The second installment in Kindred’s wickedly erotic, BDSM-based Demons of Elysium series immerses the reader in the dark and tempestuous relationship of Belphagor and his fire demon lover. Pain and pleasure vie for dominance as Kindred takes their relationship to a new level — a level that will make or break the fragile love that exists between them. Kindred does a splendid job of balancing the decadent romance with an engaging conflict filled with lust, lies and revelations. New readers should know that sadism, masochism and multiple partners are the foundation on which this series is built.

Belphagor loves Vasily, but trust between them is slow to develop, especially as Vasily refuses to submit fully. To make matters worse, when Belphagor resorts to trickery to bring his boy to heel, he damages what little trust they had left between them. Belphagor’s trick reveals a smuggling ring that is selling boys between the two worlds. Calling for angelic help, Belphagor begins to spin a plan so devious and manipulative it places both him and Vasily straight into death’s path. Can the Prince of Tricks save the day and convince his lover that his place is by his side? Or has Belphagor finally gone too far? (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $5.50)

Reviewed by: 
Tori Benson