Touch of a Dragon

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Touch of a Dragon

My main problem with Touch of a Dragon was that the story thrived on cryptic messages and explanations. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, unless by the ending nothing is completely explained. Almost from the moment that Leona woke up after Blake healed her the drive of the story became how often the two of them could have sex. Numerous times they are on the run from some very aggressive pursuers and yet they would stop to have some hot frisky time in the alleyway.

There was also the rather muddied handling of the antagonists. I think the ones originally chasing Leona were just overzealous and not sanctioned to hurt her, but I can't be certain. Equally I'm not even sure there was a side that was in the right completely. The Magicians seemed perfectly content to let the world burn to have their slice of magical paradise, while the 'Nulls' (or humans who hated magic) were happy to kill anyone who so much as showed an interest in card tricks. Meanwhile the ending gave all the power to one side, with no benefit to the other and the author presented it as 'just desserts' for the fact the other was so prejudiced.

I did find myself drawn to the mechanics of the world, or at least what I could puzzle out as to the world building. I was also genuinely intrigued by what the Sea Dragon had to say, though it did prove you can't have your cake and eat it too.

Blake and Leona had plenty of chemistry as bed partners, but I got the feeling Leona would gladly have pushed him off a steep cliff if given the chance half the time. I didn't quite buy Blake's assertion that Leona was different from all the others before her, nor Leona's sudden pragmatality when faced with a person from Blake's past.

As for Blake's brand of was certainly illuminating all the things a person could imagine a tail to do.

Book Blurb for Touch of a Dragon

Genre: Futuristic Paranormal Fantasy
Length: Short Novel

A Loose Id "Hot Hooks" Winner!
“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.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play, sex while in partially shifted form.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2010 3.00