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Mark of the Dragon

(Urban Dragon #1)

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Rosario Hernandez doesn't ask for much. She'd like to sleep on a bed instead of a sidewalk, to know where her next meal is coming from, and maybe, if she's really feeling optimistic, to get a girlfriend. More than anything, though, she wants her best friend Arkay to not murder anyone— because Arkay is a dragon, claws and all, and she has a penchant for vigilante justice.

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ebook, ebook, 66 pages
Published September 3rd 2016 by Swallowed Sun Books
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Alec J
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book has all the things I want in Urban Fantasy
--A strong protagonist
--Lesbians
--Violent dragons
--Good cops and bad cops
--Unique paranormal beasties
--Mysteries
--An intense, genuine friendship between two people who would die for each other that is never overshadowed by romance

This series is written as novellas in almost a "monster of the week" style. I wish that there was more space in each story to explore some of the other characters more, but in some ways the short format helps the story
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Jessica Bronder
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rosario is living on the streets and having a tough time until Arkay takes her under her wing. But Arkay has a secret of her own, a dangerous one. But when a necromancer threatens humanity it will be up to Arkay and Rosario to stop them.

This is a quick read but packs one heck of a punch. It’s hard to describe it without giving too much away. I love Rosario, she finds hope with Arkay even when things so south. They are not a traditional couple but I can’t wait to see where their relationship goes
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Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fierce Protector

So did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. When I picked the story I thought a quick read no big deal, boy was I surprised at how caught up in these 60 -plus pages. The author has done such a good job with the characters and the story line I did not feel cheated that the books was so short.

Love the characters of Arkay and -Rosario even though I am not sure what they are truly about yet. Looking forward to reading the other books in the series to see what will happen w
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Brooke Banks
The Good
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The Bad & The Other
=It’s short & it ends & I need to know everything that happens next…

I’m white, attracted to men, and not a dragon, but this feels like a ‘me’ book because I’ve been homeless and in shelters. It’s so rare to find books with characters like these and it’s done so well. It’s the main reason I immediately signed up to review this book. With or without the dragons. And ya’ll know how much I love dragons.

There is the threat of sexual violence and just violence i
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Tane
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got a digital copy of this for a review, and boy THIS BOOK THO!!

I honestly haven't read an urban fantasy I loved until I read THIS and let me tell you oh honey so: LGBTQ+ characters, diversity, A STRONG PLOT (seriously I am so done with books that just kind of slither around the plot and don't make it the main focus), personally I love that there is no dumb love triangle and that romance isn't the focus so much as issues like homelessness, bullying, etc...

JW Troemner has a writing style that's
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Levia
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Let me preface my review by stating that I hate, despise, loathe, fear (get the picture?) zombies. That said, this book was amazing. I love dragons and I can see how this story can go quite a bit further. I hope to follow it as it continues. It was a good short story, but I don't recommend it before bed ;). Humans as a species behave exactly as expected in this, which is as idiots. I wonder how relationships will develop. This felt like a great start to a good series.
Amber
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I'm not sure what I was expecting but whatever it was it wasn't this. Good read, tantalizing world building, I'd say it's a recommend.
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A different unique story of how a Dragon depends on a human for companionship to get through the horror that's coming their way.
Magic, zombies and dragons oh my!
Rosario is a another homeless person living on the streets just trying to survive the day. She meets a tiny Asian woman named Arkay, who is not entirely human, but a Dragon in disguise. With her at Rosario's back. They can both survive anything... well maybe not necromancy and zombies. With the police after them for a crime they didn't c
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JW Troemner was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States, where she lives with her partner in a house full of pets. Most days she can be found gazing longingly at sinkholes and abandoned buildings.

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