Thursday, April 3, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Dragons Don’t Cry by: D’Elen McClain

Title:  Dragons Don’t Cry
Author:  D’Elen McClain
Genre:  Paranormal
Publish Date:  March 31, 2014
Review Source:  Enticing Journey

One pint sized human female who’s had too much to drink, not enough sleep, and absolutely no patience meets one stubborn dragon shifter with an attitude.

Bastian claims Acasia, his unwilling bride, after she spends the night carousing with friends. She’s not happy, he’s pissed off, and with a curse from a goddess thrown in, you’ll see Bastian breathe fire.

Add secrets, treasure, and unimaginable heartbreak for an emotionally humorous read and discover why Dragons Don’t Cry.

I have to say from the start, I didn’t think I was gonna like this. Just didn’t think it was going to be my cup of tea. I was really, very wrong….thank goodness!

Bastian is a dragon shifter and Acasia is going to become his bride. They are very strong willed people and well…funny! Some of the situations they find themselves in made me laugh out loud!

There are only four male dragons remaining and they have been cursed by Hera (this brought back memories from high school about mythology). The four attend a claiming once every hundred years so they may choose a bride and fall in love. She will die at the end of her life, leaving behind a broken hearted man that will be forced to go through this again and again. Can the spell be broken? Will Bastian find his one true mate so that the curse can be broken? What happens if there is a loophole?

Acasia is not the normal “bride” chosen and I love her. She’s fiesty and stubborn but also scared and uncertain. I mean she is dealing with an arrogant, ill-mannered dragon. But she holds her ground with him and doesn’t give in to him on every whim.

Bastian and Acasia neither could have seen what was coming for them. I mean kidnapping, jealousy, different whelms and well…even death. Can they possibily work together and compromise? Will they be able to make the best of a situation that quite frankly neither of them want? What is to become of their future?

The way Ms. McClain weaved backgrounds and other whelms in the story was wonderful. There wasn’t too much character building making it boring and there wasn’t too much other world information which can make the story complicated. It was weaved into the story so that the picture was painted with time. Again, I’m very glad I was surprised with this book as dragons didn’t seem like something I would like. To that I say….give this book a chance! I think you’ll really enjoy!

She wasn’t like Bethanne. She didn’t cringe from me or cry. My new bride was fearless, or maybe crazy. I’d actually laughed when she threatened to puke on me again. She didn’t know it was a laugh, which I was grateful for. But nonetheless, I threw back my head, bellowing like a fool. I believe it’s been hundreds of years since a bride entertained me so much on the first day I’d claimed her.

This one was different, and if I didn’t guard my heart, it would break again. I couldn’t live through that pain. But, gods, I was lonely.

Acasia. I said the name in my mind. A beautiful name for a beautiful woman. Her hair was so blonde it was almost silver. Her tiny body reminded me of a pixie. Her face, delicate with small features, made her blue eyes seem larger and almost disproportioned. But it worked, making her even more desirable. I’d felt her as I flew nearer to the claiming field. The pull toward this one human woman. My mind zeroed in on hers. It was always like that. One stood out… one chosen for me. I couldn’t stop it any more than I could stop my heart from beating. Though I tried. I swore I wouldn’t show at that field, wouldn’t claim my bride.

But loneliness drew me there, to her. Gods, she wasn’t my true mate, and I would mourn her someday like I mourned the others who came before her. The thought was a crushing weight. I flew through my kingdom high above the trees, mountains, and lakes. I spotted a herd of bison. Their hide was tough, but tongue, heart, and liver succulent. A gurgle of fire exploded with my laugh. I didn’t know what the female would do when I brought one of these hulking beasts into my eating tower, but I wanted to find out.

I love a good book, strong cup of coffee, and my laptop. I want a book to take me away, the coffee to keep me awake during my travels, and my laptop to make sense of all the ramblings in my brain. My thoughts may be jumbled but when I write them out they make sense, I hope.

I live in a small Arizona town with my husband of 34 years and two spoiled dogs. I have a hardback, autographed book collection that would make any bibliophile drool. Love is where my heart is so I write romance with happy endings but I don't mind killing off a good character or two to keep things interesting.


1 comment:

  1. This is a great way to see what is being said about your book.