Friday, July 22, 2011

Kiss of Temptation

Title: Kiss of Temptation
Author: Crista McHugh
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60928-459-6
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal, Vampires, Witches & Warlocks
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx 

Here we have another employee from the Kavanaugh Foundation being sent on a mission to find a missing, powerful artifact before the enemy does.  Daniela has become a trained witch and is looking for the legendary Staff of Octavius to keep it out of the wrong hands.  The staff contains powers that can overwhelm the user and destroy anyone with or without paranormal abilities.  She meets Luc, while trying to get away from the vampires who are looking for the staff too.   

Luc hid the Staff of Octavius some centuries ago, after he had been turned into a vampire.  Before that, he was a priest and spreading the word of God to others.  His anger at becoming a vampire is great, but he managed to overcome his thirst for human blood by relying on the vows he took as a priest.  Luc has been having dreams of the past, as has Daniela and while helping her, he smells her scent, and his thirst comes back alive after six hundred years. 

Kiss of Temptation is a very intriguing story of past lives of reincarnated souls and the chase for a weapon that can be used for good or evil.   This is the third book in The Kavanaugh Foundation series, and I found myself enjoying every moment of reading the story.  There is so much steamy, explosively hot sex going on between Luc and Daniela, I thought they wouldn’t find the Staff of Octavius, for a while. 

Luc is quite the heroic vampire and not exactly what I expected of him.  That’s because like most vampires, they take what they want from humans but Luc is the savior who rescues the lost souls.  He feels the connection to Daniela, not sure what to do about his thirst for her, but he wants her by his side for eternity. 

Daniela showed me how much a person can overcome losing their parents and moving on with her life.  Her abilities helped her fight the vampires off to a point, but she desired Luc and fought against him when she found out he is a vampire.  In the end, she figures out what is more important to her. 

As Ms. McHugh moves on with her writing of The Kavanaugh Foundation, I found this story even more spell bounding than first two books.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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