The Strix

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Monday, December 24, 2012

"Something Wicked This Way Comes Vol 2" is Nominated for CAPA's Anthology of the Year!


"Something Wicked This Way Comes Vol 2" is nominated for CAPA's anthology of the year! Congratulations to all the terrific Ellora's Cave authors who contributed stories. Jaid Black, Laurann Dohner, Regina Carlysle, Katalina Leon (me!) Aubrey Ross and Diana Hunter.
Thank you Romance Studio!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Night Owl Reviews Gave Claimed By Dragons a Top Pick!

This is what Talina at Night Owl Reviews had to say:


Claimed by Dragons delivered everything I love about paranormal romance, suspense and erotic romance all in one thrilling book! Sharp dialogue, exotic settings and a fantastic blending of suspense with rich backstory had me spellbound. As soon as I thought I knew what would happen, an unexpected twist or expertly placed backstory would up the ante, jacking the suspense ever higher up until the very last chapter. Admittedly, I had to stop every so often just to absorb everything. It was like eating rich velvety chocolate cherry cake with a sweet cherry in every single bit. Rich, flavorful and you just can’t wait to go back in for another bite.
The authors demonstrated great skill for the craft through their ability to switch between the three main characters point of views seamlessly to bring Roarke, Jael, and Kypton’s story to life through every angle possible. Being a detail orientated person I also enjoyed the use of rich descriptive wording and phrases. And the sensuality of the story is sizzling…no, it’s scorching! Talk about originality! There’s an extraordinary use of original coupling between the men, as well as Jael and the men, that really scorched the sheets.
Claimed by Dragons begins with Jael meeting up with her close girlfriends for a weekend getaway where she discovers magic just might be real. She also finds an ancient prophetess that possibly has a hand in showing her how a stone will lead her to a destiny she never dreamed of. However, as with any good story, it isn't that simple. Jael is a very indecisive person and must make conscious decisions in order to reach that path she truly wants even if she doesn't fully understand what everything implies. This is something she’ll have to overcome and the first step takes her halfway across the world to Mt. Kilimanjaro-land of the fabled Marduko Dragons. There she realizes rather quickly just how vast the unknown is and that being the fated mate of two dragon shifters with a plan to claim her is as exciting and dangerous at it sounds. All too quickly enemies make quick work of driving a wedge between the three, forcing them to fight for what they want or face a cold lonely death. There’s so much more to the story than what can be summed up in a review. Such intricate details and multiple setbacks that make each new chapter as terrifying and thrilling as the last. By the end everything is flipped, connections thought lost are reformed, and a love between three souls is tested up to the very end.
Thank you Talina!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ava At Romance Book Junikies Loved Claimed By Dragons


Oh my! This was one super sexy scorcher of a read, one that any paranormal erotic reader will surely feel its heat and enjoyment! There’s so much excitement, mystery and hot sex that you will find yourself sad to see come to its end. There’s M/M, M/M/F scenes and anal play that burn the pages and a touching story that a reader will never forget!



Jael is a woman that loves adventure and variety (yes, the spice of life). Her life changes once she pulls an odd stone from a wish bag at a witch’s shop when visiting along with friends in Salem. After listening to the loony shop owner tell her about her future lovers and what she must do to make her wish come true, she feels she’ll never find true love or be satisfied with any one man. But she learns otherwise once fate runs its course and ends up giving her EXACTLY what she not only wants, but needs.

Roarke and Kypton not only work together, are lovers and mystical dragon shifters; they also care for the same woman but cannot make their move until the time is just right! These two together are a perfect balance, one being all Alpha, domineering and strong, while the other is more quiet and shy. Both are incredibly hot (even out of the sheets), loving, caring and smart. When they find out their chance of finally having their mate is at its time, they will do anything to convince her to be theirs. To love, honor, cherish and control in the bedroom until the end of time.

There was a lot of “edge of your seat” circumstances, secrets, villains and trials that made it a hard book to put down for even a minute. Each character goes through some changes and growth as the story progresses. But my favorite part is the HEA. This is book 2 to the Bag of Tricks series, but is written as a stand alone read. I look forward to more from this writing duo; they sure know how to create some hot male characters and amazingly erotic sex scenes that leave you panting for more :)



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I was really drawn into this story from the beginning to the end.  It was nonstop action and drama, and I was glued to the pages.  And on top of all that, it was written by two authors, and I couldn't tell at all who wrote what.  They work awesomely together as a team, and whatever they did - they did right.

The concept that Jael was drawn to this dragon's egg stone, and the powers it had over her was fascinating.  The witch in Salem had told her she needed to bury the egg in order to find true love, but I was still a bit sad when she did decide to return it to nature.  I mean really, the egg had some serious keeping qualities!  But nonetheless, she returns it to nature and true to the witch's prophecy, she finds true love.

Roarke and Kypton, dragons.  I love dragons, and these two guys are definitely getting added to my dragon list.  Their names were not exactly my favorite part of the story; they felt a bit too made up for my tastes.  But the men behind them were fabulous.

Roarke is the alpha dragon; he is big and beautiful.  I really enjoyed him.  There were times he felt a bit whiney, and near the end there were definite times I didn't feel he acted like an alpha should.  With that being said, he was definitely acting like a man who'd lost the love of his life. I love his need to protect his mates, and the absolute love he showed for Kypton and Jael.

Kypton is the beta dragon; and he is sleek and fast.  He definitely seemed to take on the alpha role at times, and I think under different circumstances he could have really shown as an alpha.  Never the less, he was smart and cunning, he loved  Jael and Roarke with every fiber of his being and I loved him.

Jael, as a human, is a pretty good character.  I can only imagine how hard it must be to meet two dragons and then find out you are intended to be their mate.  I wish they had been honest with her about every detail right from the beginning, but then I guess it wouldn't be much of  a story without any drama.

The heat was terrific in this story.  For those of you looking for a straight up m/f/m menage story, you'd better look elsewhere.  The majority of this was m/m/f.  It was written very well, all love scenes were detailed perfectly yet very sensual.  These authors definitely have a talent for letting the emotion show through in a sex scene.

Overall, I am so happy I read this story.  The time it took flew by, and I would gladly read it again.

(Thank you Fictional Candy!)