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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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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!<br/>Charlotte Kane has done a great job.

Any additional comments?

NOW GET HER G.A. AIKEN BOOKS DONE!

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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!

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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

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.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • A. Renea
  • SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States
  • 11-26-13

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.....

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • LW
  • 11-21-13

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.

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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.<br/>

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.

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Lion with a Purrrr

Would you listen to The Mane Event again? Why?

classic shape shifter story

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

GA Akin Dragon stories

How did the narrator detract from the book?

awful voice...pace Ok, but she turned her voice up at the end of each sentence. Other reviewer said it all. I would not listen to this reader AKA J Parker.

Any additional comments?

part 1 and 2 were a great read. I wanted to listen as I find I get more out of the story. It was a shame this reader was chosen. So many of the older great books are read by bad readers. They can just ruin the experience. A good story can not make up for a bad reader.

2 of 4 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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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

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!