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Kresley Cole
  • Bibliography:
    36 Books (6 Series)
  • First Book:
    July 2003
  • Latest Book:
    January 2022
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About the Author

Kresley Cole was graduate student in English and a former world-ranked competitive athlete. While she was working on her Masters degree, she spent a great deal of time doing research in the library. That research eventually appeared in her manuscripts. Her first romance novel was published in 2003, and since then, she has continued to publish historical and fantasy romances, and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages and been on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. In 2007, she won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

She lives in Florida with her husband and far, far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water. 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 Queensland area of Australia.

Full Series List in Order

The Arcana Chronicles

1 - Poison Princess (Oct-2012)
2 - Endless Knight (Oct-2013)
3 - Dead of Winter (Jan-2015)
4 - Day Zero (Aug-2016)
5 - Arcana Rising (Aug-2016)
6 - The Dark Calling (Feb-2018)

The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist

1 - Shadow's Claim (Dec-2012)

Game Maker

0.1 - The Professional Part 1 (Dec-2013)
0.2 - The Professional Part 2 (Dec-2013)
0.3 - The Professional Part 3 (Jan-2014)
1 - The Professional (May-2014)
2 - The Master (Feb-2015)
3 - The Player (Apr-2016)

Immortals After Dark

0.5 - The Warlord Wants Forever (Feb-2006)
1 - A Hunger Like No Other (Apr-2006)
2 - No Rest for the Wicked (Nov-2006)
3 - Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Nov-2007)
4 - Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Apr-2008)
5 - Dark Desires After Dusk (May-2008)
6 - Kiss of a Demon King (Jan-2009)
6.5 - Untouchable (Oct-2009)
7 - Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Feb-2010)
8 - Demon from the Dark (Aug-2010)
9 - Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Feb-2011)
10 - Lothaire (Jan-2012)
10.5 - Shadow's Claim (Dec-2012)
11 - Macrieve (Jul-2013)
12 - Dark Skye (Aug-2014)
13 - Sweet Ruin (Dec-2015)
13.5 - Shadow's Seduction (Jan-2017)
14 - Wicked Abyss (Apr-2017)
15 - Munro (Jan-2022)

MacCarrick Brothers

1 - If You Dare (May-2005)
2 - If You Desire (Apr-2007)
3 - If You Deceive (Jun-2007)


1 - The Captain of All Pleasures (Jul-2003)
2 - The Price of Pleasure (Jul-2004)

Book List in Order: 36 titles

  • In her exhilarating debut novel, Kresley Cole captures the drama, passion, and boundless adventure of the high seas--as one fiery lass finds herself caught in a tide of torrid romance. Raised as a free spirit aboard her American sea captain father...

  • A man noted for his courage and integrity, Captain Grant Sutherland journeys to Oceania to find Victoria Dearbourne, an English girl lost at sea a decade before. He's given her ailing grandfather his word -- as a gentleman -- to find and protect her....

  • With If You Dare, Cole introduces a thrilling new romance trilogy featuring fierce Scottish brothers with dangerous lives, dark desires, and a deadly curse. Can he exact revenge? High in the Pyrenees, a band of mercenaries led by Courtland MacCarri...

  • Acclaimed author Kresley Cole introduces a sizzling new series with this tale of a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire -- unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death. A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to...

  • A VAMPIRE SOLDIER WEARY OF LIFE... Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire -- a nightmare in his mind -- against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature come...

  • He tried to run.... In his youth, Hugh MacCarrick foolishly fell in love with a beautiful English lass who delighted in teasing him with her flirtatious ways. Yet he knew he could never marry her because he was shadowed by an accursed family legacy...

  • Burning vengeance... Ethan MacCarrick was a heartbreakingly handsome rake until a powerful nobleman ordered him brutally beaten and his face scarred for a crime he didn't commit. Ethan's reprisal -- bankrupting the nobleman and forcing his exile -- ...

  • HER BREATHLESS KISS HAUNTS HIM... Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed -- until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, ...

  • Bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her seductive Immortals After Dark series with this tale of a vampire shunned even by his own kind and a beautiful phantom, bound together by a passion they cannot resist. A RAVEN-HAIRED TEMPTRESS OF THE D...

  • RITA Award-winning author Kresley Cole continues her bestselling Immortals After Dark series with this electrifying tale of a ruthless demon mercenary and the lovely young halfling who enchants him. A SEDUCTIVE BEAUTY HE CAN NEVER HAVE, YET CAN'T ...

  • From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this spellbinding story of a demon king trapped by an enchantress for her wanton purposes -- and the scorching aftermath that follows when he turns the tables and claims her as his captive. ...

  • KRESLEY COLE delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time ... and a Valkyrie aching for his touch. Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela -- the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart bea...

  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar. A DANGEROUS BEAUTY... Lucia the Huntress: as mysteriou...

  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this scorching tale of a demon outcast poisoned with vampire blood and the vulnerable young witch he vows to protect -- even from himself. A DANGEROUS DEMON SHE CAN'T RESIST... Malkom Sla...

  • HE VOWED HE'D COME FOR HER . . . Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives. SHE AWAITS HIS RETUR...

  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her electrifying Immortals After Dark series with this thrilling tale, revealing secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals. . . . ALL FEAR THE ENEMY OF OLD Driven by his insat...

  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance. She could save the world -- or destroy it. Sixtee...

  • #1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist, a new paranormal series following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a vampire kingdom hidden within the Lore of the Immortals After Dark. Shadow’s Claim featu...

  • In this pulse-pounding Immortals After Dark tale, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole delves into the darkest mysteries and deepest passions of Clan MacRieve. . . . A BEAST IN TORMENT Uilleam MacRieve believed he’d laid to rest ...

  • In this seductive follow-up to Poison Princess, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole takes us deeper into the dark world of the Arcana Chronicles. SHOCKING SECRETS Evie has fully come into her powers as the Tarot Empress, and Jack wa...

  • In this highly anticipated fifteenth novel in the Immortals After Dark series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole spins a sultry tale of a mighty warrior scarred inside and out and the beguiling sorceress with the power to heal him -- ...

  • Can Evie convince her rival loves to work together? Their survival depends on it in this third book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole's Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop action tale of rescue, redemption, and a revenge most wicked. H...

  • An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty in this sizzling new novel from Kresley Cole’s #1 New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series. A foundling raised in a world of humans Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn’t kno...

  • Losses mount and deadly new threats converge in the next action-packed tale of the Arcana Chronicles by #1 New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole.When the battle is done . . .  The Emperor unleash...

  • Arcana means secrets, and these Arcana Chronicles vignettes from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole are filled with them. Experience firsthand the beginning of the end and behold the apocalypse through the eyes of characters you only t...

  • In this scorching Immortals After Dark/Dacian novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings together a wicked vampire prince used to getting everything he desires and a demon warrior who always felt like an outcast.A night of debauc...

  • This fairy tale doesn't end with a kiss... A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole! The terrifying king of hell... As a boy, Abyssian "Sian" Infernas had his heart shattered by a treachero...

  • New intrigues, adventures, and stunning revelations fill the penultimate installment of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s electrifying Arcana Chronicles. 

    In a world teetering on the edge . . .
    When Evie receives...

Award-Winning Books by Kresley Cole

The Captain of All Pleasures
2003 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- First Historical Romance
A Hunger Like No Other
2007 Rita Award -- Paranormal Romance
If You Dare
2005 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Historical Romantic Adventure
Kiss of a Demon King
2010 Rita Award -- Paranormal Romance
2012 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Paranormal Romance
Shadow's Claim
2013 Rita Award -- Paranormal Romance

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Kresley Cole has published 36 books.

Kresley Cole does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Munro, was published in January 2022.

The first book by Kresley Cole, The Captain of All Pleasures, was published in July 2003.

Yes. Kresley Cole has 6 series.