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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A Love Worth Biting For 
by Roxy Mews

Book Blurb:

Who’s afraid of the big bad hybrid?

Hart Clan Hybrids, Book 1

Amber Paulson’s wolf has chosen a mate for her, but Amber is not amused with its pick. Jake Meyers might look amazing in a wet T-shirt and have the cheekbones and strong jaw that artists drool over. Too bad he is missing a pulse.

Jake is a vampire, well, mostly. Then a tall, curvy redhead pops up on his radar and something awakens in him. Even though he tries to stay away, Amber gets under his skin, and his vampire/werewolf heritage starts to become more bark and less bite. For the first time, he feels the call of the moon, and he knows it’s all because of Amber Paulson.

Amber’s trying to stay away, and Jake’s trying to not turn furry. They both fail miserably—and with a lot of sweaty and enjoyable property destruction.

By giving in to her mating call, Amber finds out more than she ever wanted to know about herself, her family, and the rogue wolf who took so much from her so long ago. As her past comes back to bite her, she’ll have to decide what she’s willing to give up for her mate. Her home? Her pack? Her…heartbeat?

Product Warnings
This book contains a snarky shifter heroine who could give Sookie a run for her money, a hot hunk of a vampire with a soft (and furry) side, and sex so sizzling that even an inter-species war can’t get in the way.

My Rating:  4 of 5 stars

New author, Roxy Mew’s debut novel, A LOVE WORTH BITING FOR, has the humor that I crave and the romance I expect in my paranormal romance reads.

Amber is a wolf and Jake is a vampire, so, from the get-go, their love is not a match made in heaven and both are resistant to giving in to the mating pheromones that have them blinded with lust. But they are both smart and know that a life together will be everything except for easy – vampires and werewolves don’t exactly have an awesome track record for getting along in their world.

Amber is my favorite kind of heroine, she is sassy and snarky and strong, but let’s not forget funny!  She is really funny!  She is also the daughter of the Alpha for her pack, so she has a bit of a spotlight on her – there’s no way her mating with a vampire will fly under the radar, so she tries really hard to resist the mating call.  Amber is not easily impressed by the opposite sex, so watching her get sucked in by the mating call was fun.
Personally, unless you’re taking down a twelve-point buck with your shirt off—while covered in hair—I am not usually impressed.
Jake is smooth and sexy.  At a glance, he appears to be just your average hunky co-ed, but he has a secret.  Not only is he a vampire, but he also has a little werewolf in him – that side of him has been dormant for so long that he kind of forgets he’s not 100% vampire – until he meets Amber, at which point his wolf side is impossible to ignore.  Jake is so caught off guard by the emotions that surface upon his first encounter with Amber, that he is convinced she has worked some kind of ju-ju magic on him and demands she reverses whatever she did that has him feeling out of sorts…   He tries to come up with any explanation he can think of to understand what is happening to him.
Jake—still didn’t know his last name—didn’t move. It made me want to push him. “I do give off certain pheromones to attract prey. Are you sure you aren’t just responding to those?” 
That would be convenient, but… “I’m sure. Your sister gives off those pheromones too. She couldn’t dazzle me, so I doubt the pheromone thing works on me either. And I had no desire to walk up and lick water off your sister’s chest.” 
His irises flexed, and his face erupted in a grin that could have made straight men gay. “You want to lick me?” 
Like a lollipop.
A LOVE WORTH BITING FOR is full of great one-liners that I wanted to share with you, but thought it best to let you discover them when you check out this new series for yourself.  I am already stalking the next book in the series (it will be out next year and relax there’s no cliffy).  Congrats, Roxy on your new book and I can’t wait to see what you have for us in the future!

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Author Bio:

Roxy Mews wrote her first story at age six on an electric typewriter. It was about a cat and a haunted house. Thankfully, her stories and technology have matured since then. Roxy spends her days fighting the evil day job in hopes of conquering the stories that run rampant in her head.  To connect with Roxy Mews, find her babbling on Twitter, friend her on Facebook, visit her Blog, or find all these links on

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