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Kiss of a Demon King

(Immortals After Dark #6)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  37,775 ratings  ·  1,316 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this spellbinding story of a demon king trapped by an enchantress for her wanton purposes -- and the scorching aftermath that follows when he turns the tables and claims her as his captive.

Sabine, Sorceress of Illusions: the evil beauty who surrenders her body, but not her heart.

Mass Market Paperback, 417 pages
Published January 20th 2009 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jean All of the Immortals After Dark are "basically" stand alones BUT characters in one will show up/be mentioned in another. I was finishing Dark Desires …moreAll of the Immortals After Dark are "basically" stand alones BUT characters in one will show up/be mentioned in another. I was finishing Dark Desires After Dark (Caedon's story) when I read the part about his brother Rydstrom holding captive the sorcerer who had held him captive and I wanted to find out how that happened. There are several related families that the author showcases, like the Wroth brothers; I
believe each brother has his own book. I have read stories about two of the Wroth brothers. The books can be read out of order. Read the ones that appeal to you!
Katherine Yes, he plays a fairly large role in this book.

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Whew! Just when I thought that maybe I was going to get bored with this series, this book made me fall in love with it all over again. Something about these books appeals to me on a very primal level. Although the caveman dialogue is laughable at times, it definitely appeals to your baser needs. Whoever thought that grunts and single-word sentences like "Mine" would be so damn sexy? This series is my new guilty pleasure.

Rydstrom and Sabine were everything that I was looking for. Talk about havi
Alex is The Romance Fox
Having just discovered Kresley Cole’s “Immortals after Dark” series, I have been searching for all the books in the series and so far have read 3, which I have really enjoyed. I am not a big fan of fantasy but the combination with paranormal romance works for me!!!!

Kiss of the Demon King is the 7th book in the series and so far it’s not one of my favourites.

The hero, Rydstrom, is the deposed King of the Kingdom of Rothkalina, a scarred, horned demon who is trying to get back his kingdom with the
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“I'm not interested in a life that doesn't have you in it.”

Kiss of a Demon King is hot beyond measure. Rydstrom is not a caveman like the other heroes of this series, he is a king and duty bound to reclaim the throne. As he was captured in the last book, Rydstrom will not allow his plan to be interrupted by a sorceress who gradually invades his heart. Sabine is a multilayered character, Kresley Cole shows us since the beginning of the book why she ended up like this, her past was heartbroke
Sophia Triad
Rydstrom Woede, Demon & Sabine, Sorceress

Okay, this was definitely love-at-first-sight for the fallen demon king of Rothkalina and for the Queen of Illusions:

"So you're just a cold, heartless bitch."
"As much as you're a self-righteous, miserable prick."

Sabine has known that she is Rydstrom’s mate for hundred of years and she has tried to be prepared for their first time. She learned all the tricks of seduction; she was reading about his life; his conquests and his battles from afar. And she stay
Jul 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Paranormal Romance
I'm going to say up front that I was fully prepared not to like this one, or at least be a little disappointed because of the mixed reviews I've read. But darn it, after about page 150 (which I know, that's a long time to give a book a chance) I was totally riveted, did not want to put it down, and bought into the story hook, line and sinker! In fact, I just spent about 3 hours to finish it up, and even teared up at the end. And most of the time I had a silly smile on my face or caught myself ch ...more
5 stars

Wow! Absolutely fantastic! I loved Kiss of a Demon King!

For a book I wasn't too sure about in the beginning, I ended up loving every thing about this story. The range of emotions I experienced while reading Kiss of a Demon King was surprising and enthralling, making me savor everything about this book.  

I was captivated, and, frankly, mesmerized by the complex, belligerent, sinister, yet somewhat humorous relationship between the hero, Rydstrom, and the heroine, Sabine. They were imperfec
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Dec 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of steamy paranormal romance with strong fantasy elements
This book sparkled from the first sentence. Love the lead-in with introducing Sabine's character. I finished this book yesterday and I loved it. It was dark in a way that the others weren't quite dark. The usurped kingdom of Rothkalina has some murky happenings under the helm of Omort the Deathless. I believe this is also due in part to the fact that the heroine is supposed to be evil in this story. I wouldn't exactly call her evil. I'd call her pragmatic. She's had a rough life that taught her ...more
I have to admit that in the Immortals After Dark series I liked Kiss of a Demon King the least.

It has many positive aspects, but also many, many things I disliked about it.

First, I was forced to reread what I have already known about the world of the Lore. Although very important information was also offered, such as the story of Sabine and Melanthe, facts about the world of the Sorceri, and how Omort had taken over Castle Tornin, it is too long, too detailed, and descriptive. Nothing happens, a
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession

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I didn't think I was going to like this one that much because I thought the last one was just meh, but I really liked this one. Sabine was a little rough around the edges for about half of the book but she had good qualities too and she was also a fighter and braver for all the things that happened in her life. She was a darker character but not evil.

“You leave me tied up like a dog? Then you had better remember that this bitch bites!”

“Sabine gave a Scoff. "I could be virtuous, if I
Jul 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I read this last year, but I just realized my review was like 3 sentences and pretty crappy for such an awesome book!

I love Rydstrom, and have loved him since the beginning of the Talisman's Hie.

He has been looking for centuries for his female, hoping to find a noblewoman of his kind, but never in million years did he think he'd be stuck with Sabine the Queen of Illusions.

She takes him prisoner in Cade's book, remember? Well, now we find out what she does with him. See Sabine's not on the same
Sammy Loves Books
4.5 Freaking Amazing Stars!!!

Rydstrom Woede, Demon King


Rydstrom is a King without a crown. He lost his kingdom over nine hundred years ago to a very evil Sorcerer, Omort the Deathless. Rydstrom is known for his nobility. He never tells a lie and he's always in control of his emotions.

But his life is about to take a wicked turn into the twilight zone when he gets kidnapped by an evil sorcerous. She intends to chain him to a bed and use his body to produce an heir. And the wicked bitch just happe
◊♦ Naomi
I really want to keep reading this series but I can't. See, I have to read this one and I DON'T WANT TO. I am scared. I know I won't like Sabine. That's depressing. But I want to at the same time because I love Rydstrom and I love Kresley's writing. So, dilemma, what to do, what to do, what to do.
I've finally read this baby and it was amazing!!!! Seriously, so much better than I expected. Surprisingly, I loved Sabine, I was prepared to hate her (she seemed like such an evil bitch in the prev
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing

What can I say? When it comes to this series, I am a sucker for the Woede brothers. I mean WHO can resist a sexy demon? Not me. So I was ecstatic that Rydstrom's story followed his brother's and to say it exceeded my every expectation would be an understatement!

Picking a favorite book/couple of Kresley's is like picking a favorite among your children - it's impossible so I don't even try. However, sometimes a story just resonates with you ... and you don't know exactly WHY or WHAT makes you lov
Sabine, Queen of Illusions, has one main goal in life – to survive. After dying over a dozen times before being brought back to life by her sister Lanthe, who can blame a girl? Sabine and Lanthe are Sorceri who have mystickal powers but share the unfortunate distinction of being half-sisters to Omort the Deathless, the evil king of Rothkalina. Centuries ago, an oracle foretold to Omort that Sabine was the mate of Rydstrom, the demon king Omort stole Rothkalina from, and the child they would bear ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Lorraine Lesar
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is Rydstrom and Sabine's book. He is a very good demon king and she is a very bad scorceress, can they get past their differences? of course they can! This is Kresly Cole at her very, very best. I loved it, it has a good plot, sexy love scenes and good old "Lothaire" in a cameo role, doing what Lothaire does best - benefiting himself! Really recommend this book.
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, audio-2015
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

The arch nemesis match-up was a cool idea, and I liked that Kresley Cole jumped straight away into Rydstrom’s story after Cadeon’s because Woede’s about-face towards the end of book 6 left me dying to know the cause. This installment was probably one of the hottest thus far, but that actually worked against KISS OF A DEMON KING; the couple felt as though they were an island unto themselves instead of part of the Lore, and the quest for the crown was downgraded to a minor
Nov 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kresley-cole
I'll start by saying that while I really liked Rydstrom, Sabine made this book for me. I loved her. She was hilarious and witty and I loved her attitude. Her zingers were some of the best that Kresley Cole has delivered to date. She was definitely a bad sorceress but she wasn't an evil one. She was just looking out for numero uno and woe to anyone else standing in her way. I loved her sister too, and am breathlessly waiting for the moment when she has her own story.

Rydstrom was so deliciously s
**3.5 stars**

I didn't like this one as much as the previous book but I enjoyed it nevertheless. The narration was awesome as usual.

I hoped that we would have a different sort of hero as Rydstrom was supposed to be cool and logical but all that fell down the wayside when he got captured by Sabine. Not that I blamed him but I wished the story had progressed a bit differently.

Sabine seemed really horrible at the beginning but you sort of warm up to her by the end. I really liked how things were res
Kresley Cole never cease to amaze me with her continuation of the addicting "Immortals After Dark"-series in "Kiss of a Demon King".I was fascinated by the fast-paced beat of sensual romance,erotic power-game and thrilling adventure in trying to win back the crown of Rothcalina.I loved everything about this book,EVERYTHING!

I found Sabine the sorceress called Queen of Illusions such a refreshing creature of a heroine,she made me laugh so many times.She enslaves and abducts the hero,the ruthless D
Jan 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-owned
3.5 stars -- This is a book that had a lot of guts to it, which I admire, and there were parts of it that I enjoyed. Most notably Sabine... she's a really complicated protagonist, and in Romancelandia, it's rare that an author is willing to "go there" in portraying what a person who has had to scrap for everything in life whilst undergoing extreme domestic abuse (and literally dying multiple times ffs). She's NOT going to be all smiles & roses coming out of that, and I really enjoyed spending ti ...more
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
4 Illusionary stars

“Illusion is Reality's coy lover who cheers him when he is grim. Illusion is cunning to his wisdom of ages, weet oblivion to his knowledge. A bounty to his lack.

This book's best feature is Sabine by far. I love that Kresley Cole creates characters that, though they're not all bad at heart(mostly), still have some wickedness and are unapologetic about it. Sabine is one of these characters, she is shelfish, arrogant and ruthless. I absolutely love her.

"She may be an evil
Fani *loves angst*
I really ended up liking this in the end, as well as Sabine who I hated when I started this book. Happily, everything turned great after the middle, but still, I felt like those first 200 pages were a bit too much and to slow. Who wants 200 pages of foreplay after all?

I didn't like this book as much as Cade's -which I upgraded to 5 stars after reading this- and to be honest, I expected more from Rydstrom. He was the one who stood out since Bowen's book, the serious, brooding, tormented but stoi
Dec 11, 2008 rated it it was ok
2 Stars??? I know!!! My friends are going to think I've lost my mind but I just didn't like it that much. I don't think I've ever given Cole less than 4 Stars so I do feel kind of guilty for dishing out the 2. The main reason I didn't like "Kiss of The Demon King" was the first half of the book was the same thing over and over and over (tie him up...tease him...tie him up...tease to my sister...tie him up...tease to my sister...)Blah! I love this author, but this book was a ...more
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
Finally, a female protagonist I liked! After the previous book and its annoying (I'm being nice here) heroine, I went into this story with low expectations.
What I wanted is to see Rydstrom Woede fall and go crazy a bit. He was not my favourite person in the previous book because I quite liked his brother. I felt sorry for Cadeon. I was not disappointed. You get that and more and I loved him for it.

I already know how Sabine trapped Rydstrom and here you see what happened in that dungeon in Torni
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reread Review August 10, 2017

4 1/2 "Battle Royal" Stars!

Another very fun reread. Theses two had a serious battle of wills going on. The sexual mind games were epic. Really it got a little bit old after a while. But then finally the stubbornness on both parts broke just enough and the book got really good. The first 50-ish% was ok. The last 50-ish% was really good. The next book, Untouchable will be up very soon for me Happy reading!

Origional Review May/June 2013
Another great addition to the IA
Apr 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: demon, 2010-reads

My least favourite book, but still another solid instalment in this wonderful, erotic and edgy series. I was hoping for like the read of all reads for Rydstrom book, but I wasn’t overly impressed maybe I just expected too much for him because of the build-up and all the things involving him throughout the series.

THE RUNDOWN- Rydstrom is a king who lost his kingdom and is fighting hell and high-water to get it back. Problem, the person living in his castle and terrori
A tug of war love story between the righteous Demon King Rydstrom and the morally compromised (Perhaps Misunderstood??) Sorceress Sabine... a seductive battle of wills to see who will yield first to the overwhelming passion that drives their questionable methods... both battling for their prizes, neither truly knowing the worth of the bounty, these two go to the extreme edge of desire and want to fulfill their quest... both of these characters exert their stubbornness, strong mindsets, free will ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
You know that saying that still waters run deep? Well this book is what happens when those still waters are installed into a sexy demon king and then a hand grenade aka Sabine Queen of Illsions is thrown in them! Needless to say the results are explosive!

Rydstrom is hands down the sexiest demon EVER, and I loved his book, I know this is quite a few peoples least favourite, but they must all be crazy. The sexual tension, the sexy Rydstrom, the action, the hot as hell Rydstrom, a smart ass heroine
Aug 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this continuation in the Immortals After Dark saga. There was a lot of action, suspense, betrayal, revenge, plotting and scheming, and sexual tension packed into this 417 page book. The usual humor was good and though Nix and Regin were only in this book briefly--toward the end--they had me laughing.

Kiss of the Demon King takes place at the exact same time as Dark Desires After Dusk. They come together at one point and show a conversation between the two brothers, but from the others pe
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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.
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Immortals After Dark (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #1)
  • No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #2)
  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark, #3)
  • Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #4)
  • Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #5)
  • Untouchable (Immortals After Dark, #7)
  • Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #8)
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