HAPPY THANKSGIVING Book Monsters and
Book Monster Reviews & LITERAL ADDICTION are proud to welcome Coreene Callahan back to our sites today!
As the only girl on all guys hockey teams from age six through her college years, Coreene Callahan knows a thing or two about tough guys and loves to write about them. Call it kismet. Call it payback after years of locker room talk and ice rink antics, but whatever you call it, the action better be heart stopping, the magic electric, and the story wicked, good fun.
After graduating with honors in psychology and working as an interior designer, she finally succumbed to her overactive imagination and returned to her first love: writing. And when she’s not writing, she’s dreaming of magical worlds full of dragon-shifters, elite assassins, and romance that’s too hot to handle. Callahan currently lives in Canada with her family and writing buddy, a fun-loving golden retriever.
Coreene is the creator of the amazing DRAGONFURY series which currently has three books. The first book in the series "Fury of Fire" was released in February 2012, the second book "Fury of Ice" was released on June 5, and the third book in the series "Fury of Seduction", was just released on October 2, 2012.
She also has a new series, A CIRCLE OF SEVEN, coming in December. Book #1, "Knight Awakened", has a planned release date of 12/4/12, with "Knight Avenged" and "Knight Unleashed" to follow soon after.
In case you have not heard of this awesome author's books, we've posted the synopses below so we can rectify that situation stat!
"Fury of Fire"
DRAGONFURY, Book 1
When duty calls, a warrior answers—no matter the consequences.
A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come ﬁrst. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her he is bound by duty.
Myst loves her life in the human world, but Bastian has captured her heart in an instant of electric connection. But Bastian and his warriors are in the middle of a deadly battle with the Razorback dragon-shifters, intent on killing every Nightfury clan member—and the humans they protect—the fate of their world and ours hangs in the balance.
An extraordinary blend of action, fantasy, and steamy romance, Fury of Fire brings to life a dangerous new world intertwined with the survival of humanity, all while exploring the meaning of honor and the nature of true love.
"Fury of Ice"
DRAGONFURY, Book 2
Homicide detective Angela Keen thrives on the city’s rough streets. But when she becomes the prize of all prizes in the dragon-shifter world due to her “high-energy” status, she gets more than she bargained for. Kidnapped by Lothair of the Razorback clan, Angela barely survives captivity before managing to escape. Hurt and alone with nowhere to hide, she faces certain death when Lothair uses the trace energy she leaves in her wake to hunt her down. But before he can reach her, a mystery dragon-shifter intervenes and saves Angela’s life.
Now a guest of the Nightfury clan, Angela regains her strength as her rescuer, Rikar, the last living frost dragon, gradually breaks down her mistrust. Surrendering to her desire for Rikar, but still uncertain of her feelings, Angela goes against his wishes and agrees to be used as bait to lure Lothair into the open. As the battle commences, the true struggle comes from within: Will Angela return home to the life she loves, or forsake it all to be with Rikar?
"Fury of Seduction"
DRAGONFURY, Book 3
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Successful landscape designer Tania Solares prides herself on living by her own terms, relying on no man to provide for her. But her carefully controlled life takes a turn for the extraordinary when her inquiry into the disappearance of her best friend thrusts her between two warring factions of dragon-shifters. Suddenly Tania’s survival depends on Mac, a newly initiated dragon-warrior who will break every rule to keep her safe.
Now that Tania knows the truth about Dragonkind, returning to her old life is too grave a risk. Ivar, leader of the Razorbacks, plots to decimate the human race, and Tania is just the tool he needs. Despite the danger, Mac cannot deny her a choice: Trade the independence she’s fought so hard to achieve for safety in a magical world, or turn her back on the man she’s grown to love in order to reclaim a freedom that might not last? It is an impossible choice. And yet a sacrifice must be made…
CIRCLE OF SEVEN, Book 1
COMING December 4, 2012
In AD 1331, warlord Vladimir Barbu seizes control of Transylvania. But in spite of his bloody triumph, his claim to the throne remains out of reach. The king of Hungary opposes his rule, the Transylvanian people despise his brutal ways, and the high priestess needed to crown him has vanished without a trace. But Barbu hasn’t come this far only to be thwarted by a woman. He unleashes his best hunters to track her down and bring her to him — dead or alive. For Xavian Ramir, killing is the only life he has ever known. Torn from his family when he was a child, he was trained from an early age to be an elite assassin. But now he longs for something more, vowing to start anew after one last job. The bounty on his target’s head is enough to set him up for good — if he can resist the long-dead conscience that stirs to life when he meets his beautiful mark.
Afina Lazar never wanted to become high priestess, but the brutal murders of her beloved mother and sister leave her no choice. Now she is running for her life, desperate to protect the magical amulet entrusted to her care. But when Barbu’s assassin comes for her, she realizes her only chance of stopping the warlord’s rise to power is to convince this enigmatic — and handsome — hunter that she is more valuable alive than dead. Dramatic and fast-paced, Knight Awakened is a stirring love story between two people searching for a second chance in a magical world of assassins, warlords, unearthly beasts, and nonstop
We know!! They sound incredible don't they!? They are (well those we've had the pleasure to read so far anyway)!
Book #4 of the DRAGONFURY series, "Fury of Desire", is coming in 2013 too and we simply cannot wait!
Before you run off to buy this awesome series , Pre-Order "Knight Awakened" and eat your turkey dinner, how bout we see what Coreene had to say when we let her take over the sites for Turkey Day...
I don’t know about you, but I love lists. Any kind of list will do. Heck, I get excited about a good grocery list! Each one is topical and keeps me organized about, well…something. And with a growing family to keep on track, that is an absolute must. Sometimes, though, a list can function as a reminder. A cautionary aid, if you will.
The one I’ve written below is the perfect example. It is a list that grew out of experience and is intended to serve as a warning. Lord knows, if I can save someone else the pain and keep you from repeating my mistake—particularly if you harbor any love for your car—my loss is your gain.
5 Reasons You Should Never Lend a
Dragon-Shifter your Car:
1. Getting the smell of fire and brimstone out of upholstery—along with the singe marks—is murder.
2. Dragon-Shifters like to ride with the top-down…even if your car isn’t a convertible. So say goodbye to your roof.
3. He’ll hurl fireballs out the window at anyone who cuts him off in traffic. (Trust me, the police WILL call.)
4. Unpaid parking tickets. Dragon-Shifters are terrible at parking, which means bashed-in bumpers, or worse, your car parked in a tree when no spots are available street level.
5. The Mile High car drop. What does this entail? Dropping cars from the tops of tall buildings to see which one has a better crunch factor. He’ll call it an experiment while you’re calling your insurance company.
Don’t make the same mistake I did and trust a Dragon-Shifter. Oh, I know he’s quite irresistible and oh, so polite while asking to borrow your car, but don’t be fooled. You’ll never see your beloved vehicle in one piece again.
A huge thanks to Book Monster Reviews and Literal Addiction for inviting me to be a guest today. It was a lot of fun, but then I knew it would be…I always love my visits here!
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