Book Reviews

Dragon Dilemma (Supernatural Consultant 3) by Mell Eight at Less Than Three Press

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Shifters / Magic / Wizards & Witches / Mythological Creatures / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 18-March-2017

Book Blurb

Dane doesn't get along with his parents. He hasn't spoken with his mother in years and he's never met his father. Somehow his mother finds out about Mercury and the kits anyway, and it's difficult to throw one's mother out when she happens to be a powerful, dangerous witch.

She isn't the only uninvited guest either, and these ones are even less likely to take no for an answer—and much more likely to leave everyone dead if they don't get what they want.


Book Review

It’s been too long since I read the last story in this series full of dragon shifters and their magic, witches, half gods, and evil scientists out to harness the dragons’ powers for nefarious purposes. Dane (half god and in charge of a supernatural detective agency) and his partner Mercury (dragon shifter and SupFed working with the FBSI) are raising the seven dragon kits they rescued from the labs amid a lot of mayhem such a varied group can cause. I loved finding out about their newest adventures, of which Dane’s mother (a powerful witch) visiting was only one. Mell Eight’s alternate reality enchanted me all over again as I took in the newest revelations, action, and mischief caused by all the kits.

Dane has never met his father, and has not really discussed his mother in previous volumes. It becomes clear why when she unexpectedly turns up for a visit. She is manipulative, incredibly powerful, and not the nicest person and Dane mentally prepares for the worst. I laughed when the first of the adopted kits manages to defuse the situation by playing the “I love having a grandma” card, and even though Dane has his hands full making the children behave, they each find their own way of dealing with “grandma”. Highly entertaining and just like in “real” life!

Mercury has a somewhat mysterious past – having been abandoned in the wild by his dragon parents, as is normal. His new goal in life is to raise the kits with Dane – and whoever dares to interfere better be ready. Mercury turns out to be quite the capable defender, just like he is a very talented father - and I loved watching him deal with small and big messes alike.

With several territory leaders (Dane’s neighbors) suddenly appearing and showing an interest in Dane’s activities, more dragon kits appearing, and some sort of evil plan that nobody can quite figure out until it is almost too late, the action and adventure continue unabated. The mix between that, the ongoing story line around the scientists, and the kits’ antics makes for excellent entertainment. Add the growing love between Dane and Mercury, and I am one happy reader.

If you like stories with several supernatural elements, if you want to see family life – and drama – of the magical kind, and if you’re looking for a read that is as full of adventure and action as it is fun, then you will probably like this novella as much as I do. I think it’s another fantastic addition to a wonderful series.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 33000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-June-2016
Price $3.99 ebook
Buy Link http://bit.ly/2ek6p5v