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Title: The Traitor
Author: Abigail Owen
Genre: Paranormal Romance
About The Traitor:
Decades ago, rogue dragon shifter Rune Abaddon took a stand against the decaying, corrupt systems governing their people. He now uses his bad-ass reputation to protect the innocent as it all comes crashing down. But he’s pushed the limits one too many times. His hideout is destroyed, his few allies are scattered and hiding, and the Alliance has placed a dead-or-alive bounty on his head, making him the most wanted dragon in the western hemisphere.
And then the most enticing woman he’s ever met barges into his mountain, demanding an audience.
Hadyn Reece’s future was ripped away long ago. The man fated to be her mate was murdered alongside her parents before Hadyn was old enough to be turned, leaving her to be raised and trained by her dead mate’s parents in the dragon shifter world. Now, the Alliance has come for the only family she has left. It’s a good thing she was raised by dragons because the only one who can help her save them is a traitor she’d be smart to fear.
Especially when his dragon decides she’s theirs.
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NICUnurse’s Review of The Traitor by Abigail Owen
The Traitor is book six in the Fire’s Edge series. I haven’t read any of the previous books, so I can honestly say this one is written as a standalone title. There were no holes in the plot where I was lost due to not reading any of the other books, nor did any part feel like an information dump, either. I’ve only read one other book by this author and really enjoyed it, so I thought I’d give this new release a try.
Once upon a time, I said I wasn’t a huge fan of paranormal romance/suspense books, save for the Twilight series. But authors like Abigail Owen have quickly changed my mind, and I seem to be on a paranormal romance kick for the moment. I ultimately read it in one day (and way too late into the night so that I didn’t have to put it down!). It’s a dragon shifter romance full of heart-pounding action, edge-of-your-seat suspense, heartwrenching emotion, and intense chemistry between the hero and heroine. It sucked me in from page one, with action and emotion hitting me from all sides. Tears were shed, and curse words wanted to fly out of my mouth (but did not because my sleeping hubs would have been so mad!) several times throughout the story, as it’s truly an emotional rollercoaster ride. I enjoyed it so much that I’m off to read the series’ previous books!
NICUnurse’s Rating: I give The Traitor by Abigail Owen 4 out of 5 propellers!
With zero sound—an impressive feat—he dropped to his three free feet, then slowly lowered her to the ground. Once she was upright and clear of him, Hadyn backed away, dragging her gear with her.
Then turned to catch his shift. She’d always loved watching her parents do this, finding the process fascinating. Shifters sort of shimmered in mirage-like waves as they changed from animal to human or vice versa. Everything they were in one form absorbed into the new form, clothes and all.
The black dragon before her appeared to reduce in size, the massive spikes around his head and down his back sort of folding back into his body, wings becoming arms, and scales turned to bronze, burnished skin. Finally, a man stood before her, shadowed in the unlit room of the cave, darkness already finding its way in here where sunlight couldn’t reach as easily. Everything she could make out was in shades of black, like a bad guy in an old western movie, black hair, black eyes, black combat pants and a long-sleeved, collarless shirt. Arms loose at his sides.
Deceptively so, she sensed.
No clan mark. All dragons sported two tattoos, which appeared at birth. The one on the back of the neck was the symbol of a dragon’s family. The one on the back of the hand, between the thumb and forefinger, was the mark of the house of their king, visible proof of allegiance and belonging to their clan. To be missing his marked him as a rogue dragon.
Rogues were considered dangerous and subversive by the leaders of dragon shifters. In fact, even Chaghan and Qara were wary of others. Most who hadn’t been hunted down and killed were psychopaths, according to them. Creatures to be avoided as much as the shifters still loyal to the clans.
Hadyn was looking at maybe the most legendary of all rogues. Why did her parents trust him?
About Abigail Owen:
Multi-award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, alpha heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of sexy shifters! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.
Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.
Abigail currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero (who she totally married!) and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.
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