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It was kinda sweet and it threw her off kilter a bit which was nice to see. I love how perfectly dark and sexual Ivan was. I love how he wanted HER and so he just took her. She really had no out, but he showed her that it wouldn't be terrible being with him. I think he was lonely and saw a strength in her which he wanted to own and help grow. God, I would poke out an eyeball to read more about these two! Again, Jeffe doesn't fail me! View all 7 comments. The world has changed: In the small community where what's her name?
The heroin hasn't done much to participate, she was just born there. She's afraid to be kicked out one day, so when a vampire turns up and offers protection in exchange for feeding, she vol Rate: She's afraid to be kicked out one day, so when a vampire turns up and offers protection in exchange for feeding, she volunteers. You could say I was a natural. Not a big plot in here, but a short hot read, the perfect nooner to get warm in winter! I would have liked it to be longer, but it was just fine anyway: Then I wasn't sure what to do.
Talk about morning after awkward. Which one of us should offer breakfast? Mar 09, Cocktails and Books rated it it was ok Shelves: Massive earthquakes have caused vampires to come out of hiding and vow to protect the inhabitants of towns in exchange for blood. During a town meeting, secretary Misty offers herself up as a blood donor to the vampire who protects the town she lives in. She figures it a one time deal, but she discovers the good people of the town she was raised in used her as a willing sacrifice to make the vampire, Ivan, happy.
Ivan wants Misty for more than just her blood. He wants her in his bed and to submit Massive earthquakes have caused vampires to come out of hiding and vow to protect the inhabitants of towns in exchange for blood. He wants her in his bed and to submit to his seductions. He forces the issues at first I mean waking to find yourself tied to a bed and then not having a lot of say about moving forward suggests force , but Misty soon finds she's enjoying her time with Ivan and she once she finds out she was given to him by the people she was trying to impress, she vows to stay with him.
I couldn't connect with either of the characters in this one. Maybe it's because it was so short and we had to jump right to the meat of the story. This just a story that engaged me at all. I knew soon as i began to read Feeding the Vampire by Jeffe Kennedy that it was my kind of book. First the vampire had an old style vampire name: Something about that i just love. You give a vampire a name like Harry or Todd and it's Huh, i don't even wanna see his fangs!erexaralgrow.ga/punk-rock-so-what-the.php
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But Ivan, yeah now that IS a vampire name. The second clue to my liking this book was a line from the heroine Misty: At least I knew how to make blood. You could say I was a natural You have to give the girl kudos for that! She's walking to uncertain doom, feeding a vampire under the pressure of her entire town, wanting to keep safe and not be tossed out of the fraught community and she shows signs of spunk and humour. I liked that about her. Misty wasn't a wilting wallflower, she had gumption, she was fearful of this new vampire offering protection to her town in the wake of the earthquake that changed everything, yet it didn't stop her giving him her vein, not knowing if she'd live or die.
You have to love a vampire who gives good fang AND sex. Within the space of a night he changes Misty's life for good. The ending had me wanting to yell out "you go girl" Favourite Quotes: I will have all of you. Everything in my power to give. Every last shuddering gasp and drop of you. They make you mine. You want that as much as I do. Jan 20, Romancing the Book rated it liked it Shelves: Reviewed by Crystal Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I would love to say that Feeding the Vampire was good.
I was sorta on the fence with this book. I know that it was a quickie and you get what you get. I was just really not feeling the story. It left me with there is just something missing. It was a pretty good story line and the characters had some potential.
I love vampire stories but at the end I felt like I was missing so Reviewed by Crystal Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I would love to say that Feeding the Vampire was good. I love vampire stories but at the end I felt like I was missing something. It would be great if there was another story after this that picks up were this one stopped.
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I would like to know more about Ivan and how he became to be and what he is really after. Is Misty more than a means for feeding and sex? I loved the sex scenes. It was great to see Misty come out of her shell and find out that she really does have some worth. She is a pretty strong woman even though she hides in the background.
So this did have some good qualities and some bad. I was just left wanting more. Aug 25, Lisa Kessler rated it really liked it. This was a very intriguing concept of a futuristic society depending on a vampire for protection. Jeffe Kennedy delivered a sensual read, and made me wish we could have more Ivan! If you're looking for something spicy and erotic with no long term commitment, this short story is for you! I really enjoyed it Jan 11, Cyp rated it liked it Shelves: Originally posted at A Bookalicious Story. My Summary Natural disasters have ravaged the earth, leaving only the bare neccessities that the remaining human population can live off of.
Food and electricity becomes so scarce that if you cannot contribute to society in any way, you are considered a disposable extra mouth to feed. The only reason why Misty is still alive is because she has always been at the right place at the right time - like how she was born into the land that has its natural, par Originally posted at A Bookalicious Story. The only reason why Misty is still alive is because she has always been at the right place at the right time - like how she was born into the land that has its natural, partial protection against the elements.
She can't contribute much to society, and she thinks that she's going to be thrown out of her own house soon if she doesn't do something about it. Now that a vampire has shown up and demands nutritions for himself blood in exchange for their decimating society's protection, Misty volunteers herself.
Just one tiny little bite and suck from the vampire can't be that hard, right? But what she doesn't know is that the vampire's deal comprised of more than satisfying his hunger for blood, but also his hunger for more. After Ivan, the vampire, drained some blood from her, Misty faints and wakes up tied to a bed She finds him lying beside her, trying to coax her to a willing participant from here on out. There isn't much to go on about this book because when I say short, it is honest-to-god short. FTV comprises of only 3 scenes, or more specifically 2. It really was so short that I, being an extremely slow reader, finished it in an hour.
Misty's a timid, sweet girl who has to earn her right to continue living in her city, but she changed to become a brave, outspoken woman after spending the night with Ivan. I found it very unrealistic, actually. Just because she had sex with a vampire doesn't mean her basal characteristics can change overnight. Her drastic change was very unnerving, and as I've said, unrealistic. So character development was something I found lacking. On the other hand, Ivan, the new vamp in town, wasn't all that hot and sexy like the other vampires I read about in other books.
Y'know, vamps are usually mysterious, dangerous, handsome, alpha males, but Ivan didn't give off those vibes. Handsome, yes, but not dangerous and mysterious. Thus he didn't really make an impression on me. I know what poor condition the world was in, and I know what it's like to live in her city, what the people are like, and details like that were all covered and explained.
Which is really amazing. Actually, I think that this book had lots of potential, plot-wise and all. But I attribute the reason why FTV wasn't fantastical to the length of the novel. The synopsis intrigued me, and I think that the story would have been much better if it was longer. Or maybe not, cause then it'll be draggy. But for this, I'd give it an average rating. It wasn't bad, but not a stunner as well.
All in all, FVP is an average vamp novel perfect if you want a quick, light and mildly erotic read. Aug 13, Christine Seybolt rated it really liked it. This short quickie is a thrillingly titillating piece that will have readers suspended in an erotic phantasm of paranormal intrigue. Misty is the reluctant survivor of an apocalyptic catastrophe feeling she is more strain on her small community and knows that by offering her blood to Ivan she will finally have a purpose.
In this fast paced thirty-page erotic paranormal the author created a sure-fire thirst with her intelligently crafted characters. I would say the heroine Christy is the pivotal reason that readers will be captivated by this pint-size novel. Without the vampire there would be no reason to feed him.
Ivan is perfection personified in a paranormal character with just enough aloofness to keep readers engaged to see what is in store for our heroine, Misty. The two leading protagonist are perfectly matched with a pull that readers attach onto the give and take.
The prominent theme of trust in yourself and acceptance of another ran through this little decadent morsel. Misty first believes she is an inconvenient stone wrapped around her home town and its people proverbial neck, so sacrificing her blood to feed their protector seemed like the right thing to do. But we soon learn through the wonderful magic of Ms. Nov 30, Ginny rated it liked it Recommends it for: Misty is a young woman living in a, for lack of a better description, post-apocalyptic world. The world has gone to hell in terms of volcanoes and earth quakes ruining the majority of the Western United States and New England seems to be where people flock to, to be safe.
To keep their small town safe from intruders who might want to take over and do them harm, the town has accepted a vampire into their midst to help with the defenses — but he must be fed. So in the town meeting they discuss this and ask for volunteers. Misty is that volunteer. She gets up from taking meeting minutes, walks to him and asks him if it will hurt. I understand other books where the vampire has mind powers to overcome that pain and turn it into pleasure, but when you think of a vampire, or anything, biting you — pain is usually the correct response.
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Fate guides the path of his father, Hrald, to his meeting with the woman whose son would help change the face of ninth-century Angle-land. An ever-growing rivalry between Sidroc and his cousin Toki defines the boys' early years. Their young uncle, Yrling, knows success as a raider in far-off Angle-land, and trains his nephews in the ways of the warrior.
Ahead of them is the perilous crossing of the North Sea, which stands between them and the plunder they seek. In the dawn of history, a valiant people forged a pathway from an old world into a new one. Led by a dreamer who followed the spirit of the wolf, a handful of courageous men and women dared to cross the frozen wastes to find an untouched, unspoiled continent. When he was twelve years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods one day with his two best friends. He never saw them again.
Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened. Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past. The Land of Painted Caves concludes the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni - one of the Ninth Cave community's spiritual leaders and healers.
Once again, Jean Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived thousands of years ago, rendering the terrain, dwelling places, longings, beliefs, creativity, and daily lives of Ice Age Europeans as real to the reader as today's news. There was a few hours of story and the rest was recollections of the past books.
I had to finish the series and although I liked the concept of the story and the history etc, the series seemed immature like a book written for teenagers. I was very disappointed. I've loved the previous books in the series but found the land of the painted caves a bit repetitive sad. Sadly, this was badly edited.
So many repetitions of thoughts, actions, and sequences that it was hard work. I find it hard to believe it was published as it is! Maybe the earlier books were like this also, but I was too young and not well read? I really enjoyed the rest of the series, even though sometimes the precision of detail was a bit mind-numbing, there was always enough story to keep me interested. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say, entire paragraphs appeared to be cut and pasted, and more than once. It's as if the writer imagines we have no ability to remember, so she tells us the same things over and over and over again.
Not only from previous books - one could forgive that, as it's often good to be reminded, but from this very same book, and so often! And, now it seems I'm doing the same! Who was the editor? I think they should be fired!
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What disappointed you about The Land of Painted Caves? It didn't live up to the plot suggested in previous books in the series. What reaction did this book spark in you? I wondered if the original author had actually written this book. What happened to all the interesting plot lines about Ayla's two sons meeting in the flesh and providing a link between the two races of people?
Loved and enjoyed every min of listening At the end really enjoyed the extra music and can't wait for the next book. A lot of it felt like she was filling up space with the same thing- lots of repeated parts, and repetitions of the song. Really disappointed with this book. The others were better. Should have a better narrator who could do different voices for all the characters. I must admot that the ending was , unfulfilling. Leaving ypu wanting more and with questions yet unanswered. What happens when her sons meet?
Loved it, couldnt leave it alone, was fantastic and full of history! If ever there was a couple in desperate need of Palaeolithic marriage counselling its Ayla and Jondola. Surely in the first 5 books they would have learnt from their mistakes, but no, all the same squabbles and misunderstandings rehashed in one long and slightly painful book.
No new concepts, no new story lines. Such a pleasure to listen to - until this book, where she decided to attempt accents which were inconsistent and quite frankly, annoying as hell. She had Ayla sounding like an 18th century cockney pickpocket half the time, and an uneducated New Zealander with no front teeth for the rest of the time! After over hours of their story, this was indeed a sad note to end on. But end it did and thankfully there is no 7th book that I will feel compelled to read.
This booked dragged a little while they were exploring caves, but in the last 10 hours the focus shifted and was really good. Having practically grown up with the Earth Series I was so completely disenchanted with this final sequel of an excellent series. The author has just rehashed the first 4 books with absolutely nothing new until the last couple of chapters. The Mothers Song is repeated so many times, I could probably recite it word perfect in my sleep. Ayla who was my inspiration when I was younger came across as a 2 dimensional personality, I was even beginning to get irritated with her.
So buyer beware, there is not much new over 30 hours, but if you need help getting to sleep this is perfect. Repetitious, tedious and quite disappointing. This book is but a weak echo of the previous books. And just like an echo it repeats itself over and over again. If you buy this be prepared listen to a dreary amount of??? I do not mind listening to Auel describing them going about their business and doing everyday things like drinking herb tea and weaving baskets, in fact I quite like it.
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But really, what is the plot here? Where are we going with this? At the end of the book there is an attempt at a romantic twist that is once again but a weak echo of something that happened in one of the previous books. We briefly meet some cavemen criminals, but it is handled so fast and is such random part of the story that it might as well have been left out.
I guess you could say that Aylas education to becoming a shaman is the plot here, but then why is her touring the painted caves the only part of it we really hear about? There seems to be two narrations available. This one is very well done, but since the narrator strikes me as an elderly British woman I was deathly afraid of the explicit sex scenes I have come to expect from Auel. Thankfully there were fewer than usual. I was so looking forward to this book, what a disappointment it was repetitive and just didn't go any where. What happen to Ayla's spirit?
Unless you really feel you need to read the last book in this series save you money don't buy it. I was so looking forward to the final series of the Earth Children series only to be disappointed, it was so repetitive, rehashing what was in the previous books, why couldn't Ayla meet up with her son or the clan again. If your thinking about purchasing this book save your money.
What else was disappointing about this book was the narrator, one point in the book she slipped into a cockney accent, it was only for a split second but was weird, I kept thinking she should be reading Enid Blyton series not these ones, please bring back Sandra Burr.
A most disappointing book. I wish I had taken note of the comments of other readers and saved my money. The endless repetition and lack of plot was a huge let down after all these years of reading Auel's books. She should recall all copies , apologise and go back to the drawing board or should that be "bored" As regards the "Mothers Song" you can't help groaning the minute you hear someone launch into it again, and again and again and again and again and again and!. I feel sorry for the lady who narrated the book as it can't be good for her reputation.
I was a huge fan of Ayla, but this book put and end to it!
If I never hear the "Mothers Song" again it will be too soon. This song is repeated word for word in entirety about 6 times. The total duration of this song must be about 5 minutes! I eventually wished that Ayla would stop meeting new people so that we could just get on with the story! I will never read another one of Auel's books, if she is ever published again after this shockingly bad performance! I can't believe this is the final book in what was an interesting and most readable series.
I was immensely disappointed. I actually cries it was so bad. Hard to believe this is the same author that wrote Clan of the Cave Bear. This story could have been covered in one short chapter, instead of a narration of over 28 hours. The material kept going over same ground and even repeated stuff from previous books. The characters were so predictible you could see what was coming a mile off, no suspense, just one long tedious saga that was only just made bearable by the narrator's skill.
I really enjoyed the previous books, but am so disappointed with this poor effort that I won't be wasting my time with any more of Ms Auel's Earth's Children books. I love the whole series and while i have reread all the books many times the last one was not up to the same standard. Flat story and flat characters. Long and numerous repetitions. The most interesting parts were shortened and watered down, winding descriptions made for a boring listning.
It would make for a more interesting story if shortened. Lots of things were explained just on the surface and few years seems to have disapeared.