Feel the Burn

Feel the Burn

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by G. A. Aiken

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War 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


War 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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“The best, strongest, most kick-ass heroines in the PNR world.”
—Smexy Books

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“A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book.”
—All Things Urban Fantasy
“Aiken aces another one.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

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G. A. Aiken's Dragon Kin Series
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4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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 www.gaaiken.com.

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Feel the Burn 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Same characters along with new ones in each book but always a new story for each one. Can't wait for next book. Great author, keeps readers interested till the end and waiting for next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author will make you laugh out loud. The story flows so well before you know it the book is done and your looking for the next one. Which can't be written fast enough!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot say enough good things about this dragon series! Gaius and Kashka's story was brilliant! How I love all the female warriors & dragon pairings. This series has so many in-your-face characters that it captures you, draws you in, and mesmerizes. I highly recommend reading the entire series. Awesome read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good romance and still hear about all past characters Funny!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the dragons and the females who love them.
Dianne57 4 months ago
This is a book that seems to be written as a series of meshed novellas, rather than the single novel it is supposed to be. I had been loosing interest in this series a couple of books back and decided to give this author another shot since the beginning of the series was so much fun. However, nothing seems to have changed and I find that it just isn't fun anymore.The interaction between the main lovers doesn't even start until you are approximately 43% through with the book. There are so many sub-plots by this point in the book, that I can't keep them all straight. I am sure that they are all straightened out by the end, but I have simply lost interest in what might happen in the future.It is too bad too since the main plot of the desecration of the Temples, was an interesting one. However, Gaius and Kachka just got on my nerves after a while...especially Kachka. Trying to see them in a romance no matter how it was going to be portrayed - was typical of this author. Take two highly unlikely, poles apart people (dragon King/female warrior and shove them into bed together and voilà insta-love! This trope is getting old.The editing/formatting issues had supposedly been fixed, but you can't prove it by me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, like all the books in the dragon kin series, was amazing! I loved all the new details we got about the cult and cannot wait until the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found I couldn't put it down.....
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sportochick More than 1 year ago
Fantasy world described in clear dramatic detail Wow just wow. I have never read anything by G.A. Aiken but I have read reviews, watched the book award polls and talked with other bloggers about her books. I knew I just had to read something by this author and I am glad to finally get my hands on one of her books.  
 The fantasy world that this series evolves around is described in clear dramatic detail. It creates a world where women rule and though some men may rule they defer to their strong women in a manner that amused me. I love the balance the author has in her writing where the women are strong, abrupt, decisive and yet they are able to love their man who is also strong, loving and actually quite funny in some of the scenes as they appear to be deferring to the women. 
 Kachka is great. She has no respect for man she just wants to fight and hunt. Her character was so abrupt at times that I was thinking whoo! Further in the story I got why she acted this way and I understood the dynamics of the various people, their areas they lived and how they acted. 
 Gaius is a mighty warrior but it was refreshing to see how much he loved his sister and later Kachka. The best part of his character was that he didn't try to change his women. He sat back and protected and even laughed at them. I got a kick out of how he looked at what was going on around him and got great humor from it. Even when it got him in hot water with Kachka. 
 I will read more of this author. I want to know what is happening and where they came from so it looks like I have some books I will need to get that lead up to this story. 
 An ARC copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read every book in the series and the story continues to suck you in and pick up momentum....read the series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uniquely witty and hilarious read. Best characters with mods colorful personalities.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin #8) by G.A. Aiken 3 ½ of 5 Stars Feel the Burn starts out with Annwyl the Bloody enlisting the help of Rider, Kachka Shestakova, to hunt down the Chramnesind cult that has been terrorizing her domain. While on the pursuit, Kachka and her crew save the Rebel dragon king, Gaius Domitus from slavers. The characters in the Dragon Kin Series are entertaining. I like King Gaius Domitus’s character. He did what he had to do to save his sister and to protect them from his family. He is ruthless, yet understanding. He does not let others fight his battles. I find his humor amusing. Rider, Kachka Shestakova wants to make a name for herself. I like how she seems to let things roll off her back. I enjoyed her chemistry with Gaius. The Daughter of the Steppes made me think of the Amazons. The female chauvinism is a little over the top. They are drolly mean and belittling to men. They are fierce and full of vengeance. Feel the burn is full of wit, action and adventure. The dialog cracked me up. I enjoyed all the bickering. The plot has a lot going on. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A funny and exciting addition to the series
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 5 Feel the Burn Stars ~ Feel the Burn is book eight in the Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken. This was absolutely a fabulous read! I was riveted from begging to end and Aiken had me laughing out loud throughout. It took me back to what I love in this series all those arrogant dragons, snarky dialogue, and the family dynamics. Annwyl, Fearghus, and Briec along with all the rest of the family kept me laughing and engaged. I was happy to revisit my favorite old characters again. Feel the Burn brings us loads of action, plotting and so much more. I was suppressed by some of the twists, turns and reveilles. I liked how Aiken starts us off by giving us a better looking into our leads, Kachka and Gaius. We are also given a few pivotal moments between Annwyl and her daughter Talwyn that defines a big change. As for the relationship between Kachka and Gaius, it worked. The romance was not big with the author focusing more on the direction of the plot. I was more into the plot and dialogue then in the actual romance, but these two where good together and an unlike pairing. My only issue is with the Daughter of the Steppes who have very little expectations towards men. I didn’t like the Daughter of the Steppes in Light My Fire and I still don’t like them much, but for some reason they didn’t bother me as much in Feel the Burn. It might have to do with all the humor. It distracted me from my pet peeve’s with them and their culture. Feel the Burn brings us closer towards war as tensions brew and we get closer to all hell breaking loose. I look forward to seeing what Aiken has in store for us next. *Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Kensington Books via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
ooglyboogly More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book, it's my favorite of the series so far
gaele More than 1 year ago
I was a latecomer to G.A. Aiken’s Dragon Kin series, and while I’ve accumulated (ok – hoarded) the earlier titles in the series, I’ve only read one prior to Feel The Burn. Meant to be read in order, I did some digging and asking friends who had read from the beginning to fill in the few gaps that I needed, but those were reasonably few. And this title just brought forward the elements that I adore in these stories: arrogant, spoilt and snarky dragons, human love interests that give as good as they get and the sense of fun that just leaps from the pages. Gaius is a King, and quite long-winded. That just makes his rants and whinges all the more amusing for me: like one giant two year old who covets ALL the toys As a rebel King, he has allies and foes alike, but doesn’t shirk from the next fight, and is wholly involved in the plots and plans. There are moments his over-the-top arrogance drove me nuts, but it so fits him, and this series, that it is a momentary niggle. On the other hand, Katchka, daughter of the Steppes is that sort of uber feminazi that just seems to have an attitude about ALL things male, whether or not, as she claims, women can do everything a man can. I’m not a huge fan of the strong and oft-repeated rhetoric from her and her kin, but the relationship between she and Gaius is actually quite amusing. Secondary to the action and plotting, the story moves forward quickly, and it goes without saying that there were twists and turns galore. As I’m not wholly familiar with each earlier element, the surprise factor for me was never ending, and most of those twists felt as if they made sense and added to the story. A large cast, frequent POV changes, moments that alternate between funny, silly and logical and this story fits right into the mix. I will say that my plan is to dive into this series from the start to get a real ‘feel’ for everything, I just know that would have improved this reading experience for me. I would think that fans of the series will love this book, and for people looking to start a dragon story, this is a great series – start from the beginning and just escape into the world and the humor that Aiken develops so well. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3r3 Publication Date: November 24, 2015 Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated: 4.5 Stars REVIEW: 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And enjoyed it immensely. The writing was crisp and funny. I enjoyed that the author always involve those from other books. It was a fresh and funny read without appearing as if it was written with a formula.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the humor between the characters. I cheered for the budding relationship between King Gaius and Kachka, Daughter of the Steppes. The honesty about their needs kept me reading this story. I wanted to see if they did, indeed, get together. I did feel that I needed to read some of the books that came before this story in order to understand some of the other relationships. Some things were explained as the story went along. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, but there was a lack of separation between scenes to denote the changes in speakers, places, etc. This just made it a little hard to keep things straight. The role reversal of men and women in some of the cultures was very intriguing. I had a chance to read this book through Netgalley for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lost myself in this book. It can be read alone, but it's better if it's read in sequence.
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Wonderful, full of adventures and laughter, a great read.
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Loved this book. Just wish that I didn't have to wait so long to read new stories.