Although it's recommended that you read Kissed by a Dark Prince (EM #1) before Claimed by a Demon King, I - however - had not (shame on me!).4.5 stars
Although it's recommended that you read Kissed by a Dark Prince (EM #1) before Claimed by a Demon King, I - however - had not (shame on me!). Yes, sometimes I felt confused/curious - which was completely my own fault - when the characters mentioned some early events happened in the previous book, but I didn't feel that my lack of reading 'Kissed by a Dark Prince' impacted my reading and enjoyment of 'Claimed by a Demon King' (other than I wanted to know more about Loren and Vail, so I'm going to read the first book ASAP).
Felicity's PNR books and me have a constant war, so to speak. Some of them really amazed me and became my favorites, some of them just didn't do it for Me. I always bitching about the lack of action, even though I know it's PNR not an UF (can't help it, sorry!!) and I kind of just jumped into the middle of this new series, not knowing exactly what to expect this time. I WAS IMMEDIATELY SUCKED IN! Truth to be told, It still has more lovemaking than fighting, but I really enjoyed it.
I don't know what I loved most: the characters/their relationships or the world building. Granted, I rolled my eyes at the heroine, Sable sometimes (she was a bit whiny), but she was okay most of the time. In fight? She is Badass!
Thorne, THE Demon King, on the other hand is soooooo freaking entertaining. He's possessive as hell - duh! -, but when he figures out he can't win the lady by acting as a caveman, his attempts to learn/understand human behavior, emotions and customs are sweet and usually really funny. He has more humanity than the other demons/creatures.
But Thorne isn't the only one who wants our girlfriend. Nope, here comes a love triangle! Well, sort of. Add Legolas err. I mean Bleu - a HOT elf warrior to that pile of hot mess and you got yourself a crazy entertaining ménage à trois. Okay, not really, these men are too stubborn and possessive to share anything, and Sable wants only Thorne. Which always leads to bloodshed. But they're sweet when trying to outdo the other.
Besides these three, we have a quite powerful line of side characters. Readers can meet Loren, Olivia and Vail again. An entire werewolf pack, and a vampire clan with a jackass, but fun leader, some human warriors, witches - good and evil -, even dragon shifters. Plus we meet some of the VET crew (Snow <3). I loved how all these different creatures got together to stop the big bad wolf -err Demon King. I loved their interactions, even their fights. We lose some of them along the way, and it hurts! So there is love, hate, friendship, alliance, betrayal, mystery and death. The world building is absolutely phenomenal!! The different realms, different races with their own unique features and abilities and hierarchy. Again I was mind-blown by Felicity's ability to describe so vividly and powerfully everything. Of course my favorite parts were the two fight scenes (including the childish fights between Thorne and Bleu :)), but I instantly felt the chemistry between the characters, so the romance was great, too.
Overall I think, this must be one of Felicity's best PNR books to date. There are a bunch of cliches, but honestly? I don't give a rat's ass about cliches. I enjoyed it, even loved it and it definitely become my favorite. The next book is gonna be Vail's, Loren's brother and I'm pretty sure he's gonna get into trouble with a certain witch. It should be fun!...more
Aw maaan! It was a huge disappointment for me. I expected way better after Veiron's book which was a true masterpiece. I don't know what happened. TheAw maaan! It was a huge disappointment for me. I expected way better after Veiron's book which was a true masterpiece. I don't know what happened. The instant love drove me nuts, both main characters annoyed me to hell, the fact that the story is really about their relationship and basically nothing else happens and even the big twist at the end feels too flat doesn't really help me like the book either. I don't even know how to rate it, so i guess I just won't.
I'm waiting for the next one though, because I LOVE Nevar, and I have high hopes for him and his book, so fingers crossed it'll be like Veiron's and not like this one. ...more
A sexy, possessive, dark vampire is always a good sign when it comes to erotic romance books. A hot, possesive and mysterious incubus is evARC review!
A sexy, possessive, dark vampire is always a good sign when it comes to erotic romance books. A hot, possesive and mysterious incubus is even better. But imagine what you get when you mix the two!
Bewitch is book five in the Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series, but it can be read as a stand alone - but really, you don't want to miss out the others, trust me!
Payne was my second favorite character in the series, because he was mysterious, dark, dangerous. Typical bad boy figure, but he's also loyal and cares about his friends. I loved him in Bewitch most of the time, but as we got to know him, he seemed a little more weaker character, than he was before. Of course he had a pretty rough past, but sometimes it felt like I'm reading about a twenty some years old boy instead of a hundreds of years old man and because of that, his character lost a litttle of the "magic" that bewitched me when we first met him in the series. Maybe it was too romantic for me, personally. I loved when he switched to the possessive incubi or vampire, though. I'm so jealous of Elissa! And I'm really interested in his real name.
Speaking of Elissa, she made quite an entrance. And I immediately liked her. She was sassy, kick-ass witch, and gave a really hard time to Payne and even had a good sense of humor. However, as the story went on, all these traits disappeard leaving an innocent, sweet, scared little girl behind. Why not mix the two? A kick-ass girl can be vulnerable too.
The plot including Payne's and Elissa's personal mission had some flaws too (like why the hell she didn't use her magic when she should and could have, or why was the big bad enemy that weak and where were his loyal minions when he needed them the most?), but the book's real essence was, however FLAWLESS. The relationship between Payne and Elissa was passionate and not just because the guy is a sex demon, but I could truly believe that they were meant for each other. The only thing that I will say about the erotic scenes is that they easily topped any others in this series.
One thing out of so many I love about Felicity's writing is that she has an incredible imagination when it comes to world building and she's never afraid to use it. Even when it's not the point, and we won't see that place again, she makes it unfogottable by describing it so beautifully and making that, too, interesting. And that says a lot since I truly hate the description parts in the books. I loved that we stepped out of the theatre setting into the fae world.
Overall: Not as good as the previous book, but still my second favorite so far. It's blazing hot, so be prepared when you step into the fae world, you're going to be bewitched and not only by a seductive and naughty vampire incubus. ;)...more
Warning: If you haven't read a 1NS book before, you might want to check out the Official 1 Night Stand series site to learn more about it.
My ThoughtsWarning: If you haven't read a 1NS book before, you might want to check out the Official 1 Night Stand series site to learn more about it.
I read it on a stormy night. It was hullava big mistake!! Unfortunately it didn't come with a sexy Sean and a jacuzzi. Damn! Maybe I should contact Madam Eve, too. V, you lucky witch!!
Anyway... I really liked this book and it grabbed me from the very beginning. Thunder felt like a sequel to Lightning merely because Sean is Campbell's brother, who is the protagonist in Lightning, and Sean mentiones Lily and Campbell a few times, and Camp even makes an "appearance" in this one. Only a few lines and they're on the phone, but still it was an entertaining dialogue. Little fun, little serious.
I will not talk about the story, because anything I'd say would be spoiler and could ruin your reading experiences with this book. However, I can tell you that I liked the twist, how Veronica and Sean ended up together (they would have end up together, eventually). The paranormal element is that Veronica is a witch, and even though only once she tooks advantage of it, she's being a witch does affect the story. I guess we could call it the complication of the story, because in some way, that's what leads her into the man's arms.
The Man: Sean Jones. I loved the parts from his point of view. He is definitely my type. First, he is cold, distant, most of the times confident about himself but not cocky, okay, just a little, but that's somehow entertaining, because he has a GREAT sense of humor along with his cockyness. But when/if he lets you in you can see how caring he is. And he sure as hell knows how to show the girl a good time ;)
Now.. on to the best part. The scenes y'all can't wait to read. No no, don't deny it! There are two types of those hot scenes in this book. Fantasy and Reality just like in your life, right. The first one is at the beginning of the book, where Sean's imagination takes over. He has a pretty good and detailed one, I must say. Of cource his are hotter than Vero's, just a little bit. The actual or "reality" sex scenes are at the very end of the book, but worry not, the story will keep you awake until you get there. And it'll definitely worth the wait.
I loved the ending. Although it was a bit like if someone would have said "CUT" in the middle of a movie, it was a perfect ending. Weird, I know, but it was. I think it was really funny and touchy at once. I guess I love Sean's "romantic" speaches.
There was one little thing that kept a bit annoying me. The one thing, that I said a hundred times that I love about 1NS stories. The title being present in the story. That's always creative. It is this time too and has meaning, but I had to read "Thunder" too many (5) times. Yes, it felt a little bit pushy for me.
I give this "only" four stars, because of my problem with the word repeating I mentioned above, and because while it was a good book and entertaining enough, it didn't completely sucked me in. You know, I didn't said "I WANT MORE" at the end. It was great while it lasted, but that's the end and it feels right. Which is not a complete bad thing.
Oh, one more thing. As being a total cover-whore... I LOVE the cover! I love when a cover represents the story and this one does. Great colors too. Although I don't really like the font with the "1NS" is written, because while it's a nice font, it completely stands out of the setting. I know that's the official "mark" of the series, but still...
*I received a copy from the author for review purposes.
I'm not a big fan of short stories, but if it's a prequel in a series, then I like to read them so I can get an idea of what to expect from the firstI'm not a big fan of short stories, but if it's a prequel in a series, then I like to read them so I can get an idea of what to expect from the first full lenght novel. And I have to tell you, that Demon Legacy Series seems to be very promising.
In Burning we meet the hero, Lucas nd his new found love, Natalia. A vampire and a witch. There's really nothing paranormal happens before the end of the book. Lucas tells us how they met, how they spend the time together from then on and a little bit about his life.
Then near the end the POV changes for one chapter and we're in Natalia's head. And this is when we learn about her important job. She's a records keeper. And she holds an information that could turn our little peaceful planet into the demons' playground. This is the information that every demon wants to put their hands on. This makes Natalia a target.
By the very end of the book Lucas has one mission.
While Lucas's character didn't really get me hooked, the turns of events really make me want to read the first book in the series already. Vampires, witches, demons, angels, a bloody battle for Earth and who knows what else we can expect from this series.
For those who did not know, I avoid YA books. I can count on one hand how many YA books I liked. However, the trailer and the blurb made me4.5 stars.
For those who did not know, I avoid YA books. I can count on one hand how many YA books I liked. However, the trailer and the blurb made me so interested in the story, that not even that YA label could keep me away from it. Reading this interview with Sarah has only assured me further that the book will be good. And fortunately, it lived up to my expectations.
I wouldn't say this book is action packed, because the first half is mostly backstory, information, introduction to this world and unfortunetely even later only some (3 or 4) of the tests we get to actually "see". We only get a brief report on the other tests. It made me a bit sad, because I wanted to read more about those tests. I had to take a few breaks (5 min. long) while reading because of that (okay, maybe the 3 hours sleep I got didn't really help either). But you have to know that I terribly hate to read the descriptions, flashbacks, etc. ... unless they are properly written. And this was well written, so I still liked them.
I especially love that there were a few chapters from Chaol's and Dorian's POV. I always love those.
Anyway... I love the UK cover and thank God it's not the only reason why this book is worth the money. Outstanding start for a good series.
Before I begin to praise this book, let's clear something. Masquerade is book ten in the Vampires Realm series. It features manyARC review!
Before I begin to praise this book, let's clear something. Masquerade is book ten in the Vampires Realm series. It features many of the characters from previous novels, and presents all of the bloodlines, vampire hunters and the Law Keepers. If you're new to this series, don't worry, Felicity did a pretty good job on giving a good picture of this world to the newbies as well so they can enjoy it as much as those who are already familiar with it. Well, they probably will not fangirling when Lord Hyperion and the rest of the crew arrive, though. I have to confess... I am reading this series completely out of order. I started with Hunter`s Moon, which is the 9th book, then I've read Winter's Kiss, the book eight in the series, and now Masquerade. Of course, if you can, start with Book one, Prophecy: Child of Light, but if you cannot wait to read Masquerade, that is completely fine too.
There's a main and a subplot. I think the main is the relationship between Vivek and Sphis, the subplot is that the hunters are back. And what could be a better time to destroy their mortal enemies, than when all the powerful vampires are in one place? Although, there's a twist. They're confronted by threats within their own family. You'll never guess who's the traitor!! I was suspicious of everyone but that person.
So, here's our heroine, Sophis. A warrior. Y'all know how much I love women with balls!! I love that she's a bit reckless. After all, it created a few, and the main conflict between the hero and the heroine. All she wants is to prove her worthy of her current position as a captain in the guard of her bloodline: Venia, to her men, Commander Tynan and her ex mentor and friend, Vivek. She's young, but a good warrior, although a bit short-tempered. She does not get why Vivek is trying to have her thrown out of the guard (that bastard!). When both of them assigned to make sure everything will going fine on the Masquerade ball, she finds herself craving for the friendship (or more?) they once shared.
Ten years ago, Vivek saw his friend and disciple to bleed almost to death because of their enemies, and because he let her take the duty while she was still young and reckless. And that night changed everything between them. One week ago, he had to save her again. Now that their old enemies back, he's out for revenge. At first I said, he's an ass... But then I thought, oh maybe he's just a bit (?) overprotective. Even though he takes drastic steps that not really good for her (or him as Seth wisely reminded him). I really liked his coldness and cruelty that he used as a shield. It was really refreshing to see a male character who isn't going for the girl immediately and thinking about how to get her laid in every minute.
The romance is like dynamite. A spark and it catches fire really rapidly and explodes in great force. Now just imagine a pretty long fuse.
The secondary characters are simply awesome! Tynan is their commander. And such a good one! He has a hard hand, but not cruel. I liked him. And all of the bloodlines, vampire hunters and the Law Keepers are in the book that means some scenes with Prophecy, Valentine, Venturi (I really have to read their story after this close encounter), and Hyperion along with Winter. Hyperion sense of humor is really twisted! I loved him, can't wait for his book. And Dmitri, lord of the free werewolves with his gang. (in a house filled with vampires... just saying!).We get to meet with Sophis's Sire, who actually was surprisingly likeable. He was really kind to her. I'd slap her best friend, though.
OVERALL: Great story filled with danger, secrets and passion. Great characters. Just perfect, slow-burning romance. There could be a lot of info at once for those, who haven't read the previous books in the series, but still enjoyable and understandable. This is my favorite so far in the series. (Sorry Nicolae!)...more
Jesus…why do we need to read this, again…? They could write ONE quite GOOD book out of the last four in this series, but this is just waste of your moJesus…why do we need to read this, again…? They could write ONE quite GOOD book out of the last four in this series, but this is just waste of your money, not to mention your time and your hair...
Seriously, If Kalona and Aphrodite would not be in the books, I would not read even a letter more of this.
As my Mucsi colleague would say; For more information about the risks and side effects, read….eh damn you, just do whatever you want! Recommended only for masochistic readers, Hardcore fans and for those who have infinite patience.