Jo Beverley is widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today. She is a New York Times bestseller, a five-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s cherished RITA Award, and one of only a handful of members of the RWA Hall of Fame. She has also twice received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She has two grown sons and lives with her husband in England.
Dragon and the Princess: (InterMix)by Jo Beverley
A dragon has invaded Saragond! The time has come for Princess Rozlinda to be sacrificed. She is the designated SVP—the sacrificial virgin princess—and her chaste royal/b>/i>
New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley presents a romantic fairy tale in which one princess’s idea of happily-ever-after gets turned upside down...
A dragon has invaded Saragond! The time has come for Princess Rozlinda to be sacrificed. She is the designated SVP—the sacrificial virgin princess—and her chaste royal blood will appease the monster and prevent the destruction of the kingdom.
Not to worry! A dragon hasn’t eaten a princess in ages. It’s purely ceremonial now. Just a small cut and a little bit of blood, and Rozlinda will have done her duty. She’ll be free at last to cease being both “S” and “V,” and she has the man in mind.
But things don’t go quite to plan. Someone kills the dragon, and tradition says that the princess must marry the dragon slayer, whoever that may be. Even if it is the terrifying dragon rider of Dorn himself!
Previously appeared as The Dragon and the Virgin Princess in the anthology Dragon Lovers
Praise for the Novels of Jo Beverley
"Arguably today’s most skillful writer of intelligent historical romance.”—Publishers Weekly
“A delish little scandal, wicked stolen kisses, and a wonderful ending that had me heaving my happy sigh.”—Smexy Books
"With delicious bantering and a rapid pace, it’s a sensual and enthralling read.”—RT Book Reviews
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Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- September 22, 1947
- Place of Birth:
- Morecambe, Lancashire, UK
- Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970
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“The Dragon and the Princess” is intended as a fun novella about two kingdoms involved in a symbiotic relationship around dragons and sacrificial virgin princesses (SVP). Every eight years a dragon invades the kingdom of Saragond and a ritual must be followed – to the letter. Princess Rozlinda is the current SVP involved in the tedium of training until she receives a vision of a mysterious man from the other kingdom of Dorn, the land beyond the Shield. The dragon has come a year early and everyone is in a tizzy to sacrifice Princess Rozlinda. But this time everything does not go according to plan. The main characters were: Rozlinda – a princess, Rouar – a dragoner, and Seesee – the dragon. There were complicated aspects of the backstory between the two kingdoms and the dragon myth/physiology that didn’t seem well organized in the story. I had to re-read a few paragraphs more than a few times or go back when plot points were better explained to see if things made sense. There were a few times when Seesee ‘spoke’ and because there were not italics in the e-book version I had, making it difficult to distinguish between description, POV, and Seesee ‘speaking. The romance seemed shallow and rushed between the two characters and I would have enjoyed reading more about Rozlinda in Dorn. This story taught me how difficult a novella can be to plot and write a lot of things (character and romance) have to happen very fast. I felt there was a lot of potential in this story and it would have been more successful with a higher word count.
This was an amazing read, buti spent the whole time wishing it were longer. Story could easily be turned into a series. Loved it! Very detailed.