Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Night of the Highland Dragon by Isabel Cooper

Happy Release Day!!!

Night of the Highland Dragon
Highland Dragons #3)
By Isabel Cooper

Acclaimed author Isabel Cooper’s thrilling paranormal romance series continues with a sexy Highland dragon shapeshifter and an inquisitive hero…

William Arundell is a detective working for a secret branch of the English government. When a young man is found dead, William’s investigation leads him to a remote Highland village and the intoxicatingly beautiful lady who rules MacAlasdair Castle.

The charismatic Judith MacAlasdair is not what William expected. The only daughter in a long line of shape-changing dragons, Judith is wary of William and his unrelenting questions. However, when William’s investigation takes an interesting turn, they must put aside years of bad blood and a mutual distrust of outsiders to band together to save the British Islands from its deadliest foe…

Kathie's Review:

This is the third book in the Highland Dragons' Series. I was looking forward to seeing our lady dragon in action. And it was worth the wait.

The group William works for understands there is MORE out there. MORE like magic and monsters. So his ears perk up when people mention something "different" about the Lady in the village. Bad things are happening and once he meets Judith he really doesn't want her to be the BAD thing...but he is reserving judgment. For her part, Judith is wondering who William really is. There seems to be more to him, as well.

Lots of suspense, mystery, and attraction between our two main characters. Once again, I wish there had been more of the dragon shifting. It's just so fascinating that it makes me greedy to see additional scenes with Judith in her scales!

I sincerely hope Ms. Cooper has more of these shifters coming along. Yep, I'm greedy!

Thank you, NetGalley and SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca, for the opportunity to read this book

The Highland Dragons Series:
Legend of the Highland Dragon
The Highland Dragon’s Lady
Night of the Highland Dragon

An Excerpt from The Highland Dragon's Lady:

Over the course of his life, Colin had been alone with young ladies in a variety of places: feather beds, haystacks, and even the occasional riverbank in pleasant weather. Dusty attics had never featured. Yet these places also had never featured Reggie, with her dancing eyes and her hair falling down around her shoulders.

“You’ve got a bit of cobweb,” he said, noticing the strands at her temple. He knelt down and reached out. “Hold still. And, er, brace yourself.”

She closed her eyes and waited, patient for once in their brief acquaintance. Colin brushed his fingers over her temple, lifting the spider’s web away. Beneath it, the edge of her face was warm and soft, and her hair was like heavy silk. He swallowed, brushed his hand off on his trousers, and noticed that Reggie hadn’t yet moved.

Mostly, at least. Her breasts were rising and falling rapidly, and he could see the quick pulse in the hollow of her neck.

Colin touched his fingers to that spot, lightly, and felt the speed of her heartbeat. Desire was coursing through his own veins, collecting warm and heavy in his groin, but he kept his voice quiet. He could be playful for the moment. He could be human, as she was.

If she let him, at least.

“‘Exciting people,’ is it?” he asked. “You certainly don’t seem calm.”

          Without opening her eyes, Reggie shook her head slightly. “No,” she said, drawing the word out.

Colin traced a finger along her collarbone, just above the neckline of her dress. “Are you afraid of me, then?”

Her eyes snapped open at the question. “No,” said Reggie, very definitely. Then she gave him an impish smile, one that went straight to his swelling cock. “Should I be?”

“That depends verra much on who you ask,” he said, and leaned forward to kiss her.

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During the day, Isabel Cooper maintains her guise as a mild-mannered project manager working in legal publishing. None of the houses she's lived in has been haunted, although one of her former roommates might have dated a zombie. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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