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Kiss of Fury (Dragonfire #2)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  2,249 Ratings  ·  103 Reviews
One act of passion can save the world...

Scientist Alexandra Madison was on the verge of unveiling an invention that would change the world. Then her partner was murdered, their lab was burned, and their prototype was destroyed. While Alex is in the hospital recovering from burns suffered in the fire, recurring dragon-haunted nightmares threaten to land her in the psychiatr
Mass Market Paperback, 392 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Berkley
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Jun 18, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Gena Showalter fans, fans of environmentally-themed stories
These books are really not for me. Kiss of Fury reads a lot like a contemporary novel that stumbled into the paranormal aisle.

Author Deborah Cooke sets up an interesting race of dragon-men and even the gurgling, babyish beginnings of a mythology (The Great Wyvern as a mother goddess), but like her characters, this world's undeveloped beyond the bare bones. She's established the "firestorm," a literal spark of flame () that indicates a dragon's found the mate who will make him vulnerable, kind o
Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
"Kiss of Fury" is the second book in Deborah Cooke's 'Dragonfire' series. Here's a little of the backstory. Pyr are good dragons who protect the Earth and its treasures including humans. Slayers are dragons who have chosen personal gain and selfish pleasures; they kill both humans and Pyr. The only way for dragons to procreate is via the miracle of the 'firestorm'. The firestorm is a signal that a human woman exists who can be the mate of a dragon and bear him a son who will become a dragon. If ...more
I might've overlooked the overall pacing in the first book, since it was the setting point, introducing the world and history of the Pyr, but I cannot overlook it in this one.

The setting and main story was established, so there shouldn't have been anything keeping the "individual" story from soaring as its hero (sometimes) did. Unfortunately, the pacing did it in, and so did the characters which seemed distant and not particularly "enthusiastic to be participants in the story".
Michael Barnette
Aug 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of dragons, and the Dragonfire Series
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Barbara ★
It's Donovan Shea's turn at a life mate but he wants no part of it. He was burned in the past by a woman with no lover or loyalty to him or anyone else for that matter. Enter sexy scientist Alex Madison, the inventor of the green car. Donovan's job as a Pyr is to protect her long enough to get her car to production in an effort to save the world from itself. Of course, the Slayers are after her and her invention since their game plan is to destroy life not save it.

I love this series so much that
Mar 12, 2011 rated it liked it
I was actually looking for Gena Showalter's books on my shelves when I figured out that I have this one, and well, they were a little bit alike so I thought what the hell, I should just read this one given that I've already read Quinn's story, and it can't get any worse (actually it can, but keep up with my optimism for a while, it rarely presents itself).

It has been a while since I read Kiss of Fire so I forgot a little the mechanism of the world of the Pyr. I didn't feel like I missed on anyth
Yz the Whyz
Dec 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
A scientist on the run. A reluctant dragon-protector. A firestorm that will not be ignored.

After reading the first Dragonfire book, I knew I would want to read the next book. Sexy, free-spirited Donovan Shea had caught my attention and I wanted to see more of him, and his book Kiss of Fire, second book in the series, did not disappoint.

Alex is a brilliant scientist who has invented The Green Machine, an eco-friendly car who will be able to run on salt water. After her lab was destroyed, and her
Kylara Jensen
2.5 stars

This series is nothing more than light urban fantasy/paranormal romance with dragon shapeshifters. It's set in the contemporary world which is neat and there is a very murky over arching background plot beyond the main romance of each novel.

I really appreciate how the female characters of this series, this book especially are very capable and work as partners with their male lead. This protagonist is smart. She's an inventor or something of some kind. But she is not like repressed or an
It’s Donovan Shea’s turn for a firestorm in the sophmore effort of this fun series about ecology and dragon shifters.
Donovan’s motto is he’s here for a good time, not a long time and he has definitely been a good time from his first appearance in Kiss of Fire. The extraordinarily good fighter has been chosen to be The Warrior and is destined to find a life mate in The Wizard, Alex Madison.
Alex is days away from presenting an ecological breakthru which definitely doesn’t aid the Slayers in dest
Jul 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I was really looking forward to reading the second book in the Dragonfire Series as I thought the first one was amazing. I was left somewhat disappointed.

Unlike the first one, the romantic tension felt forced. I mean here we have a dragon, Donovan, a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy and a woman, Alex, a brilliant inventor who meet and right away realize they are fated to be with one another. Yes, having a spunky, courageous, take no crap woman is great; however, Alex is portrayed as perfect.
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh Donovan, if only you weren't a redhead (too close associations to another series). Other than the weird acronyms for genitals, I'm completely in love with this series. It has the standard issued mating of shifters, and a little bit of smut that follows these kind of books. But what makes Dragonfire differ from other shifter stories, is that the smut is sparse, hardly there, and it's not descriptive at all. There is no graphic stuff about what goes where, or how it goes where. And it's sexy as ...more
Jan 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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Ok book. Ihad a lot of problems with the inconsistancies in this book. They would be outside, then in, seperated then together, say one thing then the opposite. I didn't care for Alex at all. She completely lost all chances with me when she couldn't believe that Donovan would reject HER! That men did not reject her. Then she wanted to have a relationship with him out of spite. She never gave serious thought to the baby part of the firestorm. I found her to be shallow and undeserving and unremark ...more
Aug 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
While I was able to overlook some things on book 1 (as first books in series tend to be slow) I just could't do the same again. This story was extremely predictable and too slow-paced. My mind kept drifting me anywhere except on the pages. It took me forever to finish it and I just couldn't really concentrate on the reading. I got a bit bored and wasn't much interest on the plot. And it seemed more of what I have already read on the first installment.

I'll still try next book as the series has gr
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Mucho mejor que el primero! La verdad es que este libro ha sido especial debido a la resistencia que ambos han puesto a la tormenta de fuego. Con el primero, Quinn y Sara se dejaron llevar y la historia perdió intensidad. En este segundo, que Donovan y Alex fueran reacios a abrirse ha hecho que la historia aumentara de intensidad, que no dejaras de esperar las chispas y que necesitaras leer la siguiente página sin demora. Mucho mejor que el anterior, aunque los malos siguen siendo malos simpleme ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
I really liked the heroine. She "saves" herself and believes in going after what she wants. Plus she's invented something to make the world a better place.

The conflict between the Pyr and the Slayers is (forgive the pun) heating up. The Slayers are doing unrepentantly evil things and seem to always have a card up their sleeve. This book moves the story forward, gives you a nice romance and sets you up for future conflict.
Jan 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Kiss of Fury was a pretty good follow-up to Kiss of Fire. IMO the main characters, Donovan and Alex, and their story was interesting enough but still lacked a bit of depth and the love scenes kind of fizzle out.

What I really liked was the depth added to the ongoing story-line and you got to know all the side characters a bit more in this book. All in all I enjoyed it and will definitely continue on with the series.

<3.5 stars
I didn't like this one as well as the one before it. I guess I don't really like it when characters invent something that doesn't really exist. I can buy it if the story takes place in the future but not if it takes place currently. It's just a quirk of mine I know. I did like Alex though. And Donovan is a nice strong character also. I'm continuing to love the dragons and the expanding world. I really love picturing all the dragons in all the lovely color combinations.
May 24, 2014 rated it it was ok

Captain Planet! Seriously, that's what this book is about. I'll pass on the rest of this series.
Once again, I enjoyed some of the dragon fights in this book. However, I didn't feel the chemistry between the main characters and felt the book lacked spunk.

It's too bad. I usually really like dragon books. I will continue to read the series, though.
Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
Not overly impressed with this series so far. I don't hate it, it's ok I suppose. The humor seems forced, the writing is sometimes inconsistent and repetitive. The story itself was interesting enough.
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
GREAT Second book in this series. Only one sex scene and minimal. Now to find Book 3!!!
Anna's Herding Cats
The battle between Pyr and Slayer continues! This time Alex Madison is caught in the crossfires. She's invented an earth friendly car that's soon to be debuted and is key to saving the earth. On top of that it turns out she's Donovan's destined mate. Basically she's everything the slayers are out to destroy and they're determined to eliminate her invention and prevent her and Donovan's firestorm. Terrified of dragons after an attack she now has to trust the very creatures that scare her in order ...more
Kiss of Fury
3.5 Stars

Betrayed by the woman he once loved, Donovan Shea has no interest in his prophesized Firestorm but cannot deny his attraction to Alex Madison, the woman chosen as his mate. Now a target of the Slayers due to her invention of a Green Machine, Alex will have to overcome her fear of the Pyr and trust Donovan if they are to survive in the upcoming battle.

The Prophecy
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Jul 29, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is better than the first one. I liked that both Donovan and Alex were reluctant to give into the firestorm and used condoms. Sure your hot and horny for your destined mate, but these people are complete strangers to each other is makes perfect sense that they would be reluctant to the intense commitment of having a child together. I also like that in this book Alex had a career and family. So many UF books have heroine’s who have nothing going for themselves and no one to notice when t ...more
Kiss of Fury—Book two in the Dragonfire series by Deborah Cooke
This book was an easy read in the paranormal romance genre and continued the tone and feel of the first volume of this series: action, heat, prophesy and the hands of fate. Built around Dragon shape-shifters, this series centers its romantic connections on a destined-mates ideology written with the mechanic of a “firestorm” a palpable heat that springs up between the fated couple and is only extinguished by conception, resulting in t
Lover of Romance
Alex, has worked very hard to make the "Green Machine" happen, but then one tragic night, her lab is destroyed, and her partner tortured and then killed. She finds herself in the hospital, having dreams of Dragons, and then she finds herself being kidnapped by a breathtakingly handsome man where sparks happen whenever they touch. When she learns that he is a Dragon Shapeshifter, she is shocked, and can't believe that such things are real. Alex is stubborn and is desperate to make the Green Machi ...more
Lisa M
I didn't really like Kiss of Fire, but I decided to give the series a second chance. I can't say I liked Kiss of Fury much better. There were so many poorly researched, poorly thought out, or inconsistent items that I can't list them all. It's as if DC didn't do any research, then wrote the book in a rush and never went back to edit it. For instance, she has Alex, who has supposedly been unconscious for 2 weeks, transferred to the "psych ward." Not gonna happen that way. Then she has Alex crunch ...more
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
I'm a little sad because I really wanted to love this book. I read book 1 about a year ago and found it just okay. I loved the concept of dragon shifters and the male lead, but something wasn't working for me. So the other day while reading all the great reviews for all the other books in this series, I decided to give it a second try.

Some Spoilers

I just finished Donovan's book, Kiss of Fury and unfortunately the magic for me is simply not happening. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the way the
Lynda Tatad
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
After reading "Harmonia's Kiss", I had to get back to this series. There are 3 'Dragonfires' that have been foretold with each coming eclipse. Dragonfire is what happens between a member of the Pyr (dragon shifters who protect all of the earth's treasures) meets his prophesies mate. The sparks that fly between them is literal, and it produces a need to procreate before the fire will be qwenched! The Wyvern Sophie is the only female member of the Pyr, and she is their prophetess when it comes to ...more
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Dragonfire (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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