Title: Lonnie’s New Christmas
Author Name: Jenn Dease
Publication Date & Length: December 11, 2014 – 44pgs
Can Lonnie overcome the bad Holiday memories with his dragon’s help?
Lonnie Douglas has reason to dislike, almost hate the holidays. His parents are now in the background of his life. Back from his time in the Navy, Vincent Taylor lands in Lonnie’s present life, hoping to show him the love and need he has always felt.
Can Lonnie handle the new responsibilities the town leaders are asking of him? Can he overcome the bad memories with his dragon’s help?
I thought this story was cute and sweet, short enough to read in about an hour.
I haven’t read any other stories set in this “world,” but it didn’t matter. Everything was pretty clear. Even without knowing the main characters, I felt like I had a good sense of their histories. They were hot together, and the sex was steamy (if a bit strange, with the mating). One thing I really enjoyed was how the Dragos celebrated Solstice instead of Christmas. That was very cool, and it was cute seeing their kids react to Santa.
My only hesitation was that the story felt a bit rushed and there was no real conflict. It also bordered on silly at some points. That’s mostly personal preference with a story this short, though.
Since I love dragons, I would love to read more in this world.
Jenn lives in the Pittsburgh, PA area. She belongs to one of those families that has four generations living in a three block area.
Captain’s Mate is her first published book, which Jenn and her sisters are quite proud of. She loves books, her red-headed sisters, and books.