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Insatiable

(Federation Chronicles #3)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,240 ratings  ·  84 reviews
The bestselling author of Relentless returns to "an intriguing alternative world" (Joey W. Hill) for this sexy new adventure.

Carina Fardelle holds the key to calming the rising tensions between the Federation and Imperial 'Verses. Daniel Haws has been enlisted to smuggle her to safety, but removing her from under the fiercely watchful eye of her evil father, the Supreme Commander,
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Paperback, 340 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Berkley Trade (first published June 28th 2010)
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Yogi Yogi The Federation series runs over into the Phantom Corps series, so while this book is #3 in the Federation series it's also #1 in the Phantom Corps…moreThe Federation series runs over into the Phantom Corps series, so while this book is #3 in the Federation series it's also #1 in the Phantom Corps series. A bit confusing but it makes sense if you read all five books (2 Federation ones, then 3 Phantom Corps/Federation ones)(less)

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Shawna
The hottest, most studtastic, swoon-worthy, yummy man candy cover hunk, EVER!!!! *I think I swallowed my tongue!*
Mojca
You know how the saying goes? “Never judge the book by its cover?” Well, in this case it’s more than true. The cover is a very good marketing strategy (Susan, unfortunately you were right). This happens to be the second book I purchased this year based solely on the cover (well, the blurb sounded good, too), and they both left me disappointed.

I don’t want to be unfair. It was a good story, well-structured with equal amounts of action, drama, and steam, but it was the narrative style
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Lyndi W.
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
THIS IS A FILTHY, DIRTY REVIEW THAT YOU SHOULD ONLY READ IF YOU'RE OVER THE AGE OF CONSENT. This review has been rated R for L (language), S (sexual content), PO (personal opinions), and OS (other stuff). Parental discretion would be weird, you shouldn't read this with your parents.

Ok, now I think I understand why I'm having such a hard time with this series. It looks as though there is a Federation Chronicles series, which Phantom Corps is a spin-off of? I read and kinda enjoyed Undercover (FC
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Dark Faerie Tales
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-kiwi
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Hot. Damn.

Opening Sentence: There was no sound other than heavy breathing and then an in-drawn breath gone liquid.

The Review:

Phew. That’s all I’ve got to say. I think the temperature just rose 10 degrees in here and all I did was read this book.

So, sit right down and let me tell you all about it. *grin*

Daniel Haws is HOT super spy extraordinaire. His latest mission is to
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Katie(babs)
Jun 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Carina Fardelle's father, Ciro, holds the position of Supreme Commander of the Imperial Universe. Carina is disgusted by her father who treats her mother like dirt. He has decided to marry her off to an odious man without any care for her feelings. Her mother Esta has lost two sons, one to death, the other to desertion because of her husband and doesn't want Carina to suffer like she does. She has figure out a way for Carina to escape her tyrannical father, and that is to steal very important in ...more
Jess
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one a lot. It's classified as book 3 in the Federation series and book 1 in the Phantom Corps. I was hoping it would lean more towards a book 1 and it did take a while to pick up what certain things said meant, and the places, etc. But this story felt very heavy on the relationships and that's what I most loved about it. Lauren Dane writes relationships, both romantic and family so well.
Nisha
Jan 27, 2011 marked it as to-read
I might just be adding this for the cover. So what? It's only natural.
Kathy Davie
Nov 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, sci-fi
Third in the Federation Chronicles and first in the Phantom Corps romantic sci-fi series with the couple focus on Daniels Haws and the Princess Carina.

My Take
Omigod. This was so bad. Just… I have to believe Dane either didn't have an editor or they didn't care. It's an interesting enough story with the usual theme of the nasty despot destroying all around him while the brave and glorious good guy is trying to protect it all.

Dane has one of her characters commit suicide, but never explain/>My
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Leontine
Jun 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
By the time I closed this book I looked at the cover of INSATIABLE and all I wanted to say was; It’s me, not you, in why I struggled with your story. The fact remains though that I did struggle with this story and the main irritation for me was Carina. The story begins with the separate introduction of Daniel Haws and Carina Fardelle, and at that moment I had no problems. Daniel came through as a skill-honed Phantom Corp warrior who was preparing himself for a dangerous mission and Carina, in he ...more
Shari
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carina Fardelle lives day by day in fear of her life. The daughter of the Imperialist leader, Ciro Fardelle. When her father decides the waiting is over and she must marry, he picks a cruel groom. But he makes one mistake, he under estimates is wife and daughter as they make plans to get Carina out of Imperialist territory along with secrets Ciro would rather the Federation never find out about. Born a princess, but never acts like one, Carina falls deeply for the man who has come to rescue her. ...more
Bookaholics
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Insatiable by Lauren Dane
Erotic Paranormal - July 6th, 2010
4 1/2 stars


In Insatiable Lauren Dane again brings to life her incredible futuristic world filled with dangerous intrigue and super sexy men!

Carina lives in fear. On her planet woman are regulated to property without any rights. Although she is a princess on her world, she realizes that she is merely a pawn and hides her intelligence behind her beauty and playgirl persona. In desperate rebellion she and her mother have secretly been p
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Tiffany
I LOVED this book. I think Lauren Dane's futuristic world is the best created society I've ever read about in romance. She has really thought through the politics, the hierarchy of social ranking, and the technology of the world she's made come alive, and I've become more and more intrigued as I'm introduced to a truly unique alternate universe: this is not just a case of an author basically writing a contemporary novel and just adding flying spaceships in an effort to call it sci-fi.

The other
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
It's more a 3.5 Stars. I really wanted to love this book. I've enjoyed the other books in this series and I was sooo looking forward to reading this one just by looking at the cover. This has to be one of the hottest covers ever!

I enjoyed the story enough, it was a good plot, but there wasn't enough action. The heroine, Carina, was a bit immature and childish to my liking at times, not enough that I would consider her annoying, but she came across as very needy. One good thing about
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Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
When I began reading this book I was afraid it would be a two star book. I was going to DNF this book because, damnit, I paid too much for this trade copy! Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised. The heroine did not make any Too Stupid to Live decisions. When Daniel tells Carina to "Get Down!" she listens. She doesn't endanger him with stupid heroic antics when the bullets are flying. Carina shares her feelings right away. There are no Big Misunderstandings, Cruel to Be Kind Push Away scenes, nor Se ...more
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
What is going on? The third in this series is the worse one I've read so far. I just couldn't get into Carina. I did like Daniel as I admired him from afar in the previous book. I couldn't care less about Carina. Yes, she has a crazy father and she did her best to stand up to him and then escape him to help his enemy. But she just didn't pull me in like Sera or Abby. I hope the next book with Andrei in it doesn't suck. I had high hopes for this series as I like the war conflict and I really like ...more
Kay
Nov 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: futuristic
Finally! I thought I'd never finish! Nothing about this book worked for me. I thought I would step outside my comfort zone, won't do that again for awhile. I usually love Lauren Dane's work but not this series.
Stacey Allison
Mar 27, 2010 rated it liked it
I got really lucky because someone set this out a bit early and I bought it!
I enjoyed it. I had a few very small quirks, but other than that, an enjoyable read. 3 1/2 stars
Shari
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Carina Fardelle lives day by day in fear of her life. The daughter of the Imperialist leader, Ciro Fardelle. When her father decides the waiting is over  and she must marry, he picks a cruel groom. But he makes one mistake, he under estimates is wife and daughter as they make plans to get Carina out of Imperialist territory along with secrets Ciro would rather the Federation never find out about. Born a princess, but never acts like one, Carina falls deeply for the man who has come to rescue her ...more
MaggieReadsRom
May 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

Things are heating up between the Federation and the Imperialists and stuff is brewing on The Edge. When Carina Fardelle has to defect to Federation territory with crucial Intel about her father's plans, Daniel, leader of the Phantom Corps, is to head-up the extraction mission.

Daniel is part of an elite team of assassins called Phantom Corps. Recently promoted to leader of the Corps the responsibility that rests on his shoulders is significant. Daniel is an impa
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Brianda
Cliche and actually a little boring... Not for me.
Yogi Yogi
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Lynette
Sep 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
In the future the people of Earth have emigrated to other plants, have adapted, and set up new systems of government that bear no resemblance to life as we now know it. But a war is erupting between the Federation and the Imperial ‘Verses. Daniel Hawes runs an elite military corps within the federation named the Phantom Corps and his latest assignment is to smuggle the daughter of the leader of the Imperial territory out of her home and back to the Federation. Carina is implanted with data that ...more
Jenifer
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd book in the Federation Chronicles series and the 1st in the Phantom Corps series, kind of a mini-series within a series. I'm not sure what the purpose of that is since it all involves the Federation, but oh well. Once again, the banter between our couple is what made this book for me. It has one of the sweetest romances I've read in a while between and alpha-male and his strong-willed love. There was a lot of humor and laughter between our lovers and parts of it were just fun to ...more
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is my forth attempt at writing this review. Weird stuff kept happening, so I figured I'd better heed the signs. (fingers crossed) Here goes.
Princess Carina has no illusions about her usefulness to her father. She is a bargaining chip and nothing more. She detests the role she is forced to play as an empty headed, spoiled princess, but women are considered property on her father's world. To show her true colors would be an invitation for her to disappear permanently, like her brothers
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Victoria
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, erotica
This is not what I normally would read, but I decided to give it a try, to expand my horizons. I got to about page 200 and gave up, even though I only had about 50 or so pages left. I could not finish it for a few reasons.

The entire book could have been completed in 150-180 pages. The book started with well and up to about page 100, it was pretty good. There was action and enough depth to the characters to make it worthwhile. After that, however, it started to fall off.

Mostly, it was due to th
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Maria
Apr 30, 2010 rated it liked it
A good sci-fi romance with a strong heroine that grows from a sheltered girl molded to be a pawn in her fathers political plans, to a strong, sensual woman how know what she wants and isnt frightened to fight for it.

A delicious strong special ops hero with a good sense of right and wrong and a bit to well developed mind of propriety. So much so that even if he is the operational head of Phantom Corps he think he isnt worthy of a princess (the heroine). Pfft, silly man!

I l
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T.
Jan 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
This one puts the Flat in Flatulence. I picked this book up because I really enjoyed Chaos Burning- OMG, was this even written by the same author? Seriously, this book doesn't even come close to the book I read before it, it was like reading a Stepford Author; downright spooky. It had the fantasy feel of a book written by a twelve year old. Characters were superficial, plot line was seriously weak, and the sex scenes were just downright disturbing (probably because I couldn't get that childish 1 ...more
RangerGirl
First, let me say I love Lauren Dane. She's one of my favorite authors. Lori Foster introduced me to romance with a bit of sex; Lauren Dane introduced me to erotica. I read everything I can get my hands on of her books. I've put off reading The Phantom Corps novels and her other futuristic series The Federation Chronicles as I'm not that into these kinds of books. This book made me want to read them all. Simply because of how Ms. Dane develops the characters in her books. I want to know about th ...more
Darcy
Sep 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Daniel from the last book, he was so protective of Abbie, so I was so happy to see he was at the center of this book. I liked that we got to see a more in depth view of his life in the Phantom Corps. It showed just how dangerous a man he was, one who kept a strict hold on himself and to separate the two parts of his life.

I liked Carina from the start, but wasn't sure about a romantic pairing with Daniel. But as they escaped I realized she was just what he needed. She i
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Cindy
Oct 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book continues in the same setting as the previous two [in fact, the hero is the brother of the heroine in Relentless]. Princess of the opposing [Imperium] Universes defects carrying information that will help the Federation. Our hero is the Phantom Corps operative sent to bring her out. [He's not alone, several other Corps members are spotlighted - they will have their own books later.]

It's a good read, the heroine is enthusiastic about escaping and enjoying the freedoms of her new life -
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