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A Kiss Before Dying

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3.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  291 Ratings  ·  39 Reviews
Katja Morgan has committed the ultimate taboo in the life of a blood slave; she has fallen in love with her master. Vampire Lord Sebastian Arsov is everything she has ever wanted - gorgeous, sexy, intelligent, kind. As their time together nears an end, she carefully constructs the ruse that will allow her to belong to her shellar in both body and soul.

But sharing an eveni
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ebook, 21 pages
Published September 4th 2009 by Amira Press (first published 2009)
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Kristen
Sensual 4 stars

I really enjoyed this quick (about 70 pages) short story. For what it is—a fast, sexy read—this book overflowed with sensuality, provocativeness, romance, steam, depth, and imagery. For the most part, this short story is one long sex scene. That said, it felt like so much more. I was surprised at the level of plot, characterization, and world building the author was able to convey in 70 pages. Amazing! I quickly and easily found myself becoming invested in the hero and heroine, th
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Karla

4 Solid Stars! Kiss me before I die Sebastian!

Sexy, sensual, scrumptious, sizzling, sweet short read!! This is a couple I would love to read more about, I was sorry to see it end. Now I know why you love this book Kristen! I read it twice in a row and I might just read it again…aw hell why not, it made me feel good, very, very good!
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️
4 Erotic Vampire Stars
This was quite a juicy little tidbit. Sebastian can bite me anytime....among other things!!! Quick fast read but not lacking in storyline or ending.
Sarah Ballance
Jul 31, 2011 Sarah Ballance rated it it was amazing
If you’ve ever thought a short story didn’t proffer the wordage to draw you to the emotional brink, think again. J.A. Saare’s A KISS BEFORE DYING will take you there, and with all of the exhilaration of both craving and fearing the fall.

And fall you will.

Within the pages of A KISS BEFORE DYING there’s an amount of intimacy that will leave readers with the most delicious feeling of experiencing every moment firsthand. It’s as if you’re gazing from the shadows, watching with a hitch in your breath
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Amy
Sep 01, 2010 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2read2
Romantic and sensuous, J.A. Saare's beautiful writing style quickly sucked me into this short story and left me begging for more. I love it when an author can capture the essence of characters so vividly, you feel like you are the fly on the wall visually watching the seduction take place. The hotness of Vampire Lord Sebastian Arsov and his virgin blood slave Katja ignited from the pages with Saare's descriptive and flowing style. The only reason it's not a five star rating is because it was too ...more
Anna
Feb 19, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it
Katja serves as a blood slave to a master vampire. But her time as a blood slave is coming to an end. But she has fallen in love with her vampire, and has great plans of Seduction. Plans that could end up killing her...

This is a delightful short story, that I really loved. Katja is desperately in love with Sebastian and she'll do anything to be with him one time, even if that means giving up her life. A Kiss Before Dying is a fast, fun, steamy read. It has an entertaining plot with compelling ch
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Linda Sims
Jun 08, 2015 Linda Sims rated it it was ok
Katja has been Sebatian's blood slave for 10 years, her time with him is almost at an end. But she has a plan, Sebastian's lovers spend only one night in his bed then he ends their life. Whereas Katja will have her memory wiped before being returned to the mortal world. Katja devises a plan to disguise herself and be Sebastian's lover for one night before receiving his kiss before dying.
I have read quite a few books by this author and I thought I might enjoy this, unfortunately there's very litt
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Ying Yuvejwattana
Mar 18, 2013 Ying Yuvejwattana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Erotic Vampire Novella
Hot hot hot. Sex and vampire also intrigued me. This one is nice hot read. My only compliant is it should be longer.
Wendy
Mar 20, 2013 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, kindle, erotica
Nice and spicy, just the way I like it!
Sophia (FV)
Aug 30, 2010 Sophia (FV) rated it really liked it
Quick Rundown: Katja is a blood slave who has fallen hopelessly in love with her vampire lord. She believes this love is worth dying for so she devises a plan that will allow her to finally become his lover if only once.

Impressions after the first chapter: Beautifully written, flows nicely, a style I’ve come to expect from J.A. Saare.

The Hero: Sexy vampire lord with a heart who has a secret.

The Heroine: Blood slave who has done what is forbidden to her; she has fallen in love with the vampire
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Ivana Ciglar
Kiss Before Dying is a short story involving vampire lord Sebastian and his blood slave Katja. Katja has been in his service for ten years and soon she will be released with her memory wiped clean. Since she is hopelessly in love with her Shellar she will risk death only to have him once completely to herself. She disguises herself with magic and accepts her fate, accepting a kiss before dying.

Now, all this sounds good enough but a few things really bothered me.
First, the idea that a vampire lo
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Jacqueline Paige
Oct 13, 2009 Jacqueline Paige rated it it was amazing
I held my breath while reading this, so it’s a good thing it was a tasty snippet and not a full length novel! A Kiss Before Dying will grab a hold of your heart, heat up your blood and leave you smiling all at the same time.
Shelley
Sep 10, 2009 Shelley rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was well-written with an excellent storyline and erotic enough to be sexy without being overwhelming. Worth the read!
Kay
Sexy, sexy novella. Aline Hunter does not disappoint. I hope there will be more books so that I could learn more about this world.
Paige Prince
Jun 14, 2010 Paige Prince rated it it was amazing
Before I read Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between, I read A Kiss Before Dying. This short story began my love for JA Saare, and will forever hold a place in my heart.

Katja is a blood slave/companion to Lord Sebastian. They are basically BFFs... and he feeds off of her. She's desperately in love with him and wants to take it to the next level. Just one problem. When vampires make love, they kill the person they're having sex with.

Kind of puts a damper on any potential relationship, huh?

Katja ha
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Sarah
Mar 29, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Wow! This was an amazing short story. I really wish it was longer. In this story, Katja is willing to die for the chance to be intimate with the man she loves. I think that is pretty powerful. J.A. Saare's writing is pretty incredible. I was absolutely sucked into this story.

Katja is a blood slave. She has never been intimate with a man before. Blood slaves are prized for their virgin blood and they serve 10 years of servitude. Her time as a blood slave is near its end. During her tenure, she f
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Kristy
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Tigris Eden
Oct 26, 2010 Tigris Eden rated it it was amazing
Umm yeah hawtness this is going on Mistress Spice Erotic Reviews... hehehe stay tuned www.spicereviews.blogspot.com
Tracy's Place
Sep 10, 2009 Tracy's Place rated it liked it
3.75 out of 5
Tisha
Sep 27, 2010 Tisha rated it did not like it
Porn
Sandra
$1.99 on Nook

This was OK, but I really liked the description and was expecting great so I was a little disappointed. It's basically all sex, which is fine just know that going in. I liked the first half, but where the story turned for me was with the all-too convenient and perfect happily ever after. Of course I wanted a HEA, but I thought it would and should have been more dramatic. (view spoiler)
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gert
Aug 29, 2011 gert rated it it was ok
meh. a bit too mushy for me - but cool world building. humans sell themselves for a period of time as blood slaves to vampires - there's nothing much else available to the downtrodden. our heroine's contract w/her vampire owner is about up, but she doesn't want him to wipe her memory of him because she's totally in love with him.

its a short story, so giving any more info would negate the need to read this. which may not be a bad idea, unless you know. you think its romantic for a blood slave to
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Antoinette Lewis
Mar 31, 2015 Antoinette Lewis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked it short and spicy.
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
This short story would have made a great full-length novel. I would loved to have started Katja and Lord Sebastian's journey from the beginning, experiencing the development of their relationship. Maybe even seeing how Katja handles the other women that Lord Sebastian feeds from and beds , since he is not able to do so with her. This is my second time reading Saare's work and it definitely won't be my last.
Katya
Aug 23, 2012 Katya rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampire
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Monique
Feb 21, 2011 Monique rated it really liked it
This was a beautiful, well written, short love story. I fell in love with Sebastian & Katja and even had a tear in my eye at the end.
Anna
Jan 03, 2014 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite lightly paced given the depth of the subject matter, this is a great, sexy little novella to make up a quick afternoon break.
Carrie
Jan 28, 2014 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good short story. Very hot and romantic. To die for love. Thank you for an amazing love story.
Begum
Jul 08, 2015 Begum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamps, paranormal
Kisa ama tatliydi uzun zmandir da vampir kitabi bulamiyordum begendima ama keske uzun olsaymis :(
Claudia
Don't know why but I expected a bit more ... although the description is accurate
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J.A. Saare is a multi-published author who has written stories featured in horror
magazines, zombie romance anthologies, and flash fiction contests. Her work has a notable dark undertone, which she credits to her love of old eighties horror films, tastes in music, and choices in reading, and have been described as “full of sensual promise,” “gritty and sexy,” and “a breath
of fresh air.”

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