Guarding Her Dragon (Dragon Guard Series Book 17)

What happens when a Christmas elf with way too much sass for her little pointed ears finds a centuries old Guardsman buried in the snow?
Well, she takes him home and nurses him back to health, of course.

If only everything was that easy. With six older sisters, two baby reindeer and an evil gnome of an auntie hellbent on world domination, Elsa’s got her hands full.

It’s gonna take more than a little Elven magic and the love of her dragon to make it to Christmas Eve, but this little elf is not giving up. She’s guarding her dragon with all she’s got and finding out the best things in life might just come wrapped in glittering green scales.

The Reviews!

MonicaMartin41Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
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5.0 out of 5 stars An elf and a dragon...sittin on a snow drift? 🙂
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2016
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She’s an elf. He’s a dragon. Elsa frees him from his dark magical prison that’s left him frozen for years. She knows he’s special therefore she helps him. Elsa is powerful but keeps her magic locked up tight because she fears it a little. Quinn is one of the lost Guardman Enforcers. When he’s rescued by a beautiful elf he’s very confused and has no memory and his dragon isn’t coming forth. He knows she’s special to him but cant quite remember why. After seeing a woman who appears to be part of Elsa’s family it all comes back and this is the woman who put him and his brethren in magical prisons. Is Elsa and her magic the key to healing his Dragon? Will they be able to defend themselves once that evil gnome comes for Elsa’s magic?

A freakin elf?! How cool is that, y’all? I LOVED Elsa and Quinn. She is a real spitfire and is the youngest and is done with all her sisters teasing her and annoying her. She wants an adventure that isn’t where her siblings are. Well…she sorta gets that adventure in the form of a dragon mate in Quinn. She’s very sweet and funny and beautiful! A big warm heart to boot. Quinn is just adorable and sexy! He’s sweet and protective but understands what Elsa needs in a mate. Not someone who tells her what to do but is a partner as well. They worked so well together. It’s a Christmas tale that will make your laugh and lighten your heart. Loved the book! I will say it was a shame that his brethren weren’t able to taste that revenge on that horrible woman.
Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Dragon Guard!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2016
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This is book #17 of the awesome Dragon Guard series.
Elsa O'Leary and her family live in the Artic Circle. She is a very special Elf that has special powers which she locks into herself as she is a little afraid of it. She and her sister are going to find a Christmas tree and come across the silver, coffin like box. Elsa can tell there is a man in there but the box is surrounded by evil and keeping him trapped. The man happens to be Quinn MacKenna who is an Enforcer of the Dragon Guardsmen. He and his friends were cursed by an evil witch and placed in the coffins. He slowly regains his memory.

Elsa's Aunt Geneva, a wicked gnome, comes for a visit and tries to get Elsa to come and stay with her. Quinn hears her talking and realizes she is the witch who cursed him. He yells at her to get away from his mate. Aunt Geneva takes off. Geneva wants Elsa's powers for herself. She comes back with her buggers and tries to get Elsa. With the magic between Quinn and Elsa powers, they manage to destroy Geneva and her buggers.
Elsa wants Quinn but she wants a partner, not someone who tells her what to do all the time. Ah, the complexities of love. Will they work things out? You'll have to read for yourselves to find out the outcome.

I just love this series and each one gets better than the last one. This book was no exception and I highly recommend it and the whole series. Who wouldn't love books with dragons and all kinds of magical beings! This has action, suspense and some real belly laughs and of course hot romance! I'm eagerly waiting for the next one.
K Cram
4.0 out of 5 stars An Elf and Her Dragon
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2016
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I have read all 17 books in this series, and can't wait for the next one!

Quinn is one of the lost Dragon Guard that has been considered dead for over 100 years.

Elsa is an Elf, with some powerful magic that she keeps hidden.

While out looking for a Christmas tree with her sister, Elsa kicks some snow and finds a silver coated coffin. Using her magic she is able to open it and finds a frozen "popsicle" man inside. Her sister wants nothing to do with the man, what if he is evil, but Elsa can't leave him, she feels she has to help him.

Quinn has been locked away, unable to communicate with his fellow brothers in the Dragon Guard. Once Elsa gets him safe and thawed, he is unable to remember who he is or what happened to him.

As Quinn begins to remember who he is and what happened, he also realizes that the aunt of his Elf (mate) is the one that locked him away.

A dragon and an elf, perfect for Christmas time. One might think an elf, really? But Julia Mills has written a wonderful storyline that has humor, magic, action, and of course the love of a mate.

The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars, is I wanted to read about Elsa getting to meet the other dragons and the Dragon Mating Ceremony. Always enjoy the preparation the Dragons go through to prepare.

Although you can read this book as a stand alone, I highly recommend reading the entire series.
ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Found!
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2020
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Another lost Guardsman is found as a mansicle in a silver coffin.

Elsa, a elf & her sister Mona were out getting a tree for Christmas for their mom when Elsa found the silver coffin & decided to open it. With her elven magic of course & in there she not only finds a mansicle but, also her mate.

Quinn once he was thawed out at 1st didn’t know his name but what he did know was that he immediately felt something for Elsa.

& as the days go by with Elsa’s family taking care of him to get well enough to remember his name & how he got there he also realizes that Elsa is his mate.

But, to find out more you’ll have to read the book.

The Sunday Post #21-19

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and showcase books and things I have received. Share news about what is coming up on the blog for the week ahead.

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, 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

Tears For Her Dragon by Julia Mills

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.

Rebel Alpha by Anna Lowe

All dragon shifter Cynthia “Brown” wants is a safe place to raise her child and heal from bitter betrayal. When Cal — her first love, her only love, and her destined mate — unexpectedly appears on Maui, he stirs up all kinds of other desires too. But trouble — as usual — is hot on his heels

Decanted by Delta James

The Hunters are becoming bold. Damian Steel has called a summit of all wolf packs along the Pacific Coast. When Hudson Rhodes arrives on the same motorcycle Steve McQueen once rode, he is expecting nothing more than to come up with a plan to eradicate the Hunters… turning predators into prey.

Hunted by Grace Goodwin

Vice Admiral Niobe has resisted the temptation of the Interstellar Brides Program for years, certain there is no male in the universe willing to sacrifice his vision of a perfect life to be with her. Shocked to be matched to her father’s home world of Everis, she transports, expecting to find an eager mate waiting for her. Instead, she arrives within a secret Hive integration center to find him resisting a merciless enemy.

Purrfectly Mated by C.D. Gorri

He’s the leader of his pride, she’s a normal with no idea Shifters exist. Can Hunter convince Elissa she’s his purrfect mate?

The leader of the Maverick Pride needs a mate and who better to help him out than the incomparable Gerri Wilder!

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.

The Sunday Post #21-18

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and showcase books and things I have received. Share news about what is coming up on the blog for the week ahead.

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, 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

Her Mad Dragon by Julia Mills

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?

How Are You Doing?

During this pandemic, my local ABC station has been playing a commercial that features this statement. Asked by different news staff, the emphasis changes from person to person. The point being that we can all get through this pandemic, together.

If you read Sunday’s post, then you are aware that my oldest daughter has been diagnosed with Covid-19. We both have Amazon’s Echo Shows, so I was checking in with her to see how she was doing. In doing so, I was reminded of another couple who are friends of ours.

Rebel Wolf by Anna Lowe

Sophie Wilkins — bookworm and smoothie chef extraordinaire — has moved to Maui for a reminder of all the beauty and love in the world. And love is what she gets from shy, retiring, and utterly gorgeous man she meets. Chase is everything her lonely heart has ever yearned for. He’s mysterious too, with a raw, animal intensity that appeals to a wild side she never knew she had.

Healing of the Wolf by Cherise Sinclair

A decade in captivity tore away all hope.

But Margery never lost her resolve to help the sick. The village she’d hoped to serve as banfasa, caring for the ill and injured, is long gone. Humans captured the young shifters and killed the adults. Finally rescued, she has a chance at her dreams—at least for meaningful work. With her leg crippled and her face scarred, she knows she has no hope of ever finding love.

The First Starfighter: Game 1 by Grace Goodwin

Starfighter Training Academy. It was just a game. The newest, hottest video game release of the year. Choose a role. Build the perfect hero who joins you on missions to save the Vega star system from the evil Queen Raya and her merciless Dark Fleet.

Wolf Unleashed by Heather Long

Change swept through the packs of North America, leaving in its wake seven packs where once only five stood. Old enemies still lurk, past hatreds fester, and the shadow of invaders linger. The challenge of diplomacy, evaluating the old laws, and instituting the new ones falls squarely on the shoulders of the pack Seconds. It’s a whole new world, and what took so long to construct…remains vulnerable.

It can happen anywhere.

Face it folks, when we are watching the evening news and they show neighborhoods where there has been some kind of crime, our first reaction is “that would never happen in my neighborhood.” It’s just human nature to assume that nothing bad ever happens around us. The truth is, it does.

I live in a very quiet neighborhood. The most exciting thing to happen here is when a nearby street was closed for repaving, and all the traffic was rerouted on to our street. This led to a lot more speeding than we normally see. Then this morning, something else occurred.

As I turned the corner from our trailer park on to the street, I was greeted with the sight of police tape across the street at the bike trail and the street was filled with police cars. Both from the city I live in, and the one that starts on the other side of the street. Now this was decidedly not a normal occurrence!

An admittedly nosy question to a police officer  yielded the story that it was still an active crime scene. For me, that was enough said. As I turned to go down the trail, a young woman who could barely keep herself together, walked up. She was a family member, and my heart hurt for her.

As I took Coco on her second walk. I noticed that the police presence had reduced. A question to the volunteer you see in this photo got me the information that the other officers had been sent home to get some sleep. In other words, this crime started sometime during the night. As I said before, this is a quiet area. Our peace had been shattered.

As the morning went on, other police officers arrived. Here’s the police photographer taking shots down the street.

The Mobile Command Center was a surprise. The local NBC affiliate was there talking with people. Surprisingly, a crew from Telemundo News was there. I didn’t know the family who was involved, but the Spanish crew was a wonderful addition

The next time you are tempted to think that crime couldn’t touch your neighborhood, think again. Look at the peaceful street behind the police vehicle. It could happen anywhere.

P.S.

The local news services reported later that this was a double homecide. Two older women, believed to be mother and daughter, were killed during the night. The suspect is a 19 year old man who climbed in a window and grabbed the sharpest kitchen knife he could find. It is believed to be a random attack.

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
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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
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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.

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.

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!

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.