The Joy of “Connected” Series

If you don’t know by now, you should. I love book series. I started very young when I first stumbled upon The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. This series ignited my love of books. It also led me to other short book series.

Somewhere along the line, I started reading “The Dragonriders of Pern” series by Anne McCaffrey. Between what Ms. McCaffrey has written, and the ones written by her son, Todd McCaffrey, this series currently stands at 25 books. Ms. McCaffrey has written several other series, but it seems that none of them connect to the others in any way.

Anna Lowe has also written several series, Twin Moon Ranch, Blue Moon Saloon, Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart, Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire, and Billionaires and Bodyguards. While characters from one series are mentioned in the next, there is no real interplay between the two. So not exactly what I call “connected.”

So what do I mean by “Connected?”

I’m going to use the books of Delta James as my examples. Her books were what started me on this quest. Ms. James has written a number of series, some of which are obviously connected, others are not so obviously connected.

A prevalent theme throughout her books is the Dominant/submissive (D/s) theme. Keep that in mind during this discussion. There are things and places mentioned in almost all of her books that are tied to other books. This is the type of connection I am talking about.

In the Wayward Mates series, we are introduced to 9 strong-willed she-wolves (women) and the males who love them. I would say “alphas” but Nick from Claiming His Mate isn’t an alpha, he’s the pack Beta. None of these couples embrace the D/s dynamic but Marco DeMedici and the Florence pack own the club, Dante’s, in Florence, Italy. We learn this little fact in “In Vino Veritas

The next series is “Tangled Vines” and its Prequel, “Corked.” In the prequel is where the brothers, Damien and Linc Steele, buy the small boutique hotel and famed BDSM club, Torch Light” to renovate. Linc and his mate, Grace live a D/s life 24/7. Damian meets his mate in Uncorked with the help of Marco Demedici. As the series continues onward, more couples embrace the D/s dynamic in their lives. We also see them crossing paths and pursuing connections with the alphas from Wayward Mates.

Fated Legacy is a series that introduces us to the adult children of the couples from both Wayward Mates and Tangled Vines. Set 40 years after the two series, the new generation battles an evil force called the “Darkness” thought to have been vanquished by Jean Lafitte, the original alpha of the New Orleans pack. In this series, we are taken to the London club, Baker Street.

Now, I had to check this out and actually ask Ms James, but it turns out that Baker Street is owned by the Cerebus Group from Mercenary Masters! This is actually the first club in the group. You may or may not be surprised to find out that this group are all humans. Nevertheless, the players freely interact in each other’s series.

This club also features prominently in the current series, Masters of the Savoy. As a side note, the opening story, “Advance” has an interesting history. It began life as a story in the 2020 anthology Dirty Daddies. Expanded and rereleased as Best Seller, it was once again re-edited and found its place as the opening story in this paranormal mystery series.

The final set of connections that I’ve traced is to the stories of “Alpha Lords.” This series is set in the post-apocalyptic future and feature the packs of Calon ‘Onest and Ravenscar, among others.

It’s the many connections like these that keep my mind interested and involved with a story. See what connections you can find in your favorite series!

Fury of Destruction: Dragonfury, Book 7

The long awaited return to the world of Dragonfury is here! For those of us who have been eagerly waiting for this book, the author doesn’t disappoint. The story picks up almost seamlessly from the previous book and gives us the story of the next Nightfury to find his mate. Along the way, we see couples from the previously books and get what I consider to be hints of action to come!

Book Blurb:

A man on the warpath…

Dragon warrior Gage has earned his brutal reputation. He strikes hard and fast, killing without mercy or remorse. But with the Nightfury lair full of females and a newly adopted son to protect, his ability to focus takes a hit. When one mistake leads to another, putting an innocent woman on enemy radar, he’s forced to decide—keep her safe by taking her with him or roll the dice and hope she goes unnoticed by the Razorback pack.

The woman in his way…

Samantha Redhook isn’t a pushover. She floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. But with her business failing, desperation pushes her to take a contract she normally wouldn’t have, landing her in a world of trouble. Can she save the situation before things get worse or will an error judgment put an end to her dreams, and then her life?

HunnyB
4.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for Nightfury fans
Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2021
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This book was a long-awaited continuation in the Nightfury saga. While the book was mostly about Gage returning home and adjusting to life away from his time in captivity, it was also moving everyone else's story right along with him! A lot happens here, and I do mean a LOT! Gage finds his prickly mate while laying a trap for the Razorbacks. Once he realizes he is in the presence of his mate and muscles his feisty Samantha away to safety, the multi-story arcs kick into high gear!! We get a much closer look at Azrad (his talents and intellect are eye-opening) and his pack to see how events are coming together with Ivar's plan for the HE female breeding program. Angela and Rikar are soon front and center for a surprising revelation after her brief exposure to Ivar's lab. Bastien and Myst are worriedly preparing for the arrival of their son. Sloan is finally in the spotlight and steps up in huge ways to help out his pack and to rejoin the land of the living. We get to know all of the metallics (Haider & Nian along with Gage) and Osgard more clearly. We see how they are working through their shared trauma together and coming along as a family. We also start to see outside alliances forming to aid in the war against Rodin. Zidane and his death squad and mercenaries are officially in the Seattle area and gunning for the Nightfury pack. That may not be his only agenda however... Lots of action sequences, surprising abilities being revealed, as well as steamy bonding time between Gage and Samantha as she finds her way in her sudden new reality.

Stone Cold Protector: Dragon Guard Series Book 38

Blowing things up since before he could walk, Oz, Oscar Tomas to his momma and only his momma, could make bombs out of anything and everything ~ lady’s knickers, a torn shoestring, even dried-out, old cow patties. There was nothing he couldn’t make go boom, nothing he couldn’t bend to his will.

Then came London.

Intelligent, quick-witted, and strong-willed with more curves than a country back road, Oz was defenseless in the face of the fiery attraction he felt for this redheaded bombshell. Busting through his iron-clad defenses like a landmine, for the first time, the Guardsman known as ‘Stone Cold’ struggled to find his balance.

So, he opened his mouth and stuck both feet along with half his ass in as far as they would go.

Now, the tables are turned, and her father’s been abducted. The choice is clear. Swallow his pride and help the one woman in all the world created just for him. But will she forgive his arrogance? Can she ever understand his need to protect? Overlook his less than politically correct way of getting his point across? Be his partner when he turned her away without so much as a backward glance?

The Universe doesn’t make mistakes and Fate Will Not Be Denied, but then again, neither has ever dealt with a couple as unpredictable as Oz and his Bobcat.

Take cover! The fuse is lit! Prepare to have everything you ever thought you knew blown to bits!

The Reviews!

Michelle Chantler
4.0 out of 5 stars You never know what's on the horizon
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020
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Stone Cold Protector
By Milly Taiden.

Paranormal is such an amazing genré, it opens the door into so many different opportunities and ways for the characters and the magic surrounding them to be developed into pieces and works of art
Julia Mills is an expert at creating these world’s, and “Stone Cold Protector” is another perfect example of
How superbly she is able to bring together a couple, who have an apocalyptic issue to deal with, together.
Seemingly complete opposites, Oz and London find themselves in perfect balance once they allow their pre conceived ideas to be pushed aside.
Full of fast paced action, never ending twists and turns challenging situations and even stepping into the unknown, will keep you wanting to turn the pages to find out exactly where all this adventure is going to finally end up.
Not even the demonic possession of family members, will stop these two strong willed characters, from completing what they know has to be carried out.
With his shifter brothers and mate, Oz and those who have been prophesied to complete, this magical action taken all the steps necessary, returning to the underworld and it’s prison the demon who has enjoyed wrecking havoc to everything it touched.
Suddenly they find together they have what it takes to achieve rendering this walking evil back to the prison it should never have escaped from.
Leaving us with the continuation of a series a reader would find hard to turn away from.
If paranormal is what you enjoy, then your going to have trouble putting it down.
This is one book that wi hook you in from the first chapter.
Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Help But Love Me Some Dragons
Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2019
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Always love it when these big tough dragons lose their head when meeting a beautiful woman. Why do they think that being rude will earn them points?.. I swear that is not the way to hide how you feel, but what do I know..lol

Perfect story addition to this world and Mills world of dragons. Always love when we blend two worlds together and characters seem to mesh. When they are brought together correctly and with great flow and proper character attitudes.

This story was great and you didn't want to put it down, can't wait for more.

Until Next Time... Tabi
marsha hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Oz should be given the worst 1st impression award!
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
Oz should be given the worst 1st impression award! From the first line of the book he has ATTITUDE! Not only NOT wanting to work with another agency but also not wanting to work with a partner. And when that partner sends an “electrical current strong enough to power the entire Vegas strip for a month of Sundays…” and the first thing he says to his mate is “oh, F@!@! no. Not now. Not ever….” Well things can only get better from this point forward. FYI – it does !
London who takes nothing from anyone is about to have her whole world shaken and it will take not only Oz willing to work with London but London willing to work with Oz and others to save not only her family but her the whole O’Connor Pounce.
I love the Dragon guard books and yes this is number 38 but they are standalone books for the most part but where is the fun in that! This was a great story and the friction between mates is always fun to watch because they want to fight it but you know they can’t for long!
Julia has a way with words that make you not want to put the book down and once the last page is read you watch your e-mail for the notice of a new book coming out!

Hatched: Dragons of Preor Book 6

Taulan joi Lana Coburn, War Master of the Preor third fleet, is finally having his wishes granted. He has a mate and will soon have two dragonlets to protect and love. But only if he can live to see them born. Or, as his Lana says, hatched.

The Reviews

girlygirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Labour pains, what labour pains.....argh!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2016
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OMG absolutely loved this book. It was great to be able to read about Lana and Taulan's dragonlets being born. Taulan poor fellow thought he was dieing but meanwhile he was actually feeling the Lana's labour pains, hilarious at times. I really hope that we will see more about this couple and their children, particularly because of the surprise ending.
Would definitely recommend this book to read but would suggest reading them in order to understand the characters better.
Lady M
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Beyond Happily Ever After
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2016
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This story shows that life still goes on after the happily ever after part. Lana is pregnant with twins. Theses babies are part preor and part human, the first of their kind. This has everyone on pins and needles. There's no way of telling how the babies will react to pain medication so Lana has to have natural child birth ( imagine giving birth to two watermelons through an opening the size of a lemon with no pain meds, there's no words to describe the pain involved) The link between a preor warrior and their mate is very strong. No one knows how deep the link is until Lana goes into labor. Sympathy pains to the extreme.
Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Factories?
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2016
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Title: Hatched 
Series: Dragons of Preor
Destination: Book 6., 58 Pages,.
Author: Celia Kyle as Erin Tate 
Reviewer: Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
#SciFi  #AlienDragonShifters  #Dragonlets
My Score:   #5Stars☆☆☆☆☆
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     Woohoo talk about special WOW this is really phenomenal short but powerful read.
And let me tell you what a surprise. Every single book that this lady has written in this whole series have all been many twists and turns and I love every minute of it.
     Taulan joi Lana Coburn, War Master of the Preor Third fleet and his mate War Mistress Lana are going to have their babies any day now. Nervous is an understatment, just learning that they are going to have twins, is very hard to wrap there mind around, TWINS. Awww but Taulan is going to have to medical something is wrong with him but what? He War Mistress is walking the hall and so the most important event is about to happen.
     A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
Jackie B
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read especially for women who wish men would feel what the pain to giving birth is like.
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017
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Hated that this was so short. Loved that Taulin had to suffer thru the labor pains & how the pain was able to bring the mighty Preor warrior down! How many women in the history of human's has said that a man (or in this case a Dragon) couldn't handle the pain in child birth! This was like sweet revenge, makes you wonder if he will be willing to go thru it again for more babies! 😉 I've always thought there would be less babies born if men had to go thru pregnancy & labor instead of the women. More deets would have been nice to some areas of the story too. There were a few points in this that weren't as cohesive, but overall, this was a fun read. I think all women who have given birth will appreciate this story.

Fury of a Highland Dragon (Dragonfury Scotland Book 1)

Running from the US government isn’t smart—neither is sticking around when accused of cyber espionage.

Framed for selling state secrets, ethical hacker Ivy Macpherson is one of the FBI’s most wanted. Seeing no way out, she skips town, triggering a worldwide manhunt. On the run, she comes face-to-face with Tydrin, a man more dangerous than the agents on her trail.

Haunted by the past, all Scottish dragon-warrior Tydrin wants is peace. Hoping to atone, he returns to the scene of his crime and walks into the middle of an armed standoff. Unable to ignore a woman in trouble, he intervenes, only to realize the one he wronged is the woman destined to steal his heart.

Can she forgive him for changing the course of her life? Or will the past ruin his future with the woman of his dreams?

The Reviews!

Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice addition to the series!
Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2015
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I am a big fan of this series by Coreene Callahan. All those Dragonkind men are smoking hot! This is a side story in the series. It follows Ivy Macpherson and her journey to discovering her true mate and the history of Dragonkind.

The story was great just standing on his own. I think if you have not read the rest of the series, though, you will be a bit lost. Many things happen quickly and with seemingly no question. If you have the back story on the Dragon shifters and how they feed off the Meridian, you will enjoy this story more.

I found myself hoping to get a tie in with the Dragons in the US. I know Forge is from the Scotland but there was no mention of knowing the other group. I am hoping Ivy will somehow be helpful in the fight that is to come given her cyber hacking skills. Looking forward to reading the continuing story in this series. And, if you haven't tried out a Dragon shifter----why?
Sue Me
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY! A new Dragonfury novel to love. It's a bit short, but I am so grateful for the book, write more, FASTER! HEA Loved It!
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2017
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I feel like I have been searching and waiting forever for the next Dragonfury book by Coreene Callahan. I adored the Seattle Dragonfury team and their mates. We never did get to finish the stories, I hope this new Dragonfury team will merge or overlap with the original one. I loved the aerial fights and the extreme protectiveness of the Seattle team. Now, we have a new team on the East Coast of the USA. We never did finish with the scary European dragons and their backstabbing and cruel ways.

This story starts out with Whiz Hacker, Ivy Macpherson in a cemetery late at night. She is accosted by the FBI and another agency. Her handler in the FBI was using her and then turned on her. They have guns trained on her, she takes a step back and into the invisible arms of Tydrin, a shape shifting dragon. He gets her assent for his protection and then envelops her in his invisibility and takes off.
He discovers that not only is she super smart and talented, but a high energy female capable of fully feeding his energy needs. ( You may need to read at least the first book of the previous series to fully understand this ). He takes her back to his den and his 'brothers'. He has a terrible secret that has kept him feeling guilty for about 20 years.

I was so excited to see a new Dragonfury book! I hope that there will be many more, SOON PLEASE!
Madison W Fairbanks Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
4.0 out of 5 stars Fury of a Highland Dragon by Coreene Callahan
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2017
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Fury of a Highland Dragon by Coreene Callahan

A Dragon finds his mate and he is lost to her allure. He will do anything to have and protect her.

A novella of a series, but can stand alone as introduction to the clan and dragon world. But know it won't answer all questions and it does leave some open issues.
A quick romance, falling in love and commitment. Romance done right.

Rich descriptive prose.
Excerpt:
He drew a deep breath hoping more oxygen would fuel his failing intellect. Frigid air rushed into his lungs. His brain reengaged, force feeding him a shovelful of common sense. A plan. He needed one...right now. Before he did something stupid like scare the everliving shite out of the female. Not the best way if he wanted to get close. And oh how he yearned to, 'cause...aye. Now that he'd seen her he wanted to know how she would taste. How she would fit in his arms, how it would feel to be fed by such powerful energy. The thought crying to him tighter. Excitement skittered down his spine. Tydrin tightened the leash on his control. He didn't want to frighten her. The moment he did, she'd run scared, and he'd lose his chance.
But even as he cemented his plan of attack, temptation urged him to drop his invisibility spell, step up behind her, and grab hold. Take her home. Love her well."
Excerpt from Fury of a Highland Dragon by Coreene Callahan
MonicaMartin41 Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
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4.0 out of 5 stars Didnt pack as much punch but I still enjoyed it. I was a little lost as first ...
Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2017
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I can't believe it took me so long to read this book! Its been on my list for awhile and I finally got to it! This was very short compared to her others. Didnt pack as much punch but I still enjoyed it. I was a little lost as first since its been awhile since I read Fury of Obsession. It started to come back to me though. I know she's getting ready to release another in a bit and wanted to catch up!

Ivy has been accused of espionage but nobody will listen to her. She goes back to her hometown only to be found. However, someone she never expects rescues her and she is so drawn to him that it totally freaks her the heck out so much she loses all control of her breathing. She's got scarred lungs which is bad and she passes out. What will she do now?

Tydrin has a lot of guilt and self loathing. Knowing he's responsible for ruining lives 20 years ago. He's a good guy but has just forced himself down such dire guilt and darkness. Until he sees her. A HE (High Energy) female. He's never seen or felt one of fed off one. He's gotta have her and help her at the same time. He can't make up his mind but he just cant walk away. Once he knows who she is he knows he'll lose her once she finds out what he did.

Quick read and very sexy. Question is will Ivy still want him? Can Tydrin be what Ivy needs and not desert her and love and care for her?

Dragon Her Home: Dragon Guard Series Book 37

Cutoff from his Clan with his Dragon unresponsive, time was up. There was only one choice – go down fighting and take as many of the bastards with him as Dragonly possible.

Waiting for the Executioner to claim his life, he stood at the ready. Refusing to waver under the weight of his chains, time stood still…

A flash of scales, burning emerald in the darkness, a memory of pain and loss…then nothing. Freed from his bonds, the cage door open, Stone found himself completely and totally alone. No captors. No Executioner. No liberator. Absolutely no one.

Who had released him? Could it honestly have been…? No, it just wasn’t possible. The dead don’t come back just to unlock the door…do they?

Then who? And where had he or she gone? As a matter of fact, where were the Overlords? Where was the other Dragon he knew was being tortured? What the hell was going on?

The hunt is on. There’s no time to waste. Stone will move Heaven and Earth and more than a ton of snow to find the answers and save the only person who matters. Draggin’ her home may not be the answer, but standin’ by her side is what he’s meant to do.

The Reviews!

	Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2019
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I swear I am never going to get caught up on the dragon series as fast as Julia writes them.

Excellent addition to both the dragon series and PDA. Leave it to Gerri to arrange a meeting and not give much details on your mate. Sometimes I think it's like finding a needle in a dragons lair.

The couple in the book are just perfect for each other. Not sure if its because they are so different, or so similar..lol...They bring the perfect mix of love and excitement to the story.

Until Next Time... Tabi
SLF
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to read the next book!
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2019
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This book held my attention throughout. It took me a bit to figure out what all was happening as it is not one of the more typical Gerri Wilder Paranormal Dating Agency stories started by Milly Taiden. Books also written by other authors with their own spin on Gerri which is the case with this book. Anyhow, it was a slow start for me that picked up speed with lots of action and a bit of a twist in the story. I can't wait to read Sable's story which is one of the Dragon Guard series by Mills. I enjoyed this book so much I'm going to sit and read several of the books in this series
nyrican4t-A-Bibliophile
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Engaging
Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2019
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As her previous books and contributions to the PDA Universe I found Julia Mills' latest just as enticing. Adding the Dragon Guardians has been a seamless connection through Gerri Wilder's character as well as the introduction of more paranormal entities for their mates. I loved the Kitsune, Annika. She was a powerhouse to rival any of the dragons and a perfect match for hers. Just as Milly Taiden's female's, Julia Mills writes a strong feminine character that can handle her own and still blend her mate to her.
niki_reads_romance
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy, easy to read, and action packed
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2019
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I LOVED this story! Though I have to admit, I have no idea what an Arctsune is, and google didn’t help, so I was a teensy bit frustrated by that. I like to visualize what the shifter shifts into. But the story described her well, and I was REALLY pleased that the conversations were easy to follow, didn’t have as much inner monologue/talking to the reader as some of her other stories. There was so much action, suspense, unexpected twists, and Sable! I can’t wait to read more about this family!

Zadri: Dragons of Preor Book 5

What’s a single, pregnant woman supposed to do when her family wants that baby gone? Go to Preor Choosing Station Tau and hope a dragon shapeshifting alien is her mate, of course.

Delaney Cole found her mate among the Preor only to watch him die—through his own eyes thanks to the Knowing. Now, what’s she supposed to do when she discovers that her second mate is the male who’d killed her first? It doesn’t matter that he’s gorgeous, that his peach scales invite her touch, and his thick muscles make her fingers tingle with the need to caress him. She shouldn’t want such a violent, deadly male, but… she does.

Zadri was born a son of Syh, orphaned and unwanted, and he never imagined actually having a mate. Yet, Delaney is his. Yes, he was the one to rip out her first mate’s throat, but now that he has experienced the Knowing with her, he will not let her go. Her lush curves, inner strength, and unborn young belong to him—wholly and until he takes his final flight.

When others attempt to rip her from his life, he will explain the gravity of their error. Slowly. Painfully. He only hopes he can reach her before they escape.

The Reviews!

Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable!
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2019
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Zadri is book five in the Dragons of Preor series by Celia Kyle.

When Rendan ended I wasn’t sure how the author was going to solve the issue with the pregnant uncurious women and Zadri becoming her mate even after he tore out the throat of her previous possible mate.

I love the Preor dragons and world. This twist was unique and I was curious as to how it would work out. The author surprised me.

Delaney she comes from a twisted and messed up family. She had strength and backbone. She knew what she needed to do to protect her unborn child. As for Zadri well he is orphaned and unwanted. Learning about this other side of Preor was hard, but it helped. I felt sad for Delaney and Zadri was sweet.

The romance built nicely and was very sweet. I liked this couple. I will say their where some predictable moments, but that was ok for me.

Zadri was an enjoyable read in the Dragons of Preor series.
Kelly Rubidoux
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Reading the Paranormal Review
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2017
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I'm *kiiiiiinda* thinking I probably shouldn't have skipped book 4 in the series before jumping into this one, but I like to live life by my rules. Ain't no one going to tell me what order to read books in. *nods toughly* But seriously, while I probably would have gotten a little more out of this book if I'd read them in the proper order, I didn't have a problem following along. Not really. It just would have enhanced the whole Dragons of Preor experience.

So. Delaney is human, pregnant, single, and basically widowed since her first mate met an untimely end at the hands of Zadri. To say she needs a little time to work her head around that is pretty much a given. And Zadri was...super sweet. I mean, he still had that strong, powerful, dominant alien thing going for him, but he had this sweet side that slayed me. Like, the guy was just so painfully grateful to have found a mate he was willing to go to any lengths to make her happy.

Given the circumstances of his early life, I could understand where he was coming on EVERYTHING. Including his insistence that Delaney's parents be given the respect he thought they deserved. Once Delaney explained things (and that took a while, to be honest), he understood why she was so standoffish with her parents and...well, communication is important, man. It's important.

I like these alien dragons. I like that Zadri protected his mate and loved her baby regardless of who had sired it. I liked that he showed compassion to someone who'd done a serious wrong to him and Delaney. I guess what I'm getting at is that these dragons work for me. Dark, dangerous urges and everything.

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good!
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2017
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Zadri & Delaney's story has lots of fast-paced action, standing up to pasts hurts & a couple of sex scenes.

Zadri is the Preor in the last book (book 4) that helps Redan get his mate back from an evil Preor who unbeknownst to Zadri was his twin. Zadri has one wing that is smaller/shorter than the other & his parents immediately got rid of him.

Delaney's cruel parents have been emotionally abusing her for years & when her mother wanted Delaney to have an abortion she rebelled & left to see if she could find a Preor mate. & she did she found Zadri.

At 1st Zadri didn't understand why Delaney didn't want her parents around but near the end of the book he does; Luzan another Preor warrior unfortunately believed the lies that Delaney's parents told him & he tried on at least 2 occasions to take her off the ship & back to her parents because he so desperately wanted a mate too.

Though you will have to read the book to find out what happens; all I will say is that this was a very good book.
Jackie B
5.0 out of 5 stars Great alien-dragon story series!
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017
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This book flowed well & kept my interest? I liked Zadri tremendously in this book. He has the right amount of sad/troubled past with broken heart over his being abandoned as an infant due to the wing deformity, to make you feel for him & his pain. Delaney, though I can't really put my finger on why, I just don't like her as well as some of the other human mates from the previous books in the series. I also guess that I'm a little blood thirsty for revenge, I wasn't pleased by Zadri sparing Luzan at the end, I get why Zadri did etc, but I just felt Luzan wasn't worthy of being spared. I also want to know what the Preor on earth did to Delaney's parents besides the money, I want the deets! I also wanted more deets on Zadri & his brother, Ballakin, & their parents. I think this story left a few more holes that left me puzzled over meanings, or happenings.

Crimson Moon Hideaway: Dragon Falling (Dragon Intelligence Agency Book 1)

Meet the NEWEST CLAN in the EPIC Dragon Guard Series – the DRAGON INTELLIGENCE AGENCY! Get ready for mystery and intrigue, good guys taking on the bad guys, and LOTS of steamy romance! These Dragons refuse to give up! They are Superheroes in Scales and they’re here to Save The Day! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the DIA. Take Care! XOXO, Julia

Family is everything to Ellie MacLeish…everything. Every day for three years, she’s mourned the loss of her parents, tried to find the people responsible for their murders. Holding tight to her only living family – her sister and her aunt – this brave young Witch searches for answers in the most unlikely of places.When assigned the murder case of two powerful Witches very close to his hometown, Agent Ranger Evans never expected to find his Mate in the process. Unfortunately, three years have passed, he’s recovering from a life-threatening fight with the people responsible, and he’s no closer to claiming the sweet Ellie MacLeish as his own. Why is it danger is always lurking in the most unlikely places? Who could be orchestrating the murder of innocent Witches? Why leave their bodies out in the open to be found so easily? Can the answers truly lie at the exclusive Crimson Moon Resort? Only Destiny knows the answers and She’s not talking. But, one thing’s for sure Fate Will Not Be Denied, and neither will the sexy Agent Evans

The Reviews!

Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars A great start to a new series!
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2020
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Ellie MacLeish is a witch who will become very powerful on her 29th birthday - will come into her full powers. Her parents were murdered and left in the desert. So far, no one has been found or arrested for it. An agent for the DIA Agency, Ranger Evans, comes to talk to her. He's on assignment to try to find whoever is killing innocent witches, which includes her parents. To both their surprise, they are each others mates but that has to wait. He's going to find whoever is responsible for these atrocities. He leaves right away and she doesn't see or hear from him for quite a while. He was badly injured by the ones he was after and took a long time to recover. Ellie assumes he didn't feel the same about her, since she never heard from him again. Will these two ever meet again and will she get over her hurt of his leaving?
This story grabs you in from the start. There is murder, evil, mayhem, mystery, humor and hot romance. Has everything you can want in a story. I loved it and definitely recommend it.
D.Maglioli
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Falling
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2020
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Ranger is a dragon shifter who met his fated mate Ellie, who happens to be a witch, almost a year ago, but circumstances and almost getting killed has kept him away. They happen to reconnect at the Crimson Moon Hideaway resort for paranormals. What follows shortly after, was not anticipated, and now Ellie's life is in danger. An exciting and unexpected secret is revealed. Wow! Loved it as always.
Carmen D Ferrer Torres
5.0 out of 5 stars Crimson Moon Hideaway Dragon Falling by Julia Mills
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2020
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Agent Ranger Evans knew who his was; for three years and he hadn’t been able too claim sweet Ellie. Ellie had a mission to find the one responsible for killing innocents. Meanwhile,her family was everything. Fate will never be denied. Will these two finally be together? Excellent new series. Wonderful characters and storyline. Once again Julia Mills has hit it out of the park. Look forward too more!
Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Always love Dragons
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2020
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Another dragon story where sometimes you want to smack the man upside the head. Always making the woman mad trying to protect her from something he swears she needs protected from, even if she can do it too.

Always love when lovers reconnect with each other, and it's not one of those insta love stories. You can tell by watching and listening that they truly love each other and after they are done being stubborn they will be together forever.

But I think the stubborn and unseen family drama makes it the best.
JodyL
5.0 out of 5 stars Can be read as a standalone.
Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2021
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This book could be read as a standalone. The evil that has entered the world has kept Ellie and Ranger apart for over a year as he searches for the beings that killed her parents. She believes that he has rejected her.
Can he make up for his stupidity while still searching for the group that calls themselves "Chimera". The group who has killed many people including her parents?
We meet several witches, dragons, a timberwolf and even a valkyrie. Nice beginning to a new series spinoff.

Fury of Conviction (Dragonfury Bad Boys Shifter Series Book 2)

Chance brought them together in a world destined to tear them apart.

Caught between duty and honor, dragon-warrior Hamersveld is neck-deep in a dilemma. His commitment to the Razorback pack should take precedence, but when a new captive is brought into the lair, he’s forced to decide—risk everything to rescue a woman in desperate need of his help. Or stay loyal to the Razorback cause and keep his new home, along with his life.

Kidnapped by a rogue faction of Dragonkind, Natalie Bainbridge spends her days looking for ways to escape. Breaking out seems impossible until one of her captors offers her a trade—spend time with him in return for greater freedom inside his lair. With time ticking down, she enters the fray, playing a dangerous game with a man who makes no mistakes.

Will she buckle under the pressure? Or hold the line and break free for good?

The Reviews!

JodyL
4.0 out of 5 stars Can a villain be redeemed?
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2021
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I love that Hamersveld has found some redeeming qualities within himself and that he has partially stood up for what he felt was wrong. I am expecting great things to come from him.
Natalie changed too once she got away for her prison cell and was with Sveld.
The only thing negative I have to say is that the ending ended with a bit of a cliffhanger between these two.
I realize that several things have to change before they receive their complete hea. (I was sort of hoping that he could join in with Mac's group.) This would probably be an epic novel if everything happened at once.
I am biting at the bit to get more of these glorious dragon stories!
Alicia K Bowers
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta Love the Bad Boy!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2021
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Oh my! No one can make you love a bad boy like Coreene Callahan! Hamersveld and Natalie were a perfect combination and so good for each other. I almost lost it when I realized this was a cliff hanger!!!! Aaaaahhhhh!
I can’t wait until this story continues. I mean it will continue, right?????
Angela Hayes
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Shifter paranormal romance.
Reviewed in Australia on July 27, 2021
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4 Stars

Fury of Conviction is the second book in the Dragonfury Short Story Collection by Coreene Callahan. Who doesn’t love a great dragon shifter story- I know I do! So, it was never any question that I would snap up a copy of this book the moment I saw it in my notifications.
Coreene Callahan is a ‘new-to-me’ author and I am really baffled as to why I haven’t come across her books before now, because after doing a little stalking- er, um, I mean research, I discovered that she has written a slew of Dragonfury books, and as I mentioned before, I LOVE dragon shifter stories, so I am kicking myself that I have been missing out all this time, and I hate missing out on good books lol….
Anyway, I digress, back to my review. This is a great little paranormal romance, with DRAGON SHIFTERS 😊, fantasy, kidnapping, drama, agendas, chemistry, and action. It was a great introduction to Ms. Callahan’s style, and definitely gave me a taste for her work. The only issue I have is that I wish it had been longer (this is a novella length quick and easy read) as there were aspects of the story I would like to have explored in greater detail. It really made me curious about the pack and the Dragonfury ‘world’- so I will definitely be going back to explore the rest of the Dragonfury books/series- as there seems to be quite a lot of full length novels there for me to sink my teeth into…. so stay tuned.

Dreamin’ of a White Dragon: Dragon Guard Book 36

Second Fiddle – that should’ve been my name. Think I’m being a Drama Queen? Adding too much spice to my Gingerbread? Well, strap yourselves in, my sleigh-ridin’ slouches as I drop some truth on ya’.

Try being the sister of the one and only Jessica Kringle-Claus, aka Mrs. Claus. Add to that the fact that I’m the Goddess of Winter and the only deity who spends six months in hibernation and put the damn cherry on the figgy pudding with when I tell you that the only reason anyone even knows my damn name is because I can make it snow.

Woohoo, blah, bah-humbug!
Now try your darnedest to convince me that you wouldn’t be slammin’ on the tiara, grabbin’ the scepter, and listin’ your complaints like they were bad kids on Santa’s Naughty List.

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Well, this year I’m changing the rules.

There’ll be no Snow, no North Wind for Santa’s stupid sleigh, and no, I mean definitely-no-way-no-how-no nip in the air for the tip of your disgusting little noses.

I’m taking a stand. The buck stops here – and you better believe I mean every single one of those frikkin’ prancin’ Reindeer.

BLECH!

No more Second Fiddle for me.

My name is Cailleach Bheur and I’m here to screw with your holidays.
And you can blow that right out the toe of your stinkin’ stocking for all I care!

The Reviews!

minimimof2
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome !!
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2019
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This is Jude and Cailleach's ( Callie ) story . Callie is not wanting to do what she is supposed to and is so dang sassy that I just fell in love with her ! Jude now has his mate within his sight and no matter what will protect and tempt her ! Callie is able to get into so much that in it's self will have you reading ! I just love the humor that this author brings !! If you want a story that will have you laughing one moment then so dang sad then so scared this one is for you !! This is well written and recommended to all !!
Sharon Richmond
5.0 out of 5 stars Put A Smile On Your Face Read
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2018
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Dreamin' of a White Dragon (Dragon Guard Book 36)
By Julia Mills. 5 Stars*****

Fun Quick Sexy Christmas Story!!
It's Sure does put a smile on your face.

Callie, the Godess of Winter, is comical in the way her character is so unlady like, lol. What comes out of her mouth would make a sailor proud lol.

Jude, the White Dragon, has the patience of Jobe when it comes to Callie. He's so romantic and sexy to boot.

I Adored This Book.
Jenny Zimmerman
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy, saucy and oh so yummy
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2018
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Sexy, Saucy and oh so Yummy. The blurb of this book had me hook, line and sinker and I just HAD to purchase a copy and read it!!

The characters were amazing. Cailleach was an amazingly strong willed lady who made you feel all warm inside even though she was the queen of winter. I loved her story and together with Jude, it made a powerful one that I won't forget anytime soon.

The story-line was phenomenal. I loved this story from beginning to end. There were a few feelers in this story. I found myself laughing, sad and flat out scared at times while reading, but that just spurred me to read more to see how it would turn out!! I highly recommend this read.
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