Branded by Flames

The Dragon Soul Series, #1

“Branded by Flames” by Sean Michael showcases Jake, a sexy dragon shifter, as he strives to convince Shae, a human male, to become a permanent part of his world. The heat, both literally and figuratively, plus that delicious cover, made this a combustible read that not only made me interested in this kinky couple but also piqued my interest about the other four males in the Beteferoce family. I thought it was great synergy that Shae was already fascinated by dragons although I have to say I was wincing at his choice of tattoo site! I hope to learn more about the interconnections that the wily fae Corryn has with the brothers as well as learn more about each of them. This is a nice twist on middle child syndrome, gives a great premise for the same sex preferences of male dragons, and sets the framework for an enjoyable series.

This m/m erotic paranormal romance is the first of a series about a family of five male dragon shifters who all have high-risk vocations. Jake Beteferoce, a firefighter, is fascinated by the metal sculptor whose penchant for creating dragons in no way prepares him to meet a real one. Little does the artist know, he’s already been set up for the male who is willing to fulfill his every desire.

Book Blurb for Branded by Flames

Introducing a brand-new male/male dragon shifter series from bestselling LGBTQ author Sean Michael!  

Meet the Beteferoce brothers. Five dragon shifters, each with a strong elemental power. And each with a fierce desire to find his soul mate… 

For years, dragon-shifter-slash-firefighter Jake has been searching for his mate, but he's beginning to tire of the search. Maybe soul mates are only for the lucky few. 

Then he meets Shae. 

A former navy welder, Shae is handsome, talented, into power play and rough sex, and covered in dragon tattoos. All of this suits the shape-shifting dragon just fine—until he finds out that Shae literally has Jake's family crest already tattooed on him. A coincidence? Or something more… 

Jake must convince Shae to trust him as a man and as a Dom before the heat between them burns out of control. Becoming a dragon's mate is not without danger, and Shae will need Jake's guidance—and love—if he's going to make it through alive.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2017 3.75