Lindsay and her BFF Gemma are small time estate dealers who hope to make a killing on an estate in Venice (Italy, not Florida). They get more than they bargain for when Lindsay discovers a staked vampire, Rand, inside a secret room. She accidentally removes his stake and he comes to life or rather death.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Becoming a vampire for Libby Stratton was surprisingly easy. She didn’t have to hang around shady bars or roam the streets at night. She didn’t even have to haunt cemeteries to catch a glimpse of one. She simply placed an ad on Craigslist asking a vampire to turn her and quickly received a response.
Owl, international antiquities thief extraordinaire, lives by one motto – no supernatural jobs, ever. She unfortunately catches the attention of a red dragon called Mr Kurasawa who makes her an offer she can’t refuse. All she has to do is find a rare object that has been missing for 3000 years and in return, she gets to live. Simple, right?
I either love or loathe Cole’s books and No Rest for the Wicked is firmly in the love category. Kadarin is the cold, bitchy Valkyrie who is incapable of showing emotion. The only thing she lives for is competing (and winning) the Hie. She fully intended to kill Sebastian “I’m a hot vampire with uber smarts” Wroth but ends up blooding him instead. Oops. What follows is a highly entertaining cat and mouse game played out around the world.
Cadeon Woede finally has a chance to smite his evil (and apparently deathless) arch-enemy and thereby erase centuries of guilt. All he has to do is hand over some random female to a creepy psycho sorcerer called Groot in exchange for a kick-ass sword that can do the impossible and kill the aforementioned arch-enemy. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately for Cade, he’s a hero in an Immortals After Dark book and their lives are never that easy. The random female aka Holly is none other than his one true love.
The final instalment of this series was a little bitter-sweet as it was so much fun. Ryder is a 24 year old with a pretty big secret. Whenever she gets even slightly intimate with the opposite sex – think hand holding or kissing – her dragon side comes to the fore. A fortune-teller told her that if she finds her one true blah blah blah then she’ll be free from this curse but if she fails, then she is doomed to be a dragon forever. This makes losing her virginity before her 25th birthday a wee bit problematic, especially since she […]
Thronos and Lanthe were childhood friends for four sweet months until his father killed her parents and her sister, Sabine, killed his father. That kind of put a damper on their relationship but it was completely destroyed when Lanthe ‘persuaded’ Thronos to jump out a window and not use his wings to protect himself. It was pretty Icarus-like but he survived. He spent the next five hundred years searching for her and finally caught up with her at The Island of Doom (sorry, I couldn’t resist). He has no intention of giving up his prize and she has no intention […]
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Cassidy’s official job is proprietor of Trifles and Follies but unofficially she is one of the few that protect humans from magically charged artefacts. When items she knew were safe and sold to customers turn into ‘spookies’, she knows that something big and bad is is coming to Charleston.
Lothaire is one of the most complex characters we’ve come across in this series, acting as Nix’s main adversary or the Black King to her White Queen. Spurred on by his mother, Lothaire plans to hold both the Horde and Dacian crowns. He is teetering on the brink of madness however as he regularly drank from supernatural creatures as he killed them. This gave him untold knowledge (and therefore power) but he is plagued by their memories. If you think about the memories one human could amass in their life time and then multiply that by thousands of years […]