Kissed By A Demon Spy: A Novella
paranormal romance , fantasy
October 7, 2014
Kidnapped as a teen and forced into a life of sexual slavery, Garnet vowed long ago to do whatever she could to spare others her fate. When karma comes full circle with an offer of freedom for her and her young son, she jumps at the chance.
Masquerading as a village innkeeper, Aden keeps his espionage work secret from the gentle pixies he lives among. Using his skills to prevent a group of vicious demons from attacking the innocent, his world is draped in mist, shadow, and danger.
Steeped in shame, Garnet is loath to share her past with Aden. But Aden senses a sweet, loyal strength in her that no amount of horror can erase. His dangerous work is the opposite of the stability Garnet craves. Yet Aden’s patience and strength make him the hero she never had. When the enemy targets them, Garnet and Aden realize that honesty is the truest form of courage.
I am a huge fan of Sharon's stories. I love the idea of Demons being like everyone else....some good, some bad. The Solsti Prophecy series is a fantastic one and if you haven't read them yet, get to it. Kissed By A Demon Spy is a stand alone book. If you are curious about the series but aren't sure if it's for you, I highly recommend you start with this series. It has the awesome feel of the rest of Sharon's books and the characters are FANTASTIC. This novella takes place after Wicked Waves. You learn more about Garnet and her long horrible life in Stroehm, the slave compound.
The chemistry between Aden and Garnet sparks immediately, as soon as they meet. For Aden, it was even before they meet. He was scrying as a spy and came upon Garnet in distress. At first you want to yell at Garnet to not fall for the first handsome face that is nice to her.....then you are basically saying "you go girl" because it just seems so natural and how her life was supposed to go. She and her son Dash are fish out of water when they arrive in her old town of Ivydale. Aden and Garnet's old friend Pearl make sure that the transition is smooth back into her old life. I really love how each of them had secrets but neither cared. They just went with their feelings and let things come naturally in the relationship.
I loved the flow of the story. It never seemed forced or unbelievable. I really love Sharon's way of telling a story and she definitely has a fan for life in me.