Review: Blood Red Kiss (Immortals After Dark #1) by Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter

October 20, 2016 Review 0

Review:  Blood Red Kiss (Immortals After Dark #1) by Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Gena ShowalterBlood Red Kiss by Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione
Published by Pocket Books on October 21, 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Romantic
Format: Paperback
Pages: 532 pages
Source: Publisher
Sexual Content: graphic sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
3 Stars

Good things always come in threes—and this paranormal romance anthology featuring steamy stories from New York Times bestselling authors Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, and Gena Showalter is no exception!

Get ready for a collection chock full of vamps, demons, aliens, and plenty of sizzle!

In Kresley Cole’s celebrated story “The Warlord Wants Forever,” the first in her scorching Immortals After Dark series, vampire warlord Nikolai Wroth will stop at nothing to claim his Bride, the one woman who can make his heart beat again. But can beautiful Myst the Coveted accept an enemy vampire as her own?

Tehya has spent the last twelve years as an accidental wolf, but is truly a vampire at heart. When she gets injured, Lobo sneaks her inside MoonBound’s headquarters and nurses her back to health…with potentially deadly consequences. Desire collides with danger in “Forsaken by Night,” a MoonBound Clan novella from Larissa Ione!

In Gena Showalter’s Otherworld Assassins novella, Dark Swan, Lilica Swan isn’t quite human or otherworlder; she is the best—and worst—of both. She is willing to do whatever proves necessary to save her sister from the seductive and deadly Alien Investigation and Removal agent, Dallas Gutierrez, even bond her life to his…effectively wedding him. But without consummation, the bond will fade. Can Dallas resist his insatiable desire for the powerful beauty? Or will she lead to his ultimate downfall?

The Warlord Wants Forever

This is the the first in Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series. It's a sexy story about a Valkyrie and vampire warlord. I enjoyed the quick pace though I was confused at the time period things were taking place for awhile which was really confusing when they started using modern technology and I was still in medieval mode. Aside from that the story was pretty fun and filled with tension, violence, and passion. There is a point in the story where Wroth has complete control of Myst. This bordered close to rape territory with the lack of actual consent on Myst's part but luckily it just touches the line with some lustful actions and desires.

Forsaken by Night

This was my favorite story in this series. It's a short novella from Larissa Ione's Moonbound Clan Vampires series and a series I will be putting on my TBR pile after reading this story. The world building was fascinating and it was in interesting take on vampires mixed with Native American lore. I really liked the way this romance happened as it wasn't really an insta-love trope but the way the characters met was pretty cool and unique.

Dark Swan

A novella in the Otherworld Assassins series, this was another fascinating story with a very complex world building. So complex that I had a bit of trouble keeping all of the alien races, their powers, and various other concepts straight. Even though it was a bit of a task trying to keep things straight I did enjoy it and loved the powers of the three sisters we are introduced to in the beginning of the story. Basically they have been held captive and experimented on because of their abilities. We flash forward a few years and meet Dallas, a character readers of the main series are familiar with. I enjoyed Dallas and Leilia's romance and their telepathic connection as it also meant they felt what the other was feeling which led to some tense and even sexy moments.

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