Monday, October 24, 2011
New Review: Kresley Cole’s Paranormal, 1st in the Immortals After Dark Series: A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER – A Drool-Worthy Highlander Lykae King!
Although this book has been out for some time, I purposely feature it because it was the first in Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series—and it is one of my all time favorite paranormal romance series. If you are a fan of Highlander romances and have not waded into the paranormal genre of romance, this is the book for you. Who wouldn’t love a Highlander hunk for a hero, especially when he is a 900-year-old Lykae king?
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 hundreds of years for is one of their enemies—a vampire. Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who has never drunk blood from a body and her innocence soon begins to soothe the fury burning within Lachlain.
With this series, Cole has created a world of wonderfully rich immortal characters (including vampires, Valkyries, demons and werewolves)--all with noble sides that win you to them. This is the story of the Were King, a Lykae, and his love...quite a different woman than he expected. To see him adapt to his fated mate is the story of how love changes us.
The action is great, the plot interesting and the love story heartrending. The Valkyries are women you want to hang out with; their dialog is so funny I found myself laughing out loud and wishing I was there with them. (Don't you paint your toes different colors for your mood?) But the romance is what won me...it's so believable and so well done it's addictive. And, yes, I've read it three times already. You find yourself lost in the characters' lives and wishing for a love only the Wroth brothers (noble vampires) or the werewolf king and his brethren can provide. Do not miss this one!