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Immortal Craving

(Dark Dynasties #4)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  738 ratings  ·  80 reviews
The last-and most lethal-of his kind . . .

Wild, uncontrollable, and powerful, the lion-shifting Rakshasa were hunted down by vicious rival vampires who feared their dark, magical abilities. Somehow one survived, and now, after centuries of hiding, Tasmin Singh reemerges as fierce and fearless as ever at the door of the Lilim queen, seeking answers . . . and sanctuary.

Mass Market Paperback, 327 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Forever
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Kendra Leigh Castle is not only making her mark in the paranormal romance genre, but she is blazing her way to the top of the list! Fans of Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series and Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series will come to enjoy Castle's unique world and knack for complex and endearing characters.

For me, the best part of IMMORTAL CRAVING is the hero, Tasmin Singh. I was completely and hopelessly enamored by his presence. He has such a way of holding himself at a distance, but also showing
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-paranormal
Rating~ 4.5 stars

Short review:

I really enjoyed this whole series and I'm really sad that there aren't going to be anymore books in it. I really loved the main couple Tasmin and Bailey together. I really wish there were more books in this series *sigh*
Jen Davis
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'll be honest. I was disappointed when I found out that the hero in this book wasn't a Cait-Sith. I mean, I love those poor, tortured little kitty-cats. But I should have had some faith. Tasmin is, indeed, and entirely different breed of vampire. Instead, he is a poor, tortured, BIG kitty-cat. And I loved him just the same.

Tasmin is Rakshasa, a lion-vampire shifter, whose kind was thought to be extinct. But he has been asleep for centuries, cursed to carry the spirit of a demon by the evil Arsi
My Synopsis:
In a cave in India a vampire from an ancient line thought to be extinct rises...

'When the first rays of dim light touched his skin, Tasmin, drew his hand back with a startled hiss. Bright pain sent a shock up his arm, and he clutched his hand to his chest, confused.

He had built up his tolerance well over the century he had lived, able to withstand even the brightest rays of the sun for extended periods of time if he wished. It was a gift of his line, one of many. He hadn't been bu
FV Angela
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Tasmin is the last of his kind. The Rakshasa were once wild, beautiful, lion shape-shifting vampires feared by their rivals across the world. Their unique powers have made them both a powerhouse and a threat to people who want that power for themselves. Tasmin wakes alone, deep in a cave and realizes he has been asleep for hundreds of years and that he is the only Rakshasa left. This once powerful vampi
Dark Faerie Tales
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Tasmin is the last of a breed of strong magic wielding vampires and just woke up from a 400 year old nap. He wants answers and revenge against the person responsible for wiping out his kin.

Opening Sentence: He awakened to darkness.

The Review:

Books that can be read as stand alone when part of a bigger picture are unusual. The fact that I was thrust into reading book 4 of this series with no prior knowledge of the story, races, or even the author
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it

Are you a Vampire lover? Do you love the traditional? Are you immersed in the legends of the Ptolemy, the Grigori, the Vlads, the Lilium? Do you sit firmly in the camp that all vampires are descended from Lilith? Then Kendra Leigh Castle's Dark Dynasty Series is going to Knock. Your. Socks. Off!!

Immortal Craving is book four in this wonderful series full of dark plots and darker desires. In a world where eliminating the opposition can be considered a good thing. Where evil plots, not only to ta
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Tasmin Singh is the last of his kind. A lion shifting Rakshasa, his dynasty was once revered until its near extinction by a rival dynasty whose queen was jealous of their unique gifts. When he awakens, it is to the realization that he’s been asleep for hundreds of years and that he is cursed-his very soul being pushed out by a demon inside him. His quest for answers takes him to the small town of Tipton, MA in search of the Queen of the Lilim, w
Tasmin Singh, lion-shifting Rakshasa wakes up alone and finds that he is the last of his kind. Confused and struggled with something evil that seems to live inside him, which gives him blackouts, Tasmin seeks answers by looking for Lily as the new leader of Lilim Dynasty -- only to fall in front of Bailey "Bay" Harper's house. Bay's world is significantly changed after her best friend Lily became vampire queen. But even as a mortal, who should be afraid of any vampires, Bay couldn't help to offe ...more
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Oh, where to start? I knew I was going to love this book as soon as I saw the yummy cover, and boy was I right!

Tasmin has just woken up from hundreds of years of sleep to find his world completely turned upside down; he has a demon living inside of him and he's the last living member of his Rakshasa bloodline. Trying to find the answer to why he slept so long and what state the world is in now, Tasmin stumbles into Bay's grooming shop. Bay is completely taken aback by this extremely attractive y
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I really liked this story, there's nothing like a tortured hero to spice things up. When Tasmin Singh awakens in a remote cave after centuries of sleep, he discovers he’s the last of the lion-shifter Rakshasa, a fierce and powerful clan of vampires that were hunted down and killed by their enemies because they couldn’t be controlled. He travels to find Lily, the new Lilim queen, seeking her help in finding out what happened to the rest of the Rakshasa. Before he gets there he encounters her best ...more
Jan 25, 2014 rated it liked it
**2.5 stars**

What a letdown. It's clear the author wanted to wrap the series quickly but why did it have to be in such a boring way? The final showdown at the end with Arsinoe was such a disappointment, after this woman had been the horrible villain throughout the series!

Anyhow, neither Bay nor Tasmin were anything to write about. She had hoped to have her cake and eat it, still be the human friend of a Vampire Queen without having to deal with anything of that world (you can imagine how that t
Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it
This was an ok book. I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the others in the series. I just felt it was missing something. The characters were just ok, a little flat actually, especially the male lead. When one considers just how much he had going on, I expected more from the character. I kept waiting for it to happen and it never did. In addition, the end felt kinda rushed and a little anti-climactic. Overall, considering the previous books in the series, this one was a disappointment. ...more
Literati Literature Lovers
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance
Title: Immortal Craving Dark Dynasties #4
Author: Kendra Leigh Castle
Rating: 4.25/5 Stars
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Forever

The last-and most lethal-of his kind . . .

Wild, uncontrollable, and powerful, the lion-shifting Rakshasa were hunted down by vicious rival vampires who feared their dark, magical abilities. Somehow one survived, and now, after centuries of hiding, Tasmin Singh reemerges as fierce and fearless as ever at the door of the Lilim queen, seeking answ
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it
2 1/2 - 3 stars
Was distracted reading this book since I couldn't just let myself be immersed in the story & characters, because whenever I did, I got the gender mixed up with the MC names ie I just could NOT stop thinking Tasmin was female - name not character - Bailey could go either way ie unisex. But I realise that, that was my issue NOT the books'.
I was happily surprised when the male MC communicated truthfully with the female MC, about what he believed was going to happen to him. I really d
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Katherine Moss
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not sure which of the books in this series was the best; though I like how each book focused on a different vampire bloodline; all have unique abilities, and each is explored in different plotlines.
Review originally posted here:

Publisher: Forever
Publish Date: Jan 29th
How I got this book: ARC from the publisher via Netgalley

The last-and most lethal-of his kind . . .
Wild, uncontrollable, and powerful, the lion-shifting Rakshasa were hunted down by vicious rival vampires who feared their dark, magical abilities. Somehow one survived, and now, after centuries of hiding, Tasmin Singh reemerges as fierce and fearless as ever at the door of the Lilim queen
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*The last-and most lethal-of his kind . . .

*Wild, uncontrollable, and powerful, the lion-shifting Rakshasa were hunted down by vicious rival vampires who feared their dark, magical abilities. Somehow one survived, and now, after centuries of hiding, Tasmin Singh reemerges as fierce and fearless as ever at the door of the Lilim queen, seeking answers . . . and sanctuary.

The human best friend to a vampire queen, Bay Harper traded her quiet, comfortable life for a world filled with immortal assas
FicTalk Blog
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As reviewed by Autumn

Sometimes it sucks to get, well, sucked into a series. The wait between books can feel horrible, but the need to know what happens to characters that you have met and have a vested interest in is much greater than the urge to forget the series. When I found Immortal Craving posted on NetGalley I do believe my reaction was much like the following:

Ok, so maybe my wrists didn’t move around as freely.

Although I’ve read where several people have stated that they believe that each
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In each book of the Dark Dynasties we've gotten to know another faction of the vampire society but at the heart of each story has been the cat-siths. In this installment, the author switches it up a bit to give us the bigger, badder version of the cat-shifting vampire. Tasmin is an ancient breed of vampire that can not only shift into the form of a lion but also has magical abilities. This magic is not your typical hocus pocus. We're talking mind reading, giving people hallucinations, bending sh ...more
Stephanie  G
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
After four centuries spent asleep in a cave, Tasmin has risen to find he is the last of his kind. Confused and angry, Tasmin makes his way to Massachusetts hoping to find answers from the Lilim queen but instead finds a mortal woman that helps him find his way through the dark. Bay is still trying to get use to her best friend being a vampire queen but is having a difficult time accepting her friend's dangerous new life full of vampires and shifters. Although she's uncertain about being part of ...more
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-by-heather
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Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Heather

Immortal Craving is the fourth in this series, Dark Dynasties, by author Kendra Leigh Castle. I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the previous books, but I found it wasn’t necessary in the least bit to follow along. The author gives you all the Dynasties of her vampires up front. This includes their name, current
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Review also posted at Under The Covers Book Blog

“Kendra Leigh Castle knows how to please any PNR fan.” ~Under the Covers

I just don’t see Ms. Castle disappoint when it comes to this series. I have fallen in love with the Dark Dynasties right from the get go and I just don’t see myself falling out of it, ever. Ms. Castle
continues and never fails to deliver good action, political drama, intrigue, romance and a swoon worthy hero.

Tasmin has been lying asleep for a very long time. However, he is n
Paranormal Romance
The hero and heroine may be from totally different worlds but the one thing they do have in common if that fact that they both feel like outsiders. The heroine is a human in a vampire world, lost as to what her roll is or should be now that her best friends has become a vampire queen. When the hero shows up at her store, dazed and weak from awakening from a 400 year slumber, her kind heart drives her to help the handsome man. He too is lost. He's the last of his people, grieving the loneliness a ...more
Lisa Anne
Rating: 4.5♥s
Sensuality: Hot
Audience: Adult
Length: Novel
Cover: 4.5♥s
Genre: Paranormal Romance

My recap:

After sleeping for four hundred years, Tasmin Singh awakens to find that he's the last of his kind. The last Rakshasa, a lion-shifting vampire. But he realizes that he's not alone in his body. There is a malevolence inside him that causes black-outs that have terrible consequences. He seeks out Lily MacGilliivray (Dark Awakening and series), the queen of the cat-shifting vampires of the Lilim, i
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Dark Dynasties #4
Rating: 3 stars - it was good

I was sad to have this series come to an end, but I certainly enjoyed it. Tasmin’s story was heartbreaking because you could tell how much he was bothered by losing control. Tasmin’s story was so interesting, being the last Rakshasa alive and his struggle with his possession was written so well. Tasmin was such an honorable man and it was heartbreaking to watch him lose control of himself and know that he was a threat to everyone he cared abo
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

IMMORTAL CRAVING is the forth book in Kendra Leigh Castle’s Dark Dynasties series, paranormal romances about a race of shapeshifting vampires. There are some character crossovers, but each book focuses on a new couple, so new readers can enjoy any book regardless of whether or not they read the previous ones. In this case, a human dog groomer crosses paths with an ancient and tormented lion shifting vampire.

This was my first read by Castle, and I would
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think I like this one best of the series. This has a different type of back story for the male protagonist. He’s a vampire that can shift into a lion. But instead of the usual bad childhood, Tasmin was on top of the food chain with lots of family, then he went to sleep and woke up alone in a whole new world. He’s dislocated, has partial amnesia and a split personality.

I feel sorry for him. He’s all alone in the world with nobody he can trust. And he has to learn to control his arrogance and
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Left me craving more! Best in the series thus far. Exciting and bittersweet read. Tasmin Singh awakens from a four hundred year sleep to find that he is the last of his kind, The Rakshasa! What's a Vamp/Shifter to do? If that isn't bad enough, Tasmin has company. Enter the new faction in this series which we were introduced to briefly in Shadow Rising...The Demons. Chaos is on the loose and seeking his demon brothers and as luck would have it, his evil brother Hunger is near. The Lilim and The T ...more
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Kendra Leigh Castle is the author of numerous paranormal romances, including the MacInnes Werewolves trilogy, the RITA award-nominated Renegade Angel, the Dark Dynasties series, and the Hearts of the Fallen series. 2014 will see the release of her first contemporary romance, For the Longest Time, which will be the first in her Harvest Cove series. Kendra lives in Maryland with her husband, childre ...more

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