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Desire Untamed (Feral Warriors #1)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  6,132 ratings  ·  350 reviews
They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .

Kara MacAllister's quiet small-town life is transformed forever the night a powerful stranger rips her from her home, claiming she is the chosen one—the key to his survival.
Paperback, 363 pages
Published June 30th 2009 by Avon
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Blacky *Romance Addict*



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I tried to hold my sh*t together, I really did, but I couldn't finish this. OMG so frustrating, the main dude is beyond a moron, and I admit the further the story went the more it got on my nerves.

My DNF point was when I got to the scene where the main woman was (view spoiler)

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Say what??? And that's not the first time they somehow ma
Oh boy. Where to begin?

First of all; this book ain't nothing but some weird rituals that involve sex, sex and lots of sex. And not in a good way. This is just weird! Sex to complete various rituals, sex to save lives, sex to rid of bad magic, sex to cleanse - you get the drift.

This book made me want to cry at how bad this story is, and it made me want to throw my Kindle at something hard. And I love my Kindle. Can't live without it. In short, this book is disturbing. How was this ever published?
Jul 07, 2009 Amadei rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: sexy shapeshifting women
Recommended to Amadei by: Shawnna
Crossposted to my blog...

Here's the problem: We have a band of sexy shapeshifters who need to find the one woman who can replenish their energy so they can continue to battle against those who would wish to eliminate them. They finally find her, but she has no idea that she's important and that she's not really human.

What to do, what to do.

Thankfully, the language of sex translates into every language, so really what we need to do is get her all hot and bothered so she'll be more apt to understa
If I had finished Desire Untamed by Pamela Palmer, I would have given it one of the lowest grades for a book this year. I can understand how some authors are tying to ride on the coat tails of Christine Feehan or J.R. Ward, but this book that tried to channel these well know authors, reads like bad fan fiction.

Give me a TigHE… VHyper… PaentHer… ZapHene… Foxx and Wulfe.

Oh, and how could I forget the half woman, half flamingo chef they have called Pinky?

The heroine Kara, who has a normal sounding
**2.5 stars**

I confess I somehow enjoyed this train wreck.

Kara has lived all her life without wondering why she never gets sick and why she heals miraculously fast from every injury. Until one day, a man shows up at her house, tries to kidnap her while her mother is dying because she’s his ‘radiant’. According to Lyon the kidnapper, she’s not human but a Therian, and her people need her. After her mother dies and some convenient demons show up to bolster Lyon’s claim, Kara decides to leave the
Not a bad book, at all, especially for the first in a series. Lyon in the leader of the Ferals, the nine surviving shifters who battle evil forces to protect mankind. The survival of the Ferals, and as a result humans, depends on Lyon finding The Radiant. The Radiant is the one woman who can draw the power from the earth to fuel the Ferals in their war. Kara MacAllister has always believed she is nothing more than a plain, simple human. When Lyon tracks her down, not only does she discover that ...more
Do I rate a book on quality or subjective enjoyment? And how many stars is crack worth? Because this one? Hoo boy. I enjoyed the crap out of it, for all the wrong reasons and scarfed it up, all while realizing that it is, without question, a, uh, not good book. I settled on a grudging 2-stars.

To enumerate all the problems I had with Desire Untamed would probably take me longer to type out than it took me to read it. It's ridiculous, verges on--and sometimes flat out IS--offensive, horrifying in
One of a kind shifter read

~4.5 stars~

I can't believe I am just now hearing about this series, or this writer for that matter. I'm so glad to have come across this one. Here's my breakdown:

The pros:
* Incredible character depth - I felt as if I knew them all, and early on for that matter
* The storyline was creative and original - which seems to be pretty rare in the paranormal genre
* A fast paced plot and never felt sluggish

The cons:
* I wanted a bit more closure or an epilogue, but I suppose that
OMG, this book is so ridiculous. It's over the top, melodramatic, aggravating, and falls in line with most of the stereotypes of this genre. I can get behind some melodrama but this one wasn't entertaining enough to suck me in and make me think all that crazy was fun.

I felt incredibly sorry for the heroine despite how uninteresting her character development was. I mean, really, would it have killed anyone to delve into her background and explain why she didn't know her identity and how she ende
I think this book managed to hit almost all of my pet peeves in romances. The writing style was good, but I just couldn’t get behind most of the characters and a lot of the plot.

Our heroine, Kara, had very little control over anything that happened to her throughout the story. She’s controlled the minute Lyon, the hero, appears. He abducts her from her life and forces her to live with a bunch of his furry friends. Despite him abducting her, Kara is constantly running to Lyon for help and protect
This is a new author for me, and I wasn't sure what to expect.. Turns out I loved this book! I loved the instant attraction between Lyon and Kara, loved the fact that the Pairing doesn't go as planned, and loved the other Feral Warriors, who were all(ok, mostly) verrrrrry hot.. Can't wait to read about the rest of them! I'm going straight to Tighe's story now:-)

I'd say a must read for any warrior brotherhood fans:-) Think Alexis Morgan/Lara Adrian but for shapeshifters:-)
I really liked some parts (hence 3 stars) but not others and ended up raising my eyes wondering what on earth I was reading....I know this is PNR but some bits were bordering on ridiculous. Not sure this series is for me but will carry on and give it a chance.
Aisling Zena
1.5 - 2 stars

Where do I start... The premise was interesting. The plot was as transparent as Casper and it annoyed me that I figured out what was going on (from almost the first 10 pages)when the hero didn't even suspect a smidge of what was going on right in his face. Doesn't think or question or even a teensy weensy niggling doubt or suspicion almost until half way through??(Inconsistent answers to basic questions should ring alarm bells through the roof). He is the leader for crying out loud
Desire Untamed
5 Stars
Kara MacAllister has always lived a quiet life in a sleepy town but suddenly learns that she is the key to the survival of an entire race. Soon her life is threatened by a malicious evil and the only one she can trust is the man who arouses in her a fierce and primal hunger that threatens to consume them both.

Absolutely amazing read! The phenomenal story grabs you from the start and won't let go until the very end. On one or two occasions, I even began talki
Vanessa theJeepDiva
I have discovered there is a specific in the paranormal romance genre that I like most. It is the group of warriors fighting for the greater good. Thus you have the good versus evil. Add a mate/lover/a significant other that another character cannot live without. I do love the chest pounding mine, mine, mine. Thrown in fighting evil and a major ending battle with a happily ever after. These are always my favorites amongst this genre. There are many ways to make each different series unique thou ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Series Review:

The Feral Warriors is a dark and sexy series; every page will leave you craving for more of these delicious warriors.

The series focused on a group of fine warrior males with troubled pasts that meet and fight for their lady loves, which is not as easy as it sounds. Each novel focuses on a different warrior and their HEA.
To balance out the romance and keep the story entertaining there is suspense and action; with the nine Ferals figh
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
An optomistic 3.5 Stars!

I am a HUGE fan of Shifter PNR, a complete ShifterSlut in fact, stake the vampires in the sun and watch 'em smoulder because for me Shifters are top dog, cat you name it! So I love the idea of the Feral Warriors series, any series about a big sexy band of alpha male shifters is going to get my attention. So I went into this series fully prepared to create brand new shrine, infact I had already bought the requiste candles and got the goat for the live sacrifice *please not
This is the first in the series by by Pamela Palmer. It is the story of Kara a pre school teacher who is currently taking care of her dying mother. Along comes Lyon a Therian Feral Warrior to retrieve Kara and bring her back to Feral Headquarters. It appears that Kara is the "Radiant". A being that gives the warriors back thier energy that allows them to fight The Mage and the draden who are thier enemies. The problem is, Kara has no idea she is the Radiant, and winds up being kidnapped by Lyon ...more
When you read as much PNR as I do you start to see the same themes occuring all over the place. Vampire warriors with a heart of gold, alpha shifters with control issues, betrayal from within, society structures different from the norm and a first book heroine who knows nothing about the world and so gives the author a chance to explain the world they've created.

This book isn't any different... and you know what - it really didn't matter. For a first book it wasn't bogged down in world building
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Desire Untamed falls in the category of Satanic Horror or Sadistic Sexual Rituals. The story opens with the heroine Kara caring for a dying mother. She is than kidnapped bt Lyon the leader of immortal shape shifters called Feral Warriors. Every Scene after that has Kara being stabbed followed by sex with Lyon; or Kara having her throat cut twice than of to have sex with Lyon. These types of scenes going on and on through out the book. Their is very little story their and no character development ...more
The BookChick
I typed this whole review but GR totally ate it. I frickin hate this site sometimes.

So, the new review will be simple because I can't remember everything that I typed before. The story was a very interesting opener to the Feral Warriors series. I enjoyed the interaction between the characters and the story held my attention all the way through.

I had a few minor issues with the story though:
(1) Sex was used as a "cure-all" to seemingly everything. At a critical moment in the story, Lyon tells Ka
Lucy *Mrs Kaidan Rowe*
Ok, so I had high expectations to this book but it didn't live up to it.
I read one mess after another and I just couldn't take it anymore.

First of all, I know Lyon manipulated Kara's emotions and such, but who would be so focused on a hot guy with her dead mother right beside her?
That's just wrong!

And how ridiculous it is that everytime he touches her, Kara orgasms?

And can we just talk about how he just manipulated her over and over again and not just her emotions? What the hell? The man opens t
Welcome to the world of the Feral Warriors, immortal shifters who defend the world against evil. I must admit I didn't have huge expectations for this series so I kinda liked it. It wasn't the best read I had later but really entertaining. This installment was a good introduction to this new series and one I definitely wanna read more about. I'm not rating this book any higher because many things seemed forced and too weird.

This is a book with lots of background information but not to the point
~4.5 stars~

I can't believe I am just now hearing about this series, or this writer for that matter. I'm so glad to have come across this one. Here's my breakdown:

The pros:
* Incredible character depth - I felt as if I knew them all, and early on for that matter
* The storyline was creative and original - which seems to be pretty rare in the paranormal genre
* A fast paced plot and never felt sluggish

The cons:
* I wanted a bit more closure or an epilogue, but I suppose that’s to be expected in a ser
Reread 4-12-15:

Changing my rating to a 4 star from a 4.5 star

It looks like my preferences have changed somewhat since my first reading of this. Although I still think the author's writing is phenomenal and the storyline is original and very creative, I found myself being more bothered by a few things that didn't bother me so much the first time. Those things are:

---the hero not giving the heroine the benefit of the doubt when it looks like she might be the enemy. She insisted she wasn't and he s
Mrs. Badass
Not a bad read. Yes, it does remind me of the Black Dagger Brothers, due to the warriors names. Which, can I be honest? WHY on earth would you name your characters their animal names, only trying to be different by adding an 'H' or an extra "x" I mean really? Will it hurt their reputations if you name them something normal like Cade? Xavier? Anything but Lyon, Paenther, Hawke... Bleh. OK that being said, I found that the comparisons ended at the names for similarities between this PNR and other ...more
Apr 29, 2010 Zeek rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: pnr
Lyon is a member of a shapeshifting race living right under the humans' noses. In their world, one woman- The Radiant One- reigns supreme. When the current Radiant One dies the new one is "awakened" and it is Lyon's job to find her. Only he's having a difficult time of it this go around.

When he finally locates her, he's dismayed to find she knows nothing of who she truly is. But time is of the essence because an ancient enemy is resurfacing and the Therians- a race of animal shape-shifters- need
DESIRE UNTAMED by Pamela Palmer, first in the Feral Warriors series is out June 30th, 2009! I discovered Pamela Palmer's books with her Nocturne series (I recommend these too!). So when I saw this series coming too along with her time travels as Pamela Montgomerie I've been elated since!

The Feral Warriors are a race of 9 surviving Therians. Therians are an immortal shape shifters that are out there to protect their race as well as humans from Daemons. Daemons are evil! They try to take the powe
This, the first in Palmer's Feral Warrior paranormal romance series, begins with "One woman, in all the world, held the key to the survival of life on Earth. And they'd lost her." What an awesome way to begin a series.

Nine sexy alpha shape shifting, mostly immortal, warrior males - all well over 6 ft tall, Therians, mages, draden (remnants of daemons), a Radiant, rituals, betrayal and a daemon blade make for lots of action and romance.

Kara, the heroine, is a short (5'5") preschool teacher who
OK, I know the whole paranormal thing is going crazy right now, and who needs another book about shapeshifters, demons, etc. But let me say, this book is different. I know, I know. You've heard that before. But what makes this true for this series is the fact that details of the shapeshifter world, the villains, and the heroes, are so clear and well written that they become real to you. And I can say that there are a lot of authors right now just jumping on the gravy train. Ms. Palmer is not a g ...more
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