Series: Immortals After Dark #10
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on 03/04/13 (audio)
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this scorching tale of a demon outcast poisoned with vampire blood and the vulnerable young witch he vows to protect—even from himself.
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 . . .
In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?
10 books into the Immortals After Dark series and the team of Cole and Petkoff is still knocking it out of the park!
Kresley Cole is paranormal romance at its finest. I don’t how she does it but she kinds the laughs and sexy times coming with each installment in the IAD series. She writes extremely entertaining characters and paints a vivid world surrounding her supes.
I can’t call Robert Petkoff a narrator no longer, he doesn’t read a book he PERFORMS them. The man can do no wrong! He is the cherry on top of Cole’s writing. Seriously, if you think of audio books as experiencing the biggest epic/action movie in 3D then you not only get an outstanding story told through Cole’s writing but you get the added layers in-depth and texture of her characters through Petkoff’s performance. I couldn’t image anyone else bring this series to life the way he does. It’s magic to my ears! EVERY TIME!
The Story & Character:
Malkolm is a vemon (I know you’re thinking WTH is a venom), a demon that has been turned into a vampire. Malkolm was forced into the turning by his enemy many, many years ago. He hates vampires due to his childhood as a blood slave to a vampire his mother sold him to. (Great childhood, right? Mother of the year award goes to…)
So Malkolm has characteristics from both his demon and vampire sides. He also lives alone because no one likes or wants a vemon around.
Carrow is a witch and has been kidnapped and blackmailed into bring Malkolm back to her enemies. She thinks the task will be easy and agrees to do it because hey, she has no choice. But once she meets Malkolm she realizes that her task of bring him back won’t be as easy as she thought.
And of course Cole adds in the fact that Carrow is Malkolm’s mate. Things start to heat up between the two and they develop feelings for each other (duh, it’s a romance of course they do). But Carrow holds back because she has HUGE guilt over lying to Malkolm about why she is there in his realm. Especially since she has learned of his past and how everyone that he had loved betrayed him in some way.
Demon from the Dark is easily one of my favorites in the series. Malkolm grabs your heart and doesn’t let go and Carrow is the perfect mate for him. If you like your heroes on the strong and silent side with a heart of gold underneath you should pick Demon from the Dark. It could be read without reading the other books in the series but I highly recommend starting with the first book, A Hunger Like No Other or even the novella that started it all, The Warlord Wants Forever. The IAD series has characters and plotlines that overlap one another and it’s much better to experience this world in the layers that each book brings. And if you are an audio fan do this series on audio!! If you’re looking to give audios a try start with this series. It a faultless example of what a great narrator can do for an already awesome book(s).
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).