Monday, May 2, 2011

Dragon Food

Title: Dragon Food
Author: Emily Carrington
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60737-976-8
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Mark is a negotiator for SearchLight, an agency tasked with protecting humans and paranormals from each other. Sent to Florida to look for a possible water dragon, Mark unexpectedly becomes the newest master for a thousand year old genie.

Dragon Food is an interesting story, set within a world where paranormal creatures are not unusual. There are a variety of characters in the story that ensure the reader is entertained. Luke is a genie, but not your typical three wishes kind. Much to Mark’s discomfort, Luke is going to be around until the two men can discover what Mark’s ‘happiness wish’ is. Mark is very complex and right from the beginning, the reader knows something in his past has left him deeply scarred. Both men worry about their growing feelings for the other, but Mark’s fears of intimacy causes more than a few problems. The author takes all this into account and works the men gradually into a relationship, lending a realistic feel to the story.

As the men try to figure out how to handle Mark’s wish, they must also deal with locating a hungry water-dragon, Mark’s abusive ex and finding out who is stalking Luke. As the reader would expect, this leads to a few hairy moments but makes for some interesting reading.

Dragon Food is a well written paranormal story with just enough twists to keep it fresh.

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