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The Devil's Reprise

(Devils #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,128 ratings  ·  190 reviews
Given a second chance, music journalist Dawn Emerson and guitarist Sage Knightly are reunited, only to have their lives threatened again by a demonic bargain. The sequel to THE DEVIL’S METAL, from USA Today bestselling author Karina Halle.

When Dawn Emerson got the chance to go on tour with her favorite metal band, Hybrid, she thought she landed the writing gig of the centu
ebook, 244 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Diversion Books (first published October 28th 2013)
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Georgia ♥
4.5 Rock and Roll style Stars

Despair and Yearning and Frustration.


It is not the music. It is not the time.
It's the beat and the lyrics, the roaring crowd and the bare-chested lead singer. It's the manager and the roadies. The backstage fans and the drugs. The sex against the wall with all your clothes on. And the demons inside your soul that will be haunting you forever...

Because I’ve faced my demons. In the flesh. And I’ve won. But it’s the ones inside your head that don’t die.



Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know what took me so long this second installment of the series which is so much better, thrilling, terrific ride!
I loved Sage and Dawn. And great thing is I’m reading the Veiled in the meantime so I can read their old times and learn what really happened to my favorite manager Jacob!
I’m big fan of EIT series so it was real pleasure to read horror series of Karina Halle. I love romcoms and dark romance books. But these are really something special!
I hope in near future she writes more
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the sequel book to the novel The Devil's Metal ( See review...HERE ).

This sequel rocks!!! (Pun intended)

I am truly glad that I was already hooked to the series when the cover of the second book was released, because, no offense, but this isn't the kind of cover that a male reader would say: "Wow! I can't wait to read this book!!!" No, really, it wouldn't. Maybe I am wrong, but at least I am honest expressing my real thinking about this cover. But, in any case, I can assure you that you m
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

"She was the song and I was the composer, and I knew all the right notes to hit, again and again."

This is a scary and sexy ride!It opens up in a very graphic rock star sex and drugs scene...I all ready want to blame Sage for his fuck ups!None of his issues are good enough excuse to be acting that way...and at the beginning I was disappointed by him..but then when he is again with Dawn and he finally talks and says everything..I realize that I forgive him!Because I love him a
Oct 03, 2012 rated it liked it
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QUICK PACED, SEXY and SCARY! In the world full of cliché contemporary stories, I was glad to find this unique series which are able to hold my full attention from the beginning to the end.

The Devil's Reprise is written in dual POV. Firstly, we have Sage Knightly, member of former band Hybrid who fought with demons (literally) and won. But for what cost? Than there is Dawn Emerson, a journalist who gets invited for Sage's solo tour in Europe, hoping for a second chance for their romance.
*** 4 ½ Long live the Rock 'n Roll stars***



Aahh, what a treat that was. Holy cow did Karina Halle outdid herself this time. I've read all Halle's books and this one is definitely the scariest and the hottest so far. She really got down and dirty creating characters in The Devil's Reprise :).

I'm not even going to comment on the writing. It was superb. I'm in awe of K. Halle's ability to describe things, make them seem alive and make them feel real. She doesn't tell a story, s
"Dawn ," he groaned into my mouth . " I want to fuck you so bad . I won't be able to play my guitar until I play you . "
I gripped his head , my fingers lost in his curls , and was overtaken by the passion burning through me . " Then play me . Make me scream your name , and then make the crowd scream your name . "

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You know its coming , oh yeah you do ...

You know exactly what I'm gonna say next ...

Wait for it ....

Final rating: 4.5/5 stars

“But you have to. This is your life, Sage.”
“You’re my life,” I blurted out. I hoped to God she couldn’t see me blushing like a fucking girl because what I’d just said was borderline hokey. But it was the truth. “You are, and I will put the rest of my life on hold if it means keeping you safe.”

Interesting conclusion to Devils duology - it did not disappoint me. The only thing that did was that i don't love it as much as i love the first book,hence 4.5 stars.
Kim Bailey
Be careful what you wish for ...

Good to know.
Thanks to Karina Halle I will forever try to avoid:
1. Wishes
2. Desperate pleas to unknown demonic forces
3. Sleepwalking deals made with the devil
4. Hotel bathrooms
5. Half-awake dream sex with super hot rock gods

A wonderfully scary romp through Europe. I did not get as much of the amazing '70's music vibe as I did from The Devil's Metal ... but all the other elements were there - including an additional familiar nod to the EIT series. Sage & Dawn are
The Devil’s Reprise is the sequel to The Devil’s Metal and the final book in this series. You can read this as a stand alone, but because I have SO MUCH LOVE for TDM, the suggest reading both! So, last year, we met Dawn Emerson and Sage Knightly on Hybrid’s “tour that would go down in history.” Having gone through hell and coming out on the other side, Dawn and Sage are now dealing with the aftermath… and the consequences of their survival.

There comes a time in every man’s life where he must
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Another day to face, another day to die.

Devil's Reprise : Horror-lite clashes with rock god sexuality.

We left Almost Famous behind this go-round, other than a few "golden god" mentions, and I don't know what to think about that.

On the one hand...I liked being in Sage's head better than I liked being in Dawn's. He came across as a fair representation of a rock star - complete with flaws and all.

On the other hand...something wasn't quite as punchy this time around with the story, alth
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“My name is Sage Knightly. One of the few surviving members of the metal band, Hybrid. I’m about to embark on my first solo tour, to be the rock star I was always supposed to be.

But something tells me I’m not coming out of this alive.

And neither is she.”

The Devil’s Reprise is the long-awaited follow up with last year’s spooky and sexy, The Devil’s Metal. In the first book, we met Dawn Emerson, a rock lover and aspiring music journalist. She gets the job of her dreams and lands a
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
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2.5 Stars

I enjoyed The Devil’s Metal so I was excited to pick up The Devil’s Reprise, but sadly for the most part this didn’t live up to the first one for me.

The Sage I met in The Devil’s Metal is not the Sage in The Devil’s Reprise, and while that may be in line with what his character went through in the first book, it didn’t make for an enjoyable read for me. In the first book Dawn and Sage gradually formed a friendship and that turned into a powerful romance. Sage was the responsible, quiet
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4.5 Star ♥ for the Ginger Trifecta!! This is such a unique series, I LOVE it! Pulled me in from the first page.

"Well, if it ain't a trifecta of gingers," he said with a smirk. "I feel like the apocalypse is coming."

What you will find in this story : Sage Knightly. Passion. Rock-n-Roll. Love. Fear. Darkness. Jacob. A Giant Red Potato. An interesting telephone call. El Diablo. and A Little Lamb.

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The Devil's Reprise picks up where the Devil's Metal left off. After barely surviving the fa
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I WON AN ARC ON FACEBOOK! Oh my gosh, this is like the best week ever! :)))

If you haven't liked the Experiment in Terror page on Facebook yet, you should go do it!

Be careful what you wish for.

The second and final book for the Devils series totally lives up to my expectation and offer so much more. Karina Halle gives us the romance, the creep factor and a plot that is full of surprises. Nothing turns out as I expected, yet everything turns out perfectly towards a feel good ending.

From the ending of The Devil’s Metal, Dawn is back to Washington to finish up her college and take care of her family. While, Sage embarks on his music career as a solo artist. T
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sex, drugs, the 70's, rock and roll, and ... the scariest fucking demons Halle has delivered to date. I love scary, I love horror, I love to be terrified. Halle delivered all of those for me with The Devil's Reprise.

The second, and final, book of the Devils series picks up months after Dawn and Sage finish the terrifying tour that threw their lives into a blender and spit them out. Sage is in a completely dark place, plagued with guilt and a dangerously decadent lifestyle. While Dawn is back hom
This book blew me away- one of the creepiest (if not the creepiest) books Karina Halle has written. And the love scenes were freaking HAWT!

Meet Sage

Messed up Rock god, drowning in sea of JD and groupie vadge, he feels so guilty for his past dealings with the devil he doesn't feel he deserves ...


A lot more together than the starry eyed student journo in Book 1. But still madly in love with Sage, and willing to hop back in to bed with him at first opportunity (hey, I'm not complaining, h
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Karina Halle, you rock my world! I read The Devil's Metal back in January. It was such a unique book and I basically devoured the story of Sage and Dawn and I was anxiously awaiting the conclusion of their journey. And oh what a journey it was. Ms. Halle took me on a European tour with the rock god himself! There was sex (hot), drugs, rock and roll, and demons. It was sexy, creepy, and fantastic!
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!

In this world, it was only me and Sage, the muse and the master, the man who created bliss for me in of many fucking ways.

The Devil's Reprise was the follow up story to The Devil's Metal, wherein Sage Knightly, rock god and sex symbol of the former rock band Hybrid, sold his soul to the devil and his minions for talent, fame, and fortune. They delivered on their half of the bargain giving him his every wish, but in the end were cheated out of their due by an innocent ne
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Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
The few living things on this earth that could live forever, even beyond their own end—bands, groups, music. They were all vampires through art.

First off, do not read this review if you haven't read The Devil's Metal.

Second, if you haven't read The Devil's Metal yet, read The Devil's Metal.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC for the sequel to The Devil's Metal. After finishing the first book, I had to know how Sage and Dawn's story continued. And maybe continued is not the right wor
Initial Thoughts: Between 4.0 and 5.0 stars, still deciding but I'm headed towards the 5 star rating. If you liked the Experiment in Terror series, then you'll most likely like Ms. Halle's Devils series about a rock star named Sage Knightly and his love Dawn Emerson. This series kind of reminds me a little of the movie Almost Famous, however the paranormal elements are so creepy and horrific and done in such an innocuous way.

The Review:
After having thought about this book and discussing it with
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ON SALE right now: Devil's Reprise--> ($0.99)

I just finished reading this novel yesterday, and I have now read every Karina Halle published novel. I adore her work! When you ease into one her books you can expect originality and excellent writing. That's why I keep coming back for more. Most of Karina's books are Horror Romances and this one is scary, but it also takes a dark turn and not just the spooky kind. I don't want to say why it seems darker to me because that woul
Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
"You are my reprise, my encore, my finale. You're every single note wrapped up in the world's most beautiful package. My love for you sings, and it's a song that will never stop playing. It will play through our deaths and beyond that. And this I know."

Brava, Karina! I was kind of miffed with the first book in this series but I thank the rock gods that this second instalment turned out to be completely magnificent. It had everything I expected and wanted from a Karina

Wow wow wow!!! This book was truly GOOD!!!!!!!!

This book gave me the creeps!!!!!!!!!!!
I think it was scarier than the first book!!!!

There are so many parts of this book that keeps replying in my head...

ENOUGH of the creepy stuff... I want to talk about the good stuff!!!!

I loved the dual POV of this book.
It was great to see things through Sage's eyes.
He was being a douche at times, but I'm glad he comes to his senses.
He is still sexy as ever.

I like how things have changed between Sage and Dawn.

Really enjoyed this! I love Dawn to pieces and Sage...oh, Sage, Sage, Sage. What a hot mess of man you are - but I heart you anyway <3. And I love Dawn and Sage together. They're one of those couples you can practically feel the heat burning between them. Great stuff :P

As always, Karina does an incredible job building up the tension, and then WHAM! Bring on the scary! I had some serious nail-biting moments in the final 1/3 of the book. The train scene in particular - I could see it a little too
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Wow this one starts off with a bang! No, literally. Nobody but NOBODY does it like Karina Halle. She sets the bar with each ONE of her books. There's just nothing like her writing in the endless see of contemporary romances out there. There was no holding back in this one either. The Devil's Reprise is hands down SCARIER and SEXIER than The Devil's Metal. So scary that I can no longer think of bathrooms the same. Karina takes your teenage game of Bloody Mary and mu
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Spring? Does that mean March? April? May?
I need more Rusty and Sage! And Jacob! And Soul sucking Demons!

October 11: THE COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


October 31:.
Very good sequel. Not as scary as the first one though. I did miss the atmosphere of the first book- characters such as the member's of Hybrid/its crew, the many awesome references to 70s musicians and vibe.

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Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it

Now I'm worried about how much lighting you have when you read "The Devil's Reprise." I'd say 300-400 watts in a small room would be the minimal requirement. Pillows? Do you have enough to hide under effectively? Can you scare up a bag of chips or some soft chocolate/marshmallow things? Make sure your beverage of choice has soothing qualities, too. ... Now, I've done what I can to prepare you.

Dawn is delighted, forming her fantasy about Sage and the romantic greeting they'll share when she gets
5+ Rock'N'Roll stars

Awesome! I think this may be the scariest Karina Halle book yet,i might just have to sleep with the lights on tonight and i think i have developed a fear of bathrooms. I think i loved The Devil's Metal more than the first book it was also great to see (view spoiler) I don't think i will ever read a Karina Halle book which i don't love and i can't wait f
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Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia, where they operate Raven Ri

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