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Where there’s smoke, there’s one hot New York Times bestselling author.Though May Northcott’s heart belongs to Gabriel, leader of the silver dragons, being stuck in Abaddon has significantly cooled down her love life. Especially since a demon lord is trying to woo her. Looks like May will have to barter to gain her freedom and fulfill her destiny by Gabriel’s side......

Title : Up In Smoke
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ISBN : 9780451225283
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 328 Pages
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Up In Smoke Reviews

  • Julie (jjmachshev)
    2019-01-31 17:51

    If someone asked me why I like Katie MacAlister's 'Aisling Grey/Dragon' series, it would be hard to come up with just one reason. There's hot dragon sex, there's comedy, humor and silliness, there's a demon masquerading as a Newfoundland dog, there's mystery and treachery, and did I mention the hot dragon sex?Mayling is a doppelganger. She was created by a pact between her 'sister' the naiad Cyrene and the Demon Lord Magoth. Cyrene sacrificed her common sense (and boy does she give airhead a new meaning) and Magoth gets a bound servant who can access the 'between'. To further confuse things, Mayling is apparently the mate of Gabriel, the wyvern of the Silver Dragons. Confusing because the silver dragons were cursed to be without real human mates. But apparently since Mayling isn't a 'real' human, the curse is circumvented! Which should be good except now Magoth is insisting that Mayling become his consort!! There's alot more goings-on that you'll just have to read about yourself.If sexy paranormals with all the above ingredients sound good to you...definitely get yourself started on this rollicking series by Katie MacAlister.

  • Martina the Book Fairy
    2019-02-09 19:53

    Up In Smoke is technically book 2 in the Silver Dragon series. However, the series works a lot better if you read the 4-part Aisling Grey series first as Aisling and her mate, Drake show up a TON in the Silver Dragon series.I liked Up In Smoke, but much less than previous books. It might be that I just don't like May (the "heroine") as much as I liked Aisling from the first series. But, since I very much enjoy the world, I shall continue reading it.I've learned from the author's website that there will be at least two more books in the "dragon septs" novels, however there isn't any information as to the title or the next book let alone it's publication date. *sigh* Oh well.Right. I should probably mention that I would definitely categorize these books as light romance/fantasy. They're very easy reads and the actual sex scenes are also light and glossed over - no heavy erotica in these books at all. They're definitely humorous and though they deal with the Underworld and dragons, etc, they're really not "dark" fantasy.Similar series:- Glory St. Clair series by Gerry Bartlett (light PNR w/vampires)- Accidental Witch Trilogy & Triplet Witch Trilogy by Annette Blair (light PNR w/witches)- Fred the Mermaid series by Maryjanice Davidson (light PNR w/mermaid)- Queen Betsy series also by Maryjanice Davidson (light PNR, vamps)- Dead End Dating series by Kimberly Raye (light PNR, vamps)- *Immortally Sexy series by Stephanie Rowe (light PNR, demon, dragons, magic)* = most similar-

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-29 20:33

    Argh. I don't know what is going on with Katie MacAlister but I once again got to the end of her book and turned the last page - realized the story was ending and said WTF? I think my issue here is that this book really can't be read alone and honestly - there is no resolutions here - just a furthering of the plot. I suspect the next book will have more meat in the story - but as for this one - it was all filler - building for the next book. I am not sure why that bothers me - I think it's been too long since I read the first one now and I have a hard time remembering what I found so compelling about Gabriel and May at this point. There are a lot of details that I think will end up being important in books 3 (and perhaps book 4 if MacAlister goes there) but how do you hold on to them for a year when the next book comes out? I mean, really - a girl can go through a lot of books in a year - and remembering what color dragon somebody was in a shadow realm when the next book finally gets released is a bit of a challenge. I think ideally I would wait until all the books were out and read them in order once they are all published - but at this point I am half way through and I have the third book in my hot little hands - so I will read on (cuz Katie MacAlister is always fun no matter what) and hope that if there is a 4th book I retain a few details of the first three and enjoy it.

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    2019-02-06 19:54

    While this second book didn't grab me like the first one did, it was still enjoyable. May's life is way more screwed up than Aisling's ever was - it's kinda fun to see what MacAlister can come up with :) She ends up being Magoth's consort in order to get out of Abbadon and back to Gabriel, along with Magoth whose powers are minimal in our world, but Magoth is just a side plot that doesn't pop up again until the very end. The real story here is about the dragon heart shards that are housed in phylacteries and the mysterious and powerful dragon who can find May in the Shadow World. It's densely plotted for a paranormal romance, it's dark, it's turbulent, it's steamy, and I love May.

  • WildAboutBones
    2019-01-31 23:48

    This second of MacAlister's Silver Dragon series is a delightful continuation of the first book. This story picks up one month after the last book finished on a cliffhanger.May, the doppelganger mate of the Silver dragon's leader Gabriel, has been stuck in Abaddon (Hell) with Magoth, the demon lord, for almost 6 weeks trying to keep from becoming his Consort. She is in this mess because she disobeyed a direct order from Magoth to keep from giving a Silver dragon valued treasure to him thus being punished into her current predicament. She misses Gabriel so much but is confident he is working on getting her out of there somehow.Gabriel, May's mate, comes up with a plan with the help of the former demon prince Aisling (yes, a female can be a prince in Hell) to free May.In typical MacAlister style, this is a hysterical story of how May gets out of Abaddon but, at a huge price. There is the usual intrigue and conspiracies of the dragon septs to deal with as well with three dragon leadership positions in question. There are two quasi-challenges for May Gabriel has to fend off. Add in the fact that Aisling, mate to another dragon sept leader, is pregnant and being coddled to her last nerve by Drake and the reader will end up laughing through most of the book.I enjoyed this sexy addition to the Silver Dragons series. Paranormal romance, urban fantasy and dragon genre fans should as well. While this can be read as a stand alone, don't. Your enjoyment will be greater if read in order.

  • Jan
    2019-01-23 17:32

    As always Katie you were brilliant !!! I did a 13 hour cover to cover read.HEADS-UP THIS POST HAS SERIOUS SPOILERS AHEAD..... BEWARNED!!!!!.............The scenes that made me snort with laughter…Aisling in the kitchen after getting a muscle cramp. Gabriel prodding her belly convinced she’s going into labor. Drake roaring at him to keep his damn hands off his mate. The whole house in a uproar with Istvàn wanting to boil water and Pàl bolting out of the house to get the midwife. All the while Aisling trying to tell them without much success that they’re over reacting. It was funny thinking of Jim as the squeamish type wanting to leave the scene to avoid the “baby juice, blood and guck”. Considering he’s a centuries old demon, he’s must of seen it all at some point. {snicker}In the clothing shop in Paris with May on the mobile phone with Cyrene. Who informs her twin that because May is a mate to Gabriel, she must be mate to Kostya. And she being very attentive looking after this very needy dragon for the 6 weeks Mays been gone.Thank you so much for hooking these two ( an airhead & control freak ) up. It’s so much fun seeing Kostya tortured like this. I dare say it won’t last for long as Cy will probably get distracted by some other needy/insane dragon. Sally, Sally, Sally… for some reason I got it in my head that she was the 20 something version of Dolores Umbridge of Harry Potter ilk, puke pink pepto bismal outfit - attitude and all. Ha!I loved Katie's knowledge of surfer speak 101. I snorted with laughter and lost my place so often I had to read that passage in the book twice. It was just so gnarly dude!!Katie's really got me shaking my head over Magoth buck naked in a church fountain getting randy with a statue. I guess if he doesn’t have powers to create havoc, then the next best thing would be to cause wide spread disgust (ie thumbing your nose at the court of divine blood). Either that, or he’s up to something and Katie's going to spring it on us in book 3. I loved all the dragon sex scenes between Gabriel and May. Especially that one with the gold dust and Gab trying, but without much success, at foreplay. As for May, I think she should just give into the shard and become a dragon for the time being. Who knows the key to her being freed from Magoth might be in turning into a dragon and braking the bond he has over her. I’ve heard Katie state several times dragons cannot be minions of demon lords.Now what's up with this white dragon that’s also an archmage…. Hummmm interesting…. Or being white and therefore ouroboros without a sept? Even more interesting….. So who can he be? Baltic, Constantine Norka, some other ancient dragon or Dr. Kostich. And why is he helping Fiat - trying to kill off all the other wyverns?Oh man, I’m going to burst from curiosity/frustration before November 2009 gets here!!!

  • The Flooze
    2019-02-17 17:48

    I want so badly to like Katie MacAllister's world, but for some reason, this story and Playing with Fire both fell short. Every plot point seemed to need further development. The story-telling strikes me as shallow with respect to details. And the jealousy that exists between the dragons gets very tiresome. A little show of testosterone is great, but MacAllister makes it a major plot point. The fact that no one seems to respect a couple's pairing only serves to undermine the idea that the couple actually belong together. Also, May is STILL harboring jealous feelings toward Aisling, regardless of the solidity of Aisling and Drake's relationship and the certainty of Gabriel's feelings. In addition, I feel as though there's too much going on: the civil unrest within specific septs, the wars between the septs, Cy's problems with Neptune, May's issues with Magoth, the irritating presence of Sally, the dragon heart shards, the mysterious dragon on the sidelines, plus Gabriel and May's relationship and all the complications therein...Perhaps if MacAllister focused on only a few of these elements, she could create a tighter, more coherent story. As is, almost every aspect of the tale seems forced. Good premise, but lacking in real follow-through.A lot of people who enjoyed the Guardian series have had trouble with this one, so I still want to read You Slay Me and see if Gabriel and May are the real problems here.

  • Diana
    2019-01-19 16:55

    May has been trapped as a demon lord's consort in Abaddon, striving to win her freedom to return to Gabriel. When they are finally reunited, a mysterious dragon who can enter the shadow world along with intrigues in the blue and red septs threaten any chance for a happily ever after.So close to a happy ending, but then one last twist has to crop up... I suppose I'm definitely not used to these story arcs with multiple issues coming up before we get a happily ever after, but I think I do find them a little annoying. It did take me a while to read this one, but once I finally sat down and dug into it it was a lot more interesting. Gabriel is definitely a better hero than Drake is (less authoritarian), and there's a lot going on.

  • Lori Whitwam
    2019-02-08 17:54

    MacAlister's books are always fun. May gets sprung from Abaddon, and as always has plenty to keep her busy. Her twin has decided she is the mate to Gabriel's slightly evil brother, the battle for the blue dragons is still going on, the wyvern of the red dragons is being held prisoner in Abaddon, and May winds up with one of five shards of the original dragon heart using her as its vessel. But as with the last one, the ending seems abrupt, like the whole Silver Dragon series was written in one chunk, and then chopped into bits by editors. Wrap up your story lines in each book, leaving some threads dangling and the overall major plot line running.

  • Roberta
    2019-01-20 16:57

    Up to her usual standards, a quick and fun read. I took a writing seminar once where the instructor said that one way that you have a great story is to ask yourself if your characters would want to hurt you if they came to life and met you. I honestly think that in MacAlister's case, May would definitely want to do her bodily harm. Plot twist after plot twist occurs. More about the world is revealed. Jim the demon in Newfoundland form is in the book.Good solid read, but read the Aisling Grey and first Silver Dragons book before reading this book (unless you already have).

  • Jess
    2019-01-26 21:34

    May and Gabriel, the doppelganger and dragon duo, are back with problems from a demon lord and several dragons. I think it comes down to my not liking May and Gabriel as much as Aisling and Drake. A & D make a few cameos, which reminded me that I'd like to be reading this from their p.o.v. I had read about half before thanksgiving break and left it at my apartment for the week; that says it all. I will say that there is a hilarious bit with Pal. Also - Cyrene wasn't so annoying this time around.

  • Emily
    2019-02-10 23:54

    For those of you who read, Katie MacAlister, you won't be disappointed. I think I like May and Gabriel better than Aisling and Drake. I like both series a lot but May is less whiney than Aisling was. It is okay to complain and be bitchy occasionaly but honestly a herione that just constantly does that even in "funny" manner gets boring after a while. I like this world too and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

  • Anna
    2019-01-30 22:31

    Per usual, this book is hysterical. I love that MacAlister can be funny and still have a serious plot. I've enjoyed all these books since the beginning of the Aisling Grey series, and this was no exception. Her characters are believable, the plots are intriguing, and the conversations will make you laugh.

  • A.B. Shepherd
    2019-01-22 21:28

    This book has fun, quirky characters and tons of action. If I had one complaint it might be that there was almost TOO MUCH action, and not enough character development. Overall, an enjoyable, escapist read.

  • Loretta
    2019-01-31 00:36

    While not my favorite book in the Sept Series, I am still delighted in the turmoil and upheaval that consumes May's life! Hot scenes, frustratingly stubborn dragons, and demon lords of all calibers. What a trip!

  • Mary Jo
    2019-01-28 21:40

    3.5 forgot I was reading this book so finished it quickly. I still liked the others in this series. was a slower read yet still ok.

  • Rachel- Goodbye Borders
    2019-02-01 17:38

    One thing I liked about this book, was the humor. Jim is (probably) my favorite character.

  • Josie
    2019-02-06 23:33

    3.5 stars

  • Bailey Peyton
    2019-01-30 16:45

    I'm giving this one less star, due to convoluted nature of the plot. We open on a consort/marriage-ish ceremony between Magoth and May, and this turns into a loophole for her to be with her mate, Gabriel. I was SO happy that Ms. MacAlister didn't do that dreaded second book trope where the lovers are separated for a majority of the book, so it turns into a brooding "wish you were here" b.s. Cy got on my nerves even more in this book (she and Sally are a tie) and she wasn't even in it half the time. Somehow she's got it into her head that she is Kostya's mate, although it's already been established that she cannot handle dragon fire. I did like that his claiming her as "mate" appeared to be the human equivalent of a booty call; Cy is just missing all the hints May is tossing at her. It's also my personal theory that Cy is jealous that a literal copy of her is madly in love and is just trying to one up May. In the same vein, May and Cy's relationship appears to have gotten an overhaul as well. May isn't a mop, as evident she when tells Cy to confront the issue with neglecting her spring (to marathon bone with Kostya) with Neptune head on (it all feels like a parent teacher conference with the kid having to explain why they missed their deadlines with some half ass excuse). Oh, and Neptune is a beach bum/surfer dude! I love it! Another trope reversal came into play when May attends the meeting of the dragon septs. Most paranormal romances see the heroines being greeted with open arms (too open really; I mean they literally just met her) and giving away whatever lore they subscribe to (werewolves, angel, vampire etc.) away without hesitation. The meeting feels realistic in that May doesn't really know her role here beyond mate. She finds out the backstory after the fact, not from people who do not know her yet. May also deals with the repercussions of mistakenly becoming one with the silver dragon shard. It begins to turn her into a dragon when she gets intimate with Gabriel, and rightfully fears his enthusiasm. I love that May isn't like most heroines in paranormal romances, wanting to become what their love interest is because... TRUE LOVE?!? On the contrary, she wonders if Gabriel is attracted to her for what she has the potential to be, as opposed to what she is in reality. I'm looking forward to the the final novel (I hear it ends on a cliffhanger, though) and all the anti tropes that come along with it.

  • Violet
    2019-02-11 19:34

    Somehow too much and too little at the same time. Plot twists are all good and dandy, and constant action is mighty fine too, and yet humor is stale, with exception of the cursed penis. That's just atrocious. Even demon dog Jim is fails. But I shall persevere.

  • Shelle Pennington
    2019-01-28 18:42

    I only read these for Jim.

  • Tealover
    2019-02-02 17:37

    I like this better than the first one. Full of action and a lot of things happened.

  • Phina.Chan
    2019-01-24 19:35

    3,5 Sterne, zwei Charactere haben einfach zu sehr genervt. Aber ich liebe Gabriel.

  • Josephine
    2019-01-25 23:45

    So the saga continues.

  • 78sunny
    2019-01-24 21:44

    4,4 von 5 Sternen*Inhalt:*(Inhaltsangabe von der LYX Homepage)WER EINEN DRACHEN LIEBT, RISKIERT SICH ZU VERBRENNEN …Die Doppelgängerin May ist die Seelengefährtin des Silberdrachen Gabriel. Doch auch der attraktive Dämon Magoth gibt sich die größte Mühe, May für sich zu gewinnen. Und dieser fällt es immer schwerer, seinen Verführungsversuchen zu widerstehen. Umso erschütterter ist sie, als Gabriel sie bittet, dem Werben des Dämons nachzugeben. Was führt der Drache im Schilde?"*Wie kam das Buch zu mir*Ich liebe ja die Dragon Reihe an sich. Die Dragon Love Reihe (1. Reihe) war brillant. Der erste Teil der zweiten Reihe „Silver Dragon – Ein brandheißes Date“ war dann gut, aber kam leider gar nicht an die Dragon Love Reihe heran. Trotzdem will ich wissen wie es um die Drachen weitergeht. Die große Hintergrundgeschichte zieht sich ja über die ganzen Reihen und die ist der Hammer. Daher musste natürlich jetzt auch Teil 2 ran und Teil 3 (Drachen lieben heißer) liegt bereits auf dem SUB.*Aufmachung/Qualität*Die Farbgebung gefällt mir sehr gut, aber es passt nicht zum Inhalt des Buches. Im Gegensatz zu den herrlichen freien Oberkörpern auf den Covern der Dragon Love Reihe, ist diese Reihe mit Gesichtern versehen. Das gefällt mir bei Büchern generell nicht, da ich mir meist ein völlig anderes Bild von den Charakteren mache. Auch hier passt das Model auf dem Cover wieder mal so gar nicht zum meiner Vorstellung von Gabriel. In Innenseite der Klappbroschur ist allerdings ansprechender gestaltet als bei der Vorgängerreihe. Sie ist jetzt farbig mit einem Drachensymbol.Die Kapitel sind angenehm kurz – kaum ein Kapitel geht über 10 Seiten.*Meinung:*Ich werde dieses Mal nur sehr wenig hier schreiben, da ich fast komplett die Rezi von Band 2 „Ein brandheißes Date“ hätte übernehmen können. Falls ihr zu meinen Bewertungen näheres wissen wollt, lest bitte die oben genannte Rezi. Sehr wichtig ist aber das ihr mit der Dragon Love Reihe beginnt und dann erst die Silber Dragons anfangt. Ansonsten ergibt die ganze Hintergrundhandlung um die Drachensippen und ihre Probleme keinen Sinn für euch. Meine Rezis zu den einzelnen Teilen findet ihr ganzen unter.Mir gefällt die Grundidee um die Drachensippen, ihre Politik und ihr ganzes Gehabe einfach extrem gut. Die Geschichte wirkt gut durchdacht und man verliert nicht den Faden obwohl sich die Grundhandlung über so viele Bände hinwegzieht. In diesem Band löst sich wieder ein weiterer Teil des Rätsels um den geheimnisvollen Drachen. Auch Mays Problem mit Magoth entwickeln sich weiter. Ob zum Guten oder Schlechten sollt ihr selber herausfinden.Die Charaktere bleiben immer in ihrer Rolle und wirken dadurch authentisch. Leider haben mich Aisling und Drake, die Hauptprotagonisten aus der ersten Reihe, so was von geflashed, dass es Gabriel und May es extrem schwer haben mich zu begeistern. Das ist auch mein einziges Manko an der Silver Dragon Reihe. Mays Emotionen kommen aber auch bei weitem nicht so gut herüber wie Aislings und ihr blöder Zwilling raubt mir den letzten Nerv. Grundidee 5+/5 Schreibstil 4,5/5 Spannung 4/5 Emotionen 3,5/5 Charaktere 4/5 Erotik 4,5/5Liebesgeschichte 4,5/5*Lesergruppe:*Alle die die Dragon Love Reihe von MacAlister gelesen haben und gut fanden sollten natürlich weiter lesen. Alle anderen sollten erst mal mit der Dragon Love Reihe anfangen.*Fazit:*4,4 von 5 SternenDer sechste Teil der Dragon Reihe gefiel mir ähnlich gut wie der fünfte. Leider konnten mich May und Gabriel nicht mehr vom Hocker reißen als im Teil davor. Ich hatte ja große Hoffnung, dass ich mich mehr an sie gewöhne. Nichtsdestotrotz ist die ganze Geschichte um die Drachen weiterhin super interessant und vor allem ist MacAlisters Schreibstil genial humorvoll. Meinen Humor trifft sie auf jeden Fall komplett. Aisling, Drake und Jim bekommen natürlich auch wieder ihre Auftritte in diesem Band, was mich sehr freute.Reihe:Dragon Love - Feuer und Flamme für diesen Mann Dragon Love - Manche lieben's heißDragon Love - Rendezvous am HöllentorDragon Love - Höllische HochzeitsglockenSilver Dragons – Ein brandheißes DateSilver Dragons – Viel Rauch um NichtsSilver Dragons – Drachen lieben heißerLight Dragons – Drache wider Willen (erscheint im Januar 2013)Light Dragons – Eine feurige Angelegenheit (erscheint im Juli 2013)...?(Links und Bild findet ihr in meiner Rezi auf meinem Blog 78sunny.blogspot.de)

  • Ana Rodriguez
    2019-02-04 18:47

    3.0There is something strange about this book, something I can't put my finger on.Okay, for starters, I'll clarify that I do NOT think this book is predictable. All the obstacles that have been put into it for the main characters are fairly interesting and I never thought about them before. There's just something unsurprising about it. Like every curve ball the author threw -- which, were quite a few I must add -- was foreseen. It's just that you know all along that things for Gabriel and May are going to be complicated, they already were in the beginning, but then you know the author will want to complicate them even MORE. So when it does get more complicated, you're not really surprised. I'm not a fan of "there's never enough drama" by rule. I do like drama, but I don't think it is necessary for things to be exciting! I believe, if you do not want your readers to tire their eyes because of all the eye rolling, then there should be a maximum quantity of drama in a book.With the plot itself.I was, unfortunately, tremendously glad that Cyrene didn't appear as much in this book as she did in "Playing With Fire". I still find her annoying and narcissistic. She may be good, deep, deep down, but her lack of intelligence and common sense, in spite of the circumstances in which she lost the latter, make it REALLY hard for me to like her. When she (view spoiler)[was hanging on Kostya's arm and doing and saying all the silly things she did in the first sárkány (hide spoiler)] I literally had to put the book down, take a deep breath and refrain from covering my face out of the embarrassment I felt for her. In "Up in Smoke" the precious phylactery plays an even bigger role than before. As in a GIGANTIC role. May's life gets even more screwed up because of it, Magoth and a new (or old) dragon.Communication between the two main characters improves, but it still bothers me a bit how May is an open book to Gabriel but he is an enigma to her. It get's kind of old.Abbadon was more mentioned in this book, as well as the red dragons' wyvern. Other new characters also appeared, really likeable too. Oh well. Three stars for the imaginative plot and Jim, the coolest sixth-class-dog-demon up to date.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Mimis Bookworld
    2019-02-14 16:56

    Nun denn, habe ich es endlich mal geschafft den zweiten Band zu lesen. ;)Die Gestaltung des Covers wurde an den Vorgänger angepasst. Dadurch entsteht ein gewisser Wiedererkennungswert. Und neben bei sind die Bücher richtig toll anzusehen.Der Schreibstil der Autorin gefällt mir sehr gut. Er trieft nur so vor Sarkasmus und Humor. Gut Romantik ist auch dabei, aber das ist für mich nur eine Art Nebenprodukt. Zwischendurch hatte ich echt Tränen in den Augen, weil ich Lachen musste.Und dennoch wurde das Buch spannend geschrieben. Es gab auch einige kleine Wendungen die mich überrascht haben.Bei den Charakteren gab es einige Änderungen und auffallende Merkmale.May möchte eigentlich aus dem ganzen Ärger raus und sich nicht weiter darin verstricken. Blöd nur das genau das immer passiert. Sie rutscht von einer ärgerlichen Situation in die nächste. Aber man muss sagen, sie schlägt sich richtig gut. Gabriel wurde in dieser Reihe und der "Dragon Love"-Reihe immer als Heiler dargestellt. Nie als kriegerischer Drache, wie zum Beispiel Drake oder Kostja. Daher fand ich es ein bisschen ulkig, dass er plötzlich so rachsüchtig wurde.Die Beziehung der Beiden entstand ja recht schnell, daher hat mir hier die Entwicklung gefehlt. Leider zieht sich das auch durch diesen Band. Es lief nicht ganz rund, mir fehlt hier eindeutig die Harmonie in der Beziehung. Authentisch ist das nicht.Magoth, der Dämonenfürst, dem May dient ist gelinde ausgedrückt ein richtiger Volldepp. Aber hey er ist ja schließlich auch ein Dämon. Und noch ein echter. Ich meine in anderen Büchern, werden Dämonen auf irgendeine Weise sympathisch, nett und süß beschrieben. Ist hier eindeutig nicht der Fall. Zum Glück. Ein böser Dämon hatte ich schon lange nicht mehr.Die Nebencharaktere haben mir gut gefallen, es war erfrischend alte Bekannte wieder zu sehen, bzw. von ihnen zu hören. Und mein Gott habe ich Ash vermisst.Die Handlungsorte variierten während der Story und wurden auch gut ausgenutzt. Beschrieben wurden sie sehr detailliert, daher kam es mir manchmal echt so vor, als wäre ich vor ORt gewesen.Das Ende ist - wie immer bei einer solchen Reihe - ein totaler Cliffhanger. Aber ich habe Glück, der dritte Band steht schon bereit. :)Insgesamt war der zweite Band genauso mittelmäßig wie der Vorgänger. Das ist nicht böse oder negativ gemeint, aber eben was ich denke. Es gab nichts was diesen Band hervorgehoben hat. Ich lese auf jeden Fall noch den dritten Band, dieser bildet das Schlusslicht dieser Spin-off-Reihe. Ich werde aber die neue Reihe nicht mehr lesen. Für Interessenten: sie heißt Light Dragons & Black Dragons.

  • Bloggin' Hinkenpinken
    2019-01-30 17:50

    Darum geht es:May Northcott ist die Gefährtin des Silberdrachen Gabriel. Doch sie ist an den Dämonenfürsten Magoth gebunden und der hält sie in Abbadon fest und will sie zu seiner Gemahlin machen. Mit Aislings Hilfe tüftelt Gabriel einen Plan aus, May aus Abbadon zu befreien. Doch dazu muss sie Magoths Werben nachgeben. Der Plan gelingt. May ist endlich zurück in der Welt der Sterblichen und damit zurück bei ihrem geliebten Drachen. Als kleiner Nebeneffekt taucht auch Magoth dort auf. Er hat zwar dort keine Macht, nervt aber ungemein. Doch dann brauchen May und Gabriel seine Hilfe...Ich sage dazu:Eigentlich wollte ich diese Reihe überhaupt gar nicht mehr weiterverfolgen.Zitat aus meiner Rezi zum 1. Teil der Silver Dragons:„Für mich ist jetzt Schluss. Fans der Dragon Love-Reihe kann ich das Buch aber empfehlen, da es nahtlos an die Story anknüpft.“Auf wundersame Weise ist dann jedoch dieser 2. Teil plötzlich auf meinem SuB aufgetaucht. (Weiß gar nicht, wo der herkommt *g) Na, jedenfalls war er da und ich habe ihn gelesen.Als ein geheimnisvoller Drache auftaucht, den es eigentlich gar nicht geben dürfte und der May bedroht, passiert ihr ein klitzekleines Missgeschick, das jedoch weitreichende Folgen für sie hat. Gabriel ist diesen Folgen gegenüber gar nicht so negativ eingestellt. Doch er will natürlich, dass es seiner Gefährtin gut geht. Daher setzt er auch alles daran, ihr zu helfen, dieses Missgeschick wieder auszubügeln.Außerdem gibt es natürlich wieder jede Menge Intrigen unter den einzelnen Drachenclans und Dämonenhund Jim spart nicht mit blöden Sprüchen.Der Schreibstil war gewohnt witzig-spritzig. Insgesamt hat mir dieser Teil dann auch besser gefallen, als Band 1. Ob ich die Reihe jetzt weiter verfolge, lasse ich mal offen. Wer weiß, ob sich nicht doch wieder ein Katie MacAlister-Drache heimlich auf meinen SuB schleicht. ;)Fazit:Besser als der 1. Teil der Silver Dragons-Reihe und für Fans sicherlich ein Muss.Die Reihenfolge der einzelnen Bände:Dragon Love1. Feuer und Flamme für diesen Mann2. Manche lieben's heiß3. Rendezvous am Höllentor4. Höllische HochzeitsglockenSilver Dragons1. Ein brandheißes Date2. Viel Rauch um Nichts3. Drachen lieben heißerLight Dragons1. Drache wider Willen2. Eine feurige Angelegenheit (07/13)3. Heiß geküsst (02/14)© Marion Schauder

  • Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-01-30 00:39

    This review was posted at Under the CoversGabriel, Gabriel, Gabriel. *sigh* I may have had this weird picture in my head while reading this book that Gabriel looked like Jason Momoa in this picture.And you girls might know of my love and fascination with that man. So that coupled with the fact that Gabriel is just smooth and sexy and Oh.My.Gawd.HAWT certainly made me tingnle and just want to get some of his fire!But as much as I thought I was going to love Gabriel and May as a couple, they sort of fizzled out for the most part of this book. Yeah, they had some parts where I liked them together but for the most part I was neither loving them nor hating them as a couple.The story was pretty interesting, with May stuck in Abbadon and pretty much having to "marry" the Demon Lord Magoth. Is it wrong of my to like his character? I know he is meant as the bad guy here but I developed a sort of crush on him, with all his full-of-himself comments and thinking he's the greatest gift to women, how can anyone not want to have a piece of him? LOLSpeaking of funny characters, he kind of took the place of Jim in this book, of course he couldn't compare. Jim was sort of absent in this story and we only got a few of his good lines. But the ones we did get had me laughing out loud. Aisling is ready to pop (have her baby) so I really can't wait for that to happen. And Cyrene, well.... she still annoyed me.In terms of plot there was a lot of action, demons running rampant in the human world, dragons walking the shadow world, dragon politics and new characters popping up from the ummm dead. Fiat, that little slimy bastard! I do feel like I want to get through the silver dragons so I can have some more Baltic!! Must read faster!Favorite quote:"I'm calling the demon abuse hotline!"

  • Kathy
    2019-02-16 23:42

    May and Gabriel's life continues...Because May did not turn over the phalactry to Magoth, she is imprisoned in Abadon (hell)... she is 6 weeks there, and Magoth decided her best punishment for him to make her his consort - for a demon lord, he sure follows nice rules though - he doesn't come into her room unless she invites him, he doesn't force her to share a bed - but keeps trying to seduce her... hmmm 6 weeks pass, and finally Gabriel is able to make contact... and they agree that she should formally become his consort, allowing him into the human realm, with reduced powers...So May and Gabriel are reunited... Aisling is still very pregnant, Drake is still overly protective.. At a dragon conference to decide about Fiat and B____, Gabriel gives May the phalactry (encased in platinum & on a chain) to safeguard - and the committee puts B___ as Weir.... then dragons appear at the doors, and start shooting... May shifts into the shadow world, where she sees maybeBaltic - an ancient, powerful dragon? a reincarnation? a scam? - and one who can inhabit the shadow world... she uses the phalactry's power to stop the maybebaltic, and the phalactry bursts & inbeds itself in her... and for the rest of the book, the passions of the dragons are trying to overrule her - (makes for great sex!) but she is fighting it, as she does not want to loose herself... and Gabriel is great about it - although drawn to her dragon side, it is May that he truly loves...Her sister gets in trouble with Neptune, because she is too busy with Costa (she really wants to be his dragon mate) and she ignored the waters under her care... So Baltic challenges her in the shadow world, and Gabriel and dragon May push him away... what real threat does he pose? we'll find out in the next book...and they are working to bring together the 5 dragon shards, to disengage the one in her... they are negotiating with each sett... they have Drakes, theirs, & the red dragons...