Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole
rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was starting to fear that Kresley Cole had gone the way of Laurell K. Hamilton and Karen Marie Moning (before she snapped out of it) and was writing books only about sex. This book was heavy on the sex part until the ending. Then she toned it down and allowed the plot to take over.
One thing that I like about KC's characters is that they follow the same shades of gray that "real" people live with. Her characters are never "only" good or "only" bad. I think this makes for real story writing - or at least as real as you can get with demons, valkyries, vampires, witches etc.
What I didn't like, and this complaint applies to the previous book as well, is that the hero supposedly had a "sith ifrican" accent, but the dialogue didn't live up to giving that accent voice. Minor, I know, but I get such a kick out of the way a character's voice comes alive with word usage.
Pub. Date: January 2009
Series: Immortals After Dark Book 6
Synopsis: 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.
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?
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