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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Son of Dragons by Andrea R. Cooper



Today it’s my pleasure to feature Andrea R. Cooper, author of Son of Dragons, Book Two in the Legend of Oblivion Series.

Book Description


In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc’s scheme. For thousands of years he has stood ready for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, now with his protégé, he has honed a new way to wage war.

Shunned by her own people and weary-hearted from centuries of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a prince seeks her aid.

Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly, she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.

When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the ... Son of Dragons.

Crimson Romance     Amazon      BN     iTunes

Books in the Legends of Oblivion Series

The Garnet Dagger – Book 1

Cursed in Shadow – Book 1.5

Son of Dragons – Book 2

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Book Trailer



Let's hear from Andrea!


They say you are only as old as you feel. I wonder if watching cartoons count as helping feeling younger?

If you enjoy your kids’ Disney movies, but wish they were more “adult”, then try Anime. And no, this isn’t your “Speed Racer” from the sixties (no offence, I watched that show in reruns when I was little).

Some of these are stand-alone movies, others are series, and a few have both a TV series and movies. All images are copyright free to share, use or modify, even commercially.

Warning - many of these are not suitable for children.

I would advise watching them without the kids first, and then use your own judgment.

10. PONYO this is a great movie for kids. This would be lower on the list if my kids did not watch it all of the time J



9.  VAMPIRE HUNTER D



8.  DEATH NOTE



7. WITCH CRAFT WORKS – this series is refreshing in that it has the heroine rescuing the hero



6. PRINCESS MONONOKE



5. SPIRITED AWAY – should be ok for older children, but watch first before showing them.



4. FULL METAL ALCHEMIST – this has series and movies.



3. GHOST IN THE SHELL – another one with both series and movies.



2. HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE this one might be all right for older children. (note: image is not official from the movie. I could not find a copyright-free image except this one)



1. INUYASHA – I have never wanted two cartoon characters to get their romance on more so than Inuyasha and Kagome.



How about you? Do you watch or have you watched anime? If you watch an anime for the first time, because I have listed it here, please let me know what you thought J

Excerpt


Clean from the bath, Landon let the air from the open window dry his hair. Dressed only in trousers, he leaned against the windowsill.

He thought he smelled the hint of roses and heat on the breeze. Movement from the street below caught his eye. He leaned out, squinting into the night.

Torches lined the cobbled street corners. A cloaked figure waited. Then the innkeeper rushed outside. His hands flew in gestures as the figure nodded.

Then he pointed to the window where Landon watched. At the same instant, the cloaked figure followed his finger’s path to Landon. Green eyes that seemed to glow met his.

Landon jumped up and cursed when his head hit the bottom of the window. When he looked back, both figures were gone.

Thinking the innkeeper would send guards, he waited with his sword in hand and his stare riveted on the door. No one came. He must be getting paranoid, thinking there was a ghost or enemy around every corner. His eyelids grew heavy as he waited for a fight that failed to materialize. Finally, he rolled his shoulders back to ease out the tension.

Still, he couldn’t stop thinking about those piercing emerald eyes. They’d belonged to a woman; he could tell. There was intelligence and cunning in them. Her stare felt as though she saw through the façade he often wore as prince and to please others, and into his kajh.

A woman who was not afraid, but used to being feared. It unnerved him, yet excited him. His pulse quickened and his loins tightened at the thought of those eyes filled with passion for him.
Better get some sleep before the night was gone. Tomorrow, he’d tell Gillespie about what he saw. He doubted he could explain those captivating green eyes that continued to haunt him even now.

Review


“We are introduced to new and wonderful creatures, and meet up with those we know and love from the first book, as each character's unique role and journey begins to intersect... and each will have a pivotal role in the outcome of an epic battle that is about to take place. Deception, self discovery, and sacrifices will be made, as each character's true role is uncovered... and in these magical lands, nothing is at it seems…Still, the book builds on the last with new and enchanting worlds, exciting creatures, and breathtaking originality. ..A really fun read, and a complimentary addition to the Legends of Oblivion series!” 
-4 1/2 stars Moonrise Book Blog

About the Author



Growing up in Houston, Texas, Andrea has always created characters and stories. But it wasn't until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels. 

What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).

Andrea writes paranormal and historical romance. When not writing or reading, one may find Andrea dancing in Zumba. 

She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.

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8 comments:

Andrea Cooper said...

Thank you for having me today.

Jennifer Lowery Kamptner said...

Hi Andrea! Great post! I've never watched any anime-I know! But, I might when I get some time someday, lol.

Andrea Cooper said...

Jennifer,

Animes are great. Let me know if you ever get to watch one.

Thank you for coming by.

Liza O'Connor said...

Imagine, there is a whole world of story telling I was unaware of. Animes....who knew. I feel so provincial now.

They looked far more interesting than Disney. Are they in English?

This trilogy of 2.5 books sounds really good. must buy! Great review too.

Melissa Keir said...

I love Sailor Moon. The show was amazing. I also watched Inuyasha and Full Metal Alchemist. My son had the figures and it came with kittens to put inside the body cavity. We also watched the Pokemon and Yugioh shows too.

While I loved the idea of Sailor Moon, the character of Sailor Moon was too boy crazy and self absorbed. :) I always saw myself as Sailor Jupiter!

Andrea Cooper said...

Liza,

Animes are in Japanese (typically) but they have subtitles or you can opt for the English version.

And they are more adult than Disney :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Andrea Cooper said...

Melissa,

I watched the Sailor Moon too. I liked Sailor Jupiter too.

Thank you for coming by.

Toni Kelly said...

What a fun post. I absolutely love anime and have seen several of these. I just wish I had more time to watch it these days. As a kid, I was absolutely in love with Prince Darian from Sailor Moon, lol.