Heat, Jul 6 2010, $14.00
The Dragonstar clan of dragon shapeshifters is dying. Their last hope before extinction wipes them out is their King Dylan MacLeod, but he has searched for his soul mate unsuccessfully for five centuries; she is the only one h can truly mate and sire a child with.
His people need help now so Dylan leaves his realm to enter the vile human sector seeking a cure to the deadly plague eradicating his clan. He turns to research biochemist Phoebe Quillum, whose Ivy league grant was canceled, agrees to investigate the conflagrant and its cure in exchange for three million dollars that she will use in her search for a cure to an extreme form of Lupus that killed her mother and sister. However, neither the purebred dragon-shifter nor the purebred human expected to fall in love. As she diligently seeking the elixir, the clan’s enemies continue their pandemic assault.
The first Dragon’s Heat romantic fantasy is a wonderful shapeshifter tale starring a beleaguered hero and the equally forlorn woman he cherishes who is his last hope for his clan and his heart. Although too many subplots intrude, Dark Embers is an entertaining novel that fans will enjoy soaring with dragons.