Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts 1)

Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts 1)

by Carole Mortimer

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Nathaniel is the 1st book in USA Today Bestselling and Amazon #1 author, Carole Mortimer’s, NEW paranormal series, DRAGON HEARTS.

Warriors, from the mists of time?
Dragons, of myth and legend?
Or both?

Taking a much-needed holiday in North Wales, journalist Chloe Evans discovers a castle not listed on any of the dozen or so maps she has of the area. The nearest thing she can find is the remains of a castle that used to be there but crumbled into ruin many centuries before. Her curiosity getting the better of her, Chloe decides to find out more about this imposing grey stone castle and anyone who might live there.

The locals, she discovers, call it Pendragon Castle. When Chloe asks them more probing questions some say there are half a dozen male members of the original family still in residence, and that they’re brothers. Others claim there to be more, or less, than that number. But all, without fail, describe those men as being big and muscular, more handsome than any man has a right to be, with eyes capable of mesmerizing and seducing any woman who falls under their spell. Some of those people add a knowing wink, others a warning not to venture too near the castle, and to certainly keep her distance from the men living there.

Visitors staying at the same small hotel as Chloe talk of seeing bright lights and helicopters landing on the mountain late at night, and of hearing strange noises that sound like the roars of wild animals.

There was a story here, Chloe is certain of it.

Whatever the story is regarding Pendragon Castle and the men who lived there, Chloe decides she isn’t leaving Wales until she’s discovered exactly what’s going on.

While exploring the area around the castle, Chloe is challenged by the dark and taciturn Nathaniel. A man who fits the description of the castle’s inhabitants exactly: well over six feet tall, handsome as sin, with shoulders wide enough to fill a doorway, and eyes the colour of the clearest emerald.

The moment she gazes into those mesmerizing green eyes Chloe realises she should have run while she still could.

More books by Carole Mortimer:

Dragon Hearts:

Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts 1)
Deryk (Dragon Hearts 2) Coming Soon
More books to come in this series

Regency Sinners Series:

Wicked Torment (Regency Sinners 1)
Wicked Surrender (Regency Sinners 2)
Wicked Scandal (Regency Sinners 3) Coming Soon
More books to come in this series

Regency Unlaced Series:

The Duke’s Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1)
Claimed by the Marquis (Regency Unlaced 2)
Taken by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 3)
Pursued by the Viscount (Regency Unlaced 4)
Desired by a Lord (Regency Unlaced 5)
Captured by a Gentleman (Regency Unlaced 6)
Pleasured by a Duke (Regency Unlaced 7)
Seduced by a Marquis (Regency Unlaced 8)
Tamed by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 9)
This series is now complete

Contemporary Knight Security Series – spin-off to Alpha Series:

Resisting Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5)
Defying Asher (Knight Security 1)
Challenging Gabriel (Knight Security 2)
Capturing Caleb (Knight Security 3)
Tempting Zander (Knight Security 4)
Enticing Ian (Knight Security 5)
Seducing Ethan (Knight Security 6)
This series is now complete

Contemporary Alpha Series:

Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1)
Dark Alpha (Alpha 2)
Shadow Alpha (Alpha 3) Author’s 200th Book
Midnight Alpha (Alpha 4)
Renegade Alpha (Alpha 5)
Warrior Alpha (Alpha 6)
Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7)
Savage Alpha (Alpha 8)
This series is now complete.

Carole Mortimer has written over 225 books, in contemporary, Regency, and paranormal romance. In May 2017 she received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times. She is the Recipient of the 2015 Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. An Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author—ever. 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer of Romance. She was also recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, for her “outstanding service to literature”.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154380789
Publisher: Carole Mortimer
Publication date: 07/28/2017
Series: Dragon Hearts
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,217
File size: 366 KB

About the Author

Carole Mortimer is a USA Today Bestselling author. She is the recipient of the 2015 Romance Writers of Amercia Lifetime Achievement Award, and 2017 Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. In 2012 she was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for her ‘outstanding service to literature’. To date she has written 240 books, in contemporary, paranormal and Regency romance, 198 with a traditional publisher and 42 as a #1 Bestselling indie author.

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Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts 1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Anonymous 7 months ago
Quite interesting .
DebDiem 10 months ago
Nathaniel by Carole Mortimer is a paranormal romance. This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time. Ms. Mortimer has given readers a well-written book loaded with an outstanding cast of characters. Nathaniel is a dragon shifter. Chloe is a freelance journalist and believes something illegal is going on at Pendragon Castle. Nathaniel and Chloe's story is loaded with drama, humor, smokin' hot sex, action and suspense. I enjoyed reading Nathaniel and look forward to reading more from Carole Mortimer in the future. Nathaniel is book 1 of the Dragon Hearts Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This is a good book. I like the short story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced and addictive. I didn't want it to end.
JanaT More than 1 year ago
Nathaniel is the first book in Carole Mortimer’s paranormal romance series Dragon Hearts. Carole Mortimer is a new writer for me but Nathaniel will not be the last book I read! I am looking forward to reading the other books in Dragon Hearts series and I think I need also venture out and dig into other series as I absolutely loved her writing! Nathaniel is exciting paranormal romance taking place in Wales!!!! At a castle called Pendragon!!!! There is mystery, secrets, passion… I loved how the writer pulled from different legends and setting the stage for some more goodness to come! I loved how the heroine of the story – Chloe – is not a meek submissive blushing maid but a smart mouthed wench who can connect dots and can stand up to the fiercest of alphas! I can only imagine what kind of rides the other seven brothers will take us! AND they have been already published so I can just pick up copies and spend the dreary weekends with some hot and steamy alpha dragon shifters!
E_A_Walsh More than 1 year ago
Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts #1) by Carole Mortimer was a hot, fan worthy, hooking story about the alpha of alpha-est male dragon and his soon to be mate. My first read from this author I didn't know what I was getting into, as this author has written many, many books, and me being like, why is this the first time I'm hearing about this? Went in with fresh eyes and a open mind. And, first impressions, I like.. I like a lot. I am a dragon lover, and ten to collect dragon books. Seeing this I couldn't pass it up, and I was not disappointed in the least. This quik, hot steamy read doesn't leave room for filler, or for any real world building or character development. But, that wasn't a bad thing, because, the focus of the story was, more about the couple, and setting the stage for the series to come. We get some back story on the brothers, we get introduced to many characters that I'm assuming will be important in later books, and we get hot insta/lust-love. I know insta love/lust. But, the writing is so good, and engaging, that, it didn't bother me at all. I was sucked into this story, unable to put it down. I very much enjoyed reading about Nathaniel and Chloe. As mighty alpha as he is, Chloe give it back just as hard. (In more ways then one...) They have such a fun, entertaining dynamic that, it stole the show and made you forget that, there are some elements missing. And again, even though I picked up on that, I didn't care as much, because their story is just so good. These characters carried the story and man, that type of talent is rare. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will get swept up in Nathaniel's and Chloe's crazy whirlwind love story. Happy Reading -E.A. Walsh
Lisah01 More than 1 year ago
Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts #1) By Carole Mortimer Rated 4 stars This is a wonderful story. It starts off with a sassy female arguing with a arrogant guy.....about territory. Their little stunt pulled me in and as the story moved forward it just didn’t let go. Sadly i had to go to work during a pivotal point (Deryk showing up) and I couldn’t get home fast enough. The characters were...well...dragons. That is exciting in itself but they also have that side that is Full Man. Encompassing all the irritating man traits mixed with possession and keeping treasure of the dragon side. Equals a story that will never be boring. A couple times I was thinking “He did What? And then dang if Chloe didn’t sass her way right back at him. This book has it all! Great writing and a wonderful story. Out of this world characters. It just so happens that Nathaniel has seven brothers. All single and looking for their mate. I think there will be some stories in my future. Although we haven’t met them all I can’t wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed can not wait to read rest of this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and sweet. Decent start to the series.