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The Mane Event: Pride Series #1 | [Shelly Laurenston]

The Mane Event: Pride Series #1

Shelly Laurenston turns up the heat with two sizzling novellas. Christmas Pride: How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. Shaw's Tail: Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves.
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Publisher's Summary

Shelly Laurenston turns up the heat with two sizzling novellas.

Christmas Pride: How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. It isn't just the way he stares at her with those too-sexy gold eyes, as if he could devour her on the spot. Or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy-SEAL bod-o-death. It isn't even that he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. It's more about that disconcerting, shifting-from-man-to-lion thing that unhinges her...and makes her want more. Mace likes making Dez crazy. In fact, he likes her any way he can get her...in bed, on the desk, here, now, again. Together, they'd always been trouble, but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel.

Shaw's Tail: Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves. He didn't think he'd survive the night, much less find the woman of his dreams. And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots. Once he sets his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go. Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life, and New York City is the place where any girl, even one who runs with a Pack, can redefine herself. First order of business: Find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion-shifting, oh-my-what-big-um-paws-you-have men. Then again...

©2007 Shelly Laurenston (P)2013 Tantor

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    clare 12-02-13
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    "Decent story - horrible reading"
    What disappointed you about The Mane Event?

    This is the worst narrator I've ever heard


    What other book might you compare The Mane Event to and why?

    It's like most shifter romances.


    What didn’t you like about Charlotte Kane’s performance?

    She has this weird kind of drawl that completely discracts from the story. I'll probably read other books in the series, but NOT through audible. I nearly couldn't finish listening to this one.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lynette AZLE, TX, United States 11-21-13
    Lynette AZLE, TX, United States 11-21-13 Member Since 2007
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    "This narrator is great!"

    I loved this narrator! She sounds the same as when she read the Sookie Stackhouse books and I don't understand why some reviews say it's been sped up. It sounds great to me. This is the first book by Laurenston that I've read and I enjoyed it very much. I liked the characters and the sarcastic wit. I've already downloaded the next in the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "funny, fast paced and smoking hot"
    What made the experience of listening to The Mane Event the most enjoyable?

    Charlotte Kane really helps bring the characters to life. She reads with a natural enthusiasm, without being over dramatic. Her voice range is wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mane Event?

    I hate giving away spoilers so what I liked most about this book was the chemistry between the hero and heroin. Also I found myself laughing out loud more than once and almost blushing at at some sense.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene in the restaurant after the heroin runs into her old crush.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh for sure, but it also had real, and sweet moments.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened and read this series, I loved reading them so much that I bought them here too. It had been awhile since I had read them, and listening to them was even better thanks to the narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Too fast!"
    What did you love best about The Mane Event?

    Love this series and loved this book and story. The speed of the audiobook was a real problem as it was way too fast and really degraded the performance - and enjoyment - in the story. I hope the powers that be do a much better job with the subsequent books.


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    Ms. Terry Lunney Calgary, Alberta, Canada 08-18-13
    Ms. Terry Lunney Calgary, Alberta, Canada 08-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Two stories for your bucks :)"

    I've said it before and I'll say it again- I love anything written by Laurenston/Aiken, and The Mane Event is no exception. Without giving spoilers- Laurenston has captured the essence of a lion male shifter and his single-minded pursuit of his mate. I really enjoyed Des and hope we see much more of her. It's hard to believe she is the full human in this story. :) In the second story, the female is Ronnie, a female wolf-shifter wild child. Emphasis on WILD! Enough said- no spoilers!

    Charlotte Kane is a great narrator and elevates a story with great phrasing and voices, wonderful timing and the accents! Russian, Southern, the Bronx and New York Yankee- she can do it all. Great job!

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    Kaye Lewisville, TX, United States 08-07-13
    Kaye Lewisville, TX, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2013

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    "The Perfect Escape"

    I loved reading every book in this series, but the audio adds so much more. Charlotte Kane is the perfect narrator; good pacing for the story and she was great to listen to. Shelly Laurenston writes the funniest romances I've ever read. Not to mention her truly entertaining storylines. Hearing some of these scenes read aloud had me laughing out loud (which my hubby will tell you is RARE). This trio has kept me sane during a real challenge at work. The only negative is that now people think I've just gone crazy because of all the giggling... Audible, please please get the rest of them!

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    Manon St-Léonard, Quebec, Canada 08-02-13
    Manon St-Léonard, Quebec, Canada 08-02-13 Member Since 2006

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    "2 stories for the price of one"

    You get two stories in this one, Dez and Mace, and Ronnies and Shaw, thought my favorite is Dez and Mace, I love the byplay between the characters, and the reader brought that very well into the audio world, the longer stories are even better, with more dept and yes you'll see these characters all throught the series, so they have roles to play in the futur of this alluring world. Have fun. More please

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    chris 08-01-13
    chris 08-01-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Fantasy with humor"
    What did you love best about The Mane Event?

    Shelly Laurenston is a great story weaver with a wonderful sense of humor. I laughed out loud at several lines in this book.


    Which character – as performed by Charlotte Kane – was your favorite?

    Dez is probably my favorite character because she is tough, fair and also funny.


    Any additional comments?

    I read all Shelly Laurenston's books and highly recommend them to anyone who like light fantasy with some sex and great humor. She also has kick-ass heroines.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer ELKMONT, AL, United States 08-01-13
    Amazon Customer ELKMONT, AL, United States 08-01-13
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    "Love this series!!"
    Where does The Mane Event rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For story and narration combined this book is definitely on my "favorites" list! This narrator adds a lot to the book and makes it much more enjoyable than if I just read the story. She does a great job with all the different characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the characters were great, even the secondary ones, and I'm glad to be able to read other books in the series to get their stories.


    What about Charlotte Kane’s performance did you like?

    You can easily distinguish the difference between characters from her performance.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not sure but I'd definitely watch it!!


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    C. SPILLER USA 07-07-13
    C. SPILLER USA 07-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved the book...Hated the narration"
    Would you try another book from Shelly Laurenston and/or Charlotte Kane?

    I have read all of Shelly's books. I loved this book, but I have to agree with the several other reviews that this was absolutely horrible. And I'm very disappointed, since Ms. Laurenston is one of my favorite writers. I would not buy another book narrated by Charlotte Kane. The narrator to me just didn't get the characters. I listen to a lot of audio books and would have to say this is the worst I have ever listened to, the part I did listen to. I just couldn't finish this one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor.


    How could the performance have been better?

    To me when she tried to use a southern drawl, she was way off the mark. Her NY accent wasn't much better and I didn't "feel" the connection between the characters.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The audio book was very disappointing.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that Ms. Kane is not the narrator for Shelly's other books. I will not purchase the audio book if she is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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