Wyvern's Mate

Wyvern's Mate

by Deborah Cooke

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Overview

Deborah Cooke, the author of the bestselling Dragonfire series of paranormal romances, introduces a new breed of dragon shifters who are out of this world!

Once, in the Kingdom of Incendium, there were twelve princesses of the realm, each a dragon shifter. Each fiery and passionate. Each possessed of an appetite for pleasure that only her destined mate can satisfy. Twelve men are expected in Incendium, each with special powers of his own, each with the gift to claim one dragon princess's heart forever.

Troy will do whatever is necessary to earn his freedom from solitary confinement on the penal colony of Xanto, even assassinate a princess of Incendium. Being a MindBender, he has a serious advantage as a predator and thinks the princess in question doesn't have a chance. Only one of them can survive and Troy knows who it will be--until he meets Drakina.

Royal dragon shifter Drakina has a quest of her own, to seduce her destined mate and conceive the crown prince of Incendium. Her father will free her from all other responsibilities if she completes this one task. Drakina craves her independence enough to seduce the unattractive Terran who is the Carrier of the Seed. She's sure it will be a quick seduction--until she meets Troy.

Worlds collide when Troy and Drakina meet, and passion flares. The attraction is so powerful that they both choose to put their goals aside for one night of passion together. When their respective secrets are revealed, will the truth turn one against the other? Or will destiny allow this star-crossed pair to save each other and their unborn son?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157895044
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Series: Dragons of Incendium Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 605,369
File size: 458 KB

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty 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. Deborah lives in Canada with her family.

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Wyvern's Mate 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JEA2 More than 1 year ago
This was a delightful romantic book , I found Drakina and Troy's romance wonderfully entertaining. I can't wait for more from this author. I received this book as a FREE copy to read and I voluntarily leave this review.
Booktalk_with-Eileen More than 1 year ago
It appears family problems go beyond this galaxy! audiobook review: Knowing both the narrator and author in a historical romance setting, it was a little hard to shift gears. Nevertheless, the story caught my attention and held lots of appeal. Drakina, the first of the princesses of Incendium, is pretty much like any rebellious daughter when parents lay down the law. But Drakina is not a human, but a dragon shifter and comes from a planet more highly advanced than Terran, which we know as earth. Her father’s astrologers have foretold Drakina must journey to Terran where the carrier who carries the seed is. Her body must be impregnated by this seed to bear a royal egg, a child destined to save the kingdom. Drakina is obstinate, doesn’t want to do her duty, but is told this is the last thing she must do for the kingdom. Then she would have her freedom. Again, this sounds suspiciously like our teenagers of today! Drakina, knowing this, says she will not marry him, but will bear the royal prince. She sees her freedom ahead of her, therefore, prepares for the journey, learning several languages, and does what she must to ‘fit’ in. Drakina is such a beauty with a curvaceous, voluptuous body that no matter if her clothes and speech fit in the small town of St. Anthony, she does not. Troy is drawn in like bee to nectar. Troy is aware the princess wants him. He, in fact, is returned to earth to destroy her. By so doing, he gains his freedom from the penal colony where he’d been for the last ten years. If he fails, he will be executed. Both Troy and Drakina have every reason to succeed in their individual quests--the stakes are high on both sides. Drakina is intrigued by Troy and decides to draw out her time with him--she has 48 hours. Troy is captured by not only her beauty, but her spirit and finds joy in her dragon form. So what to do? Can either do what they set out to do? I hope you enjoy this story where galactic justice just may prevail and two souls find true love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and a little strange at the same time. Short though only 80 something pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the new take on dragons andfound myself wishing I was living the life. Really enjoyed it! Received this book for a HONEST review!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good start to the series. I cannot wait to read more.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Deborah Cooke’s first in her new Dragons of Incendium series is a masterful melding of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Paranormal romance. Her cast of characters are colorful in dragon or human form, her imaginative world is both familiar and foreign and her stars, the defiant yet compassionate heroine and school of hard knocks hero, rock the universe. Her dialogue is fast paced and fluent and she completes her tale brilliantly in an economy of pages. I can’t wait for the next dynamic dragon tale! Drakina eldest of Incendium’s twelve dragon shape-shifting princesses has been offered a royal deal. Mate and conceive a royal heir with her destined mate and her father the king will never again ask anything of her. Drakina snaps up the deal, she does owe it to her kind, after all, to propagate the species and she’s only planning to mate and run. That is until she meets her match. After serving time on the Penal colony Xantos Troy has one chance to earn his freedom, it might not be the right thing to do, but he’s done worse and he’ll avoid execution. He’s agreed to complete a simple mission; kill a dragon-shifting princess. He doesn’t know why she’s supposed to die and he can’t afford to care. But everything changes when he meets her fiery highness.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars-- WYVERN’S MATE is the first installment in Deborah Cooke’s adult THE DRAGONS OF INCENDIUM romantic, fantasy series focusing on the twelve dragon shifter princesses of Incendium. This is eldest sister Drakina, and Mindbender Troy’s story line-a fated romance where Troy is expected to assassinate the royal princess. Told from dual third person perspectives WYVERN’S MATE introduces some of the characters, the history and the tepid truce between the planets of Incendium, and Regalia, and the royal decree whereby the twelve dragon princesses of Incendium will be betrothed to the twelve gifted princes of Regalia. When things don’t go according to plans, Drakina finds herself ordered to Earth where she will find the ‘Carrier of the Seed’-the one male able to fertilize the dragon’s egg that she carries so that she is able to birth the next generation of royal dragons. What ensues is a building relationship between Drakina and Troy- a relationship that could very well end Drakina’s life. For fans of Cooke’s previous series about dragons, THE DRAGONS OF INCENDIUM is NOT connected to, or a spinoff from, her best selling Dragonfire series. The current series focuses on female dragon shifters searching for their ‘HeartKeeper’-their mate- but the princes of Regalia are not necessarily the male that calls to the princesses hearts. The world building reveals the potential doom and fallout if no royal heir is to be conceived, and the possible destruction of two planets pulled into the heat of their sun. WYVERN’S MATE is a quick read; a fast paced novella length story of romance and love; duty and honor; magic and dragons. The character building is limited-I would have preferred more background information about Drakina, and Troy-especially as it concerned Troy’s time imprisoned at Xanto-the who, what and why. The premise is entertaining-almost science fiction is its presentation; the characters are colorful and animated; the romance is a quick build to a happily ever after. A wonderful start to a new series.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
This novel was fun, funny, and endlessly hot. Cooke has taken an out of this world idea and woven it together with a rewarding relationship and some quite surprising twists to create a plot that kept me glued to the pages (or thinking about them when I had to get back to work). She left me a little broken inside at times, but the heartbreak was well worth the fantastic tale that I journeyed. Cooke’s world building was perfect. She allowed readers to picture the world and the events surrounding her characters, without taking away their ability to use their imagination. The history and politics of Incendium are presented without bogging down the plot. This was a fantastic start to hot new series. The relationship between the main characters sizzles while the action kept me on my toes. And don’t even get me started on the characters. I’ve never met a character who could make me laugh while breaking my heart before. Cooke has developed the main characters of this tale so well and subtly that I felt as if I knew them personally without ever actually having to stop my journey to get to know them. They were the type of character that I could laugh & cry with, but also the type that I wanted to be. I love how strong they both were, but still with vulnerability. I also enjoyed the peek that we got at the royal house of Incendium, hinting towards future novels and placing our heroine into a greater context. This may have been my first novel by this talented author, but it’s definitely sparked me to pop more of her work to the top of my TBR pile. I can’t wait for the sequel to this series or to delve further into other worlds that she’s created. If this novel is any indication, she will be quickly becoming a ‘go-to’ author for me.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, fascinating, enjoyable book. The first in a series, this book can be read as a stand alone. Drakina is a princess and a dragon shifter. Troy is a MindBender and has been placed in solitary confinement on a penal colony. Drakina's responsibility is to seduce her destined mate and conceive the crown prince of the kingdom. Troy will be given his freedom if he assassinates a specific target - Drakina! What happens once they meet and realize the attraction that flares between them? I can't wait to read the next book in the series! I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
NanatoAS More than 1 year ago
This amazing new series by Deborah Cooke launches with a flaming passion (literally)! In the Kingdom of Incendium twelve princesses await their destined mates. This first volume follows the dragon shifter Princess Drakina as she (reluctantly) courts the Carrier of the Seed to conceive the next crown prince. Expecting to seduce the unattractive terran Troy and depart, she finds herself unable to turn away from him, even after he reveals that to save his own life, he must terminate hers. How they manage to save their own lives along with that of their unborn son leads to an ultimately exciting and satisfying resolution. I can’t wait to see what adventures befall the remaining 11 princesses! Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.