Kresley Cole

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Kresley Cole
Occupation novelist
Nationality American
Period 2003–present
Genre Romance, Paranormal, Young-adult fiction, Children's literature, Fantasy, Historical

Kresley Cole is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of paranormal romance and young adult novels. She has received three Romance Writers of America RITA Awards and was the 14th to be inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame.


Paranormal Romance[edit]

The Immortals After Dark series[edit]

In this series, mythical creatures secretly exist alongside humans, most of them immortal. These immortals call their world The Lore.” [1]

The most visible factions to the audience are the Valkyrie, the Lykae, the Vampires, the Demons, the Sorceri, 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. One or both members of each featured couple are introduced or mentioned in previous books. Cole's universe plays on gender roles, often subverting traditional stereotypes.

Immortals After Dark[edit]
  1. The Warlord Wants Forever (Pocket, 2006) ISBN 978-1-4165-1087-1
  2. A Hunger Like No Other (Pocket Star, 2006) ISBN 978-1-4165-0987-5
  3. No Rest for the Wicked (Pocket Star, 2006) ISBN 978-1-4165-0988-2
  4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Pocket Star, 2007) ISBN 978-1-4165-4703-7
  5. Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Pocket, 2008) ISBN 978-1-4165-4707-5
  6. Dark Desires After Dusk (Pocket, 2008) ISBN 978-1-4165-7675-4
  7. Kiss of a Demon King (Pocket, January 2009) ISBN 978-1-4165-8094-2
  8. Deep Kiss of Winter (Pocket, October 2009) (Duology with Gena Showalter) ISBN 978-1-4391-5966-8
  9. Pleasure of a Dark Prince - (Pocket, February, 2010) ISBN 978-1-4165-8095-9
  10. Demon from the Dark - (Pocket, August, 2010) ISBN 978-1-4391-2312-6
  11. Dreams of a Dark Warrior - (Pocket, February, 2011) ISBN 978-1-4391-3680-5
  12. Lothaire - (Gallery, January, 2012) ISBN 978-1-4391-3682-9
  13. MacRieve - (Gallery, July, 2013) ISBN 978-1-4516-4991-8
  14. Dark Skye - (Gallery, August 5, 2014) ISBN 978-1-4516-4994-9
Immortals After Dark: The Dacians[edit]
  1. Shadow's Claim - (Pocket, November, 2012) ISBN 978-1-4516-5005-1
Short Stories[edit]

Young Adult Novels[edit]

The Arcana Chronicles series[edit]

  1. Poison Princess (Simon & Schuster, October 2012) ISBN 978-1-4424-3664-0
  2. Endless Knight (Simon & Schuster, October, 2013) ISBN 978-1-4424-3667-1
  3. Dead of Winter (Simon & Schuster, January, 2015) ISBN 978-1-4814-2345-8

In 2011, Cole signed with Simon & Schuster’s Young Adult division to write a new series, titled The Arcana Chronicles. In the first book, a strange phenomenon kills nearly every human being on Earth, and the main character struggles to understand what happened and why she possesses strange powers.

Contemporary Romance[edit]

The Game Maker series[edit]

  1. The Professional (Gallery, 2014) ISBN 978-1-4767-6231-9
  2. The Master (Simon & Schuster, February 2015) ISBN 978-1-4711-1389-5

Historical Romance[edit]

The Sutherland Brothers series[edit]

  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[edit]

  1. If You Dare (Pocket, 2005) 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


  • 2013 Inducted as only the 14th member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame
  • 2013 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance with Shadow's Claim
  • 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


  1. ^ Cole, Kresley. "Immortals After Dark". Kresley Cole Official Website. 

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