Words I live by: Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others~Jason Mason Brown
Robert Petkoff + Kresley Cole = Wonderful
Of course I love the romance integrated with paranormal theme.
He can make you completely forget your listening to someone reading to you and just enjoy the story,
I love that Conrad, who is a supposed evil vampire killer falls in love with the heroine. He is so sweet and loving to her. I like that Neomi loved her life and made no apologies about the way she lived..
I liked Conrad and Neomi equally. I felt that the depth of the characters was fleshed out so well.
If I had to pick one it would be Conrad, but Robert Petkoff does them all so well. His accents and expressions are spot on. He just seems to really get the story and characters.
Yes! I didn't want it to end. I want to go re-listen to the series (so far) again!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
3.5 - 4 stars
This was a pretty good story. I liked Conrad and Naomi and thought their story was a good addition to the series.
Naomi used to be a ballet dancer in the 1920s. Naomi did very well as a dancer and even bought and restored a beautiful old estate in New Orleans. Unfortunately, Naomi was killed by an obsessive suitor that wouldn't accept her breaking up with him. Naomi didn't want to die and ended up finding herself stuck as a ghost at her estate for the last 80+ years.
Conrad is the brother of the Wroth Vampires (see books The Warlord Wants Forever & No Rest for the Wicked). He was forcibly changed in to a vampire (to save his life) by a well meaning brother and Conrad didn't take it well. Conrad had been a member of a society that hunted Vampires (unknown to his family) and so when he was forcibly changed in to a Vampire, Conrad became something he hated and it made him hate his brothers. Conrad became a forsaken (a vampire that kills to drink blood) and is slowly going mad from the memories of people he's killed that he's plagued with.
The story starts out with the 3 Wroth brothers having captured Conrad and bring him to an estate they bought to store him at while they try to save him and hopefully cure him of his blood lust. This doesn't go easily as Conrad is out of it and only wants to kill his brothers. Naomi is at the estate and has been stuck there a very long time with little to nothing going on so she's bored....I mean REALLY BORED! When the Wroth brothers show up, Naomi is happy because it means that she wont be bored for a while. Unfortunately, Conrad causes some destruction in the house that upsets Naomi and Naomi wonders if she should really be happy that the vampire brothers will be staying there. She is halted in her plans to get the vampires out when Naomi starts suspecting that Conrad can see her. He seems really nuts though so she's unsure if he did see her or not but she figures it's worth further investigation. Unfortunately for Naomi, Conrad thinks she must be another of his hallucinations and so he tries to ignore her presence. Soon however, Naomi starts to suspect that Conrad can really see her and Conrad starts to realize that Naomi isn't a hallucination.
Conrad's brothers try to help Conrad regain his mind and are surprised at his quick recovery to lucidity. Once his mind becomes clearer, Conrad starts to realize that it seems to be due to Naomi's presence and he starts to suspect that she's something special to him. He wonders if she's supposed to be his Bride but since she's a ghost it's hard to say since she has no physical body to blood him with. In addition to Conrad's insanity issues, he has an issue with others being out to kill him, especially a dream demon that has placed a curse on him and is seeking to kill him. Conrad and Naomi spend time together as he regains his mind but things don't go perfectly and Conrad does overreact to some things which causes a rift between Naomi and Conrad. They manage to get past that but when Naomi brings about changes that cause their relationship and future to change, it propels the couple in to an unsure situation. There's much drama and some very bad times before the end but once everything is settled, Conrad and Naomi end with a well deserved HEA.
This was a pretty enjoyable story. I liked both Conrad and Naomi and liked them as a couple. My main complaint is that I thought the story started out a bit slow. However, once I got past the first part, the plot picked up and had some interesting and unexpected twists as the story progressed. Regardless of it's slow start, it's a good story that I'd recommend. :)
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I'm so loving this series. So far book 2 & 3 are my favorites. This one was great too just not my favorite. I'm excited to listen to the rest of the series and thankful that so many have already been written and is on audible. Narrator rocks and is so sexy he could make a bad book good, thankfully this series is awesome. If you like these books I recommend authors such as Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Gena Showalter, Thea Harrison, and Larrisa Ione.
I love Sci Fi/Fantasy books. The very first author I listened to was Laurell K Hamilton. I love audiobooks they allow me the luxury of books without reading since I don't see well at all.
I have not read the print version of this book but I believe the audio version is the best because the narrator did voices that I thought were perfect and the emotions that he used for the characters were AWESOME.
My favorite character was Conrad Roth. He is my favorite due to the fact we got to see his transformation from fallen Vampire to a feeling, caring, virgin lover. It was so exciting.
I have heard almost all of the books in this series and I think he is a great performer. he makes the characters come to life and he makes sure you know the differences between male and female which I think is really important.
yes, I wish I could have listened to this book in one sitting. However I just would have angered myself because it would have ended quicker
I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!
I love the fact that they both want each other... there is no fighting between the 2 to claim one another.
The fact that Conrad is trying to get through his madness... yet he maddens her in a different way completely.
He does so wonderful with all!
Indeed. And will listen to again!
So many books...so little time! :)
Just when you think all hope is lost for Conrad, who has become mad during his years as a vampire and is being held against his will by his brothers in the hopes of improving...Conrad starts to see ghosts, but not just any ghost...
Enter Neomi, who was horribly murdered many many years ago, and is forced to live with it everyday of her ghostly and very lonely life while she watches the lives of the living around her...that is until Conrad, the first human, or vampire that is, sees her.
As they keep each other company in the house they are both trapped in, they are given a second chance with each other...or do they?...
Again, Kresley Cole has such a way of bringing opposites, or not so opposites it may seem, :) together and throws in a few twists that will have your mind spinning! While, this wasn't my favorite, I still really enjoyed it and got a new appreciation for Conrad, who really seemed like a lost cause. Maybe it is possible that people, or vampires, can change after all. ;)
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love Nix in all of them
each character has their own 'vioce'
all of the books are a great read and great to listen to. hope she writes more, then more to audible.
One of the best I've ever read!
This is one of the most exciting vampire stories among several others I've listened to.
Petkoff brought each character to life. He's a consummate narrator creating the voices and images perfectly. I'd read any book he narrates.
Kresley Cole is a wonderful vampire story teller creating characters and images that come to life. I've downloaded several of her books, but this is so far the best.
I love his voices, each charactor is distict and unique to themselves. It was easy to follow the dialog.
Book 4 in the series, and loved it!