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Traces the story of ruthless vampire Lothaire, following his determined pursuit of the Horde's crown before his efforts are thwarted by Elizabeth Peirce, a mortal who harbors a secret power that will kill her if Lothaire uses it to achieve his goals.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451671728
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cole 2012
Characteristics: x, 468 p. ; 24 cm


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May 13, 2017

Another very good book in the Immortals After Dark series. When Elizabeth (Ellie) is possessed by Soroya, the Soul Reaper, Lothaire thinks she is his bride. But as time goes on, he begins to wonder if Elizabeth is his true bride. Lothaire has a lot of enemies who want nothing but to see him dead. He has to protect Elizabeth, while figuring out who is really his bride. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

Aug 02, 2014

How anyone could only give this novel 4 stars is beyond me. It is 1 of her best. Sexy, scary, funny, creepy and surprising. Oh yes, Leo is one fine vampire!

Jun 25, 2014

I love this book!!!! I wish I was Lothaire's love NOT Ellie.

Monikan21 Apr 02, 2014

Book 12 in Immortals After Dark series, preceded by Dreams of a Dark Warrior and followed by MacRieve. Sexy story of Elizabeth Peirce, a mortal hillbilly with a stubborn streak, possesed by Saroya and Lothaire the Enemy of Old, a cunning evil vampire. I like the story but I was expecting much much more. I was curious about Lothaire and thought that down deep he is a really good guy, but I was wrong; he is an ass. I am surprised Ellie fell in love with him. In my eyes he didn't redeem himself enough.

kittytama Jun 16, 2013

Lot hairs is my guy. OMG. The danger in this guy is amazing.

Jun 08, 2013

Kresley cole is a fantastic novelist. I love the whole Immortals after Dark series and Lothaire is a fascinating character, horrible, hilarious, crazy but in the best ways. Cole creates characters you can fall in love with.

marilynnebooks Sep 15, 2012

Enjoyable read, steamy romance with taming of Lothaire by Ellie.

Aug 11, 2012

The epitome of the guilty pleasure steamy vampire urban fantasy. Unlike Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake books, Cole's Immortals never try to be more than they are, and that makes them awesome.

Apr 02, 2012

In the beginning, lothaire had my sympathies, but as the book went on i started thinking he was an A-hole and if i was her i wouldnt mess with him.

Mar 26, 2012

I really enjoy reading Kresley Cole's Immortals after Dark series and this book was probably my favorite so far. Having said that, Lothair is an extremely hard hero to like! Even with the happy ever after ending I still don't really care for him but he's very entertaining and somewhat sympathetic if for no other reason than that he is so clueless!

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Mar 25, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: fighting

Mar 25, 2012

Other: sexually descriptive

BookLovingFiend Mar 21, 2012

Coarse Language: quite a bit of cursing both English and Russian mainly directed at the 'hero's' Bride

odderie Jan 20, 2012

Sexual Content: Graphic sex scenes, including some that are a little violent.

odderie Jan 20, 2012

Violence: Not so graphic, but there are definitely scenes where the "hero" main character kills people.

odderie Jan 20, 2012

Coarse Language: Fairly frequent use of the "F" word and other profanity.


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May 14, 2014


May 15, 2012

“Yes, peasants,” he repeated slowly. “The lowliest of the low among humans.” Then he enunciated, “Exceedingly backward and vulgar hillbillies.”
“Been called worse, mister.” At his raised brows, she exhaled impatiently. “Bootlegger, moonshiner, Elly May Clampett, mountain mama, redneck, backwoods Bessie, hick, trailer trash, yokel, and, more recently, death-row con.”
“No references to mining? I’m disappointed.”

May 15, 2012

“First of all, I'm not narcissistic." When she opened her lips to argue, he said, "I know Narkissos of Thespiae -- while we might share traits, I came first, so he's Lothairistic, not the other way around.”

Mar 25, 2012

"Because fate would not slight me so unspeakably. I'd seek a noon-day sun if I were paired with one such as you."
"Such as me," she repeated blandly. She'd been mocked too often over her lifetime to take offense. Her skin was as thick as armor.
"Yes, you. An ignorant, mortal Kmart checkout girl." He took the sharpest knife from his place setting, absently turning it between his left thumb and forefinger.
"Kmart? I should have been so lucky. Those jobs were hard to come by. I worked at my uncle's outfitter shop."
"Then you're even worse. You're an outfitter checkout girl with aspirations for Kmart."
"Still better than a demon."

Mar 25, 2012

"way to set the bar high there Ellie..

BookLovingFiend Mar 21, 2012

have three i like for such a loner this mental quote is funny "He was furious. Though Lothaire didn't know for what. He just knew that His oralce, His woman, His... friend did not need to be drinking and laughing together without Him around."
From Ellie: "you play your offense, i play Defense. MY greatest asset is that I'm forever underestimated-- by peple like you. I'm the sucker punch you never saw coming."
From Nix: "You gave her your heart, and she gave you the bird. Nix sighed. Songs will be written about this."


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Mar 25, 2012

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

odderie Jan 20, 2012

odderie thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

gardenstream Jan 10, 2012

gardenstream thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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Mar 25, 2012

Lothaire, the Enemy of Old, an extremely old and feared vampire who is set upon revenge. As the bastard child of the King of the Horde, Stefanovich, he promised his Dacian vampire mother before she was tortured and killed that he would slay Stefanovich so the Horde will ultimately swear fealty to Lothaire. He then plans to unite the Dacian and Horde kingdoms together. He has spent century after century set to accomplish his endgame and refuses to be stopped. Extremely smart, arrogant and lethal, he has so many in the Lore who owe him. This makes him very feared but also one of the most-hunted people in the Lore. But now one of the most feared vampires is about to be mated to a mortal.

Jan 26, 2012

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Driven by his insatiable need for revernge, Lothaire, the Lore's most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde's crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness--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 Elizaabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.


Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she'd be convicted of murder--or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he hmself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month'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.


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 vendertta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past...or risk everything for a future with her?

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