The Mate


Abigail Owen (Goodreads Author)

A prequel to the scorching paranormal romance, The Boss, coming September 24th.

Maddie Thompson’s life just fell down a rabbit hole. Finding out she’s a dragon shifter was one thing—she never quite fit into the human world, and this new reality feels…strangely right. However, discovering the next step is to choose a mate, and if she chooses wrong she’ll die, is the other side of crazy. Especially when she already left a piece of her heart with someone who didn’t want it.

To say dragon enforcer Fallon Conleth was shocked when the Mating Council summoned him as a potential mate for a newly found dragon doesn’t quite cover it. A mate is rare and precious and many dragons never find theirs. Fallon isn’t sure he’s worthy of the honor, not when so many deserve it more. He’ll just go through the motions and return home alone…until he sees Maddie. The human woman he reluctantly let walk away.

Fallon already broke Maddie’s heart once, but if he can’t convince her that they’re meant to be, she’ll die… and he won’t be far behind.


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Fallon Conleth is nervous.  After all that his brother went through during the mating ritual, he is scared the same could happen to him.  He doesn’t even want a mate, but when a potential human showed the sign of his dragon clan, he was chosen.  So here he is taking part in the ritual.  Maybe it will go quickly and he can get back to the states with his brothers.  What Fallon realized when he walked into that room and laid eyes on the human woman who bore the mark, was this is not going to be a walk in the park.

Maddie Thompson’s life has changed dramatically.  Running from a past that seems to be an inferno, she soon discovered that she is something more.  She bears the mark of the blue dragon clan and now she is here to choose her mate.  Her friend Colin has helped her heal her broken heart and learn what she really is.  She feels she a loyalty to him like she owes him.  But when a blast from her past walks into the room her heart stops.  The man who broke her heart stares her in the face and now she knows her decision may not be as simple as she thought.  What’s worse if she chooses wrong it could be the end of her.

Wow!  This is a wonderful kick off to a potentially great series.  This novella was a quick and amazing prequel to Fire’s Edge paranormal romance series.  This series is centered around dragon shifters and while I am not a fan of dragon shifter books, I absolutely loved this one.  Not only did Abigail create a unique world, but she created amazing characters, who are interesting and very intriguing.  I am definitely interested in getting to know these characters and experience their world.

Overall the book is a short and quick read, but it is not rushed.  It lays out a bit of the back story and creates a solid foundation for the series.  Introducing some of the characters slowly and giving us the main achievement for the characters.  The book is exciting with edge gripping action and steamy romance.  I am hooked and I can’t wait to see what Abigail has in store for her dragon shifter hotties.

*ARC provided by Abigail Owen

5 star

About Abigail Owen

Award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

Abigail also writes award-winning contemporary romance under the pen name Kadie Scott. (

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