Friday, May 5, 2017

Blog Tour: Drakon's Prey by N.J. Walters

Drakon’s Prey

by N.J. Walters Blood of the Drakon #2 Publication Date: April 24, 2017 Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select Otherworld, Paranormal, Romance



Valeriya Azarov turned her back on the family business to write and illustrate children’s books. But with a sister who leads the Knights of the Dragon, it’s impossible to get away from the secret society whose mission is to destroy and enslave dragons. When information falls into her hands along with the opportunity to save at least one of the ancient creatures, she can’t turn away any longer. When a woman moves into the cabin above Tarrant Cooper’s secret underground lair, he’s both suspicious and intrigued. He hasn’t lasted four thousand years being careless, so when he suspects her of being a part of the Knights, the plan is to kidnap her and find out how much the organization knows about him and his brothers. He’s drawn to Valeriya, but trusting her could get him killed. Even if she’s a pawn in the war between drakons and Knights, giving her his heart would mean forever.


“What’s your name?” she suddenly demanded. She’d kissed him and didn’t even know his name.

He opened the refrigerator door and pulled out several packages.

“Hey.” She knew it was crazy to demand anything from this man, but she was past all caution. “I asked you a question.”

“And if I answer it, you’ll never be able to leave here.” The way he said it, with little inflection, stopped her in her tracks.

It was a variation of “If I tell you, I’ll have to kill you.” It was used in the movies all the time, but Valeriya didn’t think this man was joking. “We both know I’m never getting out of here anyway, so why don’t you tell me who you are?” Maybe if she befriended him, she could get him to release her.

And then where would she go? The Knights were everywhere.

She swayed as her knees went weak. All she’d wanted to do was warn Darius Varkas about the Knights and go back home to her life. Now she feared she was truly going to die.

“What the hell?” Her captor was around the counter and caught her before she hit the floor. He scooped her up as though she weighed nothing and set her on one of the stools on the far side of the island. “Are you all right?” He hovered beside her but was no longer touching her.

It was as though he was afraid to touch her. She wasn’t sure if that was for her benefit or for his. She should be trying to figure out a way to escape, fighting the growing attraction she had for her captor. She wasn’t a guest here, but an unwilling visitor.

Unfortunately, it didn’t quite feel that way. It suddenly occurred to her that her intuition was silent. Yes, he was a very dangerous man, no doubt about it, but she didn’t feel as though he was a danger to her.

Her gift had chosen a really bad time to go haywire.

“What does it matter, if you’re going to kill me?” She’d rather get it over with than to drag it out indefinitely. And she really didn’t want to be tortured.

He swore, long and fluently, and in a language she didn’t understand. Did that mean he wasn’t American, or did he simply know other languages?

“Tarrant. My name is Tarrant. And I told you I wasn’t going to kill you.”

She rested her elbows on the counter to steady herself. “For now. You said you weren’t going to kill me right now.”

He swore again. “No one is killing anyone.


Drakon's Prey is book two in N.J. Walter's Blood of the Drakon series. In it we get to story of Tarrant - brother of Darius and another Drakon and Valeriya, sister to the Knights of the Dragon leader.

Valeriya hasn't wanted a thing to do with the Knights of the Dragon or the things it does, but that doesn't mean she doesn't know things. When she's got an opportunity to hopefully help the Drakon's she takes the chance.

Tarrant is concerned when a woman, followed by two men from the Knights of the Dragon, arrives at the cabin above his secret lair, he's drawn to her but he's also uncertain of her intentions.  When he discovers that she seems to not be involved with the men trailing her - he feels compelled to protect her, so he puts a plan into motion.

The connection between Tarrant and Valeriya is palpable from the start of the book. Though there is a bit of a trust issue - as in they aren't sure of the other's motives at first there isn't a hint of worry about the danger of each other.  As they learn more about each other, the connection between them deepens and their chemistry sizzles.

I loved Valeriya and her goodness. She was truly concerned about the Drakon's, and wanted to do anything to save at least one of them if she good, even if it meant putting herself in danger.  Her heart is pure and good, and though she loves her sister in a familial way - she detests the woman she is and the things she does.   Tarrant was an interesting character - strong and smart, but also willing to rely on his instincts about people and act on the impulse to protect even when he didn't fully understand or know Valeriya.

Drakon's Prey dug us deeper into the world of the Knights and the Drakon while giving us another romance in the midst of it.  With nods to the danger surrounding both the Drakon and anyone who may post a threat to the Knights, the story kept me hooked.  The chemistry between Tarrant and Valeriya brought to life a relationship that felt real and fated in ways.

I look forward to reading more books in this series and exploring the ways of the Drakon further.


  N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it. Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Street Team | Pinterest | Goodreads | Newsletter | Amazon Author Profile


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