Immortal Coil (Dragon Spirit, #1)
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Immortal Coil (Dragon Spirit #1)

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Two souls. One Body. Sharing is not an option...

Terrible news has turned Anaea Salis's life upside down. There's nothing she can do to make it right and the stranger who stops to talk to her can't help. But when that stranger, Hunter, an ancient dragon spirit, is viciously attacked and forced to transfer his spirit into her body, Anaea's life takes a new terrifying twist....more
Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published March 6th 2012
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A spell saved dragons from total annihilation, but now they exist as spirit entities inhabiting the bodies of humans who have died. It is taboo to reveal their existence or to share a body, but when an enforcer is returning a spirit of a renegade for a rebirth ceremony, circumstances force him to share the body of a terminal cancer patient who planned to suicide.

By the end of the sample for Immortal Coil I was hooked and not knowing whether it was a romance or not (but with the cover suspecting...more
Paranormal romance is hot, but some of us just aren’t turned on by vampires and werewolves. I picked this one up for something different and wasn’t disappointed.

[SPOILER ALERT] The book opens with Anaea Solis, dying of cancer, standing on the Queen Street Bridge in Pittsburgh, about to throw herself into the half-frozen Allegheny River. It’s either that or die slowly as the cancer eats her alive. But before she can convince herself to let go, a good and good-looking Samaritan approaches her from...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Sometimes when I get a free book from Amazon its a disappointment, Not this time!
This story had an unusual premise and was well written. The dialogue flowed well and didn't have any rough spots.
I love this cover; its a thing of beauty.
I really liked the fact that the author told us the main female character had had a mastectomy and didn't feel the need to magically fix that up in the story. Her partner thought she was beautiful regard...more
Wow! This book was amazing balls! First off the whole concept was unbelievably original. I can honestly say I've never read anything like this at all. Anaea was such a ridiculous heroine, seriously I applaud her and all her greatness. Diagnosed with breast cancer, lost her husband, her life and her friends she thinks there is nothing to live for. She decides screw cancer I'm going to die on my terms. She's standing at the rail looking down into the dark cold waters and this is how she decides to...more
June 9 2012
This was offered as free at amazon and I have to say that I am glad I got this book. I would of payed to read it. The plotline is nonstop and solid, a page turn all the way to the end. I could not put it down.
Anaea is someone you can relate too, and Hunter is strong and ferocious, as a dragon should be. I love the chemistry between the two of them, and how their relationship developed, it was done natural and realisic.

The one scene I liked is the shower scene, try taking a shower wit...more
Well written, interesting characters, not-cliched fantasy story line. The first chapter sucked me in, and I read it straight thru. Highly recommended, can't wait for the next book! (Now I've got another author I'm thinking "WRITE FASTER" at. I can lend it, but I recommend everyone give her money. I don't think I've liked a first book this much since Kim Harrison's _Dead Witch Walking_. Yes, it's that well written. )
Sadie Forsythe
Anaea's life is in the gutter and she sees no hope of it looking up, until an unfortunate encounter with a good Samaritan named Hunter turns everything on its head. Both characters, Anaea and Hunter, are easy to engage with. I got a little tired of Anaea's self deprivation, but understood it too. Her strength of will, even in her beaten down state, was something I appreciated. Though I did think that her willingness to put herself in danger in order to establish her independence bordered on the...more
This book was amazing. There are 2 reasons I did not give it 5 stars and only provided 1. First is that the ending seemed unfinished. There were items toward the end with Grey and the Handmaiden that were never resolved. I am hoping that this will be settled in the next book because just dropping this part of the story would be a waste. Also I try to reserve a top score on a book for reads like JRR Tolkien LOTR series. Baring the classics, this is one of the best fantasy books I have read in a l...more
Kirsten Lenius
Here there be dragons. Rather than rehashing the plot points of which those who have posted before me have done a fine job, I will just say a few things.

First, I thought the idea of where the dragons have been lo these many years to be a good and 'buyable' one. Second, I appreciate a good strong female protaganist and I got that. Third, the characters were interesting and deep enough for me to really want to know what happens next to them. Oh, and fourth, there was precious little I could find...more
Well, who knew that a free Amazon book could out-do far more expensive e-books currently being released! I did enjoy this book from beginning to end. It's well written, strong character development, loved the whole dragon/mage/human thing going on; wonderful NEW urban fantasy author and a story that I look forward to reading/buying more of in the future. Very well done. I highly recommend reading at any price.
One mythological animal that I adore is the ever mighty dragon. So it's plain to see I was really excited about this book. And now that I finished it, I can say it's a good solid read but it wasn't everything I was hoping it to be. The heroine is likable and I really enjoyed how they incorporated the nature of her cancer. It explained a lot of her motives without dulling the character and the hero is also pretty likable as well as the supporting characters.

Although the story also had it's share...more
Picked this on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. (And yeah, the cover was a big part of that whim). I thing the story telling was imaginative and strong. Character build was solid and the overall concept nicely unique. The flow was fast paced but not so fast it felt rushed, and the momentum arched perfectly into the climax. The closing was slightly sappy, but only slightly. Very enjoyable read. I did find Anaea's constant push back to Hunter's requests annoying as hell. Especially given she k...more
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It's not a secret that I love dragons, that's why Immortal Coil grabbed my attention. But I was also interested because it sounded different. Dragons souls sharing human bodies?

It didn't disappointed me. I was looking to read something original and Immortal Coil was good. Anaea is at the lowest point of her life and her only wish is that this stranger stop talking to her. But her life turns upside down when he, Hunter, is 'killed' and they are forced to share her body!

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What a creative story! Really loved the characters Hunter and Anaea and their blossoming relationship!!

A young woman losing her diligent battle with cancer decides to take her life on a bridge one night, only to be stopped by a mysterious and kind stranger. In the midst of him saving her, he is attacked and killed, but only after he kisses her...transferring his dragon spirit into Anaea's body until he can find a new and uninhabited body. Sharing her broken body with a stranger is no cup of tea,...more
When I stumbled on this book, it was a freebie and boy, am I glad I got it! This is a really good book. The characters are substantial and they pull you into the story and make you care. I try not to spew out summaries in my reviews; you can see that above or from other reviewers. What you want to know is this - is this book worth purchasing now that it's not free? Yes!! I can see this in the book store as a paperback, and it would appeal to me enough from the premise and the cover to impress m...more
This is a perfect example of a great book ruined by one character. In this case (for me) is the heroine: whinny, 'poor-is-me' complex, indecisive, and a contrived character. A lot of the inner monologues in the story are repeated information from chapter one to the last chapter that if cut off would eliminate 50% of the book's pages.
Other than that the created world is worth visiting, the rest of the characters are memorable, the new take on dragons and its mythology is unique and I would not mi...more
great Plot/storyline + Writer's poor execution = yeah the execution was that bad

I liked the idea, I went along with the idea of a hero and heroine sharing a body, I kept an open mind about the world-building, but it all crashed and burned horribly in the last quarter of the book.

So first off I guess I should say I don't read much paranorms with dragons so I didn't know the jargon, so strike one for the author because they assumed the reader knew what a drake, mage, syth were (along with other fa...more
Patricia BookExhibitionism
Future Self,

who would have thought that a freebie would be so good? For some reasons I expected this really stereotypical, filled-with-clichés, guilty pleasure Paranormal Romance. And to some extends I'll admit that I got it, but it wasn't just sex with some story, but story with some sex. (And those scenes were rather short, if I recall correctly.) That was a very pleasant surprise and I'm glad that I gave Immortal Coil a try.

It starts with a scene written in the hero's, Hunter's, point of vie...more
I adored this book! I got it for free on my Kindle (I think...not quite sure how as I see it is not free now) and the cover really made me NOT want to read it because I thought it looked kind of cheesy. Please do NOT judge this book by the cover! This book is amazing! The second I finished it I rushed onto Amazon to see if I could get the second book and was so disappointed to discover it does not exist yet.

In reading others' comments on this book, I have to say I wholeheartedly agree! One said...more
This book is a bit different than everything else that is out there ... which I thoroughly enjoyed. Dragons, soul sharing, sorcery, with an old world touch. I thought that Anaea was a great heroine. She has every reason to give up on life, but ends up fighting through it all. In turn, Hunter was an awesome hero, his faith in Anaea was great to read about.

If the entire book was written like the last quarter of the book ... it would have been a much better book. The ending wasn't all that pleasur...more

This was a really different story for me. I've never read anything to do with dragons or someone sharing someone else's body/soul.
The beginning was great, it sucked me right in. Then for a little while I'll admit I lost a little interest. Not because of the story but because of the woman, Anaea, I just got a little annoyed with her when Hunter needed her to do something or act a certain way and she wouldn't. Then around 50% it got me hooked again. The fighting was great and where the story goe...more
Dr. Bronwyn Ph.D of Smutology
WOW!! And I truly mean WOW!!

Brilliantly written story of dragons, magic, survival and ultimately love.

The author created a wonderfully detailed world that drew me in and made me a part of it. A unique take on a dragon tale where past sorcerers created a scourge that stripped dragon's of their form forcing them to take on human hosts. An intricate weaving of laws and political strategy accompanies an already very interesting story.

Both Anaea and Hunter are strong warriors who doubt their own wort...more
Good take on dragons and mating. Not focused on romance which is sweet more on world building and story. Will definitely read more in series!
Well-written and entertaining contemporary fantasy. I look forward to book 2
I would actually rate this at a 3 1/2 star if that option was available but since it's not I am giving it a 4 star instead of just a 3. I really enjoyed this book at the very beginning, the characters were great, the story line great then by the end there were some questions. I'm not sure exactly if maybe it was due to the books deadline or if the author just got tired of writing but the ending was very rushed and left me screaming "REALLY??". With a new, more fulfilling ending this book could d...more
Oh boy. I haven't been so enamoured with a new world in quite some time. It's new, captivating, violent and just plain fantastic and the characters pretty much follow the same high standard. Hunter and Anaea are so damn brave and intriguing. I just loved their interactions even when they were fighting each other. I do so look forward for the next book. If it's as good as this one, I'm definitely reading it. I'm also incredibly intrigued to learn more about Grey, Capri and everyone else. They see...more
Jan 26, 2014 Anna rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
DNF. Just couldn't get into this although it had a lot of interesting and different ideas.
I loved the book! While it had a few flaws (imho) such as switching POV's often and it seemed to end rather abruptly (I needed more closure!), it was fun to read and the characters were interesting and you could really get involved in their life stories. The world the story is set in is quite involved and the secondary characters are certainly worth their own books! I just wanted to say I would recommend it and hope to get more books myself in the series.
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