Fire in His Eyes is the first book of the Dragon Elementals in Stella and Audra Price’s Eververse. A complicated web of Afterverse and the real world, Eververse will introduce you the paranormal.
Char is the last of the reigning fire dragons and he has found his mate. He can’t do anything about it because she is the enemy, a demon succubus, one of the race that destroyed the dragons. It is forbidden to interact with demons! The edict of Fuerety, the King of Fire Demons, put Char and his compatriots all on the run. Dragons were to be killed on sight, no matter their loyalty. They are forced to appear human in order to hide. A demon that could call a dragon had full power over the dragon and the dragon’s elements. His mate is just such a demon that could call him and he could not take a chance that she might betray him.
Char has a unique ability as a fire dragon compared to other dragons. He can use flame to see across the world. A single flame in front of him can illuminate other scenes, so long as they too are lit up by fire. Char can even slip through these tiny flames and emerge on the other end. This leads to some highly erotic moments.
Alcyone Sterling is a succubus, which means she thrives on sex. Her sexual preference is men, but this does not exclude women. She runs a strip club in Shadow Heights called Pinkys and feeds off the sexual atmosphere. The Queen Succubus is one of her friends and past paramours. She senses Char at a masquerade party where after some mind altering sex she’s hooked. Something about Char just calls to her.
When dragons mate, they mate for life, like naked mole rats and some penguins. In addition when they claim their mate fully, they create a lasting bond between themselves and their partner. When Char performs this (during sex!) Alcyone receives a red and yellow dragon around her waist like a vivid tattoo. This explains the cover!
The language is a little crude for me; lots of swearing and oh gods/goddess. It was a distraction while reading and pulled me out of the story more than once.
Rating: 2.5-3 Stars