“Dragons do not exist.” Ella Hixson shrieked as the mythical beasts dive from the sky shredding her car with their impressively long talons and sending her careening across the road in an attempt to avoid the being flambéed. Escaping her car, she grasps the car door in order to prevent herself from tumbling down the slippery embankment. Pouring rain soaks Ella’s interview suit and her dress shoes as she searches the sky for the attacking beasts to find nothing but clouds heavy with their payload of rain.
Hallucinations, relationship destroying fights with her only surviving relative-her mother, and, thanks to a bodaciously bosomed, bottle-blond, jobless, Ella needs the universe to cut her a break.
Be careful what you wish for.
Circumstances conspire and Ella’s mundane existence evaporates when she discovers she is Drakkon, the hidden heir to an ancient dynasty, and she has an enemy who would see all the Drakkon race enslaved or dead.
No more ordinary days for Ella as she learns what it is to be Drakkon, tries to save a world she knows nothing about, and still be home in time to feed her dog.
Born on a dark and stormy night on the other side of the world from Richmond, VA, Leila Gaskin began a life full of imaginative wanderings. Inspired by her journey, Leila takes inspiration from the places she’s lived. She is the author of several short stories ranging from horror, speculative fiction, and science fiction. HOT FLASHES is her debut novel.
With her dog as her co-pilot and the cat as the navigator, Leila explores her world and tells her stories.
I love Dragons! Everyone that knows me, will know that about me. So when I got the information of hosting Hot Flashes, by Leila Gaskin, I didn’t think twice.
I think Leila has a very huge and clear imagination when capturing the dragons.
Her synopsis is awesome, that is one of the reasons I grabbed the book. The premise of the story grabbed my attention immediately.
I loved it for what it was, but I’m going to be honest, I wanted more.
I couldn’t put the book down when it was about Ella, but I struggled when it came to the Drakkons and the other world. I wasn’t so much into it.
Ella is a strong character, with flaws. I think plenty of people will connect with her. I loved Kaie, even though I’m not a cat person.
Like I said, it’s a strong premise, but I wasn’t so much in love with the story as I wanted.
I’m going to give it a four, because the writing style is beautiful and I did connect with the characters
I wish you all the luck with Hot Flushes and this series. There is a beautiful giveaway, so please take part and maybe you will be one of the lucky ones.
Tour Wide Giveaway
25 dragon charm bookmarks
4 hard copies of Hot Flashes
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Schedule Hot Flashes by Leila Gaskin
September 11 Interview
September 12 interview
Author Karen Swart
September 13 Guest blog
Reading In Twilight
September 16 Interview
September 16 Spotlight
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
September 17 guest post –
topic: author bullying
September 18 Interview
Musings and Ramblings
September 19 Guest blog
Bookin’ It Reviews
September 20 Interview
September 23 Spotlight
Jody’s Book Reviews & Giveaways
September 24 Guest blog
September 25 Interview and review
September 26 Spotlight
September 26 Spotlight
Wicca Witch 4 Book Blog
September 27 Spotlight and review
Faerie Tale Books
September 30 review
trips down imagination road
October 1 Spotlight
October 2 Interview
Dalene’s Book Reviews
October 2 Spotlight
October 3 Guest blog
Cloey’s Book Reviews and Other Stuff
October 3 Spotlight and review
October 4 Guest blog
Rose & Beps Blog –
October 4 Spotlight
Share My Destiny
October 7 Interview
October 7 Spotlight
The Writerly Exploits of Mara Valderran