Audio Review: Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole

Posted July 19, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 6 Comments

Audio Review: Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley ColeKiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #7
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on May 7th 2013
Format: Audiobook

Story: A+
Narration: A

Sabine, Sorceress of Illusions: the evil beauty who surrenders her body, but not her heart.

Rydstrom Woede: the ruthless warrior who vows to keep her at all costs.

THEY WERE NEVER SUPPOSED TO WANT EACH OTHER THIS MUCH... With each smoldering encounter, their shared hunger only increases. If they can defeat the sinister enemy that stands between them, will Sabine make the ultimate sacrifice for her demon? Or will the proud king lay down his crown and arms to save his sorceress?

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Kiss of a Demon King is my favorite of the series so far!

Kiss of a Demon King story runs parallel to that of the last book, Dark Desires after Dusk. We find out in Cade’s (Rydstrom’s bother) book (DDAD) that Rydstrom gets kidnapped. So when KDK starts we get to see that side of the story unfold with snippets of what Cade is up to on his side.

If you’ve read the series up til now then you know that Cade is the “bad boy” brother of the two and Rydstrom is the straight lace brother. Always cool and knows what to do in the face of trouble. Rydstrom is the best King, always putting the needs of his people before his own.

Much like other males in the Lore, Rydstrom has been dreaming of the day that he would find his mate. Someone to be by his side as his Queen. But he never thought she would be the sister of his sworn enemy.

Sabine is the one that kidnapped Rydstrom in hopes of saving herself and her sister. She found out that she was fated to be his mate but never imagined what that really means. She just figured she could seduce him and get what she needs and then leave him high and dry. WRONG.

Cole does a great job of sneaking in light BDSM elementals into this one. I think even people that has not read BDSM or think they would not like it would still find Rydstrom and Sabine’s sexual games of control every HAWT. I know I did. They both at different times have the other tied up and panting for more in order to torcher the other one.

I loved Sabine as the anti-heroine. Because of the way she was raised she is very selfish but by the end of the book she is the best Queen Rydstrom could hope for his people. Both characters grow throughout the book. Sabine learns it’s ok to show love towards others and Rydstrom gets the stick out of his ass and learns to let loose a little.

Kiss of a Demon King is the case of opposite attract and in true Cole fashion it works and it’s totally hot with some humor through in.






About Robert Petkoff

Robert Petkoff is an award-winning American stage actor known for his work in Shakespearean productions and more recently on the New York City musical theater stage. Petkoff has performed on Broadway, the West End, regional theatre, and done work in film and television. Petkoff was featured as “Perchik” in the Tony award-nominated 1994 revival cast of Fiddler on the Roof but is perhaps best known for his role as “Tateh” in the 2009 revival of “Ragtime” on Broadway. Petkoff has also provided the voices for over two dozen audiobooks, winning awards for his reading of Michael Koryta‘s So Cold the River. Married to actress Susan Wands, Petkoff has lived in New York City for the last twenty years, and often performs in benefit concerts for theater-district-related charities.

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” .

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6 responses to “Audio Review: Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole

  1. I actually had a hard time getting into this book because of Sabine’s personality. I so loved Cade’s story, though, and I wanted to see what was going on with Rydstrom that I keep thinking I’ll go back and finish it. I’ve been thinking the audiobook may be the way to go. What do you think?

    • TheBookNympho

      I love this series on audio!! I’ll be reading the next 3 only cuz I bought them for my Nook then I’ll go back to the audios.

      • Yes, well, I own the paperback version of this book, but maybe I can get the audio version from my library? I really, really, really try not to buy audio versions of books I already own…but sometimes I can’t stop myself.

  2. Kiss of the Demon King was hard for me. Like the first half of the book was so hard for me to get through, thankfully I continued on b/c I LOVED the second half of the book and Rydstorm is sooooooo HOT!!!! =)