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?
©2006 Kresley Cole (P)2006 Simon & Schuster, Inc
"A unique romance - it truly stands on its own!" (Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times bestselling author)
I loved the story once they reached the middle of the book, but the first half was just full of him being a jerk and no communication. So, while I understand why the characters were not talking to each other. I kept wanting to yell at them to get it together and talk. I was annoyed for the longest time.
I thought the ending was great!!
It is worth it, but after listening to it the first time. I kinda skip the first half when I listen to it again, but I do have the urge to listen to the second half again, so that's a good sign.
She doesn't make a huge appearance in this book, but my favorite character in the entire series is Nix. She alone is worth listening to the entire series!
I wouldnt put this audiobook in my top 5 or even my top 10. I did enjoy it to enough of a degree to finish it.
Anything in the harequlin romance style.
This mans voice was just incredible silky and sexy. He sounded exactly like locklin(sp?) he was the audiobook equalvent of chocolate cake, sure you can go back to vanilla afterward but why would you. Just incredible.
not sure about a tag line, but I do know it'd need to be rated XXX
I shoulda realized this just from the sensual cover art, but I really thought there'd be more storyline and less sex in this book. I wasn't nessarcily disapointed, but in the first hour, more than half of it it near rape level sexual activities. I did kinda roll my eyes a few times at Emma's "Recluance" to sleep with him. By the end of the story she'd only known him a month and was pledging undying love to him (As would be exepected form this kinda book) and Considering the other things he was doing to her, sex was not that far off.
Loved this book. What a great story. Wonderful characters, wonderful story line, hot and steamy sex. Not only were the main characters, Emma and Lachlain great, all the secondary characters were too. I love all the different types of "beings", Lykae, Valkyrie, Vampires and so much more. I am looking forward to the next book. I do wish there had been more dialogue in the book but the story was so good and it wasn't full of only thoughts and feelings repeated over and over as some authors write when there is not much dialogue. So, A+ for a story well written.
I have almost started this series so many times and didn't because my preference of narrator is female, but I have to say Robert Petkoff did a fantastic job, and I don't think this book would have been as good narrated by a female, unless is it was Tavia Gilbert, she can narrate anything and its wonderful in my opinion. (although I do think Jim Frangione did a great job on the wonderful Black Dagger Brotherhood series, which is also the only other male narrator I have listened too)
Credit worthy? 100% YES!!
I totally recommend to book to any PRN reader/listener
I can't say if it was the story, or my mood. I just couldn't get into this one, I'd been wanting to read it for a while, and after thoroughly enjoying another Kresley Cole novel I went for it. But just didn't grab me like The Arcana Chronicles.
It may have been the overbearing, possessive lead male character that put me off. I normally have no problem with that sort, but this time it was too much.
With three hours left I turned it off and haven't returned. I may go back for another try at a later time.
I liked the Poison Princess but this one was a bit much
more story less sex
didn't finish.. got into maybe half hour & was very bored
This is the first vampire/warewolf novel I've ever read so I really didn't know what to expect. It starts off fast and then fills you in on some of the character's history later on. This kind of confused me. Also, the lingo was a bit juvenile. I felt it took away from the quality of writing. Other parts of the book were so well written so I know the author is capable, I just wish it would have been consistent throughout.
I wouldn't say this story was disappointing, I'm simply used to a different style of writing from what I'm used to.
Robert was a pleasant surprise. He's a pretty great narrator. I'd say he played every part very well.
I think if the author had turned it up a notch and refrained from teenage speak this novel could have been great. However it seems she has an amazing following and tons of fans so maybe she doesn't need to change a thing :)
Overall this novel was exciting and entertaining. Even thought there were a few parts that had be rolling my eyes and I likely won't buy the next book in the series I can't say I didn't enjoy myself. It certainly wasn't a waste of money. I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet escape and a few laughs.
an adolescent boy! Or have crushes on them! The girl is a weak victim, the boy is a controlling bully/ abuser and they hate each other but are fated to be together and they have CHEMISTRY so the sex is good.
I'm kinda sorry I bought this one. I usually like fantasy and this writer gets so many stars so I thought it was a sure bet.
Umm, no. I found myself super annoyed at the main characters in the beginning. Him, less than her. I understand that she had been this super-sheltered person but good Lord, I felt she was a dolt. She did develop nicely as far as being a good, loyal and eventually strong person on her own but I had to work through the first half of the book to see that happen.
This book had a LOT of sexual build up and tension. When you finally got to the actual sex scene, it was well written but afterward, I lost the characters again for a bit. Luckily, the action started shortly after and we didn't have to focus on her becoming a dolt again and him being obnoxious again for a bit. Actually, in retrospect, he was always that way and for a big, tough guy that claimed she was his & he had to protect her, she ended up not needing him for anything but his blood in the end. Despite all this, I would say that if you like steamy sex scenes and a bit of action on the side, you will probably enjoy this book. I am only a fan once in a while. I am content I spent the credit, I just will wait until I'm in the mood to grab another Kelsey Cole novel again. I tend to like more action and a stronger heroine from the start than not.
It is often said that a book's performance can make or break it. It's never more true then with Robert's interpretation of this one. He is brilliant!
The story is a good urban fantasy with all the usual supernatural characters and a love story with challenges. The heroine grows and changes as the story progresses. Overall, a good story in this genre.
Robert brings it to life in an amazing way. His accents and voices for each character are spot on. His rhythm for the reading feels like a smooth stretch of highway.
I recommend it!
Yes, I adore the author. However, I would love a woman one without a whine or flat voice to read the female parts with Robert Petkoff. However, if I had to choose a woman or a man to read these books I 'm glad they chose a man especially one with an amazing voice like Mr. Petkoff. He does sound a silly when he reads the girl parts. Sorry, but his voice is exceedingly masculine how could he not. Love you Ms. Cole.
Kresley Cole writes a true romance. Many times authors forget they are writing a romance and focus on a mystery or adventure. Ms. Cole also has those types of storylines in her books but she still concentrates on the relationship between the hero and the heroine. I love that and I find it surprisingly rare in fantasy/sci-fi romances. Her males are extremely masculine and her females powerful yet feminine. You do not have to read her books in order but I found it to be more enjoyable. She writes for adults and there are some of the best sex scenes I have ever read.
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