The Golden Dragon by Tianna Xander
Publisher: Devine Destinies
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (68 pgs)
Heat Level: sensual
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Aloe
April is shocked when she runs into a dragon in the alley behind her shop. Despite his urbane appearance, a wildness lurks in his gaze. Gathering her coven together, they discuss the ramifications of one of the witch-killing beasts appearing nearby. When spell after spell continues to go awry, is it a sign that their magic is truly weak or is it the dragon in the picture that is turning tulips into toadstools?
Dragons are too bossy to bond to their own kind, so when Drake meets the perfect witch for him, will he have enough fortitude to stand against her coven and their truly crappy magic?
She had to admit he was the most gorgeous hunk of man she’d ever seen, but she about freaked when she found out he was a dragon!
I’ve read this author’s work before (as a co-author on another series) and I enjoy her writing style and her subject matter. Dragons are cool! Ms. Xander always makes her dragons very strong and powerful in character, but all with one weakness. They seem to always be searching for a mate so they can keep their breed alive.
In this story, the author creates April and her twelve sisters whom are all witches. April is the oldest and is holding the girls together since the death of her parents. The author makes them charming, pretty, and unable to successfully do magic. April is smart enough to know dragons are dangerous. Drake is the oldest dragon and he’s looking for a mate (preferably a witch) and he has brothers who need wives, too. So he’s thrilled to run across April.
Ms. Xander creates vibrant conversations between two lively characters and sets the plot line up to entice you to read future volumes of these teasingly short novellas. I felt the story ended a little too quickly. The author threw in an enticing problem and then ended the story. However, from reading her work before, the next story will fill in some of the blanks and another new mini adventure will take place. She gives you just enough to make you want more…
The tale is lively, full of challenges and builds up your interest in future books in this series. Who wouldn’t want to go on a walk with dragons? Even I’d be tempted. Guess I’ll just have to wait until the next book and see which unlikely couple is featured and what their challenge in life will be…