Review: BRING THE HEAT (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken

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BRING THE HEAT (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken

Publication Date: August 29, 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

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I, Aidan the Divine, am, well divine. My name was given to me by the Dragon Queen herself! I’m a delight! Cheerful. Charming. And a mighty warrior who is extremely handsome with a very large and well-hidden hoard of gold. I am also royal born, despite the fact that most in my family are horrendous beings that don’t deserve to live. And yet, Branwen the Awful—a low-born, no less—either tells me to shut up or, worse, ignores me completely.

SHE SAYS…

I’ll admit, I ignore Aidan the Divine because it annoys him. A lot. But, we have so much to do right now, I can’t worry about why he keeps staring at me, or why he always sits so close, or why he keeps looking at me like he’s thinking about kissing me. We have our nations to save and no time for such bloody foolishness…no matter how good Aidan looks or how long his spiked tail is. Because if we’re going to win this war before it destroys everything we love, we’ll have to face our enemies together, side by side and without distractions. But if we make it out alive, who knows what the future will hold…

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Donna review 4.5 stars

I loved this chaotic ride with the dragons and the trouble that is always present. All I could do was hang on and enjoy the madcap mayhem. It isn’t a sweet romance, or even a hot one – but rather a fun one, because Brannie had her usual brassiness, which was well matched with Aiden’s patience. Sadly, they didn’t have a lot of time alone, it was usually filled with enemies and their crazy families; but that is what makes it a Dragon Kin novel. I admit that a part of me misses the more “one on one” romances of the first books, but once in this world, it’s hard to let go. Another fun addition to the series.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Buy Links

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Dragon Kin by G A Aiken reading order

DRAGON KIN SERIES BY G.A. AIKEN ~ READING ORDER
✦1: Dragon Actually ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1iumaRv
✦ “A Tale of Two Dragons” Novella (now included in Dragon Actually re-issue) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dcPfm4 | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-NO
✦2: About a Dragon ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17sVKQJ
✦3: What a Dragon Should Know ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18CVng6
✦4: Last Dragon Standing ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1cqQM8Y
✦ “Dragon On Top” from Supernatural ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17xp5Hz
✦5: The Dragon Who Loved Me ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1adZY8X
✦6: How to Drive a Dragon Crazy ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17sVuRM
A Tale of Two Dragons ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dcPfm4 | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-NO
✦7: Light My Fire ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1EXIfql | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1Mi
✦8: Feel the Burn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1EXIfql | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3r3

*Part of the series as a prequel “Can’t Get Enough” by Shelly Laurenston from Everlasting Bad Boys ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16m85mG | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/19SHZrV

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About the author

Originally from Long Island, New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken has resigned herself to West Coast living, which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should be. Writing as Shelly Laurenston, she is also the creator of the wickedly funny Pride series for Brava. For more info about G.A. Aiken’s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons, go to http://www.gaaiken.com.

Author Links: Website | GoodReads | Shelly Laureson’s Website

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Review: DRAGONSWORN (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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DRAGONSWORN (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

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Medea was born the granddaughter of the Greek god Apollo, and among the first of his people that he cursed to die. But she will not let anyone rule her life. Not even her notorious grandfather. And when Apollo sends a new plague to destroy what remains of her people, she refuses to stand by and watch him take everything she loves from her again.

This time, she knows of a secret weapon that can stop the ancient god and his army of demons. Once and for all. However, said device is in the hands of a dragon who wants nothing to do with politics, the gods, humanity, demons or Apollites. And especially not her. He is the immovable object.

She is the unstoppable force . . .

When Apollo makes a strategic move that backfires, he forces Falcyn back into play. Now Medea either has the weapon she needs to save her people, or she’s unleashed total Armageddon. If she can’t find some way to control the dragon before it’s too late, Falcyn will be an even worse plague on the world than the one Apollo has set loose. But how can anyone control a demonic dragon whose sole birthright is world annihilation?

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Love it! Falcyn is my new favorite dragon in this series! DRAGONSWORN is part of the Dragons Rising Trilogy in the Dark-Hunters Series. If you’re new to the series I would recommend you start at the beginning to fully enjoy it. Each book has a HEA ending for different couples but the series needs to be read in order to fully appreciate the characters and series plot. If you just want the dragons I’d recommend starting with SON OF NO ONE. I would also recommend reading the Lords of Avalon Series that Sherrilyn Kenyon writes as Kinley MacGregor because the dragons and the Avalon world are in DRAGONSWORN. DRAGONSWORN is Medea, Stryker’s daughter and Apollo’s granddaughter and Falcyn’s story. I didn’t like Medea in the previous books and viewed her as one of the villains, but Sherrilyn Kenyon has a way of turning a villain into a favorite character and hero. Falcyn and Medea were perfect for each other! Their story was full of heart wrenching emotions, danger, romance and it revealed a lot of new secrets. I need to make a cheat sheet to reference all the secrets.  Sherrilyn Kenyon is a master storyteller and if I had to choose one author’s books to read for the rest of my life I’d choose her books. I always discover some new information I missed when I re-read her series and they never get old or predictable. She always delivers new twists and turns that keep the series exciting. I highly recommend anything she writes and can’t want for the next release!

*Review copy provided by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. 

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✦Excerpt: http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/book/dragonsworn-28/

✦Check out our favorite Sherrilyn Kenyon Quotes: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-iI

✦You can also check out an interview we did with Sherrilyn Kenyon Here: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1n4

*Interview was originally posted June 20, 2014  with our “Born of Fury” review. It includes some info about “Son of No One.”

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✦LORDS OF AVALON SERIES by Sherrilyn Kenyon/ Kinley MacGregor✦
1. THE WAGER available in the DARK BITES compendium. http://amzn.to/1PUDwdM
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3. KNIGHT OF DARKNESS ~ http://amzn.to/2wyxgHj
4. SON OF NO ONE ~ http://amzn.to/1GQKYUq | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1yl
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6. DRAGONMARK ~ http://amzn.to/2fYkwit | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-77W
7. DRAGONSWORN ~ http://amzn.to/2kkwTG8
8. BATTLE BORN

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image imageThe #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her mixed Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger… as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she’s found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than twenty-five million copies of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

In the last few years, she has placed more than 65 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick.

Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel, her Dark-Hunter novels are a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins. and the Chronicles of Nick manga are published by Yen Press. Chronicles and Nick and Dark-Hunter are soon to be a major motion picture and the Dark-Hunters are currently being developed as a television series.

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken

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Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken

Publication Date: November 24, 2015

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

Feel the Burn by G A Aiken CoverWar makes strange bedfellows.

I, Gaius Domitus, one-eyed rebel dragon king of the Provinces, know that better than most, since I have to fight off half my ungrateful family on a regular basis to keep law and order here in my lands. But I never expected to have to consort with a barbarian human woman.

Kachka is beautiful, if you like them fierce—and of course I do. But she keeps complaining about how spoiled and decadent I am, and how a feared Daughter of the Steppes has no time for foolish dragons. I think she likes my eye patch, though. It is quite dashing. With death always at our tails, we take our passion like we take our allies. As they say, love the barbarian you’re with…

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Donna review 4.5 stars

This story managed to pull about every one of our favorite characters in at some point and then introduced some new ones to join in on the mayhem. And mayhem it was. Their nemesis is gathering strength and there is danger at every turn….like normal. Sadly, the characters seemed a little ‘cold’ to me this time. It lacked chemistry between the couples, including Kachka and Gaius. I had a hard time warming up to Kachka. That was my only complaint on the story because in true fashion, Aiken had me laughing out loud and smiling when she showed that my favorite characters had not changed a bit. I can’t wait for the next book and the insanity to continue.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Excerpt

Gaius walked into the palace that now belonged to him and his twin. The original palace, the one his cousin Vateria and her father, Overlord Thracius, had ruled from, had been torn down. It had been partially destroyed during his sister Aggie’s rescue; then Gaius and a few chosen dragon friends had ripped apart the rest of it. He would never let that palace stand, no matter how many of his kin had lived and ruled there. Not after his sister had been held captive in that place by the bitch Vateria. They had been raised with their cousin Vateria, but from the beginning they’d never been close with her. Never trusted her. Definitely never liked her. And then, when their father was murdered by his own brother, Gaius had made it his goal to one day challenge Thracius for the throne. But, when he was old enough—and strong enough— to make that challenge, that’s when Vateria, always so very smart, had captured Aggie and held her hostage in the old palace. She knew it was the one way to control Gaius. To “keep him in his place,” as she liked to say. It had worked, too. And Aggie had been in a tolerable situation, as she was still royal born and niece of Thracius. But then Thracius went to war with the Southlanders, taking on the Dragon Queen, leaving his bitch daughter alone with Aggie. For five long, painful years.
Aggie refused to talk about what had happened, but some nights she woke up screaming. Some nights she didn’t sleep at all.
And yes, Gaius blamed himself, although he knew Aggie never did. But how could he not blame himself? His poor, weak, defenseless sister trapped in the web of that evil—
“You!” Aggie gripped Gaius’s throat, causing him to gag before yanking him into another room. “Excuse us, Lætitia,” she told their aunt before slamming the door in Lætitia’s stunned face.
“What have you done?” his sister demanded.
“That’s vague.”
“There are Mì-runach in our throne room. Why?”
“Mì-runach?” Warriors who answered to absolutely no one but the Dragon Queen herself? “Are you sure?”
“Of course I’m sure. Now why are they here?”
“I don’t . . . oh.” Gaius cringed. “Oh.”
“What have you done?”
“I had your best interests at heart.”
“You idiot,” Aggie sighed out just as Lætitia knocked on the door and quickly entered.
She closed the door, turned to her niece and nephew, and announced, “There are peasants in your throne room. Southland peasants!”
“They’re Mì-runach,” Aggie told her and gestured to Gaius. “That this idiot requested.”
“Gaius!”
“I did not request them.”
“Then what did you do?” his sister demanded.
“I requested help from the Dragon Queen, but . . .”
“But?”
“But I thought she’d send Cadwaladrs.” The Cadwaladrs were a Southland clan of Low Born dragons trained from hatching in the ways of war and defense of the Dragon Queen’s territories. They might not be respected, but they were greatly feared. And with reason.
“Why would you want those pit dogs here any more than you’d want the Mì-runach?”
“You need protection.”
Aggie suddenly stood tall, her spine straight, her long steel-colored hair reaching down her back in intricate braids and curls. She looked amazingly regal, which was how she always looked when she was getting defensive. “Why would I need protection?”
“Because he’s going off on a fool’s errand, that’s why.”
Gaius briefly closed his eyes. “Lætitia,” he sighed.
“What? I’m not lying. Tell me I’m lying,” she ordered. “Tell me.”
If Lætitia hoped to get Aggie on her side, she’d just failed because now the twins were giggling. Like they used to when they were hatchlings.
“The two of you! I swear by the gods.”
Aggie cleared her throat. “Aunt Lætitia, could you excuse us?”
“You’re sending me back out there? With those plebeians?”
“Or you could just go to your room. But you need to go . . . you know . . . away.”
Lætitia snatched the door open, gazed back at her niece and nephew. “Hmmph!” she snapped before walking out, making sure she slammed the door in the process.
“Mind telling me what’s going on?” Aggie asked. “You know I hate when Lætitia knows more than me. It gives her way too much enjoyment. And we both know that I can’t allow that.”

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Buy Links

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Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1OJnuUD

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Dragon Kin by G A Aiken reading order

DRAGON KIN SERIES BY G.A. AIKEN ~ READING ORDER
✦1: Dragon Actually ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1iumaRv
✦ “A Tale of Two Dragons” Novella (now included in Dragon Actually re-issue) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dcPfm4 | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-NO
✦2: About a Dragon ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17sVKQJ
✦3: What a Dragon Should Know ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18CVng6
✦4: Last Dragon Standing ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1cqQM8Y
✦ “Dragon On Top” from Supernatural ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17xp5Hz
✦5: The Dragon Who Loved Me ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1adZY8X
✦6: How to Drive a Dragon Crazy ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17sVuRM
A Tale of Two Dragons ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dcPfm4 | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-NO
✦7: Light My Fire ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1EXIfql | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1Mi
✦8: Feel the Burn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1EXIfql

*Part of the series as a prequel “Can’t Get Enough” by Shelly Laurenston from Everlasting Bad Boys ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16m85mG | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/19SHZrV

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Giveaway

3 Print Copies of FEEL THE BURN by G.A. Aiken

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About the author

Originally from Long Island, New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken has resigned herself to West Coast living, which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should be. Writing as Shelly Laurenston, she is also the creator of the wickedly funny Pride series for Brava. For more info about G.A. Aiken’s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons, go to http://www.gaaiken.com.

Author Links: Website | GoodReads | Shelly Laureson’s Website

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Review & Excerpt Tour: Dragon King: A Dark Kings Novella (1001 Dark Nights) by Donna Grant

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We are thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Donna Grant’s DRAGON KING! DRAGON KING is a novella in Donna’s Dark Kings Series brought to you by the team at 1001 Dark Nights! Check out the excerpt and my review and grab a copy today! -Cori 

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Kindle $2.99 | Amazon PBK $7.19

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A Woman on a Mission

Grace Clark has always done things safe. She’s never colored outside of the law, but she has a book due and has found the perfect spot to break through her writer’s block. Or so she thinks. Right up until Arian suddenly appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn’t just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian—the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she’s ever met.

A King with a Purpose

Arian is a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave. Recently woken, he’s about to leave his mountain to join his brethren in a war when he’s alerted that someone has crossed onto Dreagan. He’s ready to fight . . . until he sees the woman. She’s innocent and mortal—and she sets his blood aflame. He recognizes the danger approaching her just as the dragon within him demands he claim her for his own…

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“It’s just a storm, lass,” he whispered near her ear.
“It’s never just a storm.”
There was something in her words that caught his attention. Not too much the words themselves, but the depth of emotion in them.
Arian turned her to face him and looked into her deep blue eyes. He needed to take her mind off the storm, because he had no intention of stopping it. As long as it rained she would remain with him.
Once he had his fill of listening to her sweet voice and watching her feelings cross her face, then he would stop the rain.
“Bad things happen in weather like this,” she said.
Arian smoothed back her hair from her face. “No’ all bad, surely.”
“My mother left us in a storm. My father died while a storm howled. I walked into a mountain with a Dragon King who is in the middle of a war with Dark Fae.”
He was going to reassure her that all would be fine, but he couldn’t find the words. The knowledge that so much pain was associated with storms made him question using his power to keep her with him.
But perhaps there was a way he could help her.
“Rain waters the earth, giving life to plants and flowers that are food for animals. The thunder and lightning are displays of the beauty and fierceness of nature,” he said, hoping he could get her to accept his words and erase her fear.
Her body was pressed so enticingly against him. The feel of her breasts made his cock twitch. He looked down at her lips to find them parted slightly. Damn, but he wanted to taste them.
He couldn’t breathe. The weight of the need, of the overwhelming desire felt like he was being pulled under. As if he were drowning, and Grace was the only thing that could save him.
The beat of her pulse at her throat was erratic and her chest rose and fell rapidly.
She felt it too.
Arian lifted his gaze to her face to find her eyes heavy-lidded as she watched him. He searched those amazing eyes of hers as he sank, tumbled into the navy depths.
He leaned his head forward until their breaths mingled. Her fingers tightened on his arms. Arian could stand it no more. He put his lips against hers.
She sucked in a quick breath. Arian moved his lips over hers, learning the feel of them before he touched his tongue to them, tracing them.
Grace leaned against him. He wound his arms around her, holding her firmly. A low moan filled him when her tongue touched his.
He was about to explode. Inside was a hunger he could never remember having before, a yearning to claim her right then that shocked and excited him.
The kiss deepened, their tongues intertwining seductively, sensually. Her lips were soft, her taste decadent. He slid a hand into her hair and held her head as their passion grew rapidly.
The soft kiss was turning as untamed as the craving inside him, and the more she responded, the more the flames grew. Her soft moans were driving him wild, but it was the way she breathed that made him burn.

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I love Donna Grant’s dragons! Dragon King is a novella in Donna Grant’s Dark Kings series and part of the 1001 Dark Nights Series. I love the 1001 Dark Nights series because it’s a great way to discover some authors and give you a sample of their series. I’m a fan of Donna Grant’s Dark King series and have read the previous books, but this novella can be read as a standalone and I think it’s a great way to try the series. Dragon King is an exciting and scorching hot paranormal romance. I loved the characters and the writing style draws the reader into the story. Donna Grant is a master storyteller and I highly recommend her books.

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

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Release Day Blitz: Taming the Alpha Box Set

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Check out this 99 Cent box set that includes over 20 ebooks from some great authors. Box sets are a great way to discover new authors.  /Cori

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Taming the Alpha Box Set: Over 20 Alpha Male Tales of Contemporary, Military, Werewolves, Shifters, Vampires, Billionaires, Witches, Dragons, Demons & More

Release Date: December 9, 2014

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Taming the Alpha Box Set: Over 20 Alpha Male Tales of Contemporary, Military, Werewolves, Shifters, Vampires, Billionaires, Witches, Dragons, Demons & More

New York Times, USA TODAY and National Bestselling Authors!

From deliciously sizzling contemporary bad boys, to pulse-tingling paranormal hotties, you’re sure to fall in love and in lust with any or all of these alphas. Over twenty fabulous authors bring their A-game to tempt your every desire.

Anthology Includes: Werewolves & Shifters, Demons & Devils, Paranormal & Urban, Military, Vampires, Genetic Engineering, Witches & Wizards, Contemporary, Dystopia, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Special Forces, Dragons, Demons, Billionaires, Magic, Fantasy, Futuristic and so much more!

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Viola Rivard–The Dragon’s Appraiser
What can she offer the dragon who has everything?
http://violarivard.com/

S. E. Smith–Taking on Tory: Magic, New Mexico Book 2
Discover what happens when a reclusive Werewolf finds out he isn’t the only one who likes to bite!

http://sesmithfl.com/

Mandy M. Roth–Broken Communications
Immortal Outcasts, Book 1–Part of the Immortal Ops World

http://www.mandyroth.com/

Michelle M. Pillow–Determined Prince–Captured by a Dragon-Shifter
With no one left to marry on the planet, the dragon shifters are starting to get desperate.

http://michellepillow.com/

Sidney Bristol–Bound and Tamed, Bayou Bound #4
She’s a woman on a mission to retake her body. He’s a man with the talents to push her to new levels.

http://sidneybristol.com/

V. M. Black–No Gentleman
A reckless debutante. A jaded, deadly vampire.

http://www.aetherealbonds.com/

Shelli Stevens–Falling for the Firefighter
When her cousin sets the kitchen on fire, Kim comes face to face with a man from her past. Despite the sparks that fly, she’s afraid to fall for the firefighter who might leave her burned.

http://www.shellistevens.com/

Jessie Donovan–Cougar’s First Christmas
Despite coming from two worlds, can their love survive the greatest of tests?

http://jessiedonovan.com/

N.J. Walters–Coming Home
A burned-out DEA agent discovers home is where the heart is.

http://njwalters.com/

Ella Drake–River Arrow
Don’t get involved. That grim policy has saved Jared’s skin in his post-apoc world. But when Mari faces a drifter gang, he risks losing his boat, his trade route and his life.

http://www.elladrake.com/

Eve Vaughn–Theirs
They’ll do whatever it takes to reclaim what’s Theirs.

http://www.evevaughn.com/

Jaycee Clark–Reconnected
Lee tried to forget the woman who stole his heart years ago, but now that there’s a killer after her, he’ll do whatever he must to keep her safe.

http://www.jayceeclark.com/

Lauren Hawkeye–Mistaken Identity
In her job as a decoy sent out to catch cheating men, Hannah thinks she’s seen it all. Yet nothing can explain her attraction to Adam… or what she does as a result.

http://www.laurenhawkeye.com/

Scarlett Dawn–Valan Playboys
Never human, never bored, Lana Claire meets her magical match in Valan royalty.

http://scarlettdawn.net/

Natasha Logan–Under His Spell
Destiny comes with a price.

http://natashalogan.com/

Jaide Fox–Renegade
Altered by science, the Renegades are the ultimate warriors—indestructible and deadly.

http://www.jaidefoxbooks.com/

Tracey H. Kitts–Once Upon a Full Moon
Freya’s life is changed forever one full moon.

http://www.traceyhkitts.com/

Reagan Hawk–Performance Criteria
What do you get when you mix a high IQ and a lot of spare parts? The man of your dreams, of course.

http://www.reaganhawk.com/

Candice Gilmer–His Velvet Touch
He was going to use her, but he didn’t expect to need her.

http://candicegilmer.com/

J.S. Hope–Foxheart
Can an unexpected visitor vanquish the demons that lurk in the darkness of a lonely man’s soul?

http://www.authorjshope.com/

Inez Kelley–Hail Mary Honeymoon

Josie and Wade will either win it all or lose everything when they play a risky game to save their marriage.

http://inezkelley.com/

Eryn Blackwell–One Night of Passion
Death cannot keep them apart, but he only has one night to prove to her they are meant to be together.

Sherri L. King–Legendary Choice
She chose to live a life less ordinary, never knowing it would involve a sexy demigod who would show her just how legendary that life could be.

http://www.sherrilking.com/

Kennedy Kovit–The Bet
When his best friend bets him that he can’t romance the pants off their boss’s daughter, he can’t resist.

http://www.kennedykovit.com/

Madelyn Porter–Rite of Passion
To escape he plans on seducing his beautiful captor.

http://madelynporter.com/

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Review: Dragon Rising (A Hidden Novella) by Jamie Rush

Dragon Rising (A Hidden Novella) by Jamie Rush
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

They are the Hidden.
Not quite human. Far from normal.
And never, ever safe . . .

After her father falls victim to a serial kidnapper, cunning Dragon shifter Lyra Slade is determined to rescue him. When she discovers a clue to his disappearance that leads her to a sexy but aloof stranger, she knows she shouldn’t trust him to help her, but she’s run out of options.

Archer Grant, a descendant of fallen angels, is reluctant to aid the beautiful dragon because her evidence implicates his own brother . . . But when his brother also goes missing, Archer must work with Lyra to uncover the truth. But even as a supernatural desire grows between angel and dragon, they are hunted by an evil force. Faced with the deadliest of dark magick, can even love save them?

REVIEW:

I loved this novella! Jaime Rush created a unique and magical world of dragons, angels, and other beings. Dragon Rising was a fast paced paranormal romance, full of danger, mystery and smoking hot romance. This is a quick read, but I felt like it was a complete story with a plot that grabbed my attention and characters that heated up the pages. I’m completely hooked on this series and I’m looking forward to the first full length novel in December. I recommend this series for paranormal romance lovers.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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READING ORDER ~ THE HIDDEN SERIES BY JAMIE RUSH
✦ Novella 1 ~ Dragon Mine (Jun 4, 2013) http://amzn.to/16fdVGH
✦ Novella 2 ~ Dragon Rising (Oct 1, 2013) http://amzn.to/17i1V59
✦ Book 1 ~ Dragon Awakened (Dec 17, 2013) http://amzn.to/1hjpzSo
✦ Book 2 ~ Magic Possessed (Jan 28, 2014) http://amzn.to/1cb4mJO
✦ Book 3 ~ Angel Seduced (Feb 25, 2014) http://amzn.to/1eYceSH

HOW TO DATE A DRAGON BY Ashlyn Chase

HOW TO DATE A DRAGON BY Ashlyn Chase
PUBLICATION DATE: September 3, 2013
REVIEW BY: Reading in Pajamas/Donna
RATED: 3.5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:

Bliss Russo thought nothing exciting ever happened in her life. Until her building caught on fire and she had to be carried out of the flames in the arms of a gorgeous fireman. Sure, her apartment is now in shambles and she’ll have to start her huge work project completely from scratch. But at least her love life is finally looking up…if only she can find her red-hot rescuer again.
Dragon shapeshifter Drake Cameron is the last of his clan, and the loneliness is starting to claw at him. He’s met only one woman who might be able to stand the shock of his true nature. After all, she barely batted an eyelash when her home burned down. And feeling her curves against him was just as hot as the inferno. Just when he thinks he’ll never track her down, she walks into his firehouse—with no idea what she’s about to get herself into…

REVIEW:

This is a fun and lighthearted romance that has action and drama without getting you all tense. I enjoyed Bliss’ snarky attitude and could relate to the family dynamics. Drake was a good counter to her personality. And who doesn’t love a dragon? I had hoped the author would have described his transformation more as I could not get a real picture in my mind, but that is a minor thing. All in all, this was an enjoyable read.

*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Dead Sexy Dragon (Dragon Heat) by Lolita Lopez

Dead Sexy Dragon (Dragon Heat) by Lolita Lopez
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

The last thing dragon shifter Stig Wyvern needs is his dead friend’s kid sister showing up on his doorstep, especially since he’s just minutes away from entering a mating phase. Sharing his isolated house with the young woman he’s desperately lusted after for quite some time is a recipe for disaster.

But Cora Cardenas has nowhere else to go. She’s in deep trouble with some really nasty people and Stig is the only one who can protect her. That he’s deliciously sexy and makes her tingle with the simplest of smiles is an added bonus.

Cora quickly realizes Stig is hiding something from her. To make matters worse, she’s plagued with breathtakingly naughty dreams starring a shadowed lover who bears a startling resemblance to her host. And what the hell is going on in the basement at night?

Stig needs to get Cora out of his house but his inner beast has other ideas. He’s found his mate and she’s not going anywhere.

REVIEW:

Dead Sexy Dragon is a smoking hot, erotic, paranormal romance. When Cora finds herself in danger she turns to her brother’s best friend for help and protection. When her brother died Stig promised he would always be there for her. Stig is a deliciously sexy dragon and Cora arrives the night he goes into heat. Things quickly heat up when they both start having erotic dreams and soon they can not fight their growing attraction. This is a quick erotic romance to curl up with on a lazy Sunday. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next book in this series. I love sexy dragons!

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Luck of the Dragon (Entangled Covet) by Susannah Scott

Luck of the Dragon (Entangled Covet) by Susannah Scott
Publication Date: June 24, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Luciana de Luca has a PhD in sass and gemology–and a problem. Her twin brother’s gambling debts have gotten out of hand, and a mob enforcer is blackmailing her to rob the latest, greatest mega-casino on the Strip. Although Lucy has worked her whole life to get away from her family’s grifter past, to save her brother, she dons three-inch heels and a sluts-r-us dress and struts into Alec’s Gerald’s casino, determined to put her long-forgotten thieving ways to the test again.

Alec Gerald, a shape-shifting dragon, has built the Crown Jewel casino to provide sanctuary for his people amongst the flash and awe of Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the sexy little thief trying to rob his gem exhibit turns out to be his mate, and he must woo her before he loses his dragon form forever. With enemies in every corner, and the all-important mating ceremony looming, Alec and Lucy must learn to trust each other, before time runs out for Alec and the rest of the dragons.

REVIEW:
I love books with dragons! I’ve always rooted for the dragon over the white knight. I’d rather have the dragon! This was a gripping story! Alec, the Black Dragon, created a haven for dragons in Las Vegas. Dragons can hide in plain view and the audience thinks it’s an illusion and part of the show. A lot of the dragons are in danger of losing their dragon if they don’t find their mate and no dragon has ever found their mate in a human. When Luciana steps into Alec’s casino he is surprised to discover his mate is human. Alec has hired Luciana to appraise his gem collection and Gio, a local criminal, is blackmailing her into helping him steal the gems by threatening her brother who is in debt due to a gambling addiction. Alec has to convince Luciana he’s the one for her while trying to stop his gems from being stolen, and protecting Luciana from whatever trouble she is in. I loved the characters and the plot was gripping. The author set up the ending to leave room for a series and I’m looking forward to reading the next book. Luck of the Dragon is a fun and romantic paranormal read!

*A review copy was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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Excerpt
© 2013 Susannah Scott

Lucy’s head pounded right between her eyebrows. She pulled in a deliberate breath, held it, and blew it out. The action made her cleavage look downright Betty Boopish.

Good Lord. What was she doing here?

She was Luciana De Luca, Ph.D—the world-renowned gemologist—casing a hundred-million-dollar joint like it was an unprotected street vendor…

She surveyed the crowd outside the Crown Jewel Casino, waiting for the promised grand opening welcome from Alec Gerald. The crowd was typical Vegas eclectic. Show girls with nipple pasties stood next to grannies in jogging pants and comfy bingo shoes. Families held hands with their kids next to decked-out call girls and high-rollers.

Lucy moved her trained eye over the wrists, necks, and ears of the well-plumed assemblage and picked out the authentic jewels from the fakes. There were a few nice stones. A reasonable haul could be made from the crowd alone, but then Gino, the mob’s enforcer and number one creep, wasn’t interested in ordinary jewelry.

“Ladies and gentlemen.” A barrel-chested emcee wielded a microphone from the elevated stage about fifty feet to her left. “Welcome to the grand opening of the Crown Jewel Casino, where your greatest fears can become your greatest pleasures.” The call girls giggled, and the moms and dads glanced at each other and pulled their kids closer.

“It is my pleasure to introduce you to the legend, the casino maker, the King of Las Vegas…Mr. Aleeee-eeec Gerrr-aaaald!”

The crowd members swiveled their heads, scanning for the first sign of the Casino King. A low drum roll began, picking up speed until it seemed the drummer’s arms would give out. But the stage remained empty. The King of Las Vegas was late to his own party.

Miss Manners would have a conniption.

Suddenly, the scent of burning embers swirled over the courtyard and the wind settled, blowing Lucy’s loose hair around her face. A ground-vibrating roar followed, making every human eye search the sky for the source.

What was it?

Lucy’s well-honed survival instincts went on high alert just as a large SUV-sized black object careened through the air and landed on the raised stage with a thud.

Grannies, kids, and call girls hit the ground screaming.

Heart pounding, Lucy crouched with the crowd. The acrid scent of smoldering intensified. Pounding from the stage rattled Lucy’s eardrums. Whatever had landed there was moving and alive. On the platform, clawed feet stomped, and the creature’s matte black skin stretched over powerful muscles and bones. Black wings unfurled across the stage, and the animal roared again at the crowd, baring razor-sharp white fangs.

A dragon.

Holy Mary, Joseph, and Peter. A freakin’ dragon.

Suddenly, a burst of smoke covered the dragon, and the creature disappeared.

A dark-haired man in an elegant tuxedo stepped through the gray fog and approached the microphone. “I am Alec Gerald.” His voice was deep, and his accent was hard to place but suggested the upper class. “I’d like to welcome you to my newest casino, the Crown Jewel.” Gerald spread an open palm to the frightened crowd. “I hope you enjoyed our first show of the evening.” He gave a devious, knowing smile. “It was all just a costume. Don’t be frightened.”

After a few seconds, the stunned audience stood and broke into applause and catcalls.

Gerald obviously liked games.

Lucy stood, glaring at the casino owner. She had researched him, of course, studying his athletic image in hundreds of Internet pictures. The man was good-looking, apparently brilliant, and ruthless in his business deals. Watching the mesmerized crowd lean toward the stage, she had to admit he had that something else too—the showmanship of a champion con man—a magnetism she knew could draw people like lemmings off a cliff.

The man was flat-out people-genic.

I choose to believe in fairies, myths, magic and dragons. They all exist in the pages of a book!

I choose to believe in fairies, myths, magic and dragons. They all exist in the pages of a book!

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Found this pretty dragon picture to add some words to:)

PARANORMAL ROMANCE – Favorite Dragon Shifters
Elder Races by Thea Harrison
The Dragon Kin Series by G.A. Aiken
Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis, #1) by Gena Showalter
Dragonfury Series by Coreene Callahan
Light Dragons Series by Katie MacAlister
Aisling Grey Series by Katie MacAlister
Dragon Series by Allyson James
Everlasting Bad Boys by Shelly Laurenston
Dragon’s Heat Series by Tessa Adams
Dragon Down Under Series by Angela Castle
Immortal Danger (Night Watch, #0.5) by Cynthia Eden
Dragonfire Series by Deborah Cooke
Works Like Magick Series by Annette Blair