Title: The Demon Kiss
Can someone else’s past come back to bite you? After being drained of nearly all the blood in her body, novice witch, Portia Mullins, wakes up to find that her warlock boyfriend, Vance Mangum, has fled in search of his demon father. Determined to keep him from facing the evil alone Portia follows after him, unknowingly setting herself on the path of a new adventure that will take her, Vance, and their coven over international borders, into a foreign place where they will discover that the black magic which awaits them is far worse than they ever imagined. Portia finds herself tangled up in a web of lies and deceit in another’s quest for demonic power in the excitingly romantic second paranormal novel in the Of Witches and Warlocks Series, The Demon Kiss.
After the giant cliff hanger in book one, I was immediately pumped to read book two. Boy, it was no disappointment. This book is full of tension, twists and turns, and of course plenty of romance.
Portia has been through a since her 16th birthday. She is introduced to the world of witches and discovers how truly evil Vance’s dad is. Portia has a lot of character growth in this book. And I’ve got to admit, she does has some amazing qualities. Portia is exposed to much more violence and sees things that no 16 year old girl should go through. How she reacts and remains strong throughout the book makes her an amazing heroine. I love that despite the many difficult times she goes through in this book she does not shut down or become whiny. Instead, she is more determined to fight for her loved ones than ever. Go Portia!
Vance in the beginning of this book is less likable in the beginning. At the turn of events in the beginning of book one, he vanishes in effort to protect Portia. His self-deprecation is kind of annoying in the beginning. He acts really like a baby in the beginning. However, I can see where he is getting at. He loves Portia so much that he willing to do anything to protect him. But at times I really want to kick him in the nuts because he does not realize that his leaving is the main cause of Portia’s pain. After the much anticipated reunion between the couple, Vance starts to grow on me. I think I like him even more after book one because he does redeem himself. His growth in the book is amazing. You can start to see glimpses of a truly grown man (although he is legally an adult). In addition, his romantic gestures for Portia made me swoon even more. Like I said before, I need my own Vance. Vance really has all the great qualities in a guy. And he is a good person deep down.
The romance between Portia and Vance is still combustible and sweet. There is a lot more kissing and things are building up for them. The sexual tension was very well written. I could literally feel both of them trying not to go for it all like a bunch of horny teenagers.
The overall plot in this book has a faster pace than the previous book. Things are much darker. There are bloodier scenes and more action. Be prepared to be standing on your toes. The world of witches is revealed more and more. Plus, you really get to see how evil Vance’s father is. According to Vance, “I need to kill that sucker.” Hell yeah. Want more twists and turns? You’ll get it in this book. Also, there are some unexpected things revealed.
Weatherford does a great job expanding the story of Portia and Vance. Great continuation to the series. I can’t wait to read the next book.