Friday, October 26, 2012

Book Spotlight & Giveaway Featuring Claimed by Dragons by Amber Skyze and Katalina Leon

Amber Skyze and Katalina Leon are the co-authors of “Claimed By Dragons” book 2 in The Bag Of Tricks book series from Loose Id Publishing. Claimed By Dragons is a high-adventure, paranormal, dragon-shifter ménage with two great guys and one very lucky woman.

Claimed By Dragons
Amber Skyze 
and Katalina Leon

Back of the Book:
In an odd Wiccan shop in Salem, Jael pulls an unusual stone from a witch’s wish bag. Little does she know her wildest dreams of adventure and a torrid affair with two gorgeous co-workers are about to come true—in spades.
Jael’s dreamy boss, Roarke offers her the assignment of a lifetime: a photo safari to Mount Kilimanjaro. The African scenery is stunning but the unexpected arrival of her two office crushes, Roarke and Kypton ignites her passion. Just as the trio is getting steamy at a beautiful waterfall, danger intervenes forcing the men to reveal their secret. They're dragons. And now, to save her life, they have no choice but to abduct a startled Jael to their mountain lair on Kilimanjaro.
In the dragons' love nest, Jael learns the truth about their origins and explores all the erotic possibilities two eager lovers can offer. Love awakens, but the guys are being stalked by a covert group of dragon hunters and withholding a life or death secret that will push Jael’s courageous heart and commitment to the limits.

Warning: Story contains gorgeous male dragon shifters eager to mate, lots of hot male action between two loving men, scorching ménage with one lucky woman, anal play for all, and polyandry with a happy ending. What more do you want? : )
When we were writing Claimed By Dragons music played a big part and we want to share a few of favorites with you today.

Amber Skyze: Music and Writing Are One Since a child I’ve connected to music on many different levels. I love all different types, but lean more towards Rock/Heavy Metal. I listen to music more than I watch television. My CD collection is large and my iPod diverse. 

Music plays a huge part in my writing too. I hear a song and picture a story. Not the full story, but a general theme. Sometimes it’s only the title that strikes an idea for a story, but normally it’s the lyrics.

Take for instance Dante’s Desire, published with Ellora’s Cave. I wrote this story after hearing the song I Get Off, by Halestorm.  It’s about someone getting off watching another get off. I knew I had to write Dante’s Desire. The book starts with Addison, the heroine, performing sexual acts in her window for her sexy neighbor across the street. 

Another Ellora’s Cave book – Spend The Night With Me, is loosely attached to a song. The song Need You Now, by Lady Antebellum starts off talking about scattered pictures. The image struck a chord with me (no pun intended). This book starts with my heroine Brooke looking at pictures of her now deceased fiancé. After hearing this song, I changed part of the scene to her sitting on the floor with pictures scattered around her. She’s packing them away to move forward with her life.

Sometimes my heroes are musicians like Reed Walker in Body Shots, available from Ellora’s Cave. He’s a singer and guitar player. His band plays at the heroines bar. Reed signs a song he’d written for the heroine many years prior, weakening her defenses.

Those are just a few examples of how I weave my love for music into my writing life. Is there anything that plays a big role in your life? 

Katalina Leon: I have to listen to music when I write, it’ not an option, it’s a must! I prefer moody instrumental soundtracks when I’m actually writing, but I listen to and love all this stuff too, whenever I need a little break. 

Best song to get into the mood with:
U2 “If You Wear that Velvet Dress”

Best song to do a private Striptease to: 
Nine Inch Nails “Sunspots” 
(You’ll swear you were wearing clothes before the music started)

Best song to feel empowered by:
Kelly Clarkson “Stronger” (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Best song to remember your “Ex” by: 
Gun N’ Roses “Sweet Child Of Mine”

Best song to shape shift to:
TV On The Radio “Wolf Like Me”

Best song to drive too fast to;
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds aka “What A Life”

Best Music to enjoy a sweet cry: 
Ludovico Einaudi Doctor Zhivago BBC soundtrack  “Writing Poems”

Best song to feel fully alive to: One Giant Leap “Daphne” 
(Give this gorgeous piece of music a chance it unfolds slowly and travels through several soaring transitions.)

Best Music to give yourself the creeps:
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross “She Reminds Me of You”
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack:

Best song to make me wish I’d taken guitar lessons seriously:
Led Zeppelin’s ”Ten Years Gone”

Excerpt: (In this excerpt Jael has just pulled a stone from the wish bag in an odd Salem Wiccan shop.)

Book Trailer:

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About the Authors:

Katalina Leon

I’m an artist, an author, mother and wife. I write for Loose Id Publishing and Ellora’s Cave. I try to bring a touch of the mystical and a big sense of adventure to everything I write because I believe there’s a bold, kick-ass heroine inside all of us who wants to take a wild ride with a strong worthy hero.

Night Owl Reviews Author page  

Seven Sexy Scribes blog 

Katalina’s blog

Ellora’s Cave  


Amber Skyze

From a very young age, Amber Skyze began making up stories–the only child syndrome. Telling tall tales to all her friends she never dreamed of putting words on paper. In fact if anyone asked her if she would write when she grew up, she’d have laughed.

It wasn’t until raising children and reading all those romances that she decided–hey, I can write these. HA! Easier said than done.

When not crafting hot, steamy tales, this New York transplant now resides in Rhode Island with her husband, four children (who force her to work a day job), and three dogs.

She currently writes for Ellora’s Cave, Loose Id and is self-published.


  1. Great book! Like the excerpt. Wanna read it :)

  2. thanks for the great post, excerpt and giveaway!

  3. I've only heard a couple of the songs Katalina mentioned. I guess I'm off to youtube to check the others out.

  4. I love dragons and Ellora's Cave has yet to disappoint me in authors so while Katalina is new to me I am going to have to read this book!

  5. Hi Carin! I do write for Ellora's Cave but Claimed By Dragons is Published By Loose Id and guess what? It even hotter with a strong plot too!

  6. Hello Anne, I love discovering songs I may have missed the first time round on YouTube! I hope you a find a few you enjoy!

  7. And You'll love my co-author Amber Skyze, she's wonderful.

  8. I've always wanted to read a dragon-shifter ménage... definitely adding this one to my wishlist!

  9. Hello Yadira, I hope you'll give Claimed By Dragons a try!

  10. We had a lot of fun writing Claimed By Dragons and we packed the story with surprises.

  11. I love Dragon Shifters and this certainly will add a new twist to the plot having the whole sexy scenes with the added menage put into the mix. Love it. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. Dragon shifters and menage in the same book? It's like my dream come true!


  13. Love this and can´t wait to read more for myself, =) Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. I love dragon shifters. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I only listen to instrumental music when I need to concentrate.
    Thanks for the excerpt.
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