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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dragon's Shadow by Allison Morse - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Allison Morse and her new book, “Dragon’s Shadow”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Allison and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Dragon's Shadow
by Allison Morse

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GENRE: Teen Fantasy

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BLURB:

Royal twins ripped apart at birth become reluctant champions of good and evil.

Kylie, a teenage science geek, has no faith in people. Instead, she relies on what she trusts the most, the facts––what she can see, touch, and hear but never feel. With enough pain to deal with in her own world, she is thrust into another––a kingdom at war whose strange inhabitants fear one thing the most––the return of the dragon.  All of this is illogical to Kylie, but even more so, when she discovers she belongs there. 

Her brother, Prince Jarlon, journeys to kill the dragon who has laid waste to his kingdom.  His only hope for destroying the beast is help from his sister, whom he has never met. Will their paths cross before the beast’s malevolence infects Kylie and turns her into his creature or will Jarlon have to destroy her, too?

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EXCERPT ONE:

“Hey, Kylie, you’ve been in the water for over an hour. Get out now! Something’s wrong.”

She ignored him. Her swim couldn’t have been an hour. She had just entered the pond. Propelling herself down again, she thought it silly that she’d always been ruled by her brain and had been clumsy and disconnected from her body. Always being the last person to be picked for a team, but not now. Sensations of water, skin, and muscle breathing together as one, consumed her usually dominant analytical mind. The deeper she dived, the more the energy intensified. The force seemed to coalesce into substance, as if there were a presence pulling her toward him.

“Welcome, little one. You have found one of my sources of power,” said the male Voice that had led her to the village. But this time he surrounded her. His deep timbre vibrated with the energy of the pond. “You have part of me inside you, so you, too, have access to this power.”

With each stroke, she felt the caress of water and fire.

“All you have to do is take it in,” the Voice said. “I had planned to wait until you reached the cave, but why? My power’s nice, isn’t it?”

She heard the delight in his voice. His words tickled inside her the same way bubbles in the water brushed her skin. She swam deeper.

“Yes,” the Voice cooed. “Join me. Release and meld into it. Don't let it just tease you on the outside. Open your mouth. Let me fill you up on the inside.”

It seemed so simple, just open her mouth. But her brain snapped back into control and would have none of it. She would die if she did that. The Voice didn’t offer joining, but drowning.

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BOOK REVIEW:


This book was a fun, exciting, interesting, intriguing, adventurous read!

This book has so much to offer its readers and it’s not just for young adults!

I really liked the storyline concept and found it very intriguing!

The writing style is fluid, well developed, and at a steady pace.

I liked the main characters, especially Kylie.  She was easy to relate to and someone readers can easily connect with.  Kylie is a true science geek and when she gets transported to the realm Hamadriad she is at a loss for words of the what should be impossible.  I think a lot of readers like Kylie, will be able to relate to her frightfulness, anxiousness, but yet excitement of the unknown realm and mystery that awaits her.

The author’s writing is strong and vividly detailed.  There were a few times I found myself totally caught up in the story!

The author really did a great job with the worldbuilding and really provided so much detail in her writing that it was easy to picture!

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

I also really like that this book takes real-life issues head on and allows the young reader to easily connect with the characters and the situations they get into.

This book featured some wonderful life lessons and morals and it did not miss the mark!

I like that this book touches on many topics such as fantasy, family, friendship, love, second chances, life lessons, forgiveness, tragedy, guilt, determination, healing, growth, faith, hope, magic, bullying, torment, respect, unity, letting go, moving on, starting over, new beginnings, overcoming obstacles, and so much more!

This book is technically not listed as part of a book series.  However, the ending does give suspicion to a possible sequel.  Which I think definitely would be well received and appreciated by readers, including this one!

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to all young adult and fantasy readers – of all ages!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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AUTHOR BIO:


Allison Morse is the author of three very different novels: Fallen Star, a Hollywood Gothic Mystery, The Sweetheart Deal, a Rom/Com and Dragon’s Shadow, a Teen Fantasy & Adventure, all published by The Wild Rose Press. She lives with her wonderful husband in a house in the hills filled with books.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Allison will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase is made, I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

12 comments:

  1. Allison ~ Hi! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

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    1. Hi Ally,

      Thank you for your wonderful review. It had me happy dancing all day. Also thank you very much for hosting my book and the raffle. Best, Allison

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  2. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

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  3. How many hours a day do you spend writing? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Hi Bernie,
      On my writing days, I always do a minimum of three hours but luckily most days the inspiration keeps me going for six or seven hours. Best, Allison

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  4. How much did the story change from your first to final draft? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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