Wednesday, July 24, 2013

No Rest for the Wicked

Author: Kresley Cole
Series:  Immortals After Dark, Book 3
Year:  2006
Publisher:  Pocket Star Books
Pages:  356

Goodreads Summary:

In this next installment in the Immortals After Dark Series, USA Today Bestselling author Kresley Cole delivers a scorching tale about a forbidding vampire who lives in the shadows and the beautiful assassin who hunts him there. 
A vampire soldier weary of life...
Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire—a nightmare in his mind—against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.
A valkyrie assassin dispatched to destroy him...
When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow—accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings—particularly lust—emerge multiplied. For the first time, she's unable to complete a kill.
Competitors in a legendary hunt...
The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity—as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world—to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she's falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?

These are fun little books.  They're not great moving literature but they're perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon when I want something easy to read. I love the way Cole blends all different types of paranormal creatures together in the books and can't wait to see one that doesn't feature a vampire. My only gripe with the books is that, so far, they are solely based on the characters falling instantly in love (or at least one of them knowing that the other is his "mate"). There's not a whole lot of surprise as to what's going to happen in the books but they're engrossing.

I will be actively looking for the books at used bookstores but won't pay full price for them. I also won't mind if I'm reading them out of order (especially since there seems to be differing lists as to how the books should be numbered.)


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