"Dragons, werewolves, and alternate universes!"
Kenna is a slave in her world. Right after she attained a
good position, she was taken by Vandar's men. Instead of
the good life she thought she would lead, Kenna lives in
terror. At least she has a powerful gift. See, on Kenna's
world, quite a few people are "gifted"—have psychic
abilities. And Vandar is even more powerful. After all, he
isn't even human. He can shift into a silver-scaled dragon
and often does. Also, he drinks the blood of his slaves.
Not to mention, Vandar also has amazing mental abilities.
Regardless of her shielding, Vandar can still enter Kenna's
mind. After having all his slaves gather, he will shift
from a dragon into a human and pick one of them for his
meal. After this particular gathering, Vandar's man comes
to Kenna and lets her know her master wants her. Turns out
Vandar has created an entry into another universe—one with
great technological advances—and he wants Kenna to go into
this other universe and spy for him. He's already sent
others there and wants to try a female this time. After two
weeks of intensive training, Vandar once more sends for
Kenna. After testing her knowledge, he once again enters
her mind, causing Kenna great pain until she loses
consciousness. When she awakens, she is taken to the port.
On the other side, Kenna finds herself in a great forest
and there's a storm. Intent on finding shelter, Kenna
begins to walk until she finally sees a light and heads
toward it. As a tree begins to fall, Kenna uses her gift to
move it so it won't crush her. Unfortunately, she's trapped
and can't get out. The next thing she knows, there's a
large dog there, looking at her. Now totally scared, Kenna
is relieved when it leaves.
Talon Marshall lives in the woods, which is perfect for
him. To make money, he leads various trips into the
wilderness—again, perfect for him. After all, Talon is a
werewolf so what could be better? While out running one
day, Talon comes across a scent and digs. Eventually, he
finds a box filled with money, which he turns over to the
police. Once that's done and over with, he thinks nothing
of it and goes back to his normal routine. One night,
there's a storm. While outside, he hears a female scream
and becomes a wolf to go investigate it. What he finds
shocks him—a beautiful woman trapped by a fallen tree. He
knows he won't be able to help her as a wolf, so he goes to
his hidden clothes and shifts back to human. After he
manages to extricate her, he takes her back to his lodge.
Now he's really confused when she doesn't seem to
understand anything of modern conveniences. Eventually, he
agrees to allow Kenna to stay with him, working for her
room and board.
As the two of them spend more time together, they find the
attraction between them building. Talon doesn't want to be
tied down, so he fights it. Plus he can tell Kenna is
hiding something from him, especially when she won't even
tell him anything of her past. Little does he know, Kenna
can't. Every time she tries, she feels pain in her head.
When she does manage to say a few words—which make no sense
to Talon—Kenna ends up suffering severely and going into
convulsions. Finally, Talon sends a hair to one of his
cousins for analysis to see if he can find out anything
Will the two of them have a chance at a relationship? Will
Kenna ever be able to break Vandar's control over her and
tell Talon of her past and her mission? Will Talon ever
realize that Kenna is indeed his life mate? Will Vandar
come through the port and take over?
DRAGON MOON is a thrilling paranormal romance full of
werewolves, dragons and psychics. Rebecca York grabbed me
by the throat into this story and didn't let go until the
ending—which came much too quickly in my opinion. I even
got to catch up with some of the Marshall pack when they
came together. We have Kenna coming from an entirely
different universe, thrown into ours and trying to adapt.
Then there's Talon, falling in love with Kenna despite the
fact he doesn't want to find his life mate. Throw in
Vandar, a truly evil villain and it all makes a wonderful
story and one I cannot recommend highly enough.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted October 15, 2009