Seduced by the Dragon Lord (Dragon Lords #2) by Kiersten Fay

Trapped in an alien spacecraft through no fault of her own, Jessie Knight is jettisoned into space and intercepted by a mysterious group of soldiers who call themselves dragon shifters. Thrust into a world of myth, legend, and danger, she discovers she may not be entirely human as she begins to develop latent powers that both captivate and mystify her. Placed under the protection of a gorgeous dragon shifter named Orik, she quickly realizes she must conceal her new abilities or be declared his enemy.
No one knows better than Orik Theroux of the King’s Guard that witches are heartless and ruthless killers who must be stamped out of existence. Orphaned by a group of them at a young age, he has vowed to destroy every last witch who crosses his path…until he begins to fall for an exquisite human female who turns out to be more than she seems. When the palace is besieged by witches, he must decide if he can trust Jessie with his life…and his heart.

I think I might have liked this one even more than Tempting the Dragon King, the first book in the Dragon Lords series. That always bodes well when you’re starting a new to you series. 😉

Orik was such a broken, stubborn dragon. He had good reasons to be leery of Jessie. Reasons that went beyond his responsibility to the protect the King. It seemed way to coincidental to him that two travelers from Earth would end up in their kingdom under much the same circumstances. Plus, there was something not quite right about Jessie that made him want to keep his distance, but his attraction to her made that almost impossible.

I loved Jessie from the beginning. She was such a strong character. Most people wouldn’t have handled the situation that she was thrown into nearly as well. Not that things weren’t difficult. She understood Orik’s hesitance to trust her initially, but she also sensed that the attraction he felt was just as strong as hers was toward him.

Besides the inevitable relationship between Orik and Jessie, there was a lot more going on in Seduced by the Dragon Lord. There was a traitor in the Kingdom and would stop at nothing to get what he wanted. So, danger, betrayal, romance, suspense, humor… this story had plenty to keep the pages turning.

Dragon Lords is a spin-off series of Shadow Quest. I’ve only read The Demon’s Possession, but since characters from Shadow Quest show up in the Dragon Lords from time to time, it probably won’t be long before I pick up The Demon Slave so I can get acquainted with them all 😉

Tempting the Dragon King (Dragon Lords #1) by Kiersten Fay

On his way to reestablish an old alliance, Tristan Okora, king of the dragon shifters, discovers a beautiful human female aboard an enemy vessel. He offers his protection until she can be safely returned to Earth. But the more time he spends with Juniper Jacobs, the faster he falls for the little mortal. Meanwhile, amidst the trouble brewing in his kingdom—a terrible rumor that threatens his crown—Tristan must make a difficult decision; accept an arranged marriage with a neighboring princess, or risk everything for the beguiling human.
TEMPTING THE DRAGON KING is the first book in this Shadow Quest spin-off series. And while this series will focus on hunky dragon shifters and witches, there are plenty of cameos from the original series.

And… here I go again. As mentioned in the description, Tempting the Dragon King is a spin-off of the Shadow Quest series. I’ve only read The Demon’s Possession, the first book in the Shadow Quest series. The good news is that it didn’t make a lot of difference in reading Tempting the Dragon King from a confusion standpoint. One of these days I shall follow the rules! (Obviously that day will not be today.) *sigh*

Tempting the Dragon King isn’t a fairytale dragon story. It’s more of a shape-shifter alien story, where the kingdom is ruled by a dragon king and his family. Tristan took over as king after the unexpected death of his father. He had planned on going through with an arranged marriage until June showed up. That’s when everything changed. The attraction took them both by surprise, but it was too strong for them to ignore. Things got even more complicated when rumors were spread in the kingdom that about more than the new king’s love interest. Needless to say, Tempting the Dragon King was more than just a sweet romance, although that was front and center.

There were a few loose ends at the end of Tempting the Dragon King, which means I can’t wait to continue the series.

 

The Demon’s Possession (Shadow Quest #1) by Kiersten Fay

As captain of the merchant ship Marada, Sebastian has only one goal: keep his family and his crew safe while they deliver a curious parcel to a ruthless pirate. But when a bewitching young woman mysteriously appears on his ship, he finds it impossible to focus on the job…and to keep his hands off her.
Analia has known only one life: enslavement. In a bid for freedom, she escapes onto a craft led by a fearsome demon captain. If she is to maintain her freedom, she must gain Sebastian’s trust while concealing her true nature.
Together they contend with the hazards of open space, but what no one knows is her secrets are more dangerous than anything they have encountered before.

This is another book/series/author that I “stumbled” upon in my search for something new to read. I liked the premise, who doesn’t like a good demon hero? Especially one who has no intention of finding his one true mate? Those are my favorite. It’s so much fun watching them fight the inevitable. 😉

Analia had been through so much and she was more than a little broken. She had lost her will to survive more than once, but she always found a way to fight back. When the opportunity came to finally escape, she took it. She had no idea what she was escaping to, but it had to be better than the captivity she had lived in so far. What she found when she ended up on Sebastian’s ship was a family. Of course, it didn’t happen immediately, they weren’t an easily trusting bunch. There attraction was powerful, but they fought it as long as they could. Everyone around them knew they were destined to be together long before they did.

Another thing that I’m a sucker for is strong supporting characters and The Demon’s Possession had plenty. There was also plenty of action, suspense and a bad guy who everyone was ready to defend Analia against. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the demons find their HEA. Net up is The Demon Slave and it features Marik, who was one of my favorite support characters in The Demon’s Possession.