REVIEW by Ginny: Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #8) by Kresley Cole (@kresleycole , @puretextuality )


Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her — and those she loves.


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


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.

This is one of the documents I lost during the great flash drive crash of twenty-twelve. If this new review sucks, than the last one was way better. Actually if it’s good the old one was better too…

I recently reread this title so I could feature Lucia the Huntress in an upcoming hump day harlots post. I had bought it because… you know what, it’s not important. Suffice to say that even though I ended up reading book eight in a series, I was glad that I did.

So glad that I don’t really have an excuse for not having read all the other titles in this series. It’s one of those series with an overlying story arc and each individual volume involves the romantic entanglements of a new couple. Kind of like the Psy-Changling series, and since I love that series with a burning passion, it is a very high compliment indeed.

In the Immortals After Dark world another ascension is on the horizon. Apparently every 500 years or so, the different groups of immortals gets sticks stuck in their craws and attack each other. Oh, and Lucia has to deal with her ex from hell. Because why not. In this installment we get a glimpse at some serious vampire problems looming, and the setup for Lothaire and Reign… and hopefully a book for Nucking Futs Nix because man was she awesome.

Mainly though it deals with the potential problems stemming from the mating of a Valkyrie and the Lycae princeling.

Lucia the Huntress: Master tracker and archer with a darkness in her soul and an even darker secret to keep. Watch as she struggles with the duty from her dark past and the troubling emotions caused by the first man in a millennia to crack her unflappable facade.

Garreth MacRieve: Strong enough and fast enough to tear asunder a vampire, yet sweet enough to capture a butterfly and sponge feed it sugar water because it reminds him of his mate’s eyes.

It’s a compelling romance in and of itself. Then you get to the sex scenes. WOAH DOGGY! (no pun intended, but once I’d made it I giggled for hours). I should warn you, the scenes are just this side of ok, and only because it trips Lucia’s switch and is, you know, fictional. Even still, they were enough to fog up my glasses. And I don’t wear glasses. In fact, that first scene in the forest… Well let’s just say I wore those pages out.

And I have a Kindle copy.

Originally I gave this book 4 stars, and I’ve got to say it totally held up. If I had one complaint it’s that at times there seemed to be too many cultural references on the part of the valkyries that are all over 1000 years old and that will also eventually date these books.

Now I just have to find time to read the rest of the series.

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