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Throwback Thursday Guest Review: Darkfire Kiss by Deborah Cooke

Posted April 29, 2021 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Throwback Thursday Guest Review: Darkfire Kiss by Deborah CookeReviewer: Tracy
Darkfire Kiss by Deborah Cooke
Series: Dragonfire #6
Also in this series: Kiss of Fate
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Publication Date: April 29, 2011
Format: eBook
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 419
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Series Rating: four-stars

For one woman, he will risk more than his life...

Rafferty Powell has exchanged challenge coins with his arch-nemesis Magnus Montmorency, and their next battle will be their last. But Rafferty never expected to meet a woman whose desire for Magnus’ downfall matches his own—and whose presence sparks Rafferty’s long-awaited firestorm.

Since facing her own mortality, investigative reporter Melissa Smith has resolved to live without fear. She’s determined to make the seemingly untouchable Magnus pay for his role in ending her friend’s life – no matter the price to herself.

When her quest entwines with Rafferty’s, Melissa finds herself risking more than she ever thought possible. Because the heat between them unleashes the darkfire—an awesome force of Pyr legend, one that won’t be sated until everything they know has been tested and remade.

This review was originally posted on April 28, 2011.

Rafferty is outside the home of his enemy, Magnus, when he spies a thief. She is trying to get into the house and doing a surprisingly easy job of it. He follows her and ends up saving her from Magnus’s fury. Rafferty eventually tracks the woman down while in his dragon form with the intent of getting information from her. Not only does he not get the info he needs but the woman, an out of work journalist, takes pictures of Rafferty fighting another dragon and posts them on her blog.

Needless to say this is horrifying for the Pyr who pride themselves on secrecy but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the shit hitting the fan. You see, Rafferty and the woman, Melissa, are mates and during the eclipse their firestorm begins. But their firestorm contains darkfire and because of extenuating circumstances the firestorm cannot be sated. Darkfire means that life is changing for the Pyr and not everyone is happy about it – especially Erik who is the leader of the Pyr. While Erik deals with his thoughts on the discovery of the Pyr and what that will mean for their kind, Rafferty and Melissa work together to find a solution to not only deal with the discovery but how to deal with Magnus as well as the legacy that was left to Rafferty by his grandfather.

This was a really great book in the Dragonfire series. I was very much looking forward to Rafferty’s firestorm after reading the first five books but wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved that Cooke gave us another view into not only the Pyr but to Rafferty himself. With the firestorm not being able to be sated in the usual way – via conception – Rafferty and Melissa worked together to find a solution. Working so closely with each other and not depending strictly on sex to further their relationship really worked for me. I think showing the reader the intellectual side of the couple during the firestorm was a great idea and was done very well.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens next with the Pyr. We’ve been set up with some stories and I think they’ll be great. There was also an excerpt in the back of the book for Cooke’s spin off series of the kids of the Pyr that were, in this book, toddlers, that was quite good. I’m not sure how that will work with the kids being teens so my curiosity is definitely piqued.

Rating: 4.25 out of 5



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Guest Review: Whisper Kiss by Deborah Cooke

Posted August 10, 2010 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance
Tracy’s review of Whisper Kiss (Dragonfire #5) by Deborah Cooke

For millennia, the shape-shifting dragon warriors known as the Pyr have commanded the four elements and guarded the earth’s treasures. But now the final reckoning between the Pyr and the dreaded Slayers is about to begin…

Niall Talbot has volunteered to hunt down and destroy all the remaining shadow dragons before they can wreak more havoc. But fate has placed him in the hands of Rox, an unconventional tattoo artist who doesn’t even flinch when a shape-shifting dragon warrior suddenly appears on her doorstep. And as a woman who follows her heart in matters of passion, she makes the perfect mate for a firestorm with Niall…

Niall is in no mood for a mate. He’s on a mission to destroy all of the shadow dragons and the last thing he needs is someone taking up his time, especially someone woman who dresses like a punker. But Niall soon learns that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. He sees in Rox someone that he can spend the rest of his life with.

Rox has always been fascinated with dragons so when she meets one she’s not too shocked about it. Then she meets Niall and although she likes his looks she’s pretty sure he’s too conservative for him. They both learn that they are using their outer shells as armor.

But armor they need when a powerful dragon, Chen, decides that Niall is the one dragon he needs to add to his collection. Now Niall and Rox have to protect each other from evil.

When I first started reading this book I wasn’t quite sure how Rox and Niall were going to do as fated mates but Cooke brought them together in such a way that was very believable. Ok, the men are dragons but it’s still believable! lol Rox and Niall were perfect for each other and I think it added to the story that they might not have jumped into the sack right away. They got to know each other and then made the decision…you know, just like in regular dating. 🙂

This was a great addition to the series. Deborah Cooke has a wonderful way of bringing the men/dragons from past books into each story and showing us a little of where they’re at now. It’s something I very much enjoy while reading her books.

Rating: 4 out of 5

The series:
Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire, Book 1)Kiss of Fury (Dragonfire, Book 2)Kiss of Fate (Dragonfire, Book 3)Winter Kiss: A Dragonfire Novel (DRAGON FIRE NOVEL)Whisper Kiss: A Dragonfire Novel (DRAGON FIRE NOVEL)

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Guest Review: Winter Kiss by Deborah Cooke

Posted April 15, 2010 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Tracy’s review of Winter Kiss (Dragonfire #4) by Deborah Cooke

For millennia, the shape-shifting dragon warriors known as the Pyr have commanded the four elements and guarded the earth’s treasures. But now the final reckoning between the Pyr and the dreaded slayers is about to begin…

The mysterious Dragon’s Blood Elixir gives immortality to Magnus, the Pyr’s greatest enemy, and his minions-so it must be destroyed. Outcast from the Pyr because of his own dangerous impulses, Delaney will do anything to vanquish Magnus-and vows to complete a mission which will either redeem him or end his suffering.

But his plans don’t take into account his sudden firestorm-or the hot- tempered Ginger Sinclair. The firestorm reforms Delaney closer to his old self. And when Ginger learns about Delaney’s scheme, she cannot resist a strong man with a noble agenda.

Delaney was seriously injured in a previous book and taken by the Slayers. He was given the elixer and he soul was darkened – in a way that he feels is unredeemable. But since he wasn’t dead he was able to resist the control that Magnus had over him. He chose to sell all of his belongings and live alone because his plan was to find the elixer and destroy it once and for all – knowing he’ll die doing it. But the night before Delaney is to attempt the destruction of the elixer his firestorm appears. It is the time when he and his mate come together and it only ends when the woman is pregnant. Delaney decides that to leave his mate with a baby Pyr is the way he’ll be remembered. Only things don’t work out the way Delaney plans.

Ginger, his mate, is a happy woman. Life hasn’t been all she’d hoped but it’s been good. She’s moved back to her grandmother’s farm to try and improve the farming there. She and Delaney get together for a torrid night of passion and then Delaney leaves. Not one to give up easily she follows him. She takes some chances that I thought any other woman might see as ridiculous but I had to admire her tenaciousness. Delaney was not going to be a one night stand. But what Ginger discovers, dragons, shakes everything she knows about life.

Ginger and Delaney have some serious stuff to work out but in that time Magnes needs to be destroyed, Delaney needs to deal with his issues and the elixer needs to be gone, once and for all. Easier said than done.

I thought this was a pretty good addition to the Dragonfire series. None of the books have been all butterflies and rainbows and that’s been great. There are series obstacles to get over for this couple, as there has been in past books, but it’s been very consistent. Cooke really writes her dragon shapeshifters as great men and ones that you really would want to be friends with. While I did feel at points that Delaney should give in and just give up his mission I had to admire his determination to complete it.

For Ginger’s role I found her to be very upbeat and determined as well – determined not to let Delaney destroy himself if there was a better way to do things. She was a strong-willed woman and one I felt was perfectly matched to Delaney’s stubborness.

Overall a good paranormal read.

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

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