novel, unlike her earlier books in the series which were novellas. I'm enjoying it so far.

      I don't binge read often for fear of burn out, but for some reason I'm in the mood to do so now.

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  6. That probably isn't for me but I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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    1. Kathy - I was just in the mood for something romantic and in the fantasy realm--and short. I didn't expect reading one novella would end up with me reading several of the author's books in a row, but here you go. I'm enjoying her books so far.

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  7. Oh, Waking the Dragon looks cool! I hope you enjoy your books.

    My teaser for this week.

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    1. Majanka - I am enjoying it so far. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  8. I like the opening and the teasers but would probably pass — I'm not too into fantasy, at least, not right now. I hope you enjoy it, though. Here's my link for this week: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1wi

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    1. Ms. M. - I suspected this one wouldn't be for everyone who visited today. I am really enjoying it though, which is good. :-)

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  9. Not my cup of tea so to speak, but I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Catherine - I figured this one wouldn't be for everyone. It fits my current mood though, and I am enjoying it. :-)

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  10. Scary excerpts...they grabbed me. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE CUTAWAY”

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    1. Laurel-Rain - They grabbed me too. I'm definitely invested in this one.

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  11. Great cover. The excerpt reminds me of a creepy scene in another book I read. I'd read this one, for sure.

    My TT from Crossing In Time

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    1. Laura - I wasn't too fond of the covers of the first trilogy set in the same world, but I do like this one. :-)

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  12. Somewhat scary first paragraph, but I'm curious enough to keep going. Enjoy.

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    1. Margot - It is scary, I agree. I'm glad I'm not her!

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  13. :) Once hooked on a series, it is sometimes difficult to let go. I'm often guilty of binge reading!

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    1. Jenclair - Yes, it can be. This hasn't happened to me in awhile to me, so I'm enjoying it while I can. :-)

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  14. That one is laden with tension - yes, I'd continue reading! This is my TT this week - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/teaser-tuesday-28th-march-2016/

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    1. Sarah - It really is! And so far the author has maintained that tension. I'm really enjoying the books set in Cross's world.

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  15. I haven't read anything by this author! This doesn't surprise me because it does seem a little different from my typical but I've been broadening out and now I'm curious! Love the intensity of the teasers!

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    1. Katherine - This one is pretty heavy on the fantasy. Urban fantasy like this seems to pull me so deeply; I'm not sure why that is.

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  16. You make this sound very good. I'd definitely keep reading! :)

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  17. Wendy, I like that your taste in books is so diverse. This probably isn't a genre I'd enjoy but, I hope it is a winner.

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  18. Diane - Thank you! It keeps things interesting. ;-)

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  19. This book is new to me but it sounds great! Definitely something that I would read. I will look forward to your thoughts.

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    1. Carole - It's so good! I hope to finish it today.

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  20. Thanks for sharing - I hadn't heard of this one. It seems intriguing though, and I really like the cover!

    -Lauren

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    1. Lauren - I like the cover too. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  21. Those quotes definitely make this one sound good! That First Chapter/ First PAragraph quote sounds chilling. :)

    Happy Wednesday (I'm a day late!)

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    1. Greg - I really enjoyed it! I hope you are enjoying your week!

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