The Dragon of New Orleans by Genevieve Jack

June 13th, 2019 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

13th Jun
The Dragon of New Orleans by Genevieve Jack
The Dragon of New Orleans
by Genevieve Jack
Series: The Treasure of Paragon #1
Narrator: Rock Engle
Length: 9 hours and 53 minutes
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Publisher
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

New Orleans: city of intrigue, supernatural secrets, and one enigmatic dragon.

A deadly curse....
For 300 years, Gabriel Blakemore has survived in New Orleans after a coup in his native realm of Paragon scattered him and his dragon siblings across the globe. Now a jealous suitor's voodoo curse threatens to end his immortal existence. His only hope is to find an antidote, one that may rest in a mortal woman.

A lifesaving gift...
After five years of unsuccessful treatment for her brain cancer, death is a welcome end for Raven Tanglewood. Her illness has become a prison her adventurous spirit cannot abide. Salvation comes in the form of Gabriel, who uses dragon magic to save her.

A harrowing price...
To Raven, the bond that results from Gabriel's gift is another kind of captivity. Can Gabriel win Raven's love and trust in time to awaken the life-saving magic within her? Or will his fiery personality and possessive ways drive her from his side and seal his fate?

magical SUSPENSE ROMANCE paranormal

I have a weakness for Dragons in suits. There I said it. I also have a weakness for books set in New Orleans. The Dragon of New Orleans by Genevieve Jack satisfied both, and it was delicious. A dragon, witches, and a curse to be broken.

Narrated by Rock Engle, Jack quickly pulled me into this tale and held me spellbound. Engle was the perfect voice for a dragon. His dialect and female characters had charisma. I will definitely look for more audiobooks narrated by him.

At twenty-three years of age, our heroine Raven, is in the final stages of cancer. Gabriel, a dragon from Paragon, saves her under the condition she help him undo a curse. Thinking him a dream she accepts….

Crimson, a Voodoo Witch has cursed Gabriel. Crimson wants to sleep with Gabriel to perform some magic ritual. His refusal(s) provoke her into cursing his life ring. Crimson, like NOLA is over the top from her attire to her actions, and I adored loathing her. But, beware she bites!

They’ve got until Fat Tuesday to save Gabriel. Only, Raven doesn’t have a clue what to do. Her premonitions were a fluke caused by her illness. Or were they? During, that time their attraction will intensify and Raven will learn she is so much more. I loved that we saw trust, and character growth as their story progressed.

The attraction, back-and-forth banter and smoldering chemistry shared time with the suspenseful angle. I came to care for Gabriel and Raven, but also enjoyed secondary characters and loved hating our villain.

The book contains mature scenes and my headphones melted. Their relationship and chemistry felt genuine. I loved that the author allowed me to feel connected to them and the story as it unfolded.

Talks of food, curses, Casket Girls, old lore and more grounded the tale and kept me listening. The New Orleans setting, antiquities shop, and history added to the atmosphere.

As for world-building the listener was left to discover things alongside Raven and this worked well. The author provided the key elements, but kept the pace fast and smooth by avoiding info dumps and leaving room for further discovery.

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I am looking forward to the next installment in the The Treasure of Paragon series and hope you grab your headphones and listen to The Dragon of New Orleans.

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16 Responses to “The Dragon of New Orleans by Genevieve Jack”

  1. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    I love that this is set in New Orleans. It seems like such a mysterious and magical place. I have never been but love stories set there. I am adding this one to my list. I also LOVE this cover!


  2. Stefanie

    This one certainly has an interesting premise. I must have seen it on someone’s blog b/c I was pleased to have found I had already added it to my TBR.

    Stefanie recently posted: Cross Stitch III
  3. Carla

    Wonderful review Kimberly. It sounds like a great story. I do love villains you love to hate. I am not a big fantasy reader, but this one does intrigue me somewhat.

  4. Olivia Roach

    I have to admit I clicked on this review because the cover had traits of an urban fantasy and then it also had the hot guy in a suit which reminds me of romance… and I hoped it would combine the two. Which it did! Having a weakness for books set in New Orleans is a good weakness to have 😉

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  5. Flora

    I’ve gotta admit to steering clear of Ms Jack after reading Ghost and the Graveyard back in 2014 and only rating it 2 stars – think it was only “meh”. This has similarities in so far as the main character is early twenties, there’s hot chemistry and is “exciting and sexy read”.

    However, as you’ve really enjoyed it, I will keep my mind open. I love dragon shifters too and stories set in New Orleans are always so captivating!

  6. kindlemom1

    I definitely have a weakness for books est in NOLA as well Kim, they are always just so fascinating. I truly want to travel there one day and see all the history! So glad you enjoyed this. I have read very little stories involving dragons but I’ve always been curious about them. I might have to mark this one down as to read as well.

  7. Heidi

    Oh yes! This one sounds fun. I love the NO setting and now I want to know what a Casket Girl is. Will add this to the list.

  8. Jackie Briere

    What an exceptionally wonderful and concise review! I love reading your reviews and recommendations, I hope you like the next one as much! Genevieve Jack is up high on my list of favourites.