The Kiss of Deception

Books like The Kiss of Deception

September 15, 2022

#1 Falling Kingdoms

In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has been neglected for quite some time. And while decades of hard-won calm have ruled, a deadly restlessness now simmers under the surface. As the monarchs of each nation vie for control, the lives of their citizens are ruthlessly altered… And four major characters, both royals, and rebels find their destinies irrevocably interwoven. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are immersed in a world of devious betrayals, stunning killings, hidden alliances, and even unexpected love.

The only consequence that is definite is the demise of kingdoms. Who will emerge victorious when all they know collapses? On the eve of battle… Choose your side. Princess: Cleo, raised in pampered luxury, must now go on a perilous trek into enemy territory in pursuit of long-extinct magic. Jonas, incensed by injustice, lashes out against the oppressive powers that have held his country in abject poverty.

#2 The Young Elites

Adelina Amouteru is a blood fever survivor. A decade ago, the fatal disease ravaged her nation. The majority of afflicted individuals perished, but many of the surviving offspring were left with unusual tattoos. Adelina’s once-dark hair is now silver, her eyelashes are now pale, and she has a jagged scar where her left eye used to be. This rendered her a malfetto, an abomination, tarnishing their family’s reputation and hindering their financial success. Some of the survivors of the fever are thought to have more than just scars; they are supposed to possess enigmatic and potent abilities; their names are unknown, but they are known as the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro is employed by the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his responsibility to seek down and eliminate the Young Elites before they can destroy the nation. He thinks the Young Elites to be dangerous and vindictive, but Teren may hold the deepest secret.

#3 Soul Render

It would take a god to put an end to one. Will Sumner, a member of the Resistance, is driven almost solely by the desire to exact revenge for the death of his father at the hands of the cruel King Alexander Drygo. Will and his brothers launch an assault to seize the most valuable treasure that the king possesses as soon as they realize they have the opportunity to do so. Will discovers that the gods of old are not dead after all as he acquires the unfathomable power of a fabled soul stone. However, despite his newly discovered abilities, he is no match for the dictator who currently occupies the throne.

Now, the power that he believed would be his salvation has a good chance of taking either his life or his soul from him. Will turns to an unexpected source for aid and joins forces with a defiant band that may or may not have his best interests at heart so that he may bring this out-of-control magic under control. Will’s brothers have turned their backs on him, and even his closest allies might end up betraying him. Will’s foes will stop at nothing to take away his life and claim his power for themselves.

#4 Frostblood

Ruby, fire blood who is seventeen years old, is required to keep her abilities of heat and flame a secret from the ruthless frostblood ruling class, which seeks to exterminate all remaining members of her species. Therefore, when her mother is murdered for trying to protect her, and when rebel frostbloods seek her assistance in killing their tyrannical king, she decides to assist them. Ruby’s powers, on the other hand, are difficult to foresee, and she is unsure whether or not she is ready to allow the rebels and a young guy named Arcus who is both irritating and attractive to use her as their weapon.

All she wants is vengeance, but before they can carry it out, Ruby is kidnapped and made to compete in the king’s tournaments, in which fireblood inmates face off against frost blood champions. Now, she has just a single opportunity to bring down the insane dictator who has taken everything from her as well as the chilly young man who she has grown to love.

#5 Nevernight

A young woman seeks vengeance against the forces who were responsible for the death of her family by enrolling in an assassination training program in a country where the three suns virtually never set. Mia Corvere, the daughter of a betrayer who was put to death, just manages to escape her father’s failed insurrection while clinging to her life. She is being pursued by members of the Senate as well as old allies of her deceased father while she is hiding out in a city constructed from the skeletal remains of a deity.

However, her talent for communicating with the shadows brings her to the doorstep of a former serial murderer and a future that she could never have envisioned. Now, Mia is serving her apprenticeship with the Red Church, which is home to the most lethal group of assassins in the whole Republic. She will be initiated among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder if she triumphs over her other pupils in competitions involving steel, poison, and the subtle arts.

#6 Rhapsodic

Calypso Lillis is a siren with a major issue that extends up her arm and deep into her history. She is been accumulating a bracelet of black beads up her wrist for the previous seven years, magical IOUs for favors she is gotten. Only death or payments will satisfy the debts. Only then will the beads go.

Everyone knows that when you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer. He is a man who can get you everything you desire… for a fee. And everyone knows that he always collects, sooner or later. But he is never approached for repayment from one of his clients. Until now, that is. When Callie discovers the fairy king of the night in her chamber with a grin on his lips and a sparkle in his eye, she knows something is up. It starts with a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise of more.

#7 House of Earth and Blood

Bryce Quinlan had a perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until one of her closest friends was murdered by a demon, leaving her bereaved, injured, and alone. When the accused is imprisoned but the crimes resume, Bryce finds herself at the center of the inquiry. She will go to any length to revenge for their murders.

Hunt Athalar is a well-known Fallen angel who is now chaired by the Archangels he once tried to overthrow. His savage talents and great power have been trained for one purpose: to eliminate his boss’s adversaries without hesitation. But, with a demon spreading havoc in the city, he is being given an appealing deal: assist Bryce to identify the killer, and he will be free.

#8 A Court of Thorns and Roses

When Orisha’s night magic vanished, a cruel king seized the chance to eliminate all of the kingdom’s maji, leaving Zelie and her people without a mother or a method to protect themselves. Twelve years later, the so-called diviners, the progeny of magi, have been reduced to second-class status. It is the royal guards that extort and mistreat these peasants. Diviners are enslaved if they cannot pay. A rare fish that Zelie and her brother’s father captured is being sold in the capital, and they are hoping to prevent this destiny.

Zelie runs across a renegade princess in the capital, where she learns a way to bring magic back to Orisha. They have to stay one step ahead of the crowned prince, who would stop at nothing to bring an end to magic for all time. ‘

#9 Wilder Girls

Since the Raxter School for Girls was placed under quarantine, it has been eighteen months. Since Hetty’s life was upended by the Tox, which struck. It was a slow start. The teachers passed away first, one by one. The students’ bodies then started to become odd and unfamiliar as they spread among them. The girls don’t dare venture outside the school’s fence since the Tox has rendered the woods frightening and wild, and they are now cut off from the outside world and left to fend for themselves on their island home. As the Tox creeps through everything, they wait for the treatment that was promised to them.

Hetty will go to whatever lengths to find Byatt, even if it means cutting quarantine and facing the dangers that lay beyond the fence, but when Byatt mysteriously disappears, Hetty will. And when she does, Hetty discovers that their narrative and their time at Raxter are more complex than she might have imagined.