Dragons Don't Cry

Dragons Don't Cry

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by D'Elen McClain

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One pint sized human female who's had too much to drink, not enough sleep, and absolutely no patience meets one stubborn dragon shifter with an attitude.

Bastian claims Acasia, his unwilling bride, after she spends the night carousing with friends. She's not happy, he's pissed off, and with a curse from a goddess thrown in, you'll see Bastian breathe fire.



One pint sized human female who's had too much to drink, not enough sleep, and absolutely no patience meets one stubborn dragon shifter with an attitude.

Bastian claims Acasia, his unwilling bride, after she spends the night carousing with friends. She's not happy, he's pissed off, and with a curse from a goddess thrown in, you'll see Bastian breathe fire.

Add secrets, treasure, and unimaginable heartbreak for an emotionally humorous read and discover why Dragons Don't Cry.

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Meet the Author

I love a good book, strong cup of coffee, and my laptop. I want a book to take me away, the coffee to keep me awake during my travels, and my laptop to make sense of all the ramblings in my brain. My thoughts may be jumbled but when I write them out they make sense, I hope.

I live in a small Arizona town with my husband of 34 years and my two spoiled dogs. I have a hardback, autographed book collection that would make any bibliophile drool. Love is where my heart is so I write romance with happy endings but I don't mind killing off a good character or two to keep things interesting.

You can find me on the Fang Chronicles Blog and Facebook.

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Dragons Don't Cry 4.6 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book from the very beginning!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Less than 90 pages. Story ends with "to be continued". Very rushed. It read like a lot of the story was left out. Interesting take on a much done subject. It was unique and could have been wonderful. Felt totally ripped off at $3. Won't buy this author again.
Anonymous 11 days ago
I liked this book. It was different with a dragon shifter. I usually read vampire or werewolf books. Liked how the dragons collect shiny stuff lol. So four male dragons are left, they need to find a mate every century because of a curse put on the dragon race. This dragon doesnt want a mate but they end up falling for one another...storyline is fun and gets you involved. Will the curse be broken for this Dragon? Or will his new mate leave him before the century is up?
Anonymous 6 months ago
Great book.I've never been able to get into a dragon book before now. Not a cliff hanger but their story will def continue in the next book. I hate cliff hangers so I can live with that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of wit and laughter, incorporating all the paranormal fantasy I love!
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Anonymous 15 hours ago
Good story
Anonymous 7 days ago
Wonderful story! C
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Anonymous 11 days ago
This was sweet, sad, and hot all rolled into one can't wait to read the next book
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
Good story and I wasnt a dragon fan..Until now. I am so glad that I got to read this. I will be keeping an eye out for more Fire Chronicles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the Fang Chronicles, this one is really amazing also! Very creative concept! Already read the second book too!
SherryF More than 1 year ago
A MUST READ for all dragon lovers. I recommend Dragons Don’t Love by D’Elen McClain to anyone who loves fantasy and enjoys some adult situations. The sex scenes are often humorous and I would not label this as erotica. I love dragons, so when I saw this cover and an opportunity to read Dragons Don’t Love, the story of Bastian and Acasia, I jumped at it. Hera cursed the dragons after wiping out all but four males. Each will have their chance to find their soul mate, once very hundred years. Her daughter, my sister, was dead because of Drakon, a dragon, but Angelos thought it was wrong punish them all and would do what she could to watch over them. The claiming brides, women between he ages of seventeen and twenty one, appeared for the dragon to make his choice. Acasia is now on of them. When the dragon came, Acasia marveled at its strength and beauty, was drawn to it, thinking, it’s mine. Acasia is a nerd. Instead of dreaming of a man, like the other girls her age, she is fascinated with mathematical facts and figures. I loved the scene where Bastian is playing cards and learns of just one of Acasia’s many talents. She is not a lovey dovey person and I can relate to that. Acasia’s fiery personality and verbal assaults had me in stitches. I loved her playful manner with man and beast. Me thinks she will rule the dragon before all is said and done. My heart went out to Bastion. As a dragon, he is immortal. He claims his bride and each dies, leaving him alone again. Bastion vowed not to let another break his heart. Dragons Don’t Cry and he wouldn’t, but Acasia is different from the others. Would she win his heart? The vivid description of the dragon had me marvel at his beauty and her puking episode almost made me upchuck. I laughed at his sexual discomfort as a dragon and a man. I laughed out loud, when she wouldn’t beg for her life, but told him, “Eat me.” I loved when she punched him in his bossy dragon nose. Predictable, but that’s okay. I am very curious to see where it goes and am loving reading the story to find out. Dragons Don’t Cry is written with humor and makes me smile. From sad to happy, savage to sweet, a fun and lovely fantasy romance. I loved learning about Bastian and love through the innocent child-like eyes of Acasia and watching them both grow and change, as the characters developed more fully. All of a sudden a vampire appears…and other shapeshifters. Very interesting. Awesome. A fantastically original story of dragons that leaves me breathless waiting for Dragons Don’t love, Laryn’s Story. I received this ARC for review in return for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed
YvonneD26 More than 1 year ago
I have been a Fan of D'Elen McCain for a few years now and I happen to adore and love reading all of her books. Ms.McCain truly has a gold hand when comes to writing. She is absolutely awesome!! She has a great Imagination, fantastic, magical, engaging, extraordinary and talented writer. This storyline is compelling, marvelous, hilarious, exciting, wonderful, terrific and well written. Her characters are strong, confident, sexy, HOT, amazing, fabulous and stunning. The dialogue is well paced, funny at the right moments, astounding, lovable and the dragons has just right amount of arrogance. You will truly fall head over hills in love baby and the adults Dragons. I rated this book Five Stars ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿and Four Flames ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿!! Would have like to give it 100 Stars Dragon's Don't Love (Fire Chronicles Book 2) by D'Elen McCain: This storyline starts with Laryn who is a magnificent Blue Dragon who is so miserable after he steals Bastion's bride and even through he return her Bastion was still mad at him and so was Acasia so when he begs to see the egg Acasia had gave him rules. Ashrac is a little red dragon and the son of Bastion and Acasia he is now about 25 in human years but he is only eight in Human years. Ashrac is a handful for everyone and they all spoil him. Ashrac has help Largn being so lonely until he could choose his bride from the village. Roxane is a chosen bride but she only has killing on her mind and she try's to hurt Laryn in his dragon form. She wants to kill him until she meets Ashrac and his mother Acasia. This is a Fabulous Read
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Very good looking forward to the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was wonderful book. I recommend it to anybodyknow who loves a shape-shifting dragon romance with a stong female in it.i cannot wait until the second one is released. Thanks kelly Smillie
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Good book could not stop reading it.
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Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Fire Chronicles series by D'Elen McClain.  I had not heard of the author when I saw the book on Netgalley, but thought it looked interesting as I am a sucker for a good dragon story.   The story begins from the point of view of Angelos, the daughter of Hera, grand daughter of Zeus as her mother curses the four remaining dragons that she did not slaughtered due to something happening involving another daughter and one of the dragons. They don't go into details, just the curse. To be honest, I was very confused by this set up and it didn't make sense until much later in the book, and I am guessing we will find out more later in the series. The premise is that the four remaining dragons each are give a chance every 100 years, to claim a virginal bride. The four dragons are staggered with 25 year intervals between there claiming. Basically every 25 years, women between the ages of 17 and 21 are left untouched innocent under threat of entire family annihilation, for a dragon to claim a bride.  This year is Bastian, a red dragon and he claims Acasia.   Bastian is a bad tempered, ill mannered dragon with a pissy demeanor. Acasia, on the other had, had gotten all the claimants drunk the night before and ends up throwing up on Bastian's claw when she wakes in his "eating" tower.  He keeps waiting for her to cry and beg and plead, like all the others that have come before.  She keeps waiting to be killed horribly and gives him nonstop attitude and sass.  The made an interesting couple and watching them learn about each other and fall in love was fun. I gave this book 3 stars.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
A new take on an old tale.  Just what do dragons do with the virgins they claim?  And just why do they need virgins?  Read this book and find out.  Acasia has been raised as a virgin sacrifice for the dragon.  Not something she aspires to be but she is just one of many so probably won’t be chosen.  Hah! Just her luck she is.  Pity the poor dragon.  They live forever and humans have a pathetically short lifespan.  And it seems like this chosen is going to give him a hard time for the entire time she is alive.  This is a fun sweet sexy tale with more to come.
pepperjwooten More than 1 year ago
Dragons Don’t Cry by D’Elen McClain 5 out of 5 Stars What could be better than a super snarky, smart, attractive, young woman from a realm where claiming brides are chosen every 25 years by great hulking dragons to be selected after she purposely wore a used dress hoping the bad luck it was supposed to represent would cast off the ugly beast?! It’s when she becomes the bride of said beast and he bellows and roars and refuses to call her anything but “stupid human female” and she throws up all over his foot and asks to be eaten on several occasions. Acasia and Bastian are such similar personalities, each boils over quickly in love, anger, passion, and possessiveness. When she becomes his bride not knowing anything about dragons or their ability to shift into men, she accepts her fate but is determined to maintain her pride. While Bastian is heartbroken from his previous wives under Hera’s Curse, he can’t allow himself to bend to his new bride’s will or fall for her beauty. Full of laughs, intensely hot romance, fantastic character development, heartbreak, amazing twists and turns that you can’t even fathom and such a broad range of time periods and references this is one book you won’t put down! I cannot wait to see what Ms. McClain has in store for her readers next and I would highly recommend this book! **A complimentary copy was given by the Author/publisher in exchange for an honest review** Pepper, My Secret Book Spot