Stalked by Flames

Stalked by Flames Bailey Monzac has just graduated college and is leaving town for her parents ranch in Texas when a massive earthquake unleashes the unthinkable on the world fire breathing dragons Chaos erupts as peop

  • Title: Stalked by Flames
  • Author: Susan Illene
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 334
  • Format: ebook
  • Bailey Monzac has just graduated college and is leaving town for her parents ranch in Texas when a massive earthquake unleashes the unthinkable on the world fire breathing dragons Chaos erupts as people flee for their lives, and Bailey survives only because she is somehow immune to the dragons flames In the midst of the mayhem, Bailey is helped by a shape shifting draBailey Monzac has just graduated college and is leaving town for her parents ranch in Texas when a massive earthquake unleashes the unthinkable on the world fire breathing dragons Chaos erupts as people flee for their lives, and Bailey survives only because she is somehow immune to the dragons flames In the midst of the mayhem, Bailey is helped by a shape shifting dragon named Aidan, who recognizes Bailey is a dragon slayer and will be an essential ally in the power struggle between and within the dragon clans Natural disasters intensify and dragons lay waste to the world as civilization all but collapses amid the loss of electricity and running water Roving gangs prowl the debris filled streets, and Bailey and her friends manage to find refuge in the university library As her relationship with Aidan deepens during private training sessions, Bailey must learn to harness her newfound skills or see everything she knows and loves destroyed.Stalked by Flames is a gritty urban fantasy about a woman s journey into a dark new reality she never could have imagined.

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    1. Tough times could take a lot from you, but they couldn’t take your soul if you didn’t let them.Main Theme Imagine what would happen if two dimensions collide and mesh together and creatures from other dimension break into our world. Not just any creature but fire-breathing dragons!Anything they breathe fire on to, burns to ashes. There is no where to run and no place to hide. They hunt humans to kill. Some like to eat their flesh. Wait! There are two types of dragons - pure dragons and shape [...]

    2. I was really looking forward to reading about an apocalypse type atmosphere where dragons were the culprits. Throw in a dragon slayer, and it sounded like a solid read. While I found it was an ok read, I did have some issues with it. Here is my breakdown:The pros:* Creative story concept* Offered on kindleunlimited* The action was decentThe cons:* I found the romance to be very lacking - I'd rate it PG at best* It had a young adult feel to it even though the characters were supposed to be older [...]

    3. 4/5 Solid StarsWow I liked this book for sure. A lot more than I thought I would that's for certain. I downloaded this book a month or two a go and for some reason I can't fully explain why, kept putting it off reading it. Anyway, I stopped putting it off and finally got my lazy ass to read it and now I realise I should have read it sooner. Silly me. What started off a tad slow very quickly turned into a fast paced, nitty gritty 'shit the world around me is collapsing, how am I going to survive' [...]

    4. This is the first book of a new series by Susan Illene. Her other series, the Sensor series, is one of my favorites. Ms. Illene describes her books as urban fantasy with romance, which translates to the stories being fairly gritty. Having just graduated from university in Oklahoma, Bailey stops by the school library on her way home to Texas. While she’s at the library, green dragons attack, killing tens, if not hundreds, of people. Saving two women from a green dragon, Bailey notices that unli [...]

    5. This is a note to myself. It's not, nor is intended as, a review. Tried the sample. I didn't finish it. The writing seemed so flat.

    6. If you liked Susan Illene's urban fantasy series, The Sensor, I guarantee you will enjoy this one. She takes an apocalyptic event of our world colliding with an another dimension, and creates a believable, creative scenario, blending dystopia and fantasy genres, magic and technology, dragons and college graduates.Bailey just graduated from college and is getting ready to ride back to her parents ranch in Texas, when there is a huge earthquake, and suddenly dragons roam the sky attacking people. [...]

    7. I really wanted to love this; yet it never really got going for me.  There is a bunch a word building and it’s obvious that this is going to be a multi-book story, but the first book just never seemed to have a real solid foundation, other than building the world and overall plot for the bigger story.  I never fell into the intensity of the situation, or felt how I should feel in an apocalyptic situation.  It was lackluster at best.  I kept thinking it would get better with Bailey learning [...]

    8. I found this story to be fairly interesting. I don't have much experience reading any type of story about dragons so I thought this mix of urban fantasy/magic/dystopia was the perfect introductory setting for me. Bailey is a recent college graduate just getting ready to make the four hour drive home to Texas from Oklahoma to put her business degree to use in helping to run her family ranch. Before she actually gets on the road, large green dragons appear in the sky and begin torching people, bui [...]

    9. I thought the world building was new and interesting. It is a blending of modern, dystopian, and medieval fantasy.There was more violence than I expected--human against human and dragon against dragon. No bedroom scenes but there was some nudity and adult themes. The descriptions of clothing seemed Nancy Drew to me and I skipped over those parts.I will definitely read the next one.

    10. Ive only got one thing to say about this book: the US military is a powerful entity with far more deadly weapons available to them than guns and missiles. Theres just no fucking way a bunch of fire breathing lizards would be able to defeat them.

    11. Review posted hereokpassionforlifeStalked by Flames was a really good introduction to the Dragon’s Breath series.As the blurb tells us – Bailey is headed home to Texas after graduating college when a massive earthquake hits the college town. She takes refuge in the library with her best friend who works there and plans to head out as soon as things settle. When she does take the chance she and the rest of town are confronted by fire breathing dragons! These dragons are by no means friendly a [...]

    12. Her best series yet!I really loved this new series from Susan Illene. It has a sort of post-apocalyptic feel as two worlds collide and all hell breaks lose. The main character, Bailey, is sort of your everyday average person but with a little something extra that she discovers on the way. She's not your typical balls-busting-badass and I think we'll get to watch her come into her own and grow with her, which I enjoy. Aiden, the Dragon/human, has some very interesting traits and I am really lovin [...]

    13. How did it get printedThe only thing I can say good about this story is the story line. The only reason I finished it is I wanted to see if it got any better. Poorly written and downright boring in so many ways. The idea of the story could be good if a decent author had taken over. I wish I could read the next in the series to see what happens but I don't want to waste my time or money.

    14. When dragons invade earth Bailey discovers she is a dragon slayer. she can't be burned by dragon fire. The same dragon fire that turns everything, concrete, steel, asphalt, to ash. But not Bailey. Isn't Bailey special? Aiden is a dragon, a good dragon, not a bad dragon who wants to eat people. A good dragon who keeps people as slaves or, from his point of view, servants. Aiden, the good dragon, wants to train Bailey, how to be a good dragon slayer so she can kill the bad dragons. I guess I like [...]

    15. Yes, the title sounds like a Lifetime movie. But I enjoyed this urban fantasy. I don't usually like urban fantasy - it's usually an excuse for a murder mystery, plus some steamy sex. That's not this.Things I like about this book: Yes, there's a love interest, but no action on it in this book. (Also, no love triangle - a bonus!!) The book takes place in Oklahoma, not a city. The heroine has a sidekick, who's both male and funny (and not a love interest). This book takes place in the immediate aft [...]

    16. I really could not get into this book. I ended up with a DNF. I was really hoping to find a good dragon book but those are hard to come by.On a positive note, the cover is pretty cool. It definitely is what drew my attention.I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    17. So good!The premise of this story is really quite different, but it was enjoyable to read and it kept me guessing about what would happen next. The tension between Bailey and Aiden has got me SO curious and I can't wait to read the next book and see where this story is going to go.

    18. Great bookI love Susan Ilene's books, I resisted this series for a bit and now I'm sorry I waited so long - but on the plus side, I get to pick up the next book in the series tonight!

    19. Pretty good - a relief from all the insta-love usually found in shape-shifter romances.This is about how one should learn to control their fears in face of calamities (read: apocalypse).Strong characters.

    20. It was an okay book but pretty much all of it was old material from movies and such from the 90's just remade into a present day thing. Nothing new or unique about the story.

    21. Great storyA lot of action. Wonderful characters and great plot. Looking forward to reading the next one. Thank you Ms. Illene for sharing this world.

    22. One thing I do not get is why people must think that " Young Adult" genre equals "Young Adult" protagonist(s). Then they nitpick on why a book is YA when the protagonists are adults. Or how a book with adult protagonist have a YA theme to it. They are mutually exclusive. You can have both and not just one or the other. That aside, I do feel that this book is written for "younger" adults, or YA.There's two ways to look at this book:1. Not much really goes on throughout the whole book. You can pro [...]

    23. a bit clunky and averageThis just wasn't a very satisfying read for me. The main character, Bailey, is fine - I like that she thinks for herself, stays calm in emergencies and isn't obsessing over the guys. I also like how important other people are to her, and that she can see the good in difficult to like people. The male MC, Aidan, is more problematic, as the story so far makes him seem manipulative and he holds back far too much information from Bailey when she needs it to make choices. On t [...]

    24. Very interesting take on the apocalypse. I love dragon shifters so this series is right up my alley. I am looking forward to what happens next between Bailey and Aiden.

    25. No-one expected dragons to return to the world, but that’s exactly what happened. Bailey was all set to return home from college when dragons began appearing in the skies. With modern weapons all but useless against the fire breathing creatures, not much can stand in their way. Thankfully for the residents of Norman, Bailey’s a born dragon slayer and she’s about to get a crash course from an unlikely source.We get a small glimpse of normalcy before the world as Bailey and her friends know [...]

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