The Warlord Wants ForeverKresley Cole
fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
This novella can be found in the anthology Playing Easy to Get.
Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn't enjoy a heartbeat or breathing and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature. She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience firsthand the agonizing, unending lust she'd purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?
Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. Her books have been translated into 23 foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the U.S. and abroad.
Before becoming a writer, Cole was a world-ranked athlete, coach, and graduate student. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.
Cole lives in Florida with her family.
The Immortals After Dark :: Series
Every creature thought to be mythical—from the violent sorority-house Valkyries to the fey slave overlords to the hell spawn from each brutal "demonarchy"—all exist.
These immortals call their world The Lore.
You may have had a brush with one of Lorekind already. They secretly walk among us, but they war among themselves. Each faction has its strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others.
Every five hundred years, the Accession, a battle for supremacy, rages. That time is now. . . .
Related series The Dacians