Year of Kresley Cole – Dark Needs at Night’s Edge

Posted May 25, 2015 by Kathy in 5 stars, Book Review / 2 Comments

Year of Kresley Cole - Dark Needs at Night's Edge

Year of Kresley Cole – Dark Needs at Night’s EdgeDark Needs at Night's Edge Series: Immortals After Dark #5
by Kresley Cole
Published by Pocket Star on April 29, 2008
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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Bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her seductive Immortals After Dark series with this tale of a vampire shunned even by his own kind and a beautiful phantom, bound together by a passion they cannot resist.


Naomi Laress, a famous ballerina from a past century, became a phantom the night she was murdered. Imbued with otherworldly powers but invisible to the living, she haunts her beloved home, scaring away trespassers -- until she encounters a ruthless


To prevent him from harming others, Conrad Wroth's brothers imprison him in an abandoned manor. But there, a female only he can see seems determined to drive him further into madness. The exquisite creature torments him with desire, leaving his body racked with lust and his soul torn as he finds himself coveting her for his own.


Yet even if Conrad can win Naomi, evil still surrounds her. Once he returns to the brutality of his past to protect her, will he succumb to the dark needs seething inside him?

April marked the beginning of XOXO After Dark’s Year of Kresley Cole leading up to the publication of her next Immortals After Dark hardcover! I love this series and I can’t wait to find out who is the next couple to fall in love. This is my first year as a XOXpert and I am so excited to spread the word on this series. For the next couple months I will be spotlighting a book from the series, leading up to the exciting news.

The books of the series are being redesigned so check out the new covers for Wicked Deeds on a Winter Night and Dark Needs at Night’s Edge. Don’t they look amazing?! To celebrate the new look the ebook formats are on sale for $1.99! Hurry the sale ends May 31, 2015!

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Wicked Deeds on a Winter Night – Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Dark Needs at Night’s Edge – Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 Purple Mini Review

Dark Needs at Night’s Edge is one of my favorite books from the Immortals After Dark series. This is because the love story of Conrad Wroth and Néomi Laress was unique a story of a ghost and deranged vampire. Conrad and Néomi are victims of tragedy. Néomi was a famous ballerina who was brutally murdered by her ex-fiance’. She has been haunting her estate since her death and has been sad and alone. Conrad was turned into a vampire by his brothers against his will. Because of his anger he refused guidance from his brothers and became a mercenary/assassin. He has become insane with the memories of the victims whom he drained blood from. Conrad is captured by his brothers and imprisoned at an abandon mansion. When Conrad first meets Néomi he believes he’s gone mad since no one else can see her. But it is the soul mate connection that brings Conrad and Néomi together. As an added twist (and refreshing surprise) Néomi is the seductress and Conrad is the innocent virgin. The scenes between them are hot and erotic!

As with all the books in the series there is the supporting cast of witches and crazy Nix that adds comic relief. Plus there is the action that makes all of Kresley Cole’s book well rounded and so entertaining! Dark Needs at Night’s Edge is the fifth book of the series which can be read as a standalone but I recommend you read the books in order. The books overlap each other so there might be some confusion and spoilers (for if you decide to go back to the first book). The Immortals After Dark series is a must read for all paranormal fans. This series has something for everyone to love!

Do you need more convincing to start this series? Read an excerpt at Kresley Cole’s website.

Purple Dream CastDark Needs cast

Name: Conrad Wroth

Appearance: Black hair, red eyes made from blood lust, large and muscular

Race: Vampire

Youngest of the four Wroth brothers, Conrad is a Fallen vampire and master assassin who clings to the last of his sanity

Name: Néomi Laress

Appearance: Black hair, blue eyes

Race: Ghost

(b. approx. 1901—d. August 24, 1927) A prima ballerina–and former femme fatale and burlesque dancer–who was murdered and became a ghostly being, invisible to others. She haunts Elancourt, her empty estate.

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Rating Report
Overall: five-stars

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. She has also written five award-winning historical romances.

Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Queensland area of Australia.

Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures--ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie--that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.

In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

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2 responses to “Year of Kresley Cole – Dark Needs at Night’s Edge

    • Kathy

      The new covers are great. I hope you get a chance to read this! I love this series!