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"We're dragons. We don't do the mushy friend thing." - Daniel Dragon Lore, #1 The dragon-shifter king will do anything to keep his mate alive...even if it means war. After millennia as king of the dragon-shifters, Daniel Ashborne wants a little peace and quiet, especially from the beautiful Hollywood starlet who haunts his memories. His escape tactics end abruptly when he ...more
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Published January 6th 2014 by KENSINGTON (first published August 31st 2013)
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Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Dragon's Heart was a mixed read for me for a few reasons. First, I felt lost when the story began because you're just thrown into the book. You get a few pages of the overall history of dragons and hunters but otherwise the story itself just kinda pops up. When past events are mentioned and people are cited for whatever reason, I had no clue what was being talked about. That took away from the story for me.

The characters themselves weren't my favorite either, because they felt too wishy washy.
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Miranda Beazley
I received this book from the author in return for an honest review. I am a part of the review team at The Paranormal Bookshelf.

Category: paranormal romance, shifters, dragons.
Spoilers: No
Book 1 in the Dragon Lore Series

I adored this book. It had me on the edge of my seat from the minute I started reading it.

Shelby is an actress and Daniel is a dragon, they're from two different worlds. After Shelby is shot in the shoulder they find out Daniel has accidentally mated them together. He is angry b
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Susan Shelley
Daniel and Shelby's story is a hot, emotional ride you will want to read again and again. Daniel is king of the dragon shifters. He wants to avoid movie-star Shelby, who he became accidentally mated with a year earlier. But an assassination attempt on her, and on him, binds them together. The suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat, the chemistry between Daniel and Shelby is sizzling, and I felt like I was experiencing everything along with them. The cast of characters is awesome. I love ...more
Wyrdness
This review has been edited slightly to make it easier to read. All content and opinions are still the same. Originally posted on 10th December, 2014.

This book was so painful and confusing I actually bailed on it at the 50% mark (I skimmed the ending, it didn't improve). Finishing books even when I don't like them is a point of pride for me, so to not do so pretty much shows how much I hated this one.

It was a pretty standard shifter Twu-Wuv mating PNR that didn't deviate from industry standard.
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Cd Brennan
Dragon's have always fascinated me, ever since I started reading the fantasy genre, believe it or not, well before romance. Their power and magic, their longevity and solitude. Their wisdom and strength. Treasures. Pack that into a dragon-shifter and you have my ideal man. Or fantasy man. :-) Minus the scales.

The story starts with a prologue taken from the Chronicles of the Egregoroi that entices me immediately as a fantasy lover. Since The Dragon's Heart is Book 1 of the Dragon Lore series, the
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Sheri
Once again my predilection for anything shifty brought this book to my attention. I admit I was more than a little intrigued by the fact that there were dragon shifters in this story, even as much as I was drawn to the promise of a fabulous storyline. I mean, dragon shifters…how can you go wrong?

The Dragon's Heart introduces us to Daniel Ashborne, dragon-shifter king extraordinaire. Daniel is a guy's guy. He is tough as nails and doesn't take crap from anyone. He also doesn't trust anyone, with
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Stephanie Jordan
Eden Ashe had me from the second page on. I just couldn't put the book down. I had to finish it I fell in love with Daniel the Dragon King. A King who had no friends. #1 Dragotns don't have friends. #2 Dragon put up a solitary. Shelby was an actress and good one at that. But someone is trying to kill her, but who. As I said before this is must read ! You won't be disappointed. I was gifted this book for a honest and truthful review.
Tera Shanley
Let it be known that I'm a sucker for shifter romance. I love it all, but never had I thought about dragon shifters. Yep, i just uttered that. Dragon. Shifters. Sexymen who change into dragons. Big, scaley, fire-breathing, treasure hoarding, cave dwelling alpha dragons. And king of them all is Daniel Ashborne. Can I just pick apart his sexy last name first off? He's been waging dragon wars for thousands of years, so I feel like we can rearrange his surname in the old ways. Ashborne. Born of Ash. ...more
Tina Williams
Hot, Sexy and Addictive!

Forget other shifter types, the dragons have it in spades in Eden Ashe’s first instalment of The Dragon Lore Series, The Dragon’s Heart! If I had to sum up this book in three words they would be HOT, SEXY and ADDICTIVE! Readers who love urban fantasy or paranormal romance are well advised to check out this novel.

The Dragon’s Heart is a fast paced read which is full of emotion, action and suspense. I liked how the author brought the hero and the heroine together early on i
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Lovedless
Overall, I wasn't happy with this book. There was too much of a bipolar behavior between the leads that, even in a modern/urban fantasy, just wasn't believable. The character Shelby was this supposedly strong, vibrant woman but was inept at the simplest of tasks and the character Daniel was unbelievably ignorant as to how mating works within the dragon realm. I can't honestly be sold on the idea that this guy has existed for as long as he has, as a leader of his dragon kin, and not known those k ...more
Anne
The premise of this book was totally intriguing with dragons and hunters coming together, and an explanation at the beginning of how they came to be. The story of Daniel, dragon king, and Shelby, actress and media darling, involves an accidental mating, someone out to kill her, and reams of hot sex. The plot was good, although under-developed. I would have liked more of it and less of the repetition, including the mating sex, which is not something I often say, but there was so much potential th ...more
Lisa
This is book 1 of the Dragon Lore series by Eden Ashe it tells the story of Daniel and Shelby. Daniel is the dragon king who can't forget the one woman that he walked away from after mistakenly thinking she tried to kill him. And not knowing that he had already made her his mate. Shelby is the beautiful Hollywood actress that had her heart broken when he left her. Force back together because someone is trying to kill her, they discover they are mated and all hell breaks loose from there.

I like
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iliana G
I was given an ARC by the author for an honest review.


This book is an 3.5 star review for me.


I will start with the fact that i got lost.
The book starts and it just throws you in a world that you don't know who is who and the connections between them.
Too many people who i didn't know to the point i had to search in goodreads to see if there was a previous book i might have missed.

For 30 pages i thought Ryuu was a person's name!

~laughs~

ok ok ...

so the story is intresting and the characters though
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Heather andrews

One thing you should know about Daniel it's you don't talk about getting naughty with his woman, "hey, she can eat any part of me she wants. Eff, I'd give my left nut for five minutes with that mouth-" Daniel's fist shot out before he realized he'd moved slamming into the guys jaw." Well there's another thing you should know about Daniel when his girl is hurt and you don't move fast enough he lets it be known, "what the hell happened to her?" He roared. "Why are you just standing there? Goddamn
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Melissa Weeks
an amazing story its worth every penny
Daniel is the king of dragons he has had a painful past that makes him see the worst in others especially women when he lets his guard down he finds a man trying to kill him in the women he just slept withs home the actress Shelby Kincade he believes that she has tried to have him killed he disappears and she is left with the aftermath of the murder Danial caused and Danial disappearance she is charged as an accessory to murder
Shelby Kincade is trying to liv
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Gemma Brocato
I loved the premise of the story as I've always been a big fan of dragon lore. Eden Ashe has created a world populated by dragons and hunters, normally mortal enemies. But they have to work together to save both their races. Daniel Ashborne is king of the dragons and completely unemotional. There's a line in the book, "We're dragons, we don't have friends". This line is telling, because even though the dragons might not admit it, they are tightly knit friends, brothers really. The interaction be ...more
WildAboutBones
4.5 stars!Good start to dragon shifter series

Wow, I really liked this story and can’t wait to read book two.

I am fond of stories that start off with the main characters either not liking each other or with a past or encounter(s) they think they’d rather forget about. Here the heroine, while admitting she doesn’t hate the hero, is rather upset with him for disappearing a year ago and leaving her with his mess to clean up.

I adored Daniel and Shelby's (h/h) banter. The author adds to the dragon s
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Seregon O'Dassey
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. May contain spoilers*

Shelby Kincade is a famous actress. Daniel Ashborne was once her bodyguard. He also happens to be a dragon shifter in a world where dragons and Hunters just may be on the brink of a new war. And he just so happens to be the King.

When Daniel's new mate is shot at a film premiere, he's called into the hospital by his sister dragon-who happens to be married to and pregnant by a Hunter (subplot there). Unaware that oral sex c
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April   ♥"LOS" ♥
I would give this book 3.5 stars. Even though this was book one in the series I kept having the feeling that I was missing a book for fourth this one. They would make reference to people and events that I thought I should have already read about.
Ann
This is the first book I have read by this author and it will certainly not be the last. I enjoyed the world building in this story and was pulled into Daniel and Shelby's story quickly. I could not put this book down and finished it in just a couple of hours....so I could jump into book 2 of the series! I am loving Ms. Ashe's dragons and wish I could have one for myself. I really enjoyed how Daniel never realized he had mated with Shelby in the past...how it happened had me laughing out loud wh ...more
Mar
This book had an interesting concept incorporating an ancient sexy race of Dragon shifters, hunters and the human race. The story quickly becomes a reluctant soul mate story that includes dragon shifters that are at war. It was a cute paranormal romance that had some action. The majority of the book concentrates on the relationship between Shelby and Daniel. The danger that Shelby's in becomes an after thought up until the last part of the book.

I have to say I liked the way the men are portraye
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Sheryl
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author Eden Ashe. This is book 1 from the Dragon Lore series from the author.

Daniel is considered the king of his kind and the last thing he needed was to get involved again with Shelby when she tried to kill him. Shelby was trying to get her movie career back on track but seeing Daniel again after what happened almost a year ago she did not want her heart broken again.

I really enjoyed this book because of the character Shelby and how she
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Judy Lewis
DRAGONS HAVE HEART !!!

Wow! What an awesome read! This was my first time reading anything written by Eden Ashe and I will definitely be coming back for more. This story was exciting, thrilling, unusual, captivating, riveting, enchanting, original, romantic, heartwarming and sensual. The dialog was smart and very well written. The characters were fascinating, imaginative, intriguing, life-like and sexy as sin. It had all the elements to make a great story! Sexy dragons-check! Beautiful Hollywood a
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Jody
The Dragon Lore series gets off to an intriguing start in this unique dragon-shifter story where a small band of sexy heroes fights to keep humans safe from other renegade dragon-shifters. Into this war comes comes two lonely souls who think they're unworthy of happiness but who have been connected to by fate. For dragon-shifter king, Daniel, life has been harsh after being trapped for hundreds of years by a duplicitous human woman trained in magic. It's left him feeling unsure of women's motiva ...more
Julie
The Dragon's Heart by Eden Ashe is a 2014 Lyrical Press publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Daniel is the king of the dragon shape-shifters. After a millennia of war with the hunters, Daniel is ready for some R&R. He also needs to put the Hollywood starlet, Shelby Kincaid out of his mind. Well, R&R appears to be off the table and Shelby has come back into his life. She is in recovering from an attack and Daniel is stunned to learn that there i
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Stacy McKitrick
Wow! Wow! Wow! Hooked me from the get-go and never let go. I loved it!
Chatel Casto
Wow, this is the first book I have read from this author and I am loving her work. This is a wonderful read, well thought out characters who you cant help but love. Does have a happy ending and also has a cliff hanger (my opinion) when a certain character goes missing towards the end. But the good news with that is the next book is now out. I love the way she has written the dragon characters, I have never read about them but I must say they are now a favorite. Definitely give this book/series a ...more
Denise Mcnamara
I was given this book to read in return for an honest review. Eden Ashe is a new author for me and after this first book I will look for other books by her. I love dragon shifters and Daniel Ashborne is as alpha as they come. He is the king of the dragons and he don't think he deserves a mate or that he wants one. Shelby Kinkade is an actress , and after a one night stand with Daniel he disappears, leaving her searching for him. This book is full of action , suspense and some hot bedroom activit ...more
Lara
2.5 stars. While this was the first book in a series, it didn't read like one. There was even a long prologue to give the dragon's history and tell about their war with the Hunters. What I didn't get was the more recent situation with an internal dragon power struggle, and when that was brought up I was confused as none of it was explained.

My main problem with the characters was with Daniel, the hero. First, he didn't seem like a leader to me, was unaware of important events, acted based on assu
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Dotti Elrick
Eden Ashe is a new to me author. After I finished this book, I looked her up, and from what I can find, this is her first and only book. I found it as a recommendation on a Facebook page. I was impressed. I really liked the book.

Dragon shifters, Hunters, mates who don't know they are mates, and it sounds like there might be other creatures that show up in later books.

Daniel is confused when he is called to the hospital to heal his mate after she is shot. As far as Daniel knows, he doesn't have
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