Descended from Dragons (Moonlight Dragon, #1) by Tricia Owens {Blitz} ~ Excerpt

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After silently parting the bead curtain I paused just at the threshold, listening. The shop was spooky enough without the lights on thanks to all the strange silhouettes, but knowing that half the objects were also cursed gave me another reason to shiver as I panned my gaze over the place.

Tick tick tick

I sent Lucky toward the sound. My dragon flew a loose circle around the left side of the room. That narrowed it down a bit, not that I felt comfortable putting my back to everything that was on the other side of the room. I displayed a few katanas and items that could be used as weapons there, but thankfully none of them were cursed with movement. At least, I hoped not. I guess I’d find out for certain when a spear pierced my back.

A fluttering sound, like the flapping of thick canvas, made me instinctively drop into a crouch. Lucky reared up, ready to attack. But nothing flew overhead. Breathing shallowly, I crawled toward the counter. I’d feel safer behind it and with the wall at my back.

As I rounded the counter, I realized I knew what had had made the noise. The only new thing in my inventory was the gargoyle statue. When I raised my eyes above the countertop, the gargoyle was gone from where it had sat. The cameos were quick to offer their opinions.

“You met the love of your life today…”

“…he’ll try to kill you, Anne Moody.”

“The cursed shall pay, Anne Moody!”

Yep, the damn gargoyle statue had come to life and was flying around Moonlight. Definitely a way to make me remember you, Christian.


Descended From Dragons

by Tricia Owens


GENRE: Urban Fantasy/PNR (sweet, sensual)


Descended from DragonsBeneath the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas lies another city. A secret city in plain sight, full of warlocks and demons, shape-shifters and golems. A city that feeds off the chance magick that is generated by gamblers and which is ruled by mysterious beings called the Oddsmakers.

It is in this strange underbelly of the occult that Anne Moody runs a cursed pawn shop for the desperate, the curious, and the magickally inclined. Though the job is boring, it keeps her under the radar. None of her customers have any inkling that she is a dragon sorceress with a power that’s been feared throughout history. However dragons are no help when a stone statue ends up in her shop that is more than it appears. The statue is a gargoyle named Vale, who is shrouded in mystery and secrets. When she learns that Vale is possessed, and that the person responsible for cursing him plans to take over Las Vegas with a horde of demons from Hell, Anne realizes it is up to her to defy the Oddsmakers and save the city, and possibly the world.


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Hunting Down Dragons

(Moonlight Dragon, #2)

Out Now – May 23, 2016




Tricia Owens

Tricia Owens wants you to know that Las Vegas is actually a pretty cool place and you won’t be eaten by a troll there. Probably. A former casino games dealer and cruise ship editor, Tricia has traveled extensively, visiting over 70 countries. She writes full time in several genres including urban fantasy and romance. Her favorite setting is her home town, the city of sin.


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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

32 comments on “Descended from Dragons (Moonlight Dragon, #1) by Tricia Owens {Blitz} ~ Excerpt

  1. I love the dragon theme…I’ve never read any books like that before!

  2. Wow, underneath Las Vegas. Very tempting and interesting. I visited there once, lost money and found a boyfriend for the week, lol I’d love to read this story and possibly the others by this author 😉

  3. Hi!! Thank you so much for this great opportunity ??

  4. i love the idea of this series and the covers are gorgeous
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  5. The more dragon and shifter books, the better. I love them! Good luck to all here. ?

  6. Love the cat lady quote…I’m one for sure lol.
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  7. Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  8. Sounds like a great read, hope I’ll have a chance to read it soon!

  9. Love the cover. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. Came to wish you a happy monday! 🙂

  12. Thank you for the chance to win. Descended from Dragons looks beautiful.

  13. Most books seem to be better than the movie; is there a movie that you think was better than the book?
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  14. Sounds like a great read can’t wait to read this.

  15. This one sounds interesting! I hadn’t heard of this one before,
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  16. Sounds great,thanks for sharing!

  17. Sunday blessings to all and thanks so much for the opportunity to win

  18. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to reading this book!
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  19. This sounds like a great paranormal story.

  20. I’m not familiar with this author, but you caught my attention with DRAGON. I like the looks of the excerpt. I’ll have to check it out.
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  21. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!
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  22. I loved the excerpt, thanks for sharing!

  23. Sounds like a great read.

  24. thanks for hosting!

    • I want to clarify that this book series is an urban fantasy, not a paranormal romance, so despite that little teaser graphic, I’d rate this PG-13 at best.
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      • It was my pleasure to share Descended from Dragons today.

        I do agree with Tricia this is an Urban Fantasy not a Paranormal Romance even though it does have a little love interest that is very much secondary to the story. My review will be showing up next month for this book on my blog, but you can check it out now on Goodreads: Review: Descended from Dragons. I very much enjoyed this fast-paced adventure and look forward to reading book two.

        Thank’s to everyone who stopped by!

  25. This sounds very entertaining!

  26. This book sounds like something I’d really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

  27. How do you keep yourself inspired? Do you have a private canon of authors you go back and reread?

  28. Thanks for hosting!

    • It was my pleasure to share this book! ^_^

  29. Good Morning, Happy Friday and thank you for this giveaway