Title: The Kiss of Angels
Series: Divine Vampires #2
Author: Selena Kitt
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
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What happens when Cupid falls in love with the Angel of Death?
The human notion of Cupid as a sweet cherub who only works on Valentine’s Day couldn’t be further from the truth. The real entity humans call “Cupid” is actually an angel named Muriel who works tirelessly all year round matching up soul mates at the behest of a higher power.
Muriel is a sharp shooter on a mission and her arrow always hits its mark.
But she’s grown tired over the centuries of delivering romance to everyone else while secretly longing for someone to call her own. The problem is, angels aren’t allowed to fall in love. As her friend, Jariel, often reminds her, angels don’t even have bodies, so what would be the point?
Muriel knows her arrows are only meant for the lucky race of humans, who can experience such delicious emotions as love and lust and passion. But when she crosses paths with Chariel, who just happens to be the Angel of Death, she finally gets her wish, and discovers how the sting of Cupid’s arrow can make anyone—even angels—do anything for love.
Damn! Really!? Is there anything Selena Kitt can’t do?
With this installment of the Divine Vampires series, we get a little softer and a lot more emotional. If you’ve read The Blood of Angels, (book #1) then the end of this book will make complete sense. However, you do not have to read the first book for you to understand what’s going on. Even though this book is part of a series it can most certainly be read independently.
Honestly, I don’t really know how to review this without giving anything away. Have you ever walk into a room and can’t remember why you went there in the first place? Maybe it was your Guardian Angel, a fairies compelling you to do it for a reason unbeknownst to you. Meet Muriel, a Cherub Angel (aka Cupid). She has always thought there was something else out there, but didn’t know what. When she meets Chariel, a Seraphim, or Angel of Death, Muriel learns a little bit more about human emotions.
“Death is only sad because humans see it as the end,” he said. “But we know it isn’t.”
Overall, I loved it. Story pacing, world building and very well written characters. There is sex but it does take a while to get to it. The relationship between Char and Muriel is so amazing, significant and beautiful. Then the connection from this book to the first book, The Blood of Angels is intricate. Just a fantastic read. I don’t know how many times I’ve said it before, but I highly recommend anything by Selena Kitt. She is just a well rounded and accomplished author. I don’t think there is anything she cannot write.
I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.
Selena Kitt is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance fiction. She is one of the highest selling erotic writers in the business with over a million ebooks sold!
Her writing embodies everything from the spicy to the scandalous, but watch out-this kitty also has sharp claws and her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
When she’s not pawing away at her keyboard, Selena runs an innovative publishing company (www.excessica.com) and erotica and erotic romance distributor (www.excitica.com) and in her spare time, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children—and her growing organic garden. She loves belly dancing and photography. She also loves four poster beds, tattoos, voyeurism, blindfolds, velvet, baby oil, the smell of leather, and playing kitty cat.
Her books EcoErotica (2009), The Real Mother Goose (2010) and Heidi and the Kaiser (2011) were all Epic Award Finalists. Her only gay male romance,Second Chance, won the Epic Award in Erotica in 2011. Her story, Connections, was one of the runners-up for the 2006 Rauxa Prize, given annually to an erotic short story of “exceptional literary quality,” out of over 1,000 nominees, where awards are judged by a select jury and all entries are read “blind” (without author’s name available.)
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