by Kresley Cole
Published by Pocket Star on January 20, 2009
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
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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.
Sabine, Sorceress of Illusions: the evil beauty who surrenders her body, but not her heart.
Rydstrom Woede: the ruthless warrior who vows to keep her at all costs.
THEY WERE NEVER SUPPOSED TO WANT EACH OTHER THIS MUCH...
With each smoldering encounter, their shared hunger only increases. If they can defeat the sinister enemy that stands between them, will Sabine make the ultimate sacrifice for her demon? Or will the proud king lay down his crown and arms to save his sorceress?
I love this series and I can’t wait for Sweet Ruin. This is my first year as a XOXpert and I am so excited to spread the word on this series. For the next couple months I will be spotlighting a book from the series, leading up to the release.
The books of the series are being redesigned so check out the new covers for Dark Desires After Dusk and Kiss Of A Demon King. Don’t they look amazing?! To celebrate the new look the ebook formats are on sale for $1.99 for a limited time.
Kiss of a Demon King is the second book to feature the Woede brothers, the sexy rage demons. As much as I love Kresley Cole this book was my least favorite because of the characters. It took me a long time to actually like Rydstrom and Sabine, as individuals and as a couple. Rydstrom is the King of the Rage Demons but he lost his kingdom to the evil Sorcerer Omort the Deathless. Because of his loss Rydstrom has hated the Sorceri. But fate brings him face to face to the beautiful Sabine, the Queen of Illusions. Even though he has sworn them as enemies Rydstrom can’t help his attraction to Sabine. But Rydstrom and Sabine are total opposites. Sabine is cold hearted and arrogant. Rydstrom ruled his kingdom with logic and order. So together Rydstrom and Sabine were like good vs evil. Their love story was slow paced filled with lust and hate for each other. But Sabine’s past is revealed so I eventually understood why she acted this way. Over all their story didn’t have the same excitement as the other books in the series. But I loved seeing my favorite nutty Nix making her usual guest appearances.
Kiss of a Demon King is the seventh book of the series which can be read as a standalone but I recommend you read the books in order. The books overlap each other so there might be some confusion and spoilers (for if you decide to go back to the first book). The Immortals After Dark series is a must read for all paranormal fans. This series has something for everyone to love!
Do you need more convincing to start this series? Read an excerpt at Kresley Cole’s website.
Name: Rydstrom Woede (King of the Rage Demons)
Appearance: 7 feet, green eyes, black hair, large scar on his face, shell colored horns with the end broken of one
Race: Rage Demon
Deposed ruler of Rothkalina, the kingdom of the rage demons. The rare rage demon that worships logic, and rarely loses his temper or his control.
Name: Sabine (Queen of Illusion)
Appearance: Long red hair, dark eyes
Born of the Sorceri. Can cast illusions that are indistinguishable from reality, manipulating anything that can be seen, heard, or imagined.
Half-sister to Omort the Deathless, a sadistic sorcerer who wrested control of Rothkalina from Rydstrom. Sabine is fated to wed Rydstrom and bear him an heir.