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Length: Novella
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When architecture student and summertime welder Tina Moreland develops a reputation as a peeping Tom, it isn’t the first time she’s been teased for being different. Catching a glimpse of the man of her dreams is worth the aggravation. But when she witnesses him doing something stranger than stripping in his hightower office, it’s enough to make her forget that when working unharnessed on the fifth floor, the first step is a long way down.

Working in the human world leaves Devin Ken’Draga frustrated and exhausted. Things aren’t going well. Devin is the Kenta – prime dragon - in a world not far from earth, only a magical breath of flame away. It is a world that is having problems, and he is expected to solve them. The question is how. Civil war has shattered his land and destroyed his home. He can’t come up with an Answer, and the Elders can only tell him he will find what he needs on Earth.

Devin doesn’t have time to rescue a damsel in distress. But since she is literally falling at his feet, he can’t help but to save Tina. Bringing her home wasn’t part of the plan, but once they fall through the magical portal together, there is no going back. It is only when he spreads his wings in his true dragon form that Devin realizes something he hadn’t anticipated – the woman is a virgin, a temptation no dragon can resist.

Together Devin and Tina create a sensual bond, gladly sacrificing her virginity to protect her from the dragon males who might think that hurting her would be a good way to hurt Devin. Her virginity is a gift – with it’s loss comes a release of power that Devin collects into a gemstone. It isn’t enough to stop the war, and Devin is worried. There is no way for him or Tina to ever return to Earth – the magic that rules the land only allows that trip once. He’s lost his chance to bring back a way to find peace for his people. The entire Southern Dragon race is at risk, so many have dies from the war. He turns to Tina for distraction and comfort.

Tina knows Devin is worried and does what she can to soothe him. But she is all that he brought back from Earth – what more can she do to save his people? The questions haunt her. When inspiration strikes, she develops a plan to save them, not realizing how it will hurt Devin. Devin will do anything to save his people, but he must deal with his inner demons, along with those who oppose him physically. Together they must find a way to stand together.

When the time comes, Tina proves her worth to Devin and all the dragons. Devin fights to protect her and his people, and using the magic from their first lovemaking he gifts her with it, mating with her for life and giving his people hope along with a new queen.

To My Readers: I am thrilled to bring you a taste of the dragon world of Sa’Harin! My heroine, Tina, found it to be an eye-opener, and that’s quite a compliment from a reputed Peeping Tom. Devin gives her a lot to look at – between his delicious masculinity and his jaw-dropping beauty as a powerful dragon. Enjoy!

ISBN: 9781603105491 1603105492 Publication Date: 10/01/2010

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Building Magic by Lilly Cain

Review of Building Magic



ISBN: 9781603105491

Author: Lilly Cain

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Spicy, Sci-Fi / Fantasy Romance

 

Tina Moreland is a Peeping Tina, who is about to get herself in a lot of trouble with a very hot dragon. While working a construction job, Tina happens to spy Devin Ken'Draga in the office building across from her site. Before she knows it she's hooked on watching the handsome stranger through her binoculars. One misstep though causes Devin to drop everything and leap to her salvation. Unfortunately, in the saving he accidently transports them both to the land of dragons where he reveals to her that he himself is a dragon. And there is no returning to earth.

 

I particularly liked this story because Tina was such a strong character; she has a master's degree and specializes in Architecture which is something that she is still able to use in the world of dragons. Too often we see our damsels caught up in the hero, and their own accomplishments are diminished or at least not focused on in the story. However, Tina is different. Devin may be an alpha male, but with a bit of help and coaxing he is able to see the wisdom of Tina's plan to save his home and possibly the snarky Elders as well. Although she's always been different, and in the land of dragons she is still different, it's that uniqueness that ends up being her greatest strength.

 

I found this story very enjoyable, and will look forward to reading this author's next endeavor.

Reviewed by: Valerie


 

 

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Review of Building Magic by Lilly Cain

ISBN:
9781603105491

Publisher:
Red Sage / eRed Sage

Author: Lilly Cain
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Spicy, Sci-Fi / Fantasy Romance

SUMMARY: (taken from publisher)
When architecture student and summertime welder Tina Moreland develops a reputation as a peeping Tom, it isn’t the first time she’s been teased for being different. Catching a glimpse of the man of her dreams is worth the aggravation. But when she witnesses him doing something stranger than stripping in his hightower office, it’s enough to make her forget that when working unharnessed on the fifth floor, the first step is a long way down.
Sent to Earth to find a power source strong enough to end the civil war at home, Devin Ken’Draga doesn’t have time to rescue a damsel in distress. But since she is literally falling at his feet, he can’t help but to save her. Bringing her home wasn’t part of the plan, but once they fall through the magical portal together, there is no going back. It is only when he spreads his wings in his true dragon form that Devin realizes something he hadn’t anticipated – the woman is a virgin, a temptation no dragon can resist. Together Devin and Tina create a sensual bond, gladly sacrificing virginity to find love and a solution to the bloody war.

FIRST LINE: "You are one sick puppy, Tina Moreland," Maryanne teased as she slammed the lid on her lunchbox and stood to leave.

FAVORITE LINE: "That is a dragon, you are a virgin and we need to go!"
PLOT: Ms. Cain has written a tantalizing and sensual tale of dragon shifters whileadding a dash of the contemporary world. I enjoyed discovering how theheroine handled her inability to find acceptance in her world and the exoticworld of Saharin. From the very first sentence to the last two words -TheEnd- I couldn't put the book down. I wanted to follow the jewel coloreddragon's story until their fate was reviled.
I have to say that Ms. Cain delivered the conflict well for such a short story. Itwas heartbreaking to see a world torn by war and its youth being tainted withpoisonous ideas from an insane protagonist. However, it lent the story a very'real world' feeling. When I read the last two chapters I thought about theproblems in this world and how the author portrayed such similar conflictswith-in Building Magic. As she tied together the plot threads, a glimpse ofwhat a world united could be like shown through. Her story made me stopand consider that perhaps we as readers could take a grain of that HEA andapply it to our own lives.
SETTING: The story begins in a New York construction site and rapidly whisks you away to the alluring desert world of Saharin.
WRITING: Ms. Cain's writing style was very detailed, delivering an awesome visual story. Her smooth prose brought to life the glorious dragons-shifters of her world.There was one scene at the very end of the book that might have been difficult to deliver for many writers. The creativity to paint this scene for her readers took a skill of a seasoned writer. Bravo Ms. Cain!
CHARACTERS: I loved the heroine,Tina Moreland. She is definitely a character many women can resonate with. Besides her captivating eyes and feminine beauty, her tenacity and stubbornness to follow her dreams brought her to life in my mind. Raised in foster care and later teased for her differences, Tina struggled to find her place among the men she worked alongside. Her strong will, as fiery as her red hair, never faltered, even after being thrown into a world she could not leave, and where she once again did not fit. When Devin Ken'Draga -sexy dragon shifter-saves her life they both discover that the power love contains. I think all romance readers enjoy a hero that is passionate. Not just towards the heroine, but for the things he believes in and the people he watches over. Devin was that hero for me.
And I loved how Tina had no problem putting her foot down when the circumstance called for it. Her dragon's final response only made me fall deeper in love with him!
LAST THOUGHTS: Building Magic really was an amazing story of how two different people from two different worlds can come together and love one another. The magic they built together served as icing on the cake when it united the warring country. I only hope that this small glimpse into the world of Saharin will be followed up with more adventures from Ms. Cain. I recommend this book to anyone that loves to see peace and love rule over chaos and destruction.
WHO IS LILLY CAIN: Lilly Cain is a wild woman with a deep throaty laugh, plunging necklines and a great lover of all things sensual - perfume, chocolate, silk! She never has to worry about finding a date or keeping a man in line. She keeps her blond hair long and curly, wears beautiful clothes and loves loud music. Lilly lives her private life in the pages of her books. Lilly lives in Atlantic Canada, although she spent eight years in Bermuda, enjoying the heat and the pink sands. She returned to her homeland so she could see the changing of the seasons once again. When not writing she paints, swills coffee and vodka (but not together), and fights her writing pals for chocolate. When not living up to her pen name, Lilly is a single mom who loves reading and writing, dabbling in art and loving and caring for her two daughters. She loves romance and the freedom erotic fantasy provides her imagination. She loves the chilling moments in her novels as much as the steaming hot interludes. Her stories are an escape and a release, and she hopes that they can give you that power, too.

Reviewed by: Talina


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Building Magic by Lilly Cain 

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Book Description:

When architecture student and summertime welder Tina Moreland develops a reputation as a peeping Tom, it isn't the first time she's been teased for being different. Catching a glimpse of the man of her dreams is worth the aggravation. But when she witnesses him doing something stranger than stripping in his hightower office, it's enough to make her forget that when working unharnessed on the fifth floor, the first step is a long way down.

Working in the human world leaves Devin Ken'Draga frustrated and exhausted. Things aren't going well. Devin is the Kenta - prime dragon - in a world not far from earth, only a magical breath of flame away. It is a world that is having problems, and he is expected to solve them. The question is how. Civil war has shattered his land and destroyed his home. He can't come up with an Answer, and the Elders can only tell him he will find what he needs on Earth.

 Devin doesn't have time to rescue a damsel in distress. But since she is literally falling at his feet, he can't help but to save Tina. Bringing her home wasn't part of the plan, but once they fall through the magical portal together, there is no going back. It is only when he spreads his wings in his true dragon form that Devin realizes something he hadn't anticipated - the woman is a virgin, a temptation no dragon can resist.

Together Devin and Tina create a sensual bond, gladly sacrificing her virginity to protect her from the dragon males who might think that hurting her would be a good way to hurt Devin. Her virginity is a gift - with it's loss comes a release of power that Devin collects into a gemstone. It isn't enough to stop the war, and Devin is worried. There is no way for him or Tina to ever return to Earth - the magic that rules the land only allows that trip once. He's lost his chance to bring back a way to find peace for his people. The entire Southern Dragon race is at risk, so many have dies from the war. He turns to Tina for distraction and comfort.

Tina knows Devin is worried and does what she can to soothe him.  But she is all that he brought back from Earth - what more can she do to save his people? The questions haunt her. When inspiration strikes, she develops a plan to save them, not realizing how it will hurt Devin. Devin will do anything to save his people, but he must deal with his inner demons, along with those who oppose him physically. Together they must find a way to stand together.

When the time comes, Tina proves her worth to Devin and all the dragons. Devin fights to protect her and his people, and using the magic from their first lovemaking he gifts her with it, mating with her for life and giving his people hope along with a new queen.

To My Readers:  I am thrilled to bring you a taste of the dragon world of Sa'Harin! My heroine, Tina, found it to be an eye-opener, and that's quite a compliment from a reputed Peeping Tom. Devin gives her a lot to look at - between his delicious masculinity and his jaw-dropping beauty as a powerful dragon. Enjoy!

About the Author:  LILLY CAIN

Lilly Cain loves romance and the freedom erotic fantasy provides her imagination. She loves the chilling moments in her novels as much as the steaming hot interludes. She finds her stories are an escape and a release from everyday family living-as much as she loves her family, writing allows her to fly alone. She hopes that they can give you that power, too. Feel free to drop her at note at lilly@lillycain.com

Review: This book is an erotic adult fairy story. It is a light-hearted fun book to read where love overcomes evil. The plot is handled well making the dragon realm 'Saharin' believable.  Both the hero and heroine are strong characters and are great together. I hope the author revisits 'Sahrin' and the characters again in future books. I recommend 'Building Magic' by Lilly Caine to anyone who loves an erotic fun-filled fantasy and enjoys an escape from real life. 


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BUILDING MAGIC
LILLY CAIN

ISBN#: 978-1-60310-549-1, 1-60310-549-2
October 2010
Red Sage Publishing
www.eredsage.com
E-Book
$3.99
109 Pages
Erotic Romance / Fantasy
Rating: 4 Cups

Fitting into the world of ironworkers is not an easy feat for a woman, but Tina Moreland knows all about not fitting in. Her tall frame topped by curly red hair, love for all things architectural, and years spent in foster care left Tina with an outsider’s view of the world.

He was sent to Earth to find the key to his people’s survival, but all Devin Ken’Draga managed to acquire was a fiery human female.

Her virginal scent, beauty, and wondrous pale gray eyes completely captivate the dragon inside of Devin, and his need to have her is all encompassing. The magic she will bring to their union will enhance his power, but it is not what he will need to save his people. Tina is well aware that her arrival in Saharin is an accident, but the feelings she is having for Devin make it hard to wish for home. Devin’s people are in a civil war, and though he sees killing the dragon responsible as the only recourse, Tina may have another solution.

This tantalizing glimpse of the fantasy world Saharin will capture your heart and your imagination. A society of wonderful and wickedly beautiful dragons are sure to set you on fire as they ramp up the heat in a sultry desert landscape. The richness of their world and their personalities has only just been introduced, but I can imagine there could be so much more. Tina and her dragon lover Devin are vivacious and explosive, and I hope not the last couple we will see from Saharin.

Lototy
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More


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Building Magic by Lilly Cain      

 

Building Magic-Lilly Cain

Fantasy

Summary

When architecture student and summertime welder Tina Moreland develops a reputation as a peeping Tom, it isn’t the first time she’s been teased for being different. Catching a glimpse of the man of her dreams is worth the aggravation. But when she witnesses him doing something stranger than stripping in his hightower office, it’s enough to make her forget that when working unharnessed on the fifth floor, the first step is a long way down.

Sent to Earth to find a power source strong enough to end the civil war at home, Devin Ken’Draga doesn’t have time to rescue a damsel in distress. But since she is literally falling at his feet, he can’t help but to save her. Bringing her home wasn’t part of the plan, but once they fall through the magical portal together, there is no going back. It is only when he spreads his wings in his true dragon form that Devin realizes something he hadn’t anticipated – the woman is a virgin, a temptation no dragon can resist. Together Devin and Tina create a sensual bond, gladly sacrificing virginity to find love and a solution to the bloody war. (www.lillycain.com)

Review-

I really enjoyed this quick read. The idea that Tina is passing her lunch watching Devin strip down and bask in the sunshine. Tina is a Peeping Tom as she sat mesmerized enjoying watching Devin flourish under the suns benevolent influence. . Tina stepped once, twice and then an unlucky third time, just to get a better look. But instead of getting to savor the view, she walked right off the fifth floor iron skeleton. Her mind screams out and who hears? None other than Devin. As he pulls all of his magic forth, he feels that he is losing her. The only solution to save her is to pull magic from his plane and draw her to him. Tina is saved from falling, but she is also brought over to his plane and there is no return.

While the idea of never going home again doesn't scare Tina as much as I would expect, the idea of being forced to mate with one of the scaled beasts she encounters is scary. Again, the only solution for Devin is to claim her himself. The romance is limited, but the mutual attraction and bonding are well written. I enjoyed the power struggle between Devin and Tina and her attempts to insert herself into the ruling Dragon council. I found myself wanting more…more sub-plots, more romance with perhaps a second in command and a dragoness, just more.

This story made me want to look out the window and see what I could see and last week it was the dive team. Luckily our windows are fall proof

This story and concept would have easily made for a great full length novel. I will enjoy reading more from Lilly Cain.

 4 Hoots

Reviewed by~Karia

Categories: Fantasy, Four Hoots, Reviews by Karia


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Review Buliding Magic by Lilly Cain

  Posted by Kathleen Young

Bulding Magic
Author Lilly Cain
Erotic Fantsay
eBook Novella
Requested Review
Authors website
Release date October 1st

Book Description: When architecture student and summertime welder TinaMoreland develops a reputation as a peeping Tom, it isn’t the first timeshe’s been teased for being different. Catching a glimpse of the man ofher dreams is worth the aggravation. But when she witnesses him doingsomething stranger than stripping in his hightower office, it’s enough tomake her forget that when working unharnessed on the fifth floor, thefirst step is a long way down.
Sent to Earth to find a power source strong enough to end the civil war athome, Devin Ken’Draga doesn’t have time to rescue a damsel in distress.But since she is literally falling at his feet, he can’t help but to saveher. Bringing her home wasn’t part of the plan, but once they fall throughthe magical portal together, there is no going back. It is only when hespreads his wings in his true dragon form that Devin realizes something hehadn’t anticipated – the woman is a virgin, a temptation no dragon canresist. Together Devin and Tina create a sensual bond, gladly sacrificingvirginity to find love and a solution to the bloody war.

My Review

Rating-Sexual-

This was a really good Erotic Fantasy Romance. The story was interesting from beginning to end. The heroine Tina had always felt like an outcast, with her intelligence, red hair and flat chest, she felt she would never find a man who would love her.
Devin is the King of 5 clans of Dragons. He is sent to earth to find something to help the clans stop fighting and become united again. What he finds is Tina.
Once Devin had Tina in his claws all's it took was one sniff of her and he had to have her. Tina was extremely attracted to Devin and wanted him too. He made her feel like no other man has ever made her feel before. When Devin claims Tina as his mate the claiming was HOT! As where the rest of the love scenes.
There was a battles between Devin and a power hungry dragon. I really liked the imagination used in this scene and this is where Devin and Tina's love shone through.
The ending was very happy indeed with Devin and Tina in love and the clans all reunited.
The only thing I wish is that this story would have been a bit longer.
If you like Erotic Fantasy Romance stories with shapeshifting dragons, magic, and hot love scenes I'd say give this book a try. I'm sure glad I did.


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Review: Building Magic by Lilly Cain

 

Building Magic

by: Lilly Cain

 

ISBN# 9781603105491

$4.00 e-book

Red Sage Publishing

Fantasy
Release Date: October 1st, 2010

Tina is an architectural student spending her summer as a welder.  While sitting on the fifth floor of the building, she spies a gorgeous man in the office across the street stripping, and...glowing?  Playing the Peeping Tom, she uses her binoculars to get a closer look, forgetting there's nothing to stop her fall when she leans too far out.

When Devin hears a woman's screams, he doesn't think, just uses his magic to call her to him, but it comes at a price.  The two are sucked through the portal he'd opened, and transported back to his homeworld of Sa'Harin.  Knowing neither of them can go back to Earth, he agonizes, for it was prophecised he would find something on Earth to end the bitter wars raging on his homeworld.

Tina thought the fall and portal were weird enough, but when she learns her mystery man is also a dragon, she's not sure what to think.  On top of that, Devin somehow knows she's a virgin, and tells her other dragons will be drawn to her because of it.  As the passion between the two ignites, Devin begins to think that with Tina by his side, the two might be able to bring the war to an end.


This was a nice, quick story about what happens when a woman who's never fit in suddenly finds herself in a whole other world, one populated by dragons.  She takes it pretty well, surprisingly.  Because she's fully human, she takes some grief for it, because Devin is the ruler of the dragons, and they don't want him to dilute the bloodline by mating with a human.  She's attracted to him, and is shocked to find he accepts her as she is.  Wanting to help this strange new world, she looks around for ways to help.

Anyone who loves dragons will enjoy this story.

Carla gives this book a

 

 


 

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Reviewer: AlexJouJou


Tina Moreland spends her days in the clouds—or close to them anyway. She’s a worker on a skyscraper. A Doctoral student of architecture she decided she needed to know all the facets of construction so has worked her way up to this job in the skies. Devin Ken’Draga is on Earth questing for something that will help him end the civil war and strife in his world—it has been prophesized that he will go to Earth and bring home something that will restore unity in his badly damaged people. He also likes to spend time in the clouds just as much as Tina—although he does it in his dragon form! When circumstances result in Devin saving Tina by pulling her into his world through a portal will this Dragon claim his mate? Will Tina take a chance on love and what gift does she bring that will help his people?

Building Magic will make you look at scaly things in a whole new light! The magic and action come at you fast and furious. The sex is hot and steamy—and includes an amazing scene at the end which I won’t spoil but can share that it was positively flaming! Devin, the Kenta (or leader of the clan), is conflicted over having a human as a mate and at first his people are similarly shocked. Tina is a mighty strong woman who knows this is her man/dragon and who will fight for him—no shrinking violet here! I did think her acceptance of his world was very quick and the book would have benefited from a bit more transition time for her and Devin—although she was very pragmatic it still felt a bit rushed. I really enjoyed that Ms. Cain describes smell as well as sight and sound— it adds another dimension and layer to the story that sort of subliminally gets inside your head.

Unlike wolves and vampires, paranormals with dragons always seem more fantasy oriented to me and this novel is no different. Building Magic builds us a world close to ours with some very unique characteristics—a world where a woman who could not find love or understanding here on Earth can become what she was born to be by being the very strong person she is. The story of how she finds acceptance by freely giving her talents and love is enough to warm even the coldest dragon's heart.

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