DNF Review: Firestorm by Donna Grant

Reviewed by Ronelle

When Dr. Faith Reynold stumbles upon what appears to be an ancient dragon skeleton, she’s completely taken aback. Though she’s been raised on the mythology of the beasts, she’s a woman of science and there’s no way that such a creature can actually exist. And when the handsome and mysterious Dmitri enters her world, she ends up even further out of her comfort zone. Her curiosity soon turns into all-consuming passion; she’s never felt this way about any man before.

But Dimitri is keeping secrets and his biggest revelation will test her resolve. Can Faith learn to love the man—as well as the dragon within? [Read more…]

Review: Dragon Blood by Eileen Wilks

Reviewed by Jen

Eileen Wilks drops us right back into the action with this latest installment of her World of the Lupi series and thankfully, she begins with a great recap; otherwise, I think I would have completely forgotten what was going on. You see, the last book stopped right in the middle of the action: Lily and Rule had led a group of fighters into Dis to rescue Toby and some other Lupi children who had been kidnapped. They were in the middle of a big battle; Benedict and Cullen were seriously hurt… so was Rule. A dragon snatched Lily and THEN THE BOOK WAS OVER. This book is more like a Part 2 of that story, although it has its own arc set entirely in Dragonhome, which is where Lily is spirited away to. [Read more…]

Review: Rosinanti by Kevin Kessler

Reviewed by Ronelle

Aleksandra, Seraphina, Valantean, and Kayden live in a world where the Rosinanti Dragons are nothing but legend. Humans rule the world of Terra and have done so peacefully for at least a millennia. But ancient evil has begun to stir once more, and for Val and Kayden, those old legends may hold the key to their past. As the awful truth of the Rosinanti’s supposed extinction comes to light, the four must embark upon a mission to maintain order and light.

Lifelong friends will face down the resurgence of the Rosinanti legacy, combat the greatest threat their world has ever known, and choose more personal sides amongst themselves. [Read more…]

Review: Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Reviewed by Jen

I enjoyed this 13th installment of the Lupi Books. It wasn’t quite as strong as Mind Magic, but it still was a solid Lily and Rune book. The biggest problem I had was that the ending wasn’t really an ending it all. I couldn’t even honestly call it a cliffhanger. The book just stopped. And that’s not cool.

The story picks up right on the heels of the last one. Lily and Rune are finally back home, but they don’t have much of an opportunity to relax. Her old nemesis, Tom Weng, is back and he is working for the Lupi’s great enemy. She Who Shall Not Be Named has a new plan and it involves targeting the valuable children of various clans. Including Toby. [Read more…]

Review: The Dragon’s Temptation by Lily Cahill

dragons temptationReviewed by Joanna

I picked this up because I was intrigued by the idea of having five authors write one book as one voice. Can this ever be consistent?

So, to the premise. Felicity and her sister Joy have moved from NYC to Augustus to get away from their famous family, the Valdez, and all the trouble that comes with their name. They now run a tea shop called the Witches Brew where Felicity uses her magic powers to create potions and cool cakes and the like, whilst Joy takes her smokin’ body on drug binges and out night clubbing. [Read more…]

Review: Mind Magic by Eileen Wilks

mind magicReviewed by Jen

Lily and Rule are back and returning to center stage after a strategic absence in the last book. I know some people didn’t like the series detour into Kai and Nathan’s story in the last installment, but this book had no trouble at all putting our original couple back into the driver’s seat. There are so many things I liked here, I am excited about the series all over again. [Read more…]

Review: Liam Takes Manhattan by Thea Harrison

liam takes manhattanReviewed by Jen

I feel conflicted. This is a solid short story and a necessary one after the events of Shadow’s Fall. Liam Cuelebre is almost fully grown and chafing at the shackles built by the love and protection from his parents. He wants to spread his wings –to get out from under his father’s massive shadow. But that’s a tall order when you’re only a year old. [Read more…]

Review: Wolf Hunger by Ella J. Phoenix

wolf hungerReviewed by Shelly

It’s been awhile since I read Dragon Health (book, 1) and Vampire Thirst (book, 2) but it all came back to me by the end of chapter 1 in this, the 3rd book in Ella J. Phoenix’s Dragon Heat series. I really enjoyed those first two stories and wanted to continue with the series. If you’ve not read those first books, I would suggest doing so before you pick this one up, and I’m most likely going to reveal spoilers from those two.

This book is considerably longer than its predecessors; my e-book edition was 400+ pages. It’s a lot of story being told, but I’m not sure I’m better off knowing every minute detail. [Read more…]

Review: Dragos Goes to Washington by Thea Harrison

dragos goes to washingtonReviewed by Jen

I think fans of Pia and Dragos will love this story. It brings back the magic of their courtship and mating, while moving their lives forward after the events of Midnight’s Kiss. It fits nicely after reading that novel, but even if you are a few books behind, I think you would fall easily into the story.

Two major things are happening. One: the mating frenzy is back as these two contemplate a major life change. And two: they are heading to Washington DC, for a big summit of leaders for both the Elder Races and humankind. Tensions are high in the aftermath of the last book’s bloodshed, and diplomacy is vital. Too bad that’s not a skill that comes easily to our favorite dragon. [Read more…]

Review: Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon

son of no oneReviewed by Jen

I seriously debated with myself about whether to read this book.  I hated Styxx with the fiery passion of a thousand suns, and honestly, the Dark Hunter series has been losing me for awhile.  I have had an increasingly difficult time following all the threads of the larger story arc since Acheron. I thought I might be ok when we started to learn about the Hellchasers, but then we moved on to the Native American lore and with some of the Greek and Atlantean stuff still in there, I just can’t keep up.

All of that aside, I really loved the early books in the series. I had to give it one more chance, even though I had never even heard of the hero or heroine.  I’m glad I did. [Read more…]