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A Warrior's Desire (The Esri #3)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  125 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Former navy SEAL Charlie Rand embarks on the most dangerous mission of his career when he dives through a portal to rescue the only person who knows how to seal the gates between the Esri faery land and the world. But meeting up with his guide and companion through the adventure, the beautiful Tarrys, turns out to be his true revelation.

As the pair traverses the dangerous

Paperback, Harlequin Nocturne #130, 283 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jane Stewart
Weak 3 stars. At best it kept my interest and I did not wish it would be over.

I liked the overall setting and plot: Esri vs Sitheens and humans. The best thing about it was I was curious to keep reading. It was interesting, but it needed more. The romance also needed more.

This is book 3 in a 4 book series. It’s probably best to read them in order.

In book 1, one gate was open allowing evil Esri to come to the human side. In book 2 twelve gates were opened.
Charlie is a Navy SEAL who h
Won this book through First-Reads. I didn't connect as fully to Tarrys or Charlie as I would have liked. The story seemed to "end" very quickly, but it was also obvious that this is only part of a series, so one wouldn't really EXPECT a firm ending to the story. I wasn't totally thrilled with some aspects of this story, like how Charlie got the poisoning from the Trimores (weird semi-corporeal cat beasts) when he hadn't even wound up scratched by them, didn't care either for how the only way Tar ...more
Last summer I read all 4 books of the Esri series. It's paranormal romantica spanning modern Earth and magical Fairy. My favorite book in the series is Dark Deceiver (The Esri, # 2). This one -- A Warrior's Desire -- is also highly recommended. I loved it! It's a wonderfully crafted tale, with several surprising revelations. This is better than standard Harlequin fare, in my view. High marks for the plot, the characters, the setting, and the developing relationship. Some smokin' hot sex, too! : ...more
"Of course, she was serious.She was a brownie in an enchanted forest deep in fairyland who liked to eat Unicorns. Any minute now he was going to wake up in the psych ward of some military hospital with a pretty doctor shaking her head at him, ordering him locked away in a padded room for the rest of his life." full review @
Feb 14, 2012 K rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: paranormal romance readers
Recommended to K by: found on author's website
As I had thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series, I was looking forward to this one; especially seeing where the overall story and characters would go. And I was not disappointed. Once again, I found the story an enjoyable read overall, which once started, I couldn't put down. I especially appreciated the unpredictability of the plot. Besides the story, I also liked Tarrys and Charlie's characters and watching them fall in love. One of the things I also appreciated is how this book ...more
Aurian Booklover
In the previous books, the Fae have opened the twelve portals onto Earth again, invading and enslaving humans at will, taking all females with them as their slaves. Only a small band of Warriors are capable of fighting the immortal Fae, and the only way to kill them, is with fire and the dead chant. The only hope of saving humanity, is to invade the Fae world Esria, and free Princess Ilaria, the one who closed the portals many centuries ago. She is held captive in the Forest of Nightmares, and t ...more
Heather  * suffering broken screen syndrome*
Book 3 in this series.

I didn't read the previous two books but I don't think it's really necessary to do so to enjoy this book. I only gave it 3 stars because it was good enough to keep my intrest but I wasn't that into just lacked...something.

Summery: 12 portals are now open to the lost Esria faery land deminson or whatever. Now the Esri, immortal magical slavers, want to kidnap, enslave, torture, get the picture..the human race. Lucky for us (humans) the portal can only open
(This review is from several months ago)

Loved, loved, loved this book! I am so psyched that I found this author. My fingers are crossed, hoping all her books are this good. Although I knew this wasn't the first book in the 4-part series, the plot appealed to me, so I read it anyway. But now I am planning to go back and read the preceding two books-- and then re-read this before reading the final book. The author is a wonderful writer; her writing style flows seamlessly. I particularly enjoyed th
Michele ~ Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
What a great story and it kept my attention throughout. I can't wait to pickup the other books in the series! Pamela Palmer has been added to my top authors to read for paranormal books!

**Received a copy through a goodreads first reads giveaway**
A WARRIOR'S DESIRE is fantastical, and spellbinding in its imagery. I very much enjoyed reading it, which didn't take much time either because once you fall into the world of the Esri, you don't want to leave until you see what's around the next bend, or dark passageway in the Crystal Mines as was the case throughout most of the story. Even the fear-inducing Forest of Nightmares is intriguing.

Thanks to Pamela's excellent writing skills, A WARRIOR'S DESIRE is a wonderful read. It's an imaginatio
Good idea but not for me. I normally devour books but this one I really dragged on and probably would not have finished except I hate not finishing books.
This was an amazing book for the development of the character Tarrys and it's the first time we see a lot of Charlie. I love the development of Tarrys going from a submissive character to one who starts to take charge of situations. You also see a lot of development in Charlie who not really sure what the purpose of love is to falling head over heels for someone. Another thing I found interesting was that this one differs from the first two books as this one is set in Esria. I loved how differen ...more
Debbie Heaton
In Palmer's paranormal romance novel, former navy SEAL Charlie Rand heads out on the most dangerous mission of his career when he passes through a portal to rescue someone. His guide and companion throughout the journey, Tarrys, proves to be a revelation. Pursued by beings who seek to kill Charlie and enslave Tarrys, the greatest danger of all becomes the love that grows between them. A good story.
I just love this series! I'm so glad we finally get the second half of the story. Charlie and Tarrys were meant to be together from the very beginning so it was wonderful to finally read their story.

Now I'm moving right on to Harrison's tale.
I really liked this plot line. Completely innovative and not like any other fantasy line. I'll have to pick up the other ESRI books.
Got to read first 2 books before I read this one.
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Miniseries: The Esri
great series
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Pamela Palmer is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Feral Warriors shape-shifter series, the Esri Series, and (coming in 2012) the Vamp City series. Raised in an Air Force family, Pamela lived in eleven different houses by the time she was fourteen. The two constants in her life—her family and her imagination. When her initial career goal of captaining starships didn't pan ...more
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