Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire Series #1)

Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire Series #1)

by Deborah Cooke

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Overview

One kiss can change the course of destiny…

When ace accountant Sara Keegan decides to settle down and run her quirky aunt’s New Age bookstore, she’s not looking for adventure. She doesn’t believe in fate or the magic of tarot cards, but when she’s saved from a vicious attack by a man who has the ability to turn into a fire-breathing dragon, she questions whether she’s losing her mind – or about to lose her heart.

Self-reliant loner Quinn Tyrrell has long been distrustful of his fellow Pyr. When he feels the firestorm that signals his destined mate, he’s determined to protect and possess Sara, regardless of the cost. Then Sara’s true destiny is revealed and Quinn realizes he must risk everything – even Sara’s love – to fulfill their entwined fates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988479590
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Series: Deborah Cooke's Dragonfire Series , #1
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 693,007
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over seventy novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times' Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She lives in Canada with her family.

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Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 103 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Were-dragon Quinn Tyrrell prefers to be by himself forging incredible objects rather than be part of the pack of shapeshifting dragons. He simply does not trust his Pyr peers. When he finds his human soulmate is Sara Keegan, he is euphoric until he realizes they are the key players in a prophecy that could leave them dead. ----------- Quinn in his dragon persona saves Sara from a killer although she wonders who drugged her as dragons are not real. To her surprise she is attracted to Quinn and grateful that he came to her rescue. However she does not believe his revalatione that she is his life mate even if their touch results in sparks and will birth the next dragon-smith with him. When Slayers attack them, the former accountant confronts Quinn demanding he explain the bottom line to her. He informs her that besides mating, they are the firestorm if they live long enough to survive, they need the Pyr, but he distrusts his peers.-------- The first Dragonfire romantic fantasy is a wonderful tale due to the lead female whose orderly world of numbers no longer exists Sara¿s mental adjustment to all she learns makes the paranormal elements including specie dragon-shifter seem genuine. The story line is fast-paced and filed with action as Quinn knows he can no longer be the lone ranger of dragons and Sarah wonders how she went from debits and credits to fighting Slayers and falling in love with a dragon. KISS OF FIRE is an excellent thriller with more to come.------ Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
When logic-minded accountant, Sara Keegan, inherits her aunt¿s new age bookstore, Sara leaves her steady job and constant travel behind, hoping to settle down into a more conventional life. To put down roots. But what transpires after meeting sexy, mysterious Quinn is anything but ordinary. There¿s no room for logic as Sara opens her mind and heart to the magic of the man and his extraordinary legacy, as well as to her own psychic abilities..... Quinn Tyrrell is the Smith who forges exquisite objects from metal and fire. He also happens to be one of the Pyr, an ancient species of shape-shifting dragon warriors who command the four elements and stand guard over earth¿s treasures, which includes humans. When Quinn senses that his prophesied firestorm has arrived, he seeks out Sara Keegan, his destined human mate, in order to beget an heir and ensure that his line of Smiths continues. When Sara and Quinn touch for the first time, sparks fly, literally, and their passion ignites. Unfortunately, they¿re also fighting for their lives..... Quinn and Sara find themselves at the center of a vicious battle between the good Pyr and a murderous group of dragons called the Slayers, who aside from wanting to keep Quinn and Sara ¿ the Smith and the Seer -- from realizing their firestorm, want to eradicate humans from the planet. Quinn, a self-proclaimed loner, must learn to work together with the other Pyr in order to save Sara, as well as a revered female dragon called the Wyvern, and win this battle against the Slayers. As love heals Quinn¿s soul, he learns that his talents as the Smith can heal his fellow Pyr..... I normally don¿t read the paranormal genre, but I¿m a big fan of Cooke¿s medieval romances, as well as her contemporary fiction novels (written under Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross respectively), so I was eager to give this first book in her new series a try. I wasn¿t disappointed. Cooke does a fantastic job of building a world where the ancient dragon species co-exist with unsuspecting humans. This contemporary urban fantasy is rich in character and dark in tone ¿ it¿s also exciting and fast-paced. You¿re immediately drawn to the ensemble cast of characters from Erik, the Pyr¿s leader, to Donovan, whose story is next in the Dragonfire series (I can¿t wait!). I highly recommend KISS OF FIRE and look forward to the rest of the series.
fantasy_123 More than 1 year ago
From the last comment this book was given I had to think about wasting money on this book. But then another comment said that it gets better through out the series so I bought the book expecting the worst. In fact it wasn't at all to bad. The romance scenes weren't that....well described as other books may have it but I liked the book because of all the action that happened and I also liked the playfulness of the book. It's a fast pacing book and i enjoied the scenes with the dragons and the different points of views it had....even though it was a little hard to tell when it did change views but you could figure it out. It was a good book but if you dont like it the series gets better.
Arlens_Nookie More than 1 year ago
Took me a little bit to get inyo but was well worth it in the end. Off to get book two
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
The idea for Dragon shape-shifters is what originally caught my interest, but sadly it didn't live up to my expectations. The writing was so poor that I could more easily believe that dragons are real than some of the dialog that was going on. Furthermore, if a romance isn't going to be written well, the least it could have is some great...ahem...erotic scenes, but it lacked there too. Overall, if you want a great paranormal romance read, try "Full Moon Rising" by Keri Arthur and "Blue Moon" by Lori Handeland - they were much better!
Anonymous 10 months ago
I+thought+it+was+a+different+take+on+the+usual+dragon+meets+girl+romance.+I+will+read+the+rest+of+the+series.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sara's just not having a good day. First some wacko tries to mug her (cause surely he didn't want to kill her) and then she swears she saw a dragon! In Michigan?? She must have been more shaken up than she realized. It's not a dragon, just an incredibly tasty...er...tall...guy. Quinn. Quinn's a dragon. Well, not all the time. Just when he needs to fight, or defend, or scare somebody. He's also a loner by choice. It's easier and less painful that way. But, that delicious smell tells him that it's time for his 'firestorm' and his mate is Sara. The heroes in this book are an interesting deviation from the vamps and weres currently flooding the bookshelves. Quinn has had a painful life and doesn't feel any need to join his brother dragons in their fight against the Slayers, dragons who want to feed on the puny humans who are trashing their planet. Sara's an ace, big-city accountant. Well, she was. Now she's inherited her aunt's New Age bookstore in charming Ann Arbor. Sara doesn't believe in magic, or ghosts, or dragons. Sara's in for quite a surprise!!!
Snowfire7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, it was very difficult to put down once I started to read it. I love dragons and a book about men that shape shift into dragons appealed to me, this is a very well written book, some steamy romance, and alot of action, but also a great story and some very interesting subplots I will definitely be reading the rest of the books in this series!
ToxicMasquerade on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
To be honest, 'Kiss of Fire' definitely isn't a favorite book. But, it wasn't horrible. There were a few details that irritated me. Like how simple the writing was. Also, the dragon forms were a little hard to follow; as in which dragon is who in human form. Sara had some quirks I could do without. Overall, the book was good enough for me to finish and made me want to read the others to find out what happens.
cherrymischievous on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I find that my love for fantasy changes over time. Two years ago I had a ¿vampire phase¿ where I was absolutely gaga about anything and everything vampire! The most memorable aspect of that time was that I was crazy about the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward and Sherrilyn Kenyon¿s Dark Hunter series. Then that was followed by the ¿wolf phase¿ where most of the books I bought were about shape-shifting wolves. Sometimes I don¿t even read the caption about the book, if it got a shape-shifting wolf in it I buy and read it! Nuts, I tell you!! Now, I think I¿m into a ¿dragon phase¿¿ probably one of the reasons why I bought Kiss Of Fire by Deborah Cooke.I started reading this book not only wanting to ¿suspend disbelief¿ but wanting to ¿like¿ the story as well. Just because it got dragons in it. The ¿wanting¿ is in itself is a powerful motivational springboard to start off anything. It almost always ends with a positive five out of five feedback. But, I just hate inconsistent characters¿ It drives me up the wall! Flippin¿ heck, in the beginning chapters Character A is said to divulge a very, very valuable info to the bad guys when they tortured her for it, because ¿she has to live¿ for the good guys to win the fight of good against evil seeing that she is their ¿prophetess¿. Character A is even said to have major guilt issues for having done that. Fine, I¿ll swallow that. Then in the last chapters, Character A informed Character B that she has the means to escape but purposely stayed captive to provide the protagonists a purpose to get together?!? I can't wrap my head around that¿ Inconsistent behaviour once is forgivable. Twice is pushing it. Several times along the story¿ makes the book an irritating read. The premise of the story is very good. Shape-shifting dragons which lives for centuries to fight for the good against evil. Absolutely wonderful!! Honourable hero and feisty heroine. Magic. Airborne action. Firestorm attraction and romance. Then the story-telling quality tries to make the book quite boring... I¿d give the story-telling quality a 1.5 out of 5. Despite the good fantasy elements, I had to force myself to finish the book! That¿s how bad the story-telling quality is. But, I did finish the book so can¿t give it a zero. I¿d give the story itself a 1.5 out of 5. The cover art¿ a 4 out of 5. I have to say that the covers of this series are quite attractive to fantasy buffs like me. It was one of the persuading points for me to buy this book.Overall I¿d give this book a 2 out of 5. So, would I read another Deborah Cooke? Probably. But, I'll most likely not buy another Deborah Cooke!Cherry's Rating: 2 out of 5
AngelLocke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not actually done reading this book. I'm on page 133 and so far am not impressed. The story idea is good but the execution of it is terrible. I'm not sure that I will finish it and that just chaps my behind because I've got all four books to read. I can only hope that the writing gets better by the last book. For now I'm putting it down and moving on to something else.
NanatoAS More than 1 year ago
Wow! Just WOW! You know how sometimes when you start a book it takes a couple of chapters to “get into” the story and characters? Well, this is NOT that book!!! This story grabs you by the throat immediately and draws you into the action. The characters, disbelieving Seer Sara and her destined mate Quinn, the Smith of the Pyr, create immediate and incendiary chemistry. The character development continues and deepens throughout the book as events of Quinn’s past are slowly revealed. This is, for me, a newly discovered series by Ms. Cooke, one which I look forward to continuing. A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a great, well-written book. Sara decides to run the New Age bookstore she has inherited from her aunt, though she believes in logic and practicality, not fate, magic or dragons. Then she is saved from an attack by a man who turns into a dragon, and she isn't sure what to believe. Quinn is a member of the Pyr, men who can turn into dragons, though he's always been a loner. He senses that Sara is his destined mate and his only focus is to protect Sara and keep her safe. This book can be read as a standalone story, though it is Book 1 in the Dragonfire Novels series. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good series but a reprint of the paperback
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
This is a great beginning to a series about a race of men who are dragon shifters, destined from ancient times to protect humans. Once in each man's lifetime (which can be hundreds of years long), he experiences a firestorm that indicates he has met the human woman who is his destined mate. Quinn is a super-sexy, strong, quiet blacksmith. That's enough to make him a great romance hero, right there! But he is also one of the Pyr, a dragon shifter, who really wants nothing to do with the old traditions and his fellow dragons. However, when he experiences the firestorm, he can't help but want to protect Sara. She's everything he could hope for in a mate, but he doesn't want to freak her out with the truth about his dragon side. But every firestorm brings the attention of other dragons, both good and bad, so he'll have to figure out if it is worth revealing the truth to protect Sara and help the other Pyr. Sara has always known that supernatural things can happen, but she pushed that aside and became a successful accountant. When her aunt left her a quirky bookstore specializing in spiritualism and ancient lore, she thinks it's a good opportunity to get out of her high-pressure job. She never imagined she would have a part in the ultimate battle of good versus evil. When dragons start appearing, she thinks she's losing her mind, but she never fears Quinn when he reveals his dragon nature. Strangely, she feels like she belongs in this dragon world, even if it does sound crazy. The chemistry between Quinn and Sara is sizzling right along with the firestorm. I thought the author did a good job of explaining the main point of the mythology behind the dragon shifters while still leaving plenty more of the lore to explore in future stories. This was all about introducing the main characters in this world and setting up the battle between the good and bad dragons. It was an action-packed story centering on Quinn and Sara, and their story had a satisfying conclusion. But it is obvious that the overall Dragonfire story is just getting started. I'm looking forward to reading more.
IAGrams More than 1 year ago
Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke is the first in the Dragonfire Series. Note: this review contains spoilers! There are dragon shifters living among us, but not all of them like humans and want us to survive. Quinn, the Smith, is one of the good ones, but he has watched loved ones killed by dragons and has become solitary. It is his time to mate and he will do anything to protect Sarah, the accountant who doesn’t believe in that kind of stuff. And the good dragon shifters will do everything they can to help Quinn and Sarah even if their help is not wanted. Gold coins hundreds of years old serving as challenges, dragons fighting in the sky above Ann Arbor, a doorknob that heats up when dragon kind are near, books falling off shelves on their own to lead Sarah, to teach her what she needs to know. And romance. There has to be romance. This is an action packed story that will keep you on the edge of your seat as dragons and humans alike rush to fulfill destiny. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
IAGrams More than 1 year ago
Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke is the first in the Dragonfire Series. Note: this review contains spoilers! There are dragon shifters living among us, but not all of them like humans and want us to survive. Quinn, the Smith, is one of the good ones, but he has watched loved ones killed by dragons and has become solitary. It is his time to mate and he will do anything to protect Sarah, the accountant who doesn’t believe in that kind of stuff. And the good dragon shifters will do everything they can to help Quinn and Sarah even if their help is not wanted. Gold coins hundreds of years old serving as challenges, dragons fighting in the sky above Ann Arbor, a doorknob that heats up when dragon kind are near, books falling off shelves on their own to lead Sarah, to teach her what she needs to know. And romance. There has to be romance. This is an action packed story that will keep you on the edge of your seat as dragons and humans alike rush to fulfill destiny. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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The-Book-Diaries More than 1 year ago
I came across this book and found it intriguing because I've never read about dragons before. It was a good story but I wasn't that excited about the characters. Sara was a good character although for someone who was around mythical and spiritual beliefs from her aunt and mother, it didn't make sense that her character was so disbelieving of things that were happening. Quinn's character bugged me the most. He was so hot and cold. For someone who met their destined mate, he seems so uninterested. He vows to protect her but every time something happens to her he is never around, and pretty much just wants to get in her pants. Yes the story changes towards the end but there is just that lacking connections between the characters. The other dragon shifters seem more interesting and I will continue to read the series to find out more about them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great writing
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I started to read book 7, Embers Kiss, but was confused. Went to book 6 Flashfire ( or are those books 7 & 8?!). So here I am at Book one. I am reading for 2nd time on a Nook Color that I have owned for nearly 2 years. ONLY problem(s) that I havent been able to get past page 125, off and on for past two hours! I want to read about Quinn/the Smith & Sara/the Seer and about the Pyr and their leader. Good book if I could read again. Has anyone read a book on their Nook devices more than once? Read this book and others in series, they are great