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Venom & Vanilla Audiobook

Venom & Vanilla: The Venom Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Successful Seattle baker Alena Budrene doesn't want to die. But when she's infected with a lethal virus spread by supernatural beings, her only chance for recovery is to make a deal with the devil - or in this case, a warlock.

Though he saves her life, it looks nothing like the life she once knew - and neither does she. Alena is a new breed of "Supe" no one has ever seen before. Even the supernatural police don't know what she is. Now exiled to the northern side of the Wall, which marks the divide between humans and Supes, Alena is thrust into a dark and magical new world.

But just as she begins to adjust to all things supernatural, she realizes that her transformation is the least of her worries - and it was no accident. She was chosen...to be killed by a Greek hero trying to make a name for himself once more.

Alena was brought up to be subservient, preferring creating to fighting, and vanilla and honey to blood. But that was then. Now, to survive, she must stand up for herself - and this time she's got fangs. But will she be ready to use them?

©2016 Shannon Mayer (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Sherry V 01-29-17
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    "Entertaining"

    Very entertaining! Everything I've come to expect from Shannon Mayer - action, great plot, humor, interesting characters... I can hardly wait to read, listen to, the next book in the series. This is a must read!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Harry Lusby, MD, United States 01-13-17
    Harry Lusby, MD, United States 01-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    Enjoyed this listen and love the narrator can't wait for third book in triology
    Must read

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    sdvigna 12-30-16
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    "love!!!"

    it was such a goffy fun intriguing story. I recommend it to anyone and will definitely buy the next one in the series

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    Sabrina Murray 11-13-16
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    "Great Book!"

    Yes, the book could have moved at a better clip, but it held my attention through it all. That makes it a very good book in my opinion. Can't wait for book 2!

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    Book Junkie 11-08-16
    Book Junkie 11-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it!"

    Adventure, humor, and perilousness abound in this book of the new series by one of my favorite authors! Great character, storyline, & plot development! Looking forward to book 2!

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    Amazon Customer Louisville, KY United States 11-09-16
    Amazon Customer Louisville, KY United States 11-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not one of Mayer's best... "

    I stuck with this book until about the half-way point. It took forever for anything interesting to happen. When it did, it started to get stupid really fast.
    The trite, overworked theme of "supes" versus humans turned into the even more trite , overworked theme of Greek mythology brought into the modern world.
    Mythological characters are, by their very nature, sketchy caricatures, their traits and stories often contradictory and paradoxical. When they are fleshed out into modern characters, it's difficult to keep them from be coming cartoonish. The author missed the mark with this one.
    I love anime and cartoons, but prefer more depth when it comes to what I read. With a little humor thrown in, this book probably would make a great short anime series. It's just not good written fiction.

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    Amazon Customer 11-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Too annoying"

    I tried and I just can't keep going with this book. I bought this because I have previously enjoyed Shannon Mayers' other books but this was terrible. The heroine was clichéd stereotype with the vocabulary of either a five year old or an obnoxious kindergarten teacher. Super Duper? Really? The other characters were not much better. It's a pity because the basic premise is good.

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    "Looking forward to the next one"

    Good story and well preformed. I'm looking forward to seeing how the characters develope in the rest of the books.

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    Morrigan 04-12-17
    Morrigan 04-12-17
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    "Finally!"
    Would you listen to Venom & Vanilla again? Why?

    Finally, a narrator that I will follow as much as I do my favorite authors! I love how the narrator is able to give life to each of the characters. I will most certainly search for other books by this narrator. I also very much enjoy the author as well and suggest them too!


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

    Not that I am aware of


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

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Bartlett COEUR D ALENE, ID, US 10-18-17
    Angela Bartlett COEUR D ALENE, ID, US 10-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved this book!"

    The characters are well written. it is a fun story. It was hard to put down. I can't wait for Book 2 on audible.com!

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    "Terrible "

    Avoid this one if you can. I am struggling to believe Shannon Meyer actually wrote with rubbish. No swearing church going lead female role with Greek gods and vampires? Ridiculous plot, no twist or turns to keep you engaged. Stick to the Rylee Adamson series and do not waste a credit on this nonsense.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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