KRESLEY COLE is the #1Â New York TimesÂ bestselling author of the electrifyingImmortals After DarkÂ paranormal series, as well as five award-winning historical romances.
Before becoming a writer,Â Cole was a world-ranked athlete, coach, and graduate student. She Â has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.Â Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Far North Queensland area of Australia (where, by the way, she would not recommend swimming outside of the stinger nets–at night).
Coleâ€™s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are best exemplified in herImmortals After DarkÂ Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures–ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie–that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.
HerÂ IADÂ books have been translated into seventeen foreign languages, garnered two RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.
Cole lives in Florida with her family and â€œfar too many animals.â€Â She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.
November 27, 2012
#1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist, a new paranormal series following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a vampire kingdom hidden within the Lore of the Immortals After Dark.
Shadowâ€™s ClaimÂ features Prince Trehan, a ruthless master assassin who will do anything to possess Bettina, his beautiful sorceress mate, even compete for her hand in a blood-sport tournamentâ€” to the death.
HE WONâ€™T BE DENIED
Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his peopleâ€”striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himselfâ€”until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Loreâ€™s most fearsome villains.
SHEâ€™S BOUND TO ANOTHER
Desperate to earn her guardiansâ€™ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevailsâ€”even though sheâ€™s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.
A BATTLE FOR HER BODY AND SOUL
Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettinaâ€™s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millenniumâ€™s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride awayâ€”or stoke Bettinaâ€™s own desires to a fever pitch. . . .
#1Â New York TimesÂ bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her electrifying Immortals After Dark series with this thrilling tale, revealing secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals. . . .
ALL FEAR THE ENEMY OF OLD
Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Loreâ€™s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Hordeâ€™s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madnessâ€”until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.
A DEADLY FORCE DWELLS WITHIN HER
Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining sheâ€™d be convicted of murderâ€”or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one monthâ€™s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.
CENTURIES OF COLD INDIFFERENCE SHATTERED
Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?