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Desire the Night

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great book !!!

Loved it !! Read it within a few hours since i couldnt even put it down !!

posted by Anonymous on September 27, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Ahhhh!!!!! What is wrong with writers? Huh? Why do they write su

Ahhhh!!!!! What is wrong with writers? Huh? Why do they write such crap!
It started out ok, and just never got any better from there. In fact it
got worse there closer to the end. Warning I am about to spoil it and
I'm sorry to those who don't like that but I like to ...
Ahhhh!!!!! What is wrong with writers? Huh? Why do they write such crap!
It started out ok, and just never got any better from there. In fact it
got worse there closer to the end. Warning I am about to spoil it and
I'm sorry to those who don't like that but I like to know what I'm
getting into before I start so I'm not wasting my money and I want to
give others the same chance. The two main charater's fall in love way
too fast and there is never anything that just draws you into the book
to feel for the charaters. I felt nothing for them...no love, sadness,
anger...nothing. I felt anger at the author! For letting, even for a
second, the bad guys win. Especially when she write that the main
female character sleep with her "husband" (not the main male
characer but the man her father forced her to marry) It just makes me
sick to read something like that. Now Im going to have to just pick
another really good book up real fast to take the nasty taste this book
left in my mouth. I have read other books done by this author but this
one book soured me on anything else with her name on it. Dont waste ur
money! If I could I wouldn't even give it a half star.

posted by bevstar on August 29, 2012

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  • Posted September 13, 2012

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    You would think after 360 years as a vampire Gideon Marquet woul

    You would think after 360 years as a vampire Gideon Marquet would be too clever to fall into a witch’s trap. Now he sits locked in a cage, bound in silver chains, being used as Verah’s own fountain of youth. He had long ago stopped killing humans to feed his need for blood, but since Verah nearly starves him while taking his blood, his hunger is now too great to stop being the monster humans fear.

    But his latest dinner offering is quite different from the usual human fare given to him, she is a werewolf. If only he can keep his hunger in check before the next full moon, they might finally have a chance to escape this nightmare.

    Kiya Alissano was just going out for a night with her friend, and ends up drugged and then she wakes to find herself being offered as a midnight snack to a hungry vampire. Although they are natural enemies, Kiya and Gideon work together to escape the clutches of the witch, but she is not willing to let her prize go without a fight. Kay and Gideon are on the run as Verah scryes for their location.

    When they turn to Kay’s pack for help, they are out of the frying pan and into the fire. The Alpha, Kay’s father, wants her to marry into the neighboring pack, not running around with a vampire.

    This story started off so good. The meeting of Kay and Gideon was interesting and their working together to escape. They are both attracted to each other so they stick together, even after Gideon realizes that the witch cannot locate him (as he is dead) and she is scrying for Kiya. He won’t leave her alone to be found by the witch.

    The story begins to lose my interest when decisions are made and things are done that don’t make sense. Gideon decides Kay would be safest surrounded by her own people. Gideon is attracted and intrigued by someone for the first time in a century, and he knows that Kay’s father wants her to marry the son of the adjoining pack Alpha, so why would he think the best place would be with her father? Once she is back under the father’s control, he forces her to marry the other werewolf, who then kidnaps her back to his compound to keep her away from Gideon. Since he is not “invited” onto the compound, Gideon can’t get to her.

    So we have a lot of going back and forth between being captured by the witch, the werewolves and begin recovered by Gideon, to the point that after 250 pages, I was losing interest in the story. I did finish it, although there were many things that didn’t make sense in the story, beginning with Gideon giving Kay up to her father who intended to give her to another man. The father is the over the top Alpha with the “do as I say or I will actually kill you” attitude.

    I was also very confused with Kay’s parent’s relationship. Her mother is human and she gets pregnant. She won’t have an abortion and Kay’s father decides to marry her against his family’s wishes. That would be great if they seemed more of a love match. Why such an über-Alpha was even slumming with a human is my first question. He seemed so “we are werewolves, we stick to our own.” The mother later indicates that she was afraid of him even before they got married. That brings me back to why were they even having sex to begin with.

    I’m weird this way. I’ll believe someone can change into a werewolf. I’ll work with you on the vampire changing into mist. But the marriage between Kay’s parents, I just couldn’t understand.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Fun read

    The transitions need work, coming and going, back and firthvfrom locations, but good read.

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

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    A light paranormal read

    This is my third book by Amanda Ashley; I know I can count on her books for a light hearted supernatural romance. Desire the Night caught my attention right off the back, because in many supernatural lore and stories the vampires and werewolves are not getting along together, much less romancing each other. It is an entertaining paranormal romance starring two intrepid warriors falling in forbidden love. While Ashley’s novel takes on a different version of vampire; turning into mist, transfiguration in a wolf, the story is well thought-out. The beginning of the romance is very flirty and like a fantasy for Kiya - the strong, sexy, wealthy vampire devoting all his time and attention on her and taking them to different places. After that, it's all about being on the run from their enemies. Fast-paced, fans will enjoy the escapades of the heroic lead couple, both are strong solid characters. The villains are one dimensional there are enough of them to go around. My only complaint is the ending I wish it had been different, I won’t spoil it but I felt is wasn’t the right way to end the story, but I didn’t write it so not my call. Overall not one of the best, but definitely not a bad book.

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    Posted October 4, 2012

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