Saturday, March 18, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Fanning The Flames (Going Down in Flames #4) by Chris Cannon

Book Blurb:

Bryn McKenna has it all. Even though she’s a hybrid dragon, she’s finally fitting in the new shape-shifting dragon world that’s become her own. But her grandparent’s want to ruin everything by making Bryn’s nightmare of an arranged marriage to Jaxon Westgate a reality. It doesn’t help that Jaxon’s father is on a witch hunt for Rebel sympathizers and Bryn finds herself in his line of fire.

If she doesn’t say “I do,” she’ll lose everything. Good-bye flying. Good-bye best friends. Good-bye magic. But if she bends to her grandparents’ will and agrees to marry Jaxon she’ll lose the love of her life—her knight.

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Book Blurb:

Going Down in Flames (Going Down in Flames #1)

If her love life is going down in flames, she might as well spark a revolution.

Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you’re a shape-shifting dragon is tough to swallow. Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on.

Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it’s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention.

Zavien is tired of the Council’s rules. Segregated clans, being told who to love, and close-minded leaders make freedom of choice almost impossible. The new girl with the striped hair is a breath of fresh air, and with Bryn’s help, they may be able to change the rules.

At the Institute, old grudges, new crushes, and death threats are all part of a normal day for Bryn. She’ll need to learn to control her dragon powers if she wants to make it through her first year at school. But even focusing on staying alive is difficult when you’re falling for someone you can't have.

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My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Mystery, Supernatural, Teen, Romance --

A week before her 16th birthday, Bryn notices that a strange (yet attractive) boy has been stalking her. When she finally has a confrontation with him, he tells her some outrageous things, such as her being a dragon and can breathe fire. When Bryn tells her parents about the strange boy's words, they don't deny it, in fact, they actually confirm his tale. Bryn is an anomaly, a hybrid dragon offspring from 2 different types of dragons. Bryn now must face this new world she knows nothing about, where she is seen as abnormal, while a rebellion is brewing close to the surface.

I absolutely loved the concept of this book. This is the first time that I have ever read a book about a female shapeshifting dragon, making this story unique right from the start. The story was able to capture the feelings of a teen girl, while at the same time incorporate all kinds of supernatural elements, politics and the caste system of the different colored dragons. There was a little bit of everything in this story to keep me on my toes.

I enjoyed Bryn's spunk. She does not take anything lying down, instead she heads into it swinging. She is the narrator of the story so the reader gets to learn the complexities of this dangerous exciting world right along with her. It kinda sorta felt like a female Harry Potter meets dragons (and I mean that in the best possible way) where there is a whole Dragon special town the students can go to and how everyone knows who Bryn is (she is totally infamous) and her back story. She was so in the dark about everything I wanted to wrap her in bubble wrap. Did I mention the hunky love interest Zavien?? And Jaxon has definitely peaked my interest...I want to know what role he will play in Bryn's life

I am so glad that I got the opportunity to read the first book in this series and now I can't wait to see what will happen next. If you like strong female characters who don't need to be saved and cuss like a sailor, as well as some complicated supernatural adventures, then this is a book for you to pick up. I will most certainly read the rest of the series and I look forward to more from this author.

I received this title in return for my honest review.


Other Books in the Series-

Bridges Burned (Going Down in Flames #2)

Book Blurb:

Don’t just fight the system…burn it.

Since discovering she is a shape-shifting, fire-breathing dragon on her sixteenth birthday (surprise!), Bryn McKenna’s world has been thrown into chaos. Being a “crossbreed”—part Red dragon and part Blue—means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking…

But sneaking around with her secret boyfriend, Zavien, gets a whole lot harder when he’s betrothed to someone else. Someone who isn’t a mixed breed and totally forbidden. And for an added complication, it turns out Bryn’s former archnemesis Jaxon Westgate isn’t quite the evil asshat she thought. Now she’s caught between her desire to fit in and a need to set things on fire. Literally.

Because if Bryn can’t adapt to the status quo…well, then maybe it’s time for her to change it.

Trial by Fire (Going Down in Flames #3)

Book Blurb:

Bryn’s hopes for a peaceful new semester at school go up in smoke when someone tries to kill her—again. She’s not sure which is scarier, facing the radicals who want to sacrifice her for their cause, or her impending nightmare of a Directorate-arranged marriage to her nemesis, Jaxon.

The one bright spot in her life is Valmont, her smoking-hot knight who is assigned to watch over her twenty-four hours a day. Is what she feels for him real or just a side effect of the dragon-knight bond? At this point, stopping the impending civil war might be easier than figuring out her love life.

She may have to live in their world, but she doesn’t have to play by their rules.


Author Bio:

Award winning author Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures and snarky contemporary romance.

You can find her on her website, Goodreads and Twitter

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