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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  1,229 ratings  ·  71 reviews

First in the Dragon Knights series.

War is coming for the knights, dragons, and a damsel who is not quite in distress, but finds her heart’s desire in the strong men of the Border Lair.

A chance meeting with a young male dragon seals the fate of one adventurous female poacher. The dragon’s partner, a ruggedly handsome knight named Gareth, takes one look at the shapely woma

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ebook, 144 pages
Published February 14th 2006 by Samhain Publishing
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Aly is so frigging bored

Those are my notes and I am too lazy to write a proper review... Enjoy.
15% they know each other for, hmmm, half an hour, give or take a few minutes, and they are already in love and had sex
16% after about another hour they have sex again and she thinks
*quote*She knew a baby could come of what they’d just done, but didn’t care. Or rather, she kind of liked the idea of having this knight’s baby, even if she never saw him again.*/quote*
16% Come on! Seriously?!
*quote*So far he had proven that he
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Sadie Forsythe
I just can't drag my rating any higher than a 2 star here. I acknowledge that despite my love of dragons and erotica I might not have been the best reader for this book. This is one of those books in which everyone is always spouting off wonderful affirmations and bad things never really happen. Despite the storyline, it's like being stuck in a church van full of kumbaya -singing mormons who only want to help you see how wonderful you really are. The feel-good factor starts to chafe after a whil ...more
Gilles
Dragons! Very cool. This world - a little strange.

Dragons are paired up with Knights to protect the borders of the kingdom. The Knights and Dragons are able to communicate telepathically and empathically. So Rule #1 of the world is that a Dragon can't mate unless their Knight mates first. Otherwise, the Knights will go insane from the crazed lust they experience from dragon sex. If the knight has a mate then they just go running in search of each other like their hoo haa is on fire when the dra
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Brenda (b)
Oh I really liked this one, but then I've always had a soft spot for dragons. I wasn't expecting the menage aspect but it fit with the fantasy world that the author created. It's actually a bit of a light read in spite of the threat of approaching war and didn't have much in the way of character backgrounds. Still I found myself intrigued by the storyline and wanting to know more about these people. I'll definitely be reading more of this series.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Posted on Under the Covers

Bianca D’Arc takes readers into an alternate world where dragons exist. In this unique world, dragons are bounded to their knights in a way that makes them both experience what the other is feeling. When Bolera, a fair maiden goes out to hunt a stag for some food for her family, she comes across a huge dragon named Kelvan who tries to steal her latest game. As they argue over who made the kill, they decide to see Sir Gareth, the dragon’s knight to settle this matter.

Bol
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Marlene
Originally published at Reading Reality

When I read Bianca D'Arc's Maiden Flight I couldn't help but compare life in the lair to life in the weyr, as in dragon's weyr. I don't know if the author intended the story as a more liberated, or at least kinkier response to Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, I'd be astonished if some parallel wasn't meant.

And the sexual aspects of McCaffrey's Dragonriders world really did need to be addressed, but we'll get there later.

Meanwhile, about this particula
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Krista Bunny
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Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
I'll be honest, I was disappointed in this book. I had really high hopes for it, but within the first couple pages I started to realize this isn't what I was hoping for. It's not that it's a bad book, it really isn't. I was just looking for something with more humor and less lets do it within the first couple of minutes of knowing each other. Really though, the blame is on me, I didn't realize this was erotica, so the whole storyline makes sense. Also, there is no shape-shifting, there is dragon ...more
Angela
I didn't love this book or the one after it. I bought the first three as an e-book set thinking they would be great. It had tons of potential with the Legend of the Seeker or The Adventures of Merlin kind of world, but it fell a little short.

I even gave the second book a chance,hoping I'd like it better, but I ran into the same issue. Great story potential but a little disappointing. They both did not seem to have smooth transitions, and the story jumped too much. For example, when the knights
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Minna
Ridiculous. Also, it read like an erotic-romance fanfiction of a certain beloved fantasy world (4 letters, starting with P and ending with N).
The plot was miniscule; the wtf-ery was legion. The dragons were (sigh) annoying and the human characters, as another reviewer pointed out, were saccharine-sweet to the point of (at best) eye rolling and (at worst), irritation and nausea. Kelzy the leader's dragon had a voice that I kept thinking reminded me of Madea (you know, Madea goes to jail, Madea's
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Ibrium
Reader,

Are you considering leaving a negative review? Might want to take a look at this post from the author:

http://biancadarc.com/blog/2013/06/15...

I wish now I had properly reviewed the book after I finished reading my (paid for, which I note only because that would make my opinion more valid somehow? I don't get it, either.) copy of it. Instead I went with my shoot-from-the-hip grumpy shelving method. Ah well.

Forewarned is forearmed. Good luck.
Petula
DRAGON KNIGHTS BOOK #1

This is an adult only book, erotic M/F/M scenes.
Belora is hunting for dinner in the forest,.when the stag she has shot is stolen from her by a dragon. The dragon takes Belora and her dinner to his Knight partner. When Gareth sees Belora he knows instantly she is his Mate. After a sexy afternoon he takes her home to tell her mother they will be married. Innocent Belora begins to have second thoughts when she finds out she will have two mates not just one. As the knights ar
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Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
Genre Fantasy/Romance/Menage

MC1 Belora
MC2 Gareth
MC3 Lars

Storyline
Dragons are paired with Knights to help keep the Kingdom safe. Because humans bond with the Dragons, they can feel the mating frenzy so Dragons can't mate until their paired Knights mate; but human females that can bond with dragons are rare so when one is found they usually mate with 2 Knights.

Conflict
There is minimal conflict. A slight skirmish between the dragons and another species which results in Belora's mother being convin
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Mary
Although the story line was interesting, with interesting characters, I would classify this one as 'fantasy/porn'! I must admit I'm more of the 'fade-to-black' type when it comes to reading novels with romance. I'd like to have little something left to my imagination!!
Sans
Meh. Entertaining enough. I'll prolly give the next book a shot.
Netanella
First paragraph:Belora tracked the stag through the forest. Carefully chosen for this hunt, the stag was older, past the prime of his life, and would feed her small family of two for more than a month if she and her mother used it wisely. On silent feet, she followed him down to the water, a small trickle of a stream that fed into the huge lake beyond.

If Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern had a sexual life, this might be it. Dragons and their knights protect the land against the evil, salaman
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Mishel Zabala
Apparently I have a thing for dragons, and there aren’t even any shifters in here, go figure! I was actually pretty surprised at how much I liked the plot of Maiden Flight. A lot of the story was world building, character introduction, and crazy hot m/f/m sexytimes. This is my first ménage a trios read so it’s exciting to get something new under the reading belt. Being a short kindle freebie I was pretty satisfied overall. I’ve read some reviews that mention how similar this is to Anne McCaffrey ...more
Laura
Belora is hunting a deer to bring back home when a dragon snatches it first. Outraged, Belora chases the dragon down and demands her kill. Unexpectedly, she is taken in its claws instead and brought to a knight, Gareth, with whom she is instantly infatuated. Gareth knows Belora is his mate and will do anything to get her agree to be his and accept the way of life at the Lair.

For the most part, I am not a fan of insta-attraction, usually because it is not well done and removes a lot of potential
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Malinda
3-3.5 stars

This was a pretty good story. It's the first I've read by Bianca D'Arc but based on this I might try more of her work in the future.

Bolera is 18 and lives alone with her mother. She's out hunting a deer one day when, right after she shot it in the heart with her arrow, a dragon comes down and takes off with her deer. She chases him and finds where he lands and starts insisting that he give her back the deer. Instead of giving it back, the dragon carries her off...

Gareth is a knight a
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/bo...

Magical, Mystical, Sensual . . . Enjoyable! While definitely all about the sex, this story brings a clear plot and a well-thought world in which our heroes and heroine have the pleasure of interacting. Perhaps I should say heroes and heroines . . . as the dragons are most certainly a major player in the plot of the story.

There is never any inter-species hanky panky occurring, but the plot outlines a world where the dragon and its rid
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Tai
3.6 stars!

What a cute read! I'm not even sure why I enjoyed this book so much. It is a very light read, with little substance, little plot, and so much fluff it borders on cheesy at times. Although this is categorized as erotica, I would think even that aspect of this book is light as well compared to other books I have read, like a basic cable version of an HBO show. Obviously, this book is not for everyone and I can definitely see why.

And yet, it was exactly what I needed as a break from heavi
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Kyra Dunst
This is one steamy erotic fantasy. Belora finds not one, but two hot lovers when her hunt is interrupted by a dragon one day, and her life will never be the same. The scenes were tasteful, even with the threesome theme, and very sensual. I enjoyed that there was an actual story behind the romance. I would read more from this author.
Daria
Wow dragons!! Knights!! and Mistress' oh my. smiles I loved it!! A great blend of characters and story line. I just had fun reading this. A bit sassy girl meets a dragon and a Knight and in one day is swept off her feet. I loved the action it was fast paced. The sex was hot, the element that the pleasure of the riders and the best are intertwined. Wait did I mention the sex scenes were hot!! smiles again. A awesome tale that made you want to continue to read and a wee bit sad when you were done. ...more
Brittany
I am so glad that I found this series. This has a mix of everything dragons and ménage. It was a fun ride and I am looking forward to the rest of the series. This is going to be fun!!
J.W.
A short little book, but what a powerful hello into a new series and world.

Dragons, their knights, their Lair, their ways of making a family.

A healer, her mother a healer, brought in,

War on the horizon, has it all

Action, Romance, and some kinky sex
Kelly
Maiden Flight is for people who...

...like a little threesome in their sexin'.
...enjoy when the passions of a dragon spurs on their rider.
...like when there's plenty of set-up for later books.
...get a kick out of love at first sight.

Enjoyable for the most part. But then, I'm always down for a hot threesome fueled by draconic lusts. *rereads my last sentence and nods* Yeah, that. Basically, if threesomes are your thing and you like dragons (not dragon-threesomes, mind you, because that would be aw
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Debbie
historical fiction is not my kick....
I couldn't get passed the thee and thou to enjoy the story....even though it started out amazingly.
Debbie
i enjoyed this, although it does move really fast from meeting to sex!

dragons have knights. knights and dragons are bonded and share a great deal. when dragons pair for mating, they cannot join fully til their knights have found a mate too. since there are few women who can be around dragons or hear them, each pair of knights will share a single wife.

enter lots of multi partner sex.

there is an under story, but it doesnt hold up much as i've gone on to read all the others in this series.

not a bad
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Clarissa
It was bad. The best thing I can say about this book is at least it's only 144 pages.
Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold!
This was an interesting read for me. Fantasy is not usually my genre. However, I was intrigued by this one. Men (knights) bond with Dragons to fight off their enemies. There are very few women who can put up with dragons and knights, so there are not many women for the knights to choose from. So, they share their women.

The dragons actually have a lot to do with how and who the knights get their mates.

I liked this story. There was just enough action to keep it intriguing. The romance between the
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Bianca enjoys mixing her real-world knowledge of science with imaginary worlds in her writing. A former chemist, she tends to mix genres, concentrating most of her writing in the paranormal, sci fi, fantasy and futuristic realms, with some contemporary and urban fantasy thrown in for fun."
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