20 October 2013

Lolita Lopez's series features sexy, alpha dragons with tattoos and attitude

I've had the two books in Lolita Lopez's Dragon Heat series on my Kindle TBR (to be read) shelf for a while, but receiving a copy of the second book Red Hot Dragon from the publisher, I decided to read the two books asap.

I'll be up front - I love dragons. I'm not sure if it's my Welsh heritage or if there is just something uber sexy about fire breathing reptiles, but I do tend gravitate towards these shape shifting beasts.

Lopez's dragons are part of a secret brotherhood that protects the dragon race from St. George's descendants - swords and all. Her first book, Dead Sexy Dragon, features reclusive dragon shifter Stig Wyvern and an unexpected guest at his lair, baker Cora Cardenas. She's the kid sister of his now-deceased best friend from the military and also someone he likes, perhaps more than he should.

The second book, Red Hot Dragon, features Welsh red dragon Griffin Cadogan and naga Avani Monroe. They have to overcome a blood feud, some St. George dragon slayers who have them in their sights, as well as mutual distrust. But sparks are flying when they meet and perhaps Avani's wish to have a little dragon to continue her line might come true.

Both these books have a lot of sex - a lot of hot dragon sex - so be warned they are very romantica - if not erotica. But there is enough of a story line to carry these through as both dragon couples find passion in the midst of the three-year heat cycle that seems to be one of the triggers for the red hot dragon passion.

These are very quick and easy reads. I wouldn't say they're my favorite dragon shifter stories, but they're fun. Again, I'd give them an NR-17 rating (at least) and advise that the story is pretty much secondary to the dragon passion.

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From the Publisher



The Dragon Heat Series Book 1
Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
ISBN 9781455547043
Price $1.99

The last thing dragon shifter Stig Wyvern needs is his dead friend's kid sister showing up on his doorstep, especially since he's just minutes away from entering a mating phase. Sharing his isolated house with the young woman he's desperately lusted after for quite some time is a recipe for disaster.

But Cora Cardenas has nowhere else to go. She's in deep trouble with some really nasty people and Stig is the only one who can protect her. That he's deliciously sexy and makes her tingle with the simplest of smiles is an added bonus.

Cora quickly realizes Stig is hiding something from her. To make matters worse, she's plagued with breathtakingly naughty dreams starring a shadowed lover who bears a startling resemblance to her host. And what the hell is going on in the basement at night?

Stig needs to get Cora out of his house but his inner beast has other ideas. He's found his mate and she's not going anywhere.



The Dragon Heat Series Book 2
Red Hot Dragon by Lolita Lopez
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
ISBN 9781455547050
Price $1.99

Griffin Cadogan is surprised when Avani Monroe, the sworn enemy of his dragon family, walks into his gym. With his mating phase approaching, the dragon shifter wonders why she risks coming into enemy territory. Yet the dark-eyed temptress shocks him even more with an outrageous demand: She wants him to help her have a baby.

After her mother's dragon line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani vows to continue her unique dragon breed-and the registries indicate that Griffin is the best candidate. Determined to mate, Avani plans to use her seductive beauty and powerful scent to entice Griffin. The big, strong Welsh man will make for a fitting partner . . . if he doesn't kill her first.

When they spar over the terms of her proposal, Griffin and Avani can't deny the intense, primal attraction they feel for each other. But as they become closer to creating a child, the lovers can hear danger encircle them as loud as the clapping of wings. The dragon slayers are coming . . .and they're gunning for Griffin, Avani, and the entire dragon race.