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Taurus

(Zodiac Dragon Guardians #1)

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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  793 ratings  ·  143 reviews
This is an alternate cover edition for B01BQ00CAA

A Zodiac Dragon Series so hot it will scorch the pages.
They thought they'd live forever, but living and existing are not the same.
Marcus Kane is the first of twelve. Dragon-born in the sign of Taurus he carries all the traits of the bull--the good and the bad.
He's strong-willed, unbreakable. Deadly on land and in the
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Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published November 2016 by Amazon Digital Services (first published February 12th 2016)
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L M
Oct 22, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Luckily this book was free. It is a love it or hate.
I expected so much more from this book after reading the blurb but it was one MASSIVE disappointment.
I have never given such a low rating before but this book needs and deserves it. A good idea that was not followed on. The descriptive sentences left much to be desired.
Very slow going, I felt like I was wading through mud. Full of too much angst, self-abasement with very little action until the very end.
These twelve guardians had supposedly
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Hollie
A good start to a series. It was a fast paced plot and I really liked the characters. I'll definitely check out the others in this series and more of this writers work.
Treena Beavers
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-first-reads
Wow! I didn't want this book to end, I loved it.Then again, What's not to love it has Demons, Mages, Wolves, Vampires, strong minded kick ass women and Dragons! 12 of them :)

Taurus is the first ( of many Yeah!) of the guardians of the stars series.

We discover a darkness taking over as some of the wolf packs and vampires hunt humans for sport and recreation.
They all cower when they discover the myths and legends they grew up with are real. As the Guardian's are brought back into the mix. For
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Cheryl   Graham-Petit
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

If you're a fan of dark, twisted, intense, hot, and sexy paranormal stories with a great plot-line and awesome characters, Taurus by Kim Faulks is the book for you.
Cherry Mischievous
My Thoughts:
I like the way this author spins a tale. However, I do not like the way she draws out the overly dramatic scenes of unbearable pain and suffering. The dragged out crawling. If once only, then perhaps you get away with it. But all the bleeding time?!? It gets old real fast! Then there's the unrealistic fight scenes where the main character(s) just stand around watching while people gets shot or killed... what's that all about?!? And that is the main reason that this book would never
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Wendy
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Taurus is the first book in the Zodiac Dragon Series by Kim Faulks. I was under the impression that each book was a stand alone but the ending of this novel suggests that they are not and should be read in chronological order.
This premise sounded exciting and great but I think there was a lot left on the table. The author did a phenomenal job describing the climate of the world in which they were forced to live in and how poorly women were regarded but, I found everything else repetitive.
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Jackie
Sep 09, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
The book description seemed very promising, so did some of the better reviews. But after starting to read this, I'm wondering if those other reviewers read a different book then me?! I just could not get into this book to get beyond 25% of the way thru! I really wanted to quit at 15%. There was no prologue, real back-story, or lead in, to draw you into this. It just jumps in head first into things the reader has no clue about, leaving this reader floundering, trying to figure out what the heck ...more
Diana Page
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taurus is the 1st of the Dragon Guardians books, it's the story of Marcus, the bullheaded, stubborn Taurus and Abrial the female of a wolf pack whose only concern is getting her sister, whose been missing for years, back from the enemy wolf pack. It is not your normal dragon book.This is a high octane, fast paced, bloody, sexy read that leaves you wanting more and waiting eagerly for the next book !! 5's for Kim Faulks !! I recieved a gifted copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review ...more
Jenn : Godzilla is King
A great dragon shifter book

I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book but I ended up really enjoying it. So much action and suspense , just what I like. The best part was that there was very little sex scenes. I'm bored with shifter books always having so much sex scenes. This book had the best thing: an actual story with an actual relationship building.

I'm going to read the rest of this series as I need to find out about the other characters. I like all the brothers and the sister Xael,
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Patti
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Being a Taurus myself it was a given that I would read this book. Disappointed? Absolutely not! The careful blending of an inward bull with a fearsome dragon....WHAT!!! Add in facing near death and finding possible salvation and it all equals brilliance in epic proportions. Totally ran my kindle battery down to no life trying to squeeze in another page before it blanked out on me, then attached my beloved ereader to its cord of life and stood next to my power corner flipping more pages. And ...more
Debra Johnson
Taurus (Zodiac Dragon Guardians #1) aka (Guardians of the Stars Book 1) by Kim Faulks is suppose to be an Adult Paranormal Suspense Romance. What it really is, is a Disaster!
The writing is horribly disjointed. Jumbled and chaotic thoughts thrown together that make absolutely no sense.
I am so disappointed. I actually thought I might have somehow gotten a bad copy. So I went through a lot of the reviews on Goodreads and Amazon to see what the lower star reviews said. I came to the conclusion I
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Laura
Jun 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
The general premise seems to be that there are twelve dragon shifters, each born under a different sign and they are supposed to be the Guardians of the weak. They have kinda disappeared so some evil werewolves have teamed up with vampires and demons and are selling women and children...because women are worth only that. Abrial is from a different pack and hates the way women are treated and wants to get her sister back from the evil wolves. Abrial and Marcus, the Taurus dragon, cross paths and ...more
Keisha
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked the synopsis and thought the book showed promise. But, I had a hard time following the story and the characters were not likable (may be due to the narration issues). There was no distinction made when a person was speaking openly, internally, telepathically, or in a vision. This confused me throughout the story. I could not figure out the reason behind several things that were happening that were probably crucial to the story due to this issue. Overall, I think this was all over the ...more
Scooby2
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Taurus” is the first of Kim Faulks Guardians of the Stars series and I loved it. I thought it was a great first in the series and I am looking forward to reading more about the zodiac dragon siblings. If you love reading about dragons, mages, vampires, shifters, demons, and romance, then this is the series for you. I loved reading about Marcus and how he finds his purpose in Abrial, a wolf shifter, he will do anything to keep her safe. I look forward to reading more about Marcus's family.
Andrea Green
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I cant believe I didn’t read these books earlier as I love Kim’s later books but I am also not normally a fan of book sets that have different characters as the main focus changing from book to book. That said I loved each of these books as the main storey runs and continues throughout but in each book a different set of characters are the main focus.
I have given each book and the series 4 stars as they are very good but not quite addictive enough to hit the 5 star mark – if 4.5 were an option
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Shanya
*** 3.5 stars ***

The plot of this story was simply amazing. It was something unique and interesting. The plot introduction was a little slow but that sometimes happens in paranormal books. I liked the concept of linking the zodiac signs to the Guardians. What I did not like was the story-telling style of the author. Half the time I was re-reading most paragraphs because I couldn't make heads and tails of what was happening. This got on my nerves in the latter half of the book and closer to the
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Wealie
Given the book blurb I had high hopes for this novel, but it was a definite don't judge a book by its blurb moment for me. There are a lot better books out there, this is one to miss in my opinion - 1 star and an audible return.

Overblown descriptions, too much emphasis on exposition and not enough character and plot development. Choppy story development meant it was often difficult to follow, especially when listening to an audio. If you lost focus for even a small moment, it was almost
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Meiwilli
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Missed the mark...

Taurus is a good story gone wrong. The story lacks focus and definition. The writing style is horrendous and hard to follow. There is no chemistry between Abrial and Marcus and the characters are poorly defined. To top off all of this jumbled mess, there are editing issues throughout.

Disappointing read as the plot of this series had the potential to be a different and new addition to the paranormal genre. Faulks has seemingly omitted any significance in why this series is
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SMJC
Dec 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's ok. I mean, you'd think shifters, dragons, demons .... fierce right ? I didn't actually get that. I mean you have a group of shifters that see women as lower than dirt. You have another that is into human trafficking. Their leader suffers from some kind of mutation although that's not explained too much and it seems like he's the only one affected, not sure why that is. Oh and the dragons ? (view spoiler) They have two names, their zodiac sign ...more
Erin
Apr 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Proceed with caution. A lot of caution.

I’m not even sure what to think. This book started out and continued to be, until the very end, confusing. There was A LOT in this story that relied on assumed knowledge that shouldn’t have been present in a First book of a series.

There were unanswered question and actions that didn’t make much sense like they should have. It was almost like we started the story in the middle of the Plot instead of at the inciting incident.
There was also a lot of
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Sue Davis
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved This Is OVER 18 READING

Marcus is the oldest of new 12 old dragons, 11 male and 1female. Over a 1000 years that they have stayed to themselves , not to say they don't have cars, phones and anything else they want or need. He meets a young female wolf who he almost ran over and is drawn to her. Later when she needs help to save another young wolf who she has just help deliver a brand new little girl and her father is ordering that they be left in the woods to die after all they are only
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Lacrymosa Quiñones
It was alright

First I like to start with I did love the premise of this book so much potential and I still believe it does. However this book did lose me many times, I was getting upset because it was all over the place. Too much happening all at once, but eventually I did come to enjoy the book. It wasn't as bad as I thought even though I still have no clue what was going on. The storyline picked up towards the end and it kinda ended in a anticlimactic cliffhanger that I wish had a better
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Janet Welling
Good start to a new series

I enjoyed this book for the most part. Kim Faulks is an excellent writer and her attention to detail is wonderful. The problem is that she tends to throw way too much information at the reader without always following through. A good story should have an ebb and a flow to it. This feels more like a tsunami with multiple characters, back story and action being tossed around at the same time. Several times I had to reread a section to make sense of what was written. There
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beth m
Sep 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What

I have no idea what I just read. Grammatical and punctuation errors made this book so confusing I’d love if someone could make sense for me what just happened. Characters that were talking without quotation marks made it insanely hard to follow because you didn’t realize they were talking let alone talking to someone. This book just made zero sense. The idea of this book could be brilliant but again I am asking myself what. Was. This. That and the author kept using the word “crested”
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Melissa
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What????

Being a zodiac fan and a Taurus I was really disappointed not only did his personality didn't Match the sign it left me with a lot of questions and really confused half the time especially with the he said she said someone said something to someone else but it didn't say she said this to him\her or he said that to her/him so I had to re read and try to figure out who said what which took me out of the story and think a little more detail on the surrounding could have been nice in my
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Janet Rodman
This series has potential. I like the premise of twelve dragons just existing and ignoring the outside world and its problems, suddenly realizing that it is time to get involved and start protecting the world again.
While the story was good, it was confusing at times and at some points I was confused who was speaking. I also had a problem with the editing. Hopefully within the series we will find out how they lost their dragons and are other types of supes. I would also like an explanation of the
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Maureen Hoar
Kind of confusing

I found the story line confusing in this book. It's written in dual characters, which is great. But when the transition is in a total different time line I got lost. There are a lot of characters that you meet briefly but are totally not memorable. I had a hard time figuring out who was from the blood stone pack or the echo pack. Who was human or other?? Some of the situations seemed random and disjointed. There is one heck of a cliff hanger but I think I will pass on the rest
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Jennifer
May 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
I didn't like this book, I thought it had good potential but I felt like it jumped around too much, it just felt really scattered and nothing explained except all the men except the dragons were awful human beings. I know it was the first book and I see the other books in the series have higher reviews I just dont know if this one grabbed me enough to want to read the next ones, I'll have to see.
Agata Jędrzejewska
Jul 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This story was quite chaotic and very fast paced. I sometimes felt lost when characters did reminiscent past doing or words, it took time to adjust. But this story is really wonderful. Abrial is so strong, so sacrificing herself; but for her pack, for Marcus, for Zodiac Dragon Guardians she is brining torment and death but also a raise to fight, love and care. However I have feeling that worse is yet to come.
Lori
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like the idea of this series. I like the characters and the world she build. I found some of the scenes confusing though as there was so much action you really couldn't decipher who was doing what and why. So far Odessa is my favorite character. For being such big bad Guardians they don't seem to be the most powerful creates in this series. I suppose that is what makes it more compelling. I look forward to the next sign of the series and hope some of the details become clearer.
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