Drako

Biography

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.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in St. Louis Missouri. I've lived in several places in St. Louis and it is my favorite setting for my writing. I'm very familiar with it and I can drive around town picturing scenes for a book.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in fifth grade with a short story we were assigned to do. I discovered that it was fun and I never stopped writing.
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Books

Relinquished Mercy (The Dragon Hunters #5)
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Series: The Dragon Hunters, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,760. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Heir of Mjölnir (The Dragon Hunters #4)
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Series: The Dragon Hunters, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,930. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The servants of Hecate have been subject to persecution for many years. They have been misunderstood, accused of worshipping the devil. And Hecate has had enough. The Devil, Lucifer, has finally invaded the human world and his true servants, warlocks, are growing bold. Lucifer’s influence has spread throughout the world and nothing is the same as it was before he came.
Fatal Healing (The Dragon Hunters #3)
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Series: The Dragon Hunters, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,020. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Odele, the goddess of Healing, has returned to Olympus, once again the direct servant to Hera, queen of the gods.Apollo has waited ages for Odele's return to Olympus to heal the heart he'd broken ages before. The process of healing won't be easy, and Odele's heart is not the only heart to be healed.
The Dragon Witch (The Dragon Hunters #2)
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Series: The Dragon Hunters, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,900. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Victoria Damone is the daughter of the Black Dragon God, Jarel, and the goddess of magic and witchcraft, Hecate. Ares, the god of war, is often misunderstood. the son of Zeus and Hera has spent most of his time defending Olympus from any and every threat. Now the two meet and must combine forces.
The Lost Dragon (The Dragon Hunters #1)
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Series: The Dragon Hunters, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,720. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.64 from 11 reviews)
Andreas was born a Spartan warrior, long before human history even records Sparta existing. He now serves under Jarel, the primordial Black Dragon god, embodiment of black fire and father of all things paranormal. He is the most feared of hunters, and must hunt the deadliest of prey, Kalos, rogue vampire and mass murderer. But in the end he will choose between his soul and the fate of the world.

Drako’s tag cloud

angels    chosen of hecate    demons    dragon    dragon hunters    dragon witch    erebus    god    goddess    greek    greek mythology    hecate    heir    lucifer    mjolnir    olympian    olympian gods    olympians    paranormal    paranormal ability    rogue    the dragon hunters    typhon    vampire    werewolves    witches    zeus   

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Smashwords book reviews by Drako

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Seeking Veritas on April 15, 2014

    I just so happened to come across this book and it had an interesting enough premise to take a few minutes to read. It's a very interesting story. Dorian and Osval live in a very religious and condescending society, reminiscent of certain big faiths taken to the extreme. Fire cleanses sins, apparently, through burning flesh. They elect to take the ultimate journey of purification, and from what I can tell, it's because of their sexual preference. I liked this story, but I felt like it could have been longer, a full length book. Perhaps just wishful thinking but I'd love to know what happens once the journey is done and they come out on the other side.
  • Doing BIG Things on May 24, 2014

    The premise of this book was interesting. Upon reading, I was hooked. I love the narration of the story, told from Loi's first person point of view. The way the story is written, I feel like she's a woman really sitting here tell me about her life. I even like the moving from past to present, as the story is told as Loi reminiscing. The story is wonderfully written with the main character not being a traditional type of woman. She's got some dark spots in her past, though she is not truly a bad person. This story was a joy to read with all its ups and downs and good ol' karma working its way around.
  • Lie Down With Dogs on May 26, 2014

    The author has done it again. Loi Cramer is back and drama just loves to follow her. From blackmailers who end up dead to their own stupidity to the return of her long lost sister, clearly Loi is meant to have an exciting life. This second book is every bit as well written and engaging as the first. Written from Loi's point of view, it's so interesting to read this and feel like it' s just a woman reflecting back on events in her life and gaining a little happiness in the end. For a woman in her sixties, she leads a life more exciting and dramatic than people in their twenties. I'd love to read the third installment in the series.
  • Just Too Easy on May 26, 2014

    I love this author's style of writing. Though I am a man and the protagonist is clearly a woman, she's dealing with something many of us have to at some point, infidelity. Karalee has been down this road before, but well over twenty years into the marriage gives her a different perspective. She wants to get even. She's not just going to sit back and take it, and I can admire and relate to such determination. The style of writing from this author is engaging. I love reading her work and I can always imagine it in the tone of voice of the protagonist. This story just draws me in and thankfully there is a happily ever after in the end.