Monday, August 9, 2021

The Traitor by Abigail Owen - Pre-Order and Excerpt

The Traitor
by Abigail Owen
Series: Fire's Edge, #5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Release Date: August 16, 2021

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.

She’d hooked the pack with her gear into a newly set carabiner and was reaching for the heavy-duty zip when a shadow passed overhead, stilling her hand. Everything inside her quietened as well.

Dragon shifter. No doubt in her mind.

Instinct had her ducking as wind buffeted her, sending snow and ice to pelt her mercilessly. Good thing she’d put those goggles back on. “Watch it,” she snapped.

You’re on my mountain, little girl,” a sinfully deep voice curled through her mind.

Despite the challenging words, this dragon had taken the courtesy to lower the volume so that the telepathic communication didn’t send splinters of pain through her head. The wind stopped suddenly, as though obeying his will, and the unmistakable sound of razor-sharp talons finding purchase in the rock above her screeched, followed by a few rocks tumbling down over her.

“Seriously?” Hadyn raised her head, intending to glare at him, then blinked.

Black dragon. So black, his onyx scales gleamed like a river of silk in the dying light of day, not reflecting the pinks and purples of the sky, more like swallowing the color into a black hole of nothingness. Wicked spikes rose to a crest at the back of his skull, but those down his back were laid flat.


She’d been raised around these creatures. She shouldn’t be impressed. Hadyn had no doubt she was staring at a fighter. Dragon shifters tended to be lean and muscled, and black dragons were supposed to be the leanest of the bunch. This one was bigger than she’d anticipated. Not as long and elegant as her green dragon shifter adopted parents, not as burly as the gold dragon who’d been one of the men to take them away.

No, raw power surrounded him, his scales rippling slightly with each small move to remain balanced while clutching the side of the mountain. A quiet menace stared at her from pitch-black eyes. No flames, though, his emotions in severe check.

Not that he had anything to fear from her.

Black dragons were supposed to be stealthy sons of bitches. The fact that he’d warned her of his presence with that flash of shadow told her all she needed to know about this one. He wouldn’t hurt her. Not unless she presented as a direct threat.

Relief at finding him brought a tired smile to her lips. “Rune Abaddon, I presume?”

Who’s asking?”

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, Dr. Seuss quoter, 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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