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Date read: July 25, 2014
1. Kissed by a Dark Prince
2. Claimed by a Demon King
3. Tempted by a Rogue Prince - Paperback | Kindle
4. Hunted by a Jaguar
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An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.Thoughts on Tempted by a Rogue Prince: Good gravy, Vail didn't have an easy time of it with his treacherous witch captor. After everything she did to him, it's no wonder he's out of his head half the time. The fact he can stand to be near Rosalind at all without his madness rearing up is a testament to his strength of will.
Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.
Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.
Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?
Which isn't to say all witches are bad, but Vail certainly doesn't have a winning streak when it comes to them. Also, the fact his prophecy was used against him and he suffered for it for forty two centuries... that's some dedicated evil, man. Bad witches are bad.
Over on Rosalind's end, I appreciate her unwillingness to turn away when Vail was brought to her. She helped him despite the warnings given (and suffered for it, unfortunately) and then was smacked down by Vail's special brand of crazy. A girl could get whiplash with all Vail's moodswings. Again, I totally get why he kept lashing out, but Rosalind's patience ran deep for him and I applaud that.
We got to see a little more of the world the elves and demons inhabit, a little more of the powers the elves possess, and we got to take a good, long look at how twisted people can become when they allow their power to rule them. Oh, and we got some sexy times. Those were good.
This series is unfurling nicely and I can't wait to see what the next installment brings.