EDIT: 19/02/2015, I finally found my Lachlain. After years of searching...after hiking in treacherous mountains, through blizzards in far off places,EDIT: 19/02/2015, I finally found my Lachlain. After years of searching...after hiking in treacherous mountains, through blizzards in far off places, I, Erin, Have found my dream casting for Lachlain MacRieve...
My Casting choice for Emma.
Emmmaline Troy~Emilie De Ravin
“When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest.”
A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER was my first Kresley Cole book and since reading it I have devoured most of her other books. Seriously, I can't get enough and honestly I hope the IAD series never ends. On my first sitting I, more or less, read A Hunger Like No Other straight through. I simply couldn't put it down and I am always captured and recaptured by the love story of Lachlain and Emmaline every time I sit down to read it. Since finishing it in 2011 I have re-read A Hunger Like no other countless times.
Lachlain is probably my all time favorite paranormal hero. No other paranormal hero has come close to Lachlain-Where can I purchase a Lachlain? I'd pay big bucks to have one. If I was asked who was my favorite IAD hero,I'd have to say Laclain. Lothaire is a close second, of course.
When Lachlain MacRieve,King of The Lykae scents his destined mate, he does everything in his power to be freed from his imprisonment-He does the impossible and breaks the chains that have kept him imprisoned for 150 years and goes after her. However, He does not get away unscathed. He escapes with 150 years of mental anguish and loses a limb-which with time, will be regenerated.
I have to say that Emmaline Troy(Yes, THAT Troy) is my favorite paranormal heroine. She isn't the feisty,savvy and worldly Vampire one would expect in a paranormal romance. Having been sheltered by her Valkyrie aunts all of her 72 years of life, Emmmaline is rather meek and quite afraid of everything and often criticizes her self for that.She yearns for a place to belong. After not feeding for days, Emma is lethargic and absolutely terrifed by the overbearing werewolf were who's hijacked her and coerced her into traveling with him to his home in Scotland.
Storming into her life like a hurricane, Lachlain is furious to discover that the woman he has searched for her for years,decades and centuries is a vampire. What could be worse? Finally finding his destined mate only to find she is a vampire? The very species that had imprisoned and repeatedly tortured him for 150 years.
I loved the development of the characters. Emmaline was a timid and shy lass, known as Emma the timid finds that she is more than that. She is Emma the King Killer. She becomes more than anyone (except Nix) believed she could be. She becomes self confident, grows stronger and more resilient and more accepting to her vampire-side. There is something beautiful in Emmaline's character development and I couldn't help but admire how Kresley Cole managed to change Emma so drastically yet keep her in the same spirit. By the End of the book, Emmaline is more than an even match for her Lykae mate.
As time passes and Lachlain realizes who really Emma is and how much she means to him, above and beyond being his fated mate, he shows just how adoring and capable of caring for his mate he can be. Lachlain develops from being a overbearing bully/batcase into a truly amazing guy. Charismatic, loving, protective, possessive(I couldn't help but love it 'cause what did you expect, he is a werewolf afterall)and accepting . Kresley Cole is a fantastic writer. I was drawn into the story from the first sentence, and could barely put it down-reluctant to even eat my food, because I was so immersed in the world of Lachlain and Emmaline.
“He stalked up behind her to clench her hips, and she stilled. In a breathy voice, she asked, "You're going to make love to me again, aren't you?" In answer,he lifted her onto the counter, tore off her shift, then pressed her naked body back into the blooms.”
Lachlain and Emmaline's relationship begins off rocky, yet it becomes such a strongly bound and loving relationship. I loved the steamy and intense chemistry between Lachlain and Emma. Kresley Cole can't go wrong with a sexy, highlander Lykae. I adored how WILD Lachlain is. He begins off as a feral beast but gradually-thanks to Emmaline-changes into puppy willing to protect Emma at all costs.
They only made it to an empty hall before he pressed her against the wall, cupped her neck, and demanded once again, “You’ll stay with me?” “Always.”
Playlist: In This Moment-The Promise Nickelback-I'd Come For you Lacuna Coil-Spellbound Skillet- Monster (w/growl) Skillet - whispers in the dark HIM-wicked game Sia- My Love William Control-Deathclub RED-Forever Red-Let Go Kidneythieves - Before I'm Dead Jay Gordan-Slept So Long Linkin Park - Somewhere I Belong...more
"He surprised himself when without forethought, he slipped his arm around her waist and drew her up against him, settling his mouth close to hers. "Lo"He surprised himself when without forethought, he slipped his arm around her waist and drew her up against him, settling his mouth close to hers. "Love ," He whispered "Love lasts forever."
This is the first installment of 'The Warrior King' series by Donna Fletcher. Duncan MacAlpin and Mercy find themselves chained together after getting captured by the king's soldiers,they escape and go on a whirlwind adventure for freedom(FOR SCOTLANDDDD!) and ultimately love.
Duncan is one of the Four warrior's who may be the True King of Scotland-Hold your horses,kids! That is NOT revealed in this book, though by the end of it you'll have your theories. I do and I really want to know who the True King is...BADLY. 'Cause who doesn't love a 'true king claiming back his throne while falling in love' story. I CERTAINLY DO! We get to meet all the brother's in 'Bound to a Warrior'-and I can't seem to figure out which one I like more. (AHUM, BRYCE...And DUNCAN...AND TREY....AND REEVE. Shit, That's all of them. OH WELL)
Duncan is a hero to DIE for. He is chivalrous, nurturing, GORGEOUS, protective, possessive-not in a crazy Fifty shades of Grey way which it goes without saying is good-honorable and did I mention he is GORGEOUS?!(At least in my head...and the description, of course.AND THE STUFF HE SAYS, KILLS ME!!!)
Mercy is the bastard daughter of the current King-Who is straight up awful and if I was in the story would have killed him. Why? Because he is a dick, that's why. Mercy is....Unexpected. She not only surprised me a couple of time but she might as well have given Duncan whiplash from all the time's she shocks and surprises him with her seer tenacity and inner strength.
This is my first read by Donna Fletcher and most definitely NOT the last. 'Bound to a Warrior' was awesome and Fletcher did a marvelous job of drawing me into her story. Believe me, Mrs Fletcher. I'll be back for more.
I actually picked a theme song for the series...If you have read any of my previous badly written reviews, you might have noticed I like to have playlists etc. For this series, I chose a particular theme that I think goes well with the adventurous spirit of the tale. I can literally see Duncan and Mercy running across the highlands with Soilder's hot on their tail to this song: Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up to Boston (Instrumental) It might interest you to know (if you find yourself saying 'OH, I KNOW THAT SONG?! BUT WHERE COULD IT BE FROM?!', Worry not I will tell you:)this is also the theme song to Rizzoli & Isles (Tv Show, Based off Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles series, Not as good as the books, DUH.)...more
Kresley Cole never ceases to be amazing!(note: as of yet: 23/09/13 I have not read any of her YA books, which have got good and bad reviOh...My...God.
Kresley Cole never ceases to be amazing!(note: as of yet: 23/09/13 I have not read any of her YA books, which have got good and bad reviews.)
I actually love this book, I thought it was quite different to any other books in this series...Having said that, This is not my favorite book of the Series but is definitely in the top 5. This book is more...Emotional based than action based but we do have our wee bit of action.
When I say it was different from the other books of the series, I mean, How Kresley deals with the theme of (view spoiler)[child molestation of Will Macrieve (hide spoiler)], which is a REALLY hard subject to write about as well as read about--Kresley, in my opinion, NAILED THIS. She delved into the characters, heart and mind, showing how many victims of this circumstance must feel. That ALONE got her an A++ from me.
The Characters. [BEWARE THERE BE SPOILERS HERE}
Uilleam MacRieve aka Will is everything you expected a MacRieve to be...Tall, dark, sexy as hell, Lykae, tortured and brooding-HOW COULD YOU NOT LUST AFTER HIM? Uilleam is a damaged and possessive ass-Which, of course, I liked.
However, behind all his smoldering looks and mysterious air-he is, in fact, extremely tortured by his past for which he feels shame and guilt over(and which never seems to stop coming back to hunt him). REMINDING YOU FOR THE LAST TIME--SPOILERS BE HERE!
I did not expect the depth of his angst. But hell, he has fucking HUGE reason to be angsty as hell! This physically aggrieves me to write this because I care so much about Will and I(even though he hates it) pity and sympathizes with him so god damned much it kills me. Will was molested by SUCCUBUS for FOUR years when he was 9-12 years old. Basically, He has every right to be brooding and angry all the time. But ultimately over comes with the help of his fated Mate-Chloe.I had a love/hate relationship with Will as he could be a COMPLETE AND UTTER DICK and then go back to being just *le sigh* perfect.
NOTE: The Lykae are my goddamned babies! I love them all, Ever since I picked up A Hunger Like No Other-The MacRieve's have a special place in my heart(Especially You, Lachlain *wink-Wink*)
Chloe Webb(YES, THAT Webb) is actually fucking epic! She is so different from what you usually see as a romance Heroine. She is deifies expectations-Mine and Will's-and is just simply BAD ASS-Will(though he can be so stupid at times) and Chloe were perfect for each other. I don't think Kresley could have written a more fitting mate for Will. Chloe has looks,strength,wit and spunk to keep everyone entertained-especially when she gets down and dirty with HER MacRieve.
Obviously-When Kresley mentioned on facebook or where ever that a ENTIRELY new Loren-who had never been mentioned before was to surface in this book-I immediately thought MERMAIDs but alas I was wrong but never disappointed and I enjoyed Kresley's ideas about this species (view spoiler)[ Chloe is a Succubus-mind you she is a VIRGIN succubus (hide spoiler)] and it was really fun and interesting to learn about this different type from what we in the 'normal' world know them as. Also, Will's reaction's to it. I mean,
Will and Chloe I just...So adorable. I mean, when they first meet is so exciting and romantic- Chloe takes it in her stride while Will, kinda runs around like a headless chicken for awhile-as he has never really HAD to do this whole 'romance thing'. I loved they way they talk to one another and seemed to have each other's backs 100%. Again, I can not say how perfect they are together and how they really do make each other whole.
Okay, Time for Erin's freak out time
ERMERGERD! ERMERGERD!! THAT CLIFFHANGER!
HOLY SHIT, HOLY SHIT!!! I NEED IT! I NEED IT NOW!!!! Munro!! Oh my sweet, sweet Munro!! I need this book like yesterday! I want The MacRieve Clan to bust in there before MAJOR SHIZNIT CAN HIT THE FAN! OH PLEASEEEEEEEEE.
FREAK OUT OVER
Anyhow, I am obviously quite excited about the next MacRieve book.
But I fear how long it will take for the Munro's story to come out-as I expected Furie and Kristoff's story to be this one.
Books by Kresley that I need, like I need air is Munro's and Nix's. I already got my Lothaire, so That is sorted but I know there are more characters that I would like to read about as well.
I also really like how the last two books had Virgin heroines-which are my favorite type of heroines. I have no clue why, I just like them that way-I guess, I like the one and only thing :/ I hope, Kresley writes more Virgin heroines and hero's.
This is a serious question here: Would anyone be surprised if NIX was a virgin? We never really know anything about her past loves etc. So, I'm just guessing here :P (Don't judge me)
ANYWAY, If I were to cast the main characters: Once again, I can never find a casting for the hero but almost always for the Heroine. Keira Knightley~Chloe Webb(MacRieve) While reading MacRieve-all I could think of as Chloe was Keira in Bend It Like Beckham:
Bobby Carlyle could literally read me anything and I would love it to death. The Book,all in all, is interesting-But seemed to drag on for a bit. In tBobby Carlyle could literally read me anything and I would love it to death. The Book,all in all, is interesting-But seemed to drag on for a bit. In the beginning you think you are going to be thrown into a world of suspense-and at times you are. I wasn't to sure if Rilke would go in search and solve the crime-and by god he took his time.
Rilke is the 'detective' of this Gothic noir thriller.He is a gay auctioneer, living in Scotland who stumbles upon some graphic pornography during a house clearance-Rilke feels responsible for the woman in the images, He feels compelled to find out if the images are real and if the woman in the images is in fact dead. This leads to a long series of events to the an....anti climatic ending.
I enjoyed seeing the dark, grungy side of Glasgow-as well as trying to understand the deeply flawed Rilke. He is a complex character(who we barelly know anything about by the end of the book), sometimes not understanding what he wants-he seems to be easily sidetracked-particular by an amateur filmmaker who he wants to 'fuck'.
The book is written in a stylish, graphic with most of the characters are vividly and realistically portrayed, showing perhaps how grim and seedy Glasgow life is. The writer really could have done more with the ending-but it was neither the less a good book.
Robert Carlyle read the book beautifully. His voice projected all the emotions that the writer had intended to show....more
I wanted to LOVE this book. But I only liked it. Twas an enjoyable read but I felt it took to long for the Lachlan and Emily to get to the bedding(vieI wanted to LOVE this book. But I only liked it. Twas an enjoyable read but I felt it took to long for the Lachlan and Emily to get to the bedding(view spoiler)[THE LAST CHAPTER FOR FUCK SAKE. (hide spoiler)] I liked Lachlan and Emily and the fact that he wanted to help conquer her fears. I also liked that Lachlan had his own vulnerabilities like thinking she wouldn't accept his wolf and when she did...*sigh* So sweet. Thing is a *liked* this book...but I could have done without it(I WILL BE READING THE OTHERS SINCE I HAVE THEM and I want to know what's going to happen to Talorc because though he was a bit of an ass,I liked him.) I think the author should have left out the second romance plot as I didn't feel it added much to the story and it took readers away from the main romance when readers should have been watching their romance grow instead of reading about a couple that was sweet in it own right but not the main point. I have read books with second romances and liked it, just not in this book.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Well writen, gives the atmosphere of time travel as well as being thrown into a whole new world. The chemistry between the hero Kade and the heroine waWell writen, gives the atmosphere of time travel as well as being thrown into a whole new world. The chemistry between the hero Kade and the heroine was immediate-i wanted to throw him in my bed...I loved that the heroine and i had that gut feeling that she knew Kade.
Very Well written and I look forward to more By Laura, The Highland Hussy! Im sure i'll be a Highland hussy before long XD
This book is rather boring after awhile. I guess, some people like it more then others but I have left it alone for months and can't seem to get back iThis book is rather boring after awhile. I guess, some people like it more then others but I have left it alone for months and can't seem to get back in to the story.
Think I may give this to the libary or second hand bookshop....more
Child Of The Mist by Kathleen Morgan is the beginning of the 'These Highland Hills' Trilogy, and a well written book--and not what i expected. The herChild Of The Mist by Kathleen Morgan is the beginning of the 'These Highland Hills' Trilogy, and a well written book--and not what i expected. The heroine, Anne MacGregor, is a suspected witch who finds her self unexpectedly hand-fasted to the tanist soon to be chieftain, Niall Campbell to stop bloodshed between two of the fighting clans. I normally don't like widowed hero's because i don't like the idea of a man whose meant to be mourning his late wife but is now in love with someone else. so i kinda question the solidarity of his love for Anne. But he does say he has never loved anyone like this--which i was kinda happy about, because i didn't want Anne playing second fiddle to Nialls first wife. I found myself wondering at first how she could fall in love with Niall so quickly-but the author explains this--Anne and Niall feel like magnets-drawn to each other--and Niall is such a deep dude...he is like...DUDDEEE. He is never violent to her, and he shows his vulnerability to her--something he never has shown anyone before. I think his love for Annie number 2 (his first wife's name was Anne as well :/) better, or had found his true soul mate in her who could match up to him and talk to him on the same level. Anne is like kick ass--her 'witchcraft isn't really witchcraft but she is a person(i really dont know the name) who collects herbs and plants and use them as medicine--so a herbal doctor? and she is mistaken as a witch when she breaths life back into a baby who's umbilical cord is choking her. The book all in all is good, well written novel--but at times i didn't feel a connection between the leads-when i read the back of the book i was expecting something else--but neither the less it was still good-and i probably will read the follow up books. 3.5 Stars....more
A beautiful end, to a wonderful series. At the begining of this trilogy, i did have my misgivings. The first book 'In Bed With A Highlander' , The storA beautiful end, to a wonderful series. At the begining of this trilogy, i did have my misgivings. The first book 'In Bed With A Highlander' , The story of Ewan McCabe and Mairin disapppointed me, but i still enjoyed it. I personally didn't like The heroine nor the hero. The hero, Ewan's brothers caught my eye though. In the second book, 'Seduction Of A Highland Lass', Alaric McCabe, The middle child of the McCabe brothers falls In Love with Keeley McDonald. I adored this one and couldn't put it down. Their romance was so real and emotional, who couldn't like it? The last installment, 'Never Love A Highlander' was sublime. The love-betrayed warrior, Caelen McCabe marries Rionna McDonald to secure an alliance between their clans. Rionna, a warrior at heart and can fight better then any male, is friightened by Caelen, yet vows to have his heart. 'Tis a beautiful story. Maya Bamks really brought a great ending to the series. My only problem was that it was to short :P. I wanted it to go on forever, but alas, It had to end. I loved Rionna, she was epic.She is brave and stong yet soft, loving and innocent. Maya Banks upted the antie! I have always liked Caelen more then the other brothers. He always had some sort of appel to me, I Suppose, I like me some tortured hero. (view spoiler)[I loved how,in the end, we see that Caelen thinks he has been in love with her since he first saw her. TOO CUTE!! (hide spoiler)] Never Love A Highlander Has to best cover if you ask me, The model protraying Rionna is just lovely and The Male model protraying Caelen is super hot :P A Great end to the McCabe Troilogy!