I love this series, the characters, the storylines... But man, like the last book, Succubus Heat, this book made me SOOOOOO sad! I am emotionally wornI love this series, the characters, the storylines... But man, like the last book, Succubus Heat, this book made me SOOOOOO sad! I am emotionally worn out.
It really takes you on an emotional journey...but the ending left me with some hope for a happily ever after and as always eager for the next book....more
There was a lot of repetition in this book. At times the conversations between Holly and Riley were almost word for word the same conversatio3.5 Stars
There was a lot of repetition in this book. At times the conversations between Holly and Riley were almost word for word the same conversations that had already taken place; it got a little old for me. Riley's Martyrdom and stubborness also dragged this rating and storyline down. I just wanted to smack him at times and tell him to get over himself already!...more
I ordered this book and decided the storyline sounded a little too complex to begin at book 4. So I went back and ordered and read books 1-3 and I amI ordered this book and decided the storyline sounded a little too complex to begin at book 4. So I went back and ordered and read books 1-3 and I am glad I did, because I think I would have been totally lost in this complex world of supernatural happenings. Plus I would have missed out on 3 other spectacular reads and couples!
This book introduces some new groups of supernatural characters and creates some more unusual alliances. It also brings us up to date on the other couples from the previous stories, while paving the way for is sure to be an explosive next book starring two of my favorite characters.
At times the author tends to be a bit repetitive here and there, and she also tends to drag out the romantic couple conflict a little too far for my tastes, but she still delivers a powerfully entertaining read.
I really believe that with each tale the stories get tighter and the characters more delicious, I can hardly wait to see what happens next.
Her males are Alpha and yummy and her females are realistic everyday women with strengths and weaknesses, big hearts and open minds. The author created a world where the supernatural and human worlds blend seamlessly.
I would highly recommend this series to the paranormal romance fans, but I would not recommend starting this series anywhere but with book one. I really think this is a series that needs to be read in order. Enjoy!
I have such mixed feelings about this book that I hardly know where to start. The premise of the story was fascinating and really tailor-made for my rI have such mixed feelings about this book that I hardly know where to start. The premise of the story was fascinating and really tailor-made for my reading pleasure. Unfortunately, it took about 100 pages for the story to really get started and by that time I was having trouble staying interested. This is one of those stories where up until about page 300 I had absolutely no trouble setting it down and continuing on about my life without giving the book a second thought until I picked it up again. That’s unusual for me.
The other problem I have with this story is that while it seemed to take forever to get to the main event of the story, the book itself takes place only over a period of 10 days. So much happens in those 10 days that it seemed much longer to me.
The characters are wonderful and each one adds to the story with their unique personalities, gifts and wits. I really cared about the characters. Meena has a heart of gold and is surrounded by unforgettable people. I want to know more about Meena and the rest of the people in this book.
By about page 300 I was really loving this story, finally. Everything was coming together as it should have earlier. It was finally drawing my undivided attention and I was really having trouble leaving Insatiable behind. When I closed the book, my eyes were misty and I was left wanting to know more, to read more, to visit the characters and the world Meg Cabot created again and very soon.
I guess after a rather slow start the book finally gained momentum and that momentum was enough to give me hope for future of this series. I think the potential for a memorable series is there, I just hope that the next book starts off a little more exciting and gripping than this book did. I really am looking forward to whatever is going to happen next.
A little background on the premise of the Lords of the Underworld: Thousands of years ago a group of warriors disobeyed their laws and their Gods/GoddeA little background on the premise of the Lords of the Underworld: Thousands of years ago a group of warriors disobeyed their laws and their Gods/Goddesses when they killed another warrior, Pandora, and opened the box she was charged to protect. When they opened the box they unleashed demons and those demons needed a new host, they chose the warriors. Since that time the warriors have been paying for their mistakes. Once reckless, careless and even cruel they have learned to some control over their demons and are now more good than bad.
A little background on the Atlantis series: Atlantis exists and is where the Gods have put their creations that they have deemed mistakes to live. Merpeople, Vampires, Nymphs, Dragons, etc. roam Atlantis.
Table of Contents:
The Darkest Fire (A Lords of the Underworld Story) – this is the story that comes before all the other Lords stories. It shows the why and the creation of Pandora’s box.
The Amazons Curse (An Atlantis Story) – This is Nola the Amazon and Zane the Vampires love story.
The Darkest Prison (A Lords of the Underworld Story) – This contains new characters, Nike and Atlas.
Twenty Questions with Author Kresley Cole interviewing Gena. Classified Files – a look at Hunter, Dean Stefano’s, files on the Lords. Behind The Scenes – Gena talks about creating the Lords. Awakening Pandora – A short story showing Maddox being released from Pandora’s Box and unto the world. At Home with the Lords – William interviews the Lords in his usual sarcastic and humorous manner. Round Table – The women of the Lords series have their chance to speak. Frequently Asked Questions – Answered by Gena Sneak Peek at the book The Darkest Passion The Sacred Scrolls – a look at the Demons that were contained in Pandora’s box. Glossary – Terms and characters frequently used in the series.
When I got this book I thought I was getting the three main stories, and that was it. I was a little surprised to find how jam packed this book is with information. My one complaint is the insertion of the Atlantis series story seems out of place when the rest of the book is solely dedicated to the Lords series. I am not a fan of anthologies that mix up two series. I happen to be a fan of both series, so this anthology didn’t irk me, but some people may not read both. They are separate series, keep them separate.
Given the short length of the 3 main stories they really could have been awful. Fortunately Gena Showalter is a master at her craft and each story fulfilled my expectations; I loved them. The interviews all managed to be silly, fun and informative. This book is a must have for any fan of the series. Gena Showalter is on my must have list, I can’t wait to read her books!
Andie and North once had a whirlwind romance. They met, they fell in love and they married the next day. They thought they had everything. Then a yearAndie and North once had a whirlwind romance. They met, they fell in love and they married the next day. They thought they had everything. Then a year into their marriage things changed and 10 years ago Andie walked out on North; they divorced, and they never looked back. Now Andie is contemplating marrage and looking to start fresh, that is why she decides to see North for the first time in 10 years.
North takes the news of Andie’s upcoming nuptials calmly and asks her for help. He says he will pay her an obscene amount of money if she will play Nanny to his two wards for a month. Andie agrees and meets the children who are living in a gothic castle with a surly housekeeper. The adventure begins.
I love love loved this story. Jennifer Crusie has an amazing ability to make me laugh out loud one moment, and then wiping away tears in the next. The two kids in this story are as unique and entertaining as they are heartbreaking.
This story has a host of characters that liven the pages, from a psychotic news woman to a dancing ghost.
I love stories about second chances, reunited soul mates and this one was all that and more. North and Andie have an incredible love and the mystery, the ghosts and the plot are the perfect backdrop for this zany couple.
This story is a reminder of why I love Jennifer Crusie’s work so much. She creates an extraordinary tale that is simply impossible to put down. This book is a keeper and will be read and reread by me at least a zillion times. This is Jennifer Crusie at her finest.
When prosecuting attorney, Sara Constantine, wins her first really big case against a child predator and murderer she celebrates with a drink at a locWhen prosecuting attorney, Sara Constantine, wins her first really big case against a child predator and murderer she celebrates with a drink at a local bar. After a surprising and satisfying make-out session with a sexy and mysterious man, she ends up taking him home for a little bedroom aerobics. What should be a one night stand ends up making Sara feel like it is so much more.
The next day Sara is offered a job with an agency everyone assumes is some secret branch of homeland security. That’s when Sara learns that the agency is the governing power and laws for all the creatures that Sara thought existed only imaginations and movies. Suddenly she is faced with a new world and reality, one that includes Vampires, Werewolves, and Goblins… Oh, my! She is given her first case on that first day; she will be prosecuting a vampire accused of murder. When she meets the defendant she is to be prosecuting it turns out to be none other than her last nights roll in the hay, Luke.
This was a complex tale where the supernatural world has their own laws and rules and names for things. I ended up getting confused from time to time on who was who and what was what. In a lot of series of this type, the authors offer a glossary at the back of the book to help the reader along the way; I really wish this book did, too.
I really like the plot and all the individual characters. The author did a great job of creating a read that has a really compelling storyline. I loved the main characters and though they definitely had sizzle, their happily ever after wasn’t as believable as it could have been to me.
This series holds a lot of potential and promise. Unfortunately, for me, the delivery of this first book was uneven and could have used a little more polish. I am holding on to the hope that the next books in the series won’t be as confusing or scattered because I’d really like to see what happens next.