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Violca's Dragon

(Dragon Ruby #1)

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Violca Grey knows life can change instantly. Two years after her parents’ sudden death, Violca is left raising her four younger sisters. She doesn’t realize that their lives are all in danger from something that may not be human.

Chase Reed knows the Grey sisters possibly hold the key to his fate. He is determined to get close, protect them and bring them to his Dragon
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ebook, 276 pages
Published November 11th 2015 by Booktrope Editions (first published July 5th 2014)
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Pratr- Authors
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock

Violca is a strong, young woman who is raising 4 younger sisters, when her parents passed away in an accident, she dropped out of school and started working a job so she and her sisters could stay together. What Violca does not know is that she and her sisters are the last of a very special line. Because of this there are so many people looking to find them and use them as they see fit. Even though Violca and
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Holly Bargo
Has potential but ... amateurish

The author tells and does not show, changes verb tenses within the same sentence, and uses passive voice far too much when active voice would greatly improve the flow and keep interest alive. I didn't get much past the second chapter before deciding not to waste my time. My advice to the author: get an editor and have him help you rewrite the story. Your book has potential, but right now it reads like a mediocre high school writing assignment.
Jennifer Milan
This book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

There were parts of this fantasy story that I absolutely loved. There were also some aspects that dropped it to a three star book for me.

Let's start with what I loved. Violca is the oldest of five sisters, raising them on her own, after a terrible tragedy that took both her parent's lives. The relationship between the sisters was so lovely. The sisters, Violca, Eva, Angyalka, Sari, and Kati, live in their family home
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Eva Millien
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Violca Grey knows that life can change instantly but what she doesn’t realize is that her and her sisters are in danger from something that may not be human in this thrilling paranormal romance.

Chase Reed knows that the Grey sisters possibly hold the key to his fate and he is determined to get close, protect them and bring them to his Dragon King and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the story as Violca and Chase not only fight to protect their families, they fight against their rising
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Rhonda Jones
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful Witch and Shifter Paranormal Romance

I very much enjoyed this book. The story line was intriguing and lends itself to what could be a good series. I hope their will be more books as I want to see what powers the other 4 sisters have, who they will mate, and I want to know more about the Dragon king. I loved Chase and Violca's story. The pace of the book was good, the romance developed in a realistic manner. And I just loved Violca's sisters. They were all precious and supportive. They
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Coco.V
Mar 29, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Life has never been so dangerous. Good thing Violca’s about to meet her dragon.

Violca Grey raised her four younger siblings after her parents’ sudden death. She has no idea that the cops were wrong, it wasn’t an accident. Her life, and the lives of her siblings, are in danger. Whatever killed them, whatever’s chasing her and her family, isn’t even human.

Chase Reed knows there’s something special about Violca. He’s known since the first time he saw her
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Tammy
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Violca raised her four younger siblings after her parents’ death. It wasn’t an accident like the cops told them and something is after them. Chase knows there is something special about Violca but doesn’t know what. Can he keep her safe? Fast-paced paranormal read with plenty of fun, drama and suspense. I really liked it.
DelAnne Frazee
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Violca's Dragon (The Dragon Ruby Series Book 1)
Author: Leilani Love
Published: 7-5-14
Publisher: Booktrope
Pages: 300
Genre: Romance
ASIN: B017WJCIXS
ISBN: 978-1-513705958
Sub-Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Shifters, Dragons, Demons, Science Fiction,
Sensual Level: Scorching
Language: A few choice words scattered here and there, but mostly very mild
Reviewed By: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley


Violca Gray has been taking care of her four younger sisters since the death of their parents two years
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 2.5 Violca's Dragon ~

Violca's Dragon is book one in The Dragon Ruby series by Leilani Love.

LLove is a new author to me. I am torn over this book. It has potential, but the writing was choppy and other things just didn’t work for me.

The transitioning between the scenes and the characters POVs where not smooth. The story was mediocre and none of the characters stood out. They where all just their. Also I whole book felt slow with the plot and romance. It made it hard for me to read and get into
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Shauni
Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

It's always fun to find a new author, a new series and Lelani Love has rewarded me for my search. Her Dragon Ruby Series starts off wonderfully with Violca's Dragon.

In a world where the supernatural must stay hidden, life has always been interesting but a split in the Dragon First Family has caused a war and the Supernatural world is choosing sides. It's an all out search for a family of Earth Witches, from the original line. Always before, it's been one
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Ophelia
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Marsha
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
After reading a string of mediocre books I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciated stumbling upon "Violca's Dragon." At first I was concerned that this was going to be another cookie cutter paranormal romance; but, what truly sealed the deal for me was the strong family connection between the characters.

Violca Grey is the oldest sibling of five girls. When her parents perished in a car accident, she leaves college, is dumped by her boyfriend because she chooses to take care of her
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The Gypsy Emmy
Title: Violca's Dragon
Author: Leilani Love
Series: The Dragon Ruby Series #1
Publication: November 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
My Rating: 3 Stars

My Review:

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

I am delightedly torn over this book. I found myself fascinated with the characters and the plot through the entire book as well as wishing the author had left out the more 'erotic' scenes.

I personally thought that the romance, while not bad,
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Donna Sweeney
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kindly provided with an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.......

What a fabulous start to a series !!!

This is Viloca and Chase's story. Viloca has been caring for her sister's (Kati, Angel and Eva) following the death of their parents. Viloca starts to have dreams of the future and then she meets Chase Reed, who is a dragon shifter. My inner delighted squealed at the premise of a shifter brother for each sister......I had them all mentally married off.....yes, I am that
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Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
"3 out of 5 stars! Five sisters find out there is more to this world then what they knew when others come into their lives to try to protect them from those who would like to use them for evil gain, in the process they learn more about their parents and their pasts then they originally knew.

This unique novel takes the typical paranormal romance situations and throws them into a contemporary setting. Typically, I would like the idea if the romance works out but in this case, it just made me feel
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Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
I love dragons and getting to know someone's dragon was too good to pass up. I am glad I didn't. Violca and her four sisters are all great characters. Chase, Scott, Brandon and Eryk have the job of keeping them safe. Violca's Dragon has great world building and character development to go with an interesting story. The twists and turns in the story line kept me reading and kept the story fresh. While there is a solution to part of the problem not everything is solved. It does not end with a ...more
Leslie Sanchez
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A terrific tale of dragons, shifters, witches and magic.

We have a family of witches who don't know their abilities or the danger they are in. The girls are living a normal life after their parents are killed. There are evil forces out to get the sisters and try to use their powers to dominate. Violca, the oldest sister, is drawn to the shifter sent to protect them. It's great how Violca deals with learning of their abilities while protecting her sisters and dealing with her feelings for her
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Sadie Forsythe
DNF 6%
Bad writing is bad, people. This is written in third person present tense. NOTHING SHOULD EVER BE WRITTEN IN THIRD PERSON PRESENT TENSE; or very very few things and certainly not this thing. What's worse, it can't even keep it's ridiculous third person present tense straight, with sentences like this: "As soon as she was able to drive, she took their dad’s Corolla and helps with transporting the kids, mainly taking them to school or running errands while Violca is still at work."

Nope.
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Laura
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The tenses are a bit weird. I mean, sometimes the past tense is used for the narrative but then she switches to present tense. And there are some problems, also, with punctuation.
I found lovely the way Chase had to "chase" Violca at the beginning to win her trust.
The story is full of action, love, adventure and mystery. It's fast- paced and since the chapters are short it makes it really easy to read.
The sisters are a delight. So fun and entertaining, and the boys are, as expected, heroic and
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Notthatcatwoman
Feb 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Copy received from NetGalley in exchange for honest review
It took me a couple of tries to finish this book, but in the end I enjoyed it.
I think my biggest problem with it was simply due to a pet peeve, I don't like it when one of the main characters is kept in the dark about something, especially something important or crucial to the plot.
Will definitely keep an eye out for future books in this series....
frances dunning
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great find!

This story will capture your heart as five sisters who know nothing of their fate do their best to continue to live after losing both parents. Lots of twists and turns in the story when shifters come into play turning their lives upside down. I'm looking forward to the next book. This is a well written story with great characters.
Dena
dragons

I really enjoyed the story. I was loving the relationships with the sisters and the men who swore to protect them. I disagreed with many things Violca has said in regards to her sisters when raising them. I just wonder what is going to happen next and where exactly Viktor stands in all of this.
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I actually enjoyed this one. I'm hoping there's a book 2??
MiraJane
If a book has a very slow start that is usually a bad omen. In this case it is both true and false. I wouldn’t say that the beginning was completely dull, but it was close. Sure, it was interesting with the whole shifters aspect, potential witches and danger lurking in every corner. Had there been any natural development and characterization that might have been enough. However the protagonists were the embodiments of Mary Sue (and whatever the male version of that is) that continued with their ...more
Emily Pennington
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Violca Grey awoke from her dream in terror, searching her throat for wounds from the attack in the forest. She had been called to a cabin her parents used to take her to. She walked inside and her mother was there to tell her she would start to remember things, some of the memories not hers. Her mother tensed and warned her not to allow “him” to catch her. As those words were said, the cabin started to shake and her mother told her to run! She was shoved out the door and ran into the darkness as ...more
Kreela
Paranormal romances with shifters have certain tropes they follow. Usually there is a fated match, with insta-attraction and heavy lust without any build-up. Usually the romance centers on the two main characters (whether it is the traditional M-F, MM, or FF) with little world development. You can find many such lackluster epubs because the authors have to eat. Luckily, this book creates twists on every obvious trope I can think of.

In Violca's Dragon, the story starts with a large number of
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Shari
Jun 05, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"Violca's Dragon (The Dragon Ruby Series Book 1)" by Leilani Love was the first writing this reader has read by the writer; perhaps more time should have lapsed between the excellent book she had just finished, and the start of this one as it befuddles her all of the kudos given on the tale. Grammar, spelling and punctuation were not error-free, but fairly abundant. The plot was extremely difficult to follow. Does the writer not understand how to use transitions from one scene to the next? Love ...more
B. Koe
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Phenomenal Paranormal romance novel: original, superbly written and entertaining! A MUST-READ!!
Amazingly detailed and magically romantic, “VIOLCA’S DRAGON” is a sensuous love story so well written that I found myself, at times, forgetting to breathe! Author Leilani Love shows, in her newest stand-alone novel, that she has mastered the skill of suspense, drawing her readers into the story with realistic characters who are easy to love while weaving in just enough information to keep those same
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Karen Voitik
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
>Book Review – Violca’s Dragon

>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the first in the Dragon Ruby series and ends in an HEA. Chase, a dragon shifter, is assigned to discover if 5 sisters are the 5 Earth witches of prophesy. As Chase and his panther shifter friends, Scott and Eryk, get close to the sisters, Chase discovers the oldest sister, Violca, is his mate.

>There is a lot of alpha mated jealousy in this story, especially when Violca’s friend, Brandon, is around. Each sister
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Donna
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Violca's Dragon is book 1 in The Dragon Ruby series by Leilani Love. This book has everything an exceptionally well written paranormal romance should have. The storyline is unique and the characters are well developed, believable and interesting. Violca is a very strong individual who has taken on the responsibility of her four sisters after the death of their parents and will do what is necessary to protect them. Chase, a dragon shifter, Scott and Eryke, panther shifters, are sent to protect ...more
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