Tuesday, 21 July 2015


Flight from Death
Fly by Night #1
By: Yasmine Galenorn
Release Date July 7th, 2015
Publisher: Penguin Berkley
300 Pages
After being banished to Earthside from the Dragon Reaches for five years, Shimmer, a Blue Dragon is finally getting her life back on track. Working alongside vampire, Alex Radcliffe, for his private investigative firm isn't a hardship. He's everything she'd want in a man, if she was looking for a relationship. When a case takes them out of town, to investigate what they believe is a ghost haunting a bed and breakfast, soon turns into a fight for all their lives when they discover a dead body. And that the spirit haunting the place is not only strong but somehow trapping other souls within the establishment.  
For a book that starts off a brand new series for Ms. Galenorn, she certainly had me hooked. Although the plot was a little slow to draw me in at first, it was rather compelling. There are a variety of paranormals including a dragon, two vampires, a djinn, a witch and a werewolf. Of which, each add their own uniqueness to the story as it progresses. The story is told from Shimmer's point of view only and that fact didn't once stop me from getting to the end, even when I love my romance novels to be told in the third person from both a hero and heroine's point of view. 
As for the dialogue, Shimmer is just starting to find her purpose in life again after suffering at the hands of her people in the Dragon Reaches. She's an outcast and doesn't have any family, so it seems as if her kind have a right to treat her badly. Her back story and the emotional scars from the physical torment they forced her to endure drive a good portion of this story, as does the fast-paced action of Alex and Shimmer's investigation.  
A smoking hot sex scene heats up the story, but it was too bad there weren't more as Shimmer seems to need a physical and emotional connection with someone. She's been alone for so long and finds it hard to trust. Hopefully that someone will be Alex in the future. What I liked so much about Shimmer was that she was willing to do anything to keep her friends safe, even if it meant putting her own life at risk.
I would recommend this if you're looking for a good paranormal romance that will grab your attention from the moment the heroine meets the man destined to change her life. I really liked the ending and am very much looking forward to the next installment.   
Sensuality Rating: Very Sensual

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I’m Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Now, not only do I have to adapt to Earthside culture, but every time I turn around, somebody’s trying to kill us. And worse, Alex is as gorgeous as he is exasperating. But you know what they say: All’s fair in love and bounty hunting…

When an old friend of Alex contacts him about a haunting at the High Tide Bed & Breakfast in Port Townsend, Washington, we think we’re on a simple ghost hunt. But our investigation quickly transforms into a deadly fight as we uncover an eighty-year-old murder, a cursed house, and a dark force trapping the spirits within. To stop impending disaster we must break the curse and lay the angry spirits to rest.

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