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Award-winning author Allyson James is a pseudonym for NY Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. Under this name she writes urban fantasy and romance, including the Stormwalker series (UF), Dragon series (romance), and Tales of the Shareem series (hot romance). For information on all her books and other pseudonyms, visit her web page http://www.allysonjames.com
Lisa Singleton inherited her late Grandmother's apartment along with everything in it - including the full-size dragon her Grandmother never warned her was living in the guest room! Caleb has been set as Lisa's protector by the witches who control him, a task he doesn't mind at all- especially when she talks to him and lets him have the remote for the TV.
OK, so it is a little unusual for a Golden Dragon, known as a powerful warrior, to enjoy life as a couch potato. But it is even more unusual to have a dragon living in your spare bedroom. Then again, things get even stranger when that dragon suddenly turns into a human hunk and settles himself comfortably and naked on the living room sofa!
When the infamous Black Dragon and an evil witch both target the innocent Lisa, Caleb will do anything to save the beautiful human woman he has come to love more than life itself.
Why, oh WHY did it take me so long to read this wonderful book that I have had languishing away on my book case for so long??? I bought Dragon Heat, the first story in Allyson James' Dragon Series, months ago. Unfortunately, I had not yet found time to move it up my too-large (no complaints, though) to-be-read pile. But it was certainly very near the top, since I have a particular penchant for any story that has dragons in it, whether they are the shape shifting variety or not.
Lucky for me, the sequel to this story came to CK2S Kwips and Kritiques for review, giving me the perfect excuse to move Dragon Heat to the top of that TBR pile! All I can say is, this series is now on my pre-order list! OK, that's not really all I can say about it; I'm way too long-winded for that.
One of the things I love best about this book is that, while it is not a comedy, Ms.Read more ›
I was a bit apprehensive about reading a book that delved deep enough into fantasy to include dragons in the modern world. Still, I wanted to read something different so I gave it a try. This book truly succeeds in making the dragon/ modern world themes work together. Add romance, mystery, magic, and an intriguing plot, and you've got a terrific story.
Lisa's grandma has passed away, leaving her an apartment with a big surprise in the guestroom. When Lisa looks inside, she finds a 50- foot Golden Dragon. Over months of living together, Lisa and her dragon (Caleb) have become the best of friends. When enemies attempt to kidnap Lisa, Caleb convinces a young witch to turn him into a human man. Now he can stay close to Lisa and keep her safe where ever she goes. With their history of friendship and true affection for one another, Caleb and Lisa quickly become attracted to each other. Now that Caleb is human, Lisa can teach him how people make love. For Caleb, who has never known physical affection, this human form of mating is both fun and precious.
Evil witches enslaved Caleb centuries ago. They are now determined to capture Lisa as well. To her shock, Lisa discovers she has powerful magic that was passed down from her grandma. She has no idea what her powers are, or how to use them. Witches and a Black Dragon both want to use Lisa's magic for their own purposes. Caleb will fight to the death if necessary to keep Lisa safe. Now that he has claimed Lisa for his mate, he cherishes her above all things... even his own life.
I absolutely adore Caleb's character. He is sarcastic and arrogant, but in a very funny and lighthearted way. He made me laugh quite a bit. His innocence in our world was absolutely charming.Read more ›
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I had read a few books by Jennifer Ashley - AKA Allyson James - and I decided to give her a try. Lately, I have been reading on mostly paranormal/erotic romance and I picked this up at the recommendation of a friend.
Just like a few reviewers have stated - I liked this book ok but I just didn't LOVE it... I kept reading because I don't like to leave books unread - unless it is a total dud.
I will admit the first chapters were hard to get into. I liked most of the characters.. The Golden Dragon, Caleb was great! Loved him! Lisa.. well ... it is kind of hard to say without giving out the whole story. I liked "her" character well enough.. However what the author added made the soundness forged between the H/H rather insubstantial. Not being able to create validity of their remaining together.
The side characters were great though. Loved Malcolm and his relationship with Saba. Looking forward in reading their story.
The plot was a bit convoluted with Dragons, Incubi, good witches, bad witches... Though the Dragon characters were very well developed, their evolution and their home Dragonspace very well done. The dialogue between some of the characters was amusing - especially the well placed gibes between Caleb and Malcolm and Lisa's friends in China town.
The sexual intensity was not as I had hoped and I felt that the much awaited love scenes were hurried. Also a very confusing scene of Lisa and Caleb mating in dragonspace, which I felt made their intimate relationship a bit too far stretched.
I know a lot of readers reviewed this book with enthusiasm - but it was somewhat lacking for me. I will give The Black Dragon a try to see if this series can be redeemed for me!
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