Review: Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole

Posted May 22, 2011 by Annie in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole

5 Stars


Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #4
Published by Pocket Star
Released: October 30, 2007
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 359
Source: Purchased

Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night is the third book in the Immortals After Dark series. It features Bowen McReieve, a heartbroken Lykae who lost his mate over two centuries ago and is still feeling the guilt because he believes he caused her death. The heroine is a fiery, snarky little witch named Mariketa.

When the two of them compete in the Hie, Bowe tries desperately to win so that he can bring back his former paramour, Mariah back to life. In the process, he traps Mari and some other friends in a tomb while he goes for the big prize. But he loses to a vampire and gets stranded for a week. He realizes that with each passing moment, all he thinks about is the little witch and comes to the conclusion that she put an enchantment on him. Turns out that Mari and her friends are still trapped in the tomb with nasty incubi and Bowen must free her in order for her to remove the spell. And that’s when all the fun begins because naturally, Mari is pissed as hell and there is no way she’s taking crap from a werewolf.

Bowen and Mari are wonderful together. Their love/hate relationship is so entertaining and downright hilarious! Their banter is enough to keep me reading for hours. But in addition to the great chemistry, Cole does a great job with her world building and character development. Bowe is a total package with the Scottish accent (though I had a hard time reading it at first, but it’s dead sexy) and dark possessiveness and Mari is a strong modern girl that shines in comparison to the plain and proper, Mariah.

And when they get down to it, things are steeeeamy! BUT when Bowe yells out MARIAH instead of Mariketa’s name during the act, things get sour pretty quick. Imagine the shock and mortification at hearing your lover yell out his ex’s name during sex! I’d smack him if I were Mari! Totally not acceptable.

Anyway, the ending was great and I loved how all the pieces of the plot fit together neatly. Makes me want to grab the new books and start reading ASAP!

Favorite Quote:
“Missed you, witch. Ran headlong. Now hang up the bloody phone.”
“Oh, great Hekate, is that his voice?” Carrow cried. “I just had an orgasm! Fudge your name tag if you have to, but get you some of that some-some. Remember, friends let friends live vicariously-”
Click.
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About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. She has also written five award-winning historical romances.

Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Queensland area of Australia.

Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular Immortals After Dark 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.

In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

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