Audio Review: Dark Needs at Night’s Edge by Kresley Cole

Posted January 1, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 3 Comments

Audio Review: Dark Needs at Night’s Edge by Kresley ColeDark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #5
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on 11-01-12
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
Source: Purchased


A RAVEN-HAIRED TEMPTRESS OF THE DARK... Néomi Laress, a famous ballerina from a past century, became a phantom the night she was murdered. Imbued with otherworldly powers but invisible to the living, she haunts her beloved home, scaring away trespassers -- until she encounters a ruthless immortal even more terrifying than Néomi herself.

A VAMPIRE WARRIOR CONSUMED BY MADNESS... To prevent him from harming others, Conrad Wroth's brothers imprison him in an abandoned manor. But there, a female only he can see seems determined to drive him further into madness. The exquisite creature torments him with desire, leaving his body racked with lust and his soul torn as he finds himself coveting her for his own.

HOW FAR WILL HE GO TO CLAIM HER? Yet even if Conrad can win Néomi, evil still surrounds her. Once he returns to the brutality of his past to protect her, will he succumb to the dark needs seething inside him?


Dark Needs at Night’s Edge is the 4th full-length book in Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series that is set in a world with all kinds of paranormal creatures from vampires and demons to werewolves and now ghosts.

We meet the unlikely hero, Conrad in earlier books about his older brothers. Now we get to see what the missing younger Wroth brother has been up to……battling blood lust and becoming one of the most feared assassins in the lore (paranormal world). One thing that has pushed Conrad into the assassin jig is his hatred of vampires.  He has sworn to kill his brothers before killing himself.

Not knowing his plan to wipe out the family; Conrad’s brothers kidnap him after their long search to find him, in hopes of helping him overcome his blood lust.

The Worth brothers hold Conrad up in an abandoned house that once belonged to the beautiful 20s dancer, Neomi.

Neomi has been stuck in her home after her ex-fiance murdered her. She longs for companionship but being a ghost no has seen or talked to her in the 80 years of her afterlife. Until a group of strange men enter her home.

Neomi is filled with hope when it appears that one of the men can see and hear her. But he’s not a man at all. Neomi is shocked to find out that vampires are real and that she is falling in love with one.

Neomi and Conrad have pasts to over come and trust to build before they get their HEA. But it’s a sexy, fun and heart breaking ride from being to end.

I love this series and how we get to see past characters pop up and no IAD book is complete without a cameo from the ever knowing Valkyrie, Nix. She is a great secondary character and I can’t for her to get her HEA.

There is currently 12 books (including a couple of novellas) out on shelves with more to come. They are slowing recording the series on audio Robert Petkoff does a great job with the narration and I can’t wait for the next book, Dark Desires After Dusk to be released on audio in February.

If you are looking for a fun and sexy paranormal romance read you should try the Immortal After Dark series.





About Robert Petkoff

Robert Petkoff is an award-winning American stage actor known for his work in Shakespearean productions and more recently on the New York City musical theater stage. Petkoff has performed on Broadway, the West End, regional theatre, and done work in film and television. Petkoff was featured as “Perchik” in the Tony award-nominated 1994 revival cast of Fiddler on the Roof but is perhaps best known for his role as “Tateh” in the 2009 revival of “Ragtime” on Broadway. Petkoff has also provided the voices for over two dozen audiobooks, winning awards for his reading of Michael Koryta‘s So Cold the River. Married to actress Susan Wands, Petkoff has lived in New York City for the last twenty years, and often performs in benefit concerts for theater-district-related charities.

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” .

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