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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Double Sheep Book Review: Hunted by the Dragon (Black Sky Dragons Book 1) by Addison Carmichael + giveaway

February 1, 2020
407 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
A real fire-breathing Dragon? 

When the questionable cellphone photo of a flying black reptile is splashed over the internet, online news reporter Crystal Logan ventures to the small town of Winchester to find out just how real this alleged sighting is. If her suspicions prove accurate, this will be the discovery of a lifetime, and the answer to a heartbreaking nightmare that has plagued Cryss for over a decade. 

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In the Black Sky Mountains of Colorado, Sheriff Derek Reaves has worked hard to maintain his quiet rural life. Now thanks to a paranoid tourist who swears she spotted a fairytale monster, hundreds of crazy supernatural and alien seekers are flooding Winchester for their own encounter of the bizarrest kind. 

Unfortunately, one beautiful news lady is a lot savvier, nosier and tenacious than all the others. If he’s not careful, Cryss Logan may very well uncover the dangerous secret Derek has hidden all these years, threatening not only his safe, peaceful life, but his very existence. 

Unless he can find a way to stop her first. 

Reviewer: Jeanie G
Getting 4 “gold doubloons” worth of sheep.

Dragons! I love dragons and I loved this well-balanced story of dragon shifters hiding in plain sight. A small reclusive area in Colorado was the site of the last dragon shifter community until it was eradicated by a group of Arcane hunters. Seventeen years later the 13-year-old survivor returns to the area in search of any information relating to other survivors (particularly her sister). As a journalist what else was she supposed to do when someone on a social media website posted a blurry picture of what they say is a dragon.

Her survivor’s guilt travels with her always. She is tenacious in her search to uncover any information that might lead to the discovery that all was not lost 17 years ago. She must be cautious not to reveal her true heritage since Arcane hunters still roam and search for exactly what she wants to find.

The Prologue was a great hook and stage setting for the story that followed. It is loaded with great characters, surprising shifts, and some great back and forth romantic “dancing” between Cryss (main character) and the town’s sheriff Derek Reeves. Becoming comfortable back in the familiar area is not something she wants to cultivate. But as she develops affection for some of the residents, she also discovers one of her dragon abilities that had never manifested and her loyalty to leaving starts to waver.

As you can see, in addition to a well scripted and addicting read, all the prerequisites are there for a great paranormal/fantasy romance. I think all of this genre’s fans will be delighted they picked up this one. I am anxious to pick up the next installment!

Reviewer: Katie D
Like my review partner for this post, Jeanie, I also enjoy a good dragon tale. Add some sexy as hell romance and action-adventure, viola! Unlike Jeanie however, I had a totally different reading experience. My tastes did not match up on this one and trust me, I really wanted them to sink in and get with the story unfolding. 

I went back and read a few of the chapters just to be sure if I was missing something. Maybe I skipped over some important key section that pulled it all into place. Couldn't find it. Wanted to. So, for me, this book didn't work out but that's how it goes sometimes! 

VERY happy Jeanie liked it and this is why reading multiple reviews is always a wonderful thing! 

About the Author:
AMAZON Best Selling author ADDISON CARMICHAEL is a Paranormal Romance junkie. Love is a mystical, magical thing to her, and she loves writing and living vicariously through her endless PNR stories. Whether it be alpha male werewolves, fierce dragons, panthers and other shifters, sizzling hot vampires, or illusive sorcerers who will magically make your dreams come true, her imagination is bubbling up several stories after another.

“I’m often asked why I write this genre,” Addison commented. “The truth is, I love creating unique and fantastical worlds where anything is possible. I’m in love with love and all its possibilities for both adventure and total bliss. This is my avenue to live in these worlds and become the adventurous heroine who falls madly in love with her compliment super hot, supernatural hero. Worlds I love to visit again and again.”
As a literature major, Addison also enjoys weaving classic themes into her books, yet keeping the fun and folklore true to each story and character. While paying strict attention to the tropes of each myth, she also finds unique ways to create new ones in order to make each story as fresh, realistic and plausible as possible.

Besides reading and writing (which are blissful addictions), Addison loves the mountains and ocean, and enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding and star-gazing whenever she can manage it. But reading, writing and storytelling is and will always be the “true love” of her life.

Addison Carmichael was born and raised in Southern California and has lived and traveled all over the west coast (and the world). She married the man of her dreams and has two awesome sons, two daughters-of-her-heart, and three grandchildren who are the jewels in her personal crown.

She now lives happily-ever-after with her family (which includes Mollie, her black lab-border collie) in Snohomish, Washington of the U.S. Pacific Northwest.


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  1. love, love, love dragons and prologues. i like an author that sets the hook early. :-) you are so right katie. what works for one person doesn't always work for another
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. I really like the covers and the way the dragons appear to be made of fire.