A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2)
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A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  34,848 ratings  ·  1,935 reviews
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 fi...more
Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Pocket Star (first published 2006)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

*review of audiobook*

Well I have really mixed feelings about this book.

His fantastic Scottish accent caused this:

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The way the narrator did the woman's voice made me:

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The sex made me think:

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But overall I really did enjoy it. It was a different experience, that's for sure XD

The universe in the series

It has them all. Vampires, werewolves, demons, valkyries, shape-shifters, wraiths, witches and probably every paranormal creature ever mentioned somewhere.
I kind alike it :)
It's more focused on vampires,...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
2nd Reread Completed 8/1-8/9/13

Looking back at how much I loved this book when I first read it, and how much I loved it on reread, I can say most definitely that this book is an all-time keeper. For me, this story is magic. I didn't have a lot of time to read it, but I actually didn't want to put it down when I couldn't read it. Finally, when I was able to dedicate some time to reading, I more or less read it straight through, except for when I was busy with my review books and Vacation Bible Sc
Stacia (out of inspiration)
...meanwhile, inside of the Fetish Cafe...

Waitress : Miss? Are you ready to order?

Me : (clearing throat) Um, I think so? Can you tell me first if there are any off-the-menu specials tonight?

Waitress : Nothing extra tonight. Our supplier didn't deliver today, so we're running low on supplies. If you're looking for a fantasy involving props, chances are, it's not going to happen.

Me : It's fine. That's not really my thing. (pause) Uh...I think I'll take the kidnapping special. With an order of domi...more
I DESPISE this kind of rape-glorifying bullshit! We have the innocent half vampire girl chased all over town by psycho madman who makes several starts to raping the terrified girl and has her crying and begging, then lo and behold just as he is about to 'do' her she suddenly feels desire for him and off we head to lovey dovey land despite him treating her like shit. This shit sickens me to the bloody stomach and I hate to see this kind of forced sex used as entertainment and wrapped up with pink...more
Kat Kennedy
This is the first full-length story in the Immortals After Dark series, following the novella The Warlord Wants Forever that introduced the Lore, the mythical strata created by Kresley Cole "where those sentient creatures that are not human live". You don’t have to read that short story to understand A Hunger Like No Other, but I did and I think it helps to get a better grasp of the overall scenario as some events in the two stories take place at the same time.

Lachlain MacRieve is the Lykae King...more
Jessica (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

3.5 stars

A Hunger Like No Other is actually the first book I read in Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark (my favorite PNR) series. I went back and read The Warlord Wants Forever when I finished it b/c I wanted to know what was going on with Myst and Wroth (you could tell there was a story there, but had no idea what it was). For that reason, I recommend reading The Warlord Wants Forever first, even though it's a more of a short story than a full installment.

In A Hunger Li...more
When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest.

Lachlain MacRieve


Lachlain is the King of the Lykae (werewolves) and has spent the last one hundred and fifty years chained under the streets of Paris by an open fire. He burns to death daily, only to regenerate and suffer that cruel death over and over again. His torture at the hands of the vampire horde has no end in site until he smells his mate. But Lachlain has gone insane and his only desire is to ex...more
Mar 17, 2009 LMM rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Hardcore Romance Junkies, Paranormal Romace
Recommended to LMM by: Book club
Wow I thought this was pretty bad. I know I am in the minority but I found the plot was really thin. I also felt all the characters were incredibly "thick"(except Bove) esp. Emma & her family. IMO, There are far better paranormal "romance" books. I just didn't connect w/the characters at all nor the author's justifications for their actions.

Basically the book followed the Romance formula authors are forced to follow by their publishers to a T:

Sexually experienced to the hilt, hung like a hor...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
3 1/2 to 4 stars

Overall I reallyenjoyed reading A Hunger Like No Other, the first full-length book in the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole.

I'm truly in awe of Ms. Cole's ability to create a complex and intriguing paranormal world full of Vampires, Lykaes (werewolves), Valkyries, Demons, Witches, Feys, Ghouls, and the list goes on and on. Although this paranormal world is complex, Ms. Cole has the ability to easily explain her intricate world to the reader, making this book an enjoyabl...more
First full length novel in Cole's paranormal romance series Immortals After Dark, (second overall), A Hunger Like No Other is a gold mine of uber-alpha, destined-for-each other, sexy reading.

When Lachlain scents his mate while hidden below the streets of Paris, he does the impossible- he breaks the chains that have kept him imprisoned for 150 years and goes after her. Sure he tears off a limb to do so, but he's a werewolf- so regeneration, though painful, is possible.

Emmaline has lived as an acc...more
Kelly Maybedog
Apparently this series is all about the women being bullied into submission by the "hero" of the story. The first one is apparently a little "rapey" in that the sex scene starts off forced and then the woman eventually submits. But in this book the hero actually rapes someone and a popular reviewer/friend says the heroine doesn't have any ill effects or even a problem with it really. The rapey-ness is a common enough theme with were-whatevers and I have a problem enough with that, but out and ou...more
Lisa Kay
I have to confess that Emmaline Troy is one of my favorite heroines in a paranormal romance. Sometimes-only sometimes -I get especially tired of books where the heroine is the feisty, aggressive person right from the get-go. Did they pop from the womb, full Rambo-ette, ready to take on the world? (My friend swears her daughter did.) How did they get that way? It is sometimes more interesting to see a meek personality like Emma develop. Yes, she has been sheltered and she's a wuss, but she grows...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Maybe it was because I wasn't expecting much, but it's more likely because the previous couple of books in this genre that I read - Be Still My Vampire Heart and Guilty Pleasures - were unremarkable and boring, in that order, that I enjoyed this so much. See, low expectations :)

Lachlain is king of the Lykae and after spending 150 years of imprisonment and torture beneath the streets of Paris breaks free when he smells the scent of the woman he's been waiting all his life for. Almost completely m...more
Jo ★  The Book Sloth★
Love this book. It's probably my second best in the series (nothing can surpass Lothaire so far, maybe when Nix's story comes out).



Lachlain and Emma are so sweet together. Lachlain has that typical "prejudice against mate's species" that Cole is so fond of but he doesn't take it to the limit(and he definitely makes up for it IMO). Emma is cute and kind. She finds her badassness along the way but she doesn't lose her innosence.

The story is lovely. The Valkyries as awesome as alway...more
Aug 10, 2008 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: paranormal fans
Recommended to Auntee by: Everyone it seems, especially Eastofoz and Kathrynn
After I gave up trying to understand all the confusing terminology, i.e.--Horde, Lore, Valkyries, Lykae, Furiae, Forbearers,etc.-- and concentrated on the love story between the hero Lachlain and heroine Emmaline, I was able to enjoy this rather hot and often humorous story. It was not a particularly fast paced read for me, and I suspect that may in part be because of the distracting Scottish accent the hero's dialogue is written in. Half the time I said to myself 'what did he just say?'. I also...more
A nice story, nice writing, nice sex.
Two problems: 1. This I'll kidnap you and hold you prisoner until you love me thing is a bit hummm unsettling.

2. It seems like too many of the PNR/UF heroines tend to be, well, annoying. Either the kick ass annoying or the wimpy annoying. They seem to need a rescue, mainly from themselves, all too often -A damsel in self-distress. The heroes are so much, well, everything (mature, in touch with their feelings, accepting...), while the heroines are running arou...more
Basically I despised Lachlain MacRieve. He is an alpha character with no redeeming qualities. He treats Emma like crap for the first half of the novel. He takes her hostage, blackmails her into staying with him by threatening her family’s safety with his clan, lies to her about why he’s kidnapping her, comes within inches of raping her and that’s all within the first 100 pages or so. The author implies at some point that his treatment of her is justified because Lachlain hates vampires, but I ne...more
"Vampires, Valkyrie, and Lykae, oh my. Or as Regin calls it—the ‘fucking monster mash.’ Hilarity ensued."

For my first read I found myself in deep water: I was confused by this world full of so many different creatures, their characterization and history. The story is fast-paced, and the erotic scenes are not to my taste. But the second half of the book is really fascinating! Kresley Cole’s wicked humor made me devoted to the series.

I really love this unique and complex world that Cole create...more
3.5 stars

I’m not really sure what to think of A Hunger Like No Other. I did end up enjoying it, but as I ponder how to review and rate it, it seems I can only summon criticism rather than praise.

Firstly, the plot was very reminiscent of that in The Warlord Wants Forever. The theme seems to be that the [insert paranormal species here] hero discovers that his predestined mate is a [insert different paranormal species here], a traditional and fundamental enemy of his kind.

The hero is horrified and...more
The good:

At about the midway point, the book started picking up and turned into a pretty quick read.
The smut scenes were steamy and practically lit the pages on fire!
It gave TONS of lead-in's for additional books...to a fault.

The bad:

He practically rapes her, he threatens her life, he molests her, he forces her to perform sexual acts on him against her will, kidnaps her, steals her credit card and decks himself out like James Bond, trashes every hotel room rented under HER name, then holds her h...more
Emily May

2.5 Stars simply for the inexplicable need the novel induced in me to keep on reading despite the many reasons not to. I actually find it quite surprising that I didn't abandon the book after the first few chapters featured numerous attempted rape scenes, a control freak of a man (or male, at least) whose violent tendencies are not only portrayed as acceptable, but highly desirable. But, though I was immediately horrified, the book also somehow managed to hold my attention and the writing style,...more
Lisa Kay

★★★★★ Wow! I wasn’t expecting a man to be narrating this story, but Robert Petkoff does an excellent job as storyteller. The prologue does start off from Lachlain’s POV, trapped in a vampire dungeon below the Paris streets, so he sets the scene – and Lachlain’s reasons for his conflicting emotions toward his mate – nicely. Though he does both voices for Lachlain and Bowen with Scottish accents, each voice was clearly distinguishable from the other.

I have to confess that Emmaline Troy is one of...more
Virginal mate, denigration and imagined rape scenarios..no thanks
The main character is an insecure, whiny, spoiled, cruel, shrew. The Alpha male, is very Alpha & grunts his speech half the time. The plot is lame & the the formula is dog tired.
On my second read- I'll move it to 3 stars, it was 2. Still not an enjoyable read for my taste. I just don't like the MC's but I was intrigued by the side characters. So, I'll read the next book
Nov 09, 2009 Kiki rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: women who want to meet their perfect man when he gives them Stockholm Syndrome
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Bence bir seri için güzel bir başlangıçtı. O kadar akıcı yazılmış ki dün öylesine elime aldığım kitap bugün bitmiş bir şekilde yanımda duruyor. Yazarın yarattığı karakterler çok hoşuma gitti. Lykae kralı ve de ürkek, minik Emma'nın eşleşmeleri ve böylece ikisinin yavaş yavaş birbirlerine bağlanması kitabın temasıydı diyebiliriz. Lykae kralı olan Lachlain (evet kendisi İskoç) 150 yıldır vampir sürüsünün onu hapsettiği cehennem gibi bir yerde ölüp ölüp diriliyordu. Ne zaman ki yukarıdan Emma'nın k...more
Ms Cole has created a unique paranormal world here and although it took me a bit to get into all her legends and lore I thoroughly enjoyed this sexy, witty and thrilling romance.

Emmaline our heroine is half Vampire, half Valkyrie. She has been raised by her aunts in New Orleans but as the story begins she's in Paris searching for information about the father she never knew. Lachlain is a Lycan or werewolf who has been imprisoned and tortured by the evil Demestriu for the last 150 years. When he...more
Jessica Hatfield
This book had a slow start, but finished with a bang!
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Lachlain was crazy out of his mind from years and years of being burned alive and tortured by a vampire horde so for about 1/4 of the book he was a asshat... but as his mind starts to heal and he starts to get to know Emma he feels guilt over the way he has treated her and starts trying to win her love and trust. Emma is super shy, timid, and lets people walk all over her. She was raised in a house that hates vampires and being 1/2 vampire i...more
Greta is Erikasbuddy
I'm pretty confident by now that everyone knows that I have a thing for highlanders and werewolves.

In 2008 right after I read the Twilight series I hungered for something a tad bit more adult.

After a hunt on Amazon.com I found a book about a Scottish Lykae and a vampire/Valkyrie halfling.

I had no idea the obsession this book would unravel.

I got on the hold list for it at my library and waited a good month to get it. Apparently I wasn't the only one interested in this story. After I received a re...more
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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.
Her IAD bo...more
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