Title: Dragon Star
Author: Stephanie Burke
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Released: August 2007
Length: 75 Pages
She was always treated cruelly by the people of the village; the village where she was found, naked and alone. The villagers considered her lucky to have been taken in, she who was weakened by the scorching, harsh elements. In their eyes, she was not even worthy of a name, and was simply called “girl”. So when she refuses the son of the village leader, they had no qualms about tossing her into the desert, with no protection from the disgusting, deadly creatures known as the Scabs.
Now the Scabs are almost upon her, and she is sure it will be merely moments before they feast on her flesh. She sees a pair of glowing eyes and knows she’s done for. But this creature is not a Scab, it’s a giant dragon! He tells her he has been looking for her, and that she is to come with him to another place, his land. Even though she’s a little disturbed, she’s grateful that someone- or something- is rescuing her from her terrible fate, and with hardly a moment to spare! She is whisked away to the home of an intriguing race called the Dragonish. They are a beautiful but strange people, and she finds their culture even stranger. She is shocked to learn not only that she is to be the mate of the most perfect man she has ever seen, but that she and her mate are half of a sort of “family” called a Quad, the other half being two males. Though it slowly seems strangely right to her, she is still conflicted by all the things she was taught in the human world. Will she let the teachings of a people who were terrible and cruel to her sabotage her chance at happiness, or will she be able to embrace what she wants: love, a home, and a family?
Dragon Star is an fabulous story about a supernatural race unlike any other. Stephanie Burke has written an absorbing, original story of dragons and their land and culture. At first, the Quad will seem as strange to you as it did to our heroine, but by the end of the story, you realize you love it and have to have more! I was a bit apprehensive about reading my first m/m interaction, but the author penned a beautiful scene that was an extremely steamy and sensual show of love and worship between Dragonish mates. Burke‘s characters all have their own distinctive personalities, but each one is as lovable as the next. Dragon Star is a fascinating novella that will have you waiting for the sequel with bated breath!
October 15, 2007
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Be sure and check out the author's website and her booklist. There's a title for everyone- for the merman lovers like me: Seascape, for the vampire fans: Lucavarious, and for those who like their heroes of the feline variety: Liger and Tigon. But trust me, these four are just a drop in the bucket compared to all the tempting books she's written.
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