Sunday, 27 January 2013

Blog Tour (Guest Post & Giveaway): Waterfall (Dragon's Fate #1) - Lacy Danes, Book Review (208)

Waterfall (Dragon's Fate #1)

Publication: 1st January 2013
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 153
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Appropriate: Adult

It’s easy to fall in love. Destiny requires tooth and claw.

Dragon’s Fate, Book 1

Curses are designed to be cruel, but the one afflicting Jordan and his brothers is almost beyond bearing. A dragon born by blood magic, he is an immortal trapped in human form, with only one hope of finding his eternal mate. He must bite her—and pray she lives.

One dark night, he senses the wounded heartbeat of a woman in the shadows, begging him to end her life. Ever the gentleman, he chivalrously obliges her wish. Only to discover three days later that she lives. And has married another.

Celeste always dreamed of marrying for love, but the nightmare of living in her father’s home drives her to wed the Duke of Hudson. Yet on her wedding eve, she is compelled to follow a mysterious man who professes to know her secret. A man with curious blue scales on his muscular arms—whose shadowed eyes reflect a dangerous mix of destiny and desire… 
My Thoughts.
Being a huge fan of the paranormal genre I'm always excited when I come across a book/series that features Dragons that are also hot guys in their human form.

For only being a novella this sure does give you a lot of story for the shortness of it, four brothers, the only four Zir (Dragons) in existence who were created after Carmen a Vampire sprinkled their eggs with her blood and a little magic.

Unfortunately they don't know much at all about their heritage or who they really are, one thing that they do know is to find their mates (which will eventually reveal all of things that have been kept from them), to find them means to bite them, unfortunately they can never be too sure that the person they're biting is for them and their bite is venomous to whomever is not their mate, so over the years they've killed a few women.

Jordan who's element is the water comes across a shipwreck and the lone surviver Celeste is dying, so to put her out of her misery he bites her so as not to prolong her death and leaves her there to die, and then a few days later Jordan and his brothers attend their friends Wedding Party and discover that his Bride is none other than Celeste, which means through her survival after the bite that she's Jordan's mate, but what to do when she's married to a really good friend, especially when said friend seems like he's losing his mind!

I'd be interested to read the other three brothers stories and see how they meet their mates.

I give this 3.5/5.

Guest Post.

Hello and thank you for having me here today as I promote my new novella Waterfall, the first story in the Dragon’s Fate series.

This past week I have been editing and writing a lot. Everyday in fact.   The story I am working on is the second in the Dragon’s Fate series.

Because I have been so busy writing, cooking has fallen to a lower priority. Yesterday, my hubby and I picked up lamb, scallops, steak, and pork chops for dinners this week.

My hubby makes the most amazing lamb, so I know he will create something fantastic for that meal. He also makes wonderful scallops.  The steak and the pork will be up to me.   

For the steak I’m going use a tip I read in a copy of my hubby’s Playboy years ago. (See some of us do read the articles)

Make sure your steak is at room temperature.
Salt and dry rub season your meat to your liking. (I use a little extra salt as I think beef needs a bit more, and Cajun spices which includes garlic.)
Make sure your oven is turned on to 350 degrees
In a fry pan, add butter and sear your steak for 3 min on each side.
Transfer your steak to a pan and put in the oven to cook it to the doneness you like.

I like mine medium rare, so I typically do 5-10 min more depending on the thickness.  Yummy!

I am at a loss for a recipe for the pork chops.   Do you have any suggestions on how to cook them up to be mouthwateringly good?

Kindly, Lacy. 
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About the Author :

Lacy Danes made a New Year's resolution to write a hot, historical romance.
A year and a half later, she achieved her goal. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where besides writing she enjoys playing cards, chasing her kids around, and savoring a great martini with the man of her dreams all while watching the world go by.

Visit Lacy at her web site.


  1. Lacy is a new-to-me author. Thanks for the introduction!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  2. Hello Catherine Lee.

    I hope you enjoy Waterfall.