Thursday, January 28

Review: The Dragon Chronicles: Shifting by D.R. Grady (@drgradybooks)


The Dragon Chronicles: Shifting

The Dragon Chronicles, #2
D.R. Grady



Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Date of Publication: December 9, 2015
Number of pages: 286
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

Available at the following retailers:
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Dr. Keely Bennett, a healer at Paranym University, can’t shift.

Her mate, Hugh Blackwolfe doesn’t mind—but his pack sure does. Hugh is the strongest alpha on the East Coast and the pack’s single females challenge Keely, forcing her to find a shifter willing to meet and win this challenge for her, so that she and Hugh can mate.

Keely’s dragon best friend, Lindy, with her controller and mate, Alex, also struggle with shifting. They must learn the nuances of how Lindy shifts, and soon.

After several random attacks, and with an unknown enemy gunning for all of them, time may be running out. As if Keely doesn’t already feel unworthy, the dragon appears to be calling everyone but her to her team of allies.
This is a continuation of the story from Book One: Learning. However, this part focuses on Dr. Keely Bennett and Alpha Hugh Blackwolfe, and their mating courtship. But it's not really the personal courtship between Keely and Hugh, but more the courtship between Keely and Hugh's pack. The pack have a final say in the mating of the Alpha. And if you remember Keely's reaction from the first book, you know that there will be problems.

Lindy and Alex, are still present and the importance of the Dragon continues. She's just moving on to the next stage, where she has to learn how to shift "on command", instead of just when her emotions overwhelm her. Lindy and Alex continue to study the Dragon Chronicles, learning about their partnership, figuring out what they need to concentrate on next. Meanwhile, the dark threat steps up it's evil plans and we learn the direction that future attacks will come from.

One of the things that I think I enjoy the most about this series, is that it takes me back to an earlier period in my reading history. A time when Fantasy was all about the grand adventure, and if there was some romance, there was nothing overtly sexual about it, that was all off page. In other words, a more innocent time. But this is also very much a Paranormal Romance, telling the story of two people falling in love and learning to work together to build a life.  This book combines the best of the two worlds of Fantasy and Paranormal Romance into something wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it and gave it 4 stars.

Thanks to the author for the opportunity to read and review this book.


2 comments:

  1. *hangs head* I think I skipped over those innocent days. lol This sounds good, though. I don't remember seeing her books before. Glad you enjoyed! And sorry for the comment bomb. I'm trying to catch up on bloggy visits from the last couple weeks.

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    1. LOL, no problems. I was very much the book geek in high school, where I devoured every Fantasy/Science Fiction/Adventure book I could get my hands on. The very vast majority of them being 'teenage appropriate'; in other words, no sexy times. Looking back, I have fond memories of those days and this harkens back to those awesome books. :)

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