Title: The Warlord Wants Forever
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark, #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books (Imprint of Simon & Schuster)
Date Published: February 7th, 2006
Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesnât enjoy a heartbeat or breaths and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.
Myst is known throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can âmake you want her even as sheâs killing you.â She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment oneâfor with Wrothâs heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her.
She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience first hand the agonizing, unending lust sheâd purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?
What a great start to a new series for me! I’m so excited to read the next ones.
This was a different kind of story for me because it was a short story (only about 120 pages) so everything kind of moved quickly.
Although that can be good in some cases, it’s why I gave it a 4 instead of a 5. Because it would have been nice for it to be more detailed about their world, the creatures, the battle for their love, etc.
I thought that it moved at a pretty decent pace in the beginning. But the end, starting when she got taken hold of by the turned demon, seemed to rush right into the ending so that’s where it got knocked down a star for me.
However, it was quite an exciting and sexy read though, so I can’t wait to read the next in the series to learn more about the world and others in it.
Note: This is found in the anthology, Playing Easy to Get (purchase links below).