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Primal Needs (Primes #7)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  912 ratings  ·  40 reviews
In New York Times bestselling author Susan Sizemore's sizzling new novel, a warrior werewolf and a beautiful vampire discover a passion that breaks every rule....

Sidonie Wolf never wanted the traditional life of a female vampire -- with her favors fought over by powerful Prime males -- but she must accept her duty to her kind, even if she's already given her heart to a w...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Pocket Books (first published December 8th 2008)
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Reviewed for Book release Dec. '08

It has been a very long time since I have read something by Susan Sizemore. I enjoy the premise of her books, and they have a different take on the supernatural world than other Paranormal Romance books. Primal Needs is set in the same world as her other “Primal” books, however this one should not be read as a stand- alone novel. Reading her other books is a must in order to understand all of the different types of characters. Enter a world of...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
4.5 stars! I loved Sid (we got to know her in her brother's book Master of Darkness) and I liked how she fell in love with a werewolf, but vampires and werewolves can't fall in love...or can they? She and Joe broke the rules, but Sidonie erased Joe's memory of their time together and their love. So even though they worked together daily, they were only friends from Joe's perspective. Until the last book...where they found out that werewolves and vampires can bond and have little were-vamps! So J...more
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Brandy *Ahviel*
I liked the book for the scenes and for the concept that it offered. The only thing that I did not like was the flash backs. I felt as times it interuppted the story. I would be completely engrossed in what was going on with the main character and then all of a sudden I was transported in time and was reading about different characters. That just did not do it for me. I am curious though if there will be another book to this story only becuase there are things that left unsaid and stories that a...more
Forbidden love... Times two

At long last we get the romance between former friends and partners: vampiress sleuth Sidonie Wolf and werewolf detective Joe Bleythin. The pair have been estranged for several years after, much to his disgust, Joe discovered that Sidonie erased from his mind all memories of the love they shared during the affair that consummated years of forbidden attraction - vampires and werewolves both have cultural taboos against mating outside their species. Where there has been...more
Susan Sizemore's Prime series always does a wonderful job of bringing a full and complete story to a satisfying conclusion - while still managing to tease the reader so they are panting for the next one.

From the back cover:
Sidonie Wolf never wanted the traditional life of a female vampire -- with her favors fought over by powerful Prime males -- but she must accept her duty to her kind, even if she's already given her heart to a werewolf she can never have. Erasing Joe Bleythin's memories of the...more
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This book confused me. Not because it had been so long since I'd previously read this series, but because the timeline jumped around so very much that I spent too much time dazed and confused. The jumping around in time was occuring between the H/H but also - mostly, in fact - between the H/H characters from the first book.

There was a major betrayal about 5 yrs ago between this book's H/H. They had been partners, best friends and ultimately lovers for a wonderful weekend. I couldn't buy the eff...more
Aug 06, 2009 Jan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of Paranormal romance for Vampires/Werewolves
The last of the Prime’s loose end love interests are tied up into a proverbial love knot. An unspoken war and conspiracy plots are bubbling to the surface remain as a secondary plot that needs to be answered. But will it? It’s been 2 years between Primal Desires and Primal Needs. Will this be the end of the series? Will the author leave this threat to the vampire clans, and werefolk unresolved? By the looks of her website it will. She has a Primes #8 “Dark Stranger” coming out Oct. 27, 2009 but...more
May Mostly Romance
หนังสือเล่มนี้ถ้าเรียงตามลำดับแล้วก็เป็นเล่มที่เจ็ดในชุดแวมไพร์ที่เรียกขานกันว่าไพร์ม ซึ่งขอยืมคำอธิบายที่เราเคยเขียนไปแล้วมาลงอีกครั้ง

"สำหรับคนที่ยังไม่เคยอ่านเล่มนี้ เราปูพื้นให้นิดนึงแล้วกัน ไพร์มเป็นคำที่ใช้เรียกแวมไพร์ผู้ชายในโลกแห่งซูซาน ไซซ์มอร์ ในโลกของเธอแวมไพร์ถูกแบ่งออกเป็นสามพวก คือ แคลน ซึ่งเป็นแวมไพร์ที่ถือเอาหน้าที่ในการปกป้องมนุษย์มาเป็นงานของตัวเอง แฟมิลี่ เป็นแวมไพร์กลุ่มที่อยู่อย่างโดดเดี่ยว ไม่สนใจมนุษย์ แต่ก็ไม่ก้าวก่ายหรือสร้างความเดือดร้อนให้มนุษย์ และสุดท้ายคือไทรบ ซึ่งเป...more
This is book 7?! Why the merry mook was there so much damn "and this is how vampire society works!" BS in the beginning? Like if I amassed all the ubergeek exposition it would've come out to two of her itty-bitty chapters. And I skimmed those suckers because matriarchal societies that maintain all the trappings of patriarchy make my teeth hurt and really, let's be honest, I just wanted porn. (Honesty: makes life easier)

It wasn't abysmal and she's obviously given this quite a bit of thought, some...more
Two love stories... advancement of women vampire rights in the Clans... 'take over the world' group makes strides forward...

Sidonie Wolf (Clan) and Joe Bleythin (werewolf/Dark Angel)... best friends, worked together for his family's private detective agency finding and rescueing people... as Clan, Sid, by law, can only lifemate with a Prime... but she loves Joe... and after an assignment, they spend 3 days of love and lovemaking... but knowing this is a death sentence for Joe, she uses her psych...more
I liked the idea of were's and vamp's in this book. I liked the culture and how they live. But everything else about this book has me scratching my head.

It was a book that was very choppy; it constantly jumped between present day and flashback scenes to the main characters we were reading about. This was very disorienting and frustrating, half of the flashbacks weren't really needed in my opinion.

There were basically two plot lines running simultaneously in this book, one with Rose and Tony and...more
This was a mistake read. I can't believe I started this series on the seventh book--however enticing the cover was--that is a reader's no-no. No wonder I was confused throughout the reading experience.
Sidonie Wolf is a female vampire who wants more than the traditional protected life that is available. She has forged her way to an independent life, but the love of her life cannot be. Joe Bleythin is a werewolf and if she admits to love he will be killed. She erases his memory so that he will be safe.

Why I picked it up: I like Sizemore's stories. A bit on the light side of vampire romances, but enjoyable. I was interested on how she would handle a romance with a female vampire lead.

Why I finis...more
This is number 7 in the Prime series, I haven't read any of the others...yet. This was good enough to make me want to read more about this world existing within our own. Vamps and Weres trying to stay secret from the mortals. Good action and adventure, good romance (standard love story), plenty of non-graphic sex, and a pretty good storyline add up to a really good book.
Ruth Violet
another great prime book from susan sizemore. so much is happening in this book. i love the couple on sid and joe. and the couple of tony and rose. i love it how 2 couples came together. even though many factions are out to get them. although i think the next book. will take over that storyline. excellent. and hot. if you know what i mean.
I refuse to read much more of this book. I never made it too far past the part where her family made her forget her child. I think that somethings would be unforgivable. I liked previous books by this author a lot but if many more are like this I will not be reading them.
This would have been a 4 if there hadn't been so much of the going back and forth between times and people. The story was good and I liked Sid and Joe a lot. I think their story would have been better if it had just been about them though.
My first with Susan Sizemore. This is #9 of the series Prime. At the beginning I was struggling with characters and their titles. If I had read 1-8 confusion might have been limited. Writing was fine. Very little type os.
Nice book. Good characters. Interesting inter-species relationships. Seems to be part of a series but I had no problem picking up just this one. Some of the better vampire/werewolf paranormal I've read lately.
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I loved the first books in this series but found this one very hard to get into and a lot left unexplained!!! Hope the next book is like the ones before as I really like this author
This book would have been better if there wasn't so much bouncing between the past and the future; not just for one couple, but two. Otherwise it was an ok read.
I loved this story because the main character is an independent vampire in modern day named Sid who falls for a werewolf named Joe.
It's been awhile since I read this series so it was a little difficult for me to remember the world a little, but I still loved the story.
Sizemore works several characters into this story, and leaves us with a set-up that promises more action in the next Prime book.
Joe and Sid's story. Glad they could get back together...
Against the norm is the name of the game! :P
I was dissappointed skimmed through ALOT of the book. Rarely have to do that with this author.
Oh joe and Sid hit wicked and naughty loved this book so much didn't want it to end
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