Review: Demon from the Dark, Pleasure of A Dark Prince

Catching up on my review posts of books read late last year, here’s the review on two paranormal romances from Kresley Cole.

Title: Pleasure of A Dark Prince

(Amazon Editors’ Choice Top 10 Books: Romance)


Review: Demon from the Dark, Pleasure of A Dark PrinceAuthor:
Kresley Cole

Genre: Paranormal romance

Publisher: Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster

Year Published: 2010

Stand alone or series: Book 7 of the Immortals After Dark series

On the Back cover:

A dangerous beauty

Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbours secrets that threatens to destroy her – and those she loves.

An uncontrollable need

Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.

That lead to a pleasure so wicked …

From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia’s greatest weakness—her wanton desire for him. . . .


In my books …

This action-packed follow-up to the Immortal After Dark series gripped me from the get-go with its adrenaline-filled narrative, the strong and like-able characters, and the Indiana-Jones meet Mission Impossible quest that is the focus of the trial this pair of star-crossed lovers went through.

Ms Cole maintained the breathless pace of action, introducing cunning twists and intriguing sub-plots to the story that had me glued to its pages. All in all, another delightful jaunt to the world of Lorekind, wonderful escape from reality that entertains and warms the heart with the tenacious belief Lucia and Garreth have in their love.

IMB Rating: 4.0, Really liked it


Title: Demon from the Dark

Review: Demon from the Dark, Pleasure of A Dark Prince

Author: Kresley Cole

Genre: Paranormal romance

Publisher: Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster

Year Published: 2010

Stand alone or series: Book 8 of the Immortals After Dark series

On the Back cover:

A dangerous demon she can’t resist…

Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.

A maddening witch he aches to claim…

Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.

Trapped together in a savage prison…

For them to survive, Malkom must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When he becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?


In my books …

Think Beauty and the Beast with a very damaged and tortured hero — Malkom will have you feeling all cut up over his tragic and haunting childhood – and a party-girl witch with serious self-worth and esteem issues, but who is fiercely loyal to those she loves. After all, he’s known betrayal from a very young age: his mother sold him to a vampire to be a blood slave. Imagine the hurt and disappointment he felt when the woman of his wildest dream betrayed him yet again.

Ms Cole has done an admirable job in humanizing the other worldly characters that populate her imaginary universe. She has given the interplay between the protagonists a subtle sensitivity that undelies the complexity of emotions that both carry on their shoulder. Some of the best lines were actually Carrow’s explanation of Malkom’s presence to her niece. Her pecrception and pride in his achievements and the extreme odds he overcame is aptly summed up in the ncikname she gave him – Superdemon.

All in all, a very satisfying romp, and a book I’d return to time and again.

IMB Rating: 4.0, Really liked it

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