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RITA Award-winning author Kresley Cole continues her bestselling Immortals After Dark series with this electrifying tale of a ruthless demon mercenary and the lovely young halfling who enchants him.A seductive beauty he can never have, yet can't resist...Cadeon Woede will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key toRITA Award-winning author Kresley Cole continues her bestselling Immortals After Dark series with this electrifying tale of a ruthless demon mercenary and the lovely young halfling who enchants him.A seductive beauty he can never have, yet can't resist...Cadeon Woede will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought he could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past.A tormented warrior she should fear, but can't deny... Raised as a human, Holly never knew that some frightening legends are real until she encounters a brutal demon who inexplicably guards her like a treasure. Thrust into a sensual new world of myth and power, with him as her protector, she begins to crave the demon's wicked touch.Surrender to dark desires...Yet just when he earns Holly's trust, will Cade be forced to betray the only woman who can sate his wildest needs -- and claim his heart?...

Title : Dark Desires After Dusk
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Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Dark Desires After Dusk Reviews

  • Candace
    2019-02-08 20:51

    As much as I'm loving this series, I have to admit that I didn't love this book as much as the others. I liked it, but it was one of those middle of the road, "okay" types of reads for me. The heroine, Holly, in particular, didn't speak to me. The fact that I've been reading the books back to back might be a factor also. Since the storylines are very similar, it could just be that it's getting a little redundant. In any case, I just didn't connect with this story like I have the others.This book centers on Holly, a not quite transitioned immortal, who is the "vessel". She is prophesied to bear a child that will be incredibly powerful and has the potential to turn the tides in the immortal war between good vs. evil. Of course, whether her child will fall on the side of good or evil is largely thought to depend upon the father. Cue the suspenseful! Poor virginal Holly is being hunted by immortal factions from both sides. This OCD, sheltered, twenty-something university instructor is about to have her tidy life turned upside down.If you've read the earlier books in the series, you probably remember Cadeon as the cursed demon that is viewed as responsible for the loss of his brother's crown. As a result, he has been forbidden joy in his life, including the claiming of his mate. His entire life revolves around regaining the throne that he lost.Cadeon has been watching over Holly for quite some time. He recognizes her as his female, but aside from his punishment, the fact that she is human makes her off-limits for any immortal. When she is determined to be the vessel, he knows he must protect her. After coming to her rescue, Cadeon takes Holly on the run. He wants to keep her, but he has other responsibilities that must take precedent. He has spent nearly a millennium trying to redeem himself in the eyes of others and he cannot give up his cause easily.Overall, this was a good story. It didn't appeal to me as much as the earlier books, but it was still okay. There was more action/adventure this time around and plenty of tension. So far, this has been my least favorite of the books in this series, but I will definitely be continuing on with it. At the same time, it's still far better than many of the books I've read.

  • P
    2019-02-17 00:11

    “Gods, I love it when you talk mathy to me.”Cadeon Woede was very hot in the last book, but frankly, he's kinda bleak for me when it comes to this book. Dark Desires After Dusk promised the butterflies in my stomach when I started reading the very first chapter, Cadeon's appearance stole my breath away and Holly was the heroine that I liked very much, she's so typical and easygoing, especially I loved her mind when the problems plow her.“One last question.”“Very well, dearling.” “Can I trust Cadeon?” Nïx gave her a sunny smile withblank golden eyes. “As far as you can throw him.” By the way, the whole story was quite predictable, it did point out where the ending would be. I appreciated the action scenes, though. Kresley Cole put many of them in this book and that lead the story to the climax with a steady pace. Holly is so human whose heart is tough as steel, she doesn't give up easily with Cadeon being around her and wating something from her. “I’ve got a fortune in gold. Ah, was that a flicker in your eye? Do you like me better now that you know I’m rich?” He curled his finger under her chin. “Because I’m all right with that.” Cade is a jerk for me for what he's done. He doesn't deserve to be forgiven, but nah I knew it's the end of this book, therefore, it's time to make his wish happen even though it didn't feel natural for me at all. However, I'm looking forward to his brother's book that must be hot because he does steals the scene whenever he takes part in this book.

  • Sophia Triad
    2019-01-24 22:01

    Cadeon Woede (Demon) & Holly Ashwin (Human/Valkyrie)What I have learned from this book about demons:1. Demons love to corrupt young virgins.2. Demons always lie to get what they want, i.e. “Never trust a demon, love….”3. Demons don’t kiss and tell, i.e. “What happens with the demon, stays with the demon.”4. Demons have “lickable horns”; according to Valkyrie Nïx.The story of -the naïve halfling Holly Ashwin who thought that she was a human until she wasn’t a human anymore and -the cocky demon Cadeon Woede who though that he was a ruthless, heartless demon until he wasn’t ruthless and heartless anymore.Or the story of the shy virgin and the naughty bastard

  • Exina
    2019-01-23 22:09

    He stripped off her top, then his shirt. “Are you coming on to me to get back at him?”“Probably.” Down went his zipper.“I’m okay with that.”Dark Desires After Dusk is another amazing installment of the Immortals After Dark series: it is full of humor, love, sensuality, and thrilling adventures.Cadeon is an irresistible character. He is cocky and playful. He is an unscrupulous mercenary, but at the same time he is infinitely devoted and thoughtful. The way he handles Holly’s disease is really great. He is in a very complicated situation, has to make a serious decision, and he is all alone to do it. My heart bled for him, for his sufferings, loss, and guilt.Holly’s character, her OCD, and her development are absolutely credible (except (view spoiler)[her virginity (hide spoiler)]…). The change between her behavior at the beginning of the story and the way she embraces the newly revealed aspects of her personality at the end is significant. She doesn’t freak out (much), and as she gets deeper and deeper into the world of the Lore, she realizes that she wants to belong to it. She is not alone with this, by the way, and I’m so glad there is this latent Valkyrie thing, because it means I could be one! I mean, I have all the necessary characteristics: I love jewelry, fashion, and I can scream. It could happen. So I’m definitely going to face the next lightning storm in my garden…The erotic scenes are hot and creative, but the main value of the novel is the dynamic and nonstop action: it is fully elaborated, purposeful, and thrilling.Originally posted on my blog on July 20, 2012.My favorite quotes.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Auntee
    2019-02-14 15:54

    I absolutely loved this latest by Kresley Cole, the story of the demon Cadeon and the half human, half valkyrie Holly.Cade is such a BAD boy, and he's everything that Holly isn't. He's sexy, brash, foul-mouthed, a slob, uncouth, lusty, and living with 900 years of guilt over losing his brother's kingdom while trying to save his foster family. I felt a lot of empathy for him, especially when he finally found a chance at happiness but knew he could never claim it.Holly, the beautiful virgin PhD. candidate with OCD, was so repressed, I didn't think there could ever be a relationship between her and Cade. But to the author's credit, she had Holly resist Cade's charms for most of the book; she had a real love/hate relationship with him. She was attracted to him and she wanted him, yet she hated that she did.I loved how Cade taught Holly how to protect herself and how to fight, and helped ease her transition into becoming a Valkyrie. I loved all the little thoughtful things he did for her to accomodate her OCD too. Loved the teasing and the sexual bantering between the two--lots of sexual tension in this one. And once again the actual sex scenes were few, but extremely erotic. And when Holly finally let loose, there wasn't a better (sexual) match for Cade!I found this one a little more gruesome and horror-like, especially at the ending when they had to battle all the disgusting creatures in the little Northwest Territories town, where Holly finally proved herself as a formidable Valkyrie. It was non-stop action!And although Cade did betray Holly, I wanted her to forgive him (I did), and I absolutely loved how he still made allowances for her OCD when he presented her with her future home. Underneath all his alpha-ness, Cade was really a sweet guy!

  • Kristen
    2019-02-02 19:07

    4 1/2 stars Dark Desires After Dusk is another fantastic book in the Immortals After Dark series. I loved almost everything about this book. Cade and Holly, the hero and heroine, were simply magical together, and, frankly, a hoot. Holly–with her over-the-top OCD behavior and her nerdish outlook–and Cade–a true but lovable cad–were the perfect pair and I couldn't seem to get enough of their offbeat and very provocative relationship. I'm sure you're wondering why I gave this book a somewhat lower rating if I loved it so much. For me, the ending was a little disappointing and anticlimactic. Basically, the relationship resolution felt rushed and a bit underdeveloped. I wanted more... no, I need a more! Did Cade and Holly get their happy ending? You bet! Still, I wanted more considering all they had been through together. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. A special SHOUT-OUT to Krisley Cole's quirky and eccentric soothsayer, Nucking Futs Nïx's. She is my favorite character of the series and I look forward to her involvement in each book. Call me crazy, but I would love to see Nïx get her man, Mike Rowe, the host of the American's TV series Dirty Jobs. 

  • Sammy Loves Books
    2019-02-09 22:57

    Hot Damn, I loved it!! Cade was Yummy as SinHe gets 4.5 Sexy, Cocky Stars!!!CadeCade has been blessed with impossibly green eyes and thick locks of blonde hair. He's hot, and yummy, and women are falling over themselves to get in his bed. But his life has been far from blessed. Cade has been living with the guilt of losing his brother's crown over nine hundred years ago. That guilt has led him to a dark place where he is willing to do Anything to get his brother's crown back. Demons are constantly in search of their fated mate, but mates are hard to find. The only way to determine one's mate is to have sex with them. So as you can imagine, demons tend to sleep around…A LOT. And Cade is known as a man whore even amongst demons. But all that changed when he met Holly. Holly, math geekHolly is a human, math geek, germ-a-phobe, and math tutor at the local college. She doesn't wear makeup, dresses conservatively in long skirts, wears her hair in a bun, and always wears a pearl necklace and glasses. The sports jocks that she tutors have the total hots for her. No matter how hard she tries to hide her sexiness, she turns heads. Men drool as if she is wearing a micro mini and thigh highs.Holly has a dark side that she fights hard to keep a tight reign on. She denies herself sex because she is afraid to lose control. Her germ-a phobia and type A personality are out of control. But her life is about to change and All Hell is about to break lose!!"You…you fraternized with those animals? Does your 'breed' kidnap women as well?""Kidnap women? I can hardly keep the chits off the jock as it is, pet."Cade is sex on a stick, but Holly has no interest in him and it is driving him mad. He has looked for his mate for over nine hundred years only to be denied. How could fate be so cruel. He just wants to throw her over his shoulder caveman style!!!I absolutely loved watching these two fall in love. Cade was so used to women falling at his feet that he was not prepared for Holly. She is SO quirky and odd that I could't help but love her. I loved watching her transform from an oddball to a total badass. Oh and when Holly finally accepts Cade into her life. These horny lovers couldn't keep their hands off each other. "Later, I'm gonna do you nice and slow, but right now I just need to bend you over things and see what this sexy little body of yours can do…"This has to be my favorite book of this series so far. It was action packed from start to finish. Cade was so sexy and I loved his cocky ass personality. Plus he had sexy ass horns that were great for grabbing hold of during sex. It was also wonderful to watch him learn some humility. I especially loved watching him cater to Holly's quirking and bizarre needs. Holly ends up on a journey of growth. She was originally a product of a sheltered environment. She was a caterpillar on the cusp of blossoming into a butterfly. I highly recommend reading this series in order because all one story leads into the next and there is an overall plot that continues to grow. Characters also reappear throughout the series and it would be confusing as hell to try and read out of order.Kresley Cole has done and Amazing job at creating this paranormal world, and I am Loving it!!My Immortals After Dark Reviews:The Warlord Wants ForeverA Hunger Like No OtherNo Rest for the WickedWicked Deeds on a Winter's NightDark Needs at Night's Edge Dark Desires After DuskKiss of a Demon KingUntouchablePleasure of a Dark PrinceDemon from the DarkDreams of a Dark WarriorLothaireDark Skye

  • ~IreneOust~
    2019-01-31 18:50

    I FINALLY figured out WHY I enjoy PNR/fantasy genre as much as I do: because when it comes to this genre, pretty much ANYTHING goes and you never once (or at least I never did) question HOW or WHY. Now, add to this already great fact Kresley Cole's ability to tell a story she weaves so masterfully about a couple that is, once again, very unique and just overall fabulous, sprinkle the sexual tension that only Kresley can do and you got yourself a winner with every single installment [in this series].I don't have much to say that I haven't already said about this series in my previous reviews other than I am adding Cade and Holly to my ever growing list of Kresley's 'swoon-worthy heroes and kick ass heroines that love them'. And the fact that, once again, I can NOT wait to dive into the next book, which is what I am doing IMMEDIATELY! If you are a fantasy genre lover and/or a lover of alpha heroes who fall head over heels in love with some of THE best heroines you'll ever read about, this series is NOT to be missed! You HAVE to experience this beautifully crafted world filled with some of the most entertaining, funny, sexy, sword wielding creatures told via Kresley Cole's amazing writing! Cheers!

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2019-01-25 16:46

    Mild Spoilers3.5 Stars This one was not as good for me as the others I have read in this series. I had a very hard time connecting to Holly or Cade. Holly got on my nerves with her I don't cuss I don't have sexual feelings of any kind I have a boyfriend of two year but I don't even kiss him on the mouth oh and I don't eat or drink anything the isn't prepackaged and I if i touch the rim of my drinks it ruined. I don't see her appeal. Even if I could get past that Cade lied the whole story and His betrayals were hard to get over. I understand that in the story he was between a rock and a hard place but it just don't make for a very romantic story............. I really liked cade in other books but not so much in this one. I didn't hate him but I wouldn't want him for my man. I am a sucker for babies in love stories so I did rate it a little higher because of the baby. Also the ending seemed rushed. I am off to the next one and I hope it is better than this one

  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    2019-01-21 15:53

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.After three superb installments, this series hit a bit of a snag with book 4, but I wasn’t going to hold that against Kresley Cole or Robert Petkoff, and I’m glad I didn’t because DARK DESIRES AFTER DUSK was glorious! One of the things that I love most about IMMORTALS AFTER DARK is that you meet some of the protagonists beforehand because on top of giving you something to look forward to, it also helps to get readers invested in each character’s eventual outcome.Holly wasn’t the first heroine whom I’ve encountered that’s been afflicted with OCD, however she was by far the most likable. Ashwin has lead a very PG life as a result of her condition which in turn is the reason why her transformation to Valkyrie was unusually delayed. Intense emotions and warriors are practically synonymous, so when a group of immortals attempt to kidnap her, it frees her combatant side. I think Cade’s attitude in relation to Holly’s disorder went a long way towards endearing her to me because he not only understood her limitations, but respected them, and that sensitized me to her plight instead of making it into a baffling annoyance.As fetching as some of the female leads have been, let’s face it, I listen to this series for the men (and Petkoff’s narration, but I’ll get to that), and Cadeon Woede was delectable. I liked that he wanted to do right by his brother, and to a lesser degree, his mate. His loyalties were first, and foremost to Rydstrom, although that didn’t stop him from teaching Holly how to fight. Nix’s behind the scenes meddling continues to amuse, and with all of this talk of vessels, the Ascension, and the demons going to war, it’s not unreasonable to assume that I’ll be in the loop on all things IAD when #14 comes out because this series just keeps getting better!You can tell that Robert Petkoff recorded the first ten novels in close proximity to one another by his ever increasing proficiency with Cole’s characters and writing. He was fully immersed in this universe for quite some time while bringing the audiobook versions of this series up to speed, and that fact comes through in his delivery, accents, and fervor. I enjoyed his rendition of the rage demon aspects of Cade’s personality, and applaud his commitment to the steamier parts of these stories.DARK DESIRES AFTER DUSK put the MMMmmm in demons. ~4.5 stars

  • Jo ★The Book Sloth★
    2019-02-01 19:59

    4 IAD StarsI won't review the book because I am too bored right now. I will just say something because it's been nagging me since I started re-reading this book. Why the hell is Rydstrom thought to be the "good brother".I can honestly remember that I liked Ry by the end of his book but in this one? He is a total tool. His brother was in part to blame for losing his throne. I get it, Cade didn't want to be the king's replacement and prefers to stay with his foster family that needs him(which by the way I find completely logical after they fostered him out). It proves to be a bad decision because the throne is snatched and his family is slaughtered. In my opinion Cade has already paid for his "mistake" a hundred times over already since he lost almost everyone he loved. Ry has no right to hold the guilt over his head for 9 freakin' centuries. Get over it already.And let's visit the honorable and noble's Ry's decisions in this book for a while. Rydstrom decides that sacrificing an innocent young woman to a sorcerer to be raped and impregnated with a child that makes the girl from Orphan seem like an angel, is acceptable collateral damage to get his throne back, even though this means the woman will be doomed and his brother will be miserable forever.Really? I get that a whole kingdom depends on it but the "good" guy wouldn't find this acceptable. He would fight to find another way.That's all, no more Anti-Rydstrom ranting, I'm off to re-read his book and forgive him!

  • Kat Kennedy
    2019-02-09 20:46

    Meh. It was okay.Since I don't have anything else to say, here's some mancandy:Bwhahahaha! Kidding!Okay, because I feel bad about tricking you like that, I'll give you...A vampire viking taking a hot bath.Forgiven?

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2019-02-06 23:50

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As a matter of fact, it went by too fast. I had been captivated with Cade since Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night, and I was holding my breath for his book. But the wait was richly rewarded. Holly is a perfect heroine for him. She brings out the protective side in Cade, but also the playful side. And if anyone needs to live a little, it's Holly. I loved the whole plotline and found it wildly romantic. This book was also a good action book with scenes that show that Holly is a powerful woman in her own right. I just adore Cade, even more then I did before. He is sexy beyond belief, and very funny also. I loved his devotion to Holly, and how he challenged her but cared for her at the same time. It was great to see Holly come into the woman she was meant to be. She learns that it is a good thing to trust one's instincts as well as one's intellect. She also learns to acknowledge her sensual nature, and what better teacher than Cade. Cade and Holly had some serious chemistry, but there was also a deep emotional connection. This book just further increased my love of this series. With each book, I more eagerly await more books in the Immortals After Dark series. Kresley Cole's imagination is incredible, teamed with some excellent research. So I end by saying, take this ride wild, but you might want a cold drink and a fan while you read it.

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-02-06 16:56

    I devoured Dark Desires After Dusk too quickly and now I’m regretting it. Cadeon Woede, the darker and impulsive half the Woede Brothers, is a rage demon. And he’s got the cockiness and the swagger that comes along with it!I have to admit, Cade can be a cocky bastard when he wants to be but there’s also that softer side to him as well. This side comes out more often around Holly Ashwin, the obsessive-compulsive mathematician. Holly is adorable with her intense need for everything to be grouped in threes and cleanliness. Since Psychology is my field of study, I can’t help but feel bad for Holly. This girl has so many compulsions, it’s crazy! Usually, a person with OCD has one compulsive behaviour that takes over their life, but Holly has three! How did I not know this before? It seems that Cole has found a way to cure OCD. Apparently we Psychology majors are too snobby to realize that the cure is simple: Take a demon with sexy and lickable rock-hard horns as your mate!Plus, Cade does such an amazing job caring for Holly. He readjusts his actions to make her feel more comfortable. What a gentleman!We find out that Miss Prim and Proper Holly is more than just a math genius, but she’s also the Vessel that is required to get the sword that Cade needs. The sword is the only of its kind that can kill Omort and once his head is separated from his body, Cade can regain his little kingdom Rothkalina back for his brother. So all Cade has to do is trade Holly to the wicked sorcerer for the sword. But of course things are not as simple as that because Holly is Cade’s female! Surprise, Surprise! So now the question stands: What does Cade want more?The chemistry between the two is great, even though they couldn’t be more different from one another. Holly is a sweet little virgin who just happens to be half Fury and Valkyrie and Cade is a foul-mouthed bad boy who must control his baser needs. Reading about their bickering is downright entertaining and I can’t help but smile at the sexual tension. Damn, that horn job scene with Desh was hilarious!In the end, I forgave Cade for his actions because he’s such a sweet guy. I will admit, I thought the end closed a little too quickly but maybe that was because I wanted to read more about them. And of course, Nix and Regin make an appearance that is almost enough to steal the spotlight from the couple. They are damn freaking hilarious and I love them for it! I really can’t wait to read either of their books!Favourite Quote: Regin slapped her knees. “Oh, my gods, look at him running like his life depended on catching us.” She slid open the door. “Is this straight outta Platoon, or what? Willem!” she cried, holding out one hand. “Run, Willem!” Then she choked on her own laughter.Pg. 345.

  • Angela
    2019-02-12 16:00

    You can't say I'm not persistent. Even if it does take me forever to get anywhere. Sarah and I started this buddy read back in 2014, in anticipation of the release of Book August of that year, I read Book 3. In February of this year, I read Book 4. Now it's only December and I've re-read book 6! Woot! Progress! Maybe we can actually get caught up in time for the release of Book 18...So, I think by now it's fairly clear that I like these books despite quite a few things that would normally make me rage. I can't even tell you why they don't here. But they don't.These characters can do horrible things to each other, seriously, beyond the pale kind of things. Betrayal, lies, big misunderstandings...doesn't even touch the tip of the iceberg. I'm not kidding. If you've made it this far and think the things that these beings do to their mates is've not seen anything yet.I've been trying to figure out for years why these books don't push my buttons like some others with (far less) provocation. I'm not sure I have a good answer yet. But I can say that the absolutely impossible and extenuating circumstances that Kresley Cole puts her characters in helps a more than a little. The circumstances don't excuse the treatment, but I can understand the position that they're in. And even if I couldn't forgive it, I can understand how the other character can. Which makes it easier for me to not hold it against them.By the end of every single one of these books I'm left happy for the couple. Regardless, or maybe because of, all the pain, trauma, deceit and conflict that's come before.And I feel like I start every one of these book reviews off talking about the series in general. Maybe because it's such a consistent and long series and I consistently have the same amazement and feelings while reading it. And despite me not waxing poetic about it for paragraph upon paragraph here, you can trust that the world and plotting in this series are as amazing as ever.I noticed while reading this time that I'd forgotten nearly everything that happened. I think this is as close as I'm ever going to get to reading this series for the first time again. And I adored that. I was just as caught up in the trouble, and the drama, and the growing conflict this time as I know I was last time. I didn't know how they were going to get out of it, how they were going to stay together, and I was rooting for any way except the way that was sure to cause the most pain.Sometimes there are no good paths.But Holly and Cade manage despite it all. Let me talk about Holly for a moment. I adore her. She's a geek and a nerd, plain and simple. Additionally, she's got OCD - the real thing (though hers isn't as bad as I know some people have to live with), not the thing the majority of us call when we have to be incredibly well organized. And I love how it's a real part of her life, and not brushed aside as either debilitating or ridiculous. I think it's handled with a fair amount of care. And that does create a bit of a problem for me. Holly doesn't lose all of her ticks and tendencies, but her OCD does pretty much go away after she stops suppressing her Valkyrie side (which is why her OCD manifested in the first place apparently). I like that it's not completely gone, and even at the end she still likes things in multiples of three and has her need for certain things to be the way she's always needed them to be. So maybe it's not a case of it disappearing all together, but that it's not the consuming part of her life it was previously. It definitely "gets better" by any standard. While it's not like I wanted her to suffer forever or anything, I hate the idea that everything has to be "cured." So....I'm not sure I'd have done anything differently, but it's always kind of niggled at me.Cade. Damn, I have conflicting emotions about Cade. Much like Holly herself in this book. He's a chauvinist. And I hate that about him. But at the same time he's never truly disrespectful to women or females. He has a ton of respect for women of the Lore and their abilities to protect themselves, fight, and kick ass. And he never tries to rule Holly's life. He just says some incredibly stupid stuff. He's also completely considerate, kind, and thoughtful. He knows Holly has troubles with food that's been prepared or unpackaged. So he takes her to dinner and accounts for it. She can't have the lips of the water bottles be touched or she can't drink it. When he learns of this, he just opens another bottle for her, ensuring that there's no transference. There's never any disgust or making fun. There's no judgement whatsoever. He just does what he can to make her life easier and more manageable. And he teaches her to fight. Plus he tries, really, really tries, to do what's right.The choice on what's right isn't always an easy one though.And I think that's another thing I love about this series. They make me think critically. This world isn't black and white, it's not good versus bad. It's all shades of grey and variables and a million different choices and decisions that bring about a single course of action. The complexity makes my brain hurt sometimes, and I can't wait to dive into the next one.Review also available at The Book Eaters4 June 2015: $1.99 on Kindle

  • Greta is Erikasbuddy
    2019-02-07 22:09

    Ok kids... you might want to cover your ears because I just must SING!!Oh baby baby -- How was I suppose to know That I could love a demonOh baby baby --- I should have probably knownThat his horns would be a turn onOh pretty babyMy husband now loves this bookAnd he doesn't even know itLOLZ!! o-m-g!! I adored this book!! I seriously didn't think that anything could be hotter than a Highlander werewolf but squee diddily dee!! She then brings on the bad boy English Demon that wears leather. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!Now now now... it's not like the Black Dagger Broodys that wear the leather chaps and stuff... pant pant pant... NOES... this is more modern. Ok... CADE (aka ... Greta's demon sex slave) is a blonde scruffy nom that wears a beaten up leather jacket and one of those motorcycle caps (OMG! I used to have a boyfriend that wore one of those. LA SQUEE!!) to cover up his horns when he's out at the 7-11.LADIES!! U want to read this book.I first met Cade (aka -- His horns belong to GRETA) in Cole's book "No Rest for the Wicked". Now, if we think back to that book (diddily doo diddilly doo --- 10 points to whoever can figure out what movie I'm ripping off hahas) I was dying for a demon book. The vampy in that book was just too damn sensitive but ahhhs... I wanted a demon. I'm soo happy Cole delivered... cuz there were 2 demons in that book and squee!! we got a taste of the bad boy one first.Ok ok ... so I guess I should talk about the book.Turn ons --- What? That's stuff you want to know. Right?Cade is delicious. He calls his woman PET, LOVE, and POPPET. (FLAILS!!!)He's rough and tough and go demonic on me any ol' dayHe digs cars but not like you know... overly digsAnd is cocky in the best possible wayOH!! And he doesn't care if you have a quirkQuirk, you ask? Yes yes yes... you see... THe chicky poo in this story has OCD and is freaked out when people touch her food and stuff. (Omg! I think this story was written for me hahas! I think only SJA will get this lolz). She also rearranges things (BTW.. her name is HOLLY) into 3s (Greta lines things up in rows. Cade would love me more! That's right HOLLY!! I'll fight you for him!! I sure will!! Put em up!!)But all in all... this is a delicious story. I adored it!! I can't wait to read more about demons... and leather... and bad boys!! Excellent read, my friends!! 2 horns way way up!!

    2019-02-16 22:01

    Rereading because Cade is bae AF I was going to skip Rydstrom's book but now I'm so curious! What did she do to him?!? What's wrong with him? I was going to jump onto Regin's book but I guess I'm reading them in order now.

  • Fani *loves angst*
    2019-02-11 23:45

    4.5 stars I really really liked this and once more, I couldn't put it down. Cadeon was a great hero who had me laughing with his lines for the first half and really feeling his pain for the second. He had a really hard choice to make and I did like the way he handled it. He never strayed from the character we've come to know from the previous books, but managed to charm me and make me care for him.Holly however, was another matter. She was the first heroine I was totally indiferrent about. I didn't like her but I didn't dislike her either. I felt that Cole stressed her OCD too much and left every other aspect of her personality hidden, so I didn't know who she was in the end. The adventure and suspense in this one was great and the story never lost its pace even for a single page. A great addition in the series and one I read in record time.Warning: the ending is more or less a cliffhanger so this should be read with Rydstrom's book already in the TBR:)

  • Kathleen
    2019-02-14 00:05

    Story Rating 5 starsCharacter Rating 5 starsRomance Rating 4 starsImagination 5 starsHeat Level 3.5 starsAction Level 5 starsOverall Rating 5 starsFavorite Character, CadeonI've never read this many book's in a series back to back where they have not started sounding the same. Well that is definitely not the case with this series. I can also say that I really don't have a favorite book at this point, they have all been fantastic reads. I have to say once more that the imagination that KC used in this book was phenomenal. The action scenes were awesome and KC came up with some really interesting Demon's, ghosts and evil creatures throughout this book. Where does she come up with this stuff?I loved the sexual tension between Cade and Holly and the love scenes sizzled.What's next for me? Of course book 7, LOL. I just have to read how Rydstrom deal's with Sabine the Sorceress of Illusions.

  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    2019-02-19 22:50

    *edited 06 Nov 2011*Another IAD book done… and still wanting more. Yes, I loved this one as well. Very much indeed *evil grin*. Now there can’t be a review of mine without me picking on the cover. WTF may I ask? I don’t see Cade looking like that AT ALL and another thing, where are his horns? Yes he may have cut them or something but still. I want Cade on the cover having horns. Is it too much to ask? A friend of mine, Aly, sent me a pic of how she sees him and I think it’s just perfect. Here he is: See? He has horns! A bit too goat-looking but meh, works… Now I can go on and discuss some well painted horns, like Dianae does: Now these are some nice horns. Next project: paint Cade with nice horns… Now I guess I exaggerated with this so moving on…I was thinking of giving this a score of 4 circles/stars/whatever. Why? Because of Holly. I won’t hide my hate towards her, I found her annoying since the first chapter she appeared in. Towards the end… meh… A girl who prefers a ragdoll-geek over a handsome-funny-protective-potent-demon. What’s wrong with you? Her blah-ness was annoying, her “sickness” was annoying, she may very well be the definition of annoying. And he still loves her *facepalm*. What made me give this book the extra star-whatever was Cadeon himself. Now that’s a character I loved *stupid teenager voice* since like evar! I was laughing/smiling/giggling all the time because of him. He reminds me of someone dear to me. *wipes tear away* *sighs* So yeah, Cade rocks, Holly sucks. That’s my conclusion for this book.Ok ok, I’ll be serious for a bit. The story was great, nice turn of events, smart dialogue and funny scenes. Well-built characters and a touching love story. A book worth reading.Damn look at that! Did a good job there, didn’t I? ;)Since I had some free time I took the liberty of making a comic-thing-dunno-what-to-call-it drawing. Thought it would be funny. Enjoy ;)Heh, boredom…Now some quotes that I loved:“Has anyone ever told you you’re sexy as hell when you’re mathematizing?”“Very well. What do you do as a mercenary?”“I specialize in usurping thrones. They call me the kingmaker.” Bragging now?“Cadeon, are you even listening to me?”“What? Yeah, was just thinking about…how http always turns to https when I carry out a transaction.”“Exactly!”Good save.“Okay, now you really don’t need to do that blushing virgin bit anymore—I got to ogle your body at my leisure for hours. Matter of fact, I had so long, I could have painted you, instead of just taking pictures with my sat-phone.” He held up his phone with a wink.“I loathe you,” she said, precariously bending to collect her toiletries and clothes. As she headed for the bathroom, she gave him the evilest eye she could muster….With a sigh, she asked, “Why do you care if I believe you or not?”“Because if you think I got a leg over with that slag, then the chance of anything sexual with you will be drastically reduced.”Without looking up, she said, “Cadeon, a chance can’t be reduced from zero.”“Gods, I love it when you talk mathy to me.”“Do you honestly want credit because you didn’t do anything to a helpless female?”“No! Yes. No, damn it—”Thirty nerve-shattering minutes passed before Cadeon returned. “What happened? Tell me!”“Everything’s taken care of.”She frowned. “You smell like beer.”He rolled his eyes. “Oh, yeah, Holly, like me and the cop were downing a beer together.”Of course, he and the cop had completely been downing a beer together.Regin slapped her knees. “Oh, my gods, look at him running like his life depended on catching us.” She slid open the door. “Is this straight outta Platoon, or what? Willem!” she cried, holding out one hand. “Run, Willem!” Then she choked on her laughter.And the last goodie for this book, a song that I will consider Cade’s from now on. “So what I lied” by Sick Puppies. Check it out: I finally did the painting I was talking about. Here it is:*click to enlarge1st read: May 20112nd read: April 2016

  • Seffra
    2019-02-17 17:04

    2.5 starsOh Cade. I was intrigued by you in books 2 and 3 that I couldn't wait to get my hands on your book.But, guys and gals, I think the magic from the imaginary goat sacrifice has waned and it might have died. I dunno, it was just lacking that ompf that the previous ones had. The love story was great but I just couldn't accept Holly cheating on Tim even though he wasn't that great a guy. You have a boyfriend, girl. One who you keep saying is amazing and kind and caring...but obvs he wasn't. I felt like Cole wrote that in so we wouldn't hate Holly. But no.You weren't single when you started things up with Cade.And CADE.You complete and utter cad. I was rooting for you..but I didn't expect you to be so dumb. Obviously the big baddie wouldn't be so easy to defeat, that he wouldn't have some things in place for if you planned to do what you did... I was mad.I did like the overall plot of this but it wasn't what I was expecting for this story. And don't get me started on not excited for him and that twat-muffin.

  • Jonetta
    2019-02-07 16:52

    Cadeon Woede finally has to make a move on Holly Ashwin, the woman he's been stalking and obsessed with, now that she was attacked and is in extreme danger. Problem is, she's the key to him atoning for Rydstrom's loss of his throne and Cadeon is torn between his desire for his mate and familial loyalty. This was an exciting and fun ride with lots of action and intrigue. Holly's obsessive compulsions was the first clue she might be a halfling and Cade's sensitivity to them helped redeem his boorish behavior. They make the perfect couple as they couldn't be more extreme in difference. It made for some hilarious and steamy moments. Robert Petkoff's narration is incredible. I thought there were at least three others contributing to the performance. He elevates the story to a new level.

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    2019-02-13 17:54

    2.5There is some info-dumping in this book, but for someone who read the previous ones ages ago, it was a good reminder of the Lore and its creatures. This one deals with demon kind and their troubles with evil sorcerers. However, it is all behind the scenes or as part of some story from the past. Almost the whole book is all Cadeon and Holly travelling and trying to stay alive interrupted with sexy times. There are so many people who disliked Cadeon. I went in the opposite direction. At least he is a nine-hundred-year-old demon. You can't exactly act surprised when he does the things he does here. What's Holly's excuse to be annoying? Definitely not my favourite type of heroine. Authors always need to invent a lot of 'endearing' quirks to make them a bit likeable. For example, she is reading about some of the people from the Lore and finds the entry about Emmaline the Unlikely 'who slew her own father. Cut him up into three pieces. Three. I like Emmaline already.' We are told how her father was a wonderful man and that her parents had a great marriage and loved each other. Why, then, would you like someone for doing that? The thing is I couldn't see them together at all, so when the bad thing from the description happened, I thought oh, shut up with the whining, nothing is going to happen to you. I simply couldn't get into them to sympathise with her. Now, I am not a fan of foreshadowing and this whole story is 'wait until you get to x and do y and you'll see' type of story. You spend most of the book waiting for the inevitable to happen. That combined with the annoying heroine could be the reason why this ended up being just a bit better than an okay story. I loved the occasional Nix appearance.

  • Ezinwanyi
    2019-01-28 21:56

    4.5 starsMy second favorite IAD book.Cadeon Woede is on a quest to help recover a mystical sword which was crafted to kill a specific immortal, who stole Cadeon's brother Rydstroms kingdom.Everyone blames Cadeon's for the loss and he has spent the last 900 years trying to atone.Imagine Cadeon's dilemma when he learns the price for the sword is his fated female Holly Ashwin. To get his Rydstrom's kingdom back, he would have to trade his female for the sword. What's a demon to do?This was one of the most straightforward IAD books I've listened to in a while. I wasn't confused by many various characters in the Lore, as this was mostly Demon and a Harpy, with special appearances by a few other sups, but not enough to need a diagram.Cadeon was funny, sarcastic, rough around the edges and sweet at the same time. Holly's OCD made for an interesting read, but I loved how everyone made allowances and worked with her quirks. I really loved how Holly said she finally found a place where she fit in, and she also discovered her inner strength. She took everything that Cadeon's taught her and fought to save herself.Very impressed with her...and Cadeon.I look forward to finding out why Rydstrom has That Woman in chains:D

  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    2019-01-31 22:46

    Quick review:Cover: Hot Rating:NC-17Steaminess:Smokin’ Thumbs Up:4.5Overall: Entertaining and sexy as hell. What more could you want?Characters: Well WrittenPlot: Too goals intersect, which one will rule out the otherPage Turner: Yes Series Cont.? Yes Recommend:YesBook Boyfriend: CadeonSUMMARY (50 words or less)I mean well worth the price of admission. I was thoroughly entertained. Cadeon really made this book. I liked him in a previous book, so it was a real treat to get all of him here. We saw him from alpha male to vulnerable to done right hilarious. For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at: Audio ReviewRobert Petkoff is amazing narrator. He’s kept up the character’s individual voices throughout the series even though we change main POVs in each book. It’s fabulous.

  • Eastofoz
    2019-02-03 19:08

    A+, hilarious, smokin’ hot! Cade is one hot honey with his sexier than sexy South African accent and Holly just shines alongside him! He's rough around the edges but god does he ever know how to make her happy :D The sexual tension is there from the get go building right up to an explosion, lots of snippy dialog and banter between the characters. I loved his “pet names” for her: pet, poppet—you could just hear him saying it to bug her and did it ever get on her nerves! And the sex whooooa!!! Sends the reader right through the roof! It’s a non-stop page turner almost as good as book 4 with Bowen and Mari. Nix is a scream and you’re left with a bit of a cliffhanger wondering what Cole plans to do with Rydstrom and Sabine. The story comes together very well, you can just see it all unfold and suddenly you’re reading until 3am! Did I mention that Cade is major babe-material here?!!5 stars hands down :D

  • Wendy
    2019-01-30 15:55

    A wonderful romantic tale, with witty dialogue, great heroines and of course fantastic alpha males."Tarts?" Her jaw slackened. "My God, you're the most misogynistic man I've ever met. I bet you also like your tarts, barefoot and pregnant.""Nah, I like them barefoot, on birth control, and always available in my bed."Cadeon This book definitely had me smiling all the way through, it's a real treat! Enjoy!

  • Holly
    2019-01-27 19:45

    5++ starsAfter being extremely disappointed with the previous book in the series, I put off reading this one for almost a year. I could kick myself now, because this is hands down the best book of the series so far.Unlike with the last book, Dark Needs At Night's Edge, this story flowed perfectly. There was the perfect blend of action, humor, and sexual tension between the main characters. I devoured it in less than 10 hours, and I can't wait to dive right into book 7. *4-Alarm Hotness Warning* Cade is simply to die for.

  • Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events
    2019-01-30 15:58

    Definitely my favorite in the series so far. Loved Caedon and Holly's banter. Again , Kresley Cole's story telling abilities is beyond excellent. Her writing is flawless and so good you don't even realize it. The world building is effortless and just flows. It will definitely be difficult to move on once I finish the series.

  • Deedee
    2019-01-20 15:50

    All I can think is trashed Veyron. Who does that? *Sad face* But nerdy Holly and demonic Cadeon are hot together. Natch! IAD is all about sexy goodness. And that unbelievably wacky Nix and her Nixisms of knowledge. This series maintains a high level of fun and energy and heat. Moving right along.