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Violca's Dragon

(The Dragon Ruby #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  718 ratings  ·  151 reviews
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 Kin
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published November 11th 2015 by Booktrope Editions (first published July 5th 2014)
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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 together
Mar 29, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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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
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 h
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.
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
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 organised
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 o
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
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
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
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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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 fem
Judi Easley
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Violca is raising her four younger sisters. None of them knows anything about magic or dragons or shifters. But their late mother is showing up in dreams with messages. And strange people are following them. And before it's over they'll all be more familiar with the idea of magic, dragons, werepanthers, witches, and demons. And they'll have a whole new set of problems facing them, and new friends to help them face them. Recommended ...more
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 sisters
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, de
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
Sissy's Romance Book Review
This is book one in the "The Dragon Ruby" series. Violca Grey has been left to raise four sisters by herself. Everything was going okay until recently when she finds that people have been watching her and her family. Also another set have been coming into contact with them in their everyday life. When she goes on a family trip with her sisters and friend she finds they are starting to be attacked. Chase Reed who has been sent with his friends to watch her as they are trying to assets if Violca a ...more
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 clif ...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 dra
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. Nop
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 se
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars Violca’s Dragon by Leilani Love is a humorous shifter novel!
This was a delightful read with shifters, witches, and demons. Good world building and relatable characters with a great balance of humor, adventure, danger, and mystery. There are some steamy 4 flame love scenes and some random language. There was only one thing I would have changed which was the first two love scenes seemed like the same exact scene as the first. Same movements in order. I enjoyed this book and recommend it t
Barbie-Ann Clark
After reading this book I had to take a little time to compose myself and get my thoughts clear in my head before I put them in a review.
Wow this book was amazingly written. Once I started I couldn’t put it down till I was finished. This book has twists and turns you don’t know what’s happening. will they all get there happily ever after or will it all go wrong. To find out what happens go buy the book. You won’t be disappointed I wasn’t.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of Violca and Chase. After her parent’s death she’s been raising her four sisters. She busy with working to keep her family together and has no idea about her special gifts. Chase and brothers Eryk and Scott have been sent by King Viktor to protect the girls as they are the key to unlocking the prophecy and finding the Dragon’s Ruby. Can they keep these sisters safe from the demons that are chasing them? I enjoyed the action, magic, danger, and romance in this story. I received ...more
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....
Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
Loved it.

Dragons are real! That is what you want to shout about when you read this book. Chase is a black dragon that is hot.

You will get to know the Grey sister and you will either love them or hate them. Truthfully, I know you will love them, especially Sari and Angel.

Looking forward to reading the other sisters stories too.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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.
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.
Ann-marie Morency

I received this book for a honest review. The characters and story line was amazing. I felt like I was inside the book. I couldn't put the book down. I can't wait till the next book.
Rochelle M
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I have a great love for paranormal books. This one has it all a great storyline beginning to end love mystery and adventure. Would recommend this to anyone who love a good shifter novel. Ant wait for the next one
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Leilani Love is a proud mother of two very active boys. She loves
traveling to new places and meeting new people wherever she goes.
Thus far, Leilani has visited Paris, DenBosch and Amsterdam and
hopes to one day return. On her next trip she hopes to be able to
make stops in Scotland and Italy. Currently residing in California,
she has also lived in Hawaii, Florida, Alaska, Virginia, Texas,
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