Blood Red Kiss
Get ready for a collection chock full of vamps, demons, aliens, and plenty of sizzle!
In Kresley Cole’s celebrated story “The Warlord Wants Forever,” the first in her scorchin ...more
“I’ll begin with the most basic. What are you?”
“Pussy Cat Doll?”
And this is how I was introduced to Valkyries. The female immortal bloodthirsty warriors. And this is how vampire Nikolai Wroth has met his Bride, i.e. Valkyrie Myst who was really a vampire hater. But Wroth convinced her that vampires are not that bad.
I love the concept of destined mates in my PNR books. I love it when the couple cannot avoid the inevitable and they are struggling with their ...more
This anthology series features three short stories from three wildly successful paranormal/urban fantasy series, by three incredibly well-loved and popular authors.
The story I am going to review here is – ‘The Warlord Wants Forever’ by Kresley Cole.
This story first appeared in an anthology entitled “Playing Easy to Get” and is the first story is the amazing “Immortals After Dark” series.
To be ...more
As always, Gena strikes again. I devoured this book, I seem to always say the same stuff when I review Gena's books but I am not lying, I am not pretending to love her work, I just do. I truly do. Gena is a treasure, she's precious.
Back to the actual book. Dark Swan is not a full novel but it's not a novella either, I think it's about 216 pages long, more or less. I usually have a hard time liking sho ...more
Can tell you how excited I was about getting a copy of Blood Red Kiss. It was like Christmas and my birthday all wrapped up in a book. Well, if you think of it as a really hot and steamy birthday/Christmas party because every single story brings the heat.
If you haven’t checked out these authors, this is a perfect opportunity. If you are already a fan, then this w ...more
Being the huge IAD fan I am, I'd previously read Myst and Nikolai's story and loved it. I did enjoy this reread and the updated version. But I really liked the bonus content at the end with the peak into the authors convo's with each other and the process for making HLNO'S cover.
Forsaken by Night by Larissa Ione
I've only read the first book in the MoonBound series but I didn't find I was lost at all reading this one out of order which wa ...more
I am only reviewing Gena Showalter's novella Dark Swan.
We are first introduced to Dallas in the Alien Huntress series (one of my favorite PNR series). So I was very excited when I read that the novella in this book would be featuring him. Lilica Swan, the main female character, was very intriguing and I liked her right away. Both Dallas and Lily were very likable and unique characters and they were the main reason why I loved the story that much. There are two other characters who I hope will ge ...more
I'm going to be honest here. These are three of my all time favorite paranormal authors, and in general as well. So when I saw this anthology was coming out featuring all three of them, I was beyond excited. I got even more excited when I saw that Gena Showalter was finally... FINALLY giving us Dallas' story. If you have read the Alien Huntress series and subsequently the Otherworld Assassin spin off series you'll know that we've been waiting for his HEA for quite some time. When I say years I'...more
Much more enjoyable was Larissa Ione’s Forsaken by Night. Despite being two-point-five in the MoonBound Clan series, it works perfec ...more
The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole - This is the first novel in Cole's wickedly popular Immortals After Dark Series. It has been revamped, and Cole said it flows smoother. Yep, I would concur. The tale flows beautifully, and I devoured it in a single sitting. Her world-building and creatures are wonderfully developed. In the front of the book, we are provided a list of terminology and explanation for the different types of supernatural creature ...more
Ione is an author I have just recently read. Though I did find out that I did read a few books from her a while ago. This is a good addition to her MoonBound Clan Vampires. This helped to push me towards con ...more
Now, I hope this one not self-published and will come in paperback version!
(but if its self-pub, it's okay, tho :) )
This was overall a miss for me; best left for huge fans of the authors involved or anthologies. Glad I got this from the library rather than spending money on it.
The Warlord Wants Forever – Kresley Cole
2 Stars. Huge disappointment. This was a reworking of the (very good) first story of the IAD series, and all that was really changed was the addition of a lot of sex. The charm of the original story was lost in the plethora of sex. I recommend reading the original version, the storyline was much b ...more
The story first appeared in an anthology "Playing Easy to Get". This is the first installment of Immortal After Dark. Though, this story has been rewritten. There aren't too much changes. But I have to say I like this version better than the original.
This story centers around Nikolai Wroth—the ruthless warlord vampire—and Myst—the bloodthristy Valkyrie. Their first meeting is far from romantic. But Myst somehow found this warlord *cough ...more
Memorable characters, complicated worlds full of intrigue and danger, and lusty situations fill thes ...more
This is going to be one of the easiest reviews I've ever written. Why, you ask? Because three of my all time favorite paranormal romance (PNR) authors have just released their collaborative anthology called Blood Red Kiss. I've been reading these three wonderful ladies for 7 years. That is actually as long as I've been reading books for fun. I knew that two of the authors were besties, but toss in another and apparently these girls had too much fun collaborating on this book.
The Warlord W ...more
Myst and Nikolai’s book is the first look into a whole new world of supernatural beings. The Immortals After Dark series is one of my top 5 series and you will be glad to know that it’s not over yet!
Myst the Coveted is a Valkyrie as fierce as all of her sisters! When vampire General Nikolai Wroth takes over one of the castles of his King’s enemies and discovers the beautiful creature in the dungeon, he doesn’t know what to do with her. His first instinct ...more
I looked forward to this one so much and then saw that Kresley Cole was only contributing her previously released The Warlord Wants Forever. However, what I didn’t know until reading ...more
This book is not new and I've read it although it was a long time ago so I went ahead and re-read this book. This wasn't anywhere near my favorite book in the IAD series but it's still an enjoyable novella. Myst and Nikolai's book drop you into the world of the Immortals and give you a taste of what is to come. The characters are complex as is this world and there is plenty of action. There is also quite a bit of angst for such a short story.
This anthology is fantastic! Three of my favorite authors in one!
The Warlord Wants Forever-In this re-vamped (heh) version of The Warlord Wants Forever, I was able to notice parts seemed different. But I've also read this story like 5 times. Most people didn't notice, but what I felt was that it was smoother. Whatever KC changed (and she said it was like 12,000 changes), it worked well. The story itself wasn't changed, but certain parts are more clear, and it was sub ...more
I’m going to be honest here. These are three of my all time favorite paranormal authors, and in general as well. So when I saw this anthology was coming out featuring all three of them, I was beyond excited. I got even more excited when I saw that Gena Showalter was finally… FINALLY giving us Dallas’ story. If you have read the Alien Huntress series and subsequently the Otherworld Assassin spin off series you’ll know that we’ve been waiting for his HEA for quite some time. When I say ...more
The only story in the IAD I've read so far was A Hunger Like No Other and it blew me away.This one not so much.I loved that we got to see more of these characters,but the story and development between Wroth and Myst didn't excite me that much.When he snapped her chain and gave her commands she was unable to disobey...well I'm not ashamed to admit that I cringed.Anthing with dubious consent is asking for low rating.And the fact he manipulated her body with it was wince-in ...more
“The Warlord Wants Forever” (Immortals After Dark, Book 1) by Kresley Cole
Myst the Coveted is the most beautiful of all the Valkyries, the one her enemies have underestimated for centuries. Five years ago vampire warlord Nikolai Wroth made the mistake of doing the same and she left him in agony. Now he’s on the hunt to capture Myst and claim her. For she’s his Bride, and he won’t let the vicious woman who tempts him ...more
Blood Red Kiss contains Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark book 1 “The Warlord Wants Forever”, “Forsaken by Night,” MoonBound Clan book 2.5 by Larissa Ione and Gena Showalter’s Otherworld Assassins Book 2.5, Dark Swan. Three captivating stories by three of my favorite authors. This book was everything I expected and so much more
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