Mona Lisa Craving (Monere Series #3)

Mona Lisa Craving (Monere Series #3)

by Sunny

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Overview

Dante, the warrior son of a healer, was cursed by a high priestess to endure a never-ending cycle of life and death. Someone shares one of his past lives. Back then, she was his victim. Today, she is his savior. Her name is Mona Lisa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425225547
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/02/2008
Series: A Novel of the Monere Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 449,736
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sunny is a Vassar graduate and physician who lives on the West Coast. She and her work have been featured on Geraldo at Large and CNBC. Sunny has won numerous awards, including the prestigious PRISM Award. Sunny is married to literary novelist Da Chen.   

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Mona Lisa Craving (Monere Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
Mrstjl More than 1 year ago
This book, was just. . .GREAT! I was so into it that I didn't put it down for long periods of time until I was done. I could read it over & over again. There was such vivid details put into the writing that I thought I was there with the characters.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Although a half-breed, Mona Lisa has defied tradition by becoming the first non purebred Monere Queen. She rules the Louisiana Bayou, but combines an iron fist with a velvet glove kindness she learned from her human half. Her peers including her Monere Queen mother believe she is foolish to allow such freedom and expect her to fail, but so far she has not and her supporters especially her sex partners are the most loyal ever. The High Priestess cursed the warrior Dante to suffer an eternity birth and death with each new reincarnation part of a shrinking gene pool. A woman called Mona Lyria shared one of his past lives on the moon, but like all women in all his lifetimes, she was his victim. Today, she is powerful Mona Lisa, who Dante begs of her to end his curse by killing him. Instead Mona Lisa thinks they belong together for with Dante she can fulfill what is every Monere Queen¿s top obsession: a child and perhaps a renewal of the curse. Although the story line ahs turned much darker than the previous Sunny Monere thrillers, fans of the erotic fantasy saga will appreciate this powerful entry. The story line is complicated as the past and present merge with the future at stake. Once again it is the secondary characters that provide strong support to the plot which makes this an endearing tale. Although it would help to read at lest the previous novels (see MONA LISA BLOSSOMING) to best understand the complexities of the Children of the Moon Monere world, MONA LISA CRAVING is another winner.--------- Harriet Klausner
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Children of the Moon series by Sunny. It was okay, nothing special. In fact I think I liked the second book a bit more.In this book Mona Lisa continues the mindless wandering of the second book. She ends up kidnapped and this circumstance winds up leading to a number of interesting consequences. That is really all I can say without giving away some major plot points of the book.Initially it appears that Halcyon is going to feature prominently in this book, which made me very excited. Unfortunately he is quickly dropped to the background. Amber is also scarce in this book. The man who dominates this book is called Dante, he is a rogue whom Mona Lisa meets when she is kidnapped. Having the characters past lives affect their actions was interesting. Unfortunately given the path of events in this book I am not really sure what the point of this book was. I thought things were being set up for some very interesting events to occur in future books, then all of that setup was dashed to bits at the end of the book.There was a lot of sex again, although I do feel that this book had more action than some of the previous books. Normally I would like the additional action scenes, but for some reason they didn't add much to the story. I didn't really like any of the new character additions either. I did like the inclusion of demon nature into Mona Lisa's character. Hopefully that will be expanded on in the next book. As I said, this wasn't a horrible book, just not great. Once again it was a very quick read, only took me a few hours to read it. Hopefully the next book will have a more cohesive plot and delve into some more interesting things about Mona Lisa's demon part.
reigners on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The third book in the Monere series, and definitely a steamy one. I like the characters, but I feel sometimes my least favorite character is Mona Lisa. I want her more fleshed out. I also wish she could commit to someone or at least the same few someones. Are we just going to keep seeing her discover new men she wants, only to discard the previous ones? It also seems like Amber is becoming less of a character and getting pushed further out. He seems very 2D when he does make an appearance. One particular thing I found quite annoying, was the way things were summarized from previous books. Every time something needed to be clarified it felt forced. Like, here, let's stop the story so we can tell you what happened, and now back to the story. There was no flow at all in that regard. I understand the need to try to make it a stand alone book, but it was done very poorly. Overall, I did enjoy the book, I read it very quickly, but I did feel something lacking with the story and the characters. I am curious what will happen with Dante in the future. Will he be continued as an important man in her life, good or bad? Or will he get tossed to the side of the story like the rest have been?We shall see in 2009 I suppose.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are good reads if you aren't looking for a slow pace, character attachment, or interesting plots. This series was similar to mercy Thompson and others alike... without the good writing style or character development. It started off well but quickly turned into acquire a mate, resist the connection, get kidnapped before or after sex, get beat up with said partners, and then get rescued. Don't mention the fact that her lovers are supposed to be the strongest ones in the story because of their statuses. They easily get captured. Mona Lisa's problem is her inability to think as an adult and realize taking walks outside, or just leaving the house, during the day can and will result in another kidnapping. Honestly, the same thing in every book. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad series, just don't expect to get sucked into the characters and learn their personalities. Right as the writer does a good job of opening them up, they have sex and the whole cycle continues. Three pace is so fast there isn't time to let the characters breathe or get close. Mona just loves them pretty much right from the start. As a main character, she is pretty stupid and bland. I'm the beginning it's made to believe she had a fighting ability and maybe some smart ways of thinking but that quickly goes do wn hill. Let's not forget the many 'plots' within that go nowhere. The one most frustrating is her brother and how she loves him but never spends time with him after his initial introduction because she is too busy increasing her harem. The poor kid gets left with the side characters. True enough, I see more of the cook and her family than him and mona. I know the rating and my rant don't fit but if you can over look these things, this series has great potential. I just wish she had better editors so they can help her focus and lengthen the story. We don't have to see sex every 20 pages. Nor do we need to see the strongest people getting their butts handed to them in EVERY fight.
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I have now read 3 of the Mona Lisa stories. They are all wonderful
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Casle More than 1 year ago
Never a disappointment, Mona Lisa Craving brings to light a new lover and a new dynamic within the Monere world. Past lives, past lovers, an old curse and what the future may hold for Mona Lisa. I love this series and had to re-read this book so that I was up to speed for Mona Lisa Eclipsing and the second installment of Dante and Mona Lisa's story. I loved the book just as much the second time around as the first! This book also makes for great foreplay in the bedroom, or out of the bedroom...
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LadyVamp More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Craving!!! All of the Monere books have been wonderful but I have to say that Craving is my favorite. This is my second time reading it but it was just as exciting as the first time. I am in love with Dante!!!! I hope that his character will return in the books to come.
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