As readers we all have moments when we crave something new. Something different. Something that tears our favorite tropes list to pieces. I don’t know if it was boredom or fate that had me scrolling through Amazon on a late night but the results were magical.
I feel like it’s only right that my favorite authors have alter egos Nora Roberts has J.D. Robb and now I’ve discovered Shelly Laurenston has G.A. Aiken. Next Christine Feehan (fingers crossed). So to say that I’m unfamiliar with G.A.’s writing style would be a big fat lie. What I am out of my depth with is dragons. I never understood the whole dragon/alien romance trope. Now I do. What do you call a lover of dragons? I’m asking for a ‘friend’.
G.A. Aiken’s currently has two series the Scarred Earth Series and the Dragon Kin Series. This post is specifically about the Dragon Kin Series but before I divulge my experience with all nine books here’s a little tidbit about her.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author G.A. Aiken lives on the 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. (picture via Amazon profile.)
This is the part where I talk in length about the Dragon Kin Series. Technically there are more than nine books but I decided that I wanted to save the novellas for when I need some comfort reading. I read the stories in the order G.A. recommended which is different from the chronological order that they were released.
The Dragon Kin Series as a whole is about chosen family and what one does to protect that family. Essentially its an action packed paranormal romantic comedy. It’s anything but predictable. Okay, the couples are predictable but not how they come together or the shit they go through to be together. It’s a little raunchy but in a good way. The characters are wild, untamed and all around dramatic. It’s really a fun series. I found myself constantly laughing.
Are nothing like how I thought they would be. When I started reading this series my biggest concern was that I wasn’t going to like the whole dragon romance thing. Now I can’t get enough of it. The dragons in this series and royal dragons. Think first family. Their personalities are a mixture of bitter, angry, dramatic, and entitled. They all have this. I’m better than humans attitude and it doesn’t change despite the fact that they all fall in love with humans. That’s the gag.
More specifically the women these dragons fall for are anything but ordinary. They’re just as angry, dramatic, and entitled as their dragon counterparts. Every single female is border line bat shit crazy. Think Harley Quinn if writers actually let her live up to all her potential.
Yeah, there are gods and goddess. If that didn’t just wrap the series up and slap a bow on top for you I don’t know what will. We all know how fickle gods and goddesses can be right? How entitled and temperamental they are. Well they’re no different here expect everyone always fights back. Sometimes I almost fill bad for them. Almost.
My favorite thing about this series is the cohesiveness. The plot spans throughout all the books but the romances change. G.A. does an awesome job of keeping the plot together, ongoing and it actually makes sense. Not everybody can do that. I can barely keep the same train of thought per paragraph. All the. characters make cameos in each others books so you don’t forget them or miss them. As chaotic as the characters seem individually they come together quite nicely.
I’m going to stop rambling now or I’ll end up telling the whole story. Bottom line is if you like dragon (or even if you don’t), war, romance and comedy this is a series you must ready. I promise that if you don’t love it at least you’ll be entertained.