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Assassin's Kiss

(Watcher's Kiss #2)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  50 reviews
* can be read as a stand alone novel *
WINNER of the 2017 North Texas RWA Carolyn Readers Choice Contest, Specialized Category

Warrior Scorpio finds himself alone on a botched op. No weapons, no communication devices, injured…and instantly recognized by a group of witches who want him dead.

Witch Tessa promises to marry a rival leader to save her people. But she never plann
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published January 12th 2016 by Amazon Digital Services
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5 T & S Stars.
„I curse you now, demon. One day you will meet your destined mate. The very instance that you are in her presence, you will recognize that she is your other half, your female, and you will be seized with the need to claim her. You will ache with your need to complete the bond. But she…” the witch’s voice grew low, “she will despise you for the monster you are. She will avoid you as if you are poison to her. You will be in agony, demon. Let it be done!”

After a botched operation in T
Book 2 in the Watcher's Kiss series

In his previous life Scorpio was an assassin for an evil demon, in order to save his younger brother and sister from torture and worse he was forced to kill on command. He is sent to kill a mage, Pennar and the consequences lead to the Bronwy coven being run off their lands and under the thumb of Damien, leader of the Vespera coven.

Scorpio is now a Lash Watcher, on a mission with his team he is suddenly ported to Bronwy to answer for the consequences. Once ther
He is a demon who used have to kill for love, but the former mercenary, now a Lash Watcher has never been evil in spite of the pain he has caused. Scorpio knows pain, he knows what it’s like to be controlled, like a puppet dancing over a raging inferno, but that is his secret to tell or keep. After an operation has gone very wrong, Scorpio finds himself transported, injured and bleeding to Bronwy, a witch’s coven who remember him well for the death of their leader and consequent destruction of t ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is number two in this series but can definitely be read as a stand alone. And, I have to say... out of all of Sharon Kay's books this one really struck a chord with me and stands out as my favorite book that she has written so far. It seems like this Indie author has found her stride and so with each book the writing just gets better and better. If you love PR mixed with great steam and you love a... "Don't mess with me because I'll kick your butt!" heroine, then this is a great author to f ...more
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
I've always been a fan of the world that Sharon Kay has created with the Solsti Prophesy and Watcher's Kiss series, and this book was no exception.

The first book in the Watcher's Kiss series, finds Scorpio, a Lash demon, unexpectedly taken hostage by a coven of witches who unfortunately remember his past.
After spending years as a mercenary for a twisted demon overlord, Scorpio has finally found a chance to redeem himself as a Lash Watcher, helping his fellow warriors maintain the peace between
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 4.5 Assassin’s Kiss Stars ~

Assassin’s Kiss is book two in the Watcher’s Kiss series by Sharon Kay. This novel can stand on it’s own. It’s an epic read full of deceit, hostility, corruption, and romance.

I was pulled into an intense, emotional, and epic battle for love and family. We are treated to a memorable couple and incredible world building .

The author does not hold back starting us off in a remarkable way by showing us Scorpio's past before becoming a Watcher. His circumstances left
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sharon kay creates a magical world full of a hot lash demon/watcher and witches in this book, it's book two in A Watchers Kiss series - Assassins Kiss.

Scorpio, was once an assassin, not by choice but he still killed to order. He has changed his ways and is now watcher under Arawn's watch. His currently a prisoner in a coven of witches and maybe his past is about to catch up with him in more ways than one!

Tessa, is the daughter of the coven leader. There coven has changed and so has the members
Christy McCurry
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars Let me just start off by saying I am not usually a fan of the whole paranormal, urban fantasy, witches and so on. I have tried a few times to read them in the past, but was never able to finish them so I steered clear of them. When I realized I had agreed to review an ARC copy of Assassin's Kiss by my own error I must say I was a little worried. But OMG I absolutely, positively, without a doubt enjoyed this story. Easy to connect with the character, they are sexy and strong , Scorpio i ...more
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the first page, I was hooked! Engaging and original, another page turner from the author, who continues to surprise me with exciting adventures through enchanting worlds. But the biggest draw for me is always the characters, and as I've come to expect from the author, these characters are spellbinding, flawed, and lovable. Mix in some steamy, well written romance, and you have the start of another five star paranormal romance that will keep you up reading, late into the night!

Scorpio's life
Reviews from the Heart
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best paranormal romance stories I’ve read in quite a while and I couldn’t get enough! This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I’m officially hooked. Scorpio is a demon and an assassin who has a dark history filled with death and destruction and his hands are forever coated with the blood of others. Due to coldhearted actions he’s committed in the past, he’s been cursed by a very powerful witch to immediately recognize his true mate and to have her despise everythin ...more
When I started this book i had no idea it's part of a series and I didn't know what to expect - I have never read a witches PRN adult book and i had no idea how the author will make it work. But Sharon Kay did a wonderful job at capturing my interest from start to finish.

Assassin's Kiss tells the story of Scorpio, a ruthless warrior with a dark past; that past included him working as a mercenary for the evil Dalamos. On one of his missions he encounters an elder witch who, because of his action
Christina Rimorin
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Assassin’s Kiss by Sharon Kay

Back from another fun journey from the wonderful and mystical realm of Torth where the twins moons light up their night sky. So many places within this realm I get the pleasure of visiting and in this book we are in the witch coven of Brownwy.
So this book picks up from Tainted Kiss where a mission goes awry and our hero, Scorpio goes missing. Injured and alone, Scorpio finds himself imprisoned at the hands of a witch coven that wants him dead. With Scorpio’s past
Liz F
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review copy courtesy of the author.

I think I've read just about all of the full length novels that this author has published. It all started back in 2013 with the first book in the Solsti Prophecy series. I fell in love with the world and the characters and I haven't looked back since. There's no need to read any of the other books before starting this one though. Feel free to jump on in!

I really liked Tessa, the heroine. She was strong and selfless and it was fun to read her. But she also felt
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

So, again… I was really happy to have the opportunity to read the second book in the Watcher series. Although it had been a little while since I’d read the last one, I was drawn really easily back into the world.

I felt a lot of empathy for Scorpio with the first scene. It was difficult to see any way around what he’d been ordered to do, even though I thought that the witch had a point in her decisio
Love Africa Book Club
As a deadly assassin, demon Scorpio worked for Dalamos, killing off anyone he wanted killed without mercy or asking questions. He had to lock away his emotions because he only had one thing in mind: keeping his twin siblings well and alive and away fro Dalamos's threat. Dalamos held his family captive and used the to blackmail Scorpio to do his bidding.

Unfortunately for Scorpio he kills a newly bonded couple and an old witch curses him that he would find his mate and want her with all his being
Maria's Book Blog
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Assassin's Kiss by Sharon Kay is the second book in the Watcher's Kiss Series. You can read this one as a standalone, although I recommend starting with Tainted Kiss (book 1) because you definitely will not want to miss Arawn and Ria's story.

Ms. Kay never ceases to amaze me with this fantastical (is that a word?) world she has created. You get witches, demons (the good kind), elves, and all sorts of paranormal beings in this series. The writing is strong, with an amazing eye for detail, and has
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: The Reading Room Blog
4.5 out of 5

I received a copy of this story for an honest review.

Powerful warriors with dark pasts, wronged witches seeking revenge, a man and woman deemed enemies but helplessly drawn together - Assassin's Kiss (A Watchers Kiss Novel) has everything a paranormal romance fan could want. Once I started the story I could not put it down until I read the whole thing. Sharon Kay just keeps making the world of the Solsti and Watchers better and better and this latest installment is one of her best to
Kiki Clark
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
**Originally posted on Kiki's Kinky Picks**

Assassin’s Kiss by Sharon Kay was a solid book with well-developed characters and an interesting plot. It’s the second book in the Watcher’s Kiss series but can be read as a standalone. (I haven’t read the first book yet, and I had zero problems with reading this one.)

Scorpio is the most badass of badasses. But he isn’t just some cold-blooded killer and I think Sharon did a really great job portraying this. Everyone perceives him as one thing, but under
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Got this book from Netgalley for an honest review:

Scorpio is a walking definition of never judging a book by his cover. He worked for an evil man as an assassin to protect his siblings. But everyone around him just see him as a Lash demon who kills without regret. It was on a mission that a witch casts him a curse. He will be able to know his mate as soon as he meets her but she will loath him. Honestly I dont feel like this a curse but a blessing in disguise for he knew who his mate was even if
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

I FREAKING LOVED SCORPIO!! So Scorpio is the hero in Assassin's Kiss by Sharon Kay, and I found him to be incredibly intense. He was once a dangerous assassin, and now he tries to help his fellow demons to keep peace. When he is captured and taken prisoner by witches, he finds something he never expected...his mate! The moment he captures her scent, he wants her, even when he didn't know what she looked like. But once he sees her, his need for her becomes almost
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow what another great addition to the series.

We knew Scorpio was sent somewhere but who knew it would be right into the path of a coven he had wronged in the past. We knew he had a dark past and now we get to find out the truth behind it and what he did to protect those he loved, and how now that he is a watcher sworn to do good he will do anything to right the mistakes he has made now that he sees just how much his actions have caused pain to others especially when it involves his fated ma
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
This is book two in the "Watcher's Kiss" series. I have not yet read book one 'Tainted Kiss' and I did not have a problem keep up with this for me this was a standalone book. I did enjoy the writing and story so I will be looking into get that first book. This is a paranormal romance too. Scorpio is a Warrior who had to do some killing that were forced on him to protect his sister and brother. They were threaten to be hurt if he did not do some of the 'hits'. One being that of a clan l ...more
Tainted Kiss was the first book that I read by Sharon Kay in preparation for Assassins Kiss. Now let me tell you, I couldn't put either down and finished them back to back. I kept going back to the thought of 'What happened to Scorpio?'. Before you ask, book 1 does not end in a cliffhanger and both books can be read as a stand alone BUT I would suggest reading both because they are just that captivating!

Assassins Kiss is the story of Scorpio the assassin turned Watcher and Tessa the metal contro
Nikki Brooks
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sharon Kay has created another fabulous world with this series, which sucks you in!

Scorpio, a Lash demon, has been taken by a coven of witches who remember his past a little too well. As a mercenary for a demonic overlord, Scorpio is trying to redeem himself as a Lash Watcher, and maintain the peace between realms. But now he's been captured by the coven he once had to destroy and any chances of survival are gone.

But when a witch known as Tessa enters the frame, there may just be hope for Scorp
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. I was pleasantly surprised to see the spinoff book from the Solsti Prophecy series, which I had previously enjoyed. I did not read the first installment in this new Watcher series, but I thought the book read as a standalone.
Scorpio is a Lash demon who was forced to be an assassin before escaping and becoming a Watcher. Along the way, he was cursed that if he found his mate, she would despise him. Cue up about 100 years later and the impossible happens. He finds his mate, a
Cathy Geha
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Can a 100 year old curse keep destined soul mates from one another? Perhaps and perhaps not…

Demon Scorpio is the one cursed and he finds his mate while imprisoned in a Witch community he unknowingly created havoc in decades before. Tessa wants nothing to do with Scorpio but her cat, Jinx, thinks he is the cat’s meow. Over time things begin to change for both of them BUT a clan of black magic wielding witches needs to be defeated before true love can be claimed…if it can be claimed at all. There
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

Pretty good story. I enjoyed it. The story felt rather incongruous with the paranormal elements and then completely mundane ones - jeans, phones, etc. Scorpio is working to overcome his past as an assassin. He is cursed by a witch after he kills a mage and his mate. A hundred years later, he's forgotten the curse until he is injured and captured by a group of witches. Tessa is a metal witch and deeply committed to her coven.

Renee Entress
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-2015

Before reading this story please read the below books first
Tainted Kiss (Watcher's Kiss #1)

This is Tessa and Scorpio’s story. Tessa has promised to marry someone to save her people. Scorpio knows that Tessa is his but can he get her to believe before she weds another? The longer that Scorpio stays in the jail the more time he has to convince Tessa. He could have easily escaped but once he recognized his mate he stayed. Now he fights the mating and tries to get Tessa to believe him. When he sa
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this! The realm this author created is wonderful and I find that I like the Watchers series more than the Solsti series. Scorpio's story is all I had hoped for and more. Tessa was a female lead I really enjoyed and while it took a bit for her to warm up to the amazingly yummy Scorpio she did quicker than I actually anticipated. I can't wait for more from this series and I can't decide who I'd like to see a story on next, perhaps Brenin.
This was a complimentary e-copy provided by the aut
Mellissa Monteforte
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the watcher series, and the first I have read from Ms. Kay. I did enjoy.the world created although at times I felt as though I was not sure of the layout of things. Tessa is a strong willed female lead and I enjoyed her commentary throughout. Scorpio took a little more time to warm up to but I liked their interaction. I do feel if I read the first book in the series I might not be as confused about the different realms discussed and I plan to go back and read the first ...more
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Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts. Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and one weekend the idea for her first series formed, refusing to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters ten ...more

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