by Kresley Cole
Published by Pocket Star on April 1, 2006
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
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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!
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.
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
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
“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