The Immortals After Dark. A sizzling paranormal series from Kresley Cole. Ten years and still going strong! Every creature thought to be mythical—from the. Immortals After Dark has 66 entries in the series. Kresley Cole Author Bettina Oder Translator (). cover image of Kresley Cole Immortals After Dark. Numbering follows the author's website listing. Spin off: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians Every creature or being that was thought to be mythical.
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This is unfortunate for Ellie, who blacks out thanks to Saroya and ends up on death row because Saroya goes on a bloody rampage. Ellie is stuck in prison for five years, hoping she's given the needle because she feels her life has been destroyed. Lothaire is cruel to Ellie because he thinks Saroya is his mate and only worthy of him. Ellie is ready to go down in flames, but wants to enjoy herself before she's snuffed out by Lothaire. She drives him up the wall, by seducing him with her virgin, redneck temptress body Lothaire wants to eat up.
But after he does complete his endgame, he has nothing else to look forward to. So is Ellie his bride or is Saroya? And if Ellie is his true bride, he loses everything because his oracle and his advisory and sometimes friend, the loopy and close to deranged Valkerie Nix, says he can only be king if he has Saroya as his bride.
Lothaire is an intense, character driven book about a battle of wits between two people who have nothing to lose. Ellie should be rocking a corner and twitching from everything she has endured. But her mind never breaks. She may just be my favorite Kresley heroine up to this point because she takes on Lothaire, the bad ass vampire king of old and is willing to get burned because it feels so good.
Watching Lothaire fall for Ellie is a riot. Lothaire comes across as adorable more than a few times, along with being a douche. She keeps him on his toes and the law and order he has created is now in chaos. Lothaire has a bad case of OCD and Ellie is the only medication that can keep him sane. He also acts immature at certain points, sending Ellie his heart literally in a box because of something she did that hurt him.
Her response is a big awesome FU back to him that will make you stand up and applaud. The foreplay and sex here could melt an egg on the hot pavement.
Some of the best love scenes Kresley have written are here and they're all very naughty and OMG give me more! I feel as if Lothaire is Kresley's own endgame of sorts. Even though I wanted to smack Lothaire more than a few times and I wished Ellie would have cut off a certain part of his anatomy for being mean to her, I was lost in this book and hungry for more.
Lothaire is the ultimate feast for any reader and had me begging for more scraps. Thank you Kresley for writing another entertaining book that has me anxious for the next one. Lothaire engaged me in ways I never expected. Even near the end of the book after the two have bared their souls to one another and have seemingly come to terms with their differences, Sian just can't let go of that long-ago betrayal and the connection between Karinna and Lila.
The hard-cover version of this book is pages long—almost too many pages to focus on one couple's love story without any other interceding action.
I have read so many paranormal romances over the years that I just skimmed through the pages of passionately erotic love scenes which tend to blur together.
The big finale, though, was action-filled, exciting, and unpredictable in its own way. Even though I knew how it had to end, I was unable to figure out just how Cole was going to resolve the three-way conflict among Lila, Sian, and Saetth—so congratulations to the author on a terrific, fast-paced ending. This series is definitely nearing its end because the Accession is imminent. I kept wondering whether the mysterious fawn that keeps appearing out of nowhere to lead Lila out of danger and to provide her with assistance in Pandemonia could actually be Orion.
Or right now In this World, supernaturals are all part of the Lore, and they are divided into two groups: the Vertas Valkyrie, Wiccae, Fae, and Lykae and the Pravus vampires, some demons, wendigos, and other evil supernaturals and the two groups are constantly at war with one another. Each member of the Lore is immortal and self-healing and can be killed only by mystical fire or beheading. Their eyes change color under intense emotion.
Events in this World are being driven by the Accession, a fate-driven series of conflicts that involves all of the supernaturals in one way or another.
Although various groups within the Lore fight each other, they have a common human enemy: the Order. The Order's ultimate goal is to rid the world of all supernatural beings. The leader of the Order is Commander Preston Webb. Each book tells the story of one immortal couple mostly Vertas as they make every attempt to avoid falling in love but do anyway , try very hard to avoid sex but fail , and eventually give in to the fact that they are really and truly soul mates.
Sexual tension runs rampant. Plots involve everything from an evil demon enslavement to a supernatural treasure hunt to the search for a magic sword to a mad-scientist group experimenting on supernaturals. She adds to the humor and confusion with her loopy, metaphorical predictions of future events.
Be aware that events in one book will overlap with events in another book, sometimes earlier in time and sometimes at the same time. In particular, you will get a glimpse of couples in the early stages of relationships in early books, but you won't get their full stories until later books.
Cole is telling a huge story—a saga, really—and it's all happening at once. Both books revolve around events in an experimental laboratory on a Pacific island. Lucia has defeated Cruach several times, but every years during the Accession, he attempts to escape.
Garreth has been chasing after Lucia for years, sure that she is his destined mate, but Lucia believes that if she mates with anyone she will lose her cherished skills as an archer. The action takes place at the mouth of the site River, where the couple works together to defeat Cruach one last time. This hero and heroine must escape from imprisonment by evil mortal experimenters who want to know the source of their powers.
The original Aidan died a thousand years ago, immediately after he and Regin had sex for the very first time. Aiden has been reincarnated four times since then, and during each reincarnation he and Regin always find each other with the exact same results: immediate death for Aiden. Now, the fifth "Aiden" has appeared in the form of Declan Chase, the Magister of an experimental facility run by the Order, a group of supernatural-hating humans. When he was seventeen, Declan was tortured by some horrible supernaturals who also killed his parents, so now his goal in life is to discover the weaknesses of supernaturals and kill as many as he can.
In one of his sweeps through New Orleans, Declan captures Regin and immediately begins to realize that his response to her is different than it has been with other captives.
Nevertheless, he tortures her horribly the violence rating of this book is 5. Events at the lab have the same sequence as in the previous book, which followed Malkolm and Carrow as they escaped. The ending has a few twists, so don't think that you have it figured out until almost the last page. Lothaire keeps a ledger containing the names of all who owe him these debts. At the root of Lothaire's hard-hearted approach to existence is his tragic personal history.
Since he was a child, he has lived only for revenge against those who wronged him and his mother centuries ago. Lothaire was a major player in the escape from the island that was described in the previous books.
The book's heroine is Elizabeth Ellie Pearce, who grew up in poverty in the Appalachian mountains, where her male relatives all worked in the coal mines. When the spirit of an evil goddess Saroya possesses her, she becomes an unwilling and unknowing murderess and winds up on death row. Lothaire rescues Ellie moments before her execution, believing that the goddess within her is his intended vampire Bride aka soul mate. As the story plays out, Lothaire treats Ellie horribly, with constant emotional and physical abuse.
Then they will carry out Lothaire's plans for revenge and eventually become the king and queen of two realms. Needless to say, those plans don't exactly play out as planned. Lothaire is a cruel, calculating, villainous character who shows absolutely no redeeming qualities until the final pages.
His treatment of Ellie is vile and despicable, and her love for him is absolutely incomprehensible. He savagely belittles her and her Appalachian roots, threatens to kill her family members, promises to destroy her soul, hurts her during sexual acts, controls every decision about her life, and never apologizes for any of this until almost the last page of the book.
Ellie responds at first with rage, but soon she becomes sexually attracted to Lothaire and then falls totally in love with him.
She is portrayed as an intelligent woman, but her behavior belies that. The plot line is as action filled as the other books in the series, but this central relationship held so many horrors that I didn't enjoy reading the book. It has all of the elements that I look for in a paranormal romance: intricate and compelling plots, a cohesive series story arc, and usually a twist at the end.
I can't wait to read her story. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure. He was horribly abused by a supernatural villainess, an experience that indirectly resulted in the deaths of both his parents.
He, like most of the rest of the supernatural world, wants to track down Commander Preston Webb, the leader of the Order, and kill him. Chloe Todd is not your typical something woman. She is a professional soccer player—the star of her team and a ferocious competitor. Chloe has no idea that her father is involved in the Order. She believes that her dad's name is Dustin Todd and that he is a businessman who travels constantly on business.
Just before Dad leaves on yet another business trip, Chloe tells him that she has been feeling strange lately.
Oddly, her father just hands her a book about the Lore and goes off to catch his plane—never to return home. Preston Webb is all too aware that the supernaturals are looking for him, and he has gone into hiding.
He also now realizes that his daughter isn't as human as he had hoped she was. The scenes that follow are filled with so much bitterness and cruelty that, frankly, they're sometimes hard to read. What makes this book better than the previous one, though, is that Chloe is no shrinking violet. Her soccer teammates didn't nickname her T-Rex for nothing! The theme of the book is fate: how disparate events—both good and bad—must occur in order for other events to happen.
Fate is our faith.
The primary element that makes this a good read is the character of Chloe. Without her ferocity and aggressiveness, MacRieve's abominable behavior would have been just as off-putting as Lothaire's brutality in book