Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I recommend reading this book after Lothaire but before Macrieve. Yes it is an spin off of IAD series but really it is a continuation of the series, just with different characters and location. Which to be truthful that is how all the books are in this series. For me Shadow's Claim was another wonderful addition to the series and Kresley Cole cannot write fast enough to satisfy me. This wasn't my favorite book from KC, but I still gobbled it up. My only complaint was that Bettina drove me crazy with her obsession of her childhood friend. Who in my opinion wasn't that great of a friend. Luckily like me she couldn't resist a sexy vamp who would do anything for her. Robert Petkoff was drool worthy as usual.
Absolutely! The narration made the book.
I laughed several times. You couldn't help it when Salem was involved.
This is the first book in the Dacians series and as much as I loved it I wish I hadn't bought it. It's like Ms. Cole can't finish a series before she starts another. I borrowed my daughter's iPad and listened to all the IAD books on audible and loved every one of them then I bought this one because I'd become so involved in all the immortals lives. Now, god only knows how long I'll have to wait for the next in the series. She has other books on audible but they are all in the first person and I just can't stand that; I, I, I gets so annoying.
Anyway, I can't tell you how much I loved Daciano/Trehan, a killing machine and a tender lover all in one vamp. Caspion was a horny, selfish, bratty demon, but somehow likable. Bettina/Bett/Tina had her issues but she worked through them. Salem? Truly a spectacular character. I loved him as much as I loved Nix in all the other books.
Narration? In a few words: Awesome, spectacular, wonderful, terrific, fabulous, etc, etc.. You get the point.
I'm not sure why Ms. Cole decided to branch out and do this Dacians series but it doesn't matter. It's the same world as the Immortals series, and it's still Robert Petkoff, so this buy was a no-brainer. This book is for anyone who wants some seriously hot paranormal sex with a garnish of intrigue and adventure. And if you haven't listened to the Immortals series yet, I don't think you need to read them first. But if this book does for you what it did for me....be grateful these books are only $10 a pop.
I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!
Way up there. this is one of my favorites.
Dark Desires After Dusk is my other favorite so far. I love the story and it's very fast paced with action and lots of steamy parts of course! I feel the same about Shadow's Claim.
I have listened to all of Kresley Cole's books excepts The Warlord Wants Forever. I LOVE HIM.
When Terhan finally realizes that Bettina did not poison him...
Love love love, really...
I love Audible! Being a full time wife, mother, and career leaves no time to actually read. Audio books give me my fix anytime and anywhere.
For paranormal romance lovers you must Eat, Breathe, and Live for Kresley Cole's written word and the way Robert Petkoff reads it! I rarely find such a fantastic pairing or author/narrator and Cole/Petkoff are a match made in heaven! I have listened to all of the Immortal After Dark series available on Audible, I'm seriously addicted to living inside The Lore. The first installment of the Dacians just left me panting and begging for more of the high volume action and scorching sexual heat! Cole's novels really have everything you are looking for if this is your thing, if it isn't you should still try it to see if you may be converted. USE THE CREDIT NOW!
This is full of gladiator action, great romance and a wonderful story line! I could not put my iPod turn off! Narrator did a fantastic job.
I think it was simply the whole story, how it is easy to see yourself in the character when you learned what real love was about and how to differentiate from deep love for a friend.
The way "Vampire" wouldn't give up and I loved having Lothaire make an appearence.....I could really do with out his so called mate though LOL.
I liked the sarcasm and the bits of comedy in the story it made it much more real and thewhole book was moving one way or another.
Yes Hurry up and write the Next ONE LOL
This series is wicked and I can't wait for more. Also I'm soooo glad Robert is doing the narration, it gives great continuity between the series. I hate it when narrators are chopped and changed. His accents are great and he does the female voices really well. And his rendition of dear old Nix is great, seriously quirky and out there, the Lykae Scottish accent and the Dacian one is knee melting. The British accents Cockney and otherwise are really authentic. The story was great full of emotional twists and turns - Kresley Cole is awesome. Shy placid heroines usually annoy me. But I loved Bettina - her godparents may have tried to undermine her but she outdone them and got what she wanted. The girl has serious potential I hope this pair pop up again. Their passionate byplay is entertaining.
I don't write a ton of reviews, but after 13+ books in this series I had to admit...I'm addicted!
The stories are enthralling, and surprisingly each one is very different even though the general plot stays the same. the author has done an amazing job with the varied story lines and characters. just today I found myself yelling NO out loud at a moment in the story, as I carried my phone around with me all morning dying to finish this story!
the narrator is superb. period. he does such an outstanding job with the multitude of voices needed, accents, languages, etc. no two main characters ever sound alike, which makes the story even harder to stop listening to!