[[ eBook ]] Pleasure of a Dark Prince Author Kresley Cole – Kairafanan.co

New York Times Bestselling Author Kresley Cole Enraptures Again With This Seductive Tale Of A Fierce Werewolf Prince Who Will Stop At Nothing To Protect The Lovely Archer He Covets From Afar A DANGEROUS BEAUTY Lucia The Huntress As Mysterious As She Is Exquisite, She Harbors Secrets That Threaten To Destroy Her And Those She Loves AN UNCONTROLLABLE NEED Garreth MacRieve, Prince Of The Lykae The Brutal Highland Warrior Who Burns To Finally Claim This Maddeningly Sensual Creature As His Own THAT LEAD TO A PLEASURE SO WICKED From The Shadows, Garreth Has Long Watched Over Lucia Now, The Only Way To Keep The Proud Huntress Safe From Harm Is To Convince Her To Accept Him As Her Guardian To Do This, Garreth Will Ruthlessly Exploit Lucia S Greatest Weakness Her Wanton Desire For Him


10 thoughts on “Pleasure of a Dark Prince

  1. says:

    Garreth MacRieve Lykae Lucia half Valkyrie half unknown species Okay, I think Lykae are my favourite immortals in this series After A Hunger Like No Other which was my favourite book with Lachlain MacRieve leader of the Lykae Clan as the main character, my second best book is this one with Lachain s brother, Garreth MacRieve, as the main character The book has basically two parts The first part has the events of A Hunger Like No Other from a different prespective and it discribes how Lycae Gareth and Valkyrie Lucia meet, how they realize that they are mates and how Lucia runs away from him in an attempt to remain pure.The second part takes place one year after in the jungle and river Lucia is looking for a mythical weapon that can kill immortals and Gods which is hidden in El Dorado, the Lost City of Gold Gareth finds her and he decides that he will help her no matter how strongly Lucia denies his help.My God, the sexual tension in this book was over the top.Between silly jokes like It s no your time of the month I know that Ew Valkyrie didn t have periods You re the only one here with a monthly cycle, werewolf And Garreth s persistence like I ll do this to you till there s something to take the place of your vows until you see the two of us together as your religion there was no way Lucia the Huntress could resist Gareth s charm Wolfy, is it And what do you know about my turning I asked around when I figured out I was your mate He stood, crossing to her Well, let s hear it Basically, you ll lose your mind, turning animalistic, hunting me down until you claim me repeatedly, biting my neck and marking me as your possession Nothing will stop you no cage can hold you Did I miss anything Aye, Lousha His gaze raked over her and his voice deepened The fact that you re going to like it Many flashbacks from the past Many secrets Scary human flesh eaters A disturbing God husband who needs to die Huge predators Breathtaking story I enjoyed every bit of it The mysteries, the adventure, the scary parts, the passion And the jaguar shifters are also introduced How awesome is this


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    She d been born for him And I was born to find her Pleasure of a Dark Prince gave me the same feelings and vibes as if I was reading A Hunger Like No Other again I loved Garreth, he s Lachlain s brother and on a mission to claim his mate The incidents he s thrown into is very much like his brother s Lucia the Huntress never gives up so easily when it comes to her life, so she fights the temptation pulling her to him strongly, no matter how hard it gets Fate has a way of getting what she wants, no matter how we try to avoid it Lucia s part is outrageous, even though I d got a glimpse of it through this book, I still can t believe that she has been through this when she was young I didn t have any suspicions when she denied Garreth and pushed him away for her pain being so real and hurting her all along this much Garreth, too, is not a complex character to me as he s supposed to be, unlike Lachlain, sometimes he annoyed me when they venture into the woods and do something precarious to their lives because of his uncontrolled instinct, and it incites Lucia even You doona want to kill me, which is a good sign Maybe this is your way of flirting However, Kresley Cole managed to put me into an emotional hurricane that swept me up and tore me apart by what happened at the ending The last chapter was the reason I decided to give this book five stars, and that cliffhanger is so cruel I have to pick the next one up right after I finished this book.


  3. says:

    Ilovedthisbook It was a fabulous thrill ride from the start all the way to the harrowing, grisly climax, and contained my favorite IAD hero sorry, Sebastian , the Prince of the Lykae, Garreth MacRieve Ahhh MacRieve Scot Wolf all names that the heroine, Lucia the Huntress called him , I totally fell for your Scottish charm, your dogged determination, and your devotion to your lass, Lousha Your humor, your sexy brogue, your singlemindedness to claim your mateyou definitely won me over and I cried for you at the end no spoilers You were a worthy mate for the fair maiden Lucia, and I was hoping and praying that the resistent Lucia would realize that and that you wouldn t give up on her.I won t get into the plot too much not sure I could even adequately explain it This is the 9th book in the IAD series, and they must be read in order That being said, the time frame of this book places it close to book number 2, A Hunger Like No Other, which features Garreth s older brother Lachlain MacRieve and Lucia s niece Emmaline, and also book number 4 Wicked Deeds on a Winter s Night which features Garreth s cousin Bowen MacRieve and his mate Mariketa the Awaited After the first 120 pages where readers of the series will get all caught up with what s already happened in the series, Lucia and Garreth s story takes off, and it becomes un put down able Garreth knows that Lucia is his mate, and he goes to the ends of the earth to be with her Even though the Valkyrie Lucia is attracted to the Lykae Garreth, she wants nothing to do with him She tries to run from him and lose him any way she can shooting arrows in him slows him down while she gets ready to face off with her evil nemisis, Crom Cruach Because of a deal she made with a goddess when she was young and at death s door due to her involvement with a ghastly, evil, devil like god , she is now a huntress with extraordinary archery skills, and she is supposed to remain chaste for the rest of her life, while fighting preventing this god Crom Cruach from escaping his prison every 500 years The time for fighting Crom is getting closer and closer If Lucia gives into her unusual desire for Garreth, she will most likely lose her archery skills, and then who would be able to battle Crom Lucia would like to get rid of Crom once and for all, and hears about a way to do that But it requires a trip into the most deadly parts of the She must find the one thing that could bring him down for good, and it s hidden somewhere deep in the With some clues from the valkyrie soothsayer Nix hilarious as always , and with Garreth doggedly tagging along, Lucia has to fight some deadly beings blocking her way, and her impossible attraction to Garreth Along the way she falls for Garreth, but ends up having to make some heartbreaking decisions before she and Garreth can have a future together a furute that she thought would be impossible for her.Loved the sexual tension in this one And it starts out almost immediately, as soon as Garreth first senses his mate is near And when they lay eyes on each otheryou know the attraction is there Garreth is determined to claim Lucia, and although she s aroused by him, she doesn t want to be She thinks being mated to Garreth would be the end of her so called career as the world s best archeress, and she can t imagine giving that up But Garreth keeps wearing her down, teasing her with what could be, arousing her to the point where she can t think straight and is ready to give in to him This goes on and on for page after page, with Garreth gaining and of Lucia s body and her trust until finally when the full moon urges him to finally claim her whew That was one smokin hot scene The ending was one gripping, emotional 50 pages I went from being terrified for Lucia and Garreth, to being horrified with what they had to go through, to my heart breaking for them both I had tears welling up and I was on the edge of my seat as I hoped and prayed that they would have their much deserved HEA.Fans of this series, I think you re going to love this one I always end up loving KC s heroes, but sometimes I have a bit of a problem with her heroines some can be a little cold hearted I had no problems with Lucia, other than wishing that she would trust Garreth completely and reveal all her secrets to him He was soooo devoted to her I knew he wouldn t judge her and would only want to help her.There s plenty of humor in this book, whether it s coming from Garreth, Regin, Lucia, or especially from Nix no one can top her I wish I could list all the wisecracks and pop culture references that were made The plot was easy enough to understand, except when they got to the suddenly there was an abundance of characters gruesome things to keep track of, but don t worry, it eventually all falls into place And of course, there was that magnificent, grisly, horrifying endingwhich will surely bring tears to your eyes if you fall for Lucia and Garreth like I did.So well done Kresley Cole, I think you have another winner on your hands And with the teasing ending you provided, it looks like you just set up the next three books in the series Can t wait to see how all this plays out 5 big stars How I imagine Garreth MacRieve


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    Lass, I m about to make you a widow Kresley Cole is and merciless with her characters and with her readers as well So much blood, so much tension, pain, and death.The first 16 chapters parallel the storyline of A Hunger Like No Other The book starts with Lucia and Garreth s first encounter, when Garreth realizes that Lucia is his mate, and ends when Lucia runs away from him, and Garreth vows he is going to have her back in two weeks We meet them one year later Garreth spent that year chasing her all over the earth, meanwhile Lucia tried to get rid of him, and also to get an unimaginably powerful weapon to kill the cause of her nightmares and stop an apocalypse Garreth finally catches her, and they continue her quest together along the River Although the first half of the story is relatively slow reads, the second half is adventurous and full of fun They face several dangers, such as giant caimans, new kinds of supernatural beings, mysteries, the legend of El Dorado, and really hot nights Garreth s perseverance is admirable he is loyal, fierce, possessive, and never misses his aim The portrayal of the beast inside him, the nature of the Lykae is very logical and consequent, till the very end.He would do anything for Lucia, never gives her up He protects her Lousha , hunts down her enemies, saves her life several times, gives her precious and sweet gifts, including a gift that finally saves her life again He stands by her side in every situation, despite the fact that he gets only rejection and distrust from her.I try to understand Lucia, but I m afraid I m failing Okay, she had very, very bad experiences with a certain man, so it is pretty hard for her to trust in anybody But it was thousands of years ago With keeping important things back from Garreth, she rushes him into an almost fatal situation She is under pressure and seems to be running out of time, so it is understandable that she worries about her archer abilities But I was really upset when view spoiler she passes all the responsibility to Garreth after their first night, and ruins that beautiful, intimate moment hide spoiler


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    Let me begin by saying that Pleasures of a Demon King, Kresley Cole s 7th book of the Immortals after Dark series has to be one of my FAVOURITE PNR reads After reading some of the books I am absolutely amazed at her ability to take me to a Each story is original, a magical world filled with characters that I want to have as friends and be part of their lives Females who are beautiful, strong, with different talents and who are there with their men and not some damsel in distress Quirky, humorous, hip and so now dialogue The ongoing texting between Lucia and her other sister, Regin the Radiant had me falling from my chair with all the laughing Before I get carried away gushing about this author s talent, let me say a few things on why I found this story engaging.A story of Garreth McRieve, Prince of the Lykae werewolves who finally finds his woman in Lucia, a Valkyrie known as the Huntress and he will do anything to be with her Though she realizes that she is his mate, Lucia has a dark secret and a very important mission that will not allow herself to be sidetracked which will happen if she gives in to her passion for the Lykae Their finally getting together takes a long time.over a year.Lucia has been trying to give him the slip but unknown to her, her sister Nix.who cannot love this ditzy Valkyrie seer.she is OTT and so funny anyway she helps Garrett in keeping a watch over Lucia whilst she travels to the , where she has an assignment to complete and should she fail could lead to the end of the world The scenes are very well written and the description of the and the locals is really quite impressive I could feel the heat hear the night sounds, the flow of the river as I turned the pages There s action, hot and sexy romance..even before they have sex, the lead up to scenes are steamy, hot hot..the banter between these two is really good You just know that they were meant for each other and Garreth will do everything, including giving up his life, for her.This story ties up with the previous books and we keep reading about the characters that form part of this series.The ending has a cliffhanger there s something happening out there that is a danger to the Lore and I can t wait to read the next book.If you love Paranormal Romance, you just have to read this series.


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    You re my woman, Lousha Damn you, I ll never want another Can I just say that I LOVED Garreth MacRieve He embodies everything that I love in an Werewolf Alpha.Garreth was patient, kind, and strong as sin I was in awe by what he was physically capable of Garreth was also hell bent on protecting his woman at any cost And did I say he was patient These two didn t seal the deal until after page 300 and over a year book time of chase.Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae You ve maddened me for you, have changed everything Reaching between them, clutching her panties, he rasped, So I m going to fuck you long and hard, beauty, because if I m to be enslaved by you I want to be your master as well Lucia has sworn oath to the Goddess of Archers In exchange for her ability to shoot, Lucia vowed chastity, purity, and humility Lucia has a bit of an ego and she refuses to give up her abilities, so therefore she is NOT willing to have a sexual relationship with Garreth even though she was his mate Not only did that not set well with me, if was Beyond frustrating Lucia the HuntressLucia was the heroine I had high hopes for but started to dislike by the 60% mark She was 1000 year old Valkyie that was afraid to take a chance on love I understand that she was afraid to lose her identity as the world s best Archer My frustration with Lucia stemmed from her selfishness She was all take while Garreth was always the one making sacrifices for her I just could not understand her motivation to run from him and give him such hell With his harsh, beast like voice, he rasped, Woman, you are everything to me He wrapped her hair around his fist, forcing her to meet his frenzied gaze Why can I no be that for you Let me claim you for my own Choose me this night I never felt like Lucia gave her heart to Garreth She was so self absorbed and self centered She is by far my LEAST fave of the Valkyrie heroines.The first 25% of this book was mostly a recap of events that took place in previous books, but at least it was all from different points of view The next 60% of the book was all about the chase with the final 15% focusing on resolving the fight between Lucia and her demons.Kresley Cole is a phenomenal writer but I v grown tired of the trend of couples fighting each other For instance, Garreth chases and Lucia runs That type of conflict gets tiresome after a few books I hope this trend does not continue through out this series.My Immortals After Dark Reviews The Warlord Wants ForeverA Hunger Like No OtherNo Rest for the WickedWicked Deeds on a Winter s NightDark Needs at Night s Edge Dark Desires After DuskKiss of a Demon KingUntouchablePleasure of a Dark PrinceDemon from the DarkDreams of a Dark WarriorLothaireDark Skye


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    I deliberately took a long hiatus on this series Not because I didn t love it, or that I was bored No Quite the contrary I did it because it was doggone heartbreaking to run out of books after Kiss of a Demon King Now, I have accumulated a nicely sizable stock of IAD stories, and I am good to go, if having to avoid spoilers like the plague doesn t put a bit of a crimp in my style.The Story It was quite fun to see besotted Lykae, Garreth MacRieve chasing after his reluctant for the most part Valkyrie mate, Lucia You see, Lucia totally has the hots for Garreth, but she has some really good reasons to give him the cold shoulder For the most part, this didn t bother me I like to see the hero doing the chasing And Lucia did show that she had feelings for Garreth There were a couple of things she did to discourage Garreth that I wasn t fond of And I didn t like the way she treated them the day after the night in the temple view spoiler Thankfully, she saved his life from the anaconda and apologized nicely, so I forgave her hide spoiler


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    Dear Sebastian,You know I m a vampire girl at heart, but I ve been pleasured by a Dark Prince and now I can t look back A Scot has won over my heart and I d be damned if I let him run off Sorry, love.Pleasure of a Dark Prince is the ninth book in the IAD series I have to stress the importance of reading the series in order I made that mistake earlier on when I read the third book first I m totally kicking myself for being so foolish Again, Cole writes Pleasure of a Dark Prince in parallel with A Hunger Like No Other So be sure to read AHLNO first That being said, I cannot rave enough about the hero of this book Garreth MacRieve has surpassed Sabastian Wroth, my previous favourite hero of the IAD series Sorry Bastian But Garreth is still the king of all Lykae in my eyes I loved his Scottish brogue , his charming personality and his intense need to protect his woman, Lousha Can a woman ask for Yes Because I want him for myself Lucia the Maidenthe ArcherLucia of Cruach God, this girl has so many facets to her personality, yet Lucia feels that her talent as an archer is what sets her apart from other Valkyrie Lucia s backstory is a dark and terrible one Deceived by an evil too horrific to imagine, young Lucia fell in love with Crom Cruach believing him to be a handsome blonde But on their wedding night, he revealed his true identity as a monster Thousands of years later, Lucia must fight Cruach again every 500 years as he tries to escape his prison to deal death As she tries to prevent an apocalypse, Lucia must remain chaste due to her deal with a goddess who saved her life as a young teen Her chastity vow is related her to extraordinary skill in archery If she gives in, she loses her talent But in the presence of a hot Lykae male like Garreth, keeping her legs shut is becoming far difficult than she first anticipated The sexual tension is sizzling from page one That swamp scene was smoking And MacRieve s attempts at courting Lousha are always entertaining The way he named the butterfly after Lucia was just too sweet Makes me meltThis book is probably my favourite with No Rest for the Wicked very close behind There are lots of laughs with MacRieve and Lucia Regin and Nix bring on the laughing pains as well With all the adventure in the and the good ole jaw dropping ending, I m sure many IAD fans would agree that Cole has really outdone herself with this one Favourite Quote MacReive carved arrows for her new quiver With that sly look, he said, If I canna fill your quiver in one way, I will in another.


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    SpoilersYummy Sexy Lykae Check Kick ass Female CheckAwesome Story CheckSteamy Lovemakin Check and Check. Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae For real what is not to like about Garreth so hott, sweet chasing her for a year and still he protects her, forgives her of her crap and even gets her a gift that he know she will love when she is running from him and hurting him to keep him from following her He is fun and truly wants to make her happy loved him so much You ve maddened me for youhave changed everything So, I m going to f ck you long and hard, beauty, because if I m to be enslaved by you I want to be your master as well I ll never be done he snapped, wincing again as his ribs screamed in protest You re my woman, Lousha Damn you, I ll never want another Lucia the Huntress Lucia was tricked into marrying pure evil and he tortures and rapes her laying dying she is giving a gift of being healed and being the best archer but if she misses her shot she will be in the worst pain and she has to be pure She meets Garreth and is drawn to him wanting him so bad but she fights its and runs from him for a year afraid if she lets him next her she would let him have her and then she would lose her skill and not be able to stop her evil husband which she does every 500 years I liked her, she was very brave and when she stopped fighting her feels for her wolf she was very caring and sweet she was just freaked out and didn t want to make the same mistake I could understand that Emma softly asked, Aunt Luce, would you bet your life on that He is my life now Aye, me too You know of anyone who d be trailing you Cruach had followers in his Cult of Death who would do anything to stop her, but they were usually human and easy enough to lose Actually, yes, she answered softly, and MacRieve leaned in with interest This jackass Lykae who can t take no for an answer is stalking me Please put your penises away, gentlemen Dinner is procured By a woman so after chasing her butt down they team up to find a weapon to kill her evil god husband,and start to fall in love with each other I liked the banter between all the characters Here are a few of my fav quotes Why d you invite them he demanded Damn you both, I weary of this Did you never think that I doona like nymphs Nay, Uilleam said with a swig Any being that sports a penis likes nymphs Munro drained his bottle and added, You canna argue with medical facts Well, maybe we need to Cesar Millan their asses and show them who s boss Tsst, tsst She took me to a mall yesterday Lachlain sounded as if he d just stifled a shudder And she pointed to a boy and said, I think I want one So naturally, I start thinking, Where can I get a wee mortal But she meant she meant a bairn our bairn There s no evil greater than the Gilded One Bullshite Lucia made a sound of frustration You two are going to argue about this My evil s bigger than your evil so far great series


  10. says:

    4 to 41 2 starsMy goodness This book took me on an emotional roller coaster ride like none of the other books in the series have Right from the start, Pleasures of a Dark Prince had me experiencing an array of emotions from sorrow, to exasperation, to trepidation, to elation I was exhausted by the end Once again, I found myself captivated and in awe of the amazingly complex story arc, but flustered and annoyed with the book s romance In all honesty, I continue reading this series not for the hero and heroine s provocative yet volatile romance to which I ve almost become ambivalent , but for the fantastic characters, the humor, the action adventure, and the very clever and brilliant storytelling I struggled with the choices the hero and heroine, Garreth and Lucia, made during this book Mostly, I struggled with Lucia s decision not to tell Garreth her secrets I understood her reasoning, since she had some valid points Ultimately, however, I couldn t help but feel she was being selfish and causing unnecessary heartache and devastating consequences As I ve taken a few days to ponder this book, I ve come to realize and accept things could not have happened in any other way I didn t like Lucia withholding information from Garreth but he wouldn t have listened to reason, or her, anyway After all, what she feared the most happened to him because of his stubbornness Regarding Lucia s secrets, I realize there really was no win win situation What Lucia did to help Garreth toward the end of this book brought tears to my eyes and helped to redeemed her character I m still reeling from the feel good ending and the very unexpected cliffhanger epilogue Overall, I enjoyed this book and can t wait to find out what happens next in the series.