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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Touch of a Dragon by Kim Knox

Touch of a Dragon by Kim Knox
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Action/Adventure, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: short Story (129 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern

“Do you want to live?”

Half dead and under a heap of rubble, Leona Munro isn’t going to turn down that offer. Yet accepting spins her life out of control. She is the Chosen and what that means, no one will say.

Thrown into the world of magic she secretly craves, Leona must find the strength to survive. Too many people want to use what she is to their own advantage in the war between technology and magic. She can trust no one...least of all the sinfully attractive Samuel Blake, who might just be a dragon.

Whenever I want a sexy erotic romance, I know that author Kim Knox will deliver. Her newest, Touch of a Dragon, is a creation of a different sort. With a sexy hero, a hard-as-nails heroine, and an intricate plot, fans are sure to finish this story entertained. Live or die? Not a difficult choice until you learn your savior isn’t who he appears to be. Blake offers cryptic replies when Leona searches for answers. All she knows is that things are not as she thinks they are, and with danger lurking around every corner, she isn’t sure who she can trust.

While a new take in the genre, I found there was a lot left unexplained in Touch of a Dragon. Sexy scenes will certainly get your blood pumping, but it’s the plot that is somewhat difficult to follow, especially as Blake doesn’t want to divulge too much information and Leona is left to uncover much of her purpose on her own. Since the story is written in a first person narrative, it works somewhat as the reader learns things along with the heroine. You are given what you need here and there but are forced to wait it out to discover who Blake truly is, as well as his attraction, yet denial, of Leona as his lover. However, by the end of the journey, there are still a lot of unanswered questions, leaving you to ponder about a few things that are left open-ended.

There are good things to say about Touch of a Dragon. The writing, as always, is fantastic. I love Ms. Knox’s voice and dialogue. Blake is super-sexy, while Leona is more than capable of holding her own. I enjoyed the secondary characters, the superior world building, and the fascinating and dangerous environment the author has created. The atmosphere lends realism to the grittiness of the material, which is something I always enjoy when reading darker erotic romance.

I’d definitely recommend Touch of a Dragon to those who enjoy something that takes a step out of the box. If you’ve not enjoyed Ms. Knox’s previous works, be sure to check them out. She’s an author readers should become acquainted with.

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