I recently agreed to be part of a book tour for the book "Kundalis Storm Dragon" by author Frances Pauli. I had not previously heard of this author, so, although I have a love for stories about dragons, I was a little bit wary.
The blurb: "Karin knows she’s gone completely insane—nuts—absolutely batshit crazy, when she spots an insidious blue dragon twining through the trees at a rest stop in the Cascade Mountains. Despite agreeing to join her roommate at a psychic fair, she’s never believed in anything metaphysical. She’s pretty sure the Reiki treatment she succumbed to has brought on a frighteningly realistic hallucination—until they roll their mini-van in the middle of I-90, and she is rescued from the vehicle by the same monstrous blue figment of her imagination. She awakens to find that she’s been delivered to a cabin high in the mountains instead of to a proper hospital. The “doctor” looking out for her is more of a new-ager than a physician, and the people who own the house, including the urban highlander version of Fabio, don’t have any intention of letting her leave. Faced with the unimaginable, and strapped to an all-too-real dragon, Karin must decide how to tame the beast or risk losing herself to it forever." My review: The cover, as you can see, is beautiful, and although the book was only an ARC copy which still hadn't had its final edits completed, I found it to have few, if any grammatical or spelling errors. The book was very well written and a delight to read. In fact, once I got past the first few pages and started to understand the story a bit more, I became thoroughly engrossed in the book. I read it within a couple of hours and pretty much didn't want to put it down until I finished the story. I highly recommend it if you like the idea of reading a dragon story that has an interesting twist on the idea of what a dragon really is. Spoiler (Don't read beyond this point if you don't want to read a spoiler): My favorite line in the book: "We are not enlightened. We are broken." (That may not be an exact quote; it's just from memory.)
|author Frances Pauli|