Year of Kresley Cole – Dark Desires After Dusk

Posted June 10, 2015 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review / 4 Comments

Year of Kresley Cole - Dark Desires After Dusk

Year of Kresley Cole – Dark Desires After DuskDark Desires after Dusk Series: Immortals After Dark #6
by Kresley Cole
Published by Pocket Star on May 20, 2008
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

RITA Award-winning author Kresley Cole continues her bestselling Immortals After Dark series with this electrifying tale of a ruthless demon mercenary and the lovely young halfling who enchants him.

A seductive beauty he can never have, yet can't resist...
Cadeon Woede will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought he could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past.

A tormented warrior she should fear, but can't deny...
Raised as a human, Holly never knew that some frightening legends are real until she encounters a brutal demon who inexplicably guards her like a treasure. Thrust into a sensual new world of myth and power, with him as her protector, she begins to crave the demon's wicked touch.

Surrender to dark desires...
Yet just when he earns Holly's trust, will Cade be forced to betray the only woman who can sate his wildest needs -- and claim his heart?

April marked the beginning of XOXO After Dark’s Year of Kresley Cole leading up to the publication of her next Immortals After Dark installment, Sweet Ruin, coming December 1, 2015.

I love this series and I can’t wait for Sweet Ruin. 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 release.

 

The books of the series are being redesigned so check out the new covers for Dark Desires After Dusk and Kiss Of A Demon King. Don’t they look amazing?! To celebrate the new look the ebook formats are on sale for $1.99 for a limited time.

IAD New Covers 3

 

Dark Desires After DuskAmazon and Barnes & Noble

Kiss of a Demon KingAmazon and Barnes & Noble

 

Purple Mini Review

Dark Desires After Dusk is the first book to feature the Woede brothers, the sexy rage demons. And of all the men of Immortals After Dark I thought that Cadeon (Cade) is one of the nicest guys of the series. Living with the guilt of losing his brothers crown he has vowed to make it right to his brother. For years he’s searched for a way to get the crown back. As with all the characters of IAD the finding of their mate has also been a dream for Cade. But when Cade finally meets his mate he is surprised by her identity – Holly Ashwin, a human math genius. Even though he is shocked with her identity he can’t stay away from her. He’s been secretly watching her but holding back because his goal to help his brother is more important. But fate leads them to finally meet and they embark on a dangerous journey. Holly is the key to everything Cade has wanted, not only his mate but the answer to get the crown back. But can Cade sacrifice one for the other? You have to read Dark Desires after Dusk to find out!

 

As I said before Cade is one of the nicest guys of the series. Holly is germaphobic and suffers obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) so rather than act as a dominant male he treated her with tenderness and understanding. He went out of his way to deal with her condition. Their courtship was sweet and romantic but I thought the pace of the story was slow. As much as I loved Cade I had a hard time connecting with Holly. I found her irritating at times. Despite this I liked Dark Desires After Dusk. As with all the books in the series there is the supporting cast of Valkyries 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 Desires After Dusk is the sixth 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.

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Dark Desires

Character Description

 

Name: Cadeon Woede (Cadeon The Kingmaker)

Appearance: Intense green eyes, tawny hair, shell colored horns

Race: Rage Demon

A brutal mercenary who specializes in usurping thrones, but can never reclaim his brother’s. Cade acts as a self-appointed guard for Rydstrom. The two brothers rarely separate and are collectively called The Woede.

 

Name: Holly Ashwin (aka Holly The Bright)

Appearance: Strawberry blonde hair, violet eyes, dresses conservatively but unaware of her sex appeal

Race: Valkyrie

AKA Holly Ashwin, PhD candidate in computational cryptography. A half-human daughter of a Valkyrie, she was struck by lightning to become a full-fledged Valkyrie. She suffers from obsessive compulsive tendencies and is the Vessel for this Accession.

 

Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Audiobook Performance
zero-stars
Overall: four-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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4 responses to “Year of Kresley Cole – Dark Desires After Dusk

    • Kathy

      Lol! He’s a nice change from the dominant males in this series. I hope you get a chance to read this!