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(Ava Delaney #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,020 ratings  ·  109 reviews
Book one in the Ava Delaney series - Thirst - is now free.

Ava needs to forget all about the vampires, but they won’t leave her alone. Between her failing business, angry landlord, disloyal friends, and vampire stalkers, life is starting to feel pretty stressful. When Ava finally deals with her biggest problem, she gets caught up in the chain of events it triggers and is d
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Published May 21st 2011
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Grace the Book Queen
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult
3.5 stars

This second book in the series is a huge improvement compared to the first one in terms of grammar/editing. This book was also really good in the last few chapters. However, it tended to do massive info dumps that were hard to follow and we kept learning about new characters before we even remembered the other ones' names. Still, this series is showing promise and improvement so I'll continue to the third one.
Feb 02, 2012 rated it liked it
This book should be titled SULK, not Taunt. Because that's basically the main action of the main character. I’m not sure when having an always angry, illogical and suspicious heroine became the norm for books, but I'm seriously over it. This series is okay, I guess, and I appreciate that the author moves the story along a decent pace, but the constant anger and irrational thought process of Ava throughout is monotonous. Ava trusts no one, even when those around her are always helping her out, an ...more
May 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebies
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Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Adults
Have you ever watch the made for T.V. movies on the Sci-Fi channel knowing that they are going to be truly awful but you watch them anyway? Well, that is how I felt after reading this book. The premise for this series had so much potential; but, due to a convuluted story line, it went off track so quickly that I almost had whiplash.

"Taunt" pick up immediately after the first book ended. Ava is reeling trying to forget about all of the things that had gone wrong in her world. She feels betrayed b
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This sequel was good enough to get onto my awesome list. I loved the storyline and didn't want to put the book down once I started it. Pity we have to work as well - lol. It was well written and for those that haven't yet picked up the first book in this series, do it.

It seems that the story can only get better. Just enough action, drama etc. to keep one hooked till the end. A definite must read for all paranormal readers.

What next is in store for Ava, Carl, Peter and the supernatural world? Onl
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ava find out what she is, finally. There's a new beast in town and it's her job to catch it.
Another exciting novella showing the life of Ava Delaney. This has action, intrigue and a little sass. I really love a good strong woman, even if she's slowly getting there. I love her passion and the way she's always looking out for her friends. I really love the way Ms. Farrell writes and can't wait to read the next in the series.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Ok, we get it already. You think Carl should go back to his family. You think everyone should tell you everything right away. You are weak, then strong, then weak, then strong. I'm only continuing with these because I want to finish the series which I hate because I really want to like these more. Hopefully, they get better.
Robert D Grady
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had the first book in the series and had forgotten about it. After reading it, I got the second, this one, and enjoyed it as well. The writing has improved and easier to get engaged with Ava. I am looking forward to the next book in the book and continuing on with the story.
Brittany Goodman
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

This installment had vents unfolding in order to lean more about Ava and her friends. We are starting to see true character meet in each and Ava is beginning to get her answers
Donna Lavalley
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finding Out Your Heritage

I gave this book a rating of 5 because I loved it. I loved the twist and turns about Ava's true heritage as it becomes revealed. I recommend this book to anyone that loves vampires, shifters and magic.
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A good follow up!

This was an enjoyable second in the series - with loads of excitement and a little suspense. I’m enjoying the direction of the story arc so far!
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I got free ebooks on this series. The first one was good.
This one is better!
The author got a good hand on this: there is a lot of action, and Ava is growing.
I will begin the next soon!
Jaime Andrews
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent growth from the 1st book. I have so many questions and wanna keep going!
Keith Bornmann
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good story

I really enjoyed reading this book. The main character is respectable and lovable. The plot is not too dark. The book is fairly clean of profanity and sex.
Amber Keller
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not going to lie this book was hard for me to get into but in the end I still loved it and will continue with the series.
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Major developments and ends in a reveal.


Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is a great book to read
Amanda Nan Dillon
May 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: female-author
Barely a 2 -- was extremely hard to follow. I skimmed most of it.
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: claire-farrell
4 Stars

Well now I know what exactly Ava is as this book explains it in detail! Everyone has an agenda and poor Ava is on everyone's list..

That didn't go as planned. Quite an unexpected bombshell... Plenty of characters to continually hate and Plenty of mystery to keep going.
Catha Reese
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book

If you like mystery and fantasy, then you will love this book. Can't wait to read more, a fan. Catha Watkins Reese
Janice perry
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loving it

I'm loving this series. The characters are fun and the story is unique. There are such great twists and turns, can't wait to see what Available gets in to next
Bree Murphy
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love it

Love the characters most Ava can't wait to see what happens next I hope Ava and Peter end up together
Jan 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Supernatural misfit Ava Delaney only just survived the last book, and barely a fortnight passes before she's once again up to her neck in even more sturm and drang. Her new employer is costing her in more ways than one, groups of strange vampires are hanging around outside her home, and to cap it all off her rent is way overdue.

With this to contend with the first half of this book, the followup to 'Thirst', is almost exhausting to read. You get a great sense that Ava's life is spiraling out of c
Trigger Warning: Emotional Abuse, Manipulation

This review may contain spoilers.

I have read Taunt many times before, so my original thoughts are mostly forgotten, but I still remember some of my first impressions.

What I thought of Taunt when I first read it, was that it was great. The story moves fast, and the characters are all pretty much likeable. Which is always something nice to have. The only characters that I didn’t like were Becca, since she’s Becca. I also don’t like Eddie, since he’s ma
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is one of the best UF cheap series reads in ebook format. I think there are at least four out there and I am planning to read them all. It doesn't feel like a novella when you are done. There is quite a bit of meat on this bone. Ms. Farrell has created a heroine that I have fallen in love with. Taunt is darker than the first one which makes it more legit as an UF series. There is nice balance of humor and mystery. I like being inside Ava's head. She is a thinker who is growing in her determ ...more
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book!

Now that the story has gotten going it's way better than I had hoped. I really didn't think it could get better and I do not give out 5 stars to that many books. They have to be really good all the way thru with no boring areas, no awkward sentences and the story has to be believable in the world it's written for and the people have to be interesting and not too aggravating or stupid. This is all of that! I love how everyone is written and how you find out just enough to feel you know
May 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Actually a 3.5 star rating.

The second book of the Ava Delaney series starts out strong. She’s down on her luck with rent money and she’s being stalked by vampires. Suddenly she’s taken in by the Council to stand trial.

Unfortunately it’s all downhill from there. Ava turns into a petulant, sulky teenager. She whines and she bemoans her fate. She lashes out at everyone. She’s anything but the spunky and strong heroine I had come to love in Thirst.

The rest of the cast even remonstrates her for it ye
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
I thoroughly enjoyed Thirst (Awakening) and was reluctant to read Taunt for fear it couldn't match up to it's predecessor. I was unexpectedly surprised by not only Claire's continued brilliance but her ability to advance Ava's story to a new level. It is utterly enjoyable to grow and learn with Ava as she goes through this journey to figure out who and what she is. The character structure is phenomenal and Claire's ability to make you feel for all the different characters whether animosity, love ...more
Jun 03, 2015 added it

Book one in the Ava Delaney series - Thirst - is now free.

Ava needs to forget all about the vampires, but they won’t leave her alone. Between her failing business, angry landlord, disloyal friends, and vampire stalkers, life is starting to feel pretty stressful. When Ava finally deals with her biggest problem, she gets caught up in the chain of events it triggers and is dragged along a path she can’t escape from.

Ava has to figure out exactly what her biggest threat is: the humans, the vampires

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