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Lucian: I am a Dragon Prince of the House of Smoke...and I am dying. Five hundred years is truly enough for a man like me. A monster. Yet a 10,000-year treaty will die with me, if I don't spawn a dragonling to take my place. My two brothers are no use in this task. It falls to me, the eldest by a hair's breadth, and yet, I cannot face the horror of another sealing. Another death. Another woman's blood on my hands.

Arabella: I was saved from death in a dark Seattle alley by an impossibly beautiful man who swooped in on golden wings. Now he's taken me to his lair, opened my eyes to a world of immortals I didn't know existed, and given me an impossible task - find him a mate. Then, and only then, will he set me free. He needs her more than he wants; she wants him more than she should. The fate of both the mortal and immortal worlds depends on not just repairing their hearts, but finding a love that's true....

©2016 Alisa Woods (P)2017 Tantor

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WHEN THE GOING GETS GOOD, IT ENDS W/ A CLIFFHANGER


Why Oh, Why! Just when it was getting good, it ends on a cliffhanger!!! Arghhhh! Had I known this audio ended with a cliffhanger, I would have skipped it!

I love a good dragon shifter story, and Kiss of a Dragon's plot does start with a good foundation, and has the potential to deliver a story full of angst, suspense, action and steamy romance; however, the whole story will be told over three books. In my opinion, if an author is going to write a story about two characters over a series, the author has to hook the reader right from the beginning with a captivating plot, great characters and plot twists that will entice the reader to want to come back for more. While the story had an interesting plot, overall it left me with a lukewarm feeling. I'm actually on the fence about continuing the story, and it really depends on how fast the other two books are released in audio.

Some Spoilers:
This story reminded me of Coreene Callahan's Dragonfury series, which I loved, and is one of the main reasons why I wanted to listen to this story. Lucian, a 500 year old dragon shifter must fulfill an age old treaty to keep the peace by mating and producing an heir. When he meets Arabella, he senses she is strong enough to withstand the mating process. In order to form a mating bond, the union must be formed from true love. After assisting Arabella with killing a demon, he captures her under the rouse of needing her assistance to find a suitable mate for him; however, his true motives are to seduce Arabella so she falls in love with him. The idea of mating, and being around Arabella is dredging up old hurtful memories he rather leave in the past. To ensue the past doesn't repeat itself, he refuses to fall in love with Arabella. After all, the mating bond only needs one true love to form the bond.

There was an instant connection between the characters, and the authors does a good job developing their relationship. However, the chemistry and romance between them is on the milder side, and just when things are really starting to heat up, the story ends.

This PNR just showcases how well Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell can narrate just about anything. Their performance really helped make this story more appealing.

The one thing I loved about this story, it's a KU/whispersync deal which helped soften the blow from the cliffhanger. Rating 3.5 stars.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Good book, bad narrator

Maxine Mitchell totally killer the book for me. Her voice for the main character was nauseating

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Disappointed

This book started off really great. It reminds a of the Dragon Fury books by Collen Callahan. It also reminded me a bit of the books by Christine Feehan, The dark series. The book has a great plot and the characters are great. I was looking forward to a new series about Dragons and i was disappointed that the book has a major cliff hanger. Being that i do more listening to audio book rather than read i feel let down. Now i either have to read them or hope they come out in audio book form. I wish at least the first three about Lucien would have been in audio book. I did not know it had a big cliff hanger or i would have waited . Other than that the story line is really great.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Be warned CLIFFHANGER ahead

I was gifted this audio ARC from the author/ Narrator for a honest and unbiased review.
Alisa Woods is a God od authors. She has once again outdid herself with Kiss of the Dragon. The only thing that I didn't like was it's a cliffhanger!
Joe Arden Maxine Mitchell narrated with skill.
I really enjoy a good dragon shifter story, this book doesn't disappoint! The plot starts with a fantastic foundation full of suspense, action and steamy romance.
There was an instant connection between the characters, the author does a good job developing their relationship, then book ends grrrrr.
I believe this audio book is worth a credit, or get the actual book and get the audio for much less.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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awesome new series ffor me

i loved this book was on the edge of my seat the whole time. great characters, the rtight amount of romance and suspense

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Captivating and heart-wrenching beautiful

I love the concept behind the story. I absolutely love the personality of Lucien he makes you feel for him from the beginning. I really like this story I believe this is one that I could become addicted to quickly except for the fact that it is relatively shorter than most of the stories that I like. In fact it's the length that leaves me surprised at how much actually liked the story itself. However the narration performed by the female narrator leaves something to be desired for 85% of the book this her part she sounds like she's a news caster delivering emergency announcements or hosting one of those morning talk shows if the story had not held my attention Me wanting to know what was going to happen next I probably wouldn't have made it past the first chapter because the narration was very annoying in my opinion the male narrator did a good job but every time the woman took over I had to keep reminding myself of how much I wanted to see what was going to happen next I also looked at the other available books and I wonder why they're not combined into a bigger novel set up or a box set because the way it ended given that there's a second third and so on I don't know this kind of annoying. That being said I would definitely put it on my recommend read or listen to at least once list. :-)

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only four stars

if this were a complete story without the additional purchase of more books it would have gotten five stars

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I Loved This

I Loved This Story, I listened to it and fell in love not only with Lucien but with the whole world building ability of the author, Alisa Woods has such a wonderful writing style. You are drawn in to the story from the very beginning. Lucien must find a mate who truly loves him to spawn a dragonling or he will die. He finds Arabella one night whilst travelling (flying) back to his Keep from Seattle, he saves her from a demon and takes her home to heal.

Alisa's description of the Keep and Lucien's world is wonderful, the CGI guy's would have a field day if this book ever made it to film, I for one would love to see this world come to life, especially his pool room.

Arabella is a strong person who has known a lot of heartache in her past. She is attracted to Lucien but will not admit it. How Lucien goes about convincing Arabella that they should be together is touching but I felt Arabella was a little slow to catch on. To reach the point where they both know what they mean to each other they must face adversity in the form of an evil fae prince and another dragon clan. But once they admit their feelings and you expect an HEA Lucien does something unexpected. I now can't wait to listen to the next book in this series I just have to know the outcome of this story!

Lucien's brothers are both interesting characters and I hope they get their own books, Alisa has already given some hints as to what their stories could be about.

As for Lucien's story I so want him and Arabella to have their HEA but I wonder what other obstacles they will face.......

Whilst writing this review I have to say that both narrators do a wonderful job of bringing this wonderful story to life the inflections they are able to put into their voices are superb.

I was gifted a copy of this book by the author.

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Good story

Maxine draws out the end of her words, which I felt was hard to listen to at times. Lucian is a good character. I love support characters, but not truly finding one in the first book. It has a good story.

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great

The story makes the characters feel real. It has a great plot. CAN'T wait to hear the next one.

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  • B D Pritchard
  • 03-23-17

Kiss of a Dragon.

This is the first book in the Fallen Immortals series and a good introduction to Lucien Smoke's world. Lucien is a 500 year old Prince of the House of Smoke , the Crown Prince in fact and to save an ancient Treaty and prevent him from turning Wyvern he must find a !ate that loves him unconditionally to bear him a Dragonling. This is the beginning of his and Arabella's story, with its twists and turns. It's a story I have enjoyed reading previously and I have enjoyed listening to this audible book. In fact I can thoroughly recommend this author as I have read and enjoyed most of her previous books.
As this is only my second Audblr book I am not sure about having the two narrators, it was not arranged as I had expected. Although both voices are easy to listen to, it is the reason I've only given a 4 star rating. I shall decide whether it is successful, for me. once I've listened to the other books in the series. I intend to listen to the rest of the series as soon as possible!