Review: Dragon Witch by Kathy Kulig

September 16, 2013 Review 1

Review: Dragon Witch by Kathy Kulig

Biologist and witch, Jaida Chel combines nature magick with herbal science to protect Kai, the last shapeshifting dragon on her world of Somerled. But when Captain Brayden Stokes reenters her life, not only is Kai's life at stake, but so is Jaida's secured position in the colony. Brayden and Jaida can't resist the sexual heat between them, even though she knows a relationship would be doomed. Fleet pilots don't stay planetside for long.

Jaida is torn between Brayden and her dragon and companion, Kai. When Kai morphs into a human twice a year, his sex drive is ravenous. He must mate for twenty-four hours or die. Unrestrained passion between Kai and Jaida temps Brayden into a forbidden encounter. With Jaida's sassy, wicked ways, the three cross boundaries, exploring eroticism beyond their imagination. When secrets and betrayals are revealed, Brayden must risk everything for one last chance at love.

Title: Dragon Witch
Author: Kathy Kulig
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Spring Break, Desert of the Damned, Damned and Desired, Damned and Defiant
Published by Ellora's Cave
Source: Publisher
Published: 15 Sept 2013
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Erotic Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 68
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Stars: four-stars
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

This is the first time I have had the pleasure of reading Kathy Kulig’s work, and it will not be the last.  In this short, we meet a female nature witch, Jaida, who works as a biologist.  She has a dragon companion Kai, who changes forms twice a year and becomes a sexually insatiable man, who must feed that lust or die.  In the “in-between’ Jaida re-encounters an old flame in Captain Brayden Stokes, a space captain.  Long ago Jaida and Brayden had an attraction, and the flames have not lessened one bit.  But her little planet hideaway is the perfect place to keep Kai safe and alive.

The tension between the characters is palpable; the steam fairly rises off the pages, even as the secrets and questions are building to a final confrontation.  Jaida is afraid of giving too much to Brayden, her heart and loyalties lie with Kai.  But, that attraction is one that is hard to deny.  To top it off, Kai will soon change into his ravenous self, if Brayden hasn’t flown off planet things could get sticky. Or interesting. Or, interestingly sticky.

Well-crafted characters that arrive with complexity that is wholly real and well-developed despite the shortness of the story, making the tensions and attractions, and understanding them an easy task.  With steamy ménage and interesting tender moments between the characters, you can’t help but appreciate the story, and not know just who to root for.  A few cleverly inserted twists made this a page turner, full of story, heart and heat with intriguing world-building that give that otherworldly feel without becoming muddled or confused.  A really good read with something for every reader of erotic paranormal, even with the short length: there is a complete story here with satisfaction for all.

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