Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dragon Mine

Title: Dragon Mine
Author: Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.sirenpublishing.com/
ISBN: 1-60601-964-3
Genre: {M/M/M} Shape-shifter
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Throughout the centuries of his long life, Gabriel Panlong has seen many things but on a trip into town to buy horse supplies, he doesn’t expect to come across two gorgeous men, having sex in an alley. The sight of them in the midst of their passion turns him on but he feels guilty watching, so hurries away to finish his errands.

When he returns to the area, he hears the sound of fists thudding on flesh and smells the unmistakable scent of blood. After rescuing the two small men from the five larger ones beating them, Gabriel takes them back to his ranch to heal, where he learns Neil and Ryan had escaped from an underground slave ring. Can Gabriel teach two men who’ve suffered years of abuse to trust again? Can they teach him to open his heart to love?

Dragon Mine is the first release in Joyee Flynn’s new North American Dragon series and it’s set in an alternative world where the reality of dragons is acknowledged and human females are almost extinct. Both these interesting and unique features pulled me immediately into the story where the author wove an enjoyable paranormal tale filled with little unexpected tidbits, including the rather strange reproductive habits of the dragon race – male-mate pregnancy. Some readers may find this part of the plot a turn-off, but I found it distinctive and not in the least bit offensive – just odd.

The story starts off quickly and flows smoothly from beginning to end, all while seamlessly integrating three very different personalities. There’s plenty of background information on what led to the societal situation of the day and how Neil and Ryan ended up as sex slaves. There’s plenty of sex between the three and I’m shocked to admit, maybe too much in a book of this length. The passion and desire between Neil, Ryan and Gabriel is hot and intense, giving each man what he needs. Still, all isn’t a bed or roses for our two escapees, so watch for a violence filled scene that threatens the happiness the trio is building together. No other spoiler…read and find out!

Watch for the next book in the series, Dragon Ours, featuring Sheriff Todd Zelner, who is briefly introduced in this release.

No comments: