Title: Found Series: Elemental Ops, #3 Author: Julia Talbot Genre: Urban Fantasy Length: Short Story (45 Pages) Publisher: Changeling Press (August 1, 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts Blurb: Elemental Ops has been dealing with good dragons and bad guys for just long enough that they think they might survive. Second-in-command Jack learns to bond with his dragon companion, Serena, just in time for all hell to break loose again in the form of government analyst Lane, who shows up at the dragon stronghold to find out why the team went AWOL. Jack’s got his sense of humor, and his lusty appetite, back just in time to handle Lane while the other Ops members are still on the mend.
Lane knows he’s only on this assignment because he screwed up his last mission. What’s an analyst doing on missions anyway? Sexy agents like One-Eyed Jack are not for him, but he can’t deny their instant connection, or his new bond with baby dragon Geri. Can Jack and Lane figure out how to keep his new family safe from the government bureaucrats who want their hands on the dragons, and the Ops team?
Review: This is part of the Elemental Ops series and they need to be read in order. Each story focuses on a new romantic couple. It gives you an insight into their amazing world and lives. I have a blast every time when reading about gorgeous men and when it involves the paranormal world I am sold. I love the way the dragons make the story just so much better.
The guys were shocked to find out about the dragons and even more when they find themselves bonding with them. Jack had bonded with Serena after rejecting her at first. They are fighting the bad guys with the help of the dragons. Lane was an analyst sent there to help them, but finds himself bugged. He was sent there for more than just one reason. However, they believe that Lane is one of the good guys because of a little dragon bonding with him. Now to protect their new family and keep all safe.
This is a fascinating book and I look forward to reading many more. The only problem I found with it was the fact that it is just told to fast. I want more story with just a bit less description. It is told way to fast to truly love. I did have a blast reading this story though. It has a bit of humor mixed in with serious tones. It gave me almost everything I could possibly want in a story.
I would recommend reading this book. It will leave you wanting more.
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Title: Teamwork Series: Elemental Ops, #1 Author: Julia Talbot Genre: Action-Adventure/Suspense/Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Length: Novella (53 Pages) Publisher: Changeling Press (February 21, 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts Blurb: Dragon Guardians Keon and Ice have a lot to worry about. From the foreign soldiers out there trying to steal their dragons to the fact that Ice’s Elemental Ops team is in-house and trying to help out, the two of them are having a hard time settling into their new life together.
When members of Ice’s team start bonding with the other dragons, Keon’s first reaction is panic. The guys seem like good men, but these dragons are his life. Can he and Ice keep everyone safe, even from themselves?
Review: I have always been fascinated by dragons. There is just something so mystical about them. Mostly it is the full-grown ones that are huge that I have paid attention too, however in this story most of them are very little and are just babies. They bond with humans, but not sexually. It seems to be more like a parent than anything else. It is fascinating to read about though and I had a blast with it.
Keon is bonded with an older dragon and mated to Ice. They have many problems that they have to deal with. So many people who want the babies so Ice brings his team in. This is where it gets even stranger because two of his teammates end up bonding with dragons. Keon panic’s when Ice’s team shows up but soon realizes it might not be so bad having more help protecting the young.
It basically caught my attention with the title, but once I started reading, I was captured. I couldn’t stop reading it even if I tried. I had such a blast reading it and would recommend it to everyone. It gives you pretty much everything you could ask for in a story. Although I must admit that there are some parts where it gets a bit hard to keep up with, you however won’t be disappointed in this amazing book
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Damien Cooper’s mind is a bit fucked up.
His condition takes his senses to new heights and makes him a walking caution. The changes don’t stop as Damien’s high school sweetheart adopts an abnormal appetite and his mother becomes obsessed with the self-help book Feast, Stray, Love.
Damien strives to tame his mind but a feud involving an overzealous preacher and a cross-dressing businessman, the deadly rise of a fast-food chain and many unusual events provide unnecessary distractions.
The culinary student’s love life and career in the kitchen are put into jeopardy, but is he willing to literary blow up any obstacle in his way to maintain his happy?
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Series: Elemental Ops 01
Author: Julia Talbot
Length: Short (44pgs)
Publisher: Changeling Press (21st February 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Guest Reviewer: Kevin Anthony
Blurb: Ice won’t let his team at Elemental Ops go with him on what’s supposed to be a suicide mission to uncover a new biological weapon. Imagine his surprise when the biggest danger he finds himself in is being bonded to a baby dragon, and falling in love with said dragon’s Guardian, Keon. Keon isn’t worried about things like guns and governments. He has a whole host of problems in all shapes and colors.
When Ice accidentally bonds with one of his baby dragons, Keon is more worried about getting the man to come in from the cold and find a place in their bizarre little family. Can these two find common ground, and keep the dragons safe?
Review: Alright, before we dive into the plot let’s focus on the writing and the cover.
First impressions, I was not looking forward to reading this. I’m not a big fantasy fan and the cover was not selling me. I can admit that I was wrong to judge this book by the cover because I enjoyed it from start to finish. The writing is good; this author now has the freedom to focus on just creating engaging plots and not stressing about what’s the difference between a comma and apostrophe.
Let’s get back to the cover. How cool would it have been if the cover featured a nude guy with a dragon wrapped around him as if they were getting ready to make out? Use a lot of black, grey and blue with some ice as if they were trapped inside a freezer for too long and that cover would’ve sold me. The original cover features Ice and Keon, but honestly their relationships with the dragons were more intriguing.
The plot is simple; a soldier named Ice goes to spy on Keon. One of Keon’s dragons ends up bonding to Ice and thus a relationship between these two strangers emerges. As I mentioned, their relationships with the dragons is what makes this short interesting.
The dragons were just amazing, they all had their own personalities and I loved how they communicated with the humans. They “spoke” like animals would sound in my opinion. The dragons didn’t sound like an English major ::cough::Smaug::cough::.
A lot of other small things I liked about this short included, cold spunk, cooking, it making me want to watch Game of Thrones, and it teaching me how to properly make love to a man, something my parents neglected to teach me…sigh. The penis goes in the butt, now I know.
Overall, I want to thank the author for writing this piece. It was a true joy to read.
4 out of 5 dragon claws, because you can improve the cover, this story deserves better.
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