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Jaime Rush

Genre: Paranormal Romance, E-book, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

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Dear Reader,

Dragon Rising is literally the twin story to Dragon Mine. Literally because they feature twin dragonshifters, Lyra and Kirin. I liked the idea of having two intertwined stories, each with its own romance and plot, one thread connecting both. It was an intriguing idea, but challenging in its execution.

Okay, I’ve never been one to do things the easy way. But the idea itself was simple enough: the twins’ father goes missing, and Lyra begs her brother, Kirin, to help her find him. Kirin, who has a rocky history with both their father and Lyra, does return, but goes off on his own investigation with his ex-girlfriend. Which leaves Lyra angry and determined to find her pop on her own. Well, not entirely alone. This is a romance, after all. And to make things interesting, I couldn’t pair her with a guy who actually wanted to help, right?

I love creating juicy conflict between my leads, and Lyra and Archer were perfect foils for each other. Archer is a Caido, a descendent of fallen angels. One of the curses he bears is an acute sensitivity to emotions, and Lyra is a passionate Dragon. Caidos must also suppress their desire because of the pain it causes, and Lyra is beautiful, feisty, and fiery. And while he is willing to help, he doesn’t want Lyra at his side.

But Lyra is feisty, remember? No way is she going to let him keep her out of the investigation. I love the hot/cool combo Lyra and Archer make. And though they are two different types of supernatural beings, they are, at their core, human. With baggage. Vulnerabilities. And much to Archer’s chagrin, desire.

Of my three types of supernaturals — sorcerers, Dragons, and Caidos — the fallen angels have the hardest time. And that made it very challenging to find a happy ending for my Dragon/Angel duo. But I found a way for these two to find the love they both deserved.

Isn’t that a lot like real life? We all come with our baggage, our thorns to protect our vulnerable areas, and yet, a desire to connect with someone. I always write with the intention that my stories give everyone hope that there’s a happy ending for all of us.


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