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Vampire Dragon (Works Like Magick Novel) [Mass Market Paperback]

Annette Blair
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Books (5 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425240525
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425240526
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 10.6 x 16.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 749,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dear Reader,

I've been gobsmacked! I hit the New York Times Bestseller List last year! Talk about a milestone. Hugs and thanks for making this possible. I could never have done it without you.

It's been seven years since I left my job as a Development Director at a New England Prep School to become a full time writer, and I am still loving the daylights out of it.

I didn't always know I wanted to be a writer, but I discovered Jane Eyre soon after I got my first library card. I was eleven and put a romantic spin on every story I read. I wrote romances about friends and their boyfriends. Racy stuff for which my friends' mothers did not thank me.

When my children were young, I jotted plot ideas on corners of envelopes, recipe cards, and such, and threw them in my nightstand. After discussing a romance novel with my teenaged daughter, she challenged me to write one of my own. That day, I sorted through my plot ideas, picked one, and started. I didn't know what I was doing, but I had a good time. Then I made my first sale.

As a writer, I've journeyed to Regency England; Victorian Amish America, twenty-first century Salem, Massachusetts, Newport, Rhode Island, and Mystic, Connecticut. I started by falling in love and now I'm solving mysteries. I've befriended a host of sassy, sexy witches who tantalize and torment the dishy men in their lives.

Hopefully, those same characters, witches and rogues alike, will make some magic for you.

My books are available in ebook, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and audio book formats. Recently I re-released The Rogues Club, a series of Regency Historical Romances. UNDENIABLE ROGUE, UNFORGETTABLE ROGUE, UNMISTAKABLE ROGUE & UNTAMABLE ROGUE They're Unputdownable.

After the Rogues came the Scoundrels: SEA SCOUNDREL, CAPTIVE SCOUNDREL, PROPER SCOUNDREL & HOLY SCOUNDREL, all available for your reading pleasure.

My all-time favorite authors are Agatha Christie, Jane Austin and Charlotte Bronte.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Once he was a Roman. But that was before an evil sorceress, Killian, turned him into a dragon. Killian sent him and his comrades to the Island of Stars. Now the Island of Stars is dying. Andra, Goddess of Hope, is sending each dragon back to the mortal plain.

After being a dragon for centuries, Darkwyn Dragonelli is a man once more. He is the third Dragonelli to return to the mortal plain. Darkwyn is tasked to find his predetermined heart mate and to make her life quest his own. He must also best Killian. Should Killian win, no other will be able to live the Island of Stars and they will perish. Darkwyn is an alpha male, no matter his current species, wearing unseen scales and spikes like armor. He knows to expect an acclimator, Vivica, to greet him upon his arrival. For two weeks Vivica would teach him how to blend in with society. As he studies, Vivica would create all the paperwork needed for Darkwyn to be legal.

When Darkwyn steps (or rather he rolls) onto the mortal plain, he lands behind a bar counter in Salem, Massachusetts. The counter keeps most from noticing his nudity. Standing over him is Bronte McBride. She is in her full vampiress costume and wearing the mask no one ever sees her without. Bronte owns the Phoenix building and all the businesses within it. Her businesses cater to visitors and locals who enjoy vampire roleplaying. (Whether the person roleplaying is in her building for light entertainment or is a serious [die hard] vampire, Bronte's businesses aims to please.) The brilliant inventor behind the scenes is her twelve-year-old nephew, Zachary Tucker. As Darkwyn rolls to a stop at her feet, Bronte quickly realizes that this man is different from any other she has met. She and Zachary are in hiding from one of Canada's most powerful men.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vampier Dragon (works like magick novel) 17 Nov 2012
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i enjoy this book also it holes you in from the start to the end it makes you unable to put the book down until you finish it i enjoy any of Annette Blair books ,i would like to read any of this more of works like magick novels
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5.0 out of 5 stars MORE PLEASE 18 April 2011
By Mags
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I am so getting into the 'Works Like Magick' collection by Annette Blair. I made the mistake of getting the second book 'Bedeviled' first before buying 'Naked Dragon' and 'Vampire Dragon' and I can't wait for the next one to come out. It is interesting to read the various Dragon characters as well as their travel companions as their never travel to earth alone. In this case a small old dragon who likes cuddling and big bubs as well as two kittens. The Parrot who sounded as though he had swallowed a dictionary was very funny. Also it was nice to read a book where the the 'Heart Mates' were full figured women who had curves.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing! 12 July 2011
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I have just done something that I have never done before, abandon a book half way through!

I have read the previous two books in this series (Naked Dragon and Bedeviled Angel) and enjoyed them immensely, but this was very disappointing, I just could not seem to get into it. I found the beginning of the story a bit confusing and a bit pointless as nothing really happened to grab my attention and there seemed to be no real connection between the characters before they jumped into bed together (I'm not against a bit of hot sex by the way!) but it seemed so out of place and not very hot as there was too much talking and thinking, neither of which revealed anything of value to the reader about the characters or the plot.

The characters were also very flat, I got half way through and still had no idea who or what Bronte was running from or identified with her much as a person. Darkwyn was ok but he didn't have the same depth of character, or the comedy value that Bastien did in Naked Dragon, I just couldn't invest in him as the hero.

All in all, very disappointing. If you have read the first two books then give it a try, you may love it like the other reviewers seem to, but after being a huge fan of the others in the series I felt very let down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars terrific urban romantic fantasy 7 April 2011
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
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The Roman legionnaires were fighting when Killian the crone of Chaos cursed them; changing them into dragons and propelling them into an alternate reality on the Island of Stars. They have waited for centuries to come home as humans. Two millennia after the banishment spell they finally gain a chance due to Killian's enemy Andra who enables one at a time to return to Earth as a human in search of his soulmate.

Darkwyn Dragonelli arrives on earth after entering the mist. He is euphorically shocked to see her as he manifests nude at Bronte's club in Salem a hangout for vampires, undead hopefuls and tourists. Bronte's friend Vivica the dragon liaison manages to keep her friend from calling the cops. Struggling to adapt, Darkwyn gets a position as a vampire master at Bronte's club. He becomes close to his soulmate's son Zachary and has hopes Bronte will know they belong together. However she has dark secrets and enemies while he has a crone insuring he fails.

The third Words Like Magic urban romantic fantasy is a terrific often amusing thriller as Darkwyn struggles to adapt to an earth much different from the one he was exiled from and to persuade Bronte they belong together. Because the Blair mythos is extremely complicated, newcomers should start at the beginning with Naked Dragon and Bedeviled Angel. The new readers will agree with fans that, even though the tone is similar to the Beauty and the taming of the Beast theme of its predecessors, that Darkwyn's efforts to save his soul though love is a terrific tale.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Works Like Magick #3. Utterly fascinating! Bring on the dragons! 21 April 2011
By Detra Fitch - Published on Amazon.com
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Once he was a Roman. But that was before an evil sorceress, Killian, turned him into a dragon. Killian sent him and his comrades to the Island of Stars. Now the Island of Stars is dying. Andra, Goddess of Hope, is sending each dragon back to the mortal plain.

After being a dragon for centuries, Darkwyn Dragonelli is a man once more. He is the third Dragonelli to return to the mortal plain. Darkwyn is tasked to find his predetermined heart mate and to make her life quest his own. He must also best Killian. Should Killian win, no other will be able to live the Island of Stars and they will perish. Darkwyn is an alpha male, no matter his current species, wearing unseen scales and spikes like armor. He knows to expect an acclimator, Vivica, to greet him upon his arrival. For two weeks Vivica would teach him how to blend in with society. As he studies, Vivica would create all the paperwork needed for Darkwyn to be legal.

When Darkwyn steps (or rather he rolls) onto the mortal plain, he lands behind a bar counter in Salem, Massachusetts. The counter keeps most from noticing his nudity. Standing over him is Bronte McBride. She is in her full vampiress costume and wearing the mask no one ever sees her without. Bronte owns the Phoenix building and all the businesses within it. Her businesses cater to visitors and locals who enjoy vampire roleplaying. (Whether the person roleplaying is in her building for light entertainment or is a serious [die hard] vampire, Bronte's businesses aims to please.) The brilliant inventor behind the scenes is her twelve-year-old nephew, Zachary Tucker. As Darkwyn rolls to a stop at her feet, Bronte quickly realizes that this man is different from any other she has met. She and Zachary are in hiding from one of Canada's most powerful men. (Not even the RCMP, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, have been able to bring the man down.) After only a few days with Vivica, the alpha feels danger stalking his heart mate, Bronte. He knows telepathy and dragon speak well, but has only a rudimentary grasp of English. Darkwyn is soon employed by Bronte as the Phoenix's Master Vampire. His main duties are to keep the peace and to act as Bronte's vampire mate (a.k.a. bodyguard). Turns out that the appealing woman has a few nebulous and erratic psychic gifts. Her nephew is more than meets the eye as well.

On the Island of Stars he had been one of the fiercest dragons, as unpredictable and dangerous as the black ice he had been nicknamed after. Now he undertakes the most important challenges in his extremely long life span: to eliminate all of his heart mate's powerful enemies and to defeat Killian, clearing the way for the next Dragonelli to arrive.

***** FIVE STARS! If you have read the previous titles then you will be happy to know that Jaydun and Bastian make a cameo or two in this episode. If you are a new reader, you will find yourself confused the first few chapters as you slowly learn the characters for this story and about the continuously running (series) plot involving Killian. It does not take long for Bronte and Darkwyn to wind up in bed together and these scenes downright sizzle! And since Darkwyn was formerly a dragon, these scenes are...interesting.

Many authors insert wacky humor to help break the tension whenever it gets too thick; however, Annette Blair's style of humor is always unusual. Darkwyn arrives with some animal sidekicks. There is a small guardian dragon and two glowing cats that have flutterby wings. Of course the dragon is invisible and the two felines look normal to humans. The one companion that all can see is Puck, a bird with the markings of a Catalina macaw. Puck does not simply quote back what he has heard. Puck swears in his sleep and, when awake, the bird is very talkative. Puck's running commentaries are often (loose) word definitions. Numerous times I found myself laughing long and loud.

Readers wanting a break from all the vampire and werewolf romances do not need to look any further than here. Bring on the dragons! *****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good 18 Jun 2011
By N. Mason - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read the other books that she has done pertaining to Dragons/Angels and was looking forward to this one. It did not disappoint . There was humor, action hot guys, vampires, dragons and love scenes that were well thought out and not overwhelming in their description of the act.

My only complaint with this book is the way she wrote, sort of tongue and cheek cutesy, which made me have to read certain paragraph over again because they did not flow well for me. Other than that and that was probably just me, the book was a good read.
1.0 out of 5 stars Lost me at word one 30 May 2014
By Aimee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I should have just given up when the first word in this book, the name of the main character, was spelled wrong. I made it through five chapters and the grammar was consistently bad throughout. The storyline wasn't much better. From what I gathered the male main character was a Roman soldier cursed to live as a dragon in an alternate realty. Then he comes to Earth through a thin veil to chase his heart mate. He is being hunted by an evil sorceress. His heart mate has a big secret - she is on the run from her Montreal mob family. (No, you didn't read that wrong...Montreal + mob family.) She also runs a club for wannabe vampires. She is a Vampiress and he is her (trying not to laugh here). . .Master Vampire. Ugh! If you want a mishmash of really overdone cliches, do choose this book. As for me, I had to get a refund. I just couldn't take any more torture.
5.0 out of 5 stars Vampire Dragon 21 Aug 2013
By aliceaddie 12@yahoo .com - Published on Amazon.com
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3th in this series of heart warming fun and adventure, wish we could get to the other books on the rest of the brothers sooner but we have to wait for them to be written. This one's about saving the owner's of a vampire club from their mob family. Very different and funny. Enjoy. I chose this rating because it was well written and a good story. I recommend this book to anyone over the age of 18. aliceaddie 12@yahoo.com
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