Fury of Fire (Dragonfury Series Book 1)

By Coreene Callahan

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mik hamilton d c
I really want to like this series. The dragon genre is completely new for me and I feel this storyline has a lot of potential; but I find the author's style of writing a little annoying. There's a constant rambling and the use of corny catch phrases such as "s***-kickers" or "ass-planted...," would make me roll my eyes each and every time they were used. It could be just me, but you only really need to use the term "s***-kickers" once, thereafter, just say "boots." It seems she's trying really hard to be edgy and it's not working. Even her cursing is a little weird - as a New Yorker, I know. If I or anybody else I know or heard in passing, use the word "motherf****," we are definitely putting an "er" or an "ing" at the end. There were also parts of the story I just skimmed over, because it really didn't add anything to the story - she was just repeating herself.

Fury of Seduction is pretty much a rewrite of the first novel - girl gets kidnapped/saved by dragon, even though shell shock, she falls in love with said dragon, then she runs away or escapes his laire and he has to save her all over again. Actually, the second novel is pretty much the same, if I remember correctly, as the first and the third. So correction, this novel is basically the same story line as the first two books. Maybe the idea is to write the same love story for the each one of the dragons? Yikes. Is the 4th book going to be J.J. falling in love with Wick or Venom? I can see it coming...

Last comment, I promise... I really didn't like how the author insinuated that an independent woman is destitute to being single and lonely. I agree with one of the comments that pretty much said the story was disjointed and the way these seemingly independent women are handling their new life highlights that disjointedness. We are to believe these fiercely independent women, had a couple of "blissed out" moments and were completely wiilling and happy to give up their life, to live in some underground compound. Really?? Wouldn't it take a little longer than a month or two to completely adjust to that lifestyle? Wouldn't it be more of a struggle? Or is the author saying that independance for a woman is just a front, a woman wants to be whisked away and become concubine? I could be reading waay too much into this, but I think there should be more of a struggle to this new lifestyle that to me sounds kinda depressing-even with the amazing sex.

With all of this being said, I might not be the target for this particular novel as many people loved it. I feel the story is contrived. I perfer my fantasy with a little bit of reality.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
seneca thornley
Huge disappointment. I quite liked Callahan's first period novel, but her foray into fantasy was not well done. She pirates big details and several characters from J.R. Ward, but the basic premise is far more distressing. The novel revolves around a race of all-male dragon shapeshifters who are essentially giant parasites. They survive by raping women physically and psychically, and the fact that their "roofie" is more like hypnotism (and the fact that they make the women forget that they've been used) doesn't really take this novel out of horror territory. If the women don't have a chance to say "no," it's still rape. (The whole scenario is particularly troubling since the shifters don't think of it as rape; they just accept it as a necessary fact of life.) To make things even more horrifying, women who become pregnant by these shifters invariably die in childbirth. The premise of the novel is that the "good guys" feel bad about this situation, while the "bad guys" revel in it. Callahan raises a lot of nasty philosophical questions and doesn't really answer them.
The fact that the shifters eventually resolve their parasitic status into something more symbiotic doesn't really make this novel persuasively romantic. It has more of the flavor of Stephen King than Ilona Andrews or Nalini Singh.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
idoia
Can't wait for the Fury of Ice! Went straight to my computer to down load and found it is not out yet. Among the top of all the dragon books I've read so far. Myst and Bastian keep you on the edge of your chair trying to figure out what they will do next. Will Myst live throu the birth of her son? Will Rikar be able to find Angela?
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★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
jonny eberle
that absolutely ANYONE can get published. It was all terrible similes and horrifying metaphors. If you like to laugh at terrible writing than this book is for you! I am convinced that reading books of this caliber must be one of the special punishments when you land in the 7th ring of hades. To paraphase the author "reading this book is like playing russian roulette with all the chambers loaded."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lauren kehn
I had not read anything by Coreene Callahn and I liked what I read. After reading this one, I had to read the other books in this series. I like and recommend for anyone who likes reading about dragons and big warriors + some romance.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
raghda
J.R. Ward should be suing this author. Several reviews have already been written about the similarities so I won't repeat those. I'm just going to express my frustration that I paid money for a repeat of the Brotherhood books.

The "warring clans" aspect does give it a new spin, but it wasn't enough for me.

The obvious parallels seem to trail off towards the end of the book and I would start to hope the author's own style would shine through, only to be dashed again by some obvious rip off.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
hiram
I love most historical and paranoraml romances. I was so interested in the characters and the story I didn't put it down read it from start to finish in one day. I already have the next book pre-ordered. Can't wait to read Fury of Ice.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brandon leiran
First time reading on dragon/human series.It was different from my other readings but still very enjoying.It is for all ages,not jut for the young adult reading.(64 I am).Once I started reading I couldn't put it down.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rajasree
Fury of Fire (Dragonfury Series #1) by Coreene Callahan was quite captivating. It definitely is worth the read, the author transports you to this magical world within a modern day setting, if that makes sense. I totally loved it and can't wait for the second book in the series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
april koch
I was hooked by the first few pages. I have enjoyed all the books I have read since I purchased my first Kindle, but this one has been the best I have read in quite some time. I was so disappointed I would have to wait until June for the next book.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
janet sanfilippo
Fury of Fire is a poor imitation of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but with dragon-men instead of vampires.

Here are just a few examples:

The line up of dragon brothers living in a luxury hidden lair is the Leader, the Best Friend, the Computer Geek ,the Troubled Dangerous Anti-Social One, and another one who didn't make any impression of distinct personality on me besides he's green in dragon form. They have a fussy butler/servant to cook them waffles and do their laundry. There is a homicide detective that can sense dragon "issues". The dragon-men wear "@!*#kickers", they call each other "warrior" and "brother", and they "feed" off "females". They go a dance club where bodies are "writhing", music is pumping, and people are having private time in the dark corners. The brothers sit in the VIP area, and drink brand-name alcohol while looking for their enemies or females to feed off of. The patrons "part like the red sea" when these over six-foot tall sex-gods wearing "leathers", and "rolling" with menace, cross the room. The males like to feed their females. They think of their females as "worthy" or "of worth". The dragon-boys have names along the same lines as the BDB boys. The dragon-boys have magic that makes them invisible to humans. The dragon-boys can't go outside during the day because of the sun light.

Those are just a tiny fraction of the similarities between this story and the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but you get the idea.

A lot of other things bothered me about this book, but here are the highlights:

At one point, the heroine gets to ask the hero questions about dragon-kind, but the reader doesn't even get to hear it - she thinks about it later, and dribbles out some exposition about their origin story. I don't know how old these dragon men are, but it's implied they can live hundreds of years. Apparently they only remember the last forty years of American human culture - because that's all they use in speech and thought to annoying excess. There is nothing really "dragony" about them.

I struggled to find the romance in this book. The relationship seems to entail instant-love-you-have-no-choice sexual attraction, overly jealous/protectiveness (your mine now and I won't let you go/don't touch or feed from my mate or I'll kill you), calling the heroine "baby" right away (ick), and her not objecting to being called "baby" (ick) - ever. The hero will growl the word "mine" several times. It's not very romantic to force a pregnancy on her. It's probably considered homicide when she gives birth and dies from it.

No one seems to be able to choose or have choices.

While written in multiple POV's, it was often hard to tell how any of the characters were all that different from one another. For the most part all of them (even the girls) thought and spoke in the same imitation BDB style. There was some repeating of ideas and words too, for example several characters used the phrase "get off my duff" in their POV thoughts. Why are supposedly totally different people all using the same unusual word?

The brand name dropping doesn't add anything, and in fact takes away from the story. I don't know what "such and such" cologne smells like, so I've been cheated out of experiencing the story with the character. All the music and pop culture references (which will be meaningless in 5 - 10 years) don't add anything either, and, again, seem like an imitation of the BDB series.

In the end, however, the weakest element of this book was the writing style. The overuse of participial phrases (literally paragraphs of them) and passive sentences became distracting and annoying. Honestly, if I hadn't been bored at the time I would not have finished reading. I didn't care if the hero and heroine ended up together, I didn't really see how either of them changed - and in fact the heroine went from a relatively sensible woman in the beginning, to giving in to the hero, for weak or stupid reasons, leading to a weepy crying mess at the end, where she begged for her hero to literally swoop in and save her. Even then, another dragon boy actually "saves" her before the hero dude shows up to fly her to safety. Either way, I didn't really care.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jessica kowalewski
This author is amazing, bought this book for my daughter to read, I'm so hooked , super excited for her next books to come out! Not a fan of this type if book ,but the way Coreene writes just draws you in and your hooked!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
sueellen
TWO OTHERS IN SERIES- WERE SAME : AUTHOR IS CONFUSED. AND CAN NOT MAKE HER MIND AS TO WHETHER IT IS A SEX BOOK OR DRAGON STORY. THE DRAGON STORY HAS GREAT POTENTIAL AND SO DOES THE SEX BOOK. NOT MY CUP OF TEA.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
jason
I ONLY BOUGHT THIS FOR LOW KINDLE PRICE AND TO SEE IF IT IMPROVED MY ABILITY TO READ SINCE MY VISION IS IMPAIRED. I LIKE THE DRAGON STORY, BUT IT DEVELOPS TO SLOWLY. THE SEX MATERIAL IS DRAWN OUT AND REPETITIVE. IF YOU LIKE LONG REPETITIVE MOANING AND GROANING THEN YOU MIGHT LIKE THE SERIES. THE DRAGON STORY IN THE FIRST THREE BOOKS WOULD MAKE ONE GRATE BOOK!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
jenn kitty
I was looking for a new series so I decided to give this a try b/c of the price. Boy, was that a mistake! I can't believe there are people out there that want to read a romance series about serial killers. These dragon shifters use mind control to use women, impregnate them knowing they will die a horrible bloody death. How romantic! I can't even finish this book and it's put me off reading for the rest of the day & maybe the rest of the month. It's like I mistakenly picked up one of those 80's rape romances. Actually this is worse. It's a kidnap, rape & planned murder romance.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
nenax
Fury of Fire (Dragonfury Series #1)I'm not a reviewer, but I do know a fabulous book when I read one. I was very lucky to read Coreene Callahan's first book in her series before its launch, and I've since bought a Kindle version for my e-reader.

Fury Of Fire is the perfect blend of romance, action, and fantasy. When I read, I want to be entertained, and Callahan's writing style and voice do that in spades. I got lost in her world, loved the characters,and literally couldn't put the book down. Now I'm waiting for Fury Of Ice, the next book in her series. Can't wait to see what Rikar's up to next!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
nick smith
Title: Fury Of Fire
Author: Coreene Callahan
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Dragonfury Series Book 1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"Fury Of Fire" by Coreene Callahan

My Thoughts....

Did I enjoy this fantasy romance read? Yes, I enjoyed these supernational creatures...these dragons [shifters] and yes it was about the good dragons vs. the bad dragons. The story kept my attention featuring Bastion [dragon] and Myst [Bellmia-nurse] who had quite a love story. I enjoyed how they met and that feeling that was there from the start. Let me also mention the hot steamy sex that went on between these two[Bastion & Myst"] was simply off the chart well written.

I loved how this author brings out the energy at Myst yielded with her Meridian energy that flowed between her and Bastion throughout the story which was of great importance to these dragons [Shifters]. This was of great importance to the read in that "the dragons gain power and curb their hunger from energy produced from females that are with." "With the dragons who were facing extinction fewer dragons were being born and only conceived with a human female that has dragon DNA and are the males dragon mate and the horrible thing of it all the human females were not able to survive childbirth."

Now, to understand it all you will have to pick up this author's 'Fury Of Fire' to get the full story that will definitely keep your attention especially if you like dragons reads as you will be turning the pages to see what is coming next...and yes believe me a lots will be coming!

Be ready for some bad dragons fights, kidnapped, revenge, caves, battles, sexy alpha males and romance giving the readers quite a bit of fast paced action with some outstanding descriptions as the story flowed so very well. The characters are simply well developed, portrayed and believable as you are really in for a good read with the Nightfuries [Bastion] and the Razorbacks [Ivar] dragons [Shifters] going after each other. Why and who will come out of this? Will the humans [Mac and Angela] the good cops be able to able to make sense of it all with death happening all around them? By the end of the read one will definitely get a good take on the 'Dragonkind or what is called the Dragon Shifters' and only leaving the reader wanting more.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
john deatherage
Warning: Please be aware that there will be spoilers throughout this review. If you don't want to be spoiled, consider yourself warned.

We are now three deep into the Nightfuries series. This installment focuses on Mac, former SPD officer, and Tania, Myst's (from Fury of FIre) best friend. The Big Bad, Ivar, has now set his sights on Tania, a high energy female, to be part of his dragon making factory. Mac is determined to save her, driven by a need he can't explain to keep her safe. See, although Mac and Tania don't remember, they have gotten up close and personal before, during Mac's first Change. (In Fury of Ice) Due to the trauma of the first Change, Mac doesn't remember. B and the boys did a mind scrub on Tania, so she doesn't remember. But they still are oh, so attracted to each other.

What worked for me: The interaction between the males - Cannot stress enough how well written the bromance portions of the book are. And I do love me a good bromance. Mac - Reluctant to be tied down to one woman, he nonetheless is hopelessly devoted to Tania. Tania - strong, independent, scrappy heroine. She has a temper and isn't afraid to express herself. One TSTL moment, but she didn't do anything to make me hate her.

Less of the annoying label dropping. Oh, there was still the boots got to moving and stuff. Plenty of oh, so clever turns of phrase. It just seemed less obtrusive in this book.

The story flows really well, it is interesting and well written.I like the way Ms. Callahan writes male characters an awful lot.

What didn't work so well for me: The dragonverse is getting a little crowded - We got introduced to several new characters, both male and female, and a new player on the dragonese political scene. The story is getting a little unwieldy, taking time away from the romance parts, which felt a little rushed and underdeveloped.

Which brings us to the romance - It was there. Mac and Tania were attracted to each other. But love? Where did that come from? In both Fire and Ice, the devotion of the dragon males to their high energy females was obvious, and well explored. Not so much here. Mac and Tania both had a stated aversion to committment. When Tania blurts out that she loves Mac, he freezes. She worries. Then it's all fine. Why point out they are committment-phobes, then largely ignore it? I just didn't feel the connection between these two as strongly as I did Bastian and Myst, and especially Rikar and Angela.

The part where Tania remembers the night of Mac's change was a little confusing, and not well explained. And she wasn't mad about the mind scrub, which seemed odd.

The ending was abrupt. Like, really, very abrupt. Like lots of questions left dangling, what the $#!! abrupt.

And a new category, especially for this series...Head thunk moment: Just when you think you have it all figured out, and know what to expect...WHAM! A whole new twist on the derivative front. Wait for it... wait... bdsm. I know! Not even kidding. I stated in my review of Fury of Ice that I think there is a team somewhere trying to figure out what is selling in the romance world, and passing that data along. So, yeah,the behind the scenes, feeding-ideas folks went there. It's very, very, VERY vanilla bdsm, but it is there. I will admit to a groan, and a "Oh, my (deity of your choice)!" along with the head thunk. Still don't care what it says about me as a reader that I am going to continue to read this series.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
mike honour
Are the dragons also vampires - the whole stealing energy from female thing I find confusing - It is not really explain - why??? The newborn baby thing is not explained either - how was his mother hurt/killed before Myst gets there? Why did they argue about a human name for the baby - why the name Mayhem - some of the other dragons had human names - the main alpha male is Bastian. So are there only 5 good dragons - or are there more hidden in the mountain that we don't ever see - how many bad dragons - endless - this is not explained. They supposedly care about and get upset about the females dying that they get pregnant with dragon babies so why haven't one one them attended medical school to take care of the women - why do the women die at child birth - this is not explained - can't a planned C-section save them? I have tons of other questions??? POV is constantly changing. Poor character development. Way to much inner dialogue and hardly any proper conversations or interactions at all. No romance between the two main characters. Etc....Etc
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
neha pal
Spoilers:

Meh. Really should be called "and Ode to Stockholm Syndrome". The relationship is twisted and the heroine has 0 agency. Her romantic interest basically uses his super natural pheromones to drug her and screw around with her, but it's tots cool because he's "out of control" and she totally wants it... after she's already drugged up and has said no. At one point even while in control he gives her a shower while she is unconscious when she is still very much not a fan of him and thinks of him as her kidnapper. She wakes up terrified that she's been raped and a few pages later she's all "do me now" and she trusts him. Not to mention we constantly get to hear about the hero wanting to protect her and caring about her... all while planing to get her pregnant against her will which he thinks will end in her death. But it's ok because he feels sorry for himself and sort of feels bad-ish about kidnapping her and destroying her life... but not that much because he really likes her and she has a nice ass.

I give it two starts for the entertainment value of watching a train wreck.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
cyrelle
Very immature language use. "Jesus" and "God" and variations on those expletives were SO numerous that I started checking to see if they were on every page. (Just for fun, because I was that bored) Ok, sometimes it was only every other page. The snarky adolescent speech/thoughts of the characters was just so high school. The H was stupid. I understand her little life was turned upside down, but she was rescued by "good" dragons that like babies after being attacked by bad dragons that will hunt and kill her and she wants to go back immediately? With a newborn? And be a suspect in what looks like a very violent crime? Stupid. Women can be independent, yet take protection when needed and they can be strong without being brainless. I would like to see an H that would be courageous instead of constant thought of escape after just being rescued. I would like to see them ask some questions like a truly intelligent person would. If I met a hot and friendly dragon shifter, I would be absolutely asking ALL about everything and dying of curiosity. Wouldn't you? She didn't even question the portal, the magic, or anything. If she did, it must have happened after I decided I'd rather write a review than read the rest of the book.

I will trudge through a book on principle, because I am OCD like that, but this one? NO. I actually LIKE dragon books and this genre in general, but I just couldn't force myself through this book and I hate I wasted precious time on it when I could have read something else.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
paolo
A common complaint regarding these books is that they're ripped off from J.R. Ward's Brotherhood novels. Sometimes authors are inspired by other's works. This is not the case here. These books have entire passages that are re-painted only these books feature dragons and poor writing.

Even if the books weren't plagiarized, when authors don't have editors, they miss things. In this book, the heroine starts out tough, smart, educated, and moral. Then the author can't figure out how to get her naked, so she just falls asleep and stays asleep even while the hero strips her clothes off, takes her into the shower, bathes her, and puts her to bed. She then apparently suffers complete amnesia when she wakes in the morning and walks around naked and unsure whether or not she got drunk or was drugged and is naked because someone raped her. Unfortunately, the tough, smart, educated, moral character that started the book is never seen or heard from again. The author makes her so dull-witted that she thinks 4 people sitting in a kitchen eating breakfast is an "army" of men. The baby she rescues is never seen or heard from once it has served the plot purpose of convincing the heroine to stay past the first morning. Shortly after having sex, she freaks out and leaves as the catalyst to set off the climactic fight scene. She comes off as a reactionary fool and it puts a massive plot hole in the "there's only one magical entrance leading in or out of the super secret dragon lair...except for the road and by the way there is a detached 12-car garage and the keys to all the cars are right here, help yourself".

The author relies heavily on beginning her sentences with the word "man", as in "Man, that's scary" or "Man, I don't know" or "Man, that's unfortunate". It's quite an unfortunate linguistic tic. Also, it's quite odd that there are only 4 Nightfuries, but there seem to be an endless and untold number of Razorbacks for them to fight and kill. It's quite sporting of the leader of the opposing "army" to only send a polite number of soldiers for the heroes to fight in each skirmish guaranteeing that the heroes win every battle.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
elan chalford
Totally loved this book so much that I had to have the next one in line. I really didn't know what to expect when I got this book see I am new to reading about dragons. I have to say it was a pretty good book . The twist that are put on these men it amazing . I love how each one is different . I couldn't wait to step into the next book to see where it was gonna take me . Now I am on a Icy adventure and I am half way through. I do highly recommend this series if you are looking for some sexy dragon shifters .

A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her, he is bound by duty. Myst loves her life in the human world, but Bastian has captured her heart in an instant of electric connection. But Bastian and his warriors are in the middle of a deadly battle with the Razorback dragon-shifters, intent on killing every Nightfury clan member ― and the humans they protect ― the fate of their world and ours hangs in the balance. An extraordinary blend of action, fantasy, and steamy romance, Fury of Fire brings to life a dangerous new world intertwined with the survival of humanity, all while exploring the meaning of honor and the nature of true love.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
walt
I'm giving this book 5 stars based purely on what others like. I refuse to rate a book based on my own personal preferences. Reading through some of the reviews some gave bad reviews because of things they like to read in a book. That's really not fair to the author. This was a GREAT book but it's not what I like to read in a romance. I don't like when the h battles against what she feels, but I like it when the H does. Anyone who says this isn't a good book is just crazy in my opinion. I won't read the rest of the series simply because of the heroine in book 1. It's just not what I want in a romance. Do I recommend reading it? Absolutely. In addition, the audio version is fantastic. I usually hate a male narrator because he makes the heroine sound masculine but I got over it with this book.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
sandro
I really liked the set up, the world of male dragon shifters, their abilities, their fighting, their need for women. I liked the human character Myst who is a nurse. This reminded me of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series about vampire warriors. In Fury of Fire the only way to create more dragons is for a male dragon to impregnate a human female who then dies during childbirth.

The initial action scenes where two dragons fight other dragons, meet Myst, grab her and take her with them were great!

My problem: The author spent too much time ruminating in the heads of the characters - mental ponderings. These would go on for what seemed like pages before any action or dialogue would happen. It slowed the story down too much. I loved the setup and story but I was bored with these ponderings so I stopped reading in the middle of the book.

DATA:
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 408 pages. Swearing language: strong including religious swear words. Setting: current day Seattle, Washington area. Copyright: 2011. Genre: paranormal romance.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
clark landry
DO NOT READ THIS PRIOR TO FURY OF ICE - IT WILL SPOIL THE SURPRISE!!!

I am not going to spoil anything by appending anything to the description (even though there is so much I want to share) - I think it gives potential readers a good overview.

I enjoy this authors writing style - she has created a world where her readers can linger. The story flows smoothly. Thanks to the authors very descriptive writing style ~ you need just a nip of imagination to fully experience the vivid settings/characters. Well written, with gentle humor.

I was so invested in the outcome of Mac and Tania's struggles, it was almost hard to breathe as things became more complicated and their HEA seemed so far out of reach. However, the author knows how to create exceptional characters - these two sure had me rooting for them.

This is an extraordinary paranormal romance - a true triumph in a very flooded genre.

I can't wait to see what happens next; with the introduction of several new characters it looks like this will be a long running series ~ ~ Her website already shows 3 more upcoming installments - Fury Of Desire, Fury Of Obsession, & Fury Of Surrender

Disclosure: This paperback book was provided to me free of charge through the store Vine for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
carolyn heinze
I have been very into Dragon books lately, the Dragon Kin series specifically. However I happened to come across Fury of Fire in the Dragonfury series on the store one day. So I took a break from my beloved series to start on a new one.

I am so glad I did. Coreen Callahan didn't disappoint with this book. I fell in love with Bastian and Myst. The plot was fast paced and engaging, and the book was beautifully written. After reading the prologue for the next book I am glad to see that it picks up right where this one left off, with no gap. It just picks up from another characters point of view. and progresses forward.

I love super possessive, alpha males in paranormal books, regardless of what species they are. Bastian didn't disappoint this reader and I enjoyed every minute of it. The leader of a group of dragons who believe in not harming females, even though in order to breed they must mate with a human female. Unfortunately the human female always dies in labor. Well at least that is what they think until the find a journal over 100 years old that speaks about a Dragon Queen.

Myst is powerful, she is no ordinary human. She is warrior strong and linked into the meridian just like the dragons. In her life she is a midwife who accidentally stumbles into the dragon world by trying to save the woman who is going to die, giving birth to a dragon child. At the last minute Myst listens to her patient and performs an emergency c-section to save the baby after the mother has passed away. Thrusting her right into the middle of a dragon war.

I see the points of view from the others who read and reviewed this book, however I think it is a fantastic start to a new series. There is a lot that the writer can expand on in the future.

The Dragonfury series is quickly becoming a favorite and I can't wait to pick up book #2.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
lesley heffel mcguirk
Reviewed by Crystal
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I’ve seen different reviews for Fury of Fire, some good and some bad. In my opinion I really enjoyed it.

Fury of Fire was a really easy book to get into. I liked how the author described each one of her characters. Even though, this is the first book in the Dragonfury series, we get a teaser of the characters that will be in the next books. We get to see what characters will probably end up with each other.

Bastian is the leader in the Dragonfury clan. He’s got a lot of responsibility on his dragon scales. They’re in a war with the Razorback clan and because of this their numbers are going down. It’s up to him to find a human woman to mate and have a son. The only way to do this is when the Meridian axis realign, which is in five days. Bastian feels that he needs to be the first to do this since he’s the leader. He is a very strong take care of everything personality. He never shows weakness and is always there for his clan.

Myst Monroe is a nurse practitioner. She really takes her job seriously. She has a very soft heart and tries to help everyone. She goes out of her way to make sure that everyone gets taken care of. She’s a very strong and independent woman. This is what will put her in danger and change her life forever.

The way they meet is because of Myst job and her going out of her way to help her patients. Caroline is a young woman who is pregnant and has a rare blood disease. The problem is that Caroline hasn’t been to her appointments so Myst decides to make a home visit. Bastian comes on the scene because Caroline is pregnant with a half-dragon. It’s his job to make sure the baby survives.

Now when they meet nothing goes the way they had planned. Myst has a lot of white power that Bastian needs to survive and he finds out that Myst is his mate. Myst doesn’t want anything to do with him because she finds out his secret.

I loved how the author brought out each one of their personalities and making them second guess everything that each one had been told. Bastian finds out that maybe honor and putting his clan first isn’t what he always needs to do. Myst finds out that maybe her job isn’t what she should put first. Bastian has to decide if he can give up Myst’s life to have the child that he needs to make sure his clan survives.

Fury of Fire is a story of not all things are what they seem. You have to make decisions. Not all will be good and how do you know if it’s the right one. I really can’t wait to read the next book. So happy reading everyone. I will warn you that there’s some bad language and some pretty hot sex scenes.

Favorite Quote: “Master Bastian warned me you are very clever.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
morten k
Rating: 4
Heat Rating: 3 out of 5

Welcome to Coreene Callahan's wold of Dragonkind! This debut novel is packed full of goodness. Callahan's world is fascinating.

In Fury of Fire we are introduced to the ways of Dragonkind. We learn that there are two fractions of the race that are at war, the Nightfuries and the Razorbacks. The Nightfuries are led by the hero of the book, Bastian while the Razorbacks are led by the villainous Ivar. You see, Ivar and his Razorbacks hate humankind and would happily see it eradicated. Bastian and his peeps aren't about to let that happen though. Not only do they find it uncool that Ivar wants to kill all the humans off but there's also the little issue if needing human females in order to procreate and feed. Dragonkind is a race made up of only males and they gain the sustenance that they need, energy from the Meridian, through human women. Ivar's a bit of a mad scientist though and thinks he can change that therefor eradicating the need for them.

Bastian and Myst made an interesting couple. On one hand they had this extraordinary connection between them but on the other hand Bastian was essentially keeping Myst a prisoner. Bastian totally went about wooing her the wrong way. I understand not wanting to scare her but he needed to be more upfront with her IMO. But then that's an alpha male for you. Always thinking that he's right with his back assward attempts at protecting his woman.

Bastian wasn't the only one to screw up in the relationship. Myst made mistakes too. I could smack her upside the head for breaking her word. The woman is one strong female though. She kept her shit together when it was hitting the fan. And the way she dove right in to help with the medical needs despite her fears is commendable.

I should point out that the world that Callahan created is similar to Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed and JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. Not that that is a bad thing. Those books rock. I think that those series set a basic structure and precedence for kick ass PNR series so it's only natural for similarities to show up in other works. However, Callahan has added her own unique voice to the basic framework making the Dragonkind world stand on it's own. One thing in particular that struck me was the uniqueness of the way that Dragonkind feed. It's very sensual. Similar yet different to a vampire bite. I think that the fact that there isn't a bite makes it even more sexy. Before reading this I never though that there could be anything as primal as a blood exchange but Callahan's energy feeding scenes are downright superb.

The pace in Fury of Fire did tend to drag at times. There was a lot of scenes/viewpoints that were included that made it seem as more time was passing than actually was. All the scenes were pertinent to the storyline however so I wouldn't see the story streamlined in any way.

Fury of Fire is an enchanting tail that will leave you wanting more. The Nightfuries quickly wormed their way into my heart and I'm now invested in them. The next book in the series, Fury if Ice, Rikar and Angela's story, is already on my kindle waiting to be read. I can't wait to find out what Callahan has in store for us next!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
frank housh
I love paranormal romances with shifters (either werewolves or dragons), and when I first heard about this book and read the blurb, I became very interested indeed!

Bastian is an intriguing character. He is a typical alpha male - all testosterone and protectiveness towards his family. He is the head of the Nightfury clan, a group of half human/half dragons who protect the humans from another group of dragon shifters. He is uber sexy and knows how he affects the females! I must admit that he did get my heart pitta-pattering too!

Myst Munroe is a character that annoyed me at first. She is a midwife, who was in the right place at the wrong time. Being thrown into a dangerous world of dragons would terrify anyone, never mind Myst, but I found her character a bit weak and pathetic. However, as the story progressed, she finds her backbone and I began to like her a bit more.

I originally bought this book in the Kindle format, but I also got a copy in audio format when it went on sale. I have only recently started using audio books because of time issues - I can listen to the story whilst preparing dinner, or other household chores (NOT vacuuming though!). This story was a bit hard to get into at first, because I had to get used to listening to someone else reading a story. However, once I got into the story, I was totally hooked! There was only one issue I had with this story, and that was the excessive use of swear words. I don't mind the occasional ones, but the author has peppered the story with what I think were gratuitous and unnecessary f-bombs.
The story was a bit predictable, but there was a couple of interesting twists that kept me intrigued enough to keep listening. There is an amazing battle that is described in detail, and made me feel like I was actually there! There are also scenes of a sensual nature that are rather explicit, and made me wonder what the male narrator thought as he read the story! Oh, that reminds me, this book is told from mostly Bastian's point of view, but Myst has a say in the story too, which gave me an insight into her thoughts and feelings. A couple of other dragon-shifters also have their point of view shown. Rikar is Bastian's right hand man, and another sexy half-dragon! Ivar is a Razorback, and enemy of the Nightfuries. He is CREEPY! He made my skin crawl with his mad scientist lunacy! The end of the book finishes on a bit of a cliffhanger, and I'm looking forward to reading/listening to the rest of the series.

Coreene Callahan has written a fast paced, sexy read that had me wishing these characters really existed!

Due to the use of bad language and the explicit scenes, I do not recommend this book for younger readers. However, I recommend this book if you love erotic paranormal romances or books with sexy dragon shifters! - Lynn Worton
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
teresa greenlees
I liked this book because the storyline was awesome. It has so many facets and builds a world within ours with intrigue and nonstop action and reaction. Im squeamish with any kind of rape or sexual violence. So some of the parts made me sweat. But happily I didnt have to quit the book which is what I do with books with that content. Its unacceptable. Im glad the author wrote in some characters with that hatred too. I recommend this book to sci-fi and fantasy readers and adult fiction lovers. Im heading to book 2 now.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
ravi shankar
3-3.5 stars

This was a good story. It's the first book I've read by this author. Based on this book I may try the next in the series.

Myst is a nurse that does home visits. She cares about her patients and when a patient (and friend) misses some visits, Myst decides to go check on her while doing her rounds. When she gets there medical issues have already gotten so bad that Myst isn't able to save the mother but she manages to save the baby. She doesn't realize that this encounter will change her life completely.

Bastian is a dragon shifter. He's the leader of a clan of dragons that fights to keep humans safe. Their enemy is a clan of dragons led by a mad dragon that wants to get rid of the human race. Bastian's clan is low on warriors and the only way to have babies is to impregnate a human female. The problem is the human females don't live past the birth and Bastian's clan is honorable and doesn't hurt women. Regardless of this, out of desperation, Bastian decides they need to take mates and also decides to lead by example by doing so right away. It's about this time when checking out a lead brings him in to a meeting with Myst.

To say that things don't go smoothly for Bastian and Myst would be an understatement of huge proportions. Bastian finds himself majorly attracted to Myst (and more than just physically) and decides she's it for him. Figuring she'd be in danger of being found by the bad dragons, Bastian kidnaps Myst..much to her horror. Myst, having seen Bastian in dragon form, fears for her life and being kidnapped by a dragon doesn't help things at all. The only thing that keeps her going is that she's trying to take care of the baby she saved (who it ends up is a baby dragon shifter). Bastian actually uses her caring for the baby against her, getting her to promise not to escape for 3 days (giving him time with her to convince her to stay).

TBH, this story could have gone a better in the romance department...it's an insta-love but not completely believable for me. Bastian kept lying to Myst and using every excuse to avoid telling her things he'd rather avoid until it was too late (and he'd impregnated her without her knowledge, risking her death). He did it so he could to get her to accept him, because he had developed feelings for her. She had feelings for him as well so she didn't push him for the truth like she should have. Bastian's plan backfires when Myst finds out about all the stuff he kept from her and that he's just put her life in danger by getting her pregnant. She gets majorly pissed and takes off when Basian's unable to follow her. This is actually a very TSTL moment because she knows the police have got to want to question her about her patient and the missing baby, not to mention she knows that she's in danger from the bad dragons. As was obviously coming, Myst ends up in trouble and has to be saved. Things end well (for the most part) and Myst finds out how to fix the danger caused by her pregnancy. The ending is pretty good and Myst and Bastian have a nice HEA.

Overall this was a good story. I guess my main issue with it was Bastian and Myst and the constant back and forth. They both were back and forth with their intentions, the lies and their feelings (1 & 3 were more Myst and #2 was more Bastian but they were both back and forth one way or the other) and it made it hard to get in to their relationship for me. I liked the story though and the action plot is pretty good with and interesting premise (although there was plot point I was disappointed didn't get developed like it could have been). I may try the next in the series as I've been told they get better as you go.

*note - A number of people have said this book is similar to the BDB series...I can see this as there are definitely some similarities. I didn't feel that it was too bad (I didn't feel like I was reading a BDB novel) but it's there. I've been told this decreases as the series continues but I can't say for myself.

*note2 - I listened to this in audiobook format. The Narrator is alright but he wasn't my favorite. He did good for the men's voices but the females seemed strained at times.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kristen jones
In what we could all probably agree is a saturated genre, how critical is originality? Is a new idea more important than good execution? That is the key to how Fury of Fire will be received, I think. The story is well told. It's interesting, the pace is solid and the characters are well developed. Stars 1,2 and 3. Extra points for the male POVs, and for the hero, Bastian. Another point for Riker, Bastien's best friend and fellow warrior. But Fury of Fire doesn't bring anything new to the PNR table.

Bastian is terrific, and I thought he was pretty original. He is more sensitive than most uberalphas that populate the PNR genre, even taking on a semi submissive role with the heroine. He thinks before he acts and seems to have a good moral compass. He lost a point for me when he deliberately does something that he knows will potentially endanger Myst's life. I don't want to be more specific due to spoilers.Other than that, I really liked him.

Myst, the heroine, had a couple of TSTL moments, and not enough redeeming qualities to oversome the TSTLisms. This is typically a deal breaker for me, for a character, and Myst was no exception. Not my favorite heroine ever, for sure.

I was impressed by the way the love scenes between Bastian and Myst were written. Truly lovely, with a good level of heat. That said, I didn't quite buy Myst's acquiense to having to stay at the Dragon compound, even as Bastian bargained with her to stay for three days. She was still trying to escape, even though it was a sure thing that the bad guys were going to do bad guy things to her if they caught her. I felt Bastian's attraction and desire for Myst clearly, but Myst's attraction to Bastian did not translate as well.

I liked the other dragons. Riker,the hero of the second book in the series, drew me in quite easily. I am intrigued by one of them, Wick. I would like to know his story.

The villian was a pretty standard megalomaniacal type. Don't know if he survived the battle at the end of this book. If that was spelled out, I missed it.

The fate of one character that may be able to shed some light on Myst's role as Bastian's mate was left dangling, or I missed the conclusion. I went back and reread the passage, but no idea what happened to him. And another big plot point having to do with the actual condition that causes the death of the human women impregnated by the dragons was never brought up again once it was discovered. Hopefully, we will be revisiting these issues in the next two books.

The biggest problem, as referenced several times already, is the similarity to primarily the BDB, but I see heavy shadings of Lara Adrian's Breeds, as well. Heavy use of slang, characters repeatedly referring to their fellow dragons as "the male", not to mention the oh, so clever turns of phrase...the JR Ward comparisons are unavoidable, and deserved. Aside from that obvious similarity, I see references that could directly relate back to several other established, long running PNR series. The puzzling use of well known names bears repeating - Lothair and Myst scream Kresley Cole and Gregor puts me in the mind of Christine Feehan. Just thought the names were odd choices given the association most readers of PNR have with those specific names. Unfortunately, when you combine all of those factors, the absense of anything new and ground breaking is underscored.

So what made this review so hard to write? Well, in my opinion, because Fury of Fire has better than average writing coupled with an almost total lack of original ideas. Substitute vampire for dragon and it's all been done before. But, even so, overall, I found the book to be very readable. And I will pick up the second book in the series as I really liked Riker and Angela, a Seattle detective. I'm curious, as I said, about Wick and Angela's partner on the SPD, Ian. I think the writing shows a great deal of promise. The rhythm and cadence of the story is good. I hope Ms. Callahan expands the mythology with some unique twists as she moves forward in the trilogy. I am cautiously optimistic.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
julie thrapp
I loved this book. There was not a boring chapter in it. It was extremely well written. It was exciting and if you like J.R. Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series you'll definitely like this series. The characters have the same rough and tumble badass, take no prisoners attitudes. I love the fact that this series is about dragons, it's hard to find good books with dragons. The fight scenes were awesome, and they didn't leave you wondering exactly how something just happened. You know when you're reading a scene and you think to yourself, exactly how did that just happen? Not so with these. The love story was sweet and I liked that fact that the heroine wasn't a wilting flower that waffles, she took charge of her life and made decisions that made sense to her situation. I would totally recommend this book and all the others in this series, because they are simply amazing. I'm so very happy I stumbled across Coreen's books!
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
michaela kuhn
I didn’t like it. The world was never really explained and when the author attempted to explain- it really didn’t make any sense.

The no-go was the dishonesty. I really don’t like liars and while he never out right lied- he withheld the truth to sleep with the girl. That is slimy and weak.

Skip it.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
james beamon
Corene Callahan's dragon series has a lot of promise. The dragons, fangs, the overall cohesiveness of this group smacks of a series that's demanding to be read. Liked. Loved even. It's all very J.R. Wardish. Except its not. It's very similar to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, in words as well as deeds. Except its not. Corene has the basic formula for a good series, (or borrowed the formula from Ward) but she just isn't able to perfect it. I noticed it in the first and second book and honestly, this one as well.

Mac is a newly formed dragon (think Butch from Ward's Brotherhood only tougher) who meets a lifemate in Tania Solares. Tania is best friend to Bastians mate, Myst. The romance is hard and fast, actually. He actually had an "encounter" with her in the previous book. So basically, he sees her on tv, and immediately growls, "Mine." The dragon men in this book does a lot of growling, by the way. So he picks her up, (literally) and brings her home. There's some hi-jinks of course, but the story is ridiculous. And I do mean LOL ridiculous.

Which is why the series is so hard to get into. You have a good foundation, but the story never gels. I keep hoping that she finds her own voice (and not JR Wards) but it never quite happens. Which is why I gave this story a very generous three stars. It probably deserves two. But....I'm not ready to give up on this series or this author. But if I continue to get offerings like Mac's story, it will be sooner rather than later.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cynthia vanaria
This is the third book in the Dragonfury Series. I loved it!

Mac McCord is the newest member of the Dragonfury pack. An ex-cop, his transformation began in Fury of Ice, after tangling with the magical blast of a Razorback. I liked this tough character. He is almost like an unsteady pup (albeit a dangerous one!) as he adjusts to his new life. He is a rare water dragon, but being new, his magic is raw and untrained, which chafes at this warrior's pride.

Tania Solares is a landscape designer, and best friend to Myst Munroe. I liked her "take no prisoners" attitude with trying to find out about the disappearance of her friend, but her feisty nature puts her on the Razorbacks' radar.

I don't know what magic these sexy dragons have over me, but these books seem to be getting better and better! The story is completely page turning! I must admit that I had to get this in audio too, because I just HAD to know how things were unfolding, especially when I had to do chores and couldn't read my Kindle whilst doing them! Mind you, it could be the narrators voice that got me too! Benjamin L. Darcie's dulcet tones brought the characters to life! It was nice to meet all the characters again, and to be introduced to new ones like Tania's sister, JJ. Although, there is one character that I could have done without - Ivar. The leader of the Razorback's is a cruel psycho, with a mad scientist vibe that made shivers run up my back!
We are also introduced to Nian, a dragon in the Archguard's High Council. He is new to his position, but disgusted with the current leader of the Council, and is looking to replace him. His story could be rather intriguing!
This story is full of action, danger and romance that has captured my imagination, and made me wish that these dragon warriors were really alive! The battle scenes were described extremely vividly and I could "see" them with ease! I cannot wait to read Fury of Desire and to get to know Wick and JJ better!

Coreene Callahan has written another fantastic paranormal romance. She is fast becoming one of my favourite authors to read. Her books are fast paced and flowed beautifully!

Due to the use of bad language and the explicit sexual scenes, I do not recommend this book for younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love erotic paranormal romances or books with sexy dragon shifters! - Lynn Worton
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
lori jean
Have you ever come across a series that has all the elements it needs to make it a favourite but somehow it never quite hits the mark? That's kind of how I'm feeling about the Dragonfury books right now. These books have so much potential but each book leaves me feeling like I'm missing out on something. I was willing to forgive the similarities between this series and the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Midnight Breed series during the first book, I even forgave them in the second book but I keep hoping that the author will branch out and start adding her own unique voice to the world she is creating and it hasn't happened yet. Yet again this book is full of similarities to the BDB & MB series and it didn't even stand out as particularly different from the previous books. It seems like the author has found a formula she likes and is determined to stick with it and I'm getting to the point where I'm not sure if I should continue reading.

What I did like about this instalment is that we are starting to find out more about the Dragonkind race as a whole but we now have so many different enemies and plot lines going on that it took away from the romance between Mac and Tania. I really would have liked at least one of the sidelines to be resolved but I've just been left with a load of questions. I'm thinking that it would be helpful for them to start finding their high energy mates from a different area though - surely if they're trying to stay under the radar the number of disappearances (not to mention the fact that all of the women can be linked to each other!) is just going to raise suspicion. Another thing that really bothered me was the way the points of view would change mid-scene, I know this is a trick often used to raise tension but there are good and bad ways of doing this. At one point Mac and Tania are finally about to get down to business and halfway through the deed the point of view jumps to one of the bad guys and we get to see him attend an orgy. Is it any wonder I don't feel invested in Mac and Tania's relationship?

I really liked Mac in the earlier books, if you put the fact that he was a no nonsense cop who suddenly discovers he is half dragon while investigating a woman's disappearance (remind anyone of Butch from the BDB?) to one side and you have a nice guy who is learning how to fit into a world that is very different to the one he thought he knew. He is struggling to learn to control his dragon abilities, something that isn't helped by the fact that he is the only water dragon and the others have no idea what he should be capable of, but he really comes into his own when Tania is in trouble. I have to admit that while his methods of protecting her worked they also succeeded in scaring the living daylights out of her - if Mac had done the same to me I'd never have forgiven him because it would have taken me months to get over the trauma! I did enjoy seeing what he was capable of though and I'm curious to see what other dragon abilities are going to pop up as the series continues. I'm afraid I didn't end up being a huge fan of Tania though, she obviously cares a lot about her sister but I never really felt like I got to know her as a person and I couldn't really see why Mac felt they were so perfect for each other. I hate to use the term "too stupid to live" and it's something that you'll hardly ever find in any of my reviews but in this case it fits Tania perfectly. I could have forgiven her for putting herself and everyone else at risk to run to her sister if she hadn't immediately forgotten all about her sister the minute Mac had rescued her from the situation she ended up in.

I've made a lot of complaints about this book but it wasn't all bad, I still think the whole series has a lot of potential and I'm really, really hoping that the next book lives up to that. Each book so far has been a relatively quick and pleasant read even if it wasn't completely original. I like the camaraderie between the Nightfury warriors and I do want to see more of them find their mates (I'm particularly interested in Forge and Venom after this book), I'm even curious to see how they are going to stop Ivar. My favourite book so far was definitely the second one, Fury of Ice, so I'm hoping that the next book gets back to that standard. One thing I will say for Coreene Callahan is that she can write a good action scene, especially the aerial battles where the Nightfuries are fighting the Razorbacks which she makes incredibly easy to picture.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
virna
4.5 Stars
Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

*Ms. Callahan really is a wonderful and descriptive storyteller. I was captivated through and through.* ~Under the Covers

I remember discovering Fury of Fire and falling totally in love with Ms. Callahan's world of Dragons. I automatically started following her like a lost puppy (God help her) wanting more of this world. I am so glad it did not take her long to release Mac's story. I knew it was going to be another great read!!!

After loving the heck out of Bastian (from Fury of Fire), I honestly did not think any of the dragons could top him. I mean, I tend to stay true to my first loves. But... MAC is just a hawwwt! He is tatted, powerful, confident, very skilled rare water dragon and a very swoon worthy hero. Have you seen the cover?! About 6 months after his turn, Mac seems to acclimate himself well with his new body and his new life. Not only has he become comfortable, he's been well accepted within the Nightfury brothers. I have to admit, he is now my fave! Damn you Ms. Callahan for making me commit adultery with my fantasy lover.

Tania Solares (Mysts BFF) is an independent heroine, not a kick-ass one but definitely strong. She takes care of her sister, never asking any help from anyone. Ms. Callahan is consistent with making her heroine strong minded and does a great job doing it. She did it with the first 2 books and again with this one. I liked Tania for Mac. I didn't feel like I needed to kick her ass or anything. In fact, they were pretty hot together! So I was at peace with her for Mac's mate.

Ms. Callahan also did a wonderful job with the recap as she continued with the world building of this series. She had added a few twists and turns that made our Night Furies even more deeply connected with their enemies. New characters surfaced with family ties and we can sure expect more of them in the next few books. Ms Callahan also widens her world by adding more species and a new group to this world. I am very excited about this.

The cameos from the previous books are always what I look for in my PNR reads. Myst and Bastian, Rikar and Angela and the rest of the pack were of course there. The camaraderie is felt through their banters and during there battles. Forge is just so sweet and is in need of his own book. Wick and Venom's relationship was very interesting to see. It's obvious that there is more there, but what? It is possible that there's a set up for M/M/F type of a relationship/book coming up?

My only complain is that there were scenes that had a slow tempos or too much narration. I love the interactions of the characters, the funny banter and I feel like there was not enough of it.

Ms. Callahan really is a wonderful and descriptive storyteller. Her imagination brings me out of my RL (real life) and into her world of dragons. I was captivated through and through.

*ARC provided by author
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
christian fisette
In Fury of Fire, handsome men transform into dragons. This is a different concept from the usual fare of vampires, lycans and wolves. Yet when written with the artistry given to this story, one is as acceptable as the other. Much like other paranormal beings, these half human- half dragon men ( dragon kind) appeal to women, gain nourishment from women(human) are nocturnal, highly sexual and live among humans where they inevitably meet their life's mate. In Fury of Fire, Bastian is the alpha male of this story and Myst Monroe is the focus of his desires. They meet when responding to a 911 call after which Bastian kidnaps Myst and takes her to his lair. Unbeknown to Myst, Bastian kidnapped her in order to protect her from rogue Dragonkind drawn to her energy. Dragonkind feeds on the energy of human women drawn through skin to skin contact. Bastian recognizes Myst as his destined mate. He too is drawn by her energy and is ever cautious of controlling himself around her, fearful that he will draw too much energy thus leaving her dead. How Bastian goes about showing his concern for Myst is the highlight of this book and makes it an enjoyable read. While Myst is drawn to Bastian, she struggles to keep her distance from him and she struggles to reconcile he is both beast and man. Still she recognizes the gentleness and care he demonstrates toward her. When Bastian is injured, Myst's keeps him alive through an act that leads to sharing their bodies and their secrets. When Myst learns of a secret not mentioned by Bastian, she runs from his protection to events and rogues she would rather not have known. In this book one of the Dragonfury Series, It is good that Love never fails...after all you can run but you can't hide- not from yourself and not from your feelings. Book two promises to demonstrate others of Bastian's clan are worth reading about.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
lillian taft
I love books with dragons. This was no exception. My only problem is that I felt the author missed a few points...for instance they have existed for so long because they hide...even though there is war between the dragons, they have kept hidden for a long long time...yet they do not seem interested in keeping the big battles covered up in this book...I mean they really can not go around destroying things the way they did in this book without bringing attention to themselves...I guess there was already a kind of awareness...but not in the way of oh my gosh there are dragons...more of something is odd....
Besides that I loved the different personalities. There are two main characters yet you get the chance several times in this book to know what's going on through other characters. It lets you get more connected with them. I will say it was pretty predictable to me yet it was able to keep me interested. I will be starting the second book right after this.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
cassy kent
In Fury of Fire, Coreene Callahan has created a modern day world filled with dangerous dragon shifters who prey off the energy of women. In their society women are generally disposable. They feel off human woman, use their bodies for their own pleasure and breed their sons from them. However, the women who become pregnant from the children die because their bodies can't handle the stress.

In this book, Bastian is the leader of the Nighfury clan. He is repulsed by his need to feed off woman because he does not like to harm them. To add to his conscience, it is his duty to find a woman to mate with and breed a son. He finds killing a woman to birth a child a terrible choice but because his clan must survive he will do his duty. On his way to save another dragon child he finds a nurse named Myst.

Myst is checking up on a friend she is worried about. But she arrives too late to save the pregnant mother and is determined to keep the precious boy. She is mesmerized and a bit terrified by the sudden appearance of Bastian and utterly amazed when she finds herself in the middle of a battle with real dragons! She tries to escape but Bastian soon finds her and realizes that she has powerful energy that would make her perfect for his future son. Plus he desires her no like other. But can he protect her from himself?

I liked the storyline in this book. It was easy to read and felt in the beginning like a YA book. The story has some unexpected twists but is mainly focused on the two main characters and how Bastian hopes to save Myst from himself. The other section of the book involves the Razorback clan. (This clan is very ruthless and I have to admit far more interesting than the Nightfury clan.) Bastian is okay and Myst is okay, I never felt myself emotionally involved with either of them. What did capture my imagination is the complex storyline of the dragons. There is a lot of room for this series to grow and I feel the author's work can only get better as her universe is further explored and readers get a better feel for characters.

As a first installment, I felt it was an enjoyable and entertaining read but was not blown away by strong characterization.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mykhailo k
Fury of Fire by Coreene Callahan

Dragons in the current time. Good ones protecting humans, and bad ones out to destroy humanity. Humor. Just enough to snicker occasionally. And the ultimate power of a female over the male, in any species. A winning combination.
A emotion packed suspenseful read. Definitely worth your time.
Shades of J. R. Ward in some of the basic concepts but stands on its own very powerfully.
It's rare that I want to read back-to-back books by the same author, but I absolutely do with this Fury series. A bit of a cliff hanger but the main characters stories finished with their hea.

"He bonded with her. Taken to her so fiercely that his dragon side was digging in, building trenches to defend his territory.
Man. Was that even normal?
He didn't know. The bonding had happened so fast. He'd met Myst what...a day ago? Yet he recognized that she belong to him and, as much as he hated to admit it, Bastian knew he was hers, too.
And that didn't suck."
Excerpt from Fury of Fire.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
wren
I fell in love with this series & the characters from the first book. This, the third in the series, is no disappointment. Coreene manages to balance her stories perfectly; well-balanced story, an easy to grasp plot & the perfect balance of story & romance.

One thing I would love to see in the next book? I would love to see Ivar, and his band of Razorbacks, actually suceed in capturing one of the HE mates. There have been a lot of way too close calls, and in the process we get to hear about the Razorback den & their "breeding program," but not once have we been able to get a real close look inside.

Since we left most of the girls rummaging through retrieve Razorback records at the ending of this book. I am hoping that that will give us a cue into what they are doing in detail, and possibly we will be able to have a first-hand account from the inside. I really would love to see the Nights fight to retrieve a HE mate now, as opposed to simply keeping them out of the Razors dirty little paws.

While these books can easily be read as stand-alone, I would highly recommend that you start at the first of the series. The stories are, without a doubt, continuing and the character development and specifics would get lost if you didn't meet then from the start.

I highly recommend thus series! What an incredible start for a mere Author!! Definitely work to be proud of & I cannot wait for the next one!! Enjoy!! :)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
dani s
~* 3.5 Stars *~
When nurse practitioner Myst Munroe gets to the front door of her last house call of the night, she's horrified by what she sees through the window. The young pregnant woman she's been caring for is in labor and bleeding out on her kitchen floor, so near death that getting her help is out of the question. Myst has to face a horrifying decision, one that may save at least one of the two lives close to sputtering out as she watches.

Bastian, head of the Nightfury clan of dragon shifter warriors, has been waiting for the birth of the Razorback rogue's child. When he gets word that an ambulance has been dispatched to the human mother's address, he races to the human's home with his right hand warrior, Riker. He is poleaxed, though, when he walks into the home and sees another human female, her energy incandescent to his senses, cradling the child to her chest. In that blink, Bastian knows that this strange female is his. And in taking her, mating with her as his kind does, he will ultimately cause her death.

Myst is caught in a nightmare from which there seems no escape. Having to remove a baby from his dead mother's body is bad enough. Then when she turns to the newly arrived EMTs to help her with the newborn, they're all attacked by creatures out of some twisted fantasy novel. What she sees short circuits her synopses and alters her world forever. Dragons. They're attacked by...dragons! And the men she thought were EMTs change - grow horribly - and become dragons, too.

Trying to flee with the newborn gets her face to face with a creature out of the depths of hell, but Myst is determined. Problem is, once Bastian and Riker dispatch the squad of rogues who come for the child as they had, Bastian is hot on his female's trail. There is nowhere to go that he can't track her, and when he finds her and the child, he lifts them both up...with her car...and flies them off to his clan's lair.

As petrified as Myst is by the past several hours, she refuses to be a prisoner, no matter how drawn to Bastian she may be. She plans to escape with the baby at the first opportunity. Whether or not the huge dragon with all the attitude will give her that opportunity, however, is anyone's guess.

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There just aren't enough dragons in paranormal romance. It's a shame really, because dragons and gargoyles are two of my favorite supernatural beasties and I think they're sadly underrepresented in PNR and UF fiction. When I stumble across a series that features one or the other, like this debut by Coreene Callahan, I can't help but give it a try.

In Fury of Fire, that compulsion turned out to be mostly a good thing. Callahan has created a nice world for her dragon-shifters. I didn't get as much world-building or as detailed an explanation of the mythos as I would have liked, and some elements were glossed over entirely, but what's there is enjoyable. I wish the history of the dragons had been introduced into the story a little earlier, details about their race fleshed out more and sooner, but for a series debut, what's there isn't bad and it at least sketched out both the troubles of the Nightfury clan and the larger issues with their entire race.

The war waging between the Nightfury (good guys) and Razorbacks (bad guys) gave me a few problems, most of which were relatively easy to wave away with the thought, "unrealistic, all things considered, but I'm willing to overlook it if the action is high and the romance is hot enough." Believe me, that's a necessary occurrence in most paranormal romance I read, so I'm pretty okay with that. And on the good side, the action was totally high octane and descriptively written, making it very easy to visualize - always a good thing for me.

Character definition, and by extension, the romance arc, were a little more of a problem. It's not that I didn't like the characters, exactly. Bastian was a fairly prototypical romance hero of this subgenre and one hell of a warrior with some definite combat advantages, but man...there are some pretty horrendous stumbling blocks in the relationship between him and Myst. I really wish he'd dealt with them in a less selfish, more honorable manner. I just couldn't quite get over the idea of claiming a mate you believe is going to die during childbirth when you have every intention of getting her pregnant in a few days time. That's particularly cold, man, regardless of how it all plays out.

Myst annoyed me. And I can't even totally blame her for it, really, which annoys me even more. She spent so much of the book with an eye on escaping Bastian and getting back to her life, though, that any threads of romance and any attempt at relationship evolution flat-out failed for me. Given that the events of the book take place over a handful of days, her thoughts, fears, and actions make sense as far as realistic human reaction goes, but it sorta sucked in relation to fully satisfying PNR romance. It's the classic double-edged sword of this particular genre and frankly, I've read other series that deal with it much better.

Secondary characters lacked a level of individuality and presence, but the bad guy was pretty well represented, as were the plot threads that featured him. I can't say I was totally thrilled with the manner in which the point of view shifted throughout the story, it provided too much distraction and limited the romance. I do think, though, that it added some very nice layers to the plotline of this series debut and provided a fairly wide base on which the series can be built.

Fury of Fire wasn't completely successful to me as a multifaceted and engaging paranormal romance, but it was one of the better series debuts I've read recently and there is tons of potential for future books. It's similar in style and tone as the series of some of the masters in the genre: Ward, Kenyon, Showalter, Adrian. That might be a negative to some. It's not to me. In fact, I consider it a positive, because the characters and the storyline are unique enough in this debut to stand the book up on its own merits and the style is one that I have always found appealing. Plus, dragons! I'm looking forward to following this series into the next book.

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Reviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
christine dorantes
Not my favorite so far. I had a hard time getting into this and it seemed to move extremely slow at the beginning. It started to pick up for me about the middle. I dunno cause I really love Mac. He's so hot and hilarious! Tania....she's sweet and can be tough and very funny as well. I liked her a lot. I wanted to cry for her when she first told Mac she loved him. I can't believe he shut her down like that and that really hurt her. He snapped out of it but seriously I wanted to belt him one. LOL. Now...my advice to readers is don't start in the middle of the series. You wont like it. You wont understand it. I do love this series and I really really hope Forge gets a story because he deserves it more than anyone I think. Poor guy losing his mate like that. Damn Ivar!!! Grrr. Anyways, I did get through this and ended up liking it. Wick is next and since we dont really know much about him should be interesting getting to know him. He's very intriguing the best ones usually are. HEHE.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
todd bowen
This is the first book I've listened to from this author. I enjoyed the book for the most part. The book does have similarities to the BDB series, so you will either love or hate this series because of that very reason. It was different enough for me to like it and want to listen to the next one in the series. This book has a HFN ending, which I find frustrating.

This was the first book I have listened to with only a male narrator...even for the girl voices. So, to me, that made listening to it a bit awkward. He did good for the male characters but complete awkwardness for the female voices. I've already downloaded the second one to listen to, have started it, it is the same way. I think having both a male & female narrator would have made it so much better.

I listened to this book through the KU program.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
eric redmond
There's no doubt in my mind that there's something special about this Dragonfury series. Not only did she create a wonderful kind of dragon shapeshifter, but Coreene Callahan has succeeded in creating great characters that have you coming back for more. I think, FURY OF SEDUCTION has been my favorite of the series so far, especially since it features one of my favorite dragons, Mac.

Mac hasn't been a dragon for a long time. Actually, he's only known about his true nature for a few weeks now. He has always been drawn to water, especially when he was a Navy SEAL. Now that he knows he's a water dragon, everything makes sense. The only problem is, water dragons are very rare, especially since one water dragon wants to remain the only one in existence and will do pretty much anything to eradicate any new water dragons, including Mac. It's a good thing that Mac has joined the Nightfuries, warriors who will do anything to protect humankind. They have vowed to fight against the Razorbacks, who plan to kill off the majority of humankind and who have made this rogue water dragon one of their own.

Of course, this book wouldn't be complete without the romance between Mac and Tania. Unfortunately, like all the other books in this series (and many paranormal romance book, truthfully), I found love was mentioned too soon and without any real foundation. What seems to bound these dragons to their mates is a strong energy that inevitably makes them fall in love. Not very realistic, I know, but a girl can wish for a strong and buff dragon of her own, can't she? This has been my only problem with the series so far. The fated mate thing can get repetitive, so I hope author creates more obstacles in the relationships in the future books.

Nevertheless, Tania and Mac seem to be well matched. She's the type of woman that never really trusted men since she's always been afraid of revealing her emotions in fear of rejection. On the other hand, Mac has always been a one-night-stand kind of guy and has never thought of trying for a relationship until Tania stepped into his life. Since Tania is one of the prime targets for the Razorback breeding program, Mac will stop at nothing to protect and save her from kidnappers.

While Tania's background story was very detailed and developed, I was a bit disappointed that we didn't learn more about Mac's past. However, because of his relationship with the rogue water dragon, I'm hoping more will be revealed in the future books.

The first two books introduced us to the silent war between the Nightfuries and the Razorbacks, and focused mostly on characters in the Seattle area. Now, with FURY OF SEDUCTION, Coreene Callahan has expanded her story to Europe and introduced other major key player of this war. I have a feeling we have only skimmed the surface of this secretive dragon world and I suspect were in for quite a ride in the upcoming books. If you're a fan of dragons and/or of hot and dominant shapeshifters, do try this series if you haven't already. I love that they're reasonably priced for the kindle and kindle apps, since I'm the type of person that hates buying e-book for more that $5.

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An electronic advance reader's copy was provided by the publisher.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
fuchsia rascal
3.5 Stars

I am excited to start this new series by a new to me writer! I love dragons shifters and Callahan creates a interesting dragons. It is fun to see what different talents each dragon male will have. There is a lot of humorous internal thoughts by the heroine that make this a good read!

The heroine in this book is smart and little bit quirky. Her reaction to all the things that happen is realistic. The hero is a ton of dragon shifter hotness with the weight of his clan on his shoulders. The action is fast paced and engaging as is the love story. They have a good dynamic.

I am looking forward to seeing the other characters get their own stories. I will be reading the rest of the series and already have the next one qued up.

What kept this book from being excellent for me is a lack of rerereadablity that comes from scene, moments, and dialogue that are so special of fun I want to revisit them again and again. Some of the issue here are character development. I can tell this is a series where the characters will round out as the books roll out. This will work over time but leaves this book a bit thin. There is also a basic premise of the book that some dragon knowledge has been lost that is less than believable. I don't really need there to be the crazed villain but that is just me.

I agree that there are lots of parts that are JR Ward like but with Dragons. Still, the book is enjoyable overall and I recommend it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
shoshanafilene
Coreene Callahan has swiftly joined my list of top paranormal romance authors. My personal favs include Nalini Singh, Kresley Cole... and now Coreene Callahan too. I love the intricate world building, the fantastic and yet relatable creatures that populate their tales and the the three "H"s that I look for, Humor, Heat and Heart. Coreene's Dragonfury novels have all that and more plus, double bonus points :) DRAGONS! I am addicted.

If somehow you've missed these books... And you might have because Coreene blazed onto the scene just this year, you're in for a treat! If you've been eagerly waiting, like me :P. then you know how lucky we've been to get three amazing installments in this series in one year! *Snoopy dancing* From February 2012, Fury of Fire, to June's Fury of Ice and November's Fury of Seduction we've been treated to heart wrenching emotion, adrenaline pumping action, intrigue, danger and characters that grab you from the start.

Fury of Seduction could be read without reading the prior two books, but why deprive and confuse yourself? lol The world of the Dragonkind, the Nightfuries and their enemies, the Razorbacks, is fascinating. I love the camaraderie between the guys who make up the pack of Nightfury warriors. Their banter and attitude with each other make me laugh out loud and the bonds between them are thicker than blood. They have each other's backs.

In this world the dragons are powerful but they depend on human females to connect them to the Meridian, the earth's power, and give them life sustaining energy. The Razorbacks want to eliminate the need for humans and breed female dragon offspring from strong energy human women. If they succeed, their plan is to wipe out the human race. The Nightfuries protect the secrets of the dragon race and do their best to protect the humans.

Fury of Seduction is Mac and Tania's story. *melt* It is an emotional, roller coaster of a book. I LOVED it! Mac and Tania are both very wounded people who haven't let their past stop them from being strong, independent individuals. I loved Tania's strength and courage and could relate to some of her issues. She worries about keeping work and personal life balanced and not letting anyone down. She wants to be dependable and take care of everything and everyone. She's trying to hold it all together and not, not, not! fall apart in the face her little sister's imprisonment for taking a man's life and the recent disappearance of her best friend (the heroine of the 1st story) Myst. She's also been having yummy, inexplicable dreams about the cop, Mac, who was looking into Myst's case. She's in a pressure cooker situation and it's about to blow. :P

Mac, *mmmmm* I adored him. He has just discovered that he is part of the Dragonkind race and is trying to get a handle on his powers. He faces life head on and doesn't flinch, he accepts and adjusts to makes the best of things. Mac's enjoying the ability to shift into a water dragon, exploring his unique powers and trying to learn control so he can be a valuable member of his new family, the Nightfury warriors. He grew up as an orphan and has trust and commitment issues. He's always been a love 'em and leave 'em guy and is surprised by the power of his emotions when he discovers that Tania is in danger from the Razorback dragons. He can't explain the sense of urgency but he NEEDS to get to Tania. Nothing will stop him from getting to her side. It's beautiful and powerful how much he's drawn to her and how much he's been grieving the absence of her from his life. You discover there's more to their relationship then what they think when they reunite and explore the connection between them.

I enjoyed seeing the trust build between Tania and Mac. They both have so much baggage and to see them come together as a couple is intense. Tania learns to believe in Mac and know that he sees her, not just the pretty, distracting, packaging that she shows the world, but he truly sees her for the smart, brave, woman she is. Mac values her. He appreciates her courage, sense of humor, smarts, spirit and her creative way with words! lol She doesn't swear but uses clever phrases to express her frustration. I am adopting Frickin'-frack from Tania. I loved watching them find peace and balance together. And yes, <g> their love scenes are very hot and their growing trust is expressed even in those moments. *sigh* I was rooting for them to overcome their doubts and find happiness. I love the two of them together.

The conflict between good and evil, between the Nightfuries and the Razorbacks, continues to escalate in this story. Ivar, the leader of the Razorbacks, is vicious and brilliant. He is the mastermind behind the plot to breed dragon females and eventually exterminate the humans. Plot threads are revealed showing some different factions within the Dragonkind race and the dirty politics some players are involved in. I am very intrigued to see where Coreene takes this series and am eagerly waiting for the next chapter. I love all the guys in the Nightfury pack and I want a story for each of them! In every installments in this series I have thought that couple was definitely my favorite, but I keep having to adjust and make room for more favorites :P (I feel like the Grinch whose heart just keeps getting bigger lol)

Here are some of my favorite lines

♦ She wasn't a coward, and fear or no fear, she needed to see the situation through. Exploration, after all was mankind's great gift to itself. So no, she couldn't walk away. Not yet. Now without giving what she felt for Mac a chance.

♦ Strange he knew, but providing for her nourished him somehow: having her wear his clothing, sleep in his bed, eat the food he'd prepared for her... man, he couldn't get enough of it.

♦ "You need anything else?"

"I don't know," she said, a rasp in her voice. "A lobotomy?"

His respect for her moved up a rung. Good for her. She was a drive-straight-to-the-basket kind of girl, direct and to the point. His kind of woman. "Don't think you need one. Prozac might be the better bet."

She huffed, the beginnings of a smile lighting her face.

♦ No other man had ever made her feel so good. So completely comfortable in her own skin. So beautiful, loved, or accepted... just the way she was.

I can't recommend this paranormal romance series enough! If you like strong, relatable heroines, powerful, demanding, alpha Dragon heroes ;) intricate world building, movielike action sequences and an endearing cast of characters that draw you in and make you want more, clear a spot on your shelf for Coreene Callahan's Dragonfury series.

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kasey
Tania Solares is proud, independent and has made a lovely life for herself - not perfect but after her upbringing - better than she expected. When her very best friend went missing and she refused to let it go, she then became a target herself between two warring factions of dragon-shifters. Suddenly her very survival depends on Mac, a newly initiated dragon-warrior who hasn't quite figured out his newly burgeoning magical powers, but will risk his life and break every rule to keep her safe!

*** Picking up this book, I was unaware that it was part of a series, however it didn't take me long to get the gist of the situation and was totally able to enjoy the story which pretty much stood completely on it's own. Yes, there were questions in the back of my mind of discovering more about the characters that I only assume had their own books, yet it took nothing away from the adventure and action of this story of Mac and Tania.

I've read of dragon shifters before, yet in this series by Callahan, I had not encountered the various kinds of shifters who can breathe fire, ice, swim in water, etc. (Frankly, I can't wait to look up the former books to get totally in step with this new dragon world).

Naturally, the writing was extremely well done and the characters very well fleshed out with enough background to give good insight to motivations - which I give high grades for when reviewing any book. I need to know the why behind what drives a character. In Ms. Callahan's world building it is easy to see this series become a top notch action thriller with plenty of angst, romance, and cliff-hanging moments which combine all the elements I love in a series I plan to follow.

Bottom line: Ms. Callahan has a perfect recipe plus the talent to drive this dragon series and FURY OF SEDUCTION to the top of the charts.

Marilyn Rondeau, for [...]
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
hayley tilley
4.5 Feathers
Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

This is a long over due praise and review to a wonderful debut novel. I've read it few weeks back and had procrastinated on my reviews. So here goes.

Coreene Callahan did an extraordinary job with this intricate world of humans and dragon shifters. Everything about this book had me turning the pages one after the next.

The Dragonkind exist but endangered and their numbers continue to dwindle. It's bit complicated as it's not that easy for these male dragons to produce offspring. They are only fertile twice a year and only with certain human females that have certain "energies". Unfortunately, even when pregnancies occur, the mother does not usually survive the delivery.

Though procreation is at top priority, for the Nightfury, saving humans from the Razorbacks (rogue dragons) comes first. These rogues are on a mission to up their numbers by impregnating any female they can. Then, kidnapping the babies as their own.

Bound by duty, Bastian and his Nightfury dragons will do what it takes to protect human kind, take responsibilities to the orphaned babies, and raise them the right way. And one night in a rescue mission, Bastian will meet his mate Caroline, a nurse practitioner. Fates as you call it, as they meet in the same place with similar intentions... to rescue a dragonkind baby.

Fury of Fire is one of the best books I have read this year. It is action packed, full of humor, banter and it had an interesting plot of dragonkind. The romance was also great and it had a good amount of smexy scenes. Bastian is very alpha and Caroline is a very independent and strong heroine. I love their chemistry together. The secondary characters were definitely entertaining and I found myself wanting to know more about them. I am especially interested to know more about Angela *cough*beautiful Name*cough* and Rikar who is obviously to be the H/h for the next book. Rikar, Wick, Sloan and Venom are Nightfuries we can expect to hear more of or hope for anyway. These guys have the funny banter that will have you LOL several times in the book.

Now here's the thing, this book has some similarities to the world of BDB; language, some personalities, love, humor, banters and camaraderie between the brothers. But....it is also a world of its own. So, if you like BDB and you are open to something similar, these Dragon Shifters are alpha males you can enjoy. I truly enjoyed them and I highly recommend this book.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
elvia duran
Ok, I never review books but after reading all of the bad reviews and ordering this book myself I felt the need to voice an opinion.

First, let me say that I am an AVID JR Ward fan. I LOVE the brothers and have had to buy multiple copies of the books due to overuse. That being said this is NOT a bad series. YES, there are some similarities but if you are a paranormal romance reader you will know that there are similarities in many books. However the similarities were not so overwhelming that I could not get into the book. The story was interesting and had some good action scenes. The 'feeding' the dragons do is different from the 'feeding' vampires do. The writer did good character and world building.

The things that kept me from giving this book 5 stars was the fact that it dragged in some places. I know it was the first novel but some times it seemed as though there was too much detail and I wanted things to just get on already. Also the female lead was a little annoying and whinney at times, going back and forth about her feelings for the male lead.

All in all I think the characters are interesting (who doesn't love hot, possesive alpha male types) and the author holds her own with this series. I have already ordered the second book.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
bob simon
I picked this book up because it was about dragon shifters...DRAGONS! How cool does that sound? I mean this book has very mixed reviews so I did go into reading this pretty leery, but still optimistic. Honestly this book is ok, it's nothing spectacular, maybe if I'd read this one before I'd read every other book like it, I would like this book more. I do like the idea of dragon shifters, that is pretty cool and I haven't read anything similar, but it was the formula and the subject that the was so familiar. This soul mate or mate thing has been extremely popular since J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series came out, and there have been many that have been inspired by it, unfortunately it can be tiresome after a while. This particular author is a good writer, but the book became a little boring and I lost interest in there somewhere also the book kind of just ended, so summation it just BAM ended. I know that this is a series but the ending didn't feel like an ending and with the book being so drawn out, I expected something more. Also the relationships between the women and the men in the story seemed a bit....rapey, they don't want to go near the dudes and all of a sudden they start 'feeding' and the women can't get enough of them. Ok, rapey isn't the right word, but it just seems like a false relationship really. I don't know maybe that's just me, but it's kind of weird. Yes the book is entertaining, but it's nothing special.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sahana
The Nightfuries and Razorbacks are back and neither side is any nicer than they were before. This time the Razorbacks want to capture a high energy female named Tania and use her for breeding and Ivan's personal pleasure. However, there is one Nightfury who is determined to stop him from doing that and he has friends...

Ms. Callahan has a talent for writing stories with lots of action in them. The world she has created with dragon shapeshifters stays consistent and solid in the books of the series. All the dragons have different talents which makes the story even more interesting. Her romances keep your attention, too.

She makes her main character in this story, Tania, a strong young woman with an independent streak. She tends to stay away from men. That doesn't work too well when she gets captured by dragons. There are a couple of women at their compound but the rest are all men...

The author weaves a tale of dark and light. The Razorbacks want to control the world. The Nightfuries protect women and fight the Razorbacks. Ms. Callahan makes the wars ugly and with painful cost, as I believe dragon battles would be. With how tough she makes all her characters, you can tell that she was a tomboy in her youth and played hockey with the boys. She doesn't believe in wimps.

This is the third installment in this series and while each book can stand alone, I have enjoyed reading all the tales. Here's your chance to see how Tania enters the dragonworld and how she adjusts. I have the feeling the next book will about her younger sister and which Nightfury chooses her, but I could be wrong. I will be watching for the next in the series to find out.

Originally posted at LAS Romance Reviews
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
khushboo goyal
So, yeah, I started reading this series and I liked the first book. The second one was ok and now the third, eh. I'm getting tired of the same story line; boy meets girl, boy is instantly in love & scary possessive, boy rescues girl, girl does idiotic thing, boy re-rescues girl, etc... I'd be lying if I didn't mention that I was more than a little annoyed that this series seems to be turning into a dragon version of The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, and I'm talking right down to the cop who doesn't know he's dragon, suddenly transforming. (AND I have the audio version, so the narrator even gives Mac a Boston accent. Annoying, seriously.) While I enjoy the "laid back" writing style (or whatever you call it, hip, adolescent?), there is a LOT of repetition and overuse of the same sayings. If I read "So yeah, blah, blah, blah" again, good grief! All that said, I didn't hate the book at all, but I think I'm just getting tired of the same story being retold again and again. Not sure if I'll go on to the next book in the series or not...
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
marcin
Fury of Seduction is Book 3 of Coreen Callahan's Dragonfury Series. It follows up on the story of Mac and Tania. In book two, Mac is thrust into the world of Dragon-shifters when an accident (in book 1) causes his dormant inner dragon to emerge. In order to survive the sudden onset of the shifting process, he needs a high energy female to help him crossover. Only, instead of the female the Nightfuries had set up, Mac stumbles upon Tania - and well - the blue water dragon emerged. Only Tania is Bastian's female Myst's best friend. So, dragon or not, the male pack did what they usually do when they goof and don't want their girlfriends to know about it. They mind scrubbed Tania memories, didn't worry about Mac since he won't remember anyways, and all agreed to say nothing to Myst.

Men. Even as dragons they can do dumb things. Yes, Myst does find out.

In Fury of Seduction, Tania's gift of being a high-energy female is exposed and the race is on between the good guys Nightfuries and the rogue clan Razorbacks to who will retrieve her first. As Tania and Mac are reunited, now its time to get past the awkwardness of the lies and cover-up from their bizarre first encounter in Fury of Ice. That, and the whole "yeah, dragons exist and I'm one of them" deal.

Fury of Seduction is another fun sexy read filled with hot belligerent shifting man-dragons wearing leathers, shit-kickers, and cussing up a storm. New dangerous characters are introduced, hinting in more story lines to come. Book three is more light-hearted than the previous two books. If you enjoyed the past two books, you will enjoy this one too.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
twisty
Is the third time a charm?
By this third book in the Dragon Fury Series there is still more to like than not. I like the relationship among all the DragonFury men: Bastian, Rikkar, Venom, Wick, Sloan, Forge and Mac. After reading this book, there are some clear favorites and i like that they stay around in each book. Fury of Seduction is Mac and Tania's story. Like the other books, there is a lot of action and even more evil to contend with as well as new characters, both good and evil. There are also competing story lines such as that of JJ, Tania's sister. Ivar , alone, takes up too much space, yet we can be thankful Lothair is no more. Sometimes, too much is thrown into a book and a single focus is lost. in this instance the focus is taken from Mac's and Tania's relationship. The Dragon Fury's relationship with his mate is the "bait". By the end of this story we've not been with Mac and Tania enough to know them as we did with Myst and Bastian in Fury of Fire and Angela and Rikkar in Fury of Ice (my favorite). As previously mentioned, there is more to like than not and Wick's story is next, Fury of Desire.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
brian levinson
I listened to this as an audiobook, narrated by Benjamin L. Darcie, so my review is based on that version.

Recently I have had a thing for dragon shifter stories, mostly because I think of myself as a dragon woman, especially when I get angry. So I look forward to adding new dragon and dragon stories to my TBR list. I came across this one and thought I would give it a shot.

When the story starts out, Myst Munroe, a regular lady working as a nurse, comes across a bad situation where a pregnant lady lays dying. Try as she might, she is unable to save the mother, but is able to save the child. Enter the dragon! Before Myst is able to get away from the situation, her and two paramedics are attacked ... by dragons! Sounds great right? So much potential in such a great start.

There were many things I liked about the story. The fight scenes between the different dragon factions were pretty awesome. The different abilities of the dragons were pretty cool too. I wasn't too keen on the fact they couldn't go out during the daytime, but each author has to make their dragons unique, so it was okay.

There were a few things that just didn't sit well with me. For example, if you have a dragon lair that you can only enter by a cave entrance behind a waterfall and a `force field' that makes it so you cannot sneak in. What the heck was with the cars and driveway when Myst needed to escape?????

I will probably read the next in the series just to see if Ms. Callahan will let our dragons soar or if they will be shot down in flames.

The Narration Review
This audiobook was narrated by Benjamin L. Darcie and I really enjoyed his narration. His voice was clear and his character voices were easily distinguishable. When it came to the more steamy scenes, Benjamin's voice and tone rose and fell with the perfect tempo making me hang on every word.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ashley goldman
This is the third book in the Nightfury series. I had not read the prior books but this one can be a stand-alone. I will go back and read the two prior books, "Fury of Fire" and "Fury of Ice". I'm sure that by reading them it will add more depth to the current one. I really like the supernatural magic of the Nightfury men (all gorgeous and built) who turn into dragons. Each has his own special gift and they are fighting evil (the Razorbacks, another group of dragons) to save the human race. The main character is Mac (a former police detective), who is a water dragon. His companions are older dragons and he is considered the fledgling. He has just recently learned that he could turn into a dragon and has a lot to learn about fighting and cloaking in order to prove himself to the group. Along the way he is possessed by thoughts of Tania Solares, who had walked into his office at the Seattle Police Station in search of her missing friend. As fate would have it, her friend is the to be mate of the commander of the Nightfuries. Tania is fiercely independent and appears content in her job as a landscape architect. Things start changing after she meets Mac. She is introduced to the concept of the "Meridian", which involves the life energy, and mind speak. There are some very steamy love scenes between Tania and Mac. Throw in some political power hungry dragons and a revenge filled red eyed dragon named Ivar and you have a book full of suspense, action, romance, and little mystery. I loved it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jennifer moneagle
I read this book via the Kindle Unlmited.

After reading some of the reviews I have to say, the reviews were more accurate than the ratings.

If you are a fan of J.R. Wards BDB series.. you will either love this seriesw or seriously hate it. Coreene Callahan must be a series fan or a friend for J.R. Ward for the similiarities in the series are uncanny. I personally happen to enjoy the writing style, sarcasism, and charm.

A group of dragon shifter warriors that are trying to protect their race from a rogue faction, living in the human world while hiding their existance, a ruling party of "wealthy" that don't really know or care whats truly going on, human cops that are getting too close (or are they REALLY human?) and of course the women who break through the walls of stone to wrap around the warriors hearts.

I just bought book 2 - can't wait to start reading it! Will be going back to actually purchase this one soon.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
catherine cheney
I started reading with the understanding that I would set the JR Ward comparisons aside. The previous book Fury of Ice introduced Mac as a fun, protective interesting character so I was looking forward to learning more. I learned a little bit but not much. Callahan hinted at his hidden depths (no pun intended since he is a water-dragon) with his secret home, and need for quiet space but she did not develop him much beyond that. There were some chuckle moments with his interaction between his fellow dragons especially Venom. I was a bit distracted by the changing viewpoints and side-stories. I completely understand that she is world-building and introducing us to other characters in the series but in this case it felt like it was to the detriment of her two main characters: Tania and Mac. I am still not convinced about why Mac would choose Tania, what is he really attracted to? The fact that she is a high-energy woman? There was nothing compelling that seemed to bring the two of them together other than their prior interaction that was described in Fury of Ice. Some of the secondary characters seem interesting my hope is that Callahan spends more time developing the actual story of the main characters; that is what I look for in a series that I will put my hard-earned money into. I need to care about them and get sucked into their romance. At this point she has intrigued me but not given me enough character development to sustain my interest....
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
laynie
I really wanted to like this series I thought the storyline to be really good. But the r in the first and second books just didn't roll right for me. Everything out of each
character's mouth was poorly written snark and sarcasm.

In this one the author has tone that down significantly enough so the characters and the story are able to come through much better. I know from having read the next book (Wick's story) she had back even more while is why it's my favorite in the series and also Wick is my favorite. I'm also happening the Venom' will be just as good. So, he on and get to the third part, and enjoy.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
jenny challagundla
The Nightfuries are a group of half dragons dedicated to protecting humans while keeping their species a secret. The biggest threat to the humans are the Razorbacks, another group of half dragons lead by Ivar, a scientist who sees humans as nothing but food--the dragons need to feed on the energy of a human--and has a plan to wipe most of them out. The race had been cursed long ago to only have males, so to procreate they must mate with a female human. Unfortunately the females always die when giving birth. Bastian, the Commander of the Nightfuries, has decided that as much as he doesn't want to hurt someone, he needs to father a son to start building up their numbers.

Myst is a nurse practitioner who carries a strong flow of energy. She comes to Bastian's attention when his group intercepts an emergency call from Myst to 911 regarding a young woman they know of who is carrying a dragon's child and dying. Myst is able to save the child. Bastian arrives just before the opposing side and while in human form his presence felt comforting, seeing him and his friend change into dragons is rather upsetting, as is being taken captive.

The story is told from a number of points of view. Bastien, Myst, Rikar who is Bastien's best friend, Detective Angela Keen and Ivar, the head bad guy. Splitting it up that way works well especially since Rikar and Angela are the focus of the next book. The story on the whole is pretty good, although there are a number of things that don't make sense and I'm hoping an explanation is provided in the next two books.

When I started reading this story I immediately felt like I was reading a softer version of something written by J R Ward. Too many details built into this setting match Ward's Black Dagger series. I especially found it distracting around the middle of the book each time something new was described that matched Ward's world.

Thankfully this distraction didn't last for the entire book. I like the concept and enjoyed the writing style.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
audriane sani
Bastian and Rikar are dragons appearing in the guise of humans. They are on a mission to save their race from extinction, one in which they must unite with a human to produce more half-dragon-half-human sons. However, the focus of his mission is diverted when he meets Myst, a fiery woman passionate about her medical calling to save every precious life. While she struggles to save the life of a mother and child, the scent of death and life reaches both dragons. They rush to the scene where Myst is able to save the child but not the mother. Another danger looms, however, Bastian besotted with this woman and putting off the deed he knows he must accomplish and instead taking Myst and the baby to safety!

Other dragons under the leadership of Ivar do display that shred of compassion and care. For Ivar is in charge of constructing a lab where his plans will develop to threaten the existence of all humanity. Thus begins the race to survival for every character in this fast-paced thriller story. These are dragons that possess the power to freeze or burn whatever thwarts their purposes, a mystery humans don't understand but are attempting to figure out and conquer.

The feelings grow between Myst and Bastian, in between numerous battles involving Ivar and his cronies and humans. Many lives are lost, but the fire between Myst and Bastian grows and grows and grows until it is banked in their fiery union, where the unexpected happens. Sex with a dragon is also consuming, satisfying both but also increasing the desire for more to an almost unbearable crescendo!

How will it all be resolved or ended? Coreene Callahan has written a fantasy novel sure to thrill lovers of this genre, as well as those who love a fierce, lusty romance story!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
toddsills
You ever watch one of those commercials or tv shows, where the creators had too boldly assumed they had a handle on the new slang the kids used? You'd wince in horror as the characters on screen mangled every term the marketing department managed to steal from the youths Facebook posts. And the way the characters talked sounded so forced, you could almost hear the executives begging through the screen: "We're hip, we're cool! Please, give us your money!!!!" That's what I felt the author accomplished in this book. The male protagonist came off like a desperate Ferengi, which tells you right off the bat what kind of male we are dealing with here. I stopped reading when Mr. Ferengi was kidnapping Myst to bring her to his lair, and while she is frightened out of her mind, he thinks to himself 'god, I can't wait to bed her' ( paraphrased). The male 'protagonist' talks like a badly scripted pubescent boy, who's balls dropped too soon for his own good. It's a no from me.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
janis farrell
I don't know how this got so many reviews. The characters are shallow and not developed well. To add to that, the book jumps around constantly from character to character so often that it gives me a head ache. As soon as I settle in to reading in the two main characters she switches to something else. I feel like the author has ADD when it comes to sticking to the story. I'm ticked I used my one prime read this month on this garbage. I've read fanfiction written by amateurs that's better than this.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
mary foster
When a dragon shifter mates with a human woman, the woman dies upon birth of the child. Bastian has no desire to do this to a woman, but if he doesn't his dragon clan will die out. And the time to breed is coming upon him...

Ms Callahan makes her Nightfury dragons almost as much human as dragon and it's easy to understand why they are in a war against the Razorbacks. The Razorbacks are evil, are trying to wipe out the Nightfury clan, and they care less about the women they kill after sex. I'm not talking about mating, I'm talking about casual sex here. It's like they are disposable.

The most interesting person in the story is Myst, a nurse who goes above and beyond duty to help those who need aid. When she performs an emergency C-section on a woman dying on her kitchen floor, she has no idea she's saving a half-dragon baby.

This is fast paced story of good and evil and something in between. You need to pay attention as you keep turning the pages and reading or you'll miss part of the action. The author grabs your attention and keeps it through out the story.

The author has done a good job with this fantasy. I really enjoyed reading it. And I'm very happy to find it's part of a trilogy. I'm already excited about getting the next one in the series. I'm ready to head out with the Nightfury dragons and help them kick the butts of the bad boys!

Happy reading.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
sarj
I found this book to be an entertaining read with much literary "inspiration". Readers of JR Ward's the Black Dagger Brotherhood (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1), Christine Feehan's Carpathian series (Dark Prince: Author's Cut Special Edition (Dark Series)), and Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series (Kiss of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 1)) will immediately recognize the elements that have been recycled. In fact, I was most annoyed by the BDB ultra modern code speak meets the Carpathian formality of centuries old terminology - it just made didn't make sense! Character development falls just short of making this into a better than average series. There's no overarching theme/enemy that really drives the story arch and compels the reader to find out if the good fight will be won. Lara Adrian's Midnight Breeds is vastly more creative and retains the elements of BDB that made it such a compelling series from the start.

However, it is your much better than average book from the Kindle Owner's Lending Library in this genre and I noticed that at least the second book in the series is also available. I will definitely be borrowing the second next month and hope for further plot developments. At 3.99 the price is about right for the value of the novel.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
krissy mcclure
I am not sure why everyone is harping on the author so bad about similarities to JR Wards series, I personally have read more than one book that could be considered similar. It is called PARANORMAL ROMANCE lol. I personally think she did a great job for a first book in the series one of the things I though was a great addition was Forge, at the end you get a glimpse of who he really is and the love the felt for Caroline was heart rending. I think they should have given him his son though. I hope that gets corrected in a future book. I am currently on Fury Of Ice, love it so far. I think the author did an exceptional job of laying the groundwork, and you can see that the series will do very well. I suggest this to anyone who is an avid paranormal romance reader like myself. Great Job Callahan ;-) keep up the great work.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sanasai
Ever since Myst Munroe's mother died under Myst-erious (sorry) circumstances, Myst has been driven to heal and to help, but she's essentially alone in the world. When she tries to rescue a client and her newborn from ominous circumstances, she puts herself in the path of an ancient rite carried on by dragons, led by the sexy, brooding Bastian...well, the good dragons, anyway. There's also a clan of dragons that experiments on humans for fun, and wants to get its claws on Myst because she has a certain power...

Throw in a steely detective named Angela, a baby needing care, a magical helper named Daimler, and hot passionate love threatened by an ancient dragon secret, and you have the makings of a page-turner. The swearing and repetitious use of the F-bomb I could do without, because Ms. Callahan's writing is strong without it, and she can tell a compelling story with likeable characters, particularly Myst, Angela (and her dragon admirer Rikar), not to mention Bastian and his dragon buddies. This looks like a terrific series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
karthik
I've read all the dragon fury novels in order and thus far, this is my favorite. For someone who loves romance, I can tell you that this isn't like Crossfire or 50 Shades with sex, sex, sex; it's more plot/paranormal, with a healthy amount of hot sex mixed in.

I loved Mac's story most because:
1.) Mac is a dominant in bed (again, this is dom lite, NOTHING like Tara sue me's characters or EL James) Still, though, it's nice to have a little domination in the male characters.
2.) You know the characters well enough by now to really get sucked into the book (as long as you've read them in order- I highly recommend that)
3.) Mac and tania's story is a little more steamy than the rest :-)

I love the series and highly recommend it. Yes, the writer's style is very introspective, but I like that. it helps really develop the characters and you feel like you REALLY know them by the end of the novel.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kim garbow
Can't you see dragons flying in the air? Because I sure can! There's Mac and Forge, Rikar right behind them and the rest of the Nighfuries pack. So gorgeous!

Another awesome book! Mac was an intriguing character since the beginning of the series, it was so good to see him falling in love, this man that used to sleep around without any kind of commitment. Tania, of course, is the perfect match to Mac and their intimacy was so high.

What I enjoyed most was the rest of the book: knowing a little about JJ, Tania's sister, that struggles in prison; more of the Dragonkind culture; new dragon characters were introduced (and isn't Gage so gorgeous and a complete mystery?) and the plot thickens in Prague.

The end had me guessing and yearning for the next book and some developments/answers.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
nyssa
The story concept was really great. There were certain aspects of this book that were top rate but I think the author tried to do too much and ended up dropping the ball when it counted. There are a lot of strings left dangling by the end. I understand you need to leave mystery for future books but there were many things that were left unfinished that could have improved the quality of the book had she tied them up.
I borrowed with with the store Prime and returned it before I thought to check but there were A LOT of swear words, which I don't always have a problem with as long as they are well placed and mean something. At the end I thought I was going to scream if she wrote "He gave the F-bomb a work out" one more time.
The writer also used a lot of unnecessary acronyms like LZ for "Landing Zone" I wish she would have just said landing zone.
The fight scenes were good but players in the scene would go MIA. One minute you were reading about how character a was doing X to character b and then all of a sudden she is talking about something else and never tells you what happened because of the previous action.
All in all, for $3.99 I guess the book is a descent buy and I will probably read the others but only with the borrow option of the store Prime. I can think of many other books to spend my money on.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
jeremy b
This book was like an over stuffed sausage splitting its case. There was just too much storyline shoved into one book at the expense of this couples specific romance. And at the end of the book there were numerous storyline threads that never got resolved. But because you aren't fully drawn into the couple, I don't feel the overwhelming need to know what will happen in the next book. It's less a cliffhanger more just a poor finish.

I do give the author props for detail to a setting and setting up situations, as well as the lingo of her characters. But the main couple we were supposed to be concentrating on didn't seem as fleshed out as several of the ancillary characters. And the female lead came off as pretty dumb in several situations which made the eyes roll. This was my introduction to the series and it had possibilities but I don't think I'm interested enough to get the other books.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
dennis chin
I found Fury of Fire, the first in a trilogy, to be an outstanding and original concept, and although it was a fast and enterataining read, I couldn't seem to lose myself in the story. It surrounds battling clans of Dragonkind, half-human, half-dragon warriors and their ongoing struggles to preserve their own kind as well as the human race. It's primary genre is romance with some very sexy bedroom scenes, but does also fall into an Urban Fantasy category with world building around a modern Seattle setting.

Dragonkind have a curse worse than vampires in this world. They must feed off of energy emitted by humans and although they can generally control what they take, there is always the possibility of draining them to death. To make matters worse, their species is made up entirely of males with their population dwindling as their battles to preserve the human race wage on. It is possible for them to reproduce with human females, but it's essentially a death sentence since no human females have survived the birth, making any sort of long term relationship impossible. When Bastion, leader of the Nightfury clan, decides to set an example by siring a son, he has five days before the Meridian's axis aligns, the time when their power source takes over and compels them to breed, to find a candidate.

Myst Munroe is a traveling nurse practictioner, so when her pregnant friend Caroline's latest blood test comes back abnormal and doesn't return her calls, Myst decides to pay a housecall. When she gets there, Caroline is already dead lying in a pool of her blood, but miracle of miracles, her baby is still alive in her womb. Myst calls emergency services for an ambulance and makes a grey area ethical decision to perform a gruesome c-section with a kitchen knife. That is when all hell breaks loose. Bastion and his best friend Rikar intercept the ambulance with plans to kidnap the child, keeping it's fate from their hated enemies, the Razorbacks, but when they arrive, they find Myst, who's enormous energy source essentially knocks them on their asses. Bastion is immediately taken by Myst and knows he's found the mother of his son, but he doesn't have time to take it all in because the Razorbacks were already on their way to claim the child and he fights desperately to not only take the child, but protect the highly coveted and powerful woman.

Being the first of a trilogy, this was an engrossing and complicated first installment that lays the foundation of allies and enemies, as well as potential romantic pairings. I love the uniqueness of each of the characters, but the interaction and dynamics work really well at times, and others not so much. The reason falls under the writing style and tone, which unfortunately, doesn't change as we get a point of view from each character. They all say "Man" as in "Man, this is can't be happening," and you can't have a cast of a dozen characters, both human and 100+ year old dragon, who all talk the same. The reactions of Myst were also sometimes believable, and others not. Either you're scared out of your wits or you're plucky, and for some reason, her introduction to the world of dragons just didn't work for me. Last, but certainly not least, was the romantic chemistry. Apparently, human women have absolutely no control over their emotions to Dragonkind so Myst and Bastion's relationship isn't so much a building of affection as it is a tsunami of compulsion, which diminishes the romance factor. Regardless, the author has an interesting tale to tell and with some added depth to emotions and tone, this could end up being a great series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
tom neufeld
This is a different spin to the dragon shifter tales. The attraction that was between Bastian and Myst is undeniable in this love story. Neither really understand what the pull means and they must figure it out together as they go. Myst doesn't know what to trust, she has been kidnapped and she's drawn to him. There is a lot of action in this book, and sometimes it was hard to keep up from switching from characters point of view to another's. The ending was to quick and I don't believe it was the correct place to end Bastian and Myst's story. Hopefully the next book will touch on their story to complete it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
vexus vi
-Strong storyline with good and bad characters quickly established.
-Main characters are Bastian (Age Old Dragon-Shifter), Myst Munroe, a nurse practitioner.
-This is an excellent example of FANTASY at its finest.
-As the story rapidly unfolds of a age old battle, unique love and a small, but important mystery.
-Anybody that loves a GOOD FANTASY story (series) should give this Book 1 a try.
-I'm currently in the process of d/l Fury Of Ice (Dragonfury Series Book 2).
-Ms. Coreene Callahan, thank you!!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
syrena
I don't know if I just got used to it towards the end or if she just stopped doing it, but the way the book is written (in a very stream of consciousness like manner) has a way of making everyone sound juvenile. It's distracting. And then there's the masculine speak that's trying too hard to mimic how men talk to each other. But the biggest problem is that there are perspective chapters from characters outside the main couple that rarely add to the story, only lengthen it unnecessarily.
However the world on page is richly conceived and unique.
.........sex descriptions could have been a little more thorough, but to each their own.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ladybug1919
Very enjoyable story about dragon shifters. Nurse Practitioner, Myst Munroe, is making a house call on one of her OB patients. Unfortunately, she discovers her patient near death and her patients's last wish is for Myst to save her baby. Utilizing, kitchen knives, Myst performs an emergent c-section. Sebastian, the leader of the Nightfury dragons (the good guys) shows up to rescue the baby from the clutches of the bad guys (Razobacks). The chemistry is mutual and instaneous.

The story is fast paced with good narrative and excellent dialogue. I wholeheartedly recommend this story. I have already started the second book. Great new voice in paranormal romance genre.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
micala
In Washington State, the hybrid dragon-human species are divided into two opposing groups. The Nightfuries vows to protect humanity with their lives; while the Razorbacks led by Ivar the scientist believe that the half dragon species should be at the top of the food chain vowing to destroy mankind. Hostility between the dragon shifter species is extremely high.

Bastien, head of the Nightfuries knows his duty as time runs short with the Meridian's axis realignment in five days. He must mate with a human female in order to promulgate the first of the next generation males. However, Bastien knows his woman will die in childbirth.

Nurse Myst Munroe grieves the death of her murdered mom while making a house call on her pregnant patient Caroline Van Owen. When she finds Caroline lying in blood, she gives first aid to save the lives of the mother and her unborn dragon child. Bastian and his top aide Rikar arrive as emergency medical workers just before agents of Razorbacks. A battle ensues over who claims the infant. Meanwhile Bastien knows Myst is the one, but realizes he is condemning her to a death sentence.

The first dragon shifter romantic urban fantasy is an exhilarating thriller in which the Callahan mythos comes across as genuine with a refreshing concept of fostering the species. The storyline rotates perspective between the protagonists, Ivar, Riker and human police detective Angela Keen; this enhances the plot especially the fantasy elements but also takes some adjusting due to the volume of switching leads. Although Razorbacks will remind readers of vampires sucking energy not blood, readers will enjoy the seemingly bittersweet romance between Bastien and Myst.

Harriet Klausner
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
jenjen
It was an ok read but it could’ve been better. The writing was off. D slangs were trying to b cool badass but they just sounded weird. Too many “Jesus”. “Oh god” I guess that should’ve been d title. D males second word was always “I’m sorry” could not see them as alpha males. Can’t read d rest of d series.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
wenders
I enjoyed this book. It did remind me of JR Ward and the BDB. I've read all those books and I'm long time fan. This author was obviously inspired by those. Sadly there seem to be no new ideas these days and this author is not the first to creatively regurgitate another's idea. If you're familiar with the BDB series you'll recognize a few familiar alpha male personalities. Wick for example, brings to mind Z. I'll continue this series because its familiar and I'd like to see if this author is capable of original thought. I really do think it has potential and I can see where she wanted her story to go and where it comes from. I'd like to see where it goes.... But if I start seeing "the lessening Society" or Jay Z and red smoke references all bets are off. All in all an entertaining read. Makes me want to crack open my first JR Ward and snuggle down.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
jackie brennan
I tried, I really tried to read this novel for a solid two hours. Maybe I've read too many really good books lately, or maybe the author's writing style just grated on my nerves. In the end, I was scanning, flipping pages at a time, and trying not to cringe at shallow childish characters and a lacking plot.

I'm always heavily disappointed when I grab a book based on stellar previous reviews only to discover they were highly misleading. In my opinion, a 5* book should compare to the best in the genre. This one does not.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
katie reed
Reviewed by Lee Anne for My Secret Romance Book Reviews
This book was provided by the author/publisher in return for an honest review.

OMG! OMG! OMG! Ok, now that I've got that out of my system. OMG! I LOVED this book. In the first 70 pages we had hot alpha males looking to hook up, a full scale dragon battle, a newborn baby, love at first sight and the McDonalds Big Mac jingle. This book was 400 pages of pure adrenaline mixed in with hot sex and even sexier dragonshifters!

As I was reading this book I couldn't help but notice the similarities between this series of characters and those in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series (BDB). I love BDB. While the characters and parts of the storyline (2 factions fighting-one evil, one good, and the good guys are smoking hot!), the Dragonfury series is independent and unique. Her writing style is also very different from Ward's. So, while I definitely draw comparisons between the two, they are in no way exactly alike.

I like the way Coreene dove right into the story, no backbuilding or history. She just throws the reader right in, sink or swim. She also starts out with a bang. There's a dragon fight before you even get out of the starting gate! All of this adds to the adrenaline pumping for the reader. The battles are well described and full of action, I could see the battles in my mind. It was almost like watching my own personal movie. Coreene managed to do this without boring me with so many details I wanted to scream. The imagery flowed with the battle and was a natural element to the descriptions. The one place the imagery failed me was the description of the house where Bastian and his men live. I'm hoping as we get more descriptions in later books, it will become more clear in my mind.

The love story between Bastian and Myst is out of this world. I like how Myst keeps fighting what's going on with Bastian, because, really? Dragons? But once they touch, all bets are off. This is all due to the energy Myst wields. We learn a little about the Meridian and the energy that flows from the Meridian through Myst in this story. We also learn of the importance of that energy to the dragons. I still feel a little lost when it comes to that aspect of the story and I'm hoping we learn more about it in the coming books.

The tension and the subsequent releasing of the tension between Myst and Bastian was hawt, hawt, hawt. Did I mention it was HAWT!!! The mental imagery of Myst flying over the table, sending china flying to get to Bastian is not one that will leave me anytime soon!

In addition to all of the hot sex, smoking hot alpha men and the adrenaline rush, I love the way Coreene has introduced us to the next female to get sucked into their world. In fact, she left us with a cliffhanger at the end. And I do love a good cliffhanger!

Overall this is a very good book and I can't wait to read more. The second one has already been released and I'll be picking it up shortly so I can continue with the series. I will have to pace myself though, as the third one doesn't come out until November and the fourth isn't even listed yet. So, while I love cliffhangers and really good series, I HATE waiting for the next books to come out. I am not a patient woman!

One last note, how can you not love a book that has the McDonald's Big Mac theme song, Maxwell House commercial theme and a libido screaming Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!? I mean come on! How often to do you find that in a book?
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gianni
I met this author while surfing on Goodreads a few months ago and I find out that she's a Canadian author (YAY)! The book's cover caught my eye and I must admit that the chosen model gives justice to Bastian, the main character of this story! I always look (crave) for stories with Dragons as shape shifters and there's not a lot of them, so I was pleased to stumble on this new series!

Fury of Fire is the first book from the Dragonfury series: released in February 2012. And as a new series, the next book (Fury of Ice) have been release in June 2012 and the third one (Fury of Seduction) will be release in November 2012! All in the same year, to enjoyed!

The story itself, ran like a dream, it was so perfect, totally my kind of read! The plot was awesome, well more than awesome but I just can't put my finger on a specific word... I find it quite innovative and surprisingly original! I would have love to live in a world with dragon shifters looming in the night, protecting the innocent and battle against the evil! I fell for the ''mythology'' and legends (history) of these spectacular creatures. Ms. Callahan really gives the reader a new paranormal specie to fall in love with.

Bastian is a great male character; he's the leader of the Dragonfuries and takes his work/title on the highest level. Always looking for his ''brothers'' fighting for the innocents and against other evil dragon gang. Probably the typical male character we usually read about in PNR stories. The first book in a series is always (almost) about the leader/king/ or the last of his kind. But (for me) these are the best characters! I liked his behaviour and mentality and the way he is around Myst!

Myst, what a great character name! I loved it! She's also a great character with a sublime personality. She's devoted to help others as a nurse and she got the biggest heart. Truly, the kind of girl you want as your best friend! Also, she's down to earth and reacts as a woman should when she discovered the Dragon world and Bastian's plan. She stay true to herself!

The plot was exciting and entertaining. I liked the fact that this story was happening in our time and not in medieval era. The mix of myths and sciences was great and refreshing and the way the book ended, I really want to know what will happen Myst discovery about genetic/scientific/DNA... Hmmm don't want to sell it out, but this story was really nice, I enjoyed every pages and I totally recommend this book to ever PNR lovers! I totally devoured this book, so go get your copy!

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kaley
This story is an entertaining and exciting start to a new paranormal romance series -- with dragons. Myst Munroe is a nurse practitioner who runs into trouble of the dragon sort when she goes to visit a pregnant patient who has skipped a couple of appointments. She finds her in lying in a pool of blood on the floor of her home. She manages to do a quick and messy C-section after the mother dies and manages to save the little baby boy. Then dragons show up. Bastian and his warriors show up to battle their rival Razorback dragon-shifters and end up rescuing Myst and the baby. Bastian knows - but doesn't share - the no human woman survives giving birth to a half-dragon child. But, in order to continue his species, he is determined to find a woman to have his child at the next Meridian.

He is immediately attracted to Myst and is especially intrigued by the amount of energy she puts out. Normally dragons are hit and run lovers who steal a woman's energy and wipe her memory. They need the energy to survive. The leader of the rival Razorbacks is Ivar. His MO is to steal so much of a woman's energy that she dies. He is leaving dead bodies around Seattle which draws the attention of the human cops. This is bad for the secrecy of all dragon-kind and just one more reason Bastian and his crew are after him. Ivar is also doing scientific research to find a way for dragons to have female babies. After which, he is excited about exterminating the human race.

The romance between Myst and Bastian begins with him kidnapping her but soon leads to them falling in love though neither of them will admit it. He forces a promise from her that she will stay with him and not try to escape for three days. Unknown to her, that will bring them to the Meridian and his only fertile time. He is troubled by a guilty conscience that he isn't telling her that she will likely die trying to have his baby. He has a lot of second thoughts and guilt. The love scenes between them are hot and also show that Myst is more than capable of keeping control of Bastian. They exchange energy and develop a special connection.

This was a fine paranormal romance with hot love scenes and interesting world building. I look forward to following along in the other books in the series both to keep up with Myst and Bastian and also to see the other dragons in Bastian's crew find romances of their own. I recommend this one to readers who love paranormal romance -- and dragons.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mryrose
Love the plot. Better than book2. One thing that is getting old is: something with a capital letter, example: stupid with a capital S. It is used a lot from book 1 through book 3 and I do not think it is going to stop. But for some reason I can't not put it down. I do have to say again thank you to the Arthor for having the book (S) available on Kindle Unlimited, and for having it narrated. But again I wish it was a femail doing the narrating to me it would be easier on the ears.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
joy martin
Fury of Fire, the first book in Coreene Callahan's Dragonfury series, is a Black Dagger Brotherhood and Immortals After Dark ripoff. I gave it a shot because it was free during my Kindle Unlimited trial period, but I didn't get very far in before the similarities were too much to ignore. Myst and Lothaire's names were clearly taken from Kresley Cole's brilliant Immortals After Dark series and the characters, certain slang, and the "my brother" comments were blatant ripoffs from J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood.

I read a lot of PNR and yes there are similarities between series when all of the guys live in one area, pair off with each book, and have the whole brothers-in-arms thing going, but this was poorly recycled drivel. Due to that, I DNF'd Fury of Fire and plan to move on to my Kate Daniels re-read. I sinceriously need to rid this from my mind.

If you are looking for brilliantly written and engaging PNR, I suggest you read the series I mentioned that Ms. Callahan stole from to create this mediocre world. They are a far better investment for your time and money.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cricket
Bastian is the leader of the Nightfury dragon clan; they are shapeshifters that are actually half dragon and half human. Unfortunately, because of a battle going on with their enemy clan, the Razorback dragons, they are losing more dragons than are being born. One problem is that the women never survive the birth to anyone's memory, which means all Nightfury's will lose their women during childbirth. But Bastian knows he will have to father a child soon and then lose the woman he will be drawn to. Now they fight not only to win but to also make sure that every dragon born child becomes a Nightfury, if possible.

Myst Munroe is a nurse practitioner but her title does not explain how involved Myst can be when she knows someone really needs her. That was how Myst ended up being in the right place at the wrong time. She went out to see a patient just as the woman was dying in childbirth. Myst saved the baby boy only to find herself in the middle of a battle - one being fought by dragons?! All Myst knows is that she has a new life she has promised to save and she has to make it away from that house with the baby, even if it means her life for his.

Bastian is unprepared for his reaction to the human he finds with the baby he and his team went for. Nor was he ready for Myst's reaction on seeing men turn into dragons and fighting. Myst suddenly finds herself being drawn to a fierce man who can shoot flames and yet is very gentle with her. Myst is both drawn to and scared to death of Bastian. There is one thing that brings them together though, the small baby. The battles are getting worse because the baby has a dragon father who is undeclared to either clan, but that doesn't stop. Myst and Bastian are just simmering with passion and the full moon is just around the corner that means that Bastian has very little time to show Myst just how much he wants her. Still confused by her feeling and what she believes should be, Myst ends up once again on the wrong side of a dragon battle. However this time Myst knows finally that she wants to end up with Bastian. The question is has she waited too long to express the love that has been there the entire time?

When a fully human woman suddenly discovers dragons live, will the sexy man who just happens to also be a dragon find the key to unlock her heart? Bastian and Myst find out this answer in Fury of Fire. I have to say all I could think of at the end was `what a ride'. Both Bastian and Myst struggled with their feelings and the passion they felt for the other and that just leaped off the pages at me. I could feel the anguish that Bastian felt at needing to mate with Myst and yet knowing that very thing would kill her and take her away from him. I also could understand Myst's confusion at being drawn to Bastian while at the same type being horrified by what she saw them do. Of course the villain was just as nasty as I expected and I'm hoping that Bastian will get to fry him in the very near future. The final battle was heart stopping in several places and I wasn't sure in a couple of them if Bastian and Myst would have the chance to explore their love and the strange answers that they are just beginning to discover. I can't wait until my next look at the Dragonfury world and to discover a few more answers that just might give the Nightfury clan a chance at love. Fury of Fire has hot passion, deadly danger and just enough light spots that keep you on the edge of your seat hoping and worrying about what the next page might have to offer.

I do love dragons, but they Bastian and his clan are so unique that they had me from the beginning and once I had Myst mixed in with Bastian, there was no doubt in my mind as I turned the last page that I would have to Joyfully Recommend Fury of Fire as one that belongs in any dragon lovers library. However even if you don't love dragons, I would say give it a try just for the tightly woven plot, emotional discoveries and intrigue.

Reviewed by Jo
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★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
emily hindelang
A group of supernatural brother warriors living together in a massive, overdecorated-with-priceless-works-of-art mansion with an underground training facility that includes an over-the-top gym.
The warriors curse a lot, speak in short, harsh sentences, and wear "shitkickers".
They also have weird names like Venom and Forge.
They can't go out during the day because it will kill them.
They have love-at-first-sight mates that they know are "theirs" and who they'd kill or die for.

Sound familiar? You might be thinking of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. You'd be wrong.

I picked up FURY OF SEDUCTION (Dragonfury Series #3) by Coreene Callahan via the store Vine (seems logical, considering Montlake Romance is an imprint of the store Publishing), excited because it's a genre I love (paranormal romance) and the blurb sounded great.

Dragons and the end of the human race and, of course, lurve. Sounds most excellent.

I didn't like that Tania gives off a bit of a victim vibe with her actions. She doesn't really stand up for herself and isn't very aware of what's going on around her. Heading down to visit her sister in prison every other weekend, she berates herself for being a bad sister, even though there's a stalker prison guard who abuses his power with threats and taunts.

As soon as Mac learned Tania was potentially in trouble (another stalker male who wants to take her for his own, then use her for breeding purposes and to taunt his enemies. Nice.), he freaks out and takes off without backup, thinking only mine and to protect the little woman. Who he's only met once. *sigh*

Sadly, this book ended up being a book breakup for me. While the story had potential, I just couldn't get past the similarities to a certain bestselling series or the insta-love (insta-possessiveness, more like).

I feel a little bad about abandoning this book -- I'm afraid my reading and reviewing slump contributed to my harsh response. Maybe I'll have to pick it back up once I'm less cranky...or maybe I'll try her new series, which sounds pretty good.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rebecca kaye
4.5 STARS!

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Dragons? Check. Great storyline? Check. Yummy alpha-males? Check! Scorching romance? Check, check, and check! Fury of Fire delivers in all these areas and so many more.

Bastian is the leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, and as such he must be the one to set the example for his warriors to follow. When he realizes that it's time to start procreating and increasing their ranks (which are dangerously low, especially with all the trouble the Razorbacks are starting lately), it is up to him to step forward first.

It should be simple, right? Find a woman during the Meridian (a magical date for the dragons, the one time that they can get a woman pregnant--regardless of her fertility time) and show her a good time. But that's not the end of it--the woman will become pregnant with no problem...but she won't survive the son's birth. Son, you say? Yes, they can only breed more men, there is no such thing as a woman dragon. How can he love a woman, knowing that she will die a horrible death in just a few short months? The Razorbacks do it all the time, but they have no hearts, no mercy. Bastian and his men aren't like that, and they fear mating with a woman during this time. But no more--this time, Bastian is going to do it. It's for the fate of his kind, the continuation of his species. But that doesn't mean it will be any easier for him to handle emotionally.

And when he finds Myst, who practically bleeds pure white energy (which dragons "feed" on from the human females), he realizes that he is lost--heart, body, and soul to the strong and beautiful woman. It's only three days until the Meridian--if he takes her, she will become pregnant. And just like he knows that he won't be able to stay away from her during that time, he also knows she will die in labor. That is, unless the files in their archive or Myst's understanding of modern medicine and genetics can save her--before it is too late.

This book rocked! I loved Bastian, who is a total alpha-male, one who will do anything for his men--and his woman! I also loved meeting the other Nightfuries, and I can't wait to read their stories. This was a fantastic ride, one full of fantasy and action, not to mention enough passion and desire to set the pages on fire--let me tell you, once you go dragon, you'll never go back! :)

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taylor preston
This was a fun read, while the formula in paranormal romances can be very similar this was not a predictable journey...at times you genuinely doubt a HEA will come to past. Our heroin is very independent and fairly sure of her self and content with her place in life ...or so she thinks. The hero new to his order, and will do anything to keep her safe and happy. Yet much is required of him and her there are no easy choices.
There will be sacrifice, heartache, some spicy passion and of course drama. You should definitely check this one out. You have a flaming hot sexy dragon warrior and strong beautiful human female again check it out you will enjoy it.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
idris
Great story line. Likes the plot though it was a bit fast paced. However the repetitive terminology and dialogue bugged me. The continued use of "SOB" and phrases like "parting like the Red Sea" got on my nerves after a while. I likes the characters though wish they could have had a little more background or character development to go along with the story. It was like a glimpse only rather than any major revelation. Also ended all too soon as well. I didn't like that did not find out more about the mating phenomenon or more about baby Gregory an Forge. So like I stated before, great idea but I would have liked a little more substance, development, and better or more dialogue.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
holly hatfield rogai
If you like Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series, or JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood, this book is the Dragon version. I guess, I might of enjoyed it more, if I'd never read those other two series. We have the classic good warrior group, in a war with the bad warrior group, that wants to enslave, then wipe out all the humans. (Midnight Breed, all over again, but definately not as good) The first part of the book is very slow, but seems to get better by the second half. But, is totally left wide open for the next book. So, if you get interested enough; you will have something to look forward to. As for me, I doubt that I will read the next installment, it just wasn't original enough.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
apop
I really enjoyed this book. There are a lot of similarities between the Nightfuries and the Black Dagger Brotherhood but I didnt get too caught up in them. After so many vampires and werewolves or werecats it was really great to find a story about something new. Shapeshifting dragons. And the mythos behind their existence is intriguing. I'm hoping that the next two installments (god bless the speedy releases) will reveal more layers to their world and their war. If your the type of person who gets caught up by similar ideas between one author and another then these boys might trip you up a bit. If your like me and read SO MUCH that you similar threads all the time and generally ignore them, then pick these up and hold on tight. Helluva good start and i am eagerly awaiting the next one, the frost dragon Rikar :D
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jerjonji
This series has been very entertaining for me. In this third installment, Tania (who has been on the sidelines for both previous novels) finally takes center stage. She's tired of not getting results from the local police department in finding her missing friend (1st novel). Now, Mac, the detective heading the investigation, is not returning her calls. After visiting her sister in jail, Tania's car is attacked and forced off the road (yes, I know, she already did this in the first novel). Yet, I found myself smiling and enjoying the plot regardless. Mac and Tania made a very steamy couple that was fun to read. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
mark r
I enjoyed the fast pace of this book. I never read this author before. I love dragons and the book gave me all I could have asked for. Her dragons were beautiful and mystical. I do think the love link took too much from the dragon story, making the life of "dragonkind" a backdrop. The book was well written with an interesting mix of vampiric abilities. All my paranormal kindred will embrace the magic of the characters. It inspires me to keep reading the series. I do look forward to more development of Forge's character. The ending left a gaping hole in that part of the story. But it is a series so I'm hoping for closure in the next book. On to book #2.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sujith prathap
A real winner for me when it comes to a fantasy novel is a book that takes you on a wild ride yet allows you to see a piece of yourself in the characters in the situations they find themselves in.

In the book FURY OF FIRE by Coreene Callahan we have that kind of book. It takes us into the lives of individuals that will risk their lives to ensure the safety of mankind while others see us as a race that is in the way of the future. Interesting in the concept, because alot of times you find people here on earth today that think they are the superior breed and all others should give in to us.

Bastian is the individual that will risk it all for the sake of mankind, but the fight is not an easy one. To further complicate matters the author has also given us a great love interest that makes the journey of Bastian even more interesting. In the end will he be successful in not just saving her life but the humans he feels so alligned with? That is the question we ask as the story unfolds getting us ready for the next installment in the series.

Callahan is not just another storyteller. She is an individual that knows what it takes to keep the reader's attention, and that is what she does from start to finish. This is a book you will savor.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
karun
Such potential -really wanted to like this book more than I did - liked the idea and even the world just couldn't get past the fact that both the main characters were so "self-centered" that neither REALLY wanted the best for the other or showed true love by being willing to lose the other if it was the best option - the end was better but hoping for more growth in all the characters as the series continues
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kari blackmoore
Yes, it follows a formula. Supernatural band of men who share living space and fight bad things. But you know what? Callahan follows that formula very very well.

It's hard to review this one without giving things away. I'll try. The hero and heroine create sparks from the get-go making them an irresistable pair for me. I bought into their "sturm und drang" quite fully. Yes, belief must be suspended, but I knew that going in. That's why we call it "para" normal, y'all.

Expect a read that will grip you by the throat and not let go to the last page. I know I am excited to see the next installment. Is it here yet? Is it here yet?
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
tiffiny corbett
Most of the males in Fury of Seduction - in any volume of this series, to be sure - are a bit like werewolves, but on a different scale. They are were-dragons, though they are not called that. Warm-blooded ones, which is nice when you want a hunk of fire-breathing love. This is an enjoyable adult read, with magic, action, soulmates, and the occasional spicy scene, pleasantly done. I think I'll be picking up the entire series. This is the third book, but since each book focuses on a particular couple, that isn't a big disadvantage. It just makes me want to read the first and second volumes and to look forward to future ones.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
hakimuddin
As a whole, ok story. Expect the hero and heroine's voice, pattern of thinking, and reasoning are an exact copy of each other. You cannot distinguish the hero's thought pattern from the heroine's. That's probably because a supposedly hundreds of years old hero speaks and thinks/analyze like a modern man without a hint of the mentioned age difference. Even secondary characters are blurred together because they all sounds and acts the same.
A lot of inner monologue that repeats the same thought from chapter one through the last chapter. No kidding.
Other than that, the back story is interesting and a new take on shapeshifters.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
jeanett
I liked the book and the story line in general. The author has a way with words that describes what's happening in a great detailed imaginative way. But I felt something was missing from the plot. There were minor gaps in the sequence of events (how did the dragons know that Angela was taken too?) and the storyline was rather predictable. A solid read, and I might continue the series but I'm in no rush. Also, I've read a book or two of the black daggers series and didn't like it. While this clearly is similar in style and characters I liked this book better.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
dennis raines
Sure seems I have read this in different ways....... BDB. I feel so much was the same but no one can replicate the BBC.
So much of this just drug on going on and on but going nowhere.
I will read th next in hopes of improvement. Thank goodness this was free
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
mike lawson
There is a lot of potential to the world of this Dragonfury series starter and to the cast of hunky dragon shifting males. The story drew me in, I really like shifters and dragons are about my favorite kind of shifter - here comes my first 'but' - but the 'hook' of the story was a double edged sword.

If you've read the back cover blurb, you'll know that dragon leading man Bastian has decided, as the leader of his clan, he must do his duty and take a mate to breed a new recruit in the battle against his enemies, despite the fact that a dragon's mate comes with an expiration date - the mates are human and do not survive the birthing. So with the fact that the romance was a death sentence, I found my self holding back on rooting for the hero to win his heroine, but at same time dying to know how things were going to play out.

Author Callahan does work to keep Bastian sympathetic despite his need to put the survival of his race before the woman he comes to admire. And I was pretty sure that they'd find some loophole, but since I wasn't sure how much on the urban fantasy side Fury of Fire fell, and I wasn't sure whether a 'happily-ever-after' was guaranteed - and since the abrupt transition in Myst's feelings from a very reasonable fear of the 'monster' who kidnapped her seemed like Stockholm syndrome at times - I wasn't able to let go and give full reign to my inner romance reader.

Taking as step back from this first story and lookng at the framework of Dragon Fury series starter, Dragon Fury ending up being sort of BDB-lite meets the Pyr - a love child between Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood and Deborah Cooke's Dragon-shifting Pyr. Fury of Fire has a acronyms-and-brand-names-as-verbs 'voice' that calls to mind Ward's (which I don't mind) but with good guy dragon shifters fighting to protect the world from the bad guy dragon shifters who revile humans. And the manner in which the dragon-shifters feed with the potential of 'draining' their dinner (of life energy), their inability to go out in the sun (because of their uber UV sensitive eyes and other UV issues) and the fact that they turn ash when the die, made them feel sort of vampire-like to me - though the fight scenes (and how they travel from place to place) give them an undeniable 'dragonicity'. And a nit for me that likely won't be relevant to anyone else, is that several of the names in the story have some really strong associations for me to other characters outside of this book and every time they were used they sort of dragged me out of the story and I had to think to myself, "No, not that Lothaire" or such.

Still, even with my nits, the male bonding scenes between Bastian's dragon shifter clan, the action packed fight scenes, and some interesting personalities in the cast ensured that I did like Fury of Fire - which I'd have classified as multi-threaded PNR instead of urban fantasy romance. I definitely will be checking out Callahan's next book Fury of Ice (Dragonfury Series #2) - Callahan did a really good job of setting up the next leads, Ice Dragon Rikar and homicide detective Angela Keen, and I look forward to getting to know the rest of Bastian's white hat dragons and gray hat dragons, Forge and Wick too (Wonder which one takes the stage in the third book, Fury of Seduction (Dragonfury Series #3))).
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
matt moore
This was several 1st for me; 1st Dragon Shifter and 1st Coreene Callahan book. It took me a while to get into it but I'm glad that I did. I loved the characters and the story development but then it just ended. I wanted more time with Bastain and Must but oh well. Good read overall.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
bigreddsp
So, this was my first Dragon story. Not bad. There was alot of explaining of things in this story. So you definitely should read this first before you read the others. I really liked Myst. She was an awesome heroine and I found myself really liking Bastian. Bastian was awesome as the Nightfurys leader and I could totally see how Myst fell for him. He was hot and loyal and their joining was pretty unique and memorable. The Nightfurys were an awesome group of dragons. I would definitely want them on my side. For my first foray into this magical world. But, overall, a nice read.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
neva brenneman
I was pretty disappointed by this book. At the beginning, it was promising. I liked the heroine and it seemed like it would be a fun book. It devolved pretty quickly, however. The writing is extremely repetitive. I feel like I read the words "S***kickers", "baby", "the female", and a few others at least three times per page. You also read about fifty variants of "Bastian felt guilty for being so dishonest with the female, but he just couldn't help himself." Aside from this being so repetitive, his total failure to be honest and honorable made him unlikeable to me. And then, of course, the heroine eventually finds out what he's been keeping from her and she freaks out. That was understandable, but then it quickly turns into her blaming and hating herself for freaking out. She decides she should have been more understanding, despite his promising he is being completely honest with her while continuing to hide from her the fact that he wants to get her pregnant, without including her in that decision, with a child which will probably kill her on the way out. By the end of the book I didn't like or respect either of these characters. I also disliked that the book is told in multiple POV, but all the characters have the same voice. That is not good storytelling. I also didn't feel like the relationship between the hero and heroine was well-developed. We don't see them talking much or see them bonding over experiences and time spent together. It's basically just they meet and are instantaneously "in love" and cannot stay away from each other and have no decision in their relationship. I felt like neither the characters nor their relationship evolved through this book. I don't plan to read the rest of this series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
hendra
Okay pretty good although I have to agree with some of the other posters that can we please not have the heroine in the story act like an idiot which then causes an epic battle? For women who are so smart and strong they sure don't use their brains at times. I'm actually looking forward to Wick and Venom's story because they both intrigue me.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
lucienne archuleta
I enjoyed the story, dragons are always a fun read for me, so I found this very entertaining. That being said, I wish the author would tone down the slang and self sarcasm the characters use. It's just plain annoying after awhile. They all sound the same in their mental self talks. Perhaps better editing would catch some of the rehashed phrases? The good guy dragons are well rounded characters, would read each of their stories, if I decide to continue the series. Myst, the female lead, was a disappointment. She lacked strength, common sense, and was not a fitting "mate" for our dragon hero...a real whiner, let's hope she grows a backbone. I would probably give this a solid 3 1/2 stars...as I am very tempted to buy the next book and learn more about Rikar.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
laura mcgovern
I loved this book. It was in my opinion very original. I have read other reviews that say it isn't original. I guess I haven't read those books. The characters and storyline kept me glued to my kindle. I am on Book 5 right now and finally stopped long enough to give the first four reviews. If you like dragon shifter romance, I think you will like, if not love this series. All standalone books, but better if read in order. Happy reading.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gustavo
The combination of Mac and Tania together was perfect. Throw in a little danger from the Razorbacks. A potential story with Nian about his intentions and the fact that there are more Night furies headed home . . . I'm ready for book 4.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
mim metwally
I enjoyed Fury of Fire, which has a complex plot, some characters struggling to go beyond 2-dimensionality, and a hot sex scene or two. It's the first book in a series, so there is a lot of set up for the story arc about the state of dragon society and the goals of the villain, but I didn't feel like I was suffering through the explication.

The one drawback is the influence of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood, not so much in the plot as in the wording. I wouldn't go so far as to say the novel is derivative, but it isn't independent either.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
fraydale
Man oh man. I loved this book! Great start to a series! I'm stoked because its available on Kindle Unlimited! It was a long book but I hardly noticed! I was so into it. It was very funny and hot!!! Can't wait for the rest. I see some didnt like this because it seems like a familiar story or knockoff. I wouldnt know. Dont really care either because not everyone is going to like everything a writer writes about. Most stories are similar just like movies.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
ha linh
This paranormal tale of romance and danger is intriquing and I put it in the category of the Twilight Series & True Blood. So if that is your cup of tea...you will love "Fury of Seduction - Dragonfury Series #3".

Tania lives on her own terms, relying on no man to provide for her. Her best friend disappears and puts her between two warring factions of dragon-shifters. Then BAM!!! A dragon-warrior appears who will break every rule to keep her safe from all things. The rest is romance history. It is well written, deep, vivid, and will pull you in for the ride.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
morgan prince
Callahan brings us to the next day of surprises of dragonkind. Extinct half-dragons, half-humans are looking for a way to keep their kind alive. Bastian and Myst are the first to become bonded mates. Myst is pregnant with Bastain' s child. The curse of carrying children of her mate is death during the baby's birth, though Rikar has found an archive that states there is a chance for Myst. Will there love survive?

Jo-Ann
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
julie cohen
I love the basic premise of the book and the world the author has created, even with its inevitable cliches. Unfortunately, the dialogues and inner monologues totally ruin it for me. Heavily laden with profanity (well, technically one profane word used ad nauseum, ad infinitum) and puerile, out of date slang, every page of this book reads like it was written for a bad teenage fanfic. So while I wish I could know how the whole thing plays out, I'm afraid I'm going to have to give this series a pass.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
merrilyn
Fury of Fire by Coreene Callahan.

A "nused" Dragon Shifter series. The leads are Bastian, the Commander of a Half Dragon/Half Human group of warrior dragon shifters and Myst, a nurse practitioner with a direct line to the Meridian "energy surrounding the earth" that feeds the dragon-kind.

The plot: The typical Paranormal Romance fare. They meet, instant attraction, mate for life, bond so that one dies when the other does, they need to propagate to pevent the extinction of the species. The plot twist: the human women die giving birth to dragonkind, but do they really have to....?

I actually like the book. I purposefully did not read any other reviews becuase I know what most of them will say. Their are strking similiarities to other paranormal series, especially in the naming of chracters. Admittedly I had to get pass that because it would constantly remind me of the character from series where the name is most recognized from. JR Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series stands out the most. Very old warriors that speak very current slang dialog and constance references to their warrior clothes and names like Venom, Wick and Mayhem. Venom Myst and Lothair are prominent names from other series as well. And their is the faithful I love to serve Butler!!!

I still liked it. It was not as dark as some of the paranormal romances have become (where is the romance going!!!), and I really liked the interaction between the warriors (both good guys and bad guys), it had good action and great setups for the next books in the series. The romance in all romance books is fast to become serious so that does not bother me anymore (it is not real life!). Bastian was Alpha in all the good ways, Myst balanced the instant attraction/new species mate thing with the WTH pretty well. I liked the way Bastian racted to Myst both good and bad as he was affected by what he wanted versus what was best for his species, and what he could and could not control. *Not trying to give the whole book away..

If you have no experience with the other series, I think you'll really like it, if you are familiar with other series, acknowledge the similarities and then release it to concentrate on the characters in the new book. Either way it is worth a read.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
atithan sinlapapriwan
Wrought with loads of profanity and sub par sexual scenes, Coreene Callahan's third book in her Dragonfury series may rock the world for dragon warrior followers but if you are not already a fan do not use this book as your introduction.
Three hundred pages into the 422 page book it became clear the whole purpose of this installation must be to set the plot for the next book. The full plot of this book was a tiny bit of action a huge chunk of teenage angst masked as thirty-something, a couple of pages of sexual tension, a page of gratification, more angst, self doubt, action, sex, angst, pivotal moment, book over.

Callahan cannot be faulted for her descriptive writing. She has the ability to put the reader in the scene. It is always enjoyable to read about sites you have visited and Callahan's pinpoint accuracy in wordcrafting brings those locals right to the forefront of the imagination as the scene unfolds.
While interesting things percolated on the back burner, with an intrigue of one of the inner circle being repulsed by the beastiality of the heirarchy of "dragonkind" and plotting to bring it down, or the subplots of main characters' parentage, Callahan choses to "ass-plant" her readers in a locker room of adolescent boys using stilted swearing in every conversation they have with each other. You must already be an avid fan to not find this boooring, and sometimes even uncomfortable. For me, it did little to advance the plot or give a sense of who these creatures are, except if that sense is supposed to be an emotionally crippled, mentally challenged, subspecies, unsure of who they are or why they exist.
If you liked the first two, you will like this one. If you are wondering whether or not to start the series, based on this book, I can not recommend it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
helmut
I enjoyed reading this book and intend to read the others in the series. The only problem I have is the unnecessary bad language. I may be considered old fashioned but, that doesn't add a thing to the story and actually detracts from it.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
kirsten ascio
After reading the first three in the series, I must admit there is a lot of filler in these stories. After the first book, okay, I get all the thought about the incredible ness of dragons kind living undetected by humans. The love story was good. By the second book, all the fluff, going back and forth with the two main characters was getting a little tedious. By book three, it was too much and I skimmed through to get to the heart of the story. It's a good story, but I'm not a fan of romance novels, the dragons are what brought me in.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
nicole paterson
Still pretty good, but not as enjoyable as some of the other books in the series. I actually kind of wanted Tania to die for her sheer stupidity at one point. And I could have done without details on Wick and Venom's sex life, given that he's supposed to be our next hero. Still, this book moved the overarching plot forward even if it ended abruptly and with no real conclusion.

Moving on...
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
deanna joseph
I really enjoyed the first book and then second one left me wondering if she could pull off a good third book. NOT It felt so incomplete and spent more time setting up for the next book. I also have issues with the editing of this book, as well as the way it was written some paragraphs read as if a twelve year old had written them. One of the biggest editing errors was the biweekly visits... biweekly means twice a week not twice a month, it should have been bimonthly. I could get nit picky and point out some of the other errors, but I won't
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
yulia
Pretty good story! I loved the chemistry between Myst and Bastian. The book was a little long for me- 400 pages. I usually like books half that in length because I don't have a lot of time to invest in long books. But this was a good paced story. I hope there is a book about Forge. He was a minor yet important character in this book so I hope he's explored further in additional stories.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
phil chang
If you like the whole domineering alpha male meets soul mate then this is the story for you. I read some of the other reviews liking this to J.R. Ward`s Brotherhood series and other than a few common descriptive references I have seen in other books of late, I feel this storyline stands on its own. I personally enjoyed the story and characters. I could relate to them and their feelings. I won't go into detail and repeat the story, however the action and love story held my attention throughout the book. I could have used a little more intense descriptions of the scenes leading up to the sexual encounters and the sex itself was a little vanilla, but still a good read and I will read the .next books in the series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lauren gilbert
This book was rated a four-star read and I have to say I was delighted to find it actually a five-star. It was completely engrossing from the first page to the last, and I am looking forward to going straight on to book two in the series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
abisola
The love story between Bastian and Myst grows stronger and stronger on every page. I found myself routing for them even against the odds that is stacked against them. I can't wait to see how the story and their love will grow.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
fokion
Okay I am happily surprised about this not being a vampire or werewolf paranormal romance. It's about time they came out with something new. I like this author and the story kinda reminds me of Black dagger brother hood series,which if you haven't read it you should! I have devoured this series...all that is out right now and I am looking forward to reading more books from this author. Great job!!!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
christopher decker
Even if you manage to wade through the non-existent dialogue, the never-ending, inner musings, the gratuitous profanity, the fact that EVERY. SINGLE. CHARACTER. SOUNDS. THE. SAME... How can you get past the fact that the 'hero' kidnaps, rapes and plans to murder the 'heroine'?

That's not romance.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
karolyn
I loved this book. The characters and storyline kept me glued to my kindle. I am on Book 5 right now and finally stopped long enough to give the first four reviews. If you like dragon shifter romance, I think you will like, if not love this series. All standalone books, but better if read in order. Happy reading. All the books in this series have happy endings.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jianred faustino
I have to say that when these books ended up on an the store Local list, I was unsure of the quality. But damn was I very pleasantly surprised. Callahan's characters are outstanding in complexity, humor, and badassness. You find yourself routing for them in any situation she can think up. Wonderful writing, great characters wit a whole lot of fantasy the "real" world. Can't wait for the rest of the series!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
marilyn mann
This is a great idea for a series! The dragonkind men are absolute swoon-worthy and the women real and believable. I could tell it is a debut novel, however, it wasn't as tightly written as it could have been. There is also some redundancy that can get annoying. Still, the story is a great one, the romance is AWESOME and the potential for this to become a can't put down series is incredible!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
aditya surti
Main character Myst's reaction to main character Bastion:
Six and a half feet of WOW. Dressed in leather. Oozing raw sex appeal. And the OMG factor didn't stop there, either. She swore she could smell him. The scent drifted, claiming her attention and, unable to help herself, she breathed deep. Yeah, that was definitely him. Yummy clean male with a hint of knee-weakening cologne.

This reads like a vampire novel where the vampires got changed to dragons in an emergency edit.
1. Dragons instantly turn to dust when their hearts stop.
2. Dragons are always male.
3. Dragons must consume "Meridian energy" from human females every 10 days or so.
4. Dragons can easily erase memories from humans.
5. Dragons must breed with human females to propagate.
6. Dragons can only breed biannually, at specific times.

The author relies heavily on MTM, SOS, APB, OMG, WTF, CPR, EMT, CSI, SOB, and BS. Lots of movies or companies like Harry Potter, Mission Impossible, Terminator, or MacDonalds are causually used to make analogies.

Another sample quote:
Normally, Sloan cranked up the volume, thumping out the tunes in the pre-dawn hours. A little Jay-Z or Tupac. Sometimes Nine Inch Nails or, if he felt like old school, Led Zepplin. Anything--even pansy-ass Neil Young--would have been better than the ball-busting silence.

Non-essential non-erotic profanity is used multiple times on almost every single page.

The exposition is non-stop. Weird rules line up on top of other weird rules for the sake of plot convenience. This would have been a better book if these were actually dragons instead of vampires with scales. Instead of letting the strange rules completely dominate every pore of its being, the rules should have mostly been removed so that the characters and their actions could be the main force of the novel.

I could not see these creatures as dragons. A shock that a human could survive would turn these dragons to dust. To me, dragons are more visceral than that.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
vineetha
kind of one of the not what you expect kind of title but has a lot to offer in the supernatural realm which is different to an extent and still a fresh take for an interesting series. Don't know what to expect from this series so i'm kind of taking this one as it comes once again never read this author before but have wanted to check her out for quite some time now just haven't had the time. from what i read so far please check her out these are worth the read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
vineet
I usually skip reviews but this time I actually wanted to stop and say something. This story is well written with a well developed story like HOWEVER....THIS BOOK WAS FRICKING WORDY like seriously 30% of this book was actual conversation between characters the rest was just mindless chatter and is was seriously annoying. There were pages and pages of the main characters thoughts only to have 2 pages of conversation that hardly had anything to do with the characters thoughts. It was like one of those long text a person sends only to receive a "K" or "YEA" in response. Just made you wanna smack a B!£€#
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
lamont lucas
There were some flashes of brilliance but they were drowned out by endless pages of repetive drawn out descriptions. I tried to like this I was just found myself annoyed with the endless descriptions.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sarah gould
I enjoyed Fury of Fire & it was a good start to this series. Once I started reading it, as well as the others in this series, I just couldn't stop. I have read all 5 books & 1 novella in this series over the last 4 days & I liked them all. I read them all as part of the Kindle Unlimited program & I look forward to the next in the series!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lucile
I you follow my blog or reviews at all you know that I have a serious weakness for dragons. I am fascinated by them and will read pretty much anything that involves them. I am also a member of the the store Vine program and when scrolling though the newsletter one day I saw this book. There was no cover, but the summary sounded awesome. Plus, it had my favorite paranormal creatures, that's right, dragons! So I immediately requested it and could not wait to dive into the world Coreene created.

In Fury of Fire we get a great overview of the mythology, but are not bogged down by details. In some first books of a series, the author can take a lot of time to world build and it drags down the pace of the novel. In this book, Coreene gives us just enough information so we know what is going on and understand how the world works, but the plot continues to move forward. As for the paranormal elements, the dragon-shifters are men who can transform from human to dragon as they please. They can materialize clothing, have some level of magic and the only one I had not seen before was their sensitivity to light. That little attribute took me by surprise, but it did make it interesting when people needed help during the day and the dragons were stuck indoors. I would be interested to see where this sensitivity came from in the first place, but maybe Coreene will cover that more in future installments.

Bastian is the leader of the Nightfury's and because of this he feels he must help carry on the dragon species. He needs to find a woman in order to do this, the only problem is no woman ever survives birthing a dragon child. His guilt over finding a woman just to lose her has him hesitating, but the second he sees Myst he knows he is in trouble. Myst is a nurse practitioner who feels the same pull toward Bastian when she meets him. She is human, but there is a lot more going on with her than what we see on the surface. She is an enigma to us and to Bastian for quite a while and I am interested to learn more about her. We do get quite a few answers about her in Fury of Fire, but there are some questions still left unanswered at the end that I am hoping will be looked into more in the next book. Bastian and Myst however, were great together. Coreene took the time to let us get to know them and grow attached to them. I was invested in these two characters and really wanted to see things work out for them. They have quite a few obstacles in their way, but I enjoyed watching them work through them together.

We also meet many interesting secondary characters in the ranks of the Nightfury's. My personal favorite was Bastian's best friend Rikar. He is Bastian's right hand man and has no idea how Bastian has fallen for Myst so quickly. He thinks humans are just good for letting off a little steam with a one night stand, but he too meets someone later in the book that spins his world off its axis. I am so glad that he will be the focus of the next book because I loved getting little snippets of what was going on in his head and want to see more. There are other dragons that are not part of the Nightfury rank that are mentioned, but we do not get to explore them in detail. It does however, peak my interest and gives Coreene plenty of opportunity to expand this series.

As for the action, Fury of Fire did not have a dull moment in it! Since the rivalry between the Nightfury's and the Razorbacks has been going strong for quite some time, the two groups come together multiple times throughout the novel. Thankfully, Coreene did not add in any extra fluff or erroneous details just to fill pages. Every word drove the plot moving forward and I appreciated her getting straight to the point. It kept the fight scenes exciting because they were not bogged down with unnecessary descriptions of the setting. She did use description when needed, but it was just the right amount. Coreene was creative with the action and each battle was different and invigorating. The romantic scenes were not any different. Bastian and Myst were fighting off their attraction for one another from their very first meeting and once they finally come together they burn up the pages. Coreene definitely knows how to write some steamy moments and I relished those just as much as the action.

Overall, I loved this book! It has all the elements I have come to adore in the paranormal romance genre and the dragons were a huge bonus. Luckily, there are still two more installments coming out this year so I don't have to wait long to dive back into this world again. I highly recommend this book to any fan of paranormal romance!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
emerson harris
A friend of mine bought this from Audible and i listened to it at work. I enjoyed the series. It reminds me of a cross between the Black Dagger Brother hood by JR Ward and the Dark Series by Christine Feehan. But still enjoyed the book and will read the next book. I enjoy these type of series where we you have fighting the evil and some romance. I recommend these books if you like the BDB, Lords of the Underworld and Christine Feehan.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
chris turnbull
I am surprised at all the complaints that this series is too too close to J R Ward's series. I find that all paranormal romances that deal with ageless warriors protecting humans/soul mates/ lust lust lust are alike. I thought that's why people read these series. I am not a fan of this type of book except for a rare couple. To be fair to this book, I have to say it is just as good as all of the other books I have read of this type. I was sure fans of J R Ward, Sherryln Kenyon, and the like would love this one, too. I know I am always thrilled to find more urban fantasies like the ones I love.

Myst Munroe, a nurse practitioner, goes to check on her pregnant patient. She believes her patient, Caroline, has been mentally, if not physically, abused by her boyfriend. Caroline has canceled appointments and Myst is worried about her. When she arrives at Caroline's house and discovers her lying in a pool of blood, she calls for help and tries to save both Caroline and her unborn child.

Bastian, leader of the Night Fury dragon shifter clan, hears the call and comes to Myst disguised as an EMS worker. He knows the baby is half dragon and he must take it. He finds himself instantly attracted to Myst and doesn't understand the depth of the attraction. Time is running out for his clan and in order for it to survive, he must father a son within a few days. The only drawback to fathering a son is the mother always dies in childbirth. Always. Yet, his clan needs him to do this. When the evil dragon shifter clan, the Razorbacks, also come to the scene, Bastion knows he has to take Myst home with him in order to protect her from them. By this time he has already decided he has to have her, no matter what.

I think if you are a fan of this genre that you will love this one If you can get past the similarities to J R Ward's series. If you are looking for something to read between Ward's books, you will be happy with this one. I am giving this book 4 stars, even though I am not a fan of this type book, because I think those who are will love it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
ayeisha
Why do I say suprisingly..it's about men who are dragons (and the ladies they fall in love with). I like fantasy, but I was kind of skeptic about this story line. I ended up buying it based off of reviews. I was hooked and immediately bought the other two. I have also preordered the 4th. Characters were well written. There wasn't an over abundance of "Fifty Shades" sex. It's definitely worth reading, just be prepared to read them all.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
myky
IF this is a copy of JR. Ward's books, I don't want to read them! Pages and pages of sarcastic internal dialogue and musing bored me to death! The heroine was ANNOYING and WHINY; I just wanted to choke her. The mystery to me is why the dragon found her appealing. I listened to the audio version which I got from audible for a discounted price when I bought the e-book and thought my eyes were going to get stuck; I kept rolling them. I am so glad I didn't pick up the whole series at the same time as this was horrible!

Characters: Myst is a HUGE whiner who Bastian admires for her bravery? She is continually acting like a spoiled child and is just annoying. Bastian is an insecure dragon leader whose inner dialogue is just stupid. Both of them act in slow motion and continually find themselves in situations they could have avoided if they had only moved instead of stopped to contemplate their feelings. It is so hard to finish this audio book! If I had been reading, I would have just started skimming!

Writing Style: PROFANITY almost every other word; I mean OVER THE TOP, like a sailor. Between all the swearing and the cliché sayings, it was hard to find any original sentences. While the plot was good, the CONSTANT inner dialogue was TEDIOUS. All of chapter seven is Bastian's insecure thoughts and WHO REALLY CARES???? The only part remotely interesting was when actual dialogue was happening. So No, I do not like this author's writing style. And what is with all the brand name dropping?

Plot: Not worth the effort to write as it is ONGOING...

Romance: Totally frustrating and by chapter 11 when I finally started skipping, nothing had really happened. I returned this book before I was able to stomach finishing it.

Sex and Violence Rating: Rx - LOT OF PROFANTIY GD, JC, A-word, F-bomb A LOT!!!! like every other word!

1 Star - Erased off Kindle, Not Worth Recommending, Will not read Sequels!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
amit lavi
Fast-paced, with hot, sexy dragon shifters, and strong heroines, this story sets the tone for an enjoyable series.
Callahan creates a paranormal society
which, while unknown to humans, is dependent upon their women for survival.
Fighting a worldwide war against a cruel rival dragonkind pack, Bastian leads his warriors wisely. His ultimate goal? To secure a strong, high-energy female to bear him a son and secure the future of the Dragonfury pack. Myst Munroe, a kind-hearted nurse- practitioner fits the bill nicely. Quick thinking amid tragic circumstances, Myst captures his heart instantly, which leads Bastian headlong into turmoil. He no longer just wants a human vessel to carry his son- he craves Myst as his mate for all time. Now he has just a few days to make up his mind: let her go and lose his chance at happiness?
Or keep her, knowing his love for her will most certainly sign her death warrant.....
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
lakedaemon
Ok. I give this series a 5 stars. But, this particular book has issues. Either the first page or last page or pages of each chapter is missing. It's driving me crazy. I think I will return book and rebuy to see what happens.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
christina ramsey
Miss Callahan's book is written very well. Spellbinding she leads you into a world of dragons, love,science. She doesn't permit you to put the book down,while your everyday should resume. If you would you'll feel like you forsake her heroine and her lover Bastian, not to forget any of the dragon warriors. To give it all a twist she researched some Wiccan believe and the equinoxes get a different meaning.
If you look for a book,which is written knowledgeable, entertaining, flowing and fast paced, this is a book for you.
In case you rather like to listen to books the narrator reads also very engaged.
Enjoy!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
karen gibson
I was the first time I read a book about dragon shifters and I enjoyed it, yes. The second half of the book wasn't as thrilling and exciting as the first one, it missed some more action, but overall it was a good read and, most important, I want to read the next books!

Bastian is a fierce dragon, but also a good man. His protectiveness toward Myst and the baby was sweet.

The secondary characters are interesting, each of the dragons has a special appeal and all are different and I want to know more about them.

Forge, in the enemy's band, was also an interesting guy and made me guess he's more than just a bad guy. I'm curious about him.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jessica worch
When you get to the last page and you're wanting more, it's a good read. Characters so well written, you want to continue sharing their story, it's a good read. Discovering there are more in the series ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kayla dome
I really enjoyed this book and am starting to find the series as being one of my favorites. Each of them are action packed but unique enough not to be repetitive. Due to the constant combat, these books move fast. I love the authors colorful analogies and buried whit. There is quite a bit of swearing but it fits into the atmosphere as realistically as it can keeping in mind this is a fantasy romance about dragons.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
heather gallenbeck
I don't know how she does it, but Callahan gives us guy interactions that I feel are exactly how they would be and talk. They feel very real and I'd like to know every one of them which is what keeps me reading. If you like steamy passion, some fantasy and lots of action, this series is for you.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
don lively
With the upcoming release of book 5, I decided to reread the first 4. Oh am I glad I did! The author has a way of creating a world that is so believable and real. Myst is a nurse practitioner with a heart of gold. Bastian is a leader dedicated to the survival of his people. When they meet, sparks fly!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
shannon 2003
I enjoyed this book! It provides some interesting points about dragons and their current situation. You have to love a leader who knows when to fight and when to flee. I hope they find the missing person in the second book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kathy heare watts
I always thought a world with magic and dragons would be great. The author has made that viable with her Dragonfury series. There is enough action and romance to keep many readers engaged. There is some strong language that may turn some readers off, but that's their problem.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
raegan
It doesn't hurt that I'm already fascinated with dragons and these guys sound magnificent. Callahan has drawn such a vivid story that it was more like watching a movie than reading. If you don't mind some hot sex in your fantasy story, this is a good one. I look forward to the next book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
don casto
A good end to this trilogy. Mac a water dragon and thought to be the only of his kind meets his sire. Myst best friend is now tied to Mac but afraid to trust. Arabia's sister IN is hurt while in prison. Tania takes off to the hospital and is almost captured by Ivar. Looking forward to the rest of the Nighfuries to meet their match. Danger.action.humor and romance made for a good read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sarah peterman
This story was tastefully written, however, I personally could have made it through perfectly without the amount of swearing. I love the plot because she presented it in a way that it made sense. There is opposition in all things. We're reminded of this as we read the story. I think there is more that will be developed in the story of Myst and Bastian in the other books coming. Rikar and Angela will be interesting as well. I can't wait to read it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
irina dumitrescu
I have red every book and enjoyed them all. The author does a really good job of telling the story. I get why some compare it to the black dagger series but the story is different. I have read both and would recommend both series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
roslyn
This book was a surprise, it caught my attention at first because I like reading fantasy books, but as I kept reading I was surprised on how interesting and full of action this book is filled with. I liked it,the only thing I would of liked is a little more of a background story of some of the Dragon characters.
If you love fantasy and romance novels I'm sure you would like to read this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
thomas kol s ter
Coreene Callahan's book Fury of Fire is one of the best human shifter stories I've ever read. Though i've never read about dragon shifters, i can imagine that this book and its sequels (which i've also purchased and read) are among the best within its genre! Callahan has created memorable and exciting characters with admirable heroines (who tame their own dragons),sexy heroes and completely despicable villains! I've recommended this book and series to my mum, sisters and cousins who have all adored this book and series! Anyone looking for something new and exciting with a mixture of action, fantasy and romance set in the present will love this book. I can't wait for the next ones to be released!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
raly to
I'm not a big fan of the super descriptive sex scenes, but her characters are beautifully flawed and real. This book, out of all three, is the most in depth as far as story goes. The Dragon kind mythology, hierarchy, and world is explored and explained much better in this book. I'm very glad I stuck it out, and can't wait for the next book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
robert bean
Loved it on to book four! Trust me you won't regret it. Read the whole series. Totally addicting fast-paced alpha male. Can't wait to hear about everybody and who they end up with. I can't wait to find out who we can forage end up with.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
orelia
As the first book in the series, it was enjoyable. Enjoyed the concept of a dragon world. Perhaps less action and more of me and you against the world would make it a five star read. Definitely will read the second book in the series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kim brosan
One way too many fricking fracking......don't know how she managed to write that so many times without hurting herself! Ok now that I've gotten that off my chest all in all it was a great book. I like Mac and I'm glad he finally got a happy ever after torn between a 3 or 4. Picked 4 because i liked Mac 3 because his mate (forgot her name already) really needed a spanking :p
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
lydia kiesling
Unnecessarily longer than the others and not as fun. God save us all from hollow feminist bulls*** and unnecessary angst. Also, get naked time happens like three quarters of the way in so you gotta really wait for it.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
techno paranoia
That someone read this pile of crap and thought it was worthy of mass print is just incredible to me. Tired plot line and cartoonish characters aside, the writing is atrocious. I kept reading, not because I cared one whit about the story, but because it started becoming funny to count how many times the author starts a sentence with the word "man". As in "man, I was worried this book might suck, but I had no idea it would make my brain bleed."

I'm not going to waste my time or yours with an outline of the pathetically uninspired and disjointed plot. This book sucks. Don't read it. Just don't. It's THAT BAD. I don't even think it merits a full star. There are plenty of other authors out there to read, and I'm willing to bet ALL of them are better than Coreene Callahan.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mellyana
This book was very entertaining. These books are romances without all the sex. I was not sure I would like it, but the storyline is awesome. Would suggest these stories to anyone who likes romances and fantasy....
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
celeste
Loved the concept, storyline and characters. Makes you love the good guys and hate the bad guys. Writing style could be improved upon. Author used a lot of the same words over and over. Overall I really enjoyed the story and will read the next installments. Would recommend this to all paranormal romance readers.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
erica crockett
Interesting story. It puts me in mind of JR Wards Brotherhood series. I plan on reading more of the series to see if it holds my interest. I would recommend it to anyone who likes shifters and romance.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
soroush majd
I enjoyed reading the series, and it only took me a few days to do so. However I was a little disappointed at the end of this book because it left a giant cliff hanger at the end regarding the sister. I would like to have the next book in the series so I can feel like the loose ends are tied up.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
maielli
Another winner!!!!! While the women do take stupid risks, I like that they realize how wrong it was and actually apologize for it. The men are so yummy and the steamy scenes are definitely drool worthy. I'm starting the next story right now!! Keep them coming.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
wednesday
What do you get when you stick a bunch of killer sexy dragon males in the same room? A full on heat wave that will surely melt the socks off any living breathing female, and oh how lucky Myst is. This entire story is riddled with brilliantly witty dialogue and characters you cannot wait to dig into. It is that whole love/hate thing you get when you enjoy a book so much you cannot wait to get your hands on the next one, and the anticipation is just killer!

Lototy
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ghalebani
Interesting plot line. Loved the way the characters were introduced to one another, and also how they fell for one another. Something that is new for me, was getting the POV from the antagonist, added a nice little divergent to the storyline.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
pharez
Part of Kindle Unlimited. Read because of all the good reviews. Wasn't really my thing but I finished it. 3 1/2 star read for me. Characters are strongly written. HEA - standalone - but left somethings hanging.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
melia mcfarland
I totally enjoyed this book, with the exception of the "f"bombs. I really wish they were eliminated. The story was great, with the exception of the ending. Stupid female, leaves the lair to go to her sister.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
shadan
I read fantasy-- vamps, wolves, angels, dragons, demons,si/fi, paranormal, etc. I am reading "kindred" series. I had to comment after reading the reviews here. YOU ARE READING MY BOOKS. Except your not. Now how really messed up is this. The only thing you haven't mentioned is 8 pgs of sex to 2 pgs of story. sex starts in bed, then again shower, then the floor back to bed to shower again to desk top. each desribed in detail. ex: licking kissing down my neck,across my ..clavicle say it swirl it around::like nails on a chalkboard. how sexy is that, which is not my point. 1:took me 6 mths. to be able to get my vamp story 2:their is constant talking to themselves 3: she,main pov is a 25yr crash potty mouth sex toy for a 500 yr vamp 4: shes the profisyed world saviour 5: 3 days after being attacked,draind of her blood is hhaving 8 more pges of non vanilla sex cause the vamp is spraying her like a male cat 6: add the reviews ,bad ones and there u go. my books 7: loose the porno and this 10 bks could have been 3. still garbage but better. i'm quite sick of these ripoff stupid main charactors with nothing about or the books that is redeemable. who out there is allowing this lazy stolen writting clavicle ugh.... its the store &greed
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lynne desilva johnson
A small remaining population of dragon shifters protecting the human race. A few women unaware of their existance that are able to birth the next generation of dragon shifters. Bastian is required to do his duty and take on a female to give birth to his dragon shifting son. The downside? The human females never live through the birth.

I thought the story was very well written and the characters well rounded. I would definately recommend it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
soyeba
These series of books were great stories. Couldn't hardly put them down. Loved the commitment and loyalty shown and the clear lines of good and evil.. Followed the dragon lore that I have read about fairly closely. Would recommend them as a good read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jason jones
Entertaining beach/rainy day read: Fast paced, characters are well layered with some depth and humor, the author is a great storyteller with a vivid imagination and easy to read language. Highly recommend this book for a bit of escape from reality.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
thom kiefer
Love Love this author. So glad I found another outstanding author. This is fast becoming one of the best reads ever. If you like falling in love with the characters. And laughing out loud. Fast paced. This is the book to read and reread. I am now hurrying to the next book. My Ice Dragon calls :)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
rylicpoetry
There be dragons! I couldn't be more thrilled. After so many vampire and werewolf paranormal romances, this debut to the Dragonfury is a welcome change of beasts.

Fury of Fire is a high action romance with lots of hotties - uh, men - to admire. They are dragon/human shapeshifters. Human females are needed to propagate the species, but they can only produce male children and the women die after they give birth. With the decline of their species and an arch enemy dragon bent on conquering the human world, Bastian, the leader of his dragon clan, commits to lead his group to breeding with human females, even it it means the female's death, so that their dragon kind can survive.

Worlds collide one night when a 911 call is made by a nurse-practitioner who made an emergency c-section on a dying patient when making a house call. The pregnant woman is carrying a dragon child. The two rival dragon factions race for the baby. Myst, the nurse-practitioner, suddenly is thrust in to frightening world of very scary shape-shifting dragons. To protect her and the child, Bastian secrets her away to his opulent dragon's lair where his clan lives.

To Bastian's surprise, he finds himself very much attracted to Myst (and her strong energy) and desires to mate with her for pleasure and for purpose. However, this will put a death sentence upon her - and break his heart. He knows what he must do, but how do you tell a woman she is going die for the cause?

Fury of Fire has a lot of action and great characters. While the whole feeding-on-women thing is quite familiar from other vampire/werewolf novels, there is no blood sucking involved or piercing of flesh. The dragons draw on the women's energy using touch to draw the energy. Very sensual.

There are humorous touches that lightened up the novel. My favorite is when they were naming the male child. I would've be just as aghast as Myst was.

I truly enjoyed reading Fury of Fire. While there are elements in the novel that are similar to other paranormal mating novels, I truly enjoyed that were dragons rather than the usual vampire or werewolf. There's lots of high-action to enjoy, memorable characters to love, humor, and a sweet baby. (Six dragons and a baby anyone?)

Then there's the bad guys....and they are bad guys. Calm, cool, and cruel. One of them - the baby's father - is not what he may seem...and he may unwittingly hold the key to the survival of dragons.

Kudos to Ms. Callahan to writing a fun, exciting novel debuting the Dragonfury series. I'm already looking forward to her next novel Fury of Ice which will feature Rykar, Bastian's right-hand man, and hopefully more of Bastian and Myst. More please, Ms. Callahan, and write faster! ;)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
emily nicolson
OMG! I'm hooked. Just read the first in this series and loved it! It had just the right balance of steamy and story. Lately some have just been about the sex. This was the perfect balance. And I am off to read number two.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
john appel
The plot line in this series is just interesting enough that I want to know how it ends. However, I'm not a fan of the way it's written. The characters seem flat and predictable. The voice doesn't change enough from person to person. Meh.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
laura motta
I'm in love with the characters,the storylines and the writing. It's got the same feel as Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series. I'm so glad I indulged and can hardly wait to read all the stories of the Nightfuries!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
ahmed alemadi
This is a great series. My only complaint is the editing was not perfect, although not bad enough to put down. The romance is steamy, the sex is detailed just enough and the characters are interesting
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
charli
I was not only disappointed, but I was mad that this author took not 1 but 2 strong female characters, and turned them into weak willed twits. I don't mind the fated love thing, but you don't have to butcher your character to do it. This book made me want to go protest on the streets for women's rights. Stockholm Syndrome is not love!

I tried to give it a chance to see if maybe the girls could rally and redeem themselves, but about a third of the way in I couldn't take it anymore and gave up.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
nishant
I think this book was incredible and I loved every moment of it! The only thing I took a star off for was the language was a little over the top in my opinion. I didn't thin THAT much swearing was needed....
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
james sweeney
Dorsnt anyone bother to edit their work anymore. This book was about 125 pages too long. Good concept but I got buried in the words that kept vomiting all over the page. I even started skipping 2 or 3 paragraphs at a time just to get through it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
vanessa maldonado
I wasn't sure when I decided to read this book. I was fasinated by the storyline and it moved very smoothly that I read the whole thing in just one night and have read the rest of the series in the days to come. Keep looking for a new one every time I buy a book
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
alceste007
I cannot understand how this book ever got anything other than 1 start. First of its a complete ript off of the black dagger brotherhood books. I could not even finish it. Please don't waste your money or time on this one.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
koh1321
NOTE: I did not finish Fury of Fire. I reached page 207, out of 412, before I called it quits. My review reflects on what I read and no more, which is more than enough to be indicative to how the author creates her book.

During the course of reading, everyone comes across a book that just doesn't connect with them. That doesn't mean the book is bad or that others shouldn't read it, it just means the it isn't a good fit that particular person. This is that book for me. I had a very difficult time getting through what I read, mostly due to a bunch of little things that stood out and were what I consider oddities, especially in context to situations in the book. If I had to describe this book in one word, it'd be abrasive. The characters, the dialogue, and most importantly, the writing felt like rubbing sandpaper over a wound. Over and over again.

THE BAD

The constant bombardment of internalizing that both Myst and Bastian provide in this book was like a splinter under my fingernail. The more I dug, the more painful it became, and I started to dislike the book and main characters more and more as I read on. Admittedly, it was pretty easy to loathe Bastian and Myst when it became apparent that they are both boring and stupid, and I didn't find Bastian all that likeable in the first place. Call me crazy, but I just feel uneasy when a character wants to immediately jump the bones of a person he just met in horrific situation while she is frightened beyond belief. But apparently that's okay because he acknowledges his creepiness in a fit of mental self-flagellation. Sorry, but that doesn't fly with me. Maybe if that had been mentioned only once, I would have let it slide, but it keeps on like that for way too long. Apparently he's all alpha on the outside and emo on the inside. What a winning combination! Not. Myst herself starts off, uh, decent enough but then quickly becomes the nitwit I was hoping to avoid. She gets the fastest case of Stockholm Syndrome I've ever come across. For all intents and purposes, Bastian kidnapped her. Sure, we the readers know it's for Myst and the baby's safety from the evil Razorbacks, but she certainly doesn't know that, therefore I found her reactions extremely unrealistic and bizarre to the situations she was in. One minute she's fighting, and by fighting I mean being stubbornly spunky, or somewhat thinking of escape, the next she's imagining wild, hot monkey sex with Bastian. I'm sorry but if some big, six-foot-six (apparently every male is 6'6 in this book, even the human cop. Obviously, if a guy is under that height, he's not really a man.), scary dude who can turn into a dragon kidnaps me, I am so not going to be thinking about how hot they are or what they're like in the sack. Yeah, uh-huh, that makes perfect sense. Oy! Anyway, they end up making out that night due to Bastian's alpha going crazy and some supernatural roofie that dragons put out to females. God, this is not romantic at all. And it's only been a few hours since they "met"! The morning after Myst is kidnapped, she wakes up naked and finds out Bastian bathed her, can you say mondo creepy? So after she dresses, she goes meandering through the Nightfury's lair, admiring his artwork and crap, then ends up in the kitchen with the rest of the freaky-tall Nightfuries. I'd be high-tailing it out of there, in fact, I would have been plotting escape long before this point. It appears she only thinks of escape once a day. While she's in the kitchen, Bastian has her sit at the table so she can eat her breakfast. He sets down a plate in front of her and as she goes to have a bite, she notices he cut her waffles into little, perfect, bite-size pieces and she's apparently overcome by this act. Can you say weird? All feminist angles aside, who cuts up someone else's food unless: A, it's for a small child, two, their arms and hands are broken, or D, they're handicapped in some way that prevents them from feeding themselves? W.T.F.? Frankly, I think it's just odd. And then she gets misty-eyed (Myst is all misty, how cute. *gag*) when he asks her to help name the baby he kidnapped. I've already doubted her sanity before but now it's gone to even more ridiculous heights by this point.

The magical Rohypnol I mentioned before creeped me the heck out. So when a dragon guy needs his energy fix, he picks out a woman, roofies her, feeds off her energy, sleeps with her, and then wipes her memory! Say what? That's too close to rape for my liking. This wasn't just the bad guys doing this, but the next book's "hero" did that to a woman in a hospital (note: she wasn't a patient, I think she was a researcher or something, I don't remember). How sweet.

The excessive swearing needed edited down. Normally I don't mind a little cursing here and there, but so much of it didn't need to be added to the dialogue or characters and showed a lack of creativity.

The "dragons" are really shape-shifting vampires. They have to feed off women, only it's energy instead of blood, they can't be out in the sun, they heal quickly, live a long time, are super-strong, amongst other attributes. If you're going to have shape-shifting dragons, don't make them so similar to other paranormal species. Differentiate them so they're unique, not a near-clone.

I didn't like the whole reading of minds thing. If it was something that happened when mated, fine, but I don't like the thought of someone just arbitrarily getting into someones else's brain whenever they want. It's a violation. Bastian did this to Myst way too often.

The characters sound a lot like each other. They don't all have individual voices so there isn't much beyond a name separating one from the other.

THE GOOD

The first fight scene was actually quite well-done, although it was very early on in the book so it might not hold up on a second reading. The next fight scene wasn't too bad, maybe a little confusing at times.

The other characters in the Dragonfury series have the potential to be more interesting if they can be given some individuality, but since I didn't connect with the author's writing style and don't like most of the ideas, I won't be looking for any sequels to this oh-so-romantic series. I wouldn't recommend this book, but hey, if it sounds right up your alley, by all means try it out for yourself.

As a final note, I just wanted to thank Buzz McCallister for his mad counting/alphabetizing skillz in writing this review. I couldn't have done it without you.
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