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Years ago, the skies ripped open and the world was destroyed in fire and ash. Dragons - once creatures of legend - are the enemy. Vicious and unpredictable, they rule the skies of the ruined cities, forcing humanity to huddle behind barricades for safety. Claudia's a survivor. She scrapes by as best as she can in a hard, dangerous world. When she runs afoul of the law, she' Years ago, the skies ripped open and the world was destroyed in fire and ash. Dragons - once creatures of legend - are the enemy. Vicious and unpredictable, they rule the skies of the ruined cities, forcing humanity to huddle behind barricades for safety. Claudia's a survivor. She scrapes by as best as she can in a hard, dangerous world. When she runs afoul of the law, she's left as bait in dragon territory. She only has one chance to survive - to somehow 'tame' a dragon and get it to obey her. Except the dragon that finds her is as wild and brutal as any other...and he's not interested in obeying. What he is interested in is a mate.


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Years ago, the skies ripped open and the world was destroyed in fire and ash. Dragons - once creatures of legend - are the enemy. Vicious and unpredictable, they rule the skies of the ruined cities, forcing humanity to huddle behind barricades for safety. Claudia's a survivor. She scrapes by as best as she can in a hard, dangerous world. When she runs afoul of the law, she' Years ago, the skies ripped open and the world was destroyed in fire and ash. Dragons - once creatures of legend - are the enemy. Vicious and unpredictable, they rule the skies of the ruined cities, forcing humanity to huddle behind barricades for safety. Claudia's a survivor. She scrapes by as best as she can in a hard, dangerous world. When she runs afoul of the law, she's left as bait in dragon territory. She only has one chance to survive - to somehow 'tame' a dragon and get it to obey her. Except the dragon that finds her is as wild and brutal as any other...and he's not interested in obeying. What he is interested in is a mate.

30 review for Fire in His Blood

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Toussaint

    Okay. So as I went down the reviews for this, I saw a lot of readers complaining about the heroine. I was actually surprised because I liked this story, SPECIFICALLY because of the honesty, wittiness, sarcasm and surprisingly, the "realness" that the heroine brings to a story about a fucking dragon. I'm sorry, but to the readers who complain about how often the heroine was untrusting of the dragon or wasn't immediately giving into the dragon's advances, makes me realize even more just how awfully Okay. So as I went down the reviews for this, I saw a lot of readers complaining about the heroine. I was actually surprised because I liked this story, SPECIFICALLY because of the honesty, wittiness, sarcasm and surprisingly, the "realness" that the heroine brings to a story about a fucking dragon. I'm sorry, but to the readers who complain about how often the heroine was untrusting of the dragon or wasn't immediately giving into the dragon's advances, makes me realize even more just how awfully misogynist we are in the book-world as readers. Our heroines get criticised for the lamest shit while our heroes get away with nearly everything. I mean, honestly, imagine you were left naked, outside in a post-apocalyptic world, and a fire-breathing creature approaches you. Would you immediately throw your arms around it and offer your body to it? No! So why are we suggesting that the heroine does this? I actually love the story because the heroine wasn't quick to trust the creature. Trust wasn't just given. It was earned and the dragon had to work for it. The story is pretty much carried out by this heroine. She is 85% of this book, she basically tells us the story, and we only get the dragon's POV some of the time. So, if you don't like the heroine, you won't like the book. Lol I absolutely loved the way the story was narrated, the heroine brought a sense of realism with the way she cares for her sister and her friend and worries about her world but still is strong enough to survive in it. She acted in certain situations the way I personally think most people would act. It makes you feel like this would really happen in the world we live in. And this book makes you hope to be as strong and as vibrant as the heroine if your own world ever comes crashing down, or well, if the sky ever opens up and dragons come spilling out. You connect with two characters who are awesomely developed. Kael and Claudia are two different entities from two very different worlds but somehow, you believe they belong together. The way Claudia strives to preserve her life and her family's above all things. I admired that. She eventually falls in love with the dragon but it was all in good time. It all made sense and the plot progressed fairly. Now, when it comes to the story, I don't know if it's ever been done before, as I've rarely read books like these, but it was novel and interesting to me. I mean, the closest I've come to reading and actually liking books about shifters is reading the Suzanne Wright's books. I've always wondered why people seem to just ignore the "bestiality" undertone of those type of books so I always feel kind of weird reading about them. Lol I'm definitely going to read more of this writer's work because I love her writing. It's really easy to follow and her characters have substance, even the non-human ones. This is definitely going to put in my "favourites" pile here on Goodreads. Enjoy!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀

    “Are they fucking insane? What am I supposed to do here? Ask the fucking dragon nicely to stop burning cities to ash?” Meet my lovely Claudia “Right back where we started, except now I’m even more injured, filthy, and being cuddled by a dragon. I could just cry.” I mean lotta people call her a “mary-sue” here but lets be perfectly honest any of y’all bitches would have done the exact same thing if you were running for your life from a goddamn dragon The story is set post-apo “Are they fucking insane? What am I supposed to do here? Ask the fucking dragon nicely to stop burning cities to ash?” Meet my lovely Claudia “Right back where we started, except now I’m even more injured, filthy, and being cuddled by a dragon. I could just cry.” I mean lotta people call her a “mary-sue” here but lets be perfectly honest any of y’all bitches would have done the exact same thing if you were running for your life from a goddamn dragon The story is set post-apocalyptic dystopian future society where basically a rift in the sky opened and let loose dragons from a different fucking universe and all hell breaks loose “CLAUDIA. DO NOT— He dips a shoulder low to catch me, but it’s too late. I tumble off his back, and then I’m free-falling through the air for a terrifying moment, and then I tumble to the concrete a short distance below, dazed. Well. That was…dumb.” Their relationship was honestly so much fun to read. Claudia and Kael started out with a comical but sweet courtship where he brings her dead goats and fire breathes to cook her meals Honestly I think I enjoyed Kael’s point of view most because it honestly had the style and thought process of a goddamn dragon “How can I make her happy? Ah, yes. I will feed her. That will bind her to me. She will see that I can provide for her, that I am strong and fierce.” He even offers to eat her enemies!!! It was the perfect balance between comedy, adventure, and honestly they are my new power couple, i love Kael so freaking much it’s not even funny. “Tell me you are better, my mate, he demands. Aww. So overbearing and pushy. That’s kind of sweet, really. Overbearing, but sweet. “I feel like shit, but thanks for asking.” I want a Kael. There is literally a goddamn moment when he sees her all happy and amazing and says that he thinks she is more precious than life itself and like my fucking heart. He is a sexy sweetheart Overall, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this book. It was a lighthearted read with some sexy shifiting and a dragon that adored a sassy girl. Sign me the hell up

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sophia Triad

    Dragons? Yes, please! The book is describing a post-apocalyptic kind of world where while dragons are either golden or red and they are magnificent, the human cities are utterly destroyed and the humans are beyond miserable. So, you can imagine the beautiful and big as buses dragons flying around throwing fire and burn everything to a crisp and the small and insignificant humans running and hiding in holes and praying. There is chaos. No food, no fresh water, no clean clothes, no homes, no grass, n Dragons? Yes, please! The book is describing a post-apocalyptic kind of world where while dragons are either golden or red and they are magnificent, the human cities are utterly destroyed and the humans are beyond miserable. So, you can imagine the beautiful and big as buses dragons flying around throwing fire and burn everything to a crisp and the small and insignificant humans running and hiding in holes and praying. There is chaos. No food, no fresh water, no clean clothes, no homes, no grass, no trees, no electricity. There are some rulers of course, but they are hypocrites and rotten to the core. The Mayor is a bad man, the militia guards are taking advantage of the hungry girls, and the captain does not hesitate to sacrifice humans to the dragons to prove his point. Not an ideal world if you are a lonely girl who is trying to survive. Claudia is a strong girl. She was trying very hard to help her sister, Amy, and her best friend, Sasha, by salvaging old technological items from the ruins until she got arrested and she was given to a tremendous dragon as a sacrifice. Soon Claudia will find out many unknown facts about the dragons such as they are mostly crazy because they need a mate as an anchor, that they are shapechangers and that Kael, her dragon and wannabe mate, has a body that make her mouth water. There is no chance that she will keep telling him NO for much longer. To be honest it took me a while to get used to this world. Humans are dirty and hungry; dragons are half crazy chewing and burning everything alive. It may have destroyed a little my idea of fairytale dragons. Moreover some scenes are a bit repetitive. Kael is trying to seduce Claudia, Claudia is resisting and thinking of her sister and friend, Kael is licking, Claudia is saying “No”. Maybe the book would have been okay even with half pages. On top of that, I believe the world building is lacking. The book focuses more on the relationship between Kael and Claudia and in the end, I didn’t really learn much about the dragons. What is their world before they appear in Earth? Ok, the skies ripped open and the dragons fell, but from where? Are they aliens? Did they live in a parallel universe? In another planet? In another time period? What on earth happened? Finally this is another book, where the female of the species are not good enough. The female dragons are totally crazy, they cannot mate, they cannot communicate, they are mean. Dragons have to mate with human girls to survive. I always wish, every time I start a book like this (where strange species are mating with human brides), that the females of the strange species were less cruel bitches who have to be put aside or to be exterminated. Anyway, although the book has its flaws it is still a good adventure. I enjoyed it and I will definitely read the books about Amy and Sasha.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Aileene

    *gasps* DRAGONS + RUBY DIXON = I'm retracting this. No. Touching. Happened. Ok. On to the review. I was so excited to read this. I've never read any dragon books. At least that's what my brain tells me and I'm very sure my brain wasn't lying at all. So imagine my delight when lady Kate sent this as a recommendation and my Abtastic Ab Loving Geishas were non-stop buzzing about it. First Chapter. Second Chapter. Third Chapter. The female character *checks back for her name*, oh right Claudia. Claudia was *gasps* DRAGONS + RUBY DIXON = I'm retracting this. No. Touching. Happened. Ok. On to the review. I was so excited to read this. I've never read any dragon books. At least that's what my brain tells me and I'm very sure my brain wasn't lying at all. So imagine my delight when lady Kate sent this as a recommendation and my Abtastic Ab Loving Geishas were non-stop buzzing about it. First Chapter. Second Chapter. Third Chapter. The female character *checks back for her name*, oh right Claudia. Claudia was infuriating. The repetition of EVERYTING was maddening. Fourth Chapter. Fifth Chapter. Sixth Chapter.... Claudia. Claudia. Claudia. Repetition. Repetition. Repetition. Time to get rid of these trash. ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ Last Chapter THEY. NEVER. LEFT. I'm rating this two stars. One star for the plot and the mind-link. And the other star for Kael. Kael was very sweet and dreamy. His only flaw was falling for Claudia. Ms Dixon, you need to work on your heroines. Most of them ruin your stories. The next sequel seems to hold promise though. Oh, and one more thing, these dragons do not sport ridges here. Very disappointed, I am. But also glad because it will compromise the originality and distinction of Ice Planet Barbarians. But then they're dragons. Maybe.... (view spoiler)[...they were *mouths* barbed down there? Read and you shall find out. (hide spoiler)] Rating this 2 Disappointed-with-my-first-dragon-book Stars

  5. 5 out of 5

    Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠

    Let's get this out of the way...I Love Dragons. They're awesome, they spit fire (or lightening, etc.) and you can ride in their backs and destroy cities. But I liked the Ice Planet Barbarians first books better than this one. The world/setting is post apocalyptic in a Mad Max kind of way with people living in fortified cities and scavenging for goods. The militia is in power and don't really do anything but act in charge. The threat to mankind comes in scheduled dragon attacks. For reasons no o Let's get this out of the way...I Love Dragons. They're awesome, they spit fire (or lightening, etc.) and you can ride in their backs and destroy cities. But I liked the Ice Planet Barbarians first books better than this one. The world/setting is post apocalyptic in a Mad Max kind of way with people living in fortified cities and scavenging for goods. The militia is in power and don't really do anything but act in charge. The threat to mankind comes in scheduled dragon attacks. For reasons no one knows, they attack on a schedule. There are smaller reds and larger golds. Claudia was arrested scavenging and the mayor decided she could be dragon bait. Like in fairytales, she was chained to a stake in a torn dress. Dragon arrives and....doesn't eat her. Yay? That's right, the dragon doesn't want to BBQ her, but he does want some dragon loving. Lucky for her, he can transform into a human shape. He looks human besides his skin is kind of scales, he's gold, and he has some horns and zero body hair. Not bad at all compared to what some of those alien books try to pass off as humanoid. So what follows is caveman style communicating because he doesn't speak anything, but he does understand "no." There's a lot of no-ing from Claudia, even while sexy & naked dragon man is doting on her, feeding her, etc. He worships her. The entire story is mainly from her POV and she's really whiny. Really really whiny. She's a nonstop complainer, even though this is the best her life has been so far. Really, she's clean, always fed, safe, protected, affection, and love. But she's a complainer because he's not human. That's what annoyed me most about this book, Claudia and her nonstop complaining. I also thought her rescue plans for her sister could've been more thought out. Think James Bond, woman. Kael, the dragon, was awesome and sweet. I liked his POV, even if it only happened a few times. He was all about doing anything to make his mate, Claudia, happy. And he was generally a really nice dude/dragon. Plus, golden skinned, muscled, 6'6 tall. Yeah. Have I mentioned how well gold goes with my coloring? I'd totally take a golden dragon for my own. Not my favorite dragon book. I thought it could've used more editing of Claudia's thoughts, less of her whining and being an ungrateful brat, more Kael. Less repetition. Way too much repetition. I am happy Ruby Dixon has started in this genre and look forward to more dragon books.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Alp

    2.5/5 I had high hopes for this book based on the great impression I’ve had of this author's Ice Planet Barbarians series. The premise sounds very encouraging, but sadly, the novel was a bit of a let-down. Apparently, this book both bored me and irritated me in equal measure. The story moved quite slowly and the female lead, Claudia, drove me crazy with her constant whining and idiocy. I was sick of her inner monologue which was way too repetitive. You have no idea how many times I wanted to screa 2.5/5 I had high hopes for this book based on the great impression I’ve had of this author's Ice Planet Barbarians series. The premise sounds very encouraging, but sadly, the novel was a bit of a let-down. Apparently, this book both bored me and irritated me in equal measure. The story moved quite slowly and the female lead, Claudia, drove me crazy with her constant whining and idiocy. I was sick of her inner monologue which was way too repetitive. You have no idea how many times I wanted to scream at her to shut the hell up while reading her thoughts. I already knew from the first chapter how stupid worthless fragile her sister was, no need to hammer it into my head every chapter. If I hear "my poor fragile Amy" one more time, I think I may lose my mind! The first half of the story was tolerable—almost good, but the second half felt more like a chore than entertainment. I must admit, around midway through the last half, I had to skim over Claudia's internal thoughts just to finish the book. Anyway, this one wasn’t all that bad. What I found particularly fascinating and pleasing about it was the plot and the hero, Kael. Kael is so sweet and caring. He deserved better than Claudia! By the way, I’m curious about Dakh so I think I will read the next book, and see if it gets better than this one. ------------------------------------------------ **BR with lovely ladies at Abtastic Ab Loving Geishas.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession

    3.5 stars. I love Ruby Dixon. I mean love her. I was craving some IPB and since I have read them all I decided to try her Dragon series. I liked it ok, but the heroine at times got on my last nerve. Also there is a bit of repetitiveness at the first half of the book that made my eyes glaze. I pushed on and it ended up being a pretty good read. I will read book 2 and see how it goes.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮

    Yeah, nah. I love you Ruby Dixon, but this was average. The repetition in this was astounding. Did you know its hard to make do in Fort Dallas? That its hard especially as a woman? Did you know Claudia's sister Amy has a limp and can't fend for herself? Well just in case you forget at any point in this novel, you will be reminded of these things EVERY FUCKING CHAPTER. Claudia was a whiny, annoying brat and I hated her and she did not deserve Kael. I will still read the next book. I hope now that w Yeah, nah. I love you Ruby Dixon, but this was average. The repetition in this was astounding. Did you know its hard to make do in Fort Dallas? That its hard especially as a woman? Did you know Claudia's sister Amy has a limp and can't fend for herself? Well just in case you forget at any point in this novel, you will be reminded of these things EVERY FUCKING CHAPTER. Claudia was a whiny, annoying brat and I hated her and she did not deserve Kael. I will still read the next book. I hope now that we have all the stupid repetitive world building out of the way, we can have an actual, decent romance. This gets 1 star for Kael, 1 star for the sex. Half a star because DRAGONS. Claudia gets NO STARS BECAUSE SHE IS HORRID AND I WISH SHE DIED. 2.5 Stars Thanks for the buddy read my lovely Abtastic Ab Loving Geishas!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Renégade ♥

    3 1/2 stars This was the PNR Book of the Month in one of my GR groups and I was really looking forward to reading this because I do love my dragons. This tale pulled me in and kept me interested in both the circumstances and the relationship between Claudia and Kael. I also liked the worldbuilding and the explanation for the appearance of the dragons and why they behaved as they did. Up until the point where Claudia (view spoiler)[ runs back to the city after the 'bite' (hide spoiler)] , I was real 3 1/2 stars This was the PNR Book of the Month in one of my GR groups and I was really looking forward to reading this because I do love my dragons. This tale pulled me in and kept me interested in both the circumstances and the relationship between Claudia and Kael. I also liked the worldbuilding and the explanation for the appearance of the dragons and why they behaved as they did. Up until the point where Claudia (view spoiler)[ runs back to the city after the 'bite' (hide spoiler)] , I was really enjoying this tale. I got a right kick out of the sweet, protective, devoted, possessive, and lusty Kael, and thought Claudia was both interesting and a tough cookie. I couldn't help but laugh at various points throughout re: their interactions and misunderstandings. But things started to take a bit of a nose dive for me with some of the stuff going on in her head and her bizarre justifications after that scene. She would think and do things that sometimes had me shaking my head. I was like, (view spoiler)[ "Really Claudia? I get wanting to rescue your sister and friend but would you really rather go back to those asshats who didn't care if you died one way or another? Who would likely use you or kick you to the curb? Rather than stay with Kael who is concerned about your every need and comfort, and making sure you're fed and safe? And, honestly, you couldn't see why it might be a good idea to actually discuss your concern for your sister with Kael and devise a plan to rescue her much sooner than you did? You couldn't see the benefits of having a dragon as your protector and that much potential power at your disposal? How the hell would you ever rescue your sister from that mess all on your own? Come on now! Seriously?!" (hide spoiler)] At one point, she actually acknowledged that she was blaming Kael for everything and that it was irrational. Uh, yeah. I totally agreed and was glad she mentioned that because it helped me to wrap my head around some of the rather foolish, ungrateful, and annoying things she was saying. For example, (view spoiler)[even considering the possibility of going back to her old, crappy, desperate life in the city didn't jive for me. I was like, "What?! Are you kidding me?" The Mayor and his crew had been about to cast her out as a thief before the whole 'tie her to a post and leave her as a light snack/sexual sacrifice for the dragon' deal - which would have condemned her to death and left her sister and friend to fend for themselves anyway. As far as I was concerned, there was no going back to her old life with that leadership still in place. (hide spoiler)] Let me make it clear that I feel this series has some great potential and there was much in this first book that I appreciated. I was just really disappointed by Claudia's occasional dips in the TSTL pool because I felt, initially, like she was way smarter than that. It's like the way she was written sometimes forced her into moments of temporary idiocy and questionable behaviour in order to make the story work rather than honoring Claudia's true character/nature. That's just my opinion, of course, and others may feel differently. That being said, this story ended up going where I was hoping it would eventually go and, overall, I enjoyed their dynamics and how things were set up for future adventures. There were some neat scenes, descriptions, and ideas within those pages. For example, the explanation for (view spoiler)[ why the dragons are all suffering from madness was intriguing. When Kael let Claudia have a glimpse into his mind and experience, like tons of televisions blaring way too much information all at once - totally painful sensation overload - I found that fascinating... (hide spoiler)] . As an additional note, it was mentioned in the BOM thread that how Kael and Claudia were eventually able to communicate was confusing or unclear and I discovered that a number of readers felt this way. My take was (view spoiler)[that though we were reading their dialogue as English, that was just for us as readers to understand. I believe that Kael wasn't really speaking English during those telepathy sessions so much as they were now able to understand each other's language through the bond created by the 'fire in his blood'. It was made clear that he couldn't really speak English in the scene where he was roaring for the 'doctor' when he initially struggled to know what that word even meant. Claudia alludes to that when she later talks about why he'll want to pay better attention to learning her language instead of mocking her attempts to teach him. (hide spoiler)] So, despite some of the bumps along the way, I'm looking forward to Sasha's story in the upcoming book as I'm curious how (view spoiler)[that poor, battered and broken girl will deal with the dragon who wishes to be her mate (will he be as kind as Kael?), if said dragon will tear her abuser to pieces (yes, please - yeah, I'm being bloodthirsty over here but the guy's a total dick and deserves to be chomped) and what will happen when Sasha meets up with Claudia and Amy in future. I'm also wondering about these red dragons and if anything will happen that will allow them to mate with other dragons or humans in future. (hide spoiler)] And on a fun note, I'm as curious as Claudia about whether (view spoiler)[she'll lay an egg, birth a baby dragon, or a wee human with golden skin, fangs, and other dragon-like features... *LOL* (hide spoiler)] I've got lots of questions going forward which is a good thing as it's got me interested in finding out what happens next...

  10. 5 out of 5

    Hana ♡

    I never thought I'd ever create a Goodreads bookshelf named 'Dragons'... Dragons, werewolves, aliens... bring it on!!! Clearly there is no inter-species coupling that I won't read! Anyways... I loved this story and hope Ruby Dixon continues with this series beyond Amy, and Sasha. I'm being greedy but I want as many dragon books as the Ice Planet series =D I never thought I'd ever create a Goodreads bookshelf named 'Dragons'... Dragons, werewolves, aliens... bring it on!!! Clearly there is no inter-species coupling that I won't read! Anyways... I loved this story and hope Ruby Dixon continues with this series beyond Amy, and Sasha. I'm being greedy but I want as many dragon books as the Ice Planet series =D

  11. 5 out of 5

    Shelly Strange

    WHAT IS THIS???? A new Ruby Dixon series???? GAH! I want! WHAT IS THIS???? A new Ruby Dixon series???? GAH! I want!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Belle Aurora

    A good start to a new series. Looking forward to reading more.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lauren (Shakespeare & Whisky)

    THIS SUMMER PREPARE YOURSELF FOR: * Love juices * Burning seed * Mind linking * Seexxxyy kidnapping * Haawwwt stalking And if ALL THAT doesn't entice you consider these exciting plot points: * Getting clean with running water * Bestiality * Dragon Worldstar bitch fights * Post apocalyptic trips to IKEA * Snuggles * Poorly thought out plans executed by idiots * Cross- dimension- cross- species breeding. * Mental Illness and a propensity for violence healed thru the POWER OF PUSSY. Who could resist? CLAAAAAAA THIS SUMMER PREPARE YOURSELF FOR: * Love juices * Burning seed * Mind linking * Seexxxyy kidnapping * Haawwwt stalking And if ALL THAT doesn't entice you consider these exciting plot points: * Getting clean with running water * Bestiality * Dragon Worldstar bitch fights * Post apocalyptic trips to IKEA * Snuggles * Poorly thought out plans executed by idiots * Cross- dimension- cross- species breeding. * Mental Illness and a propensity for violence healed thru the POWER OF PUSSY. Who could resist? CLAAAAAAAADUUUUUHHHH ;)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

    Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm. https://www.beckiebookworm.com "Fire in the blood" was a surprisingly delightful read. I have previously read Some of Ruby Dixon's Ice Planet Barbarian series and loved them. This, in my opinion, was on an equal par with them and I do Love a sexy dragon shifter so I was on to a winner straight from the get-go. This story is set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future, where a few years previously rifts opened up in the sky and through these tear's came the dragon Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm. https://www.beckiebookworm.com "Fire in the blood" was a surprisingly delightful read. I have previously read Some of Ruby Dixon's Ice Planet Barbarian series and loved them. This, in my opinion, was on an equal par with them and I do Love a sexy dragon shifter so I was on to a winner straight from the get-go. This story is set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future, where a few years previously rifts opened up in the sky and through these tear's came the dragons. laying waste and destroying cities, Humanity is in hiding and the worlds gone to pot, everyone's only out for themselves. Enter our gal Claudia, after being caught scavenging and thrown into a cell she earns an awful fate. To be used as dragon bait, to see if she can tame a dragon. Convinced she is going to be Scooby snack Claudia is astounded when the gold dragon flashes into a human, well almost human looking, he has claws and fangs and a kind of dappled skin and horn-like protrusions on his head. With an inability to communicate there at a disadvantage. The dragon "Kael" is his name recognises Claudia as his mate. And she seems to help hold the madness at bay for him, the madness all dragons are afflicted with since they were pulled through the rift. Claudia and Kael start a comical but sweet courtship, where he brings her dead goats and spit roasts her meals, he even offers to eat her enemies sweet ay? Kaels just desperate for his Claudia to give him a chance. But she still can't get her friend and sister Amy out of her head, needing to do something to rescue them from there life at the fort. I found myself smiling a lot through this as these two found their way. It was lovely just to read some uncomplicated fun romance. was their slight repetitions and an annoying whiny heroine here, Oh Yes!! but honestly, that didn't really bother me as Buff Hunky Kael with the dragon heart of gold certainly made up for it. He was a sexy Sweetheart even in his dragon form, he adored his Claudia and was prepared to do anything to assure her happiness. Thankfully Claudia got less annoying as the story progressed and by the end I actually quite liked her. so if you're looking for a lighthearted read with some sexy shifting and a dragon the size of a bus give this a go, it really was an enjoyable read and a great start to a new series. Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm https://www.beckiebookworm.com/ https://www.facebook.com/beckiebookworm/

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline's Reads

    3 Meh Stars I really enjoy this author because her books are “different”. I read her alien series and I was curious about this dragon one. Nothing is too extreme for me. I was kind of (really was) disappointed with this one. I didn’t hate it, but I had higher expectations because most of the books (not all) in the alien series worked for me. I found the book really repetitive and more angsty than smut. What killed it for me was the Heroine, Claudia. As much as I love the Hero chasing after the He 3 Meh Stars I really enjoy this author because her books are “different”. I read her alien series and I was curious about this dragon one. Nothing is too extreme for me. I was kind of (really was) disappointed with this one. I didn’t hate it, but I had higher expectations because most of the books (not all) in the alien series worked for me. I found the book really repetitive and more angsty than smut. What killed it for me was the Heroine, Claudia. As much as I love the Hero chasing after the Hero, she was just plain awful. She pushed back too much. The dragons have descended on the earth and so humans have to seek refuge in underground camps. Claudia is offered as bait and Kael is the dragon that she is suppose to tame. Okay I was totally digging this storyline. BUT they couldn’t communicate, which is kind of the same thing in her alien series, but I still go with it. I thought it would be cute that they couldn’t understand each other, but more than anything it was annoying. It seemed like Kael couldn’t comprehend the most basic things. Then the ENTIRE book was based on the fact Claudia wanted to go back and save her sister, but she wouldn’t for the life of me explain that to Kael. That really annoyed me. So, I liked the idea of the book, but I just wanted it to be less angst and more cute. I will still read the series because I’m curious to see where it will go.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣

    Here's to a Ruby Dixon series hopefully less obsessed with breeding! Here's to a Ruby Dixon series hopefully less obsessed with breeding!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ezinwanyi Chinyere

    This is one of those rating dilemma books. Enjoyment was a 4-Star but writing and plot was more like 3-Star. So do I rate on enjoyment or on character/world building and plot development? I’m going to average it and say 3.5 stars but since Goodreads didn’t give me a half ⭐️ option. I’ll round up. So Claudia is a human forced to scavenge for food and resources in Post Apocalyptic Fort Dallas after Dragons have ravaged earth. Claudia got caught stealing and the mayor decided to use her as a test sub This is one of those rating dilemma books. Enjoyment was a 4-Star but writing and plot was more like 3-Star. So do I rate on enjoyment or on character/world building and plot development? I’m going to average it and say 3.5 stars but since Goodreads didn’t give me a half ⭐️ option. I’ll round up. So Claudia is a human forced to scavenge for food and resources in Post Apocalyptic Fort Dallas after Dragons have ravaged earth. Claudia got caught stealing and the mayor decided to use her as a test subject to see how Dragons react to beautiful women. When dragon Kyle comes upon the sacrificial lamb Claudia, his inner beast claims her for his mate. But how can this work when the dragon is crazed and they don’t speak the same language or know anything about each other? It helps that Kyle is a shifter and so he’s less scary when he is in his man form. Claudia and Kyle begin a learning process that may just save human kind and possibly earth. I liked Kyle a lot. He was alpha but he was so eager to please his woman. He worked hard to learn her language, her human ways and what makes her happy. It is interesting that a clearly dominate species chose to assimilate to Claudia’s way of life than force her to assimilate to his. I found the narration quirky and humorous. I chuckled a bit and found myself engaged in this over the top fantasy romance. How awesome is it that a girl can tame a dragon with sex. I will read book 2.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

    Interesting! But not as funny as Ice Planet...

  19. 5 out of 5

    ♛ Garima ♛

    As for #1 in the series, it wasn't bad. But I thought there were so many repetitions in terms of dialogues and monologues. I could have used less of them. I found some grammatical errors as well which I ignored but found annoying at times.... Overall it was good story and I like world building. It would have been lot better if it'd been cut down by 40-50 pages. I surely would not have minded. But still I'm curious so I'd be continuing with the series. As for #1 in the series, it wasn't bad. But I thought there were so many repetitions in terms of dialogues and monologues. I could have used less of them. I found some grammatical errors as well which I ignored but found annoying at times.... Overall it was good story and I like world building. It would have been lot better if it'd been cut down by 40-50 pages. I surely would not have minded. But still I'm curious so I'd be continuing with the series.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Blacky *Romance Addict*

    I don't know what it is about this Ruby Dixon, but whenever I start reading her I can't seem to stop myself. Off to read the next one.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Penny

    Actual Rating 2.5 stars A bit meh after the first part. Maybe, it would have been more interesting if the plot wasn't so weak. Fire in His Kiss (Fireblood Dragon, #2) Actual Rating 2.5 stars A bit meh after the first part. Maybe, it would have been more interesting if the plot wasn't so weak. Fire in His Kiss (Fireblood Dragon, #2)

  22. 4 out of 5

    ~Nichole~ Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews

    oh boy Ruby is like at the tip top of my short list of favorite #GivesMeWhatIWant authors. I one clicked this baby on release day but after getting sucked into the Ice Planet series and how I kept moving on to the next and the next I was absolutely scared if I really dove into this one I'd have terrible book withdrawal... and I was so right. I hope she's almost done with Sasha and Dakh because I need it now. I have to say when I read these types of plots where the hero is 100% all about protecti oh boy Ruby is like at the tip top of my short list of favorite #GivesMeWhatIWant authors. I one clicked this baby on release day but after getting sucked into the Ice Planet series and how I kept moving on to the next and the next I was absolutely scared if I really dove into this one I'd have terrible book withdrawal... and I was so right. I hope she's almost done with Sasha and Dakh because I need it now. I have to say when I read these types of plots where the hero is 100% all about protection, provisions, cherishing and YES claiming his female.. mate.. woman.. I'm hooked. call me old fashioned but it's just what I love. Kael was total perfection and I adored him. So much suspense, sexiness and romance. Add to this my favorite post apocalypse type world.. all about surviving and it sucked me in. Really great start and you've got me hooked so bad.. but so good Ruby. #WriteFaster #SorryNotSorry #SafeRead #PerfectHero

  23. 4 out of 5

    Talltree

    DNF. Dystopian PNR, not my thing.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jacqueline J

    Another fun read from Ruby Dixon. I really enjoy post apocalyptic stuff so this is right up my alley. A pretty good world building effort. Decent rational for the whole dragon thing. The writing was very good. You could hear and see the dragons in your mind. I liked the interaction between the dragon hero and our heroine. The whole learning to know you thing. The thing that held it back from more stars from me was there were too many sex scenes. I felt that some more story could have been told i Another fun read from Ruby Dixon. I really enjoy post apocalyptic stuff so this is right up my alley. A pretty good world building effort. Decent rational for the whole dragon thing. The writing was very good. You could hear and see the dragons in your mind. I liked the interaction between the dragon hero and our heroine. The whole learning to know you thing. The thing that held it back from more stars from me was there were too many sex scenes. I felt that some more story could have been told instead of 2 maybe 3 extra sex scenes that were just more of the same. You have a post apocalyptic world, use it. That's not to say the sex scenes were poorly written, because they weren't. Just that I know how sex works. I don't know the intricacies of how your people are dealing with their ravaged world. Show me that.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Melanie (mells_view)

    Hmmm I didn't really like this as much as the Ice Planet Barbarians. I don't know what else to say about it. There's nothing wrong with it per say, I just wanted more I guess. Maybe I'm just weird lol

  26. 4 out of 5

    Al George

    Not as good as aliens, but still tried and true Ruby Dixon So maybe it's the aliens that make the Ice Planet Barbarians series so good, after all. I mean this? It simply cannot compare. So yea. Aliens are better than dragons. But it didn't stop me from enjoying this book. Series: yep Sexy times: Oh yea. With a dragon. Plan on reading more by the author: Certainly. Synopsis Some kind of rift has rent the heavens and allowed the great coming of the kaiju to wreak devastation upon the earth. No one k Not as good as aliens, but still tried and true Ruby Dixon So maybe it's the aliens that make the Ice Planet Barbarians series so good, after all. I mean this? It simply cannot compare. So yea. Aliens are better than dragons. But it didn't stop me from enjoying this book. Series: yep Sexy times: Oh yea. With a dragon. Plan on reading more by the author: Certainly. Synopsis Some kind of rift has rent the heavens and allowed the great coming of the kaiju to wreak devastation upon the earth. No one knows why the dragons have come, but society? Well, it's been torn asunder. Turns out, the earth causes dragon madness and the only thing that helps? You guessed it. Find a mate and bond. Women fix everything, don't they? Well, here's further proof. Who needs Gypsy Danger when you have a vagina? Anyhoo, our heroine is thrust out of the protection, if one can call it that, to be bait for a dragon in the hopes that this will stop that attacks on the Big D. Said dragon nabs her, claims her, and there you go. Heroine Someone smack a b!tch, please. She's not my favorite character. Too much whining. Suck it up, lady. Get with it. You live in a dystopian world and have this super nice dragon who wants to feed and care for you. So get on with it. Stop vacillating if you want to save your friends. Figure out how to maximize your dragon. If you had a ding-ding, I'd kick it. Hero Kael. He was fine. Nothing to get all excited about. In fact, his part of this story was like 1/16th of the story. Not enough. Why it did or didn't work for me: It was fine. A decent start to a new series. Lot's of unanswered questions. Not enough world building. See, this is where the big blue aliens tell a better tale. We build a world. We get a look into a new society. This? Not so much. Seems dragons are solitary creatures because the majority of them are bat sh!t cray cray. Who wants to hang out with the cray dragon? No one, apparently. So, if the relationship between the MCs is not enough to carry the story, we get an OK tale at best. And that's what this was, okayness in all its glory. Signed, I'll be reading the rest, I think, but I don't expect my world to be rocked.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ivy Deluca

    Ms. Dixon has come up with another crackilicious series (available on Kindle Unlimited). Dragons with textured bits and and claws instead of fingernails when in human form? Possessive alpha shifter who is ALL about his heroine? A little bit of action and danger to spice up the sexy times? Yep, definitely cracky. There’s a bit of post-apocalyptic spin on the dragon shifter romance, but let’s face it, it’s more about the romance. Since this is a setup book, there’s a tendency to be a little repeti Ms. Dixon has come up with another crackilicious series (available on Kindle Unlimited). Dragons with textured bits and and claws instead of fingernails when in human form? Possessive alpha shifter who is ALL about his heroine? A little bit of action and danger to spice up the sexy times? Yep, definitely cracky. There’s a bit of post-apocalyptic spin on the dragon shifter romance, but let’s face it, it’s more about the romance. Since this is a setup book, there’s a tendency to be a little repetitive with the inner monologue at times, and the worldbuilding is sufficient but not thorough. There’s hints that we’ll get more info as the series progresses and that’s alright with me. I’m down for seeing what Ms. Dixon comes up with next. I’m digging it and if cracky shifter roms are your cuppa tea, check it out. For more reviews, visit

  28. 5 out of 5

    ❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️

    3 Stars ⭐️ This is just me having a thing/ problem with the majority of Ruby Dixon heroines: they annoy me all the f time !! They are exasperating and immature and annoying AF ( again, except Liz -IPB-) . Anyway, I gave this 3 stars for the hero and for the idea of this dystopian new world after the dragons came from the sky and destroyed almost everything in their path. I liked Kael, in fact I like all the Heros in R.D books, they are always gentle, caring, loving, protective and possessive towar 3 Stars ⭐️ This is just me having a thing/ problem with the majority of Ruby Dixon heroines: they annoy me all the f time !! They are exasperating and immature and annoying AF ( again, except Liz -IPB-) . Anyway, I gave this 3 stars for the hero and for the idea of this dystopian new world after the dragons came from the sky and destroyed almost everything in their path. I liked Kael, in fact I like all the Heros in R.D books, they are always gentle, caring, loving, protective and possessive towards their ladies , but as I mentioned up , someone else is the problem ( Claudia-sweet, darling Claudia 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️) . It’s a shame, but reading some of my friends reviews on the next book, I will probably skip it ✌🏻

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lyndi W.

    *sigh* I could have loved this. But Claudia was a hard character to like. It took me nearly 60% of the book to warm up to her. Mainly because she kept doing that thing I hate. I dunno if it's a trope, but it happens often enough that it should be. She kept trying to escape a "not so bad" situation to run back to an "absolutely awful" situation. I shall explain without spoiling things, as most of this happens in chapter one. Claudia is arrested for scavenging - which Ruby Dixon explains a dozen ti *sigh* I could have loved this. But Claudia was a hard character to like. It took me nearly 60% of the book to warm up to her. Mainly because she kept doing that thing I hate. I dunno if it's a trope, but it happens often enough that it should be. She kept trying to escape a "not so bad" situation to run back to an "absolutely awful" situation. I shall explain without spoiling things, as most of this happens in chapter one. Claudia is arrested for scavenging - which Ruby Dixon explains a dozen times in one chapter as being the only way to survive without whoring yourself - and is sentenced to be exiled, which is basically a death sentence. Instead of being exiled, she is offered to a dragon as "bait". The dragon proceeds to feed her, pamper her, and make sure she's comfy and happy. Does Claudia accept this? No. She repeatedly tries to escape to go back to the city she was exiled from. Like they're going to welcome her back with open arms or something? Her best case scenario is being exiled again. Which is, like I said, a death sentence. This is a trope (maybe) that I fucking hate. I have raged long and hard over heroines trying to escape situations in which they are basically doing just fine. IE: Trying to escape a space ship in the middle of nowhere. It really makes me hate the character because I gotta say, it's fucking dumb. So I did NOT like Claudia for a while. And even in the end, she still wasn't all that likable, but I skimmed from about 65-100% so I honestly didn't read enough to continue disliking her. Also, if your options for survival are whoring or scavenging, how do the men survive? Am I interested in reading the rest of this series? Nope. Ruby Dixon blew her load with this story and the way things are set up, she can't possibly write 3 more stories that are unique enough to keep me interested. They're all gonna be carbon copies of each other like her Ice Planet Barbarian series and I didn't like this story enough to reread 3 slight variations of it. I doubt I'd recommend this one, but I ain't your mama so you do you and read it if you want.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Raine

    Great new series set on Earth I am excited about this new series from Me. Dixon. Though I love the blue barbarians from IPB, I am glad to see the a series that is back on earth. The beginning was a little slow, but that is due to the world-building since this us a dystopian setting. The interaction between Kael and Claudia were interesting and those sexy times were pretty hot. I especially like the fact that there aren't 'fated mate's, but more of a choice - that Kael wants a mate and then 'choo Great new series set on Earth I am excited about this new series from Me. Dixon. Though I love the blue barbarians from IPB, I am glad to see the a series that is back on earth. The beginning was a little slow, but that is due to the world-building since this us a dystopian setting. The interaction between Kael and Claudia were interesting and those sexy times were pretty hot. I especially like the fact that there aren't 'fated mate's, but more of a choice - that Kael wants a mate and then 'chooses' Claudia, though it did take Claudia a longer time to come to her conclusion that Kael was hers.

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