No warrior of the Nightfury pack is more complicated or damaged than Wick. Scarred from a childhood of slavery and torture, Wick cannot bear the touch of another person. But all bets are off when he meets J. J. Solares. When she is unjustly imprisoned, Wick agrees to help rescue and keep her from harm. But Wick lives a life of self-imposed isolation, and venturing into the world to seek justice for J. J. may be more than he can take.
Brutalized by the harsh reality of prison, J. J. thinks she is hallucinating when a majestic dark-haired god sweeps in to save her - and Wick is shaken to his core by the attraction he feels for J. J. But neither is out of harm's way yet. When they find themselves at the center of a Dragonkind war, they are forced to make the ultimate choice - surrender to their fears or accept each other's love.
©2013 Coreene Callahan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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"Wick the Magic Dragon"
I've been following the Dragonfury Series from the beginning, and I would suggest you do the same. Given I know the history, it's hard to judge if this book would stand alone or not, but I'm guessing not. The books in this series have a very heavy story line arc that continues from book to book.
Wick is a loose cannon, and I have a "thing" for the loose cannon heroes. Badder than bad boys, this type is truly on the edge. Think Zadist from JR Ward's Brotherhood series, Zarek from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. Every paranormal series seems to have a loose cannon in the mix, and they're always my favorite. Not sure what that says about me, but it gave me rather high expectations for this book, and Coreene almost delivered a home run. Almost, but not quite.
In the previous book, we learned of JJ's existence when her sister hooked up with Mac, another of the Nightfury dragon pack. In this book, we learn Wick's back story, his inability to stand another's touch and why he and Venom are so tight. The pairing of JJ and Wick brings two damaged souls together for a big old helping of loving and healing.
My only complaint is that I felt this book didn't dedicate as much time to Wick and JJ's relationship as the other books did to their main pairing. Or maybe I just wanted more. At any rate, that brought an otherwise 5 star read down to a 4 star one.
Mr Darcie is a very good narrator, but some of his male voices are a bit soft for me, including Wicks. Again, 4 rather than 5.
Those are only minor quibbles. These books are truly fantastic, and well worth your time if you are a paranormal/fantasy romance lover. It's a series I'd highly recommend to lovers of this genre.
"Keep Them Coming!"
Getting ready for the next book in the series to be released tomorrow, I went back and listen to this story again. It was just as good the second time around as the first. I really enjoy this series!
I read some of the other reviews and agree this series does remind me of JR Ward's BDB books; however, there are enough difference so you do not feel like it is a copycat. If you enjoy the BDB's books, you will like this series!
Four thumbs up!
"Good Solid Addition to the Series"
I had been waiting for this one. A lot of action and fight scenes. A little intrigue hinted at for future additions. I didn't get as much H/H development as I wanted to, but I still really enjoyed the book. ( it could be me being greedy)
Yes. My dragons are still yummy!
Worth a credit
"I enjoy ms Callahans books and love mr Darcie"
I always enjoy a happy ending!
It's a great cold winter day read, fantasy snd romance, just simply entertaining.
Love the night furriers bastian is my dream dragon. The sex scenes are so hot!!! Yum yum!!! Wick is my kind of guy. Want it, take it!!
I anticipated Wick's story but learned very little. This listen was just more of the same with little new knowledge. I felt Wick had a great background story to explore but it was touched on just a little. I felt like the author was in a hurry to get it over with. It will take a 5 star review for me to continue on with the series.
"I give up on this author"
I think that this is the third book I have ever read from this author, and I never cease to be disappointed. The narration is always fine, but this author gets overly wrapped up in the environment and the background story to the point where maybe 30% of the book is based on those two characters you read about in the summary. The rest is talking about third parties, enemies, politics etc. I can't deal with it, and I know that it will be no different from book 1. Bought this on a discount sale and I want my money back.
This is an outstanding series and hopefully it is a long way from being finished. I have listened and listened to the four books - so far - and never tired of the character portrayals and repoire between the characters. It is one of three series I have listened to that I never take off my ipod. Outstanding and thanks Coreene - just love your story telling.
"Good, keep it going!"
If you have been following my reviews you know I have had luke warm feelings about this series. Book one was okay, book 2 not so great, book 3 was awesome, and this being book four is landing in the better than okay but not awesome category.
This is the story of Wick and JJ. JJ is Tanya's little sister and she has been in jail for 5 years. I think the author could have played with this relationship a bit more, had some more touching scenes rather than hey I know we haven't even kissed yet but since we are energy fused and all let's just jump into bed.
I like the back story, the world emerging is pretty cool, and I'm interested to see where all this is heading. It's still not Black Dagger Brotherhood worthy, but It's getting up there with Midnight Breed worthy.
Narrator still needs work..I'm dreading Venom's story because his voice is SOOO immature and teenager like, but Wick's voice was a bit better this go around.
I love, love, love this series. Wick is one of my favorite Nightfury dragons, so I was excited to read his story. When his back story was finally revealed the relationship between Wick and Venom become so much clearer. With the explanation of his background, I understand Wick and love him that much more. I like JJ too. She offers the right amount of vulnerability and strength to be the female for Wick. This book offers a good blend of action, romance, and suspense. The book also answers a couple of questions that were presented in previous books and left some unopened questions, a good set up for the next book in the series. Be prepared for a WHAT!!, moment in this book.
If you haven’t read the previous three books in this series, please read them before you read this book. Although each book is on a different member of the Nightfury pack, reading them in order gives you a better understanding of the series, the characters and the world the author draws the reader into.
Worth a credit, umm YEAH!! But at the price, just buy it and save the credit for another day.
"Admirable effort spoiled by too much description"
It was worth listening to (well ploughing through) only to get the onward going circumstances for the next book.
No cliff hangers here. A bit *meh* looking forward to the next book though, as the story arc is interesting
Mr. Darcie's performance is good, with good character differentiation which is consistent across, not only the book, but across the series. Female characters are a little *meh* but not too bad or annoying
Difficult one really. It's in the middle of an ongoing series, so in one part I'd say "yes" only because the background story arc is interesting, but as a stand alone it's really mediocre.
I got really frustrated with the flow (or lack of) in this book. Just as something interesting/important was about to happen there was suddenly 5 minutes of overly detailed description of feelings/emotions/sensations which really disrupted the moment, leaving the petit climax an anti climax after all.
So far I've been able to ignore (mainly) the similarities to JR Wards fantastic Black Dagger Brotherhood books, but Fury of Desire is practically identical to Zadists book, even the ebb and flow of the relationships :/
"Another Fantastic Paranormal Erotic Romance!"
This is the fourth book in The Dragonfury Series. I loved it!
Wick is a fantastic character! He is a quiet, deadly warrior who even intimidates his fellow brothers-in-arms. He is extremely intense and private, and has an aversion to being touched. However, his tough exterior hides a vulnerable and scarred young boy, who has faced untold terrors as a slave. I liked this intense man when I was first introduced to him in Fury of Fire, but I am glad he has had an opportunity to have his story told and for me to get to know him better.
Jamison Jordan Solares (J.J. for short) is the younger sister to Tania. She is a wonderful character, who has not had the most auspicious dealings with men; she is serving her sentence for killing her abusive ex after all. She too has trust issues, but when she meets Wick, she realises that the taciturn warrior is worth the risk. I liked meeting J.J., because she is the light to Wick's dark.
I have become totally addicted to this series! This is another book that I have purchased the audio copy of, so that I could listen to the story as I went about the household chores. I was completely hooked from the first sentence! The story is very similar to the other three previous books, but the Dragonfury pack is filled with interesting characters with complex individual issues and problems, so each story has something new for the reader to experience. The leader of the Razorback's, Ivar, is still experimenting, but now with the help of Hamersveld, a rogue water dragon, his experiment takes on an even more deadly twist. I am NOT looking forward to finding out the results! There are new characters to meet, and shocking twists and new developments for my beloved dragons to deal with. The introduction of Azrad into the mix has given this story a slight comic twist, even though the author didn't mean to. I liked the scene with Azrad and J.J. and the trip to the nurse's station. It tickled me! I was grinning, even though I know that it was rather serious, even potentially dangerous. However, I could imagine it quite clearly! The way the author described the scene made me wonder if she had had a similar experience at one time.
In fact, the whole book (and series) is highly detailed, and every fight and every intimate moment is described in such a way that it comes alive. Benjamin L. Darcie did another amazing job reading/narrating the story. His voice and reading pace was rather mesmerizing, which helped me "see" the scenes with ease! I may have to search for more of the books this man has narrated (if any)!
I am now looking forward to reading/listening to the next book in the series as soon as it is released!
Coreene Callahan has written another fantastic paranormal romance. She is fast becoming one of my favourite authors to read. Her books are fast paced, exciting and extremely addictive! I still have an issue with the f-bombs used, but I have come to realise that these characters are what they are, and I wouldn't change them at all.
Due to the use of bad language and the explicit sexual scenes, I do not recommend this book for younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love erotic paranormal romances or books with sexy dragon shifters! - Lynn Worton
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