A Dragon Should Know
G.A. Aiken (aka Shelly Laurenston)
Connection: Dragon Kin 3
Paranormal/ Shifter/ Dragon
A Dragon Should Know is the third installment in G.A. Aiken (a.k.a. Shelly
Laurenston) Dragon Kin series. The story picks up where the story lines with
Briec and Fearghus leave off. Gwenvael the Handsome is a vein golden dragon,
who shifts into a beautifully handsome man. All of the women love him and pay
him vast amounts of attention.
to be a emissary for Queen Annwyl the Bloody, Gwenvael travels to the
Northlands to meet with "the Beast". When he arrives he immediately
insults the leaders of the Northlands by laughing hysterical when he realizes
that "the Beast" is not a big burly man but a small woman.
he can't let his Queen down, Gwenvael has to devise a plan to get back into the
good graces of the Northlanders. He knows he cannot seduce "the
Beast" for she is the one woman who doesn't seem the least bit enamored by
Gwenvael's good looks or his charm.
Dagmar (a.k.a. "the Beast") hears that there is a dragon on her
father's land she can't help but worry that her father and brothers think she
would make a good human sacrifice. Instead she finds out that the dragon has
been sent to speak for the Queen and to find out the information Dagmar has
that will save the twins that the Queen is carrying. Too soon Dagmar is
insulted and showing the dragon why she is called "the Beast".
Gwenvael is back in Dagmar's good graces, the two travel across the country
land in order to save the life of the Queen of the Southland and her unborn
children as well as barter a deal with the Southland to help save Dagmar's
father's fortress. The story has a lot of humor and a lot of heartache through
the pages. The supporting characters are fun and spirited. I loved the way the
author interjected humor with Gwenvael reminding everyone who will listen of
his handsomeness and perfect body attributes.
there could be no two different characters than Gwenvael and Dagmar the two
make a fabulous pair. Both are misunderstood by their families for very
different reasons and yet they easily understand each other and their positions
I didn't find this book to be as hillarious as some of the novels that the
author has written under the Shelly Laurenston name, I did see many
similarities in style and context. Fans of the Shelly Laurenston books will
find this series compatible and entertaining.
for those I love would I traipse into the merciless Northlands to risk life,
limb, and my exquisite beauty. But do they appreciate it? Do they say,
"Gwenvael the Handsome, you are the best among us-the most loved of all
dragons?" No! For centuries my family has refused to acknowledge my
magnificence as well as my innate humility. Yet for them, and because I am so
chivalrous, I will brave the worst this land has to offer.
here I stand, waiting to broker an alliance with the one the Northlanders call
The Beast. A being so fearful, the greatest warriors will only whisper its
name. Yet I, Gwenvael, will courageously face down this terrifyingÉwoman? It
turns out the Beast, a.k.a. Dagmar Reinholdt, is a woman-one with steel-gray
eyes and a shocking disregard for my good looks. Beneath her plain robes and
prim spectacles lies a sensual creature waiting to be unleashed. Who better
than a dragon to thaw out that icy demeanor?
who better than a beast to finally tame a mighty dragon's heart?
connection: Magnus Pack, When He Was Bad—Miss Congeniality
trouble can one small female be to a modern-day shapeshifting Viking? Well --
it really depends on local gun laws.
V’ga-Feilan, direct descendent of Viking shifters, never thought he'd meet a
female strong enough to be his mate. He especially didn't think a short,
viper-tongued human would ever fit the bill. But Miki Kendrick isn't some
average human. With an IQ off the charts and a special skill with weapons of
all kinds, Miki brings the big blond pooch to his knees-and keeps him there.
too smart to ever believe in love and she knows a guy like Conall could only
want one thing from her. But with the Pack's enemies on her tail and a few days
stuck alone with the one man who makes her absolutely wild, Miki is about to
discover how persistent one Viking wolf can be.
If I were a
published author I would want to be just like Shelly Laurenston. The woman
knows how to have fun with her story line and plot. I have read all of her
books she has listed on her Website and a few others she wrote under another
pen name. I was so excited when I heard that she was bringing her Magnus Pack
books to print. (I have the e-book versions previously released.) I went out
and purchased them right away to have for my collection.
Fetch, Shelly picks up six months after we last saw the Magnus Pack. Conall is
still crazy about Miki, who is in denial. She's about to complete her doctorate
and has to take a trip to Seattle from her home in Texas. First she stops to
visit with Sara now living in Northern California with Zach and the Magnus pack
and of course Conall is also there. As expected there's trouble along the way,
but that doesn't worry Miki, she'll just pull out any handy gun and start
shooting. The story is lively, filled with great sex and the best one liners
you'll read in a romantic comedy in a while. The third book in this series is
set to be in print this summer. Although I've read Here Kitty, Kitty. I can't
wait to read it again and add it to my collection, as well. Great job Shelly!
Keep up the good work and we'll keep reading.
connection: The Beast In Me
Sheridan ever wanted was to become Alpha Male of his Pack and to be left alone.
What he definitely didn't need in his life was some needy female demanding his
attention. What he never saw coming was the vicious, scarred female who not
only demanded his attention but knew exactly how to get it.
Morrighan knew this was the best she could expect from her life. Good friends.
A nice place to live. And a safe job. But when Zach rode into her small Texas
town with his motorcycle club, Sara knew she wanted more. She knew she wanted
him. But after one sexy encounter with her dream biker, everything is starting
to change. Her body. Her strength. That new thing she's doing with the
snarling. Even her best friends are starting to wonder what's going on with
But this is
only the beginning. Sara's about to find out her life was meant for so much
more. And Zach's about to find true love with the one woman who makes him
One of the
funniest writers I've read in a long time Shelly Laurenston's Pack Challenge is
the first in her newest re-released and expanded Magnus Series. The Shifter,
not werewolf, clan was first introduced in 2006 as an e-book and then brought
up in Shelly's more recent The Beast in Me book. I love this authors style,
there are times that tears were coming from my eyes I was laughing so hard
reading her books.
Challenge is a good start to the Magnus series. There we meet Zach who is on
the verge of taking over as pack leader. He isn't interested in settling down
because all women want to do is think about having babies. Not Zach's cup of
tea at all. Then he meets Sara. He just can't resist the woman he has been sent
to help change over into her natural beast. She is perfect for him. She's more
than a little crazy and Zach's total match. I would give this books a five
except it wasn't as funny as the others I've read by Shelly. While I like Zach
and Sara, Sara's friends both make the story. I can't wait to read Go Fetch!
and Here Kitty, Kitty which feature Angelina and Miki. Both are scheduled to be
out in print within the next few months.