Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Book Review: Queen of the Ghost Drakon

“Queen of the Ghost Drakon by Liena Ferror.”

Review by Rebecca Royce on Paranormal Romantics

Hello everyone, I am so pleased to be here today with my review of Queen of the Ghost Drakon.

A vampire’s ultimate fatal attraction is the essence of a ghost…

Innocent to the paranormal world and innocent to the world of men, Keara McCabe finds herself caught in a century's old battle between renegade vampires and lycans after witnessing the murder of her friend at the fangs of an immortal bloodsucker. On the other hand, the vampire barely sips her blood and dies.

From that moment forward, she becomes wanted dead or alive.

The vampires want her destroyed for the danger she is, the lycans want her as a weapon against all vampires.

Lycan Gannon Langon vows to protect her from both her enemies. But it’s in her arms that he finds innocence and fire, tentativeness and passion. As their desire ignites, the enemy implements a deadly plan.

Will Keara and Gannon survive to explore their new love together or will that love be destroyed?

Queen of the Ghost Drakon is releasing from Eirelander Publishing on November 20th, 2009.

I read Queen of the Ghost Drakon, from now on I’m just going to call it Drakon, by Liena Ferror under exactly the right circumstances. It was pouring and at one in the afternoon it looked like nighttime outside.

As the book opens up, Keara, half-Asian, half-Caucasian, is leaving a nightclub with her best friend. Unbeknownst to them, the good-looking man they scoped out in the club was a vampire who had plans for them. After killing her best friend, he sets his sights on her. But her blood destroys the vampire instead.

The scene is very intense—dark alley, silly best friend, and terrifying vampire—and I shivered once or twice when I read it. However, what was missing from the scene was any strong emotional response from Keara that I would have liked to have seen. She tells us how upset she is, and after leaving the scene does go to the local diner and vomit, but at this point in the book we don’t get very much emotional reaction from our heroine.

Most of this changes as the book progresses with the appearance of Gannon. As far as heroes go, this is one to remember. He is everything a Lycan hero should be—good looking and driven—he recognizes Keara as his mate and sets out to protect her from everyone who is after her.

Gannon really makes the book fly. Every time he is in the picture, the words practically jump off the page. I found myself getting caught up in him and thrilled whenever he showed up.

Ferror does a wonderful job of keeping the action moving and the hero hot. If anything, I wanted more from Keara, which is a very good sign of how I truly felt about the heroine. She is likable and placed in the same situation we all hope we could behave the same way.

If there is anything to say about this book that is not positive, it is that it simply goes by too fast and Ferror doesn’t give us enough time to truly know Keara. She is clearly there and just waiting for us to know her better. Personally, I can’t wait to read more so I can see where she goes from here.

Warning: The Sex is Hot and Steamy. It is not for the faint of heart, but then again, neither is Gannon, which is why he is perfect for Keara.

Overall a good fast read and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. .

7 comments:

Liena Ferror said...

Rebecca,

Thank you for reviewing Drakon for me. Keara does make an appearance in the second in the series, Frost at Dusk and will appear again in the third story.

Thank you again for the review.

Liena~

Rebecca Royce said...

Liena,

It was my pleasure. I really enjoyed the book! I think lots of other people will too!

Rebeccca

J Hali said...

Hey Liena, nice review. This is a series people will enjoy. Congrats!

Liena Ferror said...

J,

Thank you.

I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Liena~

Annie Nicholas said...

Great job Rebecca on reviewing this book. Liena, I love the concept. It sounds like a thrilling read.

Sandy said...

Liena,

It sounds like an exciting read.

Good review, Rebecca.

Rae Lori said...

Ooh! Good review, Rebecca. This sounds like a new addition for the TBR pile! :-D