The Dragonslayer by Christine Rains
Approx. 23,650 words.
Published on February 5, 2013.
On the rooftop of neighboring building, dragonslayer Xanthus Ehrensvard fires at his target, Governor Whittaker. How he missed the shot, he doesn't know, but fleeing the scene, he picks up an unwanted passenger. Gorgeous reporter Lois King saw Xan's face, and she believes it's the story to make her career. Now he must convince her dragons are real and slay Whittaker or risk its retribution.