Monday, July 29, 2019

The Rogue King by Abigail Owen ~ Review & Giveaway

The Rogue King
Abigail Owen
(Inferno Rising #1)
Published by: Entangled: Amara
Publication date: July 30th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Kasia Amon is a master at hiding. Who—and what—she is makes her a mark for the entire supernatural world. Especially dragon shifters. To them, she’s treasure to be taken and claimed. A golden ticket to their highest throne. But she can’t stop bursting into flames, and there’s a sexy dragon shifter in town hunting for her…
As a rogue dragon, Brand Astarot has spent his life in the dark, shunned by his own kind, concealing his true identity. Only his dangerous reputation ensures his survival. Delivering a phoenix to the feared Blood King will bring him one step closer to the revenge he’s waited centuries to take. No way is he letting the feisty beauty get away.
But when Kasia sparks a white-hot need in him that’s impossible to ignore, Brand begins to form a new plan: claim her for himself…and take back his birthright.

Author Bio:
Multi-award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, alpha heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of sexy shifters! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, Dr. Seuss quoter, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.
Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.
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Abigail also writes award-winning sexy contemporary romance and romantic comedy under the name Kadie Scott. AND sweet contemporary romance under the name Kristen McKanagh.

One rouge Dragon shifter 
Phoenix who keeps bursting into flames 
Stolen enchanted car 
Dragon looking for revenge 
Phoenix hiding from Dragons 

This is a great dragon shifter story and the start of a promising new series.  There is great world building in this one.  Clans of dragons (based on color) have politics galore.  And Brand, a gold dragon, is clanless.  Not a good thing to be.  That makes him rogue and everyone's enemy.  But the Blue dragon king is his friend and Brand's a mercenary that can do what needs to be done.  Plus he's out for revenge on the gold dragon that killed his family.  Enter the Phoenix.  There is one at a time and they give power down to their daughter but a multiple birth has made things interesting.  Who will have the Phoenix power?  Usually mated to a dragon, a Phoenix can bring a dragon king power over all dragons so they are highly prized.  But Kasia watched her mother killed by a dragon so she is running, along with her three sister.

I love the set-up of this world.  I love shifters period and dragon shifter are always a favorite.  Well placed to have stories for each of Kasia's sisters, I was pleased with the way this one worked out.  There is no cliffhanger for this couple.  They get their happy.  But we have no idea what will happen with her sisters.  Definitely has me interested in reading more.

The characters are full and entertaining.  Brand is a big tough guy that doesn't show how deep his heart goes or how much he's been hurt.  He's determined to turn the Phoenix over to his friend but he cares for her.  You see it in the way he treats her.  He's the only one that can help her control her fire.  It was a great way to connect them.  As for Kasia, she had me cracking up.  I love that she stole Brand's car.  She's been running for a while and her hellhound friend is the best.  

Overall, this is a great shifter read.  I enjoyed the romance, the world and the characters very much.  Can't wait for book two.



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  1. The cover looks steamy and good!!!

  2. This sounds like something I like. Great cover too

  3. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

  4. great cover sounds great thanks for the chance

  5. The cover looks great. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I liked the review. Sounds like a good read.

  7. It sounds like a book with good character development, humor, and the seeds for future books. A good review of a book that invites readers to dive in!

  8. Wonderful, sounds surely like a good read.

  9. hot cover, the book sounds really interesting thanks

  10. Sexy cover and sounds really interesting!

  11. This is a book one of my friends would love to read. She loves dragons and shifters. I'd love to give this to her as a gift! ;)

  12. Seriously love this cover, thanks for sharing the great review!

  13. Both the world building and character dev sounds amazing in this one! Great review!

  14. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

  15. Congratulations on this great review! I love the cover and blurb. This sounds like an awesome read.

  16. Thank you so much for the lovely review! So happy you enjoyed The Rogue King! I hope your readers love it as much!!

  17. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  18. I've read quite a few shifter books, but NO dragon shifters! Definitely wanna check this one out :)

    (Thanks for the chance to win!)