Genre: M/M, Urban Fantasy
Sexual content: Some
Summary: Mike St. George figured that working customer support during the Black Friday sale at SmokeSignals, a game distribution company, would just feature the usual sort of problem customers. He wasn’t expecting an aristocratic, self-centred dragon to demand the company send someone to his house to install games in exchange for gold. And he definitely wasn’t expecting that to somehow put him in charge of working with and protecting the digital side of the dragon’s hoard of games.
But with a possible promotion in his future, Mike’s ready to take on anything. And while the blue-blooded Zali’thurg might be egotistical and prideful, Mike’s wrangled worse customers on a regular basis. At least this one’s cute, albeit in an ‘apex predator’ sort of way.
Part of the For the Hoard Collection!
- A fluffy kitty cat
- Cooking show marathons
- Video Games
- More video games…
- … that feeling like you definitely bought more video games during the most recent sale than you’ll ever get around to playing but the prices were just so good…
- And dragons, obviously!
The title should also be available at your local version of Amazon, iTunes etc, if you are not in the US!
Reviews for Smoke Signals
“This was all kinds of adorable! I loved Michael and Zali’thurg, together and apart. They were really well written and well explored characters, with great chemistry that built slowly but was so cute to watch. The writing was perfectly on point to suit my tastes, with the right amount of description, showing/telling, and attention to detail that I never felt out of place. The world building was great, making it clear from the start that this was a contemporary world that just happened to have real dragons in it. […] Overall, it was an excellently written story about geeks, romance and dragons. And, really, what more can you ask for?”
– Elaine White, Author of A Royal Craving
It’s not often that you find videogames, customer service, Black Friday sales and real, actual dragons in the same story, but Smoke Signals certainly ticks all those boxes. There’s also an adorable romance, cultural differences that lead to awkwardness, dragon lore incorporated into modern human culture, communication about boundaries, knitting and cooking shows… Honestly, I adored this story from the beginning to the end. ”
– Alexa, Goodreads Reviewer
“If you like stories where two strangers have to work hard to create a common understanding for even the simplest of communications, if you enjoy cross-cultural relationships and all the issues they can entail, and if you’re looking for a read that is entertaining, funny, full of surprises and revelations, and deeply emotional in a very imaginative way, then you will probably like this novella as much as I do. It’s a fabulous interpretation of what might happen when a human falls for a dragon and vice versa. Simply fantastic!”
– Serena Yates, Rainbow Book Reviews