Reviewed by Jenna
TITLE: Dragon’s Treasure
AUTHOR: Qaida Harte
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 168 Pages
RELEASE DATE: December 28, 2015
College student Ahndrai has the ill fortune of falling into the grasp of an attractive, sadistic vampire. He encounters Eita, a vampire who lusts for Ahndrai’s sweet blood and tears apart his world. Eita proves that every myth and legend ever written is only too real, and they are far darker than portrayed in any story.
Ahndrai must face a host of monsters that Eita allows to attack and kill him. Each time Ahndrai dies, Eita revives him so he can continue to feed off him. Ahndrai believes that every creature is as cruel and unforgiving as Eita. Then Nakiirn, a dragon prince, rescues Ahndrai. But even after Ahndrai overcomes his fears and falls in love with Nakiirn, they must both contend with Eita’s cruelty again before the vampire succeeds in claiming Ahndrai once more.
This book begins when a vampire captures Ahndrai. The vampire tortures him endlessly and passes him around to his friends to to do the same. By the time Ahndrai finally escapes, he doesn’t even realize he’s free. The one who has saved him is a dragon named, Nakiirn, and even though Nakiirn professes his love and devotion, Ahndrai tries to run away from him. After a while, Ahndrai learns to trust him. Ahndrai grows to love Nakiirn, but they face many dangers before they can have their happily ever after.
I’d like to start off by saying that I picked up this book because of the dark elements. However, despite the book having non-con, none of the assaults were shown or portrayed in any way. In fact, the first chapter was basically a narration about how the vampire tortured and raped Ahndrai. If anything, the telling became a little obsessive and repetitive, which made it difficult for me to keep interest. In addition to the narration, the book had a nebulous feel to it due to limited spacial description. When the dragon, Nakiirn, finally comes into the picture, this is when the story started to have scenes and the plot started to move forward. Though this wasn’t erotica, I really loved the marking scene between Nakiirn and Ahndrai. I thought it was really hot considering they’d gone over a year before they ever touched each other. So, by that time there was a lot of sexual tension built up between the two. I was also fond of the baby dragons, which was a cute and interesting twist on mpreg. Overall, I found the book pleasant and enjoyable.