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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Christmas Dragon by Viola Grace

The Christmas Dragon by Viola Grace
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Holiday
Length: Short Story (62 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

With Sahn-Tah Keelas on his honeymoon, the Christmas Dragon is going to have to deliver all the toys. Too bad he doesn't have the Oldest Elf's stamina, he collapses on Maggie's front lawn and has some severe explaining to do.

Will she believe that the flying lizard means no harm even after he shows her his naked and helpless and hunky human form? Time for strategic application of the Santa hat.

Sahn-tah Keelas is off on his long delayed honeymoon. Delivering gifts this year is left to Syrus, the Christmas Dragon, but unfortunately, he doesn’t have the stamina of Sahn-tah, and he crashes in the forest during one of his practice runs.

Maggie Konrad, who has come to her mountain cabin for a solitary Christmas this year, finds him. But she doesn’t believe his story of being a dragon, and that he is the fill in for Sahn-tah this year. Can Maggie believe, and accept him in her life? Can The Christmas Dragon actually succeed at the Christmas Eve deliveries, saving Christmas this year? Will Syrus take the memory of him from Maggie’s mind, leaving her alone forever?

Viola Grace has created the most enchanting Christmas story, with wonderful characters and magical moments. Maggie is such a sympathetic heroine, at first skeptical of Syrus’ story, and missing her sister, too. And Syrus is such a hottie. When told he has to take Maggie’s memories, he schemes to find a way to make her his. Syrus’ scheme includes three days of gifting, bringing joy to Maggie in many very special and spectacular ways. I loved how Syrus chose to woo Maggie. Rather than just show up, he made it an ongoing event, with many surprises and loving gestures.

I loved the imagination Ms Grace used to bring this marvelous romance to life, giving a holiday romance that warms the heart and soul as well as the passion seen between Maggie and Syrus. Yes there is hot and passionate here, but it is still a moving love story at the heart of it.

I gifted several friends with this one, and recommend it as a very special reading experience.

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