My friend Selene Grace Silver recommended this series to me about a year ago, and after reading the first one, I was hooked. Although I do enjoy paranormal romance on occasion, it’s far from my favorite—and these books are quite a bit more violent than I am accustomed to—but somehow, it all seems just right here. Perhaps because I can’t seem to stop laughing at the sassy quips to take the blood and gore seriously?
As I mentioned in a previous post, I LOVE the Valkyrie. They’re gorgeous and smart and immortal and pretty much think romantic relationships are a nuisance. They’ll go off on dangerous missions to save the world, but are superficial enough to be dazzled by sparkling objects, addicted to video games, and shopaholics (although they are rich enough that even Suze Orman would not object).
Their mates have to be really, really determined to win them. And yeah, that’s part of the charm of the series too. Who doesn’t love a sexy guy who recognizes you as the ONE PERSON who can make his immortal life worthwhile?
And I love the vampires and witches and demons and ghosts of the IAD world too! And that sometimes their mates are humans like me!
- “THE WARLORD WANTS FOREVER”: Myst and Nikolai (a $1.99 novella)
- A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER: Emmeline and Lachlain
- NO REST FOR THE WICKED: Sebastian and Kaderin
- WICKED DEEDS ON A WINTER’S NIGHT: Bowen and Mariketa
- DARK NEEDS AT NIGHT’S EDGE: Neomi and Conrad
- DARK DESIRES AFTER DUSK: Cadeon and Holly
- KISS OF A DEMON KING: Rydstrom and Sabrina
- “Untouchable” a novel in DEEP KISS OF WINTER (a duology with Gena Showalter): Murdoch and Danii
- PLEASURE OF A DARK PRINCE: Lucia and Garreth
- DEMON FROM THE DARK: Carrow and Malkom
- DREAMS OF A DARK WARRIOR: Regin and Aidan
- LOTHAIRE: Lothaire and Ellie
- SHADOW’S CLAIM: Trehan and Bettina
When asked how many more IAD books are planned, Cole responds: “After 2012, there will be at least five more full-length novels. There really is no end in sight for the series. I have another dozen plotted out, so I’m ready for more if you are!
Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, as well as 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. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Far North Queensland area of Australia (where, by the way, she would not recommend swimming outside of the stinger nets–at night).
Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are best exemplified in her Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures–ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie–that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.
Her IAD books have been translated into seventeen foreign languages, garnered two RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.
Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water. You can learn more about her and her work at www.kresleycole.com.