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Mating Call (Lunes & Lords #1)

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  916 Ratings  ·  85 Reviews
Insomnia does things to a girl’s head, drives her to perform acts she would have scoffed at if not for a bad case of desperation. Yoga. Meditation. Getting in touch with her inner Lune via witchy rituals she doesn’t even realize she’s enacting until she’s naked in the dark with an aggressive dragon…or two.

Cora Phillips has spent her life denying the Lune tradition but with
Published January 3rd 2007 by Freya's Bower (first published 2007)
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Mar 27, 2013 MLE rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, arc
I was surprised by how much I like this book. I found Cora to be a engaging heroine, and I liked her attitude. It was a nice change from all the simpering virgins that seem to be popular in erotic romance these days. I especially enjoyed that though there were love triangle type aspects never once does she mistake lust for love, so while she finds them both attractive she doesn't spend pages telling the reader about the deep and undying love she feels for both of them, or anything else along tho ...more
Jul 10, 2012 Bukcrz rated it did not like it
First, this book is part of a series and definitely NOT a stand alone book.
This book, though intriguing in premise, is a frustrating read for me particularly because the heroine is an OVER the top 'reluctant' and selfish heroine. I liked the idea of a reluctant character but to have the main character reluctant and constantly fighting against the created world through the end made it imposible for me to be emersed into the story.
The author tried to explain why the heroine is reluctant and consta
Mar 26, 2013 Jill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Every so often you come across a story that could have been brilliant if things had been elaborated on.
This is one of those stories. Everything about this book led me on. I loved the idea's, the world and even the characters, I would have loved them more however if they had all been fleshed out a bit.
This was a short story and alot of times these are the problems with short stories, too much information and not enough space so things don't get the attention they deserve. I wanted to know more
Aug 29, 2015 Angie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies, adult, read-2015
I seriously have no idea what I just read. Dragon Call is all over the place! When it opens, Cora is at some kind of supernatural gathering, meets Greg, feels an attraction and annoyance toward him. Then later (I don’t know how time is passing at all!) she’s with her mom and sister who are telling her to go for him, and suddenly she’s on the train and getting off in Chinatown where she goes to his shop. They seem to hit it off, but then again later (how is time passing?!?!) she meets Salim, and ...more
Apr 02, 2013 Dianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, own
Cora comes from a long line of powerful Lune witches with strong ties to dragons, something she has pretty much denied her entire life, until, in a desperate attempt to overcome her insomnia, she accidentally performs an ancient mating ritual that calls TWO dragons and their masters to her. Greg gives Cora an appreciation of the myths of dragons, but has he controlled her thoughts without her knowing? Salim feels dangerous, wild and in control without being too domineering. Both men and dragons ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**2.5 stars**

I agree with my friend Jill when I say that this story could have been great. It had many elements that drew me in. I loved the character of Cora. She was sexy and self confident, something I don't always see in paranormal books. What I really really dug was that Cora casually mentions that she has gained weight and is now a size 18- and that is that. There is no "I'm fat" dialogue, nothing. In a literary world where we don't see many plus-sized leading ladies, especially in parano
Jul 09, 2013 Zarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm just gonna go ahead and post a review her with the assumption that this and Mating Call are, in fact, the same book. They have essentially the same descriptions, the author of one appears to be an initials-only version of the other, and the cover that now shows up on my Kindle for Mating Call is the same as Dragon Call. For the record I read the Mating Call version. If these are the same I really wish someone would combine them and clear up the confusion.

I basically thought the book was ok.
May 25, 2015 ~JustMel~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mad about
Cora's life has been put on hold since she was in a fire but time spent with her twin Diane is bring her out of her shell, not that she has a choice with Diane.
Their family has always been in the business of witch craft but Cora's never gotten to grips with that side of herself until Diane pushes her to embrace her heritage. A meditation session goes too well however and her magic is brought forth.

Salim (Dragon 1)is a delicious mystery and Greg (Dragon 2)is a mystery flitting between good and ba
Renee Rearden
While I found the story line interesting, I have to admit to frustration on several levels.

First, the story is sold as a standalone novella...but it's really not. The book gives no closure or completed character arc. Truly, it introduces the world and characters. I will say, other than a couple of word usage or convenient plot points, the writing is well done.

My second issue is related to the first. I am quite irritated by authors that chop a full length novel into sections to create novellas...
Snarky Mom
Feb 06, 2013 Snarky Mom rated it liked it
I read this as an e-novella and got it for free, which I was glad for, because it failed quite a few of my "litmus" tests. 1: Be aware that this is not #1 in a trilogy -- but #1 in a section of the book. 2: Be aware that the majority of the text is obviously spent setting up the other 2 sections. I found myself surprised when it ended. Not sure it piqued my interest enough for me to go looking for, and buying, the next two installments :(.
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Cora has spent the majority of her life pretending that things don't exist. She feels that although her mother and her sister are fully acknowledged as Dragonkeepers that life just isn't for her. Unfortunately, a near death experience has left her not sleeping so she is spending time with her sister. She meets two men within a short amount of time who will have a big impact on her life but she doesn't understand how or why.

This is a short but well told tale that is part of a series so you are le
Mar 21, 2014 Caro rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was an ok freebie. The last half was good but the first part was slow feeling and confusing. Most of the time I was completely flummoxed and couldn't figure out what was going on at all. By the time I got halfway through I had an idea about what was happening. The ending was good and I would like to read more to see what happens but it's not a pressing need and more like something I would read if it was there. Good imagery and creativity. I liked the basic story line but seemed to written a ...more
Feb 13, 2014 Cazy rated it liked it
I was really thankful that the heroine was not a simpering virgin. But she still got on my nerves. It had an intriguing story premise. It had one hot sex scene, but everything seemed unfinished. All that waffling about her gift and running away. I kept begging her to pursue a line of questioning or fully answer a f*cking question so I could get some answers. I was so annoyed. I still didn't get enough answers so I could say I knew what was happening in the plot. This series has good potential, b ...more
Melissa Levine
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I was browsing around on my Nook recently when I came across this one. With my interest in reading paranormals, knowing this one featured dragons grabbed my attention immediately. I honestly didn't know what to expect since I've never read this author before but I was willing to give it a try.

It's the first book in the Dragon Queen series and while it has a lot of potential, it just didn't live up to what I'd hoped for. The complicated plot was often difficult to follow, there wasn't enough per
Apr 14, 2013 Cinzia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

The famous bun coming out without hole.
This could be a book with an amazing tale but this is not the way the book was written, there are only a few sparks of interesting things.

Insomnia does things to a girl’s head, drives her to perform acts she would have scoffed at if not for a bad case of desperation. Yoga. Meditation. Getting in touch with her inner Lune via witchy rituals she doesn’t even realize she’s enacting until she’s naked in the dark with an aggressive dragon…or two.

Cora Phillips ha
Kathie (katmom)
I love dragons, so this seemed like a really good read to me. The cover is also lovely and drew me in.

It's my fault that I didn't realize what "the first part of a three-part novel originally published in serial format" meant. What it means is that this ends with no actual ending, a cliffhanger, if you will. Part two and three are available for purchase in a box set. When I read a series, I prefer to have at least some of the story arc complete, with the overall arc to be continued. This just st
Sep 15, 2013 Squeak rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragons
This review was originally posted on my Alaskan Bookie website at:

There were things I like and things I didn’t like about this book.

First the things I like: I liked that this was a whole new concept on dragons and the people they choose to be with. Very Unique. I liked when Cora called the dragons, she also called to the ‘owner’ of the dragon, or Dragonlord. Luckily she was already attracted to the Dragonlord, seeing how she was about to become a mate.

Dec 28, 2014 Kimberly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The premise was really good and if the plot had more meat to it the book would have been much better, but seeing as it didn't I really didn't like this book. Like I said, the premise was really good, I mean dragons, but the writing took away from it because the explanations to everything didn't explain anything. Also, the plot felt rushed, a hundred pages could have been added and it would have been so much better
What a missed opportunity!
Witches with inherent dragon wrangling abilities.Men who are/arent also dragons.Dragon sex.
So imagine my consternation when this book turned out to be so low key as to be almost boring!
The world building was minimal. The story too small- basicially its a romance concentrating on a very small pool of characters.
No alpha males. No sense of what magic means in the world portrayed- which is our modern one. Inadequate physical descriptions of people, irritating social detai
patricia morley
May 14, 2014 patricia morley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New author for me and I liked it!

New author for me and I liked it!

I'm always a little nervous when it comes to picking up a book that I haven't even heard the author's name before. This storyline has got me so that I'm going to have to get the next in the series so I can see what happens with the dragons and which one will win her heart or break it!
Jennifer Erwin
Feb 17, 2014 Jennifer Erwin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What did I read? Seriously...can someone explain this to me? I was lost and confused for most of this. I went through and read some of the other reviews and people are saying that this is part of one book, not book 1 of however many. If that's the case, I'm cutting my losses and not purchasing the rest. This one failed to capture my interest enough to see where this goes.
Erin Brooks
Jan 29, 2015 Erin Brooks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dragon problems

Cora has never wanted a part of her life. So when she's visiting home, it sneaks up and bites her in the butt.

While it does that, she meets two men, one is cool and the other is dangerous.

But it all comes together when . . . And following is . . .

Now she's in over her head, literally.

The only question now is . . .

The story, when I could grab it seemed a good one. I am a sucker for dragons, but this particular book felt so disjointed to me. Like every time the writer took a bathroom break, something new popped into his/her head, so he/she fit it in where she was, rather than find the right location for it. I hate, when a book is broken into parts at seemingly random places. I want a complete story with each, and a main story running through, then read the next at my leisure, instead of being forced into r ...more
Aug 19, 2013 Cloud rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Eh, I liked some parts of this book. Like others have said the side characters are very entertaining and help move the plot along. There were some parts that I felt as though I had missed some backstory or shared knowledge that the author was assuming everyone already knew. I liked the mythos that played around with the dragons and summoning/binding them. As for the main character, I didn't get a very good feel of her and by the end of the book I wasn't invested enough in her to rush out and dow ...more
siara brandon
Aug 29, 2014 siara brandon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dragon Call

Dragon Call

Dragon Call was a really great book.I was happy to find out that one of the dragons was Salim's Dragon.I hope that Core and Salim make love together in the second book of the Dragon Call series.Siara Brandon. :)
Nov 25, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
I read this book as it was a free read for my Kobo. I really liked it. I don't know how to review this one with out giving away details. But I will say this. I enjoyed the premise of witches who mate with dragons and Dragonlords. It was interesting and I get how the main character was reluctant to leave her beliefs and venture on her own for a bit. And how she is throw in. Their was a part where I was confused at to how I could have missed something important. But realizing that since most of th ...more
So Cora is a descendant of the witches and has left it all behind since she hasn't shown any otherness. That all changed when she came to her sister's house for vacation. As her life changes and strange things start to happen she realizes that she was safer at home.

I want to say this was all I had hoped for but NOT...The heroine Cora was weak, flighty, selfish and ignorant. These are not excuses for not taking responsibility for what she did. I thought she would be more there for others but she
Jun 24, 2013 Beth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
The first half of the book was utterly confusing. It had way too many vague hints and warnings without any real information provided and Cora was way more of a mess than she needed to be. I couldn't relate to her character at all, one minute she's cowering and the next she decides to charge forward and then she's back to cowering. I almost quit reading this book. During the second half of the book the plot finally started moving and I liked the story idea that finally started emerging but by thi ...more
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