No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #3)
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No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark #3)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  29,877 ratings  ·  937 reviews
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...more
Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Pocket Star
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Kat Kennedy
I have a scientific curiosity about romance readers. I want to probe them like rats in a cage.

Don't worry, I'll be gentle... if you want me to.

What do they like about these novels? What characteristics appeal to them? What is the common denominator in a successful romance novel? Can I boil it down and make a formula.

Quality of foreplay X chemistry / sexual tension over time (grading scale being >50 for way too early, =80 for perfection and around 100 for aggravating over-tension, otherwise kn...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*

This book has the most realistic insta-love in a PNR that I've ever read!

Seriously, I am surprised how the author did it and it made me bump it up a star. I just couldn't believe it!

I know comparing books isn't the thing, especially in reviews but I just have to explain why this shocked me so :D
I'm currently reading another paranormal series that has to do with vampires, and I just couldn't NOT compare these two, especially because this one has a vampire as male lead too.

Anyway, you know how it...more
Sep 13, 2008 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Any romance fan, but especially fans of J.R. Ward
Recommended to Auntee by: All my GR buddies--thank you!:)
What a fool I am! I've had this hot number sitting patiently in my TBR pile for months, just waiting for me to finally pick it up and read it! After reading the first two titles in the "Immortals After Dark" series, I was not in any real hurry to read further in the series. The first book was okay, and admittedly the second book was much better, but this one was just outstanding! I feel like I did when I finally got around to reading J.R. Ward's BDB. Now I can't wait to read more!

I'll admit I fe...more
I guess third time is the charm... At least, with the Immortals After Dark series. I wasn't impressed with The Warlord Wants Forever and A Hunger Like No Other, the first two entries in the series, but now I understand what all the fuss is about. To be honest, I wasn't "feeling the love" in the first half of this book, but things got much better in the second half.

Back in 1709, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire by his brother Nikolai, the hero in The Warlord Wants Forever. That happened...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
Huge 5 stars

I had a blast reading this story!I'm also sure it will come as no surprise to those who've followed my status updates that I freaking LOVED this book!

Right from the start, No Rest for the Wickedhad me captivated and giddy. I couldn't stop myself fromgiggling, laughing, clapping, and squealing with delight while I cheering the characters on in their quest to win the Talisman's Hie, the immortals' version of the TV show the Amazing Race. I also found myself eager for the love story to...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
2nd Read Completed Between 8/11-8/12/13

There is something about this series that feels like sinking into a comfortable, well-loved pair of shoes, or diving into your favorite comfort dish (think Mac N' Cheese). These books absorb me like few others. I was excited to reread it, and hopeful I would feel more connected and like Kaderin more this time around. It actually happened, so yay!

Before, I felt like she was just so mean to Sebastian and it bothered me. This time, I could put her into context
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
re-read: April 2011

I have been rendered speechless. No Rest for the Wicked is so amazing, I don’t think any review I write can sum up its greatness. From the get-go, Cole sucks you right in! I couldn’t pace myself at all with this book. And although I tried to stop reading many times, I just couldn’t put the book down for more than twenty minutes.

First off, I just want to gush about how much I enjoyed the hero and heroine of this book. Sebastian Wroth was a human, who was unwilling turned into...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
Revised Review:
This is the third book in the series, and it follows A Hunger Like No Other very closely. The Talisman's Hie begins (sort of an immortal Amazing Race), and we see all of the scavenger hunt-like obstacles, we also see the set-up for the next book in the series Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night.
The Valkyrie Kaderin meets a vampire named Sebastian Wroth, brother of Nikolai Wroth from The Warlord Wants Forever. Sebastian recognizes in her his Bride...the one he is destined to be with...more
Story Rating 5 stars
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance Rating 4 stars
Imagination 5 stars
Heat Level 3.5 stars
Overall Rating 5 stars
Favorite Character, Sebastian

I have a feeling that I'll be repeating this in every review I write on this series. I have to say again, Kresley Cole has written yet another FANTASTIC story filled with some of the best Imagination I've read to date. The characters are spectacular and along with the story just suck you in. I really enjoyed the aspects of this story with The...more
Apr 19, 2010 Mel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: pnr
If you like romance, sizzling moments and lots of humor, you're good with the Immortal After Dark series.
In this third installment we see what happens when reluctant vampire Sebastian Wroth discovers that Valkyrie vampire-assassin Kaderin the Cold Hearted is his fated Bride.

This story was exciting, fun and sexy.
Sebastian was a total sweetheart. Meeting Kaderin makes his miserable vampire existence finally meaningful and he goes out of his way to win her over. And she is one tough cookie...
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Ahhh Sebastian! *swoons* He is the perfect man. Old-time gentleman, shy, knows what he wants and fights for it, just... perfect! I wish I had my own Sebastian!

OK, so now that I got that out of the way... Kaderin is a valkyrie and she's been "cursed" with not being able to feel for a thousand years, since the death of her sisters, who were killed by a vampire. She is tough (as all valkyrie are), loves and lives for killing vampires and for the Hie (like the Amazing Race). That whole concept was n...more

No Rest For The Wicked is like an action movie to the face, it’s a series of booms, pows and mind numbing lust. Talk about a wicked read, Miss Cole writes without leaving anything to the imagination. This book begins with pure unaltered lust and hooks you like a fishing trip. So so so good!!! This is the second book in the immortals after dark series, a series that will blow your mind and make you lose your pants. Now that’s a series worth read...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review

Cover: Tells a story.
Rating NC-17 for the sexiness of it all.
Thumbs Up 4
Overall: It was good.
Characters: Good.
Plot: We learned a lot and saw potential storylines to come.
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes.
Recommend Yes.
Book Boyfriend: Sebastian

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

This series opened up for me in this installment. We got a lot more information and history to explain things and things yet to come. Although the “attraction” for lack of a better word is quick and intense, it’...more
Robin (Bridge Four)
The Amazing Race with Fae, Valkyrie, Witches, Sirens, Lykae and Vampires……Game On.

In a seething voice, he said, “Bride, you have a bit of shark on your chin.” She wiped it off with the back of her arm, her mien defiant. “You bit them?” “They bit me first! And I didn’t have much of a choice.”

How could you not enjoy this book in the series, there is the mystical equivalent of the Amazing Race, a Hot Hero bound by honor, a heroine on a noble quest to save her sisters and a Goddess that seems to b...more
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
Well, hello, new obsession.

Yes, yes, I can't believe how long it took me to get here but here I am ladies. After much bullying talking from friends, here I am, obsessed with yet another series *sigh* I'm actually having a hard time coming up with a review to write when my mind is CRAZY with wanting to start the next one right away, I can't think straight!

Ok, let me see..

This one was about Kaderin the Cold Hearted and part-time vampire warrior, full-time sexy Sebastian Wroth. Thaaaaat's right.

I l...more
Having failed to see the attraction of this series after the first two books (The Warlord Wants Forever and A Hunger Like No Other), I guess it’s third time lucky, because I liked this one much better. Lucky, because this was my last chance for this series. If it hadn’t delivered something different, that would have been the end for me.

Unlike the first two books, No Rest for the Wicked delivered a likeable hero who didn’t treat the heroine abominably or act like a Neanderthal. Sure, there was st...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Now this is what I’m talkin’ about! Yes! Finally Kresley Cole decided to take this series one step further. After reading the previous two I was worried I’ll end up being blah towards this series, since I felt it was repetitive, but after this I think this will have a place among my favorites. The book had everything it needed: mind-blowing action, an amazing story, touching moments and hot love scenes. I’m really impressed.

Now, what I loved about the story was the dynamics of it. Yes, I prefer...more
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Entertaining and fairly engrossing. I liked Sebastian and Kaderin, aka Bastian and Katja. The alpha-beta scholar-warrior vampire meets his coldhearted vampire-killer bride, a buxom Valkyrie blond who has been "blessed" for a millennium to feel nothing at all. No fear, no joy, no lust or love. However, she kick-starts his heart, so we know there's something inside. They both carry a load of grief for the past, but much of that gets resolved in this book.

Setting and set-up: An epic 30-day race ar...more
Mar 28, 2009 Christel rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Paranormal romance readers
Recommended to Christel by: Everybody in the list group
Shelves: kresley-cole
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This is my favourite so far.

I love Sebastian. He was a sweet alpha warrior with a heart of gold.

Kaderin was totally badass and I loved the relationship they formed.

The Hie was interesting and I loved that Bastian was always there to help and save her.

As usual the Valkyrie's made me laugh. A lot! Those ladies are the BEST!

Can't wait for the next!
After reading Kresley Cole's entire Immortals After Dark series back to back, I was pleasantly surprised to find that when I think back to No Rest for the Wicked (Second in a series of Seven (thus far!)) what stands out the most in my mind is the hero, Sebastian. A tortured soul who wants only to end his long, lonely existence, Sebastian is one of those extraordinary characters in romanceland that just melts your heart.

One of the Vampire race in Cole's world, Sebastian became a creature of the n...more
It started out exciting with a cold emotionless immortal female entering a race around the world to collect various items before the rest of the teams. Very Amazing Race like, except for the maiming, mangling and eventual killing part. She has not felt anything, no emotions since she was cursed ages ago. Then this vampire her sworn enemy walks into her life and dang it, she has a feeling. Sebastian, the vampire, has been cold the few decades himself. He hates being what he is, does not want to l...more
Lady Allison
Sebastian Wroth has lost his will to live...until Kaderin the Cold Hearted comes to kill him, but ends up enthralling him. Kaderin has been blessed for centuries of not feeling any of her emotions so as not to cave in under the grief that she feels over her triplet sisters' deaths. When she comes to kill Sebastian, she expects to make him cower & take a new pair of fangs for her collection. However, when she gets there she discovers that he makes her feel again. Not knowing what to do with s...more
Brittany B.
For the steamy passion, the fantastic world of the lore, the unique story, and one of the best heroes ever, this book deserve a solid 5!

Excellent second book. In some ways, better than the first. I was concerned I wouldn't like the race/challenge plot, but it was very good. That Lore version of amazing race allowed me to learn about the various species. Without realizing it at the time, the author was world-building and setting up for a great next book. Very steamy. Hero: Sebastion is a persona...more
No Rest for the Wicked
5 Stars

Sebastian Wroth has had enough of his existence until the moment Kaderin the Cold Hearted arrives to take his miserable life. After awakening something within him, Kaderin becomes his sole reason for living but she is not called "Cold Hearted" for nothing and cannot understand why she is inexplicably drawn to him. Now the two are competitors in the Talisman Hie, a legendary treasure hunt with a prize that may alter both their pasts and the future they may sha...more
Tai the Lioness
5 Stars-extreme personal connection

This review shall be short and too the point I'm a little tired and although I would like to don't have the energy to wax on about it's greatness all morning.

This is a superb book. KC did not dissapoint ( WILL SHE EVER? o_o) with this one. It was engaging and intense, two things I love in any PR book. It was a well suited coupling and I thorougly enjoyed how they "came to be" The gold of this story lies in the heroine. Kaderin has been through so much. The pain...more
Real quick, since I'm still not able to type a ton...

I liked Kaderin much more than Emmaline. She might have been cold and vicious, but she was no wimp. I liked Bastien very much. I love an intelligent, tortured hero.

I still like Nix (why doesn't she get a book?) and Regin is annoying. Bowen is hot and tortured (added plus) and I can't wait to read his book. I want to know how he got out of the situation he was in, and if he tried to kill Bastien and Kaderin.

The smutty scenes in this book were...more
"If you love something, you protect it ruthlessly. No matter what occurs."

This series is getting better and better. The 3rd book in the 'Immortals After Dark' series by Kresley Cole is full of extreme ideas, a fast-paced plot, exquisite characters and brilliant humor.

The events revolve around the Talisman’s Hie, a contest for immortals, where the ultimate price is unimaginably precious, and the setting is more than adventurous. This savage, bloody competition gives another peek into the fabul...more
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. Cole is one of those writers who have a talent of capturing the reader from the very beginning of the story. This series is getting better with every book, and Immortals After Dark is soaring up my list of favorites. This book is a great combination of passionate love, romantic conflict, quirky characters and great action that paranormal fans will definitely enjoy.

Most of the book is focused on the Hie, a mystical treasure hunt for immortals, that invo...more
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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. She has also written five award-winning historical romances.

Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published twenty-two books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign langua...more
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