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Violca's Dragon (The Dragon Ruby #1)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  248 Ratings  ·  48 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
ebook, 276 pages
Published November 11th 2015 by Booktrope Editions (first published July 5th 2014)
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Pratr- Authors
Oct 15, 2014 Pratr- Authors 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
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
Eva Millien
Mar 06, 2016 Eva Millien 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
Rhonda Jones
Oct 17, 2014 Rhonda Jones 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
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.
DelAnne Frazee
Jan 19, 2016 DelAnne Frazee 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 p
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
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 fem
Jan 20, 2016 Ophelia rated it it was amazing
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Feb 02, 2016 Marsha 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
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
Donna Sweeney
Jan 31, 2016 Donna Sweeney 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
Oct 13, 2014 Jess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
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
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 Laura 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
Leslie Sanchez
Feb 03, 2015 Leslie Sanchez 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
Feb 10, 2016 Notthatcatwoman 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....

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 frances dunning 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.
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I actually enjoyed this one. I'm hoping there's a book 2??
Michelle Ferrari-Johnson
Family Secrets

Talk about action packed, paranormal species, lies, deceit and surprise powers! Great adventure that will keep you holding your breath! There are some tense issues where the writer flips from first person to third and back again. Absolutely love how the sense of family and unity is carried on even though secrets were kept from the sisters growing up. As soon as I am able I will be diving into the next book ~
Mary Snow
Feb 16, 2017 Mary Snow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved this story!

I absolutely love this story! cant wait to read the next one!
I recommend this to everyone.. enjoy the story....
Jan 09, 2017 Cassie rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Violca's Dragon. I loved that Violca was a strong female character and that she raised her sisters. This book was really good it had my attention from beginning to end, once I started on it I couldn't put it down. I love reading books, like this, I know I will look into the other books by this author.
Julia Handley
Sep 19, 2016 Julia Handley rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.

Book 1
Voilca is the eldest of 5 sisters, taking care of her family after her parents died. Putting any dating men in the back of her mind now after bad ones letting her down. She didn't count on Chase coming into her life. He knew straight away she was his, it's just proving to her that  she can trust him. Violcas commitment to her family is amazing and makes you think if you could handle it aswel as she did. Chase, Scott and
I love reading paranormal and the moment I read Violca’s Dragon summary, I immediately know that I want to read the book. And in a way, I’m glad I did. It was a good break after reading a long, dragging and very SLOW pace fantasy story. Violca’s Dragon tells the story of Violca and how she uncovered the truth about her family. I love the strong bond between the sisters, and I admire how Violca try to stand strong for the sake of her family.

The plot and the way the story was written were beautifu
Sep 16, 2014 Carly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-smashwords
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

When Violca's parents die suddenly, she is determined to keep her family together and commits to raising her four sisters on her own. Life isn't without challenges, but as the years pass the sisters have begun to heal from their loss and are settled into a new normal.

Then Violca begins to have vivid and sometimes disturbing dreams of her mother. In fact, all of the sisters are noticing unusual changes occurring, and they are about to discover that nothing in life is ever
Dec 21, 2016 NoraJLeSueur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great read!!!!!!!!

This book was well written, not only the storyline but the characters as well.I love the characters and their story and the love that they had for each other. Family is important and in this case that was never more true. I can't wait to read more of this series.
Raina Collins
Sep 19, 2016 Raina Collins rated it it was amazing
Great beginning to a paranormal series. It is a romance and so much more. In the story are dragon shifters, were-panthers, demons, a telepath and of course witches. The story revolves around a prophecy for the shifter dragons. There is a hidden stone that if opened would give dragons back their full power. Of course that would most likely be the end of humankind. But to open it they need the five earth witch sisters.

Received book from author for an honest review.
May 23, 2016 Maria rated it really liked it
To most keeping her sister's together and raising them after their parents death was a bit crazy, but Violca never for a second thought about doing it any other way. She would do anything for them and is content with the way her life is turning out, sure most guys run the other way when they find out but her family is more important.

Meeting Chase she finally sees the possibility for more thinking she's finally found a guy who is amazing but also accepts her life, until all the craziness starts.
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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,
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