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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Night of the Dragon by Alexandra O’Hurley

Night of the Dragon by Alexandra O’Hurley
Publisher: Evernight Publisher
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal
Length: Short Story (72 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F/M, M/F, menage, anal sex
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Bittersweet

A Berserker Mate's Story, 1

Ryden and Rayne are Berserkers, immortal warriors wrought of Odin’s lightning. They are cursed to walk the Earth for one thousand years without finding love. And then they smell her...

Karli is a manager for an amusement park, and during her daily tour, she runs across the most incredible men she has ever laid eyes on. The erotic visions swirling in her head push her to the edge, and she cannot ignore the two virile men.

But can anything develop between the Berserkers and their mate with a hunter sworn to keep them apart on their trail?

Night of the Dragon by Alexandra O’Hurley is an intense short story. The novel kept me captivated from the beginning until the final chapters. The ending may not have been as exciting as the beginning in regards to the main characters, but Ms. O’Hurley made it interesting by setting the mood for what's to come in future berserkers novels. She did an excellent job at it because I can hardly wait to read about the rest of the Berserkers. There is also some mystery in the novel because I can’t help wondering who “B” is and if she will play any further role in any of the upcoming stories.

The first thing I loved about Night of the Dragon was the name Ryden. It’s very original and it has a sexy tone to it. The second thing that urged me to read on was the heart-wrenching first chapter. I felt like I was out there with the berserkers, fighting against that evil woman.

The third great thing about this novel is its descriptions. I particularly adored how the author described the first glimpse that Karli had of the men. I was almost as nervous as the character, perhaps even more! It was some fantastic bit of descriptive writing.

The banter that Karli had with the men throughout the story had a natural flow that provided the story with an anchor to reality, a nice touch, considering all the supernatural elements it had. Speaking of which, I think a little more insight on Odin, Freyja, the Valkiria or the Valhalla, would perhaps serve those readers that know nothing about Norse mythology and who might be confused about the importance of these characters.

Finally, Ms. O’Hurley writes some great sex scenes. One noteworthy scene is the one where the men take Karli for the first time: a cave, bondage, furs...yummy!

All in all, Night of the Dragon is a good, fast, hot read that doesn’t disappoint.

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