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At last, the novel-length expansion of the award-winning novella!

Lord Jasen of Grumhul, an impoverished young nobleman, has come to the Draelands to find a rich husband to help pay his father's debts. To the shock of everyone, he ends up attracting the attention of King Rilvor himself, and the dragons who control the magic in the land. Becoming royalty wasn’t something J
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Kindle Edition, 2nd, Expanded Edition, 306 pages
Published April 7th 2018 (first published July 28th 2014)
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Sera Trevor Hi! Sorry for the late reply - I just now noticed there was a question up here. The expanded edition has not come out yet. I'm waiting to put it out u…moreHi! Sorry for the late reply - I just now noticed there was a question up here. The expanded edition has not come out yet. I'm waiting to put it out until I finish the sequel I have planned. The expanded edition will be available (for free) on Amazon and Smashwords. (less)

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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lori, dragon, fantasy & Regency lovers
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Brace yourselves, people. In fact, you might want to sit down for this. There is NO SEX in this book AND I loved it.

I'll give you a minute to catch your breath. Trust me I surprised myself. I'm chalking it up to the dragons.

DRAGONS!!!!!!

I'm stunned again by a novice author's contribution to the LL event. There is a lot of talk about "a warm feeling" that Jasen feels frequently and at some point I started to feel the same. I found myself grinning and when it was over I felt a little sad that we
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Back in 2014 when I read the original version of this story I was overjoyed with the dragons and world building of this slow burn, Cinderfella romance. What Sera Trevor has done with the expansion of that story is wonderfully cinematic making it was again a delight to read.

Jasen tells the story of his falling in love with King Rilvor despite all the pomp and circumstance he's subjected to at Court. Jasen hails from Grumhul which eschews high customs. The Grummish are practical people who aren't
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Chris, the Dalek King
(Just as a warning, this was my prompt so I am biased as all fuck about how I feel about it. That being said...)

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This was basically everything I was hoping it would be. It was romantic and funny and the characters...omg the characters were so bloody brilliant. I loved the world building, loved how she took little things from my prompt and made them come to life. This is pretty much free of angst and it was such a nice, good, damn near perfect story.

I was supposed to be in bed hours ago, and I h
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* A Reader Obsessed *
3 Stars

A really wonderful premise boasting high fantasy, magic and dragons, and an interesting set up where lords and ladies of the realms undergo intense prep and training to snag a coveted spouse.

This story stars Jasen, who is definitely a fish out of water and because of his financial situation (made dire by his drunkard gambling father) he really has no choice but to offer himself up and see if any rich lord will take interest and want him for a husband. He never thinks to even consider he’s
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Len Evans Jr
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I really liked this book... however I do feel that the author missed a golden opportunity to achieve perfection for two reasons. First off, as one of the two MCs Rilvor should have had equal coverage as Jasen. Sadly, his character was pretty much left two-dimensional and empty. Considering this was an "expanded edition" I would have expected better. The other reason I could not give this book 5 stars was that around 76% through the book in my opinion the author resorted to angst for angst sake w ...more
Sera Trevor
Jul 28, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written-by-me
*ETA 3/19/18 - Hi you guys! At long last, I've finished the novel-length expansion! Go check it out ---> http://bit.ly/2IC6uAP

The bonus story is no longer canon, but I'll leave it up as an AU.

*drops another smoke bomb, disappears again*
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Jumping in real quick to direct your attention to a follow-up short story I've written. It's called "Bound and Determined," and can be found at my website here. (Warning for some extremely mild bondage. Also, NSFW.)

Also, I've made a "Consorting
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Argona
This book was such a pleasant surprise. I don’t remember what exactly I was expecting when I started reading this(maybe something darker) but I certainly didn’t expect to receive so much positive energy and have such a good time. While reading this story, a warm feeling spread through my whole body and stayed there! A feeling that I see that others have also experienced.

This is an amusing funny romantic story that deserves to be a lot more than a short novella. The author’s writing skills are si
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Sunny
Such a fun read! The world building was so well done, and I loved the characters and the dragons. I loved how even the secondary characters had such distinct personalities. The story was all about Jason, though, and he was awesome. Rilvor's character wasn't as clearly drawn, but he also didn't spend as much time on page. Their romance was sweet, but a little tame. I didn't even care, though, because the rest of the story was so good :D


ETA: Steamy bonus story on author's website
http://www.seratre
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MostlyDelores
World building - good

Secondary characters - good

Dragons - good (obvs)

Main characters - less good, especially Rilvor, king of the bland placeholders

Story - less good.

It could have been about dragons (!) or magic, but the navel-gazing of an underachieving stoner is interesting also (-___-).
Sofia

Jasen and his friends are well drawn but I could not gather up enthusiasm for the writing or for the story or for Rilvor, I could not find the spark. Reminded me of Barbara Cartland’s romantic fare when I was young.

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Meep
Above 3stars but not quite a 4star. A nice little fantasy with plenty to like:

- Dragons
- A downtrodden Lord (who shock-gasp is not a virgin!)
- A family-man King
- Dragons
- A strong female character
- An alcoholic father who clearly loves his son despite his [the father's] weakness
- Dragons (I do like Dragons!)

Lady Risyda is entertaining I'd have liked to have been reading her story. Polina I wasn't sure about, I started to feel sorry for her but there's a strange sociopathy about her, her self-a
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Kathleen
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, shifters, dragons
For an expanded story, it should have been... better. Fellow reviewer Cleo put one of my strongest issues with this longer version into a better synopsis than I could muster: “I felt like the MC turned into a completely useless Disney princess type character - honest, beautiful, trusting, and with less sense of self preservation than one of my houseplants.” When the story concluded I knew no more about Rilvor than I did in the shorter book, nor the dragons. I would like to have experienced anoth ...more
Ami
3.5 stars

This is one of the longest stories from Love Landscape's Event that I read this year. Came to me after my friend Didi reviewed it awhile ago. Now, I totally commended on the fairy-tale / fantasy context of this story. Medieval fantasy / fairy tale doesn't always come easy for me to enjoy (I prefer something more URBAN fantasy ;p). However, I found this story as easy to follow, both the prose and the plot ...

I really liked the Court that taught all these marriage prospects was both for l
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Bookwatcher
Check list:
*Funny Protagonist. Check
*For free Check
*Men using corsets. Check
*Cool DRAGONS flying around or hugged by the protagonist. Check
*Protagonist with long hair. Check
*Quick but very credible romance. Check
*Adorable kids. Check
*Protagonist in high heeled shoes Check

Wait a second... Did I said MAN IN CORSET AND HIGH HEELS? Check Check Check

Yes... I did.
And no, it's not an erotic story. This short don't even has sex scenes. It a very funny fantasy, VERY we
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Alissa
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-ebooks
3.5 stars
Melissa
I really enjoyed this. I've not read this author or listened to this narrator before, and I highly recommend both. Jasen and Rilvor are the least likely of matches, and I loved seeing them become a couple. This is a fantasy so there are differences in their world to ours - magic and dragons - and then the similarities like hierarchy. Jasen is part of the lower class of nobility, and he isn't a virgin, which is used in an attempt to blackmail Jasen away from the King.

There is a lot going on and I
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☙ nemo ❧
sera trevor has been dragon-blessed with the ability to be a fucking incredible writer
Eugenia
Mar 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, mm-romance, arc
3.5 Stars......So I’m a bit late reviewing this one. All I have are my notes I took after reading it and before writing a better review. As it stands, I’m going to let the notes take the place of my review because, while brief, they pretty much sum up the book for me.

I just expected a bit more.

Notes:
Little chemistry, great world building, sassy best friend, wtf corsets for men? where’s my UST? I liked Jasen. Liked the fact that there was no issue of sexuality aside from needing to propagate in
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Sandra

Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group's Love's Landscapes event. Thank you too all the amazing authors who participated!

This was an enjoyable afternoon read. I will admit that I thought myself quite clever, and figured out in the first chapter that the king was hiding himself as the cute guard and maybe could even shapeshift into a dragon! Except, for the fact that I was totally wrong. But anyhow, still a sweet story.

Got a little long-winded at times with the courtly specifics and I did sk
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Kasia Bacon
3.5stars. Solid novella. Good premise. Quite charming. Snorted a couple of times.
Kathleen
2.5 stars

I think it was the absolutely marvelous narrator, Philip Alces, who unwittingly helped highlight what's wrong with this expanded version of a favorite novella. In my review of the most recent version of the ebook, I quoted fellow GR reviewer Cleo who put one of my strongest issues with this longer version into a better synopsis than I could muster: “I felt like the MC turned into a completely useless Disney princess type character - honest, beautiful, trusting, and with less sense of se
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mwana
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, fantasy
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It must be maddening to feel so much weight over what you see no value in.
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⚣Michaelle⚣
4.5 Stars

Everything I loved about the first one is still here...only with more detail and more scenes of Jasen being the most imperfectly perfect kind of candidate consort. The expansion also provided wonderful opportunities for other court antics/scenarios, and I liked the addition of other nobles to woo the potential consorts.

My previous complaint about the female rival still stands, but it's a lot less vociferous now; Polina was fleshed out a bit more, her motives & fears revealed and while t
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La*La
4 stars.

Oh, this was such a sweet story! A Cinderfella comes to the palace and cathes the eye of the king...ooh, goodness! It was all very fairytal-ish, and was all prim and proper, but it strangely just enhanced the charm of the book.

Totally delightful read.

p.s. There is a bonus scene of Jasen&Rilvor's wedding night - http://www.seratrevor.com/consorting-...

Hello, smut!
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~Volha~
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a lovely novel. I love Victorian romance and this had the same feel plus magic and dragons. I loved all the palace intrigue and backstabbing. It was also very funny and the fact that there were no sexual scenes at all only mention of them didn't detract from the awesomeness of the book. The background was well constructed and written into the book in such a way that didn't make it a chore to read through.

Lord Jasen seems fickle and kind of a slut at the beginning. I wonder if it was th
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mwana
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm
The short version was better.
Tiferet
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fairy-tales, humour, magic
I recommend this book to all fans of Megan Derr, especially those who loved Tournament of Losers, because this book is quite similar in the way it gives the space to worldbuilding/lore (fresh and fun!), characters (aaawww! and *absolutely wonderful* secondary cast), and the romantic subplot (not dominant throughout most of the story but driving the plot nevertheless). The story is cute and fun, and a great fluffy and funny relaxing read. ...more
John The Cosmic Wanderer
Romantic, funny, likeable characters and this has DRAGONS in it!! It's everything I want in a book! Im surprised that this is the author's first work and that its free! Please write more!

Update: Read the follow up here:
http://www.seratrevor.com/consorting-...

:)
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Viz
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, shifter, kul
It was a strong story line but was a bit too lengthy for me. It's not shifter world but its a world filled with dragons and magic gifted to human by dragons. they live in peace with human.
Jasen goes to Kings castle to take part in yearly 'choosing ceremony' where the King will find a person to marry. The Nobles who wish to take part are 'tutored' (tortured) for a duration in the castle. Its how Jasen survives this period. His only wish is to see some dragons and go far way for his home.

The bul
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⚣Michaelle⚣
4.3 Stars

Oh I adored this story! It read very much like a modern fairy tale that just happened to take place in a fantasy-based, historical setting. From the less-than-reputable father trying to earn money from his son's consort fee, the training group dynamics, a dashing young man who's a bit of a hellion, a King looking for love and parents for his young children...all the way to a fated love endorsed by their dragon comrades - a wonderfully fun book I'd actually read again.

I love that Silvor
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