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A ghostly dancer,
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This review is from: Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark) (Mass Market Paperback)
Neomi Laress was a famous ballerina with a sensual past who was tragically murdered in the 1920s. Since then she has haunted her mansion, waiting for something interesting to happen. Conrad Wroth is a vampire warrior consumed by madness. Turned against his will, Conrad began to drink his victims to death trapping their memories in his head. Now lost as to which thoughts are his own, his brothers lock him in a seemingly abandoned mansion to try to save him. But when Conrad sees Neomi, both begin down a path that leads to darkness...
This is the fourth book in the Immortals after Dark series (after Hunger Like No Other, No Rest for the Wicked and Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night) and is the first not to deal mainly with Lykae or valkyrie. Conrad is one of the Wroth brothers (Sebastian's story was book 2, and Nikolai's story was told in a novella in Playing Easy to Get set before the first novel) turned against his will to be a vampire. The twist with Conrad that makes him different to Sebastian is that Conrad had already joined a group of mortal vampire hunters and spent years killing vampires only to become one.
The other unique twist to the book is that Neomi is a ghost. Only Conrad can see her, but he has no idea whether she is truly real or just a figment of his tortured mind. I must say a romance where the characters can't actually touch or interact physically was definitely new to me and interestingly written. I liked how the story had a lot of twists and turns, and the author has cleverly planted seeds for future books.
I loved how characters from previous books, like Mari and Nix were able to play quite significant roles in this book and it was great seeing how the relationships of previous couples were progressing. Nix is my favourite IAD character so far and I really hope she takes a large role in future books.
All in all, this was a great read and I can't wait for Dark Desires After Dusk.