I would like to think I am a logical, rational woman. But then a book I've been waiting on pins and needles for gets released and nothing gets done 'till I've finished reading it. This is why I hate the industry standard of releasing books on a Tuesday.
Yesterday at midnight, my pre-ordered copy of Krestley Cole's newest installment, "Lothaire" showed up on my Kindle. I knew it would, so I took a nap after work on Monday and stayed up late so I could read a few chapters. I have spent most of my "free time" (including time I really should have been sleeping) reading that book. I just finished it about 45 minutes ago.
This book was everything I had hoped it would be. Ms Cole's paranormal romance series called "Immortals After Dark" just keeps getting better and better rather than petering out like so many long-running romance series tend to do. I think the main reason for this is that she lets her bad guys be bad but still have some redeemable qualities that her good guys can fall in love with.
The title character of this newest book, an evil vampire named Lothaire, is a complete despot. By the end of the book, he's still a bit of a despot, but his spunkey Bride, Ellie, spends the whole book forcing him to change his ways enough that he learns to love, be a little selfless (at least toward her family) and most importantly, to stop assuming he his God's Gift To Women. Add Ms Cole's established cast of sarcastic seers, bat-shit crazy bad buys, lunatic Valkaries, combined with her signature hilarious one-liners made "Lothaire" a read I just couldn't put down. I sure hope this trend continues, because as usual, she set up the next story of the series in the last chapter and it looks like it could be the best yet!