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Shelves: books-that-deserve-painful-death , death-by-paranormal-romance Do you know a woman who's bitchy, non-compliant and difficult? According to Cole, the answer to this is that she's just too damn empowered and has too many rights! Surely relinquishing her unappreciated freedoms and rights will make her abundantly happy I hear an objection from the Kresley Cole fans and in the interest of fair media representation, I'll relay it to the rest of you. It also happens after Myst, who is a two-thousand year-old woman of immense power and knowledge, contemplates how happy she is now that she's no longer in charge of her own life.
It is full of supernatural beings and intense sexual situations. Talk about sexual tension! The main characters, Myst and Wroth, seem to want to kill each other about as much as they want to get it on.
They definitely kept things interesting.
The stories might be distantly connected, but it seems to me that they are easily read as standalone stories. Overall, this was a fantastic choice for a quick and steamy read. It was entertaining, sexy and intriguing. I was sucked right into this story from beginning to end. View all 30 comments. Veronica Rosa. DNF at: I have no bloody shrimping idea.
And frankly, I don't give a damn. I was so furious when I stopped reading I didn't even bother to check. But I don't, so I'll give you the short of it. And I'll start by the worst of it: And bringing women to submission against their will. And taming them because, you know, women are not suppos DNF at: And taming them because, you know, women are not supposed to be strong badasses.
They're supposed to be compliant wimps. And I don't give a damn if the f cking hero regrets his actions at the end of the story. You do not romanticize this type of behaviour. And why is it that it is always female authors who write such CRAP??!! Why don't I give up my free will and let the big, strong male take over?! I am nothing but a lame, weak female after all! I obviously cannot think or choose for myself! Life is so much easier when Macho Man is in charge!
Yay again! I'm such a lucky girl! I'm pretty sure feminism just committed suicide again.
Must be a PNR thing. A PhD might be required to fully understand what is going on here. And I still haven't figured out when this is supposed to be happening: No freaking idea.
Yeah, Kresley Cole is an equal opportunity kind of gal. Everyone gets a chance in her books, from Valkyries to Vamps. Nah, that's pretty much it. View all 58 comments. Fans of sexy paranormal romance.
It's been great to go and revisit the first book of one of my favorite paranormal romance series and book series of all time. Even after rereading again it so many years later, it still holds an enormous appeal. I just fell into this story head-first.
I have to say that the world that Kresley Cole has built stands distinctive and very strongly in the genre. I didn't forget how hot Cole writes love scenes. It's funny that although I don't consider myself a fan of erotica, I connect so strongly with her story in which the sex is frequent and blistering hot. Maybe it's because she writes it so well and there is so much else going on along with it. At any rate, this woman has you reaching for a cold drink indeed!
Nikolai Wroth: Still fantastic. Still delicious. He makes a non-vampire lover into a sign me up first convert. He's rough and unpolished, vengeful towards Myst. But his heart is so vulnerable, and he gives it on the platter very early on. I can't resist a hard, tough hero with a soft heart.
A girl could not do much better to have Wroth as her devoted husband. Even though he screws up very badly, oh boy does he make up for it!
Major sighworthy points! Definitely on my hero to die for shelf for all times. Myst is a woman of delightful layers. She seems callous and cruel at first, but it doesn't take long to see what a big heart she has, her depths of devotion and caring. Myst's love of Nikolai's warrior-status and hard-earned battle scars was a distinctive part of her personality. At first, I had a problem with how she used her sexuality against her enemies, because I am not big on that, but I can understand the psychology behind it.
What was used against her, she took for her own strength, and it was just one tool in her armament. I sympathized with her over her broken heart when she finds out what Nikolai was hiding from her. I didn't like what she did to him initially and so I didn't think his reaction was that bad. I think she met him tit for tat and respected his manner of dealing with her, knowing that he was the man for her because of his strengths and how it felt to be in his embrace.
As a couple, I loved their courtship, warts and all. When they weren't fighting, there was a lot of tenderness between. It wasn't just about sexual attraction. Even before sex was possible, I could see that bond forming between them. For a short read, Kresley Cole beautifully builds a powerful love story that is missing in nothing, although I'd be lying if I didn't admit I would have loved a full-length novel.
I can't say too many good things about this novella. This is stellar reading for this reviewer. The mix of hot romance, oh-so tender love, laugh out loud humor, and familial and friendship bonds really works for me.
I can see how Cole got a series deal out of this story. This is one of those novels that has you coming back for more. My series reread with the Immortals After Dark group on Goodreads is off to a fantastic start! I bought it and read it when I was in Denver for training. I love this story so much. It's short but it's very hot and sweet.
So well written, with characters that jump off the page at you. I thought I loved Lochlain, until I met Nikolai. The man is so delicious to me, and like Myst, I can't resist his scars and his warrior essence.
It has a captive theme, so that might not work for some. As the saying goes, I would not kick Nikolai out of bed for eating crackers. Yet honestly, Nikolai is not a gentle lover, but Myst doesn't exactly play fair either.
In the IAD universe vampires are unable to have sex until they meet their Bride who 'bloods' them.
And then, watch out. Well, Myst is Nikolai's bride, despite the fact that as a valkyrie she hates vampires and kills their kind. She actually exploits the fact that she can 'blood' vampires and has killed them by almost seducing them. Well she feels an attraction to Nikolai despite her hatred of vamps. When she 'bloods' him, she leaves him hanging, in desperate need that only she can assuage for five years.
Talk about frustration. This story has excellent chemistry, and the skill of Cole's writing shines in this short story. She is so good at combining humor, action, and writing characters that burn for each other. Apparently this story does not have universal appeal, but I loved it. I really want to thank Kresley Cole for writing these fantastic stories that combine a unique look at Norse mythology, sexy alpha heroes who fall hard in love; stubborn, intelligent heroines who can take care of themselves, blisteringly hot love scenes, and laugh out loud moments, to make for an all-around enjoyable reading experience.
View all 20 comments. Myst and Nikolai I can't even begin to describe the amount of love I feel for these two. They bring to the table everything I ask for in characters in order for me to enjoy the book.
He is an over the top alpha, she is as sassy as they get and has that special brand of something that only Kresley Cole's heroines manage to possess. The banter is brilliant. The sex is off the charts. Who knew a ruthless vampire general and a beautiful Valkyrie could be so entertaining? The question was rhetorical, of course, because ANY couple of Kresley Cole's has the power to entertain and captivate like no other! This author became a 'one-click' author for me after a friend suggested I read The Professional a few years ago.
Not only does she make me fall in love with genres I never thought I'd enjoy but she writes some of THE most kick ass female leads and alpha males that make your toes curl! I know I say this every time I am done with one of her books but her personality clearly shines through her writing. View all 26 comments. Immortals After Dark has become one of my favorite paranormal romance series.
I read this novella after I had read most of the books in this series and I found it a really entertaining story. Nikolai, a human turned vampire general is on the lookout for his Bride, the one woman who can make him breathe again, make his heart beat and make him become stronger. I really liked seeing these two get together. I loved their interaction and their banter was an absolute laugh a minute. She blinked at him. Who will entertain you? I can deal poker and make shadow animals. I find the Valkyrien women totally fascinating and are definitely my favorite characters in this series.
They love clothes, make-up and bright and shiny things. They have the best lines ever…. Let him fricassee. And best of all….. View all 8 comments. I'll never do that. This book made me become a fan of Kresley Cole. Her writing stryle is addicting and sexy, I also loved the characters she created, too. Nikolai Wroth is a vampire, and he is accidentally blooded by his captive, Myst. The real fun begins when he is finding his bride and wants to claim her, but that's not easy when Myst is MORE stubborn than him, she won't let him be the one who conquers her.
You belong to me. She not only concentrated on her setting, but also thoroughly designed her characters to be unique and unforgottable. I liked this book so much! View all 12 comments. May 22, Sammy Loves Books rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Fans. Until he died on the battlefield over three hundred years ago. As he lay dying he was offered a second chance at life, as a vampire. Now he fights a different kind of war.
A war against full blooded vampires that drink their "Get out of the Woods and get a Room" 4. A war against full blooded vampires that drink their fill, killing innocents. Nikolai has never known love, but the intense feelings he has for Myst can't be denied.
The very thought makes me crazed. I can't even allow myself to imagine you leaving me. She's beautiful beyond words and loves to fight. With flame red hair and mesmerizing green eyes, she has the pointed ears of a nymph, but she's an immortal fighting machine. Myst has vowed that she will belong to no man. Yet there is something about Nikolai's kisses that have her wanting to share more than her bed. I loved Nikolai's immediate attraction to Myst. He couldn't keep his eyes off her.
And the feeling was mutual. Yes, I am a sucker for insta-love and fated couples, when done right. Nikolai is blown away when he realizes that Myst is his mate, and his mortal enemy.
How could fate be so cruel? This book also had the prefect amount of angst. He'd never been in love, didn't believe he'd even slept with the same woman twice, yet he wanted everything from this pagan immortal, was sick with wanting her. He wanted to strip her soul bare and make her give all of herself, all of what she'd been in the beginning before time twisted her.
What a wonderful world Kresley Cole has created. A modern day world full of vampires, valkyrie, werewolves and demons, just to name a few.
I am immediately about to start the next book in this series. It seams that a werewolf has kidnapped one of the valkyrie sisters from their home and is intent on making her his werewolf queen.
I can't wait to read it!!! This summer is gonna be packed full of heat if the rest of this series is half as good as this introduction. My Immortals After Dark Reviews: View all 38 comments. Jul 12, Stacia the club rated it liked it Shelves: Adult review for erotic content "You're the most malicious bitch I've ever known.
Welcome to the Fetish Cafe. Please feel feel to browse our menu and I'll be back to take your order shortly. No need. I already know what I want. It's been a rough week and I could use some stress relief. I hear our man is pretty relentless. Sometimes makes it happen repeatedly for hours on end. I can't imagine it will be pleasant the entire time.
Is my money good or what? And can I get a cup of ice? Honey, you're not going to need the ice. Any extra stimulation is just going to go unnoticed.
Yes, I think I am. Your hostess brought me iced tea that happens to be room temperature. Guilty pleasure cheesy PNR goodness, ahoy! This series is like bodice ripping brought back to an artistic parody, except that the sex only dangerously straddles the non-con line instead of enthusiastically tripping over it.
Sure you have a moment of feeling awkward, but then you just go with it. It's a fantasy based book. That's the point. Having read A Hunger Like No Other already, I wanted to come back and read the prequel before continuing on with the series. I was hoping for a little more world building to explain some of the questions I had with A Hunger. I did get some answers but in all honesty, this prequel short was a little more porn-ish than the first book in the series.
It's okay, I didn't mind. Only with fantasy based books do I get to find myself lost in impossible scenarios which I'd be forced to shun with the contemps. I love that Myst tortured Wroth by blooding herself to him, then left him in painful torment, unable to satisfy his need to have sex.
Mousy heroines need not apply. Myst is here in full force, with her heel firmly planted on her man's balls. Ain't love hate-filled sexual tension grand? What makes series like this one and BDB the fun guilty pleasure that they are is that fantasy becomes reality. I love vampire books where blood sharing is considered sexy. Why the heck would you want to fight a primal urge? Wouldn't it be much more fun to incorporate that into your bedroom play? Wouldn't it only add to the sexual experience?
Let the kiddie vamps feast on Bambi. The grownups wanna get down and dirty View all 23 comments. What are you? The female immortal bloodthirsty warriors. And this is how vampire Nikolai Wroth has met his Bride, i. Valkyrie Myst who was really a vampire hater. But Wroth convinced her that vampires are not that bad. I love the concept of destined mates in my PNR books.
I love it when the couple cannot avoid the inevitable and they are struggling with their feelings and their raising passion until they fall in love with each other. I will protect you. You are mine. I am looking forward reading stories about more magnificent monsters.
Feb 18, Helen 2. This was my second read-through of The Warlord Wants Forever, and all I can say is that I'm somewhat appalled I gave it 4 stars a few years ago. Everything about the fantasy world is unclear and explained in vague, lazy terms. The characters are obsessive, distant, and unreasonable. Worst of all, Kresley Cole completely disregards consent by writing a romance in which one partner has literally no choice but to obey every command the other partner gives, unconditionally.
And to be clear, the comm This was my second read-through of The Warlord Wants Forever, and all I can say is that I'm somewhat appalled I gave it 4 stars a few years ago. And to be clear, the commanding party definitely abuses his power - he nearly commands his Bride to forget her family and every other man she's ever met so that she'll be loyal to him only. That's not love, kids. That's psychotic.
I started the next book in the series, Lothaire, right after this one because there was a several-chapter preview enclosed. Oh well, I guess I'm giving Kresley Cole another chance after all. View all 6 comments. WTF did I just read? There was Nothing I liked about this book.. The heroine was crazy! Just pure Porn. The only thing I liked about the read was the last 10 pages or so So the hero then captures her a few years later and controls her using OMG So the hero then captures her a few years later and controls her using magic to do his 'bidding' to get even.
And if you can imagine what he wanted then you got the whole plot worked out. This book was just NOT my cuppa.. View all 32 comments. I love PNR, it's one of my favorite genres but this book was something else. I realize that it was written about a decade ago and romance has changed a bit since then, the style and diction of it.
But if I read one more part with this guy ripping this chick's clothes off and licking her breasts, I was gonna die laughing. I also got sick of moaning, cries out from pleasure, the word 'delicious' and his giant dick. So yeah. Not the book for me. But I read it a 2 stars Okay, this was laughably bad.
But I read it all the way to the end and didn't dnf so there's that. I want to try some of this authors other books and see if those work better for me. View all 17 comments. Enjoyed this book so much Nikolai was a Super sexy, smart, General of a vampire army, but he was sweet too. Myst was a funny, sassy, kickass warrior who has been crushin on Nikolai since he was a Human warlord. They are great chemistry together.
The book was smokin Hott and romantic Can't wait for the next book View all 3 comments. Jun 14, Dina rated it liked it Shelves: From Kresley Cole 's website: Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his he The Warlord Wants Forever is the short story that introduces the Immortal After Dark series He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.
She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her.
Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him? As the introduction to the IAD series, this story did its job. I wasn't wowed by it but I'm interested enough to give the next book a try.
The PNR world created by Ms. Cole is unique - at least, to me - with its mixture of all kinds of PNR beings. I mean, I'm used to series being about one kind of PNR being - vampires, shapeshifters, psychics, or whatever - but it looks like the IAD series has them all "mixing and matching", and this should be fun.
I had to struggle a bit in the 1st half of story, because Wroth and Myst weren't exactly likable. He started out being somewhat cold and unemotional and then turned into an obsessive domineering "master", ugh. As for Myst, she just seemed to be too ditzy and slutty for my taste. Okay, the sexual tension between them was sizzling hot and their love scenes got me "hot and bothered", but I couldn't help feeling uncomfortable when he took her free will away from her.
Thankfully, Wroth came to his senses in the end and Myst had more depth in her than she'd led me to believe, and I ended up liking both of them. The following books in this series are supposed to be better than this one, so I'm off to reading A Hunger Like No Other.
We shall see how I like it View all 25 comments. Myst is a Valkyrie that is sent to lure and bait prey until her and her sisters can go for their kill. Wroth is a Forbearer, a Vampire Warlord who is respected for his cunning mind and fighting skills. Myst is unlike any creature he has ever met, she is beautiful, strong, and completely out of her ever loving mind! Myst blooded Wroth but unlike her other conquests, she 4 stars Play at love and act at surrender.
I am not exaggerating, either. She reminisces on how, unknowingly, she's been waiting for a man stronger than her to come along, overpower her and take away those burdensome choices. Stop lying! You're just angry because you don't have a kitchen to go home to! Note to men: Despite how insanely beautiful and attractive I am, I can assure you that any attempt to kidnap or control me will not end pleasantly on your behalf.
Despite my Super Slut Powers, I'm less than likely to fall to pieces at the sight of your sizable "manroot" and decide to exchange regular access to it for my freedom. I really actually enjoyed how this novel started because Myst was just so badass. She reminded me of Holo out of Spice and Wolf , which is a great anime if you're new to the genre and are looking for something to convince you that the Japanese aren't all weird and creepy perverts.
My issue with Cole is that she interprets female strength, in this novel, as using your sexuality as a weapon and deceiving men with the illusion of sex. I don't think sexuality mingled with deception is women's greatest weapon or strength any more than I think a man's greatest weapon is his physical strength. In fact, Myst never even really tries to outsmart Wroth, as if it's a useless attempt. Dude, you have like years on the guy!
You don't have one trick up your sleeve that doesn't involve handjobs?