The Devil's Salvation by Gemma James: Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

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?

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.”

Lorie’s Review of The Devil's Salvation


(I read The Devil's Kiss and The Devil's Salvation back to back.  I'm sure you will too when you realize how addicting this is!)

The Devil’s Salvation is just as addicting as The Devil’s Kiss.  This was another one that I had to read straight through without coming up for air.  I needed to know who it was going to be…. Gage or Ian. 

Kayla and Gage have been apart for a year.  The year had done nothing to stop Gage’s desire to own Kayla.  Gage is back, and he’s nothing short of a man possessed.  But, he has some competition when Ian is added back into the equation.  The battle between Gage and Ian ensues leaving Kayla to figure out who the winner will be.  But when jealously and unfounded conclusions are mixed, it makes for one wild ride to determine who will win. 

I seriously did not think that I could get any more frustrated and enraged by Gage Channing, but yet again Gemma James has managed to do just that to me.  Oh my freaking word!  I seriously do not know how Kayla did not commit bloody murder on that man’s ass!!!  He’s still just as infuriating (if not more) with that super alluring-commanding-undeniable-bring-me-to-my knees sexiness.  It is definitely hard to say no to Gage Channing, but then again no isn’t in his vocabulary.  

Gage takes controlling to a whole new level this time around.  Boundaries are pushed, lines are crossed, and there is no going back.  Gemma James did a wonderful job making the story complete.  

4.5 STARS!!!

The Devil's Kiss Trilogy (The first book) 

Lorie’s Review of The Devil's Kiss Trilogy

Are you looking for that book that is so good it will keep you up all night?  THIS IS IT!!

Wow!  If this is on your TBR, DO NOT let it sit any longer.  READ THIS NOW!  This has been on my list for a while, and now I am sorry I put off reading it for so long.  I cannot believe what I was missing out on – I kind of want to kick myself!  There was no way I was going to sleep without finding out how it all ended. This is only the second book I have ever finished in one day.  Finished isn’t the right word…… inhaled… I inhaled this one. 

This was originally released in separate installments, but I read it as one complete work.  And, thank God because if I didn’t, I think I would have gone crazy.  There is no way I would have been able to hang on until the next one was published – someone might have gotten hurt.  If you think this is just another kinky/BDSM book, you couldn’t be more WRONG!

Kayla works for Gage, and she embezzles money from his company to save her daughter.  Gage decides to use this against Kayla for his own benefit, but it’s not about the money.  It’s very simple actually… he wants HER.  But how he wants her isn’t quite so simple.  He gives her a choice which really isn’t a choice at all – submit to him and save her daughter or go to jail.

I have never felt so angry reading a book in my life!!!!  Gage Channing IS the devil incarnate.  He is a sadistic, cruel, and manipulate bastard.  It’s all about the control and mind games with Gage.  He can make your blood boil – and not always in a good way.  He is so infuriating and alluring at the same time.  I’m not sure what’s worse, his ability to make you desperately want him or his ability to make you want to scratch his eyes out.

A friend misunderstood when I said I hated this.  I wasn’t hating the story, I was hating Gage!  Cruel, cruel, cruel.  He frustrated me to the hilt, I can’t even spit out the words to fully describe him.  The way in which Gage can both control and manipulate a situation and frustrate the heck out of you is unbelievable.  Have you ever dealt with a person where no matter what you said or did, that person always had the upper hand???? Where you just wanted to cry out of sheer frustration????  Well, THAT person is Gage!  Ugh!

This story is mesmerizing, infuriating, hot, and absolutely fabulous.  It will have you on the edge of your seat wonder what’s coming next.  This book is anything but predictable.  I can honestly say everything that happened was unexpected and had me wanting more, more, more.  There are some twists that I never saw coming which makes for such a fascinating read.

Is it dark?  I wouldn’t say dark.  It’s a bit kinky with some BDSM, but the dark is more appropriate to describe Gage’s lack of emotion and his ability to make Kayla feel small and utterly used at times.

GREAT READ!  I highly recommend this one!

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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1 comment:

Christina Jean Michaels said...

Thank you for being part of the tour! I appreciate your review! :)