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Naked Dragon (Works Like Magick Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The first Works Like Magick urban romantic fantasy is a fun lighthearted entertaining tale

The Roman soldiers were fighting when Killian the crone of Chaos cursed them; changing them into dragons and propelling them into an alternate reality on the Island of Stars. They have waited for centuries to come home as humans. Now they have a chance due to Killian'...
The Roman soldiers were fighting when Killian the crone of Chaos cursed them; changing them into dragons and propelling them into an alternate reality on the Island of Stars. They have waited for centuries to come home as humans. Now they have a chance due to Killian's enemy Andra who enables one of them Bastian to return to Earth two millennia after the banishment spell as a human in search of his soulmate.

In Salem's End, the firm Works Like Magick hires magical temps for their clients. Viveca Quinlan hooks up Bastian as a handyman for McKenna Greylock, who must turn her bed and breakfast into a profit making venture or lose an estate that has been part of her family for centuries. .The land developer has other thoughts for the property and will do anything to obtain it. Only Bastian Dragonelli stands in the way, but his employer wants him to leave as she fears her attraction to her temp.

The first Works Like Magick urban romantic fantasy is a fun lighthearted entertaining tale that is filled with magic mostly because of the hero's struggles to adapt to modern society. Amusing yet with a serious subplot as no one escapes the wrath of Killian, fans will enjoy the naked Dragon who learns what a lance truly is and its true purpose from his beloved employer.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 2, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Wow! I just did not enjoy this one!!!

I am amazed as I read the reviews! I found the plot, charicters, action and sexual tension cheesy and contrived. And I stopped reading it about 75 pages in. They said manlance one too many times. Glad that everyone else enjoyed it though. I guess it proves...each t...
I am amazed as I read the reviews! I found the plot, charicters, action and sexual tension cheesy and contrived. And I stopped reading it about 75 pages in. They said manlance one too many times. Glad that everyone else enjoyed it though. I guess it proves...each to their own.

posted by lilithesque on April 3, 2010

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    Predictable and a little slow moving

    I like reading books in a Series so I was hoping that this book would peak my interest. It wasn't bad but the plot was pretty predictable, think of the damsel trying to save her homestead from the evil villain and she is aided by the handsome drifter and you have the entire plot in one sentence. If the plot is going to be a rehash of an age old situation then I really want to care about the characters and frankly there wasn't enough here to make me care.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2010

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    Wow! I just did not enjoy this one!!!

    I am amazed as I read the reviews! I found the plot, charicters, action and sexual tension cheesy and contrived. And I stopped reading it about 75 pages in. They said manlance one too many times. Glad that everyone else enjoyed it though. I guess it proves...each to their own.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Just Didn't Work

    In my opinion, this plot is an interesting premise that does not quite achieve it's goal. The mystery segment is non-existent, the fantasy segment has some moments of charm and interest, and the romance segment becomes more tedious than sensual. The characters have potential, but the writer frequently crosses the line from making them appealingly charming characters to too sugary sweet perfect to be believable characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Samuri and the 39 clues: clue 37

    Check the center top book on this page. It gives some tips about my life and why this hunt ever started. It does not include any clues in it, but this one does: 50000 legos. Buy that many exactly! The clue is in the lego building manuals!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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