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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Book Review: Dracones Awakening by Sheri-Lynn Marean

Dracones Awakening (Dracones #1) by Sheri-Lynn Marean
Genre: Adult (Paranormal/Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Self

If it lives…it can die…

For a thousand years the Ilyium druids have hunted the Dracones without mercy. 

Tierney and her friends were seven when the enemy swept through their village in a brutal massacre. Terrified, they fled the realm of Tartaria for Earth. Keeping their Dracone identity secret, they grow to adulthood in Washington state. 

But no matter how far they run from the nightmares, escape is impossible. Which is crystal clear every time Tierney gazes into the tormented eyes of the man she loves. 

As a kid, Jax only wanted to protect his brother. He ended up abused, broken and full of rage. Now, with his Awakening approaching, his powers become unpredictable. If he survives the change allowing him to shift into his dragon, he fears endangering the one he loves above all others; Tierney. 

Their past catches up when Tierney has a vision of the Ilyium beheading her father. Ancient instincts are triggered as Tierney and Jax battle to overcome their legacy, learn to trust in themselves and each other in order to save her father and avoid the Ilyium’s sinister plans.

Dracones Awakening is the first book in the Dracones series for readers age 17+.
If you are a fan of dark, steamy, paranormal romance, you will love Tierney and Jax's story. 
Buy this book today to be swept up into the magical world of dragons, magic and angst ridden sensual heat.

Dracones Awakening is the first book in the Dracones series by Sheri-Lynn Marean. This book wasn't at all what I was expecting. That was both good and bad. I hate talking about the bad, so let's get it over with first. There was a lot of rape going on. Rape is something I hate to read about. HATE it. But, I know sometimes, it's an integral part of a characters history or what not. In this book, it was not only in a character's history, it was happening numerous times to another character in the present, and it was attempted on yet another character. That's a lot of rape going on, and I have to say it hurt my overall enjoyment of the book badly. So much so, that I probably won't read more in this series. The other thing that bothered me was everything surrounding the sex scene. I can't get too detailed, because well.. spoilers. Let's just say it was awkward, extremely repetitious(to the point of aggravation), and just plain weird.

Ok! Enough bad! The story itself was pretty darn good! There are wolves, shifters, dracones a.k.a. dragons with a twist, fallen angel, and all sorts of critters running around. Sounds like a lot right? Well, all the characters were pretty easy to keep track of. Their individuality kept them from meshing into each other. I'm crushing pretty bad on a certain wolf right now. There's lots of action going on, and the characters are interesting and have some depth. I really want to know how things turn out, but I'm not sure I can bring myself to read the next book. Don't listen to me though. There are several positive reviews out there, so this may be something you'd like too.

Dracones Awakening by Sheri-Lynn Marean was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Sheri-Lynn Marean, Author of Dracones Awakening, the first book in the Dracones series, resides in western Canada with her husband, three kids, one dog, one cat, and two fish. Sheri did not grow up thinking she would one day be an author. Instead, she grew up riding and working with racehorses, drawing and selling her animal artwork, and of course reading. Sheri fell in love with reading at age twelve when she read The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. She has not stopped reading. With a wide variety of reading interests, Sheri's passion presently is the paranormal romance genre. One day, after reading an unsatisfying book, she decided she would write her own book, with her own characters, doing what she wanted them to do. She began to type and the characters came to life in her head. She has never looked back.

To learn more about Sheri-Lynn Marean and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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