August 15, 2013There is an excerpt up on Shelly Laurenson s website and IT IS AWESOME Here is the link below Enjoy I definitely did Bite Me excerptOMG OMG OMG IT S LIVY I LOVE LIVY I CAN T WAIT UNTIL THIS BOOK COMES OUT OMG OMG OMG Edit 1 So I thought waiting until 2014 wouldn t be that bad, but I ve been on this page every day,than once a day, willing the publication date to change It hasn t So for a few days I was like thisThen I was like thisand no August 15, 2013There is an excerpt up on Shelly Laurenson s website and IT IS AWESOME Here is the link below Enjoy I definitely did Bite Me excerptOMG OMG OMG IT S LIVY I LOVE LIVY I CAN T WAIT UNTIL THIS BOOK COMES OUT OMG OMG OMG Edit 1 So I thought waiting until 2014 wouldn t be that bad, but I ve been on this page every day,than once a day, willing the publication date to change It hasn t So for a few days I was like thisThen I was like thisand now i m like thisIt s officialShelly Laurenston, you hold my happiness in your hands Bite Me by Shelly Laurenston is the 9th book in her Pride series I have enjoyed the previous books in the series but this one completely failed to hold my attention It was a struggle for me to finish I just wasn t interested or entertained I think the main issue that I had with Bite Me is that it suffers from multiple personalities The story jumps around characters frequently throughout the entire book The story is told from the point of view of over 25 characters, I kid you not I started Bite Me by Shelly Laurenston is the 9th book in her Pride series I have enjoyed the previous books in the series but this one completely failed to hold my attention It was a struggle for me to finish I just wasn t interested or entertained I think the main issue that I had with Bite Me is that it suffers from multiple personalities The story jumps around characters frequently throughout the entire book The story is told from the point of view of over 25 characters, I kid you not I started counting partway through.This is supposed to be Livy and Vic s book but it feltlike a story for the entire cast of characters There was so much dialog and jumping around that it didn t feel like much progression was made and when something interesting did happen it was glossed over and sped along to a different point of view Additionally many of the characters annoyed me and much of what happened or was said bored me I can t say that I liked the book but I didn t hate it either I ended up giving it 2 stars because there were a couple nice moments I enjoyed the part that takes place at Vic s house and the part when he and Livy are in Honeyville Sadly, that s about it I liked Vic and Livy together and would have liked to have hadpage time with them This just wasn t a book that I could enjoy but other readers may like it.To seeof my reviews go to Paranormal KissARC Advanced Review Copy received from Kensington Books via NetGalley. A smutty dare from my beloved GR friend, Edge of Bubble So lovely, so deadly and so enjoying while torturing me with smut books D Well, Bubbles, I finished it so I guess I m safe at last P Bite Me is the ninth book in Shelly Laurenston s Pride series This book can be read as an independent read, though I missed some vital information about the characters, but it didn t spoil my reading a lot So.A playdate with a honey badger shifter Livy and hybrid tiger bear shifter Vic The story involv A smutty dare from my beloved GR friend, Edge of Bubble So lovely, so deadly and so enjoying while torturing me with smut books D Well, Bubbles, I finished it so I guess I m safe at last P Bite Me is the ninth book in Shelly Laurenston s Pride series This book can be read as an independent read, though I missed some vital information about the characters, but it didn t spoil my reading a lot So.A playdate with a honey badger shifter Livy and hybrid tiger bear shifter Vic The story involves action, lot s of shapeshifters, adventures, mystery, a bit of smut the story wasn t over flooded with it, but it made my eyes roll in some scenes lot s of pointless violence, crazy females, males who are quite sane, vengeance andWhy be modest when you already know you are amazing , a phrase which sarcastically summarizes the main theme of this book The story concentrates upon Livy, her life and her family That leads to another weird part of this story I ve read a couple books about shapeshifters and Bite Me was my first about Honey Badgers At first I just laughed at the thought of it D Honey Badgers are known for their dangerous fight skills and their ability to protect the ones that they love That s a great set and it triggered my attention for sure Of course I liked action scenes, family protection theme, humor and Russian Mafia the names, POV s characters were interestingly written, I could hear these characters speaking with Russian accent These are the factors which really helped me to continue with the book and help the story a lot A funny treat from Bite Me EnjoyPick her up Pick her up Sighing, Shen reached out and lifted Melly onto his shoulder She seemed to barely weigh anything, and it was terribly easy But then Jake said, If she starts squirming, drop her She s about to piss on you And if she grunts, Jocelyn added, throw her She s about to shit or projectile vomit Horrified, Shen practically ran to the room they d set up for Melly.Oh yeah She s outlived eight husbands, too Livy glanced at Vic Some of them even died naturally What I didn t like, was smut of course and lots of pointless violence which could have been avoided I was terrified by almost all the women in Bite Me Almost all of them are cruel, violent, smutty ego maniacs Violence to show who s better, violence to express slight anger inconvenience, violence without a reason and it s presented like it s normal view spoiler Be ready, he told his brothers before he reached down and grabbed Livy by the back of the neck He lifted her up and off Blayne, and Livy s uncles immediately grabbed her legs and held them away from her body while she snapped and hissed at them all hide spoiler To my astonishment, most male shapeshifters were calmer and definitelyreasonable Vic and Livy, their relationship is peculiar Mutual love for honey and their different characters are entertaining I didn t feel the connection with the characters, but still some were likable Like Vic, Russian Mafia or the crazy old lady, who did a great show in the sauna To sum up, this is not the worst smut I ever read you still remember the Lord Idiot D I quite liked the story ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Another book for my favorites self from Shelly Laurenston I m seriously starting to believe that I would even love this woman s shopping list I don t like all her books equally but I love them all to pieces I m not much of an ARCs fanatic like some people I won t be naming looks pointedly at most of her friend list but I was seriously squealing in glee over getting this a month early In this book we have Olivia, Livy, KowalsARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Another book for my favorites self from Shelly Laurenston I m seriously starting to believe that I would even love this woman s shopping list I don t like all her books equally but I love them all to pieces I m not much of an ARCs fanatic like some people I won t be naming looks pointedly at most of her friend list but I was seriously squealing in glee over getting this a month early In this book we have Olivia, Livy, Kowalski, a honey badger and a seriously kickass photographerShe looks non threatening doesn t she Think again Honey badgers are notorious for their vicious string and felony ways Still, Livy isn t a regural HB She is an artist who got over the stealing your way though life phase when she was a teenager and decided that her photography was her future and the family bussiness which consisted mostly of stealing and coning That doesn t stop her from going all HB on her enemies asses when she finds her dad brutally murdered.I loved Livy She was an outcast in her family and pretty proud of being one True to Laurenston s style, she was a very strong minded female lead and cranky as hell Maybe not all of her females are cranky but they are all definitely mule headed I actually love every heroine in this author s books They know how to fight their own battles, how to be mean and vicious when they to be and how to get over themselves when they have to Livy is no exception She makes her own way through life but isn t stupid enough to go half cocked into bad situations without asking anyone s help I enjoy my books waywhen heroines can keep a balance.Then we have Victor, Vic, Barinov, a tiger grizzly hybrid with a dexterous tail that has a mind of its ownVic is a tiger grizzly hybrid which makes him seriously strong and kind of bipolar without him even trying He is weird since his grizzly side is mellow and logical if anyone doesn t startle him or sent him in panic mode and his tiger side is all hissy and cranky Luckily his tiger side doesn t come out to play a lot and that s how he wants it.You know I didn t get exactly what wit was that Vic did for a living It mostly seemed like mercenary jobs here and there after serving in the military and CIA for some years Vic wasn t in favorite male leads in the series It s not that there was anything bad about him, it s just that I found him less interesting than most Of course there was this tail of his that view spoiler showed up even in human form when he lost control and hide spoiler had a mind of its own I found myself fantasizing of kinky sex scenes involving said tail many times.The story was a definite page turner It had much action and the romance was kind of secondary to the main story which worked pretty nicely I wouldn t have minded a little bitof the romantic side since Livy and Vic worked very good as a couple but I was okay with what I got I loved seeing the way the Kowalskis dealed with the wrong done to one of their own.What I love most in SL s characters is how she can create such crazy people and make them seem adorable and lovable I love seeing how some shifters work on instict alone and how others base everything in logic, how some are emotional while others are stone cold predators The characters in every book are fascinating because they are kind of unique They are a huge band of lunatics who work well together This is actually true for her Fantasy series Dragon Kin as well Maybe she has a thing for people who should occupy either an asylum or jail I know I want to hug them all.Honey badgers are my new favorite shifter group They are crazy, party loving and thieving but they have a weird set of morals and a very specific honor code They also have family loyalty which works for me Combined with Toni s prodigy siblings and my all time favorites Blainey and Bo they made the perfect group of secondary characters.I really look forward to the next book but I guess I ll have to wait for quite some time 11 04 2014 You would think that re reading a book so close to the first time would be boring but surprisingly that wasn t the case I was a bit stunned to realise that I remembered almost nothing of the book although I really don t know why this surprised me since I have a very bad memory The book was definitely worth its rating though 3 When it comes to Laurenston s shifter books I generally love them and that feeling hasn t changed with my re read of Bite Me.This book has the perfect blend of humour, snark, romance and action What I love about these books is that they always make me laugh to varying degrees no matter how many times I re read them.After being introduced to Livy in Wolf with Benefits I was so hoping for her own book and this did not disappoint, and the fun of the book doesn t diminish when re re re reading.Ho When it comes to Laurenston s shifter books I generally love them and that feeling hasn t changed with my re read of Bite Me.This book has the perfect blend of humour, snark, romance and action What I love about these books is that they always make me laugh to varying degrees no matter how many times I re read them.After being introduced to Livy in Wolf with Benefits I was so hoping for her own book and this did not disappoint, and the fun of the book doesn t diminish when re re re reading.Honey Badger Livy rocks quirky, witty and intolerant of any bullshit she is seriously awesome And honey loving, hybrid shifter Vic is oddly a perfect fit for her They do work as a couple Although one small niggle I wish the connection between Livy and Vic was developed a tad , the couples from other books felt like they had a somewhat stronger connection Again as in other books, there is a good collection of secondary characters here, who add to the story they don t feel like they ve been created to simply fill pages Some of Livy s cousins seem fab others delightfully horrific.For some the violence in the book might be a tad too much, but I think it works within the context of this particular story.This can be read as a standalonebut once you read one it s likely you ll grab another What happens when you put a mean honey badger and a hybrid feline grizzly shifter together In Shelly Laurenston s latest instalment to the Pride series, Livy Kowalski and Victor Barinov are paired together in what has to be the most entertaining story yet As a mean honey badger who doesn t need anyone to lean on, Livy is used to being on her own However, when her father dies, Livy doesn t want the emotions to affect her She treads on as honey badgers do and this is where Vic comes in The sof What happens when you put a mean honey badger and a hybrid feline grizzly shifter together In Shelly Laurenston s latest instalment to the Pride series, Livy Kowalski and Victor Barinov are paired together in what has to be the most entertaining story yet As a mean honey badger who doesn t need anyone to lean on, Livy is used to being on her own However, when her father dies, Livy doesn t want the emotions to affect her She treads on as honey badgers do and this is where Vic comes in The soft hearted but sexy hybrid shifter brings to Livy what others men don t It s the perfect pairing and with Laurenston s over the top, trademark humor, BITE ME becomes a story that will have you clutching your sides and laughing until the very end Readers can expect the same outrageous situations and reactions from both new characters and familiar ones What I love about this series is the euphoric feeling one gets whenever you read a Laurenston book Each instalment exudes feel good pheromones until you are high on Laurenton s humor and stories I ve come to look forward to each new book by this author because of the guaranteed fun I will have reading it.Thanks to Laurenton s excellent writing and humor, this story is reminiscent of a reality show, displaying characters at their most entertaining moments and is just as addicting BITE ME is a perfect example of why Laurenston s romances are so worthwhile.Reviewed for Fresh Fiction How can this book be the end I love the Pride Series by Shelly Laurenston Especially the books about bear shifters I loved, loved Crush and anytime Bo is mentioned my ears perked up.Shelly did a fabulous job of bringing everything together, characters, plot lines, and big get togethers It felt like a big family good bye party, revisiting old favorites, couples and packs Reading this book and knowing that there might not be another one was heartbreaking Her shifters are the riot, they ma How can this book be the end I love the Pride Series by Shelly Laurenston Especially the books about bear shifters I loved, loved Crush and anytime Bo is mentioned my ears perked up.Shelly did a fabulous job of bringing everything together, characters, plot lines, and big get togethers It felt like a big family good bye party, revisiting old favorites, couples and packs Reading this book and knowing that there might not be another one was heartbreaking Her shifters are the riot, they make me laugh out loud and her dialogs are some of the funniest I ve ever read Until she decides to continue this series I ll revisit my bears and hope forto come I miss this series so much I just can t connect with her latest series Call of Crows I tried multiple times, but it s just not the same I m mourning Hot shape shifters and even hotter passion New York Times bestselling author Gena ShowalterLivy Kowalski has no time for idiots When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life s irritants is a finely honed skill Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad s untimely and unexplained demise That s where Vic Barinov comes in or his house does Vic can t step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky It gets his animal instincts all riled up But he ll have to woo her at high speed all hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.ME WHILE READING THIS BOOKI m a honey badger I m fearlessWhy did it take me so long to pick this book up from my shelf I ll never understand Maybe because I wasn t this much blown away by the previous installment, but this one was way, way better.Honey badgers, the race of con shifters, are one fierce and bad ass force to be reckoned in the shifter world of the Pride series And probably the meanest Added to my favorite shifter gro This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.ME WHILE READING THIS BOOKI m a honey badger I m fearlessWhy did it take me so long to pick this book up from my shelf I ll never understand Maybe because I wasn t this much blown away by the previous installment, but this one was way, way better.Honey badgers, the race of con shifters, are one fierce and bad ass force to be reckoned in the shifter world of the Pride series And probably the meanest Added to my favorite shifter group Pair them up with grizzly tiger hybrids they are pretty much unstoppable Livy Kowalski, a honey badger and professional photographer, Vic Barinov, the sexy hybrid detective, were fun, cute and pretty awkward, but totally in endearing way unlike the previous book couple The focus of the story was on their slow building, but steamy romance and the action packed, supenseful honey badgers revenge quest against the murders of Lily s father As always what you can expect of Laurenston s Pride series is a lot of humor and snark, plus many of our dear Pride characters make cameo apperance.4 super fun stars Definitely one of the best book in the series Highly recommended to every paranormal romance urban fantasy fan who wants a fun and steamy pnr romance uf series set in the modern world These books are absolutely hilarious I loved Vic and Livy And I can t wait forbooks from this series.