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The Distressing Damsel (Dragon Kin #2)

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  10,298 ratings  ·  397 reviews
Can a powerless witch find happiness with an arrogant, impatient dragon? If the dragon has his way, she sure as hell will. Book 2 in the award-winning Dragon Kin series! Talaith's life has never been easy. A goddess has forced her into servitude. Her husband despises her. And all those in her tiny village fear her. But just when she doesn't think her life can get any worse ...more
ebook, 408 pages
Published by Samhain Publishing (first published August 1st 2006)
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Beanbag Love
I don't know. I just don't know.

At first, during the initial two chapters, I thought "Wow! This is much better than the last one!" and then it just went the same direction. They argued constantly. Only this time it was treated as "positive" because arguing turned them on. Well, I found it to be tedious.

This author has a problem with heroines. They're all maniacs. They have hair-trigger tempers and take their anger out -- violently -- on their mates. That doesn't make them strong female character
Once again this author has had me laughing so hard I'm practically rolling on the floor. The constant hilarity, the one liners, and the sheer craziness of this family of dragons cracks me up! The over the top zaniness of the dragons and their antics is a nice change of pace from my regular reading. Every once in a while I just want to sit down with a book that is meant to be pure entertainment. I want to howl with laughter and torture my husband by reading scenes to him. This series fits the bil ...more
3.5 stars

Oh my God. All the characters behave like children xD I really enjoyed this, I thought there's maybe a little, just a teeny tiny bit too much sex for my liking and I got a little tired about the constant, non-stopping sibling fighting. Also I think the book could have been a little shorter, there was a lot of stuff that just took too long. But like I said, other than that, I really enjoyed it. Some parts made really laugh out loud in the middle of the night, thank God the boyfriend's a
Aly is so frigging bored
Mar 21, 2015 Aly is so frigging bored rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Aly is so frigging bored by: Layla
2nd read: 20 March 2015
Buddy read with Sarah
If I could, I would quote the whole book

1st read: 31 Jan-3 Feb 2012
It's official! I love this series :)) It makes me laugh so hard!


“How do you live with yourself, Lord Arrogant?”
In between using the tip of his tongue to toy with her hard nipples, he answered, “Very easily, Lady Difficult. I find myself quite charming.”

“Be grateful for that blood debt, dragon, because I truly believe I would have killed you long ago.”
“Now you sound like my mother
Buddy read with Aly

Talaith is having a pretty rough day, she was dragged from her bed in the middle of the night by a mob of angry villagers and now she's about to burn on a pyre because they think she's a witch. As if that wasn't bad enough the person who comes to her rescue isn't her husband (he was too busy egging on the crowd) but a huge dragon who she is pretty sure intends to eat her for a snack later. Talaith isn't about to go down without a fight though and Briec may have caught more tha
Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Synopsis:For Nolwenn witch Talaith, a bad day begins with being dragged from bed by an angry mob intent on her crispy end and culminates in rescue by-wait for it-a silver-maned dragon. Existence as a hated outcast is nothing new for a woman with such powerful secrets. The dragon, though? A tad unusual. This one has a human form to die for, and knows it. According to dragon law, Talaith is now his property, for pleasure... or otherwise. But if Lord Arrogance thinks she's the kind of damsel to acq ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
G.A. Aiken's Dragon Kin series is both funny and sexy; two things that are actually very hard to do well together! These first two books are actually reprints of her original Samhain Publishing books. I had read the originals in e-book format, but was thrilled when I found out they were releasing them in mass market paperback so I could add them to my print library! (Cause I obviously don't already have enough books!) Laurenston's humor is sardonic and witty...and rather earthy and gritty too, s ...more
Briec the Mighty would never admit it, not even to himself, but he is curious about his brothers mating to a human. As a dragon shifter and royalty, he doesn't need to dabble with a mere human but he finds himself intrigued by town pariah Taliath. Magick swirls around her, but from what he can tell she is without any powers.

Nolwenn Witch Talaith is biding time until she is called upon from the goddess. The last sixteen years she has been punished, but when Briec takes her. Briec has no idea abou
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Briec the Mighty’s ego knows no bounds. He does whatever he wants , whenever he wants and no one can tell him otherwise. However, Nolwenn witch Talaith is the only one who can put the arrogant dragon in his place.

When she is roused from her sleep and taken to be burned by an angry town determined to kill her for being a witch, Talaith gets a little pissed off. Especially when one of the angry members is her useless husband. But before Talaith gets burned to a crisp, a dragon saves her and sudden
Merve  Özcan

Briec ve Talaith'in hikayesi

Diğer kitaba göre biraz daha sönük olduğunu söyleyebilirim ama aynı zamanda bambaşka bir tadda bırakıyordu. Abi kardeş kavgaları bu kitapta daha bir başka oldu. Özellikle yeni katılan karakterler kitaba bayağı bir renk kattı.

Bu kitapta en çok ne sevdfim diye kendime sorarsam cevabım Izzy olurdu sanırım. Kadroya yeni katılan bu insan kızı bence herkesi kendini sevdirecektir.

Tanrılarda işe giriyor bu arada, fedakarlıklar kitabın t
I got five chapters into this and had to give up. I thought the premise sounded interesting and I liked the previous book in the series well enough. But this book felt sort of boring to me. The hero is Briec, a shape-shifting silver dragon who's taken the idea in his head to get a female. He comes upon Talaith, a mysterious woman in a village that thinks she's a witch. She captures Briec's fancy and so he kidnaps her one night when her village is trying to hang her for witchcraft. Briec thinks h ...more
İlk kitaptan kat ve kat iyiydi ama ilk kitap gibi yazar nerede bırakmasını pek bilmiyor gibi. Sonu biraz uzatılmış geldi , umursadığımdan değil. Çünkü konu , kurgu diyaloglar müthiş. En çok Izzy'nin hikayesini merak ediyordum , ama diğer yorumları okuyup yaptıklarını öğrenince bütün hevesim gitti. Bunu tatlı,nazik mavi ejdere nasıl yapabilir , little bitch.
Yine çok eğlenceli , harika bir hikayeydi. Bu seride sevdiğim şeylerden biri kavga gürültünün hiç bitmemesi :D onları koca bir italyan ailesi gibi hayal ediyorum o bağırışlarını kafamda canlandırıyorum :D çok eğleniyorum. Bu seride sevdiğim diğer şeyde atlanılan zaman aralıklarının baya baya uzun olması. iki çift pat diye aşık olmuyorda yada birbirlerine hemencik kavuşmuyorlarda aradan zamanlar falan geçiyor. o da değişik geliyor bana. Sıradakine hemen geçiş yapıyorum :D
3.5. A cute, light read.
Jane Stewart
Just ok, nothing special. I had problems with plot development.

Talaith is a Nolwenn Witch. The goddess Arzhela took away most of her powers and forced her to marry an undesirable human and live in a village for sixteen years. The villagers attempt to kill Talaith because she’s a witch. Shape-shifting dragon Briec sees this and rescues her. He wants to keep her as his lover until he tires of her. For much of the book she insults him and argues with him. He enjoys fighting with her. He
Leave it to Shelly Laurenston, or as her other pen name, G.A.Aiken to entertain and boost your mood reading when it comes to her books. I literally laughing on my bed (not in the floor :)) ) when reading about Briec the Mighty and the constantly talking and nagging Talaith. So many one liner that will make you snort, or if you're not laughing.. well, I will not blame you. Really :D *smile sweetly and innocently while planning to kill rant why you're not laughing :)) *

What make me laughing more i

Bu yorum aynı zamanda Romancekolikte yayınlanmıştır.

Daha çok 3.75/5 gibi

Şimdi böyle verince insan ister istemez soruyor kendine kendine neden? diye.

1. Kitabı neredeyse üç güne bölerek okumak durumunda kaldım. Ne zaman ki bir kitabı iki günden aşırı okudum o kitap gözümden düşüveriyor.

2. Briec karakterini Fearghus kadar sevemem. Ne bileyim abisinin gölgesinde kalmış bir karakter. Tamam allah için o kendini beğenmiş, duygu nedir bilmez halleri beni güldürdü ama yeterince güçlü bir karakter değil
İlkinden kesinlikle daha güzeldi. Kardeşler arasında gözdem Briec zaten. Beni bazı yerlerde gülmekten kırdı geçirdi. Odun ya. :D
Kibirli Briec o kadar kibirli ki kardeşleri devreye girene kadar kaçırdığı kızın adını öğrenmeye bile tenezzül etmedi. Zaten şu alıntıdan bile anlaşılır ne kadar kibir dolu olduğu;

“Are you saying I have to seduce her?”
Gwenvael stared at his older brother. “What did you think? She’d be so grateful for your rescue; she’d drop to her knees to service you?”
Briec fell silent
Hot, hysterical and heartwarming pretty much sums of this second installment in the Dragon Kin series. This dysfunctional dragon family is growing in size as the brothers and sisters find their mates, and some new characters are introduced. The book’s main focus is on Briec and Talaith, but you get plenty of time with all the characters, old and new. That’s what makes it so much fun, everyone is involved.

The H and h are in constant disagreement. Initially the arguments are based on the annoyanc
*** “She’s got you there, brother.” The pair turned on him so fast, Gwenvael stumbled back against the window, almost falling out of it. “Don’t bother. I’ll accidentally hit myself in the head later.” ***

:D :D :D :D Hastayım bu Gwenvael'e. Çok şapşal :D
The story gets better and better so is the plot.

I love the fact that the love story between Briec the Mighty and Talaith the Nolwenn witch continued the story line started in the first book.

Great characters build again and new ones added to the story.
The whole action was not centered only on Briec and Talaith but continued and followed Annwyl, Fearghus, Morfyd, Brastias and the dragons and their kingdom plus the creation of the Abomination children and more troubles.

What is grat, again is that t
Amanda P
About a Dragon by G.A. Aiken is the second book in one of my all-time favorite dragon series: the Dragon Kin. G.A. Aiken brings us Briec the Mighty whose arrogance knows no bounds! I’m surprised that there is room for more than himself and his ego within any city limits, he’s that bad. You would think a character with an ego a mile wide would be annoying, but no, G.I. Aiken knew exactly how to pull this one off. She gave him a mate that can stand up to him and put him in his place. So his arroga ...more
Dec 2013 Re-read. Still awesome!

This book was about Beric the Mighty/Arrogant and Talaith. Beric would like to experience some of the happiness his brother Fearghus has found with the human Annwyl and decides to take a human for himself. He is convinced that saving the witch Talaith from being hung in the town square means he owns her…until he’s though with her anyway. Beric can’t seem to understand, however, why the little witch won’t submit to him.

Unlike the first book, the relationship betwe
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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These dragons are hilarious! They are all so grouchy and so full of themselves! And Briec, God! Well, he thinks he is a God and everyone should bow at his feet. Women included. Talaith included. He first sees her around town and is bespelled by her beauty, but she rejects him, telling him she's married. Later on said husband, along with the whole town, try to burn her because they believe her a witch. And who comes to her rescue?

Well, of course a very se
Carolyn F.
Very good story. Briec, remember he's the brother of Feargus, rescues Talaith from a hanging and of course she's slightly thankful but more annoyed when he claims her as a blood prize and won't let her go. What's to complain about, she's just been rescued from being hung and burned by her village and he's extremely handsome (which he already knows) and wants to be with her (wink, wink). We get to see what's happening with Annwyl and Feargus and the rest of the family which is nice. Loved the end ...more
The third star is completely for the male main character of the book "Briec"
OK. here it goes. I loved the first book, it truly showed insight and content regarding the characters. this book seemed to lack all of that. the characters fell flat and they showed no evidence of personality
it was enjoyable but everyone seemed to have lost what truly described then. annwly sounded like a crank-temper tantrum throwing and s
Rebecca (Bec)
Yet another SL book that I loved! Okay I must admit though it did tend to go on and on and on a bit... but... Still loved the humour I loved the dynamics of the brothers and how they realate to those "piddly pathetic humens"

I also think Im in love with Ebhear the Blue... adorable! Where do I get my own dragon!
This was too FUNNY!!!
The siblings were all together and you got to see them interact.
I laughed out loud at a lot of the lines in the story. The way the book ended makes you want to read the next book right away. Luckily after that book, the next one comes out soon. Can't wait!
Lily "Lila"
Oct 30, 2008 Lily "Lila" rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dragon romance fans
Great book. I loved it so much that I bought all her books and hunted down all her ebooks. Her dragon series is connected to Dragon Actually and About A Dragon by G.A. Aiken.
Jamie Arthur
Kitap elimde süründü. Yaz kursu , blog turu , buluşmalar vs derken normalde 3 günde bitireceğim kitabı 20 günde bitirdim.

Serinin ikinci kitabı ilkine göre çok daha iyiydi. İlkinde Annwly ile Fearghus belli bir sayfadan sonra tavşanlar gibiydiler. Sürekli kavga et-seviş-kavga et döngüsü vardı. Neyse ki Ejderin Arzusu'nda yazar çok daha az erotik sahne yazmış. Olaylara ve entrikalara daha fazla yer vermiş. Üstelik serinin karakterlerinin çoğu vardı kitapta , bol bol kahkaha atacağınız diyaloglar
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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. Find out more about this New York
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Dragon Kin (8 books)
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“Take deep slow breaths,” it told her. “It will calm you.”
Calm her? Slow breaths? Instead she sucked in a breath to tell it to
go to hell, but ended up sending her late-night snack spewing across the
dragon’s foot.
Staring down, it muttered, “Oh, that’s just vile.”
Talaith’s eyes narrowed and suddenly she found her voice. “And yet, I
feel remarkably better,” she sneered.”
“This wasn’t what she expected. Never, in her wildest dreams. This... this was the Blood Queen of Garbhán Isle? Scourge of the Madron lands? Destroyer of Villages? Demon Killer of Women and Children? She who had blood pacts with the darkest of gods? This was Annwyl the Bloody?
Talaith watched, fascinated, as Annwyl held onto Morfyd the Witch’s wrists. Morfyd — the Black Witch of Despair, Killer of the Innocent, Annihilator of Souls, and all around Mad Witch of Garbhán Isle or so she was called on the Madron lands — had actually tried to sneak up on Annwyl to put ointment on the nasty wound the queen had across her face. But as soon as the warrior saw her, she squealed and grabbed hold of her. Now Annwyl lay on her back, Morfyd over her, trying her best to get Annwyl to stop being a ten year old.
“If you just let me—”
“No! Get that centaur shit away from me, you demon bitch!”
“Annwyl, I’m not letting you go home to my brother looking like that. You look horrific.”
“He’ll have to love me in spite of it. Now get off!”
No, this isn’t what Talaith expected. Annwyl the Blood Queen was supposed to be a vicious, uncaring warrior bent on revenge and power. She let her elite guard rape and and pillage wherever they went, and she used babies as target practice while their mothers watched in horror. That’s what she was supposed to be and that’s what Talaith expected to find. Instead, she found Annwyl. Just Annwyl. A warrior who spent most of her resting time reading or mooning over her consort. She was silly, charming, very funny, and fiercely protective of everyone. Her elite guard, all handpicked by Annwyl, were sweet, vicious fighters and blindingly loyal to their queen.”
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