Tangled in Tinsel: Dragon Guard Series Book 28

“Well, hello there. Are you my Christmas present?” His voice was just the right mix of smooth bass and sultry smoke that Belle’s mind shut down and her mouth took the lead. “You’ll have to unwrap me to find out.” Moral of the story…I should always follow my instincts, and I’m gonna kick Lizzie in the shin for making me leave the house.

It’s over the river and through the woods, and straight to Christmas hell for Chance Nichols. His twin has taken off on a mission to the Frozen North and most of the other Guardsman are cuddled up with their mates, so it’s up to Chance to get the Lair decorated before the snow begins to fall.

One trip to town for decorations and Happy Holidays has turned into Scary Grinchmas. According to the latest report, the North Pole is completely shut down. The elves have revolted, the reindeer have flown the coop, and Mrs. Claus is on strike – talk about up the proverbial tree without an extension cord.

Visions of sugarplums can’t fix this one. It’ll take a whole lot of dragon magic, sprinkled with fairy dust and tied together with yards of tinsel and garland.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Wonderful! Fabulous Christmas story of true love. Chance, like his twin Noel, is an emerald dragon. His mate is the Christmas Fairy. Their meeting and mating will leave you smiling for hours

The Reviews!

Roxie's Ferguson /Roxie's Romance Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an Incredible Dragon shifter Romance series "
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2018
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The storyline is funny and adorable. You will love the awesome personalities of the characters. Each book has left me wanting to read more!
Belle is a spunky and sassy Christmas Fairy. Right now she is also a grumpy one. As her one hundredth birthday is coming up. And Belle has not found her fated mate. Then one day Belle slips on some ice, and it saved from a fall by a sexy man.
Chance is a sexy Dragon shifter guardsman. After he saves Below and she takes off he realized she is his mate! Only he soon finds out it is not easy to get close to his mate. Nope she is guarded by two scrappy gnomes!
Later Belle gets a huge surprise when Mrs. Santa Claus. Shows up at Belle 's coffee shop. It seems Mrs. Claus needs Belle and her witch friend Lizzie's help. Mrs. Claus lost Santa's sleigh and reindeer! This leads them all into danger. Now not only does Chance have to get past the Gnomes, but he must also rescue Belle from danger!
You will so love this Adorable,exciting, very funny, thrilling, and scorching hot Dragon shifter Romance. It is a five star plus series.
ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairy Christmas!
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020
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This book is about the Christmas Fairy who slipped & was caught by the Christmas Dragon (cause him & his twin were born on Christmas).

Belle or as her BFF calls her Tink will turn 100 years old on Christmas & she’s still single & not in a happy mood.

Chance while out with Kayne to get Christmas decorations for the lair literally catches his mate (before she falls to the ground) & loses her as she runs away to get to work on time.

This book does have a good vs bad fight scene in it as well as Mr. & Mrs. Clause. But, to find out who & what the bad guys are doing to try & ruin Christmas you’ll have to read the book.
Patti Hays
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Bursting with holiday goodness!
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2017
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This is book 27 in this series, which means this author is challenged to add a uniqueness that would set this tale apart from all others. And Julia Mills delivered. This tale is fully immersed in Christmas references and spirit abound. It’s a tad corny, but during this time of year, it totally matches the ugly sweater mania! The characters are fully imagined, and the heroic dragon guard is definitely swoon worthy. Ms. Mills hit all the buttons that her readers have come to expect, including the quirky humor between the fated pair! A perfect read to keep me in the holiday spirit!
Diana Page
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon gets run over by the Christmas Fairy and loves every minute of it !!
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2017
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The best Christmas book of the season !! Chance the Guardsman dragon ( born on Christmas Day) meets Berle “The Christmas Fairy”, and ends up knowing she is his “One” the only one he will ever love, cherish and be with until they both return to the Heavens !! Only one problem, she and her friend Lizzie run off to save Christmas, without a plan, forgetting most of their supplies and running into the 2 people who want to kill Santa Claus, the Reindeer and all of Christmas if they can !! So Chance and Simon take off after them in hopes of saving the ladies and Christmas, with 2 female gnomes and Mrs. Claus for back up !! Highly hilarious, full of magic and bits of sexy dragon heat !! 5⭐️‘s !! A shouldn’t be missed Christmas/Yule Read.
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The Sunday Post #21-31

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post. Available as a podcast, this post is a chance for me to wrap up my week. Also a chance for you, my readers, to catchup on any posts you might have missed. So enjoy!

Books Reviews From Last Week

Dragon Got Run Over by A Reindeer by Julia Mills
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A Sassy Wedding by Milly Taiden
Twisted Lies by Melanie James
Scaling Her Dragon by Milly Taiden
Mate by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly

Final Thoughts

The Twisted Tail Pack series is at an end for now. This led to me considering what series to tackle next. Yes, I could have tackled another series set either in the Paranormal Dating Agency world or the Sassy Mates world. Doing that would have been a bit of an overkill.

Then a book popped up on my screen, Fury of Conviction by Coreene Callahan. Oh My! A few years ago, I’d read the original Dragonfury series and enjoyed it. However, I always wondered about the other members of the pack and did they ever meet their mates. Fury of Conviction is the second novella in a spin-off series. The first one featured Ivar. This one features Hamersveld. Wow!

Now, to be fair there is also a second series about the Scottish pack. In searching for information about the books, I discovered that Coreene is returning to the original pack!!! So, while I wait (impatiently), I want to review as many of the previous ones as possible!

Mate (Forbidden Desires Book 3)

Spitfire Disgrace Matthieu Boudreaux has one wish: to age out of the Pedigree he despises, then destroy it. With one year left before he achieves the first step of his goal, Matthieu finally has some hope for an independent future… until a surly Amethyst dragon by the name of Geoffrey Drake and his entourage show up at Matthieu’s cloister and inform him he’s been selected to be part of an ‘experiment.’ 

Geoffrey Drake, proud and stuffy legal counsel for the Amethyst clan, has been charged with ruining his own life. His mission? Deliver a potential mate to the son of the Amethyst clan’s most despised enemy—and the man he’s loved in secret for the last hundred years—Topaz dragon Ian Brand. Refusal is impossible. Dragons don’t consort with dragons, and should Geoffrey decline, he risks exposing them both.

Ian Brand, charming black sheep of the Topaz clan, is trapped between his forbidden love for an Amethyst dragon centuries his senior and his duty to his family. Chosen by his unhinged father to be the Topaz candidate for the mating experiment, Ian is faced with a terrible choice: run away with the man he loves and face the deadly consequences, or accept his fate with a broken heart.

But dragon magic, as Matthieu, Geoffrey, and Ian soon discover, works in mysterious ways. When an unforeseeable circumstance draws them all together and puts their futures at risk, they have no choice but to set their differences aside and work together to prove a new, startling truth…

What the dragon world knows about mates has been wrong all along, and it will be up to the three of them to prove it.

The Reviews!

Kelly G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Scrambled eggs.
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
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Mate Things I learned: What a group of Peacocks is called.

A/B/O politics: Where Alpha/Alpha and Omega/Omega pairings are the equivalent of modern gay couples, and typically frowned upon in this Italian city-state style world government.

Favorites: Dragon shifters -- my favorite shifters in general.

The author duo's talent for dry punchlines and witty banter adds depth and character to the story that many books in this genre lack, taking this series from enjoyable to memorable and re-readable.

Snorre is an amazing side character -- absolutley not what I originally pictured. Do you like older silver fox papi's? A new favorite secondary character -- sarcastic, lecherous, and opposed to any and all societal norms? Yes please.

I'm generally less into the m-preg aspect of m/m books unless it involves shifters, but I was even more intrigued picturing gorgeous apricot and aubergine dragon welps scampering around their infatuated sires.

I love the dynamic, you have a Montegu v.s. Capulet rivalry between the Amethyst and Topez clans (with a hea). Ian, dominant and firey wants Geoffery the moment the other alpha sets eyes on him. He can sense Geoffery's need to submit. Already bonded in secrecy, they resent the experiment forcing Ian to bring an omega (Matthieu) home just to sire a clutch for his father's political machinations. Neither of them expect to fall for the feisty French Omega.

I absolutely recommend the entire series if you like shifters, m-preg, urban fantasy, and flirty, comedic banter. Notes: Per most A/B/O dynamics and societal systems, there are elements of dub con.
JD
4.0 out of 5 stars Three is a beautiful number
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2019
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I think that this is my favorite in the series. I love how complicated the guys make everything and yet how simple their connection are. The new information that is revealed about dragons, in this world, is a great addition to the series. Harry has such a blast with everything.

I love how Matthieu doesn't take things sitting down and he wait for the Alpha dragons to solve their problems. Geoffrey is so complicated and has some problems accepting himself. He feels so deeply and works hard to protect his loves. Ian knows what he wants. He tries to protect his dragons and also put them before himself even when he shouldn't.

This is a great story. There is no cheating and I highly recommend that you give it a try even if you have an issue with threesomes.
L.D.
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Mates
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2020
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Mate is the third book in the Forbidden Desires series, a paranormal romance series with A/B/O dynamics and dragon shifters. This book could technically be read by itself but I highly suggest reading the first two books in the series for maximum enjoyment.

This installment of the series brings a lot more worldbuilding and dragon history. It is fascinating how the Pedigree works and the way the dragon society has been functioning for hundreds of years. The romance between Matthieu, Geoffrey, and Ian was full of obstacles, but their happy ever after ending was well earned and an exciting journey to go on as a reader.

The audiobook was narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo who did a great job, especially since he had so many characters to voice. I never once got lost in the story due to how well Michael voiced each character. The audiobook production was well done and made for a really wonderful listening experience.
Joelle M
5.0 out of 5 stars This series may go down as my favorite shifter series ever.
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2020
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First of all, it's dragons. Second, it's MPreg or should I say MEgg. Third, it's hysterically funny. Fourth, have I mentioned that it's DRAGONS? I can't tell you how much I adore this world. I want to jump right in and live there. I loved Alistair and Nate. Then I fell head over heels for Harry and Everard. Now Geoffrey, Ian and Matthieu and their peacocks have taken over my heart. To be honest, Geoffrey was such a stick in the mud for the first two books, I wasn't sure I could love him. But once I read the prologue, I knew I was doomed. We had barely scratched the surface of Geoffrey. There were so many things about him that he kept buried deep down. It took the love of another alpha and a very special omega to bring out the real Geoffrey.

I loved every minute of this series. I love the alphas and the sweet omegas but those babies just melted my heart. Especially Darwin and Julius. I absolutely adore those two. Maybe they'll get their own book down the road. I certainly hope so

Scaling Her Dragon: Paranormal Dating Agency #8

“That’s right. The men who use my services prefer big, beautiful, bold, confident women,” Gerri replied. “I understand not all women will be confident with their bodies, especially with the fiasco that is society on Earth. But having some love for their curves is a must.”

Plus-size Rebecca is on a jaunt to another world. She had hopes of finding herself a nice, sweet shifter like her sister, but somehow she ended up attracted to the big, fiery dragon. A dragon who isn’t looking for love. If only he didn’t have eyes that made her want to take her panties off and a body that sent her hormones into a frenzy, life would be a lot easier.

Vikter Dragos is dying. His dragon couldn’t find a mate and he’s at the end of his time. He’s fighting the attraction for a sassy, curvy human, but it’s near impossible to stay away from her. If only she’d been his mate, everything would be smoother. He’s losing control of his dragon and his emotions. With Becca around, he didn’t know what to expect.

Becca’s in constant confusion over Vikter’s hot and cold attitude. One moment he’s kissing her like the world’s going to end, and the next he’s warning her away from getting attached. Figuring out how to scale this dragon might take more patience than she’s got. When competition arises and Vikter sees another wants Becca, he’ll face his feelings or risk losing her forever.

The Reviews!

These two were such a hoot to read about! I try very hard not to laugh while reading because that draws my hubby’s attention. But these two were an absolute joy to read. I’m looking forward to more!

Heather Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic PDA book by Milly Taiden
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2015
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Another fantastic PDA book by Milly Taiden! Scortching hot, well this is a dragon we are talking about, so be sure water is available. It is a stand alone with a HEA. However, you may want to slap a stubborn butt dragon before the end of the book. Vikter is dying after not being able to find his true mate. His dragon is retreating and severing the communication to Vikter. Becca is a human who loves dragons, she is full of passion and speaks her mind.
Vikter is hot and cold when it comes to Becca, and they skirt around each other. Becca is mad due to Vikter's attitude but is still drawn to him. One day she ses a golden dragon and pets it. Rubs her hands all over the dragon, this may be what really wakes Vikter's dragon and the man up.
When these two do get together the results are explosive! Beware: this book is hot, steamy, and full of attitude.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
Jen Seipp
5.0 out of 5 stars Fire breathing isn't the only thing making this story hot!
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2015
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Who doesn't dream of being a princess in a tower protected by a fierce dragon? Milly knows this is most of our inner little girl's secret wish, so she gave it to us, in brilliant colors!

Becca is a curvy girl. Viktor is a growly shifter. Gerri is a match maker. Razzy is a teen worried about her brother. What could go wrong?

Did I mention Viktor is a royal dragon shifter? And dragon shifters have to find a mate or lose their dragon, the other half of themselves? And they only have so long to find and mark their One? Viktor is losing his connection with his dragon and is worried he won't find his One before it's too late.

Becca isn't looking for a relationship. She is excited to visit a different planet. A planet full of shifters. Her travel partner, the ever relentless matchmaker Gerri, has other plans for Becca.

Watch the sparks fly, and the smoke roll!

This story is another great addition to the PDA series. Each book is a standalone, but you can't read just one! Whether this is your first PDA book, or your 8th, you will love this book. If this is your first, go read the other 7! You will thank me later.
Elizabeth E. Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars The pull is there, but what if the mating urge isn't?
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2017
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Vikter, a dragon shifter, desperately needs to find his mate. It's literally a life or death situation. Knowing he needs to connect with his to give his dragon a reason to live, he's contacted Gerri, matchmaker extraordinaire, but has resigned himself to his fate.

Rebecca (Becca) feels like she's in another world. Oh wait, she is. The room she's given in the palace changes colors and decorated itself. While that's a pretty cool trick, it's a little freaky. But it did get her love of dragons correct. Now maybe she'll have the same luck with Gerri finding the perfect man for her.

“Oh, honey. You have no idea what’s in store for you.” - Gerri to Becca

Vikter knows his family and friends are worried, noticing his appearance and surly attitude. When Brecc implores him again to visit him, Eros, and Charlotte, Vikter agrees, though he knows he won't be pleasant company. He likes Charlotte and envies how happy his friends are with their mate.

Becca is visiting her sister, Charlotte, and meeting her mates. Nope, not a typo. Plural. Lucky girl, right? When Charlotte needs to leave with her mates to visit Brecc's sister, Becca entertains herself and changes her life at the same time.

Vikter would do anything for his little sister, Razzy, so he agrees to the ball, knowing it makes her feel closer to their mom, having lost her, and Razzy is worried about him. He wants to give her this memory before he's gone. But when he meets Razzy's new friend, Becca, he suddenly feels hope, as well as thankful for Razzy's clever introduction.

Will Vikter take a chance? Even though he desires Becca, why is he pushing her away? Isn't Becca his mate? If so, and she can save him, why is he warning her not to get attached? Does he not want to be with her? Becca feels the connection between her and Vikter, but can she handle his sudden hot and cold attitude changes? Will Vikter and Becca get their HEA?

One-click now and follow along as two people face a life and death struggle to have their future.

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Dragon Got Run Over by a Reindeer: Dragon Guard Series Book 27

Take one dragon racing around the North Pole…
Add a reindeer who refuses to be tamed…
Mix in the outrageous antics of an elf who hates the snow …
And you’ve got a holiday tale of thrills, chills and more than a little snow-melting fun.

Put on your feety pajamas, grab a cup of hot cocoa and gather around the fire while our dashing hero and trusty cohorts race to save the holidays and in the process, find the happily ever after they didn’t know they were looking for, all neatly wrapped in shiny paper with a bright red bow.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Darling!

Delightful short holiday read with the Dragons and the granddaughter of Santa’s reindeer, Vixen. Somehow I didn’t read this before, but it is definitely adorable.

The Reviews!

Rhonda Hicks
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Parts are like a comedy of errors leaving me chuckling out loud
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2018
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Noel had been asked by three of the most renowned Guardsmen in history asked him for a favor. To go on a mission into what was referred to as the Frozen North. At six foot ten inches, he'd never before experienced anything he couldn't walk over .. Until now and he was freezing. But the man he was sent to look for was not only a personal friend of the mad dragon but the son of a god. During his trek he heard voices and came face to face with a sleigh being pulled down hill by what appeared to be a runaway reindeer trading vehement insults with an very grouchy elf knocking into him and leaving him dazed and unconscious.
You can tell by reading this storyline it was filled with the wonder of Christmas. Pure personalities full of a plethora of emotions, both good and bad, take control of these characters making parts of it like a comedy of errors leaving me chuckling out loud. Not to say there wasn't the expected angst and intrigue to keep the plot active, because there was. And don't let me forget to mention the fate of the Guardsman finding his mate, or vice versa as may be in this case. A truly joyful story you'll want for your collection.
	A. Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Cleverly inventive and so much fun - 4.5 Stars
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2018
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There is constant delight in the latest Dragon Guard book, where scenes are not only fascinating but also highly entertaining. This standalone story takes place near Christmas, yet the premise can definitely be enjoyed any time of the year. I could not keep from laughing loudly at some of the more humorous moments, while the situations filled with emotion or sexy desire were just as captivating. Julia Mills makes DRAGON GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER imaginatively enchanting over and over again.

When Nowell was asked by several important Guardsmen to undertake a task, the dragon readily agreed and finds himself trudging through deep snow near the North Pole. Before the person whom he was sent to find can be located, he falls down and is then hit by a fast-moving sleigh pulled by a reindeer which has an elf driver. When Nowell wakes up, what he discovers is truly surprising.

Between the witty banter and unexpected happenings, I found DRAGON GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER to be cleverly inventive and so much fun. Julia Mills makes Nowell a very appealing dragon, while Scarlett is a lively reindeer with a sparkling personality. Toss in a cranky elf who never seems to be happy, and the book is certainly interesting. The many creative words spoken by these characters had me repeatedly chuckling, and the visuals also induced some big smiles. An engaging story on every page.
	Roxie's Ferguson /Roxie's Romance Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very adorable shifter Romance "
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2018
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This story is so funny even the title made me chuckle. The storyline is thrilling and funny. This story kept me glued to it's pages.
Nowell aka Noe is a sexy Dragon shifter. He is also a Dragon Guardmen. He is sent to the frozen far North. To locate a wild Dragon shifter. When the gets to the island of Ellesmere. Nowell is run over by a reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh. Scarlett had been following the most amazing scent. When she ran over Nowell. She is happy and shocked to learn he is her mate! Nowell was drawn to her scent before she ran over him. It seems the two have found their mates. Later the wild Dragon shows up. They must save themselves and the wild dragon.
You will love this sweet,adorable, exciting,funny, and scorching hot shifter Romance! It is a five star plus story
	Goddess of Chaos
VINE VOICE
4.0 out of 5 stars A quick read with more heart than I thought one story could contain.
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2018
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This quick read was an absolute delight. The two main characters were so much fun, and while one of the side characters kinda grated on my nerves, when the two main characters kept having the SAME reactions to him, it just made me laugh.

For such a short story, I was amazed how much story there was in here. Often short reads like this get distracted from whatever prompted someone to "go out and about" but not so with Nowell. Scarlet found herself in ways she never could have expected, she may have been last in line as a Reindeer for Santa's sleigh, but I felt she discovered that pulling his sleigh had not actually been her calling in the first place, which doubled the charm of the story for me.

Bond (Forbidden Desires Book 2)

A truly funny look at this world! Everard’s many food related pet nicknames for Harry will keep you in stitches throughout the entire book!

Adorably naive and shockingly brilliant Harrison Lessardi only needs two things in life: his pet iguana, Steve, and his undying love of science. That is until he witnesses his best friend lay eggs, and a third must-have strolls into his apartment—the sardonic and mischievous Everard Drake.

Everard Drake, celebrated doctor of the tremendously wealthy Drake family, has one goal in mind when he arrives at the scene of his youngest brother’s latest disaster: incinerate Harrison Lessardi. Unfortunately for Everard, the moment he spots Harry, incineration becomes an impossibility—he must have the gorgeous beta as his own, even if it means holding him captive on his estate.

But something else lurks behind Everard’s interest in Harry—something that tugs at Everard’s soul in impossible ways, and that will send Everard and Harry down a rabbit hole of discovery that will change the world as they know it.

An alpha and a beta can’t share a bond.

Can they?

The Reviews!

Erryn Barratt
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic Dragon Spunk, a Crumpet, and a good laugh (an audio review)
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2019
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Meatball, Plum Pudding, Chick Pea, Dumpling, Lamb Chop, Mellon Ball, Veal Cutlet, Tater Tot, Kumquat, Crumpet, Popsicle…

To say that Everard loves nicknames would be an understatement. Some guys use sweetheart, and baby – Ev uses food. Made me hungry. Well, except chick pea. Ick. But I digress. Ev’s nicknames for Harry are adorable because, almost from the start, there is real affection there. After all, Ev’s mission is to incinerate the little Beta, but he’s so taken by the guy that he brings him home – iguana Steve and all. Bond is the second book in the Forbidden Desires series by Virginia Kelly and Piper Scott. It takes place at the same time as the first book Mate, so some of the scenes are identical, just told from another character’s point-of-view. Sometimes I find this annoying but these books are so well-written and creative that I was eager to return to my favorite scenes.

Have I said this book was funny? Like laugh out loud funny. Like snort Diet Coke funny. So, warning – don’t drink soda or eat food while listening. The concept is clever, the execution is brilliant, and the dialogue is snarky. Oh, the beautiful snark.

And there’s Harry. He’s the roommate of the omega Iggy who just delivered three dragon eggs and has been spirited away by Alistair, a dragon. Everard, Alistair’s brother, is left to clean up the mess of the spiriting away – specifically the witness. When Harry discovers Everard is a dragon, the interrogation (also known as verbal diarrhea) begins:

Are you more like a serpent dragon or are you shaped like a dinosaur? Can you perform self-fellatio? Do you use your, uh, hand, claw…paw? Do you have tiny arms like some dinosaurs had? Is that why you won’t show me? I won’t make fun of your tiny arms, I promise, not even if you have itty bitty hands too. No matter what you look like, I’m sure you’re beautiful.

Just one of MANY examples of Harry’s innate curiosity.

I love Harry. He asks many of the questions I would love answered and a few I never would have thought of. He’s naïve and a little unschooled, but he’s a quick learner, much to Everard’s delight. But things aren’t all roses and chocolates because the dragon counsel is not going to like an Alpha Dragon mating with a Beta Human. And then more is discovered about Harry’s parentage. Well, all hell breaks loose. I won’t give away anything more because, frankly, the twists and turns are a good portion of the fun.

In case you couldn’t tell, I adored this book. I love good snark and when accompanied with a strong plot and amazing characters, you can’t help but have a great story. I have book 3, Mate all cued up and plan on listening to it next.

Of course any praise for this audio must include a huge shout out for Michael Ferraiuolo. He is the perfect choice. He has a great accent for the dragons that is imperious and dominating. His voice for Harry might be annoying to some, but it is so perfect for the little Beta who just wants to understand the world around him. This book was a joy to listen to and I’ll watch my Diet Coke consumption in the next audio.
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable and delicious
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2021
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Bond is second in Forbidden Desires MM Romance Series. HEA. Sweet and cute. PNR, fantasy. Dragons, Shifters, Mates, MPREG, Alpha-Omega. Each title features different main couple with familiar sidecharacters. Recommened reading in order for maximum enjoyment.

2 POV, 3rd person. Past tense. 338 pages. Kindle edition 11th November, 2018.

This one's about Iggy's - Nate's - bestie Harry and Alistair's brother Everard. And the Steve the Lizard. Let's not forget Steve!

In this title the overall plot thickens - well, starts to emerge and thickens. Bond is of even more hilarious bent than Clutch while still managing to be extremely sweet and cute. Romantic it's too. Harry is soooo totally adorable being nerdy. Everard finds previously unfound sides of himself as well as Harry too along his way into the HEA. The story's just as well written and fabulous. It's delicious and funny and such lots of fun. There's Hot Stuff, there's awesome romantic feels. It puts me in such a good mood. Both titles read consequently give such warm happy feels. Fabulously described good set of characters. Not a dull moment among the eggs and small dragons and their families and enemies.

5 star glowing for me. REC
R Keebler
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry is the best hero ever
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2018
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Harry has so many questions. He wants to know everything there is to know about dragons and their eggs. He also wants to know if when Everard eats him will he will taste better because he’s a virgin. Everard, tasked with taking care of the inquisitive beta soon realizes he really doesn’t want to roast Harry and eat him. At least not the roasting part.

This was such a happy story for me. I liked Harry in the first book. Fell in love with him in this one. If I was going to have a book boyfriend I think Harry’s the one. He comes across as a bit of an airhead but I think that was his game plan all along. Sucker Everard in and then pounce. These two together are wonderful. The nicknames, the wonder they create together, watching Everard slowly come to the realization that Harry is all he’s ever wanted. Oh, and we can’t forget Steve.

Dragon in the Mist: Dragon Guard Series Book 26

One small voice in the dark…
One tortured plea for help…

Two hearts beating as one…
Two lives hanging in the balance… 

Three seconds to decide between life and death…
Three simple words that changed everything… 

“Please help me,” she cried.
Now, it’s out of the mist and into the fire.

Nice! Nice to see the first mention of the Beserkers. Uther is a long lost member of the Enforcers. Mara is the unwilling host to Thanatos. She is also Uther’s mate. What a combo!

The Reviews!

	Sharon Richmond
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, Loved it
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2017
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Dragon in the Most (Dragon Guard Series Book 26)
by Julia Mills. 5 Stars

Sweet, Loved it.

I'll never tire of reading about the Dragon Guards or the Beautiful language and verses they use towards the women they Love.

Talk about moving, literally the earth to get to your soulmate after 100 years to protect her. Wow!! Now that's what you call a Awesome Man!! Or Dragon!!

Uther, the Sky Dragon known as the Avenger hears the call from his mate from above, nothing, not even the black magic that trapped him will stop him or his Dragon, their mates call for help. From beneath the surface to a roaring volcano Uther is on a mission, Woo hoo.

Mara is the witch that has been trapped inside herself while the demon Thanatos uses her soul and body for evil. What he makes her do is horrible. Her mate is the only thing she hopes and prays will hear her call for help.

Another fantastic story you must grab, it will be well worth it.

I have voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book by it's author.
Reviewer for Nook Books and More Blog.
Gwen
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reunited
Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2018
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Uther, also known as the Avenger.
A.K.A. and Enforcer literally claws his way to the surface of having been buried alive after hearing the voice of his mate Mara calling to him.
Talked about determined.
All it took was hearing her voice and he was out of there!

Mara has been living in hell. Almost literally.
She was first controlled by Cleland and is now being possessed by the demon Thanatos.
Mara wants her torment to end.
The things she's been made to do.
The horrors.
Mara feels that there's no coming back for her.
She will forever be tainted.

Uther says otherwise.
So do her sisters and mother.
The McKinnon's have not given up on bringing Mara back to them.
Will Mara, her sisters, Uther, and the guardsmen finally rid themselves of Thanatos once and for all?
Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Just have to love these Dragon Guardsmen!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2017
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Uther, a Star Dragon and Guardsman, has been buried for 100 years, when he hears her voice calling for help. She happens to be Mara, a witch who is under the spell of an evil Demon. She also happens to be Uther's mate. With the help of Uther's Dragon King, Brennus, he manages to escape his silver coffin which has been his prison . Now he has to find his mate and the story unfolds.
What an imaginative, a little dark, edge of your seat and emotional roller coaster ride this story is. Grabs you in from start to finish! Has magic, suspense, romance and a special jaguar, named King. Just loved this book as I do all of the Dragon Guard series!! Bravo Julia!!
	MonicaMartin41 Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just gets better! Sweet story between Uther and Mara
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2018
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Seriously....#26 and still going strong with this series. Just gets better! Sweet story between Uther and Mara. Man you just cant help but feel for that woman. Trapped in her own body and doing such terrible things and having no control. Will her Dragon mate be able to hear her call and save her? Being trapped himself surrounded by Black Magic...will he allow that to stop him? Hmmm guess you should read and find out! 🙂

Clutch (Forbidden Desires Book 1)

Bookish, snarky, and fiercely independent Nate Boudreaux leads a solitary life. Between teaching classes at the university and working toward his PhD, he doesn’t need a partner to occupy his time, and he certainly doesn’t need a man like Alistair Drake complicating his future.

Alistair Drake, black sheep of the tremendously wealthy Drake family, is more interested in adding another notch to his bedpost than another zero to his bank account. When a Grindr message brings him to Nate’s doorstep, then straight to his bed, he has no reason to believe that what they share will be more than a simple hookup, until, three months later, a tug on his soul informs him otherwise.

For the Drake family has a secret—one that will force Nate and Alistair together as much as it will demand that they be torn apart. One that Alistair and his brothers have carried all their lives… and one that Alistair and Nate’s future children will carry, too.

Bound to each other by three precious impossibilities, Nate and Alistair have no choice—no matter the consequence, they must fight for their forbidden clutch.

This is a M/M Omegaverse series. Enjoyable and funny. The Alphas are all Dragon Shifters, the Omegas are all human, or are they? The interaction between Alpha and Omega will stick with you! Try not to laugh out loud, I Dare You!

The Reviews!

L.D.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Society of Dragons
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2020
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Clutch is the first book in the Forbidden Desires series, and an amazing way to start a new series. The series is set within a world very similar to our contemporary world, however, within this universe there are alphas, betas, and omegas as well as a hidden dragon population.

The hidden dragon society have their own laws and social norms, and one of those rules is to not get a random omega pregnant without the approval of the dragon council. Alistair breaks that rule when he hooks up with Nate, aka Iggy, after matching on a dating app. Iggy has to figure out how the dragon world works while caring for his offspring and falling in love with Alistair. There is so much humor, snark, and incredibly sexy moments throughout this book. The writing combo of Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly is electric—they are both great writers on their own and together they have created a fascinating and enjoyable story.

The audiobook was narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo who did a fantastic job. I love Michael’s voice and always enjoy his audiobook performances. He really nailed the personalities of each character and I was totally engaged with the story. The audiobook production was well done and I enjoyed this book immensely.
Mommainthezoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing start of a series, amazing writing collaboration!
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2018
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Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly have a winner on their hands! This is book one of what I can already tell will be an AMAZING series! This one gives you everything: sex, mpreg, eggs (or meggs) and dragons! What more could a reader want?!?

You also get a developing story of true love, and family - both created and blood. I love how the story builds, and you can see the sub-plots developing to become more stories.

Nate and Alistair start like most guys, through a one-time hook-up. What happens next is nothing short of amazing. Nate gets pregnant, lays eggs (because you know - dragons), Alistair rescues them, and Nate and Alistair fall in love. Along the way there is trouble with the dragon council, family, friends and a pig that becomes a pet instead of breakfast. But you never loose sight of the fact that they most important ingredient in this book is love.

This book perfectly sets up the next in the series, and if I'm honest, at least one other.... and I can not wait for those!
Morgan Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars - 4 stars -
Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020
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This is my second time reading and listening to this book. I have read a couple of mpreg books before, but this is the first series I have read that is an mpreg with Dragon eggs/egg laying and the concept is rather interesting to me. I don't know if I have a preference of which type of mpreg I like (egg laying vs. Human child), but I might prefer the egg laying because - at least in this series - the omega isn't saying "I hate you and this is all your fault that I'm suffering through this pain" during labor. Which I find it sad and rubs me the wrong way when I read someone say that as having a child is a 2 person process and it's something that you should want together, despite the pain and discomfort it brings. Also, the whole giving birth scene just seems to be more tolerable for me to read at times when it's about laying eggs and not about giving birth to a child.

* Spoilers *
I don't think I have a whole lot to say about this book. I did enjoy reading it and there wasn't a whole lot of angst as despite a few ups and downs, everything went pretty smoothly. I am curious if Nate will finish whatever he was doing at school at some point. Also, I am curious on if Nate and Alistair will have another clutch at some point in their lives. Can baby dragons be female alphas? Nate had named one of his baby dragons Malory and I thought that was more of a girls name than a boys name, but who knows. I am also curious with just how big their new house is, which I am guessing it's probably big, but not as big as what Ev and Sebastian have.
I did enjoy both Nate and Alistair as characters, but I felt like Alistair was very negative towards himself except towards the end. I'm guessing it's from all the other dragons - mainly his family - belittling him on who he is and what he does with his wealth. It kind of didn't make sense on what Ev meant by that Alistair always got himself into trouble and so on, when it was never stated how he got into trouble in the past and on what he even did to get into trouble. And if Alistair was brought up with his family constantly saying stuff like that to him, it's no wonder he kept looking down on himself, on what he had, and considering himself a failure as a dragon. I am relieved that Nate was perfectly happy with what Alistair had - and with who he was - and simply wanted to be with Alistair and their eggs/baby dragons and nothing more. Material possessions were pretty much bonuses for Nate. I do find it interesting and somewhat amusing that once Alistair started making more money and Nate saw what Sebastian and Perry had in their hoard with the bed, that he wanted something better than Alistair's throne in their new hoard. But it's understandable that he would have a few suggestions of what he wanted in their new home. I'm not exactly sure If I liked the whole "I provide for you" dynamic Alistair had towards Nate as it did make their relationship feel a bit unbalanced at times - mainly in the epilogue - but if their happy with it than it is what it is. I am looking forwards to rereading Harry and Ev's story again. The last time I read this series I only got to the beginning of book 3 and stopped because it just seemed stressful with the whole forbidden relationship, but this time around I plan on finishing this series. I am curious if we will see all of Alistair's siblings, since he said he had seven (?) other siblings (or maybe he said there was seven of them in the family?) But so far we've seen Ev, Sebastian, and Geoffrey, so I'm curious on who we will see next out of the siblings.

*Narration*
The narration definitely heightened my enjoyment of the story. At times it was a little hard to tell who was speaking, but that only happened occasionally. There was a couple other issues I had, but weren't exactly too big of a deal. In the beginning when Alistair is telling Nate repeatedly to nest so that he can heal him and also allow Nate to calm down, more than once it sounded like the narrator was saying rest instead of nest, except for maybe the very last time Alistair said to nest. So that whole nest and rest mix up was a bit confusing. Another time the sentence that Alistair had spoken was completely cut off from the audio, so it would sound a little odd if you weren't reading along, even though it was a very long sentence and the meaning of it was pretty much repeated after he had said it. And then the narrator accidentally said siblings instead of hatchling towards the end of the book, which it also has the same meaning in that moment. So basically the issues I had aren't really that big of a deal for me and it's probably just me being nitpicky.

Overall, this is a pretty good book and I would recommend it to other people if they were interested in this genre with mpreg.
Joelle M
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes. Yes. A million times yes.
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2019
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I can't even tell you how much I love this book. I couldn't stop reading and finished it in one sitting. I love that it literally started out with a bang and just kept going. There was never a dull moment and I couldn't help but fall in love with Nate and Alistair. They were so funny and sweet. Nate's friend Harry was totally adorable. His excitement was contagious. Alistair's brother Ev was a jerk to everybody but not with Harry. I can't wait to see where that goes. But I really loved seeing Nate with his eggs. His emotions were zinging all over the place at first but then he got fiercely protective. It was adorable. I loved seeing his bond with them grow. There were some really cute moments with them. I loved how Alistair's brothers were incorporated into the story and I hope we get to see more of them. I honestly can't get enough of these guys. I already want to go back and read this book again

FURY: Dragon Guard Book 25

Drowning in visions of an ever-changing future, unable to recognize reality from fantasy, this powerful Guardsman was driven from the world of his kin and forced to take refuge atop the mountain of his Ancestors. Decades passed, the predictions eased, and Fury finally learned to deal with the loneliness. Life was pretty good until dreams of a fiery redhead with boundless courage and a heart of gold called to the soul of not only the man but also his Dragon.

Mourning the loss of two of the three people in the entire world she’d ever trusted, swamped with guilt and resentment, this strong-willed private investigator with the ability to see the past was thrown into a tailspin. Forced to leave the only home she’d ever known in search of answers, what started out as a simple road trip, quickly turned deadly. The dreams of her Guardian, a Purple Dragon who always provided comfort and refuge suddenly became all too real. Then to ensure she had to face a new reality, her ‘mythical’ Warrior burst onto the scene, sent a Demon packing, restored her fraying nerves, and filled her with a hope she’d been sure had abandoned her long ago.

Can an Orphan and a Dragon save the future of an entire race? Will the power of the Mother Goddess and the Ancient Dragon Kings be enough to defeat an enemy as old as time? Will Shifting Vale become a Haven or a Graveyard?

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Guardsman who sees the future. A woman who sees the past. Fate has paired these two people together? Well, enjoy the wild ride!

The Reviews!

 Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Another FANTASTIC Dragon Guard story!
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2018
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Fury MacTavish is a Dragon Seer who was driven to live in solitude from his Brethren because of his visions. He's been having dreams of a courageous, smart & beautiful red head who happens to be his mate. He returns to the Blue Thunder Clan to ask his friends, Kayne & Maddox, to keep an eye on his place. He's found his mate and she is in trouble and needs him. If he needs help, he will call them.
Pippa Sparks has been having sexy dreams of a sexy man that turns into a purple dragon. She thinks she's going insane-a dragon-really! She has very special powers that unbeknownst to her, will complement Fury's. Imagine her surprise when she meets the sexy man-dragon of her dreams!!
Of course, there is an evil demon that wants Pippa because of her powers. Hold on to your seats!
This is a fast paced, edge-of-your-seat story. I just love Pippa, she's a smart & sassy woman. Of course who wouldn't love the sexy dragon, Fury who will do anything to protect her. Has action, magic, supernaturals galore, hot romance & plenty of belly laughs too. I highly recommend this book!
	SpanishLady
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams of Purple Dragons......
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2018
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Pippa Sparks has never trusted another being orphaned as a baby she has grown to be a very independent woman and finds that her ability to see peoples past helps her as a PI, they bother her, until she starts dreaming of a powerful purple dragon that soothes her soul. She decides to take a road trip to try and forget the tragedy that took her best friend from her and finds that more and more her dream man is real. She thinks she may be going crazy, but that sexy accent becomes more real as the day wears on.

Guardsman Fury MacTavish is so very tired of seeing into the future of his kinsmen, that he leaves and secludes himself on the mountain for years. Then of a sudden he can finally see his own future in the guise of a fiery and sassy lass that he must protect from a very evil entity. Soon he realizes he is the Dragon King and Pippa is the first of the daughters of Danu to emerge and fulfill the prophecy the Guardsman have heard of all their lives but never believed. But at Shifting Vale they have been preparing and waiting for hundreds of years.
	Karli
4.0 out of 5 stars Fury and Pippa
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2018
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This is a great feel good standalone paranormal romance. It is an easy read and is a complete story, yet leaves room for the "more to come". Fury Mac Grath, The Seer, is an ancient dragon who has lived alone, building on to his home, because of his visions of the future. He can't turn them off and proximity to others just makes it worse. Then he "sees" his mate, she's in America, and she needs him.
Pippa Sparks, PI, recently lost her partner. She knows she has to leave her home and travel to a place she's never been before. Her gift of seeing other's pasts is taking its toll on her, and a demon is butting his way into her thoughts. Then the demon attacks her mind, but is repelled by the voice from her dreams. And the voice changes into a purple dragon in her dreams, a creature who makes her feel safe. She thinks she's losing it, or is she?
ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2020
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The mates to the dragons get more interesting the further you get into the series.

This mate is no exception as she is a Daughter of Dani with the ability to see a person’s past.

Her mate, Fury MacTavish has the ability to see the future so between the both of them you might get the whole story.

This was a very good book. The sex scenes come at the end of the book & after a very different mating ceremony.

Dragon Got Your Tongue: Dragon Guard Book 24

Take one fed-up Queen of the lions, add one foolhardy Dragon Guardsman then mix-in the wildest matchmaker in the universe and you’ve got a rollercoaster ride of mayhem, mischief and mate-trimony.

Savannah’s tried everything to find the mate she’s meant to spend her life with and quite frankly, she’d rather be declawed than meet another crazy male cat.

Hayes’ clan is full of lovebirds instead of dragons and be honest, he’s disgusted by the whole damn thing.
But Fate won’t be denied…right?

When her Pride is threatened and his Clan is called in to help, there’ll be more than flying fur and soaring scales.

This Queen has met her match and she’ll get no say in the matter.
After all, her Dragon’s got her Tongue…

The Reviews!

SpanishLady
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who Ya Gonna Call Over and Over Again......
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2018
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Gerri has her heart set on getting all these Dragon Guardsmen mated.

Savannah Leonidas queen of the Leonidas Pride swears she will never mate a dragon, huh!

Well when she walks into the bar and gets a good look at the hunk that asks her to dance, he sweeps her off her feet and he is none other than Hayes Gregory Dragon Guardsman. Who said dragons aren't magical?
mommie2blueeyes06Top Contributor: Classic Rock
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Julia Mills Hit!
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2018
** spoiler alert ** Savannah was always told that she needed to marry royalty, but becomes determined to find her true mate. Hayes is ready for a mate and hasn't been able to find her on his own. One woman leads them into each others path. Will Savannah accept Hayes as a mate, regardless of his dragon side? Will Hayes and Savannah be able to rescue her sister before it is to late?

Another Dragon Guards hit! Loved how despite the hurt Hayes has faced in the past, he was a fun loving dragon. Savannah was a very strong leader for having to take on the role so early. These two worked together brilliantly as a pair. Great book!
PReveal
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome read
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2018
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Love dragons!!!! Enjoy reading about awesome characters and their journeys to finding love than you are going to love this book and all the others in this series. Grab a drink find your reading nook and start reading