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Tainted Kiss (Watchers Kiss Book 1) by [Kay, Sharon]
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Tactical, lethal, resolute.
Haunted by a centuries-old tragedy, there’s no room in Arawn’s life for softness. Every action he takes is for the betterment of his race and the good of the realm. He leads his elite band of warriors the same way he lives his life: full on, without compromise, determined. Except for one sexy female who happens to be his subordinate.

Tenacious, passionate, tough-as-steel.
Ria relishes the duties Arawn assigns her as much as she respects the deadly combatants on her team. And she has a secret: her formidable boss is also her deepest fantasy. Years of working under his authority haven’t dulled the spark she feels, yet her passion is tempered by the hints of loss she gathers about him. His dark and sexy moodiness draws her, but he’s a hard man to approach as he keeps the world at emotional arm’s length.

Secrets laced in blood burn his battle-hardened soul.
When Ria is gravely injured in the line of duty, Arawn can no longer fight his own long-simmering feelings. But a secret, more heinous and ugly than anyone could imagine, prevents him from surrendering his heart. Despite his intentions, he and Ria forge a connection both fiery and unexpectedly tender. Yet every day brings them closer to shocking facts. Evil stirs in his blood, and hiding the truth from her will be the ultimate betrayal.

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5.0 out of 5 stars And who best to start a new adventure with the mysterious Lash ... 28 July 2015
By TinaMR87 - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Tainted Kiss by Sharon Kay

Just when you thought that all was well and done on the realm of Torth after the defeat Elegia, another adventure begins. And who best to start a new adventure with the mysterious Lash leader, Arawn and the lovely yet tough as nails female warrior, Ria. They made a really worthy and suitable match. They balanced and complemented each other in the right places or how Ria herself had it phrased, “we can fill in each other’s gaps.” Their love scenes lived up to my expectations especially when it came to sex between two powerful people. One word I would use to describe their love scenes is raw. They show raw passion, raw hunger and most importantly, raw love. All the centuries of buried feelings all came out bubbling out over the surface in that first love scene. Love it!
Mr.Arawn most certainly surprised me that there was much more to him than being a broody and mysterious leader of the Lash warrior watchers. He has hopes, dreams, weaknesses and secrets. To add to the cherry on top of things, you’ll just melt when you see his romantic side. He is a leader with a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders but despite that, he truly cares about his warriors like they’re family. He is a courageous and fierce warrior but with honor to never a warrior behind. It was a treat to read about Arawn’s past and childhood. I was very surprised to find out Arawn was once mated but lost her when she was killed while he was on the job. In spite of that painful part of his past, Arawn took that second chance at love with both hands and didn’t let go. Another trait of Arawn I love, his decisiveness which I know is a given as a leader but still gotta love a man who takes charge.
I’ve always liked Ria from the other previous books but getting to see her warrior side was a thing of beauty. She is the epitome of why I love when the main heroine is a warrior/fighter. I admire her ability to hold her own in a fight and always striving to prove herself that she is just a good warrior as the rest of the guys. I most definitely respect her for that. She has her own air of sexiness but at the same time exudes her own strength and power as a warrior. It’s no wonder Arawn had eyes on her for centuries. On top of all that, she is compassionate and kind.
I know I have said this before but, Sharon Kay still keeps amazing me with her ability as an author. I love how she knows how to seamlessly weave in other plots as well as drop hints on which book is next. She does all of this without sacrificing the story arc. Again that is some serious skill. I am curious though as to if Brenin’s ever going to get a book? He’s been lurking around in all the books and I think his book would be so cute. I appreciate Sharon Kay’s ability to balance the focus on the main story arc as well the as the forming relationship between Arawn and Ria without sacrificing either elements.
Again it was my pleasure to visit the amazing world of Torth. I hope to continue visiting this whimsical realm. I just love how that realm is amazing and full of magic, the characters are super likeable and appealing, the story arc never fails to disappoint, the love scenes are through the roof on how steamy they are and the fight scenes leave you breathless with awe. The total package right here!
Reviewed by Xtina R 💋
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another 5 star read from Sharon Kay! 22 July 2015
By Maria's Book Blog - Published on
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Tainted Kiss is the first book in the Watchers Kiss Series by Sharon Kay, which is a spin-off from her Solsti Prophecy Series. While it’s not entirely necessary to read the Solsti Prophecy Series to understand what’s going on in Tainted Kiss, I would highly recommend doing so. There is so much back story you’d be missing out on, which could potentially help you understand the world these characters are living in.

So about Tainted Kiss. I have been anxiously awaiting Arawn’s story since finishing the Solsti Prophecy Series. I hoped and prayed that he would get his own book, and sure enough Ms. Kay delivered! I was curious to see where this new series would go and if the previous series’ characters would play a major role or if we would be introduced to some new people. I’m glad to report that the gangs’ all here! All of my faves are back and we even get some new friends…and of course villains.

Tainted Kiss picks up about a month after On Wicked Ground ends. The battle against Elegia has been fought and now they’re left to deal with the consequences. Ria, poisoned by a Serus demon, has been in a coma fighting to wake up and rejoin the world of the living. Arawn, leader of the Watchers, has been by her bedside every day keeping her company, hoping to catch signs of improvement for reasons he won’t dare admit to himself. When Ria finally awakens she’s curious as to why he’s there, although the sudden change of chemistry between them hints at what the answer might be.

From the very beginning I had high hopes for these two. Could there possibly be a better match?! They each have very strong personalities and need someone they can go toe to toe with, who can keep up and not fall behind. As perfect as they seem for each other there are always obstacles. Arawn has a tragedy from his past looming over his head, plus a pretty big secret that could change the way everybody, including Ria, sees him. While they battle their newest foes, they must also come to terms with the sparks that are obviously flying, and make a decision about the future.

The same stellar writing and plot development that I’ve come to expect from Ms. Kay was present once again. Tainted Kiss was suspenseful and fast paced, with excellent attention to detail, and enough steam to get you hot and bothered. The action scenes will have you on the edge of your seat as you experience each mission and fight right along with our fearless Watchers. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

*Author provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This New Series Already Has Me Hooked! 22 July 2015
By Rhonda Valverde - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Arawn is the fierce leader of the Lash demons. He is meticulous when it comes to planning for battle, and he looks out for his warriors. He has suffered great loss, and he has no room in his life for love. Ria is a seasoned warrior. She is tough as well as beautiful. If she cares to admit it she has been attracted to Arawn for decades, but harbored secrets could get in the way of any chance she may have to soften the warrior's heart.

Kudos Sharon Kay! I was a bit broken hearted after the ending of Kay's Solsti Prophecy series. There was a house full of warriors I wanted to meet. As you can imagine I was jumping for joy when I learned of the Watcher's Kiss Series, and the first book would feature the mysterious leader of the Lash demons.

Arawn was everything I expected and more. He is every bit of the driven warrior I knew he was, but I loved getting up close and personal. Ria is just incredible. She is a fearless warrior, but she never loses her feminine side. Her strength makes her a great fit for the demon that has so much resting on his shoulders.

Tainted Kiss was such a fun read for me. It was fast paced with plenty of drama and action to keep me glued to the story. If that isn't enough for you Arawn and Ria burn up the pages! I always enjoy Kay's writing. She is descriptive, but at the same time she keeps the story moving. Her characters are fascinating, and you can't help but getting hooked on them.

It isn't necessary to have read the Solsti Prophecy books before reading Tainted Kiss, but I highly recommend it to get the most out of the story. Fans of the first series will be in for a treat when they get reacquainted with some familiar faces. If that isn't enough for you Arawn and Ria burn up the pages! Make sure you have free time when you sit down with this one, because you won't want to lay it down.

~Reviewed by Teresa D. for
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Adventurous Fantasy Romance! 22 July 2015
By Moonrise Book Blog - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I was thrilled to discover this new spin off series by the author of the Solti Prophecy, and this first book in the series did not disappoint! We meet up with the Lash demons and other beloved characters from the first series, and get to know the Watchers, an elite band of Lash demon warriors. Wow! Super sexy, the pages are filled with steamy romance, gorgeous alpha males, and strong female characters who really know how to kick ass. The story is rich with detail, well paced, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes!

Ria is the sister of the demon warrior, Mathias. And as a female warrior, she is equally formidable. When she is injured, the leader, Arawn, becomes increasingly protective of her. The witches have shared their insight into his future, but he doesn't believe he can find love again -- it certainly hasn't been on his radar. But now, with Ria sparking new feelings, he wonders...

But he is keeping a dark secret, not just from Ria, but from the entire warrior band. If the secret comes out, the world of the Lash demons -- as they've known it to be -- will be turned upside down. But keeping a secret from Ria is wearing on him, and the enemy is drawing near. It may be his only chance for love, but the risks are too great. He must act... before it's too late.

A great start to the series! Love the author's writing style, humor, and wit. A fresh plot, fully developed characters, and an enchanting setting combine to make this book a must read for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance!

Note: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tainted Kiss (Watcher's Kiss #1) by Sharon Kay 21 July 2015
By Diane Lynch - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Lash Demon, Arawn, has devoted his life to leading the Watchers. He lost his mate in a tragedy hundreds of years prior and has not loved another. It is not until one of his Watchers, Ria, is injured, that he begins to realize he has feelings for her.

We met both Ria and Arawn in the Solsti Prophecy Series. I loved hearing their story.

Arawn is a strong a courageous commander. He is well-liked by his people. He has a secret that he worries will ruin his relationship with Ria and the respect of his team. He takes on a lot of burdens himself, which makes him a bit grumpy at times. I like that he truly cares about his people.

Ria is one of the few female Watchers. She is resilient and smart. She compliments Arawn making them a magnificent couple. They have wonderful chemistry. I couldn’t believe the outfit she had to wear on one of her missions. It definitely takes a lot of guts to go undercover.

I like that Gin and Mathias from Wicked Flame (Solsti Prophecy #3) had such an integral part in this story. It makes sense since Mathias is Ria’s brother and Gin her best friend/sister-in-law

Tainted Kiss’ plot was cleaver and exciting. The mystery and thrills never stopped making this a hard book to put down.

Sharon Kay created another creative and action-filled story in Tainted Kiss. Her characters are well-developed. The plot had a lot going on and was interesting with unexpected twists. Tainted Kiss is an excellent start to a new series.

Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

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