Demon from the Dark Cole. Dark Skye Kresley Cole. Shadow's Seduction Kresley Cole. Immortals After Dark 6: Kiss of a Demon King Cole. Halfway to the Grave Jeaniene Frost. China Rich Girlfriend Kevin Kwan. Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty. A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness. Three Wishes Liane Moriarty. Outlander Boxed Set Diana Gabaldon. The Ethical Slut Dossie Easton. Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo. Book of Life Deborah Harkness.
Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur. The Fiery Cross Diana Gabaldon. The Love Letter Lucinda Riley. The Princess Bride William Goldman. Keep the Home Fires Burning S. Me Before You Jojo Moyes. Enduring Love Ian McEwan. Great Expectations Charles Dickens. The Break Marian Keyes. Until the Sun Rises Winston Gieseke. The Great Alone Kristin Hannah. Mr Commitment Mike Gayle. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy Cassandra Clare. Still Me Jojo Moyes. Echoes in the Walls V C Andrews. Well, lets just say, it made a steadfast fan of me.
The Immortals After Dark is one of my all time favorite paranormal series, and part of the reason I'm so crazy about paranormals. Lachlain is kind of crazy, and who can blame him after being imprisioned horribly underground in a fiery pit, being drowned every day and consumed by fire for years.
One day he senses his mate, and he does something really painful and desperate to get free, to get to her. Lachlain is what I call a Sexy, Scottish, Werewolf. What a great combination. His one shortcoming is that he is kind of snobby towards Emmaline at first. He's dismayed that this true mate Lykae only get one is a Vampire. Although she's really a halfling, half-vampire, half-valkyrie. Emmaline is as timid as you can get. She's been protected and coddled by her valkyrie aunts her whole young life. She's about 70 years old, which is very young for a vampire and a valkyrie.
Despite her penchant for very sexy, expensive lingerie, she's an innocent virgin. Imagine this crazed, beastly man tearing across a Paris courtyard, and dragging you off with him, and wanting to do things with you of a sexual nature? This is how this book begins. Cole grabbed me as a reader and didn't let go. I wanted to find out how Lachlain would deal with the fact that his mate was not exactly what he wanted. Would he force her? Would she grow to love him and trust him?
They go on a journey to get back to Lachlain's ancestral holdings in Scotland.
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He is the king of the Lycae and must go back to take his place as ruler of his people. Even though he isn't really happy with the mate that was chosen for him by fate, he's taking her with him. Lochlain has to get used to modern life. He finds he has expensive tastes, and charges up poor Emmaline's platinum card. He really makes the poor girl miserable.
But she does manage to fall in love with him. She's not so sure about this Queen of the Lykae deal and having such a dominant mate, though. So it takes some serious wooing, Lykae-style, on Lachlain's part. And Lachlain discovers that having a vampire bride is a great thing, because being bitten by her is ecstasy. Plus, Emmaline is a sweet, loving woman who eases her way into his heart. This was a fabulous book. This is a spicy read with very hot love scenes, that don't overshadow the growing love between Lachlain and Emmaline. I enjoyed the whole dynamic of reluctant mates, and the crazy, alpha werewolf hero really appealed to me.
I loved how Lachlain's feelings towards his bride changed so that he came to adore her and appreciate her. She became his life. I also loved how timid Emmaline comes into her own. She was drifting because she knew neither of her parents. She was afraid and disliked her vampire nature, and had to come to terms with who she is. She becomes quite the warrior queen. Ah, this is a classic for me. It comes highly recommended. Just a warning to readers. You can read this first, but you might be a little lost when they bring up Nikolai and Myst as a forgone conclusion.
View all 58 comments. This book had a slow start, but finished with a bang! Emma is super shy, timid, and lets people walk all over her. She starts feeding from Lachlain and she starts coming out of her shell and because a stronger woman she learns to fight for herself and those she loves.
It is nice to see the growth of emma from fearful to kickass. Especially in the springtime. It wasn't their fault that they were bastards who should die. Emma, I'll always come for you. View all 12 comments. Apr 15, Emily May rated it it was ok Shelves: I actually find it quite surprising that I didn't abandon the book after the first few chapters featured numerous attempted rape scenes, a control freak of a man or male, at least whose violent tendencies are not only portrayed as acceptable, but highly desirable. But, though I was immediately horrified, the book also somehow managed to hold my attention and the writing style, 2.
But, though I was immediately horrified, the book also somehow managed to hold my attention and the writing style, a strange interest in the plot, and a morbid fascination in this destructive relationship forced me to read on. I'm not at all in favour of this kind of unhealthy relationship where the guy relentlessly pursues a woman, scares her into submission, and attempts to rape her so many times that she eventually decides he's kinda hot. I do not find this an appealing romance story.
If it was a cautionary tale of abusive relationships But Kresley Cole seems to celebrate the controlling personality of Lachlain and I find it rather disturbing to see how highly rated this book is. Apparently, he's so "gorgeous" and "sexy" and "protective" and these traits all make up for the fact that he repeatedly sexually assaults Emma, refuses to let her return to her family, demands that she sleep in the same bed as him to her obvious discomfort as her kind are known for preferring to sleep on the floor , and even picks out the clothes she wears.
He picks out the clothes she wears. This is not a romance, it's the story of one person completely taking over the life of another, refusing to let them make any decisions for themselves and calling it love. Can someone actually let me know why so many rate this book highly? It's not much of an urban fantasy because there's just a random array of creatures that hate each other and no great mythological story going on Or do I not understand the idea of romance and love? Yeah, I'm 19, perhaps it's me who doesn't get it I honestly want to understand why I read this book and saw abuse when thousands have read this and seen love and sexiness.
And yes, there were some attempts to redeem Lachlain It was painful to read. Why not 1 star? There were good bits amongst the annoying. I quite liked the scenes where they just talked in the car and he began to learn about the 21st century after being locked up for a couple hundred years; his reaction to the plastic card that has unlimited possibilities was funny, so was his repetitive opening and closing of the sun roof.
But there was more of what I don't want to read than what I do want to. I can't and won't wrap my head around the idea of a guy finding his one true mate and treating her in such a cruel, violent and often openly humiliating way. There were times when he obviously enjoyed her discomfort and it infuriated me. For me, love isn't about being selfish and controlling; and for that reason, I won't be reading any more of this series. View all 11 comments. I was in awe then for the start that the hero, Lachlain, is chasing after the heroine with fury in his heart.
Emma is very innocent, all her life she tries to find her lost father and she gets nothing from her search; however, she hardly wants to give up. Furthermore, Lachlain makes life a living hell of her, Emma haven't known what he wants even though the passion between is slowly building up, he confines her and has no plan to let her go. All things for you. The Beauty and the beast plot works so well with the dark tone of the story.
While Emma is definitely Belle, I dare not say that Lachlain is the Beast for his actions that aren't heroic or highly appreciated at all. He tortures her, even when I saw her consent to his deeds, he still treats her as if she is at his disposal. But Kresley Cole could redeem her book with the second half it.
The developments of both Emma and Lachlain are visible there. Emma is so shy when I started reading this book, but in the end, she is brave and kickass and independent. Lachlain, too, he tries to be a better person and makes amends for what he's done. He has made mistakes and he wants to right it, that's exactly what he should do. It introduced me to the new world that I want to stay forever. May 04, Sophia Triad rated it it was amazing Shelves: The 'fucking monster mash'" Lachlain has just discovered his mate in Paris and he is not sure if he wants her.
You see, his mate is a filthy vampire. She is one of the revolting creatures that Lachlain has spent all his immortal life chasing and brutally killing without remorse. She is one of the malicious creatures that had him imprisoned and tortured with fire for centuries. So, this is definitely a mistake. Fate cannot be that cruel. He cannot be the protector of someone so vile. Emmaline is having a nice, relaxing time in Paris, while she is looking for her father who abandoned her mother before she was born.
That night she is sitting on the bench thinking that her trip was in vain and smelling the Paris air, when a brute madman suddenly appears and he starts approaching her. Tourists screamed and fled in the wake of destruction. Of course Emma runs! And of course it is not really clever to run away from a wolf. He pointed a shaking hand at her. The setting is magnificent. Overall I enjoyed the story, although there were times that I was feeling frustrated with all the misunderstandings: As a result there are two distinct parts in the book.
The first part in which there are secrets between the two lovers. The second part where they both learn the truth, Lachlain deliciously grovels and Emma embraces her true destiny. I loved the introduction of the Lykae and their castle in the Highlands over the grounds of Kinevane and I loved the Valkyrie family united looking out for each other. View all 21 comments. May 22, Sammy Loves Books rated it really liked it Recommends it for: When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest.
Lachlain MacRieve Lachlain is the King of the Lykae werewolves and has spent the last one hundred and fifty years chained under the streets of Paris by an open fire. He burns to death daily, only to regenerate and suffer that cruel death over and over again. His torture at the hands of the vampire horde has no end in site until he smells his mate. But Lachlain has gone insane and his only desire is to e When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest.
But Lachlain has gone insane and his only desire is to exact revenge on every living vampire. Lachlain goes berserk when he discovers that his mate is a Vampire! How could fate be so cruel to make his one and only mate his mortal enemy? So what if she is weak, frail, small, and docile. Emmaline Troy Emma's mother was a Valkyrie and her father was a Vampire.source site
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She has been raised by her crazy ass Valkyrie aunts, who are mortal enemies of Vampires. With her genes, Emma should be fierce and strong, but she is afraid of her own shadow. Her motto is to keep her head down, avoid conflict, and if that fails, …RUN!!! In a brief moment of bravery, she travels to Paris alone hoping to discover the identity of her vampire father. But Emmaline finds more than just the identity of her father, she finds her mate. And he isn't a nerdy, quiet, gentleman. He's a pissed off Lykae, insane from torture and wild with need of his woman. He's coming for her in full rage and it's a frightening sight!!
Emma had grown up coddled, protected, and ashamed of being part vampire. She was literally afraid of her own shadow, and never spoke up for herself. I am usually not a fan of omega types, but I could relate to Emma for some reason. She was a product of her environment, and it took her leaving that cage, to finally become the fierce warrior she was capable of all along. And I loved it!! Val Hall Lachlain may be a badass werewolf, but his sole purpose was making Emma happy. At lease it is after he gets over her whole vampireism…LOL He hated her for the first half of the book, even though he wanted to bone her brains out.
Plus, I'm a sucker for a tortured hero. His attempts at seduction had me panting and ready, but Emma was not as easy as I am. My Immortals After Dark Reviews: View all 35 comments. Mar 25, Exina rated it really liked it. I really love this unique and comple "Vampires, Valkyrie, and Lykae, oh my. I really love this unique and complex world that Cole created.
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How she keeps the multiple story lines in hand is really fascinating. Lachlain and Emma are bonded together by blood, fate and instincts. Lachlain is infuriated by the fact that Emma is partly a vampire, but as the story progresses, he suddenly catches himself forgetting about it.
If his blood on her tongue made her lose control like this, he would force her to drink him until she surrendered everything Force a vampire to drink him…what was happening to him? He is possessive and arrogant, but sometimes has really tender moments: Emma is a very young immortal. She is only seventy, overprotected by her Valkyrie aunts, delicate, shy and insecure. But she has hidden assets.
There is a beast not only in Lachlain, but in Emma as well. Her real strength breaks surface by drinking from Lachlain. His blood, memories, instincts are catalysts for her alteration. The gentle, fearful Emma becomes a strong, confident, wily warrior. Originally posted on my blog on May 21, View all 27 comments. Mar 16, LMM rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Hardcore Romance Junkies, Paranormal Romace.
Wow I thought this was pretty bad. I know I am in the minority but I found the plot was really thin. I also felt all the characters were incredibly "thick" except Bove esp. IMO, There are far better paranormal "romance" books. Basically the book followed the Romance formula authors are forced to follow by their publishers to a T: Sexually experienced to the hilt, hung like a hor Wow I thought this was pretty bad. Sexually experienced to the hilt, hung like a horse Alpha Male meets his true Virginal mate or vice versa - apparently, these men are just as surprised at I am they these woman are still virgins.
In this book - The main character is an insecure, whiny, spoiled, cruel, shrew. I don't recommend unless the person is a hardcore romance junkie. View all 3 comments. Feb 03, Dina rated it liked it Shelves: This is the first full-length story in the Immortals After Dark series, following the novella The Warlord Wants Forever that introduced the Lore , the mythical strata created by Kresley Cole "where those sentient creatures that are not human live". Lachlain MacRieve is the Lykae King This is the first full-length story in the Immortals After Dark series, following the novella The Warlord Wants Forever that introduced the Lore , the mythical strata created by Kresley Cole "where those sentient creatures that are not human live".
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The only thing that keeps him alive and somewhat sane is the thought of finding his mate, so when he unexpectedly scents her nearby one night, he finds the strength to break free from the bonds that keep him captive. When he finally escapes the catacombs and finds his way to the surface, then into a darkened alley, his mate is gone. No, this cannot be! Lykaes and vampires are mortal enemies, so why would fate give him a vampire as a mate?
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Lachlain is torn between lust and disgust. But there are people after her — not only her Valkyrie foster mother and aunts, but some bad vampires too — and Lachlain has to fight all of them to keep Emma safe. Not an easy task, when he has to woo her and convince her she belongs with him at the same time.
When I read the Prologue, I thought Lachlain would end up being one of my favorite heroes. I was sure he would be a dark, brooding and intense hero — come on, he severed one of his leg to free it from its bonds to get to his mate! He had a brief bout of "insanity" in the beginning, which was completely expected considering his year imprisonment, but he recovered from it quite easily and I found it too unbelievable.
He kept lying later, when he was "sane" again, but that was another story As for Emma, she got on my nerves. I guess she was supposed to be funny and witty, but I found myself wanting to shake some sense into her a couple of times. Some of her conversations with her crazy Valkyrie aunts were hilarious, but I got tired of their antics after a while. I mean, not a single guard intercepted his way! B Why did Lachlain waited years to escape? Does it get better? Should I give the next book a try? View all 36 comments. I am going to keep this short and sweet because I am eager to get back to 'KC-land'!!
Maybe because I've been craving something different or maybe because Kresley Cole has such excellent way with words but I love being lost in this magical world she created so masterfully and don't want to find my way out any time soon! The way this author tells stories They are a perfect mix of sass, macho, sexy and humor!
They always leave me smiling l I am going to keep this short and sweet because I am eager to get back to 'KC-land'!! They always leave me smiling like a lunatic during and after.
At this point [in this series especially! I love that she makes me love equally ALL of her characters who can't be any more different from one another. THAT, my friends, is talent! View all 4 comments. I enjoy Paranormal Romance, although somewhat sparingly because action is my one-and-only true love.
You know an author is truly adept when she manages to take two elements that rank fairly low on your list of awesome, and makes you love them. Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents -- until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae -- and their notorious dark desires -- ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings. Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?
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