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The Bite Before Christmas | [Lynsay Sands, Jeaniene Frost]

The Bite Before Christmas

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: 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. 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....
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Alicia Winchendon, MA, United States 11-29-11
    Alicia Winchendon, MA, United States 11-29-11
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    "Another great story from Jeaneine!"

    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?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne Puligny-Montrachet, France 01-24-14
    Suzanne Puligny-Montrachet, France 01-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "jeaniene frost and tavia gilbert save this book"
    What disappointed you about The Bite Before Christmas?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost ’s story?

    Lynsay Sands story could have been told in one chapter. I bought the book because I love Jeaniene Frost's stories.


    What three words best describe Paula Christensen and Tavia Gilbert ’s performance?

    Paula - long, drawn out, boring
    Tavia - as good as it gets


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Bite Before Christmas?

    do not print Lynsay's story


    Any additional comments?

    I still would have bought the book because Jeaniene Frost's part was good - you can just skip the other part.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Waynesboro, TN, United States 09-26-13
    Amanda Waynesboro, TN, United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Only listened to the Cat and Bones Story"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    fei christchurch, New Zealand 10-21-12
    fei christchurch, New Zealand 10-21-12 Member Since 2013
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    "love cat and bones."
    What did you love best about The Bite Before Christmas?

    Jeaniens Frost's story are lovely and sweet. somehow can't bring myself to finish the Lysay Sands's story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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,


    Which character – as performed by Paula Christensen and Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    have to say i am not very fond of performance of Ms Christensen.
    love Cat performed by Tavia Gilbert.


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

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristi Caro, MI, United States 03-06-12
    Kristi Caro, MI, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Totally Surprised!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bite Before Christmas to be better than the print version?

    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 did you like best about this story?

    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!


    What does Paula Christensen and Tavia Gilbert bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Both readers are great! They handle the foreign accents much better than I do when I read the books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the scene by Lynsay Sands where Teddy thinks he has died and gone to heaven! That was just too funny!


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. McNeil Colorado USA 01-18-15
    C. McNeil Colorado USA 01-18-15 Member Since 2014

    Words I live by: Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others~Jason Mason Brown

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    "A holiday season read"
    What did you love best about The Bite Before Christmas?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Cat and Bones


    Have you listened to any of Paula Christensen and Tavia Gilbert ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Gilbert's many times and I just love how she narrates. Christensen never before and personally not a fan of her voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a buy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Allison 03-29-13
    Allison 03-29-13

    I love paranomal thriller/horror novels. Favorite authors are Molloy Harper, Laurell K Hamilton, Chlorie Neil, Sheryln Kenyon & Steven King

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    "Fun Read"

    All of Jeaniene's books are alot of fun. I like that her writing is somewhat light hearted.

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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 03-16-13
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 03-16-13 Member Since 2015

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Relatives can get under your skin"
    Would you try another book from Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost and/or Paula Christensen and Tavia Gilbert ?

    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.


    Would you recommend The Bite Before Christmas to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Paula Christensen and Tavia Gilbert ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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 this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. 12-20-12
    M. 12-20-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Lynsay Sands - no"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the story written by Lynsay Sands was not part of this recording.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost again?

    I enjoy the creativity of Ms. Frost. I would never listen to Sands again


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better story by Sands


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Bite Before Christmas?

    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.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 12-12-12
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2015

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "Loved it!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bite Before Christmas to be better than the print version?

    yes...I started the print one, then caught this on sale and devoured it!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    In story one Katricia, in story two Cat!!! Katricia was deserving of love, and was clearly ready for it...And Cat is just always awesome!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In story one it was the ending....and in story 2 it was also the ending...both were great,,,and Cat was hilarious on that boat!!!


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

    Same as the Title...


    Any additional comments?

    I love Jeaniene Frost, and am going to give Lynsay Sands a try now...great little Christmas tale...loved it a LOT!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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