Kiss of Fury (Dragonfire Series #2)

Kiss of Fury (Dragonfire Series #2)

by Deborah Cooke

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ISBN-13: 9781988479729
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Series: Deborah Cooke's Dragonfire Series , #2
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(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 Fury (Dragonfire Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cooke's second book in her Dragonfire series, KISS OF FURY, follows the ongoing battle of good and evil fought between an ancient species of male shape-shifting dragons. The Pyr, whose job it is to guard earth's treasures -- the most important of which is humans -- must stop the Slayers from destroying the planet and killing off humanity. In addition, in order to remain strong, the Pyr must continue their line, so when a Pyr's 'firestorm' heralds his destined mate, he must answer the summons. The newest set of sparks fly between the Pyr 'Warrior,' Donovan Shea and the human 'Wizard,' scientist Alexandra 'Alex' Madison.......... Alex Madison has invented a 'green' machine that will help save the planet, but just as she's ready to unveil the environmental gem, her partner is murdered before her eyes ¿ eviscerated by dragons ¿ and the green machine prototype is destroyed and the lab burned. While recovering in the hospital from her own injuries, she continues to be haunted by memories of the horrific murder and evil dragons. Unfortunately, she's misdiagnosed as unstable and is ordered to be sent the psychiatric ward, only to be rescued by a stranger who turns out to be yet another dragon............ Donovan Shea is sent by the Pyr to rescue Alex from the hospital and guard her from the Slayers who want to destroy her and all evidence of her invention. When Donovan figures out that he was chosen for this mission because Alex is his destined mate ¿ which is obvious because his firestorm burns to life when he's with her ¿ he's angry, because he's vowed never to marry or father children. Determined to cheat destiny and avoid falling for the feisty, intelligent scientist, the reluctant warrior fights his desire for Alex, which only seems to turn up the flames............ In a race for time, Donovan and Alex work to rebuild the green machine, with help from the other Pyr dragons 'including the only female dragon, the beautiful Wyvern'. The Smith and the Seer 'Quinn and Sara' from KISS OF FIRE return, and Eric, the Pyr leader, tries to learn the Slayer's dark secrets having to do with the 'shadow dragons' who don't bleed. The mystery of the dragon's tooth is also introduced ¿ we're sure to read more about that in future books in the series.......... I'm a long-time fan of Cooke's medieval romances, as well as her contemporary fiction 'written under Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross'. I also just finished her newest urban fantasy novel, FALLEN by Claire Delacroix, about a fallen angel hero ¿ I highly recommend it to readers of any genre, but especially those who like edgy, dark urban fantasies. Cooke is a master at world-building, whether it's a contemporary world where dragons co-exist with unsuspecting humans or a post-nuclear urban setting filled with dark, gritty imagery and yummy, rich characters 'like in FALLEN'......... Eric's story, KISS OF FATE, is next in the Dragonfire series, and I'll be the first in line to buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The entire Dragonfire series is great. Enjoy!
muggsey74 More than 1 year ago
I love dragons-i could not put it down
jcs08 More than 1 year ago
I absolultly loved this book and this series. I definatly would recommend it to a friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book and series. Loved the characters and story. It was very unique. Highly recommend this series.
passionreader More than 1 year ago
Kiss of Fury is full of thrills and romance.This story is really fun to read and it keeps geting more interesting.The author has such a fun and passionate imagination she leaves you wanting more.I'm starting Kiss of fate!
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Kiss of Fury" is the second book in Deborah Cooke's 'Dragonfire' series. Here's a little of the backstory. Pyr are good dragons who protect the Earth and its treasures including humans. Slayers are dragons who have chosen personal gain and selfish pleasures; they kill both humans and Pyr. The only way for dragons to procreate is via the miracle of the 'firestorm'. The firestorm is a signal that a human woman exists who can be the mate of a dragon and bear him a son who will become a dragon. If the dragon comes into contact with his human, there's heat...and a whole lot of it!! The sex scenes are hot, but still don't cross the erotica threshold. There's lots of mysticism, magic, and Green Earth messages throughout this series so if those things irritate you--don't blame me 'cause I warned you! The world created by Cooke is still being fleshed out in this second book and I'll be waiting for the release of the third book "Kiss of Fate" in February 2009.Alexandra is a scientist and she's about the reveal her invention, one that will revolutionize the auto industry...a Green car that runs on salt water. When her lab is trashed and her research partner killed in front of her just days before they were to demo the car, she's heartbroken. She's also pretty sure she must be going nuts, because she could have sworn she saw her partner being tortured and eaten by DRAGONS! Next thing you know, she can't get away from them...they're everywhere...and one of them is the sexiest thing she's ever seen on two legs...well, on two legs most of the time!Donovan has no intention of giving in to the firestorm. Sure, his human is smart. And gorgeous. And sexy. And brave. And WAIT a minute. NOT giving in. Nope, no way, no how. Um...did he mention sexy?"Kiss of Fury" has humor, romance, sex, suspense, epic battles, and all those things that mark a very inventive author. My only gripe about this book is that I wanted to smack Alexandra MANY times. Hello...you're human, they're dragons...exactly how do you expect to win alone? Anyhow, she finally smartens up about 1/2 way through the book and then it was just pure enjoyment to read about her and Donovan.
NanatoAS More than 1 year ago
Sophie, the Wyvern, foretells of a Wizard and a Warrior working together after an eclipse to save the Pyr from extinction by the Slayers. Though willing to take on the identity of the Warrior, Donovan is equally unwilling to answer to the firestorm that identifies his destined mate as Alexandra Madison, scientist and inventor. Afraid of repeating his father’s ruthless example of fatherhood, Donovan is determined that he will never father a child. But when Alex’s life is threatened, Donovan is unable to deny the protective instincts that the firestorm evokes. Ms. Cooke paints an amazing picture of an alternate reality where dragon factions either protect or attempt to destroy humankind. Suspenseful and intriguing, this story held my interest to the very end. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series! 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.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One thing I find interesting about this series is that this isn’t just a story about dragon shifters finding their mates. The Pyr are around to help protect the earth and its inhabitants. There are also Slayers who are hellbent on eliminating humans and taking over the world. You’d think that would be enough, but a lot of the story is about not destroying the earth. Which is where Alex comes in. She’s invented a car that doesn’t need gas or electricity to run and her invention is the key to saving earth. She’s also Donovan’s (a Pyr) mate. So, to say that the Slayers want to destroy her invention and keep her from mating with Donovan is an understatement. Her success could mean the difference between the Slayers winning or losing. Because of the battle between the two dragon factions, there’s a lot of fight scenes. Thankfully, a lot of the fight scenes were small and between only a couple of dragons. So, I was able to follow along with who was who during the fight scenes. Which was a huge issue I had with the previous book. I just never knew who was who for the big battles and I was left lost and confused. There were just way too many dragons introduced and I was a bit overwhelmed. I am really glad that this one slowed down the introductions and allowed them to slowly trickle in. While I really liked Donovan’s loner vibe and Alex’s independent vibe, I felt a bit gypped with their romance. Neither want to partake in the firestorm to create a baby dragon. So, they fight this for the majority of the novel. Which, whatever, that’s fine. However, when they finally do decide to let destiny run its course, we don’t even get to witness it. It’s like they decide to give it a go, and the story ends. I would have liked to have seen these two be more of a couple before moving onto the next installment. Kiss of Fury was a good story, but I felt like it was lacking in the romance department. Which is why I wanted to read this series. I wanted fire-breathing dragony romance, and instead I felt like that was an afterthought for these two characters.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this fast-paced, well-written book. Alexandra was about to unveil a revolutionary invention, and then her lab was destroyed and she was injured. Donovan, a dragon shape shifter, is assigned to protect Alex. He is surprised to feel the firestorm with her, indicating she is his destined mate. He has no intentions of settling down or becoming a father. This is the second book in the Dragonfire Novels series. The world created in these books becomes more interesting with each book. This was a great story and I am eager to read more books in the series.
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
In this second book in the Dragonfire series, we learn a little more about how the dragon shifters are protectors of the earth. This includes protecting scientists like Alex who are working to invent technology to clean up the environment before the earth is destroyed by humans. Of course, the Slayers would just as soon see the humans fail so they can take over the earth. I liked that we are learning more about the dragons' history and their mission. I especially liked finding out about the relationship between Donovan and his cousin Delaney, who was thought to be lost to the dark side. I liked the fact that the heroine was an intelligent woman working to save the planet in her own way. This was an action-packed story with the Slayers coming after Alex and Donovan, and the rest of the Pyr coming to join the battle. The romance was sizzling, and this story really emphasized the power of love and the firestorm to heal.
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
In this second book in the Dragonfire series, we learn a little more about how the dragon shifters are protectors of the earth. This includes protecting scientists like Alex who are working to invent technology to clean up the environment before the earth is destroyed by humans. Of course, the Slayers would just as soon see the humans fail so they can take over the earth. I liked that we are learning more about the dragons' history and their mission. I especially liked finding out about the relationship between Donovan and his cousin Delaney, who was thought to be lost to the dark side. I liked the fact that the heroine was an intelligent woman working to save the planet in her own way. This was an action-packed story with the Slayers coming after Alex and Donovan, and the rest of the Pyr coming to join the battle. The romance was sizzling, and this story really emphasized the power of love and the firestorm to heal.
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love the dragon theme
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Second book advances more enviromental theme of saving the earth. Not bad, not great. Fun read.
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