Friday, 8 July 2011

Dragon Blues - Edie Ramer



Title: Dragon Blues
Author: Edie Ramer
Genre: Paranormal
Published: 2011
Formats: Ebook

Available at:
Amazon
Amazon UK
Barnes & Nobel
Smashwords

I actually won this book in a competition and it sounded rather interesting as this was the first paranormal novel I had seen that was about dragons and not vampires, zombies or werewolves. What I discovered was an okay paranormal romance novel with some decent action thrown in. However, in my opinion the fact he was a dragon didn't really feel much different than if he had been a werewolf or any other type of shape shifter but it was style nice to see something a bit more original in idea.

The story is about a man Noah who is a dragon that has lived as a human for the last 2,500 years. His reason for staying as a human for so long was that he discovered a love for music that wasn't really possible to be involved in when he had claws and not hands. He comes into contact with a strong willed martial arts woman named Lila and Noah discovers there is something more to love than music. At the same time however, someone has discovered how long he has lived and wants to use him to gain immortal life. The story follows Noah and Lila's romance alongside the risk and danger they face from the man trying to capture Noah.

The elements of action throughout the novel were fast paced and enjoyable. Edie Ramer also does seem to have a rather clear and concise writing style and she doesn't resort to overly flowery descriptions and waffle. I would like to note that there are some rather steamy sex scenes in the novel so I would recommend that it is read by adults only.

In regards to the characters, Lila came across as being stubborn and was rather irritating which made it hard for me to like her even if I could understand why she acted the way she did. Noah, however was completely different, he was actually someone you could feel for. The sense of loneliness he felt was palpable and it was obvious he had a good heart. I also found his obsession with his "treasures" to be a nice small amusing aspect of his dragon personality that the author had included.

In conclusion, I suspect this will appeal to most Paranormal Romance fans, especially those who like shifter novels and want to see something a little different in regards to the main character being a dragon. For myself though, it was an okay read, I just didn't really find the story itself truly gripping. Then again I am not a huge paranormal romance fan as I usually think that they are all very similar in overall plot. As I said though, people that normally enjoy this type of book will probably love it and Edie Ramer's writing style can't really be faulted.