Friday, August 28, 2015

Review: Fury by Fire by Coreen Callahan

Yay! It's Friday and guess what that means? Yep, that's right, it's time for Dakota to review another book that's been languishing on her bookshelf. (I don't suppose you've noticed that I'm reading quite of few older books, but that's exactly what I'm doing.  Dusting off books that have been languishing on my virtual shelf - you know those books that hey, the blurb sounds awesome - I think I'll pick it up and give it a shot.)   Maybe I should call this Retro Reviews. Because that's exactly what I'm doing. And this week's review is for a series that started nearly three years ago, in 2013.  

Title : Fury by Fire (Dragonfury Series #1)

Author: Coreene Callahan
Length: 425pages 
Buy Link: Amazon


A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her he is bound by duty.

Myst loves her life in the human world, but Bastian has captured her heart in an instant of electric connection. But Bastian and his warriors are in the middle of a deadly battle with the Razorback dragon-shifters, intent on killing every Nightfury clan member—and the humans they protect—the fate of their world and ours hangs in the balance. 

An extraordinary blend of action, fantasy, and steamy romance, Fury of Fire brings to life a dangerous new world intertwined with the survival of humanity, all while exploring the meaning of honor and the nature of true love.

Ms. Callahan was a new to me author that a fellow reader recommended.  She was like "D" you gotta check this out. She writes some kick-ass dragon shifter books.  Believe me, I wasn't disappointed either.  I love the attention to detail that this author puts in her world building - the blending of the old with the new, (As in Bastien and his commerades all have this magical ability, but they live in current times.) In fact, one of his fellow dragons had this reader chuckling at his movie fetish.  Name the baby Ironhide indeed.  I can't even say that without giggling.   

Not only is the chemistry between Myst and Bastien sizzling, the connection between them is intense. I truly enjoyed the concepts of the mates supplying the dragons with much needed energy as well as the heartache of what is bound to happen if they do.  Such a pickle these men/dragons find themselves in. They long for love-for a mate, then they end up killing their loved ones via childbirth.  It just sucks - and it's that raw torment that jumps from the page as Bastien, the leader of the Nightfury's battles with not only his emotions but Myst's humanness as well.  It made for a truly enjoyable read.   Which is why I went out and bought the rest of the don't be surprised if you find the next couple books popping up on Retro Reviews in the near future.  Ms. Callahan's world building skills are just that good.  

Which is why she gets a Four and a Half Kinky Cuffs!  

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