Iolanthe Tennyson has had a very bad year—due in part to the very bad men in her life. So she’s accepted her cousin’s invitation to spend the summer in Austria to indulge her photography hobby. Rumors of a haunted forest there draw Iolanthe into the dark woods—and into the 18th century....
Nikola Czerny is a cursed man, forced by his half brothers to live forever as a Dark One. But his miserable existence takes an intriguing turn when a strange, babbling woman is thrown in his path. Iolanthe claims to know Nikola’s daughter—300 years in the future. She also knows what fate—in the form of his murderous half brothers—has in store for him. If only she knew the consequences of changing the past to save one good, impossibly sexy vampire....
©2012 Katie MacAlister (P)2012 Recorded Books
This isn't your typical vampire story. It's about I.O. who time travels back in time and meets a dark one (vampire). She had already met his children in the future. There's a lot of quirkiness, funny moments, a lot of mind talk about sex, some sex but not real descriptive. I.O. does get a little annoying at times the way she can babble on, but if you want a light listen then you might enjoy this book. It's not a dark book and except for a lot of talk about sex could have been a YA book.
The narrator could have done a little better on the male voices but wasn't too bad.
Yes, I might.
The character IO's self talk was very funny in most moments.
No, I have not heard her before. She was very good. The humor would have gone flat without her animation. Narration makes or breaks a book!
The characters were good but, it was not an ending that calls for another book.
The story was simple and the characters not complex but, it was humorous and flowed at a good pace.
As others, I got this book in the sale bin and took a chance. I was not disappointed. This book is written differently than typical vampire books. There is humour, love and suspense. I absolutely loved the way Iolanthe or IO talks to herself and to Nikola. There mind to mind conversations are hilarious. It is a unique spin on love and romance. There are really cute sexual references and some love scenes but it all makes you smile. I love the way the author has conversations within conversations. Iolanthe starts babbling and then interrupts her own tirade with funny sexual thoughts. If you are into erotic scenes, this will miss the mark but I think the characters are so unique that you will love it regardless. This book is number 10 in the series and I did not know it but you can read it on its own and not be lost by the story. It makes me curious as to how her other books are. If I was going to make a comparison to another book I read, it would be like the Molly Harper books. Funny, quirky but a really enjoyable read. The narrator was great. I will look for more books read by her. She had a lot of accents to produce along with Victorian speech and did not miss the mark. She brought this book to life. I am saying a definite yes to this book.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Got this one for a great price and it was a very good listen. So if you can catch this one on sale then grab it up and enjoy the tale. It's refreshing.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
Absolutely! I found it hilarious, yet touching.
Probably Nickla (I probably butchered that). I don't know I like IO as well. She is hilarious.
I have not but she is awesome. I am definitely on the look out for her now. Nicole Poole is up there with my favs now.
I did! I laughed out loud several times and people around me were looking at me like I was some weirdo.
Need I say more? Yeahyah I recommend this one!
Say something about yourself!
i luv the katie macalister series. the dark ones. the father was too sexy and the fact he and the female were from two different eras was very funny. her attraction to him drove her mad and had me in stitches. luv the the story and sex both a plus for me.
I love this author but this vampire series is lacking. I just cannot make myself listen anymore. Even when I had nothing new in my library, I had to re-listen to old favorites. I felt the narrator just could not construct the humor in the blueprint of this book. Therefore, I just could not appreciate the tone of the characters. I thought perhaps I was not in the right mood for it at the first listen, so I paused to listen to another. Every time I returned to the book I felt like it was just wasting my time.
Other series by this author are fantastic. This vampire shtik just doesn't work.Im too disappointed to try another by this author and narrator. I cannot recommend this book!
love to escape in to my Books, Historical, Highlander Scottish Romance , Mysteries & Suspense , Time Travel the Classics, Paranormal Romance
I Loved this Story!! I was laughing through it all.!!!
A Terrific sense of humor and great written story!!!
The Narrator Nicole Poole was absolutely the best I have lissen to.
She just got the caractors right and because of that she made me laugh.
needless to say I am going to see about other books from Katie MacAlister
and hope for Nicole Poole to be the Narrator !!!
then they shouldn't narrate the book. The bizarre Austrian accent was just too strange and made it impossible to enjoy this book. The story idea sounded good, but the narration just killed it. I'll have to add Nicole Poole to my list of narrators to avoid. I wouldn't recomend this recording.
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