Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole Blog Tour

Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark Series, Book 9)From Goodreads:
Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives. 
When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world. 
Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?
As you can tell by my book boyfriend... Aiden the Fierce captured my interest. Declan the Magistar however, did not. Declan is Aiden reincarnated but he is very different from Aiden. In fact, I'd say I hated the guy. He was cruel, deceptive, pitiful, angry, and hateful. Yet Regin still felt a pull to him. Even she was surprised at how much she still felt for him after meeting this incarnation. Regin, while the captive of Declan and the Order bent on destroying all immortals in the Lore, becomes torn between wanting Declan to remember who she is to save everyone and not wanting him to remember which leads to his doom. However, within the facility Regin witnesses and experiences horrors even she couldn't have thought of and decides that Declan should be doomed or actually destroyed. Ah, but we all know this is a paranormal romance so how can these two come back together? Is it possible?

Well, you know by now that I'm not going to answer the question of how for you. However, I admit I was shocked that Declan could recapture my heart let alone Regin's. Regin finds that things that were missing in Aiden were not missing in Declan. I even ended up liking Declan better than Aiden! In fact this whole story, in the end, became a sort of beauty and the beast tale.  Probably one of my favorite tales of all time. So, I give this book 5 stars! I have not read books in this series before this one and it isn't necessary to enjoy this book. However, I will remedy this as I need to read the other 10 books before this one. Ms. Kresley Cole has a new fan in me! Seriously, if you haven't read one of her books, do pick up this one.

I was given this book by the publisher and no compensation for my review was given.


  1. Ahhhh, I seriously need to catch up on this series. Great review!! I always loved Regin and wonder who she end up with. Also I wonder who Nyx will end up with. Now that book I so want to read!!

  2. Nice book , I might be tempted! Five star is good - thanks for an awesome review!

  3. Whoa 5 stars! MUST READ! I love that you started out hating Declan but he managed to worm his way into your heart and you ended up loving him more than a character you were in love with previously. Sounds like a fabulous read, thanks for this awesome review Melissa:)

  4. I so can't wait to get this book :) its been getting high ratings every where and I really want to get it even more now.

  5. Declan was Aiden the Fierce? My God! He was awful in the last book capturing immortals left and right!

    What's more unimaginable is that you haven't read Kressly Cole! Get thee to the bookstore! I will too! I didn't know this was out! Can't wait to read it. I thought Aiden was a berserker and that's why he always died. To know what that means you must read her books. Boy will you love them!! They are part of the collection I won't let go of because I can read my favorites over and over.


  6. @Savannah... This was such a good book. i'm now curious about Nix as well!
    @anachronist... Be tempted... I was surprised!
    @Jenny... It was a freezer book too but yes, I so enjoyed it!
    @BLHmistress... you need to get it!
    @Buried... Oh, I really plan to get all of them now! You will love this book!

  7. 5 by 5 plus cute boys!!! I must have this one.

    Melissa, how are you gonna feel when I'm living in a house made of old book covers?

  8. @Missie... I donno.. you could just come over next door to my book cover house and ask. ;)

  9. Great review! I read and loved the last book. It made me like PNR again :D I mean really like

  10. @Blodeuedd... oh I need to read that one... I NEED to! ;D

  11. omg Melissa YOU HAVE to read this series!! Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark is one of the BEST PNR series out there, hands down. Her snarky heroines and hot heroes are unmatchable and as you can see, the series has not lost ANY of its magic yet. I am so glad you enjoyed this book as much as I did and that you're a KC fan now!!!!!!!

  12. What a turnaround! I admit it didn't sound like Declan was going to be redeemed but I'm astonished that you ended up liking him.

  13. Melissa yours is the third review of the book and the third person who has not read the entire series before it... I am happy to hear that it was one that created a new fan for Kresley Cole and looking forward to getting my own copy when the mail brings it to me as have been waiting for Regin's story for a while now!

  14. Argh! I need to read this series LOL Great review hon! =D

  15. @Pam... I will! Oh, I am so glad I read this one. Yep, I am a fan now! :)
    @Stephanie... I was amazed too. I really was!
    @Jackie... Oh I hope you get it and love it too!
    @Larissa... yes you do! Thanks. :)


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