Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals after Dark
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
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 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?
Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
brings back the Wroth brothers and the youngest Conrad as the main character. What’s different about our hero is that he is a crazed bad guy, a blood-red eyed Vampire, who kills for money, slowly descending into madness. After few centuries of sucking his victims dry and acquiring their memories with each kill he can no longer trust his own mind as hallucinations is a constant companion of his.
Fortunately for him, his brothers are serious about helping Conrad despite him fighting against it. And the luck might just be smiling upon him – introducing us to his Bride. The only one who could pull him out of the state he currently is. After all, the instinct to protect his Bride is stronger than the bloodlust – just as his brothers told him.
But as always, there has to be a twist. This time it’s the heroine herself. Néomi is a ghost. Brutally murdered eighty years ago and haunting the very house Conrad is kept a prisoner in.
My one and only mistake about Dark Needs at Night’s Edge was to hesitate reading it after I read the synopsis. Ghosts were never one of my favorite characters, but Kresley Cole has a gift one could admire and envy. Thus, an amazing story. Full of sexual tension and desire it actually got hot reading.
And I loved that for once the attraction was mental (in the beginning) not physical, since Néomi had no body and Conrad’s was not functioning due to the lack of ‘blooding’.
Their verbal seductions were the hottest and so real I couldn’t wait for them to finally be together. I truly felt that they had a connection which transcended lust. It was not just a story I could simplify into ‘you are my Bride, I will have you no matter what you think or how fast you run’.
Dark Needs at Night’s Edge has a profound storyline and characters so realistic, you’d swear they are. Conrad’s part was even written in the first person when he didn’t have a clear mind. Letting us understand better what kind of chaos ruled inside him. How much Néomi’s presence calmed him.
My only regret is that there are no words to fully express how amazing this book is. Plus, add the previous couples, other characters we all love and of course the teasers for the books to come – and we got ourselves a brilliant story it would be a crime not to read.
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