Dark Desires After Dusk

Dark Desires After Dusk

eBook - 2008
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A ruthless demon mercenary becomes enchanted with a lovely young halfling.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2008
Edition: 1st Pocket books pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781849834254
1849834253
9781416583530
141658353X
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 368 pages)

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barryandlinda
Jan 03, 2017

I absolutely loved this book. Cade and Holly were two totally opposites who couldn't get enough of each other. Cade has to convince Holly that he is bringing her to a sorcerer so that she can change back to human. While on this trip, they find out how much they are drawn to each other. There is a lot of bantering going on between them and I found myself laughing at some of them. It held my interest from beginning to end. This is the best book in this series, in my opinion. Looking forward to the next book.

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irenelaf
Aug 14, 2012

(4.4 No spoilers). I am definitely becoming a fan of Kresley Cole. The IAD series is loaded with fun, quirky characters. I love it when an author adds humor to the mix! I want to be entertained after all...

This installment has lots of witty dialogue and sexual bantering between Cade and Holly. Cade the cocky, bad boy was a lot of fun (if not taken too seriously) compared to the raving lunatic Conrad in the last book! Holly has an intelligent uptight personality. Hats off to KC and her really smart idea of the OCD issues considering the reasons for them. It all fits and unfolded nicely. I occasionally enjoy a book where the h is a human undergoing some sort of transformation. This way we can view these changes along with her.

The only thing lacking in this quick read is a rather underwhelming ending. The action leading up to the end was good but the very, very end was missing something yet it still wasn't disappointing. You can expect the same theme throughout the series ... the hero FINALLY gets his fated female after searching for centuries, and centuries, and centuries, and centuries ... in this case 900 years!

Highly recommend this series as a fun, light read. You won't be bored!

Now for the next ... I’m intrigued by this strange kingdom reached by way of a portal!

jcharmed Aug 20, 2011

Her best book in the series. Cade is So much Fun!!!
It's a 10 star book!!!

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Tbaby
Jul 26, 2011

cadeon woede and holly ashwin...

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Mahala
Aug 08, 2010

its hard to find ther right words to do justice to this remarkably romantic story. How do I express how witty, sexy and thrilling I found this tale to be? Every word, every deed, and every scene from beginning to end kept me a willing captive of Ms. Cole's imagination. With engaging characters and exciting plotlines, the world of the Lore continues to deliver an exhilarating mix of mischief and mayhem. DARK DESIRES AFTER DUSK effortlessly seals Kresley Cole's place as one of the top writers of paranormal romance.

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Aug 08, 2010

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Aug 08, 2010

Cadeon Woede, second in line to the throne of the rage demons, will do anything to right the terrible wrong that he's done to his family. Because of Cade's stubborn refusal to return to their homeland when his brother Rydstrom asked him to, their kingdom was stolen by a sorcerer called Omort the Deathless. Since then, Cade has worked as a mercenary and is known as Cade the Kingmaker among the Lore. He has a reputation for being able to put anyone on a throne--except the one person he wants to most. Finally, Cade is given the opportunity to right this wrong by getting an ensorcelled sword that will be able to kill Omort. The only thing he has to do is deliver a woman known as the Vessel to Omort's brother. The vessel is a member of the Lore who will give birth to a child born of ultimate evil or ultimate good--depending on the child's father. The problem is, she's also Cade's fated female.

Holly Ashwin is an obsessive-compulsive PhD candidate at Tulane who teaches mathematics to jocks. Holly has a thing for threes, compulsive cleaning, and computer codes and mathematics. She has been raised as a mortal and has no idea that she's the Vessel until she's kidnapped from campus and held hostage for a demon ritual. While Holly is fighting them off, she's struck by lightning and suddenly overcome with the preternatural strength of a rage-filled Valkyrie. After killing those who would do her harm, Holly meets up with Cade who informs her that all of the myths she's ever heard are real and that all the creatures of the Lore are after her--some want her dead and some want to father her unborn child. With him as her guide, Cade promises to help Holly regain her mortality, which is all that she really wants. Until she realizes that having a rage demon for a mate might be better than her boring old life...

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Aug 08, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Aug 08, 2010

"Really? You see, I wouldn't know that because I only stuck around for Groot's first attempt to hammer a railroad spike in my temple!" - Holly to Cadeon

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