Friday, December 25, 2015

Book Spotlight: The Old Dragon of the Mountain’s Christmas by S.E. Smith

Born prematurely, Christoff wasn’t as big or as strong as his older brother or the other younglings in the village. Unable to fit in, he does the best he can, helping his father and mother on their farm. His life changes when the mountain near their farm awakens. Believing he is the only one who can quiet it, he retreats to the mountain to watch over the village that shunned him.
A hermit for centuries, he dreams of the day he can move on to his next life; a life that he hopes will give him a chance of finding his true mate. He knows his time has come when the mountain begins to tremble again. What he doesn’t expect is a group of younglings who suddenly appear in the hopes of saving a thing called Christmas. When the mountain erupts, he never expects to awaken on a strange planet light years away, or to meet an unusual woman who sees beneath his deformity to the warrior hidden within.
Can the love of a special woman and her family heal Christoff’s tortured soul? Find out what happens when the Goddess Aikaterina gives The Old Dragon his very own special Christmas.
Watch the video below to see S.E. Smith talk about her inspiration for writing The Old Dragon of the Mountain’s Christmas.


Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ ★★★★
You know that you have found a one in a million book, when you find yourself laughing out loud one minute and then crying the next.  In S. E. Smith’s newest book in the Dragon Lords of Valdier series, The Old Dragon’s Christmas your feelings will run a gamut of emotional responses with each turn of the page. Ms. Smith has created a story that touches the heart and soul of the reader while keeping them entertained with her unique insights into life and love mixed in with alien spice.  

Christoff has lived his life as an outcast.  Loved by his parents, but hated by his brother and the people of his village.  Never deemed big enough, or strong enough to be a warrior he is ostracized by those around him.  Only his parents see his true worth. The goddess Aikaterina gives him a very special Christmas gift.  She gives him a new beginning, a beginning that takes him back to the place where this series all began! Earth! 

Edna had a good life, married to a man she loved who gave her a beautiful daughter.  Now she is alone, her husband dead and her daughter married with a child of her own. Her best friend Abby had gone to live among the stars with her alien warrior and willed her mountain to Edna.   But Edna is not one to sit back and feel sorry for herself, she believes in living life to the fullest. So when she sees something landing in the high meadow, she goes to investigate and meets her new destiny. 

Whenever Ms. Smith releases something new, I am right there waiting for it!  Her heroes are more than hunkalicious alpha males, they are men of honor and integrity. The females that create are strong and resilient with beautiful souls.  Each character in this book plays an interregnal part in the flow and resolution of this remarkable story.  This is a perfect addition to my library of must read books!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***


  1. Thank you, Fran, for your honest review. Christoff and Edna's story came to me out of nowhere and I started writing about it. I wasn't sure if I should finish the story and sent it to a friend to read the first chapter. She wrote back and told me I HAD to finish the story. It was one of those that once I started, I became lost in it. At times, I was crying so hard I couldn't see the computer screen and at other times, I had a goofy grin on my face and was wondering why my cheeks were hurting. I'm glad I was able to share it with others and am very happy that readers are loving it as much as I am. Thank you again and Happy Holidays.

    1. You are so welcome! We loved this beautiful story. Happy Holidays.