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Scorched (The Dark Forgotten #2)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  602 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Ex-detective Macmillan has a taste for bad girls, but his last lover really took the cake?and his humanity. Now a half-demon, Mac?s lost his friends, his family, and his job. Then a beguiling vampire asks for his help to find her son. Suddenly, Mac has a case to work?one that leads him deeps into the supernatural prison where Mac learns that cracking the case will cost him ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Signet
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Having a bit more romance than the its predecessor this book is a nice and enjoyable dose of paranormal romance. And still manages to have a decent plot.

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I didn't really remember the first book, Ravenous, too well when I picked this up, which was a bit of a disadvantage since the leading man in this one appeared in the last book - Mac was the cop who had been turned into a flesh craving demon but who was saved to some extent by a spell cast by Holly which leashed his demon.

Mac is really quite appealing in this book, he's lost everything but is very heroic, and despite his demon he is still by nature a protector. Which is fortunate for his heroine
Mandi Schreiner
I recently read Ravenous, the first in The Dark Forgotten series and fell in love with the world Sharon Ashwood created and the delicious vampire, Alessandro and his mate and witch, Holly. During Ravenous, Mac is turned into a demon, and the repercussions of that carry over to Scorched, although this can be read as a stand alone.

Scorched starts off a year later – Mac, although not a full force demon, still has lingering side effects and is definitely not human. Alessandro, a vampire who patrols
Same old same old.
Barbara ★
I was rather disappointed in this one. I enjoyed the series starter but this was bland and boring. I thought the plot with the secondary characters (the h/h from the first book) was more interesting and exciting than the woe-is-me h/h of this one. I surely hope Unchained is better.

The story starts with Alessandro, the hero of Ravenous, capturing half-demon Conall "Mac" Macmillan and locking him inside the Castle, a supernatural prison, where he meets Constance Moore, a newbie vampire (and by thi
Wendy Hines
He wants to help her; it's in his blood. But if he succeeds, he won't be human anymore. Does he dare to weigh the consequences?

Conall Macmillan is an ex-detective whom is half-demon. His demon qualities earn him a trip to the Castle, a doorway to a labyrinth of supernatural beings who have been there for centuries. The Castle won't hold him though, as one of his demonic qualities is turning to dust, which can easily be maneuvered through the door cracks.

Constance has been living in the Castle al
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Scorched is the second installment in the Dark Forgotten series that focuses on all of the supernatural creatures in the town of Fairview.

Holly worked her magic on Mac to make the demon inside him dormant and he has escaped the Castle, making his way back to Fairview. But Alessandro doesn’t trust him and throws him back into the Castle. While there, he finds a young female vampire, Constance, that was thrown in the Castle before sh
Jenny Delandro
The most intriguing thing about this book is that at the centre of everything is a sentient building....called the Castle
Created by strong magic to house the supernatural villians - hidden away from human eyes. It looks like a building called the Empire Hotel
and it repels normal humans

but something is wrong
the castle used to be light and filled with gardens and sunshine but it is dark and crumbling and the lower levels are collapsing

the catle has existed for many centuries

Everyone who stays in
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Melissa Hayden
I read Ravenous before I started reviewing, so I didn't do a review for it. Do you need to read it before this book? No, I don't think you do. You could if you would like to get just a little bit more idea of the background but I don't think it is needed to get into this story.

Mac returns to Fairview a year after the big show-down, which killed the female demon who made him the demon he is now - or what is left after Holly Carvers' spell that left him strong as his demon and very hungry but not
Scorched follows Mac as he learns to deal with his "inner demon". One year later (after the events of Ravenous) he's returned home to try to pick up the pieces and the first person he runs into is Alessandro Caravelli, Holly's Chosen mate.

Alessandro is the "bad-assed sheriff-to-the-undead" enforcing the peace among the supernatural community and he's ready to kill Mac, the demon. However, he realizes that Mac's not entirely demon any longer. No matter, he still feels he's a threat, so he puts
We first met Mac in Holly and Alessandro's adventure, Ravenous, when he was just a simple detective who picked up the wrong (the very wrong) dame at the bar. He wasn't a bad guy, and until he decided to do some pretty bad things, I liked him a lot. At the end of the book however he ended up in the Castle, a sort of...purgatory I suppose for supernaturals.

And this shouldn't be necessary, but spoilers for the first book.

A year has passed since the events of Ravenous and Mac is back out in the brig
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It’s a difficult thing for a cop to find himself on the wrong side of a prison door. That’s what happened (in a way) to former detective Connall Macmillan. A year ago, he picked up the wrong girl at a bar and – Bam! – next thing Mac knew he was a soul-sucking demon with a ravenous appetite. Now that he’s been thrown in the Castle, a crumbling paranormal prison, Mac is determined to get out. Then he meets the beauti
I recommend your read the previous book Ravenous, before reading this book. I categorize this book and series as a romantic urban fantasy. At first I thought this installment was going the way of romance but I couldn't have been more wrong.

While this installment does mirror romance on the level that it has certain main characters and they each get their own turn during each installment for love. Also, as with most romances, the story was pretty predictable and in addition, the person in place to
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So this is the second Sharon Ashwood book I have read and I did not like it as much as the first one I read, which was Frostbound (book 4 in The Dark Forgotten series). I think I had issues because I expected this series to be stand alone but connected paranormal romances with some nice urban fantasy action in them. Scorched had some issues fitting into that category because about half of the book doesn't even seem to focus on the main love story's characters and focuses on people who were in th ...more
Jodi Aubihl daume
Spoilers I'm sure..

I enjoyed the first book of this series more. I thought Mac (who was endearing in the first book) was annoying in this book - he makes a joke out of everything, including the demon changes and his life..

Then there is Constance (he calls her Connie - uh). She is a vampire who has lived a couple of hundred years and is still a virgin and very naive and trusting (especially for living in the Castle).

They meet and are in love in days. She was not well developed and neither was th
SusanA Kelly
I'm completely charmed by the world Sharon Ashwood has created in The Dark Forgotten series. Scorched, the second book in the series, is the tale of a human-turned-demon and an Irish almost-vampire who wasn't properly turned. It's fresh, unexpected and funny. Oh, and there's a bonus delicious HAE for the couple we met in Ravenous, the first book in this series. Highly recommended.
I know these are romance novels, but the world presented in Ravenous was actually interesting, so I liked it. I wanted to know more about The Castle, so I tried Scorched. I definitely shouldn't have. Basically, the main male character talks about how much he thinks about the female love interest. The female main character talks about how much she thinks of the male main character. No one is likable, and the banter starts at the very beginning of the novel. If this were more urban fantasy and cen ...more
Mobi/Paranormal Romance: This is book two of the Dark Forgotten series. It was slow in a few spots, but there were many parts that really kept me reading. I thought the story would continue with Holly and Alessandro (book 1), but instead it is the story of Mac. After being a "sorta demon" for the past year, he finds himself changing for the worse after entering the Castle again. I like when I get hints from an author of how the book is probably going to end, and then I guessed completely wrong. ...more
Alle vier Bände führen Dich in eine fantastische Fantasy-Welt. Hexen, Dämonen, Vampire ... von allem etwas, man muss sie einfach lesen. Die Cover werden dem Inhalt nicht gerecht obwohl sie schön gestaltet wurden. Also wer Fantasy mag wird diese Bücher lieben. Ein Quäntchen Humor und prickelnde Liebesszenen fehlen natürlich nicht und die Charaktere sind sehr vorstellbar beschrieben. In den weiteren Bänden fügen sich die Schicksale aller Charaktere zusammen, jedoch ist in jedem Band eine Liebesges ...more
I really liked the first of this series and was looking forward to this one, unfortunately it wasn't as good. It started out really slow, and didn't seem to pick up. I found it really easy to set the book down and go about and do other things.

Most of the action in this book took place in the castle, which was dying. Mac seemed to be at the center of the action trying to come to terms with the demon that is in him. Along the way he learns much about himself and all that goes with his new demon se
Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
In Sharon Ashwood’s second installment of The Dark Forgotten Series, we learn more about the mysterious Castle and find out if Mac is going to embrace his “inner” demon.

In Ravenous, Mac is a cop who basically gets screwed over while on a long over-due break at the local watering hole. Mac kisses Geneva who turns out to be a Soul Eating Demon, that simple kiss turns Mac into one as well. When Holly Carver (a witch) sends Geneva back to the Castle, Geneva looses the demon and automatically turns b
Jill Bradley
I really liked Mac so I'm glad he wasn't just thrown to the wolves he gets a chance at redemption. The cover doesn't look like Connie to me at all though.
Diane ~Firefly~
I really liked the first book in this series, so I was surprised at how hard I struggled to finish this one. I think part of my problem was the book went to a new main couple who I really didn't care about. Since the couple from the first book only got together by the end and seemed to have a lot more to tell, I originally thought they would be the main couple for this series, but they were just in the background for this one. The idea of The Castle is interesting and I wasn't upset to have it b ...more
It was sort of boring and rather predictable. I didn't like it as much as the first book. Overall it gets 2.5 stars.
Slow.slow.slow. I LOVED Ravenous but this book took 3 tries and more than a month to finish. I finally forced myself to finish it just so I could get it off my shelf. I think the main problem I had with the book is that I never connected to Mac or Constance. Not once did I care if they ended up together. I enjoyed the brief glimpses into Holly's present far more. I will say that The Castle is a great piece of world-building and I hope we get to see much more of it in future books, unfortunately ...more
Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
Uuuuh boring! If you leave the characters out it will be manageable.
It's all rather meh. Will not be progressing through this series anymore.
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Sharon Ashwood is a free-lance journalist, novelist, desk jockey and enthusiast for the weird and spooky. She has an English literature degree but works as a finance geek. Interests include growing her to-be-read pile and playing with the toy graveyard on her desk. As a vegetarian, she freely admits the whole vampire/werewolf lifestyle fantasy would never work out, so she writes paranormal romance ...more
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The Dark Forgotten (4 books)
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