Oh! and the ever so wonderful NJ Walters had a release today as part of the EC Autumn Animalia series, Drakon’s Treasure (that I’m so thrilled to also be a part of later this month with Reluctant)
Anyway, check out this blurb and then run on over and pick it up: Captured when the armies of Gradoc swept through her village at the base of the Varkas Mountains, Eartha has spent the last five years as a slave. By day, she labors in the fields and by night she is forced to share Hameon of Gradoc’s bed. But Eartha has learned patience, biding her time until an opportunity comes for her to escape.
Seizing her chance, she flees. With Hameon’s guards in pursuit, she ducks into a dark, dingy tavern. The only hope has of saving herself from being recaptured is to join the company of a man. Bravely, she approaches a solitary stranger in the corner of the bar.
Arrik Varkas Drakon is more than just a man. He is a Drakon lord. Half-dragon, half-man, his kind usually ignores the affairs of men. But from the moment Eartha steps into the bar, she intrigues him. Once he sees her face, he knows he must have her.
Arrik sweeps her away from the danger, but it follows them into the mountains. And when Hameon and his forces come to take her back, they quickly discover that, above all, a dragon always guards and keeps his treasure.
Me again – I love NJ’s books. She’s got a great voice and she always tells a wonderful story. She’s also just really genuinely nice. There aren’t many dragon books and this quickie looks like it’ll hit the spot!