Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review: Wicked Deeds On A Winter's Night by Kresley Cole

Title: Wicked Deeds On a Winter's Night
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #4
Paperback, 359 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by Pocket Star (first published September 24th 2007)ISBN1416547037 (ISBN13: 9781416547037)
Rated R
Paranormal Romance, Witches, Lykae, Fantasy
Borrowed from library

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.

Review~  Highly recommended series for all paranormal romance junkies.  Loved it!

This book was a roller coaster of erotic emotions. Filled with sexual heat and desire.
The story starts off where the last one ended, Players competing in the Tailsman Hie, a race to the finish for a coveted key. A key, that allows the winner to go back into the past to change the future.
In Bowen's case he wants to use this magically infused key to return to his past and bring his so-called mate, Mariah, back to life.

Bowen, a strong, alpha male Lykae living with the burden of her death on his shoulders for over 150 years, is basically a man on a mission to bring her back from the dead, so he may live a life with his "mate". Although Bowen has been living a basically dead to the world existence since his mate died, things seem to change for him during this "race" as he lays eyes upon a woman who stirs feelings in him he never has felt before.
The lovely, coy, Mariketa is a witch, in disguise. She is young and hasn't fully come into her powers. Still learning the ways of the witch, she is a mortal who hasn't reached her full potential and has yet to turn immortal. Timid at first she becomes a character you will  envy! Hell, with a sexy Lykae after  you, you'll wish you were walking in her shoes.

The story plays out mostly in the Guatemala jungle and although Bowen traps and leaves behind the witch he is soon wracked with emotions for her and can't get her out of his head. He figures she must of enchanted him, for he hasn't "felt" anything for so long.
He must set out to retrieve her or face war amongst all creatures of the lore. What ensues is a terrific storyline infused with adventure, heat, and passion, throw in a villain and all bets are off.
The ending shows Mariketa at her best, and Bowen having to choose between two woman as secrets are unmasked....

Without delving into the rest of the story I will say this book is filled with HEATED passion, bordering on erotica. 
It will have you dreaming you had your very own Lykae in your bed. A determined cat and mouse teasing storyline that will leave you breathless and  aroused.
Miss Cole is an "All Star" of the paranormal romance genre, and should be read by all fans of pnr romance. 5+Stars!  

    ~Favorite Quotes~

"Oh, great Hekate, is that his voice?” Carrow cried. “I just had an orgasm! Fudge your name tag if you have to, but get you some of that some-some. Remember, friends let friends live vicariously—”

“"What are my chances of stealing a kiss from you right now?" asked Bowen "None point none" answers Mariketa”

"We want you gone. Your presence is obviously upsetting her."
Oh, aye, the poor, wee lass --who tossed me like a skipping stone."



  1. Yay!! She liked it!! Keep going... Cole is one of my "go-to" authors when I need a good hot book that I KNOW will not let me down :P (hee, hee)
    Kristin @myparahangover

    Psssst... I owe you!!! :)

  2. I love paranormal! Thanks for bringing this book to my attention. New Follower! :)

  3. I LOVE this series! It is one of my top favorite!! :)

  4. Ok, you have convinced me. I must pick up some Cole books...soon! This series sounds like a lot of fun! :)

  5. Wow! You convinced me!! :) :) Looks amazing :) But tell me, do I need to read the previous books or it isn't necessary? ;)

    Awesome review Lisa!! ;)

  6. Kresley Cole has managed to top herself in her newest IAD installment! Not only is the romance between Bowen and Mariketa believable (and hot!), but the surrounding plot is well developed and highly creative. A wonderful read for those looking for hot romance, serious humor, and some great imagination!

  7. I love the adventure, the romance, and the fantasy in these books. It is a journey of joy to spend the time reading them. Do not miss this book or any of the others in the series. All are complete in themselves and the wonder and delight are indescribable. I love these stories.