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Playing with Fire: Silver Dragons, Book 1 | [Katie MacAlister]

Playing with Fire: Silver Dragons, Book 1

Gabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, can't take his eyes of May Northcott - not even when May, who has the unique talent of being able to hide in the shadows, has slipped from everyone else's sights. May, however, has little time for Gabriel - not when she's hiding from the Otherworld law, hunting down a blackmailer, and trying to avoid a demon lord's demands.
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Gabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, can't take his eyes of May Northcott - not even when May, who has the unique talent of being able to hide in the shadows, has slipped from everyone else's sights.

May, however, has little time for Gabriel - not when she's hiding from the Otherworld law, hunting down a blackmailer, and trying to avoid a demon lord's demands. But her ability to withstand Gabriel's fire marks her as his mate, and he has no intention of letting her disappear into the darkness she seems to prefer.

May is ordered to steal one of Gabriel's treasures - an immensely important relic of all dragonkin - and he must decide which to protect: his love or his dragons.

©2008 Marthe Arends; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Jordy United States 10-06-13
    Jordy United States 10-06-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "The hilarous six class demon dog Jim is back!!"

    This book deserves 4 1/2 stars for being hilarious & super sexy!! The Silver Dragons series is a follow up of the Aisling Grey: Guardian books. The story revolves around May a doppelganger and her twin, Cyrene who is a naiad. This book is the first in the “Sliver Dragon” series, which continues some of the storylines of the “Aisling Grey, Guardian” paranormal romance series. May Northcott, a doppelganger for a naiad, meets Gabriel, the head of the Silver Dragons, and there is instant chemistry between them. But May has been bound to Magoth, a demon lord, which might prevent her from a relationship with Gabriel. Now combine a theft, a kidnapping, blackmail, and the fun never ends! May Northcott a doppelganger and can walk in the shadows. Unfortunately, when she was created she was tied in service to a demon lord. May meets Aisling, Drake and the unforgettable Gabriel, whom you might remember from Aisling’s stories as the wyvern of the Silver Dragons. It turns out she’s is mate, which creates funny situations with her twin and another dragon. At any rate, in this book she is attempting to help her common senseless sister deal with a blackmailer, avoid her demon lords demands, deal with the mate situation and also run from Otherworld law. I really loved the intensity that comes with being the mate of a Dragon. They are very possessive, but you can't help but feel their love for why they are that way over their mates. I enjoyed entering the supernatural world of the dragons. I really liked the Aisling Grey series, but I think I prefer this one. I would recommend all of Katie MacAlister's dragon series!

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Robbie Huntingdon, TN, United States 03-21-12
    Robbie Huntingdon, TN, United States 03-21-12 Member Since 2010

    I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.

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    "Warning: No ending"

    When I buy a book in a series, I expect each book to be a complete book with a beginning and an ending and some teasers to make me want to buy the next book. I do not like when book finishes in a cliffhanger with nothing resolved. This book is such a book, and if you don't plan on buying book 2 from the get-go, don't bother with this one. I wish I hadn't.

    The book itself is funny and entertaining. It does have characters in it from the Aisling Grey: Guardian series, and I haven't read those, so I felt a little lost. So while this book says it's the first in a series, it doesn't really "feel" that way. Situations are mentioned and characters are involved in this book in a big way, and I felt I was missing out on a lot of the back story. By far though the worst part of the book is the ending, which isn't an ending at all.

    After reading this book, I felt like I needed to read all of the Aisling Grey: Guardian books and the 2nd book in the Silver Dragon series just to get an idea of whether I like this one or not. I usually do follow through with a series I enjoy, but I won't this time, mainly because I resent feeling as if I'm being forced to read them.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Anita USA 01-27-10
    Anita USA 01-27-10
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    "Playing with Fire: Silver Dragons, Book 1"

    I enjoyed the book although I didn't realize at first that it downloaded in two segments. I am extremely disappointed that you don't have books 2 and 3. How can you only stock book and one and four in a series? I truly hope this doesn't represent your service going forward!

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Leigh Mount Pleasant, SC United States 03-23-13
    Leigh Mount Pleasant, SC United States 03-23-13 Member Since 2013

    There is nothing better than a good book!

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    "Demons Lords and Mages and Dragons, OH MY!"

    I have been a faithful Katie Macalister fan from day 1.... Before I joined Audible-I READ every series she has out and in doing so, my mind had created it's own opinion of all the character's voices, traits, etc... So, when I purchased and began listening to the Audible versions- narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, I admit I was a bit worried it wouldn't do them justice.... Her voice is very distinct- BUT... Oh, how I was SOOOO wrong!!!! Barbara's unique vocal ranges and absolutely superb variations on the characters accents BLEW ME AWAY!!! There really is no other narrator who could pull it off so flawlessly! Bravo Katie, and BRAVO Barbara!!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 04-18-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 04-18-12

    bookworm

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    "Good but the story continues in Book 2 and 3"

    I thought this was a really good start to a series. There were references to things that I didn't understand but must have been covered in other series. However that didn't detract from my enjoyment of this book. It had a good storyline, it was funny, lots of different characters and I'm ready to listen to Book 2.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal sutton, AK, USA 02-15-10
    Crystal sutton, AK, USA 02-15-10
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    "what?!?!"

    What happened to the rest of the book? Where is the rest of the series? Hellooooooo

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Oakland, CA, United States 11-15-09
    Ellen Oakland, CA, United States 11-15-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Where is the rest of the book?"

    This book had a great beginning and a middle but ends abruptly. I don't mind a book series but I expect each to have at least one complete story within them. This was a cheap shot to get you to buy the next one so you can see how this story ends. I will pass on buying another as I feel cheated having bought this one.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Leann Kenosha, WI, USA 11-04-09
    Leann Kenosha, WI, USA 11-04-09
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    "Playing with Fire"

    I absolutely loved this series on audio!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Giovanna Syracuse, NY, United States 02-20-11
    Giovanna Syracuse, NY, United States 02-20-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Terrible Narrator"

    The narrator's attempt to draw the listener in by fluctuating her gravelly voice with the rise and fall of the excitement of the sentences fell very flat. She imposed her own rhythm on the story instead of letting the listener interpret it her/his own way. I didn't find the book particularly interesting, but the narrator made me not even finish it.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Desarae QUINCY, WA, United States 12-05-12
    Desarae QUINCY, WA, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2010

    Designer. Aviation Enthusiast. Fitness Instructor. Love books. Prefer long series with happy endings in mystery, comedy, fantasy, & romance.

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    "Interesting start caught me enough to read the 2nd"
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    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    that i can do other things while listening... its not the most captivating of books ive heard on here but its pretty good


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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