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Short Review-Wicked Dark Dragon by Lolita Lopez

Wicked Dark DragonTitle: Wicked Dark Dragon
Author: Lolita Lopez
Series: Dragon Heat (3)
Publisher: Forever Yours
Release Date: March 3 2015
Pages: 128 Pages
Format: Epub
Acquired: Netgalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance (Shape Shifting)

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Book Review-Fury Of Obsession by Coreen Callahan

Title: Fury of Obsession 
Author: Coreene Callahan 
Series: Dragonfury 
Format: E Book 
Release Date: February 24 2015 
Publisher: Montlake Romance 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
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Synopsis

He can’t escape the sins of his past…

Toxic to all those who touch him, dragon-warrior Venom lives in self-imposed isolation, a prisoner of the poison in his veins. But when a chance meeting with a woman challenges the belief he is destined to be alone, he pulls out all the stops, vowing to put the savagery of his past behind him and take a chance on love.

She doesn’t want to face her future…

Wanted by the Russian mob, creative accountant Evelyn Foxe isn’t looking for love. She searching for the fastest way to escape instead. When Venom offers to get her out of trouble, she accepts his help, but remains skeptical, afraid he’s in league with those sent to harm her. But when someone unleashes a biological weapon in her hometown, and she gets caught in the firestorm, little choice remains—trust Venom to keep her safe or risk her life by going it alone.

My Review

I received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review.


Venom, is a toxic dragon warrior, and has always felt isolated from others. His touch can be poison, especially to women. He has the capability to make them sick or even kill them if they are not his mate, the only one who is built to withstand his toxic touch. With his best friend, having recently found his mate, Venom feels more alone than ever. So feeling caged and needed to find some release, he goes in search of a woman, one with high energy to feed on. Evelyn Foxe had a prestigious career with many opportunities ahead of her. Until a scandal was released and she was put in the middle, and was blamed for it all. Now it’s been months since she has had a job, no one will hire her. Now with a threat from the Russian mob, her grandmother’s life at risk, she must find a way to get a large amount of money…and she can think of only one way, offer her body up. As much as the thought disgusts her she doesn’t have any choice, it is that or the only person who has ever loved will pay the price. But her first client, is not what she expected, a man with an aura of power and danger, but one with a gentle touch and patient manner. Venom and Evelyn, soon find that they are mates, but there is a rising danger to Dragonkind and their enemy is fierce….will they survive…
This series is just amazing, and if you love sexy dragon shifters…than this series is for you. Coreen Callahan writes stunning romances, and this series has had me since the first book. Most of the series up until now I have done through audiobook, so when I was given the chance to read this ARC, it was quite different reading it in book form verses the audio format. But I did enjoy it quite a bit, and we see all the previous players from previous books take a role in this story. This book pretty much takes off from where the last book ended. I would recommend reading this series in order, even though each book could be read as a stand-alone, you might get a bit confused on what is happening with certain circumstances.
The story sets off where we get these two meeting for the first time in a hotel room. Now I honestly had no idea what to expect with this scenario, but evidently I really enjoyed the twists and the way that these two connect together, and Venom oh he is my kind of hero. Such a romantic, and I loved how he wants to woo and court Evelyn instead of kidnapping her and taking her to his “lair” like his other brethren have done with their women. I loved how Venom treats Evelyn, from the very beginning, he is so patient and understanding, and with him being an Alpha male, Callahan does a tremendous job of balancing out his character. Evelyn is quite a strong willed heroine; I loved her from the beginning of the story. She stands up to Venom, and has her own special qualities, and I loved how she is willing to risk everything for someone she loves, even if she hates herself for doing it. She is such a charming heroine, and I grew to really like her from beginning to end. Their relationship is quite steamy, and boy can they set the room ablaze….you might want to bring a fire extinguisher with you as you read this one.
Overall a winning romance that had me from the beginning. A story of fated love, with burning passion, thrilling adventures, and a love story to endear you. HEART MELTING!
My Rating

4 Blossoms

Heat Level

Steamy

Series Order
Fury Of Fire (1)
Fury Of Ice (2)
Fury Of Seduction(3)
Fury of Desire (4)
Fury Of Obsession (5)

Short Book Review-The Highland Dragon’s Lady by Isabel Cooper

Title: The Highland Dragon’s Lady 
Author: Isabel Cooper 
Series: Highland Dragon 
Format: E Book 
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: December 2 2014 
Pages: 352
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance 

Synopsis (Goodreads)


Regina Talbot-Jones has always known her rambling family home was haunted. She also knows her brother has invited one of his friends to attend an ill-conceived séance. She didn’t count on that friend being so handsome… and she certainly didn’t expect him to be a dragon.
Scottish Highlander Colin MacAlasdair has hidden his true nature for his entire life, but the moment he sets eyes on Regina, he knows he has to have her. In his hundreds of years, he’s never met a woman who could understand him so thoroughly… or touch him so deeply. Bound by their mutual loneliness, drawn by the fire awakening inside of them, Colin and Regina must work together to defeat a vengeful spirit – and discover whether their growing love is powerful enough to defy convention.

My Review

I received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review, thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca.
I have always loved paranormal historical romances…a mixture of my two favorite sub genres in romance, but I hate to say that I had a hard time with this one. There were some aspects that I enjoyed, aspects that was different and unique in a way that really pulls you in at the beginning, but when I got to the middle of the book, I really had to force my way through portions of it, because I did want to find out how these find their HEA. This author can be a hit or miss for me, and this story really felt off for me, and so I had a difficult time keeping my attention on the story, I felt like the consistency of the writing was a little off, and that threw me off kilter as I was reading. The story is pretty well set up and I enjoyed seeing the paranormal element mixed in with it, a element of not just a shifter dragon (who is sexy hot!) but also of haunting ghosts, as I was reading this I kept thinking that I wished that I had been able to read this during “All Hallows Eve” the theme of the story would have been perfect. I did like the characters, they added some fun elements to the plot, and they were the reason I wanted to keep going…I loved this pair and seeing them together was enchanting. Overall, even though the story didn’t fully meet my expectations, there were many exciting and sensual moment that were engaging, with paranormal twists and turns….STUNNING!

My Rating

3 Blossoms

Heat Level

Steamy

Series Order
Legend of the Highland Dragon (1)
The Highland Dragon’s Lady (2)
Night Of The Highland Dragon (3)

ARC Book Review-‘Till Dragons Do Us Part

Till Dragons Do Us Part
Never Deal With Dragons (3)
Lorenda Christensen
Carina Press
E Book
Published October 27 2014
179 Pages
Acquired: Netgalley
Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 9781426899171
Authors Website 

Synopsis
Savannah Cavenaugh became a top art thief thanks to a secret ability—a dragonmorph, she can literally fly away from the scene of the crime. Next up: stealing a priceless painting out from under the snout of Lord Relobu, North America’s fearsome dragon ruler. True, she’s never had to work in the midst of Earth’s most polarizing wedding before. Keeping her true identity hidden will demand she get creative, to say the least.

Cameron Shaw has one last chance to prove himself. As Lord Relobu’s interim head of security, he needs to ensure the world’s very first interspecies wedding happens without a hitch. That means keeping an extra close eye on the wedding planner’s pretty young assistant. She’s adorable, but something’s not quite right…

Fumbling her way around bouquets and linens turns out to be the least of Savannah’s problems. Crushing on Relobu’s hottest human henchman was not part of the plan, and neither was revealing her—achem—ferocious side. But when her archrival shows up to nab the very same painting she’s after, all bets are off…

My Review




 I was given a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review. 

I was going into ‘Till Dragons Do Us Part’ with excitement and thrilling anticipation, and I hate to say it but I was disappointed. A little while back I was able to read the first book “Never Deal With Dragons” and I loved that book!! Now what was fun was seeing some old characters, from that book, In this story, its their wedding, and a public one at that. Cameron Shaw is the man in charge of security and Trian’s best friend (Trian is the groom). Savannah, is a thief, plain and simple, as a dragon shifter, she goes in and steal a artifact, and leaves, and now she has a job, to steal a painting. But there is one problem, Cameron seems to be always in her way. She poses as the wedding planners assistant, and Cameron and Savannah begin to really like each other, and Savannah, start to doubt her profession, and would love to retire and be with Cameron instead. This is a shorter book, not very long, only 179 pages, but it was not a easy read, why do you ask? Well let me tell you…the love story, the romantic connection…not really there at all. I felt like it went from the hero and heroine liking each other, to almost immediately falling in love, with hardly spending any time together. It did have a good plot if you take the love story out though, I enjoyed seeing the heroine, being less than perfect. But what bothered me most about this story was there wasn’t much focus on the romance of the story, which is my FAVORITE part!! I was very disappointed, since this isn’t the first time I have read this author, and I would still recommend her, but start with the first book first!! It did have some fun scenes and I enjoyed certain elements of the story that kept me reading!! A FUN STORY!!

My Grade 
3 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Warm

Other Books In Series 
Never Deal WIth Dragons
Dancing With Dragons

Book Review-Darkest Flame by Donna Grant

Darkest Flame
Dark Kings (1)
Donna Grant
St. Martins Paperbacks
Paperback
Published April 29 2014
364 Pages
Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-250-04136-4
Authors Website

Synopsis
The Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But one of the most powerful warriors of his kind will be put to the ultimate test. Is he strong enough to resist his greatest temptations? Or will he be forced to surrender – body and soul?

Her beauty is a weapon

Denae Lacroix is a beautiful MI5 agent on a deadly mission. Sent to the Scottish Highlands to spy on the mysterious Dreagan Industries, she discovers too late that she’s been set up – as human bait. She is an irresistible lure for a man who has not seen or touched a woman for centuries. He is a man with a destiny – and a desire – that could destroy them both…

His passion is a curse…

It’s been twelve hundred years since Kellan has walked among humans – and there’s no denying the erotically charged attraction he feels for Denae. But as a Dragon King, he is sworn to protect his secrets. Yet the closer he gets to this smart, ravishing woman, the more her life is in danger. All it takes is one reckless kiss to unleash a flood of desire, the fury of dragons…and the fiercest enemy of all.

My Review

Denae, even though American, is a MI5 agent and she is sent on a dangerous mission. She is told to go to the Highlands, and spy and gain information on Dreagan Industries. When she and her partner arrive at some caves, her partner attacks her, saying that she is the “bait”, and as she fights him she kills him. But then she ends up injured and wakes up in a strange place, a place that will change her fate. Kellan, is a Dragon King, and has been sleeping for twelve hundred years, and has stayed away from humans. But then he gets awakened by Denae, a woman of passion and intelligence, and even though he despises humans, he can’t resist a yearning for her. When a rogue group from MI5 with dark fae, threaten her, Kellan discovers he will do everything in his power to protect her, but they will both discover a hidden passion that will consume them…will Kellan and Denae be able to fight their enemies and gain a future together…

Darkest Flame is the first book of the series, and over the years since reading romance, I have seen high rating sand reviews for this author. But this is the first chance to read it. When I was browsing through my local library, trying to decide where to start, the idea of dragon shifter kings…well that really got me to pick this one up, and the cover….I just want to drool all day. This series is connected to the Dark Warrior and Dark Sword series (which I plan on reading as soon as I finish this series off). And its primary focus is on a group of Dragon Kings, who had to give up their dragons and place them in a another realm, while they battle their enemies…the fae, and keep everything from the human world.

The story started off a bit slow for me, even though there is plenty of action and steamy attraction between Denae and Kellan, the story doesn’t really start to pick up until your about a third of the way through the story. The beginning sets the stage for the main sequences of the plot. There is quite a intense heat level in this story, the chemistry between Kellan and Denae is SUPER hot and sexy!! They definitely can create their own heat source…each other. Who needs a heater or the sun right? I admit I have a weakness for shifter romances…but you throw in dragon kings..well that totally does it for me…I do love my dragons. There is something so fierce, protective and intense about them that fascinates me and Donna Grant does a fabulous job with her world building in this story.  Even though there are some previous kings that have their stories already (which I already am planning another trip to the library just to read their books :p) , the author did a tremendous job at setting up the background of the story, so you aren’t too lost or confused. Even though I wished I had read some of the other connecting series, I didn’t feel like I needed more, Grant does a good job at balancing everything out.

Overall a captivating mixture of sensual romance, intoxicating characters, interwoven plot that will keep you on edge, and enough steam to keep you warm for days. Perfect for a warm cold night with a cup of tea. BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED!!

My Grade 
5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Other Books In Series 
Dark Heat
Fire Rising
Burning Desire
Night’s Blaze
Soul Scorched

Book Review-Legend of the Highland Dragon by Isabel Cooper

The Legend of the Highland Dragon
Highland Dragon (1)
Isabel Cooper
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Paperback
Published December 3 2013
329 Pages
Regency Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4022-8467-0
Authors Website

Synopsis
The MacAlasdairs are not like other men.

Descendants of an ancient alliance, they live for centuries, shifting between human and dragon forms. Some wander the earth; some keep to their lands in Scotland. And Stephen MacAlasdair, the newest lord of the family, must go to London to settle his father’s business affairs. He brings an object of great power and greater darkness. He finds an enemy from his past, whose wrath is still living and deadly. And he meets an ally he’d never have expected.

1894 London, doesn’t provide an easy life for women of the lower class, but Mina Seymour has managed to work herself up to a position as the secretary of a famous scholar. When a tall, dark Scottish stranger demands to see her employer, Mina is irritated; when MacAlasdair’s departure leaves the professor worried, she’s suspicious. Determined to figure out the situation, she investigates further – and finds a world and a man she could never have imagined.

My Review

Mina has spent her whole life, trying to put food on the table and having been born a member of the lower class, she knows her life will be full of strife and hardship. Her only support is her family. Working as a personal secretary to a well known scholar, she bumps into Laird MacAlasdair. Mina becomes suspicious of MacAlasdair and when she goes searching for answers, she ends up face to face with a real life dragon. Stephen is the laird and leader of his people. He has a deceptive enemy, and must find him before he destroys all the hard work he has put in to protect his people. As dragon shifter, he has to keep his identity a secret, even if that means holding a certain attractive woman at his home. But when the danger escalates, and Mina and Stephen begin to form a bond to one another. Will Stephen be able to protect Mina from a enemy that could easily destroy her

The Legend of the Highland Dragon is the first book of this new series by Isabel Cooper. When you combine my two favorite sub genres and mix them with some solid romance, you sell me immediately. This story is a combination of paranormal and historical romance. However I did feel like the romance level could have been higher. It had many aspects that made a highly enjoyable story, but I felt like the focus on the relationship between Stephen and Mina was a bit less than you would expect from a story like this. Now with that said, let us move on to the more delightful and positive elements of the story I really enjoyed. The characters in this story were such fun and very adaptable to new situations and I loved both the hero and heroine, and even some sub characters adds a fun spice to the story. I really felt like Stephen and Mina were pretty well constructed. Stephen is your typical alpha male, but he does have some beta in his personality, which I felt like overall was a good balance for his character. Mina is not your typical heroine of this regency era. Being a member of the lower class, you would think she would be a bit less bold and daring…but no, she just has to know the answers to every little mystery. She learns the truth about Stephen pretty early in the story and I loved how she doesn’t fight the truth. She adapts to her situation and the danger pretty well, and she isn’t afraid of defending herself. She does some fighting spirit and she interacts pretty well with Stephen and his brother. Not some side characters I fell in love with:  one of the house maids, was sweet and when they get attacked early on in the story, she fights alongside with Mina and I really loved the idea of this young girl’s courage against a enemy you can’t fight unless your a dragon…however it doesn’t stop them from trying!! Now Stephen’s brother Colin…was delightful, a rogue and so funny to watch him tease his brother and I loved their relationship. I felt like bringing in Colin’s character really lifted up the plot and added a sense of playfulness to the story.

The Villain in the story is pretty formidable, and this is where you see a strong magical element enter into the plot. Wade is definitely is the type of enemy you want to destroy, and he is pretty bad. So much so that you wonder how Stephen and Colin are going to defeat him. The bad guy in the story really adds a dangerous element to the plot, I guarantee you will be at the edge of the seat once the danger starts to really threaten Stephen and Mina. I felt like this story was so different from what I expected, but it turned out to be packed with such depth and much more magical elements than I expected. There is such a paranormal edge to the story you almost forget the time period that this story takes place. We also see a more intense focus on the relationship between Stephen and Mina toward the later half of the story, a immortal creature and a mortal woman, how will they make it work right?  I did feel that the ending wasn’t what I expected, I kinda felt a little disappointed, because I felt like it didn’t completely tie off all the loose ends, maybe we will see more of them in the next book (which is Colin’s Story-so excited)

Overall a entertaining romance, with a paranormal edge, sexy dragons, fighter of a heroine, and some delectable moments to leave you thirsty for more.

Favorite Quote

“I’ve been very generous wi’ you so far, Miss Seymour. I’m prepared to continue that of action, up to a point, but I’m a man of limited patience. Must you always be arguing with me? ” Her eyes flashed cobalt fire. “When you’re being unreasonable, yes!” “Unreasonable, is it?” The words came from deep within his chest, as deep as the impulses he stopped trying to resist. Reaching out, he wrapped an arm around Miss Seymour’s waist, then pulled her forward. “Lass, you don’t know what unreasonable is.”
My Grade
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating
Warm

Other Books In Series
The Highland Dragon’s Lady

Quickie Audio Book Review-Fury of Desire

Fury Of Desire
Dragonfury (2)
Coreene Callahan
Brilliance Audio
12 Hours and 29 Mins
Narrated: Benjamin Darcie
Paranormal Romance
ISBN:  9781477809624
Authors Website

Synopsis
No warrior of the Nightfury pack is more complicated or damaged than Wick.

Scarred from a childhood of slavery and torture, Wick cannot bear the touch of another person. But all bets are off when he meets J.J. Solares. When she is unjustly imprisoned, Wick agrees to help rescue and keep her from harm. But Wick lives a life of self-imposed isolation and venturing into the world to seek justice for J.J. may be more than he can bear.

Brutalized by the harsh reality of prison, J.J thinks she is hallucinating when a majestic dark-haired god sweeps in to save her—and Wick is shaken to his core by the attraction he feels for J.J. But neither is out of harm’s way yet. When they find themselves at the center of a Dragonkind war, they are forced to make the ultimate choice—surrender to their fears or accept each other’s love.

My Review

Fury of Desire is Wick’s story…oh my beautiful Wick….love him to pieces. From the first book we see him as remote and quiet, but very fierce and scary at times. Wick has a horrible past, he has suffered tortured and he is the perfect match for J.J. because he undestands her in a way no one ever has. J.J. has been in jail for the past five years, for killing a man that was going to kill both her and her sister and she would do anything to protect her sister. When she gets injured Wick comes and rescues her but everything changes from the moment they first meet and Wick realizes that she could be his greatest hope to find peace and a chance to true love. This story is quite a tale of excitement and mystery and danger. There is plenty of dragon action and I loved seeing all my other favorite characters play a role in this story.  Fury of Desire is a thrilling tale of adventure, sexy shifter dragons, and a level of intensity it will put fog on your windows. SEXY AND PASSIONATE!!!

My Grade 
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Other Books In Series 
Fury of Fire
Fury of Ice
Fury of Seduction