Review: VAMPIRE THIRST: DRAGON HEAT (Dragon Heat, #1) by Elle J Phoenix

DragonHeat_300X454Author: Elle J Phoenix
Release Date: April 6, 2012
Pages: 159
ISBN #: 978-1-60088-743-7
FTC Disclaimer: Book was received from the author for the purpose of an honest review.
Working with BMMH has been great. I have had the opportunity to interact with and discover authors whom I may not have known otherwise. Ella J. Phoenix is one of those authors. When I emailed her about reviewing her novel Vampire Thirst, she asked me to read the novel that was released before VT: Dragon Heat.
I am always excited to read new novels, especially if they provide a new look at the vampire community. This is more than vampires: this is a whole new look at the culture of the supernatural. In the beginning, Ms. Phoenix gives the reader a glossary of the different entities/beings what abound in her novel, which I will say was much appreciated!
The novel begins with a scene in Romania in the 1800s, where the vampire prince, Tardieh, is tied up and imprisoned by a draconian higher up (draconians are dragons who live most of the time in their human forms), and tortured by him during the vampire/draconian war. They want Tardieh to reveal secrets that will make the draconians win the war and therefore have ultimate power over other supernatural creatures and humans alike.
As he is losing his vampire-strength due to lack of human blood, he is saved by a beautiful female draconian. She unties him, kills the razbian guard and his tormentor, and flees with him
When they reach the woods, they slow down, though the mysterious female is insistent that they hurry, they are being chased. But Tardieh cannot go further without blood and tries to look for wildlife to sustain him for a short while until he can get back to his castle.
Seeing there is no time, the woman offers herself to him. Draconian blood is a powerful sustainer of vampires. After initial hesitation, he succumbs to his bloodlust and his lust in general (she has to remove most of her top in order to keep it clean of blood), and he drinks.
She then begs him to convince his father to end the war. He says his father won’t do it just because he asks on behalf of a draconian. She slyly says he might in his own way.
After he drinks from her she goes to leave him and he asks her name. “Zoricah,” she says, before going away.
She is his archenemy: the draconian demigoddess.
Upon getting back to his castle, Tardieh sees his people, including his father, the vampire king, massacred and believes it is her doing.
Two hundred years pass. Tardieh is the king of the vampires, living in New York, and has three guards exclusively to his care. When one of them is found passed out with a note for the vampire king to meet someone in the park. He goes, bringing his guards with him for protection.
Zoricah is back, and she needs Tardieh’s help. Vampire and draconian females have been disappearing all over the city. One of them is one of Zoricah’s warriors’s twin sister. She begs for Tardieh’s assistance, as his race is also being jeopardized.
Will Tardieh help this lovely woman? Will they find out how vamps and dracs have been abducted all over town? Did Zoricah really order the hit on all of Tardieh’s people? And what will happen between the leader of the vampires and the demigoddess of the draconians?
I really enjoyed reading this. It is a fast-paced book I couldn’t bring myself to put down once I began it. The story is a new take on the paranormal and on romance in general. All of the characters are individuals and very in-depth. The reader can tell they were created with care.
My only grievance is that I wish it had been longer!
This book can get sexually graphic and violent at times, so I preach caution before reading it, so you know what you are getting into. But, truly, this was a great read and I cannot wait to finish this review and go on to read Vampire Thirst!
Remember the name Ella J. Phoenix–you will want to read what she has coming from her dark mind in the future!
I give this book 4/5 stars, only because there should have been more of it! 🙂


  1. Comment by Jill:

    That does sound like a different take on the genre. Sounds awesome! 🙂

  2. Comment by kellysmithreviews:

    I really enjoyed it and the sequel, Vampire Thirst. I’ll be reviewing that one this Thursday, I believe. 🙂

  3. Comment by twimom227:

    Cool… I’ve not heard of this series or author before. Thanks so much for sharing. The mythology sounds fascinating!

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