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The Mane Event Audiobook

The Mane Event: Pride Series #1

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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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    A.L. Hernandez Rodeo, CA, United States 03-16-14
    A.L. Hernandez Rodeo, CA, United States 03-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, AWFUL narrator!!!"
    What disappointed you about The Mane Event?

    The narrator's voice was extremely distracting in the way she elongated the word at the end of every sentence in a strange breathy way.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She sounded constipated.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I loved the story! The story itself kept me listening.


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    Trevor Meridian, MS, United States 02-28-14
    Trevor Meridian, MS, United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2014

    Always looking for a great Fantasy Series... Please do make suggestions...

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    "Great series"

    This is a great series and we'll worth the money or credits. Shelly Laurenston is a great writer. Her characters are well thought out and then well written. SL's Pride Series is well written and each book builds on each other, which I love.

    The Series is filled with heroines that are bad ass but still women. For example let's take Blayne... Sweet, loving, ditzy, and wants every one to get along, but back her into a corner and the wolf/dog hybrid will cut you jugular. Pair her with a 8' Shifter League Hockey playing polar bear/ lion hybrid with massive OCD issues and the out come is epic!!!

    The series is filled with great characters and each book is well written. If you want to laugh, cry, pray, yell, and be totally absorbed into a well written shifter world, then this is the series for you.

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    Laura 02-18-14
    Laura 02-18-14

    Tree-hugger, Turtle-rescuer, wild-eyed Bead-Babe

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    "Perfection!! Humor, action, humor, hot sex, humor,"

    Shelley Laurenston always delivers! Fast moving, fantastic characters, tension and tons of humor. You'll find more lines that will stick in your mind and characters you want to follow than in any other series.
    Mace Llewellen is returning from years of service to his country, looking for the girl he left behind -- a wise-cracking gal from the burroughs, with a voice and a body to make you weep. She's a cop, now, and can't believe that her geeky best buddy from science class is now the gorgeous hunk stalking her all over NYC. And he really is stalking her. He's a shifter, a lion shifter, and though she has always thought herself a "dog person", this is one cat she can really get into!

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    Latonia Streamwood, IL, United States 02-16-14
    Latonia Streamwood, IL, United States 02-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny and interesting start to this series"

    There are two stories in this book and both are connected. The first book is about Mason and Dez. I love her dogs and how they were afraid of Mason. The second book is about Brandon and Ronnie I enjoyed the interaction between all of the different shape shifters. The stories were entertaining and amusing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Seattle, WA, United States 02-15-14
    Brian Seattle, WA, United States 02-15-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Paranormal Romance NOT JUST FOR GIRLS!"
    If you could sum up The Mane Event in three words, what would they be?

    FUNNY KICK ASS!


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

    The Whole Book, NO... THE WHOLE SERIES!!


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

    They are ALL WELL DONE!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! I was So Happy when these books were Available in Audio!
    Charlotte Kane has done a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    NOW GET HER G.A. AIKEN BOOKS DONE!

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    K. April Holgate Montrose, PA, United States 01-31-14
    K. April Holgate Montrose, PA, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2012

    I am open to reviewing quality products.

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    "Wickedly Delicious!!"

    Christmas Pride -
    Dez and Mac are awesome together! A yummy little story that packs a big punch! Snarky gal, Alpha guy and loads of action, both smexy and story!!! I am totally hooked on this series! Delightful story that is filled with hot and heavy!

    Shaw's Tail -
    Loved Ronnie!!! She is an absolute riot and Shaw is her perfect match!! They have great banter and loads of steam!! Oh girl, when they get into role playing you might need a change of panties handy! Such a delicious and fun read!! I love a good quickie!

    I listened to this audio book and was not at all disappointed! Fabulous little stories that move at a nice little clip! The narrator, Charlotte Kane is fantastic. She managed to have every character speak in a distinct voice, gave the men some yummy growls and went very seductive at times!! She gave me multiple eargasms!!!

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    Timothy Pensacola, Florida, United States 01-02-14
    Timothy Pensacola, Florida, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Dominant vs dominant equals smoldering!"
    Where does The Mane Event rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love listening to a good series of books and this one is off to a good start! The set up is easily imaginable. The details are excellent!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The lead male Mace is my favorite because he knows what he wants and has always wanted, Desiree.


    Have you listened to any of Charlotte Kane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    I enjoyed the playful interaction between Mace and Dez! His best friend Smitty is a comical bonus to the storyline.


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    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 11-26-13
    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 11-26-13 Member Since 2013

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "Why is she talking like that????"

    I took a chance with a new narrator and a new author...and what a mistake that was!!! It is hard for me to figure out if I like the story at all considering the narration is so ridiculous. I mean why does she talk like that?!?!? The awkward way she says the sentences and hangs on to some words....the way she reads like she is being chased by a wild pack of pit bulls....the way she does that awful southern drawl...the way she over acts.....the way she draws out every fifth to sixth word.

    My little rant above is nothing but the truth so help me! I should have trusted those audible reviewers out there and I am now giving you all my apologies for doubting you. This was a tremendous waste of my time, energy, money, and even my sanity. I am literally shaking my head. And as one reviewer said this is not an attack against Charlotte Kane herself but the truth is the truth.

    As for the book, I question whether the book would even be a decent read. It seemed a bit cheesy, sexually charged (for absolutely no reason), and a generic knock off of something that could have been good.

    Needless to say, I do not recommend this book. Take my word and save your money and credit. Yeah don't even buy it if it is on sale. I'm just sayin.....

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    LW 11-21-13
    LW 11-21-13
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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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    Bella dona 11-09-13
    Bella dona 11-09-13 Member Since 2016

    be humble for you are of the earth, be noble for you are made from stars.

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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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