Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Tessa Adams lives in Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three. Dark Embers (Dragon’s Heat, book 1) by Tessa Adams – book cover, description, publication history. Like all dragons, Dylan, who has a dark, rampant sexual appetite, can only procreate with his destined mate-for whom he’s searched for the last.
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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. A new erotic paranormal series, starring dragon shapeshifters, kicks off with a very sexy debut Prince Dylan MacLeod is one of the last pure-blood dragon shape- shifters-and ruler of a dying race, the Dragonstar clan. It falls to him to protect his people and their ancient magic. But he has one important duty: An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
Add to Your books. No current Talk conversations about this book. Dark Embers 3 Stars Synopsis Dylan MacLead is a dragon shapeshifter and leader of the Dragonstar clan, which is being decimated by a deadly and seemingly incurable disease. Dylan’s search for someone to save his people leads him to biochemist Phoebe Quillum, a beautiful scientist who appeals to Dylan’s every desire. However, as a human, he feels that she can never be his mate.
Can Phoebe and Dylan overcome their differences to find both a cure and a passion that will save them all? Review Good premise and likeable characters but not enough world building.
The true nature of the conflict between the warring dragon factions is never fully explained and neither are the traumatic events in Dylan and Phoebe’s pasts. Phoebe is an intelligent and strong willed heroine who can more than hold her own against the aggressive and domineering Dylan. Nevertheless, their romance is uninspired and under-developed.
Except for their obvious sexual attraction, there is no build up to their sudden loving relationship. There is an intriguing twist at the end, Phoebe is embrs a dragon shifterbut once again, the author fails to sufficiently explain its origins and significance. In sum, this book has potential but ultimately does not deliver.
However, the story and characters are sufficiently interesting for me to try the next installment.
Lauren May 24, Dylan, king of the Dragons from the Dragonstar clan receives bad news, after another fruitless night searching for his mate. His beloved sister has fallen victim to the terrible disease that kills it victims within 24 hours after the first symptoms show up. Dylan races to her, full of despair, knowing he can only try to give her some comfort in her last, painful hours, before death finally takes her. Time to let someone fresh look at it, someone who has experience with this kind of disease.
Where better to look than with the humans, who have already concurred a lot of diseases? Phoebe Quillum receives at the same moment also news that devastates her.
Harvard, where her lab is located, has decided to not extend her grant. This means she has only two months left to find new sponsors before she has to quit her research on Lupus. When the day of the ultimatum grows near, she becomes more desperate. She tried contacting countless firms, but nobody is interested in financing her research because of present economic recession.
On that very moment Dylan enters her lab and he has a very tempting offer.
Phoebe wants hessa decline the offer at first. Until he proclaims to be something else than a human and even proves it to her with his blood. This intrigues Phoebe a lot and she except his offer. With it she dives in a whole new world and she gets texsa lot of surprises to cope with, the least shocking one is finding out what Dylan truly is… Okay… ever heard of TOO much?
At some moment it even seemed that the book was only about sex and not searching for a cure for the disease and saving the dragons… Huge disappointment! Beside the amount of sex, I loved the story. I Really liked the idea that there are still dragons tedsa in caves, with magic and all. It even made me cry at times, because of the horrible situation.
I actually cried at the beginning of the story, without having build a bond with the characters yet! Such a shame about the dose of sex in the rest of emers book, it drops my opinion for it a lot.
At first I loved the interaction between Phoebe and Dylan, eark could really feel the heat building between them! Although she succumbs a little too easy to Dylan for my satisfaction.
Especially after searching for a couple of centuries for your mate? Overall rating 3 hearts. The story itself was worth 4 hearts, but because of dsrk amount of sex scenes I made it a star less. CarpeLibra Aug 16, Dylan MacLeod is the leader of a clan of dragon shifters. Due to a mysterious disease, members of his clan have been dropping like flies. Desperate to save his people, Dylan decides to seek out human aid. His quest leads him to Dr. Phoebe Quillum, who is a researcher looking for a cure tesssa Lupus.
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After receiving news that her grant money has been pulled, Phoebe is on a tight time constraint to finish up her research. While in the middle of searching for funding, Phoebe is approached by Dylan.
He’s willing to pay her 3 million dollars to search for a cure to the disease killing his people. At first, Phoebe is hesitant but the combination of the thrill of researching a new disease and having enough money afterwards to continue her own research is too tempting to resist.
So with reluctance, she agrees to Dylan’s terms. This was a really difficult book for me to get into. While the main story was interesting, the relationship between Dylan and Phoebe was boring. Those two just didn’t have much personality and their background stories were hinted at but never fleshed out.
This made Dylan’s reluctance at wanting to keep Phoebe around frustrating. Especially when there was nothing given to show why he was so hesitant. For her part, Phoebe was a fairly interesting character. However, I didn’t appreciate her getting punished for having a cool head in dangerous situations. In fact, the climax of the story just pissed me off. Phoebe rationally handles a difficult situation and the characters Dylan in particular take it as huge betrayal for no real reason.
Phoebe acted smartly and Dylan punishes her for it by throwing a huge man-child tantrum. This brings me to my biggest problem with the book. The last sex scene is basically a rape scene.
Read the spoiler for an explanation of the scene. Dylan is furious at Phoebe for not telling him of her speculations that another clan was the one killing off his dragons. Her reason for not saying anything is because she first wanted proof before claiming something that might begin a war and lives at risk.
Instead of seeing this as a mature and level-headed thing to do, Dylan flips out. He forcibly drags her to another room hurting her in the process. Then, upon tesda later that night, he finds Phoebe asleep and decides to have sex with her despite still being livid about her rationality. At first Phoebe is with him, but then she changes embrs mind because his mood is too violent for her.
But he held her to him, careful not to hurt her despite his violent emotions and the heavy thrusts that brought him fully inside rark. The need to orgasm rose again, sharp, and insistent, and she tried to fight it.
Not when Dylan was so angry with her…. When it was over, he pulled out almost instantly and rolled away from her with a groan. Her body felt used, and not in a good way.
She turned on the shower and then stared at herself in the mirror—at the marks Dylan had made on her last night, with his passion and his rage. She closed her eyes, barely able dagk look at the destruction- of her body and their relationship.
It had been about rage, about a embwrs so deep the only way he could express it was physically. The number one eembers that I cannot stand in books is sexual abuse written under the guise of angry sex. What really infuriates me is that after this, the scene is never brought back up. It happens, the story moves on. What was the point?
Dark Embers: Dragon’s Heat Book 1 by Tessa Adams – Penguin Books Australia
Dylan’s character was just decimated as a likeable person. It doesn’t make up for his abhorrent actions or magically redeem his character. But since there were about 50 pages left, I chugged on and just ended the book pissed off. A lot of people have enjoyed this book. I can see why, Adams has a smooth writing style and her plot is fairly well fleshed out.
But that last 25 percent of the book just killed it for me.