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Dragon Mine (Dragon Kings #2) by Donna Grant @TantorAudio

Hello, fellow romance fans. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Dragon Mine by Donna Grant read by Antony Ferguson. The second story in her new spin-off paranormal romance series, Dragon Kings. My thanks to the publisher Tantor Audio for the free audiobook in exchange for my honest review.

What’s Dragon Mine about?

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Dragon Mine (Dragon Kings #2) by Donna Grant @TantorAudioMy Rating:
Title: Dragon Mine by Donna Grant
Series: Dragon Kings #2
Published by Tantor Audio on 12 July 2021
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult Paranormal Romance, Dragons & Mythical Creatures, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Romantic, Shifters, Suspense
Narrator: Antony Ferguson
Length: 8 hours 29 minutes
No. of Pages: 265

I am hers, and she is mine.

Vaughn has spent eons searching for the woman who captured his heart, only to be disappointed time and again. Sure, he sees her in his dreams. He may get to touch and hold her. But it's not the same. As the emptiness inside him grows, he jumps at the chance for a distraction. Setting his eyes on the dragons again in Zora is a balm, but it can't compare to once again coming face-to-face with the gorgeous beauty who holds a piece of his soul.

With responsibilities comes sacrifice....

Eurwen has never known anything but the burden and joy of ruling the dragons. But unlike her twin, she's always been curious about Earth and the Kings and felt as if something were missing from her life. When her reunion with her parents brings an unexpected surprise, she can't help but give in to the pleasure that Vaughn offers. Still, her loyalty lies with her realm, and the hurdles in their way to happiness seem insurmountable - especially with a new and unknown foe seeking to destroy them.

Trust doesn't come easily, but love conquers all. And no amount of time or space can keep those who belong together apart.

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Donna Grant (P)2021 Tantor


Source: ARC

I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.

Review Format: Audiobook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible*

Listened To: 17th 24th July 2021


What did I think about it?

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A Paranormal Romance With Plenty of Conflict and High Emotion.

I’m a fan of Donna’s books and have read lots of them. As I’ve said before, her writing style is easy to read and I like the way she paces the development of her plots. Her characters are never just good or evil, she creates complex souls with a multifaceted mix of positive and negative traits. This makes them more credible; bringing them to life in my mind. I love the new fantasy world that Donna has created for this series.

I connect to a story more when the female protagonist has certain personality traits.

Eurwen is a dragon queen, although she doesn’t view herself as one. She’s a skilled fighter, respected leader and loyal to a fault to her brother and the dragons in her realm. I loved getting to know her; finding out about her history. Eurwen’s choices during this adventure weren’t easy, but I admired her intelligence, resilience and strength. Vaughn, being a Dragon King from Earth, obviously, means that I’ve met him before in the Dark Kings series. However, it was great to get beneath his skin and get inside his head during this one.

Antony Ferguson is a new-to-me narrator.

I enjoyed Antony’s performance and liked the pace at which he read this book. I found his reading of the narrative full of emotion which pulled me into each scene. The male and female voices Antony created for the various characters sounded natural and fit their personalities. Each voice was different enough that I was never confused as to who was speaking. The strange mix of English accents that Donna described the humans having sounded odd but realistic. The Scottish brogues that Antony created for Vaughn, Constantine and Varek sounded wonderful. Mmmm, yummy. I’m looking forward to listening to more audiobooks read by Antony.

Donna loves the romantic aspect between her lead couple to be concluded by the end of each book.

I love Happy Ever After endings too. Woop! Woop! But Dragon Mine isn’t just about the romance between Vaughn and Eurwen. There are a couple of other plot threads weaved together in this tale. I enjoyed having these other storylines to follow while watching the trials and tribulations of Vaughn and Eurwen’s romance.

I really enjoyed this audiobook; it was a tale that kept me listening from start to finish!

Dragon Mine has everything that I look for in a good paranormal romance story; adventure, mystery, action, great characters, some humour, romance and a sprinkling of passion.

Content Warning:

This book has graphic violence and explicit sex as well as some darker themes. Therefore, I’d only recommend this book to adults who are OK reading material of this nature.

I’d recommend Dragon Mine to adults who enjoy paranormal romance tales. Readers who’re looking for honourable heroes and heroines who have plenty of gumption. Especially those fans who want a gripping multi-layered backstory with action, romance, oh, and a bit of blush-worthy titillation.

Has my review of DRAGON MINE (DRAGON KINGS #2) encouraged you to find out more? Of course, it has. 😉 Click on any of my links to check it out yourself.

Keep reading to find out more about Donna Grant, but first here’s some information about this series.

Dragon Kings by Donna Grant

The Dragon Kings is a spin-off of Donna’s Dark Kings series.

Called the Dragon Kings a millennium ago, these men of power and magic can shift into dragon form and have ruled over all other creatures. When humans appeared, they protected them until they were betrayed and thousands of dragons were killed. The betrayal was made worse when they discovered that it came from a woman who had vowed to love one of the Dragon Kings. The Dragon Kings withdrew their power from the world, from humans, some of the dragons choosing to sleep away the passing millennia. But now a new evil is beginning to awaken the Dark Kings and they are reluctantly being pulled into a war, not of their choosing. What they never expected to find is a love so powerful it threatens to change everything they have ever known.

Each book focuses on the relationship and romance of one Dragon King and the mate he finds in this new world.

Books in the Series

  • Dragon Revealed (Dragon Kings #1) (2020)
  • Dragon Mine (Dragon Kings #1) (2021)
  • Dragon Unbound (Dragon Kings #1) (expected 2022)

Buy any of the books in the Dragon Kings series in ebook and audio formats through all the usual retailers, including:

Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository*

Now as promised, here’s Donna’s bio.

About Donna Grant

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Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a hundred novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80-pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

And as this is a review of an audiobook, here’s a bit about the narrator.

About Antony Ferguson

Narrator - Antony Ferguson

AudioFile Earphones Award winner Antony Ferguson is a native of London, England. He is a classically trained actor and has appeared in numerous productions in London, Off-Broadway, and regional theatre.

As an actor, he is best known for Delivery (2012), Mademoiselle Emmanuelle (2013) and The Escape (2011).

As a voice actor, he has over fifty audiobooks to his credit and was recommended by the "All About Romance" Web site as one of the best male narrators at performing female characters.

He lives in Los Angeles.

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my review of Dragon Mine. Have you got this one or any other titles by Donna Grant in your libraries? Have you listened to an Antony Ferguson narration before? Drop me a comment below so we can chat books! 😁

Donna Grant is one of my favourite authors. Before you go, check out my A to Z to see who else is on the list. Have I included your favourite author?

Bye for now,

Flora x

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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(2) Comments

  1. WendyW says:

    Lovely review. I like how you really let us know what the book is about, and your content warning is very good.

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Wendy, I aim to please (and add to readers TBR piles! Lol!)

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