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The Blacksmith Queen
The Blacksmith Queen | G.A. Aiken
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When a prophesy brings war to the Land of the Black Hills, Keeley Smythe must join forces with a clan of mountain warriors who are really centaurs in a thrilling new fantasy romance series from New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken. The Old King Is Dead With the demise of the Old King, theres a prophesy that a queen will ascend to the throne of the Black Hills. Bad news for the kings sons, who are prepared to defend their birthright against all comers. But for blacksmith Keeley Smythe, war is great for business. Until it looks like the chosen queen will be Beatrix, her younger sister. Now its all Keeley can do to protect her family from the enraged royals. Luckily, Keeley doesnt have to fight alone. Because thundering to her aid comes a clan of kilt-wearing mountain warriors called the Amichai. Not the most socially adept group, but soldiers have never bothered Keeley, and rough, gruff Caid, actually seems to respect her. A good thing because the fierce warrior will be by her side for a much longer ride than any prophesy ever envisioned Praise for The Dragon Who Loved Me 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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Nessavamusic
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1. Tagged was so good!
2. Blue
3. Fun workouts. It wasn‘t a super exciting week
4. Yes and yes
5. 🥰🥳📖
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Okay, this is late, but, not as late as last month! I think I should just admit that #LateIsMyBrand and move on! 7 of my 15 reads this month counted for #BookishBingo And my #BestofSeptember, after much debate, is The Blacksmith Queen! G.A. Aiken will forever be in possession of my funny bone! Combine that with the sweeping adventure she wove her humor through and you‘ve got an amazing start to a new series!
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Heatherfeather I bow down to you! This is a cool pic/collage thingy btw 2w
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Heatherfeather Lol, thanks! I used PicCollage to put it together! 1w
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LaurenReads
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Everything I want in a GA Aiken book- hilarious and gruesome. Definitely more fantasy saga than romance, but a great start to the series.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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This book was entertaining, start to finish! Lots of delightfully ridiculous drama and action, kept fresh and fun with Aiken‘s irreverent brand of humor. I‘m so excited to see where we go from here! This was a great start to a new series in a favorite world!

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Nessavamusic
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This is my favorite book of the year so far. The beginning of a new epic adventure fantasy romance series. It is set in the same world as Aiken‘s dragon series, but it is not necessary to have read them. The story follows a farming/blacksmithing peasant family and their madcap journey falling into leadership and villainy. It is exciting and funny and pure fun. I highly recommend! #recommendsday #romantsy

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MellieAntoinette
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Humorous, super cozy chill, and enjoyable!

MellieAntoinette Prince Carden totally photobombed my bookshot! (Lower right) 4w
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Seekingtardis
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My amazing wonderful husband bought me an early birthday present!! A reading chair for my bedroom nook!! I‘ve been wanting one since we moved in and am so excited to break it in by starting this very anticipated ebook!!

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CoffeeK8
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A relaxing month with 14 books total!
10 library books
5 audiobooks
12 written by women
#bestofaugust #august2019

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love Patricia Briggs! 2mo
CoffeeK8 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa me too, but somehow I neglected Alpha & Omega until this summer, and it was so nice to have all the books to read at once 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CoffeeK8 Oh, what a great find then! I bet that made for a fun summer! 2mo
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CoffeeK8
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This book was a wonderful first book in this next series set in another part of the Dragon Kin world. I can‘t wait for the next one! 💕 #romantsy

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CoffeeK8
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Started this one and I‘m loving it! Aiken is so great at writing strong women as her romantic heroines #romantsy

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melissanorr
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I grabbed this ARC at ALA because I've enjoyed Aiken's work. It's a great start to a new series that will appeal to fans of her dragon series (they are sort of connected) and to readers looking for a slow burn fantasy romance. #romantsy #paranormal #fantasy

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melissanorr
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My ARCs from ALA. #romantsy and #cozymystery all from Kensington.

Librarybelle S‘more Murders looks fun! I missed that one at Kensington! 4mo
melissanorr It wasn't there the first time I went but it was when I went back later in the afternoon @Librarybelle 4mo
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