A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER (Immortals after Dark #1) by Kresley Cole
Publication Date: April 1, 2006
Reviewed By: Reading In Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 4 Stars
Acclaimed author Kresley Cole introduces a sizzling new series with this tale of a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire — unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death.
A mythic warrior who’ll stop at nothing to possess her . . .
After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he’s waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.
A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy . . .
Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents — until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae — and their notorious dark desires — ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.
An all-consuming desire . . .
Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?
A friend of mine has been bugging me to read this series for quite some time so I finally gave in and read book one. It took me a little bit to get into the new world of Valkyries, vampires and Lykae, but once I was there, I got hooked and I can’t wait to read about the other characters mentioned. The Valkyries are a hoot, being both ruthless and a bit clueless. The way they banter with each other was nothing short of fun. The romance part was nice in that Emmaline, a Valkyrie/vampire, learned to be strong and Lachlain, King of the Lykae, learned to be gentle as they worked through their differences and prejudices. His seduction was fun to read, but I did wish it moved a little faster. When they finally did get together, the sparks flew and made it well worth the wait. I also appreciated that no one breed is really bad. Like in life, there are good guys, bad guys and best of all, those that you just aren’t sure about. It’s those characters that now have me purchasing the rest of the series.
★THE IMMORTALS AFTER DARK SERIES ~ READING ORDER★
✦Novella: The Warlord Wants Forever – February 2006 ➢ $1.99 Amazon http://amzn.to/148L3kf | B&N http://bit.ly/I1b2k3 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1bYcpc0
✦1: A Hunger Like No Other – April 2006 ➢ Amazon $5.99 http://amzn.to/145JxdA | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1efUPCC | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/I2SXSZ
✦2: No Rest for the Wicked – October 2006 ➢ Amazon $5.99 http://amzn.to/18Y0dqP | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/17Ic2zF | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/1bYbZm1
✦3: Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night – October 2007 ➢ Amazon $6.83 http://amzn.to/1cd4HeS | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1jjgwBV | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1cF1Smg
✦4: Dark Needs at Night’s Edge – May 2008 ➢ Amazon $5.99 http://amzn.to/1e13idc | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1dSSmNB | Kobo $7.59 http://bit.ly/1hUHl43
✦5: Dark Desires After Dusk – June 2008 ➢ Amazon $5.99 http://amzn.to/1crWLGR | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/18Mht0S | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/17IhliL
✦6: Kiss of A Demon King – February 2009 ➢ Amazon $5.99 http://amzn.to/19VY9k8 | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1bMPWk4 | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/17Igiz9
✦Deep Kiss of Winter Anthology – October 2009 ➢ Amazon $6.83 http://amzn.to/17qDvby | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1dSSLzx | Kobo $7.59 http://bit.ly/1apxduA
✦7: Pleasure of a Dark Prince – February 2010 ➢ Amazon $5.99 http://amzn.to/1crXnfN | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1bAOhdY | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/1b5EJgb
✦8: Demon from the Dark – August 2010 ➢ Amazon $5.99 http://amzn.to/14gGejG | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/I19PsS | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/1hUGIrl
✦9 Dreams of a Dark Warrior – February 2011 ➢ Amazon $5.99 http://amzn.to/145Kdzt | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/185JMg8 | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/1aDLUJA
✦10: Lothaire – January 2012 ➢ Amazon $5.99 http://amzn.to/1aM2glC | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/I1adaS | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/1degr59
✦Not part of the series, but I recommend reading before MACRIEVE ~ Shadow’s Claim (The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist Series, Book 1) November 2012 ➢ Amazon $5.99 http://amzn.to/18t6DvY | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1fcEpOm | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/17kSioO
✦11: MacRieve – July 2, 2013 ➢ Amazon $11.04 http://amzn.to/18WSMQx | B&N $12.99 http://bit.ly/1aprRPS | Kobo $12.99 http://bit.ly/1b5Ef9I
✦12: Dark Skye – Coming Summer 2014