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Dragons Walk Among Us by Dan Rice is a MG/YA Bookish Event pick #yalit #uf #urbanfantasy #giveaway

Title: Dragons Walk Among Us

Author: Dan Rice

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Book Blurb:

Dragons Walk Among Us is book one in the page-turning YA fantasy series The Allison Lee Chronicles. Join the young and young at heart who have fallen in love with this award-winning series.

Shutterbug Allison Lee is trying to survive high school while suffering the popular girl's abuse. Her life is often abysmal, but at least her green hair is savage. Her talent for photography is recognized by the school paper and the judges of a photo contest. While visiting her friend Joe, a homeless vet, Allison's life irrevocably changes after an attack leaves her blind. All her dreams as a photojournalist are dashed as she realizes she'll never see again. Despair sets in until she is offered an experimental procedure to restore her vision. But there are side effects, or are they hallucinations? She now sees dragons accompanying some of the people she meets. Can she trust her eyes, or has the procedure affected her more than she can see?


“She’s like you,” I say, staring at the silver dragon projecting out of the police officer and the wall.

“Ah,” Dr. Radcliffe says. “You really can see us. Interesting.”

The officer, a petite woman, carries herself with military bearing. She sniffs the air. “These two are human,” she says, her words clipped, and gestures to Haji and Dalia. “I can’t place the other one.”

“What’s going on?” Dalia demands, her gaze shifting from Dr. Radcliffe to the officer. “Of course, we’re human.”

Haji fiddles with his phone and holds it up as if he’s making a recording.

“Are you live streaming this?” I ask.

“No signal.” Haji is deadpan. He’s always like that when he’s working on a story. That must be what he’s doing now, playing at being a reporter.

“What should we do with them?” the officer asks.

“Bring them in. Allison Lee...” Dr. Radcliffe pats me on the shoulder. I wince. “ a fascinating conundrum. I cannot tell what she is. The others, I am sure, will want to see her. Handcuff those two and come smell her.”

“Handcuff?” Haji says. “Why?”

“Are we under arrest?” Dalia asks.

“Please, let them go. I’m the only one who can see the dragons,” I say, but Dr. Radcliffe and the officer ignore me.

Dalia and Haji look desperate, like one or both might make a run for it. The officer blocks the entrance, but surely there is an emergency exit somewhere.

“On the ground, or I’ll tase you,” the officer says.

“We’re not resisting,” Dalia says.

“I’m recording. I will send this to Channel 5. Police brutality,” Haji says.

The officer gives Haji an incredulous stare that says more loudly than words that he is an idiot. In two quick, compact paces, she covers the ground between them, her draconic companion following, and snatches the phone out of his hand.

“Hey.” Haji makes a grab for the phone.

The officer moves so fast I can’t tell what she does, but it’s effective. Haji doubles over, clutching his gut, and teeters to the floor. Dalia makes a run for the exit.

“Please, don’t hurt them. Please,” I say, fearing my BFF will be tased.

Something flies through the air and entangles Dalia’s legs. With a cry, she belly flops on the floor with a loud thud and a whoosh of air. Whatever was thrown clatters to the floor and thuds against the base of a wooden bookshelf. I realize after a moment it’s the officer’s flashlight.

“Do not worry, dear, Ion did not hurt them permanently,” Dr. Radcliffe says.

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What makes your featured book a must-read?

What's better than a page-turning YA fantasy? A series, of course! Dragons Walk Among Us kicks off Allison Lee's fantastic quest to save the world and everyone she loves from bloodthirsty monsters. The series continues with The Blood of Faeries and doesn't end there. Allison and her squad will return in The Allison Lee Chronicles Volume 3 next summer.

Giveaway –

Enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card:

Open Internationally.

Runs September 12 – September 19, 2023. Winner will be drawn on September 20, 2023.

Author Biography:

Dan Rice pens the award-winning young adult urban fantasy series The Allison Lee Chronicles in the wee hours of the morning. Kirkus Reviews calls his novel The Blood of Faeries “…a wild, riveting ride.”

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4 comentarios

16 sept 2023

I loved hanging out with my friends as a teen & going to football games!

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12 sept 2023

Thank you, Dan, for sharing your book in our Middle Grade & Young Adult Bookish Event!

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Daniel Rice
Daniel Rice
12 sept 2023

Thanks for hosting me!

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12 sept 2023
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It's our pleasure!

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