RAD meeting about Kresley Cole

We covered the amazing Kresley Cole at our last meeting. Kresley is so good at building characters and worlds. She knows just how to pull you in and keep you interested. We all enjoyed the book and can’t wait to move on to the next one in the series. A few of us are farther than others. 

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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly , bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, as well as five award winning historical romances. 

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. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Far North Queensland area of Australia (where, by the way, she would not recommend swimming outside of the stinger nets–at night).

Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are best exemplified in her Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures–ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie–that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.

Her IAD books have been translated into seventeen foreign languages, garnered two RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

Bibliography

Paranormal Romance

The Immortals After Dark series

In this series, “every creature or being that was thought to be mythical . . . isn’t. They all secretly exist alongside humans and enjoy the gift of immortality. There are hundreds of different kinds: from Vampires to Lykae, from Furies to Shifters, from the Fey to Valkyries. These immortals call their world The Lore.” 

The most active factions include the Valkyrie, the Lykae, the Vampires, the Demons, and the Witches. Many other factions (and subsections of these factions) exist, some only mentioned in passing. The IAD books are all stand-alone novels, but the subplot (a Lore-wide war called the Accession, which occurs every 500 years) connects the entire series. Some events occur in multiple books, seen through the eyes of different characters, and events in one book will often be referenced in others. In each installment, readers meet a new couple, always cross-faction and predestined, who must overcome both their individual problems and outside forces who/that might keep them apart. Cole’s universe plays on gender roles, often subverting traditional stereotypes.

Novels
  1. A Hunger Like No Other (Pocket Star, 2006) ISBN 978-1-4165-0987-5
  2. No Rest for the Wicked (Pocket Star, 2006) ISBN 978-1-4165-0988-2
  3. Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night (Pocket Star, 2007) ISBN 978-1-4165-4703-7
  4. Dark Needs at Night’s Edge (Pocket, 2008) ISBN 978-1-4165-4707-5
  5. Dark Desires After Dusk (Pocket, 2008) ISBN 978-1-4165-7675-4
  6. Kiss of a Demon King (Pocket, January 2009) ISBN 978-1-4165-8094-2
  7. Deep Kiss of Winter (Pocket, October 2009) (Duology with Gena ShowalterISBN 978-1-4391-5966-8
  8. Pleasure of a Dark Prince – (Pocket, February, 2010) ISBN 978-1-4165-8095-9
  9. Demon from the Dark – (Pocket, August, 2010) ISBN 978-1-4391-2312-6
  10. Dreams of a Dark Warrior – (Pocket, February, 2011) ISBN 978-1-4391-3680-5
  11. Lothaire – (Gallery, January 10, 2012) ISBN 978-1-4391-3682-9
  12. Shadow’s Claim – (Pocket, November 27, 2012) ISBN 978-1-4516-5005-1
  13. MacRieve – (Gallery, 2013) ISBN 1471113612
Short Stories

 

Young Adult Novels

The Arcana Chronicles series

  1. Poison Princess (Simon & Schuster, October 2, 2012) ISBN 978-1-4424-3664-01

In 2011, Cole signed with Simon & Schuster’s Young Adult division to write a new series, titled The Arcana Chronicles.

In her young adult debut, Kresley Cole introduces a dark and intriguing world, full of unspeakable danger and irresistible romance.

22 Arcana cards. 22 young assassins. May the best hand live.

Sixteen-year-old Evie Greene’s horrific hallucinations predicted the apocalypse, and the end of the world brought Evie all sorts of new powers. With the earth scorched and few survivors, Evie is racing to find answers. She’s teamed up with handsome and dangerous Jack Deveaux. They discover that Evie is not the only one with special…gifts. And it’s not always clear who is using their talents for good or evil.

Historical Romance

The Sutherland Brothers series

  1. The Captain Of All Pleasures (Pocket, 2003) ISBN 978-0-7434-6649-3
  2. The Price of Pleasure (Pocket, 2004) ISBN 978-0-7434-6650-9

The MacCarrick Brothers trilogy

  1. If You Dare (Pocket, 2007) ISBN 978-1-4165-4094-6
  2. If You Desire (Pocket, 2007) ISBN 978-1-4165-0360-6
  3. If You Deceive (Pocket, 2007) ISBN 978-1-4165-0361-3

Awards

  • 2010 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance with Kiss of a Demon King
  • 2009 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee
  • 2008 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee
  • 2007 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance with A Hunger Like No Other
  • 2006 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
  • 2006 P.E.A.R.L. Award (Paranormal Excellence Award for Romantic Literature)
  • 2005 Barclay Gold Winner
  • 2004 Scribesworld Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
  • 2004 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee
  • 2003 Reviewers’ International Award of Excellence nominee
  • 2003 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner

External links

Photos from events that I attended with Kresley Cole

ImageMe and Kresley at a book signing @ The Book Spot

 

ImageKresley at a signing in Round Rock, Texas.

 

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Me and Lothaire(aka Paul Marron)

 

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2 Comments

  1. I still think she should have brought him to ATBF! *swoon*


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