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A Hunger Like No Other: Immortals After Dark, Book 1 | [Kresley Cole]

A Hunger Like No Other: Immortals After Dark, Book 1

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. 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. But 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?
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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"A unique romance - it truly stands on its own!" (Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times bestselling author)

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    Amazon Customer United States 10-22-11
    Amazon Customer United States 10-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "My new favorite narrator!"

    After my huge disappointment with the narration of Cole's prequel The Warlord Wants Forever, I was ready to be disappointed again. How wrong I was!
    A romance star is born and his name is Robert Petkoff.
    I'm not even half way through the audiobook A Hunger Like No Other and I felt compelled to write a review. In this first book in the Immortals After Dark series, many characters are introduced and most are female. This could be a challenge for a male narrator but Petkoff does not disappoint. Each female character I've heard so far is recognizable and distinct. And his characterization of the male lead Lachlain is spot on; his Scottish brogue is smooth and sexy. Timing and pacing is excellent. Petkoff is an accomplished narrator, but this appears to be his first step into the Romance genre. I hope he continues to narrate this series.

    28 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Jill lexington, NC, United States 11-03-11
    Jill lexington, NC, United States 11-03-11 Member Since 2011
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    "OH MY!"

    I loved this book when I read it and knew I had to get the audio when it came out. What a surpirse with the narrator... he is awesome with his rough and deep Scottish accent! I can't wait until the next book. IF HE CONTINUES NARRATING THIS SERIES, I'M GOING TO RUN OUT OF PANTIES!!!!!!! AND TALK ABOUT A "THRILL OF THE CHASE". HE CAN CHASE ME!

    50 of 54 people found this review helpful
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    sarah HIRAM, United States Minor Outlying Islands 10-13-11
    sarah HIRAM, United States Minor Outlying Islands 10-13-11
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    "more please"

    This has been one of my favorite series and I was so excited when I saw it on audible. I hope she will be adding all the books in the series to audible soon. The narrator did a great job he sounded exactly how I pictured he would. Please don"t make us wait too long for the next book Kaderin's story is so good and so is Mariketa's and well I haven't read a Kresley cole book that wasn't kicka**.

    24 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    kathy 06-26-13
    kathy 06-26-13 Member Since 2009

    must read: darynda jones, Karen moning, Ilona Andrews, kim harrison, gena showalter, Karen chance,patricia briggs,jeaniene frost ,L taylor,

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    "mixed feelings/turned off"
    Would you try another book from Kresley Cole and/or Robert Petkoff?

    I did try another book, my friend convinced me that the series was awesome, worth going back to. I HATED the first few chapters and gave up on this first book. I don't think sexual coersion is romantic at all. Rape is not sexy. My friend said the book got better, that the others in the series were not like that at all. She convinced me to go back to the first to get the back story and continue on. The second half of the book was ok. it took FOREVER in my opinion for the lead male to realize what a stupid @#%#ing bully he had been, and how he had hurt his female. The action was good and liked the potential for series. The other books in the series were quite good. "bad boy" but not hurtful men, fun sassy females, some stronger than others, romance (real romance) and some steamy scenes as well. Sometimes there is humor and they are a lot of fun. The following books remind me of Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld books. I think you could skip this one, listen to the second and figure out the back story. The narration was really good. I think one of my favorite narrators, especially for the male characters in the books. Some female voices are good...some not so much.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA, United States 10-21-11
    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA, United States 10-21-11

    I'm just here for the laughs!

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    "Mostly Positive"

    I've already read what's available of this series, and I love them enough to give the audiobooks a whirl. The only comment I really have to offer is in reference to the narration.

    Robert Petkoff did an wonderful job with the male voices, and his accents were fantastic, but when it came to the female characters, I just didn't buy it. His voice is intensely masculine, and he really tried, but the women, especially Emma, came off sounding super breathy and and still male. I truly enjoyed his Lachlain (especially in the steamier scenes. Really, wow!) but women aren't his forte. Hopefully Mr. Petkoff can fix this, because in most areas his narration was amazing.

    It's definitely not a deal breaker for me, but it was a bit distracting.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Libros Lover Booklandia 10-20-11
    Libros Lover Booklandia 10-20-11 Member Since 2010
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    "More Please..."

    I really like Ms. Cole's take on mythical races and loved the book when it came out. I was a bit skeptical about listening because IMO male narrators of romance are usually very good or very bad, Bad more often than not. When I listened to the sample, I knew immediately that I would not be disappointed. Mr. Petkoff does a great job emoting and his accents are wonderful. His take on the females in the book had me laughing to myself most of the time - especially his version of Nyx. I truly hope he is chosen to narrate the rest of this series. Can't wait to hear what's next.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Oakley, KS, United States 11-07-12
    Jennifer Oakley, KS, United States 11-07-12 Member Since 2008
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    "abusive, dysfunctional relationship"
    What did you like best about A Hunger Like No Other? What did you like least?

    Best...The plot was original. The last female vampire half breed, hidden from the vampires and is the mate to a lyken. Least...The abusive relationship. These weren't character flaws, but thought out lies and coerced/manipulated sexual acts on a woman.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kresley Cole? Why or why not?

    Not sure.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The accents were good, but I didn't like the female voices very much. Over all it is hard for a man to sound like a woman, so I compared him to other men and scored from there.


    Any additional comments?

    The first half of the book deals with finding Emmaline and traveling. This is an abusive first half with alot of lying and manipulation (mentally and sexually). The second half, is set in the home of Locklain, where he continues to lie, 'buy' her gifts to win her over and even get her drunk to have sex with her. Everything a mother fears in a relationship for her daughter. I felt this book was more for the 'forced' fantasy reader. Where the woman wants to run and the man chases her down. Although there isn't rape in the story, I found that there wasn't complete complience and consent in the acts...which I struggled with. When a girl says 'no' it doesn't mean 'maybe'. This story may give some that impression.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Leumeah, Australia 10-13-11
    Michelle Leumeah, Australia 10-13-11 Member Since 2011
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    "FANTASTIC"

    Wow, loved this audio. It was on from start to finish. Great story & mix of characters, great range of emotions, few suprises, overall enjoyable. Narration was great.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Tulsa, OK, United States 05-27-12
    Sharon Tulsa, OK, United States 05-27-12 Member Since 2005

    Love Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Romance books.

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    "Good but not Great"

    I have read most of this series and really enjoyed it. When I saw the audio books released, I thought that I would enjoy listening to the series as well. The fact that I have read and now am listening to the series, should tell you enough about where i stand on my recommendation. But I do want to note that I think this book and the series are slightly different from most paranormal romance books. There is a certain whimsical nature to some of the characters and plot lines, a la the Kerrelyn Sparks' books. It does have darker moments, but it is also fun...perfect summer listen for vacation.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 08-18-14
    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 08-18-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Cheesy and Lame"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story focused solely on this werewolf wanting to force himself on a vampire for 6 chapters - to the point where I lost interest in the book. I couldn't make myself waste more time on this boring, lame book. There was no story or character development at all. The only reason to read this book is as supernatural porn - that's about it. I don't mind books with explicit love scenes but a story should be the primary focus - not the other way around.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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