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review 2018-07-11 13:15
Dark Alpha's Hunger - Donna Grant

This one is Eoghan’s book; one I have looked forward to since meeting the Reaper who refuses to speak for thousands of years and then sacrifices himself to save his friend Cael, causing him to be sucked into a hell realm.  He finally fights his way free and it is all because of a halfling. Thea is an orphan and ever since she was a little girl and visited some standing stones, she is drawn back to the portal stones and again and again throughout her adult years. They call to her, though she doesn't know why, and now she goes up to them and plays her violin just to get out of the city and have alone time.  It is her music that helps Eoghan find his way to the gateway where he fights to get free and she helps pull him out. He is drawn back to her again and again, and even though he tries to push her away, when she is kidnapped he will stop at nothing to find her.  Who wanted her kidnapped was a HUGE surprise and their love story was awesome and the plot was so good.  He is one of the more interesting and dynamic Reapers in the series and Donna Grant didn't disappoint with his story at all.  I am so happy with how this one turned out.  I think it is one of my all time favorite Reaper books.

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review 2018-06-29 13:21
White Hunger - Aki Ollikainen

Marja has made the difficult decision to leave her dying husband behind as she sets off with her children. Her aim, to get to St Petersburg, where she believes there will be food. She must do something other than wait for what seems like inevitable death from the famine that has ravaged Finland.

As I read this book I was again left marvelling at the skill of a writer such as Aki Ollikainen to create such a world, and such a moving story in so few words. Words are in short supply in the novella and so are not wasted, each sentence carefully constructed to add a layer to the tale.

It plays as a film in your head as you read it. Colour is stripped bare, the white of the winter snow sapping colour from the surroundings and the people who inhabit it. I envisaged the bleak landscape and treacherous journey of Marja and her children in shades of black, white and grey.

This is not a novel to read if you are looking for warmth, fun, a happy ending. it left me with a lingering sense of sadness. It is bleak, harsh and moving, much like the winter described in its pages. Marja, driven by the need to protect her children, goes through terrible hardship and grief and a reader must be made of stone not to feel for her.

The title is apt. It represents the hunger that drives a woman, and others, to take their families and leave their homes, trudging through dangerous weather, and dangerous times, in the hope of finding little to eat. It also represents the harsh winter of 1867, of the insatiable appetite of the snow to destroy crops and food, and to swallow up unsuspecting travellers when given the chance.

This book is Peirene title no.16 and is part of the Chance Encounter trio of books. The theme of encounters moves throughout this novella, how chance encounters can change the course of a life. I'm keen to read the other books in the Chance Encounters theme and will do so soon.

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text 2018-06-16 03:29
Reading progress update: I've read 100 out of 384 pages.
The Hunger - Alma Katsu

So far this is really good! I'm digging the mix of historical accuracy and horror. 

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text 2018-06-13 02:36
The Hunger - Alma Katsu

There's something about the Donnor party that fascinates me, so I'm excited to listen to this one. Only about 2 chapters in but I've got it for a few weeks. Bless overdrive. 

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review 2018-05-30 10:00
Release Week Review! Wild Hunger (The Phoenix Pack #7) Suzanne Wright!
Wild Hunger - Suzanne Wright



When half–wolf shifter Frankie Newman receives an e-mail from a family member she didn’t know existed, a secret is revealed: as a child, Frankie witnessed her father killing her mother…and then himself. Frankie was torn from her pack by her mother’s human relatives, and the trauma was erased from her memory. Realizing that she’s been lied to her entire life, she’s never felt more alone. Until she catches the scent of an old friend—warmly familiar and intoxicating.


Trick Hardy, enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, can sense the rush of mutual attraction when he sees Frankie again. He knows immediately that she’s his true mate. But he also knows that, given her fragile state, he needs to tread with care—no matter how fierce his surging desires.


As aroused as Frankie is by Trick’s darkly dominant air and simmering desire, her priority right now is her past—not her future, no matter how tempting. But as more secrets emerge and Frankie’s life is threatened, Trick must do everything he can to keep her close and safe. After all, it’s their destiny.



The Phoenix Pack is back and as usual with this series, Wild Hunger packs quite a punch. Trick and Frankie are two very strong and captivating characters that easily draw readers into their story and then holds them hostage with a very intense and wildly exciting courtship. The romance is on the sweet side with some blistering chemistry that has passions burning hot with blazing hot love scenes. But the relationship has quite a few obstacles to be overcome before this mating bond can kick in with quite a bit of emotional angst involved which has readers sympathizing with Trick and Frankie, especially since this coupe is easy to connect to.


This fast paced story not only keeps readers in suspense regarding their relationship but of the outlying problems that put a damper on their relationship but the dangers and problems facing them get the adrenaline pumping and makes them hold on the edge of their seats with anticipation and thrills. Frankie’s past throws the couple as well as the packs for a loop when it comes back to bite her and Trick is the target of a psycho shifter due to an enemy that quite frankly I found to be dangerous but weird and stupid as well, I mean why would work with someone that would destroy you for no reason? Surprising twists and unforeseen betrayals keep readers guessing and the thrills coming so there is never a dull moment to be found in this read.


Wild Hunger is wild and intense and I was completely lost in the book from the very beginning so I just had to keep turning the pages until I had read every last one. I think Bracken’s book is next and just let me say that I really, really can’t wait to read it, I just have to know if he’s going to be able to overcome the tragedy that torments him. (Note: Bracken’s book will be the 4th Mercury Pack book)


Wild Hunger ( https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37975248-wild-hunger ) is the 7th book in The Phoenix Pack ( https://www.goodreads.com/series/80714-the-phoenix-pack ) series which includes:

Feral Sins #1
Wicked Cravings #2
Carnal Secrets #3
Dark Instincts #4
Savage Urges #5
Fierce Obsessions #6
& Wild Hunger #7


& is connected to The Mercury Pack ( https://www.goodreads.com/series/153015-the-mercury-pack ) series which includes:


Spiral of Need #1
Force of Temptation #2
Lure of Oblivion #3


with more to come in both series!


Wild Hunger is available in print or ebook at:


Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Hunger-Phoenix-Pack-Book-ebook/dp/B0792X8BD4/ref=la_B001KCH81G_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524237331&sr=1-1


B&N – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wild-hunger-suzanne-wright/1127944649?ean=9781503902169

BaM - http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Wild-Hunger/Suzanne-Wright/9781503902169?id=7263983129938


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