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Literary Swoon, Day Four: Deborah Cooke

Literary Swoon, Day Four: Deborah Cooke

Photos courtesy of D. Sharon Pruitt and Deborah Cooke A YA paranormal romance book that took me by surprise last year was Deborah Cooke’s Flying Blind. With exciting aerial dragon battles, a girl with mystical powers, and cute boys, it’s the perfect book when you’re in the mood for a funny, lighthearted read! We’re happy to welcome Deborah to the blog today as part of our Literary Swoon series, in which our favorite YA authors tell us about a romantic scene that they’ve never forgotten. Don’t forget that this scene may contain a spoiler. Deborah Cooke’s Favorite Romantic Book Scene One of the first romance novels I ever read was Angel in Scarlet by Jennifer Wilde. I was hooked! And that story stayed with me, all these years, because it’s about a woman learning who she is and what she wants. It was probably uncommon as an historical romance then,… Read more »

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Flying Blind: review

Flying Blind: review

Flying Blind (Dragon Diaries #1)by Deborah Cooke Aerial dragon battles. A girl with a cool mystical powers. Cute boys on motorbikes. What more could you ask for in a fun and fluffy paranormal book? Flying Blind took me completely by surprise. The story follows Zoë Sorensson, the only female dragon shapeshifter in existence, who has important duties to assume when she comes to maturity. The problem is, her powers haven’t bloomed properly and the few times they begin to appear–in the form of a mesmerizing flame in the pupils of her eyes and a single curved talon–she can’t control them. As a result, she’s shipped off to dragon “boot camp” where she’s huddled with a group of dragon boys she’s known all her life, including Nick, the attractive guy who she may be destined to be with. The dragon lore is exceptionally well thought-out, with specific behaviors and mythology.  I… Read more »

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