Juliet Dark's The Demon Lover was both my last book of 2012 and my first book of 2013; I started it on Saturday and just finished it now. I decided to read it because a friend of mine at work found a blurb about the second book (The Water Witch) and from there found this first book in the series. It sounded intriguing so I gave it a shot.
From the title (and how the library classified it as romance), I was a bit worried The Demon Lover would be like some of the Laurell K. Hamilton books I've read, where the story gets sidelined by all the sex (I'm looking at you, Merry Gentry). Luckily that wasn't the case! Sure, there's sex (what do you expect in a tale about an incubus?) but also a great storyline. Cailleach McFay (Callie for short) is hired as a professor at Fairwick University. Callie has long had dreams of a shadow coming into her room and having amazing sex with her after taking the shape of a human man. But after working at Fairwick, she makes the discovery that the mysterious stranger isn't a dream: he's an incubus, and he will kill her if she continues to let him in.
I found the story a tad predictable, particularly in the later parts, but I still really enjoyed reading it. The characters were fun and I liked the entire idea of the town being on the last doorway to faerie. If you're looking for a quick and fun read, definitely give The Demon Lover a try!
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.