Touch of Ice
When Endora is faced with her daughter’s terminal illness, she takes the only chance she’s got. She braves the potential risks and signs a mating contract with the Delradon Draekon Lords, intent on using the payment to buy the aliens’ cure to save her daughter’s life.
Lord Aldric Darragon rules over his ...more
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CALLING ALL DRAGON FANATICS. CALLING ALL DRAGON FANATICS.
(the romance kind)
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Mary Auclair is a hidden gem that y'all need to look out for. This is the second series I've read by her and they're both alien sci-fis, one based on space travel with blue aliens and the other a post-apocalyptic with DRAGONS.
I really liked the plot in this one. It was kinda familiar what with alien dragons invading Earth, basically infertile, war on their native ...more
Sci-Fi…Dragon…GIMME GIMME GIMME! These were the thoughts that went through my head when I saw Mary Auclair’s Touch of Ice the first in her Dawn of Dragons series. In Auclair’s series Earth has been taken over by an alien race, the Delradons, who now rule over both themselves and humans. The Lords and Ladies of the Delradons have a deep bond with a dragon, which extends their life span and makes them more powerful than other members of their race. However, they have difficulty having children ...more
This may be published by Blushing books but it has no spanking in it, if that's all you want in a book you won't find it here. You will however find a wonderfully written book full of wonder. I will definitely read it again I couldn't put it down I read it in day. I can't wait for the next book.
This book was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.
Reasons I en ...more
This is the second book of Mary Auclair I have read and this one I loved. This book had everything you could want in a story. Heartbreak, mystery, chemistry, anguish, and hotness.
Endora does everything she can to make sure that her very sick daughter gets the best care for her. To do that she has to go and become the bride to one of the dragon kings. She has a lot on her plate and she has to make sure that what she says and does is for the best for herself and her child. She does not have t ...more
Could the heroine have been any more of a brainless idiot? Nothing annoys me more than purposely miss-communicating MC's. The heroine doesnt want to be with the hero and plans to run away but gets upset when she thinks the hero is ignoring her and doesnt want her anymore. *eye roll of the decade ensures* Can we please write characters who have common sense and that talk like normal people!?
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Sci-Fi…Dragon…GIMME GIMME GIMME! These were the thoughts that went through my head when I saw Mary Auclair’s Touch of Ice the first in her Dawn of Dragons series. In Auclair’s series Earth has been taken over by an alien race, the Delradons, who now rule over both themselves and humans. The Lords and Ladies of the D ...more
Endora's daughter Tallie is dying and she doesn't have the money to get the treatment that she needs. So she decides that she will take her ...more
I so love getting involved in a series from the beginning. So I jumped at the chance to review a new paranormal sci- fi with hot sex thrown in. It’s a win win for me!
This series is based on earth, which is ruled by an alien race that have a problem with fertility, and only women with certain genetic match are chosen. Endora has always known she was a match but never consider the idea.
Unfortunately Tallie, Endora’s daughter has leukaemia and is fading fa ...more
I have a hard time rating this book.
What I liked, was the overall world building. It is rare for an Alien romance book these days to have a skilled back story, with such details.
The beginning was very intriguing.
Some minor consistencies could have been avoided with a good editor.
The story relies mainly on the miscommunication of the main characters, or the lack of communication r ...more
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy
I'd never read anything by this author but liked the sound of this. I really wanted to like it but...TBH it was a little too simplistic for me.
Endora, I get why she lied about not having children, what parent wouldn't when their child's life is at stake but I didn't understand why she lied about Wilfrid. Or why that event didn't actually seem to matter.
I though she was far too many times just TST ...more
There be dragons! Shamelessly, I will admit I am a dragon paranormal junkie.
This is not a dragon shifter romance, but it has dragons and aliens! The alien race are the Delradons. The Lords and Ladies of this race bond with dragons which strengthens them and makes them the superior rank of their race.
Keeping their race going isn't that easy. Finding matches to mate with that will l...more
I read this in two sittings, and it would have been less if I didn't have to work. I loved Aldric and Endora's relationship.. and f ...more
Not only did the reviewer's line - 'THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL', have me burst out laughing, I am smiling because of it now. (It's an evil smile because I plan to steal). Thanks Umaiya!
This is the first book of the series, and it is really good. From the start up to the finish. All the elements of a good PNR book are there.
What I enjoy was the concept of the bonding of the dragons life to the human. It is a complicated matter, but at the same time, a brilliant idea. Yes, it hold danger to the human that the dragon are born with, but it is totally awesome.
I love the concept of the ...more
Reading Touch of Ice: Dawn of Dragons by Mary Auclair was like taking a breath of fresh air. First, I love a good fantasy. Throw in a bit of Sci-fi and a good doze of romance and I'm so IN! This book had it all. I literally stayed up until 4:00 AM reading because I just had to know what will happen on the next page. I just needed to read another chapter - YES! It was that good... The story a ...more
The author’s storytelling voice was strong. Though I had some pointed trouble with the world building (a little shaky and important world nuances were explained too slowly which caused a few moments of confusion) the tone, the arc and the feel of this novel was enthralling. I stayed up all night reading it and wishing the next int he series were already in hand. It isn’t particularly complex, on the contrary there is a simplistic nature that belies it’s genre standard of sometimes g ...more
Actual rating is 1.5 stars
Thoughts and Plot
I am conflicted on this one. The premise of this book is nothing short of intriguing. Delradons have taken over earth, their ruling class govern both Delradons and humans alike. The Lords and Ladies of the Delradons are connected to a dragon. This grants them extended life spans and more powerful than others of their race. But they got a problem. They have ser ...more
Earth was about to self destruct with the humans warring against themselves, until the alien race, the Delradons, stepped in and took over, saving humanity and the earth whilst gaining themselves another world. The Delradon Lords have an intimate bond with a dragon for life, ...more
Mary Auclair is the new author and the series is Dawn of Dragons which is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi, paranormal romance which has both an historical feel but with futuristic touches that blends perfectly to make it easy to imagine the post-apocalyptic scenery and the lives of the characters that live there. The scenes are brought to brilliant life with well written words that produce the v ...more
I loved Aldric's character. I liked that he was mostly silent and broody, but his bond with Rhyl was gorgeous. I loved their fierceness, their loyalty, the danger they represented. I also liked that Rhyl was just as playful as he was deadly. I liked his possessiveness (don't ...more
Aldrich is a Draekon Lord and Rhyl is his dragon. They genetically test every woman at age eighteen to see if they carry a gene that means they can carry a Draekon baby ...more
This book had to much death and sadness in it. There was not enough balance between the good and evil. I could not handle the deat ...more
She spent her childhood chasing butterflies and catching frogs, playing in the mud and generally being as unladylike as she could. Her love of science led her to complete a mechanical engineering degree at the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, where she met the love of her life.
Years later, as she enjoyed the r ...more