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Kiss of the Goblin Prince (Shadowlands #2)

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Trapped for centuries in the bleak Shadowlands, Dai clings to his humanity with a thirst for knowledge. But now he's free of the goblin curse, and some would say he knows too much—he can make nature bend to his will, influence the minds of others, and command magic. Yet love eludes him. Then he meets Amanda, a single mother with a sick daughter whom he feels compelled to p ...more
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Review originally published at Reading Reality

Kiss of the Goblin Prince by Shona Husk is a story about second chances. And third chances. And twentieth chances. On the one hand, it's about realizing that we only have a short time at this life, and that we have to make the most of it. And at the very same time, it's a story about that classic conundrum that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Literally, life after life, whether the person remembers those other lives or not. The sou
Blodeuedd Finland
I liked book 1 because it was a bit different, a goblin hero..and they ain't pretty, I'll tell you that. But in this book the curse is broken and we have a new hero, Dai. He may be human again but life is not easy.

Oh Dai, I wanted his story already in book 1 and here I got it. He is all things I want my hero to be, that's right, tortured and hurting. He feels that he can't let go of his horrid past and all the things done to him. He is suffering and he is just the kind of man you want to hug and
Heather Book Savvy Babe
The Shadowlands series by Shona Husk is a whole new brand of paranormal romance. Gone are the traditional paranormal characters of vampires and werewolves. Instead, Shona Husk brings in a seemingly obscure being, Goblins. I have only been familiar with goblins from fairy lore, so when I heard about books centered around these traditionally ugly beings, my interest was piqued. The Shadowlands series created by Shona Husk is detailed and intriguing and the heroes are spellbinding.

The first book in
Deborah Ideiosepius
It can be a bit of a trap, reading a #2 straight after a #1 but I did not think of it until too late. I liked 'The goblin king' enough that perhaps no #2 could have lived up to it, maybe.

For the first third to half of this book I was definitely thinking "two stars at best, if the ending is really good. One star if it does not pick up". It more that picked up in the end but the first part cast a pall. The lead man in the book is the brother of the goblin king, pulled into this world by the curse
Katie Michaels
Apr 14, 2012 Katie Michaels rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am always on the lookout for a story with a great tortured hero. Shona Husk delivers in spades with Dai. He lived most of his nearly 2000 years in the goblin realm. He was cursed along with his family during Roman times to live in the Shadowlands, part-goblin and part-man. The curse was broken only recently, as his brother found true love. Now Dai is struggling to live among humans again and to let go of his hate and need for revenge.

Amanda is a widowed mother who has given up on finding love
May 02, 2012 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kiss of the Goblin Prince is the second book in Husk’s Shadowland series. I reviewed the first book The Goblin King and loved it because the author veered away from the same old PNR formula and gave me something different. I was hoping she would continue this in Kiss of the Goblin Prince. I won’t keep you in suspense though…Husk does it again with Kiss of the Goblin Prince.

In book one we met Roan, the Goblin King, and Eliza, the woman who rescues Roan and his brother Dai from the Goblin curse th
Apr 10, 2012 Jaime rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story picks up right where Goblin King left off, at Roan and Eliza’s wedding with sparks flying between Roan’s brother Dai and Eliza’s sister-in-law Amanda. Roan and Dai are now permanent and very rich citizens of the fixed realm. Roan is adjusting beautifully and loving life and his new wife. Dai is having major issues with the modern world, coming to terms with his past, and dealing with his budding feelings for Amanda.

The book is not fast paced or loaded with sex scene’s. However, in tell
Feb 04, 2013 Kazoobooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kiss of the Goblin Prince is Shona Husk’s second book about a group of Celtic warriors who are cursed by a Druid priest to slowly become gold-loving goblins while they live out their long existence is the bleak Shadowlands. They spend two thousand years trying to find a way to break the curse before they completely turn into goblins. This story follows the king’s brother, Dai, as he struggles to regain his humanity after the curse is broken. These books are character-driven romances with fairy t ...more
Jax Garren
Feb 25, 2013 Jax Garren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I ended up really liking this book. I think I would've liked it more from the very beginning if I hadn't gone in thinking of it as a romance. Although there is a romance in it, I don't consider this to be a romance novel. It's a story about Dai's journey to harness his magical powers, forgive himself for past transgressions and accept his new life as a human. The vast majority of the book is told from his point of view, and the H/H spend very little time in the same room. Love interest Amanda, w ...more
Dana Alma
May 01, 2012 Dana Alma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kiss of the Goblin Prince by Shona Husk is a magical PRN read! Refreshing POV from Dai takes readers along for the ride as Dai overcomes the challenges facing him. Dai must learn to live as human again, during which his attraction for Amanda slowly evolves into love. Kiss of a Goblin Prince is a kaleidoscope of questions waiting to be answered, and Dai is the answer. Ms. Husk keeps the reader interested with her unique and colorful characters. I look forward to reading more from Shona Husk.
May 13, 2016 Paraphrodite rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
I would have liked more action, whether in Shadowlands or in the Fixed Realm, instead the most interesting thing about the book was the Birch bank.
Mina De Caro (Mina's Bookshelf)
From now on Shona Husk will always hold a pole position in my gargantuan TBR list: I fell in love with the fertile imagination, fluid prose, and introspective sensitivity of this Australian paranormal, fantasy novels author. My only regret, if any, is that I should have read this captivating Shadowlands series starting from the novella ”The Summons: A Goblin King Prequel” and the first full length installment “The Goblin King”, in order to fully appreciate the fairy-tale world structure that hol ...more
Nov 20, 2014 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A 5-Star Sequel: The Goblin King is a hard act to follow, but Kiss of the Goblin Prince is up to the task!

This book begins with the lives of our characters now that the goblin curse is broken. I thought I was going to miss that element. After all, a terrible curse that makes people dig deep and look past the exterior is juicy stuff - my oh-so-favorited storyline of tormented characters. [That actually sounds kind of sick and twisted when you say it like that, but you get my drift.] I was not di
Dark Faerie Tales
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: The Goblin world expands with excellent world-building and a hot but reticent relationship.

Opening Sentence: There were no decorations in the church, no family or friends filling the pews.

The Review:

Dai has been released from the goblin curse but he isn’t truly free. Another force has a grip on him and as long as those talons are embedded deep within he can’t live as his brother now does. Dai brought with him strong magical powers that allow
I am so incredibly sad to have to write this review. Let’s just start by saying how much I adored the Goblin King and how much I was looking forward to reading Kiss of the Goblin Price. Goblin King is one of the most memorable books I’ve read so far this year in a good way; it was refreshing, fun and exciting. Regrettably, I cannot say the same for Kiss. I am about 45% of the way through this book, I put the book down about a month ago and I haven’t picked it back up since. I think it’s time to ...more
Kristie Elston
Apr 29, 2012 Kristie Elston rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dft-reviews
Originally published at Dark Faerie Tales:

Quick & Dirty: The Goblin world expands with excellent world-building and a hot but reticent relationship.

The Review:

Dai has been released from the goblin curse but he isn’t truly free. Another force has a grip on him and as long as those talons are embedded deep within he can’t live as his brother now does. Dai brought with him strong magical powers that allow him to see the ebb and flow of life. He can also
Redheads Review it Better
This is the first book I have read of Shona's and might I say, it was great! She brought two tortured souls together to make for some great chemistry. Let's take Amanda for example. She found the love of her life young but he was ripped away from her very soon after. She was left alone at the beginning of her pregnancy with her daughter. Fast forward to seven years later, she is dedicating all her time and energy into taking care of her severely asthmatic daughter. Amanda has never allowed herse ...more
Lucy Dosch
May 20, 2012 Lucy Dosch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Book #1, Goblin King, due to the love of Eliza, Roan, the Goblin King, was finally able to break the spell which doomed Roan and his brother, Dai, to live in the shadowlands. The curse was put on the brothers by a druid priest almost 2,000 years ago. They were cursed to live in the shadowlands, slowly losing their soul to the greed for gold which would turn them into goblins.

Kiss of the Goblin Prince tells the story of Dai, the Celtic prince of the Decangli. This story is a bit dark since th
Molly Smith
Review first posted at That's What I'm Talking About blog:
Kiss of the Goblin Prince is the second novel in the Shadowlands Trilogy and was even better than the previous novel, The Goblin King. The novel flowed at a better pace, although the plot did have a few slow moments. Dai and Amanda’s story is gripping and incredibly touching as two people learn to heal, forgive themselves and reach for a new beginning.
Gikany and Una thoroughly enjoyed the descrip
Jan 23, 2012 Lyuba rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
3.5 stars

I've read The Goblin King some time ago and absolutely loved it, so I was eagerly awaiting the release of the second book in the series. After reading Kiss of the Goblin Prince I am left with somewhat mixed feelings about it.

On one side Dai was my favorite even in the first book (ok I have a thing for hot nerds, and he is the ULTIMATE nerd), but on the other his endless pity party was just annoying. There wasn't much story in the Goblin Prince, but more like characters coming in terms
All Things Urban Fantasy
KISS OF THE GOBLIN PRINCE defies expectation, both as a sequel and a Paranormal Romance. While many in this genre paint each successive hero with the same brush, the challenges and mythology faced by Dai were unique compared to Roan’s experiences. I really enjoyed how this story took advantage of the progress gained in THE GOBLIN KING to continue developing and deepening this world. And on the romance side of things, Husk grew the relationship between Dai and Amanda from simple physical attracti ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

I'm betting you've never experienced Goblins quite like this before. Goblins traditionally are small little creatures sent to create havoc for us humans. Dai undoubtedly creates some chaos in the story. With his dashing looks and intriguing personality he wreaks havoc over Amanda’s libido and makes her want something she hasn’t had in years: a warm body laying next to her in bed.

Amanda is a truly inspirational women. She's been caring
Apr 29, 2012 Melindeeloo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars From the first moment they see each other Dai and Amanda experience an attraction to each other, but each will have to decide to let go of the pasts that hold them back if they going to discover whether the golden threads of attraction that are forming between them hold any promise of a future together.

Coming into the story - considering that Dai and his brother Roan are no longer hideous goblins trapped in the gray shadowlands and the curse that nearly stole their last shreds of human
I really enjoyed book 1 in this series and I had wasn't sure what to expect with Dai's book. I mean, the curse had been broken, Dai and Roan had escaped to the Fixed Realm, what was Dai going to have to overcome now? Turns out he had plenty of obstacles... the biggest one being his own guilt and the way he feels out of sync with the world around him.

Here's the thing... it took a looooooong time to get to the point where things were moving along. The first half (or longer) of the book was a lot o
After spending the last 2000 years in the Shadowlands as a goblin, and all that entails, Dai finds it difficult to be thrust back into the human world after the curse was broken when his brother found true love. Dai never really believed it was his fate to become human again and now that he is, he’s not quite sure what to do with himself, so he focuses on his magic, as much as it is forbidden. Dai is a very tortured man and struggles to deal with the guilt of some of his actions in the past that ...more
Cocktails and Books
Wow, wow, wow. Just when I thought I couldn't fit one more tortured hero onto my boyfriend list, Shona Husk gives us Dai.

Dai has some issues. If you were used by a Roman General to control your brother and spent hundreds of years being tortured by the same man in the Shadowlands, you'd probably have some issues too. Add on top of that the death of your sister on your hands and you'd have to wonder how the man is sane at all. Now in the Fixed Realm, he only hopes to gain his books back from the B
Bj Gaskill
Jan 10, 2012 Bj Gaskill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

You know how you feel when you've read the most awesome book and you're sitting there waiting for the next one to come out????
That is so how I felt waiting for this book!!!
Wholly Flipping Boogers!!!
I read the prequel, I read the Goblin King.....
Then I was left waiting and flipping waiting....and I swear I was gonna DIE!!!!!!
Then it was like my Birthday and Christmas all wrapped up in one...
NetGalley and Source Books were so nice to let me review it!!!

If I were to choose right now between The Gob
ReadingDiva Book Reviews
** Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog - Rating 4 of 5

Review: I enjoyed this book. I like how the story flowed though it did in a slow pace. I enjoyed the characters and I also enjoyed their way their story developed.

Kiss of the Goblin Price tells us the story of Dai King, who after being in the Shadowlands for centuries is finally making it into the Fixed Real. Dai and his brother were cursed and forced to live in the Shadowlands as goblins. After their cursed was lifted with the help and lo
Alexia Chantel
No longer goblin, Dai is thrust back into human life. Though he is a far cry from the human he used to be. Amanda might be able to help him reclaim some of his humanity by showing him how to love.

Dai is a powerful character. And not only with his magical powers, which are very impressive. It is interesting to see how he learns to move about his new life and incorporate all of the magical abilities he suddenly has. After years upon years of study they finally come to the surface now that he is hu
Curse of the Bibliophile
A darkly enticing read!
Ok I will admit the first thing I thought of (or rather the first person) was Jareth the goblin king. While he is no David Bowie, Dai has a charm all his own. The story is a bit slow at first, but picks up the pace rather quickly. The story is sure to pull at your heart strings. It’s about coming to terms with who and what you are. Both characters have undergone many changes some good and some bad. Throughout the story we get to see how each of them come to accept and embr
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Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back. Drawing on history and myth, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold—sometimes literally.

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