Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Book Release Romp for King of Thieves by Jane Kindred (Review & GIVEAWAY)

I'm thrilled to have Jane Kindred paying a return visit to my site today with her just released demon loving sequel in her Demons of Elysium series, King of Thieves.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing glimpse of this book along with my impressions of it.  For US readers, make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $50 Bath & Body Gift Set and a $50 Amazon GC too!

There are worse things to lose than one’s good name.
Belphagor can seduce demons with a look and bring angels to their knees with a single motion, but when it comes to being in love, the Prince of Tricks is out of his element.
At every turn, Vasily rebels against the discipline he claims to want, even refusing to use his safe word. But when Belphagor uses a scheme to shut down an underage brothel to test Vasily’s limits, he loses Vasily’s trust along with the boys he intended to set free.
Uncovering a smuggling ring that spans two worlds, Belphagor calls on a team of Nephilim mercenaries to rescue the “Lost Boys” from earthly gangsters. But his relationship seems beyond repair—and a heartbroken Vasily beyond his reach in the arms of a sensual demon named Silk.
Belphagor has more than enough grand schemes up his sleeve to bring down the smuggling ring for good. But when it comes to putting things right with Vasily, his bag of tricks is empty. Except for trust…and a plan to teach his boy a lesson neither will soon forget.

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Just when the relationship between demons Belphagor and Vasily seemed to be going heavenly, blackmail and an ill-conceived plan to save underage young men from sexual slavery goes awry and causes a rift between them that seems difficult to mend.  In this fast-paced story that picks up right where the previous installment ended, and through numerous twists and turns where trust is always in doubt, readers are taken on a journey throughout the demon world and the mortal realm where villains are always around the next corner.  With a large cast of characters it's sometimes difficult to keep track of everyone and their connections though, but this helps in keeping you guessing as to who's the good guy and who's the villain.  By the end of the story there's still some doubt as many are not who you think they are.

This is a highly sexualized story with numerous sexual interludes in varying degrees of intensity which makes this one heckuva SCORCHING read.  There's BDSM, some humiliation play, as well as some truly sweet and quiet interludes between Beli and Vasily that remind us why they're meant to be together as the plot to put Vasily undercover in a brothel leads to his encounters with others.  In his role of discovering which of the men of power participate in this deviant house of ill-repute he too has to interact with others which strains their relationship and leaves the kindhearted Vasily doubting Beli's true feelings.  Endless miscommunication and interference from others continues to keep them apart, but when Beli's life is put in jeopardy they finally open up their hearts in a scene that's sweet and heartwarming with words that are poetic and profound.  There's still much to learn about these two as Beli rarely talks of his mysterious and violent past and Vasily has buried past pains so deeply that he's just discovering about himself.  But is it too late, has too much damage been done by Beli's domineering ways and Vasily's need to always be overly submissive?  You'll have to read and find out if they're able to reclaim the connection they once had or if Vasily's past of being sold off and forgotten about tears them apart forever.

There's a lot going on in this story that makes it hard to keep up with the characters and the plot to save those who are thought of as dispensable.  Characters from the previous story make a return appearance along with new ones being introduced.  All the characters are colorful and larger than life to make this an energetic story as many of them flex their powerful muscles.  There's vivid worldbuilding depicting both the demon realm as well as the mortal world to fully immerse you in the story.  Ms. Kindred has crafted a unique story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and imbues it with lots of sexiness as well as an engaging main couple.  Though I was sometimes overwhelmed by the action I look forward to many more stories set in this demonic world and recommend it to those who enjoy their paranormal stories on the spicy side.

My rating for this is an B-

*I received this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Jane Kindred is the author of The House of Arkhangel’sk trilogy, the Demons of Elysium series, andThe Devil’s Garden. Born in Billings, Montana, she spent her formative years ruining her eyes reading romance novels in the Tucson sun and watching Star Trek marathons in the dark. She now writes to the sound of San Francisco foghorns while two cats slowly but surely edge her off the side of the bed.
You can find Jane on her Twitter account and Facebook page—both of which are aptly named “janekindred"—and on her website, www.janekindred.com.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the lovely review and for joining the romp, Jody! :)