Drako was born in 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is mainly a fantasy writer, though he also writes some poetry and general fiction. He is very active on both twitter and facebook and has his own website at www.drakosden.net which is frequently updated with news on his books and fun extras. When he isn't writing, he's busy helping take care of his nieces, playing videogames, reading, promoting, and spending time with family.
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Relinquished Mercy (The Dragon Hunters #5)
Series: The Dragon Hunters, Book 5.
Approx. 63,760 words.
Published on October 30, 2013.
The heavenly war is coming to a head. The gods are ready. All that remains is the final clash between the most dominate forces of nature in existence.
Brandon and Demun struggle to come to terms with their past and unite with their soul mates. As always, a new threat lies hidden in wait, attempting to create a monster out of god that will change the world for the worst.
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- Blood Slave
on Feb. 20, 2013
I'm a sucker for vampires, and the idea of a blood slave is not foreign to me. This book was a bit more than I expected. Firstly, I've got loads of lesbian friends so I know what they do, but I've never read a lesbian sex scene. I have to say, having one so early didn't take away from anything. It's much more interesting than listening to it from friends. So we open with Hope, an escort, meeting with Lia, her client for the evening. Of course, Lia isn't any normal hot Asian chick, as Hope thought. She's a vampire, and Hope has her own secret. She's a telepath. Unfortunately for her, this makes her immune to Lia's attempts to erase her memories. So Lia takes her to her master, Enrique, as she's not allowed to kill her outright. Enrique feels he has no choice but to turn her into a blood slave, hints the title. Little strange, and the sex starts a lot sooner than I would have expected but alright I can live with that.
The interesting part of all this is that Lia immediately despises Hope from the moment she is unable to wipe her mind. It's obvious throughout most of the book. It switches up a bit when Enrique makes it clear that Hope will be a part of their lives for as long as she lives. Of course it's an act and her true motives become clear in a sick twisted web of lies and deceit. In the end, the inevitable comes and frankly made me slightly happier.
Only criticism I have is that clearly this is written by a straight guy. Certain measurements made me laugh. I couldn't believe what was described as large in this book. Sure, it isn't exactly small, but it's not enormous either. I got a good laugh each time certain parts of the male anatomy were described. The fact that a prostitute had trouble taking this was even more hilarious to me. Seriously, I'm laughing as I write this. But overall, it was a great read with some very steamy parts and an interesting back story. I look forward to reading more from this author
- The Nightlife: New York
on Feb. 22, 2013
Seriously battling this new found addicition to vampire erotic romance…..Yeah, who am I kidding? No I’m not and I don’t intend to. I love vampires and I love erotic romance. Best thing ever. So lets get to it, shall we?
This story centers around Michelle, a vampire and apparently drop dead gorgeous escort, and Aaron, a young waiter with serious self confidence issues that allows most folks to just walk over him. He’s working in a restaurant and getting off work when he comes across what looks like an angel to him in Michelle. She’s mesmerizing to him, and this leads him to get a bit stupid. Two cops decide to hassle her and Michelle decides to kick the crap out of them. Unfortunately, she gets just slightly sloppy and doesn’t properly disarm one. When Aaron tries to come to her defense, he’s shot. Michelle is then left with a dilemma, and decides to turn him.
There’s a major drawback to being turned. The person turned is the servant of the person turning them. And the impression of Michelle being an angel is dispelled quickly. She has little to no patience and a vicious streak. Of course, Aaron is more than a little naive, and in some cases Michelle’s control freak tendencies are quite useful in saving him. Of course, she also uses sex to get what she wants, instead of simply ordering him to do or say what she wants every time. When he gets too drunk on his abilities or too hungry with feeding, she does exercise her will using her masterly bond. Sucks to be Aaron in that case but oh well.
Each of the two have some deep embedded issues. Aaron has abandonment issues with his mother and a severe lack of self confidence. Michelle has control issues after being subjected to the maniacal control of her own master for years. As if that wasn’t enough conflict, they have the two cops that got them into this mess after them, and they aren’t the good kind of cops. They’re worthless scum of the earth that abuse their power, and they’re determined to exact revenge on the woman who had humiliated them.
The author has a way of drawing you into the main characters. This is the second one I’ve read and each time, I hate the vampires from the start. In this case, she redeemed herself quite nicely and the ending confrontation was just awesome. Seriously, I now love Michelle. Definitely going to read more by this author
- Lazy Sundays
on March 03, 2013
Giving in to my newfound addiction here again. This story centers on Scott and Devon, a One Night stand gone long. The story starts with the two together, in an easy routine. They spend every Saturday night and Sunday together. There's a lot of sex but a bit of bonding despite not knowing each other very well. At one point, the story flashes back to when they first met in a bar, not a gay bar but a jazz bar. Devon approaches Scott first, who is, of all things, an accountant. Devon's career choice is unknown but he has plenty of tattoos and piercings so it's a case of opposites attract. The two hit it off and of course sleep together, but it doesn't end at that one night. Before long, Scott begins to catch feelings but is unsure of how Devon feels. Devon throws some signs, asking personal questions and trying to get to know Scott, but the favor is not returned. Of course, there has to be a breaking point, as Scott, who has very low self confidence and experiences near crippling panic attacks, lets his paranoia run wild and the climax hits. It's not the end, but both have a few issues to work on and secrets to reveal, and they actually work really well together. This wasn't a long story but served its purpose. It was definitely interesting and tasteful, and left me wanting to read more from the author.
- Not His Kiss to Take
on March 03, 2013
This book was surprising to me. I was a little wary of the plot but it piqued my interested anyway. So I had to read it.
Here's the story of Dr Evan Harrison, a doctor forced to give up his practice due to crippling, never ending headaches. He's mostly a recluse, leaving his home only for necessities like groceries and occasionally to go to a bar for some human contact. On one such night, his path meets that of a younger man named Jamie. Evan is gay and Jamie is straight, so they seem fated not to go anywhere, right? Well, wrong. Tragedy strikes at the bar, resulting in Jamie being jumped and violated in the bathroom and Evan discovering him. Jamie is poor and refuses to go to the hospital, so Evan takes him home to treat him. Jamie is instantly suspicious of Evan, thinking that he's a pervert. Evan is attracted, but tries keeping his oath and taking care of Jamie, attending to his cuts and bruises, bruised ribs, and concussion. Things take an interesting choice when Evan has to check Jamie for tears from the violation, but again Evan tries to keep professional. So, Evan eventually nurses the younger man back to health.
Things are clearly fated not to stay completely professional, as the two get to know each other and Jamie's curiosity is peaked. Things get strange in the treatment and finally, Jamie gives in a bit to his curiosity, convinced that he's still straight and sex is sex, though the two keep it oral. But there's no story without conflict, and eventually a lot of things have to be dealt with. Jamie has to deal with the trauma from his assault as well as his actual sexuality, and Evan has to deal with his deepening feelings for what is supposed to be a straight man. This is kind of like a stereotypical gay guy's dream, but such an absorbing read and the scenes in it are just hot. So many scenes without actual sex that are just smokin' hot and then the actual sex just blows the mind without taking from the story. Actually, it makes the story and I have definitely been entertained from start to finish.
- Special Rewards
on April 11, 2013
Book two was an interesting addition. Hailey has powers thanks to Sebastian sharing her body and has a tendency to blow things up when angry. So the book starts with Sebastian teaching her to control her newfound power. At first glance, he's the worst teacher, because he constantly pisses her off. But the point is to teach her how to suppress her powers when angered. Slowly but surely she gets the hang of it.
But there are other complications. Alex is summoned by his mother, though he ignores this. Strange occurrences start happening the first time he leaves her. A tree in her yard is mysteriously set on fire. Then, upon his return, Sebastian is arrested on charges of endangering a human. So now they have to venture into Courso for the trial. While there, a snake is smuggled into their hotel room and they're shot at, forcing Hailey to reveal another ability no one expected and that's rare among Courso kind. From here they are taken to the royal palace, as upon their arrival in the realm, it's revealed that Alex is a prince. Alex and sebastian try to make sense of who is targeting them, figuring that someone wants revenge on Alex and in another attack, a man is apprehended and they think it's done. It's not done and the real culprit is surprising and his logic is that of an insane man.
I enjoyed this book as well. Hailey is the type of character I can't help but like. She's a natural sarcastic smartass and makes even tense situations amusing. She's clearly still growing as a person and I find myself wondering what will happen with her and Alex. Also, there seems to be something to her dreams. It's almost like precognition that caters to her sick twisted sense of humor in order to warn her. I can't wait to see what happens next.