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 member to be inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame.


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

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a RWA Hall of Fame induction, 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.”


The Immortals After Dark series (Paranormal Romance)[edit]

  1. The Warlord Wants Forever. Pocket. February 2006 [2006]. ISBN 978-1-4165-1087-1. 
  2. A Hunger Like No Other. Pocket Star. April 2006 [2006]. ISBN 978-1-4165-0987-5. 
  3. No Rest for the Wicked. Pocket Star. October 2006 [2006]. ISBN 978-1-4165-0988-2. 
  4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night. Pocket Star. October 2007 [2007]. ISBN 978-1-4165-4703-7. 
  5. Dark Needs at Night's Edge. Pocket. May 2008 [2008]. ISBN 978-1-4165-4707-5. 
  6. Dark Desires After Dusk. Pocket. June 2008 [2008]. ISBN 978-1-4165-7675-4. 
  7. Kiss of a Demon King. Pocket. January 2009 [2009]. ISBN 978-1-4165-8094-2. 
  8. Deep Kiss of Winter. Pocket. October 2009 [2009]. ISBN 978-1-4391-5966-8.  (Duology with Gena Showalter)
  9. Pleasure of a Dark Prince. Pocket. February 2010 [2010]. ISBN 978-1-4165-8095-9. 
  10. Demon from the Dark. Pocket. August 2010 [2010]. ISBN 978-1-4391-2312-6. 
  11. Dreams of a Dark Warrior. Pocket. February 2011 [2011]. ISBN 978-1-4391-3680-5. 
  12. Lothaire. Gallery. January 2012 [2012]. ISBN 978-1-4391-3682-9. 
  13. Shadow's Claim. Pocket. November 2012 [2012]. ISBN 978-1-4516-5005-1. 
  14. MacRieve. Gallery. July 2013 [2013]. ISBN 978-1-4516-4991-8. 
  15. Dark Skye. Gallery. August 2014 [2014]. ISBN 978-1-4516-4994-9. 
  16. Sweet Ruin. Gallery. December 2015 [2015]. ISBN 978-1-4516-4997-0. 

Short Stories[edit]

The Arcana Chronicles series (Young Adult Fiction)[edit]

On October 9, 2015 Deadline Hollywood reported that The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole will get a TV Series adaptation by Adam Shankman and Warner Brothers.

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

The Game Maker series (Contemporary Romance)[edit]

  1. The Professional. Gallery. May 2014. ISBN 978-1-4767-6231-9. 
  2. The Master. Gallery. February 2015. ISBN 978-1-4711-1389-5. 

The MacCarrick Brothers trilogy(Historical Romance)[edit]

  1. If You Dare. Pocket. May 2005. ISBN 978-1-4165-4094-6. 
  2. If You Desire. Pocket. May 2007. ISBN 978-1-4165-0360-6. 
  3. If You Deceive. Pocket. June 2007. ISBN 978-1-4165-0361-3. 

The Sutherland Brothers series (Historical Romance)[edit]

  1. The Captain. Pocket. July 2003. ISBN 978-0-7434-6649-3. 
  2. The Price. Pocket. July 2004. ISBN 978-0-7434-6650-9. 

Awards and reception[edit]

  • 2003 - Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Best First Historical Romance for The Captain[1]
  • 2004 - Scribesworld Reviewers' Choice Award Winner
  • 2005 - Barclay Gold Winner
  • 2005 - Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Best Historical Romantic Adventure for If You Dare[1]
  • 2006 - P.E.A.R.L. Award (Paranormal Excellence Award for Romantic Literature)
  • 2007 - Romance Writers of America RITA Award Winner for Best Paranormal Romance for A Hunger Like No Other
  • 2010 - Romance Writers of America RITA Award Winner for Best Paranormal Romance with Kiss of a Demon King
  • 2010 - Romance Writers of America RITA Award Finalist for Best Paranormal Romance with Untouchable/Deep Kiss of Winter
  • 2013 - Romance Writers of America RITA Award Finalist for Best Paranormal Romance with Lothaire
  • 2013 - Romance Writers of America RITA Award Winner for Best Paranormal Romance with Shadow's Claim
  • 2013 - Inducted as only the 14th member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame
  • 2013 - Amazon Best Books of 2013 with Endless Knight
  • 2015 - Audie Award Nominee with Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • 2015 - RT Book Reviews Top Pick Gold Rating for Dead of Winter
  • Kresley placed #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List the week of February 8, 2009 with Kiss of a Demon King[2] and again on March 6, 2011 with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.[3]
  • Kresley placed in the Top-7 on the New York Times Bestseller List in three different genres in a six-month span.


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