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Dragon Bound (Elder Races Novels) [Mass Market Paperback]

Thea Harrison
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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7 July 2011 Elder Races Novels (Book 1)
Half human and half wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful - and passionate - of the Elder races. As the most feared and respected of the wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed.


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: BERKLEY - US (7 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425241505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425241509
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 415,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Black Dagger Brotherhood readers will love this! Dragon Bound has it all: a smart heroine, a sexy alpha hero and a dark, compelling world. I'm hooked! (J R Ward)

I absolutely loved Dragon Bound! Once I started reading, I was mesmerized to the very last page. Thea Harrison is a master storyteller, and she transported me to a fascinating world I want to visit again and again. It's a fabulous, exciting read that paranormal romance readers will love (Christine Feehan)

Every now and then a book comes along that blows your socks off - this is one of those books! (Romantic Times)

A really fabulous start to a new paranormal romance series, which I cannot wait to continue. Wonderful characters with a strong but vulnerable heroine and a sexy as hell dragon, this is a book you definitely do not want to miss! (Book Chick City) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A bold and exciting new voice in paranormal romance - and a fantastic new addition to Piatkus' ever-growing genre list --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great story but has some inconsistencies 31 Oct 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Pia Giovanni has just stolen a treasured item from the horde of an ancient and powerful dragon. A feat that has never been accomplished before. The worst part was she had not wanted to do it in the first place. An ex-boyfriend blackmailed her a few months after their break-up with the threat of revealing secrets she had entrusted him with while they were still together. So for her, she had no choice but to use her unique talents to obtain the item he wanted. Now she is on the run and fearing for her life.

Dragos, the ancient dragon Pia stole from is furious that anyone could gain access to his horde and steal something. His outraged reaction can be felt thoughout New York. He becomes focused on the identity of thief and has every intention of exacting retribution for the crime. Yet once he discovers who the person is, everything doesn't go quite as planned. Pia is like no other woman he has met in his long existence. Soon they are working together to find who orchestrated the theft. They have realized both their lives are on the line as part of a play for power. Before it is all over, neither of them will be the same.

The story line and plot for this novel are great. The book is entertaining and can keep the reader engrossed in what will happen next. The real problems come with the dialog. In most cases, when an author has a character who is thousands of years old, that person tends to speak more formally without a lot of slang. This was not the case with Dragos. He cursed often and generally used modern terminology that is heard from young people. I'm not saying this isn't possible for him to have adapted, but it caused him to lose his own voice. He and Pia spoke nearly the same way.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My dear Dragos 27 Sep 2011
By S. Richards TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I had a friend suggest this story to me. She knows I have a thing for bada** alpha heroes, and who better to read than one deadly dragon with an attitude? A serious attitude, the kind that demands, that doesn't take No for an answer, and roars when things don't go according to plan. You gotta love this man.

Dragos is totally over the top, and I love heroes like this. He is domineering and calculating; he is also dangerous, menacing, and stubborn. I loved every facet of his personality. I loved when he sniffed Pia like the top animal he is, when he bit her in passion, when he was jealous and protective of her. Man, he was so hot!

Pia is also a great character. She's tough in her own way. One of my favorite scenes is when Pia kicks Dragos' crew in the gym. I was so hoping that was going to happen. And she stands up to Dragos too. She is more than a match for him. She is rare and special, in more than just one way.

As a dragon, Dragos loves his pretty, shiny things. By nature, he is curious and acquisitive. No one steals what is his, not even one little penny. Nobody touches or takes what is his, and I loved how Pia becomes his treasure, his most prized and valuable possession. And if anyone touches his woman? Well, look out.

There are so many great scenes in the book, so many great lines, but one line that sticks out for me is when Pia tells Dragos, 'You're like a stalker on steroids.' And that is Dragos, so obsessive, so commanding, so take charge. He is single-minded in his pursuit of Pia. He does learn to temper his steam-roll responses to a degree. For Pia, he will learn to say Please. For Pia, he will learn to do just about anything.

This is a wonderful story, the hero, the fantasy, the romance, all the characters-- I can't wait for the next book!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for more 6 May 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This author was a guest blogger on Nalini Singhs website and after reading her teasers about this book, I decided to check out her website, and there she had 3 excerpts and even before I finished reading the 1st I knew I would be downloading this book (thank god for Kindle, which meant no waiting around 24 hours for a delivery)and could start to read it straight away.

I LOVE THIS début of this series. The book begins with our heroine Pia, whose slimy ex boyfriend has blackmailed her into stealing something precious from the Boss of all Boss the New York Wyrkind Dragos, who is a Dragon shape shifter (now usually at this point I may lose some of you who aren't into these shapeshifter fantasy paranormal books, but I urge you to stay with me) who has lived for thousands of years and in turn over those thousands of years has collected quite a hoard.

Pia's mother at all times,(whilst alive) advised her to protect her true self from others, but in a maudlin moment thinking she might be in love reveals a long held secret to said Slimy boyfriend (before she realises what a moron he is and dumps him,)and he uses this knowledge to get her to steal something so he can pay of his gambling debt and get in with some shady shadowy underworld figures who may or may not be trying to kill Dragos.

Suffice it to say that Dragos soon unearths the loss and goes after her, initially with vengeance in mind, and he can't help slowly becoming amused and then intrigued by this thief who leaves an apology note behind.

Pia isn't all she seems and despite Dragos, after listening to her side of things decides to forgive her, wants her to reveal all her secrets to him, and is less then happy when she declines to do so.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Witty paranormal - so rare!
Complex characters, and very deft world-building - you hardly notice it happening even though this is the first in the series. Also very funny!
Published 2 months ago by Serin6
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Fun Read!
I absolutely loved this book! It was a fun read and kept me thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Readzalot
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Published 5 months ago by suej
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed it
3.5
I enjoyed this well enough. I liked Pia's backbone and thought Dragos was fun. I especially liked the way some of his behaviours came across as dragon-like without it ever... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sadie Forsythe
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
I liked the characters and the humour that ran through the story, I also enjoyed the storyline very much. Will definitely put it in my favourites and enjoy reading it again.
Published 6 months ago by Jangler
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and fun
I found this book well written and fun. Although I read a lot, and therefore saw the twists and turns coming, I found it fresh and unique. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Readfreak
3.0 out of 5 stars fun and fluffy
So I've been thinking about this book for a long time and it's so hard to decide what I want to rate it.
I think I'll go with a 3.5 because that makes most sense to me. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rashika
5.0 out of 5 stars Yea Thea Harrison
Well what can I say this book as everything a female that stand up for herself and a very male male. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Fab fab fab is alls I can say cudnt put it down on 4th book now !!!!!! !!!!!!! Loved it all
Published 9 months ago by Ems
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Dragon Bound: Firstly i would like to point out that although it will say i have not purchased this, i bought this in paperback but have since purchased all other Thea Harrison... Read more
Published 10 months ago by SavageGirlie
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