This holiday season, join two of today’s most popular paranormal authors for a special look into their worlds, where creatures are always stirring and no one sleeps through the night.... The Bite Before Christmas
The Gift by Lynsay Sands: Teddy Brunswick knows about the immortals among us. He’s worked with them, called them friend - but he never counted on being snowed in with one over Christmas. Katricia Argeneau is a tasty little bundle and she seems to feel the same way about him. Problem is, he’s not sure she feels quite the same way. After all, the snowstorm has derailed her blood delivery, which leaves him the only available meal on the menu....
Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost: Cat and Bones are looking forward to a normal holiday - at least as “normal” as it gets for the combustible vampire couple and their otherworldly friends and family. But their yuletide plans are shattered when a stranger shows up and reveals long-buried family secrets that threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer... and lives.
©2011 Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
Jeaniene once again did not dissapoint. Although I wasn't really interested in listening to the other story at first, I got hooked in to that one to, good job Lynsay Sands!
The only complaint I had was the extreme difficulty getting to a place you left off when you had to stop listening and start again. Maybe it was just me?
why did Jeanine Frost associate herself with Lynsay Sands? I bought the book because I love listening to tales about Cat and Bones - and love Tavia Gilberts narration. Lynsay Sands story was totally uninteresting - the narration even worse.
Lynsay Sands story could have been told in one chapter. I bought the book because I love Jeaniene Frost's stories.
Paula - long, drawn out, boring
Tavia - as good as it gets
do not print Lynsay's story
I still would have bought the book because Jeaniene Frost's part was good - you can just skip the other part.
A great read for any night huntress fan, I only listened to that one cause I have not read Lynsay Sands books yet, but it was a awesome but short story, in true cat and Bones style, if your like me and miss your old friends listen up and we all know Tavia Gilbert, is one of the best narrators out there, she makes it real. Give it a try, you wont be disappointed.
Jeaniens Frost's story are lovely and sweet. somehow can't bring myself to finish the Lysay Sands's story.
Cat and Bones of course, it is really nice to read through the night huntress series to see the development of their love relationship, not just happily ever after, somehow make it all felt more connected, realistic and grounded ( ye i know this is in the world of vampires. ) i have to say i am so sick of fair tale love story now,
have to say i am not very fond of performance of Ms Christensen.
love Cat performed by Tavia Gilbert.
Lysay Sands's story nearly bored me to death.
Jeaniens Frost's story made me both laugh and cry.
extreme comparisons of good and bad novels.
I enjoy my audio books since I can listen to them while I do other things whereas reading I'm sitting and only reading and nothing gets done. I enjoy both forms of the book though but will admit I have only actually read the book once since I can do other things (like driving) while I listen to them!
What I liked best was finding a new author to follow and a new series to fall in love with! I have listened to and read all of Lynsay Sands' books along with all of my other favorite vampire authors... all of whom I'm sitting and waiting on new books to come out.... so I was having trouble finding something to listen to/read while I wait. This book filled my plate for a while and gave me another series to sink my teeth into! I was totally not expecting that to come from this book as none of the other compilation books have done that before!! So, while both stories in the book are great and I enjoyed them both, finding a new author I love is the best thing of all!
Both readers are great! They handle the foreign accents much better than I do when I read the books.
I loved the scene by Lynsay Sands where Teddy thinks he has died and gone to heaven! That was just too funny!
This is the first compilation book that I have actually loved both of the stories from! I have all of the other compilation books for the Argeneau Vampires and this is the only one that I have actually fallen in love with the other authors from! While both stories are continuations in other series, they are both stories that you can actually read/listen to without first reading the rest of the series first. While I may know now what is to come at the end of the Bones and Cat stories, I had no problem listening to the end before I knew the beginning and the whole story!
Retired science teacher, sci-fi, historical romance, comedy... favorite authors... Evanovich, Patterson, Carr, Roberts, and many others.
Yes, have both stories by Lyndsay Sands set in the same "reality"
Most: Cute holiday twist... Least: Second story is set in a totally different reality... Not a good anthology.
The first story was great but short.... If I had known I would have turned it off at the second story. This is not the book I expected... Must have been a rush job... bad pairing of literary material!
Separate the stories and get Lyndsay to write another one to go with her first... maybe have an Argeneau family holiday!
Words I live by: Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others~Jason Mason Brown
Frost and Gilbert is an awesome team and of course I love Bones and Cat entire series. Sands short story is good but wasn't a fan of Christensen.
Cat and Bones
Gilbert's many times and I just love how she narrates. Christensen never before and personally not a fan of her voice.
I love Home for the Holidays story!!! Very interesting and liked how it flowed. Cat and Bones always makes me feel that their relationship is real.
Worth a buy.
I love paranomal thriller/horror novels. Favorite authors are Molloy Harper, Laurell K Hamilton, Chlorie Neil, Sheryln Kenyon & Steven King
All of Jeaniene's books are alot of fun. I like that her writing is somewhat light hearted.
Believer in what you can't see
I already have tried the audiobooks from Jeaniene Frost/Tavia Gilbert and I really like the series. Lynsay Sands audiobook wasn't as interesting though.
Not really, this story doesn't represent most of the stories of Cat and Bones. It felt like a force theme.
Lynsay Sands' story was all right but not very interesting.
Tava Gilbett is always wonderful to listen to, but this is the first time I listen to Paula Christensen. Paula voice is nice to listen to, but the story didn't do anything for me.
If the story written by Lynsay Sands was not part of this recording.
I enjoy the creativity of Ms. Frost. I would never listen to Sands again
Better story by Sands
Sands wrote a sexual fantasy which was not what was indicated in the preview. The story was flat and had little to keep the interest of the reader. If it had been a book, I would have found few pages worth reading.
I would have cut her whole short story.
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