Saturday, September 1, 2012

Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole

Neomi Laress and Conrad Wroth's book

Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark book 5)

by Kresley Cole

Book Blurb: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?

Just loving this series and I adored Dark Needs at Night's Edge. I swear each story gets more and more creative. This time around the protagonists are a vampire and a ghost. What a combo. 

The elusive vampire Wroth brother is found and Conrad is not to happy about it. He is a crazed bloodlust vampire with the deep dirty red eyes. The three Wroth brothers capture him and using the mystical manacles from one of the previous books, then cuff and lock him away in an old New Orleans mansion. They hope to reverse the effects of his crazed bloodlust and right from the get go, it sure didn't look promising. 

While the brothers subdue Conrad, he gets a glimpse of a beautiful ghost. From there the story of how Neomi helps cure Conrad of his madness is just amazing. I was so drawn into this couple's situation. Neomi is a complete doll and so opposite of Conrad. I felt sad that someone like Neomi who had such a lust for life; ultimately had it cruelly taken away from her when she was just reaching her prime when she was a mortal.  

Dark Needs at Night's Edge had lots of flirting and temptation because Neomi is a ghost. They could not even touch each other in the ways the other couples could in the previous books in this series. I think all that teasing and talking really helped Conrad more so than if Neomi was corporeal. I sure didn't know how their story was going to progress along in that state though. Leave it to Kresley Cole to write an interesting and creative way to make their relationship a go. 

I need to add just how much I adore Nix the Valkyrie. I think it is super awesome that she thinks her lover should be Mike Rowe. I'm also thinking a certain author just may have a wee crush on him herself.

Teasers: electric shower scene, eerie dance, not a cheap witch, future twins 


Jo K said...

I'm glad you liked it! This book is one of my favourite in the series. Kresley Cole surely knows how to write a surprising and working solution. Oh, and I love Nix, too, she's so funny!

Unknown said...

I agree. I just loved this story. Thanks for the comment.

Julie said...

Even though I never quite clicked with this series, I did enjoy this book. And I, like you, did like Nix quite a lot. :)