Monday, April 4, 2011

Review: Dragon’s Bloodmoon by Scarlet Hyacinth

Dragon’s Bloodmoon (Deady Mates #4) by Scarlet Hyacinth

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



For two years, Jared waited in vain for his dragon mate to return. As he struggles to forget, a new man appears in his life. Only he isn’t a man. He is a vampire, and his task is to kill Jared.

Tomas has been entrusted with the important mission of retrieving the powerful amulet, Gaia’s Spirit--and killing its keepers. When he meets Jared Grayson, he finds that he cannot do as asked. He kidnaps Jared, hoping to keep the young werewolf safe.

Sentenced by the dragon elders to forced hibernation, Zongxian awakens only to find out his mate has vanished. Desperate, he goes in search of Jared, and in his quest, he meets a handsome vampire who takes his breath away.

Together, Tomas and Zongxian have to fight impossible odds to save Jared. Can the three-way bond survive the ruthless power of the vampire nation?

Clare C's Review

Dragon’s Bloodmoon begins quickly, in the midst of a battle. Hyacinth does a spectacular job of introducing the characters and explaining the situation through the narrative without losing the momentum of the scene. This kind of writing skill draws you in and makes the novel difficult to put down. Hyacinth’s writing style borders on art. She wastes no words while still delivering a riveting story.

I’ll confess now that I haven’t read the first three novels in the series, a situation that will soon change. Though this story stands alone, tidbits of well-placed information definitely hint at a deeper, more complex conflict arcing through the series. In this installment, Jared, Zongxian, and Tomas find love. Jared is a young werewolf. Zongxian is a more experienced dragon, and Tomas is the vampire sent to take the amulet Jared guards and kill him afterward. The mating bond he feels for Jared, and later Zongxian, derails those plans, and the trio must fight in order to be together. The complex plot unfolds with dynamite intensity in Hyacinth’s talented hands.

The love story at the heart of the novel is sweet and hot. Jared definitely assumes the submissive role, while Zongxian and Tomas end up in the dominant/caretaker roles. The amount of love and respect between the members of this trio only adds to the eroticism of the love scenes. I absolutely loved this story, and I’m going to be reading a lot more of Ms. Hyacinth’s work.

5 Tea Cups!

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