Verdant Magic by Aimee
USA Today bestselling author Aimee Easterling's new series is chock-full of "electric story telling" and "wild post apocalyptic world building." Ever since dragon fire killed her parents, Amber Gardener has resolved to protect her enclave of illegal magic users from the dangers of the outside world. So when a winged intruder lands in her garden, the witch's initial impulse is to defend her neighbors using every weapon at her disposal...up to and including the use of deadly force. But at the last moment, the invading dragon shifts into a mysterious yet handsome stranger whose calm nature prompts Amber to question everything she previously believed to be true. Too bad her childhood sweetheart has no such compunction against dealing with danger the quick and dirty way. Enter a murderous dragon on the rampage, an unexplained fading illness, and a kind-hearted innocent kidnapped out of her bed. Can Amber abandon her post as protector and team up with her enemy in time to save people they both hold dear? Dive into an exhilarating new adventure with this first in a series of interconnected standalones.