Friday, July 17, 2015

Tempted by Fire by Erin Kellison

Series: Dragons of Bloodfire #1
Published: 7/13/15
Publisher: Fire Flower Publishing
Part of the Dark and Damaged Box Set
Source: From author for review
A powerful dragon shifter has waited six hundred years to avenge the loss of his family, but the beautiful mediator sent to prevent violence among the Bloodkin doesn’t want to be his key to discovering the murderer—in fact, she wants nothing to do with dragons at all...Erin Kellison's story in the Dark and Damaged box set 
A powerful dragon shifter has waited six hundred years to avenge the loss of his family, but the beautiful mediator sent to prevent violence among the Bloodkin doesn’t want to be his key to discovering the murderer—in fact, she wants nothing to do with dragons at all...

My thoughts:

This was part of the Dark and Damaged set when it first came out. I has just recently come out as a single now. All I have to say to that is if the other stories are as good as this one, the set is one great bargain!

Since this was a pretty quick read, I wasn't expecting the romance to really capture me. It did! I really got a feel for Emerson and Thane. It is also set in an interesting world where shifters are known but dragon shifters are still considered myth. A archeological find changes that view and brings Thane out of hiding. The world is still a mystery since we don't know everything about it by the end of the book but we know there are vampires to go with the mythos.

The romance was surprising. I didn't like Thane at first but he really grew on both me and Emerson. I liked the makeshift family both had so the secondary characters also shined here. The only frustrating part I had also was about the secondary characters. Not a bad frustration but I just wanted to know more about them. You know it is coming in the series but I wanna know now! :) There was also some frustration about not knowing more about this world as I stated above. However, as we follow these characters, I have no doubt more of the world will be revealed.

I still think this was a great start to the series and I give this one 4 1/2 stars. It is a great dragon shifter book with great characters and more to come!

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24 comments:

  1. My mom just bought a whole freaking series by Erin this past weekend (she shares a kindle account with me so I saw them all pop up). She must be a good read. I should get her this one :) :)

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    1. Oh I hope you both really enjoy them! I think you'll both love this one. :)

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  2. Haven't read much about dragon shifters but am intrigued

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    1. I think this is one that you would really enjoy. Especially if you like adult PNR.

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  3. A shame you were left slightly frustrated by the secondary characters as it sounds that apart from this you really enjoyed the book.

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    1. It wasn't bad and I suspect it will be less frustrating as the series progresses. :)

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  4. Glad you enjoyed this so much and I really hope all the other books are just as great and give you everything you are looking for!
    Have a wonderful weekend! :D

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    1. I think it will happen that way. I do enjoy her writing.

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  5. I was completely sold with the words "romance" and "dragon shifter". That's all I really need to know to want this Melissa! Plus, you gave it 4.5 stars, so I know it's a winner.

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  6. I don't know when the last time I read a dragon shifter book was. I think I might have to give this series a go. I will add it to the towering TBR.

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    1. I've actually read several this year. Must by my year of the dragon shifter. LOL

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  7. Haven't read much of anything relating to dragons. Sounds cool!

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  8. I've been meaning to try the anthology but I can't squeeze in one whole book right now. I'll take my cue from you, do it one shorty at a time.

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  9. That's such a great cover. That's awesome that even though it was a quick one the romance was solid and there was some nice character growth. Will have to check her out :)

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  10. I've seen this set around the blogosphere, but your's is the first review I've read. Love the idea of a dragon shifter! And a quick, good read sounds perfect for a beach read! Thanks for a great review!

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  11. Oh it's always great to have a romance like that, I didn't know about the book but I hope the others are really good too!

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  12. Oooo....I want now Melissa. I love all the elements.

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  13. It this part of a serial series? It sounds really good. I don't read a lot of dragon type books, so I should just do it.

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    1. It is the first book in a series on dragon shifters! :D

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  14. Ooh, I haven't read this series yet but I think I need to check it out, now! I do love shifter stories and yay for dragons.

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