3.5 stars = I liked it. This was much better than the first/previous dragon book. A little bit of Levit goes a long way though. I did like the leading3.5 stars = I liked it. This was much better than the first/previous dragon book. A little bit of Levit goes a long way though. I did like the leading lady a lot, the H, Torque, was a little flat - actually both of the next up leading men, Flinn and Char, out shone him - and Char had only a fraction of the screen time. Still, I like these lightweight PNRs, I like the dragons - I was tired of the vamps - and I am looking forward to more....more
3.5 stars= pretty good. I've been curious about Grant's Dragon Kings series for a long time - since each book is released as a four part serial it see3.5 stars= pretty good. I've been curious about Grant's Dragon Kings series for a long time - since each book is released as a four part serial it seems like there is always a new book coming out, which is somewhat appealing. So, coming into this series for the first time I knew that I was many books behind but I didn't really clue into how many. This is book seven and it is clear that there is a lot of history that a fan of the series would have brought with them. Author Grant does throw in bits and pieces to establish her world for new readers, but really there were multiple threads which look to span multiple books and tons of cameos for what seem to be past pairs so I never actually felt 'caught up'.
The main paring of Dragon Shifter Darius - who works to rid the world of dark fae who prey on human woman - and Lex - who has lost a friend to the fae and puts herself in danger while seeking revenge - feels very familiar to a long time paranormal romance reader. I started reading this with only part one in hand and I wasn't actually 'grabbed' enough by them to be inspired to continue on to part 2. But then the secondary thread at the end of that part kicked in with Ulrik - another dragon shifter who is apparently on the outs with the main group. His piece of the story was short but his piece is what made me want to read on to find out what happens next and to go back to earlier books to find the rest of his backstory. Continuing on with all the rest of the parts in a single book, I still found the main pair far less interesting than all the bits and pieces of the continuing plot and I am especially intrigued by the parts of the story where Rhi appears, she's powerful, a catalyst for much of the action and has a tormented past and walks the edge of darkness - I really want to know more of what happens to her.
As a series newbie, I found all the previous pairs appearances confusing, there were so many that I never did get a sense of who's who, but fans will likely by happy to get another glimpse of their favorites - especially near the end.
So all in all, discounting the parts that didn't click for me simply because I chose to jump in at book seven, I thought this was pretty good. The romance was by the numbers, but all the other threads meant to draw the reader into the next books did their job.
ARC via NetGalley courtesy of St Martin's. ...more
I love dragon shifters, so I had high hopes for Ivy's Dragons of Eternity series starter... Unfortunately, the setup had me nervous from the start.
OuI love dragon shifters, so I had high hopes for Ivy's Dragons of Eternity series starter... Unfortunately, the setup had me nervous from the start.
Our heroine is an Imp who has lived on the run for decades, she finally took a chance, settled down, bought a house and became a business owner and was finally happy... until he finds her.
I really didn't care for the kidnapping/slave/master thing that brings the leads together, there's such an imbalanced of power and he >will< have her, she is his. Initially, this skirted the line and I was worried that we might stray into questionable consent territory -nope, his overwhelming sexual mojo makes her forget all her qualms. Still, I wasn't happy that a HEA for them means she has to give up everything she's built. My other issue was that there wasn't much else going on storywise in the background, so at the heart this is just sexy times in a thin story wrapper.
Review in progress... I am a sucker for dragons and I really liked the Otherworld crossover prequel short , Fly By Night - so, despite the fact that IReview in progress... I am a sucker for dragons and I really liked the Otherworld crossover prequel short , Fly By Night - so, despite the fact that I am not a fan of that series - I was really looking forward to Flight from Death.
I enjoyed this. I liked the leading lady Shimmer, who is a water dragon shifter exhiled to Earth working for the Fly By Night detective agency, her boss is a sexy Aussie vampire....more
3.5 stars - At last, we finally find out why Mei has been denying her bond to her mate Darius -and her secret is a doozey. The tension between these t3.5 stars - At last, we finally find out why Mei has been denying her bond to her mate Darius -and her secret is a doozey. The tension between these two has been simmering beneath the surface in the last two books and finally comes to a boil here and when Mei's past comes a calling there are even more stumbling blocks to their HEA then the clash between their two strong personalities. All of that added up to make this the best of the bunch yet series-wise....more
Langlais has a fun fast style, loved the Caribou shifter hero and the little girl who wrapped him around her little finger" "Mandy Roth's Hunted HolidaLanglais has a fun fast style, loved the Caribou shifter hero and the little girl who wrapped him around her little finger" "Mandy Roth's Hunted Holiday - Cute Holiday start, sexy finish." "A Ghostly Gift - quick little prequel to Angie Fox's upcoming Southern Ghost hunters series..." "Chloe cole - a quick little shifter reconnect romance - it was fine, but my shifter fangirlness is wearing pretty thin- I have read so many that the bloom is off the rose for my original love for the mate connection . This isn't really specific to this story but a comment in general with respect to the genre." "I liked Everlasting by Michelle pillow it was odd and surreal with an unusual ever after."...more
I am a big fan of the series (I actually started with the original short story that was reworked into the first book), so I was really looking forwardI am a big fan of the series (I actually started with the original short story that was reworked into the first book), so I was really looking forward to Mind Magic.
I liked it but with nits. The beginning is slow to roll, a new character Demi has the spotlight and a new group of bad guys are causing trouble, and there isn't enough Lily and Rule time initially. But the story gets good and things really start to gel when the Demi finally meets up with one of the old characters. The rest of the story is great as secrets are revealed and Lily and Rule get a chance to act and not just react. My favorite parts of these books are always when Lily pulls tbe clues together to get to the core of what's really going on - I love smart characters.
There was a thread left hanging, so new bad guys to carry forward and I am looking forward to the next book....more
4.5 stars = I really liked this. There was a great balance between story and romance and the leading pair actual develops a relationship before things4.5 stars = I really liked this. There was a great balance between story and romance and the leading pair actual develops a relationship before things turn steamy. There has been some good growth in the leading man Christian since we've seen him last and he is swoon worthy now for more than his good looks - plus I liked that for the more part there is a good humor about him. I still like the Norse myth foundation for the series and I am sooooooo looking forward to Kamis' story - and maybe one for the crow shifter witch Elin.
I won this ARC in a contest on the author's website, woo hoo! November 10 release.
There's a nice little holiday snippet with Christian and Fen that falls after this on That's What I'm Talking About blog here....more
3.5 stars= I liked it. Art thief Savannah is casing the home of her Dragonlord 'mark' in preparation for stealing a painting she's been hired to retr 3.5 stars= I liked it. Art thief Savannah is casing the home of her Dragonlord 'mark' in preparation for stealing a painting she's been hired to retrieve, when she's mistaken for a wedding consultant's assistant and find herself with a new job. Upside is she's got access to the Dragon's house, but now she's wrapped up in wrangling wedding details while trying to figure out how to get her commission out of the house without being caught by Dragon's sexy chief of security Cameron. And this time even her secret weapon - she can shift to Dragon form - is not going to help her.
I enjoyed 'til Dragons Do Us Part even though I skipped the second book. It might have helped a bit that I did read the Dealing With Dragons since the preparations for that book's couple's wedding is significant part of the story. This is a lightweight story with a closed door romance in a world with dragons and humans and a couple of characters that have both forms.
3.5 stars - I actually ended up liking Fury of Obsession a lot, even though it was about 50% in before everything really got rolling. That's because t3.5 stars - I actually ended up liking Fury of Obsession a lot, even though it was about 50% in before everything really got rolling. That's because this book had alot going on, and in addition to the romance for dragon Venom, there is major page time for Gage, one of the two dragons who are captured and tortured while on a scouting mission, and a bit of time with bad guy Ivar as he tries to put one of his science projects into play. So this is pretty much an ensemble piece.
Even though I'd forgotten how much the series is the love child between Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood and Adrian's Breeds (with Cooke's Dragonfire acting as a surrogate), I still really enjoyed this. That is largely due to Venom and his lady. He is a totally bad @$$ warrior who goes all mushy and vulnerable for his mate, and she's good too in that she pushes him toward their HEA. Since there are so many other threads in the mix, their relationship moves pretty fast and in some ways it's a short story within the story, but I did so like seeing Venom's joy at finding the one made for him, a woman who not only could survive his toxic touch but who craved him and the closeness he never thought he'd have.
There was plenty to like in the other parts of the story and interesting characters in Gage, his new 'son', Bastian's brother and the illusionist Nian. I am looking forward to more dragons from Callahan.
4.5 stars = I really liked it. Valkyrie Tyra has existed solely for her purpose of harvesting the souls of fallen heroes for Odin Allfather's army, wi4.5 stars = I really liked it. Valkyrie Tyra has existed solely for her purpose of harvesting the souls of fallen heroes for Odin Allfather's army, with only the barest of emotions - to keep from interfering with her duties - until on the day that she catches the interest of Dragon Bron. When they meet again Bron, has her questioning her role on the sidelines of the fight against the demons, instead of being actually part of the battle and stirs feeling she's not supposed to have.
I really liked this, I love myth inspired stories and I love dragon shifters. There is a nice balance of story and steam here, a good conflict in the forbidden romance and a nice HEA for Tyra and a new future for her sisters. Valkyrie's Conquest is a follow on story to Lord Dragon's Conquest - I need to dig that one back off the pile to see how Bron won his freedom from the Dragon Queen....more
3.5 stars (once it got rolling) I had set this aside because it wasn't clicking for me, but I finally finished Light My Fire (Dragon Kin series Book 73.5 stars (once it got rolling) I had set this aside because it wasn't clicking for me, but I finally finished Light My Fire (Dragon Kin series Book 7). I had a hard time getting into this - until Gwenvale and Dagmar's spawn made the scene...but then again theirs was my favorite book. After that point the book was pretty good. The romance for Celwyn and 'she of the ridiculously long name' was thin, but, I liked him. I am not overly thrilled with Anwyn anymore or the 'abominations', but the rest of the 'family' stuff was good....more
3.5 stars - I liked this second Las Vegas dragons book much better than the first. There is a good attraction between the starring pair and then enou 3.5 stars - I liked this second Las Vegas dragons book much better than the first. There is a good attraction between the starring pair and then enough hurdles to a HEA that the mate bond doesn't do all the work. I also liked that the big reveal of the hero's Dragon-ness is initially a deal breaker for the heroine -which is a far more normal reaction than is normally seen in PNR. So good and more fleshed out second effort, and I am off to pull the book three off the pile (I am a sucker for Entangled's 99 cent Monday deals.)...more
2.5 stars = ok+ This was pretty quick and light with a too good to be true gazillionaire dragon shifting leading man. I liked it more in spite of the2.5 stars = ok+ This was pretty quick and light with a too good to be true gazillionaire dragon shifting leading man. I liked it more in spite of the heroine than because of her, not fond of her dysfunctional relationship with her brother. Since this is novella length, the story doesn't have time to develop much depth in the romance, but I liked the dragon bits enough to let that slide. I picked up all three books in the series as Monday cheapies, so on to the next- these are coming off my tbr pile:)...more