Thursday, May 12, 2016

Surrendering to the Dragon by Jessie Donovan - Giveaway

Title:  Surrendering to the Dragon
Series:  Stonefire Dragons #7
Author:  Jessie Donovan
Publication Date:  May 12/16 by Mythical Lake Press   
Length:  260pgs
Genre:  paranormal romance
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

Nikki Gray has reason to hate the dragon hunters—they brutally murdered one of her friends a year ago. Not only that, they have caused havoc on several of the British dragon clans, injuring countless individuals. Determined to defeat the hunters by kidnaping their leader, Simon Bourne, she teams up with a human male in the British special forces. After six months of work, they’re finally ready to carry out their mission and capture Bourne. However, one kiss derails their plans and changes their lives forever.

At the request of his sister, Rafe Hartley agrees to work with the dragon-shifters. After all, the dragon hunters are a pain in his arse and the fewer of them, the better. The woman assigned as his Stonefire liaison, however, is the same one he hurt four years ago in Afghanistan. Pushing aside their past, they learn to work together. Yet with each passing encounter, he is drawn to the lively, stubborn woman. He finally gives in to his attraction and kisses the dragonwoman. What follows turns his life upside down.

Rafe and Nikki must now decide what to do with their futures. Can they still work together and find a way to capture Simon Bourne? Or, will their fated kiss result in a divide that can’t be healed?

Full-length book with happy ending / Approximately 70,000 words / 18+, for explicit language and sexual situations

My Review:

Donovan returns to Stonefire with a novel that will knock your socks off. Vivid descriptions bring this vividly crafted world to life as readers are kept on their toes with plot twists and turns galore. I love how readers are front and centre as laws are being made & the status quos are being challenged. This intricately crafted world is ever changing as events occur to change previous beliefs and necessities. It’s all so real. At the same time, suspense runs high and danger lurks around the corner. Topped off with sizzling chemistry and hot romance, how can one go wrong?

I love how approachable yet larger than life the characters in this novel are. The role reversal in this one was priceless. Donovan flipped the entire male/female shifter roles while also maintaining an alpha male to beat all alphas. The Rafe/Kai animosity was integral in showing Rafe’s personality (and just plain comical to boot). His past with respect to dragons was heartbreaking but his strength admirable. And the way that he redirects his alpha instincts around Nikki? Fantastic! I enjoyed seeing Nikki’s inner thoughts. The different ways that she felt she needed to prove herself and her unique place in the clan was fascinating. Reliving Nikki’s past was emotional and shocking. It really served to create a connection with the character. The relationship between these two was awesome. The mate claim frenzy was as hot as ever, but the way that they truly got to know one another took it to a whole new level.

Donovan has once again created a suspenseful and sizzling hot novel that had me surrendering to it. She pulled me into the intricate and unforgettable world that she’s created to escape reality for a short while.

About the author:

Jessie Donovan wrote her first story at age five, and after discovering the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey in junior high, realized that people actually wanted to read stories like those floating around inside her head. From there on out, she was determined to tap into her over-active imagination and write a book someday.

After living abroad for five years and earning degrees in Japanese, Anthropology, and Secondary Education, she buckled down and finally wrote her first full-length book. While that story will never see the light of day, it laid the world-building groundwork of what would become her debut paranormal romance, Blaze of Secrets. In late 2014, she officially became a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Jessie loves to interact with readers. When not reading or traipsing around some foreign country on a shoestring, she can often be found on Facebook.

And now, enter to win in this giveaway where 
1 lucky winner will receive a signed paperback of The Dragon Guardian
& 1 lucky winner will receive a signed paperback of Sacrificed to the Dragon
Contest is open internationally, where applicable by law. 
Entries close at 11:59pm May 13/15. 
Winners will be drawn May 14/15. 
Winners will be notified via email to the email provided to the giveaway and will have 72h to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.


  1. I prefer reading about dragon shifters. I just love dragons because they can breathe fire and fly. I also believe they could do magic.

  2. Ive only read about animal shifters and those have been so good, I love that there different and the story and go anywhere.

  3. Animal shifters, I love when there is a mix of breeds, but I love dragons too, if it's done right. The dragon has to spectacular in its description.