3585344I’m fairly certain this is another one long awaited by Kresley Cole fans.  Kiss of a Demon King is the story of the older Woede brother Rydstrom, fallen king, stoic male, and all around stand up good guy who is waaaaaaaayyyy too disconnected from his own wants and desires because for centuries he has been doing what he should rather than what he wants.

Kiss of a Demon King runs parallel time wise to Cadeon’s story Dark Desires After Dusk.  There are references to what happened in the previous story and Rydstrom’s hopes and doubts in the abilities of his younger brother.

so basically big, bad, fallen demon king is captured by Sabine, Queen of Illusions and half sister to his arch nemesis and usuper of his throne Omart the Deathless.  Held as a sex slave against his will, Rydstrom is tortured by Sabine in an attempt to make her his queen and bear him a legitimate heir to quell the rebellions in the fair realm of Rothkalina.

Disturbing, isn’t it?

What’s more disturbing is how their relationship progressed.  Two being who hate each other with all of their being, take out their anger and dislike on each other, and in the end wind up living happily ever after.  Romeo and Juliet to the extreme.  But it was amusing to see them finally bury the hatchet and see how the stoic king and thieving, plotting queen get along in the end.

That’s it for now folks!  Holidays are fast approaching so I’m going on a bit of a siesta.  Have a great holiday season, Merry Christmas, season’s greetings, all that jazz, and I’ll see you in 2014!