A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #1) by Kresley Cole

A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #1)

In New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Kresley Cole’s sizzling series, a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire become unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death.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. Emmaline Troy is a small, ethereal half ...

Details A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #1)

TitleA Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #1)
Release DateApr 1st, 2006
PublisherPocket Star
GenreRomance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires

Reviews A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #1)

  • chucklesthescot
    I DESPISE this kind of rape-glorifying bullshit! We have the innocent half vampire girl chased all over town by psycho madman who makes several starts to raping the terrified girl and has her crying and begging, then lo and behold just as he is about to 'do' her she suddenly feels desire for him and off we head to lovey dovey land despite him treating her like shit. This shit sickens me to the bloody stomach and I hate to see this kind of forced ...
  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    *review of audiobook*Well I have really mixed feelings about this book.His fantastic Scottish accent caused this:The way the narrator did the woman's voice made me:The sex made me think:But overall I really did enjoy it. It was a different experience, that's for sure XDThe universe in the seriesIt has them all. Vampires, werewolves, demons, valkyries, shape-shifters, wraiths, witches and probably every paranormal creature ever mentioned somewhere...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    ***Re-read 10/7/15. Rating bump from 3 to 4 stars. Original review below. *** ...meanwhile, inside of the Fetish Cafe...Waitress : Miss? Are you ready to order?Me : (clearing throat) Um, I think so? Can you tell me first if there are any off-the-menu specials tonight?Waitress : Nothing extra tonight. Our supplier didn't deliver today, so we're running low on supplies. If you're looking for a fantasy involving props, chances are, it's not going to...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2nd Reread Completed 8/1-8/9/13Looking back at how much I loved this book when I first read it, and how much I loved it on reread, I can say most definitely that this book is an all-time keeper. For me, this story is magic. I didn't have a lot of time to read it, but I actually didn't want to put it down when I couldn't read it. Finally, when I was able to dedicate some time to reading, I more or less read it straight through, except for when I w...
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    This book had a slow start, but finished with a bang!spoilers Lachlain was crazy out of his mind from years and years of being burned alive and tortured by a vampire horde so for about 1/4 of the book he was a asshat... but as his mind starts to heal and he starts to get to know Emma he feels guilt over the way he has treated her and starts trying to win her love and trust. Emma is super shy, timid, and lets people walk all over her. She was rai...
  • Emily May
    2.5 Stars simply for the inexplicable need the novel induced in me to keep on reading despite the many reasons not to. I actually find it quite surprising that I didn't abandon the book after the first few chapters featured numerous attempted rape scenes, a control freak of a man (or male, at least) whose violent tendencies are not only portrayed as acceptable, but highly desirable. But, though I was immediately horrified, the book also somehow m...
  • P
    “When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest.” I've purchased this book again because of the stunning cover. I read A Hunger Like No Other first time two years ago. I was in awe then for the start that the hero, Lachlain, is chasing after the heroine with fury in his heart. Emma is very innocent, all her life she tries to find her lost father and she gets nothing from her search; however, she har...
  • Sophia Triad
    Lachlain MacRieve(Lykae) & Emmaline Troy (half Valkyrie/half vampire)"Vampires, Valkirie, and Lykae, oh my. The 'fucking monster mash'"Lachlain has just discovered his mate in Paris and he is not sure if he wants her. You see, his mate is a filthy vampire. She is one of the revolting creatures that Lachlain has spent all his immortal life chasing and brutally killing without remorse. She is one of the malicious creatures that had him imprisoned a...
  • Exina
    "Vampires, Valkyrie, and Lykae, oh my. Or as Regin calls it—the ‘fucking monster mash.’ Hilarity ensued." I found myself in deep water: first I was confused by the many different creatures, their characterization and history. The story is fast-paced, and Kresley Cole’s wicked humor made me devoted to the series. So far, it was the most comical father-murder I’ve ever read. I was especially delighted at the appearance of Nïx, my most f...
  • Sammy Loves Books
    When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest. Lachlain MacRieveLachlain is the King of the Lykae (werewolves) and has spent the last one hundred and fifty years chained under the streets of Paris by an open fire. He burns to death daily, only to regenerate and suffer that cruel death over and over again. His torture at the hands of the vampire horde has no end in site until he smells his mate. But Lac...
  • LMM
    Wow I thought this was pretty bad. I know I am in the minority but I found the plot was really thin. I also felt all the characters were incredibly "thick"(except Bove) esp. Emma & her family. IMO, There are far better paranormal "romance" books. I just didn't connect w/the characters at all nor the author's justifications for their actions.Basically the book followed the Romance formula authors are forced to follow by their publishers to a T:Sex...
  • ~IreneOust~
    I am going to keep this short and sweet because I am eager to get back to 'KC-land'!!Maybe because I've been craving something different or maybe because Kresley Cole has such excellent way with words but I love being lost in this magical world she created so masterfully and don't want to find my way out any time soon! The way this author tells stories ... GAH! I can't even ... Her books are PURE ENTERTAINMENT! They are a perfect mix of sass, mac...
  • Dina
    This is the first full-length story in the Immortals After Dark series, following the novella The Warlord Wants Forever that introduced the Lore, the mythical strata created by Kresley Cole "where those sentient creatures that are not human live". You don’t have to read that short story to understand A Hunger Like No Other, but I did and I think it helps to get a better grasp of the overall scenario as some events in the two stories take place ...
  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.After a lot of arm twisting by fellow readers, getting hooked on Cole’s writing via THE ARCANA CHRONILES, and listening to a sample of Robert Petkoff’s orgasm worthy narration; I finally caved and committed myself to yet another series addiction. I enjoy Paranormal Romance, although somewhat sparingly because action is my one-and-only true love. Ok, that’s not entirely accurate, werewolves are but the two go hand-in...
  • Kristen
    3 1/2 to 4 starsOverall I reallyenjoyed reading A Hunger Like No Other, the first full-length book in the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole.I'm truly in awe of Ms. Cole's ability to create a complex and intriguing paranormal world full of Vampires, Lykaes (werewolves), Valkyries, Demons, Witches, Feys, Ghouls, and the list goes on and on. Although this paranormal world is complex, Ms. Cole has the ability to easily explain her intricate...
  • Jo ★The Book Sloth★
    Love this book. It's probably my second best in the series (nothing can surpass Lothaire so far, maybe when Nix's story comes out).LachlainEmmalineLachlain and Emma are so sweet together. Lachlain has that typical "prejudice against mate's species" that Cole is so fond of but he doesn't take it to the limit(and he definitely makes up for it IMO). Emma is cute and kind. She finds her badassness along the way but she doesn't lose her innosence.The ...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    3.5 starsReviewed by: Rabid ReadsA Hunger Like No Other is actually the first book I read in Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark (my favorite PNR) series. I went back and read The Warlord Wants Forever when I finished it b/c I wanted to know what was going on with Myst and Wroth (you could tell there was a story there, but had no idea what it was). For that reason, I recommend reading The Warlord Wants Forever first, even though it's a more of a ...
  • Lyn
    Audio - 5 stars.Story - DNF @ 58% After reading two books with alpha female leads, I can't stomach this heroine. She is annoying AF!! And reminds me why I stopped reading M/F for the better part of 2 years. I'm annoyed enough that I'm going back on my practice of not leaving a rating on books I don't finish. 1 star!Ugh!! I need to gorge of some M/M now.
  • Lisa Kay
    I have to confess that Emmaline Troy is one of my favorite heroines in a paranormal romance. Sometimes-only sometimes -I get especially tired of books where the heroine is the feisty, aggressive person right from the get-go. Did they pop from the womb, full Rambo-ette, ready to take on the world? (My friend swears her daughter did.) How did they get that way? It is sometimes more interesting to see a meek personality like Emma develop. Yes, she h...
  • Alp
    Well, this was my second book by Kresley Cole. I was slightly hesitant to pick it up, considering I wasn't much impressed with 'The Warlord Wants Forever'. But somehow, it turned out better than I thought it would. However, my only problem was Lachlain and Emmaline's first time having sex. It seemed way too rushed, just like when she felt it was time so it was time!? Too easy like that? It didn't make sense to me. Well, this wasn't romantic at al...
  • Zeek
    First full length novel in Cole's paranormal romance series Immortals After Dark, (second overall), A Hunger Like No Other is a gold mine of uber-alpha, destined-for-each other, sexy reading.When Lachlain scents his mate while hidden below the streets of Paris, he does the impossible- he breaks the chains that have kept him imprisoned for 150 years and goes after her. Sure he tears off a limb to do so, but he's a werewolf- so regeneration, though...
  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    *Might contain spoilers* Re-read: 15.05.17 Why I found myself re-reading this one, I have no idea. But I sat at the airport and I just wanted to give it another shot, to see if I like it better this time around... Lachlain MacRieve (1200?) and Emmaline Troy (71?) are mates. Not as in Australian mate for 'buddy', but mates as in fated ones. However, having just escaped from the torture from the vampire horde (150 years?), Lachlain isn't all that ...
  • Cris
    Basically I despised Lachlain MacRieve. He is an alpha character with no redeeming qualities. He treats Emma like crap for the first half of the novel. He takes her hostage, blackmails her into staying with him by threatening her family’s safety with his clan, lies to her about why he’s kidnapping her, comes within inches of raping her and that’s all within the first 100 pages or so. The author implies at some point that his treatment of he...
  • Felicia
    Errrr not good. Wimpy main lady made me want to slap her around.
  • Angela
    May 2019 Re-read7 April 2015: $1.99 on KindleReview of The Warlord Wants ForeverThis is probably only my second or third read of this book, I'm buddy re-reading the series with Sarah in preparation for the release of the fourteenth book in the series - someone's book that I've been looking forward to for a few years now. But I won't spoil that here.Kresley Cole is a master of weaving together and intricate tale that involves overlapping storyline...
  • Kiki
    I hate this book more than I've hated any other book in a long time.At first I really liked the idea of a vampire character who is so gentle she refuses to fight or kill or drink from a live being. But then it turns out that not only is her Valkyrie family embarrassed she's a pacifist, they mercilessly make fun of her for it. But wait, they also tell her that she's not allowed to bite a human, because she might kill them. So, it's OK to kill in e...
  • Ingie
    Written September 11, 20144 stars - Romantic, blood dripping, steamy alpha man heat and a really exciting paranormal worldBook #2 in the Immortal After Dark series I read the first shorter prequel intro novel, #1 - The Warlord Wants Forever (3.5 stars) in this series back in February 2013 and liked it. It felt like a good start to a steamy paranormal series with new couples in every book. ...Then I bought this second part A Hunger Like No O...
  • Auntee
    After I gave up trying to understand all the confusing terminology, i.e.--Horde, Lore, Valkyries, Lykae, Furiae, Forbearers,etc.-- and concentrated on the love story between the hero Lachlain and heroine Emmaline, I was able to enjoy this rather hot and often humorous story. It was not a particularly fast paced read for me, and I suspect that may in part be because of the distracting Scottish accent the hero's dialogue is written in. Half the tim...
  • NMmomof4
    3.5 StarsOverall Opinion: It's no secret that I'm not completely sold on PNR romance. This, while enjoyable, unfortunately didn't sell me any more. It was a little bit better than alright. I felt like the sexy times were definitely hot, but the actual romantic chemistry was lacking. It felt like the shared "ILYs" were put in because it was something that felt necessary, but I never quite felt it. The world building felt a little too much, but I ...