Book Reviews

Dragon Deception (Supernatural Consultant 2) by Mell Eight at Less Than Three Press

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Shifters / Magic / Mythological Creatures / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 11-February-2016

Book Blurb

A life full of children and mysteries to solve doesn't leave much time for relaxation or each other, something Lumie wants to help fix for Dane and Mercury by way of arranging a picnic. But good intentions and life rarely cooperate, and Dane knows it's only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose.

Hell turns out to be someone using Quicksilver's name to destroy buildings, but there's no way to tell whether the enemy is an impostor or a trap—and only one way to find out. Hopefully it won't mean missing the picnic.

Book Review

The supernatural consultant, Dane, is back – and so are his partner, Mercury, and all their adopted dragon kits. The kits may be older now, but that doesn’t mean they are less likely to cause a mess or two. And with some of them teenagers, Dane and Mercury never know what to expect. Dane still runs his consultancy, now with the help of Nickel, an older water dragon kit with a definite talent for investigative work. Mercury has got a job with the FBSI and even though he is a simple analyst for now, with everyone still trying to find the evil dragon abductors who are running illegal experiments on helpless kits, Mercury quickly advances beyond his desk job. Mell Eight’s alternate reality is as enchanting as in the first book, and with a few more revelations about how the dragons’ magic works and who might be behind the experiments, this second volume was as suspenseful and full of action as the first.

Mercury is now working for the FBSI. With the previous, corrupt leader removed they are helping to figure out who is behind the kidnappings and illegal labs. Mercury’s new partner, Valerie, is highly efficient, adheres to every rule there is, and so strict that nobody likes to work with her. I loved how Mercury had her figured out in no time and managed to establish himself as an equal partner – even though he isn’t officially an agent yet. Mercury also manages to deal with all the kits – and he still finds time to spend with Dane.

Dane has his hands full with finding an abducted mother dragon and her three kits. He wants to make sure she is safe in the dragon village he is building – much like a sanctuary for dragons that also teaches them life skills needed for living in the human world. Not something dragons are naturally good at. But Dane is determined, and with all the power and magic at his disposal, not to mention how stubborn he is, chances are good that he will succeed.

The growing kits are beginning to establish themselves as great secondary characters. Mercury and Dane’s relationship has clearly developed, and they are wonderful together - whether as parents or as lovers. The action and adventure continues as well, and all of those elements make for an excellent mix and a very entertaining story.

If you like suspenseful stories with a supernatural focus, if family life with lots of dragon kits sounds interesting, and if you’re looking for a read that is as fun as it is imaginative, then you will probably like this novella as much as I did. I think it’s a fantastic addition to an amazing series.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 111 pages/32000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 10-February-2016
Price $4.99 ebook
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