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About a Dragon

(Dragon Kin #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  14,655 ratings  ·  567 reviews
Note: This books was originally issued as The Distressing Damsel under the name Shelly Laurenston.
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,
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Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Good. Almost great. Oh yeah, I liked it!

To tell you the truth, during the first few chapters, I was a little hesitant as to whether I should put this book down or not. I struggled with the story and the character of Talaith herself through the first half of the book, so much so that I felt the urge to DNF. But for some unknown reason, I decided to at least delve a little bit further into the story and see if the second half would make up for the first one. Thankfully, the outcome didn’t
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
Not as good as the first one because I found both of the MCs annoying more than cute or funny. But, there was still a lot of funny in the book.

Why they can't be together?
"Why not?"

"Well, first off I'm bound to another."

"Ah, yes. To the man who tried to kill you..Let's see..what were his exact words again? Ah, yes. 'Kill the witch. Burn the witch.' Didn't he hand a child a rather large stone?"

That's right. Our dragon hero dude saves her from hanging and being burnt at the stake - by her husband
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
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
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 ...more
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
Aly is so frigging bored
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Chitra *CJ*
"About a Dragon" is the story of Briec and Talaith.
When Breic rescues the "witch Talaith from being singed by her husband and villagers, he only expects to be paid back in bed romps and get her moving on. However one thing leads to another; and they both embark on a passion filled love journey.
This book was as funny as it was awesome. Notably,
-the banter between the h and H. It goes on and on and on, especially since the h is a chatterbox, but oh so fun to read
-the antics between the dragon
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 ...more
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
Julie (jjmachshev)
Nov 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
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, ...more
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 ...more
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m really enjoying her books.... I just there was more of a story line instead of soft core romance/sex. But still enjoy them and moving on to book 3.
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
Ren Puspita
Jun 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All of Shelly Laurenston fans! And if you love your fantasy steamy and naughty ;)

Still continuing my Dragon Kin binge re-read in order to refresh my memory. I read About a Dragon, exactly 4 years before. My, how time flies so fast!!

I still like it, but I realize that Anwyll and Fearghus's story is still the best, because maybe, there's not many subplot at first. So I lower the rating to 4,5 stars (just 0,5 stars, lol!!) But, don't get me wrong, I still love reading about Briec and Talaith :D. My pet peeves just, I feel a little bit annoyed by Talaith's daughter,
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I loved it
Start to finish
... this series SO FAR is becoming a new favourite
Full review to come*


Briec and taliath get a lot of shut because they argue but honestly this was one of the reasons I loved them. I’m a feisty woman and my husband is half Scottish/half Italian= loud passionate arguments
So I identified with this couple, one of their “things” is that taliath picks a fight with briec over nothing because it turns them on. I get it.

Taliath is v mature and she is sassy and is
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
Light and fluffy, with quite a bit of cursing and bloody moments, this is the story of Briec the Mighty dragon and Talaith, a witch he saves from hanging.

To Briec's surprise, Talaith does not seem suitably grateful for his intervention that is followed by his edict that she is now his, and objects to being hidden away at his lair. Her fear of him is soon a thing of the past, and she is constantly talking back to him, irritating and arousing him in equal measures.

Talaith, who has a job she must
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
I liked this book, but I didn't like it as much as the first book in the series. It moved slower and wasn't as engaging as the first. Still, I liked seeing Briec with his family and I plan to continue the series.
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 ...more
Oct 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

And here i thought it couldn't do better... it was better than better, it was everything!...

Certainly this series is my favorite book candy so far, everything's just funny, sexy, and badass....

And best thing is my previous questions was answered in this book... And oh! how i love this Dragon Family! they just keep on getting bigger, more characters coming and i never thought having this many characters could be as entertaining, well for this series anyway!...;D

Briec was just
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 storyline 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
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
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** “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
Feb 06, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
3.5. A cute, light read.
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
So happy the first books are coming out in audio.....can't wait for book 3
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A.K.A. Shelly Laurenston

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author G.A. Aiken, Originally from Long Island, New York, 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

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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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