The King-Off: J.R. Ward's Wrath and Tiffany Reisz's Kingsley Face Off

This year, two highly anticipated romance novels titled The King release(d) — The King by J.R. Ward, which released in April, and The King by Tiffany Reisz, which comes out in December. This got me thinking, what would happen if Wrath and Kingsley met? Kingsley would probably try and have sex with Wrath, and Wrath likely wouldn't let him. (Someone please write that fic.) I doubt Beth would be into it either. And this of course would turn Kingsley on even more. My weird book fantasies aside, let's compare Wrath and Kingsley:

The King by J.R. Ward



The King by Tiffany Reisz


The King: Wrath, King of the vampire race


 The King: Kingsley Edge, leader of NYC's BDSM underground
Nickname: The Blind King

Nickname: King of the Underground


Appearance: He's huge (like, really huge), with piercing pale green eyes. Big fan of leather.

Appearance: Devilishly handsome with long hair, olive skin, riding boots.


Vice: His shellan, Beth

Vice: ‪Sexual sadists


Enemies: The Lessening Society

Enemies: Anyone who is a little too nosey.


Hates: Being adored

Loves: Being adored


Bedroom talents: Giver of intense, powerful sexytimes. Well endowed.

Bedroom talents: He can make pretty much anyone orgasm.


Defense skills: His fangs and impressive strength (with all those ropes of muscle and whatnot). Y'know, vampire stuff.


 Defense skills: Dark, biting humor. Good with rope and other physical restraints.
Best quote: “I can smell the sex coming off you right now. I could take you down on this sidewalk and be up that skirt of yours in a heartbeat. And you wouldn't fight me, would you?" - Wrath to Beth, from Dark Lover

Best quote: “Every night, my love. All nights are yours.” - Kingsley to Juliette, from The Mistress






To compare these two tales for yourself, you can pick up your own copy of J.R. Ward's The King in stores now and then keep your eyes peeled for The King by Tiffany Reisz, out in December!