Seduction meets Vemon in this next gripping and swoon worthy installment of the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole. Demon From The Dark takes us to torture island and a realm much darker than our own for a mates that not even fate could keep apart! Yes, you may begin swooning!
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: August 24th 2010
Format: Scribd – Audiobook / e-book
From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this scorching tale of a demon outcast poisoned with vampire blood and the vulnerable young witch he vows to protect, even from himself.
A DANGEROUS DEMON SHE CAN’T RESIST . . .
Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.
A MADDENING WITCH HE ACHES TO CLAIM . . .
Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.
TRAPPED TOGETHER IN A SAVAGE PRISON . . .
In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?
“He’d had no family. Hers didn’t deserve her. Then we will be family. Never will I be separated from her.”
Welcome to torture island! Where the torture is dark but the romance is tantalizing! We’ve made deeper into the Immortal’s After Dark series, and are finally reaching the more darker themes in the plot. Demon From The Dark, is Carrow’s story, which picks up right where we left off–Lorean’s being kidnapped one by one around the world. Unfortunately for Carrow, a Witch and best friend to Mariketa, this includes her.
Unlike other stories so far in the Lore that we’ve seen, this book tended to lean more into character driven territory instead of plot driven–which was all fine by me, as we got to discover new realms of the Lore as well as new species and elements that I know will come into play in future novels. Carrow (also lovingly dubbed, Carrow the Incarcerated) has found herself held captive with a hundred different Loreans from all across the spectrum to be tested upon. However, Carrow unlike the others, is tasked with seducing and luring in a demon to the island inorder to save the young witch, Ruby, who Carrow has taken guardianship over. But like with all IAD novels, this is anything but simple and feelings get tangled up when Carrow finds herself mated to the humongous Demon/Vampire combo, Malkom.
“Look, it’s not you. It’s me, and my inability to dig dirty dudes.”
Ya’ll when I tell you I couldn’t get enough of Carrow and Malkom, I literally mean I couldn’t get enough. They were so much fun! I honestly fell in love with Malkom that much more watching him interact not only with Carrow but also with little Ruby. The family dynamic that Kresley brought into this story was beautifully woven and even more so entrancing to witness. It felt like an honest to god romance, from the seduction, to the betrayal and forgiveness–it was everything I could ask for from a paranormal romance and then some.
I loved watching Malkom come into his own in regards to being able to express himself emotionally. I think the character growth in him alone brought his and Carrow’s relationship to a different level than those of other books (sans Bowen and Mariketa). The trauma and struggle both characters muddle through to reach their HEA is one that I feel gave the ending a breath of fresh air and newness to the series.
Overall, this was a banger job and entryway into the Torture Island ™ segment of the IAD series. If you haven’t already started the series, I highly recommend you do because Kresley Cole knocked it out of the park and I need more people to be fully obsessed like I am. Can’t wait to see what happens next!
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