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Fury of Fire (Dragonfury #1)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  3,474 ratings  ·  406 reviews
A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us.

Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given
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Published February 7th 2012 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 22nd 2012)
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After centuries of fighting, only a small number of Dragonkind remain.
Males only, these dragons - the Nightfuries - have never reproduced. To do so means the death of the human female with whom they mate. Bastian as leader is duty-bound be the first to reproduce before his kind die out. Only twice a year are the dragons fertile. With five days to find a suitable female with whom he can mate, Bastian is torn between duty and morals.

Razorbacks, rogue dragons have no such compunction. When the Nig
Great start to what should prove to be a HOT series. If the secondary characters are any indication of what’s to come; we are in for a treat. It held my attention from beginning to end, it’s not a long book, and I blew right through it. Bastian and Myst were dyno-mite! Great names, fantastic couple, sexy steamy skin on skin time! SSSSSSSSSSMOKIN’ hot fire breathin’, and I’m not talkin’ about dragon breath! Usually it’s the guy that’s the aggressor, but Myst didn’t hold back she wanted her man, s ...more
NOTE: I did not finish Fury of Fire. I reached page 207, out of 412, before I called it quits. My review reflects on what I read and no more, which is more than enough to be indicative to how the author creates her book.

During the course of reading, everyone comes across a book that just doesn't connect with them. That doesn't mean the book is bad or that others shouldn't read it, it just means the it isn't a good fit that particular person. This is that book for me. I had a very difficult time
Fury of Fire is a poor imitation of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but with dragon-men instead of vampires.

Here are just a few examples:

The line up of dragon brothers living in a luxury hidden lair is the Leader, the Best Friend, the Computer Geek ,the Troubled Dangerous Anti-Social One, and another one who didn't make any impression of distinct personality on me besides he's green in dragon form. They have a fussy butler/servant to cook them waffles and do their laundry. There is a homicide dete
Blacky *Romance Addict*

I guess the author couldn't think of anything original to give her dragons, so she took all the attributes of vampires and just gave them another name and shape.
They suck women on the neck, except they don't take blood, but energy. Same thing only not in liquid form. They can't handle sunlight (that I don't understand, why on earth dragons couldn't be in the sunlight, but oh well). Every time they refer to a woman they say female, okay you'd think that wasn't so bad but after reading the word f
Feb 20, 2012 Mara rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR fans who like the mate bonding
Shelves: pnr
This PNR novel succeeded in the incredible feat of pushing *all* of my buttons.
It's probably a great book... I just couldn't find one saving grace. I had to drag my self onward, and at 80% mark I still wanted to DNF it.

*Heroine. I don't think I ever read of a dumber woman. There's plenty of us around, I don't want to read about an other one! Every time she got a scene, I really wanted to smack her. She has been kidnapped. Does she care? Nope. She whines. She dallies around. She says she'll do s
I'm about 75% done with this book. I liked it but I wanted to love it. I usually love anything with dragons. However, the dragons in this book are basically vampires in a different form. They don't really act too different from vampires at all. But the worst part for me was the way too obvious ripoff of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After a while I couldn't even focus on the book because I was too busy being annoyed about the lack of originality.

A bunch of gigantic, gorgeous men living together?
Even though I had some nits, there is a lot of potential to the world of this Dragonfury series starter and to the cast of hunky dragon shifting males. The story drew me in, I really like shifters and dragons are about my favorite kind of shifter - here comes my first 'but' - but the 'hook' of the story was a double edged sword.

If you've read the back cover blurb, you'll know that dragon leading man Bastian has decided, as the leader of his clan, he must do his duty and take a mate to breed a ne
This book is a mix of Thea Harrison's Dragons and JR Ward's BDB, and embarrassingly, I found it completely entertaining. There are a number of "Female of Worth" references, brand name dropping (one of the warriors apparently smelled like Lanvin cologne). I don't know what that means, but apparently it's a good thing.

I liked the heroine, and the next heroine is set up as being a bad ass.

If you're looking for something to tide you over until the next BDB book comes out, this one might be for you.
Monique ~ Sinfully... Addicted to All Male Romance
Is it like J.R.Ward BDB? yes, and similar to Lara Adrian and Gena Showalter. But if you like those books then you will love this one. I read this book in one sitting, couldn't put it down and I have pre orderd the next two. Thank you Coreene, I loved it and look forward to the rest of the series.
I liked this book alright..i really like dragon shifters and i thought Coreen Callahan's spin on them, with the whole "energy feeding" was kind of cool. Liked all the characters and the storyline was interesting (all the Blackdagger Brotherhood and Midnight Breed similarities didn't bother me) also didn't seem to suffer from "1st book syndrome" at all. However, all the "inner dialogue" really kind of bugged me, which is such a bummer because this could have been soooo good, if not for that ...more
Quite frankly I think I am more forgiving when it comes to rating an audiobook, than when I rate a book I've read.
I think there are two reasons for this:

1. I listen to audios while I do other stuff... anything really from studio work to doing house chores and even playing games. And I often listen to audios that are more fluff.
2. The narrator take total preference over the writing style. So if an audio is well narrated, the story entertaining enough... well, most of the time I am a happy camp
Interesting plot premise. I liked the bond between H and h. Cute baby-naming scene in the kitchen. (No resolution regarding his papa, though.) Some scenes are vivid, especially the battle scenes. Better than average sex scenes.

Simplistic characterization of the dragon warrior brotherhood. It felt so cheesy! Plot contrivances -- obvious ones. Too much thinking. Inner dialogue slows the pace. Real dialogue is needed. The book felt fairly trite. At least it only cost $1.99.

Contents: Far too much
Yeah I have it 4 stars so what? LMAO... Okay seriously I did enjoy this book. Yes there were many things and I mean many that were like BDB but it didn't bother me. In fact it made me smile and laugh. See now, after reading this book I have a craving to read about BDB. So its all good. There things at the end that weren't figured out. I did enjoy the battle scene at end. There were some hot loving scenes with Myst and Bastien. Great set up for the next book about Riker and Angela. Over all this ...more
4.5 Uber possessive hero from the get go. The heroine was his. She was his to protect, his to care for, his to love and heaven help anyone who got near her. <3 <3

I am Rapunzel......and these can be my dragons any time BABY!!! I loved this book! :D


I have read a great number of PNR books, but this was my first book with dragons! Yep, you heard me dragons! But not some ugly monsters, with large teeth and red eyes that breathe fire, Fury of Fire had some very beautiful dragons, the kind you would want to be rescued by, if you were locked in some filthy tower! In other words they were hot and definitely worth the read. Fury of Fire was a non-stop
This is like a mix of Black Dagger Brotherhood - dragons style with half of the names from Kresley Coles' Immortals After Dark (Bastian and Myst, really?). It even drags with too many thoughts like J.R. Ward writes. But it's still too interesting to put away. The similarity is in the structure and few other things, but the actual story is original. The mythology is worked out in detail, rules are there and then our famous couple found a set of new ones. Expect insta-attraction and a little of St ...more
3.75-4 Stars

This was a very entertaining story with loads of action, oversexed Alpha Dragons, oversexed and detestable bad -guy Dragons, witty repartee, clueless humans and hot loving.

The similarities with BDB are obvious but I see quite a bit of potential in future books and look forward to Rhage's Rikar's story! I couldn't help myself - hahaha :)

Jan 30, 2012 Heather rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Paranormal Readers
Shelves: own, amazon-vine, arc
Received this ARC from Amazon Vine.

Welcome to Washington State.

This debut novel is the beginning to many additional installments.

Bastian is one of the oldest of his kind; an all male race born of human females - dragon-shifters. As leader of the Nightfury dragon clan it is his duty to protect humankind. With their numbers declining he needs to set an example. With only 5 days until the Meridian’s axis realign, he has less than a week to find a mate. “…Be the first to commit, to have a son, t
Lover of Romance
Fury Of Fire is the first installment in the series, and I was able to get from Audible. I found that Fury of Fire was a well done audiobook. This is the first time that I have read from this author, and I just randomly decided to try this one out after I had read the blurb. I have always had a weakness for dragon shifters, there is something so majestic and intense about them, and after listening to Fire of Fury. The way the story begins fires away instantly, there is no taking a few chapters t ...more
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Rating: 4
Heat Rating: 3 out of 5

Welcome to Coreene Callahan's wold of Dragonkind! This debut novel is packed full of goodness. Callahan's world is fascinating.

In Fury of Fire we are introduced to the ways of Dragonkind. We learn that there are two fractions of the race that are at war, the Nightfuries and the Razorbacks. The Nightfuries are led by the hero of the book, Bastian while the Razorbacks are led by the villainous Ivar. You see, Ivar and his Razorbacks hate humankind and would happily s
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This is a long over due praise and review to a wonderful debut novel. I've read it few weeks back and had procrastinated on my reviews. So here goes.

Coreene Callahan did an extraordinary job with this intricate world of humans and dragon shifters. Everything about this book had me turning the pages one after the next.

The Dragonkind exist but endangered and their numbers continue to dwindle. It’s bit
You know, I have some serious mixed feelings about this book. I liked it well enough! It was an easy read that kept me fairly engaged. It wasn't one that I just couldn't put down or anything but I never got bored. It was nice reading about something other than werewolves. Dragons are pretty sweet!

I wasn't a huge fan of the lead female, Myst. I liked her in the beginning but it was like she suddenly had a flip in personality. I understand the whole bonding/mating thing happens quickly but damn.
DNF @50%
I very STRONGLY disliked Myst. The woman must have the lowest IQ in the history of our species. (Humans, I can't speak or find any reporting in regards to the aliens, vampires, dragons, or wares etc etc etc IQ among us)
The hero did nothing for me.
The world seemed to have potential but I just could't continue the book. I REALLY disliked Myst therefore hated being in her head (POV)
1 star only bc i can't "award" negative stars.

Glad it was free.
For the record I was warned by Mara.
Im gonna give this a 4 because I enjoyed it. It wasn't too heavy or to light. I would have liked a little more detail in the ending but overall it was enjoyable. I liked Bastian, he was an interesting mix to me.

The book made me miss the boys of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Midnight Breed. There was a hell of a lot of similarities to me. Not necessarily a bad thing...just interesting.

I have attempted a dragon book once before and it turn out to be really not so good. So to me this was nice.
This is not a literary masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination. I had a tough time deciding whether to give Fury of Fire 2 stars or 3. After going back and forth a number of times, I decided to give the book the benefit of the doubt and rate it 3 stars. The plot was intriguing and the idea of dragon shifters really got my attention. However, the word choice and sentence structure were repetitive and unsophisticated. (Not that I could do any better, but I’m not an author.)

I’ll start with th

Mon avis en Français

My English review

J’étais un peu anxieuse en commençant le roman étant donné que les avis que j’ai pu voir étaient assez partagés. Mais j’avoue que la mention de dragons m’a tout de suite séduite et j’étais très curieuse de voir ce que donnait l’histoire au final. C’est vrai que ce n’est pas une histoire très originale mais j’ai pris plaisir à la suivre et à en apprendre plus sur les personnages.

On découvre Myst au tout début du roman, une infirmière qui vient en aide à s
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After growing up as the only girl on an all-male hockey team, Coreene Callahan knows a thing or two about tough guys, and loves to write characters inspired by them. After graduating with honors in psychology, and taking a detour to work in interior design, Coreene finally gave in and returned to her first love: writing. Her debut novel, Fury of Fire, was a finalist in the New Jersey Romance Write ...more
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