These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability. They alert us when OverDrive services are not working as expected. Without these cookies, we won't know if you have any performance-related issues that we may be able to address. With all of her experiences, she uses those true life episodes to create her dramatic characters and settings for her books. She is a world renowned author of young adult novels and fore-mostly, paranormal novels.
Her works include the popular Immortal After Dark series, the Arcana Chronicles series, the more erotic Gamemakers series, and historical romances. Quite a broad spectrum of novels. Her IAD books have been her most successful. These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability. They alert us when OverDrive services are not working as expected. Without these cookies, we won't know if you have any performance-related issues that we may be able to address.
These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services. When she began shivering again, he stopped and broke away.
He raked his gaze over her, then gave her a disgusted look. And filthy. Mud all over you. But you. She trailed off under his lethal glare. How could she get away when she had no one to help her? The Instinct screamed inside him to touch her, to claim her. Damaged mind.
Of course. She shrugged miserably. Take off your clothes, vampire. I-I will not! Do you want to come in here with them on? Preferable to being naked with you! She looked up at him from under a curl freed from her tight braids. What do you mean? Nothing of value equal to that, she whispered. Start your free trial. Page 1 of 1. Excellent read. I really enjoy this series. Bravo Ms. Excelente novela, siempre combinando el romance con tragedias y dando un final positivo.
This book was awesome, it had me not wanting to stop reading for anything. There's a lot of action and twists to read through. This is a must read for everyone.
Scottish werewolf and King of the Lykae, meets his mate in Emmaline, a half-vampire, half-Valkyrie. At first he is stunned by the fact that his mate is an enemy. Emma is having a hard time adjusting to being on her own for the first time and is quite overwhelmed by Lachlain, plus she has to deal with her overbearing Valkryie aunts.
Emma finally finds her strength and goes after what she wants in order to prove to herself and others that she is not a weakling. I quite enjoyed their story and will continue on to the next tale. Love this series. Hot vamps,and werewolves with lots of steam. Scottish werewolf and timid female with a spitfire hidden inside. I loved the action and the drama. I was on the edge of my seat almost the whole book.
I could NOT put this book down and I read it in one night. I would have liked to know more about the pasts of the characters, but this book was great and I will read it again! This is a must read. Beautiful, creative writing at its best. I started reading the IAD series with this book and I was definitely hooked! I don't know what I was expecting but, enrapt as I was, I read with only a few breaks within a few hours.
I enjoyed the start of the Immortals After Dark series, but this still can't dethrone "Demon from the Dark" in my affections. Between this and the prequel novella, all I can think is that Valkyries are funny, and complete bitches. Oddly enough, one quality does not negate the other. On to book 3! She is also the predestined mate of Lachlain MacRieve, the leader of the Lykae clan who has nothing but hatred in his heart for the Vampire Horde.
But Lachlain has waited millennia for his mate and nothing will stop him from claiming her - not even the ancient evil from her past which threatens to destroy them both. While it is not necessary to read the novella in order to grasp the basic premise of the story, there are events that could be better understood by reading it.
Cole's world building is intriguing but needs more background information on the various Lore species, particularly the three that feature prominently in the book - the Vampires, Valkyries and Lykae. The plot is typical of the fated mates trope and the vampire threat could have been better developed.
The dialogue is hilarious and the writing mainly flows smoothly but some of the transitions between scenes are sudden and disjointed. Loved the steamy and intense chemistry between Lachlain and Emma. You can't go wrong with a sexy, hot highlander who is also a werewolf although it is a little disappointing that he doesn't actually shift into a wolf.
While he is borderline psychotic at the beginning of the book, this is understandable considering everything he has gone through and, in fact, his ingrained sense of honor does reassert itself quite quickly.
Some readers may be offended by his behavior toward Emma but it should be taken within the context of his characterization and the world Cole has built, i. Emma is a likeable heroine and her transition from shy and timid lass to self-confident and kick-ass vampire slayer is a highlight of the story. The secondary characters are also well-developed and intriguing, especially Emma's aunt Nix all of her aunts are hysterically funny and Lachlain's best friend, Bowen who looks like he will slot into my favorite tortured hero category.
Overall, a promising beginning to a compelling series and I look forward to reading more. It will help introduce you into the world and to Valkyrie convent that the heroine grew up in. Also the couple that is in the novella shows up in Hunger and I was glad that I knew their back story. I've had this series on my TBR list for over a year and finally decided to start it and I'm so glad I did. Kresley Cole has been added to my list of favorite authors.
She does an excellent job of mixing romance and humor. I find myself laughing a lot at the chicks in the Valkyrie convent.
I can't wait to read more about them in the next books. I love how Hunger tied in with the novella and I can see how the secondary characters are going to have their lives intertwined with each other.
The time line for Hunger and Warlord was parallel to each other. It was fun to see what was happening to Emma and the other Valkyrie gals while Myst was off having her adventure with Wroth in Warlord. And it was nice to see Myst and Wroth again towards the end of Hunger. We get to see a little more into their HEA. This is sounding like a review for two books. LOL Ok enough about the novella, let's dig into Hunger. Lachlain is a sexy lycan that has been tortured by vampires for years.
Which means he pretty much hates them as race. After he smells the presence of his mate nearby, he escapes the dungeon he is chained up in to find her. That's where Emmaline Emma comes into the picture. She is Lachlian's mate but when the two finally meet he can't believe that fate would hand him a vampire mate. He is downright mean to her in the beginning. Emma is terrified of this dark and sexy lycan. I've seen in other readers had a little hard time with liking Lachlain in the beginning because of the he forces sexual acts onto Emma.
I didn't have this issue. It was a build up and with his hatred to vampires because of his past I could see where he would use those scenes as a way to get back at them through Emma.
He started out thinking she was an evil leech. But over the course of their time together he learns he was wrong about Emma in so many ways. With so much against them and the back and forth between the two not trusting one another; their love for each other brings them together. Do u have this in ePub form??? Andrea Weatherill. Or partly one. You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.