Monday, June 4, 2012

Romance Book Review: Ciara Lake's Curse of a Dragon's Claim

Author: Ciara Lake
Series Connection: The Forsaken
ISBN: 9781937325268
Genre: Paranormal/ Fantasy/ Dragon Romance/ Immortal Romance
Publisher: Beachwalk Press

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In the first book of the Forsaken series, Forsaken Heart, readers are introduced to the world of immortals where the vampires and dragon once the best of friends are still bitter over years of war against each other. The worst offender of the war, Saltar, has been locked away.

Years later, the prison holding Saltar away is weakening and threats of Saltar's return to reek havoc are once again amidst. The vampires are working for their goddess to bring a human girl, one of the Forsaken, back into the immortal world.

In Curse of a Dragon's Claim, the series takes a move to the dragon world and one dragon, Clayne, has also be tasked with the duty by his goddess to bring a human girl, a forsaken, back to the immortal world. Cayne has hated vampires since his twin sister was killed. Now his is asked to bring back a vampire-dragon maiden. He is also told that this woman will be his mate.

When Clayne meets Arianna he doesn't expect what he finds. The human is beautiful and he finds no problem at all with marrying her and bringing her back to his world. Now both Arianna and Clayne have to work to figure out why the goddess wants her and if the goddess can be trusted.

This is a very pleasant addition to the Forsaken series. As with Forsaken Heart, keep a close eye on details if you plan to continue reading the series. I have a feeling that there will be quite a bit of the information coming together in future books. The series will be continuing in October with Forsaken Paradise by Elise Whyles and book 4 in November with Forsaken Norse Wind by Ciara Lake.

The flame within a dragon warrior's heart awakens Arianna's passion as she begins a journey in which she will discover she's something more than she ever imagined possible.

The realm of the dragons is a world of magic, danger, and mystery. For centuries they’ve been at war with the vampires, but now the two enemies must work together to save all immortals, and the mortals they co-exist with, from an ancient evil. In order to do so, they need the help of the Forsaken, descendants of immortals who were cast out into the human realm, their memories wiped clean of their true heritage.

Clayne MacDagon is a powerful dragon warrior who is sent on a mission to find one of the Forsaken. Although he’s told that this woman is his fated mate, he can’t believe it could possibly be true. Arianna Mergliano possesses both dragon and vampire blood, and Clayne has an intense hatred for anything even remotely related to vampires, the evil beings who were responsible for his beloved twin’s death.

When Arianna meets Clayne, she’s convinced that the man is insane, or maybe he’s a warlock or even the devil himself, but whichever it is, she wants nothing to do with him.
Clayne knows he can’t fail at his mission. And once he meets Arianna he also knows that what he’s been told is true—she is, ironically, his intended mate.

Convincing her to accept him is only the beginning. He has to protect her from those who might want her dead. Together, they must face the shadows and evil that have long plagued the immortal realms and find a way to survive the coming war.

Content Warning: graphic sex, some violence

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