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Guest Review: Dragon Soldier by Mell Eight

Posted March 10, 2017 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: Dragon Soldier by Mell EightReviewer: Tracy
Dragon Soldier by Mell Eight
Series: Supernatural Consultant #5
Also in this series: Dragon Consultant, Dragon Deception, Dragon Dilemma, Dragon Detective
Published by Less Than Three Press
Publication Date: March 8th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Shapeshifters, m/m
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three-half-stars

The aftermath of the last battle has left Nickel weak in bed and grounded for the next decade. Despite being in trouble, Nickel wants to return to the battle as soon as he can, but thoughts of Platinum, the dragon helping to nurse him back to health, keep distracting him.

Platinum can't believe how much his life has changed. He went from being a lonely fugitive on the run to part of a family in only hours. The last few days have been his happiest, especially now that he's met Nickel. He knows it's only temporary, though. The enemy that kept him captive for most of his life isn't finished with him yet, and even Platinum and Nickel's combined powers might not be enough to save them.

In the last book Nickel was hurt by a scientist who had stolen dragon magic.  He is put into a medically induced coma so that he can heal, which he does, but it’s a very slow process.  (In the blurb is says “the next decade” but I’m thinking it just seemed like a decade to Nickel because in truth it was only about a month or so, not 10 years.) Nickel wants nothing more than to get back in the game of finding the horrible scientists that are torturing dragons and stealing their magic. Unfortunately he has to get his strength back in order to do that.  One that that makes it all worthwhile is Platinum.

Platinum was taken from his mother at a very young age and grew up for the last 16 or so years in captivity.  He was tortured and operated on almost daily until he escaped.  Well, he thought he escaped but it was all a plan by the scientists to lure another dragon in.  Luckily they didn’t succeed.  Platinum is now living in Mercury and Dane’s home with all their kits, and his twin who was saved 10 years earlier.  He’s getting much needed schooling, helping Dane at his office and mostly looking after Nickel.  When Nickel awakens Platinum knows that there’s something special between the two of them and when Nickel says “mate” he knows that feels right.

Both Platinum and Nickel need to find their place in the world they live in.  Each of them want to find and stop the scientists but once that’s done where do they each go from there?

Dragon Soldier was another lovely look into Mercury and Dane’s little dragon family.  Adding Platinum into the mix made a huge difference in the lives of Platinum and Nickel, even though the younger kits just went with the flow.  🙂

I really loved Platinum and Nickel together.  There’s was a very new relationship but was very comfortable.  Watching the pair get to know each other but yet find comfort in the other was quite sweet and I liked the way Eight wrote this little slice of their lives.

The smaller kits like Lumie, ‘Ron and Alloy are still up to no good.  I’m still hoping we’ll get to see them grow up cuz there’s a lot of mischief in those three bodies that I’d love to read about. 🙂

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

three-half-stars

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Guest Review: Dragon Detective by Mell Eight

Posted October 19, 2016 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: Dragon Detective by Mell EightReviewer: Tracy
Dragon Detective by Mell Eight
Series: Supernatural Consultant #4
Also in this series: Dragon Consultant, Dragon Deception, Dragon Dilemma, Dragon Soldier
Published by Less Than Three Press
Publication Date: October 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary
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four-stars

Nickel might be a water elemental dragon, but even he has limits—and the sudden rain storms, hail, and snow in mid-summer are way over the line. Luckily, he works for Dane's Supernatural Consulting firm and can use those resources to figure out who keeps mucking with the weather and get them to stop.

It doesn't take long for Nickel to realize he isn't the only one searching for the weather worker: the enemy he has been hunting for ten years has finally reappeared, and it's a race to see which of them will reach the weather worker first. Nickel isn't certain he'll win, or even survive, the attempt, but he'll do whatever it takes to save the dragons.

This book takes place a significant distance in time from the last novella.  Nickel is now 18 and is working with Dane at his Supernatural Consulting firm.  He decides that he’s going to find out what’s with the freak storms that are happening in town – it snowed in July! – and it leads him to believe that it’s a man that’s been seen around town who is about Nickel’s age with long white hair.  Unfortunately Nickel doesn’t find the man he’s looking for.  Then Dane gets a call from the SuperFeds with a lead on the evil scientists that do experiments on dragons and Nickel gets sucked into that case as well.

Platinum is a dragon who has been kept in a cell most of his life.  When he wakes up one day from the experimentation table and no one’s around he escapes.  He spends weeks going from town to town trying to stay off the radar and finding odd jobs to feed himself.  He finally decides it’s time to move on – as he’s in the same territory as the Supernatural Consulting firm and they’ve been asking about him – but before he can the bad guys catch up to him.

I know I say this every time but this was another great addition to the story.  Unfortunately I felt that I was left hanging at the end of the book and I wanted more!

This is definitely not a romantic story but I feel one brewing.  Though we see Dane and Mercury from the previous books it’s really Nickel and Platinum’s story – though they don’t actually meet.  I can’t explain it without giving too much away so I guess you’ll have to read it to find out. 🙂

I have to say I love this dragon family.  Dane and Mercury as well as all of their adopted dragon kits are just such a wonderful family and I love how they look out for each other no matter what.  Their bonds are so strong even though they’re not of the same blood and I adore that about these stories.

Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for the next story because I really need to know what happens with Nickel and Platinum! 🙂

Rating: 4 out of 5

four-stars

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Guest Lightning Review: Dragon Dilemma by Mell Eight

Posted June 10, 2016 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Lightning Review: Dragon Dilemma by Mell EightReviewer: Tracy
Dragon Dilemma by Mell Eight
Series: Supernatural Consultant #3
Also in this series: Dragon Consultant, Dragon Deception, Dragon Detective, Dragon Soldier
Published by Less Than Three Press
Publication Date: June 1st 2016
Genres: m/m, Paranormal
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three-half-stars

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.

Dane is the Supernatural Consultant and has been making his home with his dragon partner, Mercury, and their dragon kits.  He loves his life but not when his mother, who is a bit judgmental, to say the least, come to visit.  Along with her visiting he gets a visit from three territory leaders who are concerned that Dane is infringing on their territories.  Of course he isn’t so he needs to get to the bottom of it all while still entertaining his mother and keeping his kits out of trouble.

This was another great addition to the Dragon consultant series.  I really loved Dane and Mercury and of course the kits are so mischievous that they’re constantly getting into something.  Dane and Mercury are so patient with them all and I love seeing that.

In the end an engaging read – just way too short for my liking as I always end up wanting more at the end of each book. 🙂

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

Reading Order

Dragon Consultant
Dragon Deception
Dragon Dilemma

three-half-stars

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Guest Review: Dragon Deception by Mell Eight

Posted February 19, 2016 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: Dragon Deception by Mell EightReviewer: Tracy
Dragon Deception by Mell Eight
Series: Supernatural Consultant #2
Also in this series: Dragon Consultant, Dragon Dilemma, Dragon Detective, Dragon Soldier
Published by Less Than Three Press
Publication Date: February 10th 2016
Genres: m/m, Paranormal
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three-half-stars

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 way to find out. Hopefully it won't mean missing the picnic.

In book 1 of the Supernatural Consultant series we met Dane who is THE Supernatural Consultant and the man/dragon he fell in love with, Mercury. Mercury had saved and adopted seven dragon kits and when you love the dragon, you love his kits as well. Dane has no issue with this and loves those kits like they are his own. In this story we get a closer look at Mercury as he goes to work for the SuperFeds aka the FBI for Supernaturals.

Mercury is partnered with an agent that is a complete hard ass and looks so far down on him you would think he was mud on her shoe. Of course he is just a data analyst and this is his first job in the field so he is a little out of his league. That is until he gets to the scene of the crime and realizes that he can help a whole lot more than he thought. He engages the help of his lover, Dane, and a few of their kits to try and find dragons that are being experimented on.

This was another really good story in the SC series. I love Dane and Mercury and their whole crazy family. We got to see more of Lumie and his strange prescient abilities and of Nick who is only 13 but becoming quite the SC himself.

I’m really having a great time reading this series and can’t wait to see what happens next.

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

three-half-stars

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Guest Review: Dragon Consultant by Mell Eight

Posted December 3, 2015 by Tracy in Reviews | 1 Comment

Guest Review: Dragon Consultant by Mell EightReviewer: Tracy
Dragon Consultant by Mell Eight
Series: Supernatural Consultant #1
Also in this series: Dragon Deception, Dragon Dilemma, Dragon Detective, Dragon Soldier
Published by Less Than Three Press
Publication Date: December 9, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, m/m, Paranormal
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four-stars

The FAA has been struggling with dragons attacking their planes, and hire Dane, a supernatural consultant, to look into the matter. What Dane finds in the woods is not quite the problem he expected: a group of dragon kits and their sick father.

When he learns the real reason the family was in the woods, his case only grows more dangerous, and while Dane is plenty experienced at watching his own back, taking care of baby dragons and their handsome, distracting father almost makes danger look easy.

Dane, who is a supernatural consultant, is contacted by a government agent – the head of the SuperFeds (Federal Bureau of Supernatural Investigation) – to contain a group of dragons who are harassing planes that fly by a certain area.  Dane goes out to investigate and finds a bunch of dragon kits who can’t really take care of themselves and one adult male dragon with dragon fever.  He takes the kits and the adult back to his house and contacts a doctor.  While the medicine works immediately for the adult, Mercury, he will still be tired and weak for a few days.  Dane contacts a friend to help him with the kits but when he finds out why a bunch of elemental dragons of different sorts are all one happy family, he decides to investigate further.

The dragons were captured for experimentation and Dane is not happy about it.  He figures out who’s behind it all and then him, Mercury and one of the older dragons (who’s only about 7), Nickel, go to try to save any more dragons who are being tortured.

While I previously had never read any book by Mell Eight I now know that this certainly won’t be my last.  I adored her characters and how they all had their own distinct personalities.

When Dane finds the kits and Mercury he’s only thinking of getting them healthy and then getting them on their way.  The kits, however, get under his skin because they’re just so darned cute and when the attraction between him and Mercury kicks up he’s a goner. 🙂

The kits, Nickel, Copper, Lumie, Chrome, Iron (aka ‘Ron) plus an unhatched egg are seriously adorable.  They love their daddy, even though he’s not their real daddy, and are very protective of him.  Nickel, for being so young is pretty savage but means well, and little Lumie is too cute for words and has extraordinary powers.  Together they made an awesome family. I really loved Mercury as well and his love of his kits.  The “romance” between Dane and Mercury was pretty PG but sweet nonetheless. (PG except for that masturbation scene, of course.)

Overall this was a fun, warm and charming novella.  I can’t wait to see what happens next with Dane, Mercury and the kits.

Rating: 4 out of 5

four-stars

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