Wednesday 20 October 2010

UP IN SMOKE & ME AND MY SHADOW by Katie MacAlister

Being held hostage by a demon lord is getting considerably chilly, especially when May Northcott s heart still burns for Gabriel Tauhou, the flaming-hot leader of the silver dragons. Destined to be together and yet pulled apart…will there ever be a way to overcome what separates them without disaster? Thankfully Gabriel has a plan to rescue his beloved mate. But it s risky and would also force May to become a pawn in a very dangerous game involving hell, fire and all of humanity, just in order to secure her freedom. She insists she d do anything to be with Gabriel. But if the deal falls through and things get too hot, will she be able to withstand the blaze? Or will her life go up in smoke?

Up In Smoke is the second book in the Silver Dragons series. It's a fast-paced, funny paranormal romance, with an edge of darkness and a world inhabited by shapeshifting dragons. May, who happens to be a doppelganger, might have accepted being Gabriel's mate, but she's not having any sort of HEA. Nope, she's stuck with her demon lord, Magoth.

Magoth has other plans for May, and she's stuck with him for now. But that's not all that's plaguing her. She's also got to help her naiad twin out of yet another mess, because she's become so preoccupied and convinced that she's Kostya's mate, that she lost her spring. Giving up her common sense wasn't such a good idea after all.

There's a lot going on in this book, and if you're hoping for some sort of romantic resolution, I suspect that won't happen until the end of the trilogy. Still, it's a lot of fun.

Up in Smoke: Silver Dragons #2, July 2010, ISBN 9780340993019, Hodder Paperbacks

May Northcott is at the end of her tether. Her demon boss has moved in and is making life hell. Her scorching hot dragon lover seems to think everything can be solved with a fiery kiss. And worse still, she s being shadowed by her ditsy twin sister a naiad who simply can t seem to stay out of trouble. The arrival of a nearly-dead man on May s doorstep could be the final spark that sets light to their tinder-box world. And with dragon war imminent, it s looking increasingly like it will be up to May (and her watery shadow) to stop it before the fire consumes them all, and their lives end up in smoke...
Me and My Shadow is the third book in the Silver Dragons series. This is another fast-paced installment plagued with danger and chaos. The annoying demon, Magoth, is still in the scene. But May has something else to contend with--the Shard. Still, Gabriel is determined to keep his beloved by his side, but a confrontation is also brewing between the dragons.

Just like the other two before it, there is a lot of stuff going on but at least in this one, many of the threads that started in the first book and carried on into the next one, have been tied into a satisfying end. :)

If you're a Katie MacAlister fan, you certainly won't be disappointed with this smokin' trilogy.

Me and My Shadow: Silver Dragons #3, July 2010, ISBN 9780340993002, Hodder Paperbacks

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