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Flashfire (Dragonfire #7)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  909 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
He's lost all hope...until she changes everything.

Master illusionist Lorenzo wants nothing to do with the Pyr. His dragon nature is just another secret to hide and another detail to juggle, like ensuring that each of his Las Vegas magic shows is a true spectacle. Until he feels the burn of his firestorm and his whole world shifts....

Cassie Redmond is tired of photographing
Mass Market Paperback, 396 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Signet
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Really 4.5stars
Master Illusionist Lorenzo (di Fiore) really hates being a dragon shifter and refuses to take sides in the ongoing battle. Days before his scheduled greatest feat his firestorm arrives in the form of celebrity photographer Cassie Redmond. Spunky Cassie is determined to prove that dragon shifters don't exist but finds herself being used as a pawn by Lorenzo's enemies and unable to fight the draw to Lorenzo himself. To protect his destined mate, Lorezo may have break his own rule an
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Book 7 in the Dragonfire series and one of my favourites of the recent releases. The hero is Lorenzo, a Pyr and a master illusionist, who has distanced himself from the other dragons and refuses to change to his dragon form. Unfortunately his dragon nature is hard to deny when the latest firestorm is his own and his mate shows up to his magic show. Lorenzo wants to satisfy the firestorm and put it behind him but Cassie is impossible to forget. He is suddenly surrounded by Slayers and Pyr and h ...more
Jun 06, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012
It seems I'm the only one who hated this story. I never warmed up to Lorenzo and I thought Cassie was just a little too self righteous to be believed. Their romance didn't ring true to me AT ALL. I never felt the connection, even once. It also seemed like the story just dragged on and on. A tremendous disappointment for a series I usually love. I only kept reading so I could stay up to speed with the series as a whole.

Dec 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Flashfire is Book 7 in Deborah Cooke’s popular DragonFire series and once again Ms Cooke has taken us for an enjoyable ride. The DragonFire Series is unique one that follows the lives of the Pyr who protect the earth.. their sole purpose in this live is to care for her, nurture her and respect her resources. Somewhere along the line they split.. now there are Pyr who follow the old ways and Slayers who, well don’t. Of course there is a constant battle of good vs. evil

In FlashFire we head out to
Stephanie  G
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
On vacation in Las Vegas with her best friend Stacy, Cassie thinks all the glitz and glam of Sin City is as fake as the celebrities she photographs. Going to a show staring an illusionist is not her idea of fun but what she's about to see will change her life in a way she never imagined.

Lorenzo doesn't like being a dragon and wants nothing to do with his fellow Pyr. Just days away from his greatest illusion that will result in the freedom he's always craved, Lorenzo experiences the firestorm he
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lorenzo is an illusionist, deception is his business he’s also a Pyr, a dragon shapeshifter part of a brotherhood of dragons who protect the earth and it’s treasures. He’s been estranged from his brother dragons for a very long time finding the battles between them and their dark enemies the slayers barbaric and he chooses a life of solitude with his father his only close companion. During an eclipse that tells of a Pyr’s firestorm, his uniting with his destined mate it becomes all to clear to L ...more
Illusionist Lorenzo is planning a spectacle for his most flamboyant escape ever, one in which he secretly plans to leave his current human alias behind and to sever his hated connection to his Pyr race as well. But even Lorenzo's meticulous planning isn't going to be able to account for the proverbial wrench that his unwanted firestorm throws into the Works, and though he thinks he can thwart it but just surrendering to the sparks that burn between him and his 'mate' paparazzi Cassie, one night ...more
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Flying low on the radar is what master illusionist, Lorenzo, does with his dragon shifting brethren, the PYR. Though flamboyant with his magic show, Lorenzo has planned one last illusion that will take him from PYR senses and their enemies alike. He thinks he has every eye dotted and tee crossed. When his firestorm comes upon him, a time for him to procreate with his destined mate, Lorenzo is not prepared for the beautiful Cassie Redmond. Though he sates his firestorm, Lorenzo cannot seem to sta ...more
This was a pretty good addition to the series. I do think thought you would be totally lost if you haven't read the others in the series. I thought that Lorenzo was a bit of a whiner but he wasn't too bad. The heroine, Cassie, was interesting. The story had a bit tighter of a focus on the main couple than the last book did but there was still a lot of the overarching story going on. The thing I disliked most was (view spoiler) ...more
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. Lorenzo and Cassie are a great couple and they're also great characters. The story line is great and a little bit different than the rest of the series because Lorenzo does not belong to the Pyr as the other dragons did. Lorenzo just wants to ignore his gift and his and the fact that he is a shape-shifter and so he works as an illusionist.
The book was so easily readable that I couldn't put it down. There were some developments regarding the plans of the Slayers and I'm
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
The worst one so far!
Sandy S
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
FLASHFIRE by Deborah Cooke (spoilers)

FLASHFIRE is the 7th installment in Deborah Cooke’s Dragonfire series. The continuing saga of the Pyr vs Slayer in the war to save the human race, and dominance in the world of dragons features the elusive Lorenzo and his Firestorm. Lorenzo wants nothing to do with his Firestorm, because it has come at an inconvenient time in his life--he does not need to find his mate just before he disappears from the face of the earth.

Cassie Redmond has come to Las Vegas w
Dec 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Flashfire, Dragonfire #7, by Deborah Crooke
Grade: C-

“I refuse to have my life and my choices shaped by fear.”
“A team. She’d never had a partner or confident before, not like this, and Cassie liked the prospect a lot.”

Lorenzo is a Pry, a shape-shifting dragon, and uses his powers in his Las Vegas show as a magician. Lorenzo maybe a Pry but he has refused for hundreds of years to join their cause defending humans against Slayers, shape-shifting dragons who want to destroy mankind, and wants nothin
Nov 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Flashfire is Book 7 in Deborah Cooke’s popular DragonFire series and once again Ms Cooke has taken us for an enjoyable ride. The DragonFire Series is unique one that follows the lives of the Pyr who protect the earth.. their sole purpose in this live is to care for her, nurture her and respect her resources. Somewhere along the line they split.. now there are Pyr who follow the old ways and Slayers who, well don’t. Of course there is a constant battle of good vs. evil

In FlashFire we head out to
May 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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My English review

I didn’t know this series at all, so it was a pleasure to discover a book written by Deborah Cooke. I’m always pretty difficult with paranormal romance books as I’m so picky. But what can I say about this one? I was completely surprised by this novel. When I think I didn’t even know the author… Now I really want to discover the other books, as the next ones.

I really loved this story and I confess I finished it quite fast. As soon as we get into the book, we’r
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Lynda Tatad
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lorenzo is one of the premier magic/al illusion acts in Las Vegas. His shows are always sellouts and he has successfully hid his dragon nature for centuries. He does use his natural affinity for fire in his shows, but when sparks fly between him and a young woman in the audience, he realizes his Firestorm is upon him, at a most Inopportune time!

Photographer Cassie Redmond is on vacation with her best friend, but her boss has given her a huge financial incentive to try and get one of the Pyr (dra
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Lorenzo. I didn't quite love this book as much as I have earlier books, but it was nice to see some things going "back to normal" after the train-wreck the previous book was. What makes me the most sad, is that I now have to wait for the next book in the series. I love nothing more than going from one book to the other in a series, without taking any breaks unless I want to. I'm not very good at being patient when it comes to books.

I'm the first to admit I was skeptical when starting to r
Jan 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Just when reluctant Pyr Lorenzo di Fiori is getting ready for his final show he has a firestorm, discovers Pyr and Slayers all over Las Vegas and finds out his father is up to something. It does not take long for Lorenzo to realize that love is the biggest distraction of all in Deborah Cooke’s Flashfire!

Illusionist Lorenzo wants nothing to do with the Pyr or the Slayers. In fact, he hates turning into a dragon. Unfortunately his dragon nature is hard to deny when the latest firestorm is his own
~After reading~

Finally done reading it!! Well, was kind of speed reading since this was boring and slow. Sorry to those that may like this series, but I can't rate any of these books any longer. There was no spark and the whole "take care of the firestorm" was to fast. Cassie wasn't all that great and her past really didn't change the fact that she was a terrible choice. Then there was Lorenzo, who was stubborn and slow as hell to show any interest.

Over all the series is dead to me. I will read
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Famous illusionist Lorenzo has been denying his true nature for centuries. Born a dragon, Lorenzo turned his back on the Pyr and instead concentrated on caring for his father. Then one night during a performance at his show in Las Vegas, his firestorm ignites and much to his surprise, his mate is paparazzi photographer, Cassie Redmond. Despite what should have been a one night stand to satisfy the firestorm, Lorenzo and Cassie can’t stay away from each other. Lorenzo has a huge spectacle planned ...more
Jan 23, 2012 rated it liked it
I started this series last year because the ladies in my monthly book club were reading it. Overall, it's a fun series and I enjoy the characters. This book, however, was a bit of a disappointment for me. I had really been looking forward to Lorenzo's story and figured that he would be a much stronger character than turned out to be. I also expected his story to further the sereis along since I'm expecting to see a sereis conclusion in the not to distant future (after all, the author is writing ...more
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I've always thought that Lorenzo was a bit of a d**k. So the background of his life with his father and the painting of his mother was helpful in getting to the bottom of what he's about.

There's also a selfish factor in Lorenzo that we slowly see ebb away as being with his mate changes him. And it was interesting to see a dragon who was going to satisfy the firestorm and bail on his dragon baby mama. We've met several characters who grew up that way and it seemed to be a frequent occurance until
Jun 03, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 (rated against the others in the series)

Not as enjoyable as some of the other entries in the series but still worth a read. I have rated it against the others in the series instead which may be unfair (I would have rated it a 4 if it was a stand-alone).

Part of the reason why I didn't rate it hirer was that I didn't like Lorenzo. While I realize that this is the intention of the author--for us to dislike him at first and then his growth and relationship with Cassie to change him--it just didn
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I just adore this series. I was kinda surprised that this was Lorenzo's book. But ok whatever, it was still so good! Lorenzo is a Pyr but he is a loner. In fact he really wants nothing to do with the Pyr's or the Slayer's. Lorenzo has his own show in Vegas and is just so full of himself. I was thinking that he is pretty selfish through most of the book.

Cassie goes to Vegas with her BF for vacation and goes to one of Lorenzo's shows. Yeah well the Firestorm for them hits during the show and lets
Barbara ★
I love a hero who refuses to surrender to fate. Lorenzo is just such a guy. He's forsaken his Pyr heritage and thinking dragons are barbaric and primitive has figured out a way to finally cut his connection with the Pyr and at the same time totally eliminating his shifter powers. He never expected his own firestorm or his destined mate to appear just a few days before he put his plan into action. He also didn't count on both Pry and Slayer converging on him either. The Pyr to help with the fires ...more
Susan Wright
Oct 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
The book was good - as usual for this author. The problem I had was with the formatting for the ebook (nook). I bought it pre-sale, and paid full price. I have a certain level of expectations when I pay full retail for a well known author/publishing house. This was not self publishing. The paragraph breaks and normal page/thought breaks were missing - causing the reading to be annoying and frankly headache inducing. Very disappointed in the publishing house (no - I do not blame Ms Cooke for this ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
May 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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WOW what a great continuation of the series. So many fun twists and turns and it goes to show that an old dragon can be taught new tricks as long as he has the right trainer-ahem i mean woman- teaching the tricks. :)
So glad one of the baddies is gone for good, but i fear the trouble that another will be making in the coming story... can't wait for october to get the next installment of this wonderful dragon shifter series!
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
I never get tired of these alpha male, dragon-shifters, who find their mate and will do anything to protect them. You would like that by book 7 in the series, all possible dragon/mate/enemy storylines would be exhausted, however Deborah Cooke continues to come up with page turning plotlines that make the reader want more. I will happily continue this series and recommend it to any PNR fans.
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book with wonderful storyline. I have read most, if not all of this series and have yet to be disappointed. The characters are larger than life. You'll fall for all of the sexy men who just happen to also be dragons. Ms. Cooke has a fabulous way of bringing all the facets of her stories together.
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Deborah Cooke also writes under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross.

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as h
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