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Fury of Fire

(Dragonfury #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  5,666 ratings  ·  540 reviews
A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us.

Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given
MP3 CD, Unabridged, 424 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 22nd 2012)
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Sue Wilson I've read all nine Dragon books and Myst hasn't had the baby yet. Unfortunately Coreene seems to have been off the grid for the last year and there's…moreI've read all nine Dragon books and Myst hasn't had the baby yet. Unfortunately Coreene seems to have been off the grid for the last year and there's no sign of any more Dragonfury books which is such a shame because the whole series has been great. I really miss reading about them. Hope Coreene is well and will write another book soon.(less)

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Feb 25, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Fury of Fire is a poor imitation of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but with dragon-men instead of vampires.

Here are just a few examples:

The line up of dragon brothers living in a luxury hidden lair is the Leader, the Best Friend, the Computer Geek ,the Troubled Dangerous Anti-Social One, and another one who didn't make any impression of distinct personality on me besides he's green in dragon form. They have a fussy butler/servant to cook them waffles and do their laundry. There is a homicide
NOTE: I did not finish Fury of Fire. I reached page 207, out of 412, before I called it quits. My review reflects on what I read and no more, which is more than enough to be indicative to how the author creates her book.

During the course of reading, everyone comes across a book that just doesn't connect with them. That doesn't mean the book is bad or that others shouldn't read it, it just means the it isn't a good fit that particular person. This is that book for me. I had a very difficult time
Great start to what should prove to be a HOT series. If the secondary characters are any indication of whats to come; we are in for a treat. It held my attention from beginning to end, its not a long book, and I blew right through it. Bastian and Myst were dyno-mite! Great names, fantastic couple, sexy steamy skin on skin time! SSSSSSSSSSMOKIN hot fire breathin, and Im not talkin about dragon breath! Usually its the guy thats the aggressor, but Myst didnt hold back she wanted her man, scales, ...more
Feb 19, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR fans who like the mate bonding
Shelves: pnr
This PNR novel succeeded in the incredible feat of pushing *all* of my buttons.
It's probably a great book... I just couldn't find one saving grace. I had to drag my self onward, and at 80% mark I still wanted to DNF it.

*Heroine. I don't think I ever read of a dumber woman. There's plenty of us around, I don't want to read about an other one! Every time she got a scene, I really wanted to smack her. She has been kidnapped. Does she care? Nope. She whines. She dallies around. She says she'll do
Blacky *Romance Addict*

I guess the author couldn't think of anything original to give her dragons, so she took all the attributes of vampires and just gave them another name and shape.
They suck women on the neck, except they don't take blood, but energy. Same thing only not in liquid form. They can't handle sunlight (that I don't understand, why on earth dragons couldn't be in the sunlight, but oh well). Every time they refer to a woman they say female, okay you'd think that wasn't so bad but after reading the word
The second half of this book was WAY better.

Fury of Fire took forever to finish. For some odd ass reason, I had the kindle version, where I could read or listen to it.. and somehow I chose reading over the audio?!?! I don't know but yeah - if you get this book from KU you should probably listen to it.

In this book, you will get to meet this little wolfpack of dragon shifters. Now this little wolfpack was pretty interesting. I get that they all love each other as family.. but I also feel like
Jun 27, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm about 75% done with this book. I liked it but I wanted to love it. I usually love anything with dragons. However, the dragons in this book are basically vampires in a different form. They don't really act too different from vampires at all. But the worst part for me was the way too obvious ripoff of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After a while I couldn't even focus on the book because I was too busy being annoyed about the lack of originality.

A bunch of gigantic, gorgeous men living together?
Even though I had some nits, there is a lot of potential to the world of this Dragonfury series starter and to the cast of hunky dragon shifting males. The story drew me in, I really like shifters and dragons are about my favorite kind of shifter - here comes my first 'but' - but the 'hook' of the story was a double edged sword.

If you've read the back cover blurb, you'll know that dragon leading man Bastian has decided, as the leader of his clan, he must do his duty and take a mate to breed a
Feb 10, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is a mix of Thea Harrison's Dragons and JR Ward's BDB, and embarrassingly, I found it completely entertaining. There are a number of "Female of Worth" references, brand name dropping (one of the warriors apparently smelled like Lanvin cologne). I don't know what that means, but apparently it's a good thing.

I liked the heroine, and the next heroine is set up as being a bad ass.

If you're looking for something to tide you over until the next BDB book comes out, this one might be for you.
Shadi ***save your ratings use disclaimers**
Lost interest when the opening chapter was mostly about how much he loves women, sex and laminating about not wanting to mate (although for good reason mates die during child birth). I might come back and read the book so I can skip chapters/passages that annoy me. I was trying to listen to it.

I am sure it is a fine book but I get tired of the amount of authors that start their books this way. IE talking about OW, having OW hookup scene or H talking about how much he loves sex to establish how
Feb 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Monica **can't read fast enough**
Pretty good story and a good narrator made for an enjoyable audio book .

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Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Quite frankly I think I am more forgiving when it comes to rating an audiobook, than when I rate a book I've read.
I think there are two reasons for this:

1. I listen to audios while I do other stuff... anything really from studio work to doing house chores and even playing games. And I often listen to audios that are more fluff.
2. The narrator take total preference over the writing style. So if an audio is well narrated, the story entertaining enough... well, most of the time I am a happy
Megan Riverina Romantics
Originally read Sept. 2013
2017 reread...

Rating: 4
Heat Rating: 3 out of 5

Welcome to Coreene Callahan's wold of Dragonkind! This debut novel is packed full of goodness. Callahan's world is fascinating.

In Fury of Fire we are introduced to the ways of Dragonkind. We learn that there are two fractions of the race that are at war, the Nightfuries and the Razorbacks. The Nightfuries are led by the hero of the book, Bastian while the Razorbacks are led by the villainous Ivar. You see, Ivar and his
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.75-4 Stars

This was a very entertaining story with loads of action, oversexed Alpha Dragons, oversexed and detestable bad -guy Dragons, witty repartee, clueless humans and hot loving.

The similarities with BDB are obvious but I see quite a bit of potential in future books and look forward to Rhage's Rikar's story! I couldn't help myself - hahaha :)

Jun 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked this book alright..i really like dragon shifters and i thought Coreen Callahan's spin on them, with the whole "energy feeding" was kind of cool. Liked all the characters and the storyline was interesting (all the Blackdagger Brotherhood and Midnight Breed similarities didn't bother me) also didn't seem to suffer from "1st book syndrome" at all. However, all the "inner dialogue" really kind of bugged me, which is such a bummer because this could have been soooo good, if not for that ...more
Interesting plot premise. I liked the bond between H and h. Cute baby-naming scene in the kitchen. (No resolution regarding his papa, though.) Some scenes are vivid, especially the battle scenes. Better than average sex scenes.

Simplistic characterization of the dragon warrior brotherhood. It felt so cheesy! Plot contrivances -- obvious ones. Too much thinking. Inner dialogue slows the pace. Real dialogue is needed. The book felt fairly trite. At least it only cost $1.99.

Contents: Far too much
Yeah I have it 4 stars so what? LMAO... Okay seriously I did enjoy this book. Yes there were many things and I mean many that were like BDB but it didn't bother me. In fact it made me smile and laugh. See now, after reading this book I have a craving to read about BDB. So its all good. There things at the end that weren't figured out. I did enjoy the battle scene at end. There were some hot loving scenes with Myst and Bastien. Great set up for the next book about Riker and Angela. Over all this ...more
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 Uber possessive hero from the get go. The heroine was his. She was his to protect, his to care for, his to love and heaven help anyone who got near her. <3 <3

I am Rapunzel......and these can be my dragons any time BABY!!! I loved this book! :D


I have read a great number of PNR books, but this was my first book with dragons! Yep, you heard me dragons! But not some ugly monsters, with large teeth and red eyes that breathe fire, Fury of Fire had some very beautiful dragons, the kind you would want to be rescued by, if you were locked in some filthy tower! In other words they were hot and definitely worth the read. Fury of Fire was a non-stop
Fury of Fire, the first book in Coreene Callahan's Dragonfury series, is a Black Dagger Brotherhood and Immortals After Dark ripoff. I gave it a shot because it was free during my Kindle Unlimited trial period, but I didn't get very far in before the similarities were too much to ignore. Myst and Lothaire's names were clearly taken from Kresley Cole's brilliant Immortals After Dark series and the characters, certain slang, and the "my brother" comments were blatant ripoffs from J.R. Ward's Black ...more
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is like a mix of Black Dagger Brotherhood - dragons style with half of the names from Kresley Coles' Immortals After Dark (Bastian and Myst, really?). It even drags with too many thoughts like J.R. Ward writes. But it's still too interesting to put away. The similarity is in the structure and few other things, but the actual story is original. The mythology is worked out in detail, rules are there and then our famous couple found a set of new ones. Expect insta-attraction and a little of ...more
Sláinte Wanderlust

Oh Bastian & Myst - you are one hot couple ;)
Title: Fury Of Fire
Author: Coreene Callahan
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Dragonfury Series Book 1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Fury Of Fire" by Coreene Callahan

My Thoughts....

Did I enjoy this fantasy romance read? Yes, I enjoyed these supernational creatures...these dragons [shifters] and yes it was about the good dragons vs. the bad dragons. The story kept my attention featuring Bastion [dragon] and Myst [Bellmia-nurse] who had quite a love story. I enjoyed how they met and
Bastion, the leader of the Nightfuries, has a few days to find a woman to impregnate in order to perpetuate his dragon species. He's not particularly happy about this mission since human females never survive giving birth and he's not the type to kill innocent people. He is also craving a real companion. He meets Myst, a "high energy female", and is instantly attracted to her feisty character. He can't resist her pull despite not wanting to inflict future death upon her. There are a few side ...more
Jul 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF@ 52%

GraveyardGrimlins review sums up my feelings.

This book is just not for me. Even having it as background noise as an audiobook while I sit in traffic was too much to handle.

The amounts of that doesnt make sense thats not logical,with how this world is built was too much to handle.
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

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Review also posted at Under The Covers Book Blog

This is a long over due praise and review to a wonderful debut novel. I've read it few weeks back and had procrastinated on my reviews. So here goes.

Coreene Callahan did an extraordinary job with this intricate world of humans and dragon shifters. Everything about this book had me turning the pages one after the next.

The Dragonkind exist but endangered and their numbers continue to dwindle. Its bit
BBMoreB ~
Jan 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Readers
Shelves: own, amazon-vine, arc
Received this ARC from Amazon Vine.

Welcome to Washington State.

This debut novel is the beginning to many additional installments.

Bastian is one of the oldest of his kind; an all male race born of human females - dragon-shifters. As leader of the Nightfury dragon clan it is his duty to protect humankind. With their numbers declining he needs to set an example. With only 5 days until the Meridians axis realign, he has less than a week to find a mate. Be the first to commit, to have a son, to
Feb 16, 2012 rated it liked it
You know, I have some serious mixed feelings about this book. I liked it well enough! It was an easy read that kept me fairly engaged. It wasn't one that I just couldn't put down or anything but I never got bored. It was nice reading about something other than werewolves. Dragons are pretty sweet!

I wasn't a huge fan of the lead female, Myst. I liked her in the beginning but it was like she suddenly had a flip in personality. I understand the whole bonding/mating thing happens quickly but damn.
May 22, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enda-abis
DNF @ 30% - June 1, 2014

This is an honest and highly subjective review, proceed with caution. You have been warned.

My pet peeves in Fury of Fire

* Heroine was terribly ridiculous. I honestly can't understand her. She was the one who said the sight of the dragon-shifters scared her shitless and vowed to not trust BUT when the man came at her without warning, planted his lips on her throat and purred, and she got turned on and loved it! Lady, if I were you, no matter how dangerously hot he is, I
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Coreene Callahan is the bestselling author of the Dragonfury Novels and Circle of Seven Series, in which she combines her love of romance and adventure with her passion for history. After graduating with honors in psychology and taking a detour to work in interior design, Coreene finally returned to her first love: writing. Her debut novel, Fury of Fire was a finalist in the New Jersey Romance ...more

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