10790516Been looking forward to this one for a long time.  The story of Lothaire, the Enemy of Old.  A pure bred vampire, one of the last of his kind, heir to two vampire kingdoms….and fate hooks him up with a redneck hillbilly.

Now don’t get your knickers in a twist.  His lady love uses those terms to describe herself a time or two in the book so that’s a direct quote.

Very interesting this one.  We pretty much get Lothaire’s entire back story in one shot, and his hillbilly lady shows him a new way to rule.

Lots of humor here as well.  The lead female Elizabeth is very practical and down to earth, an Appalchian mountain girl through and through.  So an ancient vampire being schooled by a girl not yet twenty years old and being hunted by an ancient evil whom Lothaire oh-so-casually woke up in an earlier book does not leave much room for boredom.

My favorite part here I must admit is the frank discussion between Lothaire and Nix where Nix is quite open and frank in how she is manipulating everyone to avoid the apocalypse and her fear that she will fail.

All hints of another Big Bad out there, one as -or more powerful than- the gods themselves.  Only problem with fighting this new enemy, according to Nix?

“If you see them it’s already too late.”

Dun dun duuuuunnnn!

So how in the hell can we stop there?  Final of the Immortals After Dark series printed to date: Macrieve is coming up next.

8158992A Beast In Torment

Uilleam MacRieve believed he’d laid to rest the ghosts of his boyhood. But when a brutal torture revives those ancient agonies and destroys his Lykae instinct, the proud Scot craves the oblivion of death. Until he finds her—a young human so full of spirit and courage that she pulls him back from the brink.

A Beauty In Chains

Seized for the auction block, Chloe Todd is forced to enter a terrifying new world of monsters and lore as a bound slave. When offered up to creatures of the dark, she fears she won’t last the night. Until she’s claimed by him—a tormented immortal with heartbreaking eyes, whose touch sets her blood on fire.

A Full Moon On The Rise

With enemies circling, MacRieve spirits Chloe away to the isolated Highland keep of his youth. But once he takes her to his bed, his sensual mate becomes something more than human, evoking his savage past and testing his sanity. On the cusp of the full moon, can he conquer his worst nightmare to save Chloe . . . from himself?