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Dragon Lovers (Signet Eclipse)

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ISBN13: 9780451220394
ISBN10: 0451220390
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Passion takes wing in four all-new stories from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors.

Romance and fantasy collide in these enchanting stories featuring dragons-and love-in all their many forms. Four of today's most popular authors bring to life mythical creatures, otherworlds of yesterday and today, and the passionate melding of hearts.

From a virgin princess's first love to a shape-changing samurai bridegroom, from a young widow and her sexy handyman's secret project to a knight and his distressed damsel, the courage, beauty, and strength of dragons inspire the most unforgettable stories ever told.

Review:

"Dragons may rival vampires as a popular fantasy motif and, like vampires, the mythical beasts can provide a theme for romance as well. These four original paranormal novellas mix the two genres, but are far more romantic than fantastic. All the heroines are strong, brave, smart, independent and beautiful, and each finds a manly-but-tender soul mate with whom she will live happily ever after. The ritual role of an official, if ceremonial, Sacrificial Virgin Princess turns dangerously real in bestseller Beverley's 'The Dragon and the Virgin Princess,' when a dragon-riding foreigner claims her as his bride. Set in a mythical medieval England, bestseller Putney's 'The Dragon and the Dark Knight' features a hero who discovers that slaying dragons is the last thing he wants to do. Though fantasy fans will find these novellas far too frothy, romance lovers with a fondness for fire-breathers will be delighted." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Jo Beverley is widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today. She is a four-time winner of Romance Writers of America's cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members in the RITA Hall of Fame. She has also recieved the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Born in England, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Victoria, British Columbia, just a ferry ride away from Seattle, WA.

Mary Jo Putney graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in eighteenth-century literature and industrial design. A New York Times bestselling author, she has won numerous awards for her writing, including two Romance Writers of America RITA Awards, four consecutive Golden Leaf awards for Best Historical Romance, and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Historical Romance. She was the keynote speaker at the 2000 National Romance Writers of America Conference. Ms. Putney lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit her Web site at www.maryjoputney.com.

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emmejo, February 6, 2010 (view all comments by emmejo)
In "The Dragon and the Virgin Princess" Sacrificial Virgin Princess Rozlinda, which is mostly just a title, except every 8th year when the SVP must give a dragon a few cups of blood, is won by a man from another land. She believes they are to marry and try promote peace, he meanwhile, struggles to keep from falling in love with the bold princess because he knows he is bringing her back to his homeland to be fed to a dragon, a true sacrifice.

In "The Dragon and the Dark Knight" Sir Kenrick takes a job to slay a vicious dragon. When he arrives to the dragon's island he learns that the dragon (who can take human form) and his quarter-dragon-blood granddaughter are only kind, solitary scholars, with a hoard of books and scrolls, not gold or weapons. He realizes that someone has framed them for horrendous crimes and decides to help them find out who. But he is distracted by the granddaughter, who fears she will never fit in anywhere due to her mixed blood, but who he is falling for hard.

In another tale where dragons take human form, "Anna and the King of Dragons," Anna is an orphaned Dutch girl in Japan. She is rescued from a nearly deadly fall by a dragon, in exchange she agrees to bring some of her books to him, as he cannot travel much and he gives her a tuft of his fur to summon him. She shortly meets a warrior who acts as her body guard, and who she realizes she is falling in love with. She refuses to let him know, because she knows there would never be a place in a Japanese family for a red-haired white girl. When he proposes, she turns him down and sets off to go back home. But when she runs into trouble on the high seas, she uses the fur and discovers that the man she loves and the dragon who saved her are one and the same.

In "Dragon Feathers" a widow moves into a new home, the perfect home. She learns, with the help of the handsome Joaquin, that the home was owned by the past protector of a dragon. Now she has the option of becoming the new protector.

I enjoyed this batch of stories very much. The first three stories were superb, with excellent character development and good smooth writing. The last one was alright, but quite a let down compared to the others. It just felt bland and there was little connection to the characters. I liked that all the stories didn't have long steamy sex scenes/fantasies every few pages, it felt like there was an emphasis on actual love, rather then lust.
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Jane Nelson, March 4, 2007 (view all comments by Jane Nelson)
Four romantic novellas, set in a variety of times and places, with the addition of a single fantasy element: dragons! Each story provides a completely different take on the common theme, and all are extremely engrossing. I absolutely loved this book, and gobbled it down much too quickly!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451220394
Author:
Beverley, Jo
Publisher:
New American Library
Author:
Harbaugh, Karen
Author:
Samuel, Barbara
Author:
Putney, Mary Jo
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Love stories, American
Subject:
Romance - Fantasy
Subject:
Romance - Paranormal
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Signet Eclipse
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.92x5.45x.83 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages New American Library - English 9780451220394 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Dragons may rival vampires as a popular fantasy motif and, like vampires, the mythical beasts can provide a theme for romance as well. These four original paranormal novellas mix the two genres, but are far more romantic than fantastic. All the heroines are strong, brave, smart, independent and beautiful, and each finds a manly-but-tender soul mate with whom she will live happily ever after. The ritual role of an official, if ceremonial, Sacrificial Virgin Princess turns dangerously real in bestseller Beverley's 'The Dragon and the Virgin Princess,' when a dragon-riding foreigner claims her as his bride. Set in a mythical medieval England, bestseller Putney's 'The Dragon and the Dark Knight' features a hero who discovers that slaying dragons is the last thing he wants to do. Though fantasy fans will find these novellas far too frothy, romance lovers with a fondness for fire-breathers will be delighted." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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