Loved the chemistry between Sebastian and Kaderin. Great twist for the ultimate vampire slayer to fall for one. Also enjoyed the global feel with all...moreLoved the chemistry between Sebastian and Kaderin. Great twist for the ultimate vampire slayer to fall for one. Also enjoyed the global feel with all the locations of the Hie competition. More action/adventure than it's predecessor, "A Hunger Like No Other", but still plenty of hot sex...um, plane cabin? need I say more? ;)
Each story in this series is so unique - Book 1 had sweet and innocent Emma, and Book 2 has confident and fiery Kaderin. Same applies for the male leads as well. Sebastian's uncertainty versus Lachlain's (Book 1) aggressive, sexual prowess Cole does an excellent job of keeping her series connected. You would do yourself a disservice to read out of order. Can't wait for the next two installments this May & June. (less)
Twilight was probably one of the best love stories I’ve ever read. The fact that it was paranormal was just an added bonus. Very addictive. I don’t kn...moreTwilight was probably one of the best love stories I’ve ever read. The fact that it was paranormal was just an added bonus. Very addictive. I don’t know why I thought I would just read the first book and come back to the series later. I can’t help but immediately continuing with New Moon! The writing was fantastic – never before has a touch, kiss, caress or conversation moved me like this. I LOVED Edward! He was so passionate! Yes, this is a young adult novel, but it’s loved by adults alike and I can see why. Twilight lived up to ALL the hype!(less)
2/28/2011 update: Just completed my 3rd re-read - God, how I love Zsadist & Bella's story! I did skip Z's rapes & torture this time around bec...more2/28/2011 update: Just completed my 3rd re-read - God, how I love Zsadist & Bella's story! I did skip Z's rapes & torture this time around because once was enough on that~(less)
**spoiler alert** The book had a promising beginning taking place in a nightclub, and shortly thereafter, a limousine. Our heroine, water witch Isabel...more**spoiler alert** The book had a promising beginning taking place in a nightclub, and shortly thereafter, a limousine. Our heroine, water witch Isabelle Novak, is trying to seduce and kill warlock Stefan, whom she holds responsible for her sister’s recent brutal murder at the hands of a demon. Warlocks are basically rogue witches that do not abide by the Coven’s code of ethics forbidding harm to other witches. In fact, Isabelle wants to use her water powers to permanently freeze Stefan where the sun doesn’t shine! Isabelle’s attempt is quickly thwarted by her future love interest, Thomas Monahan, the current leader of the witch Coven. Subsequently, the story became a little slow for me. Unlike Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, I did NOT find myself staying up at night to finish this. I’m still glad I stuck with it as the book did pick up speed. Also on a positive note, I did enjoy the relationship of Isabelle & Thomas. Thomas has always been everyone’s protector. Before Isabella, he was usually alone as most women in the Coven were intimidated by his good looks, top rank, and serious reserve. Isabella is a fiery, independent woman that likes to think she doesn’t need any help. She’s also not shy about making moves on Thomas, although Isabella is not looking for anything long-term. But what begins as mere satisfaction of mutual needs progresses into something much more meaningful. If I can quote Isabella, “somehow, we went from f**king, to having sex, to making love.” That sums it up perfectly~ (less)
WOW! Truly the hottest book I've ever read - ha, but give me time :) When I finished it, I almost immediately started flipping back through it. Yes -...moreWOW! Truly the hottest book I've ever read - ha, but give me time :) When I finished it, I almost immediately started flipping back through it. Yes - there's an actual mystery plot and character development, the latter being focused on the sexual inhibition of a reluctant submissive. Honestly, I had to get the darn book out of my house! Just too tempting. My girlfriend is halfway through it now; she's loving it thus far, but says "you need a man on standby when you're reading this!"
Wicked Ties was my first foray into erotica and it definitely did not disappoint. The book was fast-paced and had me hooked within the first 5 pages. Morgan's struggles/inner turmoil was so well-written! I'm looking forward to reading Shalya Black's follow-up, "Decadent." (less)
I based my rating on The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole (5 stars) and Hunter’s Oath by Jaid Black (3 stars). I skipped Sherrilyn Kenyon’s story...moreI based my rating on The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole (5 stars) and Hunter’s Oath by Jaid Black (3 stars). I skipped Sherrilyn Kenyon’s story, Turn Up The Heat, based on friends’ comments here.
The Warlord Wants Forever is a short story that introduces readers to the immensely popular Immortals After Dark Series. If you actually started out the series with book one, “A Hunger Like No Other”, then you’ve already met the h/h of this story: valkyrie Myst the Coveted, and turned vampire and general of the Forbearers army, Nikolai Wroth. In A Hunger Like No Other, Myst and Wroth are already a couple, so like me, you may have considered skipping this anthology because you know how their story ends and Myst and Wroth just trace in and out of a few scenes in book one, but don’t make a huge impression – well DON’T! Don’t skip their story! Although The Warlord Wants Forever is considered a short story, it’s a nice meaty 150 pages, and makes up nearly half of this “anthology”. In true Kresley Cole form, the story and bond between the h/h was extremely sexy, passionate, and palpable. In the beginning, they hurt and/or planned to hurt each other, although their attraction to one another was making matters difficult. Great tension here! And when Wroth finds Myst after five years of sexual torture (which was inflicted by her), his pain and wanting come across so real…..Add to that a moving ending and a HEA. The Warlord Wants Forever is the best story in this book; I pretty much re-read it just as soon as I was finished. I was really that good and worth the cost of this entire anthology.
I also enjoyed Hunter’s Oath. It was a little short, but since that meant more room for Wroth & Myst, I was happy! The beginning of Hunter’s Oath took a little adjusting as they kept referring to women as “wenches.” Once I got over that, it was smooth sailing and a wonderful, sweet story. Somehow, the author took the scenario of a young lonely woman being snatched by a “bride-hunter”, taken to a secret underground Viking world, then placed onto an auctioning block and sold into marriage to a sexy nobleman…..and yet the heroine and the reader will still fall hard for this Viking hero ;) (less)
I heard that the best 2 books in Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series were Kiss Of The Highlander (#4) and The Dark Highlander (#5), and that while...moreI heard that the best 2 books in Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series were Kiss Of The Highlander (#4) and The Dark Highlander (#5), and that while it was okay to skip the previous series installments, these 2 books must be read in order. So I jumped in with #4. It took some time for me to warm up to it, but then I just became caught up in the rich Highlander world Moning had created and couldn’t help but love it. Then I was completely blown away by this installment (#5). Wow! Dageus MacKeltar is definitely my favorite MacKeltar twin! I was completely in lust with The Dark Highlander by page 1. The reviews are absolutely correct – do NOT read this one without reading #4, but you’ll be just fine if you skipped #s 1 and 2. The story kicks off with Dageus living in a penthouse high-rise in present day Manhattan, and the only thing that seems to ease the 13 dark druids spirits residing within his body is “tupping” – getting it on ;) And boy does he! The heroine is bright and funny, and I enjoyed the time traveling to Scotland, 5 centuries in the past. If you don’t have time to start another series, but just want to read 2 winners, try these 2 books – they’re very connected and complete. Even the side character romance the begins in #4 comes to a complete resolution in #5. I highly recommend these books, even for a reader that’s a little wary about time traveling books (like myself). (less)
I had a rough start as the heroine kept talking about finding a man to "pick her cherry" during her lose-her-virginity trip to Scotland. But as the st...moreI had a rough start as the heroine kept talking about finding a man to "pick her cherry" during her lose-her-virginity trip to Scotland. But as the story progressed, I came to really love both Gwen & Drustan, and I'm immediately continuing with his brother's audiobook in The Dark Highlander. (less)
I have to agree with other reviewers' comments about Betsey talking to d*mn much. Which feels just weird to say for a character in a book - but it's t...moreI have to agree with other reviewers' comments about Betsey talking to d*mn much. Which feels just weird to say for a character in a book - but it's true! The book was interesting, but I was happy to be finished. I liked the book enough to continue with the series, but not enough to do so right away. (less)