Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Devil's Salvation by Gemma James - Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway!

 

 
Title: The Devil's Salvation
Author: Gemma James
 

It's been a year since Kayla Sutton walked away from Gage Channing, the man who blackmailed her into sexual slavery. Now he's back, and so is Ian Kaplan, Kayla's one-time lover from her college days. Both men want her, but only one holds the power to make her submit—to her own dark desires and to the truth she still denies, even to herself.

But Gage's jealousy is his worst enemy, and when he thinks Kayla has chosen Ian, he sets in motion a drastic plan to claim what's his. Only Kayla never expects him to infiltrate her heart so effortlessly; and she never dreamed there would come a day when he wouldn't want her—when the mere sight of her turns him away in disgust.

He believes she’s committed the ultimate sin, but will she use his mistake to finally escape the cage of his obsession? Or will she do whatever it takes to make him see he can entrust his heart to her...just as she's already lost the core of her being to him?


 
EXCERPT

My breath grew shallow, from arousal, from fear. Gage was good at that—eliciting strong emotions that contrasted so sharply, they knocked a person on their ass in total confusion. I shouldn’t want him. I should scream at him to get the hell out of my house and never come back. I should get a freaking restraining order. 

As if the turmoil inside me didn’t exist, I set our omelets on the table and calmly took a seat across from him. “What did you mean by boundaries?” I stabbed a bite and shoved it in my mouth. Raising my eyes to his turned out to be a mistake. His hypnotic stare paralyzed me; I couldn’t look away if my life depended on it. I fell into the ocean of his gaze and almost missed the satisfied quirk of his lips. Almost.

“You know by now that a relationship with me won’t be your standard variety. You’ll have rules that govern your behavior.”

“My behavior?” 

“Yes. I expect you to obey me.” He set his fork down and winced. “But last year I was cruel to you and that’s not how I normally treat a woman. Not even when they beg me to hurt them beyond what I’m comfortable with.”

“Then why?” I choked out. Everything he’d done hit me square in the chest, and his admission that he’d been exceptionally cruel hurt more than it should.

“I wanted to destroy what was his.” He lowered his head with a frown. At least he had the grace to look ashamed.

“Congratulations.” I let my fork drop, satisfied with the clatter it made. “You succeeded.”

“No, I didn’t. Your strength is both my frustration and my undoing. There’s nothing more irritating or sexier on a woman.” He took a bite, and his gaze veered up to mine. “And to clarify on what I mean by boundaries, we’ll set limits this time. You’ll have a safe word.”

“You’re talking as if we’re going to be together.”

“I’m not leaving here without you, Kayla.”

The Devil's Kiss Trilogy (The first book) 




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MY REVIEW

I was delightfully thrown into emotion after emotion during The Devil's Salvation.
You don't know which was is up, and just when you *think* you've figured out how you should feel about the current event, a tsunami rolls in and has you thrown to the other side again.

In some twisted way, I still felt protective of not only Kayla, but the monstrous Gage.
I wanted to shake him at times saying "Noooo" just listen!  Just listen.

He's evil, protective, jealous, and all Kayla's!

Question is...
She has two men who want her, and she has a decision to make.
Will she choose the right man for her or end up alone?

4.5 Stars for me.
This entire series has been keeping me up at night, and I'm a little sad to say it's over. 
We want more Gemma.... We want more! <3



 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

Gemma James (a pseudonym for Christina Jean Michaels) loves to explore the darker side of sex in her fiction. She's morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy and enjoys exploring the deviant side of human nature. Her stories have been described as being "not for the faint of heart." 

She lives with her husband and their four children--three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone's attention. 


 
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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for participating in the tour! Who knows, I might have more for you guys someday! ~ Gemma

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  2. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed! *Nudge, Nudge* ;-)

    I think there's more to this. To them. I, for one, want to find out exactly what it is! xoxo

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  3. I read the trilogy and LOVED it! Completely MISSED that The Devil's Salvation came out! *hangs head in shame*!!!

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    1. Don't let Gage hear you say that. That man knows his way around a whip ;-)

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