Hunting Season (Gathering Series #1)

Hunting Season (Gathering Series #1)

by 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...

Warning: Contains a strong, intelligent, ass-kicking heroine; an alpha hero with the occasional geeky tendency; gritty, realistic violence; and sex so hot that, well, let's just say there's not enough ice water in the world...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605047881
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Series: Gathering Series , #1
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Subtle, demure, delicate Shelly Laurenston is a 2005 EPPIE Award Winner and 2004 CAPA Winner. A misplaced New Yorker trapped in Los Angeles, Shelly is constantly plotting and scheming her way back to civilization-think "Escape From New York." When she isn't playing video games, polishing her brass knuckles, or writing, she's trying to keep her dog, Maximus Psychotixus, from turning the local cat population into Happy Meals. Shelly is also the author of the award-winning TO CHALLENGE A DRAGON as well as PACK CHALLENGE, GO FETCH!, HERE KITTY, KITTY! and A PRIDE CHRISTMAS IN BROOKLYN. She also has her first print book out now, MAGNUS HEAT. All her books are available at Triskelion Publishing.

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Hunting Season (Gathering Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 242 reviews.
soto_caligrl02MI More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical at first to read this new series, since im so into the magnus pack, and the shifters, and i cant forget the dragons. But as soon as i began to read I was unable to put the nook down. I love the crows and adore the ravens. Neecy and Will are a knock out team, literally. As leaders of their crews they bump heads alot on their views of how things should work. You cant help but fall in love with will yager and his "Nice ways" not to mentions the crows are a bunch of hard knocks just waiting for a good party, you cant resist wishing you were there with them at one of their gatherings. I was hooked on this book since page 7, and I know you will too, I cant wait to read more about the gathering and their lives, Im especially hoping the we read about tye and janelle next, I just love the way quiet tye stares at her in his sort of stocking way! For all you shelly fans, this is a must read yet again, be prepared to be tossed into a world where shifters meet gods and the crows, from begining to end you will want more and will not be disapointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when it first came out and I am stilllllllll waiting for the second one. Come on Shelly. I love the Magnus, Pride and Dragin Books. They have multiple books and I can't wait for each one. I follow and buy them all the first day they come out. But please continue this series. It is amazing!!!!!!!!!! Your biggest fan. Latisha Gibbs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was GRRREAT!!!!!!!! This book has it all action, drama,sex, and sacarsm. I need book 2 now.
sexyvranny52 More than 1 year ago
Great action and great. Sex where is book 2
shirlsweetSE More than 1 year ago
nice book new series and great characters
Chentell Ingram More than 1 year ago
This book has become an instant favorite for me. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutly loved it! At first I wasn't so sure I wanted to buy it because of the description. But I went I gave it a shot because she is an amazing author. This book truely worth every cent.
romancemistress More than 1 year ago
When I first saw that Shelly was doing a "Viking" book rather than the Pride/Pack series, I was a little concerned, but clearly I was nuts to limit her. This was just as cool and raunchy and bad-ass as all the lions & wolves & bears... oh my, yes!!! So, we have Neecy, a former real life bad girl drug dealer who'd do anything to get out of her back street life to get an education and that takes her down a really dark and dead-end road...literally. So when her drug-dealer boyfriend shoots her dead at 16, she gets a second chance when the goddess Skuld snatches her from the jaws of death for a very mortal afterlife as a Crow, winged chicks who definitely aren't vegans. 2nd in command to Didi, she rides herd on a band of equally tough winged warriors who know how to party, to kill, and who even scare Shifters. Our hero - and he really is one - is Yager, Viking warrior to Odin who has a thing for Neecy that will not quit. She doesn't do meaningful relationships because she's too busy leading her girls and teaching college classes (see, that quest for education came out right after all!)to have time for hearts and flowers. But Yager is a persistent and horny (and I ain't talking the horned helmets)warrior and he will do anything to win Neecy and keep her safe. And, yes, if you're new to Laurenston's work, her characters have dirty mouths, coarse manners, filthy minds and the toned bodies to put all that to some really explicit use. With Laurenston's usual mix of laugh-out-loud hilarity, filthy snickers, eccentric to the nth degree characters, and enough blood and gore to suit even a comic book/horror movie fan, Hunting Season is a great addition to her Pack/Pride world and her Dragon world writing as G.A. Aiken. And with Tye and Janelle and Mike and Arri waiting in the wings, I have to assume there will be sequels. I'm lining up right now for a Crow tattoo...well, maybe one of those fake ones!
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Funny, and and strong caricatures that are easy to get wrapped up in, a plot line that keeps getting better and you find that you can't put down.
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2mc More than 1 year ago
As always Shelly always delivers.
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Humour, feisty heroines, Alpha males, great dialogue-what's not to like?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In all the books I have read....way to many. I like Laurenston and have read many of her books in fact that is the reason I bought this book. This is the first book I have to say I can't get past the first chapter, I have no desire to even go further. So I would highly recommend you download the sample first to see if this is to your liking. If someone had told me that I would never have purchased.
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KrisES More than 1 year ago
I was actually purposely not purchasing or reading this series because I'd noticed that she had it listed as story one but that it's been years since it came out with no signs of more.  I finally broke down and purchased the book because I just love everything else that Shelly Laurenston has written.  I must be a glutton for punishment because I knew that this was going to be a great story but would be left wondering about all these other potential pairings that she'd begun to hint at only to be left hanging where they're concerned.  Kinda a double edged sword cause I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it, but just be warned that you're going to be left wanting more.  Now I like I'm sure many of her other fans will wait patiently and hope that she makes it back to this series some day.
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