Azaran by Jacki James Release Blast, Exclusive Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Jackie James popping in today with her new release Azaran, we have a great exclusive excerpt, a brilliant $10 Amazon GC giveaway and my review, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Azaran

(The Brotherhood of Ormarr 01)
by

Jacki James

Azaran~

I was born a dragon rider. A member of the Brotherhood of Ormarr, son of Cadmar, and the eldest of four sons. I was raised to defend the innocent and protect the secret of the dragons, but when I was eighteen, my parents were brutally murdered and the training and care of my brothers fell to me. My entire adult life has been spent helping my brothers grow into the strong, brave dragon riders they were born to be. Now that the youngest of my brothers is close to adulthood, the last thing I need is someone else to worry about—someone else to be responsible for. If only the handsome doctor fate had chosen for my mate wasn’t so perfect for me.

Toby~

AlI I ever wanted was to help people, that’s why I became a doctor, but I quickly learned that modern medicine was more about the all-mighty dollar and less about saving lives. It wasn’t long before I was doubting my life choices. A vacation to the ocean was supposed to leave me refreshed and ready to get back to work, but instead, I found myself pulled into a world I never knew existed. A world where dragons are real, men fight like medieval warriors, and my soulmate has his very own bat cave. Azaran thinks the last thing he needs is a mate to worry about. Good thing I don’t need anyone to take care of me. My sexy dragon rider, on the other hand, needs someone to take care of him, and I think I’m just the man to do it.

Azaran is the first book in The Brotherhood of Ormarr series. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc continues in the next installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. Azaran is a m/m romance, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.

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Exclusive Excerpt!

I landed out behind the store and Sindri quickly returned to her tattoo form. We walked into The Overlord’s Lair and Quentin met us with a smile—as always.

“Azaran, I thought about you the other day when my shipment came in. I got sun catchers and wind chimes that have prisms on them.”

I felt Sindri’s excitement and I attempted to steal some of it for myself. Quentin was a good guy and never seemed to find my obsession with prisms odd. He didn’t ask what I did with them all and that was good. I don’t think my dragon takes them and puts them in a box would be a reasonable answer to a human. Although, it was a perfectly logical explanation for a dragon.

“I hung them in the window in the back, so they’d catch the afternoon light. Come see,” he said, and we followed him back. He’d arranged them so they hung at the right angle to send little spots of colored light all over the back wall. He took his hand and gently brushed the crystals causing them the swing and the colored light danced.

I need those, Sindri insisted.

You can’t have them all.

But I need them, she said again.

You may have one.

I can take them all, she said in her haughtiest tone. No one could stop me. I could burn this shop to the ground and take all the prisms.

Sindri, you may have one.

Stupid humans, she grumbled. But then she spotted a sun catcher, and I knew we’d found today’s purchase. Hanging in a single line, it had multicolor crystals leading down to a huge, pear-shaped prism on the end. I felt her delight and how perfect she thought it was.

I picked it up and handed it to Quentin. “I’ll take this one.” I paid him and we left. I walked down the street to the Inn and used the key card and let myself into Toby’s room. I grabbed the things he’d requested and quickly left. We went out behind the Inn and prepared to fly home. I gave Sindri the sun catcher, and she practically purred, tucking into her pouch, we took off. The ride home wasn’t as peaceful as the ride into town. I had no idea what to do about Toby. I understood why we couldn’t erase the memories of our mates. That was too much power to have over another, but it would be convenient in this situation. I couldn’t let him go and I couldn’t let him stay. What was I supposed to do?

We swooped over the water and turned sharply to the right, landing in the LZ. Sindri quickly took her wyrmling form and made for the stairs. When we returned with a prism, she always went to her room to hide it as if anyone here would think of taking it from her. As I hauled the bag of Toby’s things upstairs, I prepared myself to see him. I had no idea what I’d say, but it needed to be nice, polite, and distant. What I wasn’t prepared for, however, was to walk into a living room full of stunned young men watching as Toby oohed and awed over the prism Sindri had picked out at the store. I stood in the doorway and watched as Toby tried twice to give the prism back to Sindri, and both times, she pushed it back toward him.

Sindri, what are you doing?

I am giving our human a present.

You want to give him one of your prisms? Sindri, like most dragons, didn’t share her pretties. Ever. Of course, Toby had no way of knowing what an honor it was for her to want to give him one.

He is ours. He should have one from me to remember he is ours.

Sindri, he doesn’t know or understand that he belongs to us.

He will. Humans are just slow. Pretty, but slow.

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The Brother of Ormarr series!

Being a dragon rider for the Brotherhood of Ormarr is filled with adventure, but danger can lurk behind every corner with the Order of Amsel set out to destroy the riders. Azaran, Zale, Eeli, and Malachite have spent their whole lives training, but will it be enough?

The brothers lost their parents years ago to assassins, but they’ve never been able to figure out who was behind the attack. Follow the journey of these dragon riders, along with their faithful dragons, as they find their mates and discover clues that will lead to the final epic showdown.

The Brotherhood of Ormarr series consists of four books, each with its own HEA. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc continues into the next installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. This is a m/m romance series, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.

Zale (book 02)

by Michelle Frost

Release date: 27th May 2019
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Eeli (book 03)

Steph Marie and Bobbie Rayne

Release date: 3rd June 2019
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Malachite (book 04)

Michele Notaro and Sammie Cee

Release date: 10th June 2019
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About Jacki!

Jacki James AVATARJacki James has been saying she was going to write a book since she was sixteen and wrote fanfiction (before fanfiction had a name) about her favorite Rockstar. She is a believer in love of all kinds but MM romance is her favorite by far. She has a romantic heart and a dirty mind and likes to write stories that let both shine.

When she isn’t writing she is either creating beautiful pieces of glass art or reading. She is an animal lover and dreams of having a small hobby farm where she can raise goats, chickens and organic veggies. In the meantime, she lives in town with her two cats, awesome husband, and two college-aged kids.

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Review

Jacki James - Azaran COVER s 935n5hTitle: Azaran

Series: The Brotherhood of Ormarr 01

Author: Jacki James

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (139pgs)

ISBN: B07RT4N3RB

Publisher: Jacki James (20th May 2019)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Azaran~

I was born a dragon rider. A member of the Brotherhood of Ormarr, son of Cadmar, and the eldest of four sons. I was raised to defend the innocent and protect the secret of the dragons, but when I was eighteen, my parents were brutally murdered and the training and care of my brothers fell to me. My entire adult life has been spent helping my brothers grow into the strong, brave dragon riders they were born to be. Now that the youngest of my brothers is close to adulthood, the last thing I need is someone else to worry about—someone else to be responsible for. If only the handsome doctor fate had chosen for my mate wasn’t so perfect for me.

Toby~

All I ever wanted was to help people, that’s why I became a doctor, but I quickly learned that modern medicine was more about the all-mighty dollar and less about saving lives. It wasn’t long before I was doubting my life choices. A vacation to the ocean was supposed to leave me refreshed and ready to get back to work, but instead, I found myself pulled into a world I never knew existed. A world where dragons are real, men fight like medieval warriors, and my soulmate has his very own bat cave. Azaran thinks the last thing he needs is a mate to worry about. Good thing I don’t need anyone to take care of me. My sexy dragon rider, on the other hand, needs someone to take care of him, and I think I’m just the man to do it.

Azaran is the first book in The Brotherhood of Ormarr series. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc continues in the next installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. Azaran is a m/m romance, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.    

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: Azaran raised his three brothers after the death of their parents, for ten years he’s been responsible for their education, training and welfare and teaching them to be the best dragon riders in the world. With his youngest brother just a year short of adulthood Azaran comes face to face with his mate, a mate he doesn’t want because another responsibility is the last thing he wants and he’s tired of having no choices.

Toby is a doctor who is sick and tired of having his hands tied by insurance companies, heading off for a two week holiday sounds amazing but what he discovers is the most amazing thing in the world. Meeting Azaran is a shock and finding out the truth about Azaran’s actions has Toby making life changing decisions, now he just needs to convince Azaran that he can take care of himself.

This is a great story that has an interesting background and intriguing characters.

Azaran had a lot thrown on his shoulders at the tender age of eighteen and that has hardened him to fate dictating his life. He isn’t happy at all to have found his mate in Toby; he’s resentful in fact and avoids Toby at all costs. It takes being taken to task by his younger brother for him to step up, and when he does the flames erupt.

Toby is very open to what he discovers and embraces his new future, while his relationship with Azaran is rocky at first Toby accepts that Azaran has had a lot of responsibilities that have worn him down but he’s confident that he can make Azaran his.

I enjoyed this story but I’ll be honest and say that there could have been more of the overall arc rather than just a hint of it because it seems like a very interesting story arc. In this story it’s more like an introduction of characters and history with a hint of where it’s going in the future. I mean don’t get me wrong I really did enjoy the story of Azaran and Toby and seeing how they made their relationship work, I liked seeing how their team worked as well but I think I was just expecting it to be a bit more, well, meatier.

The story is well written and the history of the dragons is very interesting, the sexy times between Azaran and Toby are fan yourself hot and their relationship is just a touch rocky (well once Azaran pull’s his head out of his arse). The interaction between the brothers is heart-warming and I can’t wait to read their stories.

I recommend this to those who love paranormal romances, tragic pasts, finding your place in the world, great characters, wonderful dragons and a interesting storyline.

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