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Dark Needs at Night's Edge

(Immortals After Dark #4)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  47,839 ratings  ·  1,511 reviews
Bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her seductive Immortals After Dark series with this tale of a vampire shunned even by his own kind and a beautiful phantom, bound together by a passion they cannot resist.


Néomi Laress, a famous ballerina from a past century, became a phantom the night she was murdered. Imbued with otherworldly
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Pocket Books
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Keeping with the same pattern of earlier books in the 'Immortals After Dark' series, this fifth book in the series tells the story of another "unblooded" male that meets his mate. This time around, the female is a ghost, Naomi, and the male vampire is Conrad, brother to earlier heroes in the series.

The fact that Naomi doesn't have an actual body for a large part of this story put a different spin on things. At times, I was wondering how in the world Ms. Cole would manage to pull off a love stor
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“People think happiness will simply fall into their laps. You have to aspire to it. And sometimes you have to seize it when it’s kicking and screaming.”

Dark Needs at Night's Edge surprised me so much that I didn't see what was coming when I thought that this book must be like the others. I fell in love with Néomi since the first scene, her life before she died was tragic and pitiful I feel the deep connection to her character immediately. Conrad is insane, he's brought to the haunted house
5 + stars

Dark Needs at Night's Edge was an absolutely fantastic read! I loved everything about this book. In fact, it might just be my favorite in the series thus far. I could go on and on about what I loved about this story, but I'm very anxious to start the next book in the series to find out what happens to Cade, the demon. 

Suffice it to say, this book has everything I love in a paranormal AND in a romance book. It has a creative and compelling world, a fascinating cast of motley characters,
Kat Kennedy
Dark Needs at Night's Edge is a modern, more intensely paranormal version of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

Mrs. Muir
Rex Harrison: making ghosts sexy since 1947.

It is, to date, my absolute favourite book in this series. Not that it's really had that much competition.

So far it stands against an abductor, rapist, Sebastian/Kaderine who rock, and Bowen/Marie who don't.

Conrad, a bloodmad and vicious vampire, is captured by his three brothers and trapped in an old mansion to help recover his sanity. Néomi, a 1920's
"Dreams can change."

I loved this story! After the gruesome prologue there is non-stop action: the plot is thrilling, and so complex, that I don’t even dare to summarize it. Brilliant characterization, incredible sexual tension, and Cole’s hallmark humor make this book unputdownable.

Once both Néomi and Conrad were humans. Néomi became a ghost, Conrad changed to a vampire. Now both of them suffer from being what they are.

In his human life, Conrad was denied any happiness; his change to
Sophia Triad
Conrad Wroth, Vampire & Naomi Laress, Phantom

I am not really a fan of Ghosts in paranormal books – mainly because ghosts have no substance. They are just thin air. Moreover, they are usually stuck in one place. They are not allowed to walk around anywhere else on the Earth. And finally, when there is a ghost, there is also his/her dead body rottening somewhere near. And this is not very appealing.

So, I thought that I wouldn’t like this story:
The story of a really sad ghost and of a crazy from
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
25th May 2020
I love it when a book stays fabulous, this book remains a gem and always ensures I finish reading with a smile.

October 30th 2018
So I'm going through a bit of a re-read phase and I'm glad I did with Dark Need at Night's Edge, which remains one of my favourite Kresley Cole books. Cole had me drawn in from the get go, loved the blend of paranormal here, the book gives us Conrad a vampire on the brink of madness and ghost Neomi - a feisty passionate ballerina only visible to Conrad (a
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More)
I had to place my faith in Ms. Cole that this premise of a ghost falling in love with a vampire would work. I just couldn't see how this would go well at all. My faith was rewarded. I loved this book. It starts out so beautiful and even gothic. Neomi Laress is brutally murdered by a spurned lover in her house that she has just bought at a grand party she is throwing to celebrate her retirement from the ballet. She is a beautiful dancer in the early 20th century who has decided to leave her curre ...more
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal fans; JR Ward fans
Recommended to Auntee by: Everyone!
I have to rate this another 5 star read by Kresley Cole. Even though the plot was a lot different than the other books in the series, I still found this one hard to put down. It just felt so unusual to me, but in a good way. Mad vampire assassin meets lonely, beautiful ballerina ghost and falls in love against all odds--I just wasn't expecting that! I loved how Conrad and Neomi 'connected' over their long talks while each was a prisoner inside Neomi's estate. Loved their little game of black jac ...more
How the hell does Kresley Cole do it!?A mix of delivery between Awesome action, warm humor and a vigorous Love between a mad vampire-assassin and a ballerina of a ghost,Kresley Cole made a HuGe hit out of this one!Gahhhh How i have come to love "Dark Needs at Night's Edge" with its (sometimes) gothic sense,intensity,passion and raw needs that left you stumbling with excitement, i L.O.V.E everything about it.!Which showes that this book so far is my favourite in these series.!

A very unusual plot,
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession

Another Great book in this awesome series.......

Naomi Laress is a beautiful French ex burlesque dancer turned ballerina murdered by her ex. Refusing to die she comes back as a ghost. She is very sensual and full of life always laughing and enjoying herself and finding happiness where ever she can She is also dedicated working hard when she wants something. Going for her dreams.
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Conrad Wroth Had lost his mind turned into something he hated against his will a vampire. He became a
Sammy Loves Books
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Fans
*****4.0 This Series Rocks Stars*****

Conrad Wroth


The Vampire, Conrad Wroth, is a highly paid assassin. He kills other immortals by drinking their blood until he obtains their power and their memories. But all that killing and drinking has caused Conrad to become consumed with blood lust. And he can no longer distinguish his memories from those of his victims. He's pretty much gone mad.

haunted house

So his brothers buy an old abandoned property and imprison him in the abandoned manor. And as fate would have it
Oct 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal romance fans, fans of a virgin hero
Well, it looks like my high school French class finally paid off in the end! Again, I breezed through this book! Dark Needs at Night’s Edge was such a thrill to read!

To be honest, I was caught off-guard. I don’t usually enjoy ghost stories so I didn’t expect to be so transfixed by Neomi the French prima ballerina. But I was. The prologue is fantastic and once I started, I couldn’t stop!

Murdered by her ex-husband in a bitter rage, Neomi Laress was stabbed to death in her own home after the brigh
Stacia (the 2010 club)

3.5 stars.

Waitress : Welcome back to the Fetish Cafe. See anything you like tonight?

Me : (closing the menu) Not really. I feel like I've seen all of this before. Alphas who kidnap, Alphas who rescue, Alphas who fight for their women...I'm bored. Are there any betas on special tonight?

Waitress : (smacking gum) Nope. Outta luck. Some Valkyrie came in and purchased our last beta fantasy. She said something about wanting to hold him facedown over a crocodile...

Me : How...quaint. (Gathers things)
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Just over two weeks ago, while boarding a 'red-eye' flight from Vegas to Toronto, I thought to myself 'I know I won't be able to sleep so why not pick a book that's already on my kindle to make the four hours go by faster' so I chose The Warlord Wants Forever and the rest, as they say, is history.

I've been completely lost in this magical world of Immortals After Dark ever since and can't get enough of it and it's inhabitants! Néomi Laress & Conrad Wroth are the latest couple to steal my hear
When Funmi Met Romance

ReRead: I LOVE THESE BOOKS. This one was so much fun and conrad is sooooooooooooo amazing. I love a good virgin hero

5 stars- Favorite IAD book yet

Gushing Fangirl Thoughts

I'm so happy there is a substantial amount of thorough reviews on this book for I'm about to gush over this like a open wound...:P This book was great. Cole wove an amazing story in "Dark Needs a Night's Edge" I found myself aching for these characters. It seriously amazes me how Cole created such a contradiction of a book. This
Apr 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010-reads, vampires

This is the fourth book in the Immortals After Dark series and this series seems to be getting better. So each book tells you the story of a powerful supernatural male and his fight to win his mate and let me tell you there are fights. Easily this book was the most emotional for me so far and very unconventional with the ending and the love story between the two main characters.

Conrad Wroth is feared and he is hated, but no one could h
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

I strongly suspected that this installment was going to be a miss for me because ghost romances are a personal pet peeve of mine, but I’m listening to this series in order, and it was next up on my to-do list. Kresley Cole’s writing and Robert Petkoff’s narration were by no means at fault here; I still enjoyed many of the secondary elements of this story, the most noteworthy of which being Nix’s dialogue and the author’s phone sex style approach to the earlier love scene
❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
4 stars

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Really loved this book. I ve been searching the other night a ghost romance and stumbled upon this one, and I m so glad I did cos it was super enjoyable.I noticed I ve read randomly other books from this series and now I have again gained the taste of this yummy immortals.
The feisty ballerina phantom and the bloodmad vamp. Whats not to love?
Great read for paranormal romance lovers.
Lisa Kay
★★★★★ (This is a review of the audio book.) What can I say about hearing one of my favorite installments of Kresley Cole’s wonderful Immortals After Dark series brought to life on audio book? Terrific? Wonderful? Awesome?

They all seem woefully inadequate.

I’ve read this book several times, and I loved listening to it. Robert Petkoff continues his breathtaking narration, kicking it up a notch this time to tell us of Néomi Laress and Conrad Wroth’s love story. His voice is dreamy and he does the in
May 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Book 5 in the series was disappointing for me. Book 4 was so good I was expecting something along the same lines or better. I didn't feel much attraction between Néomi and Connor and when they did finally come together it was anticlimactic. It took so long for something to happen that when it did it fell flat. Something didn't click to make me believe that they really wanted each other the way the other couples in the previous books did. It was a strange kind of tension. I didn't like how she wo ...more
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! It is a very well written and enjoyable story. I loved Conrad- what a cranky, sexy beast of a man! He was so smitten with Naomi and was able to go against his nature and be gentle with her. Naomi is an awesome heroine- very brave and able to soothe Conrad. And the steamy scenes are hot, hot, hot! The secondary characters are great too. Especially Nix- she is funny! As much as I loved this one I'm not sure about the others in this series- I don't think many of them are s ...more
June 2019 Re-read.

Erm. Well, we started this buddy read in 2014....and I've let it languish. Time to get going on it again. So, here I am catch up with Sarah ;)

Book 1: The Warlord Wants Forever
Book 2: A Hunger Like No Other
Book 3: No Rest for the Wicked
Book 4: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

I gave this three-stars before, apparently, but I think I was being generous then - because I hated this book for the longest time. The first time I read it, was on a cross-country flight. I had nothing else
Lisa Kay

★★★★★ (This is a review of the audio book.) What can I say about hearing one of my favorite installments of Kresley Cole’s wonderful Immortals After Dark series brought to life on audio book? Terrific? Wonderful? Awesome?

They all seem woefully inadequate.

I’ve read this book several times, and I loved listening to it. Robert Petkoff continues his breathtaking narration, kicking it up a notch this time to tell us of Néomi Laress and Conrad Wroth’s love story. His voice is dreamy and he does the in
Fani *loves angst*
Even when I didn't like the hero, I couldn't put this book down. When I started warming towards him... well, it became a winner!

Connor is a vampire, but one with those dreaded red eyes: that means he drinks from the flesh. And on top of that, he is a hired assasin. After so many years of bloodlust, he's almost mad. The memories he gathered from his victims run without control in his mind so he can't tell if what he's seeing is actually true, a hallucination brought by his fragmented mind or a m
Jan 12, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Reread Review August 6, 2017

5 "Haunting" Stars!!

Best ghost story ever! Like I said with the previous book's reread review, I used to be tough. This one is getting an upgrade to 5 stars too.

Conrad was one of the best damaged males ever! He was so very messed up and so very sweet and romantic. He had a raw vulnerability that I just fell hard for. I wanted him healed. I wanted him happy. Naomi! When I grow up, I want to be as sexy, sensual and confident as she was. She knew how to handle her vampi
Debra Johnson
Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
4.75 Stars

This is the 5th book in the IAD series. And each book is better than the book before it.
Kresley Cole has an amazing imagination.

I was bewildered as to how she would work things out. It was a complex story with astonishing twists & turns.

The characters in each book become more defined. Their personalities substantial. Their world more tangible.

This story is about Conrad & Neomi.
Neomi is a ghost. Co
Alex is The Romance Fox
Kresley Cole -What an incredible storyteller and talented and unique writer you are!!!!!
Her Immortals after Dark Series is beyond amazing….the world of Lore inhabited by such different and varied characters that we have come to know from the previous books is so creatively written , they come alive and are so real and believable that has you engaging in their lives.

I am not crazy about ghost stories and at first had some doubts about this book. Well, after the first two chapters………I was in heav
4.5 stars

At first I was like

Soon I thought things started to get interesting.

Then I was like

By the halfway mark and through the rest of the book I wanted to do this

A vampire that suffers from bloodlust and has been turned into a killer. Cold and angry at the whole world, he hates himself and all the creatures that are like him. He cannot be sexually stimulated until he finds his bride and is blooded. And when he finally finds her, she cannot blood him because she's not technically alive.

A ghost
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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.

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.
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  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark, #3)
  • Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #5)
  • Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #6)
  • Untouchable (Immortals After Dark, #7)
  • Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #8)
  • Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #9)
  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark, #10)
  • Lothaire (Immortals After Dark, #11)

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