Review: Damned and Defiant (Demons in Exile, #3) by Kathy Kulig

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Review: Damned and Defiant (Demons in Exile, #3) by Kathy Kulig

Mortal women surrender to Dante’s seductions. He is a Drone, an immortal who feeds off their lifeforce energy—the chi that keeps his kind alive. When his dimension is on the edge of destruction, Dante must seek the help of one special woman.

Haley Moore is a Sha Warrior—a mortal with excess lifeforce. She’s always been drawn to Dante. When they meet again he thinks luck is on his side—his quota of chi energy would be obtained after one scorching scene with this mortal. The problem is that he is overwhelmingly attracted to her and once with this woman won’t be enough.

Haley tries to draw out the man buried deep within the demon. Their fierce, undeniable passion unravels his plans and threatens her life. But Dante is destined to leave Earth forever. He must choose whether to return to Prygos or give up his immortality and share his future with Haley.

Title: Damned and Defiant
Author: Kathy Kulig
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Spring Break, Desert of the Damned, Damned and Desired, Dragon Witch
Series: Demons in Exile
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Desert of the Damned, Damned and Desired
Published by Ellora's Cave
Source: Publisher
Published: August 15, 2012
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 200
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Stars: four-stars

Damned and Defiant gives Dante the life force collector anti-hero from Desert of the Damned his very much needed starring role and happily ever after. After reading his thoughts on mortals and his duties of harvesting the chi from our plane he needed to experience feelings for something he cared for and loved. With Dante getting his own book we get to learn more about him. There was so much more there than just the Drone. He also gets the hard lesson that there is more to his life than getting his much sought after revenge.

The strong aura that Haley has and her Sha Warrior status gives her an edge most don’t have. She senses things many don’t. She is in touch with her spiritual side. She also knows that there is more going on with Dante than he lets on. She recognizes the intense attraction between them and that he has to feel it too. When the opportunity arises for her to spend time with him at his ranch she jumps on the offer. Taking life by the horns or in her case the reins she puts herself in front of the man she desires and doesn’t take no for an answer.

Things get really crazy where Anartia is concerned. I’ve been so curious about what was going to happen with Tarik, the experiments, and breaking out of that prison. At the ending of Damned and Defiant it is obvious that something has to change. The alternate world is starting to fracture and it seemed that no amount of Drones could keep it stable. All I can say is I never saw it coming. The events that take place on Anartia in this book are insane. That alone makes this well worth the read.

I was pleased to see that Kathy figured out a way to put Bill in this book. His grandsons are the sexy shifters of the first two books in the Demons in Exile series. Dante and Haley are nothing to him so I figured no more Bill. I’ve never been so glad to be wrong. He is present. He is still proudly embracing his Native American heritage and beliefs. He’s offering sound advice for those in a bind with the Anartia demons.

Readers could easily enjoy this book as a stand-alone, as with each book in the series. Take my advice and just read all three. Dante and several other characters are in each of them. Sadly, the couples from the previous books have absolutely no role in the book after theirs though. I always enjoying reading a little about the previous books couples in any series I read.

Kathy Kulig


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