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In this thrilling tale of the Immortals After Dark, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole reveals secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals.


Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown by offering

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In this thrilling tale of the Immortals After Dark, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole reveals secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals.


Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown by offering up the soul of his lovely new captive, Elizabeth Peirce. Yet the young human soon tempts him beyond reason.


Ellie Peirce’s life was a living hell—even before an evil immortal abducted her. Though he plans to sacrifice her, the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, she surrenders her body, while vowing to protect her heart.


In one month, Lothaire must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will he succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?

COMING SOON: An electrifying new paranormal series from Kresley Cole. Look inside for an excerpt!

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Immortals after Dark Series , #13
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Lothaire 4.6 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 552 reviews.
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
Intriguing with great plot and great characters. Stayed up late to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is everything we expected out of Kelsey to make Lothaire be. He’s tough, rough and merciless ( or is he ?? ) I am in page 300 and I tell you, I love it – she based the story in the two of them, like she didn’t derail like other times, when other factors are in play, I mean of course they are, the thrones, the fact that he is royalty and she’s a mere vulgar, uneducated hillbilly woman, but is more a one on one thing. Is a second favorite ( after Demon from the Dark ) Sigh – it was 3AM in the morning, my own Lothaire kept tossing next to me in bed and every hour he would growl at me, can we turn the light out now ?? and I kept begging, 5 more minutes. I think that’s why I like Kresley’s books so much, these macho characters of her, they are tough and rough but a sweetie pie inside. Love you Kresley :D keep them coming lol Nat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lothaire, the Enemy of Old, has, what he thinks is the perfect bride in the Evil Sorceress Saroya...or has he? There is the little problem of his "perfect" bride not having her own body and needing to reside in the body of the ill-bred appalachain, hillbilly, deathrow inmate (long story), Elizabeth (Ellie) Peirce. Every now and then Saroya likes to take possession of Ellie's body from her, and torture and kill people just for fun. Now that's a bride for Lothaire, Enemy of Old... manipulative, evil, cruel and sorta cuckoo and once he exorcises Ellie's soul from her body, he and Saroya will rule together happily together. But...when Ellie touches him...he feels passion that he has never felt before...surely this peasant can't be the Bride who will make one of the oldest and evilest Vampires heart beat...or is she? I'm a big fan of Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series, but I have to admit to being more partial to the books in which the Wolves and Demons take center stage, if only because they are written more playful and less brooding and depressed about their state of immortality...as many of the Vampires are. But Lothaire loves what he is and what he can do and that's why I love him...he's pretty much evil and completely insane, but he's so entertaining and he has some of the best one liners. And Ellie is a perfect match for him, she doesn't let him push her around. She's smart, funny and tough. I think what I really loved about this book (aside from the Lothaire/Ellie romance) was the interactions of the main characters with new Loreans (such as the Daci's) and the return of characters like Thad (the Vampire/Phantom hafling from "Dreams of a Dark Warrior) and of course Nuckin' Futs Nix! Finding out more about Nix and Lothaire's relationship was wonderful. I have to admit to wanting her to be his bride after reading their scenes in previous IAD books, but I think the relationship played out in "Lothaire" is better. More dots are being connected for the Vampire caste and I gotta give kudos to Kresley Cole...she keeps this stuff on point, everything is connecting and builds more anticipation for the next book. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ones who complain about it lacking other fractions of the lore, hello people...theres a reason the book is titled Lothaire! It even has a picture of him so why is it so bad for not focusing on the others? I thought this book was great throughout. Yes, lothaire is a very hard character to love, even like but you have to understand why he turned out that way. Some people want a book to be exactly the way they expect it to be but complain about it being predictable? Come on! He was never "good" from the start so i dont understand why people expect him to be all goody too shoes. And plus, who wouldnt find his starkly sense of humor fasinating?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 5 chapter teaser was amazing. Can not wait to read the rest if it. Lothaire has met his match, and he does not even know it.
Misse1214 More than 1 year ago
This book was pure sex, and the great thing was, despite all of that intimate content, there was fantastic character development. I love how the characters stayed true to their identity and beliefs despite the circumstances. I thought it was a great read, humorous at times, and a horribly amazing love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is by far the best in the series. It centers on the romance between Ellie -who is couragous while staring in the face of death, and Lothaire - the vampire set on killing her. You will find yourself loving Lothaire, hating him, and wanting him... sometimes all at once. This book is beautifully written. Cole is witty and humorous, dramatic and descriptive, and her characters are captivating. I couldn't help but hang on every word. If you are reading it as a stand alone book it is amazing, if you are reading it as part of the series than it becomes amazing and unforgetable. (Especially when we get some more insight on Nix!) The best part is that Cole allows these characters to remain true to themselves. She doesn't spend the whole book trying to turn Lothaire into the good guy (even though he can be heroic) like most other romance novels tend to do. And Ellie doesn't back down or reform either. I've already read this book 3 times and it has only been out for 16 days. I tried to move onto a different book but nothing has been able to compare and I find myself pulled back to Lothaire. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lothaire is without a doubt my all time favorite badass bad guy. Ellie is definitely one of my favorite strong female leads so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's been bothering me. I'm loving this read, but I can't get this outta my head! How did Lothaire's father impregnate his mother if he has not found his bride??? That would mean he had not been "blooded" - correct? Not blooded = no sex, right??? No even having the need or urge - correct??? Yet he seems to be sexually active (even w the human). Any thoughts - anyone? I'm REALLY HOPING there is an answer. Can someone put me outta my misery, PLEASE?????!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked that this book was longer than most of the others in the series, Lothaire got the attention he deserved. After seeing him appear in most of the other books, it was great to finally read his story & find out if he's good or evil. The steamy parts had a slightly different feel to them which was great because sometimes you feel like you're reading the same love scene over and over. I really liked Ellie, better than some heroines in previous books. I couldn't put this one down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing! This book captivated me from the start. Lothair proves that being bad is sexy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my faves out of the entire series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have known the vampyre lothaire through many tales preceeding his. His mystery and dark charisma are not easily forgotten. From the first chapter my infatuation with his character portrayed in the other books was quickly forgotten and as his evil nature was revieled. I could only hate him as i imagine our heroin had. But just as she begins to fall for him despite his cruel and dark nature, so to do i. Through the journey traveled by our vampire and his Bride i saw greater character growth and discover than all of miss Coles other stories combined. Not an easy achievement considering all of her characters travel a daunting path of self discovery. I went from being fascinated my his charter in other books, to utterly hating him, to feeling pity and finally to falling in love with the hidden hero, Lothaire. The bravery of the heroin through the journey continued to astound me through the entirety of the lengthy novel. I could feel every emotion she as experienced them, the range of said emotion great. A fabulous book that is utterly unforgettable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite of the entire series! I can't wait for the next. It's so great to get to know a character that you think you dispised through out the series; when suddenly, he's "that good."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kresly has done it again! Her books never fail to dissapoint and this book is just plain awsome. Lothair has been in this series from the begining and i have always loved him even though hes a tad bit evil lol but i was so great to finally get to see in action and know his personality and know that hes not just a brick wall with no emotion which is what he comes off as in the other books. But anyway great read read it in like a day, cant wait for the next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasso delighted to learn that the Enemy of Old was finally getting to take the mainstage of the IAD series. I enjoyed the book even staying up late nights to read it in 2.5 days after work. However i had some mixed feelings. A part of me thinks that lothaire deserved a long in depth look with a full story and interesting woman. In that the book was great. But words like "titillating" "sensual" and " naughty" that usually come to mind immediately when thinking of IAD books didnt quite register for this one. Sure there where some hot moments but i just didnt get the "sinister, dangerous- but all the more sexy for it because he might kill just as easy as kiss" feel i expected with lothaire. I guess cause Ellie didnt know his rep? Anyway stillngreat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book out of ALL the others. The plot is fantastic and the romance hot! I definitely recomend it!
lolamh10 More than 1 year ago
I love, love, love this series! I own the whole set in paerback, but read this one on Nook. I WILL be buying the paperback to add to my collection. While this book FINALLY gave us insight into Lothaire and helped explain what made him tick, I find myself wanting more. His backstory was so complex that I am sure we will be seeing more of him in the future. I loved Lothaire's interactions with his Bride and thought the spunky southerner was a perfect foil for him. There was just enough drama to make me not want to put the book down until I found out everyone was ok!
Simplicity22 More than 1 year ago
I think I'll just read the series again for the 3rd time because they are all just that good!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must admit I am a fan of Kresley Cole. There isn't a book of hers that I have not read. But after falling in love with Lothaire's intrigue, wit, cleverness and strength I was not satisfied with his story. It was missing the elements that all of the other books made is character out to be. Without giving away the story because it's worth reading...Once it reached a certain point it didn't move. I felt a little bit cheated. I did love hearing about his and NIX's connection. I hope we get a story on Nix because she needs love too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lothaire was definitely worth the wait. I absolutely couldn't put it down. IAD is my favorite series, and Lothaire may be my favorite so far.
SaoirseRose More than 1 year ago
I haven't started the book yet but I know it'll be awesome. I've loved every book in Kresley Cole's series and I know that Lothaire will be no different. Her books just keep getting better as the series progress and not many authors can do the same. I'll be receiving my copy at one of Kresley's book signings and i'm so excited to get to meet her! I'm rereading her past books in the series as a way to refresh and I giggled when Lothaire appeared in the first book. He's such a badass! I'll let everyone know how the book signing goes and post it here in my review. It's going to be a real treat getting to meet her! I'll also tell you my thoughts on the book when I finish reading it.
LuckyPeruser More than 1 year ago
I have read this book cover to cover and loved it. The story was dynamic and free flowing and the characters had depth. Ellie and Lothaire are a great couple. Even though Lothaire was a total jerk, Ellie makes the relationship work because she is intuitive and stubborn. The story as I said is dynamic because it draws on the stories from the previous books and the twist at the end or the ahh-haa moment at the end was so original that I did not guess it, and I am someone who always guesses the killer on crime shows and mystery books. Also I want to thank Kersley Cole for writing such an intelligent and engaging story that held true to the series. I recommend this and the other books in the Immortals and After Dark Series.
Sherlyn_Hall More than 1 year ago
I sooo can't wait to read this when it comes out! So far I have read all but one Immortal after dark book. I can't wait. Yay. Only a few short months. All her books are absolutely wonderful!!!
KLBooksAZ More than 1 year ago
...and look forward to adding Lothaire to a treasured series! So, what do we know about the "always-a-trick-up-his-sleeve-and-no-one-ever-knows-what-to-expect" ancient vampire? 1] Rydstrom still owes him a major favor without questions. 2] He's a good guy in disguise. A very GOOD disguise. 3] He's HOT! 4] He's got an OLD score to settle and 5] The right woman has the capability to bring him to his knees in love. HOT DOG! Bring it on, Kresley...I'm so beyond ready!!!