LADIES OF THE LAIR
These first two stories from D'Arc's Dragon Knights series are excellent. These books focus on the characters' relationships and the politics surrounding the Lair. A brewing war plays a minor, though well-plotted, role in the story, and the dragons are almost human in their thoughts and actions. The explicit sex includes menage à trois, voyeurism and anal.
"Border Lair" has Adora, Belora's mother, reunited with the dragon she knew as a girl and drawn to the dragon's knight, Sir Jared. But a war is brewing, and when a former enemy, Lord Darian, leaves his home to warn the dragons and knights of their enemies' plans, he brings dissension to the Lair. (Samhain, Sep. '06, 237 pp., $14.00)