Monday, September 30, 2013

Review: The Devil's Kiss Trilogy

The Devil's Kiss Trilogy 
by Gemma James


Includes all three novellas in the DEVIL'S KISS TRILOGY: 


“Who am I, Kayla?”

I met his gaze—maniacal eyes possessing me—and shuddered. My heart feared him, but the gate of my sexual need was manned by him, owned by him. And he knew it.

“You’re my Master.”

Kayla Sutton faces a question no mother wants to face: what would you do to save your daughter? Broke and desperate, she siphons thousands from the company she works for in order to pay for her daughter’s life-saving treatment, but when Gage Channing discovers her theft, she is shocked to learn that her domineering boss has no intention of turning her over to the police. Instead he issues an ultimatum—submit to him, or go to jail.

As her daughter’s life hangs in the balance, Kayla must dig deep to find the strength to fully submit, to travel down the path of pain and pleasure. But when her past catches up to her, prompting a free fall into forbidden territory with a man she once fiercely loved, she knows her only recourse is to come clean about her transgression and beg her Master’s forgiveness . . . only she never imagined he’d have such a horrifying punishment awaiting her.

She faced sexual servitude in Ultimatum. In Enslaved she was seduced into craving it. Now she must find the strength to either accept the part of her that craves him still, or walk away for good . . .

NOTE TO READERS: THE DEVIL’S KISS TRILOGY is a novel with a BDSM edge and contains material that is only suitable for adult readers. If dark and edgy erotic fiction isn’t your kind of read, you might not enjoy this story. Approximately 52,000 words.


My Rating:  5 of 5 stars

Who ever said: "Speak of the devil and he shall appear" was a liar because I said it, now where the hell is he?

THE DEVIL’S KISS will light you on fire! I’m still not sure if it is from the searing pain his sadistic side relishes in dishing out or the scorching hot sex he was so obviously born to engage in.

Gage Channing is the Devil, but don’t forget that the Devil was once an angel. I’m not convinced that this devil doesn’t have some goodness beneath all that darkness. At least that is what I keep telling myself since I was really crushing on the jerk in a totally fucked up kind of way, because short and simple, the dude is a complete lunatic. He is charming and cruel, sexy and sadistic and totally hell-bent on owning Kayla.

Kayla Sutton is being forced to deal with any parent’s worst nightmare; a sick child. I am not talking about a 24-hour stomach bug here, I am talking serious business, her life is on the line kind of illness. How far would you go to save the life of your child? Would you lie, cheat and steal? That’s kind of what Kayla does and once her debauchery is discovered, she finds herself between a rock and a hard place (that might be a smidge of an understatement). Kayla’s life is forever changed when she forces every defiant bone in her body to submit to the Devil in order to save her daughter’s life and to save herself from prosecution.

THE DEVIL’S KISS trilogy was presented to me in one delicious package, but it originated as three separate novellas – ULTIMATUM, ENSLAVED and RETRIBUTION. I might have had to hunt down and kill author Gemma James if had been forced to read this trilogy separately – no way! I HAD to know what was going to happen next. In ULTIMATUM, she was caught and forced to choose between jail time or sex slave (did I mention that Gage was panty-droppin’ hot? So, not much of a hardship there… or so I thought…). In ENSLAVED Kayla found out exactly what it meant to be Gage’s slave and let me tell you, it wasn’t always pretty! Then, the trilogy wraps up with RETRIBUTION and that, my friends, is when the shit hit the fan and all kinds of craziness comes out! Yeah, I was kind of blindsided by some most of the stuff that was uncovered!

THE DEVIL’S KISS trilogy is pretty much rockin’ – yep, I’m a fan. It’s dark, but nothing too extreme.  It’s hot and I do mean smokin’! So, needless to say, I will be keeping an eye on author Gemma James’ future releases. If you are a fan of BDSM elements and dark erotica with some mystery and a few curve balls mixed in, then this is the perfect choice for your next read!

✳✳ Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

Author Bio:

Gemma James (a pseudonym for Christina Jean Michaels) loves to explore the darker side of sex in her fiction. She's morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy and enjoys exploring the deviant side of human nature. Her stories have been described as being "not for the faint of heart."
She lives with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.
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Buy Links: 

Amazon - The Devil's Kiss Trilogy (best deal $3.99)

Amazon - ULTIMATUM (free as of 9/30)

Amazon - ENSLAVED currently $2.99

Amazon - RETRIBUTION currently $2.99

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you liked the trilogy so much. :)

I ♥ Bookie Nookie said...

oh yeah! I loved it! You have anything in the works at the moment?

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'm almost finished with the sequel (The Devil's Salvation: Final Epilogue). It'll be released sometime in December, but I'd be happy to add you to my ARC list if you like. I'm also working on a tie-in novella for my new adult romantic suspense novel titled Epiphany (written under my other name).

I also wanted to let you know about a problem I discovered today with Blogger regarding photos. I noticed it because the book cover you uploaded is way off in color, and the same thing happens to me when I upload photos (I also use Blogger). Basically, anytime you upload a photo to Blogger now, the brightness/contrast and color is automatically "enhanced," which can cause problems for books covers or other art. I did some research and found a fix for it. To turn off auto enhance, you have to go to your Google Plus account, go to "Home" and then "Settings," and scroll down until you find the section for photos. Uncheck "Auto enhance" and the photos you upload will remain unchanged.

The Devil's Kiss Trilogy cover is really changed by this automatic feature because I purposefully designed the cover to display a silhouette effect. Blogger thinks it should be much brighter, lol.

Hope this was helpful, in case you were wondering why the version that showed up on your blog was so different from the cover Debra sent you.

Thanks again for reading!

I ♥ Bookie Nookie said...

OK, YES AND YES! Yes, I noticed that the picture was waaaaaay different than any of the covers I have seen. And YES! Please put me on "the list" for an ARC for your next book! Thank you :-)

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