I is for Immortal!
Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series was my break-through series to Paranormal Romance. As far as I’m concerned, I lucked out with my initiation there. Her books are loaded with all races and variety within races of Immortals. Her Valkyries, Weres, Demons, Vampires, Witches and even those skeevy Wendigos are all just abso-fab.
My ultimate favorite character has been Nix-the-Ever-Knowing since the beginning and I will not consider this series complete unless she gets a story too. Surely there is some worthy male out there who can match her? Even her cray-cray is cute. Her t-shirts just rock.
Nixie sightings in the Series
Nix: ‘I prefer predeterminationally abled, thank you.’ Her hand shot out, ripping a button from his shirt, so fast it was a blur. She’d taken the one closest to his heart, and for a moment her face turned very cold. She’d made a point – she could have gone for his heart.
Then she opened her hand and gasped in surprise. ‘A button!’ She smiled delightedly. ‘You can never have enough of these!’ Lachlain and Nix from A Hunger Like No Other
‘No. you’re not,’ Regin said.
‘Am too,’ Nix said. ‘Mike Rowe, the star of Dirty Jobs, is soon to realize I’m his beloved.’ She sighed dreamily. ‘He even got his lawyers to contact me on the pretext of a’ she made air quotes ‘restraining order.” Regin and Nix from Dark Needs at a Night’s Edge
One slurred, “But Nixie, I’m really pre-hung-over.”
Nix’s eyes went wide. “Do it, or the photos go live!”
The witch shook her fist to the sky, crying, “Damn you, Valkyrie! Damn you and your digital ways!” Nix from Kiss of a Demon King
“Once I faced a female with diamond skin,” Nix said breathlessly. “I was transfixed – even as she was choking the life out of me.”
“No, I saw that character on X-Men. I just wanted to commiserate. Alas, I have no weaknesses.” Nix and Lucia from Pleasure of a Dark Prince
Testing. Hello, hellooo, anybody out there? Check, check, one, two. Soft pee. Puh, puh. Resonance! Sooooooft pee. Alpha bravo disco tango duck.
This is Nïx! I’m the Ever-Knowing One, a goddess incandescent, incomparable, and irresistible. But enough about what you think of me. It’s a beautiful day in New Orleans. The wind is out of the east at a steady five knots and clouds look like rabbits … But enough about what you think of me!
Now, down to business—
Where was I? [Long pause] Why am I in Regin’s car? Bertil, you crawl right back out of that bong this minute!
Oh, I remember! I am hereby laying down this track for Magister Declan Chase. If you are a mortal of the recorder peon class, know that Dekko and I go waaaaay back, and he’ll go berserk (snicker snicker) if he doesn’t receive this transmittal. …
Chase, riddle me this: what’s beautiful but monstrous, long of tooth but sharp of tooth and soft of mind, and can never ever tell a lie?
That’s right. The Enemy of Old can be very useful to you. So use him already.
P.S. Your middle name’s about to be spelled r-e-g-r-e-t.
And with that, I must bid you adieu. Don’t worry, we’ll catch up very soon. …
[Muffled] Who’s mummy’s wittle echolocator? That’s right—you are!
—End transcript” Nix from Dreams of a Dark Prince
A towering vampire with skin like marble and chillingly flawless features was staring down a petite Valkyrie with crazed eyes and a cryptic smile.
The tension between the two was palpable. Even on the verge of flipping the fuck out, Regin couldn’t look away.
“The Accession grinds on, does it not?” Lothaire said.
“Just like old times.” Nïx winked. “Alas, Dorada will come for you once she rises again.”
“I’ll be ready.” He narrowed his red eyes. “You’ve likely foreseen this moment. Tell me, are we to fight now? As in the past?”
“You defy foresight, Lothaire.”
“That’s only fair, Phenïx, since you’ve long defied insight.” Phenïx?
Nïx canted her head. “What does your Endgame tell you?”
“That white queen will never take black king.” He gave her a formal bow. “Until our next match.”
“There won’t be a next match, vampire.”
His brow creased into a frown, the Enemy of Old disappeared. Nix and Lothaire from Dreams of a Dark Prince
Yep, pretty snazzy isn’t she? So talk to me about IAD. Have you read them? Got a favorite character or book?
What are your thoughts on Immortals?
Notable I Words I Considered
Ice Cream – as in the proverbial pint of to drown ones sorrows or celebrate life
Igloo – a good place to make sure you cuddle often
Itchland – slang term from Scotland
Ian Flemming – so not a James Bond fan
Images – the pictures that stay in our mind
Irk – To make me very angry…I don’t like being irked
Ink – in the form of a tattoo, ink can be very nice
What’s your I word of the day?
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