Treasured Claim

Treasured Claim

A Beautiful Dragon,
a Powerful Knight,
. . . and a Sexy Twist

Desperate for treasure,
a shapeshifting dragon resorts to thievery,
but a knight steals her heart...


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About the Book

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A shapeshifting dragon on the verge of starvation…

For Elaina Drake, sparkling jewels aren’t a frivolous matter. Without more treasure for her hoard, she’ll starve. On the run from her murderous father, she’s desperate enough to steal—er, acquire.

A modern-day knight seeking redemption…

Disgusted by his father’s immorality, Alexander Wyatt, Chicago’s biggest corporate titan, is determined to be a man of honor. Yet the theft of a necklace, stolen by an exotic beauty at his latest fundraiser, threatens to destroy all his charitable work.

A predator made prey…

Passion ignites between thief and philanthropist, sparking a game of temptation where jewelry is the prize. But when Elaina’s exposure jeopardizes Alex’s life, she must choose: run again to evade her father—or risk both their lives for love.

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Welcome to the Mythos Legacy, where real myths find real love!

Each standalone story in the series can be read in any order (and ends happily!), but if you’re new to the series, check out Unintended Guardian, the free introduction to the world. I hope you enjoy these contemporary fantasy/paranormal romances, where mythological beings like shapeshifting dragons find their perfect match among humans.

Note: For adult readers–contains hot sex scenes, language, and edgy situations. Click here for full content guidance and advisory notes (including minimal spoilers).


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Quote from Elaina of Treasured Claim: Should she see how things played out with the man whose touch strengthened her heart and weakened her knees?

Quote from Elaina of Treasured Claim: Energy from his touch warmed her body, and she longed for more. Much more.

Quote from Elaina of Treasured Claim: She wasn't impressed by his determination or the muscles rippling under his T-shirt. She was also a liar.

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Mythos Information

How Does Treasured Claim tie in to the Mythos World?

(Warning: Potential Spoilers Below…)
  • Treasured Claim takes place entirely on Earth, the only home Elaina has known, but Elaina’s mentor hints at the fact that Mythos exists. He references their former homeland and that faeries were involved with its loss. In addition, knights seem to have inherent memories of that homeland, with the mention of the Mythos sky and stars.

  • Readers see how easily dragons can control metal, which would be dangerous to any race vulnerable to certain types of metal.

  • Readers learn that Elaina’s “changeling” hair is not normally a trait of dragons—but of faeries.

  • Elaina’s magic, where she seems to communicate with inanimate objects to some extent, alludes to the nature of the Mythos plane and its elemental spirits.

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Behind the Scenes

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Bonus Information: Background Research

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The Drakish language builds on aspects of many Eastern European languages, such as Albanian, Croatian, Czech, Romanian, etc. All of the details, from Elaina’s apartment and Chicago transit options to the Hungary setting and Bahamas location, were based on real facts as well.

The Pinterest board above contains images of the boats and cottage of the private island. That setting was based on a 33-acre private island in the Bahamas available for sale (for $7 million!) at the time Jami was writing the story. The real estate page is no longer available, but luckily, she saved some pictures to share…

View from gutted main house

View from the gutted main house

North shoreline with eroded overhang

North shoreline with eroded overhang

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Awards & Recognitions:
Treasured Claim Is a Multi-Award-Winning Story!

  • Grand Prize Winner and First Place in the Valley of the Sun’s RWA Hot Prospects contest.

  • First Place in the Yellow Rose’s RWA Winter Rose contest.

  • First Place in the Tampa Area Romance Authors’ RWA TARA contest.

  • Additional Twelve-time Finalist:
    • Double Finalist in Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal RWA’s 2016 PRISM Awards
    • Double Finalist in Oklahoma RWA’s 2016 National Reader’s Choice Awards
    • Double Finalist in Greater Detroit RWA’s 2016 Booksellers’ Best Awards

    • Toronto Romance Writers RWA’s The Catherine contest
    • Smoky Mountain RWA’s Laurie contest
    • Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal RWA’s On the Far Side contest
    • Northeast Ohio RWA’s Cleveland Rocks Romance contest
    • Missouri RWA’s Gateway to the Best contest
    • Indiana RWA’s Indiana Golden Opportunity contest

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