Dragon Bound

 Pia Giovanni has spent her life trying to keep a low profile, so why did she steal from one of the most feared members of the elder races? She is running for her life knowing it is only a matter of time before he catches her, but she doesn’t plan on making it easy for him.

Dragos Cuelebre is a very powerful dragon and is furious to hear someone dared to steal from his hoard. He has only one thing on his mind – to kill the thief, that was until he caught her.

This book was absolutely fantastic, as good as any other paranormal series out there, and with so many characters there will clearly be lots of books in this series.

I was drawn in pretty much from page one and was glued to the book until I finished it. The descriptions were vivid, the sex was smoking hot, and the female protagonist doesn’t take shit from anyone.

Dragos is your typical alpha male but I loved the way his character developed the more time he spent with Pia especially as she verbally slapped him a few times. The author’s imagery was very good and I had no problem imagining Dragos as a dragon soaring through the sky, but it was equally easy to picture him very clearly as a man.

Pia is fantastic, she was able to hold her own with both Dragos and his sentinels, although the latter probably because they didn’t dare go against Dragos! Her inner dialogue was at time very funny and I did have a few chuckles to myself while reading. We get an indication at the beginning of the book that she is something special among the Wyrkind but I definitely did not see the revelation coming.

All of the secondary characters are brilliant and I am already invested in them and their stories yet to come. The world building was superb and I look forward to finding more about the different elder races.

If you enjoy paranormal series’ like the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Demonica and Midnight Breed you will love this. Sorry for the gushy review but I cannot stress enough how good this is – buy it, read it and fall in love with a whole new world – I did!

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Book Information
  • Author: Thea Harrison
  • Series: Elder Races (1)
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Serpent’s Kiss

 Wyr Sentinel Rune Ainissesthai owes a debt to Vampire Queen Carling, when she calls in that debt he finds a woman on the edge with no one to turn to and everything to lose.

This is the third book in the Elder Races series and another excellent one. It took me a little while to get into as it was difficult to associate the bad ass mean Queen Vampire from the earlier book with the woman we see here, ditto for Rune. Having said that, I soon got caught up in the intriguing (but at times confusing) storyline and found it extremely difficult to put down. I only realised what time it was when the kids asked what time dinner was – oops should have been half an hour ago!

Carling is so different from how she is perceived in previous books but she still has her bad ass moments. Finding about her extremely long life was interesting and the plot kept me wondering what we would find out next. Rune is a typical alpha male, prone to frequent bouts of growling and can be very masterful, but also very tender when needed.  His declaration of love when it came was awesome but has too many swear words to quote here! The sex was, as always, wild and hot.

Thea Harrison manages to bring her world to life so well, the imagery is great and I am easily able to lose myself in her writing as evidenced by my poor starving children (well 15 and 17 year olds).

This book was very focused on Carling and Rune with very little input from characters from previous books. This worked because there was so much we had to learn about Carling and how deep her connection to Rune actually was.  We were introduced to a couple of new characters and from the little interaction they had, I suspect they will be getting their HEA in the not too distant future.

I did find some elements of the plot a tad confusing at times, but overall this was a great book and was intriguing, sexy, romantic and hot. Roll on the next book in this series, I’m very much looking forward to reading it.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Book Information
  • Author: Thea Harrison
  • Series: Elder Races (3)
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