It is exciting when you have enemies working together to achieve a common goal. It becomes that more exciting when they fall for each other. Black Blood Slayers and Vampires do not a couple make, as the Slayers sole purpose is to destroy these bloodsuckers. Rules however are made to be broken as Tristan and Zoe will discover. However, can Tristan survive the passion, which burns so brightly between them?
My familiarity with the author’s work fueled my decision to accept a copy of her latest novel. I went into her latest offering with high expectations and I was not disappointed. Kiss of the Fallen exceeded all my expectations.
The story was so good. If you have never read her books before this a good place for you to start. There is action, suspense and romance. The romance however was not a prominent feature of the story.
It had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. There was never a dull moment, and the twists, OMG! I never saw those coming. Although I knew from early who the villains were and their end game, the twists helped to make things rather interesting.
Tristan, a 400-year-old vampire, is tired of the discord that exists in the supernatural world. Just when he thought he was, finished with his life as a hunter they called on him to complete one final mission. Unfortunately, the mission failed and now Tristan faces the biggest dilemma of his 400 years. Whom can he trust?
All he wanted was to retire and live his life on his own terms. Now he is caught in the middle of a political war. Tristan is not your typical vampire, as Zoe would discover.
I enjoyed the interaction between Zoe and Tristan. Despite, the forbidden nature of their relationship their chemistry was undeniable. Trusting Zoe could mean a death sentence for Tristan, but he did it anyway, slowly at first and as he got to know her his trust in her grew. Thankfully, this issue of trust was not one-sided. Zoe learnt to trust Tristan as time went by.
I admired Zoe for her strength and self-control. It is rare to find a heroine who is stronger than the hero so I found Zoe refreshing. She is no wallflower and does not back away from a fight. Despite being a demon, she was compassionate and protective.
A sign of a good story is one where the characters have depth. Ms. Kelley’s characters had it in spades. They were complex, versatile and believable.
The world building was addictive. Filled with vampires, witches and were shifters the world is ruled by a trio of vampires called the Three. I thought Ms. Kelley did a good job with the creation of this world as she made it appear realistic. I loved that there were no loose ends, all my questions were answered, and the story ended on a good note.
If you love urban fantasy and the supernatural then Kiss of the Fallen should be on your reading list.
Tristan Castilion, a celebrated Commander of the Vampire Royal Guard, just wanted to be left alone. He wanted nothing to do with the war brewing among all the supernaturals and had grown tired of fighting all these centuries. All of them were screwed up anyway; but who was he to judge who drinks blood and who eats souls? Sucked into one last mission from his vampire government, Tristan soon finds himself in the middle of a dark conspiracy within the vampire ranks and a half-naked demon chained to his bed. And not just any old demon… Zoe is a Black Blood Slayer—legendary demons bred to do one thing: kill vampires. A true ruler of the night, she’s forced to keep her lethal wiles at bay in order to uncover the truth, creating an unlikely partnership with Tristan. Her blood is spiked with a desire he longs to tame, but if he does, he could be six-feet under; this time forever. But with both of them on the run and all hell breaking loose, how can he be sure she wants him to love or to destroy?
Nadene's addiction to reading began at an early age, when a family friend gifted her a copy of Wuthering Heights. From that moment she was never without a book.She will read anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She gained many experiences through the pages of the books she had the opportunity to read.She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals hopes that in sharing reviews of the books read visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When not reading, Nadene enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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7 responses to “BOOK REVIEW: KISS OF THE FALLEN by KHARMA KELLEY @kharmakelley #UrbanFantasy”
This sounds like the kind of book that I really enjoy. Thanks for putting it on my radar, Nadene!
I read this one and really liked it too. Glad to read I wasn’t the only one who enjoyed it.
I love UF as well and I confess that I didn’t know about this one so I’m curious
Its always nice when a familiar author comes through for you Nadene. I love the cover it yells UF and the author is new to me
The cover on this book is fascinating, and even though I haven’t read paranormal in a while, the thought of reading about vampires, suspense and action makes me absolutely want to read this book! Glad you liked it so much! Hugs…
This sounds like something I would like as well! Great review for this, I’ll have to look it up some more on Goodreads and Amazon.
Oh wow, this is totally new to me and sounds awesome!