Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dragon Kisses Series NBtM

Dragon Kisses #1 (Cassie and Niall)

Waking up in a strange barn was just the tip of the iceberg. Cassie and Niall find themselves transported to another world, one full of dragon shifters who want to possess them. Cassie is claimed by Illion, an electric blue dragon who shifts into five hulking men, and Niall is claimed by Wynn, a lime green dragon who shifts into two men and two women.

The Zmaj feed from the sexual energy of humans, and finding a cache of five in an abandoned barn is a momentous occasion. Convincing them to stay and protecting them from the Inamanida, their sworn enemy, is another task altogether. And falling in love? Zmaj don’t do that.

When Cassie runs away, Illion is forced to confront his prejudices and his brethren in order to save her from a fate worse than death.

Warnings: MMMFF, MMFMMM, light bondage, dominant dragon shifters

Dragon Kisses #2 (Arabella and Jonathan)

Waking with no memory, Arabella finds herself courted by three men claiming to be her mates. Dragon shifters Tobin, Gerrit, and Blakely woo her with sweet words and deeds, convincing her that she’s always lived this fairy tale existence. Life is perfect until the Inamanida King decides the experiment has gone on long enough—and Tobin is ordered to turn Arabella over to be tortured and used by the entire clan.

Meanwhile Jonathan is working to help settle the humans in Zmaj’s outer city. As the son of a prominent human leader, finds himself thrust into a leadership role and having to liaise with creatures he was raised to fear. Soon he falls for Laurel, a beautiful woman recently arrived from Earth, but as secrets emerge, he faces a stark truth that could cost him everything.

Tobin and Jonathan must risk everything and deal with consequences that could cost them the fragile relationships they’ve built with the women they love.

Warnings: MFMM, MF

Dragon Kisses #3 (Laurel, Niall, Jonathan)
In the months following Jonathan’s transformation, Laurel struggles to come to terms with her feelings for him and the horrific memories of time spent as a dragon’s slave. Jonathan struggles to be patient, but Laurel’s fear is breaking his heart. Niall and Cassie open a popular bakery and revel in the bliss of love and their new lives. Arabella pines for Tobin’s aspects to be reunited, and Nora discovers the secret of creating Zmaj offspring.

Meanwhile all Zmaj braces for the Inamanida attack that Tobin warned them about. When it finally comes, the Zmaj find themselves vastly outnumbered by enemy forces. In the violence that follows, everything changes.

Excerpt from Dragon Kisses #1 (Cassie and Niall):
“Cassie.” The deep voice calling my name belonged to the dragon man standing next to the one who had watched over us. “Come.”

Was it wrong that his commanding tone had me close to coming? Nora’s assurance came from, I knew, deep inside my psyche. After all, in a dream all the characters were aspects of myself. Niall was my caution, and Nora was my sense of adventure. I pried myself from Niall’s hold. “We’ll be fine.”

Even facing the weirdest situation and the worst odds, I was an optimist. Before Niall could process what I was doing, I left the safety of the group. Taking those first steps toward a new life was easy when I knew I’d soon wake up in the safety and comfort of my bed, and I figured nothing was to be gained by huddling against a barn. Plus, this would make one hell of a diary entry when I woke up, and it would help keep my mind off Chad, the jerkweasel who’d dumped me yesterday.

Laurel and Oliver followed me. Both of them seemed to be dazed and confused. The blue-haired men morphed into a dragon, and we climbed onto its back. The three of us fit easily. I sat forward of the wings. Oliver situated himself behind me, and Laurel wrapped her arms around his waist.

“Hold onto the scales,” Nora shouted.

I slid my hands around the edges of two blue scales. Each was a large as a dinner plate, but they had ridges on the top which were perfect for holding. One leap, and it took off.

Flying on the back of a dragon was unlike anything I’d experienced. My tummy fluttered from the quick ascent—or from that niggling bit of sense that told me I wasn’t playing it safe, and wind whipped through my hair. I had the feeling the dragon was flying slower than normal, and I appreciated his restraint. Any faster, and I might have freaked out.

Or not. Who could be afraid of heights or strangers in such a wonderful fantasy?

Michele, thanks so much for stopping by. So, how did you get started writing?
Michele: Like all writers, I’ve always been an avid reader, and I’ve always written in once capacity or another. After a time, books failed to satisfy me, so I began making my own stories in my head. I created characters and settings and mini-plots. One day after I finished reading a book, I put it down and said I could do better, and so began my writing career. I put the characters from my head onto paper, and a year later, I’d written two novels.

What was the inspiration for your book?
Michele: Inspiration often comes from a sudden thought. For Dragon Kisses, I wondered what would happen if someone woke up on a different world—one where dragon shifters treated humans as little more than sexy pets—what would happen. I created Cassie and Niall first, and so they’re the focus of the first book. Together, they set things in motion to change the way the dragons—the Zmaj—view humans. I also wanted to treat it like a serial, and so books two and three bring other characters into play. Dragon Kisses 2 centers on Jonathan—a human with a surprising past—and Arabella, who arrived with Cassie and Niall. Dragon Kisses 3 sees a conflict with the Zmaj enemy brought to a stunning climax, and everybody’s lives are irrevocably altered.

What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
Michele: It’s funny—I get asked this question a lot. I am not a person who feels bounded by rules or what I’ve done previously. If I want to write in a certain genre, I just do it.

Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
Michele: Animal fiction. I don’t understand the appeal of animals as main characters. Dragon shifters? Okay. Talking cats? No, thank you. The one exception I’ve found is Call of the Wild. That one’s a classic for a reason.

So, what are you working on right now? Have any other releases in the near future, or are you still writing?
Michele: I recently got the rights back to Re/Paired (Doms of the FBI 2). I plan to re/vise and re/release it. In July, I’ll follow that with Re/Claimed (Doms of the FBI 3), and then later this year, I’ll have a (mostly new) story called Blade’s Ghost.

Alright, now for some totally random, fun questions. Favorite color?
Michele: Purple

Favorite movie?
Michele: Comedy—Overboard; Horror—The Crow; Drama—The Season 2 Buffy Finale. I have tons of others, but lately I’m more of a TV show kind of person. I’m binge-watching Dexter and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Alright, you have one superpower. What is it?
Michele: Teleportation. I hate driving and I’m afraid of heights. This solves both problems.

You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?
Michele: Okay, this is my boring answer because I’ve never been the kind of person who wants to meet anybody famous—I’d have dinner with my wife and our twins.

Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?
Michele: I’m probably most like Sabrina from Letting Go. We’ve both worked through similar issues in our lives, and we both ended up with spectacular spouses.

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Author Bio and Links:
I’m Michele Zurlo, author of over 20 romance novels. During the day, I teach English, and in the evenings, romantic tales flow from my fingertips.

I’m not half as interesting as my characters. My childhood dreams tended to stretch no further than the next book in my to-be-read pile, and I aspired to be a librarian so I could read all day. I’m pretty impulsive when it comes to big decisions, especially when it’s something I’ve never done before. Writing is just one in a long line of impulsive decisions that turned out to showcase my great instincts. Find out more at or @MZurloAuthor.

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  1. Enjoyed reading the author's interview.

  2. I enjoyed reading the interview. It's always nice to get to know the author a little bit

  3. Thanks for having me on your blog!