Thanks for stopping by this week.
This week is our Reading Challenge.
Hard to believe we are half way through the challenge.
For the Reading Challenge, I chose~
Read a book with a hero's name that gives you that warm feeling.
ABOUT THE BOOK~
The first installment in this fierce and sensual new paranormal romance series features demonic gladiators, ruthless mafia villains, and a proud race on the brink of extinction.
Ten years ago, Audrey MacLaren chose to marry her human lover, making her an exile from the Dragon Kings, an ancient race of demons once worshiped as earthly gods. Audrey and her husband managed to conceive, and their son is the first natural-born Dragon King in a generation—which makes him irresistible to the sadistic scientist whose mafia-funded technology allows demon procreation. In the year since her husband was murdered, Audrey and her little boy have endured hideous experiments.
Shackled with a collar and bound for life, Leto Garnis is a Cage warrior. Only through combat can Dragon Kings earn the privilege of conceiving children. Leto uses his superhuman speed and reflexes to secure the right for his two sisters to start families. After torture reveals Audrey’s astonishing pyrokenesis, she is sent to fight in the Cages. If she survives a year, she will be reunited with her son. Leto is charged with her training. Initially, he has no sympathy for her plight. But if natural conception is possible, what has he been fighting for? As enemies, sparring partners, lovers, and eventual allies, Leto and Audrey learn that in a violent underground world, love is the only prize worth winning.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR~
Lindsey Piper is the alter ego of award-winning historical and contemporary romance author Carrie Lofty . Her hotly anticipated 2013 DRAGON KINGS series is her first foray into paranormal fiction. She lives and writes in Chicago.
MY TWO CENTS~
Leto. Not a normal name for a hero. But this being a paranormal romance, it totally fits.
Plus Leto himself is dirty sexy and bad ass(even cruel sometimes) with a heart buried underneath it all.
The name Leto makes me think of actor/musician Jared Leto(also dirty sexy bad ass in his own way).
The book itself is gritty and reminds me of the Mad Max movie franchise. (Not the new movie because 1st- didn't see it yet and 2md- this book predates the current movie).
It's dark, intense and action packed and heavy on the relationship between Leto and Nynn(AKA Audrey).
There's a prequel e-book (Silent Warrior)before Caged Warrior. I highly recommend you read that first, as I found it helpful in the world building. Plus the couple from book shows up here.
I've been behind in this series forever, mostly because there aren't too many in the series. However after reading Caged Warrior, I plan to catch up by the end of the Summer.
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