Hunger: The Energy Vampires Book Two

Hunger: The Energy Vampires Book Two

by Jacquelyn Frank

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Two strangers—one warm and human, the other deadly and craving—become pawns in an all-out vampire war as this series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers saga heats up.

As an energy vampire, Halo enjoys the chase for human blood—if it’s pure and consensual. But Halo goes from hunter to hunted when he is knocked unconscious and taken hostage by vicious sycophants. As he comes to, he realizes that he’s naked, starving, and trapped in a sealed room. With him is a deliciously human female, tempting him to feed—except her blood is heady with the scent of poisonous drugs. Never has nourishment been so near, yet so far . . . and it’s all part of the sycophants’ sick game.

The last thing Felice Mendoza remembers is everything going black. She awakens stripped, drugged, exposed, and alone—with a vampire. Halo is at once savage and tender, terrifying and alluring. Felice senses that her only chance to escape depends upon his survival. Given the choice between Halo and his enemies, Felice surrenders to his ravenous hunger. It’s a calculated risk—and a delirious pleasure. As Felice is ushered into a world as dangerous as it is desirable, their fight for deliverance is only the beginning.

Don’t miss the first seductive Energy Vampires novel:

Praise for Jacquelyn Frank’s World of Nightwalkers novels

“A highly entertaining paranormal series.”—Fresh Fiction

“If you loved the original Nightwalker books, you’ll enjoy this.”USA Today, on Forsaken

“Jacquelyn Frank uses a deft hand to weave the layers of this series together. . . . The love affairs have been wildly romantic with some very sensual love scenes.”The Romance Reviews

“The relationships in this series are intriguing. . . . The ancient struggle between two forces gives this story plenty of action and sizzle.”RT Book Reviews, on Forever

“As always, Frank excels in highlighting the lovers’ delight in exploring the strangeness of each other’s bodies.”Publishers Weekly

This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399593178
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Series: The Energy Vampires , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 125,864
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jacquelyn Frank is the New York Times bestselling author of the Energy Vampires series (Thirst and Hunger), the World of Nightwalkers series (Forbidden, Forever, Forsaken, Forged, and Nightwalker), the Immortal Brothers series (Cursed by Fire, Cursed by Ice, Bound by Sin, and Bound in Darkness), the Three Worlds series (Seduce Me in Dreams and Seduce Me in Flames), the Nightwalkers series (Adam, Jacob, Gideon, Elijah, Damien, and Noah), the Shadowdwellers novels (Ecstasy, Rapture, and Pleasure), and the Gatherers novels (Hunting Julian and Stealing Katherine). She lives in North Carolina and has been writing romantic fiction ever since she picked up her first teen romance at age thirteen.

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Hunger: The Energy Vampires Book Two 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New take on vampires . Very sexy and intriguing. Good storyline and hard to put down read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it and i will wait with all the patience I can manufacture for the next installment of the energy vampires! Thank you Ms. Franks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a fan.
Eloise_In_Paris More than 1 year ago
There are so many problems with this story. Felice has just got out of a abusive relationship, and it is later revealed that she was basically hiding from the man since he turned into a stalker. So her level of fear and paranoia after waking up naked in a prison was way to low. Then she is moved into the same room as the man, and drugged, all while being watched but somehow has no control over her libido? To the point where she has unprotected sex? Seriously? Halo is a douche. He’s good at his job, but aside from being attractive there is nothing about him that is appealing. He’s a womanizing alcoholic, who does nothing to woo Felice. There is nothing about these two people nor the events they experienced together that made me believe they would have a HEA. Also there is nothing Felice has to offer that would keep her from getting her memories erased. Honestly the book should’ve ended with them going their separate ways. I found the world built interesting in the first book, but in this one not so much. I found the idea of E-Vamps cool and the idea of sycophants interesting, but the logistics doesn’t make sense. Either it’s easy to turn or it’s not. In the first book Rafe went on about how they could only feed from clean sources, meaning people who eat organic and don’t drink or do drugs. That basically negates most of the world. Especially if drugs include over the counter stuff or prescription meds. Now here comes Halo someone who drinks regularly. So he should be a sycophant himself. Also I don’t get the point of feeding from people. Sure 300 years ago where else could they readily consume energy. And maybe at the start of the industrial revolution until the mid 20th century the contaminants in the material used to produce mass energy would’ve been too much. But solar power has been around for a while, and now there are so many clean energy options. It just seems like people who feed on energy would find it much easier to stick their fingers in a socket instead of biting the back of the necks of extremely health conscious folks. I think I’m done with this series.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Halo is an energy vampire who skirts by the rules of the energy vampires. When he wakes up trapped in a room, he has no idea what to think. Felice Mendoza is a human who wakes up in a similar room, naked, scared and eventually drugged. I’ve read other books by this author, but I really didn’t like this one. I didn’t care for Halo or the premise as the story moved along. I did feel sorry for Felice, but not enough to like the book. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
KimP65 More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying that I did like the book. The writing was very good and the characters are good. I did have a hard time with the believability of the characters at times. Sometimes I found that I was cheering for them but at other times I was rolling my eyes at them. I did enjoy how neatly this was all wrapped up and believable. Overall this is a good book and it keeps you interested throughout. The one big hangup that I had though was the vampires and their history, this is a very unusual take on it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series - can't wait for the next one.
TamWindsor_69 More than 1 year ago
Ok, I have to start out by saying, that I enjoyed this book quite a bit more than the first one in the series. I was SO excited to read Halo's story, as he was a character that really intrigued me in the first book and made me hunger to know more about him. The way this story started out with Halo and Felice both wondering, along with myself, how they got where they are and precisely why they are there. I think that two naked strangers locked in a sealed room together makes for a curious and compelling book beginning, and I immediately found myself on board for the story to come. I thought the plot was well-crafted and moved along at a good pace. The characters were certainly interesting, and I liked the elements of humanity prevalent in Halo and others of his kind. They were subject to the same trappings of greed, lust and thirst for power, as well as emotions of tenderness, protectiveness and the need for good to conquer evil that their human counterparts experience. I liked Halo's balance of fierce and gentle. This is always appealing for me in a male lead. Overall, I was quite pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this second installment in the series, after the mixed feelings I had about the first . I am, now, eagerly looking forward to the next book. *I received a complimentary ARC of this story from NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
lucy117 More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC in exchange for a honest review . Halo is an energy vampire, who has been taken hostage and doesn't know why. He wakes up and sees a woman in a room just like his . Nude and frighten Felice Mendoza doesn't understand what is happening . Together they have escape and find out who did this to them.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Jacquelyn Frank's and so far I am loving this new series about energy vampires! Such a different and interesting take on vamps. This was a very creative storyline with two very different and interesting main characters in Halo and Felice. A very unlikely couple; they are drawn to each other by the circumstances they find themselves in as the story opens. They have some great conversation/banter while they are being held and there is definite chemistry there despite their differences. I love how our hero appears to be such an ass and nothing but and then becomes a loving protective one when it comes to Felice. She is a lot stronger than she even gives herself credit for. She knows what she wants and she goes for it at the risk of a broken heart. I wanted to kick Halo a few times but was able to get past that and really enjoy this story. Looking forward to the next book as I am interested to get the stories of some of the others, like Danton.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This read is filled with drama and suspense as Halo, an energy vampire and Felice, a human who have been taken hostage and left naked in a room together. Can they find out who has taken them and why? This read has plenty of steam, good characters and held my interest throughout. I really liked it.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Hunger, The Energy Vampires Book Two, Jacquelyn Frank Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, Sci-fi and fantasy.  I really wanted to like this, I love the vampire romance genre wasn't to be.  I found it really dragged, with the first half covering Halo and Felice in captivity. Just the two of them talking, arguing, bickering with occasional voice overs from the captors, that's all it was. Halo wants to know why he and Felice were taken, thinks he can guess at who's behind it but has no idea where Felice fits in. Frankly by the time I'd got to halfway and they'd finally managed to escape ( I think its about 55% they make it out) I didn't care who took them and why, I was tired of the plot, tired of the characters and just wanted it to go somewhere. At 25% I was amazed they were still improisoned and started flicking forward to see if that was going to be the whole story or if they would ever breakout...  When they finally escaped and met back with the others I still didn't really feel the story was going anywhere. I wasn't convinced of the love between him and Felice, and had lost heart for the whole story.  It felt unreal to me, I know its fantasy but for me the plots and characters have to feel as if they could happen if the setting was real life. It didn't. I just didn't feel anything for either Halo or Felice, we knew so little about them really, and what did come out didn't make me like them. I think that first half with all its eternal talking everything to death, bickering and Felice's constant changing her mind spoiled it for me. Then would anyone really get the hots for a total stranger when you've been captured, stripped and imprisoned with him? Surely panic and anger would be more likely, not steamy make out sessions knowing the cameras are watching... Ah well, you win some you lose some, and this was in the lose column for me. Doesn't mean you wont like it, I've loved stories others have 1 and 2 starred, we all want different things to read, have different triggers and things we enjoy in a story.  Stars: Two, novel that just didn't work for me, that I felt was going nowhere for far too long.  ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Energy Vampires series and it doesn't disappoint! I highly recommend you read the first book so you understand what exactly is happening and aren't confused. This one follows Halo and Felice. They both wake up in a separate rooms with no door's or window's. I really liked how Felice and Halo interacted while they were being held. They are both snarky individuals and I enjoyed how they talked to each other. And I really liked how concerned Halo was about Felice when they escaped. How he always made sure she was safe. I would have given this book 5 stars but there were a few issues I had with it. I didn't enjoy how Halo acted after he eliminated the main threat to Felice. He went from being this strong man who stands for her to a big jerk. I didn't like that at all. And I didn't like how Felice had to go after him and what he was doing when she did. It left me with some questions of what else had he done. Over all, this book is a great book. I am just left with some questions at the end that I hope are answered in the later books.
Jolie More than 1 year ago
Hunger is a fast paced, paranormal romance with a different kind of vampires….which surprised me. These vampires take their energy from the sun and they have to take their blood from pure, clean source or risk becoming sycophants or phants for short. They are vampires who have crossed a line and have fed from unclean sources (junkies were used as an example). So, I was pretty excited to read this book. While I wasn’t disappointed, I did feel let down at points in the book. Why did I feel let down? Well, for one, I don’t like reading books out-of-order from a series. Hunger is not a standalone book that can be read out-of-order from the series and I honestly felt ripped off when Halo was going over the history of the e-vampires with Felice. Why ripped off? Because you know that more insight was given in the first book. But that’s on me. The other reason was that I felt that the book was rushed in some parts. I would have loved to see Felice in her store or being more natural. Not coming off of heroin and being hurt. I did like Felice, though. She had been through a lot before being taken. She had to uproot her entire life because of an abusive ex-boyfriend who was stalking her. That takes guts. Her being on heroin actually wasn’t her fault either. She was injected with it prior to Halo coming so when he fed on her, he would turn. She was so sweet and her reaction to Halo telling her about him being a vampire was priceless. I think I would have had the same reaction….lol. Halo, I liked too. But I didn’t like the name. It reminded me too much of the game and I did like that he actually brought that up….lol. What I liked was that he had no problems letting Felice know that he was a player and that no one tied him down. He was also fiercely loyal to his queen and was determined to find the men who imprisoned Felice and himself. Not going to say who….you need to read the book to find that out for yourselves!! The sex between Felice and Halo was beyond hot. It was page burning hot and I couldn’t get them out of my head after I finished the book. So, yeah, it stays with you….lol. The end of the book was pretty good but I really didn’t like it. I wanted more. I wanted to see who the next book would be about (I do have my suspicions). How many stars will I give Hunger: 3 Why: Like I said above, I felt that the book was rushed in places. But I did like Halo and Felice and thought that their romance was hot and sexy. Will I reread: Maybe Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes Age range: Adult Why: Sex, violence and language **I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars--HUNGER is the second installment in Jacquelyn Frank’s contemporary, adult THE ENERGY VAMPIRES paranormal, romance series. This is energy vampire and hunter Halo, and antiques dealer Felice Mendoza’s story line. SOME BACKGROUND: Energy vampires are aliens, descended to earth years before, who soak up their nourishment from the sun, and feed off the energy (not blood) of humans who are pure in body and spirit. Those e-vampires who cross to the dark side, getting their nourishment from the energy of impure humans, become known as sycophants. The energy vampires have been pulled into a war where the ultimate target is the Queen of the vampires, and all that she rules. Told from dual third person perspectives (Halo and Felice) HUNGER follows two strangers-one human female and one e-vampire male-who find themselves imprisoned by an unknown jailer. Not only is Felice Mendoza unaware of the existence of the supernatural but our heroine is ‘drugged’ in an effort to force a starving Halo to turn to the dark side. What ensues is the building but forbidden relationship between Halo and Felice as they struggle to break free of their captors, and the fall out when Halo walks away from the woman with whom he has fallen in love. A good portion of the story line takes place in a secure room (cell) where our couple struggle to stay one step ahead of an unknown threat to their safety and lives HUNGER and the Energy Vampires is a different kind of vampire series in that the vampires feed off energy and not blood. Humans are considered cattle; fodder and food at an all you can eat open restaurant; and it is forbidden to allow a human to know about the vampire’s existence-memory wiping is a frequent threat against our story line heroine. Impure energy, such as that from addicts, alcoholics and the like, will eventually turn the energy vampire into a sycophant-a self serving, vampire addict who is all about the next fix or high. Saying that, although the concept is intriguing, the series failed to pull me in due to the less than positive treatment and consideration of humans. It’s not that I believe the humans should be treated as royalty but it is the way in which the author designed the series, and has the characters justify their misconduct towards humans. In the end, the energy vampires are snobs and bigots; reverse ‘specieism’ as it pertains to their earthly hosts; supernatural supremacists who care little for the humans from whom they feed and use. I think, if the author had presented her characters with a little less vitriol and venom towards their human counterparts I would have had more empathy for the story line characters. Perhaps it was the constant and continuous reminders (memory wiping/ bigotry) that lessened my enjoyment of the story line. There is some great back and forth banter between our leading couple. Felice is a strong heroine who has fallen for the brooding and maddening vampire-she sees something in Halo that others have failed to accept. Halo is a hunter of the sycophant-and in this his duty is to the Queen, and not to fall in love with a human female. The series premise and story line is interesting in its’ concept but lost something in its’ presentation; the characters are colorful; the romance struggles with too many preconceived notions but there is a definite spark between our leading couple.