Kiss of A Demon King

Kiss of A Demon King

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Baker & Taylor
Captured by the sorceress Sabine, Queen of Illusions, demon warrior Rydstrom Woede is determined to escape and to claim the beautiful Sabine on his own terms, but as they both battle their passion for each other, they must must defeat the sinister enemy that stands between them. Original.

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Demon warrior Rydstrom Woede is determined to escape his captivity to the sorceress Sabine, Queen of Illusions, and to claim the beautiful Sabine on his own terms, but first they must defeat the enemy that stands between them.

Simon and Schuster
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes a spellbinding standalone novel set in the Immortals After Dark universe: the 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.

His obsession…

Sabine, Sorceress of Illusions: the evil beauty who surrenders her body, but not her heart.

Her downfall…

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?

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781416580942
1416580948
Branch Call Number: PB FIC COL
Characteristics: 417 p. ;,18 cm.

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barryandlinda
Mar 07, 2017

I have been enjoying the Immortal After Dark series from the beginning. This book was just as good as the others. In this book, Rydstrom is tricked into being captured by Sabine and locked in a cell in the castle he once ruled. When he finds out that Sabine is his mate, he wants nothing more than to have her both in body and soul. They have a very rocky relationship and have to learn to trust one another. I do think that the sex could have been a little bit less, but it keeps the story interesting. They go through a lot together before they realize just what they mean to one another. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

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ShamaBole
Oct 06, 2013

I was delighted when I started the book because the protagonist was unusual, and competent and fun. However, the plot totally degenerated into.. soft-porn, I guess. I like reading my porn as porn, not this mish-mash of silly plot devices that serve as a backdrop for boring sex. I couldn't finish it - what a disappointment.

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Sarah1984
Jan 06, 2011

Ooooh, I REALLY enjoyed this supernatural romance. The romance scenes were smoking hot, the chemistry between the main characters was great and the supernatural twist made everything that much more interesting.

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Titania
Oct 12, 2010

There's a nice little nod to Gena Showalter when Nix makes reference to the Lords of the Underworld.

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Mahala
Jul 09, 2010

Sabine and Rydstrom are a great pair. The story kept me on the edge of my seat wondering who was going to seduce who - and how do you kill an evil man who can't die? The action was non-stop, with it all coming down to Rydstrom facing down Omort for the throne of Rothkalina, where he founds out what is really important to him. There was plenty of humor in the book with some great one-liners from Nucking Futs Nix. Kiss of a Demon King was a great read with two very interesting and complex characters who find love where they least expect it. I highly recommend reading this book and the rest of the Immortals After Dark series.

Nix make a comment about heading to Budapest to investigate a band of immortal worriors called "the Lords of the Underworld" and how if they can handle what the Nixantaor can bring she just might not leave. Hmmm I LOVE the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter and would love to see Nix show up as a love interest for one of the Lords. I will be keeping a sharp eye out for Nix in Gena's continuing series.

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Jul 09, 2010

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Jul 09, 2010

Sabine, Queen of Illusions, has one main goal in life - to survive. After dying over a dozen times before being brought back to life by her sister Lanthe, who can blame a girl? Sabine and Lanthe are Sorceri who have mystickal powers but share the unfortunate distinction of being half-sisters to Omort the Deathless, the evil king of Rothkalina, who stole Rydstrokm crown and palace. Centuries ago, an oracle foretold that Sabine was the mate of Rydstrom, and the child they would bear would unlock the untold power of the mysterious Well in Omort's court. Sabine and Lanthe are trapped in Omort's service because he gave them a poison that causes a painful death unless they continue to take it regularly and since he is the only one who possesses it, they must keep in his good graces to live.

Omort sends Sabine to capture and seduce Rydstrom when he finds out that the demon king is trying to obtain a sword that is said to be able to kill him. Sabine has her own plans for the future - she will use this demon king to get pregnant then take over the throne from Omort when her son can use the power of the Well. She is confident that Rydstrom will be seduced quickly, after all who could resist her beauty and illusions?

Rydstrom, the deposed demon king, is finally within reach of the goal he has worked toward for centuries - killing Omort and recapturing his throne. On the way to meet his brother Cadeon (Dark Desires after Dusk) in his quest, he is fooled by Sabine's illusions into stepping through a portal into a cell in the dungeon of his old castle in Rothkalina. Once there, Sabine begins her seduction of Rydstrom by getting him very excited then refusing to finish things until he promises to make her his queen. Rydstrom is very confused because this sorceress feels like his mate but there is no way fate would stick him with an evil, selfish woman - right?

Sabine continues her seduction of Rydstrom by showing him his secret fantasies with her illusions but he refuses to break because he will not have her use his child for evil. She is impressed by his strength in spite of herself . She eventually gets her way but Rydstrom manages to trick her into thinking he made her queen (so the child would be a rightful heir) when he really vowed revenge in the demon language which she doesn't understand but she bleives him as Rydstrom is said to never break a vow.

Turn about is fair play, so when Rydstrom is given a chance to escape unexpectedly from an old enemy, he kidnaps Sabine and has a chance to enact the revenge he contemplated while under her mercy in the dungeon. she can only cast her illusions with her hands in front of her, so he ties her hans behind her back and shows her exactly how it feels to be brought to the brink of satisfaction again and again without relief. The longer they stay together, the more certain Rydstrom is that Sabine is his real mate. He no longer knows whether he wants revenge or to seduce Sabine to stay by his side forever. Sabine is impressed by Rydstrom's fighting skills as he wards off attacks as they make their way to a portal out of Rothkalina to New Orleans. She has never had anyone fight for her besides her sister Lanthe. He proves himself to her and slowly makes his way into the heart she didn't know she had anymore. Rydstrom finds that Sabine is just what he needs - a woman who is unafraid to challenge him in bed and out and someone strong enough to lead his people

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Jul 09, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Jul 09, 2010

"Well, it did anger me at first, but luckily for you, I'm not a tool. when someone decides to sacrifice his life for mine, I can be forgiving. - Sabine to Rydstrom.

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