Wednesday, July 1, 2015

On the Accidental Wings of Dragons by Julie Wetzel: Book Review with Excerpt

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Title:  On the Accidental Wings of Dragons
Series:  The Dragons of Eternity #1
Author:   Julie Wetzel
Published:  June 9th, 2015
Publisher:  Crimson Tree Publishing
Genre:  NA Romantic Fantasy
Content Warning:  Violence, language, sexual content

Synopsis:  When Michael Duncan is sent to investigate the disappearance of several dragon subjects, he finds himself in a bind. Locked in a dungeon, his only hope lies wrapped in a bundle of cloth tossed at his feet. One kiss and his life is changed forever. Hunted by his own people for crimes he didn’t commit, Michael has to learn a whole new life at the hands of a beautiful woman. Can she help him clear his name, or will just being in her presence get him sentenced to death?
Carissa Markel doesn’t know who this man chained to the wall is, but he’s her only chance for escape. She has power, but, born without a voice, she lacks the means to wield it. One choice, made in desperation, sends them running for his life. Does she have the strength to help him clear his name? And what will her brother, the King of Dragons, do if he finds out what she’s done? That’s immaterial, the real question is… can she keep her hands off him long enough to find out?

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On The Accidental Wings of Dragons 

Her anger flamed again as she went on. “And now, you have the nerve to come out here, demanding that I hand him over. After having heard his case. Seeing the evidence! And you call yourself a king? How dare you! You’re nothing but a three-footed, webbed-winged…”
Carissa’s mouth moved as she continued to insult Kyle, but her anger had burned through the magic holding Michael’s voice. A smirk broke out across Kyle’s face, inflaming Carissa’s anger even more. Reaching out, she grabbed the front of his shirt and slammed her lips to his, stealing his voice.
This is not a laughing matter!” she screamed at him.
Shock raced across Kyle’s face. She rarely borrowed his voice. And she never took it without asking. His knees caught the edge of the couch, and he went down.
She glared at him as he sat on the couch. “You want Michael? Fine!” Carissa turned and stormed back into the kitchen. Michael tried to scamper away from the raging woman, but she snatched him up. “Fine!” she yelled again as she stormed back to her shocked brother. “Here!” She dumped the little dragon into her brother’s lap.
Kyle’s hands came up to keep Michael from falling off.

“Don’t you dare hurt one goddamn scale on his hide! Do you hear me? He’s mine! And if you even think about asking how he got to be a dragon, you will rue the day you were hatched!”

On the Accidental Wings of Dragons by Julie Wetzel


This book really surprised me.  It is far and away my favorite book so far this year.  I always enjoy Julie Wetzel’s writing style and get lost in her stories, but this one really wow’ed me.  First off, it’s really fast-paced.  Michael and Carissa escape from a dungeon but just keep getting into more sticky situations - one right after the other.  I laughed out loud several times as their escapades took a devilishly unexpected and absolutely delightful twist.  Through it all, Michael is a decent, gentlemanly, sensitive person.   He is strong when it counts and he is utterly loyal, but he certainly can’t be categorized as “alpha”.  I loved his sense of duty and responsibility.   Carissa is a strong, privileged woman who is ruled by no one.  Her brother, the king, has always protected her and loves her fiercely.

Secondly, it’s original, set in a world in which a super-secret elite force protect dragons.  The dragons are magical and mystical.  Carissa’s magical powers are unequaled, but she pays a high price for her magical gift.

This is a fresh tale of deception, love, and adventure that proves again Julie’s imagination knows no bounds.

I purchased this book on Amazon for myself.

Reviewed by Laurie-J 

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About the Author:

Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.

Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.

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Crimson Tree Publishing Links:
(An adult division of Clean Teen)

Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • A bookmark swag pack, winner’s choice of any Clean Teen Publishing eBook, and a $15 Amazon Gift Card.

Giveaway is International.

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Diana_Dimovska said...

I love dragon-themed books! Can't wait to read this one, sounds quite promising! Greetings from Macedonia. :)

Julie Wetzel said...

Thanks for having me. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!