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Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, Bk 5)
Dark Needs at Night's Edge - Immortals After Dark, Bk 5 Author:Kresley Cole 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 Né... more »omi 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?« less
My second book by her and what a great book it was. A definite addition to anyone's TBR list who happens to enjoy a good paranormal romance. This is the story of a fallen vampire who, to everyone's knowledge is beyond redemption. It is also the story of a ghost (Neomi) who has been wandering around her beloved home for 80 years. The vampire, Conrad Wroth, is pretty much kidnapped by his brothers and helded captive while they try to save his life by bringing him back from his fallen status. Never has this been done nor attempted and they risk their own lives by doing this. They take Conrad to an old mansion (Neomi's home) to recover. Conrad is more animal then man and in his crazed state he sees Neomi. After 80 years Neomi is extatic to know someone can finally see and hear her. Together they combat each other, Conrad's insanity, and the possibility of being together without being able to touch.
My feelings for this book are strong. I never really cried nor did I laugh overly much but what I did feel was a compulsion to understand how a HEA ending could happen for such two star crossed lovers. Conrad is one of those emotionally and physically wounded men that I love so much and Neomi...well she is an independent and strong women which I admire much. She was independent during the 1920's when women rarely were and I loved this. A compulsion alone is not enough to keep me reading a book from cover to cover by the way. What does, however, is excellent writing and characters that stand out. Not only are Conrad and Neomi standout characters but the secondary characters are so fascinating that a reader can only hope that each and everyone get their own books.
I don't often administer top ratings but my overall enjoyment of this book was tremendous so I give this book all 5 stars *****. Now I just need to find the rest in the series.
After the 1st three chapters it started too slow down abit so I re-read the series. It was mentioning werewolves and brothers that I knew I cared about but couldn't remember their stories. The middle and ending were well worth the slow part. I love this series because the timing of the books overlap and intersect. Very cool. Gives you a feeling of walking around the stories and getting different perspectives with each new book. Great author. All her books are worth reading.
They keep getting better. What an interesting story: ghost/crazed vampire relationship! This book is filled with the typical Ms. Cole tale: love with obstacles to overcome, humor and passion. Each book builds upon the previous and each book gets more enjoyable.
Fantastic series! If you arent reading it you should be. Conrad the blood eyed mental vampire is captured by his brothers Nikkoli, Murrdock, & Sabatian Wroth. They stick him in a mansion chained and drugged hoping to return him to sanity. Their plan is to find him his vampire Bride. Neomi the prima ballerina is a ghost doomed to haunt and repeat her death in the mansion Conrad is stuck in. Conrad is so charged with others powers and memories that he appears to be the only brother that sees Neomi ghost. Conrad spends a good chunk of the book believing she is a hallucination of his dementia. When he finally confronts her, he is completely smitten. Neomi struggles to help her vampire recover, and purposely keeps him for her own pleasure.
I love this series. I think a bigger part of this book was about Neomi and her struggles as a ghost. I wish there was just a little more with Conrad. HOT & Sexy was the theme towards the end. Cole wrote a very romantic relationship. There just seemed to be a little less drama going on in this one. The first three had nonstop action. This book was slower paced with fewer scenarios.
Theresa G. (mammyt) reviewed Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, Bk 5) on
I am totally hooked on this series!! Love her writing style and the way she reintroduces the characters from previous volumes. Hunky Bad Boy Immortals falling for Strong Women what more could you ask for!?!?
Book four in Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark (IAD) series we meet Conrad Wroth, the long missing Wroth brother. He's a vampire in blood lust meaning he's been drinking blood from the source. Imprisoned by his brothers who are trying to rehabilitate him, he meets Neomi, a ghost who inhabits the house in which he's trapped.
While the basics of this story, and even the characters, are fairly similar to Cole's other books, she gives this story a unique situation. As the heroine is a ghost, the characters are unable to act on any lust or sexual interest - not even a kiss as she has no corporeal form. It takes their longing for each other to another level and while there are some sexy scenes, no real sex scenes happen until quite late in the book.
All that said, I'm on my second reading of the series and both of these characters were fairly forgettable for me. I enjoyed the story as much the second time as the first, but when thinking on the series, this couple doesn't stand out for me. And as with Black Dagger Brotherhood/JR Ward books, I am not in love with the notion of a ghost as a major romantic character.