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Dark Embers (Dragons Heat Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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A new erotic paranormal series, starring dragon shapeshifters, kicks off with a very sexy debut...

Prince Dylan MacLeod is one of the last pure-blood dragon shape- shifters-and ruler of a dying race, the Dragonstar clan. It falls to him to protect his people...
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Dark Embers (Dragons Heat Series #1)

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Overview

Read Tessa Adams's posts on the Penguin Blog.

A new erotic paranormal series, starring dragon shapeshifters, kicks off with a very sexy debut...

Prince Dylan MacLeod is one of the last pure-blood dragon shape- shifters-and ruler of a dying race, the Dragonstar clan. It falls to him to protect his people and their ancient magic. But he has one important duty: to provide an heir...

Like all dragons, Dylan, who has a dark, rampant sexual appetite, can only procreate with his destined mate-for whom he's searched for the last five hundred years. But his quest is delayed when a disease sweeps through the Dragonstars, and Dylan must venture to the human world to find a cure. He tracks down bio-chemist Phoebe Quillum, never imagining the beautiful scientist would be the mate he's been seeking. But even with the fate of the clan on their shoulders, Phoebe and Dylan are overcome by their sexual desire.

Their passion turns to something truer, but when Phoebe is kidnapped by Dylan's oldest enemy, he must risk everything for his love and his clan...


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101457658
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Series: Dragons Heat Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 85,920
  • File size: 444 KB

Meet the Author

Tessa Adams lives in Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three young sons.
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  • Posted January 15, 2013

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    Dark Embers (A Dragon┬┐s Heat novel) by Tessa Adams Personally Pu

    Dark Embers (A Dragon’s Heat novel)
    by Tessa Adams
    Personally Purchased Print Copy

    Rating: 4 Stars

    We all know dragons breathe fire, and this book scorched the page! I love stories about dragons. The hotter, sexier alphas the better…and shape shifting ones just do it for me.

    There have been several reviews discussing the amount of sex in this book—and there’s a lot of it—but Dark Embers is billed as the first book in an erotic paranormal series. So, if I’m reading an erotic novel, I’m expecting a lot of tow-curling sex scenes.

    As for the story itself, the premise was interesting and plausible. The characters had depth and moved the plot along at a satisfying pace. The cover is eye-catching and absolutely gorgeous.

    But a few issues kept this book from being a 5 star review. 

    Dylan’s slow “ah-hah, I’ve found my mate” moment seemed protracted and obvious as the reader knew immediately. Though Phoebe’s character is strong, she jumped into bed with Dylan waaay too fast considering her character development to that point. Lastly, there were several places in the story that dragged as the main thrust of the plot trailed off page in the background.

    Were these issues enough to pull me out of the story? No. Will they keep me from reading the next Dragon’s Heat novel? Absolutely not. In fact, I think I’ll call my local bookstore and see if they have Hidden Embers and Forbidden Embers, the next two in the series! 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    YOU GOTTA READ THIS !!!

    I love Paranormal Romances, Like J R Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood, Sherilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter's, Christine Feehan's Carpathians Dark Series...etc

    This Series is right up there with the greats in my Mind. Tessa Adams Is a wonderful writer. She gives the right amount of detail so u feel you are actually in the moment, or the place without overkill. u know the kind where u know every color of every rock,wall, whatnot & u fall asleep before u ever get to the good stuff...lol

    There is an Actual Story here. With Heart felt characters, Plenty of Romance, Drama, Amazing Action Scenes, and it has a LOT of HOT, Hot, Hot Steamy Love Scenes. Made me want a Dragon...m m m m. She writes with a wonderful since of humor which at times had me laughing out loud. The women are Strong in these books with believable roles..In this one a Scientist/Dr. It was amazing.

    I Loved this Book so much I read it in 24hrs, then Bought the 2nd one & had it read in 16 hrs....lol I have already Pre-ordered the 3rd and I am waiting on pins & needles til Oct 4th :D

    If you want a really great read in Paranormal Romance this will NOT let you down. ENJOY & hope this helps you decide :D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Can not wait for the next

    I came across this book thought i would try it. I liked it alot. Glad i dont have wait for the next, since it already out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Wow!

    I didn't want the book to end. Loved the main characters and secondary characters. Looking forward to more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Amazing! Couldn't put it down

    Amazing, well developed, incredible story line. Definite fan of tessa adams!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Virgin?

    Is she a virgin?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Amazing

    What a fantastic book! Can't wait to read the next one!

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

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    great dragon series, great characters.

    First in the series and hooks you on the close knit group this dragon clan is. Great characters, mystery, and twists. Strong women that stand up to their man & stands with them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Great

    Loved this book. The chemistry between the main characters was instantaneous. I love paranormal romances and this is one author I will be on the look out for again and again

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Totally caught my attention!

    From cover to cover, I was intrigued! Super sexy, had me on the edge of my seat and eager to get to the next book!

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

    Must Read

    I don't usually do reviews, but this book so good, can't wait for the to get started on the next one. Great start to a new series. Gotta love them dragons!

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    Great read!

    Dylan and Phoebe's story is one hell of a hot read. Definitely worthwhile read.

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  • Posted September 24, 2010

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    Loved this book

    Can't wait for another one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2010

    Good Chemistry

    This was a good read. First time I have read from this author and I am interested in reading more from her. I like the plot and it sets it up for a series. Hoping more books are to come. There is ample amount of sex and chemistry between the characters.

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  • Posted August 3, 2010

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    Don't Let The Cover Fool Ya!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story line was exciting and the love scenes were steamin hot! If you love Tracey Wolff's books, you will not be disappointed in this one!

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  • Posted July 19, 2010

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    Good story but with gaping holes in the plot

    Dylan, the king of the Dragonstar clan, seeks help from a human scientist after the failure of his clan's scientists to discover a cure for a fatal disease ravaging his people. To pique her interest and lure her to his clan's lands, he allows her to examine a sample of his blood. She can see that it's clearly different from human blood with reptilian blood cells mixed with the human cells. Dragons also have a much higher body temperature, faster heartbeat, and thicker skin than humans. Not to be a spoiler but, at the end, she turns out to be a dragon shifter as well. So how come she didn't have any of the same characteristics? No wonder she's surprised! I guess erotica doesn't need to have a consistent plot line. The author is too busy filling the pages with sex scenes to explain obvious anomalies. It was a pretty good story but I would have liked a little less sex (so repetitive and tedious) and a little tighter story line.

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  • Posted June 12, 2010

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    entertaining romantic fantasy

    The Dragonstar clan of dragon shapeshifters is dying. Their last hope before extinction wipes them out is their King Dylan MacLeod, but he has searched for his soul mate unsuccessfully for five centuries; she is the only one h can truly mate and sire a child with.

    His people need help now so Dylan leaves his realm to enter the vile human sector seeking a cure to the deadly plague eradicating his clan. He turns to research biochemist Phoebe Quillum, whose Ivy League grant was canceled, agrees to investigate the conflagrant and its cure in exchange for three million dollars that she will use in her search for a cure to an extreme form of Lupus that killed her mother and sister. However, neither the purebred dragon-shifter nor the purebred human expected to fall in love. As she diligently seeking the elixir, the clan's enemies continue their pandemic assault.

    The first Dragon's Heat romantic fantasy is a wonderful shapeshifter tale starring a beleaguered hero and the equally forlorn woman he cherishes who is his last hope for his clan and his heart. Although too many subplots intrude, Dark Embers is an entertaining novel that fans will enjoy soaring with dragons.

    Harriet Klausner

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