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)
Yes, for the narration! I've since listened to the other books in this series (ALL of which I prefer to this first story) but I was willing to put up with formula-based plotline because the narrator, Robert Petkoff, rocked my world. Like no joke.
Yes, with the understanding that it's the least good of the series, but worth wading through for hearing Lachlan's voice.
Nothing stood out - I was mostly overwhelmed but HAWT narration.
I was totally inspired to marathon listen to the other books in the series. They get a lot better so easily worth listening to this one.
To paraphrase another review, have lots of fresh panties on hand! You will need them!
Kresley Cole is gifted..pure and simple! This story held my attention from the moment it began to the very last syllable! I believe that the narrator can make or break a book and Mr. Petkoff is absolutely perfect. I can't say enough about his unique presentation. What a talent! I could listen to him all day. I'll be moving on to the rest of the series now! Thank you both!
yes, I thought Phil Gigante was the ultimate male narrator, but Robert Petkoff gives him a run for his money. It is so well read/acted that you can't help but stop what you are doing and listen
the narrator and that scottish accent. Loves that he acts the book, and just doesn't read it. I loved the way the main male character overcame his hate for what his true love was, how he seduced her.
My favorite part was the trip to Scotland when he had misconceptions about Emmaline
yes, if I could have listen to it all in one sitting I would have
So many books...so little time! :)
This was a great start to a new series...well I realize it isn't new, but for me it is. :)
A friend told me about this series, and I'm glad I listened! Although I am currently on book five in this series, I can honestly say that they continue to get better and better!! This first one, while it isn't my favorite, it is a great start as Kresley Cole introduces the Lore (world of supernatural and immortal beings). There is a lot to take in, but it is done very well making it easy to follow.
Hunger Like No Other focuses on Lachlain MacRieve, a Lykae (aka werewolf) King, who escapes from vampire torture to find his mate. Once he finds her, Emmaline, he discovers that she is half vampire...an enemy to werewolves. Emmaline, who is actually the last female vampire, has been pretty sheltered all her life after her parents died. While she is finally seeking the answers to her past, she meets MacRieve, and is taken on a ride that will change everything. As they travel across the country, her acting as his guide, to his home in Scotland...there is a lot of tension, prejudice, and...well...let me just say things get interesting. ;)
I am loving this new Lore world, and the characters are amazing...and so many good lines!! Robert Petkoff, the narrator, is really great!! At first his some of his impressions seemed weak, but he grows on you and gets better over time and does a fantastic job!! I'm in for a long ride as I continue this series. So excited!!
Of all the books I've listened to this one is very near the top.
Might compare it to Jeaniene Frost's Cat & Bones tales. Don't we all just love "beauty and the beast" stories.
The Scottish accent just does it for me. He makes Lachlain sound exactly what I picture him to be like. Great narrating.
Extreme pleasure yes.
Cannot wait to get to the rest of the series.
This ranks up as one of the top three series i have listened to. The stories all flow together using the same amazing narrator.
Amazing as always!
Book & History Enthusiast
I have one thing to say about Robert Petkoff reading these books....WOW!!! He is the perfect person to read these characters. Rarely do you come across an actor who can not only play all male characters very convincingly but also play female characters and make you forget it's a male reading the character. Not to mention the accents he does are spot on! He makes listening to these great stories so enjoyable I find myself getting lost in them. I'd like to hear him read Christine Feehan's books as well...he'd be perfect for those too!
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Now THIS is paranormal romance! Action, drama, suspense, wit and more intriguing supernatural beings than we can shake a broomstick at coalesce into one of the best paranormal romances ever. This is an amazing intro into a very promising series, one with plenty of well-rounded secondary characters to carry on what begins here. Lachlain is at once a rough, anti-hero alpha and achingly caring and sexy. He's very complex given the nature of his last several centuries and he couldn't be better complimented by Emma's sweet, yet not-so-biddable nature. She's weak in the beginning, yes, but morphs into a powerful, kick butt type the longer she interacts with our hero. She's smart, witty and possesses a timeless grace that others around her can only dream of possessing. Her family of Valkyries is very intriguing and I'm glad to see Cole keeping their stories coming as well. This is a very fresh, very consuming addition to the world of paranormal romance. Very much worth as many rereads as the book itself can handle. It's on to the second in the series next, No Rest for the Wicked and the third, Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night.
Robert Petkoff is one of the best narrator I have listened too. He made a really good book great.
Absolutely. Erotic love story between the two!
Emma and Lockland. The struggle to be together and there journey it takes you on.
All of them!
A must have!!!
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