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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review: The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

The Demon Lover 
By Juliet Dark   
Release Date: Published December 27th 2011 by Ballantine Books 
Series: Fairwick Chronicles #1

Pages: 448

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I gasped, or tried to. My mouth opened, but I couldn’t draw breath. His lips, pearly wet, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs expanded beneath his weight. When I exhaled he sucked my breath in and his weight turned from cold marble into warm living flesh. 
Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of her having written the bestselling book The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she’s found herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name.
But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: Her incubus is not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the college and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the demon, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this supernatural lover from her heart.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

                          *ARC courtesy of Ballantine via NetGalley*

When I started reading this book, one of the things that throw me off a little was the beginning. I completely misread the title and it didn't click that I was reading another part of a story. (separate story), so that was a bit confusing to read. But as soon as I started reading chapter one, things started to make sense. The main character, Cailleach McFay, is a professor/author of folklore, and she is at a interview in Fairwick, New York for a job as a professor. One of the things that struck me the most is that Juliet was able to remain the facts/events a mystery rather than revealing them right away. As Cailleach emerges herself in the school, and with the people of Fairwick, she discovers that the small town is full of secrets and mystery. Witches, and demons occupy the small town, especially one that haunts Cailleach at night. Which I didn't fully understand what it was until after she moves into a “haunted house” near the college that she is teaching at. As things unravel, Cailleach is pulled deep into the world of the witches and demons. I very much liked her character, her adventures in Fairwick take the story to a whole new level of mystery and adventure. Although the ending leaves us with a cliffhanger, it would be interesting to read the next book.

I would recommend this book to readers that like mystery, romance, and (witches and demons).  

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Michelle Parsons said... Best Blogger Tips

I got this book to read and I have put it aside but i think i will give it a go. Love the review. Thanks for changing my mind :)

Jackie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Michelle Parsons

No problem :) Thanks for stopping by.

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