Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken

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Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken

Publication Date: November 24, 2015

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

Feel the Burn by G A Aiken CoverWar makes strange bedfellows.

I, Gaius Domitus, one-eyed rebel dragon king of the Provinces, know that better than most, since I have to fight off half my ungrateful family on a regular basis to keep law and order here in my lands. But I never expected to have to consort with a barbarian human woman.

Kachka is beautiful, if you like them fierce—and of course I do. But she keeps complaining about how spoiled and decadent I am, and how a feared Daughter of the Steppes has no time for foolish dragons. I think she likes my eye patch, though. It is quite dashing. With death always at our tails, we take our passion like we take our allies. As they say, love the barbarian you’re with…

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Donna review 4.5 stars

This story managed to pull about every one of our favorite characters in at some point and then introduced some new ones to join in on the mayhem. And mayhem it was. Their nemesis is gathering strength and there is danger at every turn….like normal. Sadly, the characters seemed a little ‘cold’ to me this time. It lacked chemistry between the couples, including Kachka and Gaius. I had a hard time warming up to Kachka. That was my only complaint on the story because in true fashion, Aiken had me laughing out loud and smiling when she showed that my favorite characters had not changed a bit. I can’t wait for the next book and the insanity to continue.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Excerpt

Gaius walked into the palace that now belonged to him and his twin. The original palace, the one his cousin Vateria and her father, Overlord Thracius, had ruled from, had been torn down. It had been partially destroyed during his sister Aggie’s rescue; then Gaius and a few chosen dragon friends had ripped apart the rest of it. He would never let that palace stand, no matter how many of his kin had lived and ruled there. Not after his sister had been held captive in that place by the bitch Vateria. They had been raised with their cousin Vateria, but from the beginning they’d never been close with her. Never trusted her. Definitely never liked her. And then, when their father was murdered by his own brother, Gaius had made it his goal to one day challenge Thracius for the throne. But, when he was old enough—and strong enough— to make that challenge, that’s when Vateria, always so very smart, had captured Aggie and held her hostage in the old palace. She knew it was the one way to control Gaius. To “keep him in his place,” as she liked to say. It had worked, too. And Aggie had been in a tolerable situation, as she was still royal born and niece of Thracius. But then Thracius went to war with the Southlanders, taking on the Dragon Queen, leaving his bitch daughter alone with Aggie. For five long, painful years.
Aggie refused to talk about what had happened, but some nights she woke up screaming. Some nights she didn’t sleep at all.
And yes, Gaius blamed himself, although he knew Aggie never did. But how could he not blame himself? His poor, weak, defenseless sister trapped in the web of that evil—
“You!” Aggie gripped Gaius’s throat, causing him to gag before yanking him into another room. “Excuse us, Lætitia,” she told their aunt before slamming the door in Lætitia’s stunned face.
“What have you done?” his sister demanded.
“That’s vague.”
“There are Mì-runach in our throne room. Why?”
“Mì-runach?” Warriors who answered to absolutely no one but the Dragon Queen herself? “Are you sure?”
“Of course I’m sure. Now why are they here?”
“I don’t . . . oh.” Gaius cringed. “Oh.”
“What have you done?”
“I had your best interests at heart.”
“You idiot,” Aggie sighed out just as Lætitia knocked on the door and quickly entered.
She closed the door, turned to her niece and nephew, and announced, “There are peasants in your throne room. Southland peasants!”
“They’re Mì-runach,” Aggie told her and gestured to Gaius. “That this idiot requested.”
“Gaius!”
“I did not request them.”
“Then what did you do?” his sister demanded.
“I requested help from the Dragon Queen, but . . .”
“But?”
“But I thought she’d send Cadwaladrs.” The Cadwaladrs were a Southland clan of Low Born dragons trained from hatching in the ways of war and defense of the Dragon Queen’s territories. They might not be respected, but they were greatly feared. And with reason.
“Why would you want those pit dogs here any more than you’d want the Mì-runach?”
“You need protection.”
Aggie suddenly stood tall, her spine straight, her long steel-colored hair reaching down her back in intricate braids and curls. She looked amazingly regal, which was how she always looked when she was getting defensive. “Why would I need protection?”
“Because he’s going off on a fool’s errand, that’s why.”
Gaius briefly closed his eyes. “Lætitia,” he sighed.
“What? I’m not lying. Tell me I’m lying,” she ordered. “Tell me.”
If Lætitia hoped to get Aggie on her side, she’d just failed because now the twins were giggling. Like they used to when they were hatchlings.
“The two of you! I swear by the gods.”
Aggie cleared her throat. “Aunt Lætitia, could you excuse us?”
“You’re sending me back out there? With those plebeians?”
“Or you could just go to your room. But you need to go . . . you know . . . away.”
Lætitia snatched the door open, gazed back at her niece and nephew. “Hmmph!” she snapped before walking out, making sure she slammed the door in the process.
“Mind telling me what’s going on?” Aggie asked. “You know I hate when Lætitia knows more than me. It gives her way too much enjoyment. And we both know that I can’t allow that.”

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Dragon Kin by G A Aiken reading order

DRAGON KIN SERIES BY G.A. AIKEN ~ READING ORDER
✦1: Dragon Actually ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1iumaRv
✦ “A Tale of Two Dragons” Novella (now included in Dragon Actually re-issue) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dcPfm4 | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-NO
✦2: About a Dragon ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17sVKQJ
✦3: What a Dragon Should Know ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18CVng6
✦4: Last Dragon Standing ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1cqQM8Y
✦ “Dragon On Top” from Supernatural ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17xp5Hz
✦5: The Dragon Who Loved Me ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1adZY8X
✦6: How to Drive a Dragon Crazy ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17sVuRM
A Tale of Two Dragons ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dcPfm4 | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-NO
✦7: Light My Fire ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1EXIfql | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1Mi
✦8: Feel the Burn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1EXIfql

*Part of the series as a prequel “Can’t Get Enough” by Shelly Laurenston from Everlasting Bad Boys ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16m85mG | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/19SHZrV

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About the author

Originally from Long Island, New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken has resigned herself to West Coast living, which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should be. Writing as Shelly Laurenston, she is also the creator of the wickedly funny Pride series for Brava. For more info about G.A. Aiken’s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons, go to http://www.gaaiken.com.

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Wolf with Benefits (Pride Series) by Shelly Laurenston

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Wolf with Benefits
Pride # 8
By: Shelly Laurenston

Publication Date: June 30, 2015

Genre: Paranormal Romance

5 STARS

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There’s nothing like a good ol’ boy wolf. And ace security expert Ricky Lee Reed serves, protects and seduces with all the right moves…

Sure, Toni Jean-Louis Parker has to be the responsible oldest sister to a crazy-brilliant clan of jackal siblings. But now she’s cutting loose for some hot, sweaty, no-commitments fun—and the sexy, slow-talking, swift-moving predator assigned to keep her family safe is just the right thing to shapeshift her love life into overdrive. Trouble is, he’s starting to get all obsessive wolf on her every time he looks in her direction…

Getting serious about anyone isn’t in Ricky Lee Reed’s plans. Hell, even now he doesn’t really have a plan—outside of catching whoever is threatening this dangerously brilliant family. But the more he sees of Toni, the more he’s howling for her. And whatever it takes to convince her that what they have is everything, well, this wily wolf is down for the sizzling chase…

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Book 8 in the Pride series introduces Toni and her huge strange family of jackals and although at first it seemed a bit too hectic, it soon fell into a steady rhythm. That had to do with Ricky, one of the Reed boys that I have grown to love due to his quiet patience. Don’t get me wrong, he’s still a Reed and full of the sarcastic humor that keeps you chuckling but he knows what he wants and is willing to quietly worm his way into her life. While it still hit all the marks, it isn’t as romantic as some of the others due to the story. The chaos and snarky humor was fast paced and full of all the beloved characters that are the hallmark of this series. This was the third time I’ve read the book and it won’t be the last.

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IMG_0032 “Are you my daddy?”
Ricky Lee Reed, originally of Smithtown, Tennessee, and only replanted to New York City a few years back, gawked at the child who’d asked him the question for a mere moment before he turned his attention to the adult female who held the child.
He’d admit it wasn’t a question he expected to get, you know, ever. For a bunch of reasons, too, but mostly because he didn’t know this woman. He wasn’t one of those guys who nailed so many females he forgot their faces or names. So then . . . why was this child asking him this question? And even stranger, why was the female raising her brows and suddenly asking, “Well . . . are you?”
Wait. Wouldn’t she know? Shouldn’t she? Good Lord, this city. Maybe he’d never get used to living here. Ever. It was surprisingly safer than life in Smithtown, Tennessee, but it  as weirder. Maybe because there were way more full-humans in Manhattan—he’d found full-humans were much stranger than shifters—and Smithtown was filled with shifters. Wolves, mostly. A few bears on the outskirts too old and big for the Pack to bother trying to make move. But all those wolves in one place with enough ’shine to take down the Russian army meant there was a lot more danger around those hills of his hometown than there ever could be on the mean streets of this city. No matter what the movies said. And yet life in Manhattan could be so strange in comparison to what he’d left behind.
He’d only come over to this bench inside the giant Sports Center, home to all of New York’s shifter-run sports teams, so he could chat with the pretty female sitting there. Perhaps get her number. She was real cute, probably because of all that curly hair. Most of the females in his Pack had straight hair, but this one had blondish-brown hair with lots of black streaks that was just kind of a curly mess. Just these wild, soft curls that nearly covered her eyes and reached to her shoulders. Yeah. He liked her hair. And the fact that she was a jackal didn’t mean much to him. She was still canine, like him, and he wasn’t looking for his mate. Just a few dates, maybe a little fun . . .
Fun. Not fatherhood.
“No,” he finally told them both. “I’m not your daddy.”
The female hugged the boy on her lap and kissed his forehead. “Sorry, Denny. Maybe we’ll find your daddy someday.”
Now Southern politeness would dictate that Ricky Lee should just leave this whole thing alone. Not ask questions, not suggest that maybe she should keep better track of her past lovers. But he just couldn’t bring himself to walk away. He was too curious.
She glanced at him. “Oh . . . are you still here?”
Before he could ask why he couldn’t keep sitting on this bench, without being glared at, several more children walked up to the female. A teenager with her big brown eyes glued to her cell phone, a young boy, and a toddler female holding the boy’s hand. They surrounded the She-jackal, the toddler trying to push the boy Denny aside so she could take his place on their mother’s lap.
That sure was a lot of pups for such a young female.
“Who are you talking to?” the jackal demanded of the teenager. Wait. Was she old enough to have a teenager?
“No one.”
“That’s a lot of typing for no one.”
Sighing dramatically as only teenagers managed to do, the girl asked, “Do we have to hang around here much longer?”
“I’m not leaving until I get what I want,” the eldest boy said with a lot of confidence for what looked to be only a nine- or ten-year-old. “So suck it up already.”
“I’ve got shit to do, you little brat.”
“More toe shoes to buy? More positions to contort your body into until you hit thirty or so and have to resign yourself to the fact your career is over? If you want to call it a career.”
The teenager almost had her hands around her brother’s throat—and he knew they were all siblings, no one else could annoy a body like a sibling—when the She-jackal snapped, “Leave him alone!”
“You always protect him.”
“Perhaps that’s because I actually have talent bestowed upon me by the gods, which is better than mere genetics that allowed my legs to grow impossibly long.”
“I hate you,” the teenager hissed at her brother.
“I live for hatred,” the boy replied. “It rejuvenates my creative fire.” It was a really strange thing for a young boy to say. Really strange. But even stranger was when he glanced over at Ricky and abruptly asked, “Are you our daddy?”
And before Ricky could say in no uncertain terms, “Absolutely not,” the doors that led to the main training rink burst open and Ricky’s hockey-playing brother, Reece Lee, flew through them.
Ricky instinctively grabbed the child in the most danger— the toddler—and moved. The She-jackal still had the boy on her lap, so she quickly stood, her arms tight around him. But she also jumped to the side, using her body to shove the older boy and his teenage sister away.
As an impromptu team, they seemed to have perfect timing as Ricky’s younger brother rammed into the wooden bench they’d been sitting on, completely destroying it in the process. Ricky didn’t bother to rush to Reece Lee’s help, though. He knew better. A few seconds later, a seven-one, nearly four hundred- pound hybrid barreled through those rink doors and stalked over to Reece.
The hybrid grabbed Reece by his training jersey and lifted him up, only to slam him back down again. Reece bared his fangs and started to fight back, claws out. It wasn’t a pretty fight, like one of those choreographed ones you’d see in an action movie. Instead it was more like watching a couple of pit bulls go at it in someone’s yard.
“Are you just going to stand there?” the She-jackal demanded, her glare on Ricky.
“That was my plan.”
“But I saw you with the smaller one earlier,” she said over the snarling, growling, and roaring. “You know him.”
“Barely.”
Her eyes narrowed. “You’re brothers, aren’t you?”
“According to my momma, but I still want DNA tests to prove it.”
The older boy tried to shoot past the She-jackal toward the fight, but the teenager grabbed the back of his T-shirt and held on.
“Are you insane?” the teenager demanded of her brother.
“Toni promised me I’d get to meet him!”
“I promised I’d try,” the She-jackal shot back. Huh. The kid called her “Toni.” Not “Mom” or “Mommy.” Then it hit Ricky . . . these weren’t her kids. At least not all of them. They were her brothers and sisters.
The teenager caught hold of her younger brother by the back of his neck, the extra flesh every canine predator child had there giving her a better collar than some strip of leather. “Toni’s not about to let you get in the middle of a predator fight.”
“But—”
“I keep telling you, Kyle,” the She-jackal reminded him, “we’re scavengers. Wait until the vultures arrive. Then you can go over and maybe get a little lunch.”
When Ricky raised a brow, the She-jackal only smirked and gave a small shrug.
Deciding not to ask too many questions, Ricky focused on his brother and the hybrid—who was a damn talented hockey player—that had Reece on his back, big bear-lion hand around the wolf’s throat.
Reece was putting up a good fight, though. Desperately trying to get the crazed hybrid off him. Too bad it wasn’t working.
After landing a few blows to the hybrid’s face, Reece glared at Ricky. “You going to do somethin’?” he squeaked out.
“Didn’t you tell me yesterday to stay out of your business?” Ricky asked, grinning.
“Son of a—”
“Hey,” Ricky cut in. “There are pups here. Gotta watch your mouth.”
The She-jackal sighed. “Seriously?” she demanded. “I mean . . . seriously?”
“What?”
“He’s getting the holy hell beaten out of him by a man whose hair just suddenly grew.”
“That’s his mighty mane. Only comes out when he’s really mad.”
“And you’re comfortable with him basically pummeling your brother?” Ricky thought on that, but he must have taken too long to answer because the She-jackal handed off the boy in her arms to the teenager.
“It’s like I have to take care of everything,” she snapped at Ricky before walking around to the two fighting males and yelled over the roaring, “Excuse me, Mister . . . uh . . .” She glanced back at the oldest boy, Kyle.
“Novikov,” Kyle prompted.
“Right. Mr. Novikov? Mr. Novikov!” The hybrid stopped, his hand still gripping Reece’s throat, his massive body still pinning the wolf to the ground. Slowly, he looked up at the jackal, mane nearly covering glowering blue eyes.
“Hi.” She pressed her hand to her chest. “I’m Antonella Jean-Louis Parker. Toni for short. That’s Toni with an ‘i,’ not a ‘y.’ Anyway, Ulrich Van Holtz may have mentioned that I was going to stop by today. And this is Kyle.” She snapped her fingers and the boy quickly moved to her side. “Kyle really wants your autograph and although I’m sorry to interrupt your . . .wolf-pummeling, I am on a bit of a schedule.” She tapped the sturdy-looking diving watch on her wrist. “So is there any way we could speed this up? Maybe you could assault the wolf later? Kyle would really appreciate it.”
The boy grinned. “I would!”
The hybrid studied the jackal for several long seconds before he nodded. “Schedules, I understand.” Then he looked down at Reece and roared in his face, “Schedules! Learn the concept!”
He released his grip on Reece and got to his mighty big feet. By the time Novikov stood, his mane had lessened considerably, something the She-jackal noticed, her eyes narrowing a bit. The hybrid faced her, his back now to Reece. That’s when he mule-kicked him, sending Ricky’s brother flying until he slammed into one of the many pillars around the building.
Ricky cringed. He sure bet that hurt.
“What do you want me to sign?”
“Get the shirt, Kyle.” The boy took off his backpack and quickly dug out a hockey jersey and a permanent marker. Based on the jersey’s colors it looked like it was from the Washington shifter hockey team. A team that the hybrid had once belonged to. That guy had belonged to a lot of teams, and to this day many of his past teammates still hated him.
The boy handed over the shirt and marker to the hybrid. As Novikov signed, he asked the boy, “So do you play hockey?”
“No, sir.”
“Really? How come?”
“Because I plan to use my brilliance for something real and important, not something petty like sports.”
The She-jackal cringed, her head dropping while Novikov’s head snapped up.
“Sorry?”
“See, what I like about what you do,” the boy explained, his hands accenting each word, his voice intense, “is the raw rage and violence. I can use that in my work. And while you’ll probably be forgotten soon after you retire, which is the way of you athletic types whose happiest years are usually when you’re in high school”—he glanced back at his teenage sister and she rewarded him with the one-finger salute—“my legacy will live on for centuries. People will study my work, copy it. My work will start a new art movement, a new wave of creativity born out of blood and violence and rage. And you . . . you, Mr. Novikov, will be my David.”
“David?”
“Like Michelangelo’s David? But instead my piece will be called Jean-Louis Parker’s Novikov, and it will be the greatest art anyone has ever seen. And you . . . you, Mr. Novikov, will be my muse.”
The hybrid blinked and then finally asked exactly what Ricky was thinking. “How old are you?”
“Eleven. But I don’t allow my age to hold me back from my future. Only those weak of mind do that.”
Novikov sighed and handed the signed shirt back to the boy. “I wish I could say you disgust me, but I understand you more than you’ll ever realize, kid. So go forth and kick ass.”
“I will. Thank you!”
He nodded at the boy, then the jackal. “Ma’am,” he said before he started back toward the rink.
But that’s when the kid threw out, “And is there a chance I can sketch you naked?”
Novikov stopped walking, his entire body jerking a bit. The She-jackal’s eyes popped open wide at the child’s question, her hand slapping across his mouth and yanking him against her body as Novikov faced them.
“He’s just kidding,” she quickly said before Novikov could ask. “He’s just kidding.”
The boy struggled against the jackal, his muffled words sounding like, “No, I’m not!” But the jackal didn’t release her grip, merely smiled. “And thanks for the autograph.”
Novikov nodded, grunted, and walked back to the rink, the big doors slamming behind him.
That’s when she released the boy, and using the hand not still holding the youngest brother, spun Kyle around so he faced her.
“Have you lost your mind?”
“It was just a question. He should feel privileged. The greatest artist ever known found his physique worthy of my precious attention. He should be bowing at my feet for such an honor.”
The She-jackal stared at him for several seconds before announcing, “You’re an idiot. And if you ever do that again, or I find out from someone else that you did it again, I’m going to kick your ass from here all the way back to Washington.”
“Yeah, but—”
“Do you understand me?”
“As a matter of fact, I don’t—”
She grabbed the boy by the back of his neck and yanked him up with one hand. He dangled a good four feet off the ground, his gaze locked with the She-jackal’s. “Do you understand, Kyle?” she asked again.
“Yes, ma’am.”
“Good.”
She released him and shoved the signed shirt back into his hands once he landed on firm ground.
The teenager sighed. “Can we just go already?”
“We have to see Ric first. Here. Take Dennis.”
The jackal handed off the youngest boy before turning to stare at Ricky. He gazed back. Smiled.
After a few moments of that, she asked, “Are you going to give her back to me?”
That’s when Ricky realized he still held the little pup he’d pulled out of the way of Novikov’s rage.
“Oh. Sorry about that.” Ricky handed the pup over. She’d fallen asleep with her head on his shoulder, her fist shoved in her mouth. She whined a little as the transfer was made, but settled back to sleep once the jackal had her.
“Thank you,” the She-jackal said, and gave him a small smile.
It was the smile that did it, more than the politeness.
“You know,” Ricky began, “if you’re not busy tonight—”
Pointing at Ricky with her cell phone, the teen asked, “Are you our daddy?”
Disgusted, Ricky stated to the jackal, “Woman, there has to be an easier way for you to get rid of a man.”
“Perhaps, but I’ve found that there’s nothing quicker. “She winked at him, then gestured behind him with her chin. “And you may want to check on your brother—he’s still bleeding.”
“Yeah. I think Novikov nicked an artery . . . again.”
She stopped, glanced back at him. But with a little snortlaugh, she walked off without another word.

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Originally from Long Island, New York, Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living, which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should. Shelly is also the New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. For more info about Shelly’s books go to http://www.shellylaurenston.com. Or to check out G.A.’s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons go to www.gaaiken.com

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REVIEW: THE UNLEASHING (Call of the Crows, Book 1) by Shelly Laurenston

THE UNLEASHING (Call of the Crows, Book 1)

by Shelly Laurenston

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

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Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn’t for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die.

In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig “Vig” Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life—but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So not the Marines.

But Vig can’t give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera’s discipline, Vig’s loyalty…and the Crows’ sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble.

 

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Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna

4.5 Stars

I was looking forward to this re-worked version of the Crows and truly enjoyed it.  While it added a bit more depth to the backstory it also lacked a little of the lighthearted fun from The Gathering.  I’ll warn you that the beginning was a bit chaotic and it took me a little bit to settle into the story.  That being said, I had fun reading it.  The snarky biting humor of the Crows emphasizes the crazy situations they find themselves in.  As with all her books, there is a burning hot romance to balance out the ongoing battles.  Kera of course had trouble adapting to her new reality but Mr. Perfect Vig was there for her in every way possible.  I hope I don’t have to wait very long for the next book in this series!

 

*Review copy provided by Kensington in exchange for an honest review.

 

MESSAGE FROM SHELLY LAURENSTON

ABOUT THIS NEW SERIES

 

Dear Reader—

Well, this is it. The first book in my new series, Call of the Crows, and right off the bat, I want you to understand this is not a rewrite of an old book nor is it a fleshing out of an old book. The Unleashing is a brand-new book and series, with brand-new characters, brand-new locale, and brand-new trouble. Although my book Hunting Season, which has been out since 2005, was the start of this idea (introducing the two main Viking Clans at the heart of this series, the Crows and the Ravens), The Unleashing is me taking the whole thing to the next level, and it’s a definite stand-alone.

The other thing I wanted to point out was that I have taken some liberties with these gods and their histories. As I did my research, I found multiple interpretations of individual gods and their backstories, so I really had no choice. I would pick the one I liked best and then put my own twist on it. But I think you guys will be up for the ride as you always seem to be—and I thank you for that.
So sit back, pull out your horn of ale, and get ready to experience my subtle, delicate heroines …The Crows.

Heh.

—Shelly Laurenston

ABOUT SHELLY LAURENSTON

Shelly Laurenston is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Originally from Long Island, New York, she now lives in Southern California. Laurenston is also the New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. Readers can visit her website at gaaiken.com.


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Pride Series by Shelly Laurenston

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REVIEW: Light My Fire (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken

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Light My Fire (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken
Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 5 Stars

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The trouble with humans is that they’re far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months–and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I’m trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight…gods! That endless name!

But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.

Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I’m sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming?

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Yes, I have a weakness for these loud obnoxious ego-driven dragons. Their chaotic family bantering leaves me in stitches every time. This book was no exception and I was so glad to be back in their world once again. Their quick wit never falters no matter what is going on around them, thankfully Elina and her sister fit right in. Hot, sexy, exciting and laugh-out-loud humor makes for a very enjoyable time. I only hate that it ended.

*Review copy provided by Kensington in exchange for an honest review.

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West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pittie doesn’t love everyone into a coma. When she’s not writing about sexy dragons, she’s writing about sexy wolf, lion, tiger, and other fang-filled predators under the name Shelly Laurenston. Find out more about this New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors books at http://www.shellylaurenston.com.

✦G.A. Aiken also writes as Shelly Laurenston and you can find a list of her books here: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-MN

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Review: Bite Me (Pride Series) by Shelly Laurenston

Bite Me (Pride Series) by Shelly Laurenston
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 5 Stars

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✿BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Livy Kowalski has no time for idiots. When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life’s irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad’s untimely and unexplained demise. That’s where Vic Barinov comes in–or his house does. Vic can’t step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he’ll have to woo her at high speed: all hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge.

✿REVIEW:
Another fun and exciting story that has a Honey-Badger mixing it up with a Grizzly-Tiger. I love those hybrids as you never know what to expect with Laurenston’s imagination! The plot’s crazy pace never let up and the hot romance blended nicely as always. I was happy to see some fun new characters working with those we have come to know and love. It was a wild and sexy ride, and I loved it.

*Review copy provided by Kensington in exchange for an honest review.

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20140323-172629.jpg✿THE PRIDE SERIES BY SHELLY LAURENSTON ~ READING ORDER✿
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Wolf with Benefits – Shelly Laurenston

Wolf with Benefits
Shelly Laurenston
Kensington Books
Pub Date: Mar 26 2013

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Description

There’s nothing like a good-‘ol-boy wolf. And ace security expert Ricky Lee Reed serves, seduces, and protects with all the right moves…

Sure, Toni Jean-Louis Parker has to be the responsible oldest sister to a crazy-brilliant clan of jackal siblings. But now she’s cutting loose for some hot, sweaty, no-commitments fun—and the sexy, slow-talking, swift-moving predator assigned to keep her family safe is just the right thing to shapeshift her love life into overdrive. Trouble is, he’s starting to get all obsessive wolf on her every time he looks in her direction…

Getting serious about anyone isn’t in Ricky Lee Reed’s plans. Hell, even now he doesn’t really have a plan—outside of catching whomever is threatening this dangerously brilliant family. But the more he gets of Toni, the more he’s howling for her. And whatever it takes to convince her what they have is everything, well, this wily wolf is down for the sizzling chase…

“Hot shape-shifters and even hotter passion.” —New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

Review- 4 stars!
I adore Shelly Laurenston! Her characters are always quirky, unique and fun! We got to see a lot of old characters in this book and it was fun to see updates on her characters. Highly recommend this book! I have yet to be disappointed when reading one of Laurenston’s books:)
Reading in Pajamas