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"a fantastic follow-up to Playing with Fire"

In the hilarious follow-up to MacAlister's Silver Dragon spin-off series, we pick up where Playing with Fire ends. May Northcutt is a doppelganger to Cyrene, a naiad who traded her common sense in order to gain a twin -- which in hindsight was probably not the smartest move on her part. As we learned in Playing with Fire, May is also the wyvern mate to Gabriel Tauhou, the uber-sexy wyvern to the Silver Dragons. As part of the deal in becoming a doppelganger, May is bound to Magoth, a demon lord who once walked the earth as a famous silent film star 90 years before. At the end of book one, May sacrificed herself to save Gabriel and is now stuck back in Abaddon where Magoth has decided it's time to make May his consort -- mostly because once she becomes his consort, he'll be allowed to access her powers, which means Magoth will be able to once again walk the mortal realm. That's not something which May is really looking forward to. Of course, it's now up to Gabriel to free May. Unfortunately, Gabriel has agreed that it is in May's best interest to become Magoth's consort because of the Doctrine of Unending Conscious, which states, that "when a demon lord accesses the world in such a manner it's in a diminished capacity." And if Magoth is determined to walk the mortal realm again, a "diminished capacity" would definitely be a good thing.

Unfortunately, dragon politics aren't any easier to deal with either. When Bastien Blu calls a sarkany, a weyr meeting called to discuss issues pertaining to specific wyverns or sept, Gabriel decides to entrust May to guard the Lindorm Phylactery -- a priceless dragon artifact. However, when a power struggle within the blue sept occurs and the weyr is attacked, chaos ensues and May inadvertently uses the phylactery and it ends up residing with her, which is leading to some very unsavory side- effects for May.

Katie MacAlister has penned a fantastic follow-up to Playing with Fire with its non-stop action and hilarious antics that we've come to expect from her writing. As an added treat to this delicious story, MacAlister continues to bring back past characters that readers of the Dragon series have come to love...Aisling, Drake, and of course, Jim -- Aisling's wisecracking demon minion who takes the form of a shaggy Newfoundland. For fans of Katie MacAlister, this is definitely a book you don't want to miss! However, I would like to note that while you could read this book as a stand-alone, I highly recommend that you read Playing with Fire first.

Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted October 18, 2008

SUMMARY

She's jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Where there’s smoke, there’s one hot New York Times bestselling author.

Though May Northcott’s heart belongs to Gabriel, leader of the silver dragons, being stuck in Abaddon has significantly cooled down her love life. Especially since a demon lord is trying to woo her. Looks like May will have to barter to gain her freedom and fulfill her destiny by Gabriel’s side...

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Up In Smoke
(Silver Dragons: Book 2)
by Katie MacAlister

Signet
October 1, 2008
Available: October 2, 2008
ISBN #0451225287
EAN #9780451225283
352 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Katie MacAlister

Much Ado About Vampires
The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons
In the Company of Vampires
Death's Excellent Vacation
Love in the Time of Dragons
Steamed
My Zombie Valentine
Me and My Shadow
Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang
Zen and the Art of Vampires
Playing With Fire
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
Holy Smokes
Ain't Myth-Behaving
Last of the Red-Hot Vampires
Light My Fire
Just One Sip
Even Vampires Get the Blues
Fire Me Up
Sex, Lies and Vampires
Hard Days Knight
You Slay Me
The Trouble with Harry
The Corset Diaries
Sex and the Single Vampire
Men In Kilts
A Girl's Guide to Vampires
Heat Wave
Noble Destiny
Improper English
Noble Intentions


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