Year of Kresley Cole – Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night

Posted May 18, 2015 by Kathy in 5 stars, Book Review / 6 Comments

Year of Kresley Cole - Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Year of Kresley Cole – Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s NightWicked Deeds on a Winter's Night Series: Immortals After Dark #4
by Kresley Cole
Published by Pocket Star on October 30, 2007
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 359
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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This seductive paranormal series continues with a brutal Highland werewolf and an exquisite young witch, adversaries with a blood vendetta between them.

Her breathless kiss haunts him...

Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed—until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.

His slow, hot touch is irresistible...

Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.

No deed is too wicked for her seduction...

If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?

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’s Night – Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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

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Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night is another romantic and emotional story in the Immortals After Dark series. Bowen and Mari’s story is a perfect soulmate romance that had me rooting for them to find their happily ever after ending!

Bowen MacRieve is a Lykan and has lived in years of heartache when his soulmate died. In the Immortals After Dark series each being is said to have one soulmate – the one person they will love and cherish for eternity. At the loss of their soulmate they become stricken with grief that often leads to their own death. But thanks to the love and friendship of his clan, Bowen was saved from destruction. But he has lived with the emptiness for years. But thanks to the Talisman’s Hie (the immortals version of Amazing Race) Bowen has a chance of reuniting with his soulmate. But unfortunately a feisty witch, Mariketa (aka Mari), stands in his way. Mari may be young and petite, but she is destined to be the most powerful witch. She has attitude and kicks ass, just what I love about the heroines in this series! Bowen and Mari both want to win the race but they can’t ignore the attraction. I loved the banter between them and the emotional ride of their story!

The more I read in this series, the deeper my obsession became with everything paranormal. This series isn’t filled with stereotypes of paranormal creatures. They are immortals with super strength and mystical abilities, but the passion, action and comedy makes this series stand out above the rest. Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night is the fourth 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 and for those who are looking for action, romance and comedy. This series has something for everyone to love!

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


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Name: Bowen MacRieve
Appearance: 6 feet tall, black hair, warm amber eyes
Race: Lykae

Cousin to Lachlain and Garreth, Bowe lost his fey mate over one hundred and eighty years ago and has done nothing since then but search for a way to bring her back to him. He enters the Talismans Hie seeking a prize that could allow him to prevent her death–he will do anything to win.

Name: Mariketa the Awaited
Appearance: Petite, red hair, green eyes, fair skin and curvy body
Race: Witch

Daughter of a fey druidess and a warlock of questionable repute, she is a young mystical mercenary. Even before her birth, she was predicted to be the Awaited One, the most powerful born to the House of Witches in centuries—but four years ago, it was also predicted that a male from the Lore would recognize her as his own and claim her. He would lock her away, guarding her with a ferocity that no magicks could defeat, thus robbing the House of her powers.

Ever since the prediction, she’s been forced to cloak and disguise herself every time she sets foot outside of her home.


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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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6 responses to “Year of Kresley Cole – Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night

    • Kathy

      She is the best and I love the humor in this series. I always know I’ll have a fun time reading her books. Thanks Iza!