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Shadow's Seduction

(Immortals After Dark #16)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  6,912 ratings  ·  777 reviews
In this scorching Immortals After Dark/Dacian novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings together a wicked vampire prince used to getting everything he desires and a demon warrior who always felt like an outcast.

A night of debauchery . . .
Prince Mirceo Daciano and his new friend, Caspion the Tracker, comb the streets of Dacia, drunkenly seeking out pl
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 248 pages
Published February 28th 2017 by Valkyrie Press
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Lala Albert That makes me sad. I hope Kresley Cole and the LGBTQ community isn't disheartened by people like you. …moreThat makes me sad. I hope Kresley Cole and the LGBTQ community isn't disheartened by people like you. (less)
Bonnie I'm am NOT interested in reading MM or FF or MMF books. I passed on this book as a result, but I think Kresley Cole as a writer is interested in makin…moreI'm am NOT interested in reading MM or FF or MMF books. I passed on this book as a result, but I think Kresley Cole as a writer is interested in making a living from her writing, so I'm sure she'll try to write something fo everybody. But the "proof's in the pudding" and if she loses more fans than she gains, that will end the experimentation in LGBT plots, I'm sure. I won't buy another book from her until I am certain it is NOT one of these!(less)

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Mar 23, 2016 is currently reading it
"It hadn't been so long ago when she'd nearly decapitated Lothaire during one of their fights--which, knowing Lothaire, had been a justified response.

Ah, how much I love this!!!!!

So far it's a fun read, but to be honest, I'd read sexier, more exciting and more edgy same-sex romance than this before. XD


Give This Book To Me Now! *screams*

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OMG Ms. Cole is doing a M/M romance FINALLY? And with this pairing? The yaoi girl in me is doing a happy dance just now! I hope Ms. Cole will d
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it
“I’m strong for us,” Cas assured him. “Take as much as you need.”

I have longed for this book since it was annouced to be the next installment in The Dacians series. Caspion captured my attention in Shadow's Claim and I knew his story must be as exploding and promising as his intriguing character, but I'm quite disappointed after finishing this book. First of all, I was unsure Shadow's Seduction would work with the characters I was introduced to going to this man-on-man action. To be clear, I
My preference is M/F romance. I have a feeling Kresley has fallen into the "writing M/M romance because it's trendy" category thus more $$ through a wider fan base who knows...first she started with her YA series, an annoying three part serial, and now this....hope others enjoy the novel but if this becomes a common occurrence for Cole I will stray far away. ...more

Fave author + MM?*

*Please refer to reaction above
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it

There was a bit of drama more than it was necessary, but I liked it! Mirceo and Cas were exquisite! Hot and funny. I enjoyed their story. It feels incomplete but I'll settle for this now. I really am looking forward to Kosmina's story.

Congrats Kresley Cole on this MM novella. I hope you write more of these :)

Before release:

MM ???? OMG, omg, OMG, omg, OMG!!!!

Kresley Cole I love you so MUCH right now, I adore you!!!

Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!

a VAMPIRE and a DEMON!!!

Best combinat
Alex is The Romance Fox
I struggled to finish this one.......there were a few times that I almost gave up...and the only reason I turned the last page was that I kept thinking it would get better.

There was something missing between the two mc's....I never felt a chemistry or connection there.

I love the IAD Series but I am not sure about The Dacians.

However, I do love KC so I am not giving up on the Immortals now!!
Sophia Triad
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Prince Mirceo Daciano (Dacian Vampire) and Caspion the Tracker (Demon)

The vampire's eyes shot wide as if he'd been thunderstruck. Then they opened even wider. He tilted back his head and mouthed to the sky, "Oh gods, thank you!"
Cas, scowled unable to hold back his question "For what do you thank the gods?"
Mirceo faced him with a delighted look. "My fondest wish just came true." In a low tone full of hunger, he added, "Ah, sweetheart, what fun you and I shall have together."

I don't usually find
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
Jan 27, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: adult, m-m, paranormal
You know what's annoying -> PEOPLE RATING THIS BOOK WITH 1 star JUST BECAUSE IT'LL BE MM ROMANCE and the book isn't even published yet. -.-'
Well, SUCK IT UP! No one is making you read it.

Btw. Kudos to you K. Cole!
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
To be honest I was glad when I found out KC decided to do a MxM novel.

To me, its hard to find really good MxM fantasy novels that actually have a good story, plot, character depth, world-building etc. and to have someone as skilled as KC do it, is just a dream and I really look forward towards the books release.

And to be honest, I think its kind of sad for some of her readers to judge her based on this book or feel that this threatens the series. Honestly if you were real ride-or-die loyal rea
Layla  is a Picky Reader
Edit: March 1st, 2017 Final Rating: 3/5 stars

Weeeeell... it was a good, cute book but it left me wanting more --> hence only 3 stars. The novella ends on a giant cliffhanger which was so uncool! Seriously, this couple should've gotten a full-length book because they were so entertaining: Caspion is a hardass death demon that turns into a complete marshmallow around Mirceo, the spoiled prince of Dacia (don't worry, it's totally mutual, they've been pining after each other from the first second t
Aug 10, 2016 marked it as to-read
I am both intrigued and scared. Can KC do an M/M story justice, or will it be Qhuinn/Blay all over again?
Akanksha G.
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I have edited my note after having read the novel*

A really sexy, intense, and fun read as always from Kresley Cole. I never get tired of these stock characters. :P
Oct 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, paranormal
3.5 to 4 stars

This book was definitely what I expected. The love story wasn't my favorite in the IAD series but it wasnt bad at all. I really appreciated that Kresley added an MM to her world and the way she told this story because yes it was one character chasing the other like in most of her stories but at the same time she did respected the characters in the sense I didn't felt like I was readinf MF and that's the case sometimes when you are reading an MM book from an author that doesn't writ
Julia's Book Haven
Loved this one way more then I would have ever guessed. I've only read a handful of m/m books but this is one of my favourites now. Cas and Mirceo were awesome, I loved spending time in their heads. Also the sexy scenes were freaking hot!!! Just wish that the book didn't have such an abrupt ending cause I know the wait for the next book is probably going to be a long one. Also warning this book ends at about 75% and the rest is just teaser chapters for the next IAD book, I don't really read teas ...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
She did that.
Lothaire threw his hands up as if all the world had gone mad. "Now Mirceo's mate is a full-blooded demon? With horns! Lizvetta, there's only so much I can STAND!"

"Wait," Cas said, "you don't care that I'm male?"

Lothaire blinked those creepy eyes. "Why the fuck would I care if you're male?"

Dare I say that Kresley Cole might have written some of her hottest scenes in this book? I'm not sure why she left some of the plot behind in favor of going erotica, but I'm not complaining.

I cannot believe the romance readers who hate so vehemently - that makes you homophobes, and hypocrites, because...


Review to come
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
How did I have no idea of this? An MM book by Kresley Cole? HELL TO THE YES!!!

❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧

I loved how Kresley Cole choose a Prince for this book. He was fabulous to read his proud strong humbling soul. It was awesome to read. And Mirceo was the perfect Prince. Sweet, kind and so very in love with Caspion.

I love this romance it was positively dazzling. The chemistry was sizzle yum! And, the smexy scene burned the sheets. The storyline was fun and the bounty driven action was amazing. But, still my favorite part was the romance and how it unfolded.

And Lothair
ragey review to follow so.........

I was really looking forward to this book and i have to say it was a major let down. This didn't even seem like KC it was so poorly written. The beginning was super abrupt and we were literally dropped in the middle of a scene to begin the book. Then, all of the time of them bonding and becoming close takes place off page which was a HUGE let down. Then there's this wacky time jump story twist which made little sense. By the time the book picks up momentum and
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
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Dear Kresley Cole,

You could have done so much better.

Okay rambling ragey review to commence.

First, I would like to know why put the first 8 chapters of a book that's coming out in the next month or so. What's the fecking point? I didn't read the 8 chapters because I feel CHEATED that this book was over at 80%? Come on Kresley Cole. You should have known better. If you had some fear or backlsh from your inbred fans who is going to lash out about you writing a M/M book then you shoul
Actual rating 3.75 stars. Rounding up to 5 stars 'cos of all the unfair 1-star ratings from the M/M haters.

Well, this was a bumpy ride. Usually the quality of writing in Kresley Cole books is top-notch...this one was uneven. Maybe it was because of the length of the book? It felt like the author totally rushed parts of, the beginning - we get only a brief scene of Mirceo&Caspion's several months, and they're already best friends, talking about their extraordinary
Aug 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
I just got the newsletter and saw TWO new Immortals After Dark Books... YAAAY!! Then as soon as I looked it up, I see a prince and Caspion. I reread it 3 more times. Yep, M/M.

Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it

Okay, I've finally read it and I have to say i'm a little disappointed, but it still deserves it's stars. It took a while for the book to feel like a Kresley Cole novel and not like a rushed short erotica book. But luckily once it got going, (view spoiler) it was great.
When you have so many things going on at once and there are timeline issues you need to work aro
Blacky *Romance Addict*
2 stars, not because it's MM but
-I didn't really enjoy it
-there was something missing here
-like, a story
Rant beginning in 5..4...3...2...

WHAT ON EARTH WAS THAT ENDING KRESLEY?! It wasn’t a cliffhanger per se, but it didn’t have a definite ending too. It just sort of stopped(wait, isn’t that the definition of a cliffhanger?) Aaaaarrrgh!

I kept flipping the page hoping there was more but Alas it wasn’t to be. This made me ...unhappy. :(

When I saw the average ratings for this book, I thought she’d messed up with the M/M angle(which she handled perfectly btw) but looking at how this “ended” I can now
Mar 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
3 1/2 "It's me, not you" Stars!

Sigh... well, I don't really know what to say. I think this was a case of, "It's me, not you" with this one. I believe I was wanting this to be a, "You and me against the world.", type of story. But what I got was a "deny, deny, deny, make every excuse under the sun, protect my fragile feelings at all cost, even my own happiness", type of story. Now, this was a my bad. I guess going in, I forgot that the whole IAD series- every book- is based on the couple coming t
Tiffany Hunter
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am lurking in the shadows awaiting my next Cole fix. Cole you cruel, amazing, talented creature, between Game of Thrones and awaiting your next IAD releases I am willing my prime years to pass by quickly.
Feb 28, 2017: Release day
After months of waiting for the release day, I find out THIS BOOK IS NOT AVAILABLE IN AUDIO YET!!

This series is super popular in audio!!! How can the publisher release a new book after more than a year waiting and NOT have the audio come out on the release day? SHAME ON YOU, PUBLISHER!!!!

Aug 2016
OMG! I just learned about this. Feel like dancing, jumping up and down!

Not only this is a M/M book but given that this is about the Dacians, it should have a lot of Lothaire!

Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
It's so easy to slip back into this world. The creative way Cole weaves all her stories togther is just fab! I really did miss this bunch and their shenanigans. ...more
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
A bonus point for the long excerpt of Wicked Abyss, which was very intriguing.


I knew it! It was so obvious in Shadow's Claim but I thought a M/M book coming from Kresley Cole is too good to be true. I'm so happy I was wrong!
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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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  • Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #4)
  • Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #5)
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