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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Coreene Callahan's Top 10 Dragon Tips + giveaway!

Coreene Callahan We're skipping Daring You To Read this week because we have a guest post from Coreene Callahan, author of the Dragonfury series, which Stéphanie loves!

As the only girl on all guys hockey teams from age six through her college years, Coreene Callahan knows a thing or two about tough guys and loves to write about them. Call it kismet. Call it payback after years of locker room talk and ice rink antics, but whatever you call it, the action better be heart stopping, the magic electric, and the story wicked, good fun.

After graduating with honors in psychology and working as an interior designer, she finally succumbed to her overactive imagination and returned to her first love: writing. And when she’s not writing, she’s dreaming of magical worlds full of dragon-shifters, elite assassins, and romance that’s too hot to handle. Callahan currently lives in Canada with her family and writing buddy, a fun-loving golden retriever.

Stay tuned for Coreene's Top 10 Dragon Tips and enter to win a copy of her latest Dragonfury book, FURY OF SEDUCTION!


I don’t know about you, but I’m a big believer in the slogan “knowledge is power”. That kind of attitude has saved by tuckus more than once, enabling me to stay healthy while writing about dragon-shifters. They are, after all, a difficult—think…crazy, secretive, sometimes violent—bunch. And tend to get upset when I reveal things Dragonkind would rather we not know. Secrets like, oh say, their strengths and weaknesses, how and where they live along with—

Well, I could go on, but prefer to stay alive, so…

Today, I decided to share my top ten Dragon Tips. The ones that will help you recognize the warning signs and get the heck out of Dodge if necessary. I hope each stands you in good stead should you ever come nose-to-scales with a dragon-shifter in a snit or ah-hem…a more amorous frame of mind.

Top 10 Dragon Tips Everyone Oughta Know:

1. Dragon-shifters are notorious pranksters, so be careful—you start it, they’ll finish it…every time.

2. Never piss off a frost dragon. You’ll end up in a cryogenic deep freeze.

3. Never lend a dragon-shifter your car. Dragons love to drop things from high places, just to see them go crunch. He’ll call it a scientific experiment while you’re calling your insurance company.

4. Invite a dragon-shifter to dinner. He’ll not only cook for you (flambéed entrees in an instant!), but bring an excellent vintage from his wine collection too. Serve it up hot, sprinkle on some sexy, and enjoy HIM along with the meal.

5. Dragons fear water. There is, however, one exception to the rule…Mac (the hero of FURY OF SEDUCTION). So before you drop the towel on the deck to take a midnight dip, check the bottom of the pool. Mac’s been known to “borrow” one every now and again.

6. Never play poker, strip or otherwise, with a dragon-shifter. You’ll end up broke, homeless, and probably naked too.

7. Dragons love to show off. Ask yours to take you on a midnight flight. You’ll get a bird’s-eye view and the ride of your life...during and afterward.

8. Dragons love to give chase. So don’t run…unless, of course, you wish to be caught and thrown into an erotic free-fall toward the nearest bed. (*sigh* We should all be so lucky!)

9. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…which probably means Wick is in the area. Stay inside and away from the windows. Hiding under the bed is advisable too, cuz yeah…Wick finding you? Not even close to a good idea.

10. Courting a dragon-shifter’s forgiveness? Treat him to a night filled with the THREE Ls: laughter, lingerie and lots of loving. Works like a charm every time. He’ll forget his own name, never mind what upset him in the first place.

So there you have it. The Top 10 list of Dragon Dos and Don’ts. A huge thanks to Tynga’s Reviews for inviting me to visit today. It’s been great fun! To learn more about the Dragonfury Novels and my Circle of Seven series, stop by my website www.coreenecallahan.com. I’d love to hear from you!


Thanks for visiting us, Coreene! What a great list!

Want more Coreene? You can find her online at her website or on Facebook, or Twitter.



Fury of Seduction by Coreene CallahanSuccessful landscape designer Tania Solares prides herself on living by her own terms, relying on no man to provide for her. But her carefully controlled life takes a turn for the extraordinary when her inquiry into the disappearance of her best friend thrusts her between two warring factions of dragon-shifters. Suddenly Tania’s survival depends on Mac, a newly initiated dragon-warrior who will break every rule to keep her safe.

Now that Tania knows the truth about Dragonkind, returning to her old life is too grave a risk. Ivar, leader of the Razorbacks, plots to decimate the human race, and Tania is just the tool he needs. Despite the danger, Mac cannot deny her a choice: Trade the independence she’s fought so hard to achieve for safety in a magical world, or turn her back on the man she’s grown to love in order to reclaim a freedom that might not last? It is an impossible choice. And yet a sacrifice must be made…

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Coreene Callahan Fury of FireCoreene Callahan Fury of Ice



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Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, eight years ago for school. She's still in school (thankfully on another degree!), now trapped in her dissertation. When she's not dissertating, which happens more often than it should, Jenn spends her time reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, travelling, and enjoying the local music scene. Her latest addictions: yoga and Almond Crunch cereal.

31 People left their mark' :

  1. Probably just be smart about dealing with them. Know what kind of dragon they are before dealing with them if you can.

  2. I laughed when I read tip #4 Invite a dragon-shifter to dinner and enjoy HIM along with the meal. Thanks for your giveaway!

  3. ^^ tips: be yourself^^ i'm sure they would hate if you lied etc sojust hope to be what they want

    thank you a lot for the giveaway

  4. I must read this book. Keep meaning to buy a copy. Love dragon shifters :)

  5. I would say...keep him laughing :)

  6. Always have a fire extinguisher nearby!

  7. Learn what kind of dragon you are dealing with. :)

  8. Just enjoy the experience, and try not to BE the dragon's dinner :)

  9. Stand your ground. The big guy will respect that.

  10. I'd say try not to make him mad and learn what calms him down when he does get irritable.

  11. I'm not sure how to but maybe by just talking to him and flirting a bit???

  12. Be nice and don't run away from them.

  13. Try not to show fear and be nice.

  14. Bribe them with a dragon suit. They have got to love kinky role playing :)

  15. Be nice and don't run, also I agree with the comment be yourself, Thanks for this awesome chance :D

  16. Be nice, very nice and show him your true self. Loved your tips. :) Just came from your site and Goodreads. Love this series and have it on my TRL over at GR's.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  17. Beware they are HOT ;)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  18. lol, those were great tips! I will have to go with the keeping him dazed and confused with lots of loving! sstogner1 at gmail dot com

  19. Try to hit the internet to find out what i can ahead of tiime.

  20. Thanks for a great post and congrats to Coreene on the new release! Ummm... always keep a fire extinguisher handy :)

  21. I am a HUGE fan of this series!! In answer to your question, I would let him handle me!! **Grin** Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  22. If you can't beat them, join them, woot!

  23. Always let them "think" they're right. lol Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. If you can't beat them, join them. I LOVE DRAGONS!!

  25. Show them that you're a little bit crazy, they'll actually like it.

  26. My advice is to RUUUUUN lol Wear some fireproof dress and keep the fire extinguisher nearby! Ou you can also join the fun and maybe share some jokes :D

  27. Be sure there is no knight in shining armor in the vicinity, as a dragon loves to eat them, with ketchup. Be sure to have some steaks in the fridge to feed him with. And never ask them where there lair / hoard is!

  28. Wear non-flamable clothes and stay alert!.
    Thanks for the chance to win, I've not yet read a book about a dragon shifter.

  29. Let them try to bond over a BBQ, otherwise put on your running shoes and be ready.

  30. Give them plenty of space. Damaris dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com