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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway: Claimed by Dragons by Katalina Leon and Amber Skyze

Usually October is my favorite month of the year, but this October has been just too hectic with storms, houseguests and finishing books to really enjoy how wonderful the Halloween season can be.

I have a stack of my favorite Halloween movies that I haven’t even watched yet. I’ll just have to get to them in November.

Here are a few of my favorites.

I love the “Underworld” series because of its sleek look and great art direction.

I love “Van Helsing” with Hugh Jackman because it’s stylish, fun and because it has gorgeous Hugh Jackman in it—need I say more.

I love “Bell Book and Candle” with Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak because it’s a classic and I lust after Kim Novak’s witch wardrobe.

But the jewel in the crown is Francis Ford Coppola ‘s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”. The cast is wonderful, the music is etheric, its erotic, creepy, visually stunning, romantic and repulsive at the time.

This scene with the Count and Mina at an absinthe bar is a beautiful example. The music is “Love Remembered” from the original sound track


My latest book was a joint venture with the very talented Amber Skyze. Amber is my co-author and the inspiration behind the Bag Of Tricks book series.

“Claimed By Dragons” is book 2 in the series with two more books coming in 2013.

Happy Halloween! I hope you and your loved ones remain safe from storm Sandy.


Claimed by Dragons

Book 2, Bag of Tricks Series)
by Katalina Leon & Amber Skyze
Published by Loose Id Publishing
92,000 words (eBook format)
M/M Erotic Fantasy Romance
Elements: Action, Adventure, Multiple Partners
Heat Level: Sizzling

Available at:
Loose Id

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In an odd Wiccan shop in Salem, Jael pulls an unusual stone from a witch’s wish bag. Little does she know her wildest dreams of adventure and a torrid affair with two gorgeous co-workers are about to come true—in spades.

Jael’s dreamy boss, Roarke offers her the assignment of a lifetime: a photo safari to Mount Kilimanjaro. The African scenery is stunning but the unexpected arrival of her two office crushes, Roarke and Kypton ignites her passion. Just as the trio is getting steamy at a beautiful waterfall, danger intervenes forcing the men to reveal their secret. They're dragons. And now, to save her life, they have no choice but to abduct a startled Jael to their mountain lair on Kilimanjaro.

In the dragons' love nest, Jael learns the truth about their origins and explores all the erotic possibilities two eager lovers can offer. Love awakens, but the guys are being stalked by a covert group of dragon hunters and withholding a life or death secret that will push Jael’s courageous heart and commitment to the limits.

Warning: Story contains gorgeous male shape shifters eager to mate, lots of hot male action between two loving men, scorching ménage with one lucky woman, anal play for all, and polyandry with a happy ending. What more do you want?

Book Trailer:

Extended Excerpt:
(In this excerpt Jael has just pulled a stone from the wish bag in an odd Salem Wiccan shop.)

“Oh, Jael, that is an odd-looking stone.” Arcona reached for Jael’s hand to tip the sparkling stone toward the light. “It’s beautiful when things you’d never think would fuse together mix.” She stared at the stone in wonder. “The world is full of weird stuff, isn’t it?”

Jael looked from the two-sided stone to her friend. “It is different.” She glanced at Witch Casey to see if she had any advice as to why she’d chosen such a stone.

“Interesting, but not surprising.” Witch Casey shook her head with her lips firmly pinched together.

Jael couldn’t read the woman’s eccentric gesture.

“A dual stone is often attracted to an undecided person,” Witch Casey spoke tersely.

“Undecided?” Jael stiffened and crossed her arms in a defensive manner. She’d been often accused of being indecisive in the past, and it hurt. Obviously Witch Casey had been eavesdropping. “Are you referring to me?”

“Of course I’m referring to you.” Witch Casey planted her fist firmly on her hip as she confronted Jael. “You’re the one holding the dual stone, not me.”

“What do you mean by undecided?” Jael knew where this was going. Witch Casey would now deliver a trite and highly predictable forecast about her future love life. She braced for the safe little clichés she knew were headed her way.

Witch Casey arced her hands dramatically through the air. “Your heart is always in two places at once and refuses to choose a lasting home. Am I right?”

Jael slightly recoiled. Witch Casey was right. The way the woman spoke with utter authority sent a shiver up her spine.

All her life she’d rushed toward one goal when secretly desiring another. She longed for a stable relationship, even a family, but another rogue part of her soul wanted to ditch her responsibilities, pick up a camera, and flee to the exotic wilds of Africa to fulfill her creative dreams. The same went for men. She could never make up her mind. Variety was the spice of life.

“There might be some truth in what you’re saying,” Jael sheepishly answered Witch Casey.

Witch Casey’s eyes flashed. “Might?”

Arcona leaned close to Jael’s ear. “I remember our last semester. You were always dating at least two guys at once and trying to keep it a secret. It never stayed secret.”

Jael silently admitted her love life was a disaster of indecision. She’d never met a man who fulfilled all her needs. Okay, maybe one man—Roarke, the gorgeous guy at her office, was a thrilling date for a friends-with-benefits type of evening, but a more solid relationship never quite gelled. Deep down she knew why.

They were two of a kind. Roarke was almost as undecided and commitment shy as she was. He would pant after her with lustful looks, coax and almost beg her to visit his apartment. When she gave in, the sex was always hot. Roarke was a total turn-on. Her hopes would rise that maybe Roarke was the one, and then nothing would happen for weeks at a time. No pursuit, no invitations back to his bed. It was as if Roarke would deny himself her company until he couldn’t stand it a moment longer; then he would call.

She’d noticed Roarke’s nightstand was fully stocked with condoms and every exotic brand of lube on the market, so she had to suspect he enjoyed other lovers as well, which hurt. She wanted to be someone special to him, and apparently she wasn’t. Obviously there was another.

“Would you like me to do a card reading for you?” Witch Casey interrupted the silence. “It might clarify a few of those undecided thoughts.”

“I don’t know…” Jael’s gaze darted anxiously between her friends. Their visit was nearly at an end. She wondered if her friends would willingly wait while Witch Casey sorted through the confusing details of her elusive love life. Probably not.

“You should do it.” Arcona shot Jael an encouraging smile. “Accept the card reading. Isn’t that why we walked in here in the first place—to get a little insight?”

About Katalina Leon:
I’m an artist, an author, mother and wife. I write for Loose Id Publishing and Ellora’s Cave. I try to bring a touch of the mystical and a big sense of adventure to everything I write because I believe there’s a bold, kick-ass heroine inside all of us who wants to take a wild ride with a strong worthy hero.

Visit Katalina online at:

About Amber Skyze:
From a very young age, Amber Skyze began making up stories–the only child syndrome. Telling tall tales to all her friends she never dreamed of putting words on paper. In fact if anyone asked her if she would write when she grew up, she’d have laughed.

It wasn’t until raising children and reading all those romances that she decided–hey, I can write these. HA! Easier said than done.

When not crafting hot, steamy tales, this New York transplant now resides in Rhode Island with her husband, four children (who force her to work a day job), and three dogs.

She currently writes for Ellora’s Cave, Loose Id and is self-published.

Visit Amber online at:



  1. Yay! First comment! ;o) I love drangon shifters, so majestic! This sounds like a very interesting read! Going on the TBR list for sure! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Maycee Majors

    1. Hi Maycee, thank you for dropping by. I hope you're safe today and out of harm's way.
      XXOO Kat

  2. Claimed by Dragons sounds like a great read! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity.


  3. I really want to read this one. It has two of my favorite things: dragons and menage. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jyl22075 at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Jy22075! This book is from Loose Id and if you are familiar with this press you'll know it goes to 11! The sex is super hot but the characters really care about each other. Our Marduko dragons mate in trios committed for life. That's my favorite type of Menage.

  4. The Underworld series is one of my favorites and Van Helsing...are you sure we're not sisters. :)

    1. I'm sure we are sisters! lol
      Are you safe today? The storm looked terrifying.

  5. Love the excerpt and the book cover! Two hot dragon-shifters, nice!

    1. Thank you DeeDee! Yes, this one's jalapeno hot!

  6. great post! can't wait to read it!

    1. Hi clingston! We had a good writing this book, it's full of surprises.

  7. The book sounds great, I haven't had the best luck with dragon books yet, but hopefully this will change that :)

    1. Hi Alicia, for better or worse this will be different. Before working on Claimed By Dragons, I had read no other dragon shifter books. I came to this with a clean slate so I'm hoping Claimed By Dragons will have it's own flavor.

  8. Great post. Being abducted to the love nest of 2 gorgeous shifters... doesn't sound like a bad way to spend some time!