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

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In New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Kresley Cole’s sizzling series, a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire become unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death.

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 fo
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ebook, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Pocket Books
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Harley Andrade It is mainly romance, every book is about a different matted pair. It is a new pair each time but there is overlapping characters as minor/medium…moreIt is mainly romance, every book is about a different matted pair. It is a new pair each time but there is overlapping characters as minor/medium characters. I still suggest reading them all because I love this series and haven't gotten tired of it like I did with christen feehan or Lyndsay sands.(less)

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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,
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
***Re-read 10/7/15. Rating bump from 3 to 4 stars. Original review below. ***

...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
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chucklesthescot
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
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
This book had a slow start, but finished with a bang!

spoilers

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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 v
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“When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest.”




I've purchased this book again because of the stunning cover. I read A Hunger Like No Other first time two years ago. I was in awe then for the start that the hero, Lachlain, is chasing after the heroine with fury in his heart. Emma is very innocent, all her life she tries to find her lost father and she gets nothing from her search; however, she hardly wants to give up. Furthermore, Lachlain makes lif
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Sophia Triad
Lachlain MacRieve(Lykae) & Emmaline Troy (half Valkyrie/half vampire)

"Vampires, Valkirie, and Lykae, oh my. The 'fucking monster mash'"

Lachlain has just discovered his mate in Paris and he is not sure if he wants her.
You see, his mate is a filthy vampire.
She is one of the revolting creatures that Lachlain has spent all his immortal life chasing and brutally killing without remorse. She is one of the malicious creatures that had him imprisoned and tortured with fire for centuries.

So, this
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Sammy Loves Books
When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest.


Lachlain MacRieve

alpha


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 e
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Emily May
Apr 15, 2011 Emily May rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, paranormal-uf, 2011

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,
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Exina
Mar 25, 2012 Exina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Vampires, Valkyrie, and Lykae, oh my. Or as Regin calls it—the ‘fucking monster mash.’ Hilarity ensued."

I found myself in deep water: first I was confused by the many different creatures, their characterization and history. The story is fast-paced, and Kresley Cole’s wicked humor made me devoted to the series. So far, it was the most comical father-murder I’ve ever read. I was especially delighted at the appearance of Nïx, my most favorite character ever.

I really love this unique and comple
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LMM
Mar 16, 2009 LMM rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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~IreneOust~
Aug 15, 2016 ~IreneOust~ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I am going to keep this short and sweet because I am eager to get back to 'KC-land'!!

Maybe because I've been craving something different or maybe because Kresley Cole has such excellent way with words but I love being lost in this magical world she created so masterfully and don't want to find my way out any time soon! The way this author tells stories ... GAH! I can't even ... Her books are PURE ENTERTAINMENT! They are a perfect mix of sass, macho, sexy and humor! They always leave me smiling l
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Dina
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
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Nov 09, 2014 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Carmel (Rabid Reads) by: Melanie
Shelves: audio-2014
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

After a lot of arm twisting by fellow readers, getting hooked on Cole’s writing via THE ARCANA CHRONILES, and listening to a sample of Robert Petkoff’s orgasm worthy narration; I finally caved and committed myself to yet another series addiction. I enjoy Paranormal Romance, although somewhat sparingly because action is my one-and-only true love. Ok, that’s not entirely accurate, werewolves are but the two go hand-in-hand, and this audiobook has both AND toe curling hooks
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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



Emmaline



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
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Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
3.5 stars

Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

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
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Kristen
3 1/2 to 4 stars

Overall I really enjoyed 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 enjoya
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
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Re-read: 15.05.17
Why I found myself re-reading this one, I have no idea. But I sat at the airport and I just wanted to give it another shot, to see if I like it better this time around... Lachlain MacRieve (1200?) and Emmaline Troy (71?) are mates. Not as in Australian mate for 'buddy', but mates as in fated ones. However, having just escaped from the torture from the vampire horde (150 years?), Lachlain isn't all that happy with having a vampire mate. Alt
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Maria Clara
Aunque el libro puede estar bien, no es la historia que esperaba leer...
Zeek
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
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Alp
Well, this was my second book by Kresley Cole. I was slightly hesitant to pick it up, considering I wasn't much impressed with 'The Warlord Wants Forever'. But somehow, it turned out better than I thought it would.

However, my only problem was Lachlain and Emmaline's first time having sex. It seemed way too rushed, just like when she felt it was time so it was time!? Too easy like that? It didn't make sense to me. Well, this wasn't romantic at all!

By the way, I found myself enjoying this book fo
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Cris
Aug 22, 2008 Cris rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Kelly H. (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
Ingela
Written September 11, 2014

4 stars - Romantic, blood dripping, steamy alpha man heat and a really exciting paranormal world

Book #2 in the Immortal After Dark series




I read the first shorter prequel intro novel, #1 - The Warlord Wants Forever (3.5 stars) in this series back in February 2013 and liked it. It felt like a good start to a steamy paranormal series with new couples in every book.

...Then I bought this second part A Hunger Like No Other and #3 - No Rest for the Wicked last spring o
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Auntee
May 01, 2008 Auntee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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Kyraryker/WhiskeyintheJar
The Lykae and vampires were natural-born enemies---had been since the first nebulous chaos of the Lore.
Blood adversaries.


Embarrassing tidbit about me, I can't shake my love of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. What a horrible message to send out to little girls and boys but there you have it, I'll be there opening night when the live action movie comes out.

A Hunger Like No Other, yeah, it's pretty much Beauty and the Beast, sexified. Sure, there's a whole Lore world with valkyries, wraiths, ghou
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Kiki
Nov 07, 2009 Kiki rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women who want to meet their perfect man when he gives them Stockholm Syndrome
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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Immortals After Dark (1 - 10 of 21 books)
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  • Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #5)
  • Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark #6)
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