Fangs and Fennel

Fangs and Fennel

by Shannon Mayer

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The delicious sequel to Venom and Vanilla, from USA Today bestselling author Shannon Mayer.

Alena Budrene is not just a gifted Seattle baker—she’s also a supernatural. Having survived the virus that made her transformation necessary and outwitted an attack by a Greek hero, she’s ready to settle down and deal with the challenges of living as a “Super Duper.”

But nothing is easy for a woman who can turn into a giant snake. Threatened by her unprecedented strength, Alena’s enemies team up against her. What’s next on the menu? The duplicitous demigod Theseus—backed by a ruthless vampire gang and the power-hungry goddess Hera—is determined to lure her into a glorious, and rather public, battle to the death.

Now humans, even the ones Alena risks her life to protect, are afraid to acknowledge her existence. And when the friends who once rallied around her begin to fall prey to Theseus’s manipulative schemes, Alena realizes she must act before she loses everything. But will the price of success be too high to pay?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503942103
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Venom Trilogy Series , #2
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 1,154,943
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Shannon Mayer is the USA Today bestselling author of the Rylee Adamson Novels, the Elemental Series, the Nevermore Trilogy, A Celtic Legacy series, and several contemporary romances. She started writing when she realized she didn’t want to grow up not believing in magic. She lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, son, and numerous animals. To learn more about Shannon and her books, go to www.shannonmayer.com.

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Fangs and Fennel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! I bought my own copy! This is the 2nd book in the series, and I highly recommend reading them in order. This series is for adults. This series is very unique mixing paranormal with Greek mythology. I learned more about the world and Alena’s family, but there is still plenty of mystery to find out about. The story line and Shannon’s writing style works so well together because you get pulled into the story and don’t even realize that you can’t put it down because you are gripped in the story. I love books like this! Alena is a great character who is trying to cope with who she is, but up holding her sense of self. She doesn’t want to be a doormat, and she just wants what is fair. I love how she jumps in to help others, and she is very loyal. I can’t wait to see what happens next! I highly recommend this series to any paranormal and Greek mythology fans who want a unique story to immerse themselves in!!
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! I bought my own copy! This is the 2nd book in the series, and I highly recommend reading them in order. This series is for adults. This series is very unique mixing paranormal with Greek mythology. I learned more about the world and Alena’s family, but there is still plenty of mystery to find out about. The story line and Shannon’s writing style works so well together because you get pulled into the story and don’t even realize that you can’t put it down because you are gripped in the story. I love books like this! Alena is a great character who is trying to cope with who she is, but up holding her sense of self. She doesn’t want to be a doormat, and she just wants what is fair. I love how she jumps in to help others, and she is very loyal. I can’t wait to see what happens next! I highly recommend this series to any paranormal and Greek mythology fans who want a unique story to immerse themselves in!!
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! I bought my own copy! This is the 2nd book in the series, and I highly recommend reading them in order. This series is for adults. This series is very unique mixing paranormal with Greek mythology. I learned more about the world and Alena’s family, but there is still plenty of mystery to find out about. The story line and Shannon’s writing style works so well together because you get pulled into the story and don’t even realize that you can’t put it down because you are gripped in the story. I love books like this! Alena is a great character who is trying to cope with who she is, but up holding her sense of self. She doesn’t want to be a doormat, and she just wants what is fair. I love how she jumps in to help others, and she is very loyal. I can’t wait to see what happens next! I highly recommend this series to any paranormal and Greek mythology fans who want a unique story to immerse themselves in!!
ashleymof2 More than 1 year ago
Dang Alena's husband ! He is such a Rotten no good piece of a man ! Alena is still on the fight to keep what is rightfully hers , Her Bakery mainly ,while trying to face and conquer the Gods and monsters coming after her. She is finally starting to show a little backbone . Thank goodness. Can't wait to see where this story ends up I received this book in exchange for a honest review.
jinx0213 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the series. It is well written, but I'm not crazy about the Supes, and the whole Greek Mythology angle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Second Book in a Series! Again I was quickly captivated by this story in and again couldn’t put it down till I finished it. This is a quick moving story from beginning to end. We see Alena grow in this book and decide to take a stand for herself and by doing so also standing up for all the other supernatural in this world. It was interesting to learn of secrets hidden for centuries by Alena’s family. Again many twist and turns that will keep you captivated and another all around great story. Of course, the Greek Mythology aspect made me love this story even more but I love the mixture of supernatural as well. Can’t wait to see what is in store for us in the next book in this series. I received this ARC via Net Galley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
jslo530 More than 1 year ago
Fangs and Fennel is the second book in this trilogy. Alena has more heros to fight, while she is also trying to find her way in this new world of super naturals. She is still too nice but she's trying to stay true to herself with out letting everyone around her get hurt or worse. She definitely starting to find her tough side. This was a fun, fast read and I can't wait to finish the story in the third book Hisses and Honey.
pdmcbride More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Ms. Mayer’s Rylee Adamson’s and Elemental series’. However, I am having a really hard time getting into this trilogy. As always, Ms. Mayer’s writing is impeccable and her story lines are usually captivating, however I just don’t find myself caring as much about these characters and plot lines. I think the mix of a designer drug that creates “super dupers” and mixing it with Greek Gods and Heroes are a bit much for me. For this reason, I am giving it 3 out of 5 starts.
MJLuckett More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Venom Trilogy! This book was Awesome... I am loving Alena more and more.... Kinda sad that there is only one more book... maybe this trilogy should turn into a never ending series. YaYa cracks me up, Love her!!! Hints of Exciting things coming in the next book, Hisses and Honey!!! Cannot Wait...
kat_3245 More than 1 year ago
As usual Shannon has done it again.....She has written an awesome book. I am loving this series. Alena is turning out to becoming a tough kicking booty hero. No matter what Hera throws at her she will overcome it with her friends, brother and the Vampires. Shannon has yet to disappoint me. This book is most definately a page turner. You will be rooting for her and telling her to go get em. I very highly recommend this book and the series as a matter of fact.
Denisemouse More than 1 year ago
Book 2 'Fangs & Fennel' of the Venom Trilogy is just as awesome and thrilling as book 1 'Venom & Vanilla'. I loved reading it Alena must prove to the Human world that even though she is a Super Natural or Super Duper as she calls them that she is alive and that her soon to be Ex-husband does not deserve to keep her inherited house and her bakery. Alena once again must battle yet another God and protect the human world form all of his destruction. With the help from her family and friends by her side as in book 1; Will she be able to win this battle? Does she win her Divorce and keep her Bakery 'Honey and Vanilla' and the House? and the biggest question of all... Will her Soon to be Ex-husband get put in his place? for the answers to these questions you need to read Fangs and Fennel. I did and loved it... and you will too. I can't wait to read what will happen in the final installment in the Venom Trilogy.
AnadeRose More than 1 year ago
I'm loving this series and watching Alena grow into a confident monster ;). She has defied the odds and done something no supe has ever done. This is definitely a series read so reading the first book is a must.. I can't wait until the next instalment and seeing where the story goes..
L_McBride More than 1 year ago
Fangs and Fennel is book 2 in the Venom Trilogy, and in this book we see Alena face a few challenges and struggle to show not only her closest friends and family but also the world who she is and what she is made of. She faces down a new so called "hero" who's game is to make Alena feel isolated and alone with no one on her side. This has caused some of her inner insecurities to surface as she fights not only to protect those around her but to prove she is stronger than they are giving her credit for. She also struggles with her moral beliefs and where they differ from her new reality, one issue being her marriage to her scummy cheating husband whom she is trying to divorce and her growing feelings for a certain vampire mob boss. To say this book is good would be a discredit to Shannon Mayer's artistry as an author, she has done another fangtastic job with this book. I love how she has merged the supernatural world and the mythological Greek world together in this amazing trilogy. It is a fresh fun new spin on things for anyone who loves the fantasy genre!
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily received a copy of Fangs and Fennel for an honest review via NetGalley.  While this still isn’t my favorite series of Shannon’s I liked the second book in the series better than the first.  Alena really starts to come into her own in book two and realizes that she is powerful and can do things without aid.  I liked that.  I liked that she became more assertive and could find her own inner strength.  She is finally accepting what she has become instead of fighting against it. “A Drakaina,…a woman siren who could shift into a giant venomous snake at will”   I especially enjoyed how she used her siren abilities, I think she could have loads of fun with it.   Maybe the next book? The mythos that Shannon created with Alena is interesting however, if I wasn’t on her ARC team I wouldn’t read it.  One, because it revolves around Greek Mythology which I am not in the mood for and two, it has vampires, which I have no desire to read about at all.  With that said this book was still very enjoyable.  It’s loaded with action, funny banter and a heroin that you can’t help but really like, so for me it gets a 3.5 Boundless stars.      
YoungHeart More than 1 year ago
Alena's in more trouble. Not of her own making, except for marrying that *insert derogatory name here,* Roger. Boy, is he a joyride, or what?? Anyway, she doesn't want to lose her home that her grandparents willed to her, and she definitely doesn't want to lose her bakery to that....Roger and that Barbie doll. The only way to be able to keep them is to get a real divorce. You know how that works in the Supe world?? It doesn't. Then there's Santos. He wants her dead, so he finds a "kryptonite" to her snake. That set me on edge. Zeus is still nowhere to be found. He's just as bad as Roger, but for a different reason. The baddie this time though is Theseus. A sharp dressed, well mannered dung ball who has it in for Alena, because of Hera and Aphrodite. Actually, I think they're both jealous. But Alena doesn't want any men, she just wants to be treated as a real person, with some added strength, her own home and her bakery. She wants to be a successful business woman and she wants equality. Oh, and a vampire. Remo. But that's "taboo" in the Super Duper world. Right?? He he he!!! Read it to find out more.
JanaGundy More than 1 year ago
Ms. Mayer always gives you a good time in each book she writes and I was doubly impressed with this one. I like when characters that may be a bit mousy, come out of their shell and grow each book. The action was non stop, the romance was yummy and I love the world this is in!
slevjay1 More than 1 year ago
The follow up to Venom and Vanilla did not disappoint. The trilogy seems to be finding it's footing and flowing much better together. I look forward to the conclusion. Full of laughs, oh shoot, and a bit on a tear-jerker Fangs and Fennel is a light read well worth the time.
MEXICANCUTIE More than 1 year ago
What a fun read! I really enjoyed this second book. I can see bits and pieces of the heroine Alena is becoming. She has started to let loose and kick some bad guy butt and I really look forward to what she does in the next book. Remo has definitely turned into quite the hottie, but I am having a tough time on deciding who to trust as far as the rest of the characters except for Yaya. She is funny and I think with her past just may need her own book! I read this book in one sitting. It is a great mix of comedy, Greek gods and I LOVE the cameos!!!! This particular one had me smiling all day! Thank you Shannon for another awesome book!
brandyis More than 1 year ago
This is the second in The Venom Trilogy and it's as good as the first. I've really enjoyed this series. I love the combination of Mayer's other series, as well as the incorporation of Greek myths, etc. They all come together in a world, while fantasy, feels plausible. In this installment, Alena is again challenged by a so-called hero. And this hero doesn't play fair. Thesus is determined to turn her family and friends against her. If she wants to save them and herself, she has to learn to do what is right even if it is difficult. My only complaint about the series--namely Alena--is she is just too good. She won't move on with her life without a recognized divorce. I get that she wants autonomy, but live a little girlfriend. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
BeckyBC More than 1 year ago
This second installment seemed to focus on stepping up to the plate. The story had a lot of self doubt and it was hard to get through. However, the end action scene made it all worth it and it will be interesting to see how the heroine handles the next battle.
TinaCourts More than 1 year ago
this is the second book in this series and I loved it. Alena faces many challenges but stays true to herself. looking forward to the next book in this series to see what will happen next. i found this to be a fun read as well as entertaining.
Masbjs More than 1 year ago
My name is Alena Budrene..... Alena finds her capabilities doubted by most of her friends as she faces a new crisis in the form of Theseus. This book really was a battle of minds for me, unlike Venom and Vanilla where Achilles relied on his physical strength. Her friends and family became chess pieces and check mate was leaving her alone and vulnerable. I laughed a lot with the baking humour and loved how Remo's character has evolved. It's a fun, quick and easy read but hasn't topped my list of favourite series by Shannon Mayer. Looking forward to reading Hisses & Honey. I received this as an ARC through Net Galley which I have voluntarily read.
CyrMath5 More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the Venom Trilogy and I absolutely loved it as much as I did the first one. Alena's character keeps getting better and better and you get to know the rest of the other characters more. This is definitely a book that is hard to put down. 1 more left in the series and I just can't wait for it to come!! You have to read this trilogy. Shannon Mayer never seems to disappoint her readers no matter what story she's writing!!
pidge22 More than 1 year ago
If you were on the fence after book 1 in The Venom Trilogy, you really must try Fangs & Fennel. The writing in book 2 flows from page to page. The storyline felt seamless, picking up where book 1 left off. Our heroine, Alena, is fighting against the legal powers that be. Since turning "super duper" the government no longer recognizes her as living. This has cost Alena all of her life savings, her inheritance, including her home, but most upsetting to Alena, her business Vanilla & Honey. Worst of all, her cheating husband and his bimbo Barbie are going to be given everything. If this wasn't enough for Alena to have to deal with, greek "hero" Theseus is on a mission to end Alena, for good. First though, he plans to turn her friends and family against her, one by one. Shannon did a great job with the pacing of this book and the world building felt more expansive. I am hooked on this series and cannot wait for the next installment!
serendipity5 More than 1 year ago
I loved Venom and Vanilla, I thought it was a highly original and interesting, yet slightly tongue in cheek take on the Greek Pantheon and the supernatural world. Things hot up a little (literally!) for Lena this time round and she finds out what it means to be on the receiving end of the Gods' hatred. They are in it for the long and complicated haul. Yet whilst it seems like all hope is lost and her friends appear to be deserting her, in true Shannon Mayer style Lena digs her feet in, takes a big breath and ploughs on, finding support in the most unexpected of places. I have to admit there was a point where I felt like lying down and crying with Lena, but equally wanting to give Roger and Barbie a slow and painful death myself. Theseus turns out to be the bad guy that I've most wanted to hate in a long while and I literally was in tears at the end, although admittedly the dark humour that runs through this is what kept me sane. Many laugh out loud moments were what kept me there till the end. Hugely entertaining and colourful read.