by Sheryl Winters
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Jaden is one in a million, a fire talent capable of bonding with a fire Esprit and creating fireballs of enormous proportions.
Draven Winterbourn is the devilishly handsome king of the Dragon-Changers, capable of changing into an enormous dragon. A man responsible for keeping the laws of his people.
When the two meet it was more than fate, it was true love.
So how can everything go so wrong between a couple who love so much?
“Draven Winterbourn and Jadelentha Zarie, please place your hands on top of the Iyardar Stone.”
After a moment’s hesitation, I touch the crumbly gray stone with shaking hands and Draven’s large tan fingers cover my own.
Electricity travels from the stone, passing through the tips of my fingers and zipping through my entire body. His hold on my hands tightens and soon, my fingers feel as if they have been placed in a vice grip—one that grows progressively tighter, until I am forced to channel Esmay.
Sparks shoot into the palm of his hand and he lets go. The look he gives me does not bode well for our impending marriage.
Laughter erupts in fits and snorts behind us, but a sharp hand movement by the queen silences them.
I shouldn’t have done this. I’ve made a big mistake. I fold my arms against my chest, feeling sick. The longer I stand there, the more determined I am to leave. Humiliated in front of dragons and humans and whatever else is standing behind us. Let him find another bride—someone who wants to be mortified and have her hand crushed.
“Draven and Jadelentha, you are about to enter an exclusive contract for marriage. What say you?”
I glare at the stone to avoid their eyes, suddenly furious I ever let Isla and a stupid rock decide my life.
For once in your life, make a decision for yourself.
“I have some questions.”
The dragons behind us begin whispering. Soon, the room rumbles with sound.
Beside me, the queen’s teeth clench, a sure sign I’ve annoyed my soon-to-be-mother-in-law. “Now?” she practically shrieks.
What if she changes into a dragon and eats me? Despite what Isla says, I am positive she can do it.
Face the fire, Jaden. Turn and face him.
It is my pleasure to read and review Skydreamer by Sheryl Winters.
I seem to be having a love affair with shifter novels of late and the thought of dragon-shifters and their interaction with humans and mates has caught my attention as surely as the world of wolves, bears, lions, licans, and oh-so-many-other shifters that are making their way to my TBR stacks!
Skydreamer by Sheryl Winters is very thoughtfully written with a story line that is well developed though a bit slow in those vital first pages. Fortunately Ms. Winters recovered completely and I was lost in the fantasy world of Jaden and Draven.
All the characters are very unique and have their endearing qualities, even when they are endearingly unlikeable.
I found Ms. Winters writing of such an enjoyable style that I shall be spending my next “free” reading time buried in one of her other currently written novels and I’m looking forward to what she will have for us next.
I definitely recommend Skydreamer by Sheryl Winters and give it five, flaming cups of Room With Books coffee.
© June 14, 2015
Sheryl Winters lives in a small town in Alaska. She grew up in the midst of old country story tellers, so you might say writing comes naturally to her. She is known for writing paranormal romances with a twist. Her writing inspiration often comes from the great outdoors of Alaska and she enfolds bits of it into her stories. She never set out to be an author only a story teller. Some days she succeeds better than others.
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