For this week’s Teaser Tuesday edition, I chose Bring the Heat, which is the 9th book in G.A. Aiken‘s Dragon Kin series. This series is full of odd, crazy, violent and humorous dragons. There is always a ton of action, lots of humor and a solid romance. I adore this series and I know I’m going to be laughing out loud somewhere along the way.
Brannie didn’t have the luxury of running around, killing randomly, and only listening to the queen. As an officer and a dragoness, she had to think about all sorts of things before and after her troops got neck-deep in battle. She didn’t respect the Mi-runach, but she had come to grudgingly respect Aidan the Divine. And, over the years and in their own way, they’d become somewhat close.
Which was why she knew something was really wrong by the sudden look on Aidan’s face, his eyes widening in panic. His mouth opened like he wanted to say something. And all of that meant only one thing – Aidan’s idiot brethren were up to something again. Something that would only make her angry. Before Brannie could figure out what, she heard a distinctive noise. A noise she had better not be hearing.
Mouth open, Brannie spun around and glared up a the dragon oaf eating her horse! Human body shaking, teeth gritting, Brannie felt her rarely unleashed rage explode.
“What have you done?” she bellowed.
Caswyn the Buther, in his enormous dragon form, gazed down at her as he kept chewing. The front half of her beautiful, loyal horse hanging from his snout.
“Wha?” he mumbled around his meal.
But before she could ember her weapon into the idiot’s neck and end him for such an affront, Adian jumped between them. Protecting his idiot friend and getting in her way!
“Perhaps we should think about this?” Aidan gently suggested, as was his way. The only Mi-runach she knew who tried to use reason rather than brute force.
“No,” she snapped. “Move.”
“You’re not thinking this through.”
“Get out of my way before I kill you both.”
“He didn’t mean it!”
“I don’t care! I will have his head!”
“He was dying anyway Caswyn mumbled around the hooves.
“It’s just a bloody horse,” Uther noted, his blood-covered human form coming at her from the opposite side.
“Could you both do me a favor?” Aidan asked his friends. “And stop talking?”
When neither responded, Aidan faced Brannie, and opened his mouth to speak…but the sound of crunching that came from Caswyn as he slowly began to chew on her precious horse’s hooves made him stop, his head dropping forward in silent defeat.