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Windburn

(Nightwing #2)

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  560 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Rerelease of updated version coming September 24, 2018.

No man can win her heart—until now…

In the Gladium Province, the boundaries between humans and Morgons, the dragon-hybrid race, continue to blur as a new generation surrenders to long-forbidden temptation…

Sorcha Linden does whatever she wants whenever she wants, and no one can stop her. Least of all a man. After all, th
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ebook, 91 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Lyrical Press
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Sorcha Linden...

Nearly four years after reading this series for the first time, I am re-reading it as Juliette Cross prepares to re-release it! I can honestly say that I loved this book just as much, if not more, the second time through. As I said in the original review, Sorcha was a tough, independent woman with walls around her heart. Lorian Nightwing was just the Morgan to break through those walls. This is a steamy, sexy, sweet and suspenseful book and it’s amazing. I’m leaving my original review as is sinc
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Nicola
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Overall review of the series on book one, Soulfire, HERE (no spoilers)

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I cannot have enough of these delicious dragons! Why is this series so short?!! I want Jed and Willow's story! And Kol! So much love for the Captain of the Guard! Give me more!
Robin (Bridge Four)
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Psy/Changling and Immortals After Dark
Yes it is official I love dragon/human hybrids.

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This falls into my ‘I need a quick fix of something magical and sexy’ category. At around 100 pages this is perfect to get a little something sexy in between books or great if you just want to relax in the tub to read.

Sorcha is wild, aggressive and a little free with her body but never free with her heart. Lorian is reserved and very much in control of everything in his life but Sorcha gets under his skin in a way no other woman has, and she might
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Stacie
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is good. Bring on the next one. Happy reading!
Carvanz
Lorian Nightwing is one hot Morgon and doesn’t Sorcha know it. She taunts and teases and tempts him to no end. Working with him to build a club that will be for both races, she has learned the man is a bit uptight and she loves needling him a little. However, when a threat looms over Sorcha, his dominance rises up and he takes over, showing her how seduction is really done all while protecting her from a stalker.

I loved this story so much! Sorcha was one feisty heroine and she was constantly cha
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Sylvia
I love falling into Juliette Cross's imaginations, getting swept up into this sexy world full of Morgans, which are dragon-hybrids, and the feisty women who would tame them.

Windburn is the story of Lorien and Sorcha. A Morgan whose Dragon is always on the surface, and a strong-willed woman who takes crap from no one, not even the alluring predator that is Lorien. I loved how fierce these two were, forthright and being true to themselves. No hiding, no giving in, stubborn to the core. Unapologet
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Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
This is how you write a follow up book in a new series. No rehashing the world building plots and dragging it down with tons of retellings. Nope, nuh-uh, no, right into the thick of it! Well done Juliette Cross!

At the end of my last review I stated that “Soulfire is off to a great start and I will be sticking with this series in hopes that we will get a bit more emotionally in-depth in the next book.” I am pleased to say that is just what I got, tons of real emotion and an alpha male with real i
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Claire Robinson
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - Be careful what you wish for... Stars!

The second book in Juliette Cross’ awesome Nightwing series gives us dark and broody Morgon; Lorian Nightwing’s story, the author matched him perfectly with sassy, confident Sorcha Linden.



The chemistry sparked between the two of them from the first page, with both of them challenging the other constantly in just about every aspect of their coming together, and held me in its grip until the last. Like the first novella, this book was read in one sitting
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Oct. 2018: Re-read the re-release. Loved it as much as the first time. I didn’t remember who was the stalker until the reveal. Also, I didn’t remember the almost rape scene. That was hard to read, but well done. My original review reflex how much I still love this book and world.

~ 4.5 Windburn Stars ~

Windburn is book two in the Nightwing series by Juliette Cross. When I read the first book, Soulfire, I instantly feel in love with this world and the Morgon/dragon race. Windburn recaps the wor
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Marianne
~2016 A-Z reading challenge; letter W~
Kelly
3.5

This was a fairly good book - I do like the first in the series better though. This one was from the heroines, Sorcha, POV only. It didn't hinder my feeling towards the relationship though. A lot of the times I do not feel a real relationship growing or the intensity of it when its only from one point of view. I do really like Juliette Cross's writing style, so maybe that was why.

Sorcha, the heroine, rubbed me the wrong way for most of the story. She was so arrogant (to me anyway). I knew thi
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Naomi 🐨
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First there was Lucius.....
Then came Lorian.......
What a wonderful book - can't wait for the next instalment :) ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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Talltree
Sep 08, 2015 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid
DNF, couldn't stand the h after a point and the H wasn't doing anything to chase h even at 30%.
Sabine Priestley
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I adore this writer's style and prose. Her ability to craft one liners that pierce the heart is extraordinary. Book two of the Nightwing series was another home run for me. I fell for this world in Soulfire, book one, and continue to get swept away in it. What’s not to love about the winged Morgon men and their inner dragons?
Kahea
Updated Rating ***4 Stars***

Another re-read and I still felt the same way about the overall story as I did the first time I read it. I loved getting a deeper look into the Morgon world, even if it was a darker one, and meeting more of the characters (Kol Moonring is still all KINDS of everything *BSEG*) who are connected to the MC’s.

The one thing that I don’t recall feeling the first time around was the frustration I had with Sorcha and some of her decisions and actions. I still loved her con
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★Moonrise Books
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars!

In the Gallium Province, a dragon-hybrid race, known as Morgons, live alongside humans, but with tension and distrust between them. As the communities evolve, boundaries are blurring, bringing Morgons and humans closer together. Many apartments now house both races, and the more progressive individuals are encouraging collaborations. But there are some on both sides who frown upon the interactions between humans and Morgons, adding another layer of tension to an already precarious sit
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Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Hybrid-Dragons, hot sexy men with wings, and a woman who always gets her way!

Opening Sentence: “Yeah.”

The Review:

Windburn picks up some time after Soulfire ends, and I will say this: you won’t miss anything if you haven’t read Soulfire other than some background information. These books are part of a series and while you know characters from the previous book you don’t actually miss anything by not having read it. Sorcha starts off this book
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Kahea
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
*** I received an ARC from Lyrical Press/Kensington Books through NetGalley for an honest review. Expected publication date: 2/3/2015 ***

I really enjoyed Soulfire, the first book in the series, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second one and Windburn has lived up to my expectations. While it is a novella, you still get a well written story that doesn’t skimp on the plot (the whole ancient blood cult/stalker issue was a great twist) or character development. Windburn also didn’t rehash al
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Rhenna Morgan
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Of all the Nightwing books, this was my favorite. For starters, Sorcha was a spunky heroine, which I absolutely loved. Secondly, Lucius (the hero) turned out to be one of those intense brooding types that was strong enough NOT to fall for Sorcha's tricks and looked beyond to what she needed in the long run. I just love it when an author can pull that off with a couple. Total swoon worthy stuff.

The whole series is fantastic. They're shorter in length, so they're perfect for a night cuddled up at
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T.J. Shaw
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great, quick read. Nice story continuation with the characters. I missed the dual POV like in Soulfire, but still enjoyed this one immensely.
Linda
The second fast-paced and addictive installment in the author’s sexy Nightwing series!

“When he was rough, my body soared. When he was gentle, he slayed me.”

Juliette Cross’ Windburn is the second fast-paced and addictive installment in her sexy Nightwing series set in Gladium, a racially-charged world populated by Morgons, dragon/human hybrids, and humans. The races are slowly integrating – but, there’s still much animosity between them.

You could read this tale as a standalone if that is your p
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Karen  ⚜Mess⚜
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Sorcha is my favorite
Lydia
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nightwing
"I don't give a damn about anything but you, Sorcha. Don't you understand?" - Lorian Nightwing

Lorian, oh, Lorian, why must you be so perfect? More than anything, what's wrong with your sense of logic?! Why Sorcha of all women?!

Sorcha Linden has any man she wants wrapped around her little finger. She has no problem being a bed-hopper, but Lorian Nightwing, her latest obsession, won't have it that way. Either she's his alone, or not at all. A dark cult looking to turn her into a blood sacrifice is
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Jonel
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
This story is off and running from the very beginning. Cross jumps right into the heart of the story in a very riveting manner. Seriously, I love this author`s writing! Her style is so fun and approachable. She invites you fully into her world, allowing you to experience it alongside her characters. This world is so fully, and vibrantly developed that you can`t help but be drawn into it. The fantastic creatures that Cross has brought forward spark and capture your imagination. I felt like I`ve a ...more
Melissa (Ever So Mela)
2.5
I think this was a huge step from her previous work, Soulfire.
I wholeheartedly commend this author for being able to move forward in her way of writing with such a short time lapse between both books.
Sometimes we see authors, that even after several books, their writing shows no difference or progress and to see it here only after a couple of months of difference is really noteworthy.

The dialogue was not as stoic as before and flowed much more gracefully. Even though this was a shorter boo
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Carra
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I read the first book of this series, Soulfire, it left me intrigued with the world the author had created and wanting more stories in this setting. I was also enamored with the characters, and was glad to see that Sorcha has her own story here in Windburn.

Sorcha’s character is fantastic-so strong and self-assured, she knows what she wants and goes after it (and him). And then you have Lorian Nightwing (brother to Lucius from Soulfire)…overwhelmingly alpha male, especially when his dragon c
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Claudia
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Windburn is the second book in this series and I have to say, I love the setting. it is a very good idea and the plot in this one was much more action-filled than in the first one. Although this only showed in the second half

I really missed Lorians POV here, as it would have given me more insight on his character - and as he is a very interesting character with quite some history, it would have been well worth it.

Sorcha was for me a bit difficult to like at the beginning as I got the impression
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Johanna Sawyer
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-read, netgalley
Thanks Kensington books via Netgalley for a free book to read and review.


What a gem of a book! My first by this author and I really enjoyed it. I didn't read the first in this series, but this book did well as a stand alone. I didn't have any problems connecting to the book or the characters. Lorian Nightwing was an extreme alpha male, and in my opinion Sorcha's prince. Any man that will stand between you and danger is a keeper in my book! The characters had great chemistry and the world buildi
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Buffy Kennedy
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty well-paced read, and it kept me guessing. It had a darker tone than book one, but that only made it more riveting. Sorcha was very stubborn and delightfully sassy while Lorian was a little overbearing and serious. Strangely I actually liked him even more than his brother. The supporting characters were interesting and fun making me hope to see more of them in future books (either in this series or its spinoff, Vale of Stars). I definitely look forward to more in this world.

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