The Dragon of New Orleans by Genevieve Jack

The Treasure of Paragon, Book 1

Synopsis: New Orleans: city of intrigue, supernatural secrets, and one enigmatic dragon.

A deadly curse….
For 300 years, Gabriel Blakemore has survived in New Orleans after a coup in his native realm of Paragon scattered him and his dragon siblings across the globe. Now a jealous suitor’s voodoo curse threatens to end his immortal existence. His only hope is to find an antidote, one that may rest in a mortal woman.

A lifesaving gift…
After five years of unsuccessful treatment for her brain cancer, death is a welcome end for Raven Tanglewood. Her illness has become a prison her adventurous spirit cannot abide. Salvation comes in the form of Gabriel, who uses dragon magic to save her.

A harrowing price…
To Raven, the bond that results from Gabriel’s gift is another kind of captivity. Can Gabriel win Raven’s love and trust in time to awaken the life-saving magic within her? Or will his fiery personality and possessive ways drive her from his side and seal his fate?

Review: I am not a big paranormal romance reader, but when I discovered this title, I must say that I was curious. It must be said that in addition, I had stumbled upon some rather complimentary reviews that only reinforced my desire to discover this first volume.

Gabriel is under a terrible curse from a voodoo priestess and if he doesn’t accept her blackmail quickly, he could well disappear forever. Determined to counter all this, he seeks by all means to destroy the curse that weighs on him. His last hope is on Raven, even if he doesn’t know what she can do for him. The young woman is about to die from brain cancer and Gabriel’s arrival and his magic allows her to live, but with a promise to work for him. Yet it is only exchanging one cage for another and it is something she cannot accept. As she tries to understand who she is, what she can do and how she feels about Gabriel, our heroine will also face many dangers.

It was a very nice novel. The mix of dragons and voodoo was really well done and I loved learning more about both worlds of our heroes. A main plot is launched, and I’m curious to see how things will turn out. Like all paranormal romances, the romance is quite fast, but it didn’t bother me too much and of course, we have a couple for each volume, corresponding to Gabriel’s brothers and sisters. So yes, after discovering Tobias here, I can’t wait to read his story!

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