Throwback Thursday: The Devil’s Reprise by Karina Halle

Posted October 30, 2014 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

The Devil's Reprise Throwback Thursday: The Devil’s Reprise by Karina Halleby Karina Halle
on October 27, 2013
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Genres: Ghost, Horror, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Devils #2
Pages: 223

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.

Did you read my review of The Devil’s Metal (Devils #1) last week? I originally read and reviewed (on Goodreads) this two-book series at the end of last year. I thought Halloween would be a great time to spotlight them. Also, both books are on sale right now through tomorrow for ONLY $0.99 each!!!
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REVIEW

I just finished reading this novel yesterday, and I have now read every Karina Halle published novel. I adore her work! When you ease into one her books you can expect originality and excellent writing. That’s why I keep coming back for more. Most of Karina’s books are Horror Romances and this one is scary, but it also takes a dark turn and not just the spooky kind. I don’t want to say why it seems darker to me because that would spoil part of the story.

The Devil’s Reprise takes place eight or nine months after The Devil’s Metal (Devils #1) ends and Dawn and Sage have not seen each other in that time. Sage invites Dawn to cover his European solo tour for Creem magazine. Dawn has now finished college and is a part-time music journalist. Meanwhile, Sage is struggling with the loss of his band Hybrid and trying to promote his first solo album.

Sage—Grrr! I stayed pretty mad at him for a big chunk of this book. He really pissed me off with his behavior. I know he was struggling with what happened to his bandmates, but turning to all the drugs and women bothered me. But hey, it’s rock ‘n’ roll in the 1970’s. It hurts my heart when the hero of a book fucks someone other than the heroine, however it adds to the angst and emotion of the story which kept me reading.

I did enjoy seeing Max Jacobs in this book. He’s an Experiment in Terror character and had a big roll in this book as the “Big Red Potato”. I actually liked him more in this one than I do in EIT. Also, those damn demonic GTFO’s are back to terrorize and also the Prince of Darkness himself makes an appearance. There is also one trashy slutbag character named Angeline that has me questioning if we may hear more about her in a future Halle novel.

The Devils two book series is the perfect blend of romance, music, angst, horror, sexiness, and nostalgia. It’s obvious the author had fun creating these characters and this story. I especially enjoyed reading her acknowledgements at the end.

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About Karina Halle

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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