"Adult fantasy romance told with style and skill"

Shapeshifter Dragon Darius en Kragin has had the duty is to kill anyone who enters the city of Atlantis through the mist portal since he was eight. He has lived within himself to the point where emotions and colors are a vague part of his life. That is until a fiery red-headed woman comes through the portal bringing back color and emotions.

Grace comes to Brazil looking for her brother who is employed by the Argonauts and searching to find Atlantis. In her brother's journal, Atlantis is described an exotic city populated by dragons, vampires, centaurs, and other beings of myth and legend. When she arrives through the mist, she faces a scarred warrior whose sword barely misses her. She attributes the necklace her brother sent her as the reason Darius has spared her, but is that the only reason?

It is found that Argonauts have joined with vampires and invaded the mist castle at the second portal entrance. Grace and Darius must work together to save Atlantis and her brother. But can they find a way for human and dragon to share their life? If they cannot stop the Argonauts, there will not be a life to share.

HEART OF THE DRAGON is an easy-reading and fast-paced story with good verses evil and love conquering all. Critics may say the plot is predictable, but no one can say this story is not entertaining reading. Ms. Showalter has brought us to a believable "inner" world and characters for which you care. There are explicit romantic scenes; so this is an adult fantasy romance. The story is told with style and skill having no need to resort to shocking language for emphasis which I appreciated. I will definitely look up her other stories and look forward to future books by this author.

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted November 5, 2006


He was the answer to all her deepest, dark desires...

The Atlantis tale that started it all...

Enter a world of dragons, demons and nymphs…Enter a world of dark seduction and powerful magic…Enter Atlantis...

Searching for her missing brother, Grace Carlyle never dreamed she would discover a secret world populated by mythological monsters—or find herself facing a sword-wielding being whose looks put mortal men to shame.

But there he was, Darius en Kragin, one of a race of shape-shifting warriors bound to guard the gates of Atlantis, and kill all travelers who strayed within its borders.

Now Grace’s life was in his hands, and Darius had to choose between his centuries-old vow and the woman who had slipped beneath his defenses and stolen the heart of Atlantis’s fiercest dragon.


Heart of the Dragon
(Atlantis: Book 1)
by Gena Showalter

January 1, 2009
Available: January 1, 2009
ISBN #0373773501
EAN #9780373773503
384 pages
Paperback (reprint)
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Other Books by
Gena Showalter

The Darkest Seduction
The Darkest Surrender
Dark Taste of Rapture
Lord of the Vampires
The Darkest Secret
On the Hunt
Ecstasy in Darkness
The Darkest Lie
The Bodyguard
The Darkest Passion
Into the Dark
Twice as Hot
Heart of Darkness
A Deep Kiss of Winter
The Darkest Whisper
Not That Innocent
Seduce the Darkness
The Vampire's Bride
Jewel of Atlantis
Mysteria Lane
The Darkest Pleasure
The Darkest Kiss
The Darkest Night
The Darkest Fire
Savor Me Slowly
Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred, Season 2: Fangs Again
Catch A Mate
Red Handed
The Nymph King
Playing With Fire
Oh My Goth!
Enslave Me Sweetly
Animal Instincts
Awaken Me Darkly
Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred: Season 1
The Pleasure Slave
The Stone Prince

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