Assassin's Kiss

Assassin's Kiss

by Sharon Kay

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Locking emotions away is how Scorpio survived years as a conscripted killer. Now, as a Lash Watcher, he uses the same lethal skills to help his fellow warrior demons maintain peace in the realms. When a mission goes awry, he finds himself a thousand miles from home with no weapons or comms. Injured and alone, he is taken in by a group of witches who know him well.

And want him dead.

Tessa's affinity with metal makes her one of the most powerful witches in her coven. Her deepest wish is to stop the oppression of her people--a direct result of her former leader's murder. She agrees to marry the chief of a rival coven, knowing it won't be a love match. But she abandoned the idea of a soul-deep bond long ago. Especially one with the rough, former mercenary warrior who shows up and claims she belongs to him.

Even from behind bars, the longer Scorpio stays, the more he unsettles Tessa and she questions all she thought she knew. Choosing him will put everyone she cares for at risk. He's nothing like she expected, and the last thing she could dare to want.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158045011
Publisher: Sharon Kay
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Series: Watcher's Kiss , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 351
Sales rank: 1,129,640
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts. Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and one weekend the idea for her Lash Watchers and tough leading ladies formed in her head, refusing to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.
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Assassin's Kiss 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Can a 100 year old curse keep destined soul mates from one another? Perhaps and perhaps not… Demon Scorpio is the one cursed and he finds his mate while imprisoned in a Witch community he unknowingly created havoc in decades before. Tessa wants nothing to do with Scorpio but her cat, Jinx, thinks he is the cat’s meow. Over time things begin to change for both of them BUT a clan of black magic wielding witches needs to be defeated before true love can be claimed…if it can be claimed at all. There is plenty of action, some romance, good and evil, betrayal and a whole lot more throughout this book that took me to a different world filled with magic and more. *I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review.*
Jedivampsnfey More than 1 year ago
I love the world Sharon Kay has created with her lash demon watchers. I'm so glad she's created this spin off series to introduce us to more characters. This book introduces us to Scorpio and a curse that will have him find his mate but she would hate him. Lots of action and situations that allow Tessa, his mate, to see his true self and not the evil killer he's been known as throughout her village.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting, good length
RadicalReads More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Let me just start off by saying I am not usually a fan of the whole paranormal, urban fantasy, witches and so on. I have tried a few times to read them in the past, but was never able to finish them so I steered clear of them. When I realized I had agreed to review an ARC copy of Assassin's Kiss by my own error I must say I was a little worried. But OMG I absolutely, positively, without a doubt enjoyed this story. Easy to connect with the character, they are sexy and strong , Scorpio is all alpha male. Tessa is loyal. The story line is great and easy to follow, The secondary I completely enjoyed. Over all a wonderful read. Scorpio is Dalamos personal mercenary. When he is ordered to eliminate the mage to protect his sister, he is cursed by a witch.. Fast forward over a hundred years Scorpio is injured when a explosive spell sets off his transportation amulet landing him on the Bronwy River. He become captured by witches and the coven want him dead. Tessa is a witch and she has suffered plenty due to the actions of Scorpio. She despises him for putting her in the position she is in, in order to bring peace to her coven. I have not read the first book Tainted Kiss (Watcher's Kiss #1) in this series, I was able to read Assassin's Kiss (Watcher's Kiss #2) without any issues or feeling lost. I would definitely recommend this story. It has open my eyes to the paranormal, fantasy world. I will be going back and reading the first book in this series.. Christy, Radical Reads Book Blog
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.5 Before reading this story please read the below books first Tainted Kiss (Watcher's Kiss #1) This is Tessa and Scorpio’s story. Tessa has promised to marry someone to save her people. Scorpio knows that Tessa is his but can he get her to believe before she weds another? The longer that Scorpio stays in the jail the more time he has to convince Tessa. He could have easily escaped but once he recognized his mate he stayed. Now he fights the mating and tries to get Tessa to believe him. When he saves her she finally starts to believe. Can she really trust him or is he going to get her killed? I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
n7kk7br00ks More than 1 year ago
Sharon Kay has created another fabulous world with this series, which sucks you in! Scorpio, a Lash demon, has been taken by a coven of witches who remember his past a little too well. As a mercenary for a demonic overlord, Scorpio is trying to redeem himself as a Lash Watcher, and maintain the peace between realms. But now he's been captured by the coven he once had to destroy and any chances of survival are gone. But when a witch known as Tessa enters the frame, there may just be hope for Scorpio yet. She is his mate but can she see past her hatred and anger of him and his kind? Fabulous narrative, explosive passion and a great storyline!!! Enjoyed this immensely. ***ARC given for honest review***
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Enter Ms. Kay’s world for the story, stay for the romance! He is a demon who used to kill for love, but the former mercenary, now a Lash Watcher has never been evil in spite of the pain he has caused. Scorpio knows pain, he knows what it’s like to be controlled, like a puppet dancing over a raging inferno, but that is his secret to tell or keep. After an operation has gone very wrong, Scorpio finds himself transported, injured and bleeding to Bronwy, a witch’s coven who remember him well for the death of their leader and consequent destruction of their village. Now locked away, his powers bound, what will be his fate? Never could he have imagined that an old curse would come back to torture him, mind, body and soul, but there she was, his true mate and she despised him, just like the witch who cursed him said. Tessa is powerful, but this demon unnerves her with his stare, his deep voice and the kindness he seems to possess. Is it a trick so she will let down her guard and he can escape, or worse, kill off the coven? Things are bad enough since dark magic has declared war on her coven. Now there is a murdering monster who acts like a gentleman, except for saying “Mine” like a possessive child. As danger once again rears its ugly head in Bronwy, something must be done. Alone the witches are no match for the dark evil of Damian and his coven, but with Scorpio on their side, they may have a chance to turn the tables and win back all they have lost. He swears he will stay, he will fight for them, for Tessa and protect her at all costs, these are not the words of an animal, but those of a man who understands being the underdog, of a warrior willing to fight to the end for love. What does he hide deep within that could explain his past treachery? Follow Tessa and Scorpio as one powerful and semi-broken demon and one feisty, yet powerful witch face magic, mayhem and a chance for love against the odds and another witch’s curse. Assassin’s Kiss by Sharon Kay is filled with the energy of Ms. Kay’s seemingly unlimited imagination. The world she has crafted is filled with magical beings, the eternal battle of good versus evil and the promise of finding an everlasting love between two unlikely mates. Scorpio is one of the more “refined” of Ms. Kay’s creations, there is a gentleness that comes from him even in his demon rage. Tessa is one tough cookie, ready to give whatever it takes for her people. Together, they make one sizzling hot team, hotter even than demon fire itself! Enter Ms. Kay’s world for the story, stay for the romance! I received an ARC edition from Sharon Kay in exchange for my honest review.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 4.5 Assassin’s Kiss Stars ~ Assassin’s Kiss is book two in the Watcher’s Kiss series by Sharon Kay. This novel can stand on it’s own. It’s an epic read full of deceit, hostility, corruption, and romance. I was pulled into an intense, emotional, and epic battle for love and family. We are treated to a memorable couple and incredible world building . The author does not hold back starting us off in a remarkable way by showing us Scorpio's past before becoming a Watcher. His circumstances left him with little to no real good chooses. Now he is left in a precocious predicament and must take baby steps to show those he hurt and his mate that he is as much a victim of circumstances as them. Tessa is quite a character. She is in a precocious position as well and the feelings that Scorpio stirs make it that much more difficult. She’s stubborn and strong willed. Willing to make a big sacrifice to help save her people. Tessa and Scorpio’s relationship played out nice and slow, making it realistic. The sensual scenes where passionate and powerful. Scorpio understood what needed to be done to win his women and the village over. The final battle was epic with loads of action and suspense. The only thing that I did't get was why her friend (Zeebi) at the end threw herself in front of Tessa to save her from the bad wizards spell. I felt during that final scene that Zeebi was going to hurt Tessa, just to be with the bad guy or something. Zeebi's actions at the particular moment felt out of character. Maybe she still had a sliver of goodness in her left. I just don't know. Assassin’s Kiss is a sensational read. This one is not to be missed, especially for paranormal romance fans who enjoy magic with a side of sexy as sin Lash demons. *Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy provided by Sharon Kay with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Assassin's Kiss (Watcher's Kiss #2) by Sharon Kay 4 ½ of 5 Stars Assassin's Kiss by Sharon Kay is an exciting adult fantasy romance that kept me enthralled. It takes place toward the end of Book One, Tainted Kiss. Lash Demon Warrior, Scorpio finds himself transported to a witch coven that wants him punished for a past crime he committed. While there he meets his mate, Tessa, and wants to help save the community that he wronged. Sharon Kay created an exciting plot that had wonderful characters. I liked that the story is a result from something that happened in Scorpio’s past before he was a Watcher. He was cursed and now it is playing out. Scorpio is a noble hero. He is not proud of the things he was forced to do in the past and wants to make amends. He is a lethal warrior who protects what is his. Tessa in a way is similar, wanting to sacrifice herself to a marriage that will help her people. The two characters have great chemistry. I enjoyed how their relationship evolved through the story; starting out with Tessa despising Scorpio. There were numerous interesting twists full of mystery and thrills. This story also demonstrates important life lessons that could be related to real-world situations. Watcher's Kiss is a great series for adults who enjoy fantasy and paranormal romances. Complimentary copy provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Marias_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
Assassin's Kiss by Sharon Kay is the second book in the Watcher's Kiss Series. You can read this one as a standalone, although I recommend starting with Tainted Kiss (book 1) because you definitely will not want to miss Arawn and Ria's story. Ms. Kay never ceases to amaze me with this fantastical (is that a word?) world she has created. You get witches, demons (the good kind), elves, and all sorts of paranormal beings in this series. The writing is strong, with an amazing eye for detail, and has some of the most engaging characters I've ever come across. If you're a fan of JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series you will love this one as well. In Assassin's Kiss we're introduced to Scorpio, a former mercenary, who finds himself being held prisoner by a witch's coven. He must now atone for his past mistakes, which isn't going to be easy considering the repercussions that came from a job he had to carry out years ago. Most members of the coven are out for blood, an eye for an eye. They've suffered so much and are seeking revenge. Tessa, a young witch with an affinity for metal, instantly despises Scorpio. After all, he killed their former leader, leaving room for dark magic to grow and an evil leader to rise to power and kick Tessa and her coven off their land. There's no room for discussion in her mind, he must pay. Scorpio is clearly a cold, heartless murderer, right? Hmm, maybe not. The saying, "Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future" comes to mind. And that's something Tessa and her coven will have to realize. If you're looking to escape into a world so unlike anything you've ever read, then look no further. Ms. Kay delivers action, romance, and suspense in each book she writes and Assassin's Kiss is no exception. I was hooked from the very first page and you will be too!