Dark Embers (Dragon's Heat #1)
Like all dragons, Dylan can only procreate with his destined mate—for whom he’s searched for five hundred years. His dark, rampant sexual app...more
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After receiving news that her grant money has been pulled, Phoebe is on a tight time constraint to finish up her research. While in the middle of searching for funding, Phoebe is approached by Dylan. He'...more
Dark Embers is the first book in Tessa Adams' Dragon's Heat series. Dylan MacLeod, a shape-shifting dragon and King to his clan is worried and scared b...more
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A new erotic paranormal series, starring dragon shapeshifters, kicks off with a very sexy debut...
Prince Dylan MacLeod is one of the last pure-blood dragon shape- shifters-and ruler of a dying race, the Dragonstar clan. It falls to him to protect his people and their ancient magic. But he has one important duty: to provide an heir...
Like all dragons, Dylan, who has a dark, rampant sexual appetite, can only procreate with his destined mate-f
One of the stand out parts of this story for me was the plot - the idea of a genetically engineered disease as awful and devastating as Ebola and the mystery surrounding it on how it was...more
And then as I got into the story, no doubt about it, this is my kind of book. Total alpha hero, intelligent (throughout the story too!) heroine...more
I bought this book because I thought the cover was hot. Then I went to Goodreads to check out the reviews. One person said she disliked it because there was an overabundance of sex. Well, that was pretty much an endorsement for me! I ponied up the $9.99 (way to much for a romance ebook!) and bought it.
Dark Embers had a lot of structural problems. The most annoying was that there were a lot of inconsistencies when people stood, sat, were dressed, etc. Someone would be standing, then th...more
The writing was well done, it's the story that made this impossible to like...more
Paranormal Romance -July 6th, 2010
Dark Embers is quick, light read with tons of sexy scenes. In this fascinating paranormal series readers are introduced to the long-lived Dragon shifters with extraordinary powers.
Dragonkind are an ancient and powerful race of shifters who transform into dragons. Dylan MacLeod is the ruler of the Dragonstar clan. Dylan has always felt in control and command, but now he feels helpless because his clan is dying. A strange and m...more
We are introduced to bio-chemist Phoebe Quillum who is working hard to find a cure for lupus, the disease that took her mother and sister. But, Harvard has just notified her that they are having to cut back, her grant is ending. In New Mexico, Prince Dylan MacLeod, the last pure-blood dragon-...more
I thought it was a simple story about a son who failed his family, and is now facing a dilemma of finding a mate to continue his line, but he has more pressing matters to worry about such as the mysterious disease killing his clan members one by one, especially his closest relatives.
He sought out Phoebe and of course there's the inst...more
Then I read this.
Compared to all the other books I've read in my latest feeding frenzy, this book was astonishingly...bland. I didn't care about a single character. My curiosity about Phoebe was done before she even left Harvard for New Mexico. I suppose it's my fault fo...more
Favorite Quote: "He wanted to dominate her, hadn't been able to stand the thought of her saying no."
Had Prince Dylan MacLeod listened to his father he would have his mate and locked into his powers. But he didn't. So now he uses his time and dark sexual appetites to search for his destined mate. His search is put on hold as a deadly disease sweeps through his people killing them off. He finds he has to venture into the human realm to find a cure. There he meets Phoebe Quillum-a biochemi...more
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Dylan MacLeod, dragon and King of the Dragonstar Clan, is unwillingly leading his people straight towards Death's door. During his four and a half century existence, Dylan's fought and won many a blood-soaked battle but the microscopic entity that's currently destroying his dragons is one battle he can't conquer. As if he wasn't under enough pressure, Dylan still has yet to find his mate and provide the clan a much needed heir. As the last pure-blood dragon, it's his duty to continue t...more
by Tessa Adams
Personally Purchased Print Copy
Rating: 4 Stars
We all know dragons breathe fire, and this book scorched the page! I love stories about dragons. The hotter, sexier alphas the better…and shape shifting ones just do it for me.
There have been several reviews discussing the amount of sex in this book—and there’s a lot of it—but Dark Embers is billed as the first book in an erotic paranormal series. So, if I’m reading an erotic novel, I’m expecting a lot...more
It's like the author forgot that the whole purpose for Phoebe to be with the clan was to find a cure for this debilitating disease. Yet, it wasn't until the 50% mark that she finally stepped into the lab to begin dealing with what was the premise of the book.
Don't get me wrong, the sex scenes were hot but their frequency took away from what could have...more
While Dark Embers was a solid 3.75 stars for me I did find myself completely engrossed with each page. Of course there were parts I loved parts I hated and parts that made me squirm, but it was still a solid 3.75 stars for me. Phoebe was refreshing. She was pretty, brilliant and she took shit from no me. Not even a dragon king. Even when her scientific mind was forced to believe things that "couldn't be possible" she never ran from it or acted like a coward like some fluffy half ass heroine. No...more
When I read reviews and ordered this, I got the impression this was mainstream PNR and didn't realize it's erotic PNR. The publisher is NAL so that didn't clue me in like it would have if it was Ellorahs Cave, etc. The sex scenes were too much for me, i.e., fluids, back door stuff, etc. What initially turned me off is that the H/h jumped into bed almost immediately w/no relationship development beforehand--a pet peeve of mine.
But the last half of the book got better as the characters/r...more