Dragon Blood by Katie Cherry, published 2019.
Synopsis: The path of her destiny is written within her blood.
Myra is a carefree twenty-two year old who prefers to stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, all it takes is one night, one decision, and her life changes forever.
On her way home after a night out with friends, Myra runs into the Denver Demons—a dangerous gang of men known for their glowing eyes thought to be simple colored contacts. It’s only after being kidnapped that Myra discovers who and what they truly are. Mutts. Half human, half dragon, and they want something from her—something hidden in her blood. Turns out she’s a mutt herself, and they need her dragon power in order to become stronger.
Saved by a group of dragons determined to fight the Denver Demons, Myra is dragged into a world that should have belonged to fantasy. Now she must decide whether she wants to return to her human life, or embrace the dragon inside her.
Review: You had me at dragons.
I really enjoyed the premise of this book that dragons are living amongst us and anyone could be one. Turns out it’s not actually everyone, only a select few, but I hope I’ll turn out to be one of the lucky ones who turns into a dragon.
Young Myra has no idea of her destiny but feels that something in her life is not quite right. Luckily, she meets a group of people who are privy to the big dragon mystery and can help her explore their world.
This short novella starts a little slowly but builds nicely and I found it quite satisfying. The support characters don’t get a lot of time or development, but I think it could be the beginning of a great novel or series. Myra and Rhys are cute together. I smiled when she thought he smelled like a forest after rain, but that obviously is attractive to Myra. She seems like a real sweetheart.
I enjoyed the way dragons were portrayed and also the experience of flight. One of those abilities I wish I had.
The ending was good, and I didn’t want it to stop. Good news, so many of us enjoyed the novella that Katie Cherry is now making a series. If you liked it too, please check them out.
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Amazon Dragon Blood: https://amzn.to/2sbQAd3
Amazon Dragon Soul: https://amzn.to/378Cqbp