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Release Day Review! THE TRAITOR by Abigail Owen (Fire’s Edge #5)

The Traitor by Abigail Owen is out now. Check out the fantastic paranormal romance and be sure to grab your copy today!

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Title: The Traitor
Abigail Owen
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Decades ago, rogue dragon shifter Rune Abaddon took a stand against the decaying, corrupt systems governing their people. He now uses his bad-ass reputation to protect the innocent as it all comes crashing down. But he’s pushed the limits one too many times. His hideout is destroyed, his few allies are scattered and hiding, and the Alliance has placed a dead-or-alive bounty on his head, making him the most wanted dragon in the western hemisphere.

And then the most enticing woman he’s ever met barges into his mountain, demanding an audience.

Hadyn Reece’s future was ripped away long ago. The man fated to be her mate was murdered alongside her parents before Hadyn was old enough to be turned, leaving her to be raised and trained by her dead mate’s parents in the dragon shifter world. Now, the Alliance has come for the only family she has left. It’s a good thing she was raised by dragons, because the only one who can help her save them is a traitor she’d be smart to fear.

Especially when his dragon decides she’s theirs.

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OK, so starting with the 5th book in a series isn’t exactly ideal, but honestly it wasn’t too big of a problem here, since for the first part of the book Rune and Hayden are mostly on their own–since he’s the titular “traitor” and all–and once they’re not, Hayden gets the intros that new-to-the-series readers will also need, which is convenient 😉

Though I’m 100% going to go back and read the first 4, because DRAGON SHIFTERS.

(And since I’m me, I’ve also read and loved The Blood King , book 2 in her related series Inferno Rising and so I’m gonna need to read all the books in both, hopefully before the last one comes out? Brimstone, Inc. is also in the same universe, and–wait for it–I’ve read just one of those too. Obviously I need to go on a binge and read all of Abigail Owen‘s books ASAP)

So yes, when it comes to the politics of the dragon wars, starting in the middle is less than ideal. But whether you know all the details of the books that came before or not, you’re still in for one heck of a ride when you pick up one of these books. I loved Haydn and Rune, both as characters and (eventually) as a couple, because OMG they were fabulous together once they let themselves be together.

Though the scene a bit before that with the assist from a succubus was pretty good too. And by good I mean H.O.T. 😉

The secondary characters, many of whom have had their own books, were fabulous too, and I loved the dynamic that they all had with each other, both those already established and the ones that developed during the course of the book. Honestly, I was so invested in these characters that I cried. Twice! I so need to read the rest of these books ASAP!

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author:

 Multi–award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, alpha heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of sexy shifters! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

Abigail currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero (who she totally married!) and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

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