You Slay Me (Aisling Grey, Guardian Series #1)

You Slay Me (Aisling Grey, Guardian Series #1)

by Katie MacAlister

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ISBN-13: 9780451411525
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Aisling Grey, Guardian Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 292,400
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.71(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Katie MacAlister lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online game sites.

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You Slay Me (Aisling Grey, Guardian Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 199 reviews.
keatonsmumma More than 1 year ago
This book was great! I couldn't put it down. I read the whole thing in hours and was laughing out loud! It has everything; romance, adventure, and alot of comedy! MUST READ!!!
apollo_scarlet More than 1 year ago
I had never read a romance novel before and my friend happened to have a copy of You Slay Me. She was done with it and recommended that I check it out. I never turn down a book, so I accepted, not really sure what I was getting myself into. But from the first page I was enthralled. I had to figure out what was going to happen next and I loved the humor that Katie used for Aisling. It was fantastic. Drake was dishy beyond comparison and her newfie slash demon Jim was my favorite. I read this one and Fire Me Up to my boyfriend and he loved them, begging me not to stop reading, no matter how sore my voice was. A must read for anyone who loves paranormal romance and a sexy dragon in a man suit!
bookwormteri on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Very cute, although I think that my favorite character was Jim, the demon/dog, and not the main character. Aisling finds out that she is something called a guardian, but has no idea what that is. Throughout the book, she gathers other titles, really without a clue what they mean. By the end, she is a guardian, wyvern-mate, venediger, and still trying to be a courier for her uncle's business. A good introduction to the series, but I am not sure that it grabbed my attention enough for me to read the rest of the series.
onyx95 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Meet Aisling Grey, she is new at being a courier, in fact this is her first trip to France. Arriving at Aurora Deauxville¿s residence to deliver the item, Aisling was shocked to find that the woman was dead and suddenly Aisling was the prime suspect in her murder. Meet Drake Vireo, he portrayed himself as an Interpol detective, but that was not the case, he was actually a green dragon and a wyvern to top it all off. Discovering that she was also a Guardian, even if she didn¿t know what that all entailed, she found a way of summoning a demon of her own to help her figure out who the real murderer was. Meet Efrrijim, Jim is a demon that had no master until Aisling summoned him, now he is in this world in the form of a Newfoundland dog and a strange sense of humor about his novice demon lord. With suspicion on both Aisling and Drake, the death of the venediger (a powerful mage) leads to Aisling making some unusual decisions. All while fighting the bond of being a wyverns mate.Book 1 ¿.. What a fun look at the otherworld. Between the dragons, the mages, the demons and the wiccans, the stereo-typical personalities of each seem to show through. While the French lesson was kind of funny, the catchy part was the relationship between Aisling, Drake and Jim. Naive as she was, she was able to stumble through it all. The humor definitely carried the story, the romance is abrupt and short and the mystery jumps around leading you in many different directions. In the end, it was a great distraction from everyday life, but it is not the greatest book I have read, fast and fun is good enough for me. Next up (Fire Me Up), I hope this one will be a light and funny.
krau0098 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is the first book in the Aisling Grey, Guardian series by Katie MacAlister. This is the first book I have read by MacAlister. The book ended up being exactly what I though it would be. It is a cute, funny and sexy little book that was a quick read.Aisling is on a job as a courier delivering a golden dragon statue to someone in Paris. Only thing is when she shows up to make the delivery the recipient is deceased. To make matters more complicated someone else is on the scene with Aisling, his name is Drake and he is convinced that Aisling is a Guardian.This book is fun little romp. It is more of a romance than most of the paranormals that I read, but it was a quirky little book that I found myself enjoying as I read it. There is some sex in the book but I thought it was tastefully done and not too drawn out. Aisling isn't the normal type of heroine I am drawn to; she is a self admittedly dense and a little bit flighty. Drake is an overpowering male, with about as much sensitivity as a slab of concrete. Still I found these books to be amusing. I also liked the way the magical community was set up in Paris. I find the structure of the dragon culture and the inclusion of dragons as an immortal race to be interesting. The position of Guardian is also interesting and I hope in the next book we find out more about exactly what a Guardian does.If I had to compare this book to other series I have read I would say that it has a bit more substance and a less flighty heroine than the Queen Betsy series by Davidson but it is more flighty and less substantial than the Sookie Stackhouse series by Harris. Hopefully that will give you an idea of what type of book this is.I think this series is a bit of a jealous pleasure, it is pure candy, but it hooked me and I enjoyed it all the same. I am excited to read the next book!
pacey1927 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
"You Slay Me" is the first book I have read by Katie MacAlister. I don't want to sound overly enthusiastic about singing this book's praises, because often the first book of a series stands out as being original and charming and the following feel like a letdown. (Kerryln Sparks "How to Marry A Millionaire Vampire" comes to mind) However this story grabbed me after the first five or six pages and didn't slow down. Ailsing Grey is innocently trying to deliver a courier package when she stumbles upon a murder which may have been caused by a demon summoning. As she finds herself immersed more and more deeply into the mystical, magical world she is visiting, I became more and more enraptured with the story. This book is non stop action. There were several good laugh aloud moments (a la early MJD "Queen Betsy") and Aisling never failed to be a fun and good hearted, if ditzy, character. The paranormal male leads tend to bore me. I think authors have a difficult time making them stand out from all the others, but dragon wyvern Drake Vireo holds his own. MacAlister does a good job keeping him from being too nice. I recently read a book where the main character's dog talks. It was horribly annoying and took stars off of its rating. Here Aisling summons a low grade demon in the form of a dog named Jim and he is a hoot! I loved Jim so much. The interaction between Aisling and Jim provides some of the story's best comical moments. The only frusterating part for me is the same as other's have mentioned. I wanted to know more about what it meant for Aisling to be a Guardian and we only found out little snippets of information. I think this series is going to be a unique and fun treat and I look forward to reading the others in this series. "You Slay Me" far surpassed my expectations.
amf0001 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I've read several Kate MacAlister books and have come to the conclusion that I don't need to read any more. I just don't get her humour, I don't find the situations or one liners funny. This was better than others that I've read but still not enough to sustain a complete book for me and I found my attention wandering. Then I started to skim. Aisling Grey wanders into a French murder scene with minimal understanding and seems to find the entire French poplulation well versed in dragon/demon lore. It's part of the joke that everyone accepts the supernatural is real but its not funny enough to hold the book for me. She also meets a powerful wyvern dragon, Drake, who kisses her an steals her artifact and the rest of the books she sort of stumbles around chasing him/it and facing the consiquences. The mystery is both silly and not that mysterious and the characters grate on me. No more dragons from Ms MacAlister for me!
Joybee on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Cute book, with steamy sex. Follows the basic formula for most Romances, but fun to read (or listen to in my case). Also the characters are great, some of the lines had me laughing out loud. I love Jim (the demon), I not sure if he comes off as lovable when reading, but the narrator of the audio book gave him such a cute voice...and who doesn't love Newfoundlands. I will definitely continue the series.
joyfiction on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A fun foray into the paranormal. Thoroughly enjoyable. A definite fun read.
CozyLover on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Not a bad first in a series. Definitely interesting characters and premise. Looking forward to reading the others.
la_librarian on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Slow start but get's hot, hot, hot, quick, quick, quick. Aislin (pronounced Ash-ling) Gray is a bit of a screw up with a lot of luck on her side. She finds out she is a Guardian, I'm still not quite sure what that is, something about guarding entrances to hell, but liked the book enough to forge on to the next title: Fire Me Up!
the.ArtWench on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Katie MacAlister is the ruler by which I judge all romantic fiction. Her heroines are real with flaws and her heroes are too hot for words. In You Slay Me, we meet Aisling Grey (Ashling) who is desperately trying not to lose her job as a courier. But murder, magic, and a sizzling hot Drake Vireo keeping thwarting Aisling in her attempts to deliver a priceless antique. With the French police after her and a cranky demon in tow, Aisling discovers that dragons really are HOT!
woosang on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Like a lot of this author's works, this is a silly book. The men are alpha and dominering, the women are just silly and at worse stupid.
The book was a quick read, and I had forgotten how much I like the demons in these sorts of books. The dragons ar great but again the lead character has me getting annoyed with her.
Better than most MAcAlister books but there are better similar novels
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Aisling Grey is in France undertaking her first job as a courier for her uncle, delivering the aquamanile dragon statue. Unfortunately the job doesn't turn out so well when she finds the intended receipient murdered and hanging from the ceiling of her home in an apparent demon raising ritual sacrifice. In addition to the murder victim Aisling also encounters Drake Vireo, a sexy stranger who claims he is an agent of Interpol investigating the murder. However, when Drake steals the aquamanile and flees the scene just as the police arrive Aisling becomes suspicious he's not telling the entire truth. And, when Aisling becomes the prime suspect of the murder and has her passport and papers taken away she decides the best course of action is to find Drake and the real murderer (who she suspects may be one and the same). This course of action leads her to discover a sect of Otherworld creatures of France and to discover her own place within it.You Slay Me is the first book in the ongoing Aisling Grey Guardian Novels. I felt this book was written more like the Betsy, Queen of the Vampire series by MaryJanice Davidson than Katie MacAlister's own vampire series, but I enjoyed it much more. This is the first time I've read a story which is clearly the first in a single character driven romance series where I've been inspired to move on to the next story. I'm curious to see what new trouble Aisling and her dog/demon, Jim, will get into and doubly curious to see if her wyvern mate can actually turn back to his dragon form which will hopefully be revealed in her successive novels.
hoosgracie on LibraryThing 10 months ago
First in a series about Aisling Grey, Guardian of Hell and Wyvern¿s mate. Could be an interesting series, but this was not Macalister¿s best.
CheriePie69 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A good read, different from her vampire series though. I'm still not sure whether or not I like Aisling's character all that much though, she's a bit of a dunce at times, and the stupid-ness of her actions aggravated me sometimes. I tend to prefer a strong female like Anita Blake, to these ditzy ones, but that's just my preference. Most likely it doesn't bug others as much as it does me. And Katie's characters always seem to be somewhat ditzy in most of her books anyway, yet I still read them so there's obviously something I like that makes me overlook the annoying-ness of her character. I do have the 2nd in this series, Fire Me Up, which I plan to read shortly... hopefully Aisling has gotten a hold on some of her powers then and can learn to listen with her full mind instead of just what she can see right in front of her.
Darrol on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Fairly brisk narrative. The sex scene comes too early. The wonder of the paranormal is diluted when within pages of the beginning we are introduced to a whole society of paranormal creatures with little interaction with normal society.
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I read this some time ago, but it is a very funny story with a goofy heroine that I could not help but like. I also love her Newfoundland helper.
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Nadia_Hassan More than 1 year ago
I. Am. In. Love.  It is so hard to describe, what I love about this book, it is not like I can pick a specific thing, it's EVERYTHING from Aisling, the sassy, funny, smart-mouthed, sometimes ditzy girl, to Drake the overbearing, overprotective, endearing, smexy dragon. Then there is that the stroyline will seriously crack you up, until you weep from comic relief! There are so many "Oh My Gosh!! moments. Then there is the fact it is so amazingly written. It is one of my favourite books, that I reread a couple times a year.  From their first meeting, everything between Aisling and Drake (sigh just saying his name is sexy) becomes complicated. It becomes a compettion on who can outsmart the other.  Their realtionship is complex, it goes hot and cold, one moment they are all over each other and next Aisling is stealing from Drake, and then Drake leaving Aisling to be arrested by the french police. Yeah, like I said complex. But not a moment goes by where you doubt that when they two of them are in the same room, sparks will be flying, igniting a forest fire!  Once you begin reading this book, there is no turning back! It's an instant addiction, and I will gurantee that you will love and devour this serie in no time!  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
pseudosara More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I have read earlier books by this author, but this is my favorite series so far. I can't wait to read Time Thief!!
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