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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

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Keeps gettin' better

Would you listen to No Rest for the Wicked again? Why?

Yes, a thousand times, YES! I was leery about listening to this series because I love each of the books so much but Robert Petkoff doesn't just do them justice, he brings them to life with the sound of his voice. He does female voices and male voices equally well and drives the story forward by investing you in these characters even more than Kresley Cole does on her own. I wasn't aware that was even possible.

What did you like best about this story?

This book isn't my favorite of Kresley Cole's (in print) but hearing it made it climb the ranks in a fast and furious way. Hearing the characters made me care more about them, made me scramble to see if I remembered what happened next. Robert Petkoff made me feel like I was reading the book for the first time, all over again.

What does Robert Petkoff bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It's not just how he brings the characters *awake*, like you're getting ready to have a conversation with them yourself-- though he does that marvelously. It's the tension, the absolute struggle Sebastian and Kaderin are going through. These two, neither or whom have displayed any real emotion in centuries, are born again in Petkoff's voicing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You know you're having a bad day when falling in love with your enemy and learning how to navigate your own emotions from scratch are worse than a deadly, immortal version of the Amazing Race. Better pack light-- you never know when you're gonna kick someone else off a cliff.

Any additional comments?

Read this book and all the others Robert Petkoff has done for Kresley Cole. You can't go wrong-- it's not possible.

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read it twice!

love the idea of a nerdy guy finding out that he's handsome he's capable and he can get the girl. love the idea of a powerful woman who can handle everything on her own and convince her man that he doesn't need to help her he just needs to be there when she needs him.

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 01-09-14

Great 2nd book in this series!! Loved it

This installment of the Immortals after Dark series is excellent. I love this new world and the use of all the mythological creatures. I am looking forward to the next one.

Sebastion Wroth is the brother of Nikolai from A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER. Nikolai forced Sebastion to drink his blood and become a vampire. Sebastion has spent the last several hundred years hating his brother and wishing he were dead. He has no hope until he meets Kaderin the Cold-Hearted, a Valkyrie who is lost in guilt over the death of her two sisters a thousand yrs ago.

Kaderin showed mercy to a vampire who repaid her by killing her sisters. She mysteriously received the blessing of no emotions, that has allowed her to live with the guilt. But when she meets Sebastion all her emotions come back. She has entered the Hie, a scavenger hunt, to win the key of Thane. A key to time, if she wins she can go back and save her sisters.

The minute Sebastion sees Kaderin he knows she is his Bride. The one woman who can make his heart beat again. Although she quickly leaves him he is determined to find her and once he does he must win her. Decideing to help her win the Hie, he enters the race against her wishes.

The tasks are all over the world and all are hard. Each one earns points, the most points wins. Sebastion wants only to help and protect Kaderin. This is a wonderful mixture of fun and romance, with a great ending.

There will be another book and I am so ready for it. The teaser at the end sounds marvelous.

Don't miss this one, if you like romance and fantasy.

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  • Rae
  • Meandarra, Australia
  • 04-28-12

Loved It

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Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.<br/><br/>Loved this story. Easy listerning and very entertaining. Will be impatiently waiting for any new books in audio from this author.<br/><br/>I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh, Coreene Callahan and Sherrilyn Kenyon.<br/><br/>Happy Reading<br/>

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Fun. But a bit too formulaic

These are fun, but after the first two it's the same basic format. I wish there was more description of why the characters you're falling in love. They have sexual attraction and they just kind of seem to fall in love. There's not much detail of why.

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Love this series!

This is my 2nd time listening to the series, and it's even better than I remember! Kresley has an amazingly creative brain and I'm thrilled she's sharing it! Of course the stories wouldn't be so fabulous without the vocal talent of Robert Petkoff. That man's voice makes me swoon!

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another brilliant performance!

I am crazy about this series and I adore this audio versions. This was wonderful. I am not sure how Robert Petkoff can do all the voices as well as he does, but he is truly amazing. if you are in the fence, don't delay; you will become addicted as I have!

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another good read in this series

I really like how all the stories connect and are similiar, but different enough. if you like paranormal romance with happy endings, then you will like this series.

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very good!

the story lines are quite similar but the detailing about each character and what they go through is amazing.

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enjoying the series

I'm really enjoying the series so far. Love all the players and looking forward to the next book.