Saturday, May 14, 2011

Review: The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark #1) by Kresley Cole

Synopsis (Goodreads):
Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn’t enjoy a heartbeat or breaths and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.

Myst is known throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her.

She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience first hand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?
Available as a free PDF download from Amazon.

My Thoughts:  Holy hotness, Batman!  Why did nobody sit me down and give me a stern lecture on why I needed to start this series ages ago?  I mean, whoa.

Love, love, love the mythology laid out here.  It's layered and complex enough that I can imagine a lot of different scenerios that Kresley Cole can give us without the storylines feeling stale or recycled.  Let's face it, that's pretty darn awesome.

Despite the short length of this story (113 pages or so in PDF format), I never felt like we were shorted on character development or plot.  Plus, we got the beginnings of that wicked mythology laid out.  Not too shabby for a novella.  Did I mention the sex?  There's a lot of it and it's wickedly hot and I think I might want to start the next book in this series RIGHT FREAKING NOW.  Seriously, I have a healthy respect for hotly written sex and this definitely hit the spot.  Even though I was reading it at work and had to surpress a few blushes when people walked in.  Good times, guys.  Good times.

The moral of this story is that I liked this little gem a lot.  It's whet my appetite for more of the Lorekind and I'm kicking myself for having these books sitting on my shelf for so long without reading them.

More books by Kresley Cole

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Vampire Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
The Warlord Wants Forever is a free download from Amazon that I picked up 05/13/11.


  1. Great review, you've made me want to pick this one up.

  2. This is a great series, I was hooked from this one too! The books just get better...happy reading!

  3. I loved this story too. "Holy hotness, Batman!" is absolutely right!!