Acclaimed author Kresley Cole introduces a sizzling new series with this tale of a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire -- unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death.
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?
Includes an excerpt from Kresley Cole's next romance novel, No Rest for the Wicked.
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1 . Love it!
Posted July 15, 2011 by Claudia , NYCThis continues to be one of my favorite books. I have read it more than once and it's definately a story that sticks in your mind. The book has got action, suspense, as well as the paranormal point to it. It is a great beginning to a splendid series that continues to captivate readers every year. I would highly recommend it.
2 . Hot & Steamy
Posted October 02, 2010 by R.S. , HoustonIf you like vampires and warewolves then this is a wonderful erotic/romance! The reason why i rated it 4 stars instead of 5 was because some situations/conversations took a long time to get there... I found myself trying to skim forward. However, when the steamy scenese happen it was worth it! I would highly recommend the read.. just get ready for some warewolve heat and bite!
3 . Non-stop suspence
Posted June 05, 2010 by IceKitten , Delray Beach, FLNormally when I read a book, I say "I'll put it down when I finish a chapter," or "When this scene ends." but with this book, I never really got that chance because it always has so much suspence that it made feel like I have to keep reading more and more. It isnt just about sex either. If the book didnt have it, the plot would still be amazing. Each of the characters are truly defined and puts more depth into the novel too. Overall, it went over the top.
Best series by the best author, I think.
4 . Loved it
Posted February 28, 2010 by S.Herr , Cherry HillLoved it, have read the whole series twice and waiting for the next release. Love every character, mainly Nix. This book had me laughing one moment and steaming the next. Loved all the smart remarks and sarcasms. Just a great book!
5 . Loved it!
Posted January 08, 2010 by J.L. , BemothI've read a few of Kresley Cole's books now and this one has been my favorite so far! I liked that Lachlain had some issues that needed to be worked on, although I do think he recovered a little too quickly. But overall very good read, couldn't put it down!
6 . Best in this series so far
Posted November 19, 2009 by STyler , Austin TXThe other books in this series are good, but this one is the best. The relationship between Emmaline and Lachlain, while remaining firmly in the fantastic world of the Lore, is illustrated with a resounding honesty of feeling that is clearly recognizable. The wraparound story (that is, the part that isn't romance) is interesting and builds the characters nicely, and the humor adds just the right amount of sparkle. Five enthusiastic stars for this one.
7 . FABULOUS
Posted November 14, 2008 by Heather , FairfaxI absolutely fell in love with Kresley Cole after reading this book. I then proceeded to download the whole rest of the series and am anxiously awaiting the next book. Must read for all those that love paranormal romances!!! The plot is wonderful and the romance is to die for. Five stars from me!
8 . Loved this book
Posted January 23, 2008 by Porcia02 , Long Island New YorkI loved the storyline of this book. It's an excellent follow-up to Playing Easy to Get. Can be read out of order.
March 28, 2006
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Excerpt from A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
On an island in the Seine, against the nighttime backdrop of an ageless cathedral, the denizens of Paris came out to play. Emmaline Troy wound around fire-eaters, pickpockets, and chanteurs de rue. She meandered through the tribes of black-clad Goths who swarmed Notre Dame like it was the Gothic mother ship calling them home. And still she attracted attention.
The human males she passed turned their heads slowly to regard her, frowns in place, sensing something, but unsure. Probably some genetic memory from long ago that signaled her as their wildest fantasy or their darkest nightmare.
Emma was neither.
She was a co-ed -- a recent Tulane grad -- alone in Paris and hungry. Weary from another failed search for blood, she sank onto a rustic bench beneath a chestnut tree, eyes riveted to a waitress drawing espresso at a caf . If only blood poured so easily, Emma thought. Yes, if it came warm and rich from a bottomless tap, then her stomach wouldn't be clenched in hunger at the mere idea.
Starving in Paris. And friendless. Was there ever such a predicament
Couples strolling hand in hand along the gravel walk seemed to mock her loneliness. Was it just her, or did lovers look more adoringly at each other in this city Especially in the springtime. Die, bastards.
She sighed. It wasn't their fault that they were bastards who should die.
She'd been spurred to enter this fray by the prospect of her echoing hotel room and the idea that she might find another blood pusher in the City of Light. Her former hookup had gone south -- literally -- fleeing Paris for Ibiza. He'd given little explanation for abandoning his job, saying only that with the "arrival of the risen king," some "serious epic shit" was brewing in "gay Paree." Whatever that meant.
As a vampire, she was a member of the Lore, that stratum of beings who'd convinced humans they existed only in imagination. Yet though the Lore was thick here, Emma had been unable to replace her pusher. Any creatures she could scout out to ask fled her solely because she was a vampire. They scurried without knowing that she wasn't even a full-blooded one, nor that Emma was a wuss who'd never bitten another living being. As her fierce adoptive aunts loved to tell everyone, "Emma cries her pink tears if she dusts a moth's wings."