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Stroke the Flame

Her Elemental Dragons, Book 1
Narrated by: Lia Langola, Stephen Dexter
Series: Her Elemental Dragons, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)

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Four sexy dragon shifters. A huntress with a dark past. A bond that could save the world.

I've spent my entire life running from my past and staying out of trouble. That's how I've kept alive ever since my parents were killed by the Black Dragon, who's ruled the world under her oppressive talons for as long as anyone can remember. 

But it's hard to keep a low profile when four handsome strangers turn up in your village claiming you're destined to save the world. According to them, they've been chosen by the gods to become elemental dragons - and I'm their mate. 

Which means one day, I'll be the most powerful dragon of all, able to control all four elements. Assuming I can unlock my powers first...by getting intimate with each of my sexy mates. 

Auric, the clever prince. Jasin, the cocky soldier. Slade, the protective blacksmith. Reven, the mysterious assassin. And me. We're the only ones who can bring balance to the world and overthrow the Black Dragon - if she doesn't tear us to shreds first. 

Stroke the Flame is the first book in a new steamy reverse harem fantasy series featuring four irresistible men and the one woman who can tame them.

©2018 Elizabeth Briggs (P)2018 Elizabeth Briggs

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Stroke the flame

Stroke the Flame is the first in a new series, It is an introduction to the world and what happens in it. I think some of the events could have been elaborated more, but the smaller scenes were brief while still giving you all the information you needed to understand what was going on.

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I LOVE THIS STORY!

I was given this audiobook to listen to for an honest review. I love a good dragon shifter romance series, and this is a great one. All of the characters emotions seemed very realistic, as well. Unlike other reverse Harlem novels I’ve read/listened to, I felt the men’s emotions in regard to having to share the woman were spot on. A little jealous and uncertain at first, but they begin to grow more comfortable with the idea, and push those emotions aside for their divine mission. I love the whole storyline and I can’t wait to listen to the others! The narrators did a great job as well. 5/5 would definitely recommend!

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  • Trisha
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 11-07-18

Steamy!

This was the start to an amazing series. I can't imagine being destined to bond with multiple mates, but that's what our heroine is faced with. The book was well balanced and tells a great story in addition to the romance. I can't wait to read more in this series!

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 10-23-18

Well Written with Dragons!

I really liked this one. The author does a good job building the relationships between Kira and the men, there is apparent sexual attraction between them but without having total insta love. They're pretty much forced on a quest that will change their lives forever. The story line is exceptionally well written with a little bit of action and a hint of erotica. Plus it's got dragons!

If I'm being really honest, I kind of thought there was going to be a whole lot more sex scenes in the book and was pleasantly surprised that there weren't because it was great without it.

The narration fit really well with this story, Lia does an excellent job narrating Kira. Stephen also did a great job narrating for the most part; however, it was distracting/irritating when he changed his voice to emulate a girl (basically, I didnt like his girl voice).

The author stopped the 1st book of the series in a good spot, it didn't leave you feeling like the first part was incomplete, but you still know there is more to come. I'm super excited for the next one!

I received a free copy of this audiobook and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Fantastic Start

I'm a big fan of dragon-themed stories, I'm also a fan reverse harem stories so Stroke the Flame ticked both boxes! Our leading lady Kira is a great character, she has spent most of her life hiding and trying to avoid the notice of the five dragons who rule her world. On the eve of her 20th birthday, she is struck by lightning and miraculously walks away unscathed!

Not long after this, she starts to have dreams about four very different men, and is sure that something is coming for her, should she move on and hide again or stay put and face her destiny? When three of these men, all unknown to each other arrive at the inn where Kira has been living and tell her that they were each visited by an Elemental God and told to find her and protect her at all costs she is forced to accept that her life will never be the same. She and they must travel to the temple of each god, and once there she must bond with whichever man was visited by that particular God. Each of our four guys has also been given some of the power possessed by the God who chose them. This power will also be passed to Kira once they have bonded, the guys will then have the ability to change into dragons themselves.

During the journey to the first temple, belonging to the Fire God Kira gets to know her four chose mates better. Jason and Auric both fell in love with Kira very quickly and were happy to be bonded to Kira for the rest of their lives, I loved both these guys, Jason the soldier who had a lover in every town and Auric the nobleman who seemed more interested in books than women before meeting Kira. I also found myself loving Reven, an assassin, who is fighting his fate, Slade, is the dark horse among these men, he was a blacksmith who will do his duty but doesn't want to fall in love with Kira.

During their journey, they face many dangers and I really liked that Kira was strong-willed and able to stand up for herself, as she and her future mates learned how to use the magic they had all inherited. I liked that the guys wanted to protect her but she was not afraid to take up a bow herself and fight alongside them. I liked too that she was able to accept her fate and future with four mates.

I really liked the story and the characters, I also liked that the story was told from multiple perspectives, it was great to know what each character was thinking about everything and not just Kira. I so want to see where the future books take Kira and her men. This book covered the bonding of Kira and Jason and the start of the journey to the next Tempel so there is lots more to come.

I had read this book when it was first released and I did enjoy it but not half as much as I enjoyed listening to it performed by Lia Langola and Stephen Dexter they both brought the characters to life beautifully, each character's personality shone through wonderfully.

I was given a copy of this audiobook as a gift and this review is written voluntarily.

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Pure magic

Enter a world of repression where one girl can bring hope. Follow Kira as she falls into a dangerous adventure that includes some sexy men. Learn their secrets as they discover new ones. Love the dual narration. Elizabeth Briggs creates a world of intrigue and fantasy. Can’t wait for more.

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Strike the Flame

This is my first time reading and listening to this author and "WOW" it blew me away. The voices of the characters are incredibly intense. They definitely paint a great picture of what is happening.

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great story

I loved the story line! The characters were well written and I loved listening to the narrator.

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Stroke my ears

This is my first Elizabeth Briggs listen . This is great listen , it’s a reverse harem , dragon story . Liked how she took the four elements and not only with the dragons but with the elements gods .
Heroine is Kira . Hero is her four mates .
Once Kira turned eighteen, she saw an old women approach her , Kira didn’t know what to think of it There was a thunder, wind, rain and earthquake surrounding her . The old lady says some words to Kira and then Kira can’t believe it , the old lady disappeared.
Once back at her best friends tavern , after a while four men appear before Kira and that is where she learns that the four men are her mates chosen by the gods . Grab it and see who were chosen. The first Temple that needs to be visited is the fire temple . That is where Kira needs to mate with her first mate. There was trouble going there grab it and see what trouble

Lia Langola and Stephen Dexter were fantastic telling this story . They did the emotional part of a.l the characters great

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Awesome!

Wow, this book was so good! Was hooked from the very beginning!! All the characters were fantastic and different but loveable. Was only a little confused about the bad guys. Aren't they turning into the bad guys? And if the dragons are worshiped why aren't people worshiping them? Hopefully it will be answered in a future book. Otherwise it had lots of romance, action, mystery, and steamy scenes. Absolutely loved the narrators. They did a great job and really drew me into the story. Lots of passion and bringing the characters to life. Can't wait to start the next book!!

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  • DMA
  • 12-15-18

wow brilliant story!

I loved this story! wonderful characters coming together on what appears to be an impossible quest! all of them different but no less sexy for it. Great world building!
Can't wait to get the second book in the series!
excellent narration! xxx