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Venom & Vanilla

Venom Vanilla Successful Seattle baker Alena Budrene doesn t want to die But when she s infected with a lethal virus spread by supernatural beings her only chance for recovery is to make a deal with the devil or i

  • Title: Venom & Vanilla
  • Author: Shannon Mayer
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  • Page: 318
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Successful Seattle baker Alena Budrene doesn t want to die But when she s infected with a lethal virus spread by supernatural beings, her only chance for recovery is to make a deal with the devil or in this case, a warlock.Though he saves her life, it looks nothing like the life she once knew and neither does she Alena is a new breed of Supe no one has ever seen beforeSuccessful Seattle baker Alena Budrene doesn t want to die But when she s infected with a lethal virus spread by supernatural beings, her only chance for recovery is to make a deal with the devil or in this case, a warlock.Though he saves her life, it looks nothing like the life she once knew and neither does she Alena is a new breed of Supe no one has ever seen before Even the supernatural police don t know what she is Now exiled to the northern side of the Wall, which marks the divide between humans and Supes, Alena is thrust into a dark and magical new world.But just as she begins to adjust to all things supernatural, she realizes that her transformation is the least of her worries and it was no accident She was chosen to be killed by a Greek hero trying to make a name for himself once .Alena was brought up to be subservient, preferring creating to fighting, and vanilla and honey to blood But that was then Now, to survive, she must stand up for herself and this time she s got fangs But will she be ready to use them

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    1. Shannon Mayer

      A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I was born into a family of Star Wars nuts I have a lot of siblings somewhere I lost count but I think there was than could be numbered on one hand and being one of the young padawans I was subjected to Star Wars marathons, on a regular basis If you ve read any of my books you ll see there is often a reference to said movies as a small homage to my upbringing May the force be with you and all that jazz.I started writing when I realized I didn t want to grow up not believing in magic, or not believing in creatures everyone else said didn t exist That being said, I have never seen a fairy, unicorn or dragon I had a neighbour who swore they fed the leprechauns in their garden, but I never caught the little buggers no matter how long I lay in wait And consequently had to help the neighbours plant new flowers to replace those I killed waiting for the leprechauns to show their faces Along the way, I found my husband who is the rock that keeps me from floating away into my dreams, and we have a little boy who is the centre of our world Living on a farm keeps us busy as if the writing wasn t enough and I have than my share of stories about wrestling with cows, helping birth calves and ending up in the creek during the process, falling in the mud we ll call it mud but we all know that on a farm, mud is rarely mud and chasing escaped livestock in the hopes the four legged convicts don t make it to the highway.I ve taken up archery, and the goal is to move into horseback archery in time you know, when I can hit the target on a consistent basis and when no one is looking, I love to bake this doesn t happen often as it s hard to keep the sweet treats in stock with two boys in the house As to what s coming next for me More stories since those never stop inside my head, I might as well share them with all of you and adventures Pretty much, when the fancy strikes, I ll jump on it Leap before you look I m sure that motto was created for me.Or was that think big and dream bigger, ready, set, pull the trigger yeah That one is a good one too But only if you have a gun And are hunting elephants Which is not cool because of so many reasons Let s stick with the first one with an addendum.Leap before you look and let your dreams carry you on their wings And that, my friends, is me in a nutshell.

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    1. Venom Vanilla The Venom Trilogy 1 by Shannon Mayer is a fantasy audible book I fell in love with Our gal is dying from a plague that is sweeping the country There is a wall built keeping the supernaturals on one side and the normal people on the other Only those with a touch of supernatural blood can get sick or if they are exposed to the the sick person Our gal is dying and ca her friend tells her she knows a wizard can make her into a supernatural if she has the money She has the money but doe [...]


    2. Reviewed by Rabid Reads.In an attempt to not judge this book by the same standard as Shannon Mayer s other titles, I constantly readjusted my mindset while reading VENOM AND VANILLA The tone was very light, I d describe it as an Urban Fantasy parody, and the protagonist is a Firstamentalist think religious zealot meets goody goody But, try as I may, the insta heroine, mythology leaps, and shaky pacing just didn t work for me.I enjoyed the premise, and the basis of the VENOM TRILOGY was sound Ale [...]


    3. I m rating this book 3.75 stars When i first started reading this book I had a difficult time with Alena It really irritated me the way she believed That all supernaturals were evil and she had very occult like beliefs Fortunately, this book got a lot better and better as i read on Alena slowly became un victim like and shed some of those opinions about supernaturals and everything else I really got into this book even though it took a while It was original and i didn t even mind the snake shift [...]


    4. 4 Stars Venom Vanilla is one crazy ride There s vampires, sirens, werewolves, and mystical gods If you can think of anything supernatural, they exist in this world The story is told in Alena s point of view A young woman that constantly follows rules until she gets a deadly disease and later gets left alone to die in a hospital.As she prepares for her final days, she gets a chance to live one time But she has to turn into something unnatural The setting is similar to X Men Normal humans don t l [...]


    5. Here s the thing the story was decent, but the heroine was a complete and utter twat And here s another thing swearing is okay, actually it s great It can add passion to a dialogue and really make you feel the heightened emotions of a character What doesn t do either of those things is a character an adult character using words like frick, frack and butthole instead of swearwords It wasn t endearing or cute, it was fucking stupid and so bloody annoying I wanted to punch someone Really I do not e [...]


    6. eARC kindly provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.DNF 31% I couldn t go on It was an impossible task I simply hated the h as the pages continued everything about her upset me.


    7. Not sure this was the book for me I just had a hard time getting into it but it did have a fun and unique concept and design.


    8. A decent book Interesting world building The heroine is a early version of Anitra Blake, a little self righteous, but not as annoying about it.I hate injustice So the inequality bugs me to no end probably enough that I lost a little enjoyment Here is hoping that the inequality doesn t last until the final pages of the trilogy.


    9. What other disaster could happen to a poor innocent girl Oh, this was such a fun read Very unusual and mixing many genres There re ancient Greek heroes, minotaurs, cupids, Greek gods, Satyrs, vampires, werewolfves, witches What could you want LOLIt follows the story of Alena, a successful owner of a pastry shop who catched a deadly virus an is preparing to die a horrible death.And if that wasn t enough, her douchebag of a fiancee tells her that he will take her life insurance, sell her shop to [...]


    10. I did not finish this and stopped at 24 percent I received this book for free for November s Kindle single or whatever it s called on I just really wish I had passed on this book The world building was non existent and we were just thrown facts our way And I am sorry, reading about how after a change was done to Alena and how sexy she was and how people were staring at her and or wanting to have sex with her was too much The book starts off with Alena in a hospital dying of something called Aegr [...]


    11. angelerin 2016 10Thank you to NetGalley for providing a free ebook copy of Venom Vanilla By Shannon Mayer in exchange for an honest review Short Review Summary Not for me at all.Well Venom Vanilla is not what I was expecting, and not in a good way I made it maybe about 60 70% through before I had to give up on it I couldn t take it seriously Some of the things that happened are too silly to be believable I don t care for that at all UmNoAlso, I found some parts to be a bit weird and there isn t [...]


    12. Thanks, , for recommending me with kindle first the most laughably terrible book that I ve read in years I almost rated this two stars for the enjoyment of making all my friends suffer by posting screenshots in the group chat If this book is a parody, I m impressed at the author s masterful touch in creating such a terrible, terrible book In this book, the main character frequently uses the words fricky dicky to swear and refers to supernatural creatures as super dupers She was raised in a funda [...]


    13. This book is hard for me to review as it is a bit over the top and full of WTFery This is a fantasy version of our world in which there are supernaturals who live openly However, humans are uncomfortable with them and many are required to live in walled off reservations when identified, despite having lived their entire lives with the rest of us This is aggravated by the development of a plague of sorts that has no known cure.The heroine is dying from that plague She was raised in a very restric [...]


    14. I can t tell you how excited I was to hear Shannon Mayer has come out with another series Venom and Vanilla is the first in this new Urban Fantasy It seems that humans are away of the supernatural but have created a divide to keep themselves separate To make tensions worse, the supernaturals are carrying a disease, Aegrus virus, that causes humans to die a horrific death.We enter this world with, Lena, our heroine barely hanging and dying from the virus She is given a choice to change into a sup [...]


    15. this could have been really interesting, and i actually found the heroine quite amusing and quirky she reminded me of alison hendrix from orphan black but oh my actual gosh all of the tropes made me want to poke my eyes out humans that turn beautiful when they become supernaturals, heroine who is magically super powerful and needs little to no training, mcfucking i n s t a l o v e and your obligatory Blonde Barbie Bitch With Fake Boobs who is literally called Barbie i mean really REALLY


    16. My Thoughts 5 out of 5 Unicorns I loved it I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book And I bought my own copy already as well as the rest of the trilogy This is the first book that I ve read by Shannon which is very silly of me because I own thirty of her books, but I plan to remedy this be reading of her books This is the first book in the series trilogy It is for adults due [...]


    17. Meh, It was all over the place I wanted to enjoy it but Alena got on my nerves, she could never decide what she wanted This entire book couldn t decide what it wanted to be, shit just happened without explanation I might read the next installment someday or not.


    18. Alena Budrene is a young woman afflicted with a lethal virus spread by supernaturals She doesn t want to die but her only option to stay alive is to be turned into a supernatural by a warlock before it is too late Her ultra religious upbringing makes it very difficult for her to make the decision to do this Her resolve ultimately crumbs when she decides to live even if she has to be non human to survive When the warlock changes her, she doesn t know what she is all he will tell her is that she i [...]


    19. A SIMPLE MAN S REVIEW I liked the idea for this book than its execution In theory, it could have been fun and dark, navigating the worlds of both supernatural beings and humans It could have brought Greek mythology into our present day world and explored the consequences of gods and heroes and Twitter But instead, it was juvenile in almost every sense of the word.First, how can I take a book serious when the main character calls the supernatural beings Super Dupers In fact, most things out of h [...]


    20. I gave it 2.5 starsI am having a REALLY hard time with my review of VENOM AND VANILLA On one hand I LOVE Shannon Mayer and her books, but on the other hand, I did not love VENOM AND VANILLA.I thought VENOM and VANILLA started off pretty strong I instantly took to Alena and the storyline intrigued me Then Alena was turned and both her and the storyline pretty much lost me Did I hate either No, but I had to force myself not to put the book down or jump ahead.I think my biggest issue with VENOM AND [...]


    21. Never have I started a book and wanted to punch one of the characters as badly as I did in this book This book starts off playing on your emotions, but don t let that stop you, things suddenly change and boy what a ride Alena is on death s door at the start of the book, and her husband Roger isn t the great man she thought he was A deal with the devil not literally saves our heroine from the jaws of death and give her a second life But not the life she expected Join Alena on the run from Gods an [...]


    22. I had no idea what to expect from this book but as it s written by an author who friends rave about I thought it high time I got on board It s the first in a new series so seems an ideal place to start.Alena is in a very bad way when we meet her, dying from an incurable wasting disease and discovering that the man she loves is an epic douche bag and no mistake Alena has lost so much, family, home, her business and now even the marriage she believed in It s an all round disaster really but Alena [...]


    23. I don t know how to review this book without saying that I kind of hated it It is horribly stereotypical with cookie cutter characters that are all supposedly ridiculously gorgeous in a completely roll your eyes fashion First off, the main character comes from an annoyingly fundamentalist religious background and is as much of a victim as that Twilight twerp The writing makes me want to weep with frustration on how incredibly sexist it is, focusing so fully on a male gaze to the female figure th [...]


    24. By turns cute and hilarious, and epic can t forget the epic I think I got it as part of the prime early releases It was freaking awesome Suuuuuuuuper looking forward to books in the series


    25. My Review I was offered the second book in this series because I had this first book, but I hadn t read this one So, I got busy and read them both yesterday It s a good thing they really run right into each other.This first one jumps right into the deep end of the story in the hospital with the heroine dying of a horrible disease The author does a really good job of explaining this disease and how it affects the body while the mind stays clear through it all You get a crystal clear picture of ju [...]


    26. This was a well written story with well developed characters I have never read anything by this author but have been wanting to I am glad I did It was funny and very entertaining I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.


    27. According to the print on the cover art this is from a USA Today best selling author of another story I don t recall the title I call bullwinkles Either that or USA Today s standards are so low using them in the bottom of your birdcage would be a improved usage of its pathetic existence on this earth Conclusion There Is No Way This WILL contain SPOILERS This book has so many holes it could double as Swiss Cheese It s main focus is dialog, and LOTS of it and none of it good It moves so quick wit [...]


    28. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy Most novels don t begin with the heroine dying in a secluded, high security hospital Things get both better and worse for Alena, who has caught a super contagious wasting disease that kills every person who catches it The only way to survive it is to be turned into a supernatural creature any supernatural creature This clashes with her religious upbringing, but when push comes to shove, she decides she wants to live, even if it means a new form and ban [...]


    29. I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review BLURB Successful Seattle baker Alena Budrene doesn t want to die But when she s infected with a lethal virus spread by supernatural beings, her only chance for recovery is to make a deal with the devil or in this case, a warlock.Though he saves her life, it looks nothing like the life she once knew and neither does she Alena is a new breed of Supe no one has ever seen before Even the supernatural police don t know what she is No [...]


    30. The Venom trilogy promises to be a surprisingly fun and light hearted urban fantasy series from Shannon Mayer This author is allowing us to view serious social issues such as equality and segregation from the humorous aspect of supernaturals a k a super dupers and caricatures of the Greek pantheon Alena Budrene seemingly had everything she wanted in life a husband, nice house and successful bakery business But when she is struck with the fatal Aegrus virus, Alena discovers that things were not q [...]


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