Series: Immortals After Dark
Published by Pocket Books on November 22nd 2011
Genres: Adult, fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Length: 3 hours and 58 minutes
Narrator: Hagan Verret, Simone Fomhar
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Also in this series: The Warlord Wants Forever, A Hunger Like No Other
Also by this author: Poison Princess, The Warlord Wants Forever
The Warlord Wants Forever…the sensually charged novella that started it all, now with an exclusive excerpt from MacRieve!In this scorching series opener, #1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces the captivating Immortals After Dark Series. The ebook also includes an exclusive extended excerpt from MacRieve, the highly anticipated next installment in the series.The WarlordNikolai Wroth, a ruthless vampire general, will stop at nothing to find his Bride, the one woman who can “blood” him, making his heart beat and filling him with strength. Coldly interested only in the power his Bride will bring, he can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted awakens him body—and soul.The SeductressFamed throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, Myst has devoted her life to protecting a magical jewel and to fighting the vampires.Wroth provides her with the perfect opportunity to torment her sworn enemy—for with his new heartbeat comes a consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her. Denying him, she flees, struggling to forget his searing, possessive kiss.The Hunt is on…She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen her enchanted jewel, giving him absolute power over her. Now that she’s his for the taking, he intends to make her experience first-hand the agonizing, unending lust she subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Nikolai realizes he wants far more than vengeance from Myst and frees her, will she come back to him?
Nikolai and Myst are both very strong characters. Not only in their strengths and loyalty, but also with their dislike and lust for each other. They are unique and both very much have the whole “alpha” thing going on.
This story is pretty much a cat and mouse game. Nikolai is searching for Myst after they met 5 years before. When he finally catches up to her he is ruthless. He uses everything in his power to keep her with him. She doesn’t want to have feelings for him, but there are times when she can’t deny them.
I really like this world. It’s got a little bit of every paranormal type you can think of. This book is kind of a prequel to the Immortal After Dark series, and some of the events take place during the next book A Hunger Like No Other. The back and forth banter between Nikolai and Myst is pretty intense. You never know who is going to win each battle.
I listened to this in audio, and didn’t really care for the narrators in this one. But that changes with the next one. Oh and if you do listen to this, be prepared to not have others around you, or stick in your earbuds. Let’s just say there are definite sexy times, and it can get a little awkward when listening to with anyone. 😉
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