A Dragon’s Treasure, A Dragon Shifter Fantasy Romance
by Lorelei Moone
Shifters of Black Isle, #3
Publication Date: November 20, 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Shifters, Novella, Standalone
I’m a warrior. No one will tame me, except…
Rhea’s new position as general of Black Isle’s armies brings with it a whole host of challenges. The enemy is at the gates, and he’s furious. Black Isle’s defenses are weaker than she would like, so she sees only one solution: to summon their secret weapon. A creature so untamed and powerful, he has been banished to the depths of the dungeons, only to be let out in the direst of need. To ensure his cooperation, she will need to rely on more than just her combat skills…
The harder she makes it, the sweeter my victory when I claim her.
Saras has been asleep for generations. When a female voice wakes him from his slumber, he knows there’s only one way to avoid the disaster that led him to be confined to the dungeons in the first place. But she’s unwilling and instead hopes to use his considerable powers in battle against Black Isle’s enemy. But a dragon has needs and ignoring them will only end in tears; or in this case, in flames.
No matter how hard Rhea tries to deny it, the attraction between them is hard to ignore. But with the future of the Black Isles on the line, this is hardly the time for romance. Or is it? That’s the thing about playing with dragon fire; sooner or later you’re going to get burned.
A Dragon’s Treasure is the third installment in Lorelei Moone’s brand new fantasy romance series, Shifters of Black Isle. Shifters, magic and relatable characters; set in a mysterious, distant land, where anything seems possible, and yet all its inhabitants hold dear could be destroyed in an instant.
The next time anyone visited, he’d act accordingly. He would agree to their terms and leave this cell. And then he would work tirelessly, day and night, to make Rhea his. If she put up a fight, he’d take it as a challenge. He’d been waiting for a thousand years for a second chance. This time, he wouldn’t give up so easily. This war she kept harping on about was but an obstacle getting in the way of what was really important. She would be his, and he would be hers, and everything else could go to hell. Why else would the Gods send her his way, if it wasn’t meant to be?
You hear tales about dragons and everyone has a different way of how they are supposed to act and the majority of them reflect fear of a dragon. Let’s just say that you are in a mythological world where dragons do exist. Would they be friendly? Would they terrorize villages? Would they be lonely? Moone depicts a world where a slumbering dragon has been awakened by the people of the Black Isles in hopes that it will be their salvation against the Sea Folk. Readers will be enamored by this novella and the story that Moone weaves for this third installment in her shifter fantasy romance series.
Rhea absolutely does not believe in love. There is no rhyme or reason why one should betray their command post over something so incomparable as honor. When the king married his new witch queen, Kelly, Rhea was furious. Jealousy invaded her every thought and rage blinded her to the importance of protecting her people. After Teaq leaves his brother’s side for the woman of his dreams, Rhea is asked by the king to become the new General of the Black Isles. Believing that Teaq has sided with the enemy, they know that a war is soon to come. As the last strategy, the Elders suggest that the king awaken the dragon within their dungeons in exchange for their survival. Without the man power and weaponry needed to win a war against the Sea Folk, Saras, the dragon is their last hope. Rhea and Kelly willingly accept the task of waking the dragon and in exchange for his help to save their people, they will grant his freedom. What the two women fail to know is that Saras can take his freedom anytime he wants. Rhea was warned that dragons can be very difficult to barter with, but after figuring out what Saras wants is something that she is unwilling to give him, Rhea must decide what is the greater sacrifice–the lives of her people or her heart?
Moone has superb character development in this short story. The originality is fantastic as well as the fantasy element and world-building! This is a novella and the pace seems to be very quick, but the descriptiveness is vivid and allows the reader to be engulfed in the pages. If you are a reader of fantasy and romance, this may be perfect for you. The synopsis states that it is a standalone, which it can be read in this way; however, we recommend that these stories be read in chronological order. When you jump into this third installment, you are briefly updated on some of the obstacles that were faced in previous installments as well as light character knowledge, but it may be more enjoyable to read them beginning with the first installment because the scenes flow from one installment to another effortlessly and may make more sense.
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ABOUT LORELEI MOONE
Lorelei Moone is an author of paranormal / fantasy romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.