Book Review – Shadow’s Seduction

Posted October 9, 2017 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review / 2 Comments

Book Review – Shadow’s SeductionShadow's Seduction Series: Immortals After Dark #17
by Kresley Cole
Published by Valkyrie Press on February 28, 2017
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 248
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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In this scorching Immortals After Dark/Dacian novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings together a wicked vampire prince used to getting everything he desires and a demon warrior who always felt like an outcast.

A night of debauchery . . .
Prince Mirceo Daciano and his new friend, Caspion the Tracker, comb the streets of Dacia, drunkenly seeking out pleasures of the flesh. In what should have been a typical night, they coax a bevy of nymphs to bed. To impress their females, the demon and the vampire kiss on a dare.

Changes them forever . . .
Once they finally break away from their soul-searing kiss, they find themselves alone—and shaken. Had they imagined their explosive chemistry? Obstacles—ranging from a death sentence to exile in a war-torn dimension—threaten to destroy their lives . . . and the vulnerable promise in that one kiss.

How long can they resist the fire that blazes between them?
Even if Mirceo can accept Caspion as his fated mate, the seductive vampire still must convince the stubborn demon that their bond is forever. And any royal Dacian union must receive the blessing of King Lothaire, an unpredictable and savage killer...


Shadow’s Seduction is Kresley Cole’s first M/M romance and is another sexy love story for the Immortals After Dark series. I had no idea this was a M/M romance when I bought the book (Kresley Cole is an automatic purchase for me) and I haven’t read a love story like this. Caspion is a demon warrior and a dominate alpha. Mirceo is a vampire prince and has lived a spoiled life. The moment Mirceo and Caspion meet a friendship forms and they spend time partying just as any normal bachelors would do. But the more time they spend together the stronger their bond becomes. Mirceo knows that Caspion is his mate but Caspion has no clue.  After they are dared to kiss their passion ignites but leaves Caspion confused and in denial of his sexuality. Caspion fights to understand his feelings for Mirceo and his dreams of having a family are shattered.  Because of his rough childhood he has vowed to work hard to leave his past behind and earn honor in the eyes of his people. Mirceo made some bad choices in his pursuit for Caspion’s love, so I understood Caspion’s reluctance to trust Mirceo. I liked Caspion and Mirceo but I wish their story was longer. We see Caspion’s character accept his love for Mirceo, but Mirceo also needed to grow up, which we weren’t given the chance to see. Despite that I thought their love story had the right mix of steamy, intense and funny moments. This is why I love this series!

This was my first M/M romance and I prefer M/F romance, and I am so glad that I took a chance on reading this book. Fans who refuse to read this book because of the M/M romance are missing out on Kresley Cole’s signature style of a story filled with passion. Shadow’s Seduction follows the same storyline as all the books for the Immortals After Dark: two characters from different backgrounds/species discover they are mates, they overcome the odds against them and live happily ever after. I love the Dacian world and I can’t wait for more books in this series.


Rating Report
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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2 responses to “Book Review – Shadow’s Seduction

  1. I love this series too. I haven’t grabbed this one because is hasn’t bee released on audio. I’ve been audio only for this series since I found Robert Petkoff. I keep holding out hope that this one will get recorded. I didn’t realize it was M/M. I don’t have any issue with this genre, though I haven’t had good luck with M/F making the switch (BDB is the first one that comes to mind. There were issues that were not taken into account). I’m glad you enjoyed it, even if M/M isn’t really your genre.

    • Kathy

      The next book Wicked Abyss is going to be my first audiobook for this series. I’ve heard Robert Petkoff is amazing so I’m finally trying the audio. I also don’t have any issues with this genre and it’s sad how fans snubbed this book because of it. Thanks Melanie!