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REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

Sometimes I have the opportunity to read a book early because an editor might contact me and let me know that she’s really excited about a particular book. That’s what happened to me with the book Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison.

Cindy Hwang at Penguin contacted me and asked if I was willing to read an edited manuscript of Thea Harrison’s Dragon Bound. Harrison hadn’t published a word in 10 years and frankly I was pretty burned out on paranormal romances (we had a tough time putting together the slate for DABWAHA because at first it was everything by Nalini Singh and The Iron Duke). I promised I would give it a try as long as I could quit after the first chapter if I didn’t like it. Deal struck and manuscript arrived shortly after.

The story opens with Pia, someone with some kind of power bargaining with a witch for a spell which she then uses on Keith, her ex boyfriend who sold her out to some more powerful beings. The way in which Pia bargains with Keith gives me some idea that Pia may actually be one of those characters who thinks things through before jumping off the ledge. (As in, she recognizes she might need a parachute). Unfortunately, it’s Pia’s lack of foresight that leads her into this predicament.

Pia was blackmailed into committing a crime more suicidal than she could possibly have imagined, and she had no one to blame but herself.

Knowing that didn’t make it easier. She couldn’t believe she had been so lacking in good judgment, taste or sensibility.

Honestly what had she done? She had taken one look at a pretty face and forgotten everything her mom had taught her about survival.

Pia and her mother have been on the run for as long as Pia can recall. Her mother drummed into Pia that she could not reveal her secrets to anyone, that it would mean the death of her and endanger those around her. But when Pia’s mother dies, Pia is terribly lonely and in a moment of weakness shares a secret, a small one, with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend brags about this to someone else and this secret carries on the wind to someone very powerful who ultimately forces Pia to steal something from the Dragos Cuelebre, the Great Beast. The Wyr who ruled all Wyrs. And no one steals anything from Dragos and lives:

Then Pia heard the most terrible sound of her life. It started low like a vibration, but one so deep in power it shook her bones. She slowed to a stop along with the other pedestrians. People shaded their eyes and looked around as the vibration grew into a roar that swept through the streets and rattled the buildings.

The roar was a hundred freight trains, tornadoes, Mt. Olympus exploding in a rain of fire and flood.

Pia fell to her knees and threw her arms over her head. Others screamed and did the same. Still others looked around wild-eyed, trying to spot the disaster. Some ran panicked down the street. The nearby intersections were dotted with car accidents as frightened drivers lost control and slammed into each other

Then the roar died away. Buildings settled. The cloudless sky was serene but New York City most certainly was not.

Alrighty.

She pushed upright on unsteady legs and mopped her sweat dampened face, oblivious to the chaos churning around her.

She knew what-’who-’had made that unholy sound and why. The knowledge made her guts go watery.

If she were in a race for her life, that roar was the starter pistol. If God were the referee, He had just shouted Go.

And Dragos did indeed yell “Go” to Pia but maybe not for the reasons Pia thought. Being all powerful for century upon century can imbue a certain malaise into even those with limitless wealth and power, or maybe even because of the limitless wealth and power. Dragos sees the theft of an item in his hoarde as an affront, of course, but more importantly, a challenge.

I could see almost immediately what intrigued Dragos based on how the theft was portrayed, what was taken, and what Dragos learns about Pia, bit by bit. There was a great scene early on when Dragos is hunting Pia by a receipt that he found belonging to her. It shows his disconnect with others, his presumptuousness, and most of all, his curiousness (which fits with his dragon being).

Dragos held the receipt up, sniffed and frowned. Even to his sensitive nose the receipt was starting to lose that delicate feminine scent and smell like him.

He strode inside. The penthouse took the Tower’s top floor. Just below that were his offices, meeting rooms, an executive dining hall, training area and other public areas. The third floor down housed his sentinels and other top Court and corporate officials. If it had been a stand alone building, it would have been a mansion. All the rooms and halls were built on a massive scale.

Dragos located the kitchen in the penthouse. It was a foreign place filled with chrome machines and countertops. No one was there. He went in search of the communal kitchen responsible for serving the dining hall and all the sentinels, Court and corporate executives’ needs. He located it on the next flight down.

He strode through the double doors. Half a dozen kitchen staff froze. In the corner a brownie gave a squeak of dismay and faded into invisibility.

The head chef hurried forward, wringing her hands. She was a dire wolf in wyr form but she kept her human shape, that of a tall gray-haired middle-aged woman, during work hours. “This is an unexpected honor, my Lord,” she gushed. “What can we do for you?”

“There are plastic bags with zippers on them. I’ve seen them in commercials,” Dragos said to her. He snapped his fingers, trying to remember the name. “You put food in them.”

“Ziploc baggies?” she asked in a cautious voice.

He pointed at her. “Yes. I want one.”

She turned and snarled at her staff. A faerie leaped to a cupboard then bounded to them. She bowed low to Dragos, head ducked and eyes to the floor, while holding a cardboard box up. He pulled out a baggie, placed the 7-Eleven receipt inside and zipped it closed.

“Perfect,” he said, placing the baggie in his shirt pocket. He walked out, ignoring the babble that rose behind him.

In these pairings between all powerful men and the hapless female, the question is always “why her”. But Pia is very special, not only because of her personality but because of what she is. She is some type of wyr, but what kind I couldn’t figure out. I admit to not being the most well read of fantasy readers so it may be that those who are steeped deep into fantasy genres might guess right away. By keeping Pia’s identity a secret, but unfolding clues along the way to Dragos, there is a certain suspense and momentum provided that allows for a romance to develop without the reader feeling frustrated.

Pia and Dragos get caught up in battle over power and Dragos’ life is placed in jeopardy more than once and Pia gets to do some saving of her own.

Harrison really delivers on the sexual tension with an alpha male dragon wyr who is both possessive and acquisitive and a heroine who has powers we aren’t quite sure about.

I’m really excited about this new series, three stories which will be published this year. In some ways, I felt the feel of the world was similar to Nalini Singh’s Archangel series. It’s modern, contemporary with an old world power overlay. The heat level is about on par with Singh as well. Berkley is holding 10 ARCs to be given away to random commenters. International readers welcome.

The only thing we would ask is that if you are moved, you might say something on the internet somewhere or to a friend, about this book as this is a new author and this series could definitely use some word of mouth help. (This is not a precondition to winning an ARC. ARC giveaways are ALWAYS random).

Let us know what your favorite Dragon story is in the comments to enter your name in our ARC Giveaway. (Mine is the Hurog series by Patricia Briggs). You can pre order the book here.

Updated with winners:

  1. miss_thing:   I’ve never been a big aficionado of dragon stories, but I have to say I LOVE the dragons in Michelle Sagara’s “Cast In…” series. They have such style and attitude :-). I particularly love the Arkon, who is the ultimate protective archivist… I’d love to read this book – you had me at the comparison to Nalini Singh.
  2. BethP: I, too, would have to say the Shana Abe Drakon series.
  3. Julie:   The only dragon series or stories I have read, and liked are by Katie MacAlister. But this one sounds interesting.
  4. Minh: This book sounds like a blast! My favourite dragon books at the moment has to be the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, they’re brilliantly crafted with wonderful characters.
  5. Jan:   Anne McCaffrey’s dragonrider books were some of the first fantasy books I read as a teenager. I also like Patricia Briggs’ Hurog series. I’m looking forward to this new series by Thea Harrison.
  6. Joseri: Definitely Patricia Briggs Hurog books, the first is probably my most favourite book ever.
  7. Joni: Sounds really interesting. I think I’d have to agree with Kim that my favorite dragon series is the McCaffrey one, although I definitely liked some parts of it more than others.
  8. Lisa Iriarte:   I will always be partial to the Dragonsong/Dragonsinger books by Anne McCaffrey.
  9. Rosario:   I’ve had a look at the comments, and it looks like I haven’t read any books with dragon main characters (unless you count Marjorie Torrey’s Artie and the Princess, which I read and loved as a child). This one sounds really interesting, though, and I’d love to give it a try.
  10. Dana:   I also loved the dragonriders of Pern. This book sounds good.

 

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

178 Comments

  1. blodeuedd
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 12:39:10

    I read review on book binge and was sold. I have high hopes for this book and would love to win it.

    And of course I would spread the word

    Fave Dragon story would be The Farseer Books by Robin Hobb. Some interesting dragons there at the end

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  2. Virginia C
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 12:42:03

    I am very fond of dragons, and I am glad to see them receiving their paranormal romance accolades! Deborah Cooke’s “Dragonfire” series is sensational : ) I’d love to read “Dragon Bound”, and I do post online reviews!

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  3. Kim Zielke
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 12:42:51

    This sounds very interesting and I like that we’ll learn about a character as the other character does. I am excited to have an opportunity to win.

    My all time favorite dragon story/series is the “Dragon Riders of Pern” by Anne McCaffrey. It was this series that sparked my love of reading.

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  4. Joni
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 12:50:20

    Sounds really interesting. I think I’d have to agree with Kim that my favorite dragon series is the McCaffrey one, although I definitely liked some parts of it more than others.

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  5. Silver James
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 12:53:25

    I cut my dragon teeth on McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series, and have to admit that Katie MacAlister’s dragons make me laugh. I really should seek out more dragons to read about. This book and the upcoming trilogy sounds promising. I’m a huge believer in word of mouth when it comes to books so I always talk about what I like.

    I’ll have to put this on the watch list, especially if I don’t win. :D

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  6. Nita
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:07:43

    Looks like a great book!

    I love the dragons in Katie MacAlister’s dragon series. I especially love the ones focusing on the Silver Dragons. Also enjoy the Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken. Hilarious!

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  7. Pinky
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:08:00

    I don’t want to win, because I’ve already got an ARC, but. . .I just had to put my two cents in.

    FABULOUS read. Smart, entertaining, funny, and unpredictable. If you’re not lucky enough to win and ARC (I got mine by hook or crook heh heh heh) it’s still a must-read.

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  8. Eva / TXBookjunkie
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:08:08

    My favorite dragon story….that’s hard since I love stories with dragons! I guess the first one that comes to mind would be Katie MacAlister’s Aisling Grey and Silver Dragons series.

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  9. Angela
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:22:04

    I love dragons, though at the moment only Patricia Briggs’ and Shana Abe are coming to mind that I’ve read.

    Great review, and I’m definitely looking forward to this book – win or not.

    Also, thanks to all that have (and will) mention dragon stories for me to check out.

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  10. JenM
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:27:31

    I LOVE dragon stories although there aren’t that many available unless you are willing to read straight fantasy (which I’m not) and I’ve heard great buzz about this book. My current favorite dragon shifter series is G.A. Aiken’s (aka Shelly Laurenston) Dragon Kin. Her stories are laugh-out-loud funny, yet still pretty darned erotic.

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  11. Brandy
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:35:20

    I’ve been hearing good things about this book on RT and have it on my TBB list.
    My favorite dragon series would have to be G.A. Aiken’s series. They have humor and heat. *G*

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  12. Julie
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:35:59

    My favorite dragon series is still Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books.

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  13. Kristi
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:38:55

    Um, dang? I can’t wait to read it! Also, post reviews all over my blog, YouTube account, GoodReads, and Amazon? (Hey, had to try!)

    So, my FAV about dragons is Katie Macalister, so obviously I have a lot of catching up to do…. I also really loved… Shoot.. Shana Abe, I think it was. She had a trilogy that was great.

    I would LOVE to read this book!

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  14. wendy
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:42:43

    Yummy, a new paranormal. Unlike many others I am still hooked.

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  15. Sotheara
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:43:38

    This book sounds really interesting, and it would definitely be something I would pick up in the bookstore. I also fondness for dragons. My first “dragon” book was Dragonflight by Annce McCaffrey and the subsequent “Dragon Riders of Pern” books. I also enjoyed the historical Smoke Thief by Shana Abe.

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  16. miss_thing
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:46:46

    I’ve never been a big aficionado of dragon stories, but I have to say I LOVE the dragons in Michelle Sagara’s “Cast In…” series. They have such style and attitude :-). I particularly love the Arkon, who is the ultimate protective archivist… I’d love to read this book – you had me at the comparison to Nalini Singh.

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  17. Julie
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:48:16

    I’ve heard so much good about this new series coming out, I’m absolutely slathering to have it in my hands. I’ve already pimped it out to a few friends, so hopefully that helps.

    Anne McCaffrey’s dragons will always have a place in my heart, but most recently G.A. Aiken’s dragons have wooed me with their humor.

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  18. Karen
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:48:49

    I also love dragons–my daughters’ playroom is even done in dragons… And the best dragons I can think of are Hurog, Dragonriders (though I liked the Harper Hall triolgy most), and Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

    I know there are others out there–I just can’t remember them at the moment!

    And it isn’t a book, but for those with kids out there “Jane and the Dragon” is a great show (based on three good picture books).

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  19. Zee
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:52:29

    This sounds fun. My favorite dragons are those of G.A. Aiken and Shana Abe.

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  20. Lynnd
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:53:06

    This one is on my “I want!” list.

    My favourite books with dragons are by Mary Brown – The Unlikely Ones, When Pigs Fly, Master of Many Treasures and Dragonne’s Egg (now they are all combined in Here there be Dragonnes). I also really liked Joanne Bertin’s Last Dragonlord series.

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  21. Jane
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:57:33

    @Karen LOVE Jane and the Dragon. I’m always looking for girl positive books and this is at the top of my list.

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  22. LEW
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:04:18

    I read “The Hobbit” and “The Hero and the Crown” in 6th grade, and these books were my first introduction to dragons and Fantasy in general. It was “The Blue Sword” (the dragon-free sequel (though written before) to The Hero and the Crown) that got me hooked on Fantasy – my first reading love/obsession.

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  23. Barb
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:05:05

    Oh please, oh please–this sounds just great. I have loved dragon books since childhood (My Father’s Dragon, anyone?). As an older reader, I discovered Tea With the Black Dragon (R A MacAvoy), Elizabeth Kerner’s trilogy(Song in the Silence is the first), but Carol Berg’s Song of the Beast is my favorite, with Briggs’ Hurog books a close second. All have very strong romantic elements and the dragons are great!

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  24. Amber
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:05:47

    I have been hearing so much good buzz about this book. I admit I’m a bit addicted to Katie MacAlister’s dragon series. Sexy, snarky, and very funny.

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  25. Joy B
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:11:13

    This sounds like a great read!
    I’m not a huge dragon fan but really like the books by CL Wilson (although not dragons, tairens are close to dragons in my head) and Shana Abe.

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  26. Kim in Hawaii
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:15:25

    Great timing as tomorrow is St. David’s Day – the patron saint of Wales. The Red Dragon is a proud symbol of the Welsh independence and sits in center of the national flag. Deborah Cooke and Mary Jo Putney are my guests tomorrow to celebrate St. David’s Day – both are Dragon fans!

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  27. Kristina
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:20:45

    My favorites are Shana Abe’s Drakon series.

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  28. fairyfreak
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:22:14

    Love dragons! Hard to pick, but the Hurog series is definately one of my favorite, and I practically grew up reading the Pern series. :)

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  29. CMROD
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:23:16

    I love dragons stories! YAY! More dragon luv. I just recently started reading them and really enjoy MacAlister and Aiken. Since today is my birthday and it’s been horrible so far. (I couldn’t save a dying kitty I found on my way to work, then at work we were locked out of our computers!! AARRRGH damn now I’m gonna cry) I really needed a little good news. Thanks for the good news!!

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  30. Jen
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:24:38

    I was going to name an actual grown-up book or two, but does anyone else know The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch? It may be a picture book, but it’s got to be my #1 anyway! It has a kick-ass heroine, too.

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  31. Sandy D.
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:29:52

    No one’s mentioned one of my favorite dragon books – Robin McKinley’s “Dragonhaven”.

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  32. CK
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:29:52

    I actually put Dragon Bound on my GoodReads TBR list when another author rec’d it earlier this year. So good buzz is good ;)

    Favorite dragons? Gotta mention Dragonriders of Pern as the ultimate since it was my first dragon adventure, but I absolutely love Dragon Kin series by GA Aiken.

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  33. Val
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:30:16

    You guys, seriously. Getting me hooked on more series books is NOT good for my wallet.

    And not to be all, “oh yeah, me too” but Katie MacAlister's books, for sure.

    When are all three coming out during the year? I have a very long flight over the pond to get through in late April so I’m trying to save up enough books to read to make it through.

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  34. Sandra
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:31:32

    I’m with the G A Aiken crowd for favorite dragon books. Specifically, I loved the 3rd in the series “What a Dragon Should Know”. Gwenvael and Dagmar cracked me up.

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  35. Stephanie M. Lorée
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:34:36

    I have never read a dragon romance story, so this would be a first if I win. It looks like a great novel to cut my teeth on!

    My favorite dragon book? Totally breaking the mold on this one, but The Legend of Huma was fabulous for fans of High Fantasy.

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  36. BethP
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:41:03

    I, too, would have to say the Shana Abe Drakon series.

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  37. Mariska
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:49:06

    I admit that I haven’t read any dragon books before. Can I start with this one please ?

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  38. Mary Beth
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:51:40

    My fav dragon series would be the Hurog series. It’s fun to read these comments, though, because I’m going to look for some of the other books mentioned.

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  39. Courtney Milan
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:52:07

    Okay, I don’t normally enter giveaways. In fact, I’ve never done it. But I read that little excerpt you provided, and I totally want to read this NOW.

    When does this come out again?

    (Favorite dragon series: Heart’s Blood by Jane Yolen. Old but great.)

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  40. Sabrina H.
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:54:42

    I was getting burned out on the paranormal genre, but this sounds great. I went to the website and read the first chapter. I can not possibly wait until May to read this. Here’s hoping I win :)

    The Drakon series by Shana Abe is what pops to mind for favorite dragon stories. Sherrilyn Kenyon also has some dragon shape shifters in her Dark-Hunter novels.

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  41. SandyH
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:19:45

    I am just mentioning what others have said McCaffery’s Dragonriders of Pern series; Robin McKinley Dragonhaven and I do enjoy G.A. Aiken’ series as well. They are just plain fun. Deborah Cooke also has a dragon series.

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  42. elaing8
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:25:51

    This sounds like are a really interesting book.Adding it to my TBR list.
    A favorite is the Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken

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  43. Renee
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:26:08

    I spoke with Holly (from Book Binge), recently, and she couldn’t say enough good things about Dragon Bound. I’m really looking forward to it!

    My favorite dragon series is Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series.

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  44. Julie
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:28:24

    The only dragon series or stories I have read, and liked are by Katie MacAlister. But this one sounds interesting.

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  45. Kaetrin
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:28:57

    I’ve heard a lot of buzz about this one, so I’d like to read it.

    I haven’t read many dragon books – does Eragon count?

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  46. Moviemavengal
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:34:35

    I’m also fairly burned out on paranormal, but this book sounds awesome.

    McCaffery’s Pern series and Katie MacAlister’s dragon books are also faves of mine. I also enjoyed Gena Showalter’s Atlantis series (Heart of the Dragon, etc.)

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  47. Dawn
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:35:14

  48. lucy
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:39:05

    Song In The Silence by Elizabeth Kerner was my first dragon into man romance book and sparked my whole obsession with dragons. Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon has dragons and is also a favorite of mine. And my favorite trilogy The Farseer has dragons but they don’t become important until the last book.

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  49. srs
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:39:08

    I admit to a soft spot for McCaffery's Dragonriders of Pern series; I absolutely loved those books when I was around 12-14. But my favourite is probably the the Hurog series. I find those books extremely satisfying.

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  50. Tabitha
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:44:06

    My favorite dragon story is Can’t Get Enough by Shelly Laurenston. It’s the story of the grandfather from the Dragon Kin series under her alter ego G.A. Aiken. CGE is a short story in the anthology (Everlasting Bad Boys). I usually don’t read anthologies but I love the Dragon Kin series and CGE is actually a pretty filling read.

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  51. kathybaug
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:46:46

    I already have this book on my wish list. It would be great to win it. As far as dragon books go, how about the ones by Allyson James? I also enjoyed Tea With The Black Dragon by RA MacAvoy.

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  52. Natasha R
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:47:45

    I’m really looking forward to this book. Quite a few people have good things to say about it!

    I’m sad to say that I haven’t read many books on dragons. The only one that comes to mind is the series by G.A. Aiken (I love her books!) I’m going to keep an eye on this thread to add to my reading list :)

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  53. Emma_I
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:57:12

    I haven’t read many dragon stories that I can remember, though Naomi Novik’s Temeraire books were good (not really romance though).

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  54. Kristal
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:58:03

    Patricia Wrede’s Enchanted Forest series: Dealing with Dragons, etc. Also like Patricia Briggs and Deborah Cooke.

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  55. Cindy W
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:00:49

    I haven’t read a dragon series and would love too! Especially after finishing the Fever series!

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  56. AllisonH
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:00:52

    It’s not a pure dragon story, but the dragon/Eustace part if Narnia’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a favorite.

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  57. Carin
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:03:04

    McCaffrey, MacAlister, & Aiken are all favorites of mine. This book sounds so good! And the list of dragon books from the comments is going to keep me busy, too!

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  58. Minh
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:07:41

    This book sounds like a blast! My favourite dragon books at the moment has to be the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, they’re brilliantly crafted with wonderful characters.

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  59. bettie
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:08:52

    I adore Shana Abe’s drakon books – they always leave me longing to write like her – but my absolute favorite dragon book is R. A. MacAvoy’s Tea with the Black Dragon. It’s a fantasy novel, a detective story, and a love story all in the same book. It was written in 1983, so some of the terminology and technology have aged poorly since I first read it as a kid in the mid-eighties, but I still love that it mashes up genres and features a fifty-something heroine.

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  60. Patrice
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:10:19

    This sounds good! I liked Katie McAlister’s dragon stories, especially the idea of clans and the spin about their treasures, but then was unsatisfied by the lack of growth or tone or something. I didn’t care for a series where it seemed the dragons were kind of silly, I don’t recall it’s name. I like the idea of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Were Hunter dragons, but there has only been one short story devoted to dragons.

    Honestly I’d love to find a good dragon series. So I am excited about this one!

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  61. Li
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:17:47

    Naomi Novik’s Temeraire wins hands down for me!

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  62. Cherie J
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:18:12

    Katie McAlister’s Dragon stories gets my vote for favorite dragon story. Thanks for the giveaway and I would be more than happy to write a review if I am one of the winners.

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  63. VictoriaP
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:21:35

    Another lover of Aiken’s Dragon Kin novels here, but I too grew up on Pern, and still love R.A. MacAvoy’s Tea with The Black Dragon.

    The sounds like a terrific book, look forward to reading it even though I too am a little burnt out on PNR.

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  64. Melodie
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:26:22

    Tereraire books are good. McCaffrey’s original Dragonrider trilogy are the first books I ever purchased with my own money as a kid. Would love a new series with dragons.

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  65. Cathy MacDonald
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:28:30

    I see so many of my favorite stories listed here. Another great dragon is Sam, from the Rule Turner Lily Yu series by Eileen Wilks.

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  66. Lacey
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:35:44

    To go with the crowd I love G.A. Aiken’s dragon series, but my favorite and first dragon series was the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. Cimorene and Mendanbar remain one of my favorite couples of all time. I love dragons, and romantic fantasy/fantasy romance, so I’ll definitely be checking out both Dragon Bound and the others suggested here.

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  67. jayhjay
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:38:54

    This one is sort of campy, but I like Katie Macalisters aishling grey dragon books.

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  68. Lindsey
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:42:59

    Oooh, this book sounds excellent. My favorite dragon series would probably have to be McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern. It’s been a long time since I’ve read them, but they’re still awesome.

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  69. Donna
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:47:30

    I haven’t read a dragon series but this one sounds delightful.

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  70. Jennifer M (OR)
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:47:39

    Oh, I’m always on the lookout for a new series. This sounds great. My favorite dragon series is G.A. Aiken.

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  71. Julie M.
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:48:50

    I read Tea with the Black Dragon – so long ago I can’t remember what it was about. I feel a re-read coming on. Eileen Wilks has dragons in her Lily Yu series – I love those books. Dragon Bound does sound great. I’ve got it on my list to read – but I wouldn’t mind winning one.

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  72. Jan
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:56:37

    Anne McCaffrey’s dragonrider books were some of the first fantasy books I read as a teenager. I also like Patricia Briggs’ Hurog series. I’m looking forward to this new series by Thea Harrison.

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  73. vita
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:58:25

    I’d recommend Shana Abe and her fabulous race of the drakon to any reader of romance/fantasy! She’s absolutely wonderful.

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  74. Jody Wallace
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:59:18

    I like a lot of dragon books — but I’ll agree with the Pern and Hurog comments. There was one pubbed a while ago called The Last Dragonlord I enjoyed, and the dragons in Lackey’s One Good Night. Oh, and of course Novik’s dragon series…and Chris Rowley’s Bazil Broketail. Yeah, I like dragon books :).

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  75. KK
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:00:28

    I’m just making my way into the paranormal genre, so no current dragon favorites… but have heard great buzz and would love to win this!!

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  76. Jody Wallace
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:02:26

    That’s Lackey’s One Good KNIGHT, not Night. Sheesh.

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  77. Sylvia Sybil
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:03:33

    The Pern books got me started but there’s a special place in my heart for Jane Yolen’s Pit Dragon books.

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  78. K
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:05:11

    May 3rd is far too far away. I love the Ziploc quote!

    Favorites are difficult, but after tossing a dart, today it’s The Paper Bag Princess (but for the heroine more than the dragon).

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  79. Heather
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:08:41

    The Dragonriders of Pern remain my favorites.

    Would love to check this out. The excerpts sounds awesome.

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  80. Missy_G
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:14:48

    I have been looking forward to this book since Nalini mentioned it on her blog. My favorite dragon series right now is Deborah Cooke’s Dragonfire series, the next book comes out in May and I cannot wait!! I also like G.A. Aiken/Shelly Laurenston Dragin Kin series and Sahnna Abe’s Drakon series.

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  81. Kris M
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:20:39

    Holly has been talking this one up over at Book Binge and i would love a chance to win a copy. Probably my favorite dragon series are GA Aiken’s dragon shifter series and Bianca D’Arc’s Dragon Riders series and of course Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders series

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  82. KC
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:23:34

    Lots of good buzz on this one — thanks for the opportunity. My fave series is McCaffrey’s Dragon Riders of Pern.

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  83. Ellie
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:28:58

    I can’t wait to read Dragon Bound! And I just saw on twitter that Thea Harrison will have a new exerpt up on her blog tomorrow!

    I think my favorite dragon series I have read is Katie MacAlister’s.

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  84. Melissa (Books and Things)
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:29:04

    There was a short story I read quite a while ago that was about dragon shifters. I cannot squeeze that title from my brain, but it was the first I had read of them and it was adult. I think I liked the idea since.

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  85. Has
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:30:09

    I have to say Dragon Riders of Pern although the older books not so much as the latter ones. I also definitely recommend the Hurog books too as well for great fun is G.A Aitken because I love the humour. But my favourite dragon character has to be Kitten from The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce love her and how the dragons are like in that series.

    I really love the look of this series – it has def perked my inner spidey senses.

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  86. pamelia
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:33:01

    First and foremost for dragon stories I love the Dragon Riders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, but the Naomi Novik Temeraire books are fantastic too!

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  87. MD
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:34:39

    Sounds fun. My favourite dragon stories are Naomi Novik “dragon” series. Liked them all, but the first one is still the favourite.

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  88. Taryn Kincaid
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:39:20

    Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series.

    Without question.

    Although…I have to say I loved the first one, His Majesty’s Dragon, the best.

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  89. StacieDM
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:40:01

    I’ve never read a romance story with a dragon shifter before. I think I would like this story very much. Thank you for the great contest!

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  90. Joseri
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:42:33

    Definitely Patricia Briggs Hurog books, the first is probably my most favourite book ever.

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  91. Milena
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:45:54

    My favorite dragon story is Steven Brust’s Dragon. The whole Vlad Taltos series (of which Dragon is part) is worth reading.

    And, of course, there’s the beautiful short story by Roger Zelazny, “The Monster and the Maiden”.

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  92. Michelle R.
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:46:03

    Dragon, Actually — Aiken. :)

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  93. mischab1
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:46:53

    I’d love to have a copy also. My first dragon series was Anne McCaffery’s Dragon Riders of Pern. They were my introduction into adult sci-fi. It’s been so long since I’ve read them they don’t really qualify as my favorite any more. The two that come to mind at the moment are book 1 in Shanna Abe’s dragon series and another author. While I can’t recall the author’s name or the book title, it is an urban fantasy about a girl whos boyfriend is a dragon shifter. He accidentally shifts while taking a shower and completely destroys the bathroom of their house. (In the middle of a snow storm no less.)

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  94. ruth
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:48:34

    G.A. Aiken! Love all her books.

    This books sounds fun. I would love to read it.

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  95. Corinne
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:49:31

    My fave dragon story is DRAGON’S KEEP, although I have lots of dragons that I love. :) Would love to add this to my Dragon collection!

    Thanks for the contest.

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  96. Pearl
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:52:12

    PNR with dragons fascinate me for some reason…my alltime fave dragon book is NAKED DRAGON by Annette Blair.

    Fave dragon series is Here Be Dragons by Allyson James (Jennifer Ashley). I really, really hope she’ll write a few more books in this series.

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  97. Christine
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 17:52:46

    This sounds great!
    I just read The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff–great book, with dragons. I was also going to mention Jane and the Dragon and The Paper Bag Princess–those were what came to mind first, actually! (I love the theme song to the Jane and the Dragon show…)

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  98. Karen
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 18:06:45

    Fave dragon series is definitely G.A. Aiken’s Dragon Kin books!

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  99. Lillie H.
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 18:09:13

    McCaffrey’s Pern dragons come to mind first as a favorite, but I also like Katie McAlister’s silver dragons and G.A. Aiken’s series, too.

    I do post reviews, and I’ve heard nothing but praise for Harrison’s book. It’s definitely made me put it on my wishlist.

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  100. Laurie Blanchard
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 18:09:17

    My favorite Dragon story is C.E. Murphey’s Negotiator Series. I have a character crush on Janx, even if he is supposed to be the bad guy.

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  101. LoriK
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 18:17:16

    I haven’t read many dragon stories since McCaffrey, but this sounds really good.

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  102. Lisa Iriarte
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 18:18:11

    I will always be partial to the Dragonsong/Dragonsinger books by Anne McCaffrey.

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  103. Jaime Callahan
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 18:21:23

    I love the ziploc baggie scene! Love to see a sense of humor in a book.

    My favorite dragon story is DEALING WITH DRAGONS by Patricia C Wrede.

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  104. jamie
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 18:21:31

    I love the Aisling Grey series by Katie MacAllistar. This book sounds really great!

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  105. AnneD
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 18:22:51

    DRAGONS!

    I’m so there!!

    Started with Dragonriders of Pern so many years ago. Now, if there’s dragons I’ll buy it!

    Shana Abe’s series – Dragon historicals! Wee!
    GA Aitken/Shelly Laurensten – so funny!
    Bianca S’Arc for Erotic Romance Menage
    Temeraire of course (though I’ve got a book to read in that series yet – go-go free books to get you hooked!)
    TA Chase’s Dreaming of Dragons from Loose Id is mm romance

    And of course, you can’t forget movies with dragons, AND of course, everyone should have a pink sparkly dragon to watch over them while they read/write…

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  106. jeanette8042
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 18:31:45

    I love Tessa Adams’ A Dragon’s Heat series.

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  107. Kelly Mueller
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 18:46:14

    that is hard.. I have not read many… I really like Keri Arthur’s Destiney Kills.. It is book one in the Myth & Magic series…

    Thanks for a chance to win…

    Kelly M
    crazybookfairy(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  108. Penny
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 19:06:35

    My favorites are GA Aiken’s Dragon Kin series and Bianca D’Arc’s Dragon Knights series

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  109. Sarah
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 19:30:33

    I second/third/fourth Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Mercedes Lackey’s One Good Knight was pretty good too. It was a good twist on dragon lore and the Andromeda myth.

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  110. Tae
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 19:39:48

    I would agree that Patricia Briggs Dragon Bones and Dragon Blood are my favorite dragon books so far. I just re-read them a few weeks ago and I hope she goes back and writes more.

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  111. Kate N. (Yzhabella)
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 19:40:49

    To date, my favorite Dragon themed books(s) is the “Dragons in Our Midst” series by Bryan Davis. It’s geared more toward the tween age groups, but I read it as a 30 something and LOVED IT!

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  112. knstrick
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 19:44:50

    My favorite dragon series was a YA series that started with Dragon’s Blood. It was set on another world though and had a lot of elements that reminded me of Dune as well.

    This book sounds interesting! I’m looking forward to reading it!

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  113. Angela
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 19:47:27

    Not that I’m complaining but am I the only one who gets sent to this page whenever I click the Dear Author logo at the top, instead of the front page?

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  114. Manda M
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 19:56:42

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC, and I absolutely loved it. It has a freshness to it that has been missing in a lot of new paranormals, with terrific characters (main and secondary), a well-paced mystery, and a funny, sexy romance. I agree with the comparison to Singh, although this book was a bit lighter in tone. I knew there was one more coming out this year, but I’m thrilled to see that there will be two more!

    Definitely one of those books I would recommend to any romance lover.

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  115. Nightwriter
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:13:45

    Lately I’ve been suffering from major historical burnout and have been looking at paranormals. I’ve never read a dragon shifter, but this one sounds like so much fun, it’s going on my list. Would love to win a copy.

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  116. Emily
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:16:14

    This book sounds excellent- I’d love to win a copy! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  117. Lorenda Christensen
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:19:29

    I’d have to go with Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik. I snagged it on a limited time Kindle offer, even though it wasn’t in the genre I normally read.

    Very unexpected, it hooked me in the first paragraph.

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  118. Lynnette
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:19:48

  119. Jane
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:24:26

    @Angela: Nope. I had a redirect error but it should be fixed now.

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  120. Chelsea
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:25:13

    I LOVE dragons!

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  121. Ursula
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:28:40

    I have to admit, I haven’t read any dragon books. But this one sounds very interesting and based on the recommendations I have seen here, I will have to give them a try. I have posted reviews before, (not a professional reviewer, more like my own opinions)on Goodreads, Amazon, B&N and my blog. I love finding new books and new authors.

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  122. Mariee
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:31:38

    I’ve never read a dragon story before.

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  123. Elise S.
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:35:58

    Like many others I love me some G.A. Aiken books.

    It feels like its been awhile since I’ve tried/been interested in a new paranormal author so I’m excited for this book.

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  124. Jennifer R
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 20:50:56

    My fav dragon books are by G.A. Aiken. I also like Anne McCaffrey. The Pern series was my first introduction to scifi/fantasy.

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  125. aislin
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 21:30:36

    I never realized how many dragon books I had actually read until I started reading through the comments! For a favorite though I’d have to go with the Dragonriders of Pern series.

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  126. readerdiane
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 21:57:47

    All of these comments remind me of all of my favorite dragon books. I recommended the Patricia Wrede books so many of my students. I loved the snarky Katie MacAlister books and the lovely Shana Abe. But my all time favorite is the Pern Dragons of Anne McCaffrey-she is the grand dame.

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  127. Marie B.
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 21:58:51

    For all the fantasy and paranormal romance I’ve read, I’m drawing a blank on dragons outside of McCaffrey’s Pern series. Thank goodness for this thread and all the books mentioned there in – gotta go starting adding ‘em all to my TBR list!

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  128. Kelsey
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 22:12:22

    I love G.A. Aiken’s series about dragons. The dragons are quite hilarious.

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  129. Nadia Lee
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 22:27:39

    I love Briggs’ Hurog series.

    I also liked Naomi Novak’s Temeraire series. :-)

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  130. Carol F.
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 22:40:06

    This sounds like an awesome new series! My immediate gut reaction was to say that Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series is my favorite, but that’s probably because of how many great books she’s written in the series (my favorite in that series still remains Dragonflight).

    But, I remember a book by Vivian Vande Velde called Dragon’s Bait that I loved to reread over and over again when I was a kid. There was some romance in it, and it was a great turn on the virgin sacrifice trope.

    (Second on the Patricia C. Wrede too! Apparently I’ve read more dragon books than I realized.)

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  131. TeriC
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 22:40:52

    Oh Hurog was great. I have to say that I was the Pern chick in my youth. I have now passed my collection on to my eldest daughter, and remind her to respect the book by not beating up my sacred tomes ;).
    The book looks great. I cannot wait to read it.

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  132. Kaya H
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 22:41:57

    I loved The Dragon Riders of Pern also, but lately Robin Hobb’s series of DragonHaven has been awesome also, with dragons in a new light.

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  133. Barbara Elness
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 22:52:37

    My favorite dragon story is Keri Arthur’s Destiny Kills (Myth & Magic Book 1). I loved Keri’s take on dragon shifters.
    I’m looking forward to reading Dragon Bound, it sounds great.

    Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

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  134. BrendaC
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 23:36:21

    Shana Abe’s drakon series :D

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  135. LoriA
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 00:22:07

    Sounds intriguing.

    My first real dragon story was Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. Loved it, and loved the fact that it was science fiction, not fantasy (though I’m a fan of fantasy, too). Probably time to reread …

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  136. Ann G
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 01:05:14

    Katie MacAlister’s dragons are great.

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  137. Pam P
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 01:18:43

    Going on my wishlist after reading the review, think I’ll like it a lot. Some fave series – Shana Abe, Deborah Cooke, GA Aiken. Have Briggs dragon series in the TBR.

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  138. Suhani
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 03:42:37

    I haven’t read a lot of Dragon books, okay I gotta admit though that I adore GA Aiken’s series and can’t wait for the next one. Her books are just so funny!

    I gotta try the Briggs series, hopefully they are available as ebooks?

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  139. Shell
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 03:51:24

    My Favorite Dragon series other than Eragon is the one done by Willa Okati.

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  140. Rosie
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 05:13:30

    The only dragon story I’ve ever read was the first in GA Aiken’s series.

    I’d love to try Harrison’s. It sounds like a winner.

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  141. ms bookjunkie
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 05:38:33

    I also love Patricia Briggs’ Hurog books. (Along with mostly everything else she’s written, even though they don’t contain dragons.)

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  142. HeatherK
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 07:17:53

    Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, and also Patricia Briggs, who can write no wrong to me. :D

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  143. Rosario
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 07:33:29

    I’ve had a look at the comments, and it looks like I haven’t read any books with dragon main characters (unless you count Marjorie Torrey’s Artie and the Princess, which I read and loved as a child). This one sounds really interesting, though, and I’d love to give it a try.

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  144. KTweedy
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 07:56:10

    Oh, this sounds interesting. A dragon book I enjoyed was The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe.

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  145. Victoria Zumbrum
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 08:21:25

  146. Diane V
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 08:58:10

    No favorite dragon series – so I’d love to try this book.

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  147. MarieC
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 09:21:12

    Count me in!

    One of my favorites is from Naomi Novik, the Temeraire series.

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  148. eva
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 10:17:03

    From what you wrote the book sounds interesting so count me in please. Also International? I almost fainted when I saw that, so thanks for the chance to win.
    Favorite dragon books? The Inheritance Series. Although that may change since I’ve only recently discovered dragon books in paranormal romance.

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  149. Susan G
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 10:26:30

    I have this on my wish list, can’t wait for it to come out!

    Favorite Dragon series is G.A. Aiken’s (Shelly Laurenston), they make me laugh…

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  150. CrystalGB
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 10:52:09

    My favorite dragon series are Deborah Cook’s and Keri Arthur’s

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  151. Little Lamb Lost
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 10:58:11

    I love what I have read of Shana Abe’s Drakon series.

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  152. Debra
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 11:00:30

    The only sad thing is that this is so far down people might miss it, but I also got to read Dragon Bound and I LOVED IT!! Can not wait for the next book in the series and I will be buying this one when it comes out. I read this book in one day. I feel in love with the H/h, she gives him such a hard time and to watch him come around. This book was so well done. If you love a dragon story don’t miss this one.

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  153. JoannaV
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 11:11:56

    Have been hearing nothing but raves about this book on the internet – can’t wait to read it. WIll be happy to post a review somewhere if I win.

    And my favorite dragons are also Patricia Briggs Hurog series – in fact those are two of my favorite fantasy books ever – wish she would write more of them!

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  154. karen
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 11:14:58

    Love the dragons. GA Aiken’s have been great and am now starting on Janet Chapman’s Dragon Warrior. The more dragons the better.

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  155. Anna T.
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 15:08:54

    i have to admit that i don’t read a lot of dragon series novels but i have always loved Katie MacAlister's dragon series and Alyson James’ dragons have always endeared themselves to me.

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  156. Ann
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 15:36:58

    I like Katie MacAlister's dragon series. I love the world she created.

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  157. J Baxter
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 18:55:56

    I love Shana Abe’s Drákon.

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  158. Debra D.
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 19:59:26

    Ohhh this actually sounds quite good. I have started several dragon stories in the last several years and haven’t liked any of them. The last dragon stories I read and loved were the Pern Dragons of Anne McCaffrey.

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  159. ritu
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 20:17:02

    Wow, I did NOT know that dragons were so popular in the paranormal romance. Really. The only book (apart from Harry Potter =P) I’ve read that had dragon was the Stormwalker Series by Allyson James. The dragon was the main character’s love interest. Anyway, this book looks, reads awesome. Would love to win an ARC!

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  160. Dana
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 08:22:40

    I also loved the dragonriders of Pern. This book sounds good.

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  161. MrsJoseph
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 09:52:31

    I think this one I’m excited for! I’m starting to get PNR overload. My favorite Dragon book is To Challenge a Dragon from Shelly Laurenston’s Dragon Kin series.

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  162. helen
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 11:16:33

    I loved Eon by Alison Goodman. Awesome dragon book.

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  163. Lorraine from CA
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 18:34:31

    I love dragon stories. I just started reading G.A. Aiken’s Dragon Kin series and I love Katie MacAlister’s Aisling Grey series.

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  164. Myranda
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 18:51:54

    I think I’ll have to go with just one book, The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. I loved that books so much! I read it as a child and it is probably what got me into romance and paranormal.

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  165. Diane Sadler
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 20:14:32

    I really enjoy Deborah Cooke’s series starting with Kiss of Fire and have recommended them to many of my friends. It’s like reading any paranormal book if you don’t believe to start with this author will change your mind!

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  166. Ange
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 20:36:49

    I like The Last Dragonlord, Patricia Wrede’s Dealing with Dragons, and Michelle West’s Chronicles of Elantra.

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  167. Lindsey Ekland
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 04:00:27

    Bianca D’Arc Dragon Knights and Deborah Cooke’s dragon books. Need to do a reread and get caught up on these series.

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  168. Erica
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 05:23:29

    This sounds great!
    My favourite dragon books thus far are the first dragon series written by Katie MacAlister- the Aishlin grey guardian books. A fun read.

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  169. Elise K.
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 16:04:36

    I’m not sure what it’s called when you agree or like the same things as said by at least more than ten people before you. It wouldn’t be I tenth that? But in that case I definitely have to say my favorite dragon novels are Katie MacAlister's Aisling Grey series hands down. Great mix of brawn and humor.

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  170. Cherry Mischievous
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 00:03:33

    My favourite dragon story is Allyson James’ Dragon series. It’s like modern urban fairytale! :)

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  171. julieid
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 09:54:06

    My favorite is Tea with a Black Dragon.

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  172. crotchfairy
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 17:54:20

    I’m a total dofus when it comes to dragon series. I haven’t read in years but last author who tickled my fancy was Katie MacAlister’s dragon series. She has three now!

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  173. Pam S (pams00)
    Mar 06, 2011 @ 13:52:16

    I soo can’t wait for this book love the blurb .. and a big softy for dragons. G.A. Aiken, Allyson James and Deborah Cooke’s are among my fav authors who pin dragon tales.

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  174. AnnMarie D
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 23:09:44

    This is actually my first time coming across a book like this with the dragon shape shifting into a human and I am immediately drawn to the idea. My favorite dragon story so far is Eon: Dragoneye Reborn and other than dragons it actually has a cool and strong female character which some books don’t have. I wish they supplied this book at my library, it looks so good!

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  175. Tracy Englert
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 18:27:31

    So excited about this book; it looks like such a great story line. I used to LOVE reading Amanda Carpenter’s books and am so glad that she is publishing again, a dream come true. My all time favorite dragon book’s are the Dragonriders of Pern.

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  176. Kathleen
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 18:56:28

    Dragonriders of Pern is still my favorite series with Shana Abe’s series next in line. I’ve also read Katie Mcallister’s series and of course love GA Aikens dragon series.

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