Hunted by the Dragon Duke (Dragon's Council Book 2)
Published to Amazon on April 21, 2017
Author Mina Carter
Sexy, royal and one of the ferocious black dragons… he’s way out of her league. Orphaned and forced to live under the cruel eye of her stepmother, Saskia spends her days and most of her nights sewing gowns for rich dragonesses to wear to balls she will never see. When a chance encounter brings her into contact with the handsome Callan, Duke and cousin to the Queen, she thinks nothing of it. After all, what royal duke would want a woman with a broken, mad dragon? But when the otherworldly intervenes, Saskia gets her chance to go to the ball, and dance with the man of her dreams… Tiny, delicate and utterly beautiful… but where has he seen her before? A royal duke by birth, and a black, Callan’s life has been dictated since the moment he was born. Ordered by his cousin, the queen, to pick a bride at the ball or she’ll pick for him, he’s between a rock and a hard place. Until he sees her. The tiny woman in the purple gown runs him a merry chase over the ballroom but one look and he’s determined. She will be his. And she is, for the briefest of moments before his duty intervenes and he has to return a wayward youth to his father before he gets himself into a lifetime of trouble. When he returns his delicate princess is gone, leaving behind a single shoe… Furious, Callan launches a hunt for his love…one that leads to a woman who is not who she pretends to be, a raid on a brothel and a fight with a troll. Can he persuade his delicate princess she’s not broken, but that she’s the perfect dragoness for him?
Official published review:
Hidden in plain sight
I’ve always been a fan of the Cinderella story, and this one just warms my heart. I love how these two met completely by chance and developed into something so much more. Their connection is sweet and more than makes up for the years of abuse her petty “relatives “ steeped on her. Plus they are dragon shifters! Who doesn’t love a good dragon shifter story? This book had my heart racing and smile blooming before the end. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Mina was born and raised in the East Farthing of Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England) and spend her childhood learning all the sorts of things generally required of a professional adventurer. Able to ride, box, shoot, make and read maps, make chainmail and use a broadsword (with varying degrees of efficiency) she was disgusted to find that adventuring is not considered a suitable occupation these days. So, instead of slaying dragons and hunting vampires and the like, Mina spends her days writing about hot shifters, government conspiracies and vampire lords with more than their fair share of RAWR. Turns out wanna-be adventurers have quite the turn of imagination after all... (But she keeps that sword sharp, just in case the writing career is just a dream and she really *is* an adventurer.) The boring part: A full time author, photographer and cover artist, Mina can usually be found hunched over a keyboard or graphics tablet, frantically trying to get the images and words in her head out and onto the screen before they drive her mad. She's addicted to coffee and would like to be addicted to chocolate, but unfortunately chocolate dislikes her. Author’s Website: https://minacarter.com/ Author’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minacarterauthor/ Author’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minacarter77/ Author’s Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mina-Carter/e/B002BOH5R4 Author’s Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2920063.Mina_Carter Author’s BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/mina-carter