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No Rest for the Wicked
No Rest for the Wicked
No Rest for the Wicked
Audiobook10 hours

No Rest for the Wicked

Written by Kresley Cole

Narrated by Robert Petkoff

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

The second installment in Kresley Cole's bestselling steamy Immortals After Dark series is now available on audio for the first time!

Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire-a nightmare in his mind-against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.

When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow-accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings-particularly lust-emerge multiplied. For the first time, she's unable to complete a kill.

The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity-as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world--to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she's falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?
Release dateMar 20, 2012

Kresley Cole

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 over twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the US 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. She lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals,” and spends any free time traveling. You can learn more about her and her work at KresleyCole.com or Facebook.com/KresleyCole.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Kaderin and Bastian are a match made in well Lore. Kaderin is a Valkyrie who has hated and killed vampires all her long life particularly since they caused the death of her two beloved blooded sisters. Bastian was turned into a vampire against his will and has lived in seclusion for centuries, barely taking enough blood to live. When they collide, life gives them a second chance to come back to life though both are too stubborn to realize they are meant to be together, Kaderin in particular. She has entered the Hie which is a competition held every few centuries in which ummortals compete for a chance at a big prize and this one in particular is coveted.Kaderin learns of a way to possibly save her sisters but knows there's a chance she may never have Bastian in her life. Having realized she does love him, she's caught between a rock & a hard place. Full of laughter, adventure and steamy scenes, this book was hard to put down. When Bastian learns that Kaderin is fated to die on a certain night, he does everything he can to keep her safe. Kaderin however has other ideas that could not only get her killed but keep her from being reunited with her sisters. When tragedy strikes, it's up to Bastian to choose what to do & knows he's Kaderin's only chance at possibly being reunited with her sisters while risking the chance to never see her again. Will he be able to make the difficult choice? Only time will tell.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    This was definitely the best one yet. I really liked the different way that Kaderin and Bastian met and how they formed a bond and from there a relationship. Great writing and interesting plot, with a good dose of valuable character development.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    No Rest for the Wicked
    5 Stars

    Sebastian Wroth has had enough of his existence until the moment Kaderin the Cold Hearted arrives to take his miserable life. After awakening something within him, Kaderin becomes his sole reason for living but she is not called "Cold Hearted" for nothing and cannot understand why she is inexplicably drawn to him. Now the two are competitors in the Talisman Hie, a legendary treasure hunt with a prize that may alter both their pasts and the future they may share together.

    Absolutely fantastic!

    Sebastian's strength and intense vulnerability are the perfect mix. He is simply adorable and the newest addition to my hero harem. Kaderin takes a little getting used to but she is a wonderful kick-ass heroine and her journey toward loving and accepting Sebastian makes for excellent reading.

    The Talisman Hie serves as interesting backdrop to the romance and characterization, especially for Bowen. Besides, who doesn't love a good treasure hunt with exciting action scenes?

    The story is well-written and the humor laugh-out-loud funny. I particularly enjoyed the comments of the other Lore characters at the Talisman Hie gathering, especially the trolls.

    Finally, although time travel is not one of my preferred plot devices due to the inherent paradoxes, Cole manages not only to make the concept logical but to resolve it in a satisfying way.

    Looking forward to reading Bowen's book next - should be interesting to see how he overcomes his curse...
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Overall, I thought this was a fun, easy paranormal read, perfect for a day off or beach reading. Kaderin was a fun female protagonist, and as always, Cole's world was very well-developed.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Between Cole's writing and Petkoff's narration; dry humping has never sounded so sexy.

    We first heard of Kaderin in No Hunger Like Another and knew that she was a bad ass chick with no feelings. But it's not because she is a cold hearted bitch. We learn more about her past and what happened to her to make her the way she is today.

    Sebastian is the younger brother to Nikolai Wroth, who was the yummy vampire in the novella, The Warlord Wants Forever. So already the two are tied together through Nikolai and Myst's marriage. (Myst is member of Kaderin's Valkyrie family.)

    Kaderin has prided herself on being a great vampire killer, who's sword never fails taking a vampire's life. But when she finds a dark and brooding vampire hidden away in an old castle she can't bring herself to make the killing blow.

    After the two exchange a few words they realize that she is his vampire bride after she bloods him (vampires believe that there is one woman for them and that's their bride, when a vampire is blooded that means that they once again have a heart beat and feels arousal for that woman and will stop at nothing to make her his forever). Kaderin is horrified because valkyrie hate vampires and she has spent hundreds of years killing them.

    During the course of the book Kaderin is competing in the Lore's version of the Amazing Race (Cole's words not mine). All kinds of immortals sign up to compete for a grand prize. They travel all over the world earning points to be included in the final round. Sebastian decides he will enter to try and win Kaderin's affections by helping her win the grand prize.

    I think that Kaderin and Sebastian made a more believable couple in the way that it took them a while to really get down to the sweaty nekked fun. Sure it was lust at first site but they worked their way to each other and recognized that just because they had fun with the slap and tickle that didn't mean they were in love. One thing leads to another and the two get to know each other and feels start to develop between them. After some hard times and past memories the two find their HEA.

    I must say that I'm really enjoying Kersely Cole's writing. So far the stories in this series flow every well and LOVE the characters especially the Valkyrie chicks. They are kick ass warrior chicks but they also have some of the funniest lines I've read in a while. I enjoy how the men in the series so far are so out of touch with the present that the Valkyrie women help bring them up to date with pop cultural references and sang. This series is just plain funny as hell and sexy at the same time.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This is the second book in the Immortals After Dark Series. It is the story of Sebastian Worth and Kaderin. Most of the action in this book centers on the Hie, which keeps the plot fast paced and adds much interest as Kaderin and Sebastian fight various mythical monsters and their competitors for the prize. Kaderin has the opinion that all vampires are evil and untrustworthy and that if a vampire hasn't turned evil and insane with bloodlust it's just a matter of time before it happens, even though the book points out that there are two types of vampires, those who are evil and turn to Bloodlust and those who survive without turning to that same lust. Although the physical relationship between Sebastian and Kaderin progresses quickly, Sebastian has a battle on his hands to win her trust and love. I think this book had great romantic conflict, passionate sex and quirky characters. I also enjoyed the additional characters that were introduced and mark this as a must read for anyone in the mood for a little bit of a sexy vampire.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    What a fantastic follow-up to A Hunger Like No Other! Kresley Cole will bring you into an amazing story from start to finish. I've totally become enthralled with the world Cole has created with all of her mythical creatures from the main characters to all the curious secondary characters. From the start of the story I warmed up to Kaderin and Sebastian. With most novels I read it usually takes me a few chapters for to fully warm up to both the hero and heroine. With No Rest for the Wicked, I was instantly connected to Kaderin and Sebastian. The chemistry between these two is superbly intense and their sexy times were just as steamy. Throughout the whole book I was anxiously waiting for them to be together in mind, body and soul.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Sebastian Wroth didn't want to be made a vampire, but his brothers made one of him anyway as he lay dying. He has hated his existence for 300 years and when a small woman with a wicked sharp sword comes to slay him he doesn't but up a fight.Kaderin the Cold Hearted, most ruthless vampire hunter of the Valkyries hasn't felt anything sense thousand years ago when she was granted her wish to be emotionless after her sisters were killed in the Valkyrie-Vampire War. But now as she's about to kill the vampire who doesn't lift a finger to stop her she halts, and hesitates.The unimaginable happens, Sebastian's heart begins to beat, he's found his Bride the only woman who can make his become alive again - and Kaderin feels for the first time in thousand years. Things get bit hot and heavy and Kaderin is freaked out beyond sense and flees Sebastian's Castle.Kaderin dashes off to compete in the Lore's most infamous scavenger hunt game 'The Hie' to loose Sebastian from her tail - but he finds her and is determent to help her and win her even though she swears she hates him and will get rid of him. But it's very hard to fight fated attraction and soon both of them feel their control slipping.No Rest For The Wicked is yet another Immortals After Dark novel that you can't but down!Sebastian is wonderful, slightly awkward having been bullied in his human years for being too big and clumsy by the women in his village, which now sets interesting chemistry between him and Kaderin as he sets to win her into his life.Kaderin is tough as friggin' nails, she wants to be emotionless and seeing her adjust to emotions again is so funny. I especially loved when Sebastian notices her further away as the games are about to start when she flips Bowen the werewolf off and then turns to gape at her own lifted finger in shock. She's likeable but not as fun to read as Sebastian.Yes, I am officially addicted to this series! No Rest definitely solidified that with fast pace, sizzlingly sensual thrill ride with dragons, serpents and hidden treasures not to mention to scorching hot sexual attraction between Kaderin and Sebastian!A PNR must read series!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Okay, yes it has another vampire chasing after yet another valkyrie. I tended to think about that as part of their background I guess. They both have huge regrets and a great deal of pain. Neither feels worthy of being loved. For years, neither one has to deal with any emotions until they meet. Lust at first sight...and love and pain and fear and you name it. They basically come "back to life" around each other, to their dismay at times. A paranormal "Amazing Race" with an ancient goddess as the sponsor/host throws twists and turns into their relationship. Was the ending 100%