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Publisher's Summary

An alien dragon king meets his fated mate in a woman from Earth. With conflict brewing in the kingdom, will he be forced to make a heartbreaking choice?

Bella: When I came to the subterranean kingdom of Driegon as a mail-order bride, I didn’t expect the dragon king to sweep me off my feet, take flight, and claim me as his mate. He says a mythical mating ritual called the Torrent proves we’re fated. Yeah, sure. Then I find out he’s almost engaged. He insists he’ll find a way for us to be together, but I’ve fallen for pretty lies before, and I won’t give my heart again easily.

Malac: To end a war among the factions of my Driegon people, I must marry the daughter of a rival warlord. I’ve accepted my fate. Until I meet Bella, one of three Earthlings brought to my kingdom as mail-order brides. One touch, and my blood roars through me - the first sign of the Torrent. We’re fated and I ache to claim her, yet I cannot betray my people. But the heart of a dragon will not be denied.

Malac is book 1 in the Brides of Driegon series. This standalone, full-length story has in-the-book heat, aliens who look and act alien, a guaranteed happily ever after, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.

©2022 Ava Ross (P)2022 Podium Audio

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Rinse and repeat and I'm done

What's good - the narration and the introduction of tri-cocks (aka Bad Dragon's Orochi). After all the many sic-fi romance books, this was a first and clever idea to incorporate.

What's bad - the same story for the 1,000th time. I hated the unnecessary fretting from both main characters as it was so over done. Plus the main plot - diluted blood and jealousy

What's worse - the missed opportunities to make the story different and creative. Instead you have race purists and a jilted female, which in the reality of that world, is more than likely an oppressed female. There was such potential and her story should have been her scared at having been hidden/locked away, relieved that she wasn't going to be used as a pawn in political games, and generally sympathetic. She really could've/should've found an ally in the human women and in Bella. Just think, she could've been a HEA with a male human in a spin off short story, but nah, instead she is nothing but a plot tool. You could remove her entirely and the story would've been basically unchanged.

I tried out Ava's initial series and stopped after book 1 and I'm doing the same here. I won't be continuing on with this series as it is too much of the same

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Good story to Listen to.

I love this author knows how to blend, action, sex, romance and comedy to a wonderful experience.

This book does not disappoint. Please remember they are dragon like aliens so some things are diferent.

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Needs better Female Narrator

Listened to the first 3 chapters and noticed Tawnia sounds like she is reading instead of acting the part of the character; she is messing up the book. Ava please find a better female narrator for the next book; there are so many that excel at this. The storyline is like other books in this genre.

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AN ABSOLUTE MUST !

THIS AUTHOR IS AMAZING AND ALL HER BOOKS ARE WORTH IT 200%.

LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOVE THIS BOOK AND AUTHOR.
YOU WILL ENJOY THIS BOOK AND HER ENTIRE COLLECTION.

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Not really buying it.

This book was underwhelming for me. There aren’t a lot of “whys” for the “whats” in the story. Anytime a writer defaults to some sort of mysterious biological attraction being used for LOVE needs to compensate for that laziness in the rest of the story. I get the impression that Ava Ross is young. Naming the female lead “Bella” and referencing the anticipation of Malac’s gesture of commitment as a “Promposal” as opposed to an actual proposal, which it essentially was. This is just one example of the naïveté Bella presents throughout the book. Such a young perspective for the character, which makes me think: GIRL. Not WOMAN. Overall, not great.

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Malac and Bella💞💞💞💞

The book was very good. I have ordered the next. I hope the series is downloaded. I really liked the male character. Bella got on my nerve. Overall the book was good. I recommend the series. 💞💕🍷😍