by Kresley Cole
Published by Pocket Star on May 20, 2008
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
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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?
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.
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.
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
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.