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Hunting Season (The Gathering) [Kindle Edition]

Shelly Laurenston
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Stubborn, lethal, and from Jersey…what more could a Viking warrior want from his woman?

The Gathering, Book 1

Neecy Lawrence, winged warrior for a Viking goddess and second-in-command of the fierce Crows, doesn’t know what to do with a nice guy. As it is, making up for a past she’d sooner forget leaves her barely polite most days. But Raven leader and loyal Odin warrior, Will Yager, isn’t just nice. He’s gorgeous, hot, and a distraction she simply can’t afford.

Yager has wanted Neecy in his life—and in his bed—for a long time. Not just for a night, but forever. And, like any self-respecting Viking, he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants. So what if she’s the most difficult, complex, never-gives-him-a-break woman he’s ever known? She’s more than worth the effort. In fact, she’s worth everything.

And if it turns out that twenty-four hours of non-stop, any-way-she-wants-it sex doesn’t work with Neecy? Then it looks like he’ll just have to get a little more creative…

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Neecy, winged warrior for a Viking goddess and second-in-command of the fierce Crows, doesn’t know what to do with a nice guy. But Raven leader and loyal Odin warrior, Will Yager, isn’t just nice. He’s gorgeous, hot, and a distraction she simply can’t afford.

Yager has wanted Neecy in his life—and in his bed—for a long time. And, like any self-respecting Viking, he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants. So what if she’s the most difficult, complex, never-gives-him-a-break woman he’s ever known? She’s more than worth the effort. In fact, she’s worth everything.
 


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1081 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (2 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002R2OF78
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,512 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Gathering" series book 1 31 July 2010
By Book Addict TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
SL does what she does best, delivering a fast paced, hot paranormal romance with plenty of tongue in cheek humour and some laugh out loud moments. She has created a modern day mythological tale as the agents of the Nordic Gods interact in New Jersey. Odin has his Ravens; strong male warriors who follow his bidding, whilst Skuld; the Goddess of Fate has her Gathering of Crows. Brought back from a violent death, a Crow remains mortal but is changed by Skuld; developing enhanced strength and fighting skills, plus wings, talons and a healthy attitude towards hurting anyone who meddles with ancient godly relics. These women are more likely to remove your head first rather than ask questions, but the fun loving, vivacious Crows sure know how to throw one heck of a party.

Second in command of the New Jersey Crows is Neecy Lawrence. Turned at just 16 when her drug dealer boyfriend gunned her down, the highly independent Neecy has spent the last 15 years trying to make up for the things she did before becoming a Crow. She lacks a carefree attitude but raven Wilhelm Yager sees right through her cool exterior and knows they are perfect for each other. He knows it, the Gods know it and the Crows know it; in fact the only person who refuses to acknowledge how right they are together is Neecy herself. As Will sets about the most forthright and persistent seduction ever (think more handcuffs and fisticuffs than chocolates and roses), he needs all his skills to worm his way into Neecy's heart.

There are plenty of action packed fight scenes and some hot monkey sex sessions, but it is the characters that make this book. Neecy and Will are great together, but I'm loving Janelle and her relationship with Mike; whom she has a tendency to punch repeatedly in the face.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hunting Season: The Gathering (Book 1) 9 July 2011
By Susu
Format:Kindle Edition
My review will be quick to the point.
Her books have what all brilliant paranormal romances should have.

1. Good plot: check
2. Good writing: check
3. Yummy male lead: check
4. Kickass female lead: check
5. Romance: check!! ;P

Overall: I love this book. I can't wait for more (please shelly give me more...).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 10 Dec 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Love Shelly's sense of humour, and i really looked forward to this being re-issued, it is a great book introduces a new take on a familiar tale, (the vikings their gods, and mythology) a bit similar to the mythology of Kresley Coles series. But i was very disappointed to learn there are no plans to continue the series, we are introduced to some absoloutly amazing characters and what is a brilliant book and you can tell that this was intended to be a series with intercomnnecting storyline and characters, so as a standalone this does take away somewhat from your enjoyment of the book, that said it is an excellent read, but only 4 stars because when you get to the end there will be that burning desire to know when can i get the next one?...............and bad news is you can't
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable but not amazing 22 Mar 2011
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Hunting season is the first in a series about warriors of the Nordic Gods. One of which is Skuld who has her Crows; mortal women killed and resurrected but now with additional wings, talons and strength. The other being Odin with his Ravens; immortal men born to serve him and prevent the use of ancient godly artefacts. This story follows the leader of the ravens Will Yager in his quest to finally convince second-in-command of the crows Neecy Lawrence to go out with him. Neecy who was killed by her drug dealer boyfriend has spent all of her second life making up for her past mistakes and the last thing she is after is getting involved with Yager.

This is the first book by Shelly Laurenston I have read and I must admit it hasn't made me eager to read more of her books. Paranormal romance is all about fast-paced plots and action and of course sex...but this book was pretty much all sex and then a few sentences of plot thrown in for good measure every now and then. I can't compare this book to anything else she has written so maybe this is her style I don't know? I like sex in a good book as much as the next person but not at the expense of everything else - I like a juicy plot to get completely absorbed in and that was definitely lacking in this book.
The surrounding plot that was there didn't do much for me and it really might as well not have been there. It didn't connect to rest of the book at all and seemed to be a pretty half-hearted attempt to give the book some direction. There was some explanation about the mythology behind the story but not much. All these idiots were stealing and trying to use artefacts for evil but no description of what they were or what they could do with them or anything at all really.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Depends what you like... 5 Mar 2011
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People have be recommending Shelly Laurenston to me for some time, but this is the first book I have tried from her extensive backlist. Whether or not you love this book, depends on what you are looking for really. I am a huge fan of paranormal romance/action books and in my choices I expect to get lots of plot, great characters and mythology, romance and passion. Of those things, The Gathering had the mythology and the passion.

There's lots of interesting mythology around the crows and the ravens and the various gods that they work under and I enjoyed learning about the different characters in each group. They provide lots of amusing moments. Neecy was okay but I didn't love her- her nature of being defensive and ignoring a man who clearly adored her and would do anything for her made her difficult to like at times. Will was a much better character, well written and easy to like. Their relationship was fun to read and certainly very hot. However, much of it was taken up by pages and pages of sex. It was well-written but it almost got ridiculous how many pages were devoted to it. It lacked the romantic angle for me- there were moments of romance but there were a little spoilt by Neecy's reaction to them.

In terms of plot, there was an attempt at one outside Will and Neecy's relationship, but it was thinly drawn and half-hearted. I can forgive that somewhat because the first book in any series is always very introductory and has to focus on letting you get to know the important characters. Perhaps the follow up books will have more plot and, I never thought I'd say this... less hanky panky!

Some reviewers have mentioned that there won't be any follow ups to this series.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
I personally couldn't get into this. I found it all to predictable but maybe I have become jaded by the whole genre.
Published 2 months ago by Jangler
5.0 out of 5 stars Hunting season
This book is a page turner, it is well written and witty and I can't believe there is not another in the series yet.
Published 4 months ago by louise rigney
5.0 out of 5 stars My go to author
I love Shelly Laurenston's writing style and stories, all are different, all are unique and all of the characters have there own personalities! Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. E. Murphy
4.0 out of 5 stars different but still good
Shelly Laurenston has now added crows and ravens to my library .. I first stared with her Pride and Dragon series which are truly fantastic .. Read more
Published 7 months ago by K. Wragg
4.0 out of 5 stars The Gathering
Enjoyed the story and the characters, cheesy at times but still made me laugh. Gotta love strong kickass women. Hope there's a sequel.
Published 18 months ago by Lippyloirston
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun ,but
Let me start by saying I really enjoyed this book. So why only 3*? Basically I could not really 'care' about the characters. Read more
Published on 2 Dec 2011 by M. Gomeze
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I loved this book. It's one I can read over and over again. I can't wait for the next one in the series.
Published on 8 Nov 2011 by Rachel
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic start to new series
Another funny, engaging and witty story from this great writer who always leaves me wanting to read more of her work, if she could only write as fast as I read!
Published on 27 Feb 2011 by F. Lawless
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!!
As expected with Shelly, the plot pulls you in, whilst it is predictable in that girl hates boy, then girl falls in love with boy or in this case crow for viking. Read more
Published on 13 Nov 2010 by Chaka
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