Alien Dragon's Baby
Calista is happy with her life of scientific research. She has no need for a man, she has her books, her friends, and her work. Things are fine until her ship is attacked by space pirates and crash lands on a desert planet with heat so intense she and her friends can't survive without help.
Ladon is a Zmaj warrior r ...more
I was in the mood for a silly entertaining sci-fi romance, also Dragon's Baby reminded me of the Ice Planet Barbarians, but this one was short of the mark.
The beginning was fun and engaging, I especially liked the scene where the cheeky old man forgot his ID and was outrageous and funny. Things quickly deteriorated as soon as they got boarded by space pirates, crash land on a desert alien planet and no one was injured even though they were all without safety gear and passed out in the ...more
So my friend CC called this a knock off of all our fav blue alien series and I just thought that, "Yeah okay, it might be a knock off but between sexy blue aliens and hot as hell dragon men, I would always go for the dragon."
How could I resist?
So did it seem similar? YES! Ridiculously similar.
Based on what I just read, if I ever end up in a situation where I have to choose between blue horned aliens and dragon men with wings, to spend the rest of my life with . . . I'm going with the sexy blue ...more
I’ve found a new crack obsession. My definition of crack is a crazy balls-out premise, an alien hero (different color and/or unusual appendages are a MUST), a tried and true romance formula and a fascinating ‘verse that captures my interest. Boy, has the Dragons of Tajss delivered. Does it have its flaws? Yep. Do I give a flying zemjla? Nope, not even a little bit.
A mishmash of different fantasy/sci-fi components that we’ve seen in shows from Dr. Who to Beetlejuice, this is a series ...more
1st) Too many modern day movie references for me to honestly believe this story takes place in the distance future, a future where the heroine is a third generation passenger on a ship.
2nd) The writing style was confusing at times. Example; a pirate blocks the path of the heroine and her friends. Suddenly he has a hole in his head... Never explained how it got there. It's just there and the pirate is (ex machina style) dead. There were a lot of instances like this where things weren't explain ...more
This new to me author and series have some potential, but some things didn't work for me.
I liked the idea of the human generational ship trying to get to a new home. The pirate attack was sudden and they were really lucky to even be able to crash on a planet.
Ladon is pretty amazing. He is not a shifter, but rather an alien that has some dragon features like scales, wings and a tail (view spoiler)[ oh and 2 penises, yikes! (hide spoiler)]. He rescues Calista and decides to keep her, but ...more
The plot is a good one even if it reminds me of another series just hot and not icy. However that’s where the good ends since this story goes down hill quickly.The heroine is a weeping silly spineless mess so you really never feel any real connection to her. Guy saves her and has treated her well he shows some interest a lady nut job runs off screaming in a unfamiliar alien world only to be captured and require saving from the very alien that saved her before. They hav ...more
Red Planet Dragons of Tajss Book 1
by Miranda Martin, Juno Wells
WOW! This is a Spectacular read. What a phenomenal story that's written so well with lots of humor. The dialogue is clever, awesome and incredible. The characters are creative, amazing, unique and captivating. I absolutely adore the way Miranda and Juno always do a phenomenal job with the alien worlds, scene descriptions and characters. This is a truly FANTASTIC story! This story is about Ladon and Calista. Ladon ...more
The second I finished this book, I immediately called a friend to talk to, and we had the best time talking about the ridiculousness of this book.
Let's firstly discussing the elephant in the room: Landon raped Calista during his /'exploration", but the author played it off as "yes he touched her without her consent and she said no several times, but she enjoyed it!"
Second, there are still Star Wars /Star Trek references? One hundred years in the future? Really? We ...more
The only thing I wasn’t a big fan of in this book was the end. It felt rushed and I felt like a lot of things are left open ended or incomplete. I also felt like the title of the book was a bit misleading of what the story is about.
I’m eager to read the next book though!
"She has no sense! No protection, no weapons, not strong enough to lift a baoba limb on her own and she runs off blindly. Stupid and dangerous." These words by Ladon describe Calista perfectly.
She starts out the book seeming pretty intelligent. She's a biochemist who wears glasses. But once she crashes on the planet her glasses disappear (with no mention of them or indication she has any decrease in vision) and her intelligence disappears as well. The rest of ...more
Calista is a biochemist. Her job is to go out and find vegetation and try to find food for the survivors. She doesn't make it far before she is overcome with heatstroke. But lucky for her she has a protector watching over her ready to swoop in and care for her.
Ladon just wants to care for Calista and nurse her back to health. And h ...more
And while the sexy times probably weren't necessary to her survival, Calista wasn't saying no. A couple of Os put the lady in a very re ...more
It's like a cross between Last Hour of Gahn and Ice Planet Barbarians. Not very original but still, if you like those kinds of stories and try not to compare every little thing you should like this as well. I'm going to download the next book in the series, I want to find out how Jolie takes to being kidnapped and hope she doesn't put up too much fuss. Oh, and I hope she doesn't have as many TSTL moments as calista did because, damn, that girl didn't listen for crap and made so many s ...more
This is a stand alone book and is a great start to a new series. I liked the world building and the plot. The characters were likeable, but I could have used a little less crying from the heroine. I also enjoyed getting both points of view from the H & H. The story had some interesting twist and turns. Well worth reading. ...more
Yes it is a romance, but it's also so much more, it's a really great sci-fi about good characters. And it may feel like a fan fiction from the Dune-iverse, but that is only the idea that gave birth to this planet and its unique lifeforms. Well done.
Calista is stranded on an alien desert planet. When out hunting for plants she finds Ladon who is more Dragon than man. What a fun read. I laughed out loud a lot when Ladon was exploring Calista's anatomy. Look forward to more stories from this author.
The hero was awesome I couldn't get enough of him he was caring and compassionate. At times I hoped these characters were real. CAlista was a great heroine she took charge and care of Ladon. They were a great pair and I'm really hAppy with this story.
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USA Today Bestselling Author of fantasy and scifi romance, Miranda Martin's books feature larger than life heroes with out-of-this-world anatomy and smart heroines destined to save the world. As a little girl she would sneak off with her nose in a book, dreaming of magica...more