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A Dark Kiss of Rapture

(Renegade Angels 0.5)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  10,822 ratings  ·  598 reviews
Of all the Fallen, Raze's hungers are some of the darkest and most insatiable. His brazen seductions cost him his wings, leaving him soulless and immortal, the most dangerous of seducers. He has roamed the earth for eons, hunting the rogues of his kind and protecting the humans who provide him with blood and sex. He is content with his life and the transient pleasures that ...more
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Published October 6th 2011 by Sylvia Day
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Jul 29, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 not so happily ever after stars
“So earn me. I won’t mind the effort, I assure you.”

“The effort I expend will likely leave you hobbled in the morning,” he said harshly. “You have no idea what I need to get through tonight.”

Keeping this review short just like the book ...

A Dark Kiss of Rapture was one big TEASE... it was great for the purpose of getting a peak into the Renegade Angels world, what some of the Fallen are about and what to expect in the steam department. This was the beginn
The only good thing I can say for this book is that it was short! I'm not typically one to strongly dislike a book but for this I have to make an exception!
Fallen angels who lost their wings and souls for falling in love with a mortal. So they are turned into Vampires. And what the heck, why not throw in some rabid lycenthropes too?! Really? I feel like my hands just suffered from some kind of freaky finger diarrhea just from typing that!
The main charactors are nothing to rave about either. The
Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
This is technically book 0.5, but I'm glad I read it after book two because I feel like it made me enjoy it more than I would have otherwise.

Reading this before book one would have made it lose its punch - I would have been kind of lost as all the world building and character type explanation is done in book one.

So personally, I would recommend this be read after book one, if not book two.
Raze is one of the "Fallen," an angel fallen from grace, stripped of its wings and soul, leaving behing an immortal blood drinker who cannot procreate. He is the only one of the 200 "Fallen" who has never experienced the love of a human. He has insatiable appetites of another kind though, and feeds them nightly. Raze is a "hunter" and hunts and kills the outlaws of the vampire nation and their minions. He has done this for hundreds of years, but this job in Chicago has him feeling out of his el ...more
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Rating: 2 out of 5

There was nothing special about this book. It was so average and boring, that I was close to giving it 1 star. The good thing was, a) it is/was free, b) it is short.

The characters are characterised below
- Raze: a paranormal law enforcement agent. Big, strong, dangerous. Insatiable appetite. Used to one night stands (in fact, the novella begins with an one night stand which resulted in impaired senses that led to a dead body on his doorstep).
- Kim: is posh and high class, not wh
Dec 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Being drawn into a battle he was not prepared for yet, Raze went to Chicago to see just what the minions had in mind for him. Knowing it might be a trap, he called on the Angel (Adrian) that was tasked with keeping the Fallen (Vampires) alive to live with their punishment. Looking for a release and a distraction for the night, Kim McAdams hit on the handsome, stranger Raze. For some strange reason she felt more comfortable with him than she had with anyone in such a long time, if ever. Not being ...more
Kami Dodson-Perry
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: waste-of-time
I am still a bit confused to tell you the truth. This story is a short story & with all the characters that were introduced there was no background on them. It was hard to keep straight who was who & what they did. The romance part of the story was the only part that made sense. Although with the 3 main sexual encounters of the 2 main characters Raze & Kim the last encounter is the only one that was hot an steamy. The 1st two where skipped over & a tease to be honest. Which is a ...more
Jeynna ( The Romance Junkie)
Sep 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
1 star, sadly...


description's an okay read for me. I haven't read paranormal romances for quite sometime now, and this one has been in my TBR list since last year. So, yeah..this book is good for weekend reading. I didn't love it nor hate it but this one, is just not a hit for me.
It was a little confusing about the differences between the angels, watchers, fallen, etc. I had to keep flipping back to the glossary in the beginning to keep everything clear.
A Dark Kiss of Rapture? A Quick Bit of Bollock-All, more like - writing this review will probably take me longer than my reading did. How this has managed to get an average rating of 3.68 on Goodreads is beyond me - I can only imagine that there are an awful lot of significantly time challenged and very easily pleased people out there. This would appear to be a taster for Day's Renegade Angels series, but instead of building my appetite it's put me off entirely.

Raze is one of the Fallen - former
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This review may contain spoilers
I got this free on Kindle
Summary: Of all the Fallen, Raze's hungers are some of the darkest and most insatiable. His brazen seductions cost him his wings, leaving him soulless and immortal, the most dangerous of seducers. He has roamed the earth for eons, hunting the rogues of his kind and protecting the humans who provide him with blood and sex. He is content with his life and the transient pleasures that flow through it... until one night and one woman change ev
Dione Sage
I read A Dark Kiss of Rapture by Sylvia Day to see if I would like the Renegade Angels series. It is a very short read and since it was free on Amazon, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try. The story is about the Fallen which are actually the fallen angels that have become vampires and I was compelled to read this just for that fact! Raze is part of the Fallen, a soulless immortal and other than hunting rogues he spends his time finding pleasure with women to curb his desires. No woman has ever mea ...more
Apr 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Original post at FANGS, WANDS & FAIRY DUST

This was free on Kindle and after reading BARED TO YOU I wanted to read another tale by Sylvia Day to see more of her writing style. I really enjoyed the love story part of the book, and I also enjoyed the world Sylvia was building after a bit. At first I was confused by the new names and relationships.

This is a quick novella, so unless there is going to be a paranormal destiny reason later in the series, I did feel th
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
I had to work really hard to finish this one.

I can't even provide much of a summary, as I feel the story was all over the place. What I can tell you, is that I really looked forward to the scenes with Raze and Kim, and dreaded portions of the book that had more to do with the "plot." I felt there wasn't enough backstory or direction.

Perhaps reading the rest of the Renegade Angels series would help to clarify some of my confusion, but I doubt I could after this less than promising introduction.
Nancy Steinle gummel
A Dark Kiss of Rapture by Sylvia Davis is a pleasant read. It follows the basic good versus evil you find in many tales. This story has a different slant. Raze, at one time was an angel. During the early human civilization, some of the angels mated with humans. They were punished with their wings and souls being removed and they were the original vampires and they became known as the fallen. They destroy the minions of the vampires and the fallen who feel that humans don't deserve this world. Th ...more
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
The love story portion of the novel was cute , but too short to really get into it. The real plot would have been ok, but we were just thrown into the middle of a world that seemed pretty complex, however the actual world-building was non-existent (we are given a glossary with terms to help us figure out what is what and who is who, but it's too much information for such a short novella!...)... I liked the romance aspect, though, and i wish it was concluded - i'm assuming we find out what ha
Jan 03, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Regina Jenkins
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed this book but now that I can't finish out the series anytime soon I wished I hadn't started. Now I'm stuck without a satisfactory ending to this interesting story that got me hooked.

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Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Meet Raze, not exactly your everyday run of the mill guy. Out for the night; needing; wanting and desiring, in a bar when she sits down next to him. Who is she, she’s not his type, out of his league and oh yea, he’salready made plans to “do” the bartender. Conversation with this woman starts up, his mind still reeling. Confidence spools from her, she’s out to get the same thing he is, he’s perfect she thinks. Raze learns her name is Kim. They make arrangements to meet back at his hotel in an hou ...more
Jen Davis
Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
This is a great little prequel to Sylvia Day's Renegade Angel series. I actually read this one after A Touch of Crimson and was able to enjoy it quite a bit.

Our hero is Raze, one of the vampires/ Fallen Angels. As part of their leader's inner circle, it is his job to police the minions created by his people. Often, when one of the Fallen tries to turn a human, he meets less than ideal results. Raze must make sure the minions aren't doing too much damage to humanity or acting in a way th
J.L. Leslie
Okay...I love this short novella by Sylvia Day but I'm a little ticked off that it seems that she's just given up on finishing this series. I know this book came out in 2011 and I'm just now getting around to reading it (it's been on my Kindle forever) but now that I'm finished...and went to get the next's not even out yet and there's no mention of when it will be out. Not cool! Don't start a series you're not going to finish! Now to my review...I really enjoyed Raze and Kim's story. B ...more
Oct 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Available for free from Smashwords (at the time of the review), Dark Kiss of Rapture is prequel for Day's new Renagade Angels series. The story takes place right before the start of the first book A Touch of Crimson. A Dark Kiss of Rapture stars vampire Raze who is a Fallen angel who has lost his wings and who now helps to police the vampires, to keep his race out of trouble.

When a gruesome calling card is left on Raze's door, he heads off to Chicago to hunt the killer vamp among the followers
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

I had gotten this as a Kindle freebie a long time ago. Of course I didn't know that this was the prequel of the Renegade Angels series. I read an ARC of book one last year and I when I started reading my ARC of book two I realized that this was the prequel and had been sitting on my Kindle app patiently waiting to be read.

So I started it almost at the same time as I started reading A HUNGER SO WILD, and I have to say that I enjoyed it immensely because t
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I loved this book from beginning to end. It sparked a whole new interest in this series for me and now I can't wait to get the rest of the books and read them as well.

Raze is your typical vampire. He prefers to get his blood and sex from the willing and then relax on his own. He's married to his work and wouldn't have it any other way. His friends are those who work with him. Even though they are all connected because they are the Fallen, they each have their own way of getting along with t
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Dark Kiss of Rapture by Sylvia Day
Renegade Angels Novella Book .5 (Prologue)
These books are about fallen angels, not only do they lose their wings but they are cursed to be vampires as well. Raze is one of them. He had never experienced falling in love and he is one of the biggest womanizers. It is all meaningless to him. Just a way of getting what his body needs; sex and blood. Until he goes to Chicago on a mission and meets Kim.

Kim sees Raze walk into the bar and feels drawn to him. With a f
Rachel Annie
Not bad. This novella would come before the first book of Sylvia Day's Renegade Angels series. We're supposed to follow up on Raze and Kim's story in A Lush Kiss of Surrender (Renegade Angels, #2.5) by Sylvia Day, another novella. However, I'm seeing now it's not yet available.

The beginning is a bit chaotic as we're introduced to a bunch of characters which I imagine will be featured in subsequent novels in this series. The term "lush tits and/or ass" is thrown around a couple of times, which I honestly could have done without. (Don't care for crude dialo
Prequel to Sylvia Day's new Renegade Angels series. Sentinels are angels who are on Earth to watch over the Fallen, fallen angels turned vampires as punishment for falling in the first place, who in turn police over those mortals who have been turned. Raze, a Fallen, heads on over to Chicago to clean up a mess some turned mortal vampires have caused. Here he meets Kim and so the love fest begins.

Nice short. Definitely makes me want to read the rest of the series. I just didn't like how it ended.
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
I wanted to read something vampirish and ange'ly, and came across this. I figured that if I love it, I can buy the whole set of books and read them. I was expecting it to be full of excitement and action as well, but I swear that I was reading porn. This book was a bit too short and the characters were well under-developed. I was really hoping to like it. Some of the names thrown I would have to go back to see who? what they were and why?. I wish that the characters would be a little more develo ...more
This is a free prequel to Sylvia Day's Renegade Angels series. I really liked A Touch of Crimson, the first book in this series and was thrilled when I found out this novella had been released. While A Touch of Crimson tells the story of one of the angels, this novella tells the story of one of the vampire Fallen. I thoroughly enjoyed this novella and fell hard for Raze, the only Fallen to lose his wings and never know love. Kim is a great match for him and I want to know how their story unfolds ...more
Blackravens Reviews
Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Dark Kiss of Rapture is a compelling story that may be short, but knows how to pack a punch. You can’t help but be intrigued by the Fallen while wondering how this will all turn out in the grand scheme of things. The sex scenes are sensual and the action is fast-paced. The characters are flawed, yet lovable with secrets that will either bring them closer together or destroy them both. Only time will tell what will happen as this saga continues. Bravo Ms. Day for writing an enticing prequel tha ...more
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