Bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her seductive Immortals After Dark series with this tale of a vampire shunned even by his own kind and a beautiful phantom, bound together by a passion they cannot resist.A RAVEN-HAIRED TEMPTRESS OF THE DARK...
Néomi Laress, a famous ballerina from a past century, became a phantom the night she was murdered. Imbued with otherworldly powers but invisible to the living, she haunts her beloved home, scaring away trespassers - until she encounters a ruthless immortal even more terrifying than Néomi herself.
A VAMPIRE WARRIOR CONSUMED BY MADNESS...
To prevent him from harming others, Conrad Wroth's brothers imprison him in an abandoned manor. But there, a female only he can see seems determined to drive him further into madness. The exquisite creature torments him with desire, leaving his body racked with lust and his soul torn as he finds himself coveting her for his own.
HOW FAR WILL HE GO TO CLAIM HER?
Yet even if Conrad can win Néomi, evil still surrounds her. Once he returns to the brutality of his past to protect her, will he succumb to the dark needs seething inside him?
©2012 Kresley Cole (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Okay you just have to face it, nobody can do a sexy vampire narration as well as Robert Petkoff. I forget sometimes just how good this series is until I re-visit it. It ranks up there with JR Wards BDB series. My only complaint is that Audible hasn't got the complete series yet, whats taking so long??? This is yet another great paranormal tale that I love to re-visit. Even with several new titles sitting in my library, yet unheard, I find myself drawn back to these books. It's like "I know it's been awhile, but I know you are sooooo good" thing. LOL.
Kresley Cole's books are great, and this one is no exception, but the combination of her writing and Robert Petkoff's amazing narration takes it to a completely new level. His ability to do accents and to differentiate characters is just about the best I've ever heard. He manages to make lines that would sound cheesy coming from another reader, sound perfect and sexy. I really wish Petkoff could narrate every romance book. I don't always love his female voices but I thought his version of Neomi was spot on.
The romance in this story is a slow build for sure, but I loved it. I enjoyed both of the lead characters and thought this twist on a doomed but beautiful ghost haunting the house she died in fresh and interesting.
I hope we get more of the Immortals After Dark stories in Audible quickly. And more publishers need to give work to Robert Petkoff!
As long as Kresley keeps writing them, and Robert keeps reading them, I'll keep buying them!!! Love Love Love!!!
Wow - couldn't stop listening to this fantastic continuation to a great paranormal romance series.
Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, Ghosts and many many more creatures inhabit the world that K.C has created and that R.P. narrates with his magic voices that bring each character to life. It's a tense roller coaster ride for your emotions as the plot throws one twist after another.
Worth a credit? Oh YES and then some - keep em coming Ms. Cole.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - (paranormal romance) Neomi is the ghost of a famous ballerina trapped in the home in which she once lived. Conrad is a vampire alpha male who is brought to her long-deserted estate to be held as a prisoner. Eventually they become romantically involved, but they have the small problem that she doesn't have a flesh-and-blood body. I liked Neomi and felt sorry for her situation, but I didn't like Conrad, although he was described as gorgeous, hunky and was ultra-devoted to Neomi. He was just too big and vicious for my taste. They were up against impossible odds but were determined to make their relationship work, so that aspect of the story was touching. Their sexual attraction was a long slow build that eventually culminated in a very lo-oo-oonnng explicit scene.
On the negative side, I thought much of the dialogue between the secondary characters was juvenile, almost like silly girl-talk among teenagers, and much of the action/magic toward the end made me think of super-hero cartoons.
PERFORMANCE - Wow, this narrator was really good. Great female voice for Neomi, great accents (Russian, French, Aussie) and his emotional angst for some of the sadder moments was awesome.
OVERALL - (Actual rating 2.5) Meh, it was okay. Be aware there is explicit sex and language.
I had read the print version of this book and decided to get the audio version as well because I like the IAD series. Kesley Cole is one of my favourite writers she delivers a good story with strong characters and a few laughs along the way.T
Story continues the IAD series so you should read the books in order, you wont be sorry One of the best paranormal books out there
The audio version of this book and the other IAD audio books performed by Robert Petkoff are the best audio books out there, I bought the other titles as well because I liked Robert Petkoffs performance of the books. Great choice of narrator he makes the story come to life
Sexy Vampires are Back
If you like vampires good laughs get this series
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
oh yes as R Petkoff bring this story to life
when our hero fights so hard to keep our heroine alive
when the brothers are always fighting
this one is a tearful one. Makes you want a one true love if you do not have one
Love anything about shifters and lycanthropy. Paranormal romance is my thing! best escape and entertainment I can imagine! :]
I don't know, i rarely have time to sit and read. I can say that without Robert Petkoff's naration i do not think i would enjoy these books as much as i do.
He is the best narrator ever!! I adore all of his performances and i always look for books he has narrated. His ability to do different accents is amazing. He is also quick with the dialoge scenes and can switch up the accents so that i am always certain of who in the story is talking. I can't say enough about his brilliant performance narration! He is awesome!!!
I really enjoy all the Kresley Cole books. They are kind of my guilty pleasure and the second that Audible gets another release i buy it and listen to it straight through, usually only takes me a couple days tops. I rarely do that with the other titles i get. So i guess that means i like her and this narrator a lot. The story usually moves along nicely and there is always at least one or two really good sex scenes. Plus the world of the Lore is fun and interesting and different! GREAT Author with a fabulous immagination! THANKS! :]
Just finished listening to Dark Needs at Nights Edge and loved it. I have already read and loved the entire IAD series but hearing it read by Robert Petkoff makes it even better. Robert does such an excellent job of making these characters come alive. I just wish that the whole series was already on Audiobook (and read by Robert Petkoff) so that I could listen to/experience them all again before the next book is released at the end of this month.
The amazing voices.
Every single book from this series is a "Can't go Wrong"! They all make you laugh out loud @ times thanks to clever writing & thanks to Nix while it also gets your blood pumping. I have read all in the series and each one is better than the last but Robert Petkoff truly brings them it life. Can't wait for the rest of the books to be on audio.
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