Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: Kissed by a Demon Spy (Solsti Prophecy Novella) by Sharon Kay

Title: Kissed by a Demon Spy
Series: Solsti Prophecy Novella
Author: Sharon Kay
Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publish Date: October 7, 2014
Review Source: eARC provided for review

This novella is a companion piece to the Solsti series and can be read as a stand-alone.

Kidnapped as a teen and forced into a life of sexual slavery, Garnet vowed long ago to do whatever she could to spare others her fate. When karma comes full circle with an offer of freedom for her and her young son, she jumps at the chance.

Masquerading as a village innkeeper, Aden keeps his espionage work secret from the gentle pixies he lives among. Using his skills to prevent a group of vicious demons from attacking the innocent, his world is draped in mist, shadow, and danger.

Steeped in shame, Garnet is loath to share her past with Aden. But Aden senses a sweet, loyal strength in her that no amount of horror can erase. His dangerous work is the opposite of the stability Garnet craves. Yet Aden’s patience and strength make him the hero she never had. When the enemy targets them, Garnet and Aden realize that honesty is the truest form of courage.

Absolutely amazing story!  I am so in love with Sharon Kay and the Solsti Prophecy series.  Kissed by a Demon Spy is no exception to the rule when it comes to Sharon's writing.  It may be a Novella but I wanted a full story, I could have read about Garnet and Aden for days.

Aden and his fellow demon friends have settled down in a quaint farming town full of pixies.  He's decided to open an Inn but it's just a front to cover up what he does there at night.  Aden is gifted like others of his kind with the ability to scry ... but Aden uses his gift to spy on the Vipers that seek to harm other members of their realm.  He's a good guy for sure but upon scrying one day he sees into Stroehm, former home to one of the meanest demons around.  It's a place of desolation and despair for so many whom are held captive there.  That is until the leader dies.

This is the same location where Brooke and Kai were held captive until Garnet helped set them free in Wicked Wind.  Brooke made Garnet a promise before they left Stroehm that she would free her and her son from their confinement.  Garnet naturally never assumed Brooke was telling the truth but when the ability to be free of that hell hole presents itself, Garnet is apprehensive but she knows to not look a gift horse in the mouth.  She's given the first choice she's had in a long time ... Where to relocate her son and herself, anywhere in the realm of Torth. She chooses the one place she ever called home other than Stroehm and off they go.  It's just as she remembers it, excerpt for the Inn and shops that are now situated around it.

Aden needs a cook at the Inn.  He's good at many things but cooking is not one of them.  When the woman he saw scrying from Stroehm appears with her magical friends at his Inn, he doesn't know how to tell her who he really is but as the two get to know each other better he desperately needs her to know the real him, but is terrified she'll run when she knows he could put her in harms way.

The passion between these two is electrifying.  The story is nothing short of brilliant and though short and wanting to read a book at least two times its length, Kissed by a Demon Spy does not leave you feeling unsatisfied.   Sharon Kay is a master in the Paranormal arena.  You don't have to pick up the rest of the Solsti Prophecy series to read this one but I highly recommend that you do, at the very least to get a full true taste of her talents.  This will wet your whistle but you'll be wanting to read more from this incredible author!  

Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves paranormal romance, with romantic suspense following close on its heels. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts.

Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn’t expect to write one book, let alone a series. But WICKED WIND and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.


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