Friday, June 5, 2020

Release Day Review: When I First Saw Red by Kasia Bacon #Review #Giveaway

Title: When I First Saw Red
Series: Soldier & Mercenaries @ (Standalone)

Author: Kasia Bacon
Self Published
Publication Date: June 5, 2020
Length: 212 pages 

Reviewed by Truus


Lázhien’s human. A common Imperial soldier. And my soulmate.
How could fate get it so wrong?
The demon in me craves this bond with every shred of his being. He pushes me to accept it. This time I won’t yield to his demands.

Red’s a lust demon, a whore and a stuck-up snob.
The most beautiful man I’ve ever seen. Pain in the arse. And he hates my guts.
I’d be an idiot to pursue him. Yet something about him compels me to make him mine.

When I First Saw Red is a complete and standalone short novel with an HEA ending, featuring a couple of reluctant fated soulmates—a demon and a human—trying and failing to defy destiny.

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First a shout out because my goodness what a great story!!

Red and Lázhien

Ōkkanȏ Kyatto aka Red is a thirty-three-year-old lust demon a Tii-Matâshi, a whore, earning good money. When a big rough looking bear of a sergeant looks at Red, he’s shocked but Red haughtily turned around and dismissed the man. In shock because dang that was his fated soulmate!
He doesn’t want to be tied to anyone, and he certainly doesn’t need anyone.

Lázhien admires the beauty of the creature standing on the balcony looking down at the buzz of the whorehouse. He also concludes he’s a snob and he wants him!

A bond is hard to deny. Recognize your mate and an intense lust starts. Then an idea pops up in Red’s head, they’ll f*ck each other’s brains out and afterward they will carry on, separately.

After the incredibly intense and most fulfilling night of his life with Lázhien, Red has to survive the next two weeks until the d*mn bond expires.
Lázhien feels hurt by Red and his refusal to bond, he is head over heels.

Stepping into the enchanting Order Universe, a magical world where we can find Incubus, Elves, Mages, and Art was more than breathtaking.
The glossary at the beginning was awesome, I was already sold by all the foreign creative designations.
It was an immensely powerfully written story, it had a snarky dirty language, just delicious!
The emotional parts were also well voiced and palpable.
The way this author expresses the scenery was great to visualize. It all felt right and made sense.
I loved this passionate story enormously, with all the beautiful creatures, strong-headed characters, and thank goodness an hea.
A winner for sure!


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