Author: Jory Strong

Jory has been writing since childhood and has never outgrown being a daydreamer. When she's not hunched over her computer, lost in the muse and conjuring up new heroes and heroines, she can usually be found reading, riding her horses, or hiking with her dogs.

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Inked Destiny

Inked Destiny
  • Number: 9780425253618
  • Release: 2013-07-02
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The righting of an ancient wrong. A future foretold. The bands tattooed around her wrists are laced with a dragon’s green and more?destiny preordained?

Mind Thief. Gift Thief. Feared for an ability to seize another’s thoughts and powers with a touch. San Francisco tattoo artist Etaín is such an elf?and the time has come for her to learn how to use her talents.

Close to the transformation and about to discover her place in a supernatural world, Etaín once thought intimacy and permanence were impossible. Now she’s bound to Cathal, the son of an Irish mobster. And she’s also claimed by Eamon, an Elven lord with powerful gifts of his own.

Eamon is determined to keep her safe? from others as well as herself. But a quest for justice is more than it seems, leaving their future to hinge on choice and magic. On promises made and dangerous bargains.


Dylan's Witch - Supernatural Bonds, #10

Dylan's Witch
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419920233
  • Release: 2013-04-10
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Supernatural Bonds, Book Ten

One by one his coworkers have found love, but homicide detective Dylan Archer has no plans to retire his bachelor status. A past transgression has proven he’s not the commitment type. Yet even his job, and his current case tracking a potential serial killer, can’t take his mind off Seraphine. He burns for the beautiful witch, and when the case takes him to her door, long-denied emotions erupt in a conflagration of lust.

She’s his heartmate, whether he believes it or not. But to claim the future she represents, Dylan needs to confront his past. Quickly. Time is running out. He’s not the only one who wants Seraphine—the sultry witch is now in the killer’s sights.

Inside Scoop: Witches, shifters, fae and even an ex-demon comingle in a case that takes the efforts of many. That’s a lot of supernaturals…which leads to lots of supernatural sex, including a small bit of male/male.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Dragon Master - Supernatural Bonds, Book Nine

Dragon Master
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419944260
  • Release: 2012-12-21
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: BDSM, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Nothing is more cherished than a mate, no treasure more valued or sought after than the perfect match. With a glance at Summer’s picture, Jubal recognizes not only his intended, but a submissive whose body cries out for discipline. There’s no question about claiming her, and when he spots her entering an exclusive BDSM club, he believes it’s Fate. Summer can’t get past the foyer without a master—and that master will be him.

At the sound of Jubal’s voice, she knows he’s the one, the man she’s been searching for, the master who can demand her devotion. Any other time she’d gladly surrender her trust and her heart, as well as her body, but tonight it’s an urgent task and not the search for pleasure that’s brought her to the club.

She’s been warned about dragons. And even believing Jubal might be just such a supernatural being doesn’t lessen the ecstasy she experiences in his hands. His carnal discipline and heady torment satisfy her—even as they force her to choose between risking it all or not.


Dragon Games - Supernatural Bonds, #8

Dragon Games
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419943416
  • Release: 2012-11-17
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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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.


Divine Death

Divine Death
  • Number: 9781419964312
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Death’s Courtship

Bryn’s been called a shrink, a counselor, a ghost exorcist. Whatever the label, she’s always believed in the rightness of using her unusual talent—the ability to see and communicate with disenfranchised spirits—to convince them to move on to whatever awaits at the end of the ghostway. Scary and sad, frustrating and fun, never has it been as real as it’s become with Atticus at her side.

When Death chooses the name Atticus Denali and goes to the human realm, his intention is to take a holiday from misguided souls, disenfranchised spirits and, well — from death. But he no sooner arrives than he meets his soul mate, Bryn.

He could cast off the shell of flesh he's lobbied so hard to gain for his vacation. He could harvest Bryn's soul and take her home with him immediately. But Atticus elects to court her instead. Together they put a unique spin on the business of sending spirits on their way, all while discovering the delights to be found in pursuing La Petite Mort, the little death.

Divine Redemption

Their connection was instant, their attraction intense. Temperance and Demetri love each other. Lust after one another. Yet each craves the addition of another man to an already near-perfect union.

As soon as Temperance meets Thanos, she believes he could be the one. Need pours into her, a lust escalated and mirrored when he’s with Demetri. Reincarnated lovers, they’ve got a chance to spend a lifetime satisfying soul-deep desires—if they can avoid repeating the past, and being separated again, this time for all eternity.


Inked Magic

Inked Magic
  • Number: 9780425245378
  • Release: 2012-02-07
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Healer's Choice comes the story of a woman with the power of touch. Skin doesn't lie to her. It is her gift, sometimes her curse. She feels what others felt, and sees the things held in their memories...

With the touch of her palms to the skin of a crime victim, San Francisco tattoo artist Etaín can see the faces of the guilty and draw them. Changeling elf but unaware of it, at odds with her police captain father and FBI agent brother, magic and gift have put her in the path of two compelling men.

Cathal Dunne, the son of an Irish mob boss, needs Etaín's help finding the rapists who left his cousin for dead. Eamon, a powerful elf lord, is determined to make her his consort-wife.

Her gift once made permanence impossible when it came to a lover. Now, as she approaches the transition to fully Elven, her survival depends on keeping two. One of the men is willing to share her. The other isn't-until the search for a sexual predator turns deadly, and only by paying magic's price will there be any future at all.


Demon Familiar - Supernatural Bonds, Book Seven

Demon Familiar
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419936609
  • Release: 2011-09-07
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Pulled from the void by a binding spell, demon essence becomes mortal-familiar, and Ianthe forms, yielding to her preference for the female shape. She longs to live a human life, to love as a human, and while she’s escaped the dark realm and the lord she called master, she can’t escape her nature.

Incubus, succubus, Ianthe is able to shift between male and female forms, though both aspects need to be fed. She could have any man, but it’s Homicide Detective Miguel Torres she wants, the man who unknowingly summoned and bound her. Their attraction is intense, immediate, and Miguel believes he’ll never want another—until he meets Ian, Ianthe’s mysterious twin.

Attempting to withstand needs and urges denied since childhood, Miguel buries himself in Ianthe’s lush body as he battles his attraction to Ian. Then drowns in shame when he succumbs to it—only to have the murder of a gay teen force him to revisit the past…before he loses his future.


Conner's Wolf - Book 6 in the Supernatural Bonds series.

Conner's Wolf
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B005278FOY
  • Release: 2011-05-13
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Homicide detective Conner Stern doesn’t know what Khemirra Reis is running from, only that he’s damn determined to find out. Right after he lays her bare beneath him and works the beautiful obsession out of his system.

Sexual satisfaction first, revealing her secrets second—that’s the plan—except Khemirra is battling a fascination of her own. Her rational mind says stay far, far away from the gorgeous cop who doesn’t want anything to do with the supernatural. But after Conner catches up to her and shows her with heated kisses and carnal demands just how perfect they can be together, the wolf part of her nature is convinced he’s the right mate.

Conner wants her trust. She needs his help. But Khemirra doesn’t know which of her secrets Conner will hate more—that she killed a man, or that she’s a werewolf. Unless love overrides all else, they’ll lose any chance of a future together. 


Primal

Primal
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425239056
  • Release: 2011-02-01
  • Authors: Michelle Rowen, Lora Leigh, Jory Strong, Ava Gray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Four all-new stories of primitive desire- with a never-before- published novella of the Breeds.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to her sensual world of the Breeds in an all-new novella that explores just how savage, and how far, a man is willing to go in the name of desire (A Novel of the Breeds, #23). Plus three other stories of irresistible passions from three masters of hot paranormal romance.


Ride to Ecstasy

Ride to Ecstasy
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419931338
  • Release: 2010-10-13
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ+, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Novella -

A desperate escape from the water planet of Qumaar lands Karena on Adjara, a closed desert world where the scarcity of women means each has at least two mates. It’s her face lovers Zyan and Kaeden see when they undertake a vision quest to find the female meant to be theirs.

Aroused beyond measure, awed at discovering she can communicate with horses, they’re more than ready to stake their claim in a carnal sharing of pleasure. But while capturing her body and enslaving it with passion is easy, happiness will depend on capturing her heart—and making her a willing prisoner to destiny.

A standalone set in the world first discovered in The Joining and Passion’s Song, both published in Ellora’s Cavemen anthologies.

Reader Advisory: If you love M/M, Zyan and Kaeden seriously steam up the pages, both before and after finding Karena.


Healer's Choice - Set in the world of Ghostland and Spider-Touched

Healer's Choice
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425236536
  • Release: 2010-09-07
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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In a post-Apocalyptic world where supernaturals have emerged from hiding, ancient, unseen enemies play a game that began at the dawn of human civilization. War is coming and neutrality isn’t an option. For Were shapeshifters, a healer’s gift holds the key to their survival…
 
Born into a world of violence and paid-for-sex, Rebekka longs for a family of her own and dreams of freeing those trapped in the shapeshifter brothels of the red zone. A witch’s prophecy claims she’ll one day use her gift to heal the Weres made outcast by their mixed human-animal forms. But Rebekka knows all too well that everything comes at a cost.
 
Made a pawn in a game she can barely glimpse, by beings whose motives she can only guess, she must navigate a dangerous course that might well cost her life. With her gift changed in terrifying ways, a plea to save five children sends her into the arms of Aryck, a Jaguar enforcer—and into territory controlled by pure Weres.
 
It’s a place where humans and outcasts aren’t welcomed. Where dead ancestors watch from the shadowlands and have the power to judge and punish the living. It’s a place where plague threatens and the fate of the Weres hangs in the balance. And where the choices Rebekka and Aryck make are paid for with their hearts…if not their souls.


Divine Redemption

Divine Redemption
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419928321
  • Release: 2010-05-17
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ+, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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While a standalone, Divine Redemption is a loose sequel to Death’s Courtship.
 
Their connection was instant, their attraction intense. Reincarnated souls reunited though neither consciously realize the depth of their bond. Temperance and Demetri love each other. Lust after each other. But a third waits, someone who will complete an already near-perfect union.
 
Thanos wronged them in a previous existence and, as the mortal son of Dionysus, was punished for it by the Fates. He’s had lifetimes to repent, eons to witness the rebirths and deaths of the two people who have come to mean everything to him.
 
Now the Moirae have finally reunited the three of them, giving Thanos a chance to rekindle an ancient flame. For their part, Tempe and Demetri must choose him freely. While Thanos must avoid retracing old steps—and betraying his lovers once again. 


Healing Seduction

Healing Seduction
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419927218
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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For years Lucca and Quade have shared women and enjoyed games of sexual dominance. While she was married, Kiera was off-limits, even in their fantasies. Now that she’s single, guilt and loyalty keep them from acting on their desire.

At twenty-six, Kiera has been a widow for almost as long as she was a wife. Before pain and loss stripped her bare and changed her, she’d never craved the things Lucca and Quade want in the bedroom. Now she does. She knows they love her. But for them to have a future together, she needs to break through their emotional barriers.

Unknown to them, she’s got a plan. And if it works, Quade and Lucca won’t be able to resist her healing seduction.

Note:  Set in the Crime Tells world, with brief cameos from Lyric (Lyric’s Cop), and Calista and Benito (Calista’s Men).


Spider-Touched - Book 2

Spider-Touched
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425227930
  • Release: 2009-08-01
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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The author of Ghostland continues her tale of a postapocalyptic world where supernatural beings have emerged from hiding.

Held prisoner by humans, his angelic memory and power lost because of the sigil-inscribed collar around his neck, Tir dreams of freedom and hungers for vengeance. He's sworn he'll never lie with a mortal, but when Araña removes his shackles and helps him escape his captivity, she melts his icy control and leaves him burning with desire. She's a temptation he can't resist—an unknowing enemy who might well enslave him more thoroughly than the chains he's worn for centuries.

Powerful forces have brought them together to serve a greater purpose, but learning the truth of what they are will destroy them—unless their love is strong enough to overcome the dark legacy of a battle that began with the birth of mankind.


First Sharing - Part of the Fallon Mates series.

First Sharing
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419922800
  • Release: 2009-07-09
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Laith d’Amato never thought to form a mate-bond outside his race, but when he sees Cyan Dupre, the human female the scientists on Belizair have matched him to, he’s more than willing to claim her. Exquisite. Feminine. Intoxicating. Dreams of sharing her with Rykken d’Vesti become a vision of certainty for Laith. Only by including Rykken in the mate-bond will there be hope for Belizair.

One look at Cyan and the mating fever of his race swamps Rykken. Without the wings of the Vesti and Amato she seems fragile, in need of a strong male to care for her. It’s not the Vesti way, but for the sake of friendship and the future of Belizair, Rykken will fight his genetic imperative and cultural upbringing. He’ll join with Laith in the first sharing of a human female.

Lethal grace and poetic beauty, Cyan finds it impossible to resist Laith and Rykken. They’re erotic fantasy and artistic inspiration—but loving them comes with a choice between doing what’s right for her heart or what’s right for her art.

Publisher’s Note: Published in print in the Forbidden Fantasies anthology.


Zoe's Gift - A book in the Fallon Mates series.

Zoe's Gift
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419922824
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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A book in the Fallon Mates series.
 
One look at the human female who is his match and the mating fever of the Vesti ignites in Miciah, making it impossible for him to deny what he wants. To go to Earth and claim her, he must choose an Amato co-mate. For him there is only one choice, the bisexual Iden. It’ll mean breaking the cultural taboos of the Vesti, but for Zoë, he and Iden will become lovers.
 
Miciah intends to keep his sexual relationship with Iden a secret as they take Zoë together. Iden has other ideas. What neither of them can know is they’ve starred in Zoë’s dreams for a week, so when they show up in her reality, she welcomes the chance to explore their fantasies—and her own.
 
Miciah and Iden may have come to Earth to claim a mate, but taking her home with them will change Belizair forever.


Ghostland

Ghostland
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425226063
  • Release: 4/7/2009
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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A dazzling urban fantasy romance from a fresh new voice whose bestselling e-books have put readers "in a constant state of arousal."(Fallen Angel Reviews)

Welcome to a postapocalyptic world, where the afterlife holds beings that only the bravest can summon—or dare to desire.

Taken from her home and family, shamaness Aisling McConaughey must enter the "ghostlands" to save a wealthy man's mistress. But there's a price to pay for her power: She must summon the Djinn prince Zurael en Caym—and yield to his savage, sensual rage.

Zurael intends to kill Aisling after she's served as bait to find an enemy in possession of an ancient tablet. But the more he tastes her innocent spirit, the more he'll use his fiery touch to keep her hungry for his mercy—even as they weave an erotic spell that he cannot escape...


Jewels of the Nile III - Ellora's Cavemen Anthology

Jewels of the Nile III
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419916519
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Lacey Thorn, Cindy Spencer Pape, Jory Strong, Solange Ayre, Elayne S. Venton, Rowan West
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Adrift
Elayne S. Venton
 
The fates are on Lorie Walker’s side when she pulls long-term duty with the hunk of Space Station 5423, Dodd Henderson. Or maybe she’s not so lucky. Their space capsule is drifting in a black hole and the gauges are nonfunctional. The odds of survival are slim whether they try to break free of the void or await help. Dare they take the time, perhaps the only chance they’ll ever have, to explore the suppressed passion between them? Or will a diversion from their recovery efforts doom them?
 
Passion’s Song
Jory Strong
 
Aria’s life on the mining world of Iyon is harsh. Her future made bleaker when her father gambles her away in a dice game. Refusing to accept a prostitute’s fate, she flees into the night—and ends up in Raeder’s and Haven’s arms.
 
They’re a fantasy made flesh—or a nightmare waiting to happen. After a night of unparalleled pleasure, she learns of their origins and runs from them, only to realize she’s faced with a choice—listen to her heart, or to the rumors about the men who call the closed desert world of Adjara home.
 
Reader Advisory: Contains scenes of graphic male/male sexual interaction.
 
Private Lessons
Solange Ayre
 
Lonely widow Vanessa d’Aulaire reads Professor Robert Woodcock’s marriage manual and marvels at its absurd, inaccurate statements. Determined to set the professor straight, she invites him for tea, only to learn she was his teacher ten years ago. Rob’s schoolboy crush flares into a man’s passion as Vanessa tutors him in pleasuring a woman.
 
Vanessa’s stepfather is pressuring her to marry one of his friends. But how can she consider marriage to an elderly widower when her secret liaison with Rob fills her with sensual delight?
 
Return to Xander
Rowan West
 
Mia has ached for artist Xander since she broke up with him. She never expected to find him stripping at a club. Xander isn’t pleased to see Mia but that doesn’t stop him from having hot sex with her. When Mia shows up at Xander’s studio, she agrees to a challenge—she will stay and pose for portraits. Xander plans to paint her, use her, then throw her out. But old emotions return. Mia needs to convince Xander she will do anything to be with him or they’ll lose out on love.
 
Sorcerer’s Song
Cindy Spencer Pape
 
When Sorcerer Cian hears a siren’s song on a cool Toronto night, he has no idea his life is about to change forever. Lyra’s life has been a long cycle of loneliness and meaningless encounters with mortals. One night with Cian turns that life upside down. Can their night of passionate sex turn into a love that will last forever? Together they work to find a way, challenging even the gods themselves for their chance.
 
White Valley
Lacey Thorn
 
Dakota was devastated when she caught her fiancé with another woman, so she heads to what she thinks is familiar ground for a little rest and relaxation.
 
Sebastian and Dimitri Cordova are surprised when they stumble upon an unknown woman bathing in the bridal pool in White Valley. The sacred waters are used only to help prepare a woman for joining with her new mates—werewolf mates. Determined not to leave her to suffer a sexual awakening on her own, the brothers do what any good werewolves would do. They claim her as their own.


Drui Claiming - Book 4 in the Supernatural Bonds series.

Drui Claiming
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419916977
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Book 4 in the Supernatural Bonds series.

Dragons. They huff and puff and burn the house down when they don't get their own way. They're possessive, dominating, and don't know the meaning of carefree because they're weighed down by all the treasure they feel compelled to guard. They're trouble but it doesn't change the fact that Marika has it bad for a certain silver-blond male named Xanthus whose dark, dark eyes have a lethal effect on her libido.

She wants him, but she can't have him. Dragons don't share and she comes from a long line of tree-hugging, multi-partnered Drui. There are threesomes, foursomes — and more. But there are no twosomes and she's already got one permanent man in her life, Tallis — a shapeshifting Sjen who is every bit as dominant and possessive as a dragon. It's a hopeless situation, or so it seems, until Fate intervenes and Marika decides to go for what she wants — both Xanthus and Tallis in her bed. And if the men want to do each other? She's all for it.

Reader Advisory: While every effort has been made to enable Drui Claiming to be read as a stand-alone story, it is set concurrent to Sophie's Dragon in the Supernatural Bonds series, and some story elements mentioned in Drui Claiming are explained in more depth in Sophie's Dragon.