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A modern woman and a god from ancient legend? Surely an epic love mismatch...or maybe it's the "myth match" of the century? The irrepressible Katie MacAlister brings us heroes who are more than mere mortals in two sparkling new novellas of the Otherworld.


Dane Hearne -- also known as the Irish fertility god Cernunnos -- must choose a bride quickly. His long-ti

Paperback, 353 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by Pocket Star
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Briar's Reviews
I love myself some Katie MacAlister, so when I found this in a random, almost abandoned book store without realizing this book even existed, I was thrilled to max capacity!

This book wasn't as fast of a read as Katie's usual books, but I still loved it to the max! I loved every inch of the romance in the two little stories presented in the book and I found myself wanting to know the futures for the characters (Megan and Dane as well as Alrik and Brynna).

The two sets of stories were related to m
Jun 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Someone looking for a quick, fun romp (best if you know the Ring Cycle)
Ain't Myth-Behaving showed up in my basket when I was pulling trashy romance novels from a used book store for one of my best friend's 30th birthday gift. It was a little too ragged for gifting, but seemed too funny to pass up, so I kept it.

It was only when I started reading that I realised I had in hand two stories. Both involve men of mythology interacting with modern day women, in modern times.

The first, "Stag Party", was a mildly fun romp involving a god on a timeline. He's been summoned b
Barbara ★
Both stories are boring. The hero in Stag Party is arrogant as hell and annoying as well. It's a wonder the heroine falls for him at all. Norse Truly is a little better since it has Vikings and it's hard to mess that up. All in all, not Katie MacAlister's best effort. ...more
Mary Jo
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
i enjoyed these short stories i just wish they were full novels. they were just to rushed. especially nearing the end.
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. Not very entertaining but not that bad either. Like mythology and romance and hoped a mixed of boat would be fun. But it was kinda meh for me. Might pick up other books of the author though.
Anna's Herding Cats
Stag Party

Stag Party is told by Dane aka Cernunnos which was pretty entertaining and so threw me for a loop when he' suddenly start talking about his penis. Made me snicker a few times since I'd forget it was a guy talking more often than not. Dane's a little full of himself but he is a god after all, right? I liked him though. He could be so inappropriate at times but in a lighthearted just have to shake your head at him kind of way. Megan was great too. I liked that she didn't quite go along w
Friends of  Linebaugh Library
Ain't Myth-Behaving fantastic title...lukewarm stories. Truth be told, if they were split into two books and fleshed out more I think I would have enjoyed them more. As it is now, two novellas in one book, they just seemed like they were rushing to get to the point.

That said, these stories both involve men of mythology interacting with modern day women, in modern times.

Stag Party, the first of the set, was a mildly fun romp involving a god on a deadline. He's been summoned by his druid worshippe
May 06, 2009 rated it did not like it
This is a book of two short Novels and I have to say and I feel terrible for it since I'm a Katie fanatic, but I honestly hated these to stories. In fact I tried to read both abut never finished Either, Its not that they were written bad because nothing Katie write is ever written bad, I just couldn't get into them. And after of number of months of pick it up and putting back down I just finally gave up and said I'm sorry I just don't like you. This was second Attempt to read short stories by Ka ...more
Michelle Wardhaugh
More mind candy with quite a bit of humor to add spice. I liked the second story better than the first because the male lead was slightly less arrogant. But the first story was more memorable for humorous images. Toy poodle hell hounds with little red bows still has a friend of mine giggling when she talks about it. These types of books are all very well, but it makes coming back to real life all the more bitter, like biting a lemon after a luscious glazed doughnut.
Two novellas by Katie MacAlister. I would say these weren't my favorite Katie MacAlister stories by a long shot - but I enjoyed them none the less. ...more
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015-books
A fun bit of mindless reading.
This is one of those books that if you're in the right frame of mind for (as I luckily was!) then you'll enjoy - let's face it you can tell by the cover it's not going to be a serious read!
There's two different stories which are....

Dane, the Irish fertility god Cernunnos, needs a bride & fast. If he doesn't marry by Beltane, just a week away, he'll become mortal - and die. He knows he's found his soul mate when he meets American travel writer Megan St. Clair,....but while Dane is a se
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was so much fun. I'm usually not one to read short stories, but this has me wondering if I should dip my toes into another short stories book. I got this copy of Ain't Myth-Behaving and some more Katie MacAlister books from my mom a few years back, and tried to read one of them back then. But, I just couldn't get into Katie's writing. I was just a bit to young.

Sorry if this review doesn't make any sense, I'm writing this right before I go to sleep.

Anyways, I would recommend this to people
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Yeah I'm not sure why I read this. Someone recommended it to me and it was just bearable enough to finish.
There was so much potential for interesting characters and story within these mythical themed romances. Instead it always seemed to turn flat and predictable. Too many instances of a man pretending to respect the woman's opinion and boundaries, before throwing it all out the window. Oh how romantic....
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Humor and romance. Two short romances in one book that also are witty. Who could ask for a better fast read. If you want something for the beach or airplane, this is your book. Just a warning though you'll be laughing at loud and totally crushing on the two leading men. ...more
Amelia Jones
4 stars I really liked both stories and laughed reading them.
Lover of Romance
This books is filled with two short stories, so I will do the summary and review of each.

Stag Party
This starts out with Dane Hearne who is the god Cernannos, after his fiancee leaves him in the dust. Every year he is required to get married to atleast someone, even if its the same one. However this year, if he doesn't marry than he will no longer be a god and having lived so long he will die. Then he stumbles across Megan St Clair, who is there for a job and to see the site with her crew. After
Mar 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Ain't Myth-Behaving fantastic title...lukewarm stories. Truth be told, if they were split into two books and fleshed out more I think I would have enjoyed them more. As it is now, two novellas in one book, they just seemed like they were rushing to get to the point.

That said, these stories both involve men of mythology interacting with modern day women, in modern times.

Stag Party, the first of the set, was a mildly fun romp involving a god on a deadline. He's been summoned by his druid worshipp
Ha Ha! I love Katie MacAlister! This was a fun, somewhat quick, read for me. 2 stories in one book, both about mythology (always a plus in my book)but histarically funny! First story, Cernunnos is an Irish god, god of the Hunt, who dies every winter and is reborn every spring. In order to keep his position as Cernunnos, he must marry every Beltane. So he marries the same woman every year only this year she has taken off during his death and shacked up with Dionysus, god of wine, who has taken it ...more
Oct 20, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal fans, MacAlister fans, dragon fans
Shelves: paranormal, romance
First of all, it is two short novels. The first novel is about Cerunnos, and I think it is in the same universe as her Aisling Grey novels since she references him being a member of her equivalent of a heavenly court (I don't recollect the name off the top of my head). The story is told from the hero's point of view, and he's arrogant and stuck on himself--not too surprising for a former mortal who has been a god for 1500 years. He has to get married in a week. There is a mystery to the story, w ...more
What I learned: don't keep a hungry fury waiting.

Ok, seriously there were 2 stories here. First "Stag Party" is about an Irish minor god who has to take a wife every Beltane festival to keep his immortal status. He "dies" every winter solstice to rule the underworld for 6 months and this time when he returned his goddess had run off and married a rehabbed ex-god that had become a salsa dancer. Now with a week left he must find a new goddess to spend eternity with. This story was cute. There's a
Carol Ward
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Two books in one, can it get any better than this?
First we have Stag Party which surprised me by being from the man's point of view. Dane Hearne (aka the Irish god Cernunnos) needs to find a bride, and fast. He needs to be married by Beltane, which is a week away, and his old goddess has run off with a salsa dancer. He's found the perfect woman in travel writer Megan St. Clair, but can he convince her in time? This book is fast paced and hilarious, and Dane is forever spouting lines that would b
May 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This was an interesting read. Instead of one story, there were two.

The first story, Stag Party, is where you meet the fertility god Cernunnos, also known as Dane, who only has one week to get married. If he doesn't he loses his godhood, become mortal, and die. Enter Megan, American travel writer who is working on a segment for her company. She is everything that Dane wants in a woman, except that she doesn't fall so easily to his charms.

The second story, Norse Truly, introduces you to Alrik and
Sep 26, 2007 rated it really liked it
Stag Party: Dane, Irish god of the hunt, has just one week to find a bride or he will die. American travel writer Megan fits the bill, but can she be convinced in time?

This was told from Dane's point of view, which is unusual. He's an amusing man, with an overblown sense of himself, adorably clueless. Megan is a little less fleshed out, but is feisty and adapts well to circumstances. Enjoyable.

Norse Truly: When Brynna's car veers off a cliff in Sweden, she is rescued by Alrik and his men, cursed
C Joy
May 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
I gave this a four because of its entertainment quality. It's mindless fun and I've always been interested in Norse mythology. The ability of an author to use this mythology and add humor to is amazes me. I enjoyed reading Katie MacAlister's Aisling Grey series, but I can't compare it to this one.

The thing is, I saw this at a bargain bookstore and the copy was very good, like new and I didn't even read the description, I went ahead and bought it. The stories were hilarious and I can vividly imag

I can't decide which story i liked more.....the sexy yet brooding Lord, or the horny Viking ghost.

I've loved Katie for a really long time.....and i can't believe how long it's took me to actually read this book. i kept getting side tracked by PRN and UF series....i should of realied Katie would still deliever.

I had however forgotten that though she writes hot pre-sex scenes.....they usually tend to fade to black and so you miss all the good stuff. well maybe that's just my pervy mind wa
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
I expected this book to be better. I never connected with the characters or the story. I would have preferred that the characters get to know each other some instead of acting purely on chemistry. I, as the reader, cannot "fall" for the characters if I don't connect with them; if I don't know much about them. I need reasons to find the character endearing and with the characters only "falling" for each other because of chemistry not because they knew them and fell in love, I did not get those re ...more
Megan Burback
Ain't Myth-Behaving contains two novella's, Stag Party and Norse Truly and I have to say Stag Party was laugh-out-loud funny. The things Dane said were cute, romantic and hilarious! I really liked that it was narrated by him instead of Megan, it gave the reader insight into his mind, and what a mind it was! But when I started reading Norse Truly I kept thinking about the other books that I had that I wanted to read- and honestly, it wasn't as funny as Stag Party. I also didn't really feel anythi ...more
I didn't even manage to get halfway through the first story. The heroine is career-orientated and feisty and the rest of that clump of rom-com cliches, but swooned on the hour every hour when confronted with his voice/face. Yes indeed, there's nothing a 21st century journalist needs more than a real man to show her how she really feels, his sheer masculinity obliterating her professionalism, her self-control, and her common sense. I gave up shortly after she developed a spontaneous antler fetish ...more
Martina the Book Fairy
This book is actually two shorter novellas Stag Party and Norse Truly.

Like the cover implies, they're both light-hearted, funny, witty, fluffy, cartoony romance. Er, paranormal romance, or possibly mythological romance.

If you like this type of story then it's a must read for you and you should probably also pick up the Aisling Grey, Guardian series by the same author. I prefer the Aisling Grey series, personally, but that's mostly just because a full-length novel and even more so, a series, ha
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For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn't think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialo ...more

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“Why are you taking your breasts away?”

-Dane “Cernunnos” Hearne”
“I love you, Brynna. I will love you until the day I breathe my last. You belong to me, and I will make you the happiest of women. Now take off all your clothes, and pretend you are a Celtic princess about to be marauded by an incredibly virile Viking studmuffin."

-Alrik to Brynna”
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