A cursed dragon shifter, a terminal cancer patient, and a magical bond that promises to save them both... if they don't kill each other first.
2020 RONE award winner BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE LONG
2020 Independent Publisher Book Award for BEST ROMANCE E-BOOK
A USA Today bestseller
New Orleans: city of intrigue, supernatural secrets, and one enigmatic dragon.
A deadly curse....
For 300 years, Gabriel Blakemore has survived in New Orleans after a coup in his native realm of Paragon scattered him and his dragon siblings across the globe. Now a voodoo curse threatens to end his immortal existence. His only hope is to find an antidote, one that may rest in a mortal woman.
A lifesaving gift...
After five years of unsuccessful treatment for her brain cancer, death is a welcome end for Raven Tanglewood. Her illness has become a prison her adventurous spirit cannot abide. Salvation comes in the form of Gabriel, who uses dragon magic to save her.
A harrowing price...
To Raven, the bond that results from Gabriel's gift is another kind of captivity. Can Gabriel win Raven's love and trust in time to awaken the life-saving magic within her? Or will his fiery personality and possessive ways drive her from his side and seal his fate?
“I loved this steamy, fast paced paranormal romance. I need a dragon of my very own.” Kim Loraine, Best Selling Author of The Fallen Angel Trilogy
“Reading Dragon of New Orleans made me feel right at home in my adopted city, and I can't wait for the next one. This is a fantastic start of a new urban fantasy series. “ Deanna Chase, NYT Bestselling author
In the heady first Treasure of Paragon novel from Jack (the Knight Games series), an evil voodoo priestess curses Gabriel, an immortal dragon, and the only one who can save him is Raven, a human woman. When Gabriel appears in Raven's hospital room, she mistakes him for the avatar of death. Then he cures her cancer and bonds her to him for life. Shocked to find out he's a dragon, she reluctantly starts researching how to break the curse. She's initially afraid of his possessiveness, but quickly falls for him. As she learns about magic powers and paranormal entities, she realizes she absorbs any magic she touches. They begin to hope she'll find a way around the curse by developing this gift, which she didn't know she had and Gabriel suspects she's his fated mate as well. Although the possessive dragon nature will be too much for some, fans of paranormal romance will get swept up in this quick, steamy romance and the intriguing mystery wrapped in magic. (BookLife)
I read this book in about 4 hours. It is very well written. It kept me enthralled. Can’t wait to start the next book in the series
The Dragon of New Orleans - great read!
I’ve not read this author before but I’m glad I downloaded a free copy when it was offered! I loved this book!
For me, this was a page-turner I couldn’t put down until the end, then I was sorry it was done.
The twists and turns, the character interactions, the romance - of which there was some steam, and the world-building was fantastic.
In my opinion, this is a book worth reading!
Great story. But issues
I was immediately hooked with the first chapter. Then it slowed down a bit before it got good again. All was good until Raven and Gabriel make a trip where stupid choices are made and certain things just don’t make sense. I hate when a story is propelled by dumb choices. But it worked out and things progressed. I was sucked back in until some another event happened that Gabriel should have felt through his bond but didn’t, and it wasn’t explained why (was he too weak to feel it?). And why did raven not seek her family for answers if her being a Tanglewood was so important? Why does she never confide in them? At least her sister? And there were a few more holes along the way that were very distracting.
That said, I was really into the story as a whole and may even purchase the next book. I like the uniqueness of this world. The voodoo stuff in NOLA was a bit creepy for me, but I’m hoping the Windy City won’t have all that.