This week finds me caught up in a genre I've read numerous times - but never realized how popular it is to focus on just one, all be it, large, aspect.
This weeks' genre theme: Dragons/ Dragon Shifters
Not His Dragon by Annie Nicholas - 4 Stars ****
Eoin Grant hasn’t encountered a female of his race in decades, and this crazy person’s scent declares her unmated. Fate set her in his path, and he won’t let this opportunity slip through his claws. No matter how wary she is of him. After all, how many chances does a dragon have at finding love? But fate can be a crueler mistress than his perfect mate. Of all things, she thinks she’s human.
Business is taking off for Angie Weldon. She put her freakishly sharp nails to good use when she opened her back-scratching spa in downtown New Port. The local shifter community pounced on her skills and she’s knee-deep in shed fur. By the end of the year, if lucky, she could afford to move out of her crappy apartment.
Dollar signs flash before Angie’s eyes when a dark, brooding stranger books her solid for a week but she notices the possessive fury in his glare. She’s been around enough shifters to know the look, and she won’t go down that road again. Angie is literally swept off her feet by the intense shifter and he wants more from her than she’s willing to give. She figures it’s best to avoid eye contact and back away slowly. Until he changes her life by insisting she’s a dragon.
Dragon Lord by Miranda Martin & Nadia Hunter - 4 Stars ****
When The World Ended
The world outside the cities went to hell a long time ago. When the pollution got so bad that it burned away the ozone layer, humans had to build protective domes just to survive. Now, between the radiated air and the fighting among dragons and phoenixes, it's not safe to go outside.
A Transporter Receives An Offer She Can’t Refuse
Mia is a transporter in a dangerous world. She gets by delivering valuable goods from client to recipient, but she never takes on the more lucrative dome to dome jobs. When someone breaks into her apartment looking to hire her, she refuses. She doesn't like being forced and the job requires leaving the dome. To complicate matters further, the package is a sun-sick kid, a half-human, half-phoenix that needs to be delivered back to his phoenix family. There’s no way in hell Mia is getting into that mess. But the client reveals he knows her secret, blackmailing her into a job she doesn’t want with stakes that grow higher each day.
A Sexy Dragon Lord And A Perilous Journey
Mia must take the kid straight through the Dragon Lord's territory, which everyone knows is basically suicide. When she comes face to face with the dominant, sexy Dragon Lord she receives a shocking revelation concerning the truth about her heritage, and it puts her in more danger than she could imagine.
Dragon School: Initiate by Sarah K L Wilson - 4 Stars ****
Magic comes to Dragon School. Can it be trusted?
With First Flight behind her, sixteen-year-old Amel believes she can finally settle into her studies and learn to be a Dragon Rider.
But when a friend is brutally injured, another has a dark secret, and Amel is entrusted with a vital message, she must question where her loyalties lie. Worse, Magikas have arrived at Dragon School and they bring both change and new prejudice against Amel.
With the home Amel found at Dragon School quickly disappearing, will she know who to trust or will her new friendships disappear as quickly as her safety?
Dragon Star by Anna Morgan & Emma Alisyn - 4 Stars ****
A beautiful dragon general. A vampyr rockstar with a double life. The traitor who reveals a decades-long secret hidden by the Dragon Court…
Mateo uses his celebrity rockstar status to hide his secret life as a contract spy and killer. His latest assignment sends him to the heart of Patomas, the island of the dragon shifter court, to capture the First General herself. But he doesn’t expect attraction that hits him like lightening once he’s spirited her away… feelings of flight, freedom, and a heady desire he’s never before known. He’s a vampyr…
…so why does he feel like there is a beast inside him waiting to be set free?
Calla’s instincts are hardened from years of defending her queen’s rule from rebellious clans who believe dragons should rain fire and destruction on the lower, flightless races. And her instincts tell her that if she can turn her captor’s loyalty, he would be a valuable asset in their war. However, she recognizes the growing desire between them as something more than an inexplicable attraction between warriors…
… but how can a vampyr be her mate?
Dragon Hide by Jillian Cooper - 4 Stars ****
Shifters fear her. The police despise her. The world needs her.
Jenna Morgan hunts dragon shapeshifters and places them in the cities of New haven--captive cities designed to keep them human and docile.
But Jenna carries a secret that's on the verge of being exposed. Half human--half dragon--Jenna's secret could land her on the inside of the barrier--for good. When tragedy strikes, Jenna needs to put aside her own personal rage.
Along with her ex-fiance, her team digs to unravel a murder conspiracy, save an innocent teen girl, and go against the politicians that are controlling them all.
The shifters may be living on borrowed time. To save a girl, to unlock the key to their survival, Jenna may need to embrace her inner dragon after all.
I really enjoyed this weeks' reads. I hope you see something you like.
As always, thank you for stopping by.