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Primal Needs (Primes #7)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,201 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
In New York Times bestselling author Susan Sizemore's sizzling new novel, a warrior werewolf and a beautiful vampire discover a passion that breaks every rule....

Sidonie Wolf never wanted the traditional life of a female vampire -- with her favors fought over by powerful Prime males -- but she must accept her duty to her kind, even if she's already given her heart to a

Paperback, 371 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Pocket Star (first published December 8th 2008)
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Nov 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: queuemyreview
Reviewed for Book release Dec. '08

It has been a very long time since I have read something by Susan Sizemore. I enjoy the premise of her books, and they have a different take on the supernatural world than other Paranormal Romance books. Primal Needs is set in the same world as her other “Primal” books, however this one should not be read as a stand- alone novel. Reading her other books is a must in order to understand all of the different types of characters. Enter a world of
Laura the Highland Hussy
Mar 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! I loved Sid (we got to know her in her brother's book Master of Darkness) and I liked how she fell in love with a werewolf, but vampires and werewolves can't fall in love...or can they? She and Joe broke the rules, but Sidonie erased Joe's memory of their time together and their love. So even though they worked together daily, they were only friends from Joe's perspective. Until the last book...where they found out that werewolves and vampires can bond and have little were-vamps! So J ...more
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Brandy *Ahviel*
Mar 05, 2009 rated it liked it
I liked the book for the scenes and for the concept that it offered. The only thing that I did not like was the flash backs. I felt as times it interuppted the story. I would be completely engrossed in what was going on with the main character and then all of a sudden I was transported in time and was reading about different characters. That just did not do it for me. I am curious though if there will be another book to this story only becuase there are things that left unsaid and stories that a ...more
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Nov 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Forbidden love... Times two

At long last we get the romance between former friends and partners: vampiress sleuth Sidonie Wolf and werewolf detective Joe Bleythin. The pair have been estranged for several years after, much to his disgust, Joe discovered that Sidonie erased from his mind all memories of the love they shared during the affair that consummated years of forbidden attraction - vampires and werewolves both have cultural taboos against mating outside their species. Where there has been
Jan 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keepers
Susan Sizemore's Prime series always does a wonderful job of bringing a full and complete story to a satisfying conclusion - while still managing to tease the reader so they are panting for the next one.

From the back cover:
Sidonie Wolf never wanted the traditional life of a female vampire -- with her favors fought over by powerful Prime males -- but she must accept her duty to her kind, even if she's already given her heart to a werewolf she can never have. Erasing Joe Bleythin's memories of the
Jan 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
This book confused me. Not because it had been so long since I'd previously read this series, but because the timeline jumped around so very much that I spent too much time dazed and confused. The jumping around in time was occuring between the H/H but also - mostly, in fact - between the H/H characters from the first book.

There was a major betrayal about 5 yrs ago between this book's H/H. They had been partners, best friends and ultimately lovers for a wonderful weekend. I couldn't buy the eff
Nov 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of Paranormal romance for Vampires/Werewolves
The last of the Prime’s loose end love interests are tied up into a proverbial love knot. An unspoken war and conspiracy plots are bubbling to the surface remain as a secondary plot that needs to be answered. But will it? It’s been 2 years between Primal Desires and Primal Needs. Will this be the end of the series? Will the author leave this threat to the vampire clans, and werefolk unresolved? By the looks of her website it will. She has a Primes #8 “Dark Stranger” coming out Oct. 27, 2009 but ...more
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Two love stories... advancement of women vampire rights in the Clans... 'take over the world' group makes strides forward...

Sidonie Wolf (Clan) and Joe Bleythin (werewolf/Dark Angel)... best friends, worked together for his family's private detective agency finding and rescueing people... as Clan, Sid, by law, can only lifemate with a Prime... but she loves Joe... and after an assignment, they spend 3 days of love and lovemaking... but knowing this is a death sentence for Joe, she uses her psych
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Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal, vampire
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"สำหรับคนทียังไมเคยอานเลมนี เราปูพืนใหนิดนึงแลวกัน ไพรมเปนคำทีใชเรียกแวมไพรผูชายในโลกแหงซูซาน ไซซมอร ในโลกของเธอแวมไพรถูกแบงออกเปนสามพวก คือ แคลน ซึงเปนแวมไพรทีถือเอาหนาทีในการปกปองมนุษยมาเปนงานของตัวเอง แฟมิลี เปนแวมไพรกลุมทีอยูอยางโดดเดียว ไมสนใจมนุษย แตกไมกาวกายหรือสรางความเดือดรอนใหมนุษย และสุดทายคือไทรบ ซึงเปนแวมไพรกลุมตัวรายทีถือวาตัวเองเหนือกวามนุษย และตองการเปนหนึงในโลก"

Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this novel very much. I liked how the fling between a werewolf and a vampire could be so wrong, yet so right. It added a mix of danger into the novel. One that was surely needed. This made for an excellent twist on the story, because the women are only supposed to bond to Primes. So with the added risk of killing her beloved, the plot of the story was made in perfection. However, I didn't really like how it kept switching from one story to another. The focus either needed to be on Sido ...more
Jun 08, 2009 rated it it was ok
This is book 7?! Why the merry mook was there so much damn "and this is how vampire society works!" BS in the beginning? Like if I amassed all the ubergeek exposition it would've come out to two of her itty-bitty chapters. And I skimmed those suckers because matriarchal societies that maintain all the trappings of patriarchy make my teeth hurt and really, let's be honest, I just wanted porn. (Honesty: makes life easier)

It wasn't abysmal and she's obviously given this quite a bit of thought, some
May 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
I liked the idea of were's and vamp's in this book. I liked the culture and how they live. But everything else about this book has me scratching my head.

It was a book that was very choppy; it constantly jumped between present day and flashback scenes to the main characters we were reading about. This was very disorienting and frustrating, half of the flashbacks weren't really needed in my opinion.

There were basically two plot lines running simultaneously in this book, one with Rose and Tony and
Sidonie Wolf is a female vampire who wants more than the traditional protected life that is available. She has forged her way to an independent life, but the love of her life cannot be. Joe Bleythin is a werewolf and if she admits to love he will be killed. She erases his memory so that he will be safe.

Why I picked it up: I like Sizemore's stories. A bit on the light side of vampire romances, but enjoyable. I was interested on how she would handle a romance with a female vampire lead.

Why I finis
Ruth Violet
another great prime book from susan sizemore. so much is happening in this book. i love the couple on sid and joe. and the couple of tony and rose. i love it how 2 couples came together. even though many factions are out to get them. although i think the next book. will take over that storyline. excellent. and hot. if you know what i mean.
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is number 7 in the Prime series, I haven't read any of the others...yet. This was good enough to make me want to read more about this world existing within our own. Vamps and Weres trying to stay secret from the mortals. Good action and adventure, good romance (standard love story), plenty of non-graphic sex, and a pretty good storyline add up to a really good book.
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Molly Smith
Feb 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this story and the two main characters, but I felt their story was interrupted by the story of two others. I felt a bit mislead by the summary. Not that I didn't enjoy the story arc with its twists and turns, but I wanted more of the "main" couple's story.
Mar 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Nice book. Good characters. Interesting inter-species relationships. Seems to be part of a series but I had no problem picking up just this one. Some of the better vampire/werewolf paranormal I've read lately.
Jul 17, 2010 rated it it was ok
My first with Susan Sizemore. This is #9 of the series Prime. At the beginning I was struggling with characters and their titles. If I had read 1-8 confusion might have been limited. Writing was fine. Very little type os.
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
This was a mistake read. I can't believe I started this series on the seventh book--however enticing the cover was--that is a reader's no-no. No wonder I was confused throughout the reading experience.
Feb 26, 2010 rated it liked it
This would have been a 4 if there hadn't been so much of the going back and forth between times and people. The story was good and I liked Sid and Joe a lot. I think their story would have been better if it had just been about them though.
Jul 31, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
I refuse to read much more of this book. I never made it too far past the part where her family made her forget her child. I think that somethings would be unforgivable. I liked previous books by this author a lot but if many more are like this I will not be reading them.
Karen Desmond
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Lynn Calvin
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Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
This book had so many flash backs and kept jumping all over the place that I lost interest. I struggled to read 100 pages and jumped to the end to read the finish.
Lynne Batory
Jan 13, 2009 rated it it was ok
I loved the first books in this series but found this one very hard to get into and a lot left unexplained!!! Hope the next book is like the ones before as I really like this author
Apr 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
It's been awhile since I read this series so it was a little difficult for me to remember the world a little, but I still loved the story.
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Susan Sizemore's life and interests include such varied activities as medieval costuming and embroidery, being a chef, and working in the defense industry.She is owned by her spoiled rotten, beloved mutt dog, rather than the other way around, and this is just fine with her.Current hobbies include hiking and studying t'ai chi. She travels whenever she can, loves history, loud music, movies, good co ...more
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Primes (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • I Thirst for You (Primes, #2)
  • I Hunger for You (Primes, #3)
  • Master of Darkness (Primes, #4)
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