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Review: Dark Needs at a Night's Edge by Kresley Cole

Title:  Dark Needs at a Night's Edge
Author:  Kresley Cole
Series:  Immortals After Dark, #5
Publisher:  Pocket
Release Date:  April 29, 2008
Pages:  368


Naomi 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


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.


Yet even if Conrad can win Naomi, 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?

"A ballerina. And now a ghost." "A warlord and now a vampire." She couldn't help but chuckle at the disparity. "What a pair we make."

I held off DARK NEEDS AT A NIGHT'S EDGE for a long time, because I felt very nervous reading it. A ghost as the heroine? Seriously?! I just didn't think I would like it. I mean how was that going to work out?! But I bow down to you, Kresley Cole. You've made it work wonderfully and I could not for the life of me put down this book. I lost some sleep over it! I will never doubt you again, Kresley Cole.

When he raised himself up, he gave her a sexy, cocky grin that made her breath hitch. "I was good, wasn't I?"

DARK NEEDS AT A NIGHT'S EDGE is about Wroth brother, Conrad! And Oh, my! I have fallen in love with these Wroth Brothers! All of the brothers were present for this book and dear god, I want them all to myself. Sebastian will forever be my favorite Wroth brother though, Conrad in second place! Conrad is a tortured soul and you know that's how I like my hero's best. Becoming a vampire was something Conrad desperately didn't want, and he has been through a lot. My heart beat deep for him.

You told me you would've helped the Russian plunge his sword to be with me—I would've run into Louis's blade for a chance with you."

Néomi was our heroine and a ghost at that. I loved her, she was bright and so full of life and I think she is one of the many reasons I did enjoy the book. My heart burned for her. How she died was so devastating, it broke my heart, but because of the situations bother Conrad and Néomi are in now, him a vampire and her dying and becoming a ghost is how they have found each other. Conrad is very protective of Néomi and I love seeing that alpha male side to him! So , here's to another Kresley Cole book I ended up devouring!I definitely look forward to reading more of these Immortals After Dark books!


  1. I love this series!! I'm in the middle of Dreams of a Dark Warrior (#11).

  2. Ooooohh! I gotta catch up I have to read the last vampire brother's book with the snow girl. And then I'm on that one and then Macrieve's book and then I'm caught up I think.

  3. I'm in the midst of a put-on-pause reread of this series, but I have to admit, when I started this one the first time, the ghost thing threw me off too. Any time I've read a book in which one of the star-crossed lovers is a ghost, it's doomed to failure . . . b/c one of them is DEAD. I was thrilled that wasn't the case here. ESPECIALLY b/c the other half of this duo was a Wroth brother (I love them too). I'm glad it worked for you as well ;)

  4. Yea. Usually I'm not a fan of any ghosts storyline. Like I won't read any UF about any ghosts. But glad I came back to this one and read it. :)