King Solomon's Wives: Hunted

King Solomon s Wives Hunted The two thousand descendants of King Solomon s ancient harem have the ultimate power of seduction Their very touch is as addictive as any drug But that power comes at a price Wives die giving birth Th

  • Title: King Solomon's Wives: Hunted
  • Author: Holly McDowell
  • ISBN: 2940014655286
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Nook
  • The two thousand descendants of King Solomon s ancient harem have the ultimate power of seduction Their very touch is as addictive as any drug.But that power comes at a price Wives die giving birth They can only bear daughters They are only fertile until the age of twenty four.Hunted for hundreds of generations by men who crave their touch and fear its power, the WivesThe two thousand descendants of King Solomon s ancient harem have the ultimate power of seduction Their very touch is as addictive as any drug.But that power comes at a price Wives die giving birth They can only bear daughters They are only fertile until the age of twenty four.Hunted for hundreds of generations by men who crave their touch and fear its power, the Wives have kept themselves safe by following three simple rules A Wife shall have no meaningful relationships outside the clan A Wife s addictive touch may be used only for procreation or to protect the clan A Wife shall sacrifice herself for her daughter at the age of twenty four.But tonight, the rules have been broken, and someone must pay.In the blistering first episode of KING SOLOMON S WIVES, we meet Sumarra on the night she plans to conceive Instead, she and the other wives find themselves under attack from a group of male hunters, intent on destroying them.Sumarra has always broken small rules and indulged rebellious tendencies Now that the Wives have been found, her defiance will either be their salvation or her own undoingNTED is Episode One of the KING SOLOMON S WIVES series Episode Two, ADDICTED, is available February 2013 book show 17

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    1. "Love is death."What a fascinating way to bring a story to life. Through episodes. This first episode in the tale of King Solomon’s Wives is so completely different from any I’d read before. It is a story of women who have been gifted with a powerful touch and cursed with a life that keeps them forever on the run, always without meaningful relationships outside of those they have with the other Wives and one that ends with the birth of their daughter when they are in their mid-twenties.Their [...]

    2. I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of this novel and loved it. The most apt comparison I can make is to Margaret Atwood -- the same care and attention to language, the same thoughtful character development, and the same willingness to use "what if" ideas to grapple with the big issues. Can't wait until it comes out and I can read it again!

    3. King Solomon's Wives first installment, Hunted, is essentially the build up. I'm kind of surprised it is a stand alone book, because it barely reaches 96 pages. We briefly meet some of the main characters, and there is some action, but it felt unfinished. By a long shot. I can't help feeling like I got cheated out of the actual story, especially because when I looked up the second book, it was $2.99 on . And I thought, would I pay $3 for a book barely hitting 100 pages, and one that probably won [...]

    4. Firstly, let me say that I received this book for free as part of a Read 4 Review Programme on GoodReads. The book is a novella, and is the first of a series. The second book, King Solomon's Wives: Addicted, has also been published but does not form part of this review. Much has been written and films have been made about the life and times of Solomon, King of Israel in Antiquity and Wisest of Monarchs in Legend. Most of these tend to concentrate on the highlights of his rule, the wealth and opu [...]

    5. I have very mixed feelings about this "book" right now. It's more like part of a book. It is about 100 pages so it is more like a novella.This is part 1 of ? in a novella-based series. A group of women, refering the themselves as sisters/mothers to each other have a special effect over men that leave them lusting after them. They use this ability to become pregnant and bear a daughter. After which they die. They must do this by age 24 or forfeit their lives. This has been going on since the time [...]

    6. I was really excited about getting my hand on this. (Yay for R4R!)I will admit though, my excitement wasn't qutie matched when I got down to the reading.The good bitsConcept - I thought this was a great idea. The scope for character development and plot and setting It all stems from this and I thought this book definitely had potential.Setting - The settings (there are various) are wonderfully fleshed out, touchable even, my imagination easily built the world from the words.Characterisation - I [...]

    7. This book was gifted to me by the author for an honest review. I don't usually give 2 stars but I really don't know how I feel about this book. The first pages were hard to read and left me confused, I didn't understand the direction of the story at all. I only got into to it and started to understand about two thirds of the way in.The story is about a group of women who don't have emotions or relationships with men. They use men for sex to have babies, their touch is seductive and addictive to [...]

    8. [image error]*I DO NOT RECAP THE BOOKS IN MY REVIEWS, THAT IS WHAT THE BOOK DESCRIPTION IS FOR. NOR DO I HAVE SPOILERS*This book was provided for me by the author free in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Holly McDowell for that privilege! You can read this review and many more kick ass reviews at abitchandabook. Overall Rating[image error]This book was an incredible read. I was blown away by the storyline! It is so creative, I am impressed by the how the author created the ideas and [...]

    9. This is an intriguing book in both content and form and, since some of the reviews complained about the form and I'm actually quite excited by it, I'd like to address both.Content:The sisterhood which McDowell has invented captured my imagination from the blurb, and "Hunted" didn't disappoint. Through a clever device which makes flashbacks an integral part of both the story and the characters' abilities, we are easily taken back and forth, over thousands of years, from the present day to the ti [...]

    10. I received this book (okay, a novella) as part of a Read 4 Review opportunity.When the original R4R post mentioned that it wasn’t a book for anyone under sixteen, my first thought was “Oh great, there’s gonna be lots of sex in this, isn’t there?” Thankfully, although there was sex, it wasn’t overdone or worded in a way that made me laugh and there were other things that weren’t sex that gives this book it’s 16+ rating – such as murder, swearing violence etc. Those also managed [...]

    11. This book was very short more like a novella. Ill start with that i didnt like to get that out the way.1. I couldn't picture the main character in present time Sumarra is a descendant of an northern African tribe but I couldn't really recall a description of her and her sisters in depth I do recall some being blond and others with dark hair so obviously they have mixed much and even the originals were valued for their light skin and eyes I still can't completely picture her and I feel the author [...]

    12. First I would like to thank the author, I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review. King Solomon's Wives have the power to make any man want them with a touch. They have also lived for thousands of years, memories passed down from mother to daughter. The down side to being almost immortal?A wife is only fertile til she is 24.A wife will die when she gives birth to her daughter.The wives have only stayed alive by following some very strict rules but tonight the rules will be br [...]

    13. King Solomon's Wives by Holly McDowell was a really neat read. It was a cool blend of the past caught up in the action of the present and I really enjoyed!King Solomon's Wives was such a unique idea. I loved learning more about the Wives and their history. The book had a lot of flashbacks of memories from Wives who had already passed on, so that was neat seeing the origins of their way of life. I did wish sometimes the flashbacks were a bit shorter, as the length made things seem a bit disjointe [...]

    14. The author did a great job of incorporating the historical aspect of King Solomon with her unique take of Hunters and Wives. The merger between these two histories is fascinating as one sees the obsession the Queen initially falls prey too towards the all powerful King and how the tables are switched when they have the power to have men fall prey to their charms. It is told from various perspectives in different time frames throughout the whole novel. The concept of the Hunters catching the Wive [...]

    15. Interesting premise, but too short at 108 pages to be sold as a full-length book. Also, not much is resolved in the book and the end is a doozy of a cliffhanger.I wasn't crazy about the jumping around in time. The characters were interesting, but not endearing.So many storylines were started and so many questions were brought up and very few answers. I think many of my problems with the book would be resolved if it was longer and had more to it, so I would be interested in reading the next book. [...]

    16. The premise for this series is so inventive. Women descended from the "wives" of King Solomon's harem are living out an ancient affliction: they must reproduce before they turn 25, they will die when they give birth to the next daughter in their line, and all the while they're being hunted by a band of men with an ingrained desire to kill them off. Holly McDowell jumps from the 10th century BCE to modern times and back again, weaving an engrossing narrative through multiple generations of charac [...]

    17. There's an undercurrent of fear throughout King Solomon's Wives: Hunted, and it keeps you on your toes as she sweats and bleeds and *worries* for Sumarra and her sisters. It keeps you reading long past your bedtime as you want to find out what happens next, and compels you to keep turning pages. What I loved about the book was the ability to balance that kind of story along with the love story that's woven throughout the ages, set against a backdrop of intergenerational conflict. And with the co [...]

    18. This is one of those rare books where the characters and story line draw you in from the first paragraph and don't let go - not even on the last page! HUNTED leaves you wanting more, which makes it a perfect fit for publisher Coliloquy's inventive new style of e-book. Almost "choose your own adventure" in style, at the end of the installment readers are asked what they would like more of(personally, I want more on ESMA, but that wasn't a choice!) While it can be frustrating to not be able to buy [...]

    19. I love historical thrillers and this book had me hooked right from the first page. It is the story of a sisterhood with an addicting touch for which they are hunted, the mortal danger they face and the emotional hardship from having to withdraw from the world. After all, at the end of the day they are women, with needs and desires and vulnerabilities. You both feel and fear for them. The author does a great job of moving between the history and the present, so you understand the legacy and its i [...]

    20. I was given this book free in exchange for a review. I say WOW! A brilliant story line. I absolutely loved this book and want to read the next book NOW. Written very well in an interesting way. I like how the author writes from the point of view of different characters. There is suspense and drama. I could not put the book down. It has legt me wanting more. The story line is very unique and I found it hard to tell what was going to happen next.A bit of a thriller which I dont normally go for but [...]

    21. I received this as a Read 4 Review.Wow. A remarkable original story the first book in King Soloman's Wives Series. Great imaginative writing with a well thought out storyline. Highly Recommend.A strong wind knocked her sideways, and her arm brushed his. Heat from his fingers traveled through her body. Now that she’d spent time with him, his touch made her feel something she shouldn’t: desire. Her touch should have melted him, not the other way around.-Sumarra, King Soloman's Wives: Hunted

    22. King Solomons Wives:Hunted was an amazing read! At first I found it very hard to get into, but the more I read the better it got. I loved all the characters in this book and their names were amazing. This book took me out of my norm and I am dying to read the next in this series. The ending to this book was great! It left me wanting more and guessing what will happen to poor Sumarra next. I hope it turns out the way I want it to. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

    23. Gorgeously written. Compelling, intricate storyline with powerful female characters. Love the weaving of deep history into modern-day conflict. Highly recommend for fans of literary speculative fiction.I should mention that it is not a romance and that it does end in a cliffhanger. It's part of Coliloquy's new interactive book line, but my early Kindle version didn't have those options (I believe they do now), so I didn't get to participate in that.

    24. I would recommend prospective readers get/ read all the books at once. I bought the e-book and didn't pay attention to the number of pages and was disappointed with its abrupt end. Having said that, I gave this a 4 out of 5 because it not only captured but held my attention. I definitely want to read to next installment.

    25. Unique and unpredictable, this is an episodic story that spans centuries. Part modern day and part ancient times, it tells the story of a group of women both blessed and cursed with a community and each other. Can't wait to read more and I loved the interactive nature of voting to see where the story goes next!

    26. I had low expectations for this book for whatever reason but I was completely wrong. Withing the first few pages I was hooked. The interweaving of the past lives with the present Sumarra's life was nicely done. I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

    27. Hunted is a well-told thriller - I highly recommend it for anyone who loves strong women characters, thrillers and historical fiction. I also loved the interactive element at the end of the book where we get a say in what happens in future episodes.

    28. I'd give this 3.5 stars. I loved the history aspect. I think the author created a believable tale based on what we do know of King Solomon. It's really interesting. I'll definitely be reading book#2.

    29. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this one, but I wasquickly caught up in the story. Loved the characters and their memories. I read it in one sitting. I can't wait for the next one!

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