The Warlord Wants Forever, by Kresley Cole

3 May

Format: Free PDF ebook, 113 pages

Published: 2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Back cover blurb:

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 doesn’t 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 “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s 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 she’d 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?

The first in Cole’s Immortals After Dark series was originally published as one of three novellas in “Playing Easy to Get”. It was also available on its own as a special promotional ebook from Simon & Schuster.

My review:

This little novella was incredibly hot! My Kindle keeps recommending Kresley Cole to me, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read about Valkyries – I had a picture in my head of husky girls with horned helmets, lol! – but it turns out they are hot, kick-ass modern women who have just been around a very long time and know a few tricks 😉

The cover made me think this story was set much further back in time, to the era when vampire Nikolai was first a warrior, so I kept being surprised every time something modern, like the Pussycat Dolls or Agent Provocateur lingerie, was mentioned. Of course, Nikolai still had some of those old-fashioned attitudes, but that just added to the sexual tension. Rawr.

The next (full-sized) book in the series apparently introduces werewolves, which aren’t usually my cup of tea, but having been introduced to this world I am now quite interested in how the sisters will all pair up. I’m particularly intrigued about who Nikolai’s brother Murdoch might have blooded, but I think that story is well down in the series.

The free pdf, which also includes excerpts from her other novels in the series, is available HERE. I really recommend it. Did I mention it was hot??
My rating: 4/5

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