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Dracones Awakening

(Dracones #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  822 ratings  ·  215 reviews
If it lives…it can die…

For a thousand years the Ilyium druids have hunted the Dracones without mercy.

Tierney and her friends were seven when the enemy swept through their village in a brutal massacre. Terrified, they fled the realm of Tartaria for Earth. Keeping their Dracone identity secret, they grow to adulthood in Washington state.

But no matter how far they run from
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Published March 8th 2016
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Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Audiobook review. This is narrators by two people (one female and one male) which works really well. This is a pretty long book so plenty is going on.

Tierney has only ever had eyes for Jax but he tries to keep her distance. Everyone has their secrets. Some are better hidden than others. A group of supernaturals need to solve a mystery before anyone else goes missing. Jax has his own secrets but it’s becoming harder to resist Tierney.

This is a slow burn romance with a twisted of gritty adventure
Karen Tomlinson
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
For the most part I enjoyed this book. There was a lot of information given in large chunks that kinda slowed the pace a bit for me and I did skip bits. The amount of characters and what and who they were was also a little hard to keep on top of.
I was rooting for most of the characters though and thought some of them well written, Soroyan was my favourite, but I like the dark broody type.
I would like to continue the series out of curiosity to see what happens to the characters but it perhaps wo
It took me a long time to sit down and write something about this book. The reason? I really wanted to like it. But ... I didn't.
I know, it's my fault - I sometimes choose books because of a cover, and this one was gorgeous. (I've found a few really amazing reads that way, but not this time.) So ... I saw the cover, and got excited. I read the blurb, found out it was about dragons, and my excitement grew! I couldn't not read it.
I mean dragons! Who doesn't like dragons!!! (And there aren't that m
Nov 09, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Tierney is a young women living with her dad and 2 family friends. They all work as private I's helping to locate missing people and other private I work. She Jax and Sami have been friends since she was 5 years old. This character is compassionate to the extreme and because she wears her heart on her sleeve, she endures so much at the hands of the Ilyium and now her father is missing.

She has loved Jax since childhood and hopes that he will realize that she is his soulmate. She has been Jax's S
Cocktails and Books
Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it
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I'm not generally one that goes outside of vampires in my paranormal reading, but I thought I'd give this one a try.  It wasn't all I was expecting, but it wasn't bad.

I was down with the dragon shifters but the fact that they were actually aliens who had escaped to Earth.  Even better was the fact that their alien nemesis' were on earth searching them out in an attempt to destroy them.  It gave the story a little-added twist.  But what kept
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this new twist and take on all the Paranormal, the Dracone (dragons) with their different magic, the are a mix of Fallen Angels and Dragons. Then you have the mysterious and very powerful Okami Wolves, they are the original wolves cousins, but neither shifter, nor were.
They all live in constant hiding for hundreds of years from a dark evil bent on destroying all paranormal.

Brothers Jax & Sami and their adoptive sister Tierney have been together forever, only Tierney and Jax ha
Mar 07, 2016 rated it liked it
***Received ARC for honest review***

I was excited to read this when I came across this. Why you ask? Dragons!

It was a bit slow to start (to me) but gradually picked up. There was a lot going on in this book. So much so that I couldn't tell who was having the internal dialogue or who's point of view it was. Needless to say, it irked me to the point to where I didn't want to finish reading. Another thing that was... weird?... the sex scene. But, I pushed on because I wanted to know where the auth
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was one whole heap of awesome.

I admit, when I first looked I was a little like 'uh... dragon-people? Werewolves? A new take on twilight, perhaps?' but this book is so much more than that. Yes, there's an angst-ridden love story. But with that, we get some steamy adult sessions. Yes, there are dragon people. But they're super-cool dragon people, edgy and dangerous, but ultimately out to do good. Yes, there are Wolves and Werewolves, but not, ultimately, like the stereotypical fluffies w
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
AMAZING! A fantastic, well written read. An intense storyline that holds your attention as you get caught up in the fierce twists and hot chemistry. Plenty of excitement and emotionally heartfelt. A thrilling must read.
"I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book."
Jessica Mitchell
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sherri-Lynn Marean

An adventure filled with magic, romance and drama a galore. I swear this book teased me to the very end to find out what happens next.

Tierney is the last child in her father's line that is alive or so she thought when some business matters pull her father away from their hidden home. With her two friends Jax and Sami that her father took in and cared for. They each have different jobs that they do well, investigating missing persons ads that are sent to then via the f
Diana Page
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG !! Jax, Sami and Tierney are freaking awesome !!! This book started off a tad slow then opened up full throttle, fast paced action, shifters, Dragons from another realm, Bad guys and girls,. This book has something for everyone and it keeps on going right to the end and makes you want it to start all over again !! All of the secondary characters you find out about at the end of this book rock everything you thought you knew !! Tierney and Jax get a happily for now, but book 2 is going to be ...more
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! How COOL is it that this talented author took her first amazing novel & cleaned it up for her daughter & young adults to read?! :D The CLEAN version of "AWAKENING" is the first book in the fantastic world of Dracones, & a unique PNR storyline with awesome descriptions & well-defined characters that will engage readers of any age that prefer clean fiction! :D Even tho I volunteered to read this & all of Ms. Marean's books, these are my honest feelings, without any outside influences. I highl ...more
Saidah Gilbert
I got bored reading the beginning so I didn't continue. ...more
michelle davies
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book, loveable characters. I could not hardly put this down to do housework. Can't wait to read the next in the series. ...more
Lady The Owls
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! I was taken on a ride of a life time. Through battles and adventure and a love romance all wrapped in one story. I want to read another like this and hope soon I can. Wonderfully written.
Donna Burns
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was grabbed by this book from the beginning. The middle offered a few slow spots for me but I did enjoy the book as a whole. I won the audio version and I liked that it had male and female narrators. However, the female narrator should be coached on when to have your voice dripping with sex appeal and when to turn it off. Scenes like running through the woods or driving down the road do not need to be oozing sex. I found that to be irritating, especially since it's not written that way.

But I w
Tre Talbot
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have to admit that when it comes to paranormal books I never thought I’d enjoy a dragon related one but I was delightfully surprised. We’re taken on a journey with Tierney and Jax as they’re on a mission to try and find out what happened to Tierney’s father. Being friends growing up Jax and Tierney have been there for each other but over time the connection broke apart, when they cross paths again everything changes. We’re given romance and adventure throughout the story as these two learn to ...more
Feb 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Intriguing story with fascinating characters, dragons, wolves, and evil doers.

There are aliens among us. Dracones, a human-like species who after reaching their Awakening can transform at will into dragons. Tierney is one (although her father is a Fallen Angel), as are her two best friends, Jax and Sami. Together, they all work as investigators helping to locate missing people. Life hasn’t been easy for any of them and they fear every day being tracked and found by their enemies, the Ilyium—the
Reviews from the Heart
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
his is an incredibly well written paranormal romance full of non-stop action, tons of amazing supernatural creatures and super-hot love scenes that will have your toes curling. This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I can guarantee it won’t be the last! I’m a huge fan of paranormal romance and love all of the creatures in these stories and this one was full of some of the most amazing ones I’ve read about in a while! Tierney is part of an ancient race of supernatural beings called t ...more
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Dracones Awakening" is a dark, steamy mixture of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. In it we meet the Dracones, a race of dragon-human hybrid creatures originally from Tartaria, but now on Earth after being hunted by another race of supernatural creatures. There are also were-creatures of various sorts, and even more races of supernatural, otherworldly creatures are introduced towards the end. The mythology behind the supernatural history and races in the story is unusual, especially for the ...more
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
**arc copy received in exchange for an honest review**

The Ilyium have been hunting the Dracones for centuries. A few managed to escape to Earth only to find their hunters came too. Join Tierney, Jax and Sami as they fight to save Tierney's father, and other paranormal beings kidnapped. But also, they fight for each other.

Dragons are always gonna push my buttons, and I very rarely turn down the chance to read books with dragons as the main being. First time authors will also do it for me. They go
Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received this book for an honest review

Finished your book this morning and got upset that the next book was not ready. Loved It!!!! You have such a nice set up for at least 11 more books based on the characters you have included in this book. This should keep you busy for awhile. At first I thought your book would be long with not much of a storyline being drawn out to fill 200 pages but you put effort into creating a story that I had a hard time putting down without wordy fillers that some auth
Sharon Richmond
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sharon by: Advanced Reader Copy
Enter the world of the Dracones, Tierney, Jax and Sami, 3 children from Tartaria a world lost to them when the Ilyium raided their village killing their mothers. Alone and in hiding till Zander finds them these 3 children will embark on a journey like no other.

Taken to Earth through a portal, Zander raises Marcius's boys as his own sons, his daughter Tierney their friend. On Jax's 10th birthday his own father Marcius comes for him. He takes him away for a year, one that will shape his young mind
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for a honest review.

And, I must say, I am SO happy I did. I read mostly within the Paranormal/Fantasy genre, but the little corner I love the most is dragons. This book gave that little niche a completely new and fresh perspective.

I'm not going to review the plot as the blurb above does a great job of that by itself. But, I am going to point out how much fantabulous-ness seeps from these pages :).

The writing is well done. The story line itself is amazing. The characters are
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don’t know what to say about this book that would do it
justice. I mean it was amazing, wonderful and phenomenal.
Sheri Lynn Marean has a wonderful way with words, I was
so enraptured and involved in the book I actually missed an
appointment I had. I kind of lost all track of time. I kept telling
myself I could read just a few more pages I had time and
then time just slipped away. I love in this book the Girl is the
true hero. She is amazing and wonderful, but so tired of
waiting for Jaxs to s
Barb Shuler
Re-read in 2020 - Audio review!
As always I love me some Jax and Tierney. Oh and my sweet Sami! Gah. I forgot how much I loved this book!


Holy Dragon Scales!

I loved every word on every page! Ha. Totally in love with Jax, Teirney and Sami! Though, I love Jax the most. Lol It's taken me a few days, okay, a week or so to write this review because... I am still in Dragon hangover. Seriously. I can't stress just how much awesome this story has in it.

It's a hurricane blowing through your mind... I
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dracone was a huge surprise! This was a new to me author putting a fantastic spin on one of my favorite paranormal subjects, dragons. The uniqueness of her story telling made this book so compelling and engrossing. It was so chock full of information it bordered on too much but honestly there was just so much happening in the book it was action packed from the first chapter to the last page. At times it was almost non stop action. Peril and dangers are coming from so many sides the book is like ...more
Lisa Hayes
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**

BUY THIS BOOK!!! The World and Characters Sheri-Lynn Marean has created in this first book of her Dracones Series is wonderfully crafted. Not something you find in most first time authors. I wish I had better words to express how good I think this book is. Her words breath life into complex characters who have to face challenges that us mere humans would never be able to deal with but they do so in very human ways: Happiness, fear, love , hate. If
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's hard to believe that this is this author's first book! You've got to be kidding me? What a natural talent. I have to say, I've read a lot of great books in my time but I think this author is gonna be at the top of my MUST READ list! I loved this whole world and the characters. There are some that I love to hate! The enemy. While I love Jax, there were times I wanted to choke him and tell him to wake up! But it all makes sense in the end why he is like he is. All I can say is WOW! And when i ...more
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Living in Western Canada with her husband, kids, dog, cats and chickens, Sheri surprised more than a few people when she decided to write a book. Having grown up riding and working with racehorses, drawing and selling animal artwork, it was a big change. Sheri fell in love with reading at age twelve when she read The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. One day, after nearly tossing an unsatisf ...more

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