Eighty years ago Neomi Laress lost her
life just as she was gaining popularity as a prima ballerina.
The night she was showcasing her beautiful home and riding on
the coattails of a stunning performance, a spurned lover
stabbed and killed Neomi as well as himself. Because of this,
Neomiís ghost has been stuck in her now crumbling mansion.
Able to see but not been seen. Able to hear but not be
heard. Able to feel but not be felt. It is a lonely
existence for this once vibrant woman and Neomi lives for when
people move into her home. The night four vampires invade her
property is a night she wonít forget anytime soon especially
since one of them has red eyes and blood lust raging
throughout his body.
Conrad Wroth has just about lost his
sanity. His red eyes attest to the fact that blood lust has
hit him and his rage is endless. He hears the thoughts and
yearnings of his victims and canít escape their memories. He
lives for the night so that he can go back out and hunt
again. Whiskey dulls his senses enough that he almost appears
normal but he knows differently. If he can only find the two
men responsible for his vampiric existence, then he can kill
them and himself before someone or something else does.
Conrad realizes that itís funny how wishes come true because
he has just been trapped by his brothers and taken to an
abandoned mansion in chains. They want him to be free of his
rage and bloodlust. He just wants to be free to claim their
heads. In his darkest hour of captivity, however, Conrad sees
a sparkling light. Knowing he has definitely lost his mind,
he lies in wait hoping to see another such phenomena. His
patience prevails and that is when he sees her in all her
spiritual and transparent glory.
Neomi sees the imprisoned vampire and
longs to ease his pain. When he looks at her and seems to see
her, the joy she feels knows no bounds. Finally, someone to
talk to during the lonely days and nights. Someone to laugh
with. Someone to love. But Neomi is a ghost and ghosts canít
love. Or can they? What happens when Neomi enlists the aid
of a witch in an effort to be with the man she loves?
Talk about enticing and completely spell
binding. From the get-go Dark Needs at Nightís Edge
took me on a roller coater of emotions from the scene of
Neomiís mortal demise to Conradís enslavement by his brothers
who he counts as his enemies. Conrad knows he is losing his
sanity and he knows that it is only a matter of time until
someone is able to end his miserable life. But in his darkest
and bleakest moment, he is given, virtually, a ray of hope in
the form of Neomi Laress. Realizing how they feel about each
other was agonizing in the fact that Neomi was not corporeal
and there was no help for her. While she loves Conrad, she
knows that they can never be a couple as he wishes. Time is
of the essence in the bargain she made with the witch and
Neomi and Conrad make the most of it. Sensual, satisfying,
and downright beautiful love scenes brought forth their
emotions for each other and I had no doubts that they loved
the love of a lifetime.
Kresley Cole has taken paranormal romance
to a new level with Dark Needs at Nightís Edge.
Her ability to weave a timeless love story with hilarious
witches and Valkries thrown in for good measure who never fail
to make me laugh out loud at their antics and cry with their
anguish. Once the smokes clears, the characters come alive in
their own way and the end is phenomenal. I forcefully and
loudly Joyfully Recommend Dark Needs at
Nightís Edge. It is not to be missed.