#RSFave & Review | Waking the Dragon by Juliette Cross

November 21, 2018 | 2018, juliette cross, review, rsfave / 0 Comments

#RSFave & Review | Waking the Dragon by Juliette CrossWaking the Dragon by Juliette Cross
Series | Vale of Stars #1
Release Date | June 9, 2015 | Re-released : October 22, 2018
Genres | Fantasy
Format | eBook
Buy | Amazon
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The Gladium Province is on the verge of civil unrest as humans and Morgons, the dragon-hybrid race, clash once more. But amid disorder can also arise passion.

When the bodies of three human women are discovered in Morgon territory—with the DNA of several Morgon men on the victims—it’s just a matter of time before civil unrest hits the Province. But for ambitious reporter Moira Cade, it’s more than just a story, and it may mean risking her own life.

Descending into the dark underworld of Morgon society, Moira is paired with Kol Moonring, Captain of the Morgon Guard, for her protection. Fiercely independent, Moira bristles at his dominance, and defies his will at every turn. Yet resistance proves futile when passion flares between them, awakening powerful emotions within both, body and soul. But as the killings continue, can their fiery newfound bond survive an even greater evil—one that threatens all of humanity, Morgonkind, and Moira’s very soul?...


I’ve been devouring this series and I’m completely hooked. I don’t have a lot of dragon books under my belt, but I’ve been so fascinated with the Morgon/human world.

Kickass heroines are my favorite and Moira is just that. She’s no damsel in distress and has the right mindset to be a determined reporter. She’s willing to go any length to find answers, even if they’re absolutely crazy and downright dangerous.

Since she’s investing gruesome murders of a few women, she’s constantly putting herself in danger to find out who is behind it all. And that’s when she’s put under the head of the Nightwing security aka Kol. I really enjoyed these two butting heads and of course seeing the lovely heroines make these men fall easily in love with them. It’s always a favorite side to see when it comes to these somewhat alpha men.

When it comes to my paranormal/fantasy reads, I always need a bit more than the romance and trust me, we get plenty of romance to appease my needs. But I loved the underlying the story that will definitely carry through the rest of the series. I have so many questions and am so eager to learn the answers, which I’m sure we will with every book we get through. Cross does a great job weaving both into a super engaging story.

The broody Morgon that is Kol is really protective of Moira, not only because it’s in his job description, but Moira makes him want to do that and so much more.  I loved everything that transpired between these two, it’s pretty H-O-T.

I’m definitely looking forward to what’s to come in this phenomenal series! It’s easily one that I can re-read over and over again.

About Juliette Cross

Juliette lives in lush, moss-laden Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, and black lab, Kona.

Multi-published author of paranormal and urban fantasy romance, she loves reading and writing brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes.

From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.