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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 449 pages
  • The Devil's Kiss
  • William W. Johnstone
  • English
  • 23 February 2018
  • 0821711687

The Devil's Kiss[EPUB] ✴ The Devil's Kiss By William W. Johnstone – Essayreview.co.uk As the years pass, Black Wilder is waiting for just the right moment to emerge from the shadows in the small prairie town The time is now, the beasts are hungry, the Undead are awake, and the putrid s As the years pass, Black Wilder is waiting for just the right moment to emerge from the shadows in the small prairie town The time is now, the beasts are hungry, the Undead are awake, and the putrid stench of evil hangs in the area The townspeople are about to be touched by the Devil s kiss.


About the Author: William W. Johnstone

William Wallace Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novelsBorn and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff He later served in the Army and, upon returning The Devil's PDF/EPUB or to civilian life, worked in radio broadcasting for yearsJohnstone started his writing career in , but did not have any works published until The Devil s Kiss and became a full time writer in He wrote close to two hundred books in numerous genres, including suspense and horror His main publication series were Mountain Man, The First Mountain Man, Ashes and Eagles and his own personal favorite novel was The Last of the Dog Team He also authored two novels under the pseudonym William MasonJohnstone had lived for many years in Shreveport, Louisiana, yet died in Knoxville, TN, at the age of J A Johnstone is continuing William W Johnstone s series.


10 thoughts on “The Devil's Kiss

  1. says:

    Hilariously, this book manages to be both clumsily erotic and kind of frightening Johnstone writes like a horny 6th grade horror geek who is learning English as a second language in the middle of backwoods Georgia, but something about this book makes me smile when I think of it The author is purportedly a Christian, and the depictions of satanic orgies are supposed to shock and frighten us, but I get the feeling that Johnstone turned himself on when he was writing them I think I have to rea Hilariously, this book manages to be both clumsily erotic and kind of frightening Johnstone writes like a horny 6th grade horror geek who is learning English as a second language in the middle of backwoods Georgia, but something about this book makes me smile when I think of it The author is purportedly a Christian, and the depictions of satanic orgies are supposed to shock and frighten us, but I get the feeling that Johnstone turned himself on when he was writing them I think I have to read this again I bought this at a Winn Dixie in Alabama one 5th grade summer, because the cover made it look like a Stephen King book my father picked it up while I was reading one of the campy sex scenes, and the next day the book disappeared So, five years ago, I stumbled across a copy at a used bookstore of course I had to buy it The best 5 dollars I ve spent in a long time

  2. says:

    This, friends, is the book that started it all William Wallace Johnstone spent a decade playing the fake it til you make it game with his writing, and after ten long years of editors reading his manuscripts and herniating themselves into an early grave from laughter, somebody at Kensington with no sense of humor plucked The Devil s Kiss off the slush pile and said, Let s publish this guy What s the worst that could happen Now, almost four decades later, with several hundred books to his n This, friends, is the book that started it all William Wallace Johnstone spent a decade playing the fake it til you make it game with his writing, and after ten long years of editors reading his manuscripts and herniating themselves into an early grave from laughter, somebody at Kensington with no sense of humor plucked The Devil s Kiss off the slush pile and said, Let s publish this guy What s the worst that could happen Now, almost four decades later, with several hundred books to his name and a legacy that lives on like a testosterone poisoned V.C Andrews, the Johnstone name is still parting good ol boys from their hard earned money despite the man behind it being dead since 2004 Having concluded my jaunt through this 450 page tribute to the Republican party, incest, and Jesus Christ, I m at a loss for words Not because I m reeling from what I just read, but because I have no idea how to review this book without repeating myself.See, this ain t my first Johnstone rodeo From the 80 s on up through the mid 90 s, Johnstone utterly ruled the horror market The fervor and fury with which this man cranked out manuscripts must have seen him going through typewriters the way I go through toilet paper after a night of too much Long John Silver s And I ve made it my personal mission in life to read and review every last horror novel the guy wrote.Because of course I have.I ve already worked my way through Bats, Toy Cemetery, and most recently Night Mask, but I figured before I got any further, I should probably go back to where it all started and see if Johnstone was always a few degrees short of a protractor, or if this madness developed later in his career My wife feels there are better things to spend money on than old horror novels, and despite how wrong she is on this front, one can t deny that collecting Johnstone s back catalog of horror books certainly bends one s wallet over the sawhorse Nevertheless, finding myself in possession ofmoney than sense, I sprung for a full run of Johnstone s The Devil trilogy quadrilogy series, of which The Devil s Kiss is book one, and started reading.Folks, let me tell you something if you thought the Left Behind series neededpeople shooting their guns instead of their mouths, if you got irritated that LaHaye and Jenkins kept cutting away from all the good parts the sodomy, rape, and devil worship then you re in for a treat Nobody so earnestly, diligently, and hilariously describes mankind s various last stands against the forces of Ol Scratch like Johnstone, and The Devil s Kiss proves beyond a shadow of a doubt how ridiculously seriously he took the idea of Armageddon.The Devil s Kiss is the story of Sam Balon, a preacher in the small Great Plains community of Whitfield, Nebraska circa 1958 The fictional town of Whitfield is located within the equally fictional Fork County, though based on his description of its size and location, my guess is Johnstone modeled Fork on the real life Cherry County, Nebraska which is both large and largely uninhabited At the start of the story, Balon knows there s something rotten in Whitfield, he just can t figure out what.People have gone missing, church attendance is dropping all across the board Whitfield has no shortage of churches despite serving a population in the very, very low four digits , and there ve been queer goings on ever since Black Wilder and his team of archaeologists started digging around the standing stones searching for who knows what What s , the community itself seems to have turned actively hostile against its own members kids vanish all the time, formerly friendly neighbors now give each other the side eye, and teenagers openly defy their elders Even Sam s wife Michelle is stepping out on him, shacking up with other locals on Friday night, and coming home Saturday morning reeking of booze, body odor, and sex.Sam may not know what s going on, but his Army training is telling him there s a fight a brewing in Whitfield Some men might turn tail and run, but not Sam Balon A rugged, manly man of action, Balon served with the United Nations Partisan Infantry Korea UNPIK during the Korean War, a guerrilla commando group which served as a precursor to the modern day US Special Forces, prior to taking up the business of soul winning As Johnstone puts it The devil despises the Sam Balon s of the world, and would prefer to stay away from them Naturally the devil of this world does nothing of the sort, otherwise this would be a real short story Instead, the devil sends his agents, warlock Black Wilder and witch Nydia, to Whitfield Their mission turn the community away from God to instead service Satan They do this by first taking over the local radio station so it can broadcast that newfangled Rock n Roll and Country music, thus ensuring all the kids turn into rebellious little shits, eveneager to disobey their parents than normal Then they ll use the time honored tradition of blood sacrifice, orgies, and promises of eternal power to seduce their flock to the Dark Side If any of that doesn t work, there s always bestiality, pedophilia, and torture to fall back on.The only thing they have to worry about are the handful of citizens they can t turn to the dark side Hell s about to break loose in Nebraska, where a small handful of true believers have to somehow stave off not just their neighbors, but also the risen dead and a force of werewolf like beasts to keep Satan from prevailing Sam Balon doesn t realize it, but he s been nominated by God to be His champion But how can mortal men and women stand against the ultimate, eternal embodiment of everything evil and profane Perhaps, you are thinking, the power of righteousness in some form of ritual, song, or exorcism can save the people of Whitfield from the path of damnation Or maybe prayer the right words spoken at the right time to drive the Devil from his conquest Maybe you re a Celine Dion fan, and assume the power of love will conquer all Could it be the ones committing the evil need to be forgiven, as Christ taught in his sermons about turning the other cheek, giving to the poor, and being unconcerned with worldly goods Nah, bro This is William W Johnstone.Balon s gonna save the town and its inhabitants by view spoiler burning it to the ground, blowing it sky high with dynamite, dropping its vile residents in hails of gunfire, executing his current wife with a stake through the heart, porking his new wife until she s pregnant with his son, then boning the coven s high priestess across time and space until she s carrying his twins hide spoiler Now that s a plan Jesus could truly get behind, am I right If all I just wrote has you itching to pay damn near twenty bucks for your own copy, there s something you should know The Devil s Kiss is 449 pages long, and around 400 of those pages are devoted to the main characters talking to one another so they can explain what s going on to the reader Balon talks to one friend about what he s seen, the friend talks back about what they ve seen, then Balon drives around town for a little while mulling stuff over in his head before stopping to talk with somebody else he feels he can trust Black Wilder and Nydia spend pages painstakingly expressing the rules of the game they and Satan have to follow, what they re going to do to the people they manage to convert, what they re going to do to the people who won t give up their faith in God, then reiterating those plans a few chapters later.For a guy made out to be a man s man among men, Sam Balon sure spends a lot of time flapping his gums Now, I m sure some of you are thinking, Wait a minute here, MichaelSam s a preacher You don t expect him to just pick up a gun and start killing people, do you Well, eventually, but that s not the point This is a Johnstone book if the guy doesn t turn out to have a belt fed.50 cal in his nuke proof basement, everybody s gonna be disappointed But you gotta admit, all the iteratin and reiteratin going on in here makes it feel like he was getting paid by the word The suspicions and preparations for the eventual siege consume 360 of this book s pages Now, sure, it s spiced up with the occasional parents come home to find their kids having sex scenes, Beasts chewing up corpses scenes, and Great Jumpin Jehoshaphat, that guy s humpin another guy scenes There s also some fairly awkward lovemaking, your run of the mill blood orgies, and a few references to the fact horses are hung like Sam Balon to make sure the pearls are well and truly clutched Johnstone s so excited somebody bought his manuscript that he s got to let everybody know how much he knows about armed combat, unarmed combat, explosives, the Bible, and general not being a pussy ness.For reference, Michael Crichton s Jurassic Park a book about goddamn dinosaurs eating people in Costa Rica, the science behind their creation, and one guy explaining why making them was an awful idea runs a mere 400 pages in my paperback copy In the movie, Ian Malcolm is hilarious because he s played by Jeff Goldblum pretending to be a mathematician In the book, Malcolm is a groan inducing drag who underscores why mathematicians never get invited to the cool parties He s absolutely a Crichton self insert, but he s hardly the main character.In The Devil s Kiss, Sam Balon is the Ian Malcolm analog, but not only does he never shut up, he getstail than a Vulpix and hundredspages of screen time I ve seen Harry Potter fanfic with less subtle self insertions.Hell, I ve seen buttplugs with less subtle self insertions Mom, if you re reading this, don t ask, OK With all that said, you re probably thinking I hated The Devil s Kiss.Nothing could be further from the truth Johnstone is one of those authors who just gets better and better theI read of him As I ve noted in previous reviews, he and I disagree on virtually every aspect of religion and politics you could name There s no Venn diagram where we overlap unless you count the fact we re both men, and even then I think Johnstone would vehemently disagree.The guy s so earnest in his Old Testament beliefs, but so willing to devolve a story into outright pornography, that it creates the single most epic shitstorm of cognitive dissonance I ve ever seen Seriously, the care this guy takes in writing about incest, torture, rape, right wing political discourse and his peculiar brand of fundamentalist Christianity has to be read to be believed You cannot make this up, and I don t care where you lean on religion, politics, or graphic depictions of anal sex, Johnstone s wordy jabs at libruls, atheists, and pansies are hysterical You will laugh, even though to Johnstone this was never a joke, and dammit, your soul s at stake here, Flippant Reader Ordinarily I give Johnstone grief for his inability to do character development beyond evil guy is evil and good guy has enormous wang , but I m going to break with type for a minute here and do the unthinkable While Sam Balon s character is so flat it requires a training bra, there is one guy in here who I would dearly love to read an entire book about.Unfortunately for Johnstone, that character isn t Sam Balon, Miles Lansky patriarch of the only Jewish family in all of Folk County, but still an OK dude as far as Johnstone Balon is concerned , Jane Ann, Wade, or any of the other protagonists No, that character is Black Wilder, the primary antagonist who gets dispatched a few pages before the conclusion.Look, I know the idea of a suave, sophisticated, yet totally evil bad guy got beaten into the ground after Alan Rickman put on a good show for would be terrorists everywhere in Die Hard and Anthony Hopkins donned his prison duds to play Hannibal Lecter for Silence of the Lambs, but Johnstone beat them both to the punch with Black Wilder back in 1980.Wilder is, to put it in terms my readers are most likely to understand, Lawful Evil in the DD alignment scale He s the pure representation of evil within the system There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to be a successful agent for Satan, and Wilder knows them all He s been around for countless years, centuries even, and though he s an immor t al creature of dubious lineage, and committed countless acts of sadistic perversion, he s getting bored Human beings no longer interest him The little game being played between Lucifer and Yahweh provides him amusement, but he s getting jaded The two sides show no sign of backing down What interests Wilder now is the idea of a worthy foe, someone with whom he can battle intellectually as well as physically.He sees that in Balon He respects that in Balon More than once, he comments that rather than a big ass fight, he d love to simply sit down in a chair with Sam and engage in a long winded, spirited, and intelligent debate about philosophy, morality, and the duality of good vs evil Black Wilder is, ironically, one of the most three dimensional antagonists Johnstone ever put to paper, and he slammed it out of the stadium with his first novel Wilder is a smarmy, slimy, vile character, but he s quite a charismatic asshole It s probably a bad sign when a reader of your book isinterested in spending time with the bad guy than with God s own full auto packing champion, but damn it, I d have read the shit out of a book where Wilder was the main man.Even his death manages to be epic by virtue of being so extraordinarily mundane Sam jabs a stake into his heart, while Wilder bares his own chest and lets it happen There s no flash of light, no scent of sulfur, no explosion of screaming power Sam just taps the stake into his heart and he s gone Sent back to hell at Wilder s own urge, and polite to a fault the whole time Here one second, gone the next, because that s the letter of the deal and Wilder s a guy who obeys the law at least when it s written by one of the two Big Guys.Black Wilder is, hands down, the most interesting character I ve ever encountered in a Johnstone book.In the meantime, there are a few sequels to get through, so I m going to get started on The Devil s Heart next Expect a review up here whenever I finish it.Four screaming, impaled anuses out of five

  3. says:

    This is the first in a series of novel s about Satanic covens and their supernatural exploits in the United States and Canada It comes down to being an interesting blend of pulp fiction and the supernatural.An unusual preacher named Sam Bolan begins to find things a bit odd in his small Nebraska hometown Church attendance is almost nonexistent The town s denizens are acting strangely People are disappearing All in all, something evil is in the air.Sam eventually finds that the majority of t This is the first in a series of novel s about Satanic covens and their supernatural exploits in the United States and Canada It comes down to being an interesting blend of pulp fiction and the supernatural.An unusual preacher named Sam Bolan begins to find things a bit odd in his small Nebraska hometown Church attendance is almost nonexistent The town s denizens are acting strangely People are disappearing All in all, something evil is in the air.Sam eventually finds that the majority of the townsfolk are in league with the devil and bands with a small group to fight them off as they make their final play to control the town and all within it.Johnstone demonstrates some old fashioned beliefs in his writing such as the evils of rock roll and a woman s place being in the kitchen I had to chuckle at the number of times women were sent to the kitchen to make sandwhiches while the men discussed survival.Aside from the out of date thinking, this is an entertaining and original read

  4. says:

    This book is terrible I am upset that I wasted a whole.99 on it I tried to get through it, I truly did, but I just eventually had to give up I m not sure what the author was trying to get across, but he definitely mentioned rock music multiple times in regard to why people were into devil worship Maybe this was meant to be humorous I just have no idea But I can assure you that when I listen to rock n roll, I don t want to go dance naked for Satan in the backwoods At times, it seemed li This book is terrible I am upset that I wasted a whole.99 on it I tried to get through it, I truly did, but I just eventually had to give up I m not sure what the author was trying to get across, but he definitely mentioned rock music multiple times in regard to why people were into devil worship Maybe this was meant to be humorous I just have no idea But I can assure you that when I listen to rock n roll, I don t want to go dance naked for Satan in the backwoods At times, it seemed like this was supposed to be a book written by a Christian author, but as I got about 60% of the way through it, I just couldn t agree Johnstone is no Ted Dekker, that s for sure He seemed like an overly sexual old man getting his jollies through writing disturbing scenes that didn t add to the story The pastor who is meant to be the hero of the book decides to sleep with a member of his church and then performs a wedding ceremony afterwards, whist going on about how he is sinning There s mentions of incest, bestiality and a slew of other nastiness He mentioned gross smells so often, I actually had to go clean my house just because I needed to smell something better than what I was imagining SOOOOOOOO If you want to read a repressed individual s overly active sexual imagination, here s the book for you If you want to read a book about God fearing people fighting against Satan s influence, I suggest you check out somethingalong the lines of This Present Darkness

  5. says:

    Hard time deciding between one or five stars It s bad, real bad, but good bad It s like Jack Chick the maker of the sublimely cheezy Christian comic pamphlets wrote a horror novel There s no real suspense, it s just fucking over the top ridiculous But there s an energy and fun charge that kept me reading It holds together because there s no hint of irony or self awareness The depiction of Satanists is probably true to what a lot of Real Americans believe Check it out if you like novels Hard time deciding between one or five stars It s bad, real bad, but good bad It s like Jack Chick the maker of the sublimely cheezy Christian comic pamphlets wrote a horror novel There s no real suspense, it s just fucking over the top ridiculous But there s an energy and fun charge that kept me reading It holds together because there s no hint of irony or self awareness The depiction of Satanists is probably true to what a lot of Real Americans believe Check it out if you like novels featuring a small town preacher ex commando who murders everyone in his town after they start worshiping Satan

  6. says:

    This book was actually quite good I would give itstars and less stars Less because of the anti Christian stuff in it, but being a Christian I know some of this stuff its all to true More stuff because it was just plain good So I will leave it at a very strong three I will finish this series out I must find out what happens to the survivors and the town.

  7. says:

    Another good one If you read the Devil s heart you will know that it is first in a sequeal of three books.

  8. says:

    The Devil s Kiss by William W Johnstone is taking a trip in your time machine back to the time where paperback horror novels could be found in wire racks at drugstores not pharmacies filled with lurid covers of the Devil and demonic children They sold like wild fire Mr Johnstone was there with his contributions This novel was the beginning of a five book series along with his other one shot stories The best way to describe these is no attempt at subtlety Evil is evil and speaks and ac The Devil s Kiss by William W Johnstone is taking a trip in your time machine back to the time where paperback horror novels could be found in wire racks at drugstores not pharmacies filled with lurid covers of the Devil and demonic children They sold like wild fire Mr Johnstone was there with his contributions This novel was the beginning of a five book series along with his other one shot stories The best way to describe these is no attempt at subtlety Evil is evil and speaks and acts with clear intent The heroes are befuddled and seemingly overwhelmed How to combat the attempts of the Devil to infiltrate and conquer good and believing people is to hit them with everything including explosives, guns, and blades and whatever else might be handy The body count will be high and heroes will become martyrs in the unsubtle battle between good and evil These books outside of the masters of horror fiction are sometimes challenging of what we call standards of good writing They were in a certain time frame Wanted to get this much out of the way.This book is the insidious takeover of a small town in Nebraska Church attendance drops suddenly Sex and incest are on the rise Bad behaviour is normal The minister Sam Balon and his small collection of believers will take the battle straight to the Devil Anyone who has the Devil s kiss is a lost soul and incurable take them out Modern readers may look aghast at these stories, but hey that s the way they were and those are what we read Another time, another place

  9. says:

    Oof This one was a doozy It felt like it was written by a 12 year old Catholic boy with, at best, a cursory understanding 0f sexand honestly, I LOVED it SEX, SATAN, BEASTS, ROCK n ROLL, GUNS, RAMBO style shit Yeah, this one s got it all I wish this had been made into a movie in the 80s If you are looking for a horror movie experience, here it is It s poorly written, full of typos, grammar and punctuation errors, BUT SO WHAT Basically a B Movie in novel form, it s great if y Oof This one was a doozy It felt like it was written by a 12 year old Catholic boy with, at best, a cursory understanding 0f sexand honestly, I LOVED it SEX, SATAN, BEASTS, ROCK n ROLL, GUNS, RAMBO style shit Yeah, this one s got it all I wish this had been made into a movie in the 80s If you are looking for a horror movie experience, here it is It s poorly written, full of typos, grammar and punctuation errors, BUT SO WHAT Basically a B Movie in novel form, it s great if you know what to expect There s nothing literary here, but it s 100% F U N..oh, and apparently, it s part of a trilogy Highly recommend if you are in the right mood If you re highbrow and looking for literary horror look elsewhere

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