Tempting the Dragon King

· Dragon Lords Book 1 · Kiersten Fay
51 reviews

About this ebook

From USA Today bestselling author Kiersten Fay comes this smoldering-hot tale of a lethally seductive dragon king and the beautiful earthling he cannot resist.


On his way to reestablish an old alliance, Tristan Okora, king of the dragon shifters, discovers a beautiful human female aboard an enemy vessel. He offers his protection until she can be safely returned to Earth. But the more time he spends with Juniper Jacobs, the faster he falls for the little mortal. Meanwhile, amidst the trouble brewing in his kingdom—a terrible rumor that threatens his crown—Tristan must make a difficult decision; accept an arranged marriage with a neighboring princess, or risk everything for the beguiling human.


TEMPTING THE DRAGON KING is the first book in this Shadow Quest spin-off series, focusing on dragon shifters and witches, but there are plenty of cameos from the original series.

About the Dragon Lords series

USA Today bestselling author Kiersten Fay introduces this steamy new scifi paranormal romance series with dragon shifters, alpha males, beguiling witches, and strong female leads. Dragon Lords is a spinoff of Kiersten’s beloved Shadow Quest series and exists in the same world, but each book can be read as a stand alone. Filled with action, adventure, steamy hot romance, and suspense, Dragon Lords will suck you in and keep you reading far past your bedtime.

If you enjoy authors like Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, and Laura Adrian, you will love Kiersten Fay's Dragon Lords series. Kiersten's other books consist of demons and vampires and every other supernatural creature you could imagine. She loves writing bad boys, enemies to lovers, and fantasy romance, all with strong heroines with a feisty edge.

Ratings and reviews

51 reviews
Patricia Young
January 6, 2024
enjoyable read. if you're into space alien romances you will probably enjoy it, too. Stumbling into a space ship left open in the Forest, June starts it up and drunkenly wanders through space until an enemy war ship captures it. After convincing her captors she is harmless, they agree to return her to earth after they complete an emergency visit to the home planet. Naturally she and the captain fall for one another and have adventures along the Way to their HEA. The writing is ok if you can stomach the writer's total incompetence with verb tenses, the characters are compatible, the creativity reasonable, and the setting includes multiple paranormals. Hope you enjoy it too
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Danea Sears
September 10, 2020
I have to preface this by saying that as soon as I saw that this was spinoff of the Shadow Quest series, I squeed inside; quite loudly. If you're a fan of that series, you should enjoy this one as well. If you haven't read those (why not?! They're awesome!), you can read this book without any worries about being lost. The story is well caught up, though you won't know some of the old characters we get to meet up with and won't quite get the emotional weight of some of the history. Still, completely ok to read standalone, I promise. Written in third person omniscient from both leads point of view, the book is about a hapless human woman who manages to stumble into and alien spacecraft abandoned on earth before being hurtled into space and eventually rescued by a dragon shifting king and his mother (oh how I love her!). June is spunky and holds up amazingly well considering how much 'new' is thrown at her in a short period of time (aliens, dragons, space travel, magic, demons, fairies...yeah, she's been dunked in the deep end). Tristan for his part is equal parts heartbroken, overwhelmed, and smitten. That balance is certainly an interesting read. The two of them don't come together under the best of circumstances, and as with any of Mrs. Fay's writings, there is a good bit of heartache and sorrowful backstory underscoring the story, but it meshes well and she handles it with care. June suffered abuse as a child, so if that's a major trigger, be warned. Again, it's well cared for and she uses that to find her calling and her strength. Talk about overcoming adversity. Tristan's fathers recent demise during the big battle weighs heavy throughout the book, as one would expect for both a beloved monarch and father. The chemistry between the two is there from the start, and the steam between them (along with physical fun) is off the charts. Their romance comes along to bite them in the rears because of course they didn't see it coming (gotta love that). There is plenty of action to be had too: dragon shifting and flying, magic use, some good old fashioned fighting, and even a little friendly rumbling. The relationships across the board made for a great character base; from the friendships, to the siblings, to the parents and beyond. I am looking forward to the next books and wondering who will feature in them. I am also still itching to see how this space race is going to go! I presume we will have a Lear or Adrian book and that will be it (read Racing Hearts if you haven't; another short and sweet plugin between the two series that has Tristan's younger brother briefly introduced). If you're into emotional, action packed, steamy, family-centric, magic wielding paranormal/alien filled stories with phenomenal world building, this is a great read for you!
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Tina Stringfellow
May 23, 2020
June finds herself on a crazy adventure when she sets foot in an alien space craft that takes off with her in it. She has survived a lot of heartbreak in her life but she is strong and capable. Tristan can't help but be attracted to her even though he should marry to secure his kingdom. Danger surrounds them when they return to Legura and some of his people plot against him. While Tristan and June's story has an HEA, the mastermind of who is causing trouble in the kingdom hasn't been reveal. Looking forward to the next story, kind of hope it is Orik! This series is a spin off from Shadow Quest.
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About the author

Kiersten Fay is a USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance novels such as the Ever Nights Chronicles, the award-winning Shadow Quest series, and her popular Creatures of Darkness Series.

The first book in her Ever Nights series, Keeping His Siren, won the 2018 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, and the third Shadow Quest novel, The Demon’s Retribution won the 2012 Gravetells Favorite Story award, earning her a nomination for Favorite Author in that same year.

When not writing or catering to her two demanding cats, she can be found fussing over cover designs for her next novel.

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