Back cover blurb from Barnes and Noble
A mythic warrior who’ll stop at nothing to possess her . . .
After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he’s waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.
A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy . . .
Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents — until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae — and their notorious dark desires — ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.
An all-consuming desire . . .
Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?
This is the first of the Immortals after Dark series and the first time I’ve read anything by Kresley Cole. I’d been hearing her name around the “loops” and figured I give her a try. I was impressed with her writing. It drew me in right away. The opening about Lachlain “scenting” his mate was pretty intense. I love the idea of finding a mate, one person for life, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
Unfortunately, that means a ton of sex in most romance novels. Kresley’s was no exception. She gets pretty graphic, too. I liked the story behind all the sex, though. The idea that, from way below the surface, he scented out his mate. An instinct tripped deep down in his psyche that someone roaming around up there belonged to him and he to her. That’s the part of the romance genre I really and truly loved.
And then to see how Lachlain helped shape Emmaline into more than she currently was—love it! They both morph into some pretty amazing characters. Specifically, I loved watching how Emmaline bloomed. It was fun to read.
I learned a lot about writing from this book, too. I always try to with anything I read. Kresley’s has a fun, energetic voice, so I’ll probably keep reading her stuff.