Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Dragon of New Orleans (The Treasure of Paragon, #1)” as Want to Read:
The Dragon of New Orleans (The Treasure of Paragon, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Dragon of New Orleans

(The Treasure of Paragon #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  39 reviews
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,
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published March 5th 2019
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Dragon of New Orleans, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Dragon of New Orleans

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.26  · 
Rating details
 ·  90 ratings  ·  39 reviews

Sort order
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

So this is the story of Gabriel and Raven and what a fabulous and addictive ride this was.
So first Gabriel's ring has been cursed by a local voodoo Queen who wants his power to aide in her own immortality.
Gabriel a long-lived dragon who also walks in human form needs his ring to stay on earth if he doesn't find a cure or return to his homeland Paragon he will turn to stone.
After locating Raven in a human hospital and sensing her psychic abilities he offers her a choice he will cure her cancer if
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
I am not usually a fan of dragon stories but the blurb of this book called to me. It bewitched me and left me hungry to know more.

Ravenna Tanglewood is on the very last thread of her lifeline. She does not want to die but her body is given up and she has accepted that but a miracle appears in the form of a devilishly handsome man offering a bargain. A chance at life in exchange of a life beings bound to him. Her heart wants to live so she accepts this mans offer and later finds out that he isn’t
Currently in the hospice wing at Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, it's just a matter of time before Ravenna Tanglewood loses her fight with terminal brain cancer. Her only positive is that she'll be saving others as she's assured her organs can be donated.

Knowing she doesn't have long to live and feeling that today will be her last day on Earth, Raven can only be hallucinating as there's no other explanation for Death appearing at her bedside offering her a chance to live free of cancer if
Feb 25, 2019 rated it liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**The Dragon of New Orleans is the first in the adult fantasy series, The Treasure of Paragon, by author Genevieve Jack. I enjoyed this book, and I think I will likely continue on with the series, but it didn't blow me away like I was hoping it would. It is no secret that I love fantasy books, and I have been very into dragon tropes for the past 6 months or so. The Dragon of New Orleans was a good book and there were m ...more
Cyrene Olson
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Raven is dying from cancer – and her time is almost up when Gabriel visits her hospital room and pulls a tooth from his mouth and has a dying Raven swallow it – unknowingly bonding herself to a dragon. When she starts getting miraculously better, she thinks it was a dream. When he requests that she work for him, she agrees to help him.

I loved this romance and I loved Gabriel and Raven. The romance burns slowly, and the suspense on if Raven can help save Gabriel will keep you glued to the pages.
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
Magic, adventure, and romance fly off the pages of The Dragon of New Orleans! Gripping from the very first page the action is almost nonstop in this book. I was wrapped up in a world full of dragons, witches, and falling absolutely in love with every bit of it. There was just so much to this book. So much emotion. So much suspense. So much love. It truly is magical!
Raven is one of the strongest characters I’ve ever read. She is the definition of a fighter even when she doesn’t realize just how s
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review. This is the first book in a series and the first book I've read by Genevieve Jack. I love dragon shifter books, and this is a great entry into that particular sub-genre. This was a really good, entertaining, edge of your seat read. I really liked Gabriel and Raven. I loved seeing them interact with each other, and seeing Raven learn about her bloodline. I was in her corner the entire time. There was also a cool plot twist I wasn't really expec ...more
K.C. Bateman
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous start to this new series! Raven is a great heroine; tough, plucky, funny, and brave. Her voice is so strong, right from the first page, that you root for her immediately. Gabriel is a grouchy, heart-stoppingly hot hero, and his transformation from gruff, secretive loner to protective partner is a delight to read. Even if you don't usually read paranormal romance, I highly recommend you give this one a try. You'll be hooked! Bravo, Ms. Jack!
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Check out this review and others at
Newsletter :
The Dragon of New Orleans (The Treasure of Paragon Book 1) by Genevieve Jack
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

When I saw this book, I was curious for a couple of reasons. The first is I wanted to read a book from this author and jumping into series that are already out plus a f
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of paranormal romance and anything that deals with mythic creatures, ESPECIALLY dragons. So when I saw the blurb for The Dragon of New Orleans I was immediately intrigued/wanted to read it and I was NOT disappointed! The Dragon of New Orleans tells the story of Gabriel, a paranormal being who was cursed by a voodoo Queen to do his bidding. Oh and if you haven’t already realized by the title…he’s also a dragon. Enter the heroine of this book Raven, a woman who sadly has cancer and ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author to me and I want more!! She has such a way about her writing that just makes you feel like you are there and living through the characters. She had such a delicious cover model on her cover that I was instantly drawn to the book. Gabriel is racing against the clock to break his curse set on him by the voodoo priestess of New Orleans. Ravenna is dying from brain cancer and in her final days she is visited by what she perceives as “Death” but it is really Gabriel. He gives he ...more
Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on,

I do like read a good paranormal romance, and this is a good paranormal romance. I absolutely love dragons. This is book one in a new series, but can be read as a standalone. Now I got that out of the way, and we are introduced to Raven who was suffering from brain cancer and the end was near and she wanted to die she had enough. When a man visit who she thinks is death, but instead offers her life.
Gabriel is suffering from a curse and only has so long before h
Angie Wells
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Dragon of New Orleans was recommended to me by Suzan Tisdale. Though it is not a genre I normally read, holy cow what a beautifully written story! I am completely taken with the world Genevieve Jack has created. She has an innate ability to make the reader feel what the characters feel, to smell the aromas and see this incredible world through their eyes. I can't wait to get the next book! You've got me hook, line and sinker.
Trina Pellegrino-Bobrowski
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Dragon of New Orleans is a compelling story of love over coming all obstacles. The characters are colorful and easy to relate to, tragedy loves company in this whirlwind of an adventure through New Orleans. I really enjoyed the story between Gabriel and Raven, I just couldn't put the book down, their story just kept me at the edge of my seat. I highly recommend this read.
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gabriel is a dragon shifter and has had to keep to himself but now everything is threatened .
Raven is dying of cancer and feels so trapped then along comes Gabriel and he heals her but then binds them together and she feels trapped again , These two are so perfect for each other but the fight is there , I really did enjoy this book and look forward to the next one in this series!!!
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:


The Dragon Of New Orleans was easy to read and follow and a pleasure to read. It was sexy and seductive, entertaining and full of surprises and plenty of twists and very unique. A very enjoyable read.

The Dragon Of New Orleans gets a HEAT FILLED FIVE SOARING STARS!
Tabitha Ditzler
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly epic and great I cant wait for the next one. I will be recommending this one to my friends.
Roxs Reads
Mar 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
Soinds like a definite MUST READ for me!
Heather Huth
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly written with a phenomenal storyline

In true Genevieve Jack style this Dragon series is phenomenal already. Weaving a story that will cross over to the next book and intertwining characters and family members made me a huge fan of her previous books. This one did not disappoint and I am anxiously waiting for the next one. Steamy, erotic, pulse pounding and edge of my seat action kept me entranced in this book. Loved it!
Fiona Weaver
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I bought it after being recommended it in a book group I belong to. I am so glad that I did. It’s a whirlwind story and I adore the characters. Dragons, witches, magic, romance - everything is there. I will definitely be buying the next book in the series.
Shannon Mcfarland
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Dragon of New Orleans is so good. I love paranormal fantasy books and this one was right up my alley. Gabriel is racing against the clock to break a curse. Ravenna is suffering in the end stages of her fight with cancer. Fate brings these two together to find a cure for Gabriel’s plight. Now bonded, Raven finds she is not who she thought she was, but so much more. Banding together, Gabriel and Raven fight against paranormal forces to break the curse that can destroy them all.

This book hit al
Jenni Freeman
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic!!! Genevieve has created a masterpiece!!! I cannot wait to read the rest of the books in this series!!! I will be anxiously awaiting them all!!!!
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a ride! The Dragon of New Orleans - The Treasure of Paragon Book 1 by Genevieve Jack is a more than captivating story. I started reading and was captivated from page one. I read the book, cover to cover in one sitting, I simply couldn't put it down. It's a fantastic pnr/ fantasy story excellent written, beautifully thought out and beautifully told. I connected very easily with the characters and doesn't happen very often.
The Dragon of New Orleans is a story full of magic, glimmer, crea
T.M. Cromer
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Genevieve Jack has done it again. Readers will be sucked in from the first paragraph and find it difficult to put this book down. GJ is fantastic at world-building, and her creative mind is nothing short of brilliant. This series is going to take the PNR world by storm. I'm eagerly awaiting the rest of The Treasure of Paragon books.
Laurie Larsen
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is "wow." The author's complete mastery of this story, this world, the characters, the magic, this setting is impressive. Her carefully chosen words gave me full visual imagery to "watch" the story unfold. The imagination that created this story is immense and creative, and the book is a masterpiece of paranormal romance. Fans of Genevieve Jack's, as well as the genre as a whole, will fall in love with this Book One of an exciting new series.
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arcs
I have to admit that I did not fully read the synopsis of this book; I think I skimmed the synopsis back when I first saw it advertised. So, by the time I finished the second chapter, I was really excited by this book. I could tell that the storyline was going to be unlike anything I had read and I couldn't wait to learn more about the MCs, especially Gabriel's backstory. I fully expected to fall completely head over heels in love with this book, but that didn't happen. As the book progressed, I ...more
Kim Michele
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the premise of this book; Raven, a young woman dying of cancer saved by Gabriel, a dragon masquerading as a man whose life is being threatened by an evil witch. Raven is not your typical human being and Gabriel knows she will help save his life. The two quickly fall in love and go on a series of adventures that takes them from New Orleans into another realm – Paragon a land of dragons and Gabriel’s home. Both Raven’s and Gabriel’s backstory is very interesting (Raven is a descendant of t ...more
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
I am a believer after reading this book!

Normally, I just read romance, mysteries, and suspense stories. The description of this book made me decide to attempt this book and this new author for me. I am sold!

This is a great story, with fully developed characters, wonderful writing style, and a strong plotline. Immediately from the first page, I was immersed in a world of reality and fantasy befitting New Orleans. Having lived in that city for a number of years, this story picks up on the otherwor
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Wow! This is my first ever read by this author and she writes amazingly!!

Raven was dying of a brain tumour and was really on her way out when she sees a gorgeous man in her hospital room.
He makes her a deal... she helps him and he in turn heals her of her tumour/ cancer. After accepting his tooth she miraculously heals and is at his beck and call.
She has to find out how to break his curse on his family ring. The curse that will turn him to stone and end the lives of his friends and her too.

Becky Baldridge
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A dragon and a curse in colorful New Orleans. Did I mention a dragon? This first book in the series is packed full of supernatural creatures, romance, suspense, adventure, and magic. The story is well-written and pulled me in from the very beginning. Raven and Gabriel were both terrific characters and so much fun to read. Raven is such a strong woman even when she doesn't realize it, and she and Gabriel are just so good together. This story is completely engaging, and I can't wait to see what's ...more
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
USA Today bestselling author Genevieve Jack writes weird, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance and fantasy. Coffee and wine are her biofuel, the love lives of witches, shifters, and vampires her favorite topic of conversation. She harbors a passion for old cemeteries and ghost tours, thanks to her years attending a high school rumored to be adores the beaches of the southeast, where she spends ...more

Other books in the series

The Treasure of Paragon (2 books)
  • Windy City Dragon (The Treasure of Paragon, #2)
“love books. I enjoyed reading as a child, but I grew to love it more after I got sick.” Reading had been her savior, a vacation from reality with every page. Sometimes it was her only way out” 0 likes
More quotes…