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Given a second chance, music journalist Dawn Emerson and guitarist Sage Knightly are reunited, only to have their lives threatened again by a demonic bargain. The sequel to THE DEVIL’S METAL, from USA Today bestselling author Karina Halle.
When Dawn Emerson got the chance to go on tour with her favorite metal band, Hybrid, she thought she landed the writing gig of the century. But what started off as a dream for the budding music journalist quickly turned into a nightmare that she and guitarist Sage Knightly barely escaped alive.
Now, months after they went their separate ways, Sage invites Dawn to accompany him on his first solo tour across Europe and write about it for Creem Magazine. But like the last tour, nothing is as easy as it seems. Sage is a broken man on the path to self-destruction and Dawn isn’t sure if she’s the right person to save him. And aside from having to pick up the pieces of their burgeoning relationship, they have to negotiate the mysterious new photographer assigned to Dawn’s story, as well as vindictive promoters and demonic groupies they thought they’d never see again.
Because this time, it’s Dawn who made a deal with the devil and the only thing worse than having to uphold a bargain with the prince of darkness is not remembering how you’re supposed to pay it back.
It may be with their souls.
The only book that I’ve read by Karina Halle, is the first book in this series, The Devil’s Metal. You can find my review for that HERE.
I don’t know why I have enjoyed this series so much, because it is completely out of my comfort zone and both books have really freaked me out. Still, I think Karina Halle is a fantastic writer. I just don’t think I could read her books too often. I’m a scaredy cat. I’m still thinking of some of the very vivid, scary, warped scenes in the book. I was happy to read the next book in the series, despite it being completely out of my comfort zone. I wanted to know how things continued for Sage and Dawn. Sage still has some personal demons to fight and it seems that Dawn begins to have demons to fight as well.
I think what I took from this book was a message that individuals always want more than we have and we should be grateful for what we do have.. (easier said than done, I know!). In this series Karina Halle shows how literally some people sell their souls to the devil in order to get more than they have.
I thought I was getting brave, I wasn’t as creeped out by the story as I was in The Devil’s Metal, but then an awful, awful, disturbing scene happened and I was terrified. I really wanted to stop reading as I could picture it so vividly in my mind, but I really couldn’t stop. I probably read through that scene at supersonic speed, but it was seriously, seriously creepy and warped.
I think it’s testament to Karina Halle’s writing, that she can get me, a scaredy cat, to read a book like hers. It’s not all scary though. There are some incredibly naughty scenes and some very emotional moments. It’s well worth reading.. if you can handle it!
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