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Open Flame (Dragon's Fate) [Kindle Edition]

Lacy Danes
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Between hate and lust lies heaven, hell…and smoldering love.

Dragon’s Fate, Book 2

Like his brothers, Madoc is a dragon born by blood magic. Unlike them, he has only once bitten a human in a near-hopeless quest to find his eternal mate. Watching that woman die nearly destroyed him.

Now he works to invent a watch that will rewind time. When he attends the Spectacle of Time in Paris, though, he finds a woman who shakes the foundation of his world and crumbles his ferocious control.

Ever since the black-haired man with the red crescent on his cheek ruined her family, Fina has hated him. When she runs into him in Paris, she is determined to show him just how much. Instead, overwhelmed by the desire to both kill him and bed him, her body betrays her and she melts in his arms.

Sparks fly, and—when his teeth sink into her skin—she ignites. But she can’t run far and fast enough to avoid the burning truth. She is now part of Madoc’s dangerous world…body, soul, and fire.

Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, time-shifting, distance-hopping, a super-hot dragon, and a woman who can take the heat.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 233 KB
  • Print Length: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (24 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CZ8MCHO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,163 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Time to meet the Fire Brother! 21 Jan. 2015
What I Thought:

This is the second book in the Dragon's Fate series and it jumps forward a few years in the timeframe of the lives of the lives of the brothers, as they search for their mates. We no longer focus on Jordan and his newly found mate. We actually don't hear much about them, just the occasional showing of them in the actions/decisions of what is happening overall.

We find ourselves in the eyes of the brother of fire, Madoc. We learned a little about him in the first book, particularly that he wasn't keen to bite, especially after his first attempt, which lost him the love of his life.

Within the first pages of the book, we are thrust into the arms of a soon to be important character, well a fair few of them actually. We find out that Madoc and Hudson are in search of a specific set os pieces, some bought some commissioned, to create a clock. This would be a very special clock, indeed, and would help the plight of the brothers and gain Hudson what he has always wanted, the ability to go back in time and get the woman he loves.

It is with this premise, that we find ourselves in the clock shop of Fina's father, where a series of events take place that put the book into full throttle. We are taken on a short and swift journey as Madoc's life begins to change and unfold, as well as several others'.

I found that the book had a decent pace, but I did think it skipped over a few events too swiftly. It would have been nice to have some more time and detail to watch as people come to terms with the cards they've been dealt, similar to the level of detail we saw in the first book.
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
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3.0 out of 5 stars More intrigueing than the first 6 Oct. 2013
By J. Rivera - Published on Amazon.com
This book is the sequel to Waterfall. I am not sure if I liked this book more, or less than the first. This book takes places several years after the first.

Instead of focusing on Jonathon and Celeste we have switched over to Madoc. In a lot of ways I like his character more. Except, like Jonathan, he is a bit irrational at the whole "found my mate and now she is MINE" mentality. This has now begun to grate on me as reason and common sense seem to flee when these Zir find their chosen mates. They do a terrible job trying to explain themselves yet somehow the women always just accept it.

Madoc's mate is the daughter of a clockmaker. Her name is Fina. So far in the series, she is my favorite character. Very strong-willed, with a strong sense of right from wrong and feisty to boot! She does not so easily accept Madoc. In fact, she hates his for the first half of the book!

Hudson's character (former Duke turned Blood-drinker) makes a reappearance. I do not like to trust him AT ALL. We also get more insight int Havanis and Carmen. For more info on these characters, please read the books. I really cannot divulge more about them without giving parts away. The other brothers are not even in this book at all except for a 1-2 page entry on Ilmir. Now THAT is a character I want to learn more about. He is a mysterious one he is.

Like the first one, I still do not get the dragon bit very well. This one covered the scales a bit more and since Madoc's element is fire is seems a bit more 'dragon-like'. But the biting, blood drinking and poison fangs just don't seem to fit with any idea I have about dragons. My other complaint with this story is that while I liked the characters more, and Ilmir has me quite intrigued to read the next volume, a few of the conversations a too jumpy. The character start talking about one thing, while the other character is talking about something else, and them one of them brings up yet a third topic. So it can be tiring to follow the dialogue at times.

Otherwise not a bad little story. While this is not a fantastic read, it has just enough to keep me going with the plot, wanting to know about the other brothers and what is going on with Hudson, Carmen and Havanis. Lacy Danes has created a unique enough world and the lives she shares are just interesting enough that you have to know how it all ends.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who can resist dragons? 9 Oct. 2013
By Manga Maniac Cafe - Published on Amazon.com
Review:

I'm not going to lie. The main draw for me to want to read Open Flame was the cover. I love the intensity, and was hopeful that the story would match the cover. Does it? While I enjoyed it quite a bit, the short length meant little character development and uneven pacing at times. Still, this is a fun read, and I'd read more in the series without a second thought.

Madoc and his brothers are cursed. They are dragons, trapped in the forms of men. Each has control over an element, and Madoc's is fire. Fire is fickle, though, and his control is imperfect. He can also stop time briefly, a power he is more comfortable with. He and his brothers believe that until they each find their fated mate, they will remain cursed. Finding their mate involves biting them and drinking their blood, and if the woman they bite isn't destined to be them, she dies. After losing women they loved because they didn't survive the bite, Madoc is determined to create a clock that allows them to go back in time, so that if they bite a woman and she dies, they can rewind time just enough to go back and not bite them, thus saving their lives.

Madoc has only bitten once, and he is so afraid of killing again that he hasn't bitten since. but after meeting Fina, a clock maker's daughter, he can't help himself. He is compelled to bite her and drink her blood. She isn't amused. She hates him and blames her family's current misfortune on him. When she starts breathing fire, she's even more pissed at him. How dare he cast this black magic on her and change her forever? I could easily understand where her rage was coming from!

I wish this had been longer. I really liked Madoc and how he wanted to save his brothers from the heartache of accidentally killing their lovers. I liked Fina even more, and found it fascinating that after she transitioned, she's stronger than Madoc. I thought their relationship could have been more thoroughly explored, but with only about 120 pages to work with, there isn't a lot of extraneous narrative. There was just enough depth to the characters to keep me engaged and wishing that this was a longer read.

There are some story threads left dangling for the next book. There is an evil being intent on destroying the dragons and stealing their power for himself. I'm curious to see how that all pans out, because while he's very villainous, he is also reacting out of a sense of betrayal. There is some contention between the brothers, too, and I would like to see where that goes.

Bottomline - Enjoyable read that suffers from it's short length. I found the paranormal elements interesting and unique, and want to learn more about Madoc and his brothers.

Grade: B
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read! 21 Jan. 2015
By bri wignall - Published on Amazon.com
What I Thought:

This is the second book in the Dragon's Fate series and it jumps forward a few years in the timeframe of the lives of the lives of the brothers, as they search for their mates. We no longer focus on Jordan and his newly found mate. We actually don't hear much about them, just the occasional showing of them in the actions/decisions of what is happening overall.

We find ourselves in the eyes of the brother of fire, Madoc. We learned a little about him in the first book, particularly that he wasn't keen to bite, especially after his first attempt, which lost him the love of his life.

Within the first pages of the book, we are thrust into the arms of a soon to be important character, well a fair few of them actually. We find out that Madoc and Hudson are in search of a specific set os pieces, some bought some commissioned, to create a clock. This would be a very special clock, indeed, and would help the plight of the brothers and gain Hudson what he has always wanted, the ability to go back in time and get the woman he loves.

It is with this premise, that we find ourselves in the clock shop of Fina's father, where a series of events take place that put the book into full throttle. We are taken on a short and swift journey as Madoc's life begins to change and unfold, as well as several others'.

I found that the book had a decent pace, but I did think it skipped over a few events too swiftly. It would have been nice to have some more time and detail to watch as people come to terms with the cards they've been dealt, similar to the level of detail we saw in the first book. I would have also loved to read a bit, in the beginning, to catch us up on what happened to Hudson and our two mates from the first book, as it felt like we just found them and then it's much later.

Overall, though, I enjoyed this book. I like the story and that the brothers are a rare, new hybrid of vampires and dragons. I do think it is a quick read, perfect for those who want a steamy, short fantasy read for commutes or the rare reading time at home.
4.0 out of 5 stars Series is Really Taking Shape - We Reccomend 20 Jan. 2015
By The Reading Pile Book Club @ thereadingpile - Published on Amazon.com
In book two, we meet Madoc and his mate, Fina. Madoc, who can stop time, has been workinhg for years to find a way to not only stop it but to actually turn it back. Killing innocent women, even if it is to find your mate, is too much for him and he believes the watch is his answer. So, it comes as a real surprise to him when he can’t resist the temptation to bite again. Fina, who holds Madoc responsible for many of the bad turns her life has taken, wants nothing to do with him. Even with the attraction growing, she does all se can to push him away.

This is the second book in the series and I have to say that I think I liked the characters better in this novel than in the first. More specifically, Fina and the fact that she has obstacles in her life to overcome, which makes her ultimately more realistic to the reader. In addition, she doesn't immediately fall into Madoc’s arms, which only adds to her likability. Madoc, who isn't exactly the bad boy I love, still seems to have a certain strength that I found attractive.

In this book, we also learn a little more about the elements that seem to be working against the Zir and their mates. The story is really starting to take shape and I’m looking forward to the third and hopefully another Zir romance.

4 stars
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For not reading the first book, this was a great read. 27 Sept. 2013
By M. Ramos - Published on Amazon.com
Open Flames deals with the story of a dragon shifter, Madoc.....Okay so lets fast-forward, to some of the stuff I really liked about this story.

First off...dragons!!

What a great topic! It was amazing and refreshing to read a story about dragons. There is already an inundation of vampire and werewolves, but Ms. Danes added dragons that time travel. I was already hooked.

Though I won't put any spoilers on here, I will say I was already pulled into this story by the first chapter. Even with our lovely Fina, a woman of great strength, I really enjoyed how she learned that things are most certainly not what they seem. Not to mention her reasons but I really enjoyed how Ms. Danes caused our rather downtrodden heroine to change her point of view.

I know I have to go back to read the first book but honestly after this book, I have no problems in doing just it.

Dragons!!!
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