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The Warlord Wants Forever...the sensually charged novella that started it all, now with an exclusive excerpt from MacRieve!

In this scorching series opener, New York Times best seller Kresley Cole introduces the captivating Immortals After Dark series. The book also includes an exclusive extended excerpt from MacRieve, the highly anticipated next installment in the series.

The Warlord

Nikolai Wroth, a ruthless vampire general, will stop at nothing to find his bride, the one woman who can "blood" him, making his heart beat and filling him with strength. Coldly interested only in the power his bride will bring, he can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted awakens him body - and soul.

The Seductress

Famed throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, Myst has devoted her life to protecting a magical jewel and to fighting the vampires.

Wroth provides her with the perfect opportunity to torment her sworn enemy - for with his new heartbeat comes a consuming sexual desire that can be slaked only by her. Denying him, she flees, struggling to forget his searing, possessive kiss.

The Hunt is on

She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen her enchanted jewel, giving him absolute power over her. Now that she's his for the taking, he intends to make her experience firsthand the agonizing, unending lust she subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Nikolai realizes he wants far more than vengeance from Myst and frees her, will she come back to him?

©2006 Kresley Cole. All rights reserved. (P)2006 Simon & Schuster

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Awesome

Having loved the series for ever, listening to someone else read it was at 1st odd but definitely grew on me. As much as I found his ‘female voice’ off a bit, his voices for the males was the perfectly delicious ruggedness.... the stuff of alpha male dreams. Very good job.

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Romance between a reluctant Valkyrie and Vampire

I really enjoyed the unique take on a paranormal romance. The author did a solid job of world building and having never read a book with Valkyries in it before, this was a great addition for me. I rated 4 stars instead of 5 because, although I'm a big fan of steamy scenes, I found this story had more of those than actual plot development. I enjoy a bit more of a story line, especially when there's such an exciting and fiesty couple. I really liked the narrator but like a couple of other reviewers found his female voices a bit strange, especially when doing Myst's voice during an intimate scene. I found her gasps and some of the phrases, etc. from female characters a bit wispy and comical at times. I loved Nikolai's voice and accent though. It wasnt too much of long of a story and I'd listen to this author and narrator again.

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highly recommend

absolutely love this book, I couldn't put it down and I could picture everything that was said

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👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

I have read this series at least 10 times and will do so again and again
Keeping my finger crossed for new books to be released 🤞
Highly recommend reading this series!
They are great at keeping the same voices for each character throughout all the books
Nix is my fave, actually makes you laugh out loud
Definitely give it a 5/5 📖📖📖📖📖

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An awesome first book

i just listened to this book now even if its the first one in the series. Its an amazing start to an incredible series, Kresley penned characters that stays with you long after you read/listened to them. Robert you are magnificent as always thank you. x

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A hot start to a great series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have read all the books in this series & now enjoying the audio versions, would definitely recommend to anyone who loves steamy paranormal romance stories.

Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes I have & enjoy his narration & male voices, but have never enjoyed his females voices, but that hasn't discouraged me from purchasing any books that Robert Petkoff has narrated.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes thoroughly enjoyed this book & could have listened to it all in one sitting.

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Book 1 in Kresley Cole's IAD series

Would you consider the audio edition of The Warlord Wants Forever to be better than the print version?

I have only listened to audio, but narrator Robert Petcoff brings this to life as he does for the entire series.

What other book might you compare The Warlord Wants Forever to, and why?

Kresley's IAD series is unique to other fantasy stories as she creates a world which makes the mind believe the creatures are possibly living next door or leaves you checking out strangers in super markets....lol.

Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Robert is flawless in each book.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

What comes around....???

Any additional comments?

A stimulating book introducing this amazing series, which is fun, addictive, sexy, steamy, modern and old at the same time, but always entertaining. I found nothing to equal the writing, narration, and the world that is of demons, witches, vampires, valkyries, werewolves and more. Kresley your IAD universe needs to continue.

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  • S. Fornera
  • 08-10-2016

Robert Petkoff made me buy it

Love all the IAD series, but had skipped this one. So glad they remade the audible with R.P. Great story and makes me want to start over with the rest of the series. Noticed audible doesn't seem to have pre order on upcoming releases, hope the will consider giving us that to look forward to (as long as R.P. is the narrator).

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  • carla Massee
  • 23-09-2016

Much better with Robert Petkoff narrating

Love all Kresley Coles books... glad they re-released this book with Petkoff. He did a great job with the rest of this series. He brings the books to life!
Wish this book had been longer!

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  • Courtney Clements
  • 17-01-2018

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Sassy, saucy, hot and hilarious. Highly recommend this book if you're into fantasy romance novels!

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  • Cassie D
  • 28-09-2016

Love this series. Glad it was redone with Petkoff.

Great story to get the series started and tied together. Narrator is awesome and brings the characters to life.

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  • Amanda
  • 21-06-2018

I did not like this one

I normally love books by Kresley Cole, however, this one I had to force myself to finish. I did not enjoy how often I rolled my eyes at all of the cliches. Nothing turns me off of a book faster than the whole 'Not communicating and both misunderstanding right until the very last second, but oops they are gone now.' trope. It's been so overused that I can't stand it. I know misunderstanding happen constantly, but I'm so sick of this one constantly being used. Though as an author I am sure it's probably hard not to use it because it DOES happen so often in life, but I just can't stand it myself. I still love this author and her work and I'll try the next book from the series, I really hope it's better than this.

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  • Doby-Elf
  • 11-07-2017

NOT For Me

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I have loved almost all of the books in this series> The Immortals After Dark. However, this short story was a big NO for me. I'll sum it up nice and short.I don't like to read about rape or slavery. No, no, no, nope.

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  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
  • 11-10-2016

Loved it even more with Robert at the helm.

Robert brings something more to yhe table. I had already fell in love with Mist and Roth. To have theire story brought to life with the voice of the series just made it that much more.

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  • Tina Arnold
  • 24-09-2016

Wonderful new beginning

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it is a revamped version of the original but most importantly because it now has the right narrator! Robert Petkoff was meant to be the narrator of this entire series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Myst--it was like getting to meet her all over again.

Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, It was just as phenomenal as the other IAD books he has narrated.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I did.

Any additional comments?

So many Easter eggs dispersed in this that give hints as to what is to come in the series. Great new beginning.

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  • S. Flynn
  • 12-12-2020

nope

narrator has a sexy voice. but I don't like forced sex. I won't read anymore like this, and reviews of the next book in the series is similar.

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  • Sherian
  • 26-05-2019

confusing

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  • Fiona Hennessy
  • 09-03-2021

Not my cup of tea!

For me this was a bit of a struggle to finish. I didn't find the story line engaging at all and pretty disliked both lead characters.

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  • suzy
  • 15-11-2018

A+++++ For Narration and Story

Having really gone off reading paranormal romance I wasn’t sure if I would get into this one. I read paranormal about ten years ago, and struggle to read them now, my main reading likes being contemporary.

I was really surprised. I loved the story, and the characters Mist and Roth were fantastic. I especially loved Roth’s voice. The narrator did a wonderful job. Will definitely be listening to the rest in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-10-2016

Good Prequel for the Immortals After Dark Series.

Tales of Valkyries, Vampires and ghouls . This is a prequel to the series 'Immortal After Dark'.
It tells the story of Myst and Nikolai Wroth which is an important relationship in later books. Powerful story as always with a good narration by Robert Petkoff.
Parts of this and later books in the series can be sexually graphic so if you don't like that sort of thing don't read it. For me it doesn't matter either way but I do prefer attentive kind love.

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  • Phoebe Su
  • 10-01-2019

good book, enjoyed a lot.

can't wait to listen to the next book and the ones following. well done Robert.

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  • Chris N
  • 10-10-2018

amazing narrator,really fantastic character voices

fantastic narrator, super hot storyline. I just wished it was longer, like the other books in the series

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  • Emily
  • 03-06-2018

Oh My

I'm in love and awe of this series! And I adore my very good friend for introducing me to all world of immortals after dark!!!

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  • hannah wilson
  • 05-01-2018

loveee it

was pure amazing I could not stop listening to it 5 stars from me x

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