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review 2017-05-23 18:30
Review: Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Dragon Teeth - Michael Crichton

Dragon Teeth is a wonderful historical fiction set in the old West during the time of the infamous Bones Wars; a time when two great paleontologists raced to uncover and collect the most impressive dinosaur discoveries. Released almost ten years after the author’s death, Dragon Teeth has the feel of a genuine Crichton story. I don’t know how much of the book was edited and filled in by a ghost-writer, but it was done very much in the vein of his body of works.

 

The story follows Yale freshman William Johnson, who decides to worm his way into Professor Marsh’s government-funded expedition to dig for fossils. Why would this carefree and somewhat reckless young man take on such a dangerous journey in a time when tensions are high between the white settlers and Native Indians? Because of a bet. Yep… a bet that changed his entire life.  

 

Professor Marsh is a highly suspicious, nearly mad man who assumes the poor, naïve Johnson is a spy for his adversary, Cope. This leads Marsh to abandon Johnson in Cheyanne. So when Professor Cope shows up and offers Johnson a spot with his crew, he feels he has little choice. And although they are forbidden to head out from Fort Benton, Cope and crew slip out to dig bones. 

 

The story follows Johnson has he experiences firsthand how difficult life in the West was during the late 1800’s. Yet Johnson finds a way to persevere, developing an unhealthy fixation on protecting the dinosaur bones in his care. I empathized with poor Johnson, who is naïve and in way over his head. He's an unknowing pawn that could be crushed in the race for supremacy between two Barons of Bones. His demeanor and the situations he’s placed in created an emotional tie to his character, keeping me invested in his entire story from beginning to end.

 

Dragon Teeth is a highly interesting and engrossing tale. I have always loved Crichton's matter-of-fact writing style, and I can't distinguish between fact and fiction. It's a gripping way to tell a story. Crichton also adds details that make the scenes pop and come to life. The story is that of a young man’s rough journey to becoming his own man. He had a summer that changed him, and hopefully his life will be richer for it. The book is all about the journey, and I enjoyed going along for the ride. 

 

My Rating:  B+ Liked It A Lot

Review copy provided by Edelweiss

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review 2017-05-22 15:04
ARC Review: Lure of the Dragon (Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart, #1) by Anna Lowe
Lure of the Dragon (Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 1) - Anna Lowe

Review originally featured at Angel's Guilty Pleasures

 

Lure of the Dragon

Aloha Shifters - Jewels of the Heart, #1
Anna Lowe
Paranormal Romance
Twin Moon Press
April 18, 2017
eBook
206
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Nothing is forbidden to this elite corps of shifter bodyguards and private investigators…except falling in love.
 
Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her — forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?

 

Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one. Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?

 

A paranormal romance with adult content / 50,000 words.

 

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Lure of the Dragon is a wonderful start to a new series by Anna Lowe. It’s full of suspense, mystery, and romance.

 

Lure of the Dragon shows us that everyone has secrets and that not ever supernatural is good. The story was a little slow to start and it took me sometime to get into, but once I did, I enjoyed it.

 

We are introduced to a band of brothers, men who severed in a special military unit together. These men have been through a lot and have formed a family. I feel in love with the shifter brothers that were introduced. Each one is unique, has their own personalities, and pasts. I’m curious to learn about each one and see who their mates will be.

 

I loved how the author brought all her characters together and that we are still in the same world with ties to Twin Moon. The plot has a few twists and surprises.

 

I do have to point out that the first kiss between Tessa and Kai, Holy Smokes it’s smoking.

 

It was great to get our first taste of dragons, good and bad, fated mates and lost treasures. I’m curious to see where this new series goes and how it all unfolds.

 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

 

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Anna Lowe with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

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Challenge(s): New To Me (Series) Pick Your Genre (PNR) New Release (2017)

 


 

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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review 2017-05-17 21:56
Dragon Bound - Thea Harrison

This is good, but obviously not very memorable. I didn't realize until one of the last scene that I had read this a while ago. Oops.

 

In this humans and others, the Elder Races, live together knowingly. Our main character, Dragos, was created before the Earth, but was something unlike what he now is. He has watched species come and go. I find this very interesting. At one point there is talk of the Earth being a living being itself, made me think about it for a bit. I love when a book unexpectedly does that. The female character is way younger than Dragos, in her early or mid twenties, but she is wise beyond her years in certain aspects. She is unique, just not aware of how unique she actually is until further in the book.

 

This is like a lot of other paranormal romance available, but it has its own flare. I like it. Hope the series continues well. 

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review 2017-05-16 16:55
Review: My Wild Irish Dragon (Boston Dragons #2) by Ashlyn Chase
My Wild Irish Dragon (Boston Dragons) - Ashlyn Chase
Review originally featured on Angel's Guilty Pleasures
 
My Wild Irish Dragon

Boston Dragons #2
Ashlyn Chase
Paranormal Romance
Sourcebooks Casablanca
September 6th 2016
eBook/Paperback
352
Library

 

ONE JOB OPENING
TWO SHIFTERS APPLY...
SPARKS FLY


Dragon shifter Chloe Arish is hell-bent on becoming a Boston firefighter. She uses her Irish charm and fake documents to score an interview, knowing she has to work every bit as hard as a man-harder if she wants their respect.

 

Born into a legendary Boston firefighting family, phoenix shifter Ryan Fiero can't possibly let someone best him on the training course or the job. He'd never hear the end of it. When a feisty new recruit comes along who's determined to do just that, Ryan plots to kick her out-until their sizzling chemistry turns explosive...

 

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My Wild Irish Dragon was a delightful read.

 

Chloe and Ryan both want the same job at the safe fire station, but only one position is open. This leads to the two competing for the position. But, the chief finds funding to hire both since both are so well qualified. You think they would stop their competition now that both got the job, but their rivalry continues. Soon they learn to respect the other, become friends, and fall for one another. The banter and humor was enjoyable between these two. Their relationship felt honest and deep as it developed throughout the story.

 

I also enjoyed several side characters and family members. I didn’t care so much for Chloe’s cousin Aiden and his storyline. I was a bit shocked that when he did something completely against Mother Nature’s rules their was no repercussions at all.

 

The only thing that still gets to me and this bothered me in the first book too. Why can’t the shifters or supernaturals smell that someone is a shifter or a supernatural? They can use other aspects of their abilities when in human form. So, why can’t they use this one? This would clear things up and help.

 

I had a pleasant time with My Wild Irish Dragon. I liked that two noble paranormals where trying to make a difference in their community. I also enjoyed the humor that was brought into the storyline.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

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Challenge(s): Library LovePick Your Genre (PNR) | Backlist Reader (2017)

 

 

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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review 2017-05-14 16:22
Zadri (Dragons of Preor, #5) by Erin Tate/Celia Kyle
Zadri (Scifi Alien Weredragon Romance) (Dragons of Preor Book 5) - Celia Kyle,Erin Tate

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

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

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

 

 

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I enjoy this series and this book is a very good addition. There is a nice build to the romance.

 

The hero is a sweetie. The heroine's back story is sad so it is especially lovely to see her get a happily ever after.

 

We get lots of couple time. Fun!

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