Once, in the Kingdom of Incendium, there were 12 princesses of the realm, each a dragon shifter. Each fiery and passionate. Each possessed of an appetite for pleasure that only her destined mate can satisfy. Twelve men are expected in Incendium, each with special powers of his own, each with the gift to claim one dragon princess's heart forever.
Troy will do whatever is necessary to earn his freedom from solitary confinement on the penal colony of Xanto, even assassinate a princess of Incendium. Being a MindBender, he has a serious advantage as a predator and thinks the princess in question doesn't have a chance. Only one of them can survive and Troy knows who it will be - until he meets Drakina.
Royal dragon shifter Drakina has a quest of her own, to seduce her destined mate and conceive the crown prince of Incendium. Her father will free her from all other responsibilities if she completes this one task. Drakina craves her independence enough to seduce the unattractive Terran who is the Carrier of the Seed. She's sure it will be a quick seduction - until she meets Troy.
World collide when Troy and Drakina meet, and passion flares. The attraction is so powerful that they both choose to put their goals aside for one night of passion together. When their respective secrets are revealed, will the truth turn one against the other? Or will destiny allow this star-crossed pair to save each other and their unborn son?
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Paranormal romance with heart and passion!
Wyvern's Mate is a paranormal romance with lots of heart and insatiable appetites. It is the first in the Dragons of Incendium series by Deborah Cooke. The overall premise of the series is that there are 12 princesses in the Kingdom of Incendium, all of whom are dragon shifters and each princess possessing an unique ability to find her one soulmate through time and space.
Wyvern's Mate is Drakina's story, the oldest of the dragon-shifter-princesses from space. She wants nothing to do with the kingdom and her father agrees to give her the freedom she so desperately desires if she seduces her destined mate and conceive the crown prince of Incendium. Two problems stand in her way: (1) her destined mate, Troy, is an unattractive Terran and (2) Troy is a slave who will be granted his freedom if he assassinates Drakina and if he is unsuccessful he will be executed. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that when the pair meet, fireworks and passion ignite. The only question left is who will survive.
I listened to the Audible version of this book narrated by Saskia Maarleveld who was outstanding. Her smooth overtones and subtle character nuances made for a very enjoyable experience. Her style is very natural that makes it easy to become totally immersed listening to the book. If you are like me and are fascinated by dragons, plus enjoy reading or listening to a good romance novel, I recommend you give Wyvern's Mate a try.
- LilMissMolly "LilMissMolly"
Dragon shape-shifters from a galaxy beyond
Knowing both the narrator and author in a historical romance setting, it was a little hard to shift gears. Nevertheless, the story caught my attention and held lots of appeal.
Drakina, the first of the princesses of Incendium, is pretty much like any rebellious daughter when parents lay down the law. But Drakina is not a human, but a dragon shifter and comes from a planet more highly advanced than Terran, which we know as earth.
Her father’s astrologers have foretold Drakina must journey to Terran where the carrier who carries the seed is. Her body must be impregnated by this seed to bear a royal egg, a child destined to save the kingdom.
Drakina is obstinate, doesn’t want to do her duty, but is told this is the last thing she must do for the kingdom. Then she would have her freedom. Again, this sounds suspiciously like our teenagers of today! Drakina, knowing this, says she will not marry him, but will bear the royal prince. She sees her freedom ahead of her, therefore, prepares for the journey, learning several languages, and does what she must to ‘fit’ in.
Drakina is such a beauty with a curvaceous, voluptuous body that no matter if her clothes and speech fit in the small town of St. Anthony, she does not. Troy is drawn in like bee to nectar.
Troy is aware the princess wants him. He, in fact, is returned to earth to destroy her. By so doing, he gains his freedom from the penal colony where he’d been for the last ten years. If he fails, he will be executed.
Both Troy and Drakina have every reason to succeed in their individual quests--the stakes are high on both sides. Drakina is intrigued by Troy and decides to draw out her time with him--she has 48 hours. Troy is captured by not only her beauty, but her spirit and finds joy in her dragon form. So what to do? Can either do what they set out to do?
I hope you enjoy this story where galactic justice just may prevail and two souls find true love.
- BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN