The second installment in Kresley Cole’s best-selling steamy Immortals After Dark series is now available on audio for the first time!
Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire - a nightmare in his mind - against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live - until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.
When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow - accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings - particularly lust - emerge multiplied. For the first time, she’s unable to complete a kill.
The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity - as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world - to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she’s falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?
©2012 Kresley Cole (P)2012 Penguin Audio
YES!! AND I DO CONSTANTLY!!!
SHADOW'S CLAIM, IT HAS THE SAME PRIZE TO BE WON, BATTLE FOR THE LOVE SCENARIO.
YES!!! HE IS THE BEST NARRATOR AND SHOULD READ ME TO SLEEP EVERY NIGHT!!
WHEN SEBASTION CAME TO VAL HALL FOR KITTY KAD AND WHEN SHE TURNS TO LOOK AT HIM HE PLACES HIS HAND ON HIS HEART. UMMMMM I MELT!!!
SEBASTION IS JUST YUMMY!!!
Absolutely. I think this series is fantastic and the second book is even better than the first.
Sebastian and Kaderin of course but I also think Keaden is hysterical.
Yes, the first book in this immortal series. He is great. The accents are perfect and make you want to listen for hours. His accented growls of the male characters are toe curling fun. The females are a bit breathy at times, more in the first book but he makes up for it in the second. The main females voice is perfect this time around.
Yes, I laughed out loud and a few different parts defintely made me cry. This story is so passionate and agonizing, it is hard to stop and take a break.
As I said, I enjoyed the first book of this series but I enjoyed the second one so much more. I will reread this many times. Sebastian and Kaderins story is awesome. They both have histories that make you root for them and curse them at times. They are passionate and fierce. There is angst and agony throughout but it is not so dramatic that it overwhelmes. This book also introduces many other lore species through the competition. I love the glimpes you get, both funny and intriguing. Lastly, I love the Amazing Race like scavenger hunt in this story. It brings the characters to the most interesting places, puts them against complex competitors and adds so many levels of intensity to this (already) high octane story. It is fast paced, melt in your seat, can't wait to see what happens next fun. Can't wait to continue on with the series. Cole is quickly becoming a new fav of mine.
Yes, I would. If you like paranormal romance this book is first rate.
The sexual tension between Sabastian and his "bride".
When Kad admits that she loves Sabastian.
Yes, sadly time did not allow for that.
This is a wonderful second installment in the Imortals after Dark series. Well written with a great ending it read sure from beginning to end. Robert Petkoff is a wonderful narrator. He could read the yellow pages and I would listen. Worth the price of admission for sure.
3.5 stars for this one as well. I liked Kaderin more than Emmaline, but then not quite as much as Myst. I also liked that this one was a little bit more action oriented with the Hie (an immortal version of the Amazing Race) as the challenge, sending them around the world on a violent scavenger hunt. When Sebastian wasn't being Mr. Wimpy, then he was pretty awesome leading man. Though at times, it kind of felt like reading about the two class nerds who got hot and then fell in love with each other. Love Potion #9...anyone??? anyone???
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I fell in love with Sebastian!!! Wonderful character! Great story with a lil action,and Petkoff... hee hee.... Petkoff is doing a great job! I just wish he does all the books, and matter of fact, I just wish other authors would start using him too, maybe some of us should suggest that.... lol
The Immortals After Dark series got me totally hooked on Kresley Cole. Her books are hot and the stories very interesting. Robert Petkoff is an awesome narrator. He makes the characters come to life. The book of Sebastian and Kaderin was great - very interesting - I could not stop listening. I can't wait for the next book!
yes i would
they were all great. would not be fair to single one out
yes, there are more characters there I would like them to explore
The Narrator's change of characters. He does it so well, along with the accents.
He is very clear and gives life to the book.
No particular part. The whole book is an awesome experience
Not into movies so I have nothing to contribute here. Sorry!
Now when looking for a book to listen to, I search for the narrator rather than the book!
I am hoping the narrator is able to give life to the book because they enjoyed the book as well.
Avid reader/listener of romance, action, thrillers, and spy novels.
I would. The story is original, considering how many pararomanices are out there. Valkaries aren't supposed to fall in love, but this one did and did hard. It's nice to see her knocked off her foundation by the hero.
Kresely Cole has a whole series with the Valkaries. This is the second book in that series and it's completely different from the first one. I would say this one's like Dark Lover by J.R Ward, in terms of character strength and development. As far as dealing with preternatural elements and making them unique, I would compare that attribute to Deveil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
The accents. I love the accents. There's nothing like it.
Yes, but it's a pivital part of the book and I won't ruin it for the rest of you. It's at the end and there's a lot of revealation/acceptance of the main characters.
Keep an ice pack ready. You'll need it for the steamy love scenes and the heavy fight scenes.
Say something about myself? Hmmmm, let's see......ummm...I read....and read....oh! Right! I read some more! And I like coffee ;)
Fun, Free, and well...Wicked :) . No seriously, this series has been very fun to read. If you are a fan of Gena Showalter, Shelly Laurenston, Christine Warren, etc, this is a series for you. It has the classic vampire/werewolf/shapeshifter whatever fun but with a twist that is all Kresley Cole.
What I like best about this story and in all the rest of this series is that Kresley Cole makes the situation between the characters difficult. All romance has this but this series really has a focus on this, or at least it seemed so to me. There is a real struggle as there are metaphorically brick walls, cliffs, sometime chasms between the two main characters and they have to work to be together and Kresley Cole ties it all together very well in such a way as it is entertaining (sometimes hilarious) but not too frustrating for the reader.
The world building is also well done. I really like the different dynamics between the characters and and how they mix with others in the series.
No rest for the Wicked is a story between a vampire and a valkyrie and the two do not mix very well. Kaderin the Cold Hearted has a real hatred for them as she has been at war with them for a millennium plus and they also killed her family. She hasn't felt anything since hence the cold hearted part. Sebastian is a vampire who was turned against his will and pretty much hates what he is....he also isn't a real fan of the other creatures of the lore either. Enter a contest that only happens every couple of hundred of years and a major prize at the end that both want and everyone (vampire, werewolf, witches, demons oh my!)is out to maim or kill each other...and you have a set up that had me either LMAO or cringing in sympathy. Have fun.
Nope, but I have been listening to audio books for more than 20 years. He hit the big three: tone, character and "didn't irritate". If I had a complaint it was when he did womans voices....need a little work there.
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