This is a very short, very good story. We follow Dana in San Francisco as she is out getting a poster for her mother at the local boardwalk. All of a sudden there are dragons flying overhead, burning bridges, buildings and cars. They have been dropped to earth in pods to attack simultaneously. We don’t know their ultimate goal, but it is safe to assume it is our complete annihilation. (more…)
It takes only a few days for Sara Giddings to realize her new home is going to be even more different than she and her father had hoped. Moving quickly from one town, job and school to the next in an attempt to outrun their grief and addiction problems, Sara and her father have unknowingly landed in Ashbrook, a tiny Washington town that just happens to border on a magical thin place between the everyday world and the land of magic and monsters.
The title of this book is Rocked by Barbara Elsborg. At first, I was curious as to the meaning and that the title might not fit, but I kept on reading. And as I finished the book, I realized that this was the perfect title because that’s what I was. It is also a play on words. This is a very – and I do mean very – erotic story. Barbara is ingenious in how she has written this. I was confused at with the structure of the story, but as I continued to read, it opened up like a flower in the sun. The main characters are introduced separately so you get to know them at different times. When each are faced with what seems to be impossible they have to overcome their fears and figure out the best way to solve the problem that affects them all. (more…)
In Dragon’s Heart, we learn that dragons are real. They existed on the Earth in a time of free-flowing magic until the time of man brought the fear about any who are powerful and different. When their species became hunted due to the betrayal of one of their own, they had to flee to another world called Akgon. But leaving Earth cut them off from much of their powerful magic and their truemates, many of whom had to shed their dragon bodies and go incognito as human. Their kind are called the brethren and they are back to reclaim their magic. Draakar, the Dark Lord, the King of the dragons, comes to find his true mate, a crucial enterprise for the survival of his people and for his own heart.
Mark Tavery is a dragon specialist for Searchlight. While on an investigation, Mark finds a genie’s lamp. When Mark rubs the lamp, out pops Luke, the most attractive man that he has ever seen. There is an immediate attraction between them, but Mark fights this attraction because of his past abusive relationship. Luke wants to give his Master Mark his heart’s desire. Luke also wants to give himself to his new Master.
There is something killing magical beings along the coast of Florida, and Mark is determined to find out who it is and why. He hopes to talk them into going to Searchlight and getting the free manmade blood that will nourish and help them to survive. Mark is pretty sure that it’s a dragon killing these creatures.
Jan Xu is a wife, mother, ex-teacher, daughter and wolf. Her family is all Lang, which is Mandarin Chinese for wolf. It’s not always easy for Jan Xu to be a wolf in a human world. Jan Xu and her baby sister, Marianne, grew up like typical cubs playing, chasing each other, and hunting small game in their backyard. As they grew older, they grew apart and their relationship became almost nonexistent. Now six years have passed, and Marianne returns home with her new boyfriend. (more…)
Dragonfire author, Deborah Cooke, tries her hand at YA with The Dragon Diaries. Set within the same world, the first book, Flying Blind, introduces us to the youngest Pyr.
Since she was born, everyone knew that Zoe Sorensson was destined to be the next Wyvern of the Pyr, a race of male dragon shifters, with the wyvern being the only female. Zoe keeps waiting for her wyvern powers to come to her…as well as other indications that she is becoming a woman. When she does come into her dragon, it is during a fight defending her best friend. Unfortunately, the fight is on school property and the fact that Zoe shows her dragon to humans is worse than the suspension-worthy fight itself. (more…)
Blood Magic is the sixth book in author Eileen Wilks’s Lupi series. It follows the adventures of FBI Special Agent Lily Yu and her now fiancé Rule Turner. After the ordeal both went through in last book, you would think they would get a little peace and quite to plan their wedding. But where would the fun in reading about that? Folks around San Diego are seeing their worst fears, and with Lily and Rule involved, it would have to entail magic. At the start of the story, Lily’s ancient grandmother disappears, and after an attack on Cullen Seabourne, it’s a race to find out who is behind this before they destroy San Diego.
From the moment I finished the Negotiator series, I *had* to know about Janx and Daisani’s past. The love, betrayal, heartache, and hope were too much for me. With the release of The Old Races: Year of Miracles, I finally have my answers!
Sarah Hopkins is a daughter of the slaughterfields. She’s a hardworking woman not afraid to get her hands bloody. It’s a necessity to live alone on the outskirts of London. Produce or perish, that’s her life. It’s no wonder she’s hesitant to believe the handsome, dapper stranger who shows up on the wrong side of the tracks claiming she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. (more…)
The Death of Him
Eoin broke one of the covenants of the Old Races: he told a human what he really was. Somehow, his selkie genes mixed with those of a woman, Roisin, to make new life. Instead of giving up a rare child of the Old Races, Eoin broke from his fellow selkies and made a life with his new family. Several female selkies followed in hopes of mating with the human men. Children were rare for the selkies; the younger generation was desperate to keep their species alive. The older generation had different, deadly ideas.
Aimery Duncan has given up his pampered life on his family’s sugar cane plantation to serve in the Allied Kingdom’s army. Preferring anonymity, he is not happy when Captain Kree Fawr appoints him as Field Marshall, and neither are the officers he is now commanding. But, what the Captain wants, the Captain gets and he is smart enough to realize that Duncan has what it takes to win the war against the Descendants.
This paranormal fantasy entwines the story of two very different lovers and the forces of evil that they must endure and abolish to save not only their lives, but the very existence of life as we know it here on Earth.
Megan is a petite fireball who is a CPS worker in Joplin, Missouri. When she visits a home for a repeat lice case, she is surprised to find everything relatively normal with the exception that both the child and the boyfriend of the mother had identical bite marks on their necks – bite marks that do not look like they have anything to do with lice. (more…)
A long time ago, Kendrick the alpha wolf, along with Adrian the vampire, Kadar the Dragon, Abaran the Demon, and Ronan the Sidhe, died on the battlefield fighting against the demons trying to invade our world. They were betrayed by their allies the witches. The warrior goddess Inanna granted them immortal life and made them the Shadow Guardians. They are sworn to protect the world against the five shadow realms, demon, dragon, sidhe, vampire, and werewolf.
Ellis Atkins’s brooding is interrupted by an urgent phone call drawing him back to the place he least wants to be, the old farmhouse and mine that holds a deadly secret: the Immortal Black Dragon. The wards are failing at the mine, and evil is escaping. The Guardians, David and Tima, must leave immediately to go to the hospital to save their unborn child. (more…)
Shealy thought the Book of Fennore was a nothing more than a myth her father was willing to lose his marriage over – until her mother was lost in a car accident that left Shealy scarred, clinging to life. Resistant to ever allowing his daughter to come to harm, Shealy’s father moves them to Arizona. The Book of Fennore, however, has other ideas and allows those who wield it to drag Shealy into Inis Brandubh, a land created by and intimately connected to the Book of Fennore. (more…)
When Lucy Rackmore shows up at his door, Gray Calhoun practically slams the door in her face. After all, why would he want anything to do with the sister of the woman who tried to kill him? He obviously has already been unlucky with the Rackmore family once, he does not want to go through pain and betrayal again. However, despite all that, he starts to feel sorry for Lucy and decides he had better help her. (more…)
Corey Green is a wildling fae with an affinity for nature and Seth Dylan is a werewolf landscaper with a dysfunctional family. Corey is unapologetically gay and Seth has been so busy being something everyone else seems to want that when he meets Corey he is too afraid to “come out” and accept the happiness Corey has for him as his mate.
The Painted Boy is by an author who is phenomenal. His Faery series is surprisingly brutal, and I have enjoyed reading each of his books. He is an adult author as well as a young adult author, though he doesn’t pull punches. The only thing I can say negative about this De Lint novel is that sometimes he came across as preachy. It’s a very subtle hammer, but a hammer none the less. This book was against gangs and gang violence, and at times it felt as if De Lint was screaming “gangs are bad; kids, don’t join gangs!”
Wilson North is a naturally submissive vampire in search of what his friends and former lovers have found — a mate. Soon after seeing Corey and Seth marry, Will meets a magia named Garrick Forester who is a true dominant. But Will is about to learn being submissive does not mean being a doormat — occasionally you have to let the Alpha out to protect what is yours.
This novella is more like Valentine’s other tales with a plethora of paranormal people and events. It covers some significant characters of previous Darkworld books and leads into several upcoming tales, so you might want to read the others first. (more…)
Tully Sullivan wakes up from a “fugue” in the company of strangers. She wasn’t due to enter one of her coma-like states for another few months, and doing so during a battle is doubly disturbing. The worst thing, though, is the strangers’ refusal to call her by her name. They keep calling her Ysolde and claim she’s the mate of the dread dragon, Baltic. Tully’s insistence that she’s nothing more than a mage-apprentice cracks under the constant dreams she has of a man named Baltic from another time and place.
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