Published by Selfpublished on 15 December 2012
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: Kindle Freebie
In this FREE post-apocalyptic romantic urban fantasy short story, a tough mercenary known as Nisha the Heartless is hired to transport mysterious cargo from exotic New Asia to a well-paying client.
But things are never what they seem in a dark new world now populated by humans and the Strange: shapeshifters and telepaths, nymphs and hobgoblins. It is a lesson Nisha learns all too soon - one that puts her on a journey with a dangerously sexy, enigmatic man who will force her to confront the nightmares of her past, and risk her heart for a future she never dreamed could be hers....
NightDrake is a short, but intense story, in which Nisha finds herself.
My NightDrake review:
For such a short story, NightDrake certainly didn’t lack in intensity, however it did lack in character development and world-building. This is to be expected, though, but I did find myself rolling my eyes when Drakor and Nisha professed their love for each other as soon as a couple of hours after meeting.
Nisha was a mercenary, and her nick-name was The Heartless, however, as soon as she realized there was a living being inside the crate she was transporting, she went out of her way to help the monster inside, even if she was a self-professed hater of The Strange. From the little I learned about Nisha, this seemed out of character, but then again, I really didn’t get to know her very well.
NightDrake then features the protagonists on the run, then they find the time to have hot sex before they have to run once more – this time from hellhounds. The problem I often have with short-stories is exactly that – they are just so short! And as soon as I started getting a little bit attached to Drakor and Nisha, the story was already over.
The writing is still solid, though, and NightDrake made me want to read more books written by Ms. Adrian in the future.
Some NightDrake quotes:
Once-great cities toppled, technology and infrastructure swept away overnight.
Even if they weren’t shackled in place, these two Strange beasts couldn’t touch me and they knew it. Harming a human was punishable by death. But they could hate me.
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