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Mona Lisa Craving

(Monère: Children of the Moon #3)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  2,346 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Dante, the warrior son of a healer, was cursed by a high priestess to endure a never-ending cycle of life and death. Someone shares one of his past lives. Back then, she was his victim. Today, she is his savior. Her name is Mona Lisa.

Paperback, 273 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by Berkley Trade
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When I started this series, I freaking loved it. It was a different kind of PNR, and the writing was so fresh and clean. Now, I think this book has taken on a completely new theme. How many men can Mona Lisa sleep with in each book? I am saying this woman is open like a 7/11, coming from the same woman who preached humanity with “I was raised human soooooo… I can only have one lover”. Girl you preaching to the wrong church.

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Mona Lisa returns to her people from her high council meeting with new discoveries of herself and what she is becoming. After finally starting to come to terms with that, she, in true Mona Lisa form, finds more trouble...or, should I say, trouble finds her. This is where Dante is introduced into the story. Apparently, they have a past that she isn't able to remember. But it's a disturbing one that leads to more drama, and love, and pain, and hope.

Mona Lisa Craving is my unexpected shocker of the
Sammy Loves Books
I was pulled to this series because it was dark and erotic. But I feel that it has become too much. The darkness has taken over and there is no joy. Just one sex scene followed by more violence, then another sex scene. Or another kidnapping. I have lost count of how many time Mona Lisa has been takken against her will. I was so sad after Mona Lisa's lover was killed in Mona Lisa Blossoming, that I took a break from the series. I read some sweet loving HEA style books to pull me out of the dark ...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Jul 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, paranormal, romance
This third book was much more exciting than the previous two, because of one thing: Dante. Once he came on the scene (which was early on, thankfully), things really heated up and got interesting. Mona Lisa was a bit annoying in this one, because I cared about her decisions more and she wasn't making good ones. Her character got sidelined, in a way - with a strong, Alpha male (as Laura would say) around, she seemed to become a bit more vulnerable and less resourceful. But I still really enjoyed ...more
Nov 01, 2008 rated it liked it
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Feb 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was another winner in the Novel of the Monere series. We are introduced to another character, Dante, and I wasn't sure about him but...can't say more...Mona Lisa is just as remarkable as in the previous books...this one won't disappoint...go for it...I know you'll it. I love this series so much that I go to bed thinking about Mona Lisa and waking up thinking about her and men. Highly recommend.
Lisa Lap
A quick read but still drew me in immediately and I was sad to see how fast it was all over. I wanted more immediately. This series, while different, is definitely a fun raunchy read that keeps you interested in not just the sex but the story.
Oct 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Felt a bit like drudging through most of the book because the protagonist and her main conflict's personalities began to annoy me. The end managed to catch me off guard though, so it was redeemed somewhat.
Well that was unexpected. First of all I must have missed some reading material cause I totally missed the backstage with Dontaine at the beginning. I really like the Prince. Dante on the other hand has absolutely no reason to behave like the caveman he is. I get his rage at the end, but before that, history or not, past lives or not, at the moment he's just a 20year old kid.
Rapid Reader
Sep 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reverse-harem
Love this series! It's just too bad that the author has discontinued being a writer, so the series was left hanging. I was rather upset that one of the male love interest got killed. Good thing he didn't stay dead for long, though! The last arch of the series was fantastic! Note: I read all 5 books in one go.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Why does Mona Lisa seem so brainless in this one? I like the idea behind this series but it leaves me feeling disappointed in the heroine.
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Uneven story & writing.
Mar 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Okay, I wasn't going to read anymore of this series *lowers head in shame*, but kept wondering what happened and curiosity got the better of me. This is actually my favorite book of this series. Mona Lisa did get captured again but at least she wasn't chained naked anywhere. I still don't recommend this for someone who loves a true romance. This lady has multiple partners, although not all at the same time(but has several at any given period of time). Was worried where the story line was going ...more
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Dec 30, 2010 rated it liked it
This is the third book in the Children of the Moon series by Sunny. It was okay, nothing special. In fact I think I liked the second book a bit more.

In this book Mona Lisa continues the mindless wandering of the second book. She ends up kidnapped and this circumstance winds up leading to a number of interesting consequences. That is really all I can say without giving away some major plot points of the book.

Initially it appears that Halcyon is going to feature prominently in this book, which
Trang Nguyen
Jul 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book was a hard one to rate. I was going back between a 3 and 4, so I am going to say it was a 3.5

The story continues on with Mona Lisa still lingering over the loss of her first love Grphyon. However, it seems if you do not read the anthologies in between the books there are some gaps. However, the one constant that Sunny has in her writing is reiteration. (And boy does she reiterate, sometimes I feel the book is more remembering what happen in the first few books versus the storyline.)
Tara Dawn (Colourful WordWench)
I have to say this....FINALLY! I was to the point of saying thank god this series is almost over when Mr Dante walked on the scene. Ty Sunny for that breath of fresh air. After too many let downs (especially halcyon), horrible wrapping up of books and short stories that were less than savory u have finally delivered! had it not been for dante this book would have warrented 3 stars as well and only because I have a read far worse books but not by much. I was so hoping this series would turn ...more
Alexis *Reality Bites*
SERIOUSLY.... When can Mona Lisa get her HEA... Arrrrrggghhhh!! This bk get's 4 1/2 stars from me i thought it was pretty good except for the fact that Mona Lisa can not seem to get peace for more than 10seconds.
This bk intorduced Dante a new warrior lover of Mona Lisa. And let me tell you this guy was a true WARRIOR in every way he was also a virgin.LOL!! Mona lisa also discoved that she knew Dante in a pass life and as an enemy and that he was not a force to be messed with. I enjoyed this
Jan 09, 2008 rated it liked it
The third book in the Monere series, and definitely a steamy one. I like the characters, but I feel sometimes my least favorite character is Mona Lisa. I want her more fleshed out. I also wish she could commit to someone or at least the same few someones. Are we just going to keep seeing her discover new men she wants, only to discard the previous ones? It also seems like Amber is becoming less of a character and getting pushed further out. He seems very 2D when he does make an appearance.

Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
The book was my least favorite in the series and that includes the Over the Moon excerpt with Dontaine which I found utterly ridiculous. There was way too much going on in this book. The main character is all over the place. I still LOVE Amber (wish he wasn't in Mississippi) and see that love story but Halcyon and Dontaine….really. It has slowly gone from paranormal romance to paranormal orgy. I did really like the Dante, baby, past history thing and had hoped that we could build on the romance ...more
Jan 14, 2011 rated it liked it
I actually managed to like this book of the Monere series. As this particular part of Mona Lisa's story gives us a more in-depth look at who she is as a character. Her past life and her present are actually discussed and carefully revealed to her and her men when she is kidnapped and brought to a young man that is afflicted with Lunar madness do to not having ever taken in the moon's light before. Whom she and the rest of her men discover is the same man in her previous life that had killed her. ...more
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fantastic! A new dark and tortured soul. Admissions of affection. Steamy moments and great terrifying moments that left me breathless. I read this entirely too quickly. I find that I wish Sunny's books were longer. . . Mona Lisa has a right to fear herself. A fear of what she is becoming. Her ancient past catches up with her as she is, again, kidnapped although this time the cause is noble. To save a life. The life she saves has an awful secret to hide. His name is Dante. In a past life he ...more
My least favorite of the series so far.

I hadn't read Lucinda, Darkly before reading this book and it felt like I had missed episodes, which I had, since Mona Lisa's story apparently continues there. Maybe that was why I found her a bit more annoying than usual in this story and couldn't justify her attitude as much as in the previous books.

Apart from that, Mona Lisa's past life has come to haunt her, along with a new and exciting man named Dante. A lot of things have changed about her and the
Kimberly Ann
Well this book was a bit over the top.....

There was an actual story line to follow and of course there is the usual: lust, sex, fighting, kidnapping, killing, lust, sex, fighting, killing....

But Mona Lisa is now a pregnant "Living Demon", Mixed-Blood Monere Queen, mate of the Halcyon Demon Prince of Hell. She is pregnant from a Monere Warrior from a previous life who murdered her in cold blood (but not before she cursed him for eternity)...and now that she is pregnant by him, she is out to
Oct 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: LKH fans
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Jul 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of PNR, different and unique character series
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Jul 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sunny, favorites, pnr, i-own
I'm Craving more!!

Dante, the warrior son of a healer, was cursed by the high priestess to endure a never-ending cycle of life and death, born and reborn into an ever-diminishing bloodline. Someone shares one of his past lives. Her name was Mona Lyria. Back then, on the moon in another world, she was his victim. Today, she is Mona Lisa, and this time, she is his savior. Dante's wish is to die by her hands to end his cursed existence, but she feels fate has given them both a second chance. For
Jan 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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La La
Dec 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: highly-erotic
Finally, we meet a true Alpha Male in Dante. A man who seems like he can be even more powerful than Mona Lisa. I gave the book three stars for Dante alone. I found Mona Lisa even more annoying in this book. Once again she justifies sleeping with the men in her life by convincing herself that she is in love with them instead of just chalking it up to good sex. I found the ending both disappointing and satisfying. Dissappointing because I just find the book to be a little tedious in parts and ...more
Aug 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I was really loving this series until now but it was hard for me to give this one even the 3 stars. I don't know maybe I've missed something because I have not started the Lucinda series but this book just didn't do it for me. I have read a lot of similar reviews that you really need to read the other series in between so I will try that before I move on to the next. I liked it enough to finish it and start searching for the next one but it is starting to get repetitive. Mona Lisa does something ...more
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A family practice physician and Vassar graduate, Sunny was finally pushed into picking up her pen by the success of the rest of her family. Much to her amazement, she found that, by golly, she actually could write a book, and that it was much more fun than being a doctor.

As an author, Sunny has been featured on Geraldo at Large and CNBC, and has won many awards including the prestigious PRISM

Other books in the series

Monère: Children of the Moon (5 books)
  • Mona Lisa Awakening (Monère: Children of the Moon, #1)
  • Mona Lisa Blossoming (Monère: Children of the Moon, #2)
  • Mona Lisa Darkening (Monère: Children of the Moon, #4)
  • Mona Lisa Eclipsing  (Monère: Children of the Moon, #5)