No Rest for the Wicked
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 nightmar ...more
Like the second book in the series, 'No Rest For The Wicked' centers on the forbidden romance between a Valkyrie and a vampire. This time around, it is Kaderin the cold-hearted and Sebastian that end u ...more
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 known ...more
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 ...more
So Good..... All I can say about this series so far is WOW!!!!!!!!! I am so loving this series.
Kaderin the Cold Hearted is a Kickass Warrior Valkyrie who hates vampires because she had mercy on a vampire and he turned around and killer her two sisters. Her guilt and pain was so much that a goddess took away all of her emotions leaving her feeling nothing until she meets Sebastian Wroth ...
Sebastian was a Warrior like his other 3 brothers. He was turned into a vampire against his will ...more
“And now, for the first time in three hundred hellish years, Sebastian desperately wanted to live.”
Sebastian Wroth is my favorite type of hero. He's persistent, gentle, adamant and freaking hot ! I fell in love with this book since the first chapter. Kresley Cole outlined No Rest for the Wicked very well because she didn't left any details out. The beginning of it and the ending were powerful, I felt emotions through the book even when I didn't read it, it was still there.
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 Wicked had me captivated and giddy. I couldn't stop myself from giggling, 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 ...more
Sebastian Wroth never wanted to become a vampire.
That September of 1709, he only wished to die. Everything he loved was lost, died, taken away from him. Sebastian was a man of honor. Better to have a honorable death, than becoming a bloodthirsty Vampiir. His brother Nikolai who suddenly appeared had other plans.
“I will not have this for me,” Sebastian said. “I do not want it.”
“You must, brother,” Nikolai murmured. Were his eerie eye ...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 ...more
I'll admit I fe ...more
Back in 1709, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire by his brother Nikolai, the hero in The Warlord Wants Forever. That happened ...more
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 ...more
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Talk about a fun series! I didn't have any fetish boxes checked this time, but it's okay. I loved the read in spite of it.
I don't even mind that there's about a billion types of immortals in these books like I usually would (kitchen sink writing generally bugs me because it muddies the rules of a world/universe). This might have something to do with each race ha ...more
4 "Headboard Banging Stars"
Sebastian Wroth, he had me at gray eyes *sighs*
Sebastian was once a fierce warrior. But as he lay dying from wounds, his brother turned him into a Vampire against his will. Sebastian hates himself and his brother for turning him into this monster. He lives as a vampire, yet his heart doesn't beat, he doesn't need to breath, and his useless cock doesn't even get hard. Sebastian never ventures into the outside world. He merely exists, forcing blood, purchased from a but ...more
Sebastian was meant to call her his own. The good and the bad. She’d been made for him, and he for her.
4.5stars - I loved this book!!
There was a reason that would completely explain why she couldn’t hurt him. But she refused to entertain it—couldn’t. If she did, life as she knew it was over...
Strong heroines are a favorite of mine, and I just loved Kaderin the Cold Hearted. When she lost her beloved sisters’ centuries ago to a vampire attack, a gracious gift from an unknown...more
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
She's stupid, but not as stupid as Kaderin.
She's annoying, but not as annoying as Kaderin.
I disliked her, but not as much as Kaderin.
She redefined The Unlikable Heroine for me. To call her TSTL would still give her wriggle room for positive attributes but she won't get that from me. No ...more
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
I’d originally intended to listen to one IMMORTALS AFTER DARK audiobook a month until I got caught-up on the series. Well, that plan flew the coop the moment Robert Petkoff began cooing in my ear. This installment was a step below its predecessor because other than Bowen, who was a secondary character, it came up short on werewolves, and was more story-centric than sextastic. At any rate, I found Kresley Cole’s version of the Amazing Race (Hie) to be quite ingenious; I t ...more
However, i must comment that her dialogues often feel comical and detached??? i really don’t know how else to put it but that’s pretty much how it felt. The world building/setting was a bit confusing, so i’ll be honest i schemed through a lot but that’s entirely on me as i skipped t ...more
“She said that... in the competition, before the next full moon... you’re going to... die.”
Read for my full moon Halloween square.
Was missing the fun addicting candy feel from the first. I don't think the valkyrie humor or personalities gels with mine. I was annoyed with the heroine and bored with the hero. I'm going to take a break from the series but I've got a lot of Halloween bingo squares to fill, so I could be back trying soon. ...more
But stubborn Cupcake is stubborn and was all...
I'm not going to lie it was the news that KC was going to try her hand at mm that got me to try again.
And now I'm all...
Again, I liked both of these characters but didn't lurve them. B ...more
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
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
I'm really loving where this series is heading and I very much want to be a part of this fandom, but these books take me a million years to read. I'm not sure if it's just because I'm not a paranormal reader or if there is still a lot of set up that needs to go on, but these drag a bit for me.
On to the next one! ...more
Kresley Cole has surprised me yet AGAIN with "No Rest for the Wicked".!How the hell does she do it!!!?Keeping me awake the whole night reading this book once i started it and snarling towards anyone who might disturb me during the reading-i have it so bad(sigh). This book delivered it all for me,and like the others in the "Immortals After Dark"-series,i have completely fallen in love with this one, everything about it! ...more
Now, what I loved about the story was the dynamics of it. Yes, I prefer ...more
4 1/2 "Ultimate Scavenger Hunt" Stars!
Well first off, that original review is just stellar now is it not!?😲
Unfortunately this one won't be much better. My brain is just not up to writing reviews lately.
But anyway. This bad boy is getting an up grade to 5 stars. I loved both Kaderin and Sebastian. They played the ultimate cat and mouse game. Question was, who was the cat and who was the mouse?
The scavenger hunt was fun; they were both dealing with some emotional fami ...more
7 April 2015: $1.99 on Kindle
Book 1: The Warlord Wants Forever
Book 2: A Hunger Like No Other
Here's the book that hooked me on this series. It had dept ...more
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...
A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.
Her IAD bo ...more
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