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
I would love to give this a 5 star rating for Jeaniene Frost's part of the book, but The Gift, by Lynsay Sands is awful!
I agree with the other reviewers...Home for the Holidays is well worth the credit for the Cat and Bones fans out there, but don't expect much from the other story.. It was horrible from beginning to end. I ended up skipping over it to get to Jeaniene Frost's story. It was a fantastic short and an important one for the series. I can't wait for her next book!
I'm sorry I tried to listen to the first story but it just seemed to drag on & on. The narrator was ok but still I couldn't take it. Now in stark contrast was the always delivering Jeaniene Frost. Another great Bones & Cat story & I'm so very glade Tavia Gilbert was used for this joint collaborations.,great story. It's worth buying for
I haven't read anything in the past by Lynsay Sands, and didn't really care for the first story, but I was NOT going to pass up Cat and Bones, even if it was a short story. I absolutely love This series and Tavia Gilbert is always a great narrator
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
I'm a fan of both authors and the series' these stories come from. Both stories are well worth the listen. When I got this, I had already listened to the Night Huntress series so the Jeaniene Frost story was the original reason for buying it. I was really glad I did because the story is a great addition to the story line and was very enjoyable. I had never read any of the stories from the Argeneau series previous to buying this but the story included here was good enough that it made me want to listen to more. I've since went back to listen to all the books from the Argeneau series.
While I originally purchased this book for Jeaniene Frost's story, I found that I really enjoyed Lynsay Sands' story as well. I've been a huge fan of Cat and Bones since the very beginning and was delighted to find that Tavia Gilbert was narrating this short story. She has done such an amazing job on the other Night Huntress books. I would recommend this book to everyone, they won't be disappointed.
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If you haven't read the Argeneau series or the Night Huntress series, I recommend reading those first before listening to this book. You wouldn't be able to appreciate the stories as much and get spoilers.
The nice understanding town sheriff Teddy who has appeared in the past several Argeneau books gets his own romance in this one. It was short and sweet. I suppose I could complaint it was too short and too sweet and could have had more about him adjusting to becoming a vampire. Despite that I have to say, it is a nice addition to the series.
The Kat and Bones novella is about an appearance of a surprising visit from a long lost blood relation. The last reveal is a bit too convenient but it's a great addition to Frost sensei's Nighthuntress series. To be honest Ian has been least favorite character in this series, but with this story I have to say I saw him in a better light!
Listening to books for me is like going to the movies only the story lines are better Two of my favorite authors are J Frost and R.Mead
it's a great novella in the night huntress world
Tavia is one of my favorite performers she does a great job as always
I was in shocked to where the story went i wasnt expecting any of it
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?
So both of these are continuations of other series. Probably neither one the best story to start out with if you're a newby. I never liked Teddy all that much on the Argeneau vampire series, but Lynsay Sands really does a great job of bringing his personality out. And Cat and Bones smoke as always. A 'must listen' if you're fans!
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.
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