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Shadow's Kiss

(Immortals After Dark #20)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  279 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Overprotected vampire princess Kosmina “Mina” Daciano—part merciless swordswoman/part bashful, awkward damsel—has never been allowed to venture from her antiquated and isolated home realm of Dacia. But Lothaire, the half-mad king, overrules Mina’s older brother and uncles and dispatches her out into the mortal world, reasoning that she’ll either “broaden her horizons or di ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: November 20th 2020 by Simon & Schuster UK
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Christies Book Blog!!! I think it will be Brandr. He's the berserker who was friends with Aidan in Dreams of a Dark Warrior.
Ale Wasn't he young? That doesn't fit the "warrior hero" description from the blurb. Usually, the protagonists have opposite personalities. I'm liking the…moreWasn't he young? That doesn't fit the "warrior hero" description from the blurb. Usually, the protagonists have opposite personalities. I'm liking the possibility that Heath McRieve might be alive and they meet...(less)

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☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
Update: expected publication 2020!!?????


*takes a closer look*

NOVEMBER 2020!!?!!!???
*screams even more*
that's closer to 2021!!!!!!!

Ooooooooh!! Someone said that maybe Mina will be paired with Brandr? Yesss I ship it! 😂

Characters I wish would get a book
1. Nix (and that Oreo or whatever)
Gimme my Nixie 😍
2. Thad 💖 aww that cutie (I've been hoping with Natalia but highly doubt it)
3. Dezhazier? No I don't know how to write it. But a hot pirate demon ? Fuck yess.
4. Rok
5. Salem the naughty P
Jun 08, 2017 marked it as to-read
I know, I know. I have been using this same banner for various times already...but I can't resist...

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OMG HOLY MOTHER FREAKER, IT'S GONNA BE KOSMINA'S STORY!!! Other reviewer suggested it can be about Kosmina and Thaddeus. I will love to see this novel to be Kosmina/Tadd (they even seem to be around the same age damn it), but I doubt it will be Kosmina/Thaddeus, because these two are too happy go lucky! XD
Apr 12, 2017 marked it as to-read

EDIT6: This is worse than I thought.

November 20th? in 2020?? that's basically 2021, I doubt I'll remember anything about these characters. *le sigh* Feels like I've been Judith McNaught'd.



EDIT5: We're probably back to a 2019/2020 release :/


EDIT4: Hmm, still a lifetime away --> December 4th 2018 *sigh* Awesome.


EDIT3: Whoo hoo, it's coming out on April 17th --> which is yaay, my b'day <3


EDIT2: Sooo, the b
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I will die an old maid waiting for this book to come out...
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Apr 22, 2017 marked it as to-read
*March 2018 edit* Wait, so this book got changed to Kosmina's book? I'm not complaining, but what happened to the other story? Or was the character mentioned before the guy who was supposed to be Kosmina's HEA, so it really was Kosmina's story and I was too dense to figure it out?

*original comment* It's kinda bs that we have to wait so long for Kosmina's book, especially given the cliffhanger in Mirceo's book tying back to her. Normally, I would prefer that the stories of 2 siblings be split up
Apr 05, 2017 marked it as to-read

Kosmina and The Ruthless Warrior Hero. Great... *insert the sarcasm and infinite amount of doubt*


Huh? Probably Kosmina?

If it really is her story then I would love to see her with Thaddeus.
Ashley *bilingual lover of books*
UPDATE 12/27/18:

Looks Like Munro’s book is up next now with a release date in May 2019. Meh. I don’t think I’m too excited for this one.

Hopefully that bad boy will just keep on getting moved up!

So, I would like to start by saying that Kresley Cole is my most favorite author for fiction novels. Her writing style is incredible and her creative mind is just freaking beautiful. I have absolute faith in her abilities to write an amazing book, but O
Sophia Triad
Jul 31, 2017 marked it as to-read
The story of Kosmina Daciano aka Mina.
There is a huge cliffhunger about Mina since "Shadow's Seduction".
So, we now wait to see how this issue about Mina will be resolved and who will be her mate :)
May 05, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: imwaiting
July 2018

Another update: A year later and it's now scheduled for November 2020... And it's some random characters who I don't even know. THEN, Munro's story, and only God knows when THAT will actually happen at this rate. *scoff* I'm feeling this is the natural progression of a long winded series. Disappointment where you eventually just stop asking and hoping. A slow and painful death where book series go to die. That's ok. I think this is the official death of this series for me. I'm out.

Jun 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
Can anyone explain what is happening here?

First there were two books coming out in 2018: this one, which was not marked as an IAD but as part of her online short story publishing, Valkyrie Publishing. (Like Shadow’s Seduction.) And an actual untitled IAD book.

I come back the other IAD book is gone, and suddenly this book was moved back three months. Now this book is moved back to 2020?!

What is happening here? Tbh it feels like she was supposed to write something else and have this as a side st
Sep 01, 2018 rated it liked it
These series are getting way longer than I expected! And the next publishing is 2021?! I don’t think I’d remember these series existed! And IF I got notified, I won’t remember any of the characters anymore and believe me I won’t read 17 books again just to remember! The only good thing about these series is that there’s a “big picture” you’re trying to get to, and the rest is repetitive romances. So in my opinion when you set the publishing date this far, you’re seriously disappointing fans. Let ...more
Michelle Huberdeau
Aug 09, 2017 marked it as to-read
**Update: Dec 19th, 2017

Okay I'm hearing she may be paired with Brandr... I would actually totally not mind that! I am open! He isn't thaaaat new to the series...


OMG OMG I hope Mina is paired with Heath Macrieve!!! I need more lykae in my life!

"Ruthless warrior" doesn't describe the Sand King who has her captive, nor Thaddeus (he's far too gentle in nature and has been a Lorean for like 5 minutes)...

So that to me says an older Lorean. Who better than th
Sharon L
Sep 08, 2017 marked it as to-read

7/28/2018: I'm in a dire need for some IAD. I'm serious, I'm a heavely addicted gal when it comes to this series (thank god, I didn't read the series till 2016-ish. I don't I could have handled it).

Did you see? For some reason, the publication date of some of the editions had been pushed to 2020. I really hope that's just a joke.

KC! You gotta write this series faster!
Um HELLO, that is CHEATING to not give us any clues about who the hero is going to be!

*Fingers crossed for the King of Sand*
Lynsey A
November of 2020? Seriously??? I can't even. Two years after it's expected release date. Does anyone know why??
Marielle Authier
Aug 10, 2017 marked it as to-be-release-2020  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Expected publication: April 17th 2018 by Simon & Schuster UK

Expected publication: November 20th 2018 by Gallery Books

Books isn't out, and there are several different release dates indicated, so I am lost o.O.

Expected publication: November 20th 2020 by Simon & Schuster UK
☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾
Three and a half years between books?? And that's assuming it actually comes out in November of 2020. This is how authors kill off series, or just let them die. I'm worries Cole is feeling over IAD, which really sucks for me because I'm not really interested in her YA series (I am not into YA at all). Is that all she is writing now?
July 7, 2018
NOVEMBER 20, 2020?!? WHAT

Regina Mundus
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay, after my 3rd reading of the entire IAD series, I have a theory about this "ruthless warrior hero". It's not Benneit, or Brandr or Kristoff...its'...wait for it...Heath MacRieve. Hear me out.

1) All the MacRieve's fit the "ruthless warrior" trait. If he's related to Garreth or Lachlain, chances are he's been through a few battles, hence, ruthless warrior.

2)How we know he'd be ruthless? If you recall, he disappeared 150 years ago, around the same time that Lachlain was captured while out loo
Sep 25, 2018 marked it as to-read
I'm kind of put out that this has been moved to a 2021 release (really, that date's basically 2021 already) And if you think about it, when's Munro's book then? Ughh. Not to be a downer and be negative, but I feel like KC's prioritizing her YA/NA series more than IAD. As a loyal fan of IAD since the start, but also one who also enjoys her Arcana Chronicles, I'm so disappointed T_T There are probably more deals and $$ out of Arcana Chronicles, but come on man, IAD! IAD is beloved by many too! I c ...more
Sep 06, 2018 marked it as to-read
I already stopped reading one of Kresley's series because the time between books. Looks like this one is the next series I drop. Why does she make people wait so long for a good series and yet writes new books for a different series? UGH
Christies Book Blog!!!
Jun 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
At first, I thought the hero in this book was going to be Brandr the berserker and I still Think it could be but…

The more I think about it the more I think this book is going to have a werewolf hero. The couples in Coles books never come from the same race and since Mina is a vampire the hero won’t be. Also, the last 4 books have had a demon hero, so I don’t think the hero is going to be a demon of any sort (counting out Rok). That still leaves a few other races and this ‘warrior hero’ could be

Here it says Nov/ 20/ 18 but on other sites say Dec/ 1/18 on kindle 2030 so please don't do something like this book, Highland Ever After , cause I don't want to add another DNF without trying it cause I was too exited about

Martha S
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I also agree that it won't be a vampire, it could be someone new or her captor as K.C. is fond of hate/love relationships against all odds, i think bc the Morior are still kind of new into the scene it could be one of that crew, not the vampire, but maybe the wolf, i don't actually believe it could be a demon, bc we have had recently many demon/vampire matings, specially in the Daciano family... or maybe it could work, after all aren't her and Mirceo twins? they have a connection, and maybe they ...more
Apr 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: can-t-wait
Just checked and the date’s been moved from April 10th to December 4th. Darn.
I wonder if Kosmina’s mate will be someone we’ve met already or not.
And when are we going to find out what happened with Munro MacRieve and Kereny? It’s been five books!

Release date’s been moved back two weeks! 8D


Reread Sweet Ruin today and caught a tidbit: Mina has the plague.

According to KC’s newsletter, the next IAD book is about Munro and Kereny. I don’t even know wh
Kania Zara
Jul 04, 2018 marked it as to-read
WHAT THE ACTUAL F*** ?!?!?! 2020!!! ARE U KIDDING MEE.... I NEED IT NOWWW :((( thats just cruel
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
...How should I say this?
It's nice and all that you have this new characters and that you like to play with them. Really. It's nice.
But gods! How much long do I have to wait for Fury's story? I want to see that fiery woman once and for all!! I mean she changed so many characters life in your books toughning up the girls and all.
We all know she's gonna end up with the Moriors wolf ( well at least I'm putting bets on it ).
And I know that you already have a timeline or something and it's all goin
Jun 17, 2019 added it
I haven't read it obviously, but I'm gonna say what you've all been thinking-


I want a story with HIM!!!!!
P.s. sorry if I misspelled name
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Could have been more steamy
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In Shadow's Claim, Salem the Sylph/Phantom was called a "ruthless warrior" is he Kosmina's man? I'm so excited for this book!
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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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Immortals After Dark (1 - 10 of 21 books)
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  • 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)
  • Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #6)
  • Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #7)
  • Untouchable (Immortals After Dark, #8)
  • Deep Kiss of Winter (Includes: Immortals After Dark, #8; Alien Huntress, #3.5)
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