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Shelly Laurenston

Shelly Laurenston


What A Dragon Should Know

Author: G.A. Aiken (aka Shelly Laurenston)

Series Connection: Dragon Kin 3

ISBN: 978-1420103755

Genre: Paranormal/ Shifter/ Dragon


5 Hearts


What 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.


Asked 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.


Knowing 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.


When 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".


Once 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.


While 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 in life.


While 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.



Only 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.


So 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?


And who better than a beast to finally tame a mighty dragon's heart?


Go Fetch

Author: Shelly Laurenston

Series connection: Magnus Pack, When He Was Bad—Miss Congeniality

Genre: Paranormal/Werewolf/Shifter


5 Hearts



How much trouble can one small female be to a modern-day shapeshifting Viking? Well -- it really depends on local gun laws.


Conall 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.


Miki's way 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.


My View:

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.


In Go 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.



Pack Challenge

Author: Shelly Laurenston

ISBN: 1-59998-122-X

Series: Magnus

Series connection: The Beast In Me

Genre: Paranormal/Shifter


4 Hearts



All Zach 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.


Sara 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 her.


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 absolutely insane.


My View:

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.


Pack 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.

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