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July 29, 2015

Liked It: Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister

Series: Black Dragons 1
Format: eGalley
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Publisher: Forever
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance 

YOU FLIRT WITH FIRE...

For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing-and she's seen some extraordinary things. It's too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog-and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that's both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon's fire burns.

WHEN YOU DATE A DRAGON

Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical-and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart and soul.





I can always rely on Katie MacAlister to deliver a humorous book. It doesn't matter if mythical reptiles are warring with each other, or that demons are involved, KMacAlister will always find a way to make things light, silly, and LOL funny. Oh man, DRAGON FALL might not be as intense or as girpping as other PNR novels out there, but it sure is very entertaining. It's one of those novels that felt like a (book) vacation to me, a break from the serious stuff, and a chance to just kick it and have fun. 

I liked DRAGON FALL because:
  • DRAGON FALL is one of those diverse novels. The story started in a GothFaire in Sweden then moved and concluded in Paris. Aside from these century-old Dragons, the heroine, Aoife Dakar, is half-Irish half-Senagalese who was born in America and lived in Sweden. 

  • I loved how KMacAlister relayed the myth about the dragons, their curse, and everything else in between. Bits and pieces of info were relayed throughout the novel but she introduced it to Aoife and her readers via fairytale-like storytelling. 

  • Aoife is one hilarious heroine. A little background, when Aoife first encountered these dragons, nobody believed her and her siblings committed her to a mental institution where she got sporadic shock treatments for two years! Which was all in vain because she's not insane!

    Anyway, so upon learning that she's dragons are real, naturally Aoife started getting paranoid thinking she's having another breakdown. This resulted to a lot of silly conversations, reactions, and creative cursing which totally endeared me to her. 

  • As for Kostya, the black dragon is hot but far from charming. He's very serious, hardly has a sense of humor, but Aoife managed to "handle" him in such a way that they compliment each other. The resulting romance between the two is a sexy comedy to say the least.

  • I have to mention Jim, the demon who can shapeshift but prefers to be a Newfoundland because he has good looking bits. Jim totally stole the scene and Kostya's thunder! His interactions with Aoife are priceless and the source of a lot of giggle snorting on my part. 

DRAGON FALL gave me good time. And don't get me wrong, it's not just funnies, things got hairy and serious in the last quarter. Aoife might be taking things with a huge dose of humor but this thing with the dragons and demons is no laughing matter. So I can safely say that Black Dragon is a comedy with substance. And if you're planning to try this series, just have the same expectations that you have when reading Molly Harper or Eve Langlais, that you're going to partake on a sexy comedic adventure.



54 comments:

  1. Really like that this is both humorous and serious. Great review!

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  2. I've been in the mood for something humorous and with this being first in a series, I'm very curious. Plus, Dragons! :)

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    1. Go for it! Not everything has to be serious.

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  3. I always love the books of the author because she does things with so much humor, it's really fun!

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    1. I will never turn down an opportunity to laugh.

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  4. Sounds interesting and dragons are awesome!

    Heather | Random Redheaded Ramblings

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    1. And these dragons are not shy. They shift in a snap!

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  5. The humour and comedy in this one sounds like it really complimented the rest of it! The characters sound really great, especially Aoife (how do you pronounce that?). Great review Braine!

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    1. Ee-Fa... Yup, KMacAlister's has a great sense of humor.

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  6. I do like a book with plenty of humour in it. And you kind of had me with DRAGONS!! lol

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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    1. Then this is a good book for you to get lost in.

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  7. It's been awhile since I sat back and enjoyed a Katie MacAlister book, Braine. You're right, she does always deliver some good times with her novels. And since I'm a sucker for dragons (I can't explain why) I'm thinking I'll have to check out this one. :)

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    1. Who doesn't like dragons?!

      Yup, I felt like I had an extra vacation when I read this.

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  8. OOh I love me some dragons. Thanks great review Braine!

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    1. I hope you get to it soon! Your TBR is better looking than mine

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  10. I love her books this one is in my wishlist right now.

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  11. A hilarious heroine sound wonderful

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  12. Sounds interesting and I do love me some dragons. I'll have to see about this one.

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    1. try an excerpt, the first few chapters got me for sure

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  13. I haven't read anything by MacAlister in a long time but her books are always a lot of fun.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I always have a good time with her books even if at times the situations are impossibly silly

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  14. GReat review. I've been ogling this cover for a while now. My only reservation is I read a review that said that this is a spin-off of her other series. I guess she writes about various dragon clans per series. I think I'd need to start the story from the top in order to fully enjoy it. Have you read the other books?

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    1. Not really. I haven't read any of the books and I enjoyed this just fine. If I were to go back though, I'd hunt Aoife's sis-in-law's HEA. They sounds hilarious too!

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  15. Hey, you're doing bullet points now, and melikes :) Dragons are and will forever be cool, and Aoife bursts with promise. Love me a funny heroine. Brilliant!

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    1. I've been lazy and uninspired to write reviews lately. Bullets are my best friend lol

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  16. Well, I am always on board for a book that makes me laugh. I would check it out for that reason alone.

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    1. Laughing is way better than crying... unless you're laughing so much you're crying!

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  17. Humor and dragons!? I love the sounds of that. I haven't read PNR with dragons yet. :)

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  18. I agree that her books are very funny. Sometimes over the top, but it's worth trying out anyway. And I love this dragon 'world' she's created. I haven't read this series though.

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    1. It's just a notch down slapstick comedy. She never fails to make me laugh though

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  19. This sounds good Braine..and I do love Dragons. Sometimes light and smexy PNR is just the thing!

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    1. I hope you like this better if you do end up reading it. I remember you weren't a big fan of her latest contemporary romance series.

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  20. I have one or two of her books to try. I look forward to them. :)

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    1. Don't expect anything serious, expect a lot of silliness!

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  21. This sounds like a lot of fun! Aside from GoT, I haven't read a whole lot of books with dragons in them. Going to have to check this one out!

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    1. This is nothing like GoT, just want to warn you. I hope she makes you laugh though

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  22. I don't know if this book is for me. I like Dragons. Glad that you found it humorous.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. That's okay, thanks for checking this out SW

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  23. always good to know what tone a book takes ahead of time. I like the pnrcomedy blend.

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  24. Heh yup. She was a fun heroine. I enjoyed her reactions quite a bit too :)

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    1. I googled what a half-irish- half-senagalese would look like, She's gorgeous! No wonder the dragon was unable to resist her!

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  25. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on this one. I've tried this author before and she didn't do it for me. That was years ago, so that could've changed. I don't even remember what series I tried other than dragons, but I think most of her series are dragons. Great review.

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    1. I've read those reviews too. That's the thing with humor, sometimes it doesn't translate as funny to other people.Like some people find it corny?

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