"an absorbing, original story of dragons"
She was always treated cruelly by the people of the
village; the village where she was found, naked and alone.
The villagers considered her lucky to have been taken in,
she who was weakened by the scorching, harsh elements. In
their eyes, she was not even worthy of a name, and was
simply called "girl". So when she refuses the son of the
village leader, they had no qualms about tossing her into
the desert, with no protection from the disgusting, deadly
creatures known as the Scabs.
Now the Scabs are almost upon her, and she is sure it will
be merely moments before they feast on her flesh. She sees
a pair of glowing eyes and knows she's done for. But this
creature is not a Scab, it's a giant dragon! He tells her
he has been looking for her, and that she is to come with
him to another place, his land. Even though she's a little
disturbed, she's grateful that someone- or something- is
rescuing her from her terrible fate, and with hardly a
moment to spare! She is whisked away to the home of an
intriguing race called the Dragonish. They are a beautiful
but strange people, and she finds their culture even
stranger. She is shocked to learn not only that she is to
be the mate of the most perfect man she has ever seen, but
that she and her mate are half of a sort of "family" called
a Quad, the other half being two males. Though it slowly
seems strangely right to her, she is still conflicted by
all the things she was taught in the human world. Will she
let the teachings of a people who were terrible and cruel
to her sabotage her chance at happiness, or will she be
able to embrace what she wants: love, a home, and a
Dragon Star is a fantastic story about a supernatural race
unlike any other. Stephanie Burke has written an
absorbing, original story of dragons and their land and
culture. At first, the Quad will seem as strange to you as
it did to our heroine, but by the end of the story, you
realize you love it and have to have more! I was a bit
apprehensive about reading my first m/m interaction, but
the author penned a beautiful scene that was an extremely
steamy and sensual show of love and worship between
Dragonish mates. Burke's characters all have their own
distinctive personalities, but each one is as lovable as
the next. Dragon Star is a fascinating novella that will
have you waiting for the sequel with bated breath!
Reviewed by Mandy Briggs
Posted October 15, 2007
Tempting and teasing, Dragons oh so pleasing! Or are they?
Dragons, shape shifters, Oh My!
Left to die in the searing heat of the desert floor, a sacrifice to the scavengers that inhabit its sandy depths, the nameless female struggled to save her own life.
As a foundling, she had always done so. When she turned down the son of the leader of her village, she found herself cast to the vicious Scabs and their never-ending hunger.
But then something came to her aid!
A large talking lizard with more attitude than brains was there, carrying her off to a strange new world inhabited by the Dragonish.
Now she was the future mate of a strange man, a submissive for breading purposes, a desired and treasured female, and the forth in an all male family quad that just didn't make sense to her.
But when instincts take over and mating fever burns bright, who can resist being the Dragon's Star?
Genre: Erotic Romantic
Theme(s): Paranormal, Shape-shifters, Interracial