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DAY OF THE DRAGON – A Katie MacAlister Review

Who doesn’t love a good dragon tale? MacAlister delivers again with another gut-busting, action packed dragon hunter novel to add to her back-list. Where book 1 gave us a human thrust into the role of a dragon hunter, DOTD focuses on a dragon shifter and his quest to save his lineage. Under the direction of his wayward cousin, Archer Andras is now on the hunt for a dragon scroll that tells the tale of his birth (alongside his brother’s) and how it split the dragon lineage apart in to two factions that are now at war. The scroll holds the key top unlocking Archer’s full potential as a dragon hunter, one prophesied. But the scroll is in the hands of one delectable human that Archer can’t seem to get his mind off of. Now he’s fighting for more than just his own namesake, now he’s fighting for his mate.

Thaisa, a secretly world-class translator and historical extraordinaire, has some wacky friends. When a much needed girl’s night out leads to dragon and magic talk, she’s convinced she needs to head home. But when she arrives, a man claiming to have purchased a new, rare scroll is there to collect. Dashing and devilishly handsome, Archer talks Thaisa into letting him take the scroll but it’s the biggest mistake of her career. Under her boss’s threat to retrieve it, she has to navigate a new world she’s never even dreamed of. Dragons, fairies, magic, and demons are all a new part of her world and Thaisa is stuck right in the middle of it. All the while Archer is by her side warming her with his dragon fire and tempting her to leave it all behind. Despite the world of magic, in order to save Archer’s people, their future, and even Thaisa’s Gran (threatened by her boss), only Thaisa holds the key to translating the scroll to unleash Archer’s true power.

Filled with the typical wit and humor from any MacAlister book, this fantastical story reminded me a bit of King Arthur. A runaway prince, dreaming of finding his true destiny and a lovely maiden to tie it all together. This is true fantasy wonderfully melded with the modern world. Rocking side hicks, hilarious hi-jinks, and demon battles to keep even the slowest reading flipping the pages faster and faster. Another truly wonderful addition to the massive library that is MacAlister’s fantasy romance come to life!


With dragons like him, who needs enemies?

Real scholars know that supernatural beings aren’t real. But the moment I meet Archer Andras of the Storm Dragons, all my academic training goes out the window. Thanks to Mr. Tall, Dark, And Infuriating, I’m learning that I really should worry about those things that go bump in the night. . . and that dragons like Archer are 100 percent pure trouble.

Now I’m caught in the middle of a war. On one side is Archer. On the other is his twin brother. And I am the key to translating an ancient text that could bring balance—or deadly ruin—to our world. But none of that is as dangerous as the seriously sexy sparks between Archer and me. He’s too tempting to be real. Too gorgeous to trust. And when it comes to dragons, there’s no smoke without deadly fire.

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no-double-chin-katie New York TimesUSA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller Katie MacAlister has always loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than fifty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with two dogs and a cat, and can often be found lurking around online.

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MEMOIRS OF A DRAGON HUNTER – A Katie MacAlister Review

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Dragons and demons and spirits, Oh my! I’m so glad Katie Mac when back to her dragon world! Filled with new characters, new tales, and new obstacles to overcome, Memoirs is non stop action from the first page.

Estranged from her half-sister, Ronnie is met with a startling realization about the world she lives in. As her sister is desperate to tell the tale of dragon hunters, demons, and protecting mankind, she lays dying in Ronnie’s arms and hands over a sword bequeathing her powers to her sister. Now a dragon hunter with little knowledge of who to trust, Ronnie has to complete her sister’s mission and help save a woman and her two daughters before demons get their hands on them. But her new neighbor, Ian, seems to be on the same mission with slightly different reasons.

On par for every Kati Mac book, Ronnie is hilarious, particularly in her way of thinking and awkward honesty. Her best friend and self-appointed sidekick Teresita is rib-crackling funny. While Memoirs may be an action packed romance, there’s definitely no shortage of comic relief between the demon fights and Ronnie learning her new skills form Ian. And who doesn’t want a sexy teacher like Ian Iskander. Half demon, half dragon, allllll male. Ian is charming and caring not only for Ronnie but for Sasha, a charge and apprentice in his care.

Ronnie and Ian soon learn that the mission her sister gave her and Ian’s lead to the same direction. A woman and her two daughters aren’t all they seem, and Ian’s mission has a darker tone than Ronnie thought. Deception and magic turn this twisting fantasy mystery into a who-dun-it with an unexpected quirky romance on top. Definitely a fun new addition to the Katie Mac fantasy realm!


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Sword supplied. No experience necessary.

One moment, I was a normal (if somewhat germaphobic) math teacher getting ready for summer vacation. Then my sister died in a pile of black ash, leaving me with a sword . . . and her destiny as dragon hunter. It turns out there’s a whole other world out there filled with demons, dragons, and spirits.

Now my job is to protect mortals—and I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing.
Then there’s tattooed hotness Ian Iskander. Part dragon hunter and part demon, Ian’s got some seriously creepy business associates and keeps trying to steal my sword.

So why do we keep getting lost in hungry, crazy-hot kisses? Ian is the only person who can help me figure out who—and what—I am. But trusting a half-demon is dangerous . . . because when you play with dragon fire, someone always gets burned.

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no-double-chin-katie New York TimesUSA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller Katie MacAlister has always loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than fifty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with two dogs and a cat, and can often be found lurking around online.

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THE PERILS OF PAULIE – A Katie MacAlister Review

*ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review*

Ladies and gents…Katie Mac is back! With her latest installment of the Matchmaker in Wonderland series we meet the utterly hilarious Paulie Rostakova whose fated to meet the charmingly Ainslie brother: DIXON! Oh my if the Ainslie brothers aren’t the smoothest and sweetest gentlemen of all!

Paulie has MacAlister’s generally witty sense of humor and all around sassy comebacks but she’s definitely not one to be taken for granted when there’s a race to be won! The excitement through out the whole book was perfectly timed! As Dixon and Paulie’s teams trek their way across the continental US and then Europe there are twists and tricks around every corner! Just when I thought “oh no, no more bad luck could befall these two”…I was wrong! MacAlister never fails to provide just the right amount of the unknown in each of her book’s plot lines to keep you on the edge of your seat at the turn of every page.

On par with MacAlister’s standard of sexy: the chemistry between Dixon and Paulie is immediate. From the most hilarious one liners and embarrassing circumstances to the sweet and caring moments between these two was easy to relate to. MacAlister has a way of portraying utterly relatable characters that ring true to anyone. This book had the most action of the series but lacked none of the romance or comedy! I had hoped for more a peek into the lives of the other Ainslie brothers and their lucky ladies but only time will tell!

Until next review…

XOXO Nalla


30297655 A fast and furious new Matchmaker in Wonderland novel from the New York Times bestseling author of Daring in a Blue Dress.

Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia, and Europe, Paulie jumps at the chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage car.

Dixon Ainslie has nothing to lose by entering the race, except the rut he’s been in since the death of his girlfriend years ago. But as other racers begin to drop out, the producers want Dixon to join forces with Paulie—on one condition: they have to pretend to fall in love and get married.

And as their scripted courtship takes off, Dixon and Paulie will have to take a detour into reality to turn the sparks flying between them into a passion with staying power…

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no-double-chin-katie New York TimesUSA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller Katie MacAlister has always loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than fifty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with two dogs and a cat, and can often be found lurking around online.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

2016 GoodReads Challenge: Pt. 2

The year is over! And I’ve reached my third reading goal for 2016! I started out with a goal of 80, then 100, and now 115! Check out all my reads below and be sure to add them to your TBR piles for 2017!

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Click here to see the first 80 books from 2016!

I’m so excited for my reads and reviews coming up in 2017!!!

XOXO Nalla

2016 GoodReads Reading Challenge: Pt. 1

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I’ve reached my goal!! Scroll down to see all my reads from this year…so far!

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Maya Banks: Softly at Sunrise, Forged in Steele, After the Storm, When Day Breaks, Darkest Before Dawn

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Maya Banks: Mastered, Keep Me Safe, In His Keeping

Karen Marie Moning: Feverborn

Erin McCarthy: Burn

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Maya Banks: Safe at Last, For Her Pleasure, Be With Me

Candy Starr: Too Many Rock Stars

Kate Dyer-Seeley: Slayed on the Slopes

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Yasmine Galenorn: Autumn Thorns

Kristen Ashely: Rock ChickRock Chick Rescue, Knight

Jaci Burton: Unexpected Rush

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Kristen Ashley: Rock Chick Redemption, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Reckoning, Creed

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Kristen Ashley: Raid, Deacon, Sebring, Rock Chick Regret, Rock Chick Revolution

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Kristen Ashley: For You, At Peace, Golden Trail

Shiloh Walker: Darker than Desire

Patricia Briggs: Fire Touched

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Drew Jordan: Hide

Kristen Ashley: Games of the Heart, The Promise

J.R. Ward: The Beast

Katie MacAlister: Dragon Soul

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Kristen Ashley: Hold On, Bounty

Kresley Cole: The Player

Jay Crownover: Built, Charged

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Gena Showalter: The Darkest Torment

Maya Banks: Dominated

Kylie Scott: Dirty, Lick

Jay Crownover: Rule

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Jay Crownover: Jet, Rome, Nash, Rowdy, Asa

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Katie MacAlister: Daring in a Blue Dress

Jay Crownover: Honor

Sherrilyn Kenyon: Born of Legend

Julie Ann Walker: Devil and the Deep

Shiloh Walker: Headed for Trouble

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Katie MacAlister: Ghost of a Chance

Katie Ruggle: Gone Too Deep

Yasmine Galenorn: Flight from Mayhem

J.R. Ward: The Angels’ Share

M. O’Keefe: Burn Down the Night

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Jaci Burton: Don’t Let Go

Shiloh Walker: The Trouble with Temptation, The Right Kind of Trouble

Katie Ruggle: Hold Your Breath

Jay Crownover: Better When He’s Bad

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Maya Banks: With Every Breath

Jay Crownover: Better When He’s Bold, Better When He’s Brave

Katie Ruggle: Fan the Flames

Lynsay Sands: Runaway Vampire

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Lynsay Sands: Immortal Nights

Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, and Gena Showalter: Blood Red Kiss

Yasmine Galenorn: Shadow Silence

Katie Ruggle: In Safe Hands

Erin McCarthy: Heart Breaker

I’ll add the rest of 2016 at the end of the year with the rest of the stats!

XOXO Nalla

GHOST OF A CHANCE – A Katie MacAlister Review

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It’s Clue! with the Katie Mac twist!

**Review given by a Katie Mac Mobile Minion**

Old school mystery rules apply to Katie MacAlister’s GHOST OF A CHANCE

I’ve been reading all things non-contemporary from Katie MacAlister for as long as I can remember but the Karma Marx series always slipped by my notice as sometimes older books don’t always hold my attention. Boy was i missing out!

In this classic tale of who-done-it Karma Marx’s husband is murdered (trust me that’s not a bad thing) and much to everyone’s perplexity….they can’t find out who the murderer is when they’re all locked in a house for 12 hours!

Katie’s classic humor and down to earth characters are ever present in this mystery as we spend the whole book bouncing from one accused to another; each in their own right believable.

Was it the soon to be divorced Karma? The treacherous business partner, Meredith and his hippie yet witchy wife Savannah? (Also these names are killer…no pun intended) Or maybe the new to the family, unruly teenager Pixie who’s motive is as steady as her propensity to change her name? Or maybe it’s the roguishly handsome old/new homeowner, Adam, who plays double duty as human marshall and Otherworld cop? Throw in some charming house ghosts (apparitions?), a skittish unicorn…yes I said unicorn, and you have yourself a tale of Otherworld mystery!

Until next review!!! Happy Bingeing Beauties!

xoxo Nalla

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