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A guide to Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series

Immortals After Dark is a popular paranormal romance series full of sex and violence. It’s fantastic. There are ass-kicking Valkyries, hot-as-hell vampires, even hotter werewolves, and sexy-as-fuck demons. Plus a few other supernatural beings here and there. These immortal creatures, all part of the Lore, fight, fuck, and fall in love while hurtling toward the Ascension, a battle for dominance between immortal factions that occurs roughly every 500 years. 

Warning: This is a violent series. The bad guys and girls in one book often become the “good guys” in the next. Not for those who need clear black-and-white morality tales. Also contains a fair amount of dubious consent and non-consent, especially in the early books.

Want to get started with the series? Here’s a spoiler-free overview. 

Book 1: The Warlord Wants Forever
Nikolai Wroth (vampire) and Myst the Coveted (Valkyrie). Introduces the series. Originally a story within the Playing Easy to Get anthology, it has been recast as the first “book” in the series. After Myst leaves Nikokai suffering from potentially the world’s worst case of blue balls, he vows and takes his revenge against her.
Book 2: A Hunger Like No Other
Lachlain MacRieve (Lykae) and Emmaline Troy (Valkyrie-vampire). First full-length book. After a century of torture, crazed Lachlain takes delicate Emma captive.
Book 3: No Rest for the Wicked
Sebastian Wroth (vampire) and Kaderin the Cold Hearted (Valkyrie). Introduces the Talisman’s Hie, a dangerous contest to please a goddess that requires participants to travel the world completing life-threatening tasks. Kaderin intends to win in order to right an ancient wrong.
Book 4: Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
Bowen MacRieve (Lykae) and Mariketa the Awaited (witch). Also set during the Hie. Bowen abandons vulnerable Mari in a cave – if he doesn’t save her in days, it’s war.
Book 5: Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
Conrad Wroth (vampire) and Naomi Laress (ghost). Blood-crazed Conrad is locked up in an abandoned mansion by his desperate brothers. A mansion haunted by the ghost of a murdered ballerina.
Book 6: Dark Desires After Dusk
Cadeon Woede (demon) and Holly Ashwin (human). Cade knows Holly is his mate. One problem: She’s human. Another problem: Everyone is trying to kill her.
Book 7: Kiss of a Demon King
Rydstrom Woede (demon) and Sabine (sorceress). Sabine, the Queen of Illusions, tricks and locks up powerful Rydstrom in another plane.
Book 8: “Untouchable” in Deep Kiss of Winter
Murdoch Wroth (vampire) and Daniela (Valkyrie). Story in a duology with Gena Showalter. Ice-queen Daniela experiences incredible pain when touched, which complicates things for her mate Murdoch.
Book 9: Pleasure of a Dark Prince
Garreth MacRieve (Lykae) and Lucia the Huntress (Valkyrie). Lucia takes off on a world-saving quest – which has the side benefit of helping her escape her new mate Garreth. Then he goes after her.
Book 10: Demon from the Dark
Malkom Slaine (demon-vampire) and Carrow Graie (witch). Carrow is captured by an anti-immortal human agency called the Order along with a beloved child. In order to save themselves, Carrow agrees to seduce Malkom, a target living on a demon hell plane wanted by the Order .
Book 11: Dreams of a Dark Warrior
Declan Chase (human) and Regin the Radiant (Valkyrie). Regin is trapped in a cursed cycle with the reincarnations of an ancient berserker. His latest incarnation happens to be in the form of Declan, a leader in the Order who hates all immortals and has just captured Regin.
Book 12: Lothaire
Lothaire (vampire) and Elizabeth Peirce (human). When a being intent on murdering… everyone possesses her, poor and kind Ellie thinks her life is over. Then the morally complicated Lothaire saves her. Now she’ll need to save him back.
Book 13: Shadow’s Claim
Trehan Daciano (vampire) and Princess Bettina (demon-sorceress). First book in The Dacians off-shoot. Trehan, a master assassin, knows he’s meant to be with Bettina, even if she thinks she’s in love with her best friend. He intends to win her hand the old-fashioned way: in a tournament to the death.
Book 14: MacRieve
Uilleam MacRieve (Lykae) and Chloe Todd (human). Chloe is having a bad day. After learning some startling secrets from her father, who then disappears, she ends up kidnapped and on the auction block to be sold off to the highest bidder and tortured and killed for her father’s crimes. Until Uilleam, extremely depressed following horrific torture at the hands of the Order, learns Chloe is his mate…
Book 15: Dark Skye
Thronos (winged demon) and Melanthe (sorceress). As children, Thronos and Lanthe were friends. That changed when Melanthe cripples Thronos. As adults, Thronos saves Lanthe from the Order… in order to take his revenge.
Book 16: Sweet Ruin
Rune the Baneblood (fey-demon) and Josephine (vampire hybrid). Separated from her brother after a troubled childhood, Josephine is left alone and confused about herself. When she encounters Rune rutting on some nymphs in a field, she might have found someone who can give her answers.

Upcoming books:
Book 17: Shadow’s Seduction
Prince Mirceo Daciano (vampire) and Caspion the Tracker (demon). Projected release date: January 30th, 2017. Cole’s first m/m romance, also the second book in The Dacians spin-off. This is being published by Cole’s Valkyrie Press rather than her normal IAD publisher.
Book 18: Wicked Abyss
Abyssian Infernas (demon) and Liliana Barbot (fey). Expected release date: April 25th, 2017. Looks like this one will be a Beauty and the Beast-type story. Hello, catnip!

I could get deep into the mythology of the Lore but I promised a quick overview. So there’s just one last thing you need to know…

Nïx the Ever-Knowing
Nïx is with you from the start. She’s the proto-Valkyrie, the first of her kind. Gifted or cursed with foresight, Nïx weaves – sometimes lucidly – in and out of the lives of those in the Lore, perhaps helping them, perhaps not. Considered so powerful that she may be attaining goddess status, Nïx is thought by some to be actively steering the events of the Ascension. To know her is to love her. Yes, Cole has promised that she will be writing Nïx’s story. No, you’re not getting it anytime soon.

If you’ve read the series and are wondering why I categorized certain characters as I did or stated things the way I did, please assume it was because I’m avoiding spoilers, not because I screwed up.

That’s it (for this guide, at least). Happy reading!

Movie Masterpost Updated 2/21

This is going to be the post with all the movies. Just send me an ask for the movie you want and I’ll add it. If a movie is in the wrong genre let me know please. TV shows masterpost HERE

Animation

  • Aladdin
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Big Hero 6
  • The Book of Life
  • The Boxtrolls
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Coraline
  • Despicable Me
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Ice Age Series
  • The Incredibles
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes
  • The Lego Movie
  • Lilo and Stitch Series
  • The Lion King Triology
  • Madagascar
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • Mulan
  • The Polar Express
  • PollyWorld
  • Ponyo
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Princess and the Goblin
  • Ratatouille
  • Rio Series
  • Rise Of The Guardians
  • Shrek Series
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • Tangled
  • Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
  • Wreck it Ralph

Action

  • Kill Bill Series
  • Taken Trilogy
  • Wolverine Series
  • X-Men Series
  • X-Men Trilogy

Action/Comedy

  • The Interview
  • Ride Along
  • Scooby-Doo

Action/Adventure

  • Captain America The Winter Soldier
  • Pirates of the Caribbean series
  • The Three Musketeers

Action/Fantasy

  • The Amazing Spider-Man Series
  • Back to the Future Trilogy
  • Dracula untold
  • Maleficent
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Vampire Academy
  • X-Men Days of Future Past
  • Zoom

Action/Sci-Fi

  • The Crow
  • Divergent
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Hunger Games Series
  • Lucy
  • Riddick Triology
  • Star Wars Saga
  • Transformers Age of Extinction

Action/Thriller

  • AVP Alien vs. Predator
  • Constantine
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy
  • The Equalizer
  • Inception
  • Lethal Weapon
  • James Bonds Daniel Craig Series
  • The Maze Runner

Adventure/Fantasy

  • The Chronicles of Narnia Series
  • Harry Potter Series
  • The Hobbit Trilogy
  • Jurassic Park Series
  • Percy Jackson Series
  • The Myth

Biography

  • 42
  • American Sniper
  • Big Eyes
  • The Bling Ring
  • Control
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Foxcatcher
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Get On Up
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Gods and Monsters
  • The Imitation Game
  • Jersey Boys
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Mr. Turner
  • Notorious
  • Nowhere Boy
  • Pride
  • Selma
  • Soul Surfer
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Thirteen
  • Unbroken
  • Van Gogh
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • To Write Love on Her Arms

Bollywood

  • Devdas

Comedy

  • 21 Jump Street
  • 22 Jump Street
  • Adult World
  • The Auteur
  • The Big Bad Swim
  • The Birdcage
  • Dumb & Dumber Trilogy
  • Expelled
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • The Hangover
  • High Road
  • Horrible Bosses 2
  • House Party
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • The Internship
  • Jawbreaker
  • Let’s Be Cops
  • Mean Girls
  • Neighbors
  • Scott Pilgrim vs the World
  • Sleepover
  • We’re The Millers

Comedy/Fantasy

  • Aquamarine
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Sky High

Comedy/Sci-Fi

  • Idiocracy
  • The Science of Sleep
  • The Watch

Comedy/Western

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West

Crime/Drama

  • A Bronx Tale
  • Crash
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Lost Behind Bars
  • Nightcrawler
  • The Outsiders

Crime/Mystery

  • Brick
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Drama

  • 8 Mile
  • American Beauty
  • Appropriate Adult
  • The Art of Getting By
  • Belle
  • Boyhood
  • Cake
  • Camp X-Ray
  • Clouds Of Sils Maria
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Fight Club
  • Gone Girl
  • Electrick Children
  • The Help
  • I Am Sam
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story
  • If I Stay
  • Julie & Julia
  • Kids
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Palo Alto
  • Rad BMX
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • The Skeleton Twins
  • Speak
  • Still Alice
  • Suicide Room/Sala Samobojcow
  • The Virgin Suicides

Drama/Fantasy

  • Twilight Saga
  • Under The Skin
  • Where the Wild Things Are

Drama/Romance

  • The Best of Me
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Blue Is The Warmest Color
  • Dear John
  • Endless Love
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Her
  • Laurence Anyways
  • LOL
  • Lolita
  • Love and Basketball
  • The Notebook
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Remember Me
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Tyler Perrys Temptation Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
  • Waiting to Exhale

Drama/Sci-Fi

  • The Giver

Drama/Thiller

  • Flowers in the Attic Series
  • The Machinist
  • The Tourist
  • The Truth About Emanuel
  • White Dog

Drama/Mystery

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

Dramedy

  • About Time
  • Archie’s Final Project / My Suicide
  • Bend it Like Beckham
  • Birdman
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Dear White People
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Ghost World
  • The Good Girl
  • Home Sweet Hell
  • Juno
  • Knocked Up
  • Life After Beth
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Magic Mike
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Sabrina
  • Slums Of Beverly Hills
  • Submarine
  • This is Where I Leave You
  • The Truman Show
  • The Way Way Back
  • Wish I Was Here
  • Wristcutters

Documentary

  • One Direction This Is Us
  • One Direction Where We Are

Fantasy/Thiller

  • Horns

Fantasy/Romance

  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Peter Pan

Horror

  • [Rec] Series
  • Annabelle
  • As Above So Below
  • Carrie
  • The Conjuring
  • The Descent Series
  • Evil Dead
  • Final Destination Series
  • Jeepers Creepers Series
  • Ouija
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Wrong Turn 6

Horror/Thiller

  • Thir13en Ghosts
  • The Babadook
  • Bait
  • Case 39
  • The Purge
  • Silent Hill Series
  • The Wicker Man

Music

  • Metallica Through the Never

Musical

  • Annie
  • Cry Baby
  • Hairspray
  • High School Musical Series
  • Into the Woods
  • The Last Five Years
  • Les Miserables
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Romcom

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 27 Dresses
  • 500 days of summer
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Clueless
  • Easy A
  • Flipped
  • The First Time
  • Laggies
  • Love Actually
  • Love, Rosie
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • Obvious Child
  • She’s the Man
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Top Five
  • Two Night Stand
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Warm Bodies
  • What If
  • What’s Your Number
  • When Harry Met Sally

Sci-Fi

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Interstellar
  • Prometheus
  • The Time Machine
  • Transcendence

Silent

  • Nosferatu

Slasher

  • American Psycho
  • The Hills Have Eyes Series
  • Sorority Row
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Thriller

  • The Boy Next Door
  • Joy Ride Series
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
  • Stonehearst Asylum

War/Drama

  • Fury

anonymous asked:

In what way do you think that your taste in books has changed over the years (if it has)?

Wow that is such a good question! My journey with books has been an adventure. My taste in books has changed so much and so little at the same time. When I first started actively reading, I was very much into the YA paranormal romance genre. Think Twilight, the Sweep Series, The Guardian of Time Trilogy etc. Then when I started this blog I was going through a huge dystopian phase. I pretty much didn’t read anything else for about a year or so. The more that I started blogging, the more I started to enjoy different types of books. I never enjoyed fantasy, at least high fantasy, but then I discovered Sarah J. Maas and fell in love with her books. I always wanted to try adult fiction, and there are a few I love, but I realized that I couldn’t really relate. Then this new genre, the New Adult genre, became very current and relevant and I was obsessed. Just like my phase with dystopian books, I couldn’t stop reading the NA genre. All of this takes me to now. I’ve read one book this year. ONE. It’s safe to say that while I will always love reading, it may be time for me to move on. This has happened to me before, I went a few years without reading so much as a single novella. It can’t be rushed. Hopefully one day soon I’ll rediscover books, and enjoy this journey again! 

I just want someone to validate my belief that Paranormal Activity is a genuinely good franchise

Leaving aside 99% of the 4th movie and 95% of the 2nd movie, I UNIRONICALLY LOVE these damn movies. I love that they took the gimmick of the first movie and just kept layering over it both narratively AND structurally and that the 5th movie just totally went for it in the end and dragged you all the way back to the first movie because THIS ISN’T A HORROR SERIES, IT’S AN URBAN FANTASY where the WITCHES ALWAYS WIN, and that this series decided to build on itself by building backstory in ways that are circular so it’s both just like every other successful repetitive horror franchise and nothing like every other successful horror franchise

and by the way, before PA, what other horror movie franchise started out by taking its Final Girl (and literally only girl) in the first movie and turning her into the reigning Final Villain for all the movies thereafter, so that she’s LITERALLY the final girl in an ever-expanding COVEN OF GIRLS WHO WANT TO KILL YOU

and can we talk about how Paranormal Activity 3 is GENUINELY SO SMART AND SCARY AND ALMOST AS SCARY AS PA (HONESTLY SCARIER IMO), WITH SCARES THAT IT COMES BY HONESTLY like seriously when was the last time you were that scared for two little kids in a horror film and also did you notice that the real horror underlying PA2 and PA3 isn’t even the demon but the severing of the bond between these two sisters, like FUCK YES and also how PA3 was *LITERALLY* nothing but backstory and totally not at all where anyone expected the series to go after the 2nd movie, but it sold that shit so hard and even threw in a fucking Poltergeist homage for free, and you’re still freaking terrified to go into the bathroom by yourself because of that Bloody Mary scene and also HOW MUCH TOBY DUBCON FANFIC DO YOU WANT oh wait that’s just me oh oh sorry nevermind

and can we talk about how Paranormal Activity 5 is as shitty as PA4 except holy fuck yes when was the last time you saw a movie whose entire main cast was Latino and the gangster is the guy you go to for help
and the POC characters are the first characters in this fucking franchise to actually fight back instead of wandering around waiting to die, and how when you go back to that damn house HOLY SHIT IT’S EVEN SCARIER THAN IT WAS THE LAST TIME and OH GOD IT’S THAT STAIRCASE like seriously how is that staircase not rivaling the damn exorcist staircase at this point, like seriously all the staircases in this movie were freaking nightmares waiting to happen to you, and okay maybe nothing else in this damn iteration was scary but THAT HOUSE AND THOSE STAIRS

and can we just talk about how Katie Featherstone gives no fucks and just walks around being demon-possessed and badass and like how amazing is it that the climax of every single film after the first movie is just KATIE FEATHERSTONE SHOWING UP, like literally, THAT’S IT, and in any other series that shit would be totally overdone but since this is a series where the found footage thing is being hammered to death you don’t even care because THANK GOD WE JUST SAT THROUGH 90 MINUTES OF SHAKY CAM AND NOW OUR GODDESS KATIE IS HERE AND SHE’S STILL POSSESSED AND IT’S ALL WE WANT JUST FUCKING TAKE OVER THE WORLD ALREADY KATIE 

i fucking love this series i love it so much i will die on this battlefield, probably possessed by a terrible demonic entity

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THE BEST (OR WORST) THING ABOUT VISITING A BOOKSHOP!

For all the book lovers out there, no matter what subject you love to read, I’m sure we can all agree on one thing when it comes to books - we LOVE visiting bookshops! Or as we call it: Book Paradise! We can browse books for literally hours without food or water! We’re that determined.

As authors, we love both writing and reading and since releasing our debut book THE DOOR this year we get excited and make any excuse to visit a bookshop. We don’t care if it’s big or cramped up with dusty old books from last century. If there are books to be sold and read, we’re there!

Have you ever experience that one book that “got away”? In case you don’t know what we mean here’s a (painful) example: Some time ago we came across an old bookshop that sold second-hand books and other vintage knick-knacks. Upon tearing the place down with our hands in the most respectful way (we lost control because there were so many drool-worthy books to take home) we stumbled upon a first-edition Alice in Wonderland book that was in near mint condition. 

You can imagine how quickly we took the book under our wings. Not only did we find a first edition classic, but it was on sale for only $10! Yes, you read right. We walked up to the counter full of excitement and that’s when the bomb dropped on us…”Sorry, we only accept cash. There’s an ATM down the street.” We candle handle that. Right? Wrong!

We left the book with the assistant and dashed outside. Of course, there was a line of about eight people who needed to take money out. And it wasn’t “down the street.” It was more like a fifteen minute walk through heavy foot traffic and a public protest about some corporate company takeover. 

We rushed back and to our dismay…the book…was gone!

It seemed that someone else saw it and made a better offer that couldn’t be refused. Goodbye Alice! Goodbye first edition! Nooo!!!

It was pointless going back and forth with words about the missing book - it was gone. 

The point here is to make sure you have cash when you visit second-hand stores as many of them do not take credit cards. Trust us - we learnt the hard way.

As you already know, modern bookstores will accept your cards, but there’s no first editions there!

Does it still sting? Absolutely!

We must get back to writing our second book, CINEMA 4, we’re loving it so far and it perfectly compliments our debut book, too.

Our rant is over, lesson learnt! Hopefully this will never happen to you.

- Garcia Sisters x

Planning Series 4
  • Mark: Alright in light of BBC banning explicitly gay stuff from this show, we need to get this thing cancelled. Thoughts?
  • Steven: Paranormal activity, mind control, let's make this seem like Saw meets Shutter Island meets The Shining.
  • Mark: Perfect. I'll get out my clown costumes. Arwel?
  • Arwel: Elephants literally everywhere.
  • Mark: I love how you think. *Wink*
  • Amanda: Can we kill off my character in a really illogical way and then have me come back as a ghost that Sherlock AND John can see and leave weird CD messages?
  • Sue: Precisely. Now don't forget overhype this season to the max.
  • All: Born to make history!
Tagged!

I’ve been tagged by @thethingsiveseen-photography!!

Rules: Answer the following and tag nine people you would like to get to know better.  

Last 3 songs I listened to: 1) Till Forever (Joy Williams), 2) Tasca’s Demise (Jeremy Soule), 3) Alive (Sia)

What are 3 words that describe you: According to my kids: 1) Loyal, 2) Loving, 3) Crazy… 

What 3 words would you say don’t describe you:  Again, according to my kids: 1) Untrustworthy, 2) Sensitive (what?!), 3) Boring

What are 3 foods that you love: 1) Crab legs!!!, 2) Fuyu persimmons!!!, 3) Crème brûlée!!!

What 4 TV series would you recommend: 1) Outlander, 2) Game of Thrones, 3) Vikings, 4) The Walking Dead

What is a movie that makes you laugh: Paranormal Activity (what can I say, it was hilarious!)

I’m tagging the following victims: @amymontico, @dennybitte, @bwwhitney, @scorpionphoto, @what-do-you-see-saree, @sonsofkerouac1, @jasonlowder, @mbfollowsherfeets@mill24-ph… sorry if you’ve done this already, and if you haven’t, no pressure (but we’d all love to see your answers!!). 

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