The Warlord Wants Forever is the prequel story to the Immortals After Dark series. It features a gentleman warrior called Nikolai Wroth and his seductive Valkyrie enemy, Myst.
Niko was a vulnerable human who almost died in battle, until he gets a second chance at life and is turned into a vampire. And although he’s far more concerned about fighting his war, when he encounters a fiery seductress named Myst, he finds his heart beating once more.
Myst is such an interesting heroine. She has so much charisma and life. And I have to say, I share her fascination with Wroth’s battle scars.
What I love about the IAD universe is the complexity of the stories and relationships. Cole doesn’t simply justified Niko and Myst’s love on fate, although that plays some part of it. Instead, she writes the story so that the couples are faced with obstacles that they need to face together. Niko’s possessive nature causes him to obtain Myst’s chain, leaving her vulnerable to his every command. Stripped of her freedom, Myst fights for her right. Furthermore, Niko begins to have nightmares of Myst’s past, drawing too-quick conclusions on her personality. Knowing she is still chained firmly to his hand, he wishes to brainwash Myst to change her and cause her to forget her sisters.
But then Niko realizes the wrong he is about to commit and tries to apologize for his actions. Unfortunately, this time Myst isn’t too easy to forgive. How they work out their differences and feelings together makes for a wonderful, believable story. That they are willing to forgive and work hard for their relationship is far more interesting than just simply gazing into each other’s eyes and whispering I love yous.
This is a great start to a promising series. The only complaint I have is that I wish it were longer!
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About Kresley Cole
Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. She has also written five award-winning historical romances.
Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. 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 Queensland area of Australia.
Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular 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.
In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.
She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.
I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.
When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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