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Friday, March 3, 2017

RELEASE REVIEW: Shadow's Seduction by Kresley Cole

Title: Shadow's Seduction 
Author: Kresley Cole 
Series: Immortals After Dark, #17; The Dacians, #2 
Publisher: Valkyrie Press
Publication Date: February 28, 2017 

In this scorching Immortals After Dark/Dacian novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings together a wicked vampire prince used to getting everything he desires and a demon warrior who always felt like an outcast.

A night of debauchery . . .
Prince Mirceo Daciano and his new friend, Caspion the Tracker, comb the streets of Dacia, drunkenly seeking out pleasures of the flesh. In what should have been a typical night, they coax a bevy of nymphs to bed. To impress their females, the demon and the vampire kiss on a dare.

Changes them forever . . .
Once they finally break away from their soul-searing kiss, they find themselves alone—and shaken. Had they imagined their explosive chemistry? Obstacles—ranging from a death sentence to exile in a war-torn dimension—threaten to destroy their lives . . . and the vulnerable promise in that one kiss.

How long can they resist the fire that blazes between them?
Even if Mirceo accepts Caspion as his fated mate, the seductive vampire still must convince the stubborn demon that their bond is forever. And any royal Dacian union must receive the blessing of King Lothaire, an unpredictable and savage killer. . . .

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Sonja's Review

There is absolutely nothing that Kresley Cole cannot write! Her first foray into writing a M/M romance was a smashing success and as someone who reads M/M romance rarely - this is only my second time - for me, that's saying something. Shadow's Seduction was seriously fantastic and I truly loved it!

I confess that it wasn't until I started reading that I realized who Caspion was and while I didn't necessarily favor him in Shadow's Claim because I was all about Trehan, I didn't hold that against him now and I was excited to get to know him. And get to know him I did! I had no idea what Cas had been through, the struggles he faced. After everything, he's strong, commanding, and fierce, but he does have his vulnerabilities and insecurities too. I didn't think any less of Caspion for that though, they only made me love him more. Sure, there might have been times when I wanted to reach inside the pages, grab him and tell him that he's amazing and perfect just the way he is and to believe in Mirceo and himself, but Caspion's a pretty smart demon and he realizes it too. And when he does - it was everything.

Oh, Mirceo, Mirceo, Mirceo, how I loved Mirceo! He's so fun and playful, silly and teasing, and a little bit of a devious troublemaker. Mirceo is unapologetically himself: he's confident and arrogant but the good kind of arrogant. He knows exactly what he wants and he goes after it and doesn't give up until he has it and in this case, it being Caspion, but make no mistake, it would apply to anything Mirceo wanted - that's just the way he is. It was wonderful to experience that and the way he admired, cared for, and loved his Cas. Mirceo is so charming and real and I completely loved him!

I haven't been a big reader of M/M romance not because I had a problem with it, but simply because I didn't believe I would be able to really connect to the heroes or fall in love like I normally do and the first one I read pretty much confirmed that. I loved it more since one of my favorite authors wrote it than for the story itself. I don't want to say it felt forced to me, but it wasn't completely natural either. I'm only bringing that up though because Shadow's Seduction didn't feel that way at all. It was just effortless and natural and everything flowed together.

It was fun and unbelievably sexy, but it also tugged on the heartstrings. There were so many things that I loved about Shadow's Seduction, but I think the thing that I loved most about it was that the fact that Mirceo and Caspion were both males was more of an on-the-surface issue than the main one. They were just like any other normal couple with their own problems and I loved that because that's how it should be. It was beautiful, heart melting, and heartwarming and if Ms. Cole ever writes another M/M romance, I'll be very excited to read it!

I would recommend reading Shadow's Seduction after reading all the Immortals After Dark books because they are outstanding, but you should definitely read it after Shadow's Claim. It's told from Caspion and Mirceo's POV and they get their happily-ever-after. Oh and by the way, the sneak peek of Wicked Abyss was soooo good, I can't wait to read it!

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars 

About the Author:
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 books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

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