Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #4)

The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, #2)

Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole
Pub­lisher: Pocket Star
Pages: Paperback, 359 pages
Series: Immortals After Dark
Pub­li­ca­tion date: October 30th 2007

Her breathless kiss haunts him... Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed--until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.

His slow, hot touch is irresistible... Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.

No deed is too wicked for her seduction... If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul--or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?

WARNING! May cause insomnia and heart problems. Proceed with caution!

Where’s the sixth circle for the vote when you need it?

I really don’t know how Kresley Cole can do this to me. Just when I thought this series can’t get better than No Rest for the Wicked, something extraordinary happened. Hmmm how should I put this? Oh yes! Imagine you’re walking down the street minding your own business when an alien dressed like Michael Jackson rushes by you and makes you fall to the ground. Pauses. Returns, stomps all over you and then makes his escape while doing the Moonwalk. I felt exactly like that while reading Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night. It actually topped the previous book, no doubt about it.

So, we have the best thing about it: a great story! I liked the way it gradually evolved; at first you would think it won’t be something spectacular but towards the end it left me breathless. I stayed up till 4 am to finish it. Worth every second, I’m telling you! The characters are amazing also. I did not like Bowen, especially since he was such an asshole in No Rest for the Wicked but I felt bad for him. Being mutilated and stuck in that inferno cannot be compared to, say, a little bit of torture. I would wish that to few people actually, and that shows Bowen had a bit of a chance to win back my heart. And oh man he did! Mariketa was a darling. She is a strong, intelligent woman. And also a very funny one. She made me laugh out loud many times. We also got glimpses on some new characters that I was sure will get their own books. After checking I saw that they did. Yei me! Cade in book 6 and Rydstrom in book 7. That’s some good news for today.

So here are a few images that show my reactions throughout the book:


At the beginning


Half-way though


Close to the end


Before the epilogue

That being said, here are some quotes I loved:

Whenever other Lore creatures like the nymphs and satyrs turned their noses up at the “hex-hacks,” Carrow would raise both her hands in the rock-on horns gesture and shout, “Double, double, toil and trouble, muthafuckas! You just got cursed!”
Then she actually would curse them.

Nïx lay on her side, bending her elbow to casually prop her head in her hand. With a sigh she said, “Bowen, I took you on as my pet project because I like to ogle you. Due to your rowr factor.”

“She, too, is one of Regin’s friends. They’re poker buddies, sisters of the Wii, and Mari is a vaunted member of the karaoke contingent. Regin has long acted as the witches’ designated driver.” “BFF?” Lachlain asked, brows drawn. “Sisters of the what?”
Emma supplied, “Best friend forever and a video game.”
Lachlain muttered to Emma, “Your relatives are just no’ right.”

“What’s your favorite place to visit?” He absently answered, “Wherever you are.”
“Bowen, five things about you can’t all be about me.”
But you’re the only good thing that I’ve got.

In the mud, she’d written him a note with precise letters.
The name’s MariKETA.
Go to hell,
The WITCH, doing a creepy spell somewhere right now.


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