Title: The Warlord Wants Forever
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark, #1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: November 22, 2011
Pages: 163, ebook
Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn’t enjoy a heartbeat or breaths and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.
Myst is known throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her.
She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience first hand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?
The first in Cole's Immortals After Dark series was originally published as one of three novellas in "Playing Easy to Get". It was also available on its own as a special promotional ebook from Simon & Schuster.
This is the Short Story/Prologue to the Immortals After Dark Series. And I have to honestly say, Thank god that I didn't start out with this, because there would be a high chance of me not reading the Immortals After Dark Series because of it. And I am hoping that THE WARLORD WANTS FOREVER is the ONLY Kresley Cole book I end up disliking.
THE WARLORD WANTS FOREVER started out wonderful and I really did enjoy it up until Nikolai Wroth decides to kidnap and take away the free will of his bride, Myst the Coveted. He was doing fine in my book until he went and did that. I wouldn't mind the kidnapping scenario, them spending time at his home getting to know each other if there was no free will taken away. Once he started commanding her to do things, even sexual things, the book went downhill from there.
And I had became so disappointed in him when he thought to brainwash Myst! LIKE WHAT? And there seemed to be just so much sex in this book that you'd think you were reading an Erotica Romance. Yea. I never thought I'd say there was too much sex in a book, usually there's not enough. So this one was a highly disappointed read for me, and I must say again, Thank god that I didn't start out with this book first.