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A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Kresley Cole
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Book Description

Acclaimed author Kresley Cole introduces a sizzling new series with this tale of a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire -- unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death.

A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her . . .

After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.

A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy . . .

Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents -- until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae -- and their notorious dark desires -- ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.

An all-consuming desire . . .

Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?

Includes an excerpt from Kresley Cole's next romance novel, No Rest for the Wicked.

Editorial Reviews


"Not just another romantic read . . . this is a powerful experience!" -- Reader to Reader Reviews
"Rich mythology, a fresh approach, and excellent writing make this unique vampire tale superb." -- Fresh Fiction
"Unquestionably an awe-inspiring romance!" -- The Best Reviews
". . . intense action, devilishly passionate sex and fascinating characters . . . hot stuff!" -- Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick!


"A unique romance -- it truly stands on its own!" -- Sherrilyn Kenyon, "New York Times" bestselling author

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  • File Size: 3196 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1416509879
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Pocket Star Books Pbk. Ed edition (March 28, 2006)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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393 of 415 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wildly Delicious Read! April 10, 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ms. Cole's latest effort is "wildly" delicious and entertaining. She has taken the paranormal genre and created her very own legends and lore...filled with ultra entertaining characters.

Emmaline is half vampire and half Valkyrie. She is known in her coven as Emma the timid. Her family is shocked when she decides she wants to travel to Paris alone to find out the truth about her father. While there she is attacked by a handsome, yummy, strong, yummy, scary...oh yes yummy man who scares the stuffing out of her. She is even more shocked to find out that in order to return to Louisiana she will have to help Lachlain MacRieve the leader of a Lykae Clan return to his home in Scotland. She'll do it believing she will be allowed to return home. She has no idea Lachlain is her forever mate and he has no plans on ever letting her get away.

Lachlain has spent the last hundred and fifty years being tortured by the vampire Demestriu. He is slowly going mad and then...he scents his mate. He has been waiting an eternity to find her and he is not going to let her get away now. He is shocked and somewhat disgusted when he finds out his long awaited mate is half vampire. But despite this he can't keep himself from feeling things for the wee little Emma. She fires his blood and he will do what he must to keep her...even if it means to lie to her. Anything to get her home to Scotland where he will be able to keep her safe and protected when he goes to get revenge against Demestriu. But, life doesn't always go according to plan and wooing Emma is just one of those things. Will he be able to keep her safe and with him or will the vampire horde take away the one thing he needs to live?

Lachlain and Emma are wonderfully constructed characters.
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198 of 213 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great new series! March 29, 2006
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Lachlain MacRieve is the King of all Lycans. For hundreds of years he's been waiting for his mate to appear. He knows that he will recognize her the moment he sees her, or scents her. However Lachlain never expects to find his mate is half vampire. Lycans and vampires have been at war for a long time and the King of the Vampires imprisoned and tortured Lachlain for over 100 years. So when Lachlain finally finds his mate, he can't accept the fact that his enemy will be his Queen.

Emmaline's mother, Helen, was a Valkyrie. Before she died, Helen made arrangements to send Emmaline to her coven, with strict instructions to never let the vampires know of Emmaline's existence. On her first trip away from the coven, Emmaline is on a mission to discover information about her parents. She didn't bargain on meeting Lachlain. Before Emmaline knows what's happened, she finds herself captive to what appears to be an out-of-control Lycan.

Lachlain forces Emmaline to travel with him to his clan's home in Scotland, where he is determined that she will accept her position as his mate. The more time they spend together, the more the passion builds between them. But once Emma's coven discovers that Lachlain has taken her, they wage an all out attack to bring her home. And just to make things worse, the vampires have discovered Emmaline's existence and are determined that Emmaline belongs with them. Can Lachlain fight all these opposing forces to keep his mate? As the emotion deepens between them, will Emmaline accept her place as Lachlain's Queen?

A Hunger Like No Other surprised me! I've read Kresley Cole's historicals and certainly enjoyed them but with A Hunger Like No Other she surpasses her previous work.
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now THIS is Paranormal Romance! June 2, 2007
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Lachlain MacRieve is leader of the Lykae Clan. After enduring centuries of torture in catacombs beneath Paris by the vampire horde, he's finally found a reason to escape when he senses his destined mate nearby. When he finally holds her within his arms though, he's literally disgusted to find she herself is a vampire...and something else too. Intending to deal with the detestable female in due time, he cannot dismiss the eerie calming effect she begins to have on his long raging mind. Lachlain intends to have his revenge, and just maybe through their connection as mates, his little vampire will be able to help him focus.

Emmaline Troy is tired of living under her very powerful family's shadow. She's taken a trip to Paris in a first step bid to win some independence. Dismissing the dire warnings of her family, she nevertheless regrets her behavior soon when she's taken prisoner by a mad Lykae. Not only is this deranged, too-sexy-for-words male making her life miserable, but the vampires, a race she's never had occasion to meet, is hunting her as well. Could it be her half Valkyrie nature they're after? Whatever the case may be, she's got plenty to deal with in terms of her captor, a frustrating, mesmerizing mess of a Lykae king who's all to ready to Kill her one minute and protect her the next. It's enough to make this vampire/Valkyrie hybrid more than a little mad, and more than a little leery of her heart.

Now THIS is paranormal romance! Action, drama, suspense, wit and more intriguing supernatural beings than we can shake a broomstick at coalesce into one of the best paranormal romances ever. This is an amazing intro into a very promising series, one with plenty of well-rounded secondary characters to carry on what begins here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars vampire alert
Vampire alert. The book was ok but I really do not like vampire stories. Not the books fault but mine. The writing was good just did not like the subject matter.
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the story
For one of the first novels in the IAD series, I applaud Kresley Cole for successfully baiting the hook and snaring the fish. I loved the story, little Emma just grew on you. Read more
Published 15 days ago by misshonest
5.0 out of 5 stars still love it.
Have reread this series several times, still love it.
Published 17 days ago by George deVuyst
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series!
Don't let the cover throw you. I almost made that mistake. Immortals after dark is one of the best paranormal romance series I have found. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mary beth hall
5.0 out of 5 stars A HUNGER Like No Other, review by M price
I have read this book 5 times and never tire of it. It's that good. I love Lachlain kIng of the layman's. He lost so much, suffered so much at the hands of Demetrius. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Kidnapping and Assault and Werewolves
Kresley Cole’s apparent thought process for the paranormal romance A Hunger Like No Other –

“You know what’s fun? Opening with an assault! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this Author, LOVE this series!!
Published 1 month ago by Thresa Manges
4.0 out of 5 stars A Hunger Like No Other BOOK REVIEW!
For years Lachlain has only know the torture of the flames. Being and immortal only means that he can burn over and over again just to wake back up the next day still imprisoned. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dorky Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVVVVVE IT!!!
I read this book on February 11th 2012.
And so the monster had been created, the monster being me :)
I stumbled upon this book, not quite sure how but I saw it on Amazon,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tina Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars This should be a movie
I'm not into paranormal books but I saw so many good reviews about this H being so desperately in love with h that I broke down and got it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by fmae123
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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers Series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master's grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

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I LOVE this series-does ANYBODY have ANY suggestions for more series...
I actually like a lot of the series books. Sometimes I read the short story collections to get a feel for certain authors. I like the JR Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood. Jeaniene Frosts Night Huntress series. Sherrilyn Kenyons Dark Hunter series. Try Lara Adrians Midnight Breed series. Kelley... Read More
Jan 16, 2010 by Vanessa C |  See all 105 posts
Marked her hard, no?
If I remember correctly the Lykae (weres) bite their mates on the shoulder when they claim them, and it is only visible by others of their own kind. That's how they mark them to let other Lyke know they are taken. I think Garrett was talking to Lachlan, and referring to how hard he had bitten... Read More
Sep 16, 2010 by Karla |  See all 16 posts
what is a good age for reading this book?
I don't know how mature your daughter is, but it is a VERY sexual book. So I'll let you be the judge.
Dec 28, 2006 by Northstar |  See all 6 posts
Trying to find a new series to get lost in....HELP!!
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Jan 6, 2013 by Anna Claire Williamson |  See all 8 posts
Is the Prequel important?
Yes! You learn some important things that happen when a vampire is blooded by his bride and about the relationships between the valkrie and their coven. You don't have to read it before the others, but it helps you understand things better. Plus it is a good read and Kenyon's B.A.D series is good... Read More
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