Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Does it get any better????

I've heard all kinds of good things about Kresley Cole's books, so I signed up for The Immortals After Dark reading challenge. The first book on the list was Playing Easy to Get which includes a story by Cole called The Warlord Wants Forever.


It was so awful I couldn't get past chapter 5. I gave the book away at work today.

It was really bad porn. No plot and characters that I couldn't care about in the least. Seriously, it was baaaaaad. Now I'm willing to entertain the idea that this was just a really poor start to an otherwise brilliant body of work...and that's where YOU come in. Have you guys read the Immortals After Dark series? Is it good or is it just more porn and flat characters??? I don't mind some smexiness, but damn...gimme a chance to care about these characters before they're naked. And please give them some kind of story other than them just wanting to hook up. I could watch Jersey Shore for that kind of thing.

Do tell.....should I stick with the challenge and give A Hunger Like No Other a chance or should I expect more of the same and just drop out now??? Your thoughts please!!!!!


SusanKMann said...

I was going to put that on my tbr list but I think I'll skip it. Thanks x

Tales of Whimsy said...

I haven't tried them but the covers do totally look pornish ;)

BLHmistress said...
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BLHmistress said...

You just read the or partly read a novella so its gonna be quick and to the punch so to speak.

The rest of the series at least in my opinion has more substance to them but if you aren't a fan of smexiness then maybe not- they are not porn they are not erotica but they do have hot steamy scenes in them. IF this isn't your thing then I say no don't continue- they have a nice romance to them but that is my opinion. I personally love Kresley Cole she is top of my list of fave authors.

Novella's you can't judge her writing by because its so short. But like I said if you don't like smexiness then don't continue.

BLHmistress said...

You're welcome , I think it does but then we all like different things. I love her characters, she has humor, (sarcastic) which I adore), I personally can connect to them. I can't tell you how soon there is smexiness because its been awhile since I read the first books. I hope you will find the first book entertaining and would love to know what you think when you do.

Simone Eden said...

I've never read that first novella(can't find it). However I've read all the rest and absolutely love them! True, the frat-girl-gone-wild heroines get a little tiresome at times. But the romance at the heart of the story is terrific. I always look for the continuing characters in each novel, eager to see what's happening to them and rejoicing in their on-going lives. So I guess that means I relate to the characters too.

But I think the biggest appeal for me is the intricate paranormal world of the Lore. The Lore is the creatures and rules and adventures going on within our world but hidden from us. Kresley Cole must be a genius to keep it all going.