I have read several of Showalter's books and really like them but . . .
Heart of The Dragon in my estimation is more unadulterated sex
then there is story, with a little sprinkle of humor.
Almost to the end of the story you get to the basic adventure.
Not many Demons[unless you count the human ones], or Nymphs either
and way short of Vampire's.
I would say the heroine was a ditzy blonde, if the story did not explicitly describe her as a redhead. Our hero and heroine spend most of the time thinking about the sex they "should not have," instead of getting on with the story. Sorry, Gena, but I need more story to keep my interest, and deeper protagonists. I"m canceling my request for the second book in this series.
This is a typical romance book if you strip off the paranormal elements. Now with that being said....I liked it..I liked the idea that she has about Atlantis holding other beings. She changed my view of Atlantis. I used to think of it more like the Sci/fi show I love. At first when someone's review said a dragon, I was worried. Now if the dragon has a human form then okay I'm game. He did thankfully have a human form. I love it when a powerful woman can break through these stubborn men's built up emotional walls. He even cried and I found that endearing since he finally grieved for his long dead family. Fast, Fun, Romantic,Adventure read.
The author's heroine was not the petite perfect model shape. She wasn't obese but she did have a few curves. I found that more realistic and I approve!
Searching for her missing brother, Grace Carlyle never dreamed she would discover a secret world populated by mthological monsters-or find herself facing a sword-wielding being whose looks put mortal men to shame.........
This book was so similar to those by Christine Feehan I was not at all suprised to learn this author and she are aquainted and have worked on numerous books together. An excellent read for lovers of Sci-fantasy and romance both. If you dislike the verbal use of certain body parts namely the c-word in reference to a man's member you will want to skip this one. Not for young romance readers. I personally found this book a bit of a fun read.
A human woman, while searching for her missing brother, stumbles into the lost city of Atlantis and meets the man of her dreams - but he is a dragon. I really enjoyed this book. Would have liked a bit more story and a little less "romance" but it was a good read.
Grace Carlyle, frustrated by her boring, predictable job and lack of romance in her life sets out on a potentially dangerous mission to find her brother who disappeared into the Amazon Jungle on a research trip many weeks ago. After her guide steals from her and retreats into the Jungle Grace finds herself wandering, looking for the way out. Instead of getting out of the jungle however, she unknowingly heads deeper in, finally coming across a strange portalâ¦the entrance to the Mythical world of Atlantis.
Darius en Karigan Dragon Warlord of Atlantis feels Grace enter his world and runs to strike her down before she can bring peril to his homeland. Strangely drawn to her however, he finds he cannot bring himself to kill her like he has killed all the others who dared to venture into his homeland. After learning more about her Darius realizes that the city of Atlantis is in danger. Alex had not just gone missing, he is the subject of a conspiracy, a conspiracy to strip Atlantis of all its riches and murder its mythical inhabitants. Together, Darius and Grace must solve the mystery and save Atlantis from greed and deception.
Keeping all of that in mind, I honestly liked âHeat of the Dragon.â It was pointedly less serious than the book I'd just finished, had lots of fun, mystery, romance, and just a sprinkling of danger which will undoubtedly lure me back to more works by Showalter. If you're skeptical of romance novels stay away, but if you need something fun, short, and slightly mindless, this is a good choice. âHeart of the Dragonâ held my interest, and even though I had to wade through a river of melted cheese to get to the heart (no pun intended) of the story I sincerely enjoyed it and continue to be a Gena Showalter fan.
This first book in the Atlantis series had interesting characters, an intricate story line and a fairly well-paced plot. Even with all that there was still something missing. The story never played out to its full potential and the characters never fully developed. These two things made the overall composition fall flat.
I put off reading this book for the longest time. This book was ok for me. I had higher expectations after reading Showalter's Lords series. If you are a fan of Feehan there were really alot of similiarities to her Dark series. For me this book lacked originality and it was pretty slow moving at times. The relationship between Grace and Darius was enjoyable tho. Hoping that the next 3 pick up the pace.
I like the suthor Gena Showalter, she is very funny, if you ever see her interviews on youtube. This book was okay for me. I will read the next book in the series, but this story was very slow in the beginning and the end was rushed.
I read this once before and liked it but since Jewel of Atlantis is being released soon, thought I'd reread it. I don't think it's as good as her other books but I'm a fan of shape-shifting and Atlantis so it's a keeper.
I LOVED THIS STORY. ALL OF GENA SHOWALTER BOOKS ARE KEEPERS. THIS IS AN EXTRA COPY. LUCKY YOU. ENJOY, LORD KNOWS THAT I DID. TALK ABOUT FANTASY AND ROMANCE AND EVERY THING ELSE. THIS IS SOMETHING ELSE.
This is my first Showalter Atlantis book and I thought it was very engaging. She keeps one wanting to keep turning pages. Very good action pacing. Every page pulls you on. A sexy and action packed read.
LOVE it!! Written with passion and intensity. Showalter takes us through the mist to Atlantis and it is a MUCH diffirent place than expected. This is the first in the series and I immediately signed on for more.
As the beginning of the Atlantis Series, this one is just getting you primed for the others that follow it. Gena is on a roll. This is one hot story about a very hot male/dragon. Atlantis is described to be so beautiful that you really want to go there yourself. Very dangerous, very fast paced, very heart moving. Romance? Oh yeah. Lots of it. Gena Showalter is a shining star. I will continue to read each and every one of her paranormal romances as fast as they hit the press! Keep 'em coming!
Not bad, but not great, either. Very much your standard formulaic paranormal romance: tortured Hero who can't allow himself to fall in love, strong but insecure Herione, evil menace that must be defeated. The main characters were well developed, but the secondary ones were pretty flimsy. This book focused on the dragons - next one focuses on their mortal enemies, the vampires. No big surprises here, just a decent book to pass the time.
Fantastic! I was expecting this book to be good, but it actually turned out to be really amazing! A paranormal romance that's packed with danger, angst and drama that still manages to be sweet and exciting at the same time. Definitely a MUST READ.
I loved this book! I was sucked in right off the bat and could not put it down until it was done, much to my families dismay. I was a little leary in the beginning when the female heroine seemed to be spineless scared woman, but the storyline made up for it and kept me reading until she grew her spine. The sex scenes are great too.
Grace Carlyle's world was about to change . . .
Deep in the jungle on the trail of her missing brother, Grace never expected to find a secret world populated by mythological monsters -- nor guarded by a sword-wielding being whose beauty put mortal men to shame.
Darius en Kragin belongs to a race of shape-shifting warriors sworn to guard Atlantis and kill all travelers who stray within its boundaries. Yet when Grace stumbles into his realm, he finds himself tempted to betray his centuries-old vow.
Now their forbidden love will either bring their worlds together -- or tear them both apart.