Series: Immortals After Dark #1
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on 10-11-11
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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?
If you are new to this series I would highly recommend that you read the novella The Warlord Wants Forever before reading A Hunger Like No Other. It will help introduce you into the world and to Valkyrie convent that the heroine grew up in. Also the couple that is in the novella shows up in Hunger and I was glad that I knew their back story.
I’ve had this series on my TBR list for over a year and finally decided to start it and I’m so glad I did. Kresley Cole has been added to my list of favorite authors. She does an excellent job of mixing romance and humor. I find myself laughing a lot at the chicks in the Valkyrie convent. I can’t wait to read more about them in the next books.
I love how Hunger tied in with the novella and I can see how the secondary characters are going to have their lives intertwined with each other. The time line for Hunger and Warlord was parallel to each other. It was fun to see what was happening to Emma and the other Valkyrie gals while Myst was off having her adventure with Wroth in Warlord. And it was nice to see Myst and Wroth again towards the end of Hunger. We get to see a little more into their HEA.
Wow. This is sounding like a review for two books. LOL Ok enough about the novella, let’s dig into Hunger.
Lachlain is a sexy lycan that has been tortured by vampires for 150 years. Which means he pretty much hates them as race. After he smells the presence of his mate nearby, he escapes the dungeon he is chained up in to find her.
That’s where Emmaline (Emma) comes into the picture. She is Lachlian’s mate but when the two finally meet he can’t believe that fate would hand him a vampire mate. He is downright mean to her in the beginning. Emma is terrified of this dark and sexy lycan.
I’ve seen in other readers had a little hard time with liking Lachlain in the beginning because of the he forces sexual acts onto Emma. I didn’t have this issue. It was a build up and with his hatred to vampires because of his past I could see where he would use those scenes as a way to get back at them through Emma. He started out thinking she was an evil leech. But over the course of their time together he learns he was wrong about Emma in so many ways.
With so much against them and the back and forth between the two not trusting one another; their love for each other brings them together.
I’ve really enjoyed this series so far and I’m adding Kresley Cole to my list of favorite authors. I can’t wait to start the next book, No Rest for the Wicked.
Narration side note: I must say that I’ve not really enjoyed male narrators in the past but Robert Petkoff does a great job with the voices and I love the sexy Scottish brogue that he gives to Lachlain’s character.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).