RELEASE BLITZ: REVIEW, EXCERPT, AND GIVEAWAY: I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by Lani Lynn Vale

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Title: I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie

Series: The Dragon Series #1

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release: August 17, 2016

Cover Design by: Cover Me Darling

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30220652-i-like-big-dragons-and-i-cannot-lie 

Keifer Vassago, The Prince of Dragons, has enough on his plate without adding a brunette with a bad attitude to the mix

Fate has a way of screwing all his plans, though, whether he wants them screwed or not.  One second he’s fetching his brother from yet another situation that could possibly compromise the Vassago name, and the next that brunette is grabbing his assets.

Blythe isn’t after anyone’s assets, though.  She’s a good girl.  All she wants is to graduate from nursing school, get a job, and move out of her hell hole apartment.  What she does not have time to deal with is a sexy bearded man that accuses her of grabbing his junk.

She tries to forget about the encounter, but fate’s a cruel bitch.

One second she’s a normal college student barely living paycheck to paycheck, and the next she’s setting her panties on fire with powers from an ancient immortal dragon.

To add insult to injury, she’s hearing voices, and none of them are figments of her imagination. Blythe’s life is turned upside down, and Keifer forces her to adapt even though she doesn’t want to.  She likes her life just the way it is.

Not to mention she wants nothing to do with that arrogant asshole.  She doesn’t care that he rides a dragon.  She also could care less about his stupid beard, and his sexy eyes.

Yeah, who was she kidding?  She wasn’t convincing anybody. 

Oh my heavens to Betsey, I was given an opportunity to have a sneak peek at this bad boy from Lani Lynn Vale. First, I love that Lani’s style of writing that balances family, feels, and loyalty with lots of life follows through into this series.”

– Author Chelsea Camaron

“’I Like Dragons and I Cannot Lie’ is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best PNR I have EVER read!!!”

– Gi’s Spot Reviews

“On a closing note Lani Lynn Vale did it again with another amazing book…”

– Goodreads Reviewer
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I woke up to my lower half on fire.

At first, I thought it was just an aftereffect of my dreams, but when I finally peeled my eyes open, I could smell smoke.

When I opened my lids and looked down, it was to literally find my panties on fire.

I screamed and rolled; rolling so far in the bed that I hit the floor and kept going.

By the time the fire was finally out, my panties were burned to ash. However, my skin was perfectly fine. In fact, the hairs that I’d planned on having waxed later in the week were gone.

It’d given me a fire waxing…minus the wax.

“What the fuck?” I yelled, staring down at my now hair-free mound.

Blasphemy.

My eyes widened and I looked around. Was someone in the room with me?

I started reaching for the lamp but couldn’t find it. There was a pile of things beside the bed that I’d knocked over in my haste to get up. I could only assume that the lamp was one of those things.

“Light, light, light,” I chanted, shifting through the things on the floor.

My candles that I had interspersed around the room all lit at once, and I screamed.

“What the hell is going on?” I shrieked.

Macy started hammering on the wall, or her boyfriend. Whatever. Fuck her.

I narrowed my eyes at the wall.

That stupid heifer! I’m allowed to scream if I want to. She fucks day and night, and she’s going to bang on my wall to get meto quiet down?

Master Farrow has always had excellent stamina with the ladies.

I froze, turning around and scanning the room.

“Who’s there?” I asked nervously.

A deep, rumbly laugh filled my head and my eyes widened.

“Holy mother of God, get out of my head!” I yelled.

The voice in my head continued to chuckle. Oh, this is almost as good as when Prince Keifer came into his powers. He didn’t shriek like you do, though.

review

The futuristic world that Lani Lynn Vale creates in her first paranormal book in The Dragon Series is unique in the sense that dragons and humans co-exist, and with any place or situation where other worldly beasts, their riders, and ordinary people live, there are always those against anything extraordinary and willing to do just about anything to keep their world as they want it.

The storyline is action packed and the relationships between characters are comical as well as endearing, which allow readers to see just how powerful other worldly connections are and what lengths those bonds carry them when everything seems out of their control.

Blythe Barrett is quite the feisty heroine; even though she appears to be boring and an introvert, she definitely can hold her own and with how drastically her life changes by a chance meeting with Keifer Vassago, her ease with taking in everything around her and using that knowledge to help illustrates the type of woman she is.

As the Prince of Dragon Riders, Keifer is a commanding presence and it’s not only in the power he wields, but it’s also in the control he has and how he uses his skill set to benefit everyone he commands. Keifer proves himself time and time again in I Like Big Dragons & I Cannot Lie, and even though he does lose his way a bit, he heeds the advice of those he trusts, and he rectifies his missteps and commits to be who he’s always been even with his new position. 

I love that Lani Lynn Vale modernizes the setting for her celestial characters; she does a great job of fusing old traditions with the dragons and new dynamics of the 21st Century that both help and hinder the protection and safety of the dragons and their riders. Vale also provides enough of a backstory about the dragons, the Meridian, and the immortal abilities that are shared between the riders and their dragons as well as the continual war between the dragon riders and the purists.

I can’t wait to see what Lani Lynn Vale has in store for the other dragon riders and I’m sure readers will still be able to check in with Keifer and Blythe, which pleases me greatly because there’s still a lot to find out about their life together!

A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Poison Apples 

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful.
I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us.
I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. 

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