Dark Needs at Night's Edge

Dark Needs at Night's Edge

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Baker & Taylor
Conrad Wroth, a half-mad vampire imprisoned in a haunted manor to prevent him from harming others, finds himself tormented by the ghost of the once-famous ballerina Nâeomi Laress and decides to set her free in order to take her as his own.

Baker
& Taylor

Transformed into a spectre on the night of her murder and forced to relive her harrowing death every night at the full moon, once famous ballerina Néomi Renate discovers that her only chance of escaping her dark fate lies in the hands of Conrad Wroth, a half-mad vampire warlord determined to bring her back to life. Original.

Simon and Schuster
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her seductive and “devilishly passionate” (RT Book Reviews) Immortals After Dark series with this tale of a vampire shunned by his own kind and a beautiful phantom, bound together by a passion they cannot resist.

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.

To prevent him from harming others, vampire warrior 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.

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?

ISBN: 9781416547075
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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irenelaf
Aug 15, 2012

(No Spoilers). If you’re ever feeling down-in-the dumps and you like PNR ... this is the book or series for you! After reading a few really negative books this one was such breath of fresh air! The series (like many) starts out weak but once it gets going it is soooo much fun. I don`t recall whether MARIKETA THE AWAITED was so hilarious in her book but you just gotta love her in this one! Mariketa along with THE “ever-knowing” not “all-knowing”, Proto-Valkyrie and Soothsayer Without Equal, Nucking Futs NIX who according to her (p. 211) is “old as carbon and so powerful she’s working on her demigoddess badges”!!! These awesome gals crack me up!

NÉOMI and CONRAD`s story is just wonderful. It includes many typical PNR components ... but works well set in this crazy, unique world Kresley Cole has created. In particular, with a romance, I enjoy an h & H that don`t constantly fight or misunderstand each other but instead naturally fall in love but are struggling with some sort of “obstacle”. Not having a corporeal body (h is a ghost!) is a heck of an obstacle but KC comes up with a wonderfully perfect solution that ties it all up nice & neat.

The end of this one had me grinning from ear to ear!

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Jazzy29
Dec 28, 2011

I really liked the heroine in this story. Neomi is very strong will and does not let a man define her.

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Tbaby
Oct 18, 2011

neomi and conrad wroth

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Mahala
Jun 24, 2010

Prepare yourself for a wickedly exhilarating ride through the world of the Lore with Kresley Cole's latest offering. And as usual, along with those great characterizations, steamy love scenes and intriguing plot, there are plenty of interesting surprises and tons of teasers for future books (especially the next one, Dark Desires After Dusk (The Immortals After Dark, Book 5). Previous couples also make appearances, markedly Mariketa & Bowen (love those two).
I can't recommend Conrad and Neomi's book enough. Fabulous, Ms. Cole! Simply fabulous!

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Mahala
Jun 24, 2010

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Mahala
Jun 24, 2010

A slow descent into madness. That is the life of Conrad Wroth, a vampire warrior. For each kill he makes, the memories of his foes become his own. With each additional kill, the voices in his head become more pronounced until he can't differentiate between his thoughts and thoughts of his defeated enemies. Knowing that insanity is his final reward, he is determined to kill those who made him into the monster he is - his brothers.

Hoping to save their brother from the madness that is overwhelming him, Nikolai, Sebastian and Murdoch capture the defiant Conrad and imprison him in an old, vacant mansion. They don't see the apparition that Conrad sees - the ghostly vision of a stunningly beautiful woman, sure to drive him to further madness as desire begins to consume him.

Néomi Laress has been in a non-corporeal form since her tragic death eighty years ago. Not seen or heard by others, she is astounded that the madman now occupying her home can see her. Though his form is fine, his uncontrollable rages make Néomi cautious. Her presence seems to slightly calm the beast, while his presence brings some brightness to her isolated world. The two begin a mutual journey that could very well be their salvation, or their final destruction.

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Jun 24, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Mahala
Jun 24, 2010

Evidently thirthy thousand dollars worth of IMB and GE stock from the 1920's equals approximately a hundred and fifty million today. Though a witch nabbed about twenty-five of it"
Eyes wide, Mari cried " Who? What! Damn, those witches!" Neomi Couldn't stop a chuckle. She wouldn've given Mari all of it.

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