Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Audible review of Wyvern's Mate by Deborah Cooke

Deborah Cooke has always been my one go to author because I know whatever genre of her's I'm reading, wether its set today, hundreds of years ago or somewhere in the distant future I will be entertained, engrossed and fall in love with her characters. And her latest series of novellas staring the dragon shape-shifting Princesses of Incendium are no different.
Wyvern's Mate is the first in the series and I enjoyed it immensely in print, but when I heard Saaskia Maarleveld telling the tale for me I was entranced.
Enjoy the review!

WYVERN'S MATE: The Dragons of Incendium book 1

Written by: Deborah Cooke
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:09-13-16
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke

Once, in the Kingdom of Incendium, there were twelve 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.
Worlds 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?

Wyvern’s Mate
by Deborah Cooke
book 1 in the Dragons of Incendium series
Deborah Cooke’s first in her new Dragons of Incendium series is a masterful melding of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Paranormal romance. Her cast of characters are colorful in dragon or human form, her imaginative world is both familiar and foreign and her stars, the defiant yet compassionate heroine and school of hard knocks hero, rock the universe. Her dialogue is fast paced and fluent and she completes her tale brilliantly in an economy of pages. I can’t wait for the next dynamic dragon tale!

The sultry voice of Saaskia Maarleveld is the perfect choice for Cooke’s debut Fantasy series in audible, staring Troy and Drakina the shape-shifting princess of Incendium. Listening to the novel enhances the enjoyment of Wyern’s Mate in multiple ways; one is learning the correct pronunciations another is the satisfying pace, inflections and emotional narration of Saaskia.

Drakina eldest of Incendium’s twelve dragon shape-shifting princesses has been offered a royal deal. Mate and conceive a royal heir with her destined mate and her father the king will never again ask anything of her. Drakina snaps up the deal, she does owe it to her kind, after all, to propagate the species and she’s only planning to mate and run. That is until she meets her match.
After serving time on the Penal colony Xantos Troy has one chance to earn his freedom, it might not be the right thing to do, but he’s done worse and he’ll avoid execution. He’s agreed to complete a simple mission; kill a dragon-shifting princess. He doesn’t know why she’s supposed to die and he can’t afford to care. But everything changes when he meets her fiery highness.

Books in the series
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                                                             Available in November                Available in December

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Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, #1 Kindle Bestselling, KOBO Bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

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  1. I will be listening to this for a November review and look forward to it :)

  2. Sounds fun and have added it to my wish list on Audible and I do need to listen to some shorter books to make my audiobook goal so it is going to be a surety!! Thanks for highlighting it.

    1. You're welcome Kathryn and the author is from Canada so I think she's good about offering her works internationally!

  3. I don't do sci-fi but the names of the heroes and the romance aspect sounds pretty solid! Thanks for the intro, Debbie!

  4. Oh, that does sound like quite the sizzling match up. Love dragon shifters and sci-fi. I listened to a book by this narrator, but can't remember which one. I do remember liking it, though. Now I'll have to go figure it out. Haha!

    1. She does a lot of Deb's books Sophia perhaps it was one of her historical woo woo romances

  5. Sounds like a really good series. The author and narrator are both new to me. Glad you enjoyed it. Great review.

    Sorry I haven't been around much. First vacation and the just busy. I'm hoping that I'm back to normal now.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  6. I hope you had a blast on Vacation and no need to apologize I know how life gets in the way of blogging ;-)
    I really think you'd like both author and narrator Melanie

  7. Love those go-to authors <3 I haven't tried that narrator. I'll look her up on my next buying spree!