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    It all starts here

    When I choose to pick up a book by this author no matter what name she uses I know it's going to be a wild and hilarious ride. So discovering this is set within her Dragon Kin world had me positively salivating ! Does she include a Dragon I wondered and oo is this author sneaky because she not only expands the universe I absolutely love but adds Centaurs ! Ok the important things you should know are our heroine is Keeley and she's rude, she's a bit surly and she's very violent. Ok I'm not exactly selling her right now but she's also dedicated to her family, totally selfless oh and did I mention has the ability to think outside the box meaning she can run rings round those who get in her way ! Keeley might not be some pretty, young, nubile thing but she is most definitely all woman and you just know that she deserves a big, tough hunk of her own ! The story is a simple one in that following a huge betrayal Keeley suddenly finds herself as apparently the next, rightful Queen ! All would be ok but the late Kings children are set on removing anyone who gets in their way and then there's the slight ( who am I kidding ?) problem of her younger sister who is also prophesied as the next Queen. Keeley needs an army and luckily the Centaurs are set on helping her but no matter how far Keeley travels she will always be drawn back to her family who I have to say are totally bonkers. If you pick this up expecting a hot and steamy romance you might be a tad disappointed but stick with it because this is only the beginning of what I predict will be a fabulous series. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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    I loved it, and want the next book right now!

    I was so happy to receive an advanced reading copy of this book from NetGalley as G.A. Aiken/Shelly Laurenston is one of my favorite authors. When I began the book, I was expecting to miss the Dragon Kin world and dragons, and was delighted to find that both series take place in the same world, although fairly far apart. We are introduced to a different kind of dragon and there are centaurs! And battle monks! There is a lot of suspense in this book, partially because of the presence of children and vulnerable families near battles for power. Not to give too much away, but a King dies, and the killing starts immediately as his numerous children vie for power. The kingdom is thrown into anarchy. The heroine Keeley Smythe is a fabulous character. She is a blacksmith, loves her trade, and can definitely bring the hammer down (and she carries a really large hammer). She is a member of a very large, boisterous and loving family. This is not a book where the main characters are fully developed and the other characters are background. Although there was a fairly large cast of characters, they were so vivid that it wasn't difficult to keep track of them. I particularly enjoyed Keeley's parents, her sister the nun, and her cousin who was never quite sober and who slept almost through the entire book. There is a developing love story in the book but it is part of the story, not the main focus. What does Keeley and her family have to do with the battle for the throne? Everything, it turns out, as one of her sisters is the prophesied queen. My only complaint about the book is that it ended too quickly for this reader. I highly recommend it and am looking forward to the next. In the meanwhile I plan to go back and re-read some of the books in the Dragon Kin series as I am not ready to leave this world. 4 1/2 stars rounded up to 5 Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Publishing for this advance reading copy. This is my honest opinion.
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    Hilarious!

    This was totally my jam! What a fun book. I just recently learned that G.A. Aiken is another penname for Shelly Laurenston, so I was thrilled to dive into this book. It had everything I know this author provides. Her specialty in that quirky sense of humor she has, as well as an entertaining cast of characters and storyline. You are getting quite the variety of characters in this book. Just in book one there were witches, Centaurs, Dwarves, dragons, elves, demon wolves and more. I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg in this series. The Blacksmith Queen is pretty brutal and bloody, what with a war for the Kingdom going on but I have to admit, a lot of that battling was more humorous because of the way this author writes. This is not a standalone series but doesn't end on a huge cliffhanger, more of a stop to breathe moment. I had a lot of fun reading book one and I can't wait for the rest of the series!
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    Couldn't put it down.

    Can't wait for the next book in the series! If you're a fan of the Dragon Kin series you'll love this. If not, it stands on it's own as the beginning of what looks to be good series.
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    5 Star Blacksmith Queen

    The Old King has died and a prophecy that a queen will ascend to the throne of the Black Hills has emerged and the king’s sons are prepared to defend their birthright against all comers including each other. Blacksmith Keeley Smythe is benefiting from the war until it looks like the chosen queen will be her younger sisters, now it’s all she can do to protect her family from the enraged royals. Luckily she doesn’t have to fight alone, because the clan of kilt-wearing mountain warriors called the Amicahi have joined the quest. The author has given her fascinating world life once again with some truly wonderful additional elements that readers can definitely appreciate. The dragons may not be a full part of this story, but it takes place in the same world, just a different part. The characters of this new series are strong and blood thirsty as the others and there definitely grab all of the reader’s attention from the very beginning. While Keeley reminds readers of the Human Queen, she has her own refreshing personality that readers can definitely enjoy and the budding relationship that is building between her and Caid promises to be epic. This fast paced story is full of adventure, suspense, excitement and emotional angst, but the way these characters deal with that turmoil can be a bit frightening as well as charming. The author makes this blood thirsty world seem so very reasonable that readers can’t help but have fun and be delighted with the captivating characters, which includes centaurs, dwarves, barbarians, witches, and wild horses, while they are completely enthralled by this riveting and exhilarating adventure.
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