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He's a Wyr warrior, a god of storms. She's the heir to the Dark Fae throne. But desire will bring both to their knees in this all-new Novel of the Elder Races.

During the rule of her murderous Dark Fae uncle, Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle found sanctuary among the Wyr in New York. Her ethereal beauty and sparkling personality won the hearts of the public, but after her uncle'
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ebook, 336 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Berkley Books
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Dragon Bound was an extremely hard act to follow, but I think Thea Harrison did a good job with her second book in the Elder Races series. I wondered how she could top Dragos, because he is so VERY! I am glad she didn't try to do that. She gave us a distinct hero with Tiago, and I like his differences, although he had the crazy/dangerous/possessive/jealous/fierce vibe of Dragos. Honestly, I would have missed that part...a lot. Tiago held his own as a hero, but not quite as compelling as Dragos. ...more
Shawna
Aug 14, 2011 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of sexy alpha warrior heroes & hot PNR
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5 stars – Paranormal Romance

Oh my! I loooved gruff, growly, possessive, sexy, fiercely protective, and surprisingly funny alpha thunderbird Tiago Black Eagle soooo much!!!! Thea Harrison is going strong with this amazing series, and she’s two for two for me in terms of 5-star winners, especially when it comes to her powerful, dominating, mega yummy heroes!

Although I didn’t enjoy the overall story as much as Dragon Bound, Tiago and Niniane were fantastic characters and really great together. Th
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Dija
robot
n.
1. A machine or device that sometimes resembles a human and operates automatically or by remote control.
2. A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.

See also: Tiago.


frivolous
adj.
1. not serious or sensible in content, attitude, or behaviour; silly
2. unworthy of serious or sensible treatment; unimportant

See also: Niniane.


cliché
n.
1. An expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has been overuse
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Laura the Highland Hussy
4.5 flames

In Dragon Bound we saw Dragos kill Urien, the Dark Fae king. But as we all know, he murdered the royal family so he could sit on that throne. Tricks (who is really the princess of the Dark Fae) ran to the Wyr for protection, and Tricks became like family to them. during her almost 200 years with the Wyr, she often sees Tiago, whose Wyr form is that of the Thunderbird. What I like is that even though they've known each other and even interacted together before, neither really had much i
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
Thea Harrison has a gift for writing Alpha heroes. First, she gave us Dragos... And now we have Tiago. (**sigh**) We first met the Thunderbird during the last story and honestly, I was a little disappointed that he would be the next Wyr to get his own book. We didn't really get to know him in Dragon Bound, except as a hulking, intimidating sentinel, who was fighting with Tricks. But sometimes an author knows what we want better than we do. This is one of those times.

As the story begins, Tricks h
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valee
HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT
It may be that I probably had colossal expectations for this book and that I had been ardently and vigorously waiting for it since I finished book one when it just came out. Book one IMO was just AMAZING, so I was so sure this one would be just as good, well I'm so sorry it wasn't.Things just never clicked for me. I never completely got to like the romance, the plot or the characters.

The main romance

The heroine, Niniane (Tricks), started out all right, very promising: Next o
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Mandi Schreiner
By the end of Dragon Bound, Dragos had killed the crooked Dark Fae King, Urien, setting up Tricks, whose real name is Niniane to be the new Queen. Niniane’s father (the previous king before Urien) and family were slaughtered by Urien, but she escaped and for the past 200 years has taken refuge with the Wyr demesne. During this time, she became family to them – they accepted her, loved her and trained her.

But now she has a duty she must fulfill. It was decided that to show her strength, and for p
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Zeek
Because of the circumstances at the end of the first book of Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series, the faery known as Tricks is frightened to leave the safety of the shifters under Wyr Lord Dragos’s authority. But leave she must, because The Dark Fae King- her power hungry uncle- is now dead thanks to Dragos and its time for her to become the next heir to the Dark Fae Throne.

Only someone doesn’t want that to happen.

After two attempts on her life in 36 hours, Dragos and his Army commander, Tiago,
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Lisa


Storm's Heart is the second book in Thea Harrison's Elder Races series. I'm beginning to think that Ms. Harrison excels in writing about ultra-protective, fierce, sexy and uber-alpha males. Uh huh!

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"I'm gonna be Queen, you know," she said. "You gotta stop calling me Tricks. It makes me sound like a circus clown. And I don't think I'll be a highness for now, so you should practice calling me your majesty." She hiccupped and waved a hand in the air. "You may begin."

We first get introduced to Thist
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Wendy Darling
I didn't really think I'd enjoy this book as much as Dragon Bound, because how could a fairy princess and an eagle possibly be as appealing as a dragon and a--don't read this if you haven't read the first book!--(view spoiler)? Besides, so many great debuts turn out to be one-hit wonders. But that's not the case here. Somehow Thea Harrison has pulled off another smart, sexy paranormal romance novel that's completely original and completely fun.

"Tricks," who made a brief b
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Lady Jaye
(Dislaimer: if it seems ranty, please note that i was hungry and sleep-deprived (and possibly moody) when i set out to write this review :O)
2.5 stars


In a nutshell: Tricks has to leave the Wyr to go off and become the Dark Fae Queen. Tiago is sent with her for her protection. Things happen. Tricks (now known by her real name, Niniane) and Tiago fall in love. More stuff happens.Then comes their Happily ever after.

The characters:

Tiago in one word: brutish. and rude. and crabby. and always running r
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Elizabeth (Liz)
5 stars! A fantastic read! I actually enjoyed this one more than the first. Tiago is *very* yummy, and Niniane (Tricks) is adorable, girly, and very gutsy! I love the way Thea Harrison is building this world of hers. It's *so* much more interesting than most other PNR series. Though BDB and the Fever series are still my #1 favorites, this series is beginning to come in a close second. It's very, very well written. It's intelligent, sexy, funny, and adventurous. I cannot wait for Rune's story, wh ...more
Melindeeloo
When former member of Dragos' New York City cadre and lost heir the Dark Fae throne, Tricks, goes missing after an assassination attempt, Thunderbird shifter Tiago's anger and his protective instincts go into overdrive - he's going to find her and neither Tricks' protests, nor Elder Race politics are going to stop Tiago from seeing her safely to the the Fae Land of Ariyal to collect her crown, - and with the dark scary shifter at her back, Tricks' enemies better beware.

I have to admit that when
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Sarah
Ok so I officially LOVE Thea Harrison and The Elder Races has been added to my list of favourite and must read series.

I've been banging on about Dragonbound over at DDLF for a while now (www.DDLF.net), seriously I think people thought I was some crazy nut job (maybe they still do?) but the point is I got people to read it-and they loved it.

So myself and a number of other DDLFers have been counting down the days until Storm's Heart came out. I must admit, I was a bit nervious. I adored the first
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Ren
The second book of Elder Races series

5 stars

Might be contain spoiler from the 1st book.

Thistle Periwinkle or Tricks, is a well known and lovable Cuelebres Enterprises Public Relationship. We first meet her at Dragon Bound , a lovely faerie with kick ass attitude. After the last event in the same book -when Dragos Cuelebre kill Urien, the Dark Fae King, because Urien harmed his mate, Pia Giovanni and their unborn child - its revealed that Tricks's real identity are Niniane Lorelle. The long lost
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♡Karlyn P♡
Such mixed feelings!! Sigh. I’m still a fan of the series as I LOVE the world building, but I was a wee bit disappointed in the romance part of Storm’s Heart.

3.5 - 4 stars.

Short summary:
Niniane/tricks inherited the Dark Fae throne and now someone is out to stop her from becoming the Queen. When she goes missing, Wyr sentinel Tiago volunteers to find the spry little fae.

My Thoughts:
In truth this was better than I hoped and it started off great, but once the romance took off I found myself slow
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Catherine
Fun book. I was looking for something fun and sexy and this fit the bill perfectly. I loved the uniqueness of getting a Thunderbird hero and thought his constant urge to battle something was funny. I liked the heroine, but she cried way too much and kind of grated on me. I think the vampire councilor was the most intriguing character in the book and am looking forward to getting to see more of her. I'm really ready to see what this author can do with a heroine as capable and strong as the hero.
Lisa Kay
★★★★✩ I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the first in this series. There was a lot of political world-building that I believe will come in handy down the road in this series, but I wadded my way through it. I kept waxing and waning on Tiago, too; sometimes he was perfect, and then a poop, and then perfect again. Pretty volatile; but then, I get it; he’s “stormy” – right? I’ll definitely be reading the next by this newly discovered favorite author.
Julia's Book Haven
Ok, so this one was maybe more of a 4 star read but I really loved Tiago so I bumped it to 5 stars. I loved Niniane (Tricks) and Tiago. Their characters were wonderful and their relationship was so well written that is felt very real. Tiago is so freaking sweet, and you don't expect that all at the start of the book. He is basically a soldier, that's all he has been for a very long time, so it was extra special that he was so tender, sweet and funny with Niniane. I loved Niniane to, she had a gr ...more
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
Remarkable!

I thought the previous book was phenomenal.This book is beyond words! What a great series.Once again,I fell head over heels with the H/H. Tiago and Tricks.....There's so much to say about them.I loved their characters with a passion.As much tension these two released,when they did release,I was flaburgasted! I wish I could say more,but I'm just downright Speechless!

Thea Harrison did a great job writing this series.I'm a content and happy reader.I surely can not wait for the next insta
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Saly
Storm's Heart is the second in the Elder Races series and in this one we explore the world of the Dark Fae and the politics.

Tricks aka Niniane was the only sole survivor when her uncle Urien staged a coup to take the Dark Fae throne. She took refuge with the Wyr in New York and was in PR for Dragos. Now, that her uncle is dead she's gone back to take her rightful place but things aren't going well and after a attempt on her life she hides and is tracked by Tiago.

Tiago was a god in his time, and
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Jane Stewart
I wanted it to be over. Some conflicts were annoying. Characters weren’t interesting enough. Not enough showing.

STORY BRIEF:
Tiago is a wyr (dragon shifter) who has lead armies for hundreds of years. He works for Dragos the ruler of the wyr. Ninianne’s family was murdered 200 years ago, and she has been living under Dragos’ protection since then. Ninianne is a faerie. When the ruler of the Dark Fae is killed, she is the only remaining heir to the throne. She leaves Dragos to take her place ruling
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Jess
4.5/5 - Review posted (and giveaway - contest ends 7/28): Happily Ever After - Reads

“I’d like a bottle of red wine, please,” she asked.
“Anything in particular? Merlot, Beaujolais, Syrah?”
She said, “Alcoholic will do just fine.”


With laugh out loud lines and moments, Tricks is still up to her humorous and lovable ways as STORM’S HEART picks up where DRAGON BOUND left off – and our favorite faerie is heading back to Adriyel to take up the throne after her horrible Uncle’s death. After running aw
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AH
Oh, Thea Harrison, I thought dragon sex was hot. Now I have a very sexy Thunderbird on my mind. *fans self*

I loved Tricks Periwinkle in Dragon’s Heart. Tricks was tiny, spunky, tough on the outside, and a real girly-girl on the inside. I loved her even more in this book. Tricks, now known as Niniane Lorelle, (and never Ninny!) is the sole heir to the Dark Fae throne. Claiming her position places her in danger and there are multiple attempts on her life.

Enter Tiago, the Thunderbird shifter assign
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Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Guest Review for http://underthecoversbookblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/guest-review-storms-heart-by-thea.html

Following Dragon Bound (Dragos and Pia), this story is about Tricks and Tiago. And this book is definitely a great addition to the Elder Races Series. Thea Harrison has created a wonderful world of Dragons, Wry, Fae, Vamps, Elves, Demons and Witches. I truly enjoy the world she has created, and anyone who creates a hero to look like “Dwayne Johnson but Meaner” is a Book Goddess in my opinion
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Joyfully Reviewed
Storm's Heart is a Joyfully Recommended Read

The world knows Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle well - what they don't know is that the same woman who has been the public face for the Wyr world, is also Princess Niniane Lorelle, heir to the Dark Fae throne. Niniane barely escaped with her life when her uncle staged a coup and murdered her family to take over the throne. Now her uncle is dead, and even though she has no desire to be queen, Niniane knows her duty and has left the life she has known for so
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Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
This is the second book in The Elder Races series by Thea Harrison. It was a very good follow up to the first book (which I absolutely loved) but was a little lacking on the action side for me, so it doesn't quite get the full five star treatment as that one did.

Whereas in book one we had kidnappings, incarceration, prison breaks, shock twists and surprises and all sorts of yummy things to keep us entertained, this one was more based around the political machinations of the Dark Fey as they acce
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SheLove2Read
"His hand clamped down on her wrist. He yanked her back to him. The breath woofed out of her as she came up hard against his muscled torso. Her mouth fell open. Before she could utter some version of 'what the hell' that was ricocheting through her stuttering mind, he turned her face up and drove his mouth down onto hers.
There was nothing civilized about his kiss. He was rough, rampantly dominant, as he dug his hardened tongue into the soft crevices of her mouth, in and in and in, and it was suc
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Julie
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I have been waiting so SOOO long for this book. After reading the first book in the series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I waited all of…3 months! Expectations were high, and they were met. I am glad to say that I really enjoyed Thea Harrison’s Storm’s Heart.

The book opens with Tricks, the newly out of hiding heir to the Dark Fae throne, fighting for her life against three other Dark Fae. The attack is caught on film and uplo
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Mrs. Badass
Another strong edition to the Elder Races Series. Book two follows the story of Tiago--Dr. Death and Nianine--Tricks from book ones Dragon Bound.

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Grade B+ or 3.75 Stars

After the climax from Dragon Bound and the Death of the Dark Fae King- Urien, Tricks is outed as heir to the Fae throne. She has been hiding from her destiny for 200 years. You see, Urien killed Nianine's entire family in order to up-seat t
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I write paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and other stuff. I taught myself to read when I was four. That was around the time I tried to ride my tricycle to work. I wasn't sure where work was, but I knew it had to be interesting if people went there every day. Now I combine my love of books with work, and I don't have to ride my tricycle to get there. My Elder Races series began May, 2011. You can ...more
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