Tears for Her Dragon (Dragon Guard Series Book 16)

Escaped from hell on earth, lost and alone, a wail in the night calls to not only his beast but also his heart. Finding this tortured woman is all that matters.

On the run, hiding in plain sight, the icy fingers of doom invade her soul. The pull of the world she fled tears at the fiber of her being.

Lovers from different worlds, fighting a common enemy, thrown together by the Reaper himself, helpless but to do as he bids.

Can these two souls find peace when the Devil himself is demanding his due?

The Reviews!

Laurie
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!!
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2017
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Another awesome book in The Dragon Guard series. I have read all of them and with each one I think it's my favorite until the next one comes out.
Kyrian is a black dragon who was kidnapped and tortured for centuries. While bidding his time to exact revenge he finds his fated one in a Caitlin a gypsy/banshee who had been blinded and wants revenge on the one responsible.
This is a fantastic story of fated mates coming together and facing obstacles and learning to trust each other and the ones that love them.
Can they find their hea? Will Kyrian find his way back to the Guardsmen? Will they get their revenge? All this will unfold as you are drawn into this story that will make you laugh and cry.
Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Just love Kyran A& Caitlin
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2017
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Dragon Guard Book #16
TEARS FOR HER DRAGON by Julia Mills

This is book #16 of the Dragon Guard Series but can be read as a stand alone. This is Kyran O'Connor's story (the Black Dragon known as the Phantom) who was held a prisoner, tortured and his dragon magic taken away and had finally gotten free. He has been drawn to this lone cottage in the woods where Caitlin Brookes (a Banshee & blind) lives with her guard dog/companion, Duke. Kyran knows this woman is his mate and that she alone can repair his broken soul and broken heart. Caitlin has the foresight of death and has seen all about Kyran, and knows she is his mate. They are both seeking revenge for the wrongs done to them by the O'Baoill Hunter Family. Will Caitlin heal Kyran's shattered soul so they can be together or will revenge be Kryan's be all? I loved this story just as I love all the books in this series. It's a hot, sexy & sweet story. If you love Julia's books, you just love this one too.
Smokenator
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten amazing stars for Tears
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2017
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Oh wow Miss Mills has outdone herself once again. This is an expanded version for the novella and did she add some explosive material.
One of our lost dragons, Kyran has vengeance towards that evil... woman... Eve, that has pain, heartache and Eve death to many shifters. His torture was most cruel as they severed this access to his black Dragon within him with black magic. Black magic was literally marking him.
Caitlin is blind and has Duke her dog for company. She knows her Dragon was outside watching over her. And as usual, with all our Alpha dragon males mats, she does not disappoint us. She goes and get her dragon mate.
Kyran is awesome, even through all his issues he wants the best for his mate. Always.
His anger and hate towards Eve and her family goes up more than a just a notch when he heard how they have affected Caitlin life.
We see a few of our all friends from the Blue Thunder Clan. And we see how justice is metered out not once but twice!
Once you get on these adventures with the Dragon Guard, you just can't wait for the next one to appear!!!
Can't wait Miss Mills.
Rhianona
4.0 out of 5 stars I have not read them all and while I enjoyed it, I'm almost certain I would have enjoyed ...
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2017
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Tears for her Dragon is part of Julia Mill's popular Dragon Guard series. I suggest for the highest emotional impact that you have read the previous books in the series. I have not read them all and while I enjoyed it, I'm almost certain I would have enjoyed this more had I done so.

Kyran is a Black Dragon and was held prisoner by the evil hunters who tortured him. He escaped with the help of his brethren but has vowed vengeance on Eve - the head hunter and the one who has been experimenting on shifters. However, he's drawn from his cave to a secluded house where he meets Caitlyn. Caitlyn is blind, her only companion a german shepherd named Duke. Caitlyn is also his mate and another victim of the evil hunters. Together, they can take vengeance on the one responsible for their pain.

There is a lot going on in this book and it is a fast book to read. If you've liked Ms. Mills other books in this series, than you will likely enjoy this. As with many of her books, I found that she moved a little too quickly for my tastes and I was often left confused as to who characters were and what their specific powers were. In fact, the pace was so quick that it seemed that events that happened that were supposed to lead to a confrontation or an issue were instead brushed aside. I didn't really feel an emotional connection to the characters and that made the climax difficult to feel anything more than indifference.

Her Mad Dragon (Dragon Guard Series Book 15)

One lone dragon pulled from his mountain to save the clan he’s sworn fealty to and the only family he’s ever known.

One Grand Priestess, the most magical witch of her time, the leader of her kind, and a survivor of torture.

Two powerful beings, blessed by the Goddess, destined by the Universe… a couple unlike any other.

Can their combined magic, all the love that they have and a faith in all they hold dear be enough to defeat the evil that’s sworn to destroy them all?

Only Destiny knows… And Fate Will Not Be Denied

The Reviews!

Smokenator
5.0 out of 5 stars MADDOX IS TAMED - I mean MATED!!!
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2016
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Oh, my soul... Maddox is finally mated - but to who - I could NOT believe my eyes - Calysta - Mother of our own Kyra, Grand Priestess! I close my eyes and I can see him working on her nerves and she zaps him into a toad - buttttt darn did this old dragon change my mind.
I use to think of Maddox as "old" as he was the oldest at over 200 years - but darn if Julia didn't change my mind of this dragon being not "old" at all. He is actually HOT... And when it comes to his feisty mate - Maddox (Maddy to her) becomes putty in her hands. But to everyone else he is still grumpy - maybe not as grumpy, just a little bitty tamed.
And darn me is Calysta wasn't funny when she spoke to Kyra about Maddox and him being her mate and all. It was so hilarious how old-school her mom was to Kyra. But I loved it.
And then Maddox goes missing.... this was a little bit funny... but also not.

Each time Julia Mills write - she becomes better and better. Our world just explode with more information and intrigue. We are exposed to vile evil but also we are once again shown that love and goodness can triumph over evil. We get to know more of Kyran from the older Guard that went missing - but something is not okay.

And then Miss Julia says - we need to wait a bit to read his, Kyran's, story next - hope it's soon. Come one everyone - join us and learn how our grumpy Mad Dragon becomes tamed by the one Fate made for him. Its fun - trust me!!!
Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Just loved Mad Maddox, the old loveable coot!
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2016
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This is Bk #15 of the Dragon Guard Series and I just love the whole series-they get better and better each time!!

This is Mad Maddox, the 225 year old Dragon shifter who never thought he'd find a mate. He finds her and it's the Grand Priestess Calysta and he's not happy about it at first. He finally realizes Fate has a wicked sense of humor. Since it took him so long to accept it, he's got some groveling to do with Calysta but she loves him and doesn't give him too hard of a time. She has a nickname for him already-Doxie. You can imagine what the other Dragon shifters think of that name! They are made for each other and complement each other so well. Our Mad Maddox has become somewhat tamed!

Then there's the other part of the story of Maddox looking for his friend Kyran, the Black Dragon, of finding him, battling the O'Baoill twins and rescuing Kyran who is put into a deep sleep to heal and hope his mind isn't totally gone from his long incarceration by the O'Baoill's. Unfortunately, Eve O'Baoill had escaped so I'm sure we haven't seen the last of her.

I highly recommend this book and the whole series. If you love Dragons, you'll love the whole Dragon Guard series and I can't wait for the next story!!
Robin Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome series
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2016
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I absolutely love this series as far as I am concerned each one is better than the last. In this one our grumpy old mad dragon Maddox finds his love in the Grand Priestess Calysta. As an older person I was happy to read of an older couple getting together. Now I know the dragons are a century old but I meant Calysta being older.

Maddox called Doxie by his team and Maddy by his mate has a never seen softer side which Calysta brings out. He found his team mate Kyran but something is wrong with him. So this story tells of Kyran and what happened to him as well as the continued back story with the hunters.

If you love hunky dragons and discovering soft sides to grumpy mad ragons then this is the story for you. Fate cannot be denied and this story cannot fail to be enjoyed by all.

I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I also love this series so much that I pre ordered this one too.
MonicaMartin41Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars My Mad Dragon!
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2016
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I love this series. I can't believe there are 15! Each and every one is unique. You fall in love with these beloved characters. Maddox is very old school and he's over 200 years old. Calysta is the Grand Priestess and what a pair! They totally belong together and they made me laugh and smile. Now this book comes more trouble. Tariq had children! Sick people! Adam and Eve...yeah so not good! Kyran was found but he's been messed with along with others by these siblings. Far worse than you can imagine. I really enjoyed the book and look forward as always til the next because Eve is still on the loose! I love their nicknames for each other so cute! Maddy and Callie. All swoony.

The Scars of Her Dragon (Dragon Guard Series Book 14)

The past is never just the past especially when it haunts your every thought and turns your dreams to nightmares. Forgiveness is the only path to peace. Unfortunately, that route is filled with the faces of the dead.

The dove brings love, peace and protection to the world. She has the power to restore what’s been lost and heal the wounds of the past. If only he would let her.  

A love created by the Universe was supposed to be enough. Their happily ever after had been woven in the fabric of time, but that was before the years of guilt and shame ate away at the heart of the man and his beast.

Can one woman’s faith in a love that conquers all erase the scars of her dragon?

The Reviews!

ETK
5.0 out of 5 stars Paybacks!
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2020
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Kellan has scars not only on the outside but also on the inside because of 1 man; but his mate Olive is ready to heal all of him.

Kellan & his team had been trying to protect a small desert village when they figured out that the people shooting at them were hunters. The 1 bad guy had thought that the village that they were at was a shifter village & decided to bomb it. Kellan was not only severely injured because of the silver that they used but he was heartbroken because of the little girls that he had tried to protect died.

Olive’s animal is a dove & she’s more than willing to heal Kellan’s misery by sticking to him; but, that’s not all she’s willing to do. She helps him confront the evil hunter Tariq that killed those little girls years ago.

But, so does a missing dragon who knocks Kellan & Maddox on their feet just to get Tariq into his claws.
MonicaMartin41Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOUUUVE MY DRAGON GUARDS!
Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2016
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This is Kellen & Olives story. I really loved it! She’s taking her Dragon Guards in a little bit of a different direction and I LIKE IT! It’s a little different but its not drastic so don’t freak out! I can’t wait to read more of her stories because this was awesome. I laughed and cried as usual. I loved Olive she’s so sweet but dammit she’s taking control and not taking no for an answer to talk to her mate. He accidentally hurts her when he was having a dream and after that he freaks and stays away. Well…she’s done with his pouting! Her dragon can’t help but love her for that. Kellen’s been through some horrible things! The antagonist in this book was horrendous and so needed to be stopped! I’m not giving anything away..well not much! There are lots of things interesting in this book…little teasers that I am sure we’ll read in future books. So...I RECOMMEND! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Smokenator
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome adventure. Loved it
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2016
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Oh wow, finally we get the story of our quiet scarred dragon Kellan. I admire the strength of this commander even more than ever!
Wow, I knew Kellan was an amazing dragon guard, but his story broke my heart and made me falling love with him... Okay I love all of them, but can you help yourself around them hot alpha males that fight, love and life hard?
Olive is a dove shifter, born to bring peace. She knew her mate had a hard story with the scars as evidence. She wanted to bring peace to the one Fate has designed for her.
Kellan fights his demons and it's not easy. But suddenly his enemy is close and their world is in danger from evil.
Once again our dragons and their mates come together to defeat evil. Don't forget our feline friends as well.
Are we seeing some sparks between one of the witches and a certain mad dragon? Ooooh fun. There is also a surprise from an old friend.

Come join us on Kellan and Olive's journey that Fate have paved for them.
I loved this story Julia Mills! Please give us the next one, which you made very clear who it will be! I can't wait!!
Gwen
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kellan received his scars from an attack on a poor village, while he was trying to save the ...
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2016
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This book is about the scarred Guardsmen, Kellan. The backstory behind his scars was revealed, and it turns out Kellan was scarred both externally and internally. Kellan received his scars from an attack on a poor village, while he was trying to save the lives of three little girls. And thanks in part to the malice of one truly evil villain. Kellan was deeply impacted by those he couldn't save and blamed himself. Once his brethren tracked the man responsible they have been on the case ever since. His mate and Dove shifter, Olive has something to say about Kellan's scars and wants to help her mate finally heal from those old wounds. But to do so, the gang have to settle the score with the man responsible for Kellan's scars.There is another merging mating forming in this book, I think it got started in the previous book, but its mentioned a bit in this one. Olive has to break Kellan's defenses to get him to allow her in and allow her close. They have a mild courtship when compared to the other couples,except that one incident. Bring on the next one.

The Sunday Post #21-16

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Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, then I included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Resurrecting Her Dragon By Julia Mills

One dragon on the brink of death…

One extraordinary woman who is so much more than she seems…

ONE PROPHECY THAT COULD RUIN THEM ALL…

This one’s for all the marbles.

Fate Will Not Be Denied but that was before the Sun got involved…

Rebel Bear by Anna Lowe

Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the modest, anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor — and her scheming mother/manager — go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force too. A good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time.

Eventide of the Bear by Cherise Sinclair

All her life, Emma longed for someone to love. Instead, disaster sees the brand-new bard banished from her people for long lonely years. Injured saving a child, the werebear has to steal food from humans, breaking shifter Law. The territory’s Cosantir and his lethal grizzly warrior catch her in the act. To her surprise, she’s healed and welcomed. Obviously, they don’t know her past. But oh, she can’t resist being around other shifters—especially the captivatingly powerful warrior. Maybe she can stay…just a little while.

The Commanders’ Mate by Grace Goodwin

Commander Karter is a Prillon Warrior. His first duty is to protect his people, to defend the Coalition worlds from a fate too terrible to comprehend. Battle is his life. His heart. He fights. He has never once been selfish enough to believe he deserved an Interstellar Bride. Until he’s matched at the worst possible time.

Ghost Wolf by Heather Long

Julian has been juggling the conflict without a real target for months, they always seem to be just one step behind the Volchitsa and even the wolves they’ve captured can’t tell them enough. With the fate of the packs resting squarely on his shoulders, Julian, the Chief Enforcer, will swallow his pride to seek out the one wolf he knows can help them all, the one who seems to know all the players, who can think like them…if anyone can find the Volchitsa it’s the ghost he’s hunted for decades…

Don’t Let Your Guard Down Just Yet!!!

Case in Point:

Yes, folks in many states the age limits for getting a COVID-19 Vaccination is tumbling. But, please don’t let your guard down yet, there’s more to the story that you may not be aware of.

My oldest daughter lives in PA with her husband and the bright 2 1/2 year old daughter they adopted a year ago. They have faithfully taken every precaution recommended. She works from home most days, while he works on construction wearing appropriate gear. Riley wears a mask at her daycare center. Until recently, they have avoided gatherings with people they didn’t know.

Easter weekend, they attended a small family gathering. Sandra didn’t say, but it was undoubtedly outdoors. You would think that everyone would be safe. The older adults were getting their vaccinations as soon as possible, so they were covered.

Two days later one young man who was there tested positive. A week later my daughter started feeling poorly. She skipped church on Sunday because she didn’t feel good. Thinking she needed something for a sinus infection, she called her doctor. The doctor sent her to get a Covid test to rule that out. She stopped by CVS for a 3 day test. During this timeframe, she found herself not being able to taste things.

The three days went by, and she checked in with the pharmacy. They had no record of her having a test done! So she went to the local Urgent Care clinic for a Rapid Covid test. In no time at all, she found herself speaking to their doctor with a positive result!

The next day, her husband went for a test, while they took the baby in later in the evening when it would be quieter. At this point, neither adult has had a vaccination. The county where they live isn’t giving them to people in their 40’s yet. The surrounding counties have just now dropped the age requirement down to that level but are understandably swamped with calls. No appointments are available.

Now she, at least, will have to wait until she recovers from the virus to get her shots. People, remember that just because the state government has lowered the age limit to the next bracket, doesn’t mean every county falls in line. They want to, I’m sure, but they have to take supplies into consideration. It may take a few weeks or more, for your local area to start giving vaccinations to your age group. In the meantime, keep following all the precautions!

Dragon Guard Series Book 13: Resurrecting Her Dragon

One dragon on the brink of death…

One extraordinary woman who is so much more than she seems…

One prophecy that could ruin them all…

This one’s for all the marbles.

Fate Will Not Be Denied but that was before the Sun got involved…

The Reviews!

Robin Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars A Phoenix for his Dragon
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2016Verified Purchase
OMG I absolutely loved this story. Rory is such a bad ass so full of life and laughter to find him in a coma waiting to die from hellhound poisoning was traumatizing. Claire the phoenix matriarch is his mate and on her way to heal him but as luck would have it she never arrives to the lair as planned because an evil griffin who plans to be her mate as well kidnaps her. And that my friends is all I will reveal of the story. Just know that there is plenty of emotional ups and downs as well as action to be found within, of course there is also romance in these pages.

Do yourself a favor and grab a copy. Ms. Mills gets better with every story she writes and I am so glad that I was given an ARC for an honest review and hope to buy a copy as well.

Diana Page

5.0 out of 5 stars 13th Book is the Luckiest Number for a Dragon !!
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2016Verified Purchase
Rory is the youngest dragon brother and something of a jokester . While he is an excellent fighter and Dragon Guard, he still tends not to take things to seriously, until he is bitten by a hellhound on his last mission, and unless some kind of miracle happens, he's going to be a dead dragon. Enter his miracle in the form of Claire a Phoenix (Sun Bird, Thunderbird) whose tears can heal anything including hellhound bites. Just one problem, a Griffin has decided Claire is his mate and he intervenes by sending his brother and a bunch of other griffins to bring her "home" , just as she's riding to heal Rory. Of course with Rory in a coma, the other Dragons set up a rescue plan to go and get Claire back, but Rory takes a turn for the worse, and a close family friend lends him some strength and we'll, your going to need to read the book to learn the rest !! I don't do spoilers !! Just know that this is one of the best of the 13 books in the series. There is action, angst, love, fear, and several new key characters are introduced. All while keeping beloved characters from the previous books front and center. While this is a stand alone book and you could read it without knowing anything from the previous books, you will enjoy it to its fullest by reading the other books in the series. Kudos Julia Mills 5 ''s . Can't wait for book 14, and anyone who says 13 is an unlucky number, should read this 13th book of this series !!
Rhonda Hicks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rory and Claire's tale is one that will capture your heart
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2019Verified Purchase
'Went to Hell … check. Saved my brother's mate … check. Saved a Guardsman we all thought was dead … unplanned, but hell yeah on the check. So now what? Oh yeah, lay here and be bored to death. HA! I mean, that's unless the hellhound poison coursing through my veins doesn't kill me first. Good times. Good times.' If you've been following the series, then you know Rory is the youngest of the O'Rourke boys; a great guardsman and fighter but also the practical joker who rarely takes things seriously. Until he winds up in a coma from the poison of a hellhound.
Claire is the phoenix matriarch. She's also Rory's fated mate. There's just one problem. She's trying to get to her mate and a Griffin has decided he wants Claire and her powerful abilities. Julia Mills has once again shown how fate plays a HUGE role in the lives of these Guardians and their lives. Rory and Claire's tale is one that will capture you heart and keep you in the circle with the rest of their friends and family. I just love this series.
Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars "These two souls, two halves of the same whole"
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2016Verified Purchase
Bk #13 continues from Bk #12 with Rory O'Reilly being bitten by a hellhound and it's poison is going through his system and he's paralyzed. There is only one person who can save him and that's Clair Featherstone, the Matriarch of the Clan of the Sun. This is the year that she will have to choose a mate-between good and evil. She has seen the evil Malik and will not be choosing him. She also has seen Rory and knows he is her mate, is a dragon and has chosen him. Rory also has had dreams of this gorgeous woman and knows she is his mate - if he lives to see her. Claire is on her way to save Rory and claim him has her mate. If it only was as simple as it sounds, but then it never is.

I just loved this story about Rory & Claire-the story pulls you in from the start until the finish! It has sexy romance, plenty of action and suspense. Besides who doesn't love Dragons and there are plenty of them!! Also enjoyed meeting some new friends. I so highly recommend this book and the whole series.

Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 1: Rebel Dragon

Can this rebel dragon learn to play by the rules when his destined mate’s life is on the line?

Off to Maui for a relaxing vacation? Hardly. Surfer Jenna Monroe is on the run from a stalker who lusts after her blood. Instead of combing the beach for lost treasures, she’s forced to venture deep into the terrifying world of shapeshifters. There, even the good guys are hard to trust — all except for the hot-blooded rebel she can’t get out of her head.

Connor Hoving and his band of Special Forces shifters were planning to leave trouble behind by moving to Maui, but destiny has other ideas. His whole future — and that of his brothers — depends on acing his new job as head of security at an exclusive seaside estate. But Connor can barely get his inner dragon to focus with alluring, off-limits Jenna around. Can this rebel dragon learn to play by the rules when his fated mate’s life is on the line?

The closer Connor and Jenna become, the higher forbidden passions blaze. The more they give in to simmering desire, the more impossible love seems. And the more secrets they uncover, the closer their enemies creep. Vampires and ruthless dragons lurk in the shadows, and it’s impossible to tell whose side fate will take. Only one thing is certain: great heroes don’t get to pick their destinies — only the choices they make.

The Reviews!

Karli
5.0 out of 5 stars Connor and Jenna
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2018
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This spinoff paranormal romantic adventure is set in beautiful Hawaii, where the Aloha Shifters have settled and taken mates. They have also brought in a maverick retired special forces team they worked with in the past to provide additional security for the estate and their mates and offspring. An old plantation next door is the "rebel" team's new home.
Connor Hoving is the alpha of the rebel crew hired to provide security. He's flying over from LA when he meets, Jenna, who's on her way to visit her sister. They hit it off, then go their separate ways. But their paths soon cross again and Connor learns Jenna has a stalker, one who has red eyes in her dreams. Connor's instincts are to protect her, but his job isn't the only one at risk if he messes up. This gig is a dream job for his team, one they can't afford to loose. He's been told to stay away from Jenna, so when it becomes evident her stalker has followed her to Hawaii, hard choices have to be made.
This is a great series opener. It introduces an entire new cast of characters, while maintaining contact with the old ones. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next one.
Yvonne D
5.0 out of 5 stars A sizzling romance you can't help but to enjoy!
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2018
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Rebel Dragon Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 1
by Anna Lowe
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OMG! This story is so worth waiting for, you couldn't ask for any thing better than the spin off of Aloha Shifters Jewels of the Heart series. The first book in Aloha Shifters Pearls of Desire, just rocked my world and blew any of my expectations out of the water. 😁 As the first book Rebel Dragon certainly sets the tone which you can't help but to enjoy. The hot and steamy sexy scenes builds from the slow tension between Connor and Jenna. Although there is a few twists in the story, there is also however quite surprise in store for you. What a fantastic story where you are thrust from the beginning into the action and it never really lets up to the end. It starts with Jenna Monroe need for help and can Connor Hoving a rebel dragon who is just starting at his new job learn to play by the rules. Along with his band of Special Forces shifters they intend to leave the trouble behind by moving to Maui. This is a great steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance! Shifters are a huge part of the story and I enjoy how captivating and exciting they are. Jenna and Connor have to navigate their relationship and the danger. I enjoyed how witty and spunky Jenna character is along with the way we are able to see Jenna and Connor relationship develops as well. You can't help but to enjoy this story as it a page-turner packed with action, emotion, and romance! If you like smoldering hot alpha male shifter, you can't help but to enjoy this book! It includes a strong heroine and shapeshifters, billionaires, romance, paranormal suspense, action-adventure and exotic tropical locales! You can discover your next hot alpha hero in this story as it continues to introduce readers to such a rich storybook world, from the sunny and beauty of Maui with the spellbinding beautiful scenery of the sunset. Maui just got hotter with these two. Along with the fact that Maui could be a good cover for such an dragon. This such a sizzling romance I guarantee you will enjoy!
WFTM (cntryrox)
5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn’t love a good shifter story
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2018
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Jenna is an experienced surfer and helps her dad at his surfboard shop. She is going to Hawaii because she has a stalker. Connor was in Special Forces and a dragon shifter. Connor is an Alpha but must share the responsibilities with a female dragon until one can be chosen, he is starting a new job with his brother’s and a team member. He is seated to Jenna on the plane and is attracted to her but can tell something is bothering her. Her sister is living in Maui with her shifter mate and is totally shocked to find out her sister is a shifter now too. Connor lives just down the road and can’t believe his good luck. His dragon knows she’s his mate but he doesn’t think he’s good enough for her. When the stalker gets too close, Connor will give his life to save her.
I absolutely loved this story. It has dragons, tigers, wolves, and bears. Jenna is strong and goes after what she wants. Connor is handsome and wants to prove that he’s more than a screw up in. Sexy and action.
deb1210
5.0 out of 5 stars Rebel Dragon
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2018
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I absolutely love Anna Lowe's books and this new series is starting off right! I love Connor and Jenna together! Their chemistry was off the charts! Their story had just the right bit of heat and sassiness! There is always a bit of mystery and intrigue to go along with the romantic journey! I loved the first Aloha Shifter series-Jewels of the Heart, and like that we get to see those characters in this series too!

I listened to the audio book narrated by Kelsey Osbourne. She does a spectacular job in voicing everybody. I am sure it was hectic when big meetings occur and all these shifters are talking! I highly recommend listening to this and all of Anna's books!

I can't wait to get my hands on all the new shifters stories in this new Pearls of Desire series!
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Dragon Guard Series Book 12: Her Dragon, His Demon

Her Dragon is strong and loyal, a leader among his kin. He makes her feel things she never thought possible and…he is her only hope for survival.

His Demon is beautiful and alluring, the other half of his soul. She is the One the Universe made for him and… she is his only hope for eternal love.

Together they must battle a darkness unlike any other led by Hell’s Chancellor himself. It’s not just their love that’s at stake…this time it’s their very existence.

The Reviews!


Sharon Richmond

5.0 out of 5 stars Electrifying, Exhilarating, Sweet, Seductive and Awesome
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2016 Verified Purchase
Julia Mills and her Dragon Guard Series is one of the most exciting, tension filled Dragon Shifter stories I keep looking forward to. I have read it from the beginning and as she introduces more characters and more unique blending of Fated Mates, it just keeps getting better and better.
What I LOVE most about her stories are the unique language that the Dragon uses in the mating ceremony, or when they speak of their love. Mo'ghra- My Love. Makes me swoon every time I read those words. Absolutely Beautiful.

Rian and Audrey story is one of the most intense so far in my opinion. I was crying before I was 1/3 of the way into it. Good job Miss Julia.

Meet Rian O'Reilly ,Guardsmen Leader of the Blue Thunder Clan of Dragons. This is his story and him finding his mate. Into the fires of Hades will not stop him from rescuing his Audrey. One hundred years of trying is taking it's toll on his mind and heart. Rian has been keeping it secret from his guardsmen and now it's about to become known. Rian has stolen a powerful magical stone from his closest friend, but without it he may never save his mate.

Audrey Dobresou has been a prisoner of the Chancellor and President of the High Council of Demons---Adramelech. Betrayed by her Uncle, Audrey has endured beatings to the brink of death. She's had a demon spirit placed inside her to keep her trapped in Hades. But the worst was when she was gifted from Adramelech one night on earth. That night she met her mate, only to be ripped away back to hell. Once every full moon she will be given the same so called gift, 24 hours on earth. Every one is spent with him and every time she returns she is tortured. Adramelech, he wants her mates name. She won't give in, she can't or her mates soul will be taken.

Will Rian find a way to save Audrey?
Will after 100 years of torture Audrey break?
And what will the other guardsmen discover?
Tonya Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars I love these dragons!
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2016Verified Purchase
This is the 12th book in the Great and awesome Dragon Guard series. This is a series that I drop everything I'm doing to read as soon as a new one is out. I haven't been disappointed once! This is yet another great read from one of my favorite series. I loved Rian and Audrey and their story. I am worried about Rory now though.

Rian has been hiding a secret from his kin for almost a century. But it's time for that secret to come out and for him to get the help that he needs to help and rescue his mate.

Audrey has been a servant in hell for almost 100 years. No she doesn't belong there, at all. But one thing is giving her hope....her mate.

These dragons are all fierce. They love completely. You mess with ones mate, you mess with all of the dragon force.

Kellan said it best "Sounds like we have a bad guy to kill, a girl to save, and a brother to bring home. Anybody up for a trip to hell?"

The epilogue is a teaser for the next book, Rory's story. And man I can't wait! I really can't wait for Kellan's either!! I just love these dragons
Rhonda Hicks
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5.0 out of 5 stars a tormented twisted storyline
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2019 Verified Purchase
Audrey has been sold to the Chancellor and President of the Hight Council of Demons. She's had a demon spirit placed inside her to keep her in hell. Every full moon, she is allowed back to Earth for 24hours, where she has found her fated mate, only to be ripped back into hell. Adramelech, the Chancellor, wants her mates name and continues to torture her to get it. Audrey, spending her 24hours in ghost form on Earth with her mate, refuses, knowing he wants her mate's soul. Rian, the Guardian Leader of the Blue Thunder Clan of Dragons, has been hiding this secret from his dragon brethren for 100 years trying to rescue her to no avail. He needs the magical stone and finally enlists help from his clan. This one has a tormented twist to the storyline that can not be denied. I was rivetted to each page waiting to see if the Universe had made a mistake or if Fate would be denied.


Dragon Guard Series Book 11: Her Dragon’s No Angel

Book 11 in the Dragon Guard series. The books can be read as stand-alone stories, but it is advisable to read them in order to get the most enjoyment from the series. 

Take one snowbound dragon, combine with one Christmas Angel, throw in a healthy dose of an attraction only the Universe could have conjured and top with the largest blizzard in a hundred years. 

Now sit back and enjoy the show! This one’s gonna be a bumpy ride!
Fate Will Not Be Denied but Heaven’s Got A Plan of Its Own!

The Reviews!

MonicaMartin41 Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awww a Christmas Angel and a dragon!
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2016 Verified Purchase
Oh my...such a sweet and funny story about an angel and a dragon caught in a storm! We meet Tomas and Holly. Well we know of Tomas in book 10 briefly. So, we dont know much about him. He's a dragon from 2 pure dragons which sorta makes him royalty hes a gold/red dragon. Instead of ruling he just wants to be a Dragon Guard and protect his people and innocents. Hes a great guy and sweet and funny. As a favor to Rayne he drops off a package to Maddox, but after doing that he's now stuck in a blizzard and his wings froze. So, he sought shelter in a cave. Then we meet Holly and very beautiful Angel on her last flight/mission before she is to find her mate. Well...shes always been told she'd mate with a fellow Christmas Angel. So, she is really confused and freaked out about this pull to Tomas. Spending time together and obviously fate can't be denied...they quickly bond mentally...but not mate quite yet. There is someone who is in need of help. They have both forces pulling them light and dark and Holly and Tomas work together to bring it/her into the light. Its actually really heartwarming. I loved the story and meeting Holly and Tomas. Hopefully we get to see more of them later. This was a novella length about 120 pages or so. Went sooo fast! I think whats really funny is these younger dragons have a hard time blocking their thoughts from others haha. Talk about embarrassing! 🙂
Jgtimm
5.0 out of 5 stars Her Dragon's No Angel (Dragon Guard Series Book 11)
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2016Verified Purchase
This is my first dragon shifter book, and now I discover it's the eleventh one of a group of twelve - so far! Talk about stepping into a whole new world! But I loved it, right from the start. Tomas is a very powerful and very old dragon, and one reason for his power is that he was born of two dragons, a red and a gold. He longs for his mate, but nearly despairs of ever finding her. But now he has found her, and she's not the dragon he was expecting - she's an angel! And together they are more powerful than either one was alone, a truly magical mixture, capable of doing great good. (And of making you laugh out loud while you're reading, so take my advice, and don't try to explain why you're laughing so hard to the folks around you. They'll think you're crazy!) I "bought" it for free on Amazon this morning, and you can do the same. I hope you get it, 'cause I know you'll enjoy it. If you do, please take the time to leave a review, so maybe someone else will have the same pleasure.
Gwen
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5.0 out of 5 stars Of course the news is super duper great to Tomas
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2016Verified Purchase
Tomas is sent on a mission by Rayne to deliver the object pulled out of the ground when they unearthed Drago. Tomas must deliver it to a very old dragon shifter that has the knowledge to unlock the object. On his way back, Tomas is grounded during a snowstorm. But, there is an upside to this detour. Tomas meets Holly, a Christmas Angel and his true mate. Of course the news is super duper great to Tomas, he couldn't be happier. Holly is a bit apprehensive, she has been lead to believe her true mate would be another Angel that she wouldn't meet until she completed her final mission. Holly is resistant to Tomas' mate claim. The two must team up to help another fight against evil that wished to corrupt and distort to its will.

Roxie's Ferguson /Roxie's Romance Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars "You will love this Exciting Dragon shifter Romance series"
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018Verified Purchase
Each story is better then the one before. You will find yourself glued to the pages. As you get caught up in the world of these sexy Dragons! Each character has unique and awesome personalities.
Tomas is a Dragon Guard. His commander sends him on a mission at Christmas time. While flying back home he runs into a blizzard! This is when he meets Holly a Christmas Angel! Holly was sent on a mission by her commander. Tomas knows right off that Holly is his mate. Holly is confused as she believed Angels had to mate Angels. But she can not denigh their connection! Tomas is determined to prove Holly wrong. That they belong together no matter what she thought.
You will love this super exciting,very funny, thrilling, suspenseful, and scorching hot Dragon shifter Romance. It is a five star plus story and series!

Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 5: Love of the Dragon

Silas Llewellyn, the last of a once-mighty dragon clan, doesn’t have time for anything but work and duty. He certainly doesn’t have time for love — not with a ruthless enemy plotting to destroy everything he holds dear. When a priceless diamond — one of the legendary Spirit Stones — surfaces in New York, Silas knows the jewel is nothing but trouble…just like the alluring woman who refuses to relinquish the gem.

Bartender Cassandra Nichols never asked to inherit a mysterious diamond, and she really never intended to come between two warring dragons. But with one near-miss escape after another, she has no choice but to choose sides. Before she knows it, she’s whisked by private jet to an oceanfront estate in Hawaii for her own “protection.” Is the enigmatic Mr. Llewellyn just another billionaire dragon who thinks he can claim anything he wants? Or is there more to the soulful stranger than meets the eye?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Colleen

5.0 out of 5 stars That Amazing Higgins Episode
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018Verified Purchase
You remember in the later seasons of “Magnum, PI” when the writing got really, really good, and there were more dramatic episodes? And there was that one Higgins Episode? You know the one I mean. The one where the storyline revealed deep, dark, interesting details of Higgins’ life that you never suspected, like all these heroic things he did during WWII fighting for King and Country; the long lost love of his life that he mourns in silence; how incredibly, deeply loyal he is and not just a stuffed shirt rule-follower. Yeah, stuff just like that - an episode that gives you a glimpse beneath that very proper, very stoic face he shows to the world.

I’ve said before that the Aloha Shifters books contain a sweet, hidden little salutes to the 80’s TV show, “Magnum, PI,” and so “Love of the Dragon” is the like the Higgins Episode of the series. There are lighthearted moments, to be sure, but it has a deep, serious feeling to it, because it is the culmination of the other four books. (There are no cliffhangers and the books can be standalones, but there is an overarching storyline that weaves all five books together. I highly recommend reading them in order.)

Silas is a dark, serious, brooding kind of guy. He won’t stand for a lot of nonsense, and he means business. All the time. He can’t afford to lower his guard or misplace his trust, which is why he has such a small, close-knit group at his side. He trusts his men – and now their mates – and that’s as far as he goes, because he’s been burned before. Silas is an Old School Gentleman in many ways: he’s all about the Greater Good. Throughout the Aloha Shifters books, he’s been the battled-hardened leader who always had his men’s back, reminded them to keep their wits about them, to not become Fate’s fool. But one by one, each of Silas’ brothers’ in arms ended up happily mated. Being the gentleman that he is, Silas welcomed the women to Koa Point, truly happy for them, while holding himself apart. Fate should never send him a mate.

(Doesn’t that sound like the perfect entrance to Silas’ story?)

And so, dear reader (viewer?), we come to the end of the series (season?)! The dramatic climax to the story of the Spirit Stones! I’ve been wondering through all the previous books: what the heck kind of woman could put up with Silas long enough to fall in love, anyway?

Maybe Silas needs a sweet, “Girl Next Door” type? No, he’d walk right up to her, take the Spirit Stone, scold her for getting into danger, plonk her somewhere safe, say goodbye, and never look back. He might miss her a little now and then, but hey, “Greater Good,” and all that.

What about the kick-butt, sarcastic, stubborn type? Hmmm… seems a bit more promising, but Silas is used to that kind of woman, and seems rather immune to their singular charms. They would never stop arguing long enough to fall in love, let alone solve the problem of the Spirit Stones, because neither would bend enough to compromise.
It’s a good thing that Fate is sneaky and underhanded! She’s had Cassandra quietly hidden up her sleeve for a long time, waiting in the wings (so to speak – I can’t resist a good pun), for just the right occasion to step up and take center stage.

Everything about her is unexpected. Cassandra didn’t know she’s part Witch. She didn’t know she was going to inherit anything from her slightly crazy – but rich – Aunt Eloise. And she didn’t know anything about the Shifter world. She was totally normal, clueless, and more or less happy with her life as a New York bartender.

It’s a good thing that Cassandra is a “Fake it till you make it” kinda gal, because from the minute she learns about her heritage and Shifters, she’s in over her head. This a case coming in at the last minute as the understudy to the Lead in a headlining Broadway show when you’ve only ever been in the chorus. Sure, you can sing and dance, but you have NO hope remembering your lines or hitting your marks. So baby, you better WORK IT and pray the audience doesn’t notice. “Never let `em see you sweat,” should be Cassandra’s motto.

She’s kind of like Lois Lane, because she’s got spunk and she wants to do what’s right, but doesn’t always GET it right. She knows that sometimes you have to stand up to powerful people, even when you know that you’re outgunned and scared out of your mind.

Cassandra has an unassuming, joyful grace that draws Silas in. She doesn’t crave wealth or power, doesn’t want or need any of the things a powerful man like him could give her. Furthermore, he can’t seem to convince her that HE doesn’t want the powerful Spirit Stone she’s promised Aunt Eloise she’d protect. I won’t say too much more about Cassandra, because it’s more fun to discover her for yourself.

There’s a lot to love about this book, not least of which are all the little touches of warmth that we get to see in Silas. He’s a leader of his family, but also of his community – the charity ball is a fun peek into his life, and tip of the hat to Higgins that made my day. In the last few books, we’ve seen just a little bit of Silas’ veneer start to crack, but here we see him from the inside, including his insecurities, hopes, and fears. The ultimate stoic leader, willing to sacrifice himself for the good of the pack, is the one who might just need saving in the end.

Smith

5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2017Verified Purchase
I'm in love with this series. I just can't get enough of it. I'm truly amazed at this authors ability to create a story. I enjoy stories that involve some mystery, romance, and what I've come to discover most of all I love reading fantasy stories. Not sure if it is at all sci-fi like I used to think it was but a fantasy world with shifters and magic are a world I have fun reading about. This author is pretty awesome at creating a world that you can see, feel and experience in your mind and I just love that like wow she's good at that.

Even if you think you want to pass on a fantasy book with steamy romance because you maybe arnt into it I'd still say that how this author writes it is well worth getting this whole series. The story is just epic 🙂 I like steamy romance but I like a good story just as much and this author delivers.
Yvonne D
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW it's a classic story!
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2017Verified Purchase
Love of the Dragon Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 5
by Anna Lowe
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OMG! I absolutely enjoy If you want to read and fall in love with a fabulous series. Then Love of the Dragon Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 5 is just the book you want to read. This book features military romance, strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves, were-dragons, were-bears, were-bears, paranormal suspense, action-adventure, dragons battling it out, fantasy romance, and billionaires. The book is about Silas Llewellyn and Cassandra Nichols with a mysterious diamond known as the Wind Stone. Book 5 Jewels of the heart is a very thrilling series set on the tropical island of Maui. If you enjoy a book where the characters from the previous books are included in the present book then you will definitely enjoy this book. Here’s the thing about the ALOHA SHIFTERS: JEWELS of the HEART Series: they are consistent. Yes Anna Lowe tweaks the particulars, but you can always expect a funny and feisty heroine with an gorgeous alpha hero. The characters are fantastic and compelling along with chemistry between Silas and Cassandra. There is never a dull moment even including with the secondary characters. It's so great that we get to continue to fall in love with the pack along with addition of Cassandra Nichols.

Their quest to save the pack with the diamond makes this book have everything you will want..romance, battles, arrogant antagonists, love, sex and victory. This book is a delightful gift that I have enjoy reading and giving my review of this book which I really enjoyed this book. Great story that will keep you involved. Great job again Anna Lowe. incredible from the first word to the last This is the continuation of the Aloha series. That's why I enjoy about Anna Lowe's Aloha Shifters Series, but I have to admit that Anna Lowe does it well. It’s a double-edged sword and I have enjoyed this series and at this point I would buy and read them just because Anna Lowe wrote it. It’s smart and sharp and sexy. It’s a book and series which I enjoy reading. It has humor and I laughed more than once. This book features new characters, which I really enjoyed . You will enjoy how exciting and fantastic the characters are. There are few twists and surprises that Silas is the key. This another great book in this fantastic series. So bottom line: it’s classic Great Book, which brings to light who is the owner and the battle between dragons for the fifth stone. But I will tell you that the book will keep you turning the pages until you turn the last page. You will enjoy this exciting,suspenseful,thrilling, sweet, some times humorous and blazing hot shifter Romance as much as I did! It's a five star series that I highly recommend you read. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series!

Dragon Guard Series Book 10: The Fate of Her Dragon

Trapped for almost a century. No chance of escape. All hope was lost and then he felt…her…

Sleepless nights, a man haunts her at every turn, his voice calling her, begging her…needing her…

Not even the Universe has the answers and time is running out…

The Fate of her dragon may be the death of them all!

	Roxie's Ferguson /Roxie's Romance Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars "An Awesome Dragon Guard Romance series"
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018
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This series is Incredible and addictive! The storylines and characters are awesome. You will find yourself glued to the pages!
The Dragon Guards are protectors of Dragons and humanity.
Drago is a sexy Dragon guard. For years Drago has been imprisoned underground by dark magic! Then one day he senses his fated mate. He reaches out to her in his mind. By touching her mind he knows who and what she is. He calls to her for help!
Alicia is a spunky white witch. She hears a voice calling to her. She follows the voice. Which leads her to a large boulder. She can feel the dark magic. She goes to her family and the Dragon Guard for help. It is a battle to get Drago released from the dark magic. Drago had told Alicia she was his mate. This has caused her to faint. Only she can not denigh the mate connection! Releasing Drago from his prison does not end their battles. As the group who imprisoned him. Is still causing trouble for the Dragon Guards!
You will love this super exciting, thrilling, funny, suspenseful, touching, and steamy hot Dragon shifter Romance series! It is a five star plus story and series.
	MonicaMartin41Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Drago and Alicia were awesome!
Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2016
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Oh this was one different! In a GOOD way. Its shorter than some but didnt pack any less punch for me at least. This is about Rayne's Uncle Dragos who was thought dead over a 100 years ago. He was labeled The Assassin because he was so good at being a Guardsman and really tough. Him and his brethren were taken and shoved into black magic infused coffins. Now, we dont know the whereabouts of his brethren or if they survived or not. He's been awake this entire time enduring sooo much pain. He calls out for help only to find his mate! How cool is that? Alicia...she thought him crazy or herself at first. Then realized he's real and is in dire need of help. He's only been able to reach her only. She's desperate to find him and calls upon the clan and others to help get him out. It was touch and go for awhile but he BARELY escaped. Alicia is awesome and is a lot like Kyra. Kyra is a bit more fiery and sassy but not by much. I liked her a lot. I so enjoyed them all kickin butt and the story of these 2 mates! Enjoyed the book a lot.
	Tammy Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars Best one yet !!
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2015
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This is book 10 in the Dragon Guard Series and I have to say I wanted this book so much just on the cover alone. Each guard who has found their mate seems to have a deep battle with those setout to hurt them but Drago and Alicia's story ripped at my emotions.
Drago has been kept a prisoner for almost 100 years. He is a MacLendon a Dragon an Assassin he was the Commander. His mate Alicia hears him but she has no idea who he is or what he wants but she can hear him. Now to find him? Alicia is skeptical when Drago lets her know who has him. Drago is in luck because Alicia does know the Dragon Guard but she is still weary because Rayne said he had no family living.
Well she goes on asking him one million questions but she needs to know in her heart of hearts this man is telling the truth. Drago is family but whose? You will have to just read the story yourself as I have given you enough already.
	Rhonda Hicks
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5.0 out of 5 stars there's nothing not to love
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2019
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In this one, Dragos has been held an underground (as in buried) captive prisoner by black magic for years. His family and dragon brethren all thinking him dead until one day he feels her, his mate! And Fate be praised, even without the mating bond he's able to speak to her mind to mind. Alicia is thinking she's going mad. She's haunted throughout the day and night by the voice of a man who claims he's her mate and needs help. Her mind's not sure she believes what is going on but her heart is convinced it's true. What will she ultimately decide? There's nothing not to love about Julia Mills' Dragon Guard series. The storyline, the underlying plot that runs through each book, along with the immediate story and their own personal drama, the characters that always flawed, never perfect, make for an intense, angst filled, sexually charged and sometimes funny or sad. These are the attributes I've come to expect from each of her books and am never disappointed.