Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole
A DANGEROUS DEMON SHE CAN’T RESIST . . .
Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.
A MADDENING WITCH HE ACHES TO CLAIM . . .
Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.
TRAPPED TOGETHER IN A SAVAGE PRISON . . .
In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?
In Pleasure of a Dark Prince many creatures from the Lore were kidnapped . Carrow Graie and Regin the Radiant being among the ones taken. They're kidnapped by an organisation called The Oder: this organisation thinks the creatures from the Lore are abominations ,who want to destroy mankind . So they go around kidnapping creatures from the Lore to interrogate and study them.
Carrow is taken because the order wants to use her. They want to send her into another plane called Oblivione(hell,dessert like realm) to get a venom( vampire/demon creature) named Malkom Slain. Carrow is blackmailed into doing this by her captures. If she refuses they will kill her and her niece Ruby and if she does they'll let her and Ruby go free(which they don't do). So carrow has no choice but to accept. She goes to get Malkom, who turns out to be some kind of barbaric caveman because he's been alone and surviving in the dessert for a very long time. Being a vampire and a demon he recognizes Carrow as his bride and mate,so he can't kill Carrow. At first it was annoying because Malkom and Carrow couldn't communicate with each other . Malkom didn't understand what she said although there is a scene where Carrow explains to Malkom using her hands and a twig that they can't have sex which was very amusing. Malkom eventually remembers some of the language and his speech improves. It was cute when he said 'carrow is malkom"s". with little words the venom wins you over. Although Malkom's character is haunting because well his introduction was very barbaric. you'd think he was something from predator vs aliens. but his character develops and you learn to like him. Carrow was right when she said "Malkom is noble".
Just like the other novels in the series the book is told from the hero and the heroins pov. Carrow betrays Malkom and Malkom at first wants to kill her (naturally) but later when they escape the Orders prison he finds out why she betrayed him. Although he understands he still can't trust her.
This was an amusing ,sad and one of the best books in the series. I felt for Malkom. He's had it rough but he's really understanding but not very forgiving , "Those who betray me, only do it once'. When I read that line ,it sent chills down my spine.That was annoying tho, even I thought he wasn't going to forgive Carrow. I thought he was being a really mean jerk but at the same time I understood why. Although Carrow was hurting she wasn't going to give up on him. I liked that about her.
I loved this book . It leaves you with so many questions . Uileam Magrieve, Lante, Thanatos, Lothaire, and Regin were among the other prisoners. When they escape Lante gets taken by Thanatos. Uileam escapes. but what about Lothaire and Regin??. There was even a centaur in this book!
Carrow and Ruby escape with Malkoms help. They're on some kind of island. It was kind of a dreary setting tho lots of rain and fog. But Malkoms able to find a cabin for them to stay in ( found it by throwing the original occupants out).
This was a great read and it made me curious about the other characters aswell. We know Milanth, Sabins sister , is being pursued by Thanatos . He gets himself captured aswell, so he can get to Lante. During the escape Lante gets captured by him . Also the warden Declan Chase. he's described as cold and insane. And something's going on between him and Regin the Radiant. So many unanswered questions I just had to read Dreams of a Dark Warrior!
Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole