Monday, July 5, 2010

Mad About Romance: Kresley Cole

Pleasure of a Dark
 Prince (Immortals After Dark)July is mad about romance month here at the Daily Dose. We should have kicked this off three days ago but an unexpected migraine decided to pay court to me and nothing I did would dissuade this ardent lover's advances. So that being said, let's kick off Mad About Romance as we celebrate the Romance Writers of America's National Convention which kicks off at the end of the month in Orlando, Florida.

This is my first year to attend so I wanted to celebrate it up right. Today, I want to focus my mad about romance attention on paranormal romance author: Kresley Cole.

But this heroine who should have been so unlikeable was anything but. Sure, it was fun to see Rydstrom get the upper hand with her. Yet there were times when his behavior bordered on the abusive even when we, the reader, understood it. I think the best line in the entire book came near the end, so I won't spoil that for you.

Kiss of a Demon is one of the many novels in Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series and it contains a fun reference to Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld. I've not read all of the Immortals After Dark, but I can say that every time I think I've found my favorite heroine, another comes along to take her place. 

Currently from the books that I've read, I'd rank my heroines as:

  • Sabine
  • Lucia
  • Mariketa
  • Emmaline
Yes, that's only four of the nine available, so I can only assume that the heroine love I feel will change as I meet the rest. As for the heroes – well, what else do we do with a bunch of alpha type immortals? We love them too, but they are in a different order:

  • Garreth
  • Bowen
  • Rydstrom
  • Lachlain

I think I like Garreth so much more than the others because he endured so much to win Lucia, not only in effort, but in the time he spent and Bowen will always be close to my heart for the pain he went through.

Do you have a favorite Immortal after Dark? Who is your favorite heroine? What is your favorite tale? If you could only use one word to convince someone to read Cole, what would that word be?

Be sure to comment and I'll enter you to win Kresley Cole's upcoming release: Demon from the Dark. It's due to be released in August and I'll leave the comments open until August 1.


  1. I love them all. I've been hooked ever since a bookstore owner told me to read her books. I don't have a favorite I love them all. One word to describe them would be riviting or maybe entralling. definitely a stay up all night to read type of book.
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  2. I love this series... all of the characters are great, but I think The Woede would have to be at the top of the list.. word.. addictive. Once you start reading them, you have to get the next even if you have to give up groceries to get
    Thank you for giving everyone a chance at the new book... keeping fingers crossed.

  3. Sorry to say I've not read any of the books in this series, but I have been reading Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld & if these are anything like them I'll sure have to get started on this series too!
    If this series is comparable to LofU I'd have to say the one word to describe it would be captivating.

  4. Congratulations PamK! You won Kresley's next release of Demon After Dark to be released on August 24! I'll be in touch soon!