Tuesday, May 27, 2014

REVIEW: Jamie Schmidt's The Queen's Wings

Book Title: Queen’s Wings
Author: Jamie K. Schmidt
Release Date: 5/27/14
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author Website: http://www.jkschmidt.com/
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/jamiekswriter

Save the Dragons.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I read the blurb on this one. I love dragons, so I thought that I would give it a shot. I was more than pleasantly surprised after reading the first page. The first thing that I noticed was the great writing voice by Miss Schmidt. I love a feisty, sarcastic heroine and that's just what, Carolyn is. There is an awesome sense of humor that is incorporated with the book that made me snicker throughout. It's not often that I read these types of books because with many of them, after the first three chapters, I tire of the sarcastic dark humor, but I didn't with this book. 
 I also think that what set this book apart from many others is that it is the females that dominate the dragon world. And the heroine is the key to breaking the spell that will free all the female dragons. I loved this twist. In amongst trying to shift into a dragon and trying to convince people that she is not crazy, Carolyn meets up with the superbly sexy, Reed. 
The plot is a fast-paced read with twists and turns. I especially loved when Carolyn finally shifts into a dragon. She's just an awesome heroine. And although I wasn't happy with Reed when he opted not to be involved in courting Carolyn, I was happy when he stepped up to take on his hero role.
This is a great read if you like a fast-paced and slightly sarcastic read. I would give this book four solid sparkling stars. It's a great summer read!
Book Synopsis:
Long ago, the Cult of Humanity sacrificed the Dragon Queen, crippling the breeding process.  But now Carolyn hears the voice of that long dead queen telling her that she holds the key to breaking the spell that will free all the female dragons.
FBI dragon Reed’s disdain for humans can’t mask the magnetic attraction he has for Carolyn, but when she tells him she’s going to shift into a dragon he thinks she’s crazy. A female hasn’t been hatched, or shape shifted, in over a thousand years.
He’s proven wrong after Carolyn shifts and is named the new Queen on the block. A never-ending line of suitors forms, but she only wants Reed. Too bad he doesn’t want in on the competition. But when the Cult kidnaps Carolyn to sacrifice her in an effort to make the curse against the female dragons permanent, Reed must face his fears—and feelings, racing to save the woman he realizes he can’t live without.  

Author Bio: 
Jamie Kleinkauf-Schmidt has over thirty short stories published in small press and ezines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz in Secondary Education English, which is a fancy way of saying she went to college to teach high school English. When that didn’t pan out, she worked as a call center manager, a Tupperware consultant, a paralegal, and finally a technical writer for a major conglomerate company. She is an active member in the Romance Writers of America (RWA), serving as the PRO liaison for her local chapter Connecticut Romance Writers of America (CTRWA).
When not writing, Jamie relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits or makes beaded jewelry. She sells her handcrafted items at The Dudley Farm during the summer. A voracious reader, Jamie has a Kindle and is not afraid to use it.

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