"Scorching hot beginning to the Gathering series"

Neecy is the second in command of the Crows, a group of female warriors serving a Norse goddess. She's strong, snarky, intelligent, and has a thing for the incredibly sexy Will Yager. Will, the leader of the Ravens who are loyal Viking warriors for Odin, is attracted to Neecy, but she appears cold and standoffish to his fellow Ravens. Like other Vikings, Will is stubborn and knows that Neecy burns bright under her façade, so he pursues her relentlessly. While Neecy dodges Will's increasingly annoying, but strangely adorable, seduction, she is faced with the hardest trial of her life. She must protect the Crows from a new threat and attempt to maintain her distant from Will.

I loved every page of this book! Neecy is the perfect heroine: hard, smart, and knows how to deal with difficult people. Then, I felt in love with Will as he is tall, sexy, and a bit geeky. They are the perfect couple, as is evident that everyone around them already knows, of course except for Neecy and Will.

The dramatic portions of the storyline play a minor roll in the plot at the beginning, but become more important towards the end. Also, these dramatic portions set up potential continuations of the story, especially since some chapters were told in the perspectives of secondary characters.

Hunting Season will endear you towards these hardened warriors quickly. I laughed, I worried, and I was in desperate need of a fan during some of the more scorching hot scenes. I great book and I impatiently wait for more.

Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted October 18, 2009


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…

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel

Note: This book has been previously published.

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…

Buy From Publisher


Hunting Season
(The Gathering: Book 1)
by Shelly Laurenston

Samhain Publishing
October 1, 2009
Available: October 2, 2009
ISBN #1605046728
EAN #9781605046723
Add to Shopping List
Order from Amazon

Other Books by
Shelly Laurenston

Bear Meets Girl
Big Bad Beast
Hunting Season
Beast Behaving Badly
The Mane Squeeze
Belong To The Night
Here Kitty, Kitty
Go Fetch
The Mane Attraction
Everlasting Bad Boys
When He Was Bad
The Beast in Him
The Mane Event
Here Kitty, Kitty
Go Fetch!
Pack Challenge
Pack Challenge
The Distressing Damsel
Here Kitty! Kitty!
To Challenge A Dragon
A Pride Christmas In Brooklyn
Go Fetch!
Pack Challenge

EBook Isle Bookstore hosted by Fresh Fiction