Lucian: I am a Dragon Prince of the House of Smoke...and I am dying. Five hundred years is truly enough for a man like me. A monster. Yet a 10,000-year treaty will die with me, if I don't spawn a dragonling to take my place. My two brothers are no use in this task. It falls to me, the eldest by a hair's breadth, and yet, I cannot face the horror of another sealing. Another death. Another woman's blood on my hands.
Arabella: I was saved from death in a dark Seattle alley by an impossibly beautiful man who swooped in on golden wings. Now he's taken me to his lair, opened my eyes to a world of immortals I didn't know existed, and given me an impossible task - find him a mate. Then, and only then, will he set me free. He needs her more than he wants; she wants him more than she should. The fate of both the mortal and immortal worlds depends on not just repairing their hearts, but finding a love that's true....
©2016 Alisa Woods (P)2017 Tantor
This is the first book in the Fallen Immortals series and a good introduction to Lucien Smoke's world. Lucien is a 500 year old Prince of the House of Smoke , the Crown Prince in fact and to save an ancient Treaty and prevent him from turning Wyvern he must find a !ate that loves him unconditionally to bear him a Dragonling. This is the beginning of his and Arabella's story, with its twists and turns. It's a story I have enjoyed reading previously and I have enjoyed listening to this audible book. In fact I can thoroughly recommend this author as I have read and enjoyed most of her previous books.
As this is only my second Audblr book I am not sure about having the two narrators, it was not arranged as I had expected. Although both voices are easy to listen to, it is the reason I've only given a 4 star rating. I shall decide whether it is successful, for me. once I've listened to the other books in the series. I intend to listen to the rest of the series as soon as possible!
"WHEN THE GOING GETS GOOD, IT ENDS W/ A CLIFFHANGER"
Why Oh, Why! Just when it was getting good, it ends on a cliffhanger!!! Arghhhh! Had I known this audio ended with a cliffhanger, I would have skipped it!
I love a good dragon shifter story, and Kiss of a Dragon's plot does start with a good foundation, and has the potential to deliver a story full of angst, suspense, action and steamy romance; however, the whole story will be told over three books. In my opinion, if an author is going to write a story about two characters over a series, the author has to hook the reader right from the beginning with a captivating plot, great characters and plot twists that will entice the reader to want to come back for more. While the story had an interesting plot, overall it left me with a lukewarm feeling. I'm actually on the fence about continuing the story, and it really depends on how fast the other two books are released in audio.
This story reminded me of Coreene Callahan's Dragonfury series, which I loved, and is one of the main reasons why I wanted to listen to this story. Lucian, a 500 year old dragon shifter must fulfill an age old treaty to keep the peace by mating and producing an heir. When he meets Arabella, he senses she is strong enough to withstand the mating process. In order to form a mating bond, the union must be formed from true love. After assisting Arabella with killing a demon, he captures her under the rouse of needing her assistance to find a suitable mate for him; however, his true motives are to seduce Arabella so she falls in love with him. The idea of mating, and being around Arabella is dredging up old hurtful memories he rather leave in the past. To ensue the past doesn't repeat itself, he refuses to fall in love with Arabella. After all, the mating bond only needs one true love to form the bond.
There was an instant connection between the characters, and the authors does a good job developing their relationship. However, the chemistry and romance between them is on the milder side, and just when things are really starting to heat up, the story ends.
This PNR just showcases how well Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell can narrate just about anything. Their performance really helped make this story more appealing.
The one thing I loved about this story, it's a KU/whispersync deal which helped soften the blow from the cliffhanger. Rating 3.5 stars.
This book started off really great. It reminds a of the Dragon Fury books by Collen Callahan. It also reminded me a bit of the books by Christine Feehan, The dark series. The book has a great plot and the characters are great. I was looking forward to a new series about Dragons and i was disappointed that the book has a major cliff hanger. Being that i do more listening to audio book rather than read i feel let down. Now i either have to read them or hope they come out in audio book form. I wish at least the first three about Lucien would have been in audio book. I did not know it had a big cliff hanger or i would have waited . Other than that the story line is really great.
"The beginning of a love story"
Love this book. Finding true love is have but when you find it you don't want to let it go.
"Very Good Love Fantasy Love Story!!"
No Sure the audio is missing some of the content of the actual; print version
The world of Shifters
No Film Worthy
Lucian Smoke Prince of the House of Smoke and first born of triple Dragon Shifters. Lucian leaving Shifter Right his shifter bar were humans and shifters get together for sex and drinks. Upon leaving he witnesses Arabella Sharp fighting off a Demon Shifter in an alley. Arabella is a Lawyer who defends abused women of domestic violence. Lucian dispatches the demon half of the human and Arabella not understanding seeing a full blow dragon shots him but the bullet ricochets and hits her in the shoulder. Lucian flies Arabella to his lair which looks like a penthouse for a billionaire. Which of course he is. Lucian is 500 hundred years old and he must find a mate and spawn a dragonling baby or the world between immortals and mortals humans are in danger!!
This is a fast paced action packed sexy hot romance the builds between Arabella and Lucian. I liked both of these characters and they are very well written. The troupe of characters and the world building by the author is very well done. There is lots of back story to give readers a clear understanding of this wonderful fantasy world of dragon, wolf, fee, angles, demon shifters.
The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the ending is abrupt almost a cliffhanger to get readers to read the next part of Lucian and Arabella's story.
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