Swoon Thursday #95 – Born in Flames by Candace Knoebel

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Born in Flames
Author: Candace Knoebel
Series: Born in Flames Trilogy #1
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Published: September 6th 2012
This was a fantastic start to a series that I am keen to see more of. Rory has been such a reserved character but is starting to open up now. Looking forward to more!

I smiled as a feeling of euphoria consumed me, and I spun around to face him. I don’t know what possessed me, but I didn’t even hesitate to kiss him with every beautiful emotion in my being. 

Butterflies flew crazily in my stomach, making it hard to concentrate, and the lullaby kicked into gear, stealing all rationality. My heart seemed to sync in time with the harmonious song that had unleashed between us like an untamed fire. His lips were so soft and gentle. My knees melted into oblivion.

~ Kindle Arc Loc 1844

My review will be on the blog Friday!
Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon. 

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out. 

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?

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  1. another dragon book! Dragons are popular today for some reason.

  2. Melting knees is a GOOD kiss!

  3. That is a beautiful swoon. Great pick Naomi.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  4. I hadn't heard of this series until now, but I love dragons, so I'll definitely be adding these babies to my TBR!

  5. I have seen this series, definitely curious about it. I like the swoony moment!

  6. Franny @ Mind ReaderJune 6, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Aaaannnd we melt into the oblivion as well...
    Great teaser, Naomi! Never heard about this but I'm definitely keep it in mind!

  7. I am anxious to read your review because, DRAGONS!!!

  8. Oh nice. She was daring! I like that.

    My Swoon

  9. This is the first one I've read and it only touches on the Dragon aspect... hopefully more soon!!

  10. I actually forgot that I had it... was supposed to review it ages ago... Naughty me!!

  11. Thanks! I think it is going to be a fun series!!

  12. I love dragon stories, and dragon stories with yummy romance are even better! I love that last line "melted into oblivion." That cover is pretty awesome too, her hair looks all intense & fiery! Will be checking this one out on GR :)

  13. Itara @ My Midnight FantasiesJune 7, 2014 at 5:59 AM

    Wow that was so cute! I haven't read a book about dragons before, umm they're scary, lol.

  14. I liked that! Definitely a brave character! You go girl!

  15. Awww, I love that! Rationality, make way for oblivion :D

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  16. Oh this one is completely new to me but I love it! Love when the girl just goes for it!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  17. Beautiful Swoon friend! I love how the author describes the feeling of euphoria and kissing with every emotion in her being! What a beautiful book cover too!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  18. Awesome sneak peak!! Glad you enjoyed this one :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  19. Hehe... I'm looking forward to more of this!

  20. I know! Good on her for stepping up!

  21. All the covers look great, looking forward to more!

  22. I did... It's building to be an interesting series!

  23. Thanks for that swoon, Naomi! I can't wait to read your review - lucky me, I'm behind and I only have to go click on it. ;) I hope you're having a fantastic week! Have you met any Onslow boys yet?!? ;)

  24. It was a sweet one, this is going to be a great series!
    And no luck on the Onslow boys ;)


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