Zircon by Terry Bolryder

Posted September 24, 2017 by Marsha in Shifter Connected, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Seaton Zircon, formerly a powerful sea dragon who once kept the oceans in balance, has just awakened along with his two dragon siblings. Now they’re trapped on a beach with no way to take their true form, no knowledge of the modern world, and no way to get in touch with others of their kind. Just when they’re ready to lose hope, a kindhearted human woman offers to take them in. The only problem? Seaton’s sure he has just found his mate.

Jenny Reed runs a small restaurant frequented by beachside visitors and, with a few exceptions, life is simple and quiet. That is, until a towering, sexy, shirtless man walks in, asking for help and looking like he’s just survived a shipwreck. Not one to abandon someone in need, Jenny takes the man and his seemingly-lost siblings home. But what she gets from Seaton is a lot more than she’s bargained for.

Despite his quirks, Seaton’s protective, kind, and the most beautiful thing on two legs. And he makes it very clear he wants Jenny. Badly. But as romance sparks, Seaton must still solve the mystery of why he was awakened. Meanwhile, it won’t be long before someone catches wind of the arrival of the three sea dragons, and not all dragons are friends.


Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Awakened Sea Dragons series include:  Zircon

Awakened Sea Dragons series is part of the connecting universe of the Awakened Dragon, and has a slight connection and crossover characters may appear.  To see the titles in these connecting series please visit the Terry Bolryder page.

Title:  Zircon
Series:  Awakened Sea Dragons #1
Author:  Terry Bolryder
Published:  September 10, 2017
My Rating:  4 stars

Zircon, the first of the Awakened Sea Dragons, starts the series off on a slowly building burn.  I’ve become accustomed to the in your face dragons of the previous connecting series so that these quieter, more… calmer, sea dragons were a bit of a change.  Doesn’t mean they weren’t upset or confused as to why they’d been awakened with some of their powers but not able to take their dragon forms.  Living on the beach, trying to learn what’s happening to them and how to exist in this time period are their main concerns.  Until one small human female offers them a temporary home, care and without knowing it has brought Seaton’s mate right to his side.

Marina and Kai, Seaton’s sister and brother are entertaining in their different ways.  Kai is full of the angry storm, the most troubled by their situation.  Marina is … amused with watchful eyes.  I did enjoy Seaton and Jenny’s romance.  It has slight drama and a few eventual twists and turns.  I’ll be interested in seeing the mates Marina and Kai find, and the additional danger that has arisen.

I actually think it’s a good thing to kick we readers out of our rut of thinking we know what’s coming next in long running connecting series.  I really didn’t see this pace coming, and I’m having to adjust to a diffident flow of the story.  Nothing wrong with that, just a bit of an mindset adjustment.

I enjoyed Zircon and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how these lives play out for us.  If you’ve followed the other dragon series, then you’ll enjoy this one as well.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle