Author: K.L. Bone
Narrator: Kylie Stewart
Length: 6 hours 59 minutes
Series: Flames of Kalleen, Book 1
Publisher: K.L. Bone
Released: Sep. 12, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Can a human heart withstand the flames of a dragon’s soul?
For centuries, the dragons of Kalleen have ruled the skies. Blessed by the goddess of fire, those born of her power are destined to exist within two worlds while fully belonging to neither.
As the youngest daughter of the dragon queen, Amelia has always been torn between her humanity and winged form. In meeting Stephen, she found a blossoming love that gave her hope of finding balance. But it is a dream destroyed when her sister, and future queen, sets her sights upon the same man.
Forced from her lover’s side, Amelia embraces a self-imposed exile, taking refuge in the northern mountains. In this new life of solitude, she banishes painful memories by retreating to her dragon form, sheltering the wounded girl within. Yet it is an isolation that cannot last, as the new dragon queen’s cruelty bears down upon the kingdom, allowing an ancient enemy to rise.
Drawn from her banishment by the pleas of friends, Amelia must choose. Will she embrace the destructive beast within? Or draw upon the frail humanity that lingers dimly in her soul, in a desperate attempt to help her people and mend a broken heart?
K.L. Bone is a bestselling author of dark fantasy and paranormal romance. Her works include the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The bestselling Flames of Kalleen paranormal romance series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination.
Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Belfast. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.
Kylie Stewart has been writing short stories and books all her life. She was influenced by her Scottish heritage to become an independent British history buff and has a small library dedicated to Tudor history and is a lover of Arthurian legends. From contemporary, to fantasy, to the paranormal, she loves to write gritty, real, and raw romance that make you dread to see the pages dwindle.
A member of RWA, she is also a member of the APA and works as an audio book narrator when she isn’t writing. Kylie lives in Dallas, TX with her husband and fellow voice actor Eric Rolon, and their three cats Asuka, Ollie, and Haru.
Wow, just wow! A lot of stories I fall in love with the whole story, but it takes about 3-5 days to get through them. With Embracing the Dragon, I am pretty sure I just zoomed right through. Two days was all it took for this captivating adventure to take me over.
This author, K.L. Bone, really knows how to take you on an otherworldly adventure. Seriously I was there with the dragons and felt every emotion. Even the dull hurt Amelia must have experienced. This story truly encompasses every emotion it possibly could, and you experience the whirlwind with the characters.
The writing overall was perfect. The storyline will grasp your attention from beginning to end and believe me that was some ending. Like I could definitely go for more right now, but I will save that for another day. I may have stopped reading another book to listen to this amazing story. I really must finish the other one. I couldn’t help myself though. It’s like this story was calling to me. I’m so glad it did. Next book in the series is already on my wish list to be purchased soon.
As far as the production is concerned it was flawless. Seriously this was as smooth of a production as one could get. Let me just say Kylie Stewart did an amazing job narrated this story as well. Without her voice and emotion behind it, I don’t know if I would have fallen as in love with the story as I did. Kylie and K.L. make an amazing team.
Overall this is by far one of my favorite books. I feel a bittersweet emotion knowing I will someday reach the end of this series. Yes, I am already feeling this emotion ahead of the game. I can’t wait to dive into the next installment, but to be honest I also want to wait to read it. I just don’t want this adventure to come to an end. Thank you, K.L. Bone for such an amazing book and experience! I loved every minute listening to Kylie deliver such an amazing performance of an even more amazing book!
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by K.L. Bone. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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