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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dragon Games by Jory Strong

Dragon Games by Jory Strong
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Interracial
Length: Short Story (76 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed By Fuchsia

Though he has no intention of shackling himself to a female, Tielo has devised a poker invitational to bring potential human mates to Drake’s Lair for his fellow dragons. Club co-owner Pierce has also set a plan in motion—to see his partner mated. When their two schemes collide in the shape of Lyra, smoke and flame result, literally.

For Lyra, the invitation to an evening of high-stakes poker is the answer to a prayer and her chance to help a family in need. But her confidence wavers upon entering Drake’s Lair, where the male members role-play as dragons and brazenly display their sensuality.

None are as dangerously distracting as Tielo. The gold-and-silver “dragon” could be her downfall, and not just at the poker table. Because despite his attempts at denial, overwhelming need and lust blast Tielo the instant he meets Lyra. He’ll have her beneath him before the night is done, his essence inside her, his claim undeniable.

For dragons, mating is no game…and Tielo is playing for keeps.

Tielo and his partner, Pierce own Drake’s Lair, a club where dragons can come, mingle and possibly find a human mate. This particular night Tielo has planned a poker night sending out select invitations to human women who may possible be a mate for one of his fellow dragons. Pierce has other plans; he has devised a plan to find Tielo a mate, which is the one thing Tielo does not want.

Lyra is a third grade teacher who has become enmeshed in the lives of the Ochoa’s family who has suffered setbacks when their sons’, her students, were hospitalized and nearly died. Lyra wants to help them keep their restaurant and get a home instead of living in a motel, so she decides to take part in the game at Drakes’ Lair. She knows that the men who go there pretend to be dragons and she’s willing to play along especially if it means she can win enough to help the Ochoa’s.

Dragon Games had this reader enthralled from start to finish, I loved the characters and the easy way they interacted with one another. The supporting characters in the form of the other dragons also helped flesh out the story because you got to see a bit of their personalities and you saw how badly they wanted a mate. Lyra and Tielo were drawn to each other and the heat between them was scorching, which made for sex scenes that had you wishing you had a dragon in your tank. Jory Strong gave a great story, lots of hot sex and even hotter men/dragons.

This is the eight book in the Supernatural Bonds series and although it is part of a series it can read as a standalone. There was mention in the story of Lyra’s sister Summer who is into BDSM and a promise from Lyra that she would introduce the dragon Jubal to her. Their story will be book nine in the series and I will be getting a copy because if its anything like Dragon Games this reader is in for a real treat. I would absolutely recommend this book, it is a great way to indulge your shape shifter fantasies and get a in a good read.

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