Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Unwrapping: Spotlight and Review of LUCK OF THE DRAGON by Susannah Scott

Anyone who has been reading my reviews for a while knows how much I love paranormal romance. Well, when I was asked to read one with a name like LUCK OF THE DRAGON, I was immediately intrigued but when I learned real dragons were involved, I knew I had to read LUCK OF THE DRAGON by Susannah Scott and I’m very glad I did.

***eCopy provided by author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.


Luciana de Luca has a PhD in sass and gemology—and a problem. Her twin brother’s gambling debts have gotten out of hand, and a mob enforcer is blackmailing her to rob the latest, greatest mega-casino on the Strip. Although Lucy has worked her whole life to get away from her family’s grifter past, to save her brother, she dons three-inch heels and a sluts-r-us dress and struts into Alec’s Gerald’s casino, determined to put her long-forgotten thieving ways to the test again.

Alec Gerald, a shape-shifting dragon, has built the Crown Jewel casino to provide sanctuary for his people amongst the flash and awe of Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the sexy little thief trying to steal his largest diamond exhibit turns out to be his mate, and he must woo her before he loses his dragon form forever. But before he can handcuff her to his bed and explain the details of a mating ceremony, an enemy attacks and threatens to destroy his casino, his people, and his newfound mate.

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Lucy de Luca has a problem, her twin brother. Once again, he’s in trouble and Lucy feels she has to get him out of it but this time there’s more at stake than just bail money – this time Lucy’s career is on the line as well as keeping herself as well as Joey out of prison or unmarked graves. Ordered to get close to the owner of the splendid Crown Jewel casino, Alex Gerald, Lucy doesn’t expect to be swept off her feet by such a handsome, generous, and fabulously sexy man nor does she expect to feel such guilt over stealing from him.

Alec Gerald is not just a handsome, wealthy owner of a Las Vegas casino, no, he’s also the Jer’ol, the King of the Dragons. He’s built the Crown Jewel casino to house his extensive collection of fine jewels as well as give sanctuary to any dragon who will pledge loyalty to him. With the mating ceremony approaching fast, he’s hopeful to find a mate and save his dragon from fading completely leaving him forever in human form. He never expected his mate to be a Human and thief.

Lucy and Alec play a mating game that keeps each just slightly off kilter even as they cannot ignore the sparks that ignite between them with every touch. Lucy is worried about Joey, Joey is only worried about getting wealthy, and Alec is worried about everything from a dragon enemy who has reappeared, to the mating ceremony, and most unexpectedly how to protect Lucy de Luca from her own brother.

LUCK OF THE DRAGON by Susannah Scott had me hooked as soon as the dragons flew, in what the human patrons including Lucy, thought were fabulous special effects. This story is unique, suspenseful, romantic and, it isn’t often I think this while I’m reading, but visually appealing in such a way that I wish it was a movie. The characters are well developed and gratifying in their secondary roles.

I highly recommend LUCK OF THE DRAGON by Susannah Scott to anyone who loves something different in their romance reading as well as to those who love paranormal. The story itself would be intriguing without dragons but the dragons are the shine on the Crown Jewels.

Click HERE for a sample of Chapter One of LUCK OF THE DRAGON.

About the Author:

SUSANNAH SCOTT lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is the lone female in a very loud household of males ranging in age from 4 to 40. While she jokes that the extreme levels of testosterone inspired her to write romance, it is really the love of creating an excellent story, and the occasional dreams of twenty-foot dragons, that wake her and send her to the laptop before the chaos of daily life ensues.

If you’d like to learn more about Susannah or contact her since she loves to hear from her readers, please visit her website, or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Happy Reading Everyone!

LUCK OF THE DRAGON by Susannah Scott, Entangled Publishing, available now in ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
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Snarky Mom Reads said...

Great review! Thanks for sharing your feedback on this awesome book by Susannah Scott!

Eva Millien said...

Great review! I love this book and can't wait to read the next one. Thanks for sharing it.

Amy Valentini said...

Thank you so much for you kind words regarding my review. I'm so glad you enjoyed this amazing story as much as I did. Susannah tells me the next one, STOP DRAGON MY HEART AROUND, which will be Leo and Tee's story, will be coming in the Spring! Now we all have something great to look forward to besides nice weather. :-)