The Mane Event (Pride Stories Series #1)

The Mane Event (Pride Stories Series #1)

by Shelly Laurenston
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The Mane Event (Pride Stories Series #1) by Shelly Laurenston

Mace Llewellyn. Brendon Shaw. Two tall, gorgeous, sexy alpha heroes who are 100% male—with a little something extra. Lion-shifters, to be exact, who can unleash every woman's animal side and still look good—make that spectacular—in a suit. . .and even better out of it. . .

NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot knows she's changed a lot since she palled around with her childhood buddy, Mace. But it's fair to say that Mace has changed even more. It isn't just those too-sexy gold eyes, or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal body. It's something in the way he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. . . Meanwhile, for Tennessean Ronnie Lee Reed, 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 shifter men like Brendon Shaw. But she needn't worry, because now that Brendon's set his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758248800
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Series: Pride Stories Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 32,386
File size: 790 KB

About the Author

Originally from Long Island, New York Times bestselling author Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living, which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should. Shelly is also the New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. For more info about Shelly's books go to Or to check out G.A.'s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons go to

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The Mane Event (Pride Stories Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 504 reviews.
Fantasy66 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed both stories in this book. The way Mace never stopped loving Dez ..their story is one I've seen happen in real life. The story of Brendan Shaw & Ronnoe Lee is fun, carefree & also a great story. One thing I can say they both had in common is the sexual appetite these two lion shifters have. When the mood hits them they are ready to go & will take their mates any where it is convenient or not. I found the books a good read, a good story with action, humor & lots of sensual situations.
harstan More than 1 year ago
¿Christmas Pride¿. When NYPD cop Desiree ¿Dez¿ MacDermot sees her childhood friend Mace Llewellyn for the first time in years she thinks he is one muscular hunk. His stare could melt an iceberg as Mace makes it clear he wants Dez and she feels like heavenly ecstasy as he sniffs and tongues her neck even his purring puts her in the mood. However, even as she is FALLING Dez has doubts as Mace insists he is a shapeshifting man-lion.---------- 'Shaw's Tail'. New York City Hotel owner Brendan Shaw lies in his hospital bed battered from head to toe. However, in spite of the severity of his injuries, Brendan knows his nurse is his soul mate. The lion shapeshifter has to persuade the wolf from Tennessee Ronnie Lee Reed that he is the one for her.------------ These two linked paranormal novellas star shapeshifting lion-humans and their seemingly opposites in a cat vs. dog tales. Each story is amusing as the lions know who they want, but it is the feline who prove to be the tamers. Lighthearted in nature except in the boudoir, fans will enjoy the jocular romances of shapeshifters.------------ Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought one of the pride series books on a sale rack and now am hooked. I've not read one yet that hasn't engaged my reading interests. I think you'll enjoy reading Mace & Dez' story. I know I did.
Kankles More than 1 year ago
This was the first book in a new series by Shelly Laurenston, and it was GREAT!!! Though this was the first book in the series i unfortunately didnt read them in order, i read this one second so i knew what to expect from her writing and i was not disappointed. In this book she split the story between two characters, Mace and Brendon. In Maces story he just got back to NY after being gone for awhile, when he returns he runs into Dez, a cop who he knew 20 years back and who he had always said was going to be his.They have their ups and downs but inm the end the Lion always gets what he wants. Mace's story is kinda short but it's cute and entertaining. Brendon Shaw happens to be coming out of a tunnel and badly beaten when he sees the most beautiful women ever(RONNIE). And when he wakes up in the hospital with a fever cant seem to control himself. Ronnie was guilted into waiting for the lion to wake up in the hospital by her friend/alpha. Ronnie and Shaw go dont go through an adventure so much as having some fun. Lauenston brings in her hillbilly charm and creates an amazing story that keeps you captivated HIGHLY recommend the series to anyone that likes a fun book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and funny. Characters are very real and make you want to find out what happens later.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All these books are well writen, funny an very sensual. These are one of my favorites go to series. Read them several times. Good work. Please keep writing
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I love all her series, and this one is a great beginning. Not to be missed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shelly can not write fast enough. Perfect book to introduce her fantastic hero's, strong heroines and absolutely unique writing style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was there a plot??? Good read if all you want is sex and absolutely no story. About 20% of the book was okay. I like a good sex scene but would like a story to go with it.
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tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
- 4 Mane Event Stars -  Humor, Romance, Great Characters The Mane Event is book one in the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston. I love Ms. Laurenston’s work. She has a way with writing fabulously fun characters and the humor is over the top. We get two story’s in this book Christmas Pride and Shaw’s Tail.  Christmas Pride The first story is Christmas Pride about Mace Llewllyn who is a lion shifter and former Navy SEALs and Desireee “Dez” MacDermont who is an NYPD cop from the Bronx. During a murder investigation Dez runs back into her former best friend Mace.  The author has created an interesting world with Prides, Packs and more. Many things are like the wild animal world, but in a different way. Mace wants nothing to do with Pride life and everything to do with his dream girl. I loved this story. Mace is sexy as hell and Dez is no pushover. She takes everything in stride and the banter between all the characters is fantastically great. The couples are older and have life experiences, which I enjoy.  Shaw’s Tail In the second story, Shaw’s Tail, we have Brendon Shaw another lion male, but he has been a breeding male and Ronnie Lee Reed a wolf shifter and wild child with severe commitment phobia’s. Brendon goes looking for his brother and ended up getting beat up, when Dez and the wolves come to the rescue he is caught by a sent he can't let go. Brendon is a sexy lion with a face that makes women swoon. Once he gets a whiff of Ronnie he has no plans on letting her get away. As for Ronnie well she can’t seam to keep her mind off a silly male lion and may have just found the one thing she did not expect. I enjoyed this story. Like before we get a great cast of character, older couple, and a verity of shifters. The banter between everyone is great along with the friendships being built. These shifters and world are very different from a lot of the shifter books I’ve read in that they seam more like animals, but without losing their humanity.   If you have not picked up a Shelly Laurenston’s book. I highly recommend you do. She is one of my go to authors and I love reading her books over and over again. 
TheHungryBookworm More than 1 year ago
Strong characters and unpredictable twists. Humor, surprise, suspense, and a good romance to curl up with
GrrrGirl More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I was looking for a new author and I'm so glad I did. It's the first 2 books in a series and I can't wait to start reading the rest of them. They're exciting, sexy and I just love the dialogue!! I laughed right out loud more than once. Talk about a feel good book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I attempted to read the second book of this series The Beast in Him and could not get past 50 pages. I found the writing style. Confusing and the main people juvinile. I wanted to be fair so feeling maybe it would be best if I went back to the start as it were I borrowed book 1. It was not much better. I'm sorry I just find this series hard to read and understand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fast and easy to read gets your attention
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Was a great book want to read more very fun and sexy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great shifter fun with a little twist. I love anything my Ms. Laurenston and this series is going to be my favorite, I can just tell now. Not only is this novel an introduction to the characters, but, it's also the start up of a new business. Great read. Well thought out plots, and a great and fun family of characters. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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