Red Kiss: A Gods of Midnight Novel

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The spartans wage fierce wars-but nothing matches the battle within their hearts...

Spartan slave River Kassandros can transform into any weapon. After a bloody battle he's forever a dagger-until a mortal can release him. Drawn to this blade, Emma Lowery draws blood with it and frees River. But even as they fight off intense passions, a sinister power arises to destroy them. To protect humankind, ...

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Overview

Read Deidre Knight's posts on the Penguin Blog.

The spartans wage fierce wars-but nothing matches the battle within their hearts...

Spartan slave River Kassandros can transform into any weapon. After a bloody battle he's forever a dagger-until a mortal can release him. Drawn to this blade, Emma Lowery draws blood with it and frees River. But even as they fight off intense passions, a sinister power arises to destroy them. To protect humankind, they may have to make the ultimate sacrifice-and lose their chance at love...

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What People Are Saying

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"Knight expertly blends scorching passion, gritty danger and a wildly creative plot in "Red Fire," the first in an edgy new paranormal series."
-The Chicago Tribune

"Scorching hot, with a pace that never lets up."
-New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd

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"Knight expertly blends scorching passion, gritty danger and a wildly creative plot in "Red Fire," the first in an edgy new paranormal series."
-The Chicago Tribune

"Scorching hot, with a pace that never lets up."
-New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451226617
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/2/2009
  • Series: Gods of Midnight Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,353,446
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Deidre Knight is a literary agent, mom, wife, novelist, and Southern woman, and proud to answer to all of those titles. After selling hundreds of romance and women’s fiction novels for her clients, she’s delighted to bring her tales of otherworldly adventure to someone other than her own family. She lives in Madison, Georgia.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    It was not worth the wait

    I could not wait for this book to come out. The first one was amazing and I thought that this one would live up to it. It did not. The first half of the book and the second half of the book did not make any sense as a whole story. This feld like it was rushed and it was just thrown together. The author had to create a backstory that had nothing to do with the book to explain the attraction between two of the main characters that really made no sense at all. I returned the book and will not continue with the series if this is how the books will go.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2009

    RED KISS ROCKS!!!

    After reading RED FIRE, I was wishing the months away so I could snuggle up with RED KISS and connect with River and Emma's story, and I am thrilled to say this book engaged me page after page until the end!!!

    I have been thinking what I love best about Deidre Knight's writing and it is the fact that she values relationships and the sanctity of two becoming as one - no matter what difficulties they face along the way. Her compassionate understanding of a hero and heroine and their challenges shows me the caring person she is. Deidre can delve into the human psyche and heal along the way. Her words are like music to my soul.

    Bravo for RED KISS, well done, Deidre!!! River was such a tortured soul right from the beginning and Emma embraced him with a beautiful heart. Tortured heroes are my favorite because I want them to find their way in love. It makes for great story tension.

    I am looking forward to the next Spartan Warrior's story and have enjoyed the world you have created for them in this day and age. Am thrilled I don't have to mourn the end of the story because the GODS OF MIDNIGHT series continues. All of your heroes and heroines, past, present and future, have a place in my heart.

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  • Posted June 11, 2009

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    Red Kiss

    I really enjoyed this book over the first one! I'm so glad I picked it up, I wasn't so sure since the first one sorta weirded me out with the guy turning into a bird/hawk thing while they um...where..cough.. "getting busy" Made me uncomfortable to say the least. But this one was so good. I can't wait for the next one!

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  • Posted July 20, 2009

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    Fissures Threaten Passion and Immortality!

    River Kassandros, a slave in Spartan times, serves his masters out of love and integrity. Because he does so with a noble attitude, he is considered to be one of the seven bravest warriors who will sadly lose the famous Battle of Thermopylae against the infamously powerful Persians. Approaching the River Styx, the seven warriors are offered an opportunity for immortality, but there are consequences whose terror and power is unforeseen by all who unwittingly take the vow to serve Ares, the God of War.

    Unknown by the one who grants this immortality and unknown by the Djinn who seek to destroy the warriors, and indeed all who possess similar personalities, these Greek bonded brothers possess magical powers that are enhanced when the long-lost Oracle makes them aware of their "real" power. But before any of this can happen, many internal and external battles must be fought, i.e. water demons, silver shadows, and so much more.

    River Kassandros first meets Emily, a woman who has magical powers to hear nearby spirits. She is able to free River from his "blade" appearance but must find a way to deal with his super-energetic bouts that erupt as either severe violence or ravaging lust beyond what any human being can endure.

    The other warriors meet with humans and spirit-like forms and each has his or her immortal foibles to conquer before they are finally reunited and able to complete their real mission, to destroy the one to whom they have promised servitude in order to keep their immortal status.

    Red Kiss is a lusty, adventurous, frightening but exciting story that will thrill every reader fascinated by Greek mythology, the paranormal and contemporary, romping and riveting stories about robust sex.

    Interesting contemporary treatment of classic Greek mythology!

    Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on July 18, 2009

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  • Posted May 18, 2009

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    The second Gods of Midnight romantic fantasy is a terrific tale

    The Spartan warrior slave, River Kassandros, is the ultimate weapon as he can turn into any shape and is endowed with Ares' berserker gift that is extremely useful in battle, which is his life. However during the revolt against their god Ares, River fought as a dagger only to be caught and thrown into the sea trapped in that shape forever (see the RED FIRE). His Spartan mates desperately search for him as they understand the curse he now will suffer eternally with his soul gone forever unless the right mortal frees him, but they fail to find him.--------------

    Several months later, River makes telepathic contact with psychically gifted mortal Emma Lowery. Attracted to his savior, River fears his emotions as he is unsure he can contain his berserker curse. Ares continues his assault on the Spartans and his efforts to regain control over River. Emma wants River, but knows to chase him could mean her death as he seems to be the focus of some powerful forces beyond her ken.------------

    The second Gods of Midnight romantic fantasy is a terrific tale that once again will have readers believing in the Knight world where Gods and immortals intervene in the lives of expendable humans. The fast-paced story line is filled with plenty of action and passion. The overarching plot of the saga moves forward somewhat as Deirdre Knight provides an intriguing tale as his reason for being was protecting humanity, but now wants to focus his protection on one particular human.----------

    Harriet Klausner

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