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Editorial Reviews

Faith V. Smith
Valerie Chase is plagued by dreams. A mystical man she calls Cowboy has always been her protector as well as her lover while she slumbers. But her last larger-than-life dream turns her knight in shining armor into a horrible monster‹much like the creatures who killed her parents when she was a child. She knows he isn't real, but as she prepares to fly to New York to accept a new job, a mystery man calls her house with a warning‹don't go.

Cade McKinnon is haunted by his past and a promise. He will do anything to keep Valerie safe‹even if it means ending his own miserable life. His soul might burn in hell, but at least he would be honoring the oath he took as a Texas Ranger over a century before. His goal is justice‹he plans to kill the man who murdered Val's family and who is still threatening the spirit of his dead sister.

Battling vampires, a protective ghost and the ever present battle of good and evil keep excellent pace with the erotic delights in Angela Knight's The Forever Kiss‹a book that absolutely bites with refreshing paranormal humor.
ROMANTIC TIMES-:four and a half -- Top Pick

Fallen Angel Reviews

For as long as Valerie can remember, 'Cowboy' has always been in her dreams.  First he was there to comfort and protect a small child in the aftermath of her parents' violent death, and as she grew from a child to a woman, he became something much more.  'Cowboy' invades her dreams and her body.  In her dreams he was her lover, her hero and she loved him and 'Cowboy' loved her too.  So when her fantasy dreams turns into a nightmare, Valerie feels heartbreakingly betrayed.

Cade hadn't meant to frighten Valerie, he just wanted to be with her, feel her one last time.  Cade learned years before to accept the bond between them.  Obviously that night so long ago mentally linked them for all time.  Cade knew that should Valerie learn of his role in her parents' murder, she'd never forgive him.  The fact that he was there at all would turn her away forever.  She doesn't remember seeing him, talking with him, or not being afraid of him, when the look about him should have sent her screaming into the night.  Instead when the monsters came in her dreams, she called to him to protect her and he could do nothing else but slay her monsters for her.

Valerie is prepared to go cross-country.  Having suddenly and suspiciously lost her job, she reluctantly takes another.  The very last person she expects to greet her at the airport is 'Cowboy'.  One look into his eyes and she knows for certain it's him.  Valerie never thought that he could be real; hoped and prayed that he was somewhere out there, but didn't believe it.  Now he's here and he's even better in person than in her dreams.  Then she remembers her nightmare and all she can think is, could that be real also?  Would the fantasy lover of her dreams, really grow fangs and want to bite her?

I found The Forever Kiss to be an exceptionally written, refreshing book.  Immediately readers are drawn into this story by the very steamy love affair between Cade and Valerie.  Angela Knight has written this cast of characters wonderfully.  Ms. Knight has captured Valerie's internal struggle so well, that readers also feel undecided; if she helps Cade her life is forever altered, but if she doesn't can she live with the repercussions?  The Forever Kiss is filled with intriguing questions just like this.  The balance of good and evil isn't always known in this book or that the good will win in the end, but readers can hope that true love conquers all.  I really enjoyed this book by Angela Knight.  As a new-to-me author, Ms. Knight goes straight to my 'auto-buy list'. 5 angels!


 Fans of Angela Knight have been waiting for her to have a single title and finally their waiting has paid off in FOREVER KISS.  For seventeen years,
Valerie has had her Cowboy in the back of her mind.  He was her protector when she was growing up, after the murder of her parents, and her
dream lover when she became an adult.    Now she comes to find out that her Cowboy isn't imaginary at all and to top it off he claims he
is a vampire and he is trying to protect her from an evil vampire Ridgemont who wants to make her his slave for the next hundred years.

 Cade McKinnon, has to figure out how to convince Valerie that the only way they can defeat Ridgemont is for him to change her.  Once
she is changed they can combine their energies to have at least a chance at defeating the evil Ridgemont.

 FOREVER KISS is the first single title released from Red Sage and if this is any indication of what we can expect, it won't be the last. Angela
Knight fans have known for years what a talented writer she is and now there will be others will get a chance to read her.  Ms Knight sucks you
in (pun intended) from the beginning and doesn't let go until the last page.  The love scenes are hot enough to give a vampire a sunburn and the
fight scenes will have you cheering for the good guys. 

I cannot recommend FOREVER KISS enough!


Cowboy has come to her in her dreams ever since she can remember.  When her parents were killed and she dreamed of monsters and vampires, it was always cowboy that came to the rescue.  As she got older, her dreams of cowboy became more romantic and sexual but suddenly as she was dreaming of him making passionate love to her, he turned into a vampire and was coming to her with teeth extended.  This was a new twist and Valerie is frightened even though she knows he is only a dream.


Cade McKinnon had a mind fusion with Valerie when she was a child and even though he is a vampire, he has tried to protect her and her sister, Beth, and has come to her in her dreams as cowboy.  Cade has been freed from his former evil master, Ridgemont, but Ridgemont is older and still much more powerful along with his minion, Hirsch.  With the smell of peppermint is the little ghost, Abigail, who hovers around Cade and who loves him and tries to protect him.


Little does Valerie realize her psychic power and little does she realize why she got fired from her job and hired by Ridgemont to write his memoirs.   She leaves for New York to start her new job where the evil vampire is waiting and where Cade is determined to love and protect her but is he powerful enough to defeat the older vampire?   Cade meets her at the airport; she recognizes her dream man, Cowboy, and the adventure begins.


THE FOREVER KISS flows well with good characters and an interesting plot.   How can you help but like the handsome Cade who ignores his own pain to protect and love the mortal woman?  I also enjoyed Abby who died as a young girl and is determined to protect her older brother.  Ridgemont and Hirsch are sufficiently evil so that the reader can hiss and boo when they approach the hero and heroine.  The story has a fresh look at vampires that dispel some of the myths and the romance is very scorching between the protagonists with many love scenes.



If you enjoy vampires and a lot of hot sex, you are sure to enjoy THE FOREVER KISS.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964894235
  • Publisher: Red Sage Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 1,457,926
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    LOVED IT!!!!!

    i loved this novel. i thought it was the perfect blend of paranormal romance, and mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2011

    A different kind of vampire tale

    Others reviewers have provided adequate story synopsis so I'm not going to reiterate. Let me just say, I love, love, love this book. It was a refreshing twist on a vampire tale laced with humor; vampires that don't fear crosses, garlic or stakes and can go out in the day with some protection, of course. You got the mind compulsions, erotica, blood lust, and enhanced strengths. It's a paranormal love story that includes a ghost, dreams, and psychic abilities. The bad vampires are sick, cruel, sadist and the hero is noble. The heroine isn't a sassy, confident, challenging woman. I highly recommend this book. I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2005


    Hmm... I have loved most of Angela Knight's books so I hate to give a little distaste to my words. She is a wonderful author and this book was pretty good, but does't live up to the others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2004

    Good but not great Vampire Book

    Valerie Chase is a single journalist who is also caring for her sister. Their parents were brutally killed when they were children and they lived with their Grandmother until her death. Valerie has been haunted by dreams of a man she knows only as Cowboy. When she was a child her Cowboy rescued her from the nightmare vampires who murdered her parents. Now that she is an adult the dreams have taken a more seductive and erotic angle. Cade 'Cowboy' McKinnon is not only real; he is a vampire and has protected Valerie from Edward Ridgemont, the sadistic vampire who 'turned' him. After all these years Ridgemont is determined to take her for his own, and Cade is the only one who can protect her. Cade determines the only way he can do this is to kidnap her. When Val finds herself abducted by her handsome dream man, she¿s terrified to discover he¿s one of the vampires she fears, and fears for her life. While running from Ridgemont, Valerie and Cade learn to love and trust each other. This is a good fast paced tale but not the best offering from Knight. I thoroughly enjoyed 'Jane's Warlord' but I thought the characters in this one didn't live up to that book.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Grat vamp romance

    Vampire Edward Ridgemont converted Texas Ranger Cade 'Cowboy' McKinnon into one of his kind expecting the law enforcement official to obey his commands. Edward and one of his minions Gerhard Hirsch kill the Chase couple, but Cowboy breaks the compelling obsession and refuses to comply with the order to murder the twelve year old daughter Valerie or her babysitter. Thus he saved their lives........................ As an adult Val still dreams of her heroic savior though she thinks of him as her nightly erotic fantasy lover; Cade shares those same fantasies. No longer under Edward¿s control, Cowboy learns that his ¿mentor¿ plans to harm Val. He will do anything including truly dying for her or even converting her to keep his beloved human safe as Edward and Gerhard are coming for Val. Cade kidnaps Val, who is stunned that her dream lover hero is one of her enemies............................... THE FOREVER KISS is an excellent vampire romance that grips the audience from the opening sequence until the final confrontation. The action-packed story line works because readers will believe in the supernatural and not just vampires. The heroine is a wonderful protagonist as she struggles with her pedestal savior being a member of the evil species that killed her parents. However, Cade is the reason the audience will appreciate Angela Knight¿s wonderful tale as he has to persuade his beloved that he may be of a malevolent race but is her champion in the upcoming war with Edward the paragon of evil................................... Harriet Klausner

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