What did I think What did I think I think this book is fantastic Hands down the most erotic of the whole fabulous series and one of the hardest to put down I stayed up until am to finish t
What did I think? What did I think?... I think this book is fantastic! Hands down the most erotic of the whole fabulous series, and one of the hardest to put down. I stayed up until 3:00am to finish this one...and then I was so keyed up I couldn't fall asleep! And it's days later and I'm still thinking about it...and rereading it.:)No synopsis here, except to say this in the vampire Lothaire's story, the "Enemy of Old", the guy who's been in just about every book of the whole IAD series; the baddest of bad boys. Lothaire is quite a character--he's evil, he's a bit mad, he's calculating, he's self-absorbed, he's intelligent, he's selfish, he's arrogant, he's sarcastic, he's cruel, he's condescending...but he's also vulnerable (he really needs to know what love is), brave, fearless, sexy-as-all-get-out, and one of his best qualities--he's funny! He's got some great lines in this book, as does his future bride, 'mountain girl' Elizabeth "Ellie" Peirce.Elizabeth...Lothaire...I loved this pairing between the 24-year-old (view spoiler)[virgin (hide spoiler)] and this centuries old vampire...holy cow could Ellie go toe-to-toe with Lothaire, matching him with her wits and her words. The absolute perfect partner for him, someone who wouldn't take his crap or let him get away with anything (if she could), and manages to teach him how to 'give', and not just 'take'. Anyway, when Lothaire and Ellie first meet she's being possessed by this b**** soul reaper named Saroya, who has inhabited her body and does all sorts of evil things (murders) when she's in control. Lothaire comes alive (his heart stars beating again after years of being one of the 'walking dead') when he's around Saroya (in Ellie's body) and he thinks that Saroya is his Bride (and his future). (Ha!) With Saroya by his side he will rule the vampire Horde and become king of Dacia (his mother's hidden vampire kingdom)...once he destroys Ellie's soul so Saroya can inhabit her body--permanently. But what if Saroya isn't Lothaire's Bride? What if his Bride is the unthinkable--a mortal? How will that affect all the plans Lothaire's made, all the debts owed to him, all that he's been working towards...how will that affect his so-called 'Endgame'?Okay, I'm not going to say any more. If you're reading this review it's because you already have read all the books in this series and you think you know Lothaire--but you won't really know him until you read about his early life...and then you'll see how that shaped him to be the vampire that he is. Some sad, sad stuff here, and it made me forgive him when he was being an absolute ass towards Ellie. But even though I forgave him and could understand his behavior, he still had some shaping up to do to be a worthy hero (and that's what he turned out to be). No spoilers now, but just some pictures to tell the story...Ellie comes from humble beginnings in rural Appalachia...Lothaire faced tragedy and horror as a young boy...OMG, this forest...and this tree...*shudders*...Lothaire's a complex guy, with a keen mind. He likes mechanical puzzles...Lothaire 'saves' Ellie from this...Lothaire can be suave......brooding...sexy...I'm coming for you, Elizavetta...This settee sees a lot of action..."I'm the sucker punch that you never saw coming."Could Elizabeth be Lothaire's Bride?Would she have to become...a vampire?Is the Black Castle in Dacia in Lothaire's future?Can 'Lizvetta' show 'Leo' how to be happy?Just lovers...or something more?Lothaire proves his love for Elizavetta...To sum up--Lothaire is not to be missed, for fans of the series or anyone who enjoys a lusty paranormal. Yes it's true, these books should be read in order, so don't be tempted to skip to this one if you haven't read all the previous ones. But know that it's no hardship to read all the books that lead up to this one--they are all truly excellent and worthy of your reading time. Once again, Kresley Cole has knocked one out of the park---in fact, Lothaire is the grand slam of the whole series. Tension, humor, sex (Yowza--wait until you read chapter 32...and 33, 34...and 41 and 42!), suspense, terror, and love, all wrapped up in one very big satisfying book. 5 huge stars.*P.S.: Is it just me, or did anyone else get the feeling that Woody from "Cheers" was speaking for young Thad? Whenever he said "Mr. Lothaire"...:)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>Bestseller Lothaire Creat Kresley Cole is Kindle Number one New York Times best selling author Kresley Cole continues her electrifying Immortals After Dark series with this thrilling tale, revealing secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals.All fear the enemy of old.Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde s crown But bloodlust and torturNumber one New York Times best selling author Kresley Cole continues her electrifying Immortals After Dark series with this thrilling tale, revealing secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals.All fear the enemy of old.Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, 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 Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.A deadly force dwells within her.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 himself 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.Centuries of cold indifference shattered.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 vendetta and his irresistible prisoner Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past or risk everything for a future with her. Kresley Cole is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award winning historical romances.A master s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings Her IAD books have been translated into 23 foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a RWA Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S and abroad.Cole lives in Florida with her family Learn about Kresley at kresleycole thearcanachronicles. Popular Ebook Lothaire Oct 20th, re-reading... Loooooove Lothaire!! Such a fun book.------------------Loved it! I mean, Who the HELL decided to pair the zillionaire wealthy and half-mad evil vampire Lothaire -- complete with a wicked dry sense of humor and a snobby God-like complex -- with a dirt-poor, barefooted, Appalachian hillbilly girl who is possessed by an evil Goddess, lives in a broken down trailer with her redneck family, and enjoys ‘parking’ for some good ol’ dry humping action?!Hoooooey!!Hands out to Kresley Cole, cause this was just an unexpected and delicious F’N fun book to read! Cole is one of the most talented PNR authors out there, and this book is one of her best yet. Could this be Elizabeth's favorite uncle Ephraim? LOL!>>My mostly spoiler free recap with some of the highlights:The beeeyotch Saroya, Soul Reaper and Goddess of Death and Blood, was cursed to die over and over while she possessed the lives of mortals not of her choosing. Finding herself pleasantly pleased to be in the body of Elizabeth Peirce, a young beauty living in the remote Appalachian mountains, she contrives with Lothaire to extract Ellie’s (Elizabeth) soul and turn her into an immortal vampire. Separately, Lothaire believes the Ring of Sums, a talisman that grants wishes, is the key to separating his bride from the vile human also inhabiting her body. If you’ve read the series up to this point, you know that Lothaire has been frantically searching for the ring for a long time, finally stealing it from the finger of the sorceress La Dorada, aka The Gilded One, and a particularly treacherous adversary of Saroya’s. And… that he most recently lost the ring to the Commander Webb, the evil leader of the human faction known as The Order, upon his escape from island that held many immortals prisoners. Lothaire frantically takes up his search for the ring, meanwhile imprisoning Elizabeth/Saroya to keep them safe from his adversaries. Lothaire also plots and prepares to extract revenge for his mother’s death and gain the thrones of two Kingdoms: Dacia and the Horde. And in a fun game of Tit for Tat, both Elizabeth and Saroya try to convince Lothaire that they are his intended bride, not the other one. We see many characters here too! Yeah! We learn more about Balery, aka The Hag, as she helps Lothaire with her sorcery skills. Thaddeus Brayden, a 17 year old vampire/phantom Halfling who claims to be Lothaire’s only friend, makes a fun appearance too. And of course the Valkyrie ladies show up to flaunt their stuff, and Nix both dazzles and confuses us with her brilliance. (LOVE HER!) We learn more about Dorada too, and see that she is now regenerating into the beautiful woman she was once. As you expect from any IAD book, the sexual tension goes OFF THE CHARTS! Holy Mother of Elvis, this book was SIZZLING HOT. When Ellie decides to show Lothaire what it is like to ‘go parking’, I about laughed myself silly. Lothaire and Ellie are two of the most opposite hero and heroine’s I think I’ve ever read, but THEY WORK. OMG, do they work. His condescending comments about her redneck life were priceless, and her ability to go toe-to-toe with him only drove him more deliriously mad. If you haven’t started this series, you are really missing out! Bottom line, they are HOT, HILLARIOUS, BRILLIANT and FUN reads. The world building is so well done, few authors could even compare to Ms Cole, IMHO. Yeehah! A FIVE STAR SQUIRREL REVIEW!
Lothaire Immortals After Dark Cole, Kresley Jun , Lothaire is a ancient vampire with plenty of wit, charm and dark powers i have to say i have always loved him in all the other book his sneaking around and playing other characters off against one another all gets me smiling, yet hes not your typical bad boy or evil genius. Lothaire Kresley Cole But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself 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. Lothaire Immortals After Dark IAD Wiki Fandom Lothaire can almost always predict how people will react to a given situation Unlike Nix s psychic foresight, Lothaire s insight is the result of centuries spent observing others and his keen mind This allows him to create situations where others are willing to promise him anything. Lothair of France Lothair was born in , to Louis the Pious and Ermengarde of Hesbaye.