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Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark #6)

4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  36,115 Ratings  ·  1,081 Reviews
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 to
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by Simon & Schuster
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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
Dec 31, 2016 P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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
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
Sep 21, 2008 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal fans; BDB fans
Recommended to Auntee by: Everyone!
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Sammy Loves Books
Hot Damn, I loved it!! Cade was Yummy as Sin

He gets 4.5 Sexy, Cocky Stars!!!



Cade 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.

green eyes

Demons are constant
Sep 23, 2016 ~IreneOust~ rated it it was amazing
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 seri ...more
4 1/2 stars

Dark Desires After Dusk is another fantastic book in the Immortals After Dark series.

I lovedalmost 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 behaviorand 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 ratin
Kat Kennedy
Feb 27, 2011 Kat Kennedy rated it it was ok
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.


Jo ★The Book Sloth★
4 IAD Stars

I 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 t
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
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 wa
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3.5 Stars This one was not as good for me as the others I have read in this series.

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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 H
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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 ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Greta is Erikasbuddy
Jul 11, 2011 Greta is Erikasbuddy rated it it was amazing
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 demon
Oh baby baby --- I should have probably known
That his horns would be a turn on
Oh pretty baby
My husband now loves this book
And he doesn't even know it

LOLZ!! 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. AHHHHH
Fani loves angst
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 did
Oct 19, 2016 Seffra rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Oh 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.
Anzu The Great Destroyer
*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
Jan 25, 2012 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Story Rating 5 stars
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance Rating 4 stars
Imagination 5 stars
Heat Level 3.5 stars
Action Level 5 stars
Overall Rating 5 stars
Favorite Character, Cadeon

I'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
Sep 13, 2014 Jonetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 boori
ᴥ Irena ᴥ

There 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 h
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Mar 08, 2013 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
Quick review:

Cover: Hot
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: Smokin’
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: Entertaining and sexy as hell. What more could you want?
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Too goals intersect, which one will rule out the other
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Cadeon

SUMMARY (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
Jun 22, 2008 Eastofoz rated it it was amazing
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!!! Sen ...more
May 13, 2012 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, pnr
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."


This book definitely had me smiling all the way through, it's a real treat! Enjoy!

Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events
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.
Nov 24, 2013 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Fun story. Pretty good, but see Quibbles section below. Excellent narrator, Robert Petkoff. He is REALLY top drawer professional, better than any other popular male narrator in the romance genre — even his love scenes sound perfect. Rarrr! So hot. ;).

Fun Road Trip Trope: For most of the book, Holly and Cadeon are taking an action-packed road trip from Louisiana to Alaska, where they must meet an evil sorcerer before the month is up. Lots of sexy banter and some bickering along the route. The be
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
May 19, 2013 Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!*** rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
So I started reading this series to fill the time till the next Black Dagger Brotherhood book comes out, but I've actually started to enjoy this series, and "Dark Desires After Dusk" might be my fave so far. I thought it was funny and sweet, and I caught myself laughing and smiling like a weirdo when Cadeon and Holly would banter back and forth.
...well at least up until "Kiss Of A Demon King" they remind me of the old romance novels my grandmother would read (Fabio! lol) if I h
5++ stars

After 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*
Desde luego esta autora no deja de sorprenderme. De todos los que llevo de esta serie, algunos más flojos y otros mejores, no hay libro que me decepcione.
En esta ocasión, nos presentan a Cadeon, el demonio que ya salió en libros anteriores y que lleva una pesada carga desde hace 900 años; él fue el culpable de que su hermano perdiera el trono.
Decidido a revertir esa situación, lleva a cabo la tarea junto con su hermano de ir en busca de la única arma que puede acabar con aquel que usurpó el tron
Jul 29, 2016 AJ rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

The sixth book in the Immortals After Dark series, this book is great fun with lots of adventure, and I loved it!

Cadeon Woede has been in the series for a while now. He’s a demon and a mercenary for hire, known as the “Kingmaker”, but he is haunted by one decision he made that cost his brother his throne. Since then, he has dedicated the last 900 years of his life to helping Rydstrom reclaim his crown as Demon King.

I love Cade! Cocky, arrogant, sarcastic and sexy as all hell, he’s my f
Apr 15, 2010 DarienMoya rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All
Shelves: 2010-reads, demon

I enjoyed this latest instalment to the Immortals after Dark series, we got a little something new. Demons aren’t new to the series but it’s the first book where it revolves entirely around them. Once again Miss Cole delivers fun and quirky characters, intense and action packed situations.

Cadeon is a Rage Demon which basically means when he gets pissed you will know it, his horns will straighten and he will look like Satan himself or Hellboy without the ta
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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

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Other Books in the Series

Immortals After Dark (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark #1)
  • A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2)
  • No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark #3)
  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #4)
  • Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #5)
  • Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark #7)
  • Deep Kiss of Winter (Includes: Immortals After Dark, #8; Alien Huntress, #3.5)
  • Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #9)
  • Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark #10)
  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark #11)

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“Gods, I love it when you talk mathy to me.” 170 likes
“Cadeon, can you hear me?"

He didn't open his eyes. "Nothing wrong with my ears."

"Of course not." She laid the cloth on his forehead. "So . . you and Tera seemed close."

"Been through a lot."

"Was she your girlfriend?"

He gave a laugh that sounded like a grunt. "Not at all."

"And you really didn't sleep with Imatra?"

"Bloody hell, noooo, I didn't . . . She's a slag."

"Then why did you kiss her?" Holly asked.

"Directions. . . and to see."

"To see what?"

"That it wouldn't be all that bad without you."

This was interesting. "Did you make a determination?"

He gave a bitter laugh. "It'll be all that bad."

Oh, Cadeon. "You've known I was your female for a year?" He nodded. "Why I would be chosen for you?"

"Fate decides . . . who I can be most satisfied with."

Nibbling her lip, she asked, "Have you slept with anyone else since you knew it was me?"

"Gave a halfhearted try for a witch . . . she wanted a werewolf instead."

There was no getting around it--Holly was jealous of the witch.

But then Cadeon said, "And I wanted you.”
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