Year of Kresley Cole – A Hunger Like No Other

Posted April 13, 2015 by Kathy in Book Review / 8 Comments

Year of Kresley Cole - A Hunger Like No Other

Year of Kresley Cole – A Hunger Like No OtherA Hunger Like No Other Series: Immortals After Dark #2
by Kresley Cole
Published by Pocket Star on April 1, 2006
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 356
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

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?

April marks the beginning of XOXO After Dark’s Year of Kresley Cole leading up to the publication of her next Immortals After Dark hardcover! I love this series and I can’t wait to find out who is the next couple to fall in love. This is my first year as a XOXpert and I am so excited to spread the word on this series. For the next couple months I will be spotlighting a book from the series, leading up to the exciting news.

The first 3 books of the series – The Warlord Wants Forever, A Hunger Like No Other, and No Rest for the Wicked covers have been redesigned! Don’t they look amazing?! To celebrate the new look the ebook formats are on sale for $1.99! Hurry the sale ends May 3, 2015!

IAD New Covers

The Warlord Wants Forever – Amazon and Barnes & Noble

A Hunger Like No Other – Amazon and Barnes & Noble

No Rest for the Wicked – Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 

Purple My Review

I discovered A Hunger Like No Other when I received my first Nook. Back then I was careful before I purchased a book so I downloaded a sample (today I am one-click addict, if the price is right I’ll grab the book). The first chapter was so exciting that when the sample ended I immediately purchased the book. When I finished the book I bought the next one in the series and I re-read A Hunger Like No Other. This was the book ignited my passion for paranormal romance and my obsession with Kresley Cole. Once I read all the books in this series I moved on to her historical series, The MacCarrick Brothers and The Sutherland Series.

Why do I love A Hunger Like No Other?

This story is filled with steamy romance and exciting action. Lachlain MacRieve is the leader of the Lykae Clan and has been held captive in the catacombs beneath Paris by the Vampire Horde. For nearly two centuries he was tortured and killed, but because of his immortality he is brought back to life just to have the torture repeated. For two centuries his hatred for all vampires was building up and he vowed for revenge the moment he was freed. But his plans change the moment he scents his mate is close by. Up until his capture he had been searching for his mate and centuries later he discovers her while he is being held captive. Filled with rage and excitement he escapes and hunts his mate down in the streets of Paris. To his surprise his mate is the beautiful and sweet Emmaline Troy, who happens to be half Vampire and half Valkyrie. Because of his hatred for all vampires in the beginning he mistreats Emmaline. But as he heals from his years of torture he gains control of his emotions and realizes that Emmaline is not as cold-hearted as the Vampires that tortured him. He feels guilty for the way he treated her and is determined to prove his love to her. Emmaline also grows as a character. She has lived a sheltered life being raised by her Valkyrie aunts. Her trip to Paris is the first independent step she has ever taken. Meeting Lachlain was frightening but Emmaline finds the courage to stand up to him and makes a bold move when she is confronted by a dangerous enemy.

Besides the steamy romance of the series there is the fascinating world of the Lore which Kresley Cole has created. The paranormal creatures are mysterious and magical; the modern day setting adds hilarious scenes that keeps me coming back for more. The Immortals After Dark series is a must read for all paranormal fans!

A Hunger Like No Other is the second book of the series but it can be read as a standalone. The Warlord Wants Forever is the first story of the series and it is a novella. I actually didn’t discover this until after I had read a couple of the books in the series and I had no problem understanding the story, so it is not necessary to read this first.

Do you need more convincing? Read an excerpt at Kresley Cole’s website.

 

Purple Dream CastHunger dream cast

Name: Lachlain MacRieve, King of the Lykae Clan
Description: 6 and a half foot tall, dark brown hair, golden eyes that turn blue when shifting
Race: Lykae
Personality: Possessive and a fierce leader

Name: Emmaline Troy the Timid
Description: Blue eyes, pale alabaster skin, long blonde hair
Race: Half Valkyrie, Half Vampire
Personality: Sweet but she has lived a sheltered life.  She is known for crying pink tears when she accidentally killed a moth

Purple Quote

When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest.”

“My ideal man? He’d have to be considerate, easygoing, and well-mannered. Above all, he’d need to treat me like a queen.”
—Emmaline Troy, aka Emma the Timid, half vampire half Valkyrie

“Never run from one such as me, female. You will no’ get away—and we like it.”
—Lachlain MacRieve, King of the Lykae

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. She has also written five award-winning historical romances.

Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Queensland area of Australia.

Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures--ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie--that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.

In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

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8 responses to “Year of Kresley Cole – A Hunger Like No Other

  1. Alicia

    I loved this book and your dream cast is perfect!! I can’t wait for the next book!

    • Kathy

      This is one of the few series that I have read all of the books from. Now when I look at series I get discouraged when I see there are more than 5 books, I can’t imagine trying to catch up. I loved this book and wish I had time to do a re-read. I bet the audio sounds really hot! Thanks Jen!

    • Kathy

      Thanks Michelle! I hope you get a chance to read this. This is one of my favorite series!!