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The climactic final volume of The Venom Trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Shannon Mayer.

Humble baker-turned-supernatural Alena Budrene is lovely and lethal, and for the first time, she's owning it. Finally rid of her low-life ex-husband, she's free to date sexy vampire mob boss Remo, who respects her as both a Supe and a woman. She's on good terms with her difficult mother, and she's growing comfortable with her powers.

But just when it seems things are falling into place for Alena, Hera strikes again: the Aegrus virus rages across Seattle, threatening the life of everyone in its path - including Remo, infected by Hades. The only way to stop the carnage is to face Hera and her army in a no-prisoners battle to determine the fate of the human race - and Alena's future.

In a sweeping voyage from the Seattle bar scene to a netherworld populated by murderous gods and monsters, Alena confronts one adversary after another on a quest to set the world right for both humans and Supes and demonstrate her power - to the gods and to herself - once and for all.

©2017 Shannon Mayer (P)2016 Brilliance Audio

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Good story for a young girl.

I think my 10 year old granddaughter would like it. The narrator is very good and I would like to hear her do a grown up reading.

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The best 1

Out of all three books, this one is definitely my favorite. No more surprises on who everyone is. Just clear understandings of what they all want. And of course Hercules is the only sensible hero, we can't tarnish his reputation lol.

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Hisses and Honey (The Venom Trilogy #3) by Shannon Mayer is the last book in the series and I hate to see it end! This has been a fun ride! In this book she finally gets her divorce but she also has to do so much more too! She also discovers major family surprises. You meet more creatures, gods, and see more battles. Will miss this!! The narration was perfect as with the other two audible books!

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Book 3

Shannon Mayer's Hisses & Honey is the final book in the trilogy but in all likelihood not the last we'll hear from some of the characters. Alena's trials with the Pantheon's heroes finally comes to a conclusion but with a great personal price. Her love life takes several unexpected curves but a happy for now is reached. The story has plenty of action with battles, lies, deceit and tragedy to keep the readers interest.

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Fun and Energetic

I love this Trilogy! I'm not a big fantasy reader, but this was fun, fast moving, and entertaining. I love the way Shannon Mayer incorporated the Greek pantheon with other mythological creatures! A+++!

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Loved it!!

What a roller coaster!! So many questions answered and was shocked to discover what those answers were to some. Full of action! What a thriller. Had me wondering if everyone would be saved in time. Thoroughly enjoyed it!!

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wish the author would do a reweite/release

so this series is pretty good with some major problems. it would be amazing if the author would be able to do a rewrite and release. I think that the aleena character needs less dumb swearing and to stop having weird internal dialog about her mother's judgement on her.

when aleena isn't being overly ex religious but clinging to her religion the series is fairly good. I think that there is potential for it to be epic if the author ever wanted to rework it slightly.

the stupid non cursing that involves a lot of poo references are ridiculous. thankfully in the last book aleena seems to stop with the ridiculous cursing .

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I’m so sad it’s done!

I could stay in this world forever! All these characters are amazing & easy to fall in love with!
This what a great ending to this fabulous adventure!

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Awesome

Loved it hope that you will as well you will not be disappointed thanks for the best series ever

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Over all such a fun series. There’s Greek gods, super natural beings and zealots to keep you entertained with a never give up main female character with a heart of gold. No matter the horrors or the heartbreak thrown at her she continues to fight the good fight for both the humans and supers even if it means her life. This story brings the trilogy to an end revealing everyone’s motives and the way they fit into the story. While it ends, it is left open enough for a continuation of this world. I loved the story and the narrator both keeping me entertained and into this fun fast paced story!

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  • 03-30-20

Satisfying conclusion to the Venom trilogy

Having obtained her divorce and bested Theseus on live TV, Alena has gained the respect of humans and become a champion of the supernatural community. Her joy on regaining her bakery is short lived when Remo breaks off their relationship in an effort to protect her from his brother Santos as well as the vampire council who have forbidden inter species relationships.

With the virus now having reached pandemic levels and the pantheons already choosing their sides, Alena must travel to the ends of the earth and the very depths of hell (literally) resulting in a final showdown with Hercules and the hydra and finally Hera herself.

Hisses and Honey is the final instalment of the Venom series which finally sees Alena come into her own. It’s been quite a journey witnessing her transformation from a meek and pliant housewife/baker to a fearsome Drakaina. Seeing her grow in confidence and embrace who and what she was, was a revelation. While she retained the admirable qualities that made her human, these qualities became her strengths rather than her weakness. I particularly liked her standoff with Hera. Her speech was a powerful moment.

The way that the author has managed to mix an array of mythological and supernatural characters into one giant melting pot was impressive. Although all the loose ends were tied up nicely, I felt it was rushed and there was still potential for more books. The teaser at the end however suggests a possible spin off. I recommend this for fans of vampires, werewolves, warlocks, shifters, sirens, Greek/Arthurian mythology and of course baking!

I listened to this book in audible form which was narrated by Saskia Maarleveld. I was impressed by the way she was masterfully able to bring each character to life with their own unique voice, switching effortlessly between characters and accents.

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  • 02-21-18

Good end to the series

Really liked this as an ending the the series. Sad that it had to come to an end though. I love Greek mythology so enjoyed listening to stories with them in. I especially like Ernie! The narrator did a very good job and I would definitely listen to her again.

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  • 06-12-18

Sassy!!

I really enjoyed this series, it’s so different to other fantasy novels I have read/listened to previously, it’s so sassy and funny with really likeable characters and a story that very much held my interest till the very end. I also really loved the baking references to recipes along the way, cakes I have never heard of and I do love my cooking. The narrator was great at creating individual characters and personalities. Highly recommended by me 😊

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  • Imee-B
  • 05-30-17

Decadent and addictive

Hisses and honey is another fantastic story. Lena is one sassy, feisty, sexy and funny heroine and Remo is not that bad either, I can't get enough of this book and i hope that it's not the end of Lena's story. Saskia is amazing narrative make a lot of difference from just reading a story, she brings life into each character, she makes them believable and brings them to life.

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