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I Thirst for You Mass Market Paperback – Jun 1 2004
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Romantic Times An utterly engaging new world. I Burn for You is sexy, exciting, and just plain thrilling. It's the perfect start for a hot, new series.
About the Author
Susan Sizemore is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous paranormal, urban fantasy, historical, contemporary, and futuristic romances, including Primal Instincts, Primal Needs, and Primal Desires. She lives in the Midwest.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Anyhow, I Thirst For You is the second in the Prime series and I loved it. Easily read as a standalone (some world background/clan history is provided) this is a great story that will hit all your secret vampire fantasy buttons (you'd forgotten about) and will also work for those of you (me) into the whole kidnapping/taken hostage/prisoner/on the run thing -I personally love that theme. The story is very sexy, humorous, with good action scenes and an exciting yet somewhat predictable ending. All in all it's a great ride, in fact for the first hundred pages or so I couldn't put it down.
Pilot Josephine Elliot is recovering from a plane crash which left her feeling responsible for the death of several of her passengers. Filled with guilt she has escaped to the quiet of the desert for a week of camping and solitude. Jo is also suffering because she is able to read emotions and right now needs to block the noise in her head.
Vampire and `prime' Marcus Cage has just escaped from a top secret lab and is running across the desert. He is very hungry having been starved, abused and used as a test subject for months.Read more ›
The book itself is fairly short for the genre at 325 rather largely-typed softcover pages. As necessity, the character development, especially of Marc the hero, is stunted. If you haven't read the first in the series, you probably spent at least a couple dozen pages scratching your head and wondering what the heck a "Prime" was. There's a miniscule explanation, which doesn't at all do justice to what was a major plotline in book 1 and looks to be in book 3.
The heroine is typical: sexy, spunky, a little extraordinary, willing to accept a lot of strange behavior from a guy who looks good in a towel. What we know of the hero is also standard fare: sexy manly man with lots of secrets. That's about as deep as it gets, with barely a glance at his all-important family and clan lines. I'm not really sure why Sizemore chose to focus so much on the familial demands in the vamp hierarchy in book 1, only to nearly completely drop it in book 2.
The bad guy is interesting in a sort of mad-scientist cliched way and Sizemore keeps one theme constant that I appreciate: that the vamp isn't necessarily all-powerful, able to leap buildings in a single bound while never getting tired. Other than that, this book could easily have just appeared as one of the Harlequin books of the month. There's not much in here that is deserving of either the romance or the horror aisle, just enough of both to make it readable until the new Laurell Hamilton book is out.
I would only recommend this for die-hard Sizemore or vamp romance fans. It's not particularly well-written and the story won't stay with you for much more than an hour or two past finishing it, but it's okay for a painless, quickie beach read.
The first book concentrated on one faction of Vampire society, the Clans; this book features a representative of the Families. Each group sees the other through an ethnocentric point of view, which is refreshingly humanlike - - - I can't wait to see what she does with a member of the Tribes as a main charactor, or better yet, what the first-person view of a female vampire would be, considering their somewhat restricted biology. What I didn't like was the introduction of a paramilitary "DPI" like evil organization intent on developing immortality by experimenting on Vampires in a labratory. Hmm... read this elsewhere. She loves alpha males, fast pace, intricate personal relationships, and invests her writing with good background detail.
This was overall an engaging read, and you should read both this and "I BURN FOR YOU", if you haven't already.
Marcus is the typical alpha male romantic vampire hero. He's just escaped from a secret lab where he was the subject of tortuous experimentation at the hands of a medical team searching for the key to immortality. Josephine is a pilot with empathic abilities recovering from a crash that killed four of her passengers. She's taken hostage by Marcus as he makes his escape. The balance of the book details their relationship as it morphs from kidnapper/hostage to soul mates with lots of action along the way.
I was satisfied with character development and liked the dynamic their telepathic abilities enabled. I never got bored with the pace. But I was disappointed that Jo was so easily deceived into betraying Marcus and I think the story could have been strengthened by making this decision seem the ONLY thing Jo could do. I also think the story could have been strengthened by adding more bonding time between Marcus & Jo to make the pain of their separation seem more appropriate.
Nice weekend read.
Most recent customer reviews
From the first page, what can I say, dark, sensual, sexual, exciting, and electrifying! If you like vampires and erotica, this is the book for you! Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Juanita J Nesbitt
Yes there are very strong resemblences to Christine Feehan, but only in the best way and not at all derivitive. Sizemore is a very good writer who's in top form with this series. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by Tracy Allen
I did not read the first book in the series, but I liked this book. It had certain elements of Christene Feehan's Dark Series. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by Jennifer Banker
I'm a vampire/werewolf junkie so I was disatisfied with the first book in the series. She does a much better job here. Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by Mkath
The hero Marcus is a vampire, captured and tortured. He escapes and finds Josephine. Because he's been tortured, he spends the first three quarters of the book in a constant state... Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by BlueCapeSky
I read this book in one sitting and the time just flew by. It captures your interest from the first page and never lets you down. Read morePublished on June 5 2004
You will not regret reading this book. Marcus Cage is as cool and sexy a hero as you could ever want to read about. You are literally caught up in the first chapter. Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by Stephany Rodriguez
Jo was exactly who Marc needed; her mind called to him. However, that did not mean she would be happy about being the one he needed. Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by Huntress Reviews