Share the Love: Pleasure of a Dark Prince

Wednesday, February 24

 

This week's Share the Love should really be titled "Share the Immortals After Dark Love ":)  The Immortals After Dark is by far my favorite paranormal romance series.  At times it's emotional, other times it's funny and funky, but what I love the most is that it encompasses many different types of characters.  You get Valkyrie, Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, Demons, Ghosts....And to all of my paranormal romance reader followers, I have to say that I don't read a lot of paranormal (ie I haven't read Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Christine Feehan...). Shocking I know, but nevertheless true.  However, I think just about anyone will tell you how great this series is.

Last week while I was away, Kresley Cole's newest book in her paranormal romance series, PLEASURE OF A DARK PRINCE was released.  I've been waiting for this one for what seems like forever!  Here's a peek:


New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar.

A DANGEROUS BEAUTY

Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her—and those she loves.

AN UNCONTROLLABLE NEED

Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.

LEAD TO A PLEASURE SO WICKED. . . .

From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia’s greatest weakness—her wanton desire for him. . . .


In case you missed the free e-book containing the very first story in the series, Warlord Wants Forever, that was given away a few months ago to celebrate the release of DEEP KISS OF WINTER and PLEASURE OF A DARK PRINCE then today is your lucky day.  Warlord Wants Forever was the first book in the Immortals After Dark series, and was originally published in the PLAYING EASY TO GET anthology with Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jaid Black. You can read the free novella by clicking on the cover below.


I think this free pamplet (if you can really call 291 pages a pamphlet) is a great way to discover this series.  Not only does it contain Warlord Wants Forever, but it also contains excerpts from all of the books in the series to date, as well as a glossary...in essence it's all kinds of goodness.  You can also check out Kresley Cole's website to learn more about this series.  She has a FAQ, a Lore Glossary, Character Descriptions, Origin of the series...just what a booklover like myself loves to feast on :)

I started following Kresley Cole's novels by reading her historical romances, but you, my lucky readers can discover Kresley Cole's paranormal world by entering to win the first three books in the series...all signed by the author!  One follower of this blog will win signed copies of A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER, NO REST FOR THE WICKED,  and WICKED DEEDS ON A WINTER'S NIGHT.  I love it when you can  binge read a great series back to back without having to wait, don't you?   

While Kresley could not be here today to celebrate the release of PLEASURE OF A DARK PRINCE due to demanding deadlines, she wanted to make sure to "share the love" with all of you by generously donating the books for this giveaway.  Many thanks Kresley and Brooke for making this giveaway possible, and congrats on your new release!!  

Here's how you can enter to win...

Ways to earn entries:
  • Mandatory: For this giveaway you must do two things... (good for 1 entry)
  1. First answer the question in a comment:  In an established series, do you feel like you have to start with book one and work your way up to the newest release, or do you start with the newest release  then eventually work you way through the rest?   Me, I'm a complete binge reader and while I mostly like to start a series from beginning and work my way forward I've been known on several occasions to pick up the book that is most readily available (usually the newest) and if I like it, then devour the author's backlist as quickly as I can get my booklover hands on them :) 
  2. Second, you must complete this entry form
  • Mandatory:  You MUST be a Google Friend Connect (GFC) follower in order to be eligible to win (unfortunately an email subscriber, or subscription in Google reader, and a follower are not the same thing so make sure you are signed up as a follower if you'd like to win this book)
  • Blog about this author's giveaway on your blog and leave a link with your comment (good for 15 entries)
  • If you don't have a blog, don't worry you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they leave a comment on this post and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries (good for 5 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend) 
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, or the Amazon widget contained within this post and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 25 entries, or 50 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)
How to enter:
  • You can choose to enter as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment
Rules and disclaimers: 
  • This contest is open anyone, but I do ask that only readers who have not read these books enter to win
  • The contest will end on February 27th at 11:59 pm EST and winner will be posted after they have been selected
  • Winner will be selected using Random.org
  • The winner will have THREE days from the date they are posted to provide a mailing address. If you do not contact me within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit 
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice 
Share the Love is a weekly meme hosted by Seductive Musings every Wednesday. 
  • Every Wednesday post whatever it is that you love on your blog or website.
  • Then leave a link to your post in the comments on the weekly Share the Love post at Seductive Musings. If you don't have a blog, that's ok you can still share the love in your comment on the weekly Seductive Musings post.
  • What can you share...well that depends on what you love :) Here are some ideas: a new blog or website, a great recipe that is a taste bud triumph, new shoes or purse that you seriously can't afford but lust after anyway, a great love story like the ones from When Harry Met Sally, a love note to someone special in your life (or wish was), a book you just adore and can't wait to share with someone, a song or CD that plays on repeat until it's worn out, poems, pictures, videos, or even baby giggles :) I think you get the idea.

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21 Comments:

Monica February 24, 2010 at 12:14 AM  

I filled out the form.

I start usually at the beginning, I just don't feel right starting in the middle of a series, then I feel like I might have missed something, if I accidentally start in the middle of a series, I stop reading and find the first book, or finish the book and then the next book go to the first one.

I might be a dork, that's fine :)

INCiDeNT February 24, 2010 at 5:40 AM  

I filled out the form too. ;)

I do both. I feel that it is necessary to read the entire series from the start to get the complete view on the world and characters created - especially if it has more than 12 books or so. Other times I go with the impulse to buy the most recent release in a new-to-me series if it catches my eye and then work my way down to the others from there. And yet sometimes I buy the most recent, then jump to the first and work up from there. :) I'm a complicated gal.

I blogged about this contest here.

Artemis February 24, 2010 at 7:19 AM  

I'm so anal about this! When I find a series that is new to me, I research online to ensure that I start at the very beginning and to include any anthologies that may have been written; including free reads too. Kresley Cole's IAD is a good example of this, as I was able to grab hold of her free read "The Warlord Wants Forever". This is such a great series and she is so talented; one not to be missed.

I am a follower and this great giveaway has been posted on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/cynthia.netherton?ref=profile

elaing8 February 24, 2010 at 9:42 AM  

I have to read a series from the beginning.I can't jump in at the middle.Even if there is a story in an anthology I have to get it (even if its not neccesary to read it) I make sure I have a list of the series too so I know the reading order.

Scorpio M. February 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

I know this is Kresley's most famous series but I have yet to read it. I see it EVERYWHERE.

I like to read a series in order, if I can help it. Especially, in an established series where a "world" is created and characters interweave. But starting mid-series won't stop me from devouring the rest of the backlist.

GFC follower, filled out form. Thanks as always!

Heather (DarklyReading) February 24, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

I usually try to start a series from the beginning but now I have a few books that start in the middle of the series from new to me authors so I'm debating starting in the middle then going back to the first book if I like the series/author.

jedisakora February 24, 2010 at 2:44 PM  

I filled out the form. ^^

For me, it really doesn't matter where i start in the series as long as the books arn't TBC. Many series that i have read i didn't start out with the first book. I usually start out with a book from the author that sounded really good to me. Then i find out afterwards it was part of a series and then work my way back and forward. ^^

Melissa
I and a GFC

Armenia February 24, 2010 at 2:57 PM  

+1 I filled out the form.

As far as series, I tend to collect a few in a series before I start it because I hate the wait for the next book. Although, I have been known to read one and if I really enjoy it, find the backlist for that series.

I'm a GFC follower

+15 posted about giveaway on my blog: http://armloadofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/kresley-cole-giveaway-at-seductive.html

Estella February 24, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

I start at the beginning of a series. I am afraid I might have missed something if I start with any book but number one.

I am a GFC follower

dor February 24, 2010 at 4:47 PM  

I like to start at the beginning for sure. I follow....dor.
Going to fill out the form now.
Thanks.

dorcontest at gmail to com

Pamk February 24, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

I prefer to start at the beginning but can start in the middle if the books are startable in the middle lol. Love this series. and I do follow you on GFC. and will post about this on my blog on the sidebar.

chey February 24, 2010 at 7:39 PM  

I like to read them in order if possible, but sometimes I "discover" a series with the 3rd or 4th book. Then I read them as I find them.

I filled out the form.

mariska February 24, 2010 at 7:45 PM  

Wohoooo..I haven't read any of this series. I'd like really want to read them !

I'm gonna be honest that I only get my books from winning of several giveaways like this one. so I'm gonna say that i don't mind to start from newest series than go back to the book one (when i get the chance to win that too )
sometimes, i get lucky that I won two series at once (thanks to very generous Author that sent them to me !)

- Completed the form

- a GFC follower

uniquas at ymail dot com

Samantha February 24, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

Well I have OCD about these things. I absolutely must start at the beginning. I hate not knowing a character or background information that are mentioned in later books. Authors provide a good detailed description of their "world" in the first book. You understand the characters purpose. I have on occasion though picked up a book and because I didn't know it was a later book in the series, I devoured it LOL and then immediately picked up every book in the series and read them in order.

I also completed the form.

YzhaBella (aka Kate) February 24, 2010 at 8:45 PM  

Hey great Contest and Beautiful Blog!

I guess I'm what you would call a binge reader. I simply must have at least 3 books from a series to start and of course, read them back to back! Mind you, I prefer to purchase an entire series before starting, but that's not always possible given the number of great new series/releases these last few years!

I completed the form and I am a GFC Follower

alba February 24, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

I would have to say I like to start at the beginning IF characters IE family are in the rest of the series or at least mentioned or fly ins.
I was so bummed, 2 months ago when my Name was drawn to win DEEP KISS OF WINTER & I had missed the 3 day mark NEVER DO THAT AGAIN .
I AM A GFC follower.
I don't have a blog but I did email my friends who have been twisting my arm to read Miss Kresley Coles books
I guess I'll have to call uncle.
Have a great one. Ann
alba47@gmail.com

alba February 24, 2010 at 9:20 PM  

sorry I know this is a no no but i forgot to say I filled out the form.Ann

Lisa R February 25, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

Like you I'm a binge series reader. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY. I like having 4 or 5 books in a series to read. I like finishing one at 1AM in the morning and starting the next. I simply can not imagine reading a series book out of order. That's why they are called series!
tweeted about contest @alterlisa

Goggle connect follower and follow on twitter

Blogged about contest
http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/2010/02/seductive-musings-share-love-contest.html

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

misskallie2000 February 26, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

It may not be necessary but I like to start at the beginning of a series. Sometime it can be confusing if you don't. Thanks for great contest

I will fill out the form after I post this.

I am a GFC follower

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Mitzi H. February 26, 2010 at 9:58 PM  

I filled out the form.

I can't believe I haven't read this series yet either!!! I've had it on my TBB list for a long time but wanted to try the 1st novel before I committed to the entire series...but every time I visit my local UBS, they never have any copies!!! I guess that means it a shelf-keeper???

I do like to start a series at the beginning....But many times I've read a novel and loved it, only to hunt down all the connecting books.

I've read Kresley's western books and LOVED THEM!!! I've no doubt I'm going to enjoy her PNR Series.

I'm a follower on google friend connect.

mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

Katrina February 27, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

I just have to start with the beginning of a series...I just need to know what happened first

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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