Dragon Heat (Dragon #1)
Like the college roommates' pillow fight is interrupted by the cute pizza guy and they invite him in to "give him a tip" and then they get into a conversation about Nietzsche and you're all "What the hell?" Stupid philosophy students!
Yeah, that's not a problem in this book. We barely learn the name of the first couple before they are getting it on on a desk.
Then, we have three dragon-shifter brothers who are d ...more
Combine squicky food sex with rather repetitive and info-dump writing, plus questionable Chinese cultural aspects (uh, I'm Chinese and ...more
Everyone has their eye on Lisa Singleton because she has untapped immennse power, only she doesn't know it. The only thing she knows is that there's a golden dragon living in her apartment. His name is Caleb and he's there to protect her from the black dragon. The two have struck up an unlikely friendship, although the puzzling human emot ...more
The snarky Caleb is a surprisingly good companion for the lonely young gal trying to make her way in a new city, but when a black dragon in the form of a human sets his eyes on Lisa, Caleb decides it's time to become more than just an impotent watcher from dragonspace.
When Lisa finds herself in the middle of a attack by one bent on capturing her for the bla ...more
Caleb is strong , witty and smart for a golden dragon, who are supposed to just fight, eat and mate. Adjusting to his human form takes a little work but he blends into it perfectly.
Lisa is brave, caring and inno ...more
After reading the Stormwalker series I went to check out the author's back list, and WOO BOY there is a huge difference in quality. The prose is overwrought and repetitive, especially in the first 100 pages where the author seems to have added buildup but not reread for flow. The plot is poorly constructed, too: the heroine powers up too much and too fast with ev ...more
This is another retrospective review. I've read the Dragon series by Allyson James sometime ago and I'm going to review these books together since they have similar traits. The main thing I like about these books is the author's "voice". Allyson James is a very good story teller. She is one of those rare ones who can weave a story around a reader's head and make a reader forget reality. Completely whisk you away to another world. She creates a world with such convincing authentic flare th ...more
When Lisa's life is threatened Caleb will cross space to come into Lisa's world to save her but at what cost to his own and ...more
The 'twists' could be seen a mile away. The characters were likeable enough, but nothing spectacular.
I like paranormal romance, but I don't like the sugary sweet, gag-me, romance of this book.
I understand that there's gonna be books I don't like much, this was one of them. Reading it became a battle of wills, I hate to not finish a book...
I guess this is the first book in a series, a ...more
The first thing that popped out at me was the writing, and not in a good way. It was stiff. It used the same type of sentences throughout the whole book. It bored me. Variation in sentences was needed. For instance, using one word sentences is okay. In fact, more that okay, it is needed. I found no one-word sentences in this book.
Another thing that I couldn't handle was the info-dumping. Long, looooooooooong, passages of info. You get the picture. If I wanted to read long passages of i ...more
Lisa Singleton has an unusual roommate-a fifty-foot dragon named Caleb who has glittering scales and a bad attitude. Little does she know that Caleb is actually a powerful warrior sent to protect her from those out to steal her magic and destroy the world. Or that Caleb can take the human form of a sexy hunk. Now, if he doesn't stop distracting her with those gorgeous bedroom eyes, they may not have time to stop their enemies before all of existence is wiped out. At least Lisa and Caleb will ha
I had to force myself to read. I was bored, being honest, starting to think about what I would read next when I finally, finally, had finished this book.
It got better when the incident in the studio and with the story about Lisa's family. The ending was interesting, and Malcom and Saba's story sounds promising. More promising tha ...more
The story was kinda of strange to me at first. You have a Lisa who is an assistant on a cooking show and then there is her companion Caleb. Caleb is a very big golden dragon who is suspended in dragonspace that's just inside Lisa's spare bedroom. He's been put there by three witches to protect Lisa from Malcolm, a black dragon that has been trapped on earth until she com ...more
Jennifer Ashley is one of my favorite authors and while I haven't been bowled over by everything I've read, I do blame her for (and am beholden to her because of) my obsession with shifters. And, because I know what will happen when I finally read them, I'll curse her now (and bow down to her greatness) for the delirium that will result when I read the Highland Pleasures series. In summary, I like her, I like her books and even when they haven't been awesome, they've still been good.
In case you ...more
**Spoiler ahead** The silver dragon in Lisa has millenia more to live, but as I understand it, Lisa herself will just have a human life. What happens when Lisa dies? The silver dragon will continue but will be buried in the next generation's youngest girl until that girl makes an unselfish sacrifice. But then she will be Caleb's grandaughter or great-granddaughter, whic ...more
The plot of this book was half expected, half not. Lisa is a cook working for a cooking show and lives in San Francisco along with a golden dragon in the guest bedroom of her apartment. The local witch coven made up of Saba, Grizelda, and Donna have bound Caleb (the golden dragon ...more
It was somewhat entertaining, though, in a amusing sort of way, and so I will probably end up reading the followup.
HOWEVER: I sincerely hope that Ms. James lessens up on the purple prosy-descriptions as there is only so much I can take. Also, publishing houses please take note: when you publish books with covers like these, your readers are mostly going to be too emb ...more