Homicide detective Angela Keen thrives on the city’s rough streets. But when she becomes the prize of all prizes in the dragon-shifter world, due to her “high-energy” status, she gets more than she bargained for. Kidnapped by Lothair of the Razorback clan, Angela barely survives captivity before managing to escape. Hurt and alone with nowhere to hide, she faces certain death when Lothair uses the trace energy she leaves in her wake to hunt her down. But before he can reach her, a mystery dragon-shifter intervenes and saves Angela’s life.
Now a guest of the Nightfury clan, Angela regains her strength as her rescuer, Rikar, the last living frost dragon, gradually breaks down her mistrust. Surrendering to her desire for Rikar, but still uncertain of her feelings, Angela goes against his wishes and agrees to be used as bait to lure Lothair into the open. As the battle commences, the true struggle comes from within: Will Angela return home to the life she loves, or forsake it all to be with Rikar?
©2012 Careene Callahan (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I have listened to the first 4 chapters and can not listen to the rest of this book. It is just like the first one. Nothing different. I will not be purchasing any more books in this series. Coreene Callahan needs to write something different for the rest of the series. New plots that don't sound just like the first book.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
It's all been said before so I'll try to keep it short but, for under $10 you get over 12 hrs of hunky handsome Dragon-Shifter magic, an action-packed paranormal romance story with a strong Hero and Heroine whose sexual chemistry sizzles and eventually explodes. Then there's the snappy quick dialogue, sub plots, surprises and shocks, evil villains and great likeable secondary characters with new characters being added with each book which helps move the plot along nicely - so that's more than enough ingredients for a brilliant new series and at a give-away price too.
Ms Callahan's good world-building skills are getting better and better and she packs a lot into her very addictive listen - yes there's similarities between the awesome BDB by JR Ward - leather clad hunks wearing shit kickers and the banter between the Dragons are smart, witty and quick but that can be said with a lot of these sexy Alpha men type listens.
Give this enjoyable, exciting series a chance - I'm sure it will not disappoint.
Worth a credit? If I'd used one then I would be more than happy with this purchase to learn of the next step in the war between the Razorbacks and the Nightfurys and it leaves you panting for more more more.
I am officially addicted these book are 12 hours long I listened to the first book yesterday loved it got the second today and I'm totally hooked to the series now. I'm now going to download the next book after this review. You want action check. You want hot sexy men check. You want some emotional turmoil check you want some omg fan yourself mmm mmm mmm scenes check check check. Our leading ladies are tough but not B!t;&$ the Heroes are alphas without being d!;ks it's a perfect mix.
Top ten of all time!!
Hunky hero with a strong heroin my kind of story.
love the voice and he has captured the essence of each and every character.
I couldn't stop listening. I didn't sleep because I wanted to find out what happened next.
The writer has a great story....but it is writen like a comic book or a immature writer...with way too may cliches and medtaphors..The mood of the story line was ruined by the lack of maturity in the verbiage.
This is my second book, unfortunately I bought it before I listen to the first one
No.....I do not like men narrators. They are not able to perform multiple characters or women very well.
none....I like the characters and the story line....just not the stupid filler works used, again its like listing to a comic book story line.
Dreamy eyed teen girls. However it's not really appropriate for them.
I know that she can do better than this.
It has a very weak story line.
She latches on to words and "fill in the blank" phrases that she won't let go of, ie : shit kickers (boots), thank *uck, FUBAR, _-o-meter (as in kill-o-meter), _ville (as in "neck deep in holy shitsville") a sprinkle of _ with a dash of _, _ itis (as in Ricaritis). There are too many of these to even list and they are used repeatedly.
There is very little creative description in this story. She uses lame, stupid, and silly analogies to describe everything from feelings to environment and actions, and does it at great length. Even the thoughts behind a split second decision are blathered about at length.
There is not an ounce of clever or creative dialog. Ancient dragons, who should have a great deal of experience and command of language, speak as though a a teenage girl put the words in their mouths. By this I mean, it is a teenage girls version of what a tough guy sounds like. The women are supposed to be smart, clever, and tough. That certainly doesn't come across through any dialog.
Mostly inappropriate voices
I would have cut in down to two chapters. There, honestly, isn't much of a story to this. It is all pointless filler that doesn't advance the story at all. It is as if she got paid by the word.
I would cut out all of the incessant thoughts about how beautiful, clever, smart, tough, adorable, brave, blah blah blah the women are. And, how they must be protected, never fear, always feel safe, blah, blah, blah.
I would also cut the endless thoughts about how gorgeous the men are; and their self deprecating thoughts about how unworthy they are and how they must always prove themselves worthy of their female.
I read the first in the series and thought it had an interesting premise. Wasn't wild about it, but thought it showed promise. However the second book amped up all the things that I didn't like in the first, taking them to a level that is almost unbearable. Since I was stuck on an 8 hour flight, I bore it. If I had it do again, I would sleep.
This series is on the order of the Midnight Breed and the Black Dagger Brotherhood. We have a group of good dragon warriors fighting against the other group of bad dragon warriors out to take over the world and kill all the humans. Of course along the way, the good dragons find the loves of their lives converting them to dragon ways, becoming part of the dragon commune. It all sounds cliche, which it is, but I enjoy a series like this now and then just for the fantasy, and a break from my usual crime thrillers. This being the second of the series, we are introduced to a couple new characters and the old ones are becoming familiar urging me to read the next installment to see if eventually good will triumph over evil.
Say something about yourself!
This is the story of Frosty, a.k.a the ice dragon and his "she-cop" Angela. I wanted to listen to this story to see how it would unfold, and it did unfold a bit differently than I thought so that was good. What I didn't like were the inconsistencies and the gaps in story. For example, there is a phone call towards the end of the book and someone is suppose to stay where they are, but when the person shows up they are no longer there....why? Or how Angela was "hurt" but we aren't REALLY sure how she was "hurt"...also not a lot of smexing in this book. Normally I don't mind if an action packed book goes light on the smex...if there is a plot to carry it, this one really didn't.
I want to hear Mac's story in book 3 but I think I'll give up on this series at that point. They are nice filler books while waiting for the books I REALLY want to listen to, but in my opinion this series is WAY weaker than Black Dagger Brotherhood, and The Midnight Breed Series...kind of on par with the Lords of the Underworld series...cool world, not a total waste of time, but nothing gripping.
Oh, and the narrator being a MAN I would expect his male voices to be better. His inflection is good, whispers are whispers and he's okay with all that but this big and tough warrior/fighter sounds like he might be 19 and a virgin...not so good for the swoon moments, which may be why I couldn't connect as well as I would have liked.
Strong women rule!
I remember the scene of how Angela escaped through the ventilation system when she broke out of the razorbacks lair. Very well written!
He is very good at telling a story. Very easy to listen to and almost hypnotic in a good sort of way. Really brings the interest of the story to the reader.
I enjoyed the entire book!
A different narrator would have been a good first step. Though the story itself was slow and hard to keep listening to ... due to so many positive reviews I kept listening waiting for it to pick up and get more interesting. Paranormal books are my favourite way to escape into another world for a short while, this book didn't fit the bill at all. I'm going back to the old fashioned way of reading paranormal books.
Definitely nothing from this author or narrator !
The book had sexy characters and scenes and I felt I was listening to my grandfather talk about "harder" "faster" and well suffice to say I looked forward to the intimate scenes to be over as it was plain awkward! And hearing what sounded like an elderly gentleman use swearing words, just didn't have the impact I imagine the author was going for :(
Where is the fast forward button!
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